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o Salem, Pwllheli
Cenir yr emynau gan eglwysi undebol y cylch
Cyflwynlr yr emynau gan DAFYDD TREHARNE
Y cynhyrchu gan TREGELLES WILLIAMS Hymn-singing from Salem, Picllheli
First shown on


Unknown: James Williams
Unknown: Cellan Jones
Unknown: Royston Havard
Unknown: Dafydd Treharne

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the very young
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Peter Hawkins speaks the voices
Maria Bird writes the songs and music
BBC film


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/Music: Maria Bird

: The News and The Weather Man

Peter Walker
(to 13.53)


Weatherman: Peter Walker

: Jackanory: Grimble: Eggs

with Clement Freud.


Storyteller: Clement Freud

: Deputy Dawg

A Terrytoons cartoon series featuring a well-meaning Guardian of the law who tries to keep order among his unruly band of fellow animals-Muskie, Vincent van Gopher, and Ty coon.

: A Hundred Years of Humphrey Hastings: or Life with a Practical Father: Part 1: 1867 - More Steam

Written by Richard Wade
starring DUDLEY FOSTER as Humphrey Hastings
FRANCES BENNETT as Emily Hastings
Designers, Martin Johnson, Roger Murray-Leach
Produced by RAMSAY SHORT Directed by PETER R. SMITH
First shown on BBC-2
'The series is a collectors' piece in a way, for it carries out a splendid idea with endearing simplicity. They could move the whole thing to children's TV without changing a comma.' So wrote Daily Mail critic Peter Black last December.
And about a hundred days after they were first seen on BBC-2 four of the episodes will be shown specially for children.
Humphrey Hastings is not the easiest man to live with. Most of his family would agree that his skill as an inventor and amateur scientist is sometimes overshadowed by his wild enthusiasm.
But what takes place in the Hastings' Twickenham house did happen-or at least could have done so. Most of the machines he uses are real, those which are not have been built from original plans by the BBC's Visual Effects Department. Among them-a nine-foot airship, an ancient telegraph, even a hang-glider.
It makes an intriguing series: and there is a splendid performance from Dudley Foster who plays four generations of Humphrey.


Written By: Richard Wade
Designer: Martin Johnson
Designer: Roger Murray-Leach
Produced by: Ramsay Short
Directed by: Peter R. Smith
Humphrey Hastings: Dudley Foster
Emily Hastings: Frances Bennett
Major Wilson: John Wentworth
Cook: Lala Lloyd
Polly: Yvonne Antrobus
Edward Hastings: David Selwyn
Caroline Hastings: Brenda Bodman

: The Magic Roundabout

English version 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.
featuring Peter Davalle
followed by the Weather in the South-East


Reporter: Peter Davalle


A film about the most famous school in the world by ANTHONY DE LoTBINIÈRE
Written and narrated by Rene Cutforth
What is it like at Eton?
This film shows the life of the school throughout a day in the summer Half-its customs and traditions: the Headmaster's Bill, Chambers, Boy Call, Showing Up, Library, Private Business, wet and dry bobs, the Sock Shop and Tap, M'Tutor going on his rounds after Lock-Up.
Is Eton an outdated relic of the past? A place of privilege which should not be allowed? Or is it
% the best of all schools?


Unknown: Rene Cutforth

: Z Cars: The Saint of Concrete Canyon: Part 2

by Tom Brennand and Roy Bottomley
Starring Joss Ackland, James Ellis, John Slater
with David Daker, Bernard Holley, John Wreford


Writer: Tom Brennand
Writer: Roy Bottomley
Designer: John Stout
Producer: Ronald Travers
Director: Barry Letts
Ron Mather: Joe Gladwin
Ted Crowther: Harry Towb
Barman: David Pinner
P.C. Culshaw: David Daker
P.C. Jackson: John Wreford
Mrs. Crowther: Rhoda Lewis
Det.-Sgt. Stone: John Slater
Sgt. Lynch: James Ellis
P.C. Newcombe: Bernard Holley
Det.-Insp. Todd: Joss Ackland
First man in club: Robert Flynn
Second man in club: Michael Wisher
Mrs. Darby: Caroline Monkhouse
Mrs. O'Donnell: Pearl Hackney
Billy Darby: Brent Oldfield
Ben Morris: Michael Brennan
Radio girl: Jennie Goossens
Third man in club: Cyril Renison

: News Headlines

: The British Film Comedy: Up the Creek

A new season of Britain's great laughter-makers.

[Starring] David Tomlinson, Peter Sellers
with Wilfrid Hyde White

Up the Creek launches a new season for British Film Comedies, following the same pattern as the season which began last December.
Lt. Humphrey Fairweather, R.N., has gone too far. Much too far. The last of a series of disastrous attempts to prove to the Navy that his rocket invention is better than theirs only succeeds in convincing them that no guided missile station will be safe until he is out of harm's way.
His superior's problem is unexpectedly solved with the discovery that H.M.S. Berkeley, an ancient destroyer, now ending her days as the oldest member of the 'Mothball Fleet', has been inadvertently left without a commanding officer for nearly two years. By appointing Fairweather as her new Commanding Officer they will kill two birds with one stone...
Val Guest directs with his customary pace, and the script bears more than a passing resemblance to that masterpiece of the 1930s Oh! Mr. Porter, the Will Hay classic recently shown on BBC-1, but the transposition to a naval background rings a great many changes on the theme.


Producer: Henry Hahtead
Director: Val Guest
Lieut. Fairweather: David Tomlinson
Bosun: Peter Sellers
Admiral Foley: Wilfrid Hyde White
Lily: Vera Day
Susanne: Liliane Sottane
Flag Lieut: Tom Gill
Nelson: Michael Goodliffe
Publiean: Reginald Beckwith
Perkins: Lionel Murton
Cooky: John Warren
Steady Barker: Lionel Jeffries

: The News

with Michael Aspel
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: Michael Aspel

: Moira Anderson Sings

with Ivor Emmanuel
and the BBC Scottish Radio Orchestra
Leader, Ian Tyre
Conductor, Iain Sutherland
from Scotland
See page 29


Singer: Moira Anderson
Singer: Ivor Emmanuel
Musicians: The BBC Scottish Radio Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Ian Tyre
Conductor: Iain Sutherland
Musical associate: Ian Gourlay
Continuity: John Law
Designer: Tim Harvey
Producer: Eddie Fraser

: Sportsview

Introduced by Frank Bough.
News... Action... Personalities at home and overseas.
Tonight's programme includes:
The Sportsview Greyhound Television Trophy: First Heat
direct from Slough Stadium
Cricket: West Indies v. England: The Fifth Test
Highlights of the vital match being played in Guyana, which will decide the series.

The Sportsview Trophy race, run over half a mile, is one of the major events in the greyhound racing calendar. For months now, trainers of the country's leading long distance greyhounds have been carefully bringing their charges to peak fitness. The rewards are high. Total prize money is £2,500, of which £1,000 will go to the winner, along with the Sportsview TV Trophy.


Presenter: Frank Bough
Television presentation (The Sportsview Greyhound Television Trophy): Brian Johnson
Presented by: Fred Viner
Programme editor: Alan Hart

: 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, David Lomax, Philip Tibenham


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Ian Trethowan
Reporter: Robert McKenzie
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Reporter: Michael Barratt
Reporter: David Lomax
Reporter: Philip Tibenham
Editor: Anthony Whitby

: Omnibus presenting: God's Tunes

A programme about hymns written and narrated by Robin Ray.
My idea of heaven is eating patis de jote gras to the sound of trumpets. (The Rev. Sydney Smith)
When you associate the Kingdom of God with the British Empire you are in considerable trouble (Lord Soper)
Please God keep us good and, by the way, we believe in the Trinity (A Medieval Monks' Hymn)

Hymns form part of our heritage and when the words are forgotten the tunes remain. Tunes that instantly recapture thoughts and feelings and emotions lost in our childhood. But what makes a good hymn?-the tune, the words, or its sentiment?
Are the great hymns of the past 200 years-which often dwell on sin and guilt-now out of date? How clinical and 'with-it' can a modern hymn afford to be before it loses all emotional overtones?
These are some of the questions posed in this programme, which features
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Soper, The Rev. Jack Putterill, John Betjeman,
General Frederick Coutts, David Holbrook, Tommy Trinder, Dr. Erik Routley, Frank Rea, The Billy Graham Crusade Choir, The Joy Strings, The children of Ivydale School, London, S.E.15


Writer/narrator: Robin Ray
Speaker: The Archbishop of Canterbury [Michael Ramsey]
Speaker: Lord Soper
Speaker: The Rev. Jack Putterill
Speaker: John Betjeman
Speaker: General Frederick Coutts
Speaker: David Holbrook
Speaker: Tommy Trinder
Speaker: Dr. Erik Routley
Speaker: Frank Rea
Singers: The Billy Graham Crusade Choir
Musicians: The Joy Strings
Produced and directed by: Herbert Chappell

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