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: The White Falcon

A romantic drama by Neilson Gattey and Jordan Lawrence.
[Starring] Paul Rogers, Jeannette Sterke and Marius Goring
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast of February 5, 1956)


Author: Neilson Gattey
Author: Jordan Lawrence
Producer: Rudolph Cartier
Anne Boleyn: Jeannette Sterke
Henry VIII: Paul Rogers
Doctor Cranmer: Marius Goring

: Gardening Club

Percy Thrower's guest today is Mrs. J. Mack, who shows part of her collection of African violets (saintpaulia) and gives practical advice on the care, cultivation, and propagation of these very popular indoor plants.
Francis Hanger brings varieties of early flowering shrubs from the Royal Horticultural Society's Gardens at Wisley and shows how to propagate them by layering.
Percy Thrower sows seeds of annuals under glass for early summer flowering.
(A BBC telerecording)


Presenter/gardener: Percy Thrower
Guest: Mrs. J. Mack
Co-presenter: Francis Hanger
Producer: John Furness

: Children's Television presents: The Lone Ranger: Hot Spell in Panamint

A large-scale gun battle is threatened if Big Joe rides into town to rescue one of his gang from jail. Lone Ranger and Tonto plan to avert the bloodshed, but Tonto is captured by the gang and threatened with a branding-iron. What can Lone Ranger do single handed?


The Lone Ranger: Clayton Moore
Tonto: Jay Silverheels

: Children's Television: Fun Book

Opened by Sandy Sandford.
John Madin at the electric organ
The Lions, The Tigers, The Leopards, The Panthers
The "Fun Book" Skiffle Group

To join one of the teams send a postcard with your name, age, and address, and the team you want to join, to: Fun Book, [address removed]


Presenter: Sandy Sandford
Organist: John Madin
Skifflers: The "Fun Book" Skiffle Group
Presented by: Gerald Wiltshire

: Children's Television: Potts and the Phantom Piper: 1: The Castle on the Crag

by Lane Meddick.
[Starring] Humphrey Lestocq


Writer: Lane Meddick
Designer: Gordon Roland
Producer: Desmond O'Donovan
Superintendent Wallace: David Garth
Inspector Power: Alastair Hunter
Angus McDrew: John Rae
Mrs. Flint: Hilary Mason
James McWissle: Mac Picton
Herr Spitzbauer: Maurice Durant
Peter Potts: Humphrey Lestocq
Mike Maroney: George Tovey

: Today's Sport

Introduced by Peter West.
Sporting headlines including today's Association Football and racing results.
(to 18.00)


Presenter: Peter West

: Saturday Night Soccer: England Youth v. Luxembourg Youth

A visit to the West Ham United Football Club ground to watch part of the international match.
(to 18.45)


Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Presented for television by: David Martin

: Hey Jeannie!

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


Jeannie MacLennan: Jeannie Carson

: Saturday Night Soccer: England Youth v. Luxembourg Youth

A return visit to the West Ham United Football Club ground for the last part of this match.

: Saturday-Night Out

at the BBC Light Programme's Jazz Saturday
From the Royal Albert Hall, London.
Lonnie Donegan and his Skiffle Group, Humphrey Lyttelton and his Band, Cy Laurie and his Band
Vocalists Beryl Bryden and George Melly
Instrumental stars Ken Rattenbury (trumpet), Bob Clarke (violin)
Accompanied by Dill Jones (piano), Ken Sykora (guitar), Allan Ganley (drums), Jack Fallon (bass)
Master of Ceremonies, Robin Boyle


Musicians: Lonnie Donegan and his Skiffle Group
Musicians: Humphrey Lyttelton and his Band
Musicians: Cy Laurie and his Band
Vocalist: Beryl Bryden
Vocalist: George Melly
Trumpeter: Ken Rattenbury
Violinist: Bob Clarke
Pianist: Dill Jones
Guitarist: Ken Sykora
Drummer: Allan Ganley
Bass: Jack Fallon
Master of Ceremonies: Robin Boyle
Producer: Jimmy Grant
Producer: John Kingdon
Presented for television by: Robin Scott

: Dixon of Dock Green: 4: The Silent House

by Ted Willis.
[Starring] Jack Warner as Dixon of Dock Green


Writer: Ted Willis
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Production: Douglas Moodie
P.C. George Dixon: Jack Warner
Andy Crawford: Peter Byrne
Mary: Jeannette Hutchinson
Mrs. Dyce: Isabel Dean
Mrs. Groome: Beatrice Varley
Sergeant Flint: Arthur Rigby
P.C. 'Tubb' Barrell: Neil Wilson
Sgt. Grace Millard: Moira Mannion
Tom Rowlands: Bruno Barnabe
Laura Penham: Maureen Pryor
P.C. Jenkins: David Lyn

: Saturday Comedy Hour: The Benny Hill Show

Starring Benny Hill
aided and abetted by Jeremy Hawk
and featuring Kenneth Horne, The Stargazers, Cleo Laine, Kenny Baker, Susan Denny, Anne Reid, The Tommy Linden Dancers, The George Mitchell Singers.
Written by Dave Freeman and Benny Hill.


Comedian/Writer: Benny Hill
[Actor]: Jeremy Hawk
Comedian: Kenneth Horne
Singers: The Stargazers
[Actress]: Cleo Laine
Trumpeter: Kenny Baker
[Actress]: Susan Denny
[Actress]: Anne Reid
Dancers: The Tommy Linden Dancers
Dance direction: Tommy Linden
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Writer: Dave Freeman
Musical arrangements and orchestra conducted by: Bob Sharples
Musical Associate: Ivor Raymonde
Designer: George Djurkovic
Producer: Duncan Wood

: Twenty Questions

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
Cartoons: Bruce Angrave
Associate Producer: C.F. Meehan
Producer: Josephine Douglas

: Movie Museum: The Lonedale Operator

An early D. W. Griffith study in suspense, about a railroad clerk, played by Blanche Sweet, who manages to foil the attempts of two thieves to get the Company's pay roll.
Followed by Weather and Close Down


Director: D. W. Griffith
Daughter of the Lonedale Operator: Blanche Sweet

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