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: Gardening Club

Percy Thrower's guest today is Robert Allwood, who discusses perpetual flowering carnations and gives practical advice on their cultivation, care, and propagation.
Francis Hanger, Curator of the Royal Horticultural Society's Gardens at Wisley, shows some ornamental barks and stems of trees and shrubs, which add beauty and colour to the garden in winter.
Percy Thrower demonstrates the pruning and potting of fuchsias.
(A BBC telerecording)


Presenter/gardener: Percy Thrower
Guest: Robert Allwood
Co-presenter: Francis Hanger
Producer: John Furness

: Rugby Union Football: Wales v. England

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: Stranger than Fiction

A film about mysterious and unusual places and things that you can see in Great Britain.

: Children's Television presents: The Lone Ranger: Twisted Track

The Civil War is over, but some of the bitterness lives on. Lone Ranger and Tonto discover a sinister plot to kill a Yankee Major and the film includes a thrilling and fast-moving fight on the roof of a train.


Lone Ranger: Clayton Moore
Tonto: Jay Silverheels

: Children's Television: The Year's Best Tunes

Nat Temple and his Orchestra present a hit parade of 1956.


Musicians: Nat Temple and his Orchestra
Producer: John Hunter Blair

: Children's Television: The Appleyards: Returned with Thanks


Designer: John Kenny
Producer: Kevin Sheldon
Mum: Constance Fraser
Dad: Douglas Muir
Tommy: Derek Rowe
Margaret: Carole Olver
Hazel: Barbara Brown
Mr Spiller: C. B. Poultney
Mr Holmes: Herbert Smith
Mrs Holmes: Nora Gordon
Leslie Holmes: Alan Rothwell

: Today's Sport

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


Presenter: Kenneth Wolstenholme

: News Summary

: Hey Jeannie!

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


Jeannie MacLennan: Jeannie Carson

: Dixon of Dock Green: 2: George and the Dragon

[Starring] Jack Warner as Dixon of Dock Green in some stories of a London policeman by Ted Willis.


Writer: Ted Willis
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Production: Douglas Moodie
P.C. George Dixon: Jack Warner
Jessie Jakes: Barbara Couper
Sergeant Flint: Arthur Rigby
P.C. 'Tubb' Barrell: Neil Wilson
Sgt Grace Millard: Moira Mannion
Maisie: Pearl Winkworth
Mary: Jeannette Hutchinson
Andy: Peter Byrne
Bill Nelson: Michael Balfour
P.C. Jenkins: David Lyn

: Saturday-Night Out

invites you to join The Man with the Mike and BBC Television outside broadcast cameras at A Boxing Tournament in Dundee as a tribute to Dick McTaggart, Winner of an Olympic Gold Medal and the Val Barker Trophy
A weekly series edited by Peter Webber and Derek Burrell-Davis.


Presented by: Bill Stevenson
Editor: Peter Webber
Editor: Derek Burrell-Davis

: Saturday Comedy Hour presents: The Ted Ray Show

Starring Ted Ray with Kenneth Connor, Jill Day, Bob and Alf Pearson, Les Andreanos, Maxine Daniels.


Comedian: Ted Ray
[Actor]: Kenneth Connor
[Actress]: Jill Day
Singers: Bob and Alf Pearson
Illusionists: Les Andreanos
Singer: Maxine Daniels
Script: Sid Colin
Script: Talbot Rothwell
Dance sequences directed by: Leslie Roberts
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Producer: George Inns

: Twenty Questions

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

: Canadian Television Theatre: The Idealist

A comedy by Roy Allan Shields.
In some communities marriages are still arranged by "the official coupler". Joey, of the younger generation, begins by resenting this....
(A telerecording presented by arrangement with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)


Writer: Roy Allan Shields
Producer: Paul Almond
Designer: Edgar Krumins
Supervising producer: Sydney Newman
Karl: Jack Creley
Joey: Robert Shirriff
Paul: Joe Austin
Mrs Heisler: Helene Winston
Rose: Janet Reid

: News

: Movie Museum: The Manicure Lady

Mack Sennett plays a barber enamoured of his young lady assistant, who in turn prefers the attention of the local Don Juan.


The Barber: Mack Sennett

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