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: Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales (Ystradgynlais, 1954)

One of the main competitions in the National Eisteddfod is the composition of a poem in free-verse on a given theme. The winning poet is crowned with all the traditional pomp and ceremony of the Gorsedd of Bards of the Isle of Britain.
(Coroni'r Bardd: teledir y seremoni yn syth o Baflliwn yr Eisteddfod yn Ystradgynlais)


English commentary: Hywel Davies
Presented for television by: David J. Thomas

: For Women: Leisure and Pleasure

Introduced by Joan Griffiths.

I'd Like You to Meet...: Jean Kingdon-Ward

Children's Clothes
Janey Ironside shows how to make two or more different dresses from one basic pattern.

Joan Clark introduces Stan Nova who sings popular songs to his own guitar accompaniment.


Presenter: Joan Griffiths
Speaker (I'd Like You to Meet...): Jean Kingdon-Ward
Item presenter (Children's Clothes): Janey Ironside
Item presenter (Music): Joan Clark
Guitarist/singer: Stan Nova
Producer: S. E. Reynolds

: 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 songs and games.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
(A BBC Television film)
(to 16.15)


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

: Children's Television

Paradise Island: 1 - The Message for Carlos
A serial in six episodes written for television by Tom Twigge.

A visit to the Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales (Ystradgynlais, 1954)
The Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales is a great festival in which Welsh people of all ages compete in writing poetry, singing, acting, composing, and painting. The Eisteddfod lasts a week, but part of today is reserved for the young.
Television cameras take you to the Pavilion to see some of the competitions and to show how an Eisteddfod is conducted.
(Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Frenhinol Cymru. 1954: dyma gyrle ichi droi i mewn am ychydig i Bafljiwn yr Eisteddfod i gael gweld a chlywed rhai o'r cystadleuwyr yn yr Eisteddfod ar ddiwrnod mawr y plant)

(to 17.45)


Writer (Paradise Island): Tom Twigge
Producer (Paradise Island): Kevin Sheldon
Designer (Paradise Island): Stewart Marshall
Commentator (Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales): Alun Williams
Presented for television by (Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales): Dafydd Gruffydd

: News and Newsreel

including Weather Report

: All Your Own

A special evening edition, in which children from all over Great Britain have been invited to take part.
Introduced by Huw Wheldon.


Presenter: Huw Wheldon
Music directed by: Steve Race
Editor: Cliff Michelmore
Presented by: Douglas Hurn

: The Blackpool Story

by Allan Prior.
A documentary programme showing the growth of a great seaside resort.


Writer: Allan Prior
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Film Editor: Ian Callaway
Cameraman: Edmond Wooldridge
Producer: Gilchrist Calder

: One of the Family

with Molly Weir, Bill Fairchild, Frank Tilsley and a guest asking the questions.
Leslie Mitchell in the chair.


Panellist: Molly Weir
Panellist: Bill Fairchild
Panellist: Frank Tilsley
Chairman: Leslie Mitchell

: British Empire and Commonwealth Games

A series of telerecordings from the Empire Stadium, Vancouver, covering the main events of the fifth British Empire and Commonwealth Games.
Presented by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

: News

(sound only)

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