This afternoon the Gorsedd of Bards of the Isle of Britain assemble to honour this year's chaired bard.
The poet who will today be enthroned in the Bardic Chair will have won a nation-wide competition for an ode in the traditional strict metres of Welsh poetry. His poem was submitted under a pseudonym and his identity will not be known until he presents himself to the Archdruid of Wales.
(Cadeirio'r Bardd: Teledir yn seremoni yn syth o Bafiliwn yr Eisteddfod yn Llangefni)
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My Friend Sheltie
A weekly series in which Stanley Dangerfield, Chief Steward of Cruft's, reports on the care and training of Sheltie, his new Shetland sheepdog puppy, and suggests other animals which make attractive pets.
Eleanor Summerfield, instructed by Frank Preston, shows how to paint doors and windows.
Introduced by Joan Gilbert.
Reporter (My Friend Sheltie):
Item presenter (Learning How):
Handyman (Learning How):
Producer (Learning How):
For the Very Young
Charles E. Stidwill tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
Ricky's old prospector pal gets on the trail of some nuggets, only to discover they are being faked. The fakers throw him into a mine-but they have reckoned without Ricky, Champion, and Rebel.
The Wonder Horse:
Rebel, the Dog:
Introduced by Max Robertson.
A fortnightly series presenting news and views from the world of sport.
A little white mouse with a problem.
The story is told by Vera McKechnie with illustrations by Tony Hart.
Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
Sport - Music - Politics - People
Cinema - Theatre - Travel
with Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith, Macdonald Hastings and this week, Rory McEwen.
Harriette Johns introduces a lighthearted entertainment including Eddie McDonald,
Arthur English, The Blonde Toppers, Nat Temple and his Orchestra.
Nat Temple and his
[Starring] Digby Wolfe
also starring Lorrae Desmond, Ronnie Corbett, Vie Riscoe, John Baskcomb, Larry Taylor.
Orchestra conducted by:
by Eden Phillpotts.
From the BBC's West of England television studio
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Police Sergeant Caunter:
John Betjeman visits Uppark in Sussex.
Set high on the South Downs, Uppark was built at the end of the 17th century in the Queen Anne style. In 1746 it was bought and greatly enriched by Sir Matthew Fetherstonhaugh. His son, Sir Harry, when over seventy, married his head dairy-maid, and today we can be grateful to her for preserving everything at Uppark as it was.
The third in a series of seven programmes
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Edited and produced by:
with A Baby, a Bird, Some People and Bernard Braden.
Material at piano written by Ted Allan
Scripts by a host of others
Spike Hughes introduces Glyndebourne 1957
On Thursday, August 15, BBC Television visits the Glyndebourne Festival Opera for the sixth successive year.
Act 2 of Rossini's comic opera 'Le Comte Ory' has been chosen for this occasion, and tonight Spike Hughes tells us something of Rossini, his opera, and the famous opera house in which the programme will take place.
followed by Weather; Road Works Report and Close Down