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: Gardening Club

A weekly date with Percy Thrower and his gardening friends.
This week he advises on: Propagating some of the favourite rockery plants; sowing the seed of Alyssum Saxatile; planting cabbage, savoy, and autumn broccoli and the cuttings of Regal Pelargoniums.
Frank Knight, Director of the R.H.S. Gardens at Wisley, which are famed for their wonderful collection of plants, trees, and shrubs, brings to the studio some of the more interesting plants taken from various parts of the gardens.


Presenter/gardener: Percy Thrower
Guest: Frank Knight
Producer: John Farrington

: Undying Rhapsody

A story of the Liszt Piano Competition held last year in Budapest, with the winner, Lev Nicolaievitch Vlasenko, playing part of the First Piano Concerto.
Leonard Cassini, who compiled and who introduces this film, interviews the great Hungarian composer Zoltan Kodaly and some of the British competitors.
Filmed in Budapest by the Hungarian Documentary Film Unit in association with Leonard Cassini


Pianist: Lev Nicolaievitch Vlasenko
Compiler/presenter/interviewer: Leonard Cassini
Interviewee: Zoltan Kodaly
Presented by: Maurice Harvey

: Full Fathom Five

Direct from Marseilles
A journey of exploration with Commandant Jacques Yves Cousteau and his team of divers who are operating with outside broadcast cameras above and below the waters of the Mediterranean south of Marseilles skilled divers focus under-water cameras on the wrecks of an ancient Greek galley and the S.S. Dalton, a later victim of the sea.
On board the under-water research ship Calypso: Wynford Vaughan Thomas
With the divers: Bob Danvers-Walker
Presented for Television by the Outside Broadcasts Department of Radiodiffusion-Television Francaise and Robin Scott


Diver: Commandant Jacques Yves Cousteau
Presenter: Wynford Vaughan Thomas
Presenter: Bob Danvers-Walker
Presented for Television by: Robin Scott

: The Brains Trust

meets every Sunday afternoon to answer questions sent by viewers.
The members this week are: Sir Ifor Evans, Marghanita Laski, Ruth Pitter, Professor Alexander Kennedy.
Question-Master, Bernard Braden
Questions should be addressed to: The Brains Trust, [address removed]


Panellist: Sir Ifor Evans
Panellist: Marghanita Laski
Panellist: Ruth Pitter
Panellist: Professor Alexander Kennedy
Question-Master: Bernard Braden
Producer: John Furness

: Children's Television presents: Circus Boy: Once a Clown Always a Clown

Old Fritz, who was formerly a top-line circus clown, has fallen on bad times. Joey and Corky help him to make a comeback, but things don't go well for Fritz till a killer-horse gets loose....


Corky: Mickey Braddock
Joey, the Clown: Noah Beery
Big Tim Champion: Robert Lowery
Fritz: Otto Waldis

: Children's Television: Sooty

with Harry Corbett.


Puppeteer: Harry Corbett

: Children's Television: Huntingtower: Episode 1

John Buchan's exciting mystery.
Adapted by Judith Kerr.
[Starring] James Hayter and Richard Wordsworth

Richard Wordsworth and James Hayter in the story of Huntingtower at 5.35
What was the secret of the great deserted house overlooking the sea from the lonely peninsula on the Scottish coast? Why was the house so closely guarded by the silent men who would have no dealings with their neighbours' in the village below? In Judith Kerr's adaptation of John Buchan's most exciting novel Huntingtower you can see how chance brought together strange partners to solve the mystery. A retired grocer, a poet, and a band of tough, ragged Gorbals Boy Scouts combine forces to uncover the secret.
The grocer, Dickson McCunn, will be played by James Hayter, well known to all viewers and filmgoers, and making his first appearance in a Children's serial. John Heritage, the poet, will be played by Richard Wordsworth, and Dougal, the leader of the Gorbals Diehards by Leo Maguire who will be remembered for his performance in Kidnapped.


Author: John Buchan
Adapted by: Judith Kerr
Producer: Shaun Sutton
Special effects: Jack Kine
Special effects: Bernard Wilkie
Film Cameraman: Peter Sargent
Film Editor: Ron de Mattos
Designer: Eileen Diss
Dickson McCunn: James Hayter
Tibby: Margaret Boyd
Macintosh: John Rae
Dougal: Leo Maguire
Peter Patterson: Bernard Livesey
Thomas Yownie: Roy Hines
Napoleon: Frazer Hines
Old Foghorn: Terry Coke
Wee Jaikie: Graham Harper
Inn Landlord: Nigel Arkwright
John Heritage: Richard Wordsworth
Dobson: Paul Whitsun-Jones
Mrs Morran: Jean Taylor-Smith
Spidel: Roger Delgado
Leon: Colin Douglas

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Monday Post: Scottish Programmes 23 January 2017

: Children's Television: What's Your Question?

The Rev. Austen Williams, Vicar of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London, invites boys and girls to the studio and hopes to be able to answer their questions.
Send your questions on a postcard to 'What's Your Question?', [address removed]
(to 18.15)


Presenter: The Rev. Austen Williams

: Meeting Point: Facing Suffering

Sir Edward Villiers, Scott Hutchison, Brian Hession
Three men with first-hand knowledge of suffering discuss the power and insight which faith in Christ has given them.
The programme arranged and introduced by Ronald Falconer.
From Scotland
Viewers' questions on Suffering will be answered in 'Meeting Point' by the same speakers next Sunday. Questions should be addressed to: 'Meeting Point', [address removed]


Speaker: Sir Edward Villiers
Speaker: Scott Hutchison
Speaker: Brian Hession
The programme arranged and introduced by: Ronald Falconer
Producer: Alan Rees

: News

: The Weather

: The Phil Silvers Show: W.A.C.

[Starring] Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko

Sergeant Bilko uses army regulations to acquire a jeep. His plan is foiled by another sergeant who turns out to be a woman. Bilko has to change his tactics.


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: Sunday-Night Theatre presents: The Quiet Ones

by Iain MacCormick.
[Starring] Michael Goodliffe, Alec McCowen, Olga Lindo, William Lucas
Scene: An English provincial town
Time: The present


Writer: Iain MacCormick
Producer: Stuart Burge
Designer: Fanny Taylor
Johnny Pringle: Alec McCowen
Harry Kane: Glyn Houston
Mrs Pringle: Olga Lindo
Charlie Pringle: William Lucas
Cathy Carrigan: Lesley Nunnerley
Jim Dugan: George A. Cooper
Joe Pringle: Michael Goodliffe
Waitress: Fanny Carby
Bill Lewis: Raymond Witch
Mr Trotter: Anthony Woodruff
Pete Cary: Ralph Ball

: From Me to You

[Starring] Pat Kirkwood
Co-starring Hubert Gregg and this week's special guest, Tony Britton
with Ernest Butcher, Irving Davies, Terence Theobald, Bob Stevenson
The Concert Orchestra
Conducted by Stanley Black


Performer: Pat Kirkwood
Performer: Hubert Gregg
Special guest: Tony Britton
Performer: Ernest Butcher
Dancer: Irving Davies
Dancer: Terence Theobald
Dancer: Bob Stevenson
Musicians: The Concert Orchestra
Conductor: Stanley Black
Orchestrations: Ray Terry
Orchestrations: Arthur Wilkinson
Orchestrations: Bert Thompson
Musical associate: Bert Waller
Dance direction: Irving Davies
Production: Francis Essex

: Hotfoot

Jacqueline Mackenzie in Clacton
A British holiday camp is worlds away from Tripoli or Rome, but Jacqueline Mackenzie takes this all in her stride. This week she has come home to the East Coast where the characters and situations, seen through her eyes, can be just as surprising.


Presenter: Jacqueline Mackenzie
Presented by: Hugh Burnett

: Campoli (violin) and Ernest Lush (piano)

play Sonata No. 5 in F, Op. 24 (The Spring Sonata) (Beethoven)


Violinist: Campoli
Pianist: Ernest Lush
Presented by: Patricia Foy

: News

: Time for Prayers

Especially for sufferers and those who care for them.
Conducted by the Rev. Hugh Douglas of the Parish Church of Dundee (St. Mary's).
From Scotland
Followed by Weather and Close Down


Prayers conducted by: The Rev. Hugh Douglas

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