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: Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales, 1953

The Welsh people greet their compatriots from overseas.
Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Frenhinol Cymru, 1953
Croesawu'r Alltud
Awn a chi i Bafiliwn yr Eisteddfod yn y Rhyl i ymuno yn y croeso i'r Cymry o Wledydd Tra mor sydd yn ymweld a'u Henwlad a'i Phrifwyl
(Wenvoe and Holme Moss only)
(to 15.00)

: Newsreel

(Previously televised on Tuesday)

: Pattern of Ulster

A BBC Television film made to celebrate the opening of the new Television transmitter at Glen-cairn in Northern Ireland.
Introduced by the Prime Minister of Northern Ireland, The Rt. Hon. the Viscount Brookeborough.
(Previously televised on May 26)


Presenter: The Rt. Hon. the Viscount Brookeborough
Producer: John Elliot

: 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
(A BBC television film)


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

: Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales, 1953

Ifan O. Williams interviews some of the interesting people who have come from all over the world to the Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales at Rhyl.

Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Frenhinol Cymru, 1953
Ar y Maes Heddiw fe fydd ein camerau teledu ar faes yr Eisteddfod yn rhoi cyfle inni gyfarfod a rhai o'r ymwelwyr sydd wedi dod i'r Wyl o bedwar ban y byd
Cyflwynir y rhaglen gan Ifan O. Williams
Cynhyrchir y telediad gan David J. Thomas
(to 16.35)


Interviewer: Ifan O. Williams
Producer: David J. Thomas

: Children's Television

Simon the Simple Sardine: 1 - King Neptune's Kingdom
An adventure series for young children by James Gilroy.

The Sea Shore
John Barrett talks about some of the creatures and plants you can find among the rocks and pools of the shore.

Freddie Phillips and his guitar

(to 17.40)


Writer (Simon the Simple Sardine): James Gilroy
Drawings (Simon the Simple Sardine): Bill Hooper
Animations (Simon the Simple Sardine): Lionel Pearce
Voices (Simon the Simple Sardine): Daphne Oxenford
Voices (Simon the Simple Sardine): Kenneth Connor
Producer (Simon the Simple Sardine): Hazel Wilkinson
Presenter (The Sea Shore): John Barrett
Guitarist: Freddie Phillips

: Low Flying

Is this Nuisance Necessary?
Tonight outside-broadcast cameras visit a Royal Air Force Fighter Station where some members of the general public voice their complaints.
Air Commodore D.G. Morris, C.B.E., D.S.O., D.F.C., with the help of some film sequences and a demonstration of low flying by jet aircraft, answers for the R.A.F.
Peter West introduces the programme.
See 'Television Diary' on page 13


Panellist: Air Commodore D.G. Morris
Presenter: Peter West
Presented for television by: Dennis Monger

: Music for You

Eric Robinson presents Music for You

(John Hargreaves appears by permission of the Directors of the Sadler's Wells Trust; Keith Lester is appearing at the Windmill Theatre, London)
See 'Television Diary' on page 13


Presenter: Eric Robinson
Dancer: John Hargreaves
Dancer: Keith Lester

: Inventors' Club

The latest inventions submitted are assessed by the Club's technical adviser, Geoffrey Boumphrey, assisted by John Gilbert.
The inventors are introduced by the organiser, Leslie Hardern, to whom all specifications and drawings should be sent c/o Inventors' Club, [address removed]


Technical adviser: Geoffrey Boumphrey
Assisted by: John Gilbert
Producer: George Noordhof
Organiser/presenter: Leslie Hardern

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