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: Gardening Club

A weekly date with Percy Thrower and his gardening friends.

This week he advises on: Lifting outdoor chrysanthemums and bringing them in for the winter; planting roses; planting lilies of the valley; potting fuchsias and geraniums to grow on into standard plants.
His guest today is: Thomas Rochford who brings to the studio a selection of indoor foliage plants. He gives advice on the choice of these plants and how to take care of them.
Produced by John Farrington in the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: Thomas Rochford
Producer: John Farrington

: News Review

Seven days in thirty minutes.
A television news feature recalling the week's outstanding events on film, with personalities, reports and expert analysis from studios at home and abroad.
Introduced by Kenneth Kendall.


Presenter: Kenneth Kendall

: Concert Hour

Introduced and conducted by Jascha Horenstein with Marie-Claude Theuveny
(violin) and the BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard)
Before an invited audience in the BBC Studios, Maida Vale, London


Presenter/conductor: Jascha Horenstein
Violinist: Marie-Claude Theuveny
Musicians: The BBC Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Paul Beard
Television presentation: Antony Craxton

: The Brains Trust

meets this afternoon to answer your questions.
The members this week are:
Professor Hugh Trevor-Roper, Professor A. J. Ayer , F.B.A., Sir Oliver Franks, G.C.M.G., K.C.B., Michel Saint-Denis
Question-Master, Norman Fisher
Questions should be addressed to: 'The Brains Trust', [address removed]


Panellist: Professor Hugh Trevor-Roper
Panellist: Professor A. J. Ayer
Panellist: Sir Oliver Franks
Panellist: Michel Saint-Denis
Question-Master: Norman Fisher
Producer: Catherine Dove

: Children's Television presents: Circus Boy - Fortune Teller

There are laughs for everyone when Bimbo the baby Elephant introduces himself to Mrs. Lily-a fortune-teller. But the Circus friends are not so happy when Mrs. Lily plays on the simple people's superstitious fears with her tea-cup forecasts. But Joey sorts things out in the end. For as he says 'when logic fails, there's nothing like a little hocus pocus'.


Corky: Mickey Braddock
Joey, the Clown: Noah Beery
Big Tim Champion: Robert Lowery
Mrs Lily: Mary Young

: Children's Television: Lenny the Lion

with Terry Hall.


Ventriloquist: Terry Hall

: 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 director: Griff Lewis
Editor: Joanne Symons
Producer: Cliff Michelmore

: Children's Television: Sunday Special: Let's Go and See...: Buckfast Abbey

with Father Agnellus Andrew, O.F.M.
In this second visit to the Abbey Father Agnellus Andrew sees some of the work that the monks do to support themselves.
(A BBC telerecording)


Presenter: Father Agnellus Andrew

: The Weather

(to 18.15)

: Meeting Point: The Christian Outsider

Malcolm Muggeridge questions Dr. Alec Vidler, Dean of King's College, Cambridge, on why people who would like to be Christians find themselves outside the Christian Church.


Interviewer: Malcolm Muggeridge
Interviewee: Dr. Alec Vidler
Presented by: Oliver Hunkin

: News Summary

: Rhapsody in Blue

starring Winifred Atwell with Ted Heath and his Music
Eamonn Andrews introduces a celebrity show featuring some of the best loved music of George Gershwin the twentieth anniversary of whose death is remembered this year.
The Irving Davies Dancers


Pianist: Winifred Atwell
Musicians: Ted Heath and his Music
Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Dancers: The Irving Davies Dancers
Choreography: Irving Davies
Musical arrangements: Roland Shaw
Musical arrangements: Johnny Keating
Designer: Clifford Hatts
Producer: Russell Turner

: Sunday-Night Theatre presents: The English Family Robinson: 4: Free Passage Home

A play cycle by Iain MacCormick.
Starring John Robinson, Peter Wyngarde with Peter Bryant
The action of the play is set in the District of Dalpore, India, in 1947

The fourth and final play in Iain MacCormick's comprehensive portrait The English Family Robinson brings the story up to 1947. It tells the story of Ross's son, Sandy, a commissioner in the Indian Civil Service, who is charged with the duty of handing over his administration at the time of the partition of India, on August 15, of that year.
Unfortunately, his division is bisected by a river which becomes the frontier between the new India and the new Pakistan. He has been ordered to avoid violence at all costs, and the play is about Sandy's struggle to keep the peace, even though in doing so he may be jeopardising his own future.
At 8.0


Writer: Iain MacCormick
Producer: Andrew Osborn
Designer: John Cooper
Sandy Robinson: John Robinson
George Rankin: Peter Bryant
Captain Price: Robert Chetwyn
Lieutenant Snead: Alan Penn
Inspector Robbit: George A. Cooper
Peggy Robinson: Ruth Gower
'Nellie' Saraswati: June Rodney
Dr Bannerji: Peter Wyngarde
Police Corporal: Frank Olegario
Indian Policeman Zafar: Iqbal Qureshi
Mirza: Olaf Pooley
Johnny: Jeremy Burnham
Achmed: Ishaq Bux
Dr Khan Mohammed: Paul Hardtmuth
Cathy Rankin: Susan Maryott
Chundra Lal: Cyril Shaps

: Zoo Quest for the Paradise Birds: 2 - Raine Island

David Attenborough describes his recent journey along the Great Barrier Reef and into the mountains of Central New Guinea in the search for Birds of Paradise.


Presenter/producer: David Attenborough
Film editor: Teddy Ireland
Cameraman: Charles Lagus

: Music at Ten

Max Jaffa introduces Maria Korchinska (harp) with The Trio: Max Jaffa (violin), Reginald Kilbey (cello), Jack Byfield (piano) and The Linden Singers. Conductor, William Llewellyn


Presenter/violinist: Max Jaffa
Harpist: Maria Korchinska
Cellist: Reginald Kilbey
Pianist: Jack Byfield
Singers: The Linden Singers
Conductor: William Llewellyn
Producer: Christian Simpson

: News

: The Epilogue

Conducted by Dr. P. H. Devanandan of Bangalore.
Followed by Weather and Close Down


Prayers conducted by: Dr. P.H. Devanandan

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