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: Gardening Club

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


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: John Woolman
Producer: John Farrington

: Concert Hour

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


Pianist: Zadel Skolovsky
Musicians: The BBC Scottish Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: J. Mouland Begbie
[Orchestra] conductor: Ian Whyte
Presenter: Ian Wallace
Presented by: Alan Rees

: The Brains Trust

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)


Panellist: Dr. Julian Huxley, F.R.S.
Panellist: Jacquetta Hawkes, O.B.E.
Panellist: Sir Ivone Kirkpatrick, G.C.M.G., K.C.B.
Panellist: Julian Trevelyan
Question-Master: Norman Fisher
Producer: Catherine Dove

: Children's Television presents: Circus Boy - The Great Gambino

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...


Corky: Mickey Braddock
Joey the Clown: Noah Beery
Big Tim Champion: Robert Lowery
Gambino: Anthony Caruso

: Children's Television: Bengo

The adventures of a Boxer puppy.
Drawn by Tim.


Artist: Tim (William Timym)

: Children's Television: Treasure Island: 6: Captain Jim

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)


Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Adaptation: Joy Harington
Special Effects: Bernard Wilkie
Film Cameraman: David Prosser
Film Editor: Ron de Mattos
Designer: Susan Spence
Producer: Chloe Gibson
Narrator: Peter Hawkins
Jim Hawkins: Richard Palmer
Israel Hands: Douglas Blackwell
Long John Silver: Bernard Miles
Dick: Richard Coe
Merry: Bruce Stewart
Morgan: Dudley Jones
Harry: Michael Collins
Johnny: Harry Lane

: Children's Television: Sunday Special: Animals of the Bible

In the third talk of this series George Cansdale talks about foxes, and brings one to the studio.


Presenter: George Cansdale

: Greenwich Time Signal; Meeting Point: This is my Story

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


Chairman: Canon Bryan Green
Presented for television by: The Rev. William Purcell

: The Grand Order of Water Rats The Variety profession's most famous confraternity presents: The Irish in Us

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.


Comedian: Jimmy O'Dea
Comedian: Jack Cruise
Performer: Maureen Potter
Performer: Josephine Lesley
Piper: Leo Rowsome
Singer: Jack Daly
Performer: Dave O'Gorman
Comedian: George Doonan
Dancers: The Television Toppers
Dance direction: Larry Gordon
Conductor: Eric Robinson
Designer: Tony Abbott
Producer: Richard Afton

: Sunday-Night Theatre presents: The English Family Robinson: 2: The Little World

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.


Writer: Iain MacCormick
Designer: John Cooper
Producer: John Jacobs
Jock Robinson: Eric Porter
Paul Nixon: Nicholas Stevenson
Mr. Lal: Roger Delgado
Sub-Inspector Abdul Khan: Clive Carson
Rahman Singh: Zafar Iqbal Qureshi
Sher Khan: Roger Snowdon
Prithvi Saraswati: Ewen Solon
Commissioner White: Walter Fitzgerald
Helen Robinson: Melissa Stribling
Dalia: Bandana Das Gupta
Ross Robinson: William Lucas
Mrs. Robinson: Marie Ney
Willis: Jack Watling
Mr. Gupta: Anthony Jacobs
Mr. Bannerjl: Harold Kasket
Pir Ram: Warren Mitchell
Naini Pagaro: Cyril Shaps

: The Borneo Story: 6: Borneo from the Beginning

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.


Narrator: Hugh Gibb
Narrator: Tom Harrisson
Presented by: James McCloy

: Music at Ten

Endre Wolf (violin) with Patrick Harvey (piano) plays Sonata in A (Cesar Franck).


Violinist: Endre Wolf
Pianist: Patrick Harvey
Presented by: Patricia Foy

: The Epilogue: The Family of Saints

A meditation on sainthood.
Followed by Weather and Close Down


Reader: Daphne Oxenford
Reader: John Franklyn Robbins

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