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: Gardening Club

A weekly date with Percy Thrower and his gardening friends.
This week he advises on: Putting in cuttings of roses; taking cuttings of violas; side-shooting indoor-flowering chrysanthemums; taking cuttings of fuchsias; drying everlasting flowers for winter decoration; and sowing the seed of annuals for spring flowering.
His guest today is R. P. Burrows who specialises in geraniums.
He shows various types of geraniums, and demonstrates their cultivation and propagation with particular reference to those in window boxes.
Produced by John Farrington in the BBC's Midland television studio
(A BBC telerecording)


Presenter/gardener: Percy Thrower
Guest: R. P. Burrows
Producer: John Farrington

: Star Choice presents: The Night Goes On

[Starring] Rosalind Russell
with George MacReady and Carmen Mathews.
The story of the disruption caused by a spoiled and beautiful city woman among the people who live on an estate in New Mexico.
A series of film plays presenting stars in stories of their choice.


Cynthia: Rosalind Russell
Henry: George MacReady
Margaret: Carmen Mathews

: 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 in by viewers.
The members this week are: Margery Fry, Max Beloff, Professor A. L. Goodhart K.B.E., Q.C., Don Salvador de Madariaga.
Question-Master, Bernard Braden
Questions should be addressed to: 'The Brains Trust', [address removed]


Panellist: Margery Fry
Panellist: Max Beloff
Panellist: Professor A. L. Goodhart
Panellist: Don Salvador de Madariaga
Question-Master: Bernard Braden
Presented by: John Grist

: Children's Television presents: Circus Boy: Joey's Wedding Day

Joey the clown, suddenly overcome with the many problems involved in bringing up a child, feels that Corky needs a mother's care. He decides he must marry in order to give Corky a normal life, but to a confirmed bachelor like Joey a decision of this kind gives rise to several serious problems. There are dangers too, such as Big Pete, the boss canvas man, who regards his unmarried sister as a suitable match for Joey.


Corky: Mickey Braddock
Joey, the Clown: Noah Beery
Big Tim Champion: Robert Lowery
Susie: Angela Stevens

: Children's Television: Bengo

The adventures of a Boxer puppy.
Drawn by Tim.


Artist: Tim (William Timym)

: Children's Television: A Tale of Two Cities: 5: The Storm Breaks

by Charles Dickens.
Made into a television serial play in eight parts by John Keir Cross and produced by Kevin Sheldon.
[Starring] 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
Madame Defarge: Margaretta Scott
Ernest Defarge: Keneth Thornett
John Barsad: Gordon Gostelow
Dr Manette: Fred Fairclough
Lucie Manette: Wendy Hutchinson
Charles Darnay: Edward de Souza
Miss Pross: Joan Ingram

: Children's Television: Sunday Special

Tom Curr draws for you the story of the Rock and the Sand.
From Scotland
(to 18.15)


Presenter/artist: Tom Curr

: Meeting Point: What's the Object?

John Betjeman, Matley Moore, Victor Bonham-Carter answer questions put to them by Vivian Ogilvie about the nature and purpose of a number of things which are to be seen in and around churches in different parts of the country.
From the BBC's West of England television studio


Panellist: John Betjeman
Panellist: Matley Moore
Panellist: Victor Bonham-Carter
Chairman: Vivian Ogilvie
Programme arranged by: Martin Willson
[Programme] presented by: Ronald Webster

: News

: The Weather

: The Phil Silvers Show: Miss America

[Starring] Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko
Bilko's 'Sweetheart Contest' looks like being a flop until one of the men in his platoon shows him the photograph of a beautiful blonde. But the picture is forty years old, so mum's the word-and the winner.


Sgt Ernie Bilko: Phil Silvers

: Sunday-Night Theatre presents: Time and the Conways

by J.B. Priestley.
The action of the play takes place in the Conways' house in Newlingham in 1919 and 1937.


Writer: J.B. Priestley
Designed and produced by: Hal Burton
Mrs Conway: Marie Ney
Hazel Conway: Sarah Lawson
Carol Conway: Caroline Denzil
Madge Conway: Margaret Tyzack
Kay Conway: Gwen Watford
Alan Conway: John Stratton
Robin Conway: Terence Longdon
Joan Helford: Brenda Hogan
Gerald Thornton: Peter Vaughan
Ernest Beevers: Peter Woodthorpe

: Double Six

A high speed television revue with Morecambe and Wise, Ted Lune, Patricia Bredin, John Gower, Eileen Dyson, The Jack Billings Dancers.
The Orchestra conducted by Tony Osborne


Comedians: Morecambe and Wise
Comedian: Ted Lune
Singer: Patricia Bredin
Singer: John Gower
Performer: Eileen Dyson
Dancers: The Jack Billings Dancers
[Orchestra] Conducted by: Tony Osborne
Producer: Ronnie Taylor

: Hotfoot

Jacqueline Mackenzie back from a flying visit to Madrid reports on the Spaniards and the drama of the bull fight.


Reporter: Jacqueline Mackenzie
Presented by: Hugh Burnett

: The Royal Swedish Ballet

See above and facing page

: News

: The Epilogue: The Mouth of Truth - 3

Sir Cedric Hardwicke continues his walk in Rome, and the news of the birth of an Italian baby reminds him of the birth of Christ.
(A film series by arrangement with Milo Films)
Followed by Weather and Close Down


Presenter: Sir Cedric Hardwicke

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