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: Gardening Club

A weekly date with Percy Thrower and his gardening friends.

This week he has two guests.
J. R. Escritt the Assistant Director of the Sports Turf Research Institute who returns to advise on the preparation Of the ground and the best kind of turf to make a lawn, and deals with the general care and maintenance of an established lawn. and Cuff Lewis who advises on the lifting and storing of vegetables, and also shows a simple way to construct a small pond in the garden.
Produced by John Farrington in the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: J. R. Escritt
Guest: Cuff Lewis
Producer: John Farrington

: Star Choice presents: Teacher

[Starring] Agnes Moorehead and June Lockhart

What prompts an old woman to leave her mountain seclusion and seek the help of a young teacher? What lies behind her sudden desperate desire to learn to read?...
A series of film plays presenting stars in stories of their choice.


Mrs. Tolliver: Agnes Moorehead
Teacher: June Lockhart

: Autumn Leaves

A musical miscellany.
Elton Hayes with Tollefsen.
From the BBC's West of England television studio


Guitarist: Elton Hayes
Accordionist: Tollefsen
Presented by: Ronald Webster

: The Brains Trust

meets every Sunday afternoon to answer questions sent by viewers.
The members this week are: Marghanita Laski, Nicholas Monsarrat, Professor Alexander Kennedy, Professor A. J. Ayer, F.B.A.
Question-Master: Bernard Braden
Questions should be addressed to: The Brains Trust, [address removed]


Panellist: Marghanita Laski
Panellist: Nicholas Monsarrat
Panellist: Professor Alexander Kennedy
Panellist: Professor A. J. Ayer
Question-Master: Bernard Braden
Producer: John Furness

: Children's Television presents: Circus Boy: Counterfeit Clown

The Circus is engaged to perform at a private party. All goes well till it is found that a safe has been raided and the thief is seen escaping in Joey's clown costume.
Things look pretty black for Joey till Corky and Bimbo take a hand.


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

: Children's Television: Muffin the Mule

Ann Hogarth presents Muffin the Mule.
With Jan Bussell.


Presenter: Ann Hogarth
Puppeteer: Jan Bussell

: Children's Television: All Your Own

A programme in which children from all over Great Britain have been invited to take part.
Introduced by Huw Wheldon.


Presenter: Huw Wheldon
Music directed by: Griff Lewis
Editor: Joanne Symons
Producer: Cliff Michelmore

: Children's Television: Sunday Special: Come Aboard the 'Commodore'

In the last of the present series Roger Pilkington shows how the Christian Church has expanded along the waterways of the world.
(to 18.15)


Presenter: Roger Pilkington
Presented by: John Elphinstone-Fyffe

: Meeting Point: His Praise Forth Tell

We all have our favourite hymns, often intimately associated with personal experiences. Tonight a number of such well-known hymns have been selected and you hear the stories connected with them.
Introduced by Hugh David.
Hymns sung by the BBC Welsh Chorus accompanied by the BBC Welsh Orchestra
Conducted by Arwel Hughes


Presenter: Hugh David
Singers: The BBC Welsh Chorus
Musicians: The BBC Welsh Orchestra
[Orchestra] conducted by: Arwel Hughes
Programme arranged by: The Rev. Glyn Parry-Jones
Television presentation: David J. Thomas

: The Phil Silvers Show: The Con Men

[Starring] Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko

Bilko looks after his men like a father, especially when their money is at stake. And the stake can be high when card-sharpers play poker.


Sgt Ernie Bilko: Phil Silvers

: The Grand Order of Water Rats presents: Ray's a Rat

[Starring] Ted Ray
with Joan Turner, Morris and Cowley, Gladys Hay, George Bolton, Erica Yorke, Billie Carlyle, Sydney Jerome and his Orchestra.


Comedian: Ted Ray
Performer: Joan Turner
Comedians: Morris and Cowley
Performer: Gladys Hay
Performer: George Bolton
Singer: Erica Yorke
Singer: Billie Carlyle
Musicians: Sydney Jerome and his Orchestra
Script: George Wadmore
Script: Ted Ray
Designer: George Djurkovic
Producer: George Inns

: Sunday-Night Theatre presents: Sounding Brass

A play by Leslie Burgess.
[Starring] Edward Chapman with Gene Anderson, Edna Morris and William Devlin
The action takes place in York and London in the mid-nineteenth century.


Writer: Leslie Burgess
Designer: Frederick Knapman
Producer: Andrew Osborn
John Close: Peter Bryant
Mrs Hudson: Edna Morris
Perks: Arthur Howard
Sarah: Ursula Camm
James Meek: William Devlin
Jonathan Gray: Edgar K. Bruce
Albert Davies: Arthur Lowe
Richard Nicholson: Carl Bernard
George Hudson: Edward Chapman
Anne a child Hudson: Frances Guthrie
George Hudson, Junior: Alun Owen
A footman: Richard Sullivan
Anne Hudson: Gene Anderson
Lord Eskdale: James Raglan
Lady Eskdale: Gladys Boot
Captain Marchant: David Aylmer
Sir John Lowther: John Miller
Prance: Philip Lennard
Other parts played by: Sheldon Allan
Other parts played by: Bart Allison
Other parts played by: Owen Berry
Other parts played by: Richard Cuthbert
Other parts played by: Arthur Hosking
Other parts played by: Henry Kay
Other parts played by: Donald McCollum
Other parts played by: Peter Morny
Other parts played by: Nigel Sharpe
Other parts played by: Ralph Tovey
Other parts played by: Stanley Vine

: Nathan Milstein

Ernest Lush (piano)

Nathan Milstein, who is now an American citizen, was born in Odessa in 1904, and at the age of seven was studying under Stoliarsky, one of Russia's foremost teachers of the violin. In 1923 he began the first of many successful tours of the capitals of Europe, and made his American debut six years later. This is his second appearance on BBC Television. Apart from his reputation as a technician and interpreter of music, Milstein is noted as a composer, especially for his cadenzas for the Brahms and Beethoven violin concertos.


Violinist: Nathan Milstein
Pianist: Ernest Lush
Presented by: Patricia Foy

: The Epilogue: The Mouth of Truth: 4

The fountains of Rome remind Sir Cedric Hardwicke of the significance of water in the Gospel story.
(A film series by arrangement with Milo Films)
Weather and Close Down


Presenter: Sir Cedric Hardwicke

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