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: Gardening Club

A weekly date with Percy Thrower and his gardening friends.

This week he advises on: Pruning and repotting hydrangeas; propagation of begonia rex from leaves; repotting the old cyclamen corms.
He also pays another visit to Attingham Hall to find out how the grapes are getting on, and see what Mr. Carter is doing in the kitchen garden.
He welcomes back to the studio Frank Knight, the Director of the Royal Horticultural Society's Gardens at Wisley, who brings with him various shrub roses, including some of the old-fashioned types.


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

: Concerto

Harasiewicz (piano) plays Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 2, in C minor
with the BBC Northern Orchestra
(Leader, Reginald Stead)
Conducted by Hugo Rignold
The programme also includes:
Berlioz's Overture: The Corsair
The music is introduced by Robert Irwin.
From the BBC's Northern television studio


Pianist: Harasiewicz
Musicians: BBC Northern Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Reginald Stead
Orchestra conducted by: Hugo Rignold
Presenter: Robert Irwin
Designer: Kenneth Lawson
Presented for Television by: Paul Huband

: The Brains Trust

meets every Sunday afternoon to answer questions sent by viewers.
The members this week are: Alan Bullock, Margaret Lane, David Daiches, H.R.H. Prince Chula-Chakrabongse of Thailand
Question-Master, Norman Fisher
Questions should be addressed to: The Brains Trust, [address removed]


Panellist: Alan Bullock
Panellist: Margaret Lane
Panellist: David Daiches
Panellist: Prince Chula-Chakrabongse
Question-Master: Norman Fisher
Producer: John Furness

: Children's Television presents: Circus Boy: The Little Gypsy

It's a happy day for Corky when he saves a young gypsy from drowning. For a while there is a great friendship between the circus-folk and the gypsies, but when one of the tribe finds his former sweetheart working in the circus violent passions are aroused...


Corky: Mickey Braddock
Joey, the Clown: Noah Beery
Big Tim Champion: Robert Lowery
Himself: Bimbo the baby elephant

: Children's Television: Sooty

with Harry Corbett.


Puppeteer: Harry Corbett

: Children's Television: Huntingtower: Episode 3

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


Adapted by: Judith Kerr
Author: John Buchan
Producer: Shaun Sutton
Film cameraman: Peter Sargent
Film Editor: Ron de Mattos
Designer: Eileen Diss
Dickson McCunn: James Hayter
Dobson: Paul Whitsun-Jones
Leon: Colin Douglas
Mrs Morran: Jean Taylor-Smith
Dougal: Leo Maguire
John Heritage: Richard Wordsworth
Spidel: Roger Delgado
Thomas Yownie: Roy Hines
Peter Patterson: Bernard Livesey
Napoleon: Frazer Hines
Old Foghorn: Terry Cooke
Wee Jaikie: Graham Harper
Booking Clerk: Joe Greig
Farmer: Andrew Keir
Sinister Man: Nigel Hawthorne
Woman: Natalie Kent
Child: Patricia Shaw
Left Luggage Clerk: Nigel Arkwright
First Waitress: Nancy Mitchell
Second Waitress: Myrette Morven
Mackintosh: John Rae
Porter: Mark Brackenbury
Others taking part: Clare Goddard
Others taking part: Elizabeth Bradley
Others taking part: Timothy Parkes
Others taking part: Michael Harrison
Others taking part: Terry Baker
Others taking part: John King
Others taking part: David Fleming
Others taking part: Burnell Tucker

: Children's Television: Sunday Special: A Boy from Lusaka

Patricia Claremont introduces Neville Isdell, who goes to school in Lusaka, capital of Northern Rhodesia.


Presenter: Lusaka Patricia Claremont
Interviewee: Neville Isdell

: Meeting Point: Things They Say...

Father Trevor Huddleston deals with the first of a series of mistaken ideas about Christianity.
'It doesn't matter what you believe, provided you show a bit of human kindness'


Presenter: Father Trevor Huddleston
Play script: Ian Dallas
Producer: Oliver Hunkin

: The Restless Sphere

See top of page and pages 4 and 5
The story of The International Geophysical Year
Told by H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh at the invitation of The Royal Society
At 7.30
Film Coverage by World Wide Pictures, Ltd.
BBC Television Film Unit National Film Board of Canada - Film Division, Department of the Interior, Australia New Zealand Govt. Film Unit United States Information Agency United States Department of Defence Psantralnaya Studia Dokumentalnih Filmov, C.C.C.P. Televisni Studio Praha


Live Television (from Schweizerische Rundspruch-Gesellschaft) directed by: Walter Pluess
Live Television (from Europeenne de Radiodiffusion) directed by: Ronnie Verhaejhe
Live Television (from Radiotelevisione Italiana) directed by: Stefano Destefani
Director (The Meteorological Station, Crawley): Bill Wright
Director: (The Royal Society, London) Humphrey Fisher
Co-ordinator: John Price
Director-Cameraman: Ronnie Anscombe
Director-Cameraman: D.J. Allen
Editor: Morag Maclennan
Commentator: Richard Dimbleby
Music composed by: Arthur Benjamin
Epilogue spoken by: Jack Hawkins
Studio set designed by: Stephen Taylor
Associate producer: Antony Craxton
Associate producer: Ivan Gilman
Associate producer: Philip Daly
Associate producer: Rex Glaser
Programme directed by: Tom Millett
Executive producer: Aubrey E. Singer

: From Me to You

[Starring] Pat Kirkwood
Co-starring Hubert Gregg with this week's special guests Ian Wallace, Pipers of the 1st Bn. Gordon Highlanders
(by permission of Lt.-Colonel P. W. Forbes and the Officers)


Performer: Pat Kirkwood
Performer: Hubert Gregg
Singer: Ian Wallace
Conductor: Stanley Black
Orchestrations: Ray Terry
Orchestrations: Bert Thompson
Musical associate: Bert Waller
Dance direction: Eleanor Fazan
Production By: Francis Essex

: Sunday-Night Theatre: Henry Sherek presents: Abe Lincoln in Illinois

by Robert E. Sherwood.
[Starring] David Knight and Clare Austin with John Arnatt and Robert Hardy
The action takes place in the State of Illinois, between the years 1830-1861.


Writer: Robert E. Sherwood
Producer: Douglas Allen
Designer: Guy Sheppard
Abe Lincoln: David Knight
Mentor Graham: Jon Farrell
Judge Bowling Green: William Sherwood
Ninian Edwards: John Arnatt
Joshua Speed: Bruno Barnabe
Ann Rutledge: Pat English
Ben Mattling: Fred Johnson
Trum Cogdal: James Dyrenforth
Jack Armstrong: George Murcell
Bab: Bill Edwards
Jasp: Roland Brand
Feargus: Alan Browning
Seth Gale: Alan Tilvern
Nancy Green: Mary Barclay
William Herndon: Robert Hardy
Elizabeth Edwards: Patricia Marmont
Mary Todd: Clare Austin
The Edwards' Maid: Danica D'Hondt
Aggie Gale: Joan Newell
Gobey: Harry Quashie
Stephen A Douglas: Martin Wyldeck
Robert Lincoln: Ronald Wilson
The Lincolns' Maid: Jill Tilsley
Crimmin: Eric House
Dr Barrick: Fred Johnson
Sturveson: Launce Maraschal
Jed: Errol MacKinnon
Phi: Roland Brand
Kavanagh: Jon Farrell
Major: Frank Ellement

: News

: City of York

Outside broadcast cameras visit this ancient city on the occasion of its Triennial Festival Celebrations and bring you street scenes through the ages, including the production on a waggon of one of the famous Mystery Plays.
Introduced by Geoffrey Wheeler.


Presenter: Geoffrey Wheeler
Producer: Ray Lakeland

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