A weekly date with Percy Thrower and his gardening friends.
This week he advises on: Planting crocus and other small bulbs; planting hedges; planting and training a peach tree; cleaning the lawn-mower and putting it away for the winter.
His guest today: John Woolman who specialises in chrysanthemums. He shows different types of indoor chrysanthemums in flower at this time of the year and deals with the raising of new varieties.
Produced by John Farrington in the BBC's Midland television studio
Zadel Skolovsky plays Piano Concerto No. 2, in A (Liszt) with the BBC Scottish Orchestra
(Leader, J. Mouland Begbie)
Conductor, Ian Whyte
Introduced by Ian Wallace.
The programme includes Ravel's Mother Goose Suite
From the BBC's television studio in Scotland
The BBC Scottish
The Brains Trust meets this afternoon to answer your questions.
The members this week are: Dr. Julian Huxley F.R.S., Jacquetta Hawkes O.B.E., Sir Ivone Kirkpatrick G.C.M.G. K.C.B., Julian Trevelyan
Question-Master, Norman Fisher
Questions should be addressed to: The Brains Trust, [address removed]
Sound-track to be repeated on Monday at 3.30 (Home)
Dr. Julian Huxley,
Sir Ivone Kirkpatrick, G.C.M.G.,
Every seat is filled for the most thrilling event in the show, in which Gambino is alone in the lions' cage. The greatest tamer of them all, he knows that once his nerve fails it means the end of his career. Suddenly a lion springs...
Joey the Clown:
Big Tim Champion:
The adventures of a Boxer puppy.
Drawn by Tim.
by Robert Louis Stevenson
Adaptation by Joy Harington
[Starring] Bernard Miles
with Richard Palmer
(Douglas Blackwell is appearing in "No Time for Sergeants" at Her Majesty's Theatre, London)
Long John Silver:
In the third talk of this series George Cansdale talks about foxes, and brings one to the studio.
A programme about people and God.
Chairman, Canon Bryan Green
Does God enter into people's lives and change them?
Does the power of God reach out to people in sickness and adversity?
Ages of Christian experience have shown the answers to both questions to be 'Yes'. But the ways in which he does so are infinitely various, and Meeting Point this evening brings together three people: an invalid, an ex-Communist local preacher, and an ex-prisoner of war to tell in their own ways how God has changed the pattern of their lives.
From the BBC's Midland television studio
Presented for television by:
The Rev. William
starring Jimmy O'Dea.
With Jack Cruise, Maureen Potter, Josephine Lesley, Leo Rowsome, Jack Daly, Dave O'Gorman, George Doonan, The Television Toppers and members of the Grand Order of Water Rats.
A play cycle by Iain MacCormick
starring Walter Fitzgerald, Marie Ney, Eric Porter.
The action takes place in the District of Dalpore, India, in 1887
(Eric Porter is appearing in "Man of Distinction" at the Princes Theatre, London)
Eric Porter stars of the second play in the cycle by Iain MacCormick at 8.0 "The Little World"
In the second of Iain MacCormick's play-cycle the time has moved on from the Indian Mutiny to the end of the nineteenth century. John Robinson's eldest son Jock - a District Officer - is concerned not so much with his own career, or even with his family, as he is with a threat of famine which springs from the plans of the Indian landlords to change over from rice-growing to the growing of indigo. It is with Jock's struggle against the authorities, and with his imaginative skill in handling different races and different castes that this comprehensive portrait of a family in India concerns itself tonight.
Sub-Inspector Abdul Khan:
told by Hugh Gibb and Tom Harrisson.
Six films about the people and animals who live in the British Colony of Sarawak.
The great caves of Niah, now the home of millions of swiftlets and bats, were once the dwelling place of ancient man. Tom Harrisson shows how he is unearthing and piecing together the secrets of the caves.
Endre Wolf (violin) with Patrick Harvey (piano) plays Sonata in A (Cesar Franck).
A meditation on sainthood.
Followed by Weather and Close Down