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A weekly date with Percy Thrower and his gardening friends.

This week he advises on: Planting blackcurrant and gooseberry bushes; cutting down chrysanthemums which have finished flowering; watering and care of a cyclamen plant.
His guest today is: Arthur Billitt who shows how a lot of colourful plants and shrubs can be grown in a backyard with the help of special but inexpensive cultivation methods. In this visit he shows the methods and tells of the preparatory work to be done during the winter for planting out next spring.
Produced by John Farrington in the BBC's Midland television studio
(A BBC telerecording)


Percy Thrower
Arthur Billitt
John Farrington

Derek Oldham introduces Suzanne Rozsa, Alexander Young, Julian Bream, David Parkhouse and the BBC Midland Light Orchestra
(Leader, James Hutcheon) under its conductor Gentry Gerald.
From the BBC's Midland television studio


Derek Oldham
Suzanne Rozsa
Alexander Young
Julian Bream
David Parkhouse
The BBC Midland Light Orchestra
Orchestra leader:
James Hutcheon
Gentry Gerald
Paul Morby
Peter Haysom Craddy

The members this week are: Barbara Wootton, Reg Butler, Gwyn Thomas, James Fisher
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)


Barbara Wootton
Reg Butler
Gwyn Thomas
James Fisher
Norman Fisher
John Furness

Gambino, the great lion-tamer, is excited at the prospect of his son, Tony, joining the act, but when the lad arrives it is clear that he has no interest in the circus. Not until Gambino is lying helpless at the feet of one of his fiercest beasts does Tony realise his true destiny.


Mickey Braddock
Joey the Clown:
Noah Beery
Big Tim Champion:
Robert Lowery
Anthony Caruso
His son:
John Wilder

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


Ian Serraillier
Adapted by:
C. E. Webber
Shaun Sutton
Film cameraman:
David Prosser
Film editor:
Ron de Mattos
Lawrence Broadhouse
Ruth Balicki:
Pat Pleasance
Edek Balicki:
Melvyn Hayes
Bronia Balicki:
Ingrid Sylvester
Michael Kent
Black Marketeer:
Gertan Klauber
Frazer Hines
Graham Harper
Judy Horn
Colin Douglas
Russian Lieutenant:
Tim Hudson
Others taking part:
Michael J. Harrison
Others taking part:
David Courtney
Others taking part:
Michelle Seifert
Others taking part:
Elizabeth Bailey
Others taking part:
Nina Kaye
Others taking part:
Louis Gibbs

The Rt. Rev. Dr. George MacLeod believes that many people today regard Christmas almost sadly as 'just something for the children', 'a commercial racket', 'an excuse for a party': but even in a scientific age is man so self-sufficient and can God be ignored?
The first of three Advent programmes on the theme 'Christ comes to our World'.
From the BBC's television studio in Scotland
See page 4


The Rev. Dr. George MacLeod
Bill Stevenson
The Rev. Ronald Falconer

Alan Melville introduces 'On Stage - London'
A programme of excerpts from current British stage successes.
Featured this week:

At the Drop of a Hat
An after-dinner farrago at the Fortune Theatre with Michael Flanders and Donald Swann.
Televised by arrangement with E.P. Clift and Jack Minster

The Boy Friend
at Wyndham's Theatre
with Patricia Webb, Anthony Hayes, Sheila Bernette, Ann Wakefield, Millicent Martin, Carole Gray, Betty Huntley-Wright, Eleanore McCready,
James Campbell, Norman Warwick, Brian Blades, Larry Drew, John Rutland, Beryl Cooke, Kim Grant, Stan Edwards.
Televised by arrangement with the Players Theatre


Alan Melville
Orchestra under the direction of:
Stan Edwards
Scenery reproduced by:
Eileen Diss
Russell Turner
Singer (At the Drop of a Hat):
Michael Flanders
Singer/Pianist (At the Drop of a Hat):
Donald Swann
[Actress] (The Boy Friend):
Patricia Webb
[Actor] (The Boy Friend):
Anthony Hayes
[Actress] (The Boy Friend):
Sheila Bernette
[Actress] (The Boy Friend):
Ann Wakefield
[Actress] (The Boy Friend):
Millicent Martin
[Actress] (The Boy Friend):
Carole Gray
[Actress] (The Boy Friend):
Betty Huntley-Wright
[Actress] (The Boy Friend):
Eleanore McCready
[Actor] (The Boy Friend):
James Campbell
[Actor] (The Boy Friend):
Norman Warwick
[Actor] (The Boy Friend):
Brian Blades
[Actor] (The Boy Friend):
Larry Drew
[Actor] (The Boy Friend):
John Rutland
[Actress] (The Boy Friend):
Beryl Cooke
[Actress] (The Boy Friend):
Kim Grant
[Actress] (The Boy Friend):
Stan Edwards

(See above and pages 4 and 9)

by Elmer Rice
Adapted for television by Ian Dallas
[Starring] Eli Wallach

A new production of Television Drama's most successful play.
The play takes place in the Law Offices of Simon and Tedesco, New York.


Elmer Rice
Adapted for television by:
Ian Dallas
Rudolph Cartier
Stephen Taylor
Bessie Green:
Patricia Webster
Henry Susskind:
David Saire
Sarah Becker:
Eileen Way
Mark Heath
Zedorah Chapman:
Mary Laura Wood
Goldie Rindskopf:
Brenda Dunrich
Charles McFadden:
Cyril Shaps
John P. Tedesco:
Roger Delgado
Tamba Allen
Regina Gordon:
Barbara Chilcott
Herbert Howard Weinberg:
Brian Hankins
Arthur Sandler:
Kerry Jordan
Lillian Larue:
Kathryn Sadler
Roy Darwin:
Robert Ayres
George Simon:
Eli Wallach
Cora Simon:
Joyce Heron
Lena Simon:
Natalie Lynn
Peter J. Malone:
Redmond Phillips
Johann Breitstein:
George Mikell
David Simon:
David Rayner
Harry Becker:
Vivian Matalon
Francis Clark Baird:
Frank Ellement

Regional Variations (2)

Zoo Quest for the Paradise Birds: 5: Into the Stone Age

BBC Television

Zoo Quest

Zoo Quest for the Paradise Birds

Episode 5: Into the Stone Age

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Television

Cameras follow David Attenborough's search for birds of paradise along Australia's Great Barrier Reef and into the mountains of New Guinea.

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