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: Gardening Club

A weekly date with Percy Thrower and his gardening friends.
This week he advises on: Layering shrubs; Care of seeds; Setting up seed potatoes for chitting; Taking the cuttings of the chrysanthemums
His guest today: Cliff Lewis shows how to make composts for seed sowing and potting and deals with the right and wrong ways of sowing seed.
Produced by John Farrington in the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: Cliff Lewis
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 Richard Baker.


Presenter: Richard Baker

: Concert Hour

Gary Graffman plays Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor with the BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard)
Conductor, Rudolf Schwarz
Introduced by Alec Robertson.
Before an invited audience in the BBC Studios, Maida Vale, London
Broadcast simultaneously in the Home Service


Pianist: Gary Graffman
Musicians: BBC Symphony Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Paul Beard
[Orchestra] conductor: Rudolf Schwarz
Presenter: Alec Robertson
Presented by: Philip Bate

: The Brains Trust

meets this afternoon to answer your questions.
The members this week are: Lady Violet Bonham Carter, Professor Hugh Trevor-Roper, Margaret Lane, Sir John Maud
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: Lady Violet Bonham Carter
Panellist: Professor Hugh Trevor-Roper
Panellist: Margaret Lane
Panellist: Sir John Maud
Question-Master: Norman Fisher
Producer: John Furness

: Children's Television presents: Circus Boy: Major Buffington

Major Buffington and his partner, a couple of confidence tricksters, get a job with the Circus and scheme to steal the takings. The Major's partner lets Rajah the tiger loose to cause a distraction, but the plot recoils on his own head!


Corky: Mickey Braddock
Joey, the Clown: Noah Beery
Big Tim Champion: Robert Lowery
Major Buffington: Thurston Hall

: 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 directed by: Griff Lewis
Editor: Joanne Symons
Producer: Cliff Michelmore

: Children's Television: Sunday Special: Professor Foster investigates..: The Stone with the Curly Cross

From Scotland
(BBC telerecording)
(to 18.15)


Presenter: Professor Foster

: Greenwich Time Signal; Meeting Point: God's Word for Living

During the past week a group of people have been making a new effort to live by the teaching of the familiar words of the Lord's Prayer. Tonight they report on their experience.
They are: Dorothy Cupples, Richard Murray, Robert Strathearn, Archie McCunn and the Rev. Colin Day
From the BBC's television studio in Scotland


Reporter: Dorothy Cupples
Reporter: Richard Murray
Reporter: Robert Strathearn
Reporter: Archie McCunn
Reporter: The Rev. Colin Day
Director: Bill Stevenson
Producer: The Rev. Ronald Falconer

: The Thin Man: The Acrostic Murders

Starring Peter Lawford as 'Nick', Phyllis Kirk as 'Nora' in the new film series with Asta the dog.
See page 4


Nick: Peter Lawford
Nora: Phyllis Kirk
Himself: Asta the dog

: What's My Line?

Television's most popular panel game with Isobel Barnett, Barbara Kelly, Gilbert Harding, David Nixon.
In the chair, Eamonn Andrews
What's My Line? was devised by Mark Goodman and Bill Todman and is televised by arrangement with CBS and Maurice Winnick; David Nixon is in 'Cinderella' at Manchester Hippodrome)


Panellist: Isobel Barnett
Panellist: Barbara Kelly
Panellist: Gilbert Harding
Panellist: David Nixon
Chairman: Eamonn Andrews
Presented by: Harry Carlisle
Devised by: Mark Goodman
Devised by: Bill Todman

: An excerpt from Winter Wonderland

A Spectacular Ice Revue from the Empire Pool, Wembley.
With an international company including Joan Hyldoft, Pat Gregory, Joan Connell, Ted Deeley, Michael Meehan, Bobby Blake, Marshall Grant, Peter Firstbrook, The Percellys, Topper Martyn, Jack Rose, Ina Syme, The Glamour-icers and the Ice Squires, The Wonderland Vocal Octette
The Empire Pool Orchestra under the direction of Reginald Swinney
(A special performance before an invited audience by arrangement with Holiday on Ice (Great Britain), Ltd.)


Director: Gerald Palmer
Ice skater: Joan Hyldoft
Ice skater: Pat Gregory
Ice skater: Joan Connell
Ice skater: Ted Deeley
Ice skater: Michael Meehan
Ice skater: Bobby Blake
Ice skater: Marshall Grant
Ice skater: Peter Firstbrook
Acrobatic skaters: The Percellys
Comic magician: Topper Martyn
Ice skater: Jack Rose
Ice skater: Ina Syme
Dancers: The Glamour-icers
Dancers: The Ice Squires
Singers: The Wonderland Vocal Octette
Musicians: The Empire Pool Orchestra
[Orchestra] director: Reginald Swinney
Choreography: Marie Carr
Costumes designer: Robert Mackintosh (New York)
Costumes designer: Henry Forse (Paris)
Decor: Pelegry (Paris)
Decor: Edward Delaney (London)
Commentator: Alan Weeks
Television presentation: Alan Chivers

: Television World Theatre: Women of Troy

(Patrick Wymark appears by permission of the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, and Tennent Productions, Ltd.)
See above and page 5


Menelaus: Patrick Wymark

: The Epilogue: Contentment

A meditation conducted by Canon Matthew McNarney.
Followed by Weather and Close Down


Conductor: Canon Matthew McNarney

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