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: Gardening Club

A weekly date with Percy Thrower and his gardening friends.
This week he advises on: Planting strawberries; harvesting autumn-sown onions; top dressing of indoor flowering chrysanthemums; and potting primulas.
His guest today is Stuart Ogg who specialises in dahlias.
He shows various types of dahlias and demonstrates their cultivation and care with particular reference to disbudding and pest control.
Produced by John Farrington in the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter/gardener: Percy Thrower
Guest: Stuart Ogg
Producer: John Farrington

: Star Choice presents: The High Green Wall

from the story by Evelyn Waugh.
[Starring] Joseph Cotten
with Thomas Gomez.
A series of film plays presenting stars in stories of their choice.


Author: Evelyn Waugh
Paul Henty: Joseph Cotten
McMaster: Thomas Gomez

: Music at Teatime

Elisabeth Welch and The Boulevard Players in a programme of light music.
Introduced by Patrick Harvey.


Singer: Elisabeth Welch
Musicians: The Boulevard Players
Presenter: Patrick Harvey
Presented by: Patricia Foy

: The Brains Trust

meets every Sunday afternoon to answer questions sent by viewers.
The members this week are: Sir John Wedgwood, Bt., Barbara Wootton, David Daiches, Professor Alexander Kennedy.
Question-Master, Alan Melville
Questions should be addressed to: The Brains Trust, [address removed]


Panellist: Sir John Wedgwood
Panellist: Barbara Wootton
Panellist: David Daiches
Panellist: Professor Alexander Kennedy
Question-Master: Alan Melville
Presented by: John Grist

: Children's Television presents: Circus Boy - The Return of Colonel Jack

A series of disasters is in store for the Circus when old Colonel Jack decides to try his hand at running the show; but the miners of Coaltown have every reason in the end to be glad the Colonel interfered.


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

: Children's Television: Lenny the Lion

with Terry Hall.


Ventriloquist: Terry Hall

: Children's Television: A Tale of Two Cities: 4: The Honest Tradesman

by Charles Dickens.
Made into a television serial play in eight parts by John Keir Cross and produced by Kevin Sheldon.
[Starring] Mervyn Johns and Margaretta Scott with Peter Wyngarde as Sydney Carton


Author: Charles Dickens
Adapted by: John Keir Cross
Producer: Kevin Sheldon
Designer: Gordon Roland
Sydney Carton: Peter Wyngarde
Jerry Cruncher: Ronald Radd
Young Jerry: Malcolm Knight
Mrs Cruncher: Joan Duan
Mr Lorry: Mervyn Johns
Dr Manette: Fred Fairclough
Miss Pross: Joan Ingram
Madame Defarge: Margaretta Scott
Ernest Defarge: Keneth Thornett
John Barsad: Gordon Gostelow

: Children's Television: It's a Wonderful World: 1: The Boy from Coupvray

In the first of a new series under this familiar title, Hugh David brings to the studio people whose work helps to make it a wonderful world.
(to 18.15)


Presenter: Hugh David
Presented by: John Elphinstone-Fyffe

: Meeting Point: Founded on Failure

Seven years ago in a derelict mansion a dispirited man sat contemplating the failure of his ideals and hopes. To that house came a former aircraftman, dying and in need of a home.
The relief of this man's need, and that of others like him, became from that moment a driving force in the life of Group Captain Leonard Cheshire V.C., D.S.O., D.F.C.
An edited telerecording of the broadcast of September 27, 1955, in which Group Captain Cheshire re-visited the first of the eighteen Cheshire Foundation Homes and introduced some of his friends-the incurable and disabled people who are 'at home'.
From Le Court, Liss, Hampshire


Interviewee: Group Captain Leonard Cheshire
Interviewer: Raymond Baxter
Producer: Derek Burrell-Davis

: The Phil Silvers Show: The Rich Kid

[Starring] Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko
When the heir to a vast fortune joins his platoon, Bilko has only one objective. And it could have been a blank cheque.


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: 11th Edinburgh International Festival Opening Concert

Halle Orchestra
Conductor Sir John Barbirolli
Janos Starker (Cello)
Elgar Centenary Programme
Overture: Cockaigne Cello Concerto in E minor
The first part of a concert from the Usher Hall. The whole concert can be heard in the Third Programme.
Introduced by Michael Henderson.
At 8.0


Musicians: The Halle Orchestra
Conductor: Sir John Barbirolli
Cellist: Janos Starker
Presenter: Michael Henderson
Presented for television by: Alan Rees

: Double Six

A high-speed television revue.
[Starring] Morecambe and Wise, John Gower, Ted Lune, Eileen Dyson, The Jack Billings Dancers
BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Conducted by Alyn Ainsworth


Comedians: Morecambe and Wise
Singer: John Gower
Comedian: Ted Lune
Performer: Eileen Dyson
Dancers: The Jack Billings Dancers
Musicians: BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Orchestra conducted by: Alyn Ainsworth
Designer: Kenneth Lawson
Producer: Ronnie Taylor

: The Girl at the Next Table

A new comedy by Philip Mackie.
[Starring] Ian Carmichael, Janette Scott with William Franklyn, Elvi Hale


Writer: Philip Mackie
Designer: Roy Oxley
Producer: Stuart Burge
Tom: Ian Carmichael
Barbara: Elvi Hale
David: William Franklyn
Helen: Virginia Maskell
Sheila: Claire de Rouen
Rosemary: Shirley Lawrence
Pat: Ann Sears
Judy: Janette Scott
Television Announcer: Pamela Strong
Adrian: Jimmy Thompson
Margot: Jennifer Wilson

: The Epilogue: Some Great Men of the Bible: Elijah

A reading from the Bible with comment by Canon Roy McKay.
Followed by Weather and Close Down


Presenter: Canon Roy McKay

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