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: Gardening Club

A weekly date with Percy Thrower and his gardening friends.
This week he advises on: The pruning of an indoor vine; the selection of varieties of raspberries and their planting; covering Christmas roses; potting calceolarias.
His guest today is: Denys de Saulles who demonstrates how machines can help in the garden by doing the cultivation and other important work.
Produced by John Farrington in the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: Denys de Saulles
Producer: John Farrington

: International Ice Hockey: Switzerland v. Italy

Part of the match being played this afternoon at Lugano.
Presented by the Swiss Television Service


Commentator: Max Robertson

: Gershwin

Piano Concerto in F played by Julius Katchen with the BBC Northern Orchestra
(Leader, Reginald Stead)
Conducted by Lawrence Leonard
Introduced by Alec Robertson.
From the BBC's Northern television studio


Presenter: Alec Robertson
Pianist: Julius Katchen
Musicians: The BBC Northern Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Reginald Stead
Orchestra conducted by: Lawrence Leonard
Presented for television by: Paul Huband

: 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

: The Brains Trust

The Brains Trust meets this afternoon to answer your questions.
The members this week are: Sir Ifor Evans, David Daiches, James Morris, Professor A.J. Ayer, F.B.A.
Question-Master, Norman Fisher

Questions should be addressed to: The Brains Trust, [address removed]
Sound-track to be repeated on Monday at 3.30 p.m. (Home)


Panellist: Sir Ifor Evans
Panellist: David Daiches
Panellist: James Morris
Panellist: Professor A.J. Ayer
Question-Master: Norman Fisher
Producer: John Furness

: Children's Television presents: Circus Boy: Little Vagabond

Corky's new friend Gene joins the Circus and soon is looking after the horses. But Corky is more than a little puzzled when Gene becomes unfriendly and finally runs away. What is the secret of his odd behaviour? - and why do the Circus folk quarrel over him?


Corky: Mickey Braddock
Joey, the Clown: Noah Beery
Big Tim Champion: Robert Lowery
Gene: Ricky Vera

: Children's Television: Bengo

The adventures of a Boxer puppy.
Drawn by Tim.


Artist: Tim [William Tymin]

: Children's Television: The Silver Sword: 2: Escape from Prison

The exciting Wartime adventure by Ian Serraillier
Adapted by C.E. Webber into seven episodes


Author: Ian Serraillier
Adapted by: C.E. Webber
Producer: Shaun Sutton
Film Cameraman: David Prosser
Film Editor: Ron de Mattos
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Ruth Balicki: Pat Pleasance
Edek Balicki: Melvyn Hayes
Bronia Balicki: Ingrid Sylvester
Joseph Balicki: Barry Letts
Prisoner: John Woodnutt
First Prison Camp guard: John Heller
Second Prison Camp guard: Patrick Milner
Old woman: Gladys Spencer
First soldier: Philip Morant
Mrs. Krause: Helen Misener
Jan: Frazer Hines
Others taking part: Hedger Wallace
Others taking part: Michael Stainton

: Children's Television: Sunday Special

Tom Curr draws for you the story of St. Andrew.
From the BBC's television studio in Scotland


Presenter/artist: Tom Curr

: Greenwich Time Signal; Meeting Point: Two Christian Portraits: 2: An Indian Christian

Last Sunday Christopher Mayhew, M.P., introduced an interview he filmed with a Franciscan Friar for the series 'Men Seeking God'.
Tonight, he looks at Christianity through the eyes of the Rev. C.C. Pande, Methodist Minister of Bankura, West Bengal, who is superintendent of the leper colony there.
He ends by discussing with Father Hugh Bishop, C.R., problems raised by these contrasted portraits.
Film from a programme originally produced by Grace Wyndham Goldie


Presenter: Christopher Mayhew, M.P.
Interviewee: The Rev. C.C. Pande
Interviewee: Father Hugh Bishop, C.R.
Producer (Film sequences): Grace Wyndham Goldie

: The Grand Order of Water Rats presents: Revels of 1957

with King Rat, Cyril Dowler and in alphabetical order:
Albert Burden, Peter Cavanagh, Charlie Chester, Frank Cook, Fred Ferrari, Nat Jackley, Len Lowe, Nat Mills, Dave O'Gorman, Vic Oliver, Donald Peers, Jon Pertwee, Cardew Robinson, Clarkson Rose, Derek Roy, Billy 'Uke' Scott, The Four Smith Brothers, Jimmy Wheeler, Albert Whelan and other members of the Order including Companion Rat, Billy Butlin.
Guest artists include:
Josephine Lesley, Iris Villiers, Olive Fox, Rhoda Rogers, Marion Miller, The Television Toppers, The Littlewood Songsters, The Welwyn Garden City Male Voice Choir, Band of the Coldstream Guards, Director of Music Major Douglas A. Pope
Eric Robinson and the Television Orchestra


King Rat: Cyril Dowler
Singer: Albert Burden
Impressionist: Peter Cavanagh
Comedian: Charlie Chester
Performer: Frank Cook
Performer: Fred Ferrari
Comedian: Nat Jackley
Comedian: Len Lowe
Comedian: Nat Mills
Performer: Dave O'Gorman
Comedian: Vic Oliver
Singer: Donald Peers
Comedian: Jon Pertwee
Comedian: Cardew Robinson
Comedian: Clarkson Rose
Comedian: Derek Roy
Ukulele player: Billy 'Uke' Scott
Singers: The Four Smith Brothers
Comedian: Jimmy Wheeler
Singer: Albert Whelan
Companion Rat: Billy Butlin
Performer: Josephine Lesley
Singer: Iris Villiers
Singer: Olive Fox
Performer: Rhoda Rogers
Singer: Marion Miller
Dancers: The Television Toppers
Singers: The Littlewood Songsters
Singers: The Welwyn Garden City Male Voice Choir
Musicians: Band of the Coldstream Guards
Director of Music: Major Douglas A. Pope
Musicians: Eric Robinson and the Television Orchestra
Choreography: Larry Gordon
Designer: Edwin Florence
Devised by: Charlie Chester
Producer: Richard Afton

: Sunday-Night Theatre presents: The Stone Faces

A new play for television by J.B. Priestley.
[Starring] Luise Rainer, Wilfrid Lawson with Frances Rowe and Duncan Lamont.
The action takes place in or near the Murdochs' hotel in La Venta, Southern Mexico.
Time: The present day
See page 9


Writer: J.B. Priestley
Producer: Harold Clayton
Designer: Clifford Hatts
Stephen Flesser: Wilfrid Lawson
Bill Murdoch: Gareth Jones
Simone Murdoch: Frances Rowe
Rosa: Maureen Beck
Hilaria: Pauline Black
Dr. Sumner Ames: Duncan Lamont
Dorothy Stafford: Helen Horton
Inga Arlberg: Luise Rainer
A Mexican porter: Edward Hulton
A workman: Don Lee
Sam Beakin: John Bloomfield
Man reporter: John Bell
Woman reporter: Jeanne Griffiths
Pressman: Andreas Antoniou
Pressman: Joseph Boyer
Pressman: Bernard Callaghan
Pressman: Michael Cohere
Pressman: Jeffrey Gardiner
Pressman: Don Gilliland
Pressman: Dorothy Grumbar
Pressman: Patricia Kerry
Pressman: Nigel Sharpe
Pressman: Nicholas Shiafkalis
Pressman: John Slavid
Pressman: Burnell Tucker
Pressman: John Tucker

: Zoo Quest for the Paradise Birds: 4: The People of the Wahgi Valley

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


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

: George Malcolm

plays works for the harpsichord by Bach, Rameau, and Scarlatti.

George Malcolm, who is recognised as one of the leading harpsichordists of the present day, was born in 1919 in London. He has played jazz in a Television Variety show, and has given concerts on the Third Programme. Since 1947 he has been Master of the Music at Westminster Cathedral, and he has conducted for the English Opera Group. He is however best known for his concert performances and gramophone records as a harpsichordist.


Harpsichordist: George Malcolm
Presented by: Philip Bate

: The Epilogue: How Many Days to Christmas?

Conducted by the Rev. Leslie R. Goy.
From the BBC's Midland television studio

Followed by Weather and Close Down


Service conducted by: The Rev. Leslie R. Goy

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