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: Gardening Club

A weekly date with Percy Thrower who shows the tying in of raspberry canes, protects polyanthus and primulas against birds, and, in the greenhouse, prunes fuchsias, sows onion seed in boxes, and completes the final potting of tchizanthus.

Francis Hanger, Curator of the Royal Horticultural Society's Gardens at Wisley brings winter-flowering plants and shrubs and discusses their management.
From the BBC's Midland television studio
(A BBC telerecording)


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: Francis Hanger
Presented by: Paul Morby

: 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

: Mediterranean Sunshine

with Frank Chacksfield and his Orchestra
featuring Adele Leigh, Denis Martin, Joan Elvin, Jeanne Lusby, Frances Pidgeon, Denys Palmer, Robert de Warren.
See page 5


Musicians: Frank Chacksfield and his Orchestra
Soprano: Adele Leigh
Singer: Denis Martin
Dancer: Joan Elvin
Dancer: Jeanne Lusby
Dancer: Frances Pidgeon
Dancer/Production numbers staged by: Denys Palmer
Dancer: Robert de Warren
Designer: Clifford Hatts
Producer: Charles R. Rogers

: The Brains Trust

meets this afternoon to answer your questions.
The members this week are: Alan Bullock, Marghanita Laski, Dr. Julian Huxley, Lord David Cecil, C.H.
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)


Question-Master: Norman Fisher
Panellist: Alan Bullock
Panellist: Marghanita Laski
Panellist: Dr. Julian Huxley
Panellist: Lord David Cecil
Producer: John Furness

: Children's Television presents: Circus Boy - The Clemens Boys

Lem and Jody want to join the Circus, but what can they do to be of value to Big Tim? Jody steals a lion cub with which he plans to make a really good act. But Princess, the cub's mother, doesn't take to the idea at all and breaks out of her cage. She follows Jody to his home and traps him there. At this point Lem shows that he is really the most skilled performer of them all.


Corky: Mickey Braddock
Joey the Clown: Noah Beery
Big Tim Champion: Robert Lowery
Lem Clemens: Robert Eastern
Jody Clemens: Stephen Pearson

: Children's Television: Sooty

Assisted by Sweep and Harry Corbett.


Puppeteer: Harry Corbett

: Children's Television: The Black Arrow: 1: The Arrow Strikes

by R.L. Stevenson
Adapted by John Blatchley
See page 5


Author: R.L. Stevenson
Adapted by: John Blatchley
Producer: Naomi Capon
Fights arranged by: Patrick Crean
Designer: Frederick Knapman
Sir Daniel Brackley: Barry Letts
Richard Shelton: Patrick Blackwell
Bennett Hatch: Alan Dobie
Selden: Ralph Nossek
John Condall: Toke Townley
Landlord: Norman Bird
Joanna Sedley: Anne Dickins
Nick Appleyard: Frank Atkinson
Sir Oliver Oates: Peter Sallis
Clipsby: Alan Edwards
Hugh, the ferryman: Colin Douglas
Abbott: Richard Carpenter
Other parts played by: Antony Carrick
Other parts played by: Richard Coe
Other parts played by: David Hart
Other parts played by: Neville Jason
Other parts played by: Roger Kemp
Other parts played by: Peter Marden
Other parts played by: Brian Moorehead

: Children's Television: Sunday Special

Bernard Braden comes to the studio to tell you some stories of his father's work in Western Canada.
(to 18.15)


Presenter: Bernard Braden
Presented by: George Angeloglou

: Meeting Point: We Want to Know

Canon E.W. Southcott, who is carrying out novel experiments in his parish at Halton, Leeds, is questioned by Richard Hoggart, author of a recent and much-discussed book on aspects of working-class life.


Interviewee: Canon E.W. Southcott
Interviewer: Richard Hoggart

: The Thin Man: Duke of Sing Sing

Starring Peter Lawford as 'Nick' and Phyllis Kirk as 'Nora' in the new film series with Asta the dog.

Duke Martin, tough convict out from Sing Sing on parole, suspects that Nick has been looking after his wife in the wrong way. Nora -and Asta-are also worried. But judo is mightier than the gun, and so is love.


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 Goodson and Bill Todman and is televised by arrangement with CBS and Maurice Winnick; David Nixon is in 'Cinderella' at the Hippodrome, Manchester)


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

: Television World Theatre: The Captain of Koepenick

(See above and pages 5 and 7)

At 8.30 Television World Theatre presents
Albert Lieven in
"The Captain of Koepenick"
by Carl Zuckmayer
with Rupert Davies and Ferdy Mayne
A new version by Elizabeth Montagu based on a translation by Howard Dietz

Scenes set in:
Potsdam, the Prussian Garrison Town, 1896
Sonnenburg Prison, ten years later
Rizdorf, outside Berlin
Koepenick, a small town east of Berlin
Berlin, October 17, 1906


Author: Carl Zuckmayer
Translated by: Howard Dietz
Adapted by: Elizabeth Montagu
Producer: Rudolph Cartier
Designer: Guy Sheppard
Captain von Schlettow: Charles Gray
Wabschke, tailor's cutter: George Pravda
Wormser, uniform tailor: Harold Kasket
Wilhelm Voigt, cobbler: Albert Lieven
Superintendent of Police: Theodore Wilhelm
Paul Kallenberg, ex-convict: Thomas Gallagher
Waiter: Frederick Schrecker
Dr. Jellineck: Walter Gotell
Mizzi, street-walker: Anita Douglas
Drunked Guardsman: Brian Panton
Policeman: Alex Bobrinskoy
Knell, factory manager: Guy Deghy
Unemployed man: George Herbert
Batman: Thomas Foulkes
Obermueller, later Mayor of Koepenick: Ferdy Mayne
Chaplain: Arthur Shepherd
Governor: Richard Marner
Warder: Walter Magnee
Frau Hoprecht: Lily Kann
Hoprecht, Civil Servant: Rupert Davies
Frau Obermueller: Lislott Goettinger
Fanny, the maid: Marianne Walla
Sick girl: Annette Carell
Police Messenger: Charles Ross
Krakauer, old clothes man: Meier Tzelniker
Railway Official: Stanley Platts
Railway Official: Michael Jacques
Corporal: Peter Prowse
Kilian: Steve Plytas
Police Officer: Victor Fairley
Rosenkrantz, treasurer: Paul Hardtmuth
Detective Inspector: Hugo de Vernier
Commissioner of Police: Otto Diamant
Police Sergeant: John G. Heller
Passport Officer: Victor Beaumont
Chief of Police: Gerard Heinz
Passer-by: Dorothy Alexander
Passer-by: Michael Anthony
Passer-by: Gertan Klauber

: The Innocent Years

Life in the United States from 1900 to 1914

For the American people the years 1900-1914 were the last decade of innocence. It was a time when the final union of the forty-eight states was formed, when the outside world was of no real concern to the American people, and the United States of no real concern to the outside world; when everyday life centred on the family picnics, the new ice-cream parlours, and the Sunday afternoon band concert. This film in the NBC documentary series 'Project 20' tells the story of the last untroubled period in American history.


Music: Robert Russell Bennett
Producer: Henry Salomon

: The Epilogue: Unity in Christ

Conducted by Canon N. G. Matthews, Chancellor of Llandaff Cathedral.
From the BBC Welsh television studio
Followed by Weather and Close Down


Conductor: Canon N. G. Matthews

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