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: Cymru'n Galw

Y llynedd, ar ddydd Gwyl Ddewt. agorwyd Canolfan y BBC Llandaf gan y Dywysoges Margaret. Heddiw. fe geir cyfle i ddwyn i gof rai o r rhaglenni radio y bu gwrando mawr arnyn' hw' yn 'u cyfnod, gan aros yn awr ac yn y man i wrando barn gwahanol bobl ar yr hyn a olygodd y radio i'r bywyd Cymreig o'r dechrau hyd heddiw.
(The story of radio in Wales)
(First shown on BBC Wales)
(Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss, Wenvoe West)

(to 13.25)


Narrator/Tratheydd: Dyfnallt Morgan
Script and Produced by/Y sgript a'r cynhyrchu gan: Nan Davies

: The News and The Weather Man

Peter Walker


Weatherman: Peter Walker

: Cartoon Time: Lion on the Loose

A comedy cartoon from the famous U.P.A. Library.

Dusty helps a lion with toothache.

: The Monroes: Ordeal by Hope

A Western film series.

Against all expert advice, Clayt undertakes a dangerous journey across wild and desolate Indian territory.


Clayt: Michael Anderson Jr
Kathy: Barbara Hershey
The twins: Keith Schultz
The twins: Kevin Schultz
Amy: Tammy Locke

: The Thirty-Nine Steps

The Alfred Hitchcock film.
Starring Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll
with Lucie Mannheim, Godfrey Tearle, Peggy Ashcroft
Adapted by Charles Bennett from the novel by John Buchan.

Richard Hannay's exciting adventures in Scotland, pursued by spies and the police and handcuffed to a beautiful blonde.


From the novel by: John Buchan
Adapted by: Charles Bennett
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Hannay: Robert Donat
Pamela: Madeleine Carroll
Miss Smith: Lucie Mannheim
Professor Jordan: Godfrey Tearle
Crofter's wife: Peggy Ashcroft
Crofter: John Laurie
Mrs. Jordan: Helen Have
Sheriff: Frank Cellier
Memory: Wylie Watson
Commercial traveller: Gus McNaughton
Commercial traveller: Jerry Verno
Maid: Peggy Simpson

Blog posts that mention this programme:

Dad's Army at 50 - You Have Been Watching... 30 July 2018
Dad's Army at 50 - You Have Been Watching... 30 July 2018

: International Ski-Jumping

from Garmisch
On the first day of Olympic Year many of the world's leading ski-jumpers compete in this annual competition held in Germany's winter sports centre in the BavarIan Alps.
Presented by the German Television Service


Commentator: Max Robertson

: Jackanory: The Piemakers: A Pie for the King

by Helen Cresswell
with Wendy Craig

"It's in the blood - once a piemaker, always a piemaker. My father was one and my grandfather." That's what Arthy Roller, Champion Piemaker, told his daughter Gravella. All this week, Wendy Craig will be telling you how Arthy made the world's biggest pie - and how his treacherous brother tried to stop him.


Author: Helen Cresswell
Storyteller: Wendy Craig

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Wendy Craig 4 December 2016

: Blue Peter

with Valerie Singleton, John Noakes, Peter Purves


Presenter: Valerie Singleton
Presenter: John Noakes
Presenter: Peter Purves
Producer: Edward Barnes
Producer: Rosemary Gill
Editor: Biddy Baxter

: Belle and Sebastian: Part 13: The Proof


Berg: Pierre Massimi
Commissioner Leduc: Rene Blanchart
Angelina: Paloma Matta
Guillaume: Jean Michel Audin
Sebastian: Medhi
Johannot: Albert Dagnant
Cesar: Edmond Beauchamp
Jean: Dominique Blondeau

: The Magic Roundabout

Written and told by Eric Thompson.


Created by: Serge Danot
Writer/Narrator: Eric Thompson

: The Weather Man

Peter Walker


Weatherman: Peter Walker

: The News

: Town and Around

News and views from London and the South-East.
followed by the Weather in the South East

: Quiz Ball: West Bromwich Albion v. Sheffield United

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

West Bromwich Albion
Alan Ashman, manager; Douglas Fraser, player; John Osborne, player; Jeff Smith, guest supporter

Sheffield United
John Short, coach; Frank Barlow, player; Tom Fenoughty, player; Geoffrey Wheeler, guest supporter

Refereed by David Vine.


Panellist (West Bromwich Albion): Alan Ashman
Panellist (West Bromwich Albion): Douglas Fraser
Panellist (West Bromwich Albion): John Osborne
Panellist (West Bromwich Albion): Jeff Smith
Panellist (Sheffield United): John Short
Panellist (Sheffield United): Frank Barlow
Panellist (Sheffield United): Tom Fenoughty
Panellist (Sheffield United): Geoffrey Wheeler
Announcer: John Witty
Referee: David Vine
Devised by: George Woolley
Questions set by: Boswell Taylor
Director: Peter Massey
Producer: Bill Wright

: Travellers' Tales: Mermaids in Wonderland

Told by Barry Linehan.


Narrator: Barry Linehan
Filmed by: Ben Cropp
Written and presented by: Ivan Lockett
Series edited by: Brian Branston

: Z Cars: Should Auld Acquaintance: Part 1

by Donald Ford and Derek Ford.
Starring Joss Ackland, Joseph Brady, James Ellis
with Bernard Holley, Stephen Yardley
(For cast see page 30)


Writer: Donald Ford
Writer: Derek Ford
Producer: Ronald Travers
Director: Tristan de Vere Cole
Det.-Insp. Todd: Joss Ackland
P.C. Weir: Joseph Brady
Sgt. Lynch: James Ellis
P.C. Newcombe: Bernard Holley
P.C. May: Stephen Yardley

: News Headlines

: The Very Merry Widow: Words, Words, Words

A new comedy series by Alan Melville.
Starring Moira Lister
and guest star, Dandy Nichols


Writer: Alan Melville
Signature Music: Burt Rhodes
Incidental Music: Dennis Wilson
Designer: J. Roger Lowe
Producer: Robin Nash
Jacqueline Villiers: Moira Lister
Mrs. Frayle: Molly Urquhart
Jennifer: Sally Thomsett
Woman in supermarket: Dandy Nichols
Lady in supermarket: Betty Cooper
Freddie Phillipson: Donald Hewlett
Supermarket assistant: Joanna Henderson
Manager: Arnold Peters
Old lady on street: Amy Dalby

: Panorama

People, places, and problems that matter most to Britain and the world.
Introduced by Robin Day
with Panorama reporters Michael Charlton, David Dimbleby, Richard Kershaw, Robert MacNeil and James Mossman


Presenter: Robin Day
Reporter: Michael Charlton
Reporter: David Dimbleby
Reporter: Richard Kershaw
Reporter: Robert MacNeil
Reporter: James Mossman
Editor: David J. Webster

: The News

with Michael Aspel

followed by The Weather


Newsreader: Michael Aspel

: Gala Performance

for the first time from The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
James Robertson Justice introduces Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Tito Gobbi, Svetlana Beriosova, Victoria Postnikova, John Williams, Georgina Parkinson, Jennifer Penney, Robert Mead, Artists of the Royal Ballet.
The Covent Garden Orchestra
Leader, Charles Taylor
Conductor, Edward Downes

Svetlana Beriosova, Edward Downes, Robert Mead, Georgina Parkinson, Jennifer Penney, Artists of the Royal Ballet, and The Covent Garden Orchestra appear by arrangement with the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden
See page 19


Presenter: James Robertson Justice
Soprano: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
Baritone: Tito Gobbi
Dancer: Svetlana Beriosova
Pianist: Victoria Postnikova
Guitarist: John Williams
Dancer: Georgina Parkinson
Dancer: Jennifer Penney
Dancer: Robert Mead
Dancers: Artists of the Royal Ballet
Musicians: The Covent Garden Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Charles Taylor
Orchestra conductor: Edward Downes
Ballet arranged by: John Hart
Designer: Roger Andrews
Producer: Patricia Foy

: Come Dancing: Home Counties North v. Wales

Come Dancing at Television's most colourful spectacular in black and white organised by Mecca Dancing.
Peter West introduces:
Home Counties North v. Wales
Chairman of Judges: Bill Irvine


Presenter: Peter West
Chairman of Judges: Bill Irvine
Music (London): Joe Loss
Music (Cardiff): Ken Mackintosh
Compere: Pete Murray
Compere: Alun Williams
Arranger: Eric Morley
Director: Brian Johnson
Director: Selwyn Roderick
Director: Reg Perrin
Producer: Philip Lewis

: The Marx Brothers: A Day at the Races

Groucho, Chico, and Harpo in their famous comedy film
with Allan Jones, Maureen O'Sullivan, Margaret Dumont

Groucho, as Dr. Hugo Z. Hackenbush, a horse doctor, takes charge of a genteel sanatorium and chaos and hilarious confusion reign supreme.


Screenplay: Robert Pirosh
Screenplay: George Seaton
Screenplay: George Oppenheimer
Producer/Director: Sam Wood
Dr. Hackenbush: Groucho Marx
Tony: Chico Marx
Stuffy: Harpo Marx
Gil: Allan Jones
Judy: Maureen O'Sullivan
Mrs. Upjohn: Margaret Dumont
Whitmore: Leonard Ceeley
Morgan: Douglass Dumbrille

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