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: Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales (Pwllheli, 1955): Chairing the Bard

The winner of the competition for composing an ode in the traditional strict metre is enthroned in the Bardic Chair.
This ceremony is one of the great moments of the week. Until his name is proclaimed from the stage, and he stands in the audience, the identity of the winning poet is kept secret.
(Cadeirio'r Bardd: teledir y seremonl yn syth o Bafiliwn yr Eisteddfod ym Mhwllhelil

Contributors

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

: About the Home

Practical help for the housewife.
Introduced by Margaret Douglas.

Two Cooks
Chef Phillip, who cooks regularly for the National Broadcasting Company's programmes in America, indulges in friendly competition with Philip Harben in preparing national dishes.

Millinery
Elizabeth Newrath shows how to make a simple and inexpensive straw hat.

Cats
Ann Codrington, the well-known radio actress, describes her successes and failures in breeding Siamese cats.

Contributors

Presenter: Margaret Douglas
Cook (Two Cooks): Philip Harben
Cook (Two Cooks): Chef Phillip
Milliner/item presenter (Millinery): Elizabeth Newrath
Item presenter (Cats): Ann Codrington
Producer: S. E. Reynolds

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the Very Young
David Enders tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.30)

Contributors

Narrator: David Enders
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: Children's Television

Children's Newsreel

Cause for Alarm
A comedy by Donald Cashfield and Bryan Kendrick.
The action takes place in a village by the sea in the summer of 1955.
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on July 10)

Beside the Sea
A visit to the Children's Theatre, Southend-on-Sea, to see some of Joe Barnes's Palladium Puppets.

(to 17.55)

Contributors

Writer (Cause for Alarm): Donald Cashfield
Writer (Cause for Alarm): Bryan Kendrick
Producer (Cause for Alarm): Naomi Capon
Mrs Lane: Beryl Measor
Jane, her daughter: Janet Cottam
Her sons: Paul: Roger Page
Her sons: Dick: Derek Hodgson
Harry, a van driver: Timothy Bateson
Mr Prenderghast, a village shop-keeper: Frederick Piper
P. C. Carter: Michael Bates
Karl: Michael Mellinger
Commentator (Beside the Sea): Cliff Michelmore

: Eisteddfod Genedlnethol Frenhinot Cymru (Pwllheli, 1955): Ar Y Maes

Heno, gerllaw'r Pafiliwn ym Mhwllheli, bydd Ifan O. Williams yn cyflwyno rhai o gymeriadau gwlad Llyn ac yn sgyrsio efo Eisteddfodwyr o bedwar ban y wlad a'r byd
Y cyfarwyddo gan Selwyn Roderick
(Wenvoe, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)
(to 18.45)

: Weather Chart

: Looking Back: 2: Patrick O'Donovan

Patrick O'Donovan whose theme is 'Nationalism'
A series of four half-hour films in which well-known personalities make their own selection from the BBC Film Library.

Contributors

Presenter: Patrick O'Donovan
Producer: Ray Dicks

: Down You Go!

with Roy Rich in the chair.
Elizabeth Gray, Helen Bailey, Paul Jennings and a guest.
and introducing 'Droodles'.

Contributors

Chairman: Roy Rich
Panellist: Elizabeth Gray
Panellist: Helen Bailey
Panellist: Paul Jennings
Special effects: Alfred Wurmser
Material: Dennis Yates
The game devised by: Polly S. Cowan
The game devised by: Louis G. Cowan
Presented by: T. Leslie Jackson

: Southend-on-Sea: Robinson Crusoe

A pantomime in water featuring George Baines's Water Follies and the Southend Water Ballet.
Before an invited audience at the Westcliff Baths

Contributors

Narrator: McDonald Hobley
Pantomime creator: Peter Webber
Pantomime creator: Robin Scott
Entertainers: George Baines's Water Follies
Dancers: The Southend Water Ballet
Production: George Baines
Presented for television by: Bill Duncalf

: The Scarecrow

A French cartoon film.

Contributors

Producer: Andre Sarrut

: The Sacred Flame

by W. Somerset Maugham.
The action takes place at the Tabrets' home near London.
Time, the present

Contributors

Author: W. Somerset Maugham
Producer/designer: Hal Burton
Maurice Tabret: Emrys Jones
Dr Harvester: Mark Dignam
Mrs Tabret: Marie Ney
Nurse Wayland: Irene Worth
Alice: Amy Dalby
Major Liconda: Julian D'Albie
Stella Tabret: Anne Crawford
Colin Tabret: Dermot Walsh

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