A weekly date with Percy Thrower and his gardening friends.
Today he welcomes to the studio:
Roy Hay who has been associated with the BBC's gardening programmes for many years. They discuss the new series he is starting in Network Three and Harold Mills who shows some varieties of Michaelmas daisies and discusses their care and propagation.
This week he advises on: Earthing up leeks; planting winter lettuce; lifting and storing gladioli; planting liliums.
Produced by John Farrington in the BBC's Midland television studio
Tossy Spivakovsky plays Max Bruch's Violin Concerto in G minor with the BBC Northern Orchestra
(Leader. Reginald Stead)
Conducted by Stanford Robinson
The programme also includes music by Puccini and Mendelssohn.
Introduced by David Franklin.
From the BBC's Northern television studio
[Orchestra] Conducted by:
Presented for television by:
The members this week are:
Her Excellency Mrs. V. L. Pandit, Margaret Lane, Viscount Chandos, Bertrand Russell O.M. F.R.S.
Question-Master, Norman Fisher
Questions should be addressed to: Brains Trust, [address removed]
Back in the Chair: Norman Fisher returns to the Brains Trust at 4.15 as Question-Master
Her Excellency Mrs. V. L.
Trapeze artist Dozetti is the star attraction in Big Tim's Circus. In every town people flock to see his daring performance of the ' forward somersault' on the tight rope, without a net.
But success has made Dozetti not only conceited, but contemptuous of his fellow artists. It takes a fall from the high wire to make Dozetti realise that no one can be great without humility and understanding.
Joey, the Clown:
Big Tim Champion:
The adventures of a Boxer Puppy.
Drawn by Tim.
by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Adapted and produced by Joy Harington.
[Starring] Bernard Miles
with Valentine Dyall and Raymond Rollett.
Long John Silver:
St. Andrew's Parish Church, Clermiston, Edinburgh ready for Harvest Festival.
The Minister, the Rev. Ross Mackenzie, is your guide.
The Rev. Ross
The Fruits of the Fields
The Fruits of Men's Labours
The Fruits of Men's Homes
A Service of Thanksgiving and Offering from St. Andrew's Parish Church, Clermiston, Edinburgh.
Conducted by the Minister, the Rev. Ross Mackenzie, with members of his congregation.
Entry into Church
We plough the fields, and scatter
(C.H. 618, vv. 1 and 3) Call to Prayer; Prayers
Old Testament Lesson: Isaiah 55, vv. 9-13
New Testament Lesson: St. Matthew 9, vv. 35-38
Lord, thy word abideth (C.H. 199, vv. 1. 5. and 6)
Praise, O praise our God and King
(C.H. 620, vv. 1. 4. 5, 6. and 8) The Offerings: of money of the gifts of harvests of the work of men's hands of children, the living harvest
Prayers, and the Lord's Prayer
Come, ye thankful people, come (C.H. 619. vv. 1, 2, and 4)
Service conducted by:
The Rev. Ross
The Grand Order of Water Rats
The Variety profession's most famous confraternity presents Nat Jackley in Rats in the Belfry with King Rat Cyril Dowler, Dave O'Gorman, The Kentones, Josephine Lesley, Dave Jackley, Vie Riscoe, Sammy Curtis, Seth Jee, Sonny Willis, The Blonde Toppers.
A new farce by Vernon Sylvaine and Lawrence Huntington.
Introduced by Vernon Sylvaine:
Once upon a time, I wrote a serious poetic drama which won a world open competition in which there were over three thousand entries. That success nearly ruined me. I took myself seriously. My plays became gloomy and grim. In sheer desperation, I tried my hand at farce. My first, Aren't Men Beasts!, ran at the Strand Theatre for nearly a year. Since then, I have had fifteen plays produced in the West End, most of them broad farces. Despite the common belief, farce is the most difficult type of play to write, the trickiest to act, and the most elusive to produce. It rides on an unrestricted moonbeam of lunacy, and it is this very freedom from logical restraint that gives the author enough rope with which to hang himself. For that very reason, the cautious writer of farce will seek to base his nonsense on something serious. Tragedy robbed of dignity is a bull's eye for laughter.
In tonight's play, we have tilted a little lance at the modern craze for 'Happiness' pills, 'Tranquillisers' and all the chemical products that may help us to avoid looking life full in the face.
J.G. Van Velt:
Chesney Van Velt:
Police Sergeant Dryott:
Told by Hugh Gibb and Tom Harrisson.
Six films about the people and animals who live in the British Colony of Sarawak.
Fifty miles off the coast are three small tropical islands, which are one of the few remaining places in the world where turtles come in their thousands to lay their eggs.
Sonata in C sharp minor. Op. 27 No. 2 (Moonlight) - Beethoven
La Soiree dans Grenade (Estampes) - Debussy
Poissons d'or (Images) - Debussy
L'Isle joyeuse - Debussy
Sir Cedric Hardwicke, as he meditates on Christ's ministry, recalls the legend that the frogs of the Tiber croak their curses on all who deny his truth.
followed by Weather and Close Down