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: Greenwich Time Signal; Gardening Club

Percy Thrower continues the seasonal work in the garden and greenhouse.
This week he deals with the building and planting of a small rockery, growing begonias and gloxinias from seed, the use of the propagating frame, storing parsnips and leeks in the open, and taking cuttings of indoor flowering chrysanthemums.
(A BBC telerecording)


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Producer: John Furness

: Amos 'n' Andy: Sapphire's Sister

[Starring] Amos 'n' Andy in the film Sapphire's Sister

: The Smokey Club

Introduced by James Buchan.

Pekingese Steeplechase
with Stanley Dangerfield.

The Dog in France
with Edith Chaupin.

Dogs in Traffic
with Barbara Woodhouse.

Feeding Your Pup
with Newman Turner.

Bramble: Gun-dog and Footman
with Ted Harland.

Pick of the Post-Bag


Presenter/editor: James Buchan
Item presenter/editor (Pekingese Steeplechase): Stanley Dangerfield
Item presenter (The Dog in France): Edith Chaupin
Item presenter (Dogs in Traffic): Barbara Woodhouse
Item presenter (Feeding Your Pup): Newman Turner
Item presenter (Bramble): Ted Harland
Director: Charles Clifford

: Children's Television presents: The Lone Ranger: Wooden Rifle

The discovery of a wooden rifle near the body of a dead rancher surprises the Sheriff. It turns out to belong to the small son of a neighbour. Did this boy see the shooting? The real killer attempts to kidnap the boy to prevent him giving evidence, but at this point Lone Ranger and Tonto take a hand. Can the bad man fake the evidence before Lone Ranger catches up with him?


The Lone Ranger: Clayton Moore
Tonto: Jay Silverheels

: Children's Television: Fun Book

Sandy Sandford invites you to meet his young friends in the studio.
John Madin at the electric organ
A programme of games and competitions for all, with a chance to come to the studio and take part


Presenter: Sandy Sandford
Organist: John Madin

: Children's Television: The Appleyards: Flat Hunt


Designer: John Kenny
Producer: Kevin Sheldon
Mum: Constance Fraser
Dad: Douglas Muir
Tommy: Derek Rowe
Margaret: Carole Olver
Hazel: Barbara Brown
Sally: Erica Houen
Mr. Spiller: C.B. Poultney

: Today's Sport

Kenneth Wolstenholme gives today's football, racing and major sports results.
(to 18.00)


Presenter: Kenneth Wolstenholme

: Hey Jeannie!

[Starring] Jeannie Carson in the film series Hey Jeannie!


Jeannie MacLennan: Jeannie Carson

: Dixon of Dock Green: 1: Give a Dog a Good Name

Jack Warner as Dixon of Dock Green in some stories of a London policeman by Ted Willis.
See page 5


Writer: Ted Willis
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Producer: Douglas Moodie
P.C. George Dixon: Jack Warner
P.C. 'Tubb' Barrell: Neil Wilson
Mary: Jeannette Hutchinson
Jessie Jakes: Barbara Couper
Sergeant Flint: Arthur Rigby
P.C. Jenkins: David Lyn
Sgt. Grace Millard: Moira Mannion
Det.-Inspector Cherry, C.I.D.: Robert Cawdron
Micky Gorgon: Alexander Harris
'Peke' Ryan: Roger Snowdon
Fay: Jane Whiting
Mrs. Hoskins: Dorothy Casey
Andy Crawford: Peter Byrne

: Canadian Television Theatre: Some Are So Lucky

by Hugh Garner.
The action takes place in and around a bar in a Canadian city. Time: Winter
(A telerecording presented by arrangement with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)


Writer: Hugh Garner
Producer: W. T. Kotcheff
Designer: Trevor Williams
Supervising producer: Sydney Newman
Ethel Walton: Anna Cameron
Rod Murphy: James Doohan
Bartender: Piet Kamerman
Waiter: Fred Diehl
Willie Barnard: Tom Harvey
Sue Barnard: Lois Ould

: Saturday-Night Out

invites you to join "The Man with the Mike" and BBC Television outside broadcast cameras to
See things happen?
But do they happen?
As they appear to happen?
A Battle in Magic
between Holland and Great Britain with an international panel of judges in Brussels.
Presented by: Ben Mettrop in Amsterdam
Ray Lakeland in Clitheroe, Lancashire
Paul van Dessel in Brussels
A weekly series edited by Peter Webber and Derek Burrell-Davis


Presented by: Ben Mettrop
Presented by: Ray Lakeland
Presented by: Paul van Dessel
Producer: Dennis Monger
Editor: Peter Webber
Editor: Derek Burrell-Davis

: Saturday Comedy Hour presents: The Dave King Show

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


Comedian: Dave King
[Actress]: Leigh Madison
Singer/dancer: Peter West
Dancers: The Mackell Twins
Performer: Jimmy Lee
Comedienne: Vi Riscoe
Dancers: The Show Dancers
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Dance direction/Producer: Ernest Maxin
Musical associate: Bill Snaith
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, Roy Rich 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: Roy Rich
Announcer: Norman Hackforth
Cartoonist: Bruce Angrave
Associate Producer: C.F. Meehan
Producer: Josephine Douglas

: Movie Museum: The Failure

Wilfred Lucas plays the hero of this film directed by D. W. Griffith. He discovers the satisfaction of a rural life after the trials and tribulations of life in the city.


The Clerk: Wilfred Lucas
Director: D. W. Griffith

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