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: Gardening Club

Percy Thrower's guest today is Sheila Macqueen, who gives advice on making simple and attractive Christmas decorations.
Francis Hanger, Curator of the Royal Horticultural Society's Gardens at Wisley, talks about camellias and how to propagate them.
Percy Thrower suggests some useful Christmas presents for gardeners.


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: Sheila Macqueen
Item presenter: Francis Hanger
Producer: John Furness

: The Crystal Ball

A comedy feature film directed by Elliott Nugent.
[Starring] Paulette Goddard and Ray Milland


Director: Elliott Nugent
Toni Gerrard: Paulette Goddard
Brad Cavanaugh: Ray Milland
Biff Carter: William Bendix
Jo Ainsley: Virginia Field
Madame Zenobia: Gladys George
Pop Tibbets: Cecil Kellaway
Foster: Mary Field

: Children's Television presents...

The Range Rider in Sealed Justice

4.55 Fun Book
Sandy Sandford invites you to meet his young friends in the studio with John Madin at the electric organ.
There is a chance for you to appear in one of the programmes in this series. Today Sandy tells you how.

5.15 Potts, Gangbuster: 3: Face to Face
by Desmond O'Donovan and Ingram D'Abbes.
[Starring] Humphrey Lestocq as Potts, Gangbuster


Presenter (Fun Book): Sandy Sandford
Organist (Fun Book): John Madin
Presented by (Fun Book): Gerald Wiltshire
Writer/Producer (Potts, Gangbuster): Desmond O'Donovan
Writer (Potts, Gangbuster): Ingram D'Abbes
Film cameraman (Potts, Gangbuster): Peter Sargent
Film editor (Potts, Gangbuster): Ron de Mattos
Peter Potts: Humphrey Lestocq
Pig-eve Kelly: 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

: News Summary

: Hey Jeannie

[Starring] Jeannie Carson
Another film in this series about the young Scots girl who is busy discovering America. With her feet firmly on the ground, but with her head still in the clouds, Jeannie lands in Washington!


Jeannie MacLennan: Jeannie Carson

: Saturday-Night Out

invites you to sit in at France's top floor show from the Cabaret du Lido Champs Elysees, Paris.
"Voulez-Vous?" presenting
Les 24 Bluebell Girls, Les Danseurs du Lido, Los Trianas et Les Specialites,
Sensationelles du Lido
The Continental Orchestra
Directed by Pierre Delvincourt
(in collaboration with Radiodiffusion-Television Francaise)


Dancers: Les 24 Bluebell Girls
Dancers: Les Danseurs du Lido
Performers: Los Trianas et Les Specialites
Performers: Sensationelles du Lido
Musicians: The Continental Orchestra
Orchestra directed by: Pierre Delvincourt
Producer: Louis Guerin
Producer: Rene Fraday
Presented for television by: Derek Burrell-Davis

: The Crime of the Century: 4: Major Trump

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
M. Bernard: Patrick Westwood
Taxi driver: Horace Sequeira
Chief Inspector Evans: Russell Waters
Assistant Commissioner Relf: Ronald Adam
Superintendent Haxtell: Alan Robinson
Mr Barton: Howard Lang
Monks: Wolfe Morris
Clare Pinnock: Gene Anderson
Mr Brakewell: Edward Chapman
Abbie: Sidney James
Charlton Bradbury: William Lucas
Paula: Myrtle Reed
Major Trump: Ballard Berkeley
Mabel: Anne McGrath
Waitress: Fanny Carby

: Saturday Comedy Hour presents: Christmas Cracker

Tessie O'Shea who invites you to pull a Christmas Cracker
with Alfred Marks, Spike Milligan and the Five Alberts, Eddie Calvert King of the Trumpet, Rudy Horn, Wizard of the Balance,
Marquis and Family in Monkey Tricks, George Martin
Charles Drake, Chief Chucker-out


Comedienne: Tessie O'Shea
Comedian: Alfred Marks
Comedian: Spike Milligan
Performers: The Five Alberts
Trumpeter: Eddie Calvert
Unicyclist: Rudy Horn
Comedian: George Martin
Comedian: Charles Drake
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Additional material: Charles Drake
Designer: Douglas Smith
Devised and produced by: George Inns

: Twenty Questions

The television version of the popular sound radio programme.
Drusilla Beyfus, Richard Dimbleby, Jack Train, Anona Winn ask all the questions a guest chairman knows some of the answers and Norman Hackforth presents all the objects.


Panellist: Drusilla Beyfus
Panellist: Richard Dimbleby
Panellist: Jack Train
Panellist: Anona Winn
Announcer: Norman Hackforth
Cartoons: Bruce Angrave
Associate producer: C. F. Meehan
Producer: Josephine Douglas

: Canadian Television Theatre: Stagecoach Bride

A comedy by Elsie Park Gowan.
The action takes place in the Sunset Hotel in Macleod. Alberta, in 1884.


Writer: Elsie Park Gowan
Producer: Ronald Weyman
Supervising producer: Sydney Newman
The Hon Neville Brooks: Charles Jarrott
Clarissa Black: Ruth Springford
Charlie Curtis: Fred Diehl
Silvers Johnson: Joe Austin
Eliza Spencer: Janet Reid

: News

: Movie Museum: Lindbergh

In 1927 twenty-five-year-old Charles Lindbergh flew solo across the Atlantic. This film shows the tumultuous reception given his safe arrival in Paris and Brussels.


Subject: Charles Lindbergh

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