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: Greenwich Time Signal; Gardening Club

A weekly date with Percy Thrower and his gardening friends.

This week he advises on: The kind of bulbs to buy; planting bulbs in bowls for Christmas Bowering; planting border carnations; potting rooted fuchsia cuttings.
Today he has two guests:
Muriel Tipton who shows how best to use flowers obtainable at this time of the year for home decoration
and J. B. Escritt the Assistant Director of the Sports Turf Research Institute who advises on the preparation of the ground and the best mixtures of seed for various types of lawns, and deals with the general care and maintenance of an established lawn.
Produced by John Farrington in the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: Muriel Tipton
Guest: J. B. Escritt
Producer: John Farrington

: Star Choice presents: The Marshal and the Mob

[Starring] Dan Duryea and Ward Bond in the film The Marshal and the Mob
with Barbara Eiler.
The Marshal is generally a man who acts according to pattern-a tough, courageous, sharp-shooter with a real sense of justice. But there are exceptions-and the mob in this exciting film reckons the time has come to take the law into its own hands.
A series of film plays presenting stars in stories of their own choice.


Jason: Dan Duryea
Patterson: Ward Bond
Carol: Barbara Eiler

: Autumn Prelude

A musical miscellany played by Semprini with Tommy Reilly.
From the BBC's West of England television studio
See page 5


Pianist: Semprini
Harmonicist: Tommy Reilly
Presented by: Ronald Webster

: The Brains Trust

meets every Sunday afternoon to answer questions sent by viewers.
The members this week are: Sir Ifor Evans, Daniel Jones,
Canon Norman Matthews, Chancellor of Llandaff Cathedral, Gwyn Thomas
Question-Master: Bernard Braden
Questions should be addressed to: The Brains Trust, [address removed]


Panellist: Sir Ifor Evans
Panellist: Daniel Jones
Panellist: Canon Norman Matthews
Panellist: Gwyn Thomas
Question-Master: Bernard Braden
Producer: John Furness

: Children's Television presents: Circus Boy: Corky's Big Parade

The boss of Titusville runs a nasty little racket of bribery and corruption, and if the Circus is to perform there it's a case of 'pay up or else..." Corky and the boys have an ingenious plan to beat the crooks, but it's left to Big Tim to show them up in front of the whole town.


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

: 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: 7: A Hand at Cards

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


Author: Charles Dickens
Adapted by: John Keir Cross
Producer: Kevin Sheldon
Designer: Gordon Roland
Sydney Carton: Peter Wyngarde
Mr. Lorry: Mervyn Johns
Miss Pross: Joan Ingram
Jerry Cruncher: Ronald Rand
John Barsad: Gordon Gostelow
Charles Darnay: Edward de Souza
An aristocrat: David Hart

: Children's Television: Sunday Special: Let's go and see...: The Church for the Deaf in Glasgow

Its Minister, the Rev. J. Stewart Lochrie, is your guide, and David Donaldson asks your questions.
From the John Ross Memorial Church for the Deaf.
(to 18.15)


Guide/Interviewee: The Rev. J. Stewart Lochrie
Interviewer: David Donaldson

: The Deaf See

A Service from the John Ross Memorial Church for the Deaf, Glasgow; conducted by the Rev. J. Stewart Lochrie, Minister and Secretary to the Mission to the Adult Deaf and Dumb for Glasgow and the West of Scotland.
In this Act of Worship, in a remarkable way, those who are deaf and dumb are able to join fully in prayers, praise, and the hearing of the word of God. This worship can be shared by all.
Paraphrase 2: O God of Bethel
(B.C.H; 55, Cong. P. 55, M.H.B. 607. S.P. 596)
Call to Prayer Prayers
The Lord's Prayer
Gospel: St. Matthew 7, vv. 7-14
Jesus calls us o'er the tumult (A. and M. 403, B.C.H. 205. C.H. 500, Cong. P. 451, M.H.B. 157, S.P. 217)
Prayers of Thanksgiving and Intercession
Lead us, Heavenly Father, lead us (A. and M. 281, B.C.H. 417. C.H. 563. Cong. P. 607. M.H.B. 611, S.P. 556)
The Offering
The Blessing
Leaders of Praise: Robert Dickson, James C. Dow
From Scotland


Service conducted by: The Rev. J. Stewart Lochrie
Leader of Praise: Robert Dickson
Leader of Praise: James C. Dow

: The Phil Silvers Show: Operation Diapers

[Starring] Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko

Stranded with the three small children of one of his men, Bilko smuggles them into barracks. Routine is seriously disorganised until the Colonel finds out.


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: Sunday-Night Theatre: Mrs. Wickens in the Fall

A new television play by Nigel Kneale

The action takes place in a small provincial French town.

(Macdonald Parke is appearing in "No Time for Sergeants" at Her Majesty's Theatre, London)


Writer: Nigel Kneale
Producer: Michael Elliott
Designer: John Cooper
Lyddie Wickens: Natalie Lynn
Bob Wickens: MacDonald Parke
Guide: Jacques Cey
First Englishwoman: Molly Hare
Second Englishwoman: Phillada Sewell
Swedish tourist: Alexander Barchok
Francois Charcot: John Stirling
Jean-Jacques Charcot: Harold Lang
Cecile: Malou Pantera
Taxi-driver: Thomas Foulkes
Mme. Charcot: Ellen Pollock
Doctor: Jacques Brunius
Agency man: Andre Maranne
Indian tourist: Shaym Bahadur
Gaston Charcot: Andreas Malandrinos
Postman: Yves Chanteau
Little man: Ian Wilson
His wife: Sonia Windsor
M. Bourget: Bernard Rebel
English youth: Robin Gammall
Also taking part: Audrey Davaz
Also taking part: Christine Davaz
Also taking part: Jale Davaz
Also taking part: Madeleine de la Port
Also taking part: Jeannette Edwards
Also taking part: Tony MacLane
Also taking part: Priscilla Ogier

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Nigel Kneale 18 December 2016

: Double Six

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

(Morecambe and Wise are appearing in "Let's Have Fun" at the Central Pier, Blackpool; Patricia Bedin in "Free as Air" at the Savoy Theatre, London)


Comedians: Morecambe and Wise
Comedian: Ted Lune
Singer: Patricia Bredin
Singer: John Gower
Performer: Eileen Dyson
Dancers: The Jack Billings Dancers
Musicians: BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Conductor: Alyn Ainsworth
Producer: Ronnie Taylor

: Leslie Phillips tells the story of Black Rod

by A. G. Morris.


Storyteller: Leslie Phillips
Author: A. G. Morris

: The Bulgarian State Ensemble

Under the direction of Philippe Koutev in a programme of music, songs, and dances of their native land.
Introduced by Mihailov Kalev.
(The Bulgarian State Ensemble is appearing at the Royal Festival Hall, London)


Presenter: Mihailov Kalev
Performers: The Bulgarian State Ensemble
Ensemble directed by: Philippe Koutev
Choreographer: Marguerite Dikova
Presented by: Graeme Muir

: The Epilogue

Conducted by Father Bernard Basset, S.J.


Presenter: Father Bernard Basset

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