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: Greenwich Time Signal; Gardening Club

Percy Thrower continues the seasonal work in the garden, including the planting of roses, the lifting and replanting of peonies, planting heather, and lifting rhubarb roots for forcing.
He shows how to build a dry wall and advises on suitable plants for growing in it
In the greenhouse he deals with the re-potting of ferns.
(A BBC telerecording)


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Producer: John Furness

: Amos 'n' Andy: Birthday Card

[Starring] Amos 'n' Andy in the film Birthday Card

: The Smokey Club

Introduced by James Buchan.

Choosing Your Pup
with Stanley Dangerfield.

Call Them Back
with Barbara Woodhouse.

Tails You Lose
with Newman Turner.

Branching Out
with the Training Societies.

Nine Little Boxers

Pick of the Post-Bag


Presenter/editor: James Buchan
Item presenter (Choosing Your Pup)/editor: Stanley Dangerfield
Item presenter (Call Them Back): Barbara Woodhouse
Item presenter (Tails You Lose): Newman Turner
Director: Charles Clifford

: Children's Television presents: The Range Rider in: False Trail

Stagecoach held up! Range Rider helps bandits escape! This is the headline that highlights a fast moving and exciting Western. Can the Range Rider really be helping the outlawed gang? Dick West has to ride and fight harder than ever to discover the answer to this baffling mystery.

: Children's Television: Children's Film Magazine

Showing recent items of interest and news events.

: Children's Television: Potts, Gangbuster: 2: Miss Travers' Secret

by Desmond O'Donovan and Ingram D'Abbes
[Starring] Humphrey Lestocq


Writer/Producer: Desmond O'Donovan
Writer: Ingram D'Abbes
Film Cameraman: Peter Sargent
Film Editor: Ron de Mattos
Peter Potts: Humphrey Lestocq
Mike: George Tovey
Butch: David Cargill
Spider: Gaylord Cavallaro
Mogs: Michael Balfour
Miss Travers: June Sylvaine
Inspector Power: Alastair Hunter
Viperi: Derek Sydney
Peachy: Lane Meddick
Mrs. Murphy: Ruth Kettlewell

: Today's Sport

A round-up of today's sporting highlights.
Introduced by Kenneth Wolstenholme.
(to 18.00)


Presenter: Kenneth Wolstenholme

: Hey Jeannie

[Starring] Jeannie Carson
Another film in this series about the young Scots girl who is busy discovering America. This week she brings a new twist to the game of golf.


Jeannie MacLennan: Jeannie Carson

: The Crime of the Century: 3: Taffy

A serial in six episodes by Michael Gilbert
[Starring] Edward Chapman and William Lucas
with Gene Anderson


Writer: Michael Gilbert
Designer: John Cooper
Producer: Andrew Osborn
Mr. Brakewell: Edward Chapman
Monks: Wolfe Morris
Major Trump: Ballard Berkeley
Flag girl: Sheila Allen
Paula: Myrtle Reed
Clare Pinnock: Gene Anderson
Assistant Commissioner Relf: Ronald Adam
Superintendent Haxtell: Alan Robinson
M. Bernard: Patrick Westwood
Mr. Card: John Miller
Herbert: Brian Peck
Ticket collector: Geoffrey Tyrrell
Taffy: Russell Waters
Abbie: Sidney James
Charlton Bradbury: William Lucas
Other parts played by: Philip Garston-Jones
Other parts played by: Peter Fontaine
Other parts played by: Michael Caine
Other parts played by: Raymond Hodge
Other parts played by: John Baker
Other parts played by: Charles Hersee
Other parts played by: Raymond Barry

: Saturday-Night Out: Rock 'n' Roll in Purley and Paris

"The Man with the Mike" and Outside Broadcast cameras of the BBC and Radiodiffusion-Television Francaise invite you to See things happen!, When they happen!, Where they happen!
A weekly series edited by Peter Webber and Derek Burrell-Davis.


Presented by: Robin Scott
Presented by: Alexandre Tarta
Editor: Peter Webber
Editor: Derek Burrell-Davis

: Saturday Comedy Hour presents: The Dave King Show

[Starring] Dave King
with Leigh Madison, The Mackell Twins, Peter West, Jimmy Lee, Vi Riscoe, The Show Dancers, The George Mitchell Singers.
See page 7


Comedian: Dave King
Singer: Leigh Madison
Dancers: The Mackell Twins
Performer: Peter West
Performer: Jimmy Lee
Performer: Vi Riscoe
Dancers: The Show Dancers
Producer/Dance direction: Ernest Maxin
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Musical associate: Bill Snaith
Musical arrangements: Arthur Wilkinson
Musical arrangements: Peter Knight
Musical arrangements: Bob Sharples
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Designer: Tony Abbott
Script: S.C Green
Script: R.M. Hills

: Twenty Questions

The television version of the popular sound radio programme.
Drusilla Beyfus, Richard Dimbleby, Jack Train, Anona Winn ask all the questions.
Gilbert Harding knows some of the answers and Norman Hackforth presents all the objects.
("Twenty Questions" is televised by arrangement with Maurice Winnick)


Panellist: Drusilla Beyfus
Panellist: Richard Dimbleby
Panellist: Jack Train
Panellist: Anona Winn
Chairman: Gilbert Harding
Announcer: Norman Hackforth
Associate producer: C. F. Meehan
Producer: Josephine Douglas
Arrangement With: Maurice Winnick

: The Laugh's On Us

A bout of humour in which Jack Watson ensures a good clean fight between Ted Lune, George Martin, Derek Roy.
Inter-round notes by Patricia Bredin and the Gaunt Brothers
Accompanied by Jimmy Leach and his Organolians
From the BBC's North of England studios


Chairman: Jack Watson
Panellist: Ted Lune
Panellist: George Martin
Panellist: Derek Roy
Singer/inter-round notes by: Patricia Bredin
Singers/inter-round notes by: The Gaunt Brothers
Musicians/accompanied by: Jimmy Leach and his Organolians
Editor: James Casey
Producer: Ronnie Taylor

: Movie Museum: The Story of Mae Murray

The famous blonde star of the silent screen in her first talking film, which was made in 1929.
Followed by Weather and Close Down


Herself: Mae Murray

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