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: Gardening Club

In the first of the new Sunday afternoon gardening programmes, Percy Thrower shows how to train sweet peas, to put supports to herbaceous plants, and, in the vegetable garden, how to earth up potatoes and stick garden peas.
This week his guest is Lady Leese who shows some interesting cacti in flower and deals with seed sowing and propagation.
From the BBC's Midland Television studio
See page 5


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: Lady Leese
Producer: John Farrington

: Where Mountains Float

A film.
The ice breaks up and spring comes to the Far North in all its beauty. This is the story of a Greenland family and what happens to them after the dark winter months have passed.

: The Burns And Allen Show: Introducing Son Ronnie

[Starring] George Burns and Gracie Allen in the film Introducing Son Ronnie


Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: The Brains Trust

The Brains Trust meets every Sunday afternoon to answer questions sent in by viewers.
The members this week are: Sir Ifor Evans, James Fisher, Professor Michael Grant,
H.R.H. Prince Chula-Chakrabongse of Thailand
Question-Master: Bernard Braden
Questions should be addressed to: The Brains Trust, [address removed]


Panellist: Sir Ifor Evans
Panellist: James Fisher
Panellist: Professor Michael Grant
Panellist: H.R.H. Prince Chula-Chakrabongse of Thailand
Question-Master: Bernard Braden
Producer: John Furness

: Children's Television presents: Circus Boy: The Fabulous Colonel Jack

A new film series about the wonderland of the sawdust ring.
In this episode, Corky persuades Big Tim to give Colonel Jack a job. A series of disasters hits the show, for which the superstitious circus folk brand Colonel Jack as a jinx. But, as it turns out, no greater fortune could have smiled on the circus than the presence of Colonel Jack.


Corky: Mickey Braddock
Joey, the Clown: Noah Beery
Big Tim Champion: Robert Lowery
Colonel Jack: Andy Clyde

: Children's Television: The Hare and the Hedgehog

A film story told by Johnny Morris.
'You can't run', says the hare, and he challenges the hedgehog to a race. The hedgehog wins, but his methods are unusual, and his wife has to help him.


Narrator: Johnny Morris

: Children's Television: Miss Nightingale's Man

Written and produced by Rex Tucker
A play for Television

(Alan Edwards is appearing in "Camino Real" at the Phoenix Theatre, London)
See page 8


Writer/Producer: Rex Tucker
Florence Nightingale: Helen Shingler
Robert Robinson: John Bull
Doctor Spencer: Basil Dignam
Sister Elizabeth: Yvonne Coulette
Nurse: Brenda Dunrich
Store room orderly: Thomas Gallagher
Officer: Alan Edwards
Purveyor: Nigel Arkwright
Wounded soldier: Anthony Finigan
Wounded soldier: Nigel Sharpe

: Children's Television: Sunday Special: Professor Foster investigates...: Chinese Angels

From Scotland.
(BBC Telerecording)
(to 18.15)


Presenter: Professor Foster

: Meeting Point: This is my Story

A programme about people and God
Chairman, Canon Bryan Green
Does God enter into people's lives and change them?
An ex-soldier now working among old people, a Probation Officer, and a missioner to some of London's vagrants give their own answers by telling how God has called them to the particular work they do.

(From the BBC's Midland Television studio)


Chairman: Canon Bryan Green
Arranged by: William Purcell
Presented by: David Martin

: Hey, Jeannie!

[Starring] Jeannie Carson in the film series Hey, Jeannie!
Jeannie volunteers for special secret duties in the New York Police Force. Her first professional assignment is - almost - a complete success.


Jeannie MacLennan: Jennie Carson

: Sunday-Night Theatre presents: Quartet

A play in four movements by Cedric Wallis
[Starring] Sebastian Shaw, Alan Wheatley

The play takes place in the London homes of the four characters.
Incidental music played by the Hirsch String Quartet: Leonard Hirsch (violin), Leonard Dight (violin), Stephen Shingles (viola), Francisco Gabarro (cello)
See page 7


Author: Cedric Wallis
Director: Terence Cook
Producer: Alvin Rakoff
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Violinist (The Hirsch String Quartet) - Incidental Music: Leonard Hirsch
Violinist (The Hirsch String Quartet) - Incidental Music: Leonard Dight
Viola (The Hirsch String Quartet) - Incidental Music: Stephen Shingles
Cellist (The Hirsch String Quartet) - Incidental Music: Francisco Gabarro
Melchior: Sebastian Shaw
David: Paul Eddington
Vere: Alan Wheatley
Paul: Paul Whitsun-Jones

: The Winifred Atwell Show

presents Winifred Atwell with her piano, her other piano and her harpsichord
featuring Marion Ryan and Guest artists.

(Winifred Atwell appears by permission of Bernard Delfont)


Pianist/Harpsichordist: Winifred Atwell
Singer: Marion Ryan
Choreography: Joan Davis
Continuity: Les Perrin
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Producer: Russell Turner

: Men, Women and Clothes: 4: Formal Clothes

A series of six films of authentic clothes from the Museum of Costume at Eridge Castle, Sussex.
Devised, written, and spoken by Doris Langley Moore.
The cast includes:
The Countess of Huntingdon, Elizabeth Cruft, Alan Edwards, Rachel Kempson, Moyra Fraser, Lydia Sokolova, Shelagh Gregory, Veronica Turleigh, Jeremy Hawk, Sir Mortimer Wheeler, Mrs. Vyvyan Holland, Irene Worth
(A BBC Television Film)


Devised, written, and spoken by: Doris Langley Moore
Producer: Charles R. Rogers
Cast member: Elizabeth Cruft
Cast member: Alan Edwards
Cast member: Rachel Kempson
Cast member: Moyra Fraser
Cast member: Lydia Sokolova
Cast member: Shelagh Gregory
Cast member: Veronica Turleigh
Cast member: Jeremy Hawk
Cast member: Sir Mortimer Wheeler
Cast member: Mrs. Vyvyan Holland
Cast member: Irene Worth
Editor: Geoffrey Baines
Photography: Ken Higgins
Make-up and hairdressing: Maureen Winslade

: Kostelanetz conducts the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

(See panel)
(Harold Darton writes on page 6)
(Andre Kostelanetz appears by permission of S.A. Gorlinsky)

In his only appearance over here this year Kostelanetz conducts the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Leader, Stephen Staryk) in a forty-five minute programme of Light Music.


Orchestra Conductor: Kostelanetz
Musicians: The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Orchestra Leader: Stephen Staryk
Designer: Guy Sheppard
Producer: Cahrles R. Rogers

: The Epilogue

A story to remember told by William Purcell.
From the BBC's Midland Television studio
Followed by Weather and Close Down


Storyteller: William Purcell

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