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: Gardening Club

A weekly date with Percy Thrower and his gardening friends.

Today he advises on: Making out the seed list for 1958, Planting a standard rose,
Winter spraying of fruit trees, Putting supports to bulbs coming into flower
His guest this week is: B.E. Price who shows how he sets about designing and laying-out a medium-sized garden. With the help of the Midland Film Unit viewers can follow the process from the time when the builders leave the site to the final planting-out.
Produced By: John Farrington in the BBC's Midland Television Studios


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: B.E. Price
Producer: John Farrington

: News Review: Retrospect 1957

Today the Television news feature which has been reviewing the events of each week looks back over a whole year - a year that might be called Year One in the Space Calendar.
The contributors to the regular Sunday Review are in the studio to recall, with film, the story of 1957 from January to December - from Satellites to the St. James's Theatre, from Antarctica to Asian Flu.
Introduced by Kenneth Kendall and Richard Baker.


Presenter: Kenneth Kendall
Presenter: Richard Baker

: Concerto

Alan Loveday plays Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D with the BBC Scottish Orchestra
(Leader, J.Mouland Begbie)
Conducted by Colin Davis
Introduced by John Russell.
From the BBC's television studio in Scotland


Violinist: Alan Loveday
Musicians: BBC Scottish Orchestra
Orchestra leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Orchestra conducted by: Colin Davis
Presenter: John Russell

: The Brains Trust

meets this afternoon at Bishopthorpe, York, the home of the Archbishop of York.
The members this week are: The Archbishop of York, Ruth Pitter, Alan Bullock, Professor A. R. Gemmell
Question-Master, Norman Fisher
Questions should be addressed to: The Brains Trust, [address removed]


Panellist: The Archbishop of York
Panellist: Ruth Pitter
Panellist: Alan Bullock
Panellist: Professor A. R. Gemmell
Question-Master: Norman Fisher
Producer: John Furness

: Children's Television presents: Circus Boy: Elmer the Rainmaker

The country has been badly hit by drought. Local cattle are dying, and there is no water for the Circus. Elmer the inventor has a great idea for making rain and he and Corky go up in a balloon to try it out, but their experiment nearly brings disaster. It's Bimbo who finally solves the problem.


Corky: Mickey Braddock
Joey, the Clown: Noah Berry
Big Tim Champion: Robert Lowery
Elmer: Sterling Holloway
Himself: Bimbo, the baby elephant

: Children's Television: Bengo

Adventures of a Boxer puppy.
Drawn by Tim.


Artist: Tim (William Timym)

: Children's Television: The Silver Sword: 6: Escape from Bavaria

by C.E. Webber.
The exciting wartime adventure based on the novel by Ian Serraillier.


Adapter: C.E. Webber
Author: Ian Serraillier
Producer: Shaun Sutton
Film cameraman: David Prosser
Film Editor: Ron de Mattos
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Mr Wolff: George Woodbridge
Jan: Frazer Hines
Ruth Balicki: Pat Pleasance
Edek Balicki: Melvyn Hayes
Bronia Balickl: Ingrid Sylvester
Mrs Wolff: Brenda Dunrich
Burgomaster: Peter Bull
The Nazi: Roger Delgado

: Children's Television: Sunday Special: It's a Wonderful World

Hugh David brings to the studio people whose work helps to make it a wonderful world. Today he introduces Dorothy Alison and the headmistress of a school for deaf children.


Presenter: Hugh David
Guest: Dorothy Alison
Presented by: John Elphinstone-Fyffe

: Meeting Point: Christian Forum

What should we believe? How should we behave?
Canon C. E. Raven, The Abbot of Downside, Professor Roger Wilson, John Arlott answer questions put to them by members of the Folk House, Bristol.
From the BBC's West of England television studio


Panellist: Canon C. E. Raven
Panellist: Professor Roger Wilson
Panellist: John Arlott
Question-Master: Alan Gibson
Arranged by: Martin Willson
Presented by: John Fearon

: Cinderella on Ice

[Starring] Gloria Nord in scenes from Tom Arnold's presentation of Cinderella on Ice
From the Sports Stadium, Brighton.


Commentator: Alan Weeks
Producer: J. Grant Anderson
Choreography: Ross Taylor
Presented for Television by: John Vernon
Cinders: Gloria Nord

: What's My Line?

Television's most popular panel game.
with Isobel Barnett, Barbara Kelly, Gilbert Harding, David Nixon
In the chair, Eamonn Andrews


Panellist: Isobel Barnett
Panellist: Barbara Kelly
Panellist: Gilbert Harding
Panellist: David Nixon
Chairman: Eamonn Andrews
Presented by: Harry Carlisle

: Television World Theatre presents: The Life of Henry the Fifth

by William Shakespeare.
[Starring] John Neville
Scene: England; afterwards France
(John Neville appears by permission of the Old Vic Theatre Trust)


Author: William Shakespeare
Producer: Peter Dews
Designer: Guy Sheppard
Chorus: Bernard Hepton
Henry V, King of England: John Neville
Brother to the King - Duke of Gloucester: Richard Palmer
Brother to the King - Duke of Bedford: Richard Coe
Duke of Exeter, uncle to the King: Julian Somers
Earl of Sailsbury: Ronald Hines
Earl of Westmorland: George Selway
Archbishop of Canterbury: Tony Church
Conspirator against the King - Earl of Cambridge: Peter Lambert
Conspirator against the King - Lord Scroop: Peter Billingsley
Conspirator against the King - Sir Thomas Grey: Hugh Hickson
Sir Thomas Erpingham: George Skillan
Captain in the King's army - Gower: Philip Morant
Captain in the King's army - Fluellen: Dudley Jones
Captain in the King's army - Macmorris: Allan McClelland
Captain in the King's army - Jamy: David Webster
Bates: Joby Blanshard
Williams: Michael Bates
Ancient Pistol: Geoffrey Bayldon
Hostess, wife to Pistol: Della Batchelor
Nym: Roger Milner
Boy: Timothy Harley
Bardolph: Michael Bates
The English Herald: Patrick Garland
Charles VI, King of France: Walter Hudd
Lewis, the Dauphin: John Wood
Isabel, Queen of France: Jessica Dunning
Katharine, Princess of France: Patricia Cree
Alice, a waiting gentlewoman: Nancie Jackson
The Constable of France: Noel Johnson
Duke of Burgundy: Ralph Truman
Duke of Bourbon: Geoffrey Lewis
Duke of Orleans: Ralph Hallett
Rambures, an Ambassador: Alan Rowe
Le Fer: Arnold Yarrow
Mountjoy, the French Herald: Edgar Wreford

: Ilona Kabos (piano)

Concert Study No.3 in D Flat...Liszt
Rondo in C...Bartok
L'Isle joyeuse...Debussy


Pianist: Ilona Kabos
Presented by: Desmond Osland

: News

: The Epilogue

"Fix on his work thy steadfast eye
So shall thy work be done"
Speaker, The Rev. Dr. Leslie D. Weatherhead, Minister of the City Temple, London

Followed by Weather and Close Down


Speaker: The Rev. Dr. Leslie D. Weatherhead

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