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: Royal Visit to the National Library of Wales

(See above)

Her Majesty the Queen visits Aberystwyth to open the completed building of the National Library of Wales

Her Majesty responds to Loyal Addresses delivered in English by the President of the National Library of Wales, Lord Harlech, K.G., G.C.M.G., LL.D., D.C.L., F.S.A. and in Welsh by Sir Ifan ab Owen Edwards

Today Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh continue their tour of Wales with a visit to Aberystwyth. Television Outside Broadcast cameras at the Library will show viewers the arrival of Her Majesty and the ceremonies inside the building.

(to 13.00)


Speaker: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Speaker: Lord Harlech
Speaker: Sir Ifan ab Owen Edwards
Commentator: Wynford Vaughan Thomas
Presented for television by: Dafydd Gruffydd

: Disneyland: Monsters of the Deep

Walt Disney talks of legends of deep-sea monsters and introduces to us the giant squid, which is featured in his picture 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
Kirk Douglas and Peter Lorre are seen in some excerpts from this film.
(Previously televised on July 28)


Presenter: Walt Disney

: In the News

Speakers: Derek Walker-Smith, M.P., The Rt. Hon Hector McNeil, M.P., Gerald Nabarro, M.P., George Woodcock
Chairman, Dingle Foot
(A BBC telerecording of last Friday's broadcast)


Speaker: Derek Walker-Smith
Speaker: The Rt. Hon Hector McNeil
Speaker: Gerald Nabarro
Speaker: George Woodcock
Chairman: Dingle Foot

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

Pages turned by Patricia Driscoll.
(A BBC Television film)
(to 16.15)


Presenter: Patricia Driscoll
Editor: Maria Bird

: Children's Television

Elton Hayes sings some songs for smaller children.

Britannia: 1: Chester, City of Legions
A story of life in Britain under Roman rule told by Rufus Noel-Buxton.

Skills on Stilts
Bill Latto introduces you to Roland Surridge, a stiltmaker, and some of his young friends try their skill.

(to 17.45)


Singer: Elton Hayes
Presenter (Britannia): Rufus Noel-Buxton
Presenter (Skills on Stilts): Bill Latto
Stiltmaker (Skills on Stilts): Roland Surridge

: Westward Ho!

A West of England magazine.
Introduced by Cliff Michelmore.

Coast to Coast
Reports on topical events and personalities of the month around the West Country.

The Channel Islands
a visit to Jersey for the annual "Battle of Flowers".

the story of a new venture in the supply of domestic gas.

Holiday on Horseback
BBC film cameras join young visitors at a riding stable in the Cotswolds.

(Alexandra Palace, Wenvoe, Truleigh Hill, North Hessary Tor, Rowridge, and Sutton Coldfield only)
(to 19.15)


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Film cameraman: Bert Foote
Film cameraman: Gordon Stuart
Presented by: Ronald Webster

: Central Flying School: The School for Flying Instructors

The Commandant of the Central Flying School invites you to accompany him on a visit to the school.
All Royal Air Force flying instructors are trained at the Central Flying School, which has been in existence since 1912. The system of organised flying instruction, which has been adopted by most of the Air Forces of the world, originated at the C.F.S.
See page 15


Producer: Barrie Edgar

: Twenty Minutes South

An excerpt from A Players Theatre Production
A new musical comedy
Introduced by Brian Johnston

A special performance before an invited audience from the St. Martin's Theatre, London (by arrangement with Players Ventures, Limited)


Devised and composed by: Peter Greenwell
Book and lyrics: Maurice Browning
Producer: Hattie Jacques
Scenery/Costumes Designer: Reginald Woolley
Choreographer: Mark Stuart
Orchestra conducted by: Robert Probst
Television Presentation: Michael Henderson
Presenter: Brian Johnston
Postman: Graham McCormack
Sybil Bates: Totti Truman Taylor
Ethel Banister: Natalie Kent
Paper Boy: Brian Tipping Codd
Fred: Brian Blades
Harry: Douglas Squires
Bert: Jack Manuel
Kitty Hemming: Daphne Anderson
George Banister: Michael Kent
Jane Banister: Joan Bailey
Susan Banister: Louie Ramsay
Henry Bates: Michael Darbyshire
Roger Bates: Robin Hunter
Bob Williams: Donald Scott
Miss Flynn: Josephine Gordon
Miss Mason: Valerie Swinnard
Miss Martin: Mavis Traill
Mr. Casey: Brian Tipping Codd
Mr. Gray: Kenneth Luckman
Office Boy: Graham McCormack
Arthur Harris: John Le Mesurier
Mr. Thompson: Philip Lewtas
Mrs. Thompson: Jane Martin
Mrs. Brownlow: Betty Felstead

: Showcase

Introduced by Dave King.
Steve Race and his Orchestra
(Dave King is in 'The Talk of the Town' at the Adelphi Theatre, London)


Presenter: Dave King
Musicians: Steve Race and his Orchestra
Producer: Ernest Maxin

: Buried Treasure: 10: The Etruscans

Glyn Daniel tells the story of one of the most mysterious of the peoples of the ancient world and illustrates their achievements with film specially shot in Italy.
See page 15


Presenter: Glyn Daniel
Film Cameraman: Kenneth Higgins
Film Editor: Stella Smallwood
Devised and produced by: Paul Johnstone

: Royal Visit to the National Library of Wales

A BBC telerecording of part of this morning's ceremonies.

: News

(sound only)

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