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: Gardening Club

A weekly date for enthusiasts to meet Percy Thrower and his gardening friends.

With the aid of film cameras he takes you outdoors to show you some of the jobs to be done at this time of year. In the studio he plants marrows, does the final potting of chrysanthemums, and takes cuttings of Korean chrysanthemums to grow into pot plants for autumn flowering.
His guest this week is Alan Bloom, who is the Chairman of the newly formed Hardy Plant Society. The plants he shows are some of the less common hardy perennials which are well worth a place in your garden.
(A BBC Telerecording)


Presenter/gardener: Percy Thrower
Guest: Alan Bloom
Producer: John Farrington

: Songs for the Asking

Rae Jenkins introduces and conducts Songs for the Asking.
with June Bronhill, Patricia Howard, William McAlpine and Horace Percival.
Penarth Ladies' Choir
(Chorus-Master, Hubert C. Williams)
The Royal Welsh Male Choir
(Chorus-Master, Tom Griffiths)
and the BBC Welsh Orchestra
(Leader, Philip Whiteway)
Guest, Robert Beatty
Interviewer, Hywel Davies


Presenter/conductor: Rae Jenkins
Soprano: June Bronhill
Soprano: Patricia Howard
Tenor: William McAlpine
Singer: Horace Percival
Singers: Penarth Ladies' Choir
Chorus-Master: Hubert C. Williams
Singers: The Royal Welsh Male Choir
Chorus-Master: Tom Griffiths
Musicians: BBC Welsh Orchestra
[Orchestra] Leader: Philip Whiteway
Guest: Robert Beatty
Interviewer: Hywel Davies
Production: Selwyn Roderick
Production: Charles R. Rogers

: The Burns and Allen Show: Amnesia Victim

[Starring] George Burns and Gracie Allen in the film Amnesia Victim


Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: The Brains Trust

meets every Sunday afternoon to answer questions sent by viewers.
The members this week are: James Fisher, Barbara Wootton, William Golding,
Professor J. A. Lauwerys.
Question-Master, Bernard Braden
Questions should be addressed to: The Brains Trust, [address removed]


Panellist: James Fisher
Panellist: Barbara Wootton
Panellist: William Golding
Panellist: Professor J. A. Lauwerys
Question-Master: Bernard Braden
Producer: John Furness

: Children's Television presents: Circus Boy: Casey Rides Again


Corky: Mickey Braddock
Joey, the Clown: Noah Beery
Big Tim Champion: Robert Lowery
Casey Perkins: Ralph Moody

: Children's Television: Sooty

with Harry Corbett.


Puppeteer: Harry Corbett

: Children's Television: The Machine Breakers: Conclusion: The Trial

A serial by Phyllis Bentley.
Film sequences by the BBC Television Film Unit


Writer: Phyllis Bentley
Designer: Edwin Florence
Producer: Barbara Hammond
Will Oldroyd: David Higson
Dick Bamforth: Cavan Kendall
Constable: Peter Hughes
Mr Stancliffe: Jefferson Clifford
Tom Thorpe: Peter Hawkins
George Mellor: Simon Merrick
Benjamin Walker: Patrick Westwood
Joe Bamforth: Stuart Hutchison
Mary: Ann Reid
Clerk of the Court: Ivan Owen
Topping, Counsel for Prosecution: Bruno Barnabe
Judge: Harold Young
Brougham, Counsel for Defence: Anthony Marlowe
Foreman of Jury: John Barrett

: Children's Television: Sunday Special: A Stone for Lusaka

Just a hundred years ago David Livingstone appealed for Christian workers to go to Africa, 'the dark continent'.
To show what the Christian Church is doing in Africa today, Patricia Claremont introduces some boys and girls, and a teacher from Nyasaland.
(to 18.15)


Presenter: Patricia Claremont

: Meeting Point

Frank Boggs the young American evangelist and the London Crusader Choir
Conducted by Douglas Gray sing spirituals, hymns, and sacred songs.
At the piano, Gordon Brattle
At the organ, Patrick Harvey


Evangelist: Frank Boggs
Singers: The London Crusader Choir
[Choir] conducted by: Douglas Gray
Pianist: Gordon Brattle
Organist: Patrick Harvey
Arranged by: Colin Beal
Producer: Patricia Foy

: News

: The Weather

: The Phil Silvers Show: Boxer

[Starring] Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko
Bilko is lucky enough to have an almost certain winner for the Regimental boxing tournament in his own platoon. The trouble is that his protege will only fight people who hate chrysanthemums.


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: Sunday-Night Theatre presents: Arsenic and Old Lace

by Joseph Kesselring.
[Starring] Jean Cadell, Marda Vanne, Valentine Dyall, George Benson, William Lucas
Scene: the old Brewster home in Brooklyn, New York.
See page 9


Writer: Joseph Kesselring
Director: Hugh Stewart
Producer: Barbara Burnham
Designer: Frederick Knapman
Abby Brewster: Jean Cadell
The Rev Dr Harper: Richard Williams
Teddy Brewster: George Benson
Officer Brophy: Larry Burns
Officer Klein: John Gordon
Martha Brewster: Marda Vanne
Elaine Harper: Anna Barry
Mortimer Brewster: William Lucas
Mr Gibbs: Tony Sympson
Jonathan Brewster: Valentine Dyall
Dr Einstein: Frederick Schrecker
Officer O'Hara: Dan Cunningham
Lieutenant Rooney: Charles Farrell
Mr Witherspoon: Arthur Ridley

: From Me to You

[Starring] Pat Kirkwood
Co-starring Hubert Gregg.
This week's special guest: Marius Goring
with Mona Washbourne, Basil Dignam and Bob Stevenson, Terence Theobald,
Ronnie Curran, Arthur Solomon.
The Concert Orchestra
Conducted by Stanley Black


Performer: Pat Kirkwood
Performer: Hubert Gregg
Performer: Marius Goring
Performer: Mona Washbourne
Performer: Basil Dignam
Dancer: Bob Stevenson
Dancer: Terence Theobald
Dancer: Ronnie Curran
Dancer: Arthur Solomon
Musicians: The Concert Orchestra
Conductor: Stanley Black
Orchestrations: Ray Terry
Orchestrations: Bert Thompson
Musical associate: Bert Walter
Dance direction: Eleanor Fazan
Designer: Malcolm Goulding
Production: Francis Essex

: Appeal

on behalf of the Invalid Children's Aid Association, by Max Bygraves.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to Max Bygraves, Esq., [address removed]

The Invalid Children's Aid Association, which was founded in 1888, undertakes pioneer work outside the National Health Service for sick and crippled children.
The Association maintains six Homes and Schools of Recovery and provides skilled personal service for invalid children and their parents. Its thirty trained social workers pay well over 10,000 visits a year to families needing advice and help with their children.


Presenter: Max Bygraves

: Hotfoot

Jacqueline Mackenzie
See foot of page and page 5


Presenter: Jacqueline MacKenzie

: Vronsky and Babin

play Suite No. 2 for two pianos (Rachmaninov).
See page 4


Pianists: Vronsky and Babin
Presented by: Christian Simpson

: News

: The Epilogue: The Mouth of Truth

In the second of these monthly Epilogues Sir Cedric Hardwicke sees in the city of Rome further links with the time of Christ.
(A film series by arrangement with Milo Film)
Followed by Weather and Close Down


Presenter: Sir Cedric Hardwicke

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