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: Heddiw

Pynciau'r dydd yng Nghymru.
Today: Welsh topical magazine.

(Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss, Wenvoe West)

(to 13.25)

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the very young
Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children and invites them to join in the songs and games.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
BBC film


Narrator/Script, music, and settings: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: The News and The Weather Man

(to 13.53)

: Out of School

A final selection of programmes from the BBC's regular service to Schools and Colleges of Further Education.

1.55 History 1918-1965: Revolution in Russia
For thirteen-to-fifteen-year-old students: a new history series on the same lines begins in September.
Introduced by Erskine Childers.

2.15 Twentieth Century Focus: The Dark Million
The racial problem in Britain: a programme to stimulate discussion in Colleges of Further Education.
Introduced by Michael Smee.

2.35 For Sixth Forms: Artists' Notebooks: William Hogarth
Introduced by Tony Church.

(to 15.05)


Presenter (History 1918-1965): Erskine Childers
Producer (History 1918-1965/Twentieth Century Focus): John Radcliffe
Presenter (Twentieth Century Focus): Michael Smee
Presenter (For Sixth Forms): Tony Church
Producer (For Sixth Forms): Barbara Parker

: Jackanory: The Phoenix and the Carpet: Part 4: The Cats, the Cow, and the Burglar

by E. Nesbit
with Rosalind Knight


Author: E. Nesbit
Storyteller: Rosalind Knight

: Blue Peter

with Christopher Trace, Valerie Singleton and John Noakes.


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Presenter: Valerie Singleton
Presenter: John Noakes
Producer: Edward Barnes
Producer: Rosemary Gill
Editor: Biddy Baxter

: Tales from Europe: They've Stolen The Sea

A film from France.
Because they have never seen the sea, a group of children living in Montmartre are taken by a friendly artist down the River Seine to the coast and visit Le Havre and Concarneau.
English commentary spoken by John Westbrook.


Narrator: John Westbrook
English version presented by: Peggy Miller

: The Magic Roundabout

English version written and told by Eric Thompson.


Created by: Serge Danot
Writer/Narrator: Eric Thompson

: The Weather Man

: The News

: Town and Around

News and views from London and the South-East
featuring Zena Skinner
with Michael Aspel, Richard Baker, Michael Sullivan, Robert Williams

Followed by the Weather in the South-East


Presenter: Michael Aspel
Presenter: Richard Baker
Reporter: Michael Sullivan
Reporter: Robert Williams
Cook: Zena Skinner

: Quiz Ball: Cup Final: Arsenal v. Dunfermline Athletic or Southampton

Top soccer teams compete in a light-hearted battle of wits with the help of their celebrity supporters.
Tonight's teams:

Arsenal: Bertie Mee - manager; Ian Ure, Terry Neill - players; Jimmy Young - guest supporter

Dunfermline Athletic: William Cunningham - manager; James Fleming, James Fraser - players; Gordon Jackson - guest supporter

Southampton: Ted Bates - team manager; Campbell Forsyth, David Maclaren - players; John Arlott - guest supporter

Refereed by David Vine.
Introduced by John Witty.

See page 46


Panellist (Arsenal): Bertie Mee
Panellist (Arsenal): Ian Ure
Panellist (Arsenal): Terry Neill
Panellist (Arsenal): Jimmy Young
Panellist (Dunfermline Athletic): William Cunningham
Panellist (Dunfermline Athletic): James Fleming
Panellist (Dunfermline Athletic): James Fraser
Panellist (Dunfermline Athletic): Gordon Jackson
Panellist (Southampton): Ted Bates
Panellist (Southampton): Campbell Forsyth
Panellist (Southampton): David Maclaren
Panellist (Southampton): John Arlott
Referee: David Vine
Presenter: John Witty
Questions set by: James Lloyd
Director: Philip S. Gilbert
Producer: Bill Wright

: Problem Cooking: 5: The Easy Use of Gelatine

with Fanny Cradock.
Including Fruit jellies, Bavarois cream mixture, Bavarois cream pudding


Cook/Presenter: Fanny Cradock
Director: Jeremy Johnston
Producer: John Dutot

: The Newcomers

Huntley is troubled by his conscience; Betty hears that someone has been enquiring for her; Button goes to ground.
From the Midlands


Devised by: Colin Morris
Story by: John Cresswell
Script: Bob Stuart
Producer: Ronald Travers
Director: Barry Letts
Ada: Edna Petrie
Euth: Josie Kidd
Veronica: Catherine Griller
Bert Harker: Robert Brown
Ellis Cooper: Alan Browning
Arthur Huntley: Tony Steedman
Betty Lloyd: Helen Cotterill
Eileen Harker: Jean Muir
Gran Hamilton: Gladys Henson
Vivienne Cooper: Maggie Fitzgibbon
Harry Kapper: John Challis
Mary Penrose: Megs Jenkins
Jacob Penrose: George Woodbridge
Charlie Penrose: Victor Platt
Prudence Penrose: Eileen Helsby
Larry Smedley: John Trenaman
Amelia Huntley: Naomi Chance
Jimmy Harker: David Janson
Lance Cooper: Raymond Hunt
Vera Harker: June Bland
Joyce Harker: Wendy Richard
Herbert Button: J.G. Devlin

: Top of the Pops

A new look at Britain's best-sellers.
Discs - Stars - News from this week's Top Twenty.
Introduced tonight by Pete Murray.
Top of the Pops Orchestra
Directed by Johnny Pearson


Presenter: Pete Murray
Musicians: Top of the Pops Orchestra
Orchestra directed by: Johnny Pearson
Designer: Denis Gordon-Orr
Producer: Stanley Dorfman

: The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.: The Lethal Eagle Affair

The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. is also there - where she is needed - when she is needed -
from the organisation dedicated to the world-wide fight against crime and subversion.
A film series starring Stefanie Powers as April Dancer, Noel Harrison as Mark Slate
and Leo G. Carroll as Mr. Waverly

The Lethal Eagle Affair
in which U.N.C.L.E. says - "Disintegrate, Mr. Slate."


April Dancer: Stefanie Powers
Mark Slate: Noel Harrison
Mr. Waverly: Leo G. Carroll
Gita Volander: Margaret Leighton
Franz-Josef: Michael Wilding
Count Egon: Cesare Danova
Dieter: Brian Avery
Blonde girl: Thordis Brandt
Guard: Carl Sadler
Herr Ober: Karl Bruce

: Nixon at Nine-Five

Starring David Nixon
with The Beverley Sisters


Presenter/Magician: David Nixon
Singers: The Beverley Sisters
Orchestra conducted by: Harry Rabinowitz
Orchestrations: Burt Rhodes
Script: George Martin
Designer: Barry Cox
Producer: Kenneth Carter

: The Hecklers

A BBC documentary by Joseph Strick.
In this fast-moving programme the well-known American film director Joseph Strick shows us the way the British behave during the heat of a General Election.
To him, as a foreigner, the lively battles between hecklers and speakers are a fascinating example of British democracy at work. So this film brings to life - in a completely new way - the campaign which ended a year ago tonight.
See page 43


Director: Joseph Strick

: Twenty-Four Hours

Round the clock and round the world with up-to-the-minute coverage of what matters today.
Introduced by Cliff Michelmore with Kenneth Allsop.
Round 24 hours with Ian Trethowan, Robert McKenzie
Round 24,000 miles with Fyfe Robertson, Julian Pettifer, Michael Barratt, Michael Parkinson, Leonard Parkin, David Lomax


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Ian Trethowan
Reporter: Robert McKenzie
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Reporter: Michael Barratt
Reporter: Michael Parkinson
Reporter: Leonard Parkin
Reporter: David Lomax
Assistant Editor: Richard Francis
Deputy Editor: Anthony Whitby
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: The Weather Man

: Made in Britain

A weekly report on exports and industry.
Introduced by Bertram Mycock.


Presenter: Bertram Mycock

: The Unconquered Ocean: 4: Pattern of Life

Salt water covers seventy per cent of the earth's surface; a gigantic challenge to our curiosity and scientific skill.

Marine biologists are slowly unravelling the complex and inter-related life cycles of the animals in the sea.
Peter Stone introduces the last of four programmes.
With Dr. D. H. Cushing and Dr. F. R. Harden Jones, Fisheries Laboratory, Lowestoft.
(First shown on BBC-2)

Close Down


Presenter: Peter Stone
Speaker: Dr. D.H. Cushing
Speaker: Dr. F.R. Harden Jones
Director: Bryn Brooks
Producer: Brenda Horsfield

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