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: Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Frenhinol Cymru (Llangefni, 1957) Seremoni Croesawu'r Alltud

Ymunwn yng nghroeso'r Eisteddfod i'r Cymry o wiedydd tramor sydd yn ymweld a'u henwlad a'i phrifwyl
Disgriflr y seremoni gan Alun Williams
Y telediad yng ngofal Selwyn Roderick
(Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales: Welsh people home from overseas are greeted during a special ceremony held in the Eisteddfod Pavilion at Llangefni, Anglesey)

(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, and Crystal Palace)

: Mainly for Women: Your Own Time

A magazine of interest and entertainment for younger women.

The Picture and the Painter
Adrian Hill talks about paintings and introduces R. O. Dunlop, R.A.

Flower Calendar
This month: The Carnation
Evelyn Gibbs

For Your Entertainment
Edward Pogson demonstrates his unusual musical instruments and clocks.

It's a Woman's World
Introducing women to prove the point!

Introduced by Vera McKechnie.

Quick and Easy Dressmaking: 22 - Summer Shirt
A French design filmed by Radio-diffusion Television-Francaise.
Demonstrated by Diana Crutchley.
A pamphlet, containing photographs, gives instructions for making the garments to be described in this second Quick and Easy Dressmaking series. This pamphlet is available (price 1s.) from [address removed] (Crossed postal order, please -not stamps.) A folder for Women's Television Notes may be obtained from the same address-price 2s.


Item presenter (The Picture and the Painter): Adrian Hill
Guest (The Picture and the Painter): R. O. Dunlop
Item presenter (Flower Calendar): Evelyn Gibbs
Item presenter (For Your Entertainment): Edward Pogson
Presenter: Vera McKechnie
Producer: Joyce Belfrage
Dressmaker/presenter (Quick and Easy Dressmaking): Diana Crutchley

: 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
(to 16.00)


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

: Children's Television presents: The Adventures of Peter Simple: 5: The Snake's Head

A serial play in six parts from Captain Marryat's novel.
Adapted and produced by Naomi Capon.
[Starring] Timothy Bateson as Peter Simple, Thomas Heathcote as Terence O'Brien


Author: Captain Marryat
Adapted by/Producer: Naomi Capon
Designer: John Cooper
Peter Simple: Timothy Bateson
Thomas Heathcote: Terence O'Brien
Captain Hawkins: Barry Letts
Peter's Uncle: Michael Goodliffe
Sergeant of Marines: Douglas Blackwell
Lieutenant Webster: Derek Waring
Swinburne: John Paul
Steward: Nigel Sharpe
Betsy Austin: Nadia Catouse
Captain Keats: Gerald Andersen
Celeste: Evelyne Cordpau
Bosun: Ivor Salter
Miller: Robert Raglan
General O'Brien: John Serret
Admiral: Ronald Adam
Captain Horton: Carl Bernard

: Children's Television: For Deaf Children: Do You Know?

A question game between deaf boys and girls about things you may see on your holiday in the country or at the seaside.
Introduced by Edwin Denton.


Presenter: Edwin Denton

: Children's Television: Toys' Adventures at the Zoo

with illustrations by Gwen White.
The story is told by Sylvia Peters.


Illustrations: Gwen White
Narrator: Sylvia Peters

: The Weather

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
Sport - Music - Politics - People
Cinema - Theatre - Travel
with Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith and this week, Rory McEwen.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Singer/guitarist: Rory McEwen
Producer: Donald Baverstock

: Amos 'n' Andy: Madam Queen's Voice

[Starring] Amos 'n' Andy in the film Madam Queen's Voice

A former girl friend of Andy wins a TV singing contest. Kingfish decides to become her manager and 'give her voice to the world'. But she prefers matrimony to management.

: Zoo Quest for a Dragon

See columns 1 and 2

The story of the recent expedition that went to Indonesia in search of rare animals, compiled from film sequences previously shown in October and November 1956.

Written and produced by David Attenborough.
At 7.30 this evening


Filmed by: Charles Lagus
Editor: Victor Stocker
Writer/producer: David Attenborough

: Villette: Part 4

by Charlotte Bronte.
Adapted for television in six weekly instalments by Ada F. Kay.
[Starring] Jill Bennett, Marda Vanne, Michael Warre

The warm social interlude of the summer vacation is over, and Lucy returns to school, leaving behind her a growing friendship between Graham Bretton and the Bassonpears. Despite occasional outbursts of antagonism, Lucy's relationship with the Professor is taking a happier turn. All promises well between them, when a shadow falls across the garden-the jealousy of Madame Beck and Zelie St. Pierre.


Author: Charlotte Bronte
Adapted by: Ada F. Kay
Producer: Barbara Burnham
Designer: Frederick Knapman
Professor Paul Emanuel: Michael Warre
Lucy Snowe: Jill Bennett
Madame Beck: Marda Vanne
Justine Marie: Susan Lyall Grant
Agnes: Nancy Beckh
Father Silas: Roddy Hughes
Madame Walravens: Betty Hardy
Goton: Madoline Thomas
Rosine: Mairhi Russell
Mlle Zélie St Pierre: Hazel Hughes
Ginevra Fanshawe: Pamela Buck
Angelique: Naomi Moir
Blanche: Jeanne Elvin
Schoolgirls: Pamela Binns
Schoolgirls: Maureen Gander
Schoolgirls: Marian Morley
Schoolgirls: Valerie Winer

: Sportsview

Peter Dimmock introduces Sportsview
Television's weekly sports magazine for the family including:
My View of Sport by a well known Sportsview personality


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Editor: Paul Fox
Editor: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: Bryan Cowgill

: Those Wonderful Shows

Recalled by 'The First Nighter' Peter Graves.
A series of six programmes featuring the music of famous stage and film productions.
Frank Chacksfield and his Studio Orchestra, Vanessa Lee, Denis Martin, Alan Edwards, Jefferson Clifford, Robert Webber, Sheila Bradley, The Studio Dancers and Singers.
See page 4


The First Nighter: Peter Graves
Musicians: Frank Chacksfield and his Studio Orchestra
Singer: Vanessa Lee
Singer: Denis Martin
Performer: Alan Edwards
Performer: Jefferson Clifford
Singer: Robert Webber
Singer: Sheila Bradley
Dancers/singers: The Studio Dancers and Singers
Script: Frank Baker
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Production numbers staged by: Denys Palmer
Musical Associate: James Turner
Producer: Charles R. Rogers

: The Burns and Allen Show: George Becomes a Boss

[Starring] George Burns and Gracie Allen in the film George Becomes a Boss
George wants Ronnie to play in his comedy series, but the latter insists on acting in a serious play. Gracie attempts to put things right - with mixed emotions.


Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

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