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: Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Frenhinol Cymru (Pwllheli, 1955) Croesawu'r Alltud

Awn a chwi i Baflliwn yr Eisteddfod ym Mhwllheli i ymuno yn y croeso i'r Cymry o wledydd tramor sydd yn ymweld a'u Henwlad a'i Phrifwyl
Disgrifir y seremoni gan Alun Williams
Y telediad yng nghofal Selwyn Roderick

(Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales: Welsh people greet their compatriots from overseas during a special ceremony held in the Eisteddfod Pavilion at Pwllheli)

(Wenvoe, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)

(to 14.45)

: Family Affairs

Introduced by Betty Lait.

New Babies
The doctor and Betty Lait discuss Sarah's progress.

Baby Equipment
A selection of high chairs and feeding aids.


Presenter/speaker (New Babies): Betty Lait
Speaker (New Babies): The doctor [name uncredited]
Arranged by: Jan Jackson
Producer: S. E. Reynolds

: In Town Tonight

(A BBC telerecording of last Saturday's broadcast)

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

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)
(to 16.15)


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

: Children's Television

Billy Bean and his Funny Machine
(Programme devised by Chuck Luchsinger and presented by arrangement with Monty Bailey-Watson)

This Was News
A programme that helps you to understand some of the events of recent weeks.

The Island of Madeira
A BBC Television film.

For Deaf Children
McDonald Hobley introduces a special programme, including a film about a school for deaf children in Belgium.

(to 17.55)


Script (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Lisa Lincoln
Puppetry (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Elizabeth Donaldson
Voices (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Peter Hawkins
Voices (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Ivan Owen
Puppets made by (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): John Wright
Producer (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Vere Lorrimer
Programme devised by (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Chuck Luchsinger
Photographed by (The Island of Madeira): David Prosser
Presenter (For Deaf Children): McDonald Hobley

: Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales (Pwllheli, 1955): Meeting People

Hywel Davies interviews some of the interesting people who have come from all over the world to the Royal National Eisteddfod at Pwllheli.
(Wenvoe, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)
(to 18.45)


Interviewer: Hywel Davies
Presented for television by: David J. Thomas

: Brighter Cricket

A six-a-side match between cricketers from the North and South of England.
See page 15


Commentator: Alan Gibson
Commentator: George Duckworth
Presented by: Peter Bale

: Southend-on-Sea: Riding High

Join holidaymakers in one of the largest amusement parks in the country as the 'Roving Eye' camera tours the side-shows.


Presented for television by: Bill Duncalf

: Orient Express: Intend to Kill

A film drama set in wartime Berlin.
(Previously televised on April 3, 1954)

: Off the Record

Jack Payne introduces stars and personalities who are Off the Record together with the latest news from the record industry.
The Concert Orchestra and George Mitchell Singers Conducted by Stanley Black


Musicians: The Concert Orchestra
Singers: George Mitchell Singers
Conductor: Stanley Black
Producer: Francis Essex

: Transatlantic Exchange

Philip Harben and Chef Phillip (of N.B.C.'s 'Home' TV programme) meet in London and demonstrate national dishes.


Cook: Philip Harben
Cook: Chef Phillip

: Garbo

This film programme presents extracts from some of Greta Garbo's films, including:
"Queen Christina", "Marie Walewska", "Ninotchka", "Anna Karenina" and "Camille".
The scenes are introduced by George Cukor.
(Previously televised on May 19)
(Televised by arrangement with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, Ltd.)


Presenter: George Cukor
Film Editor: James Pople
Presented by: Daphne Turrell

: News

(sound only)

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