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: O Sul I Sul

Newyddion am Gymru a Chymry.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield and Crystal Palace only)

: Cefndir

Pigion o newyddion y mis
yng Nghymru , gan gynnwys ffilmiau o ddigwyddiadau yn yr wythnosau a aeth neiblo
Cyflwynir yr eitemau gan
Aled Rhys Wiliam
Y rhaglen dan ofal
T. Glynne Davies a Wynford Jones
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield and Crystal Palace only)

(to 13.20)


Unknown: Yng Nghymru
Unknown: Aled Rhys Wiliam
Unknown: Y Rhaglen Dan Ofal
Unknown: T. Glynne Davies
Unknown: Wynford Jones

: World Cup Football: Italy v. Portugal

Direct from Milan.
Presented by the Italian Television Service


Commentator: Walley Barnes

: News Review

Seven days in thirty minutes
Recalling the week's outstanding events on film, with personalities, reports, and expert analysis.
Introduced by Kenneth Kendall.


Presenter: Kenneth Kendall

: Melody Hour

Vilem Tausky conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra (Leader, William Armon)
in a programme of light music.
with June Bronhill, Oleg Briansky, Monia Liter, Kevin Scott, Patty Berrard, Maria Charles, Betty Laine, Jeanne Lusby, Joy Swanson, Margery Woodhams, Jean Lanceman, Norma Morgan, Diana Rees, Irene Robinson, Patricia Whitmore, Derick Davies, David Oddie, John Stoddart, Martin Taylor.
Introduced by Roy Williams.
This programme is being broadcast simultaneously in the Light Programme


[Orchestra] conductor: Vilem Tausky
Musicians: The BBC Concert Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: William Armon
Soprano: June Bronhill
Dancer: Oleg Briansky
Pianist: Monia Liter
Tenor: Kevin Scott
Performer: Patty Berrard
Singer: Maria Charles
Dancer: Betty Laine
Dancer: Jeanne Lusby
Dancer: Joy Swanson
Dancer: Margery Woodhams
Dancer: Jean Lanceman
Singer: Norma Morgan
Singer: Diana Rees
Singer: Irene Robinson
Singer: Patricia Whitmore
Singer: Derick Davies
Singer: David Oddie
Singer: John Stoddart
Singer: Martin Taylor
Presenter: Roy Williams
Production numbers staged by: Denys Palmer
Producer: Charles R. Rogers

: The Brains Trust

meets this afternoon to answer your questions.
The members this week are: Professor A. J. Ayer, F.B.A., Pamela Hansford Johnson, Dilys Powell, Michel Saint-Denis.
Question-Master, Norman Fisher
Questions should be addressed to: The Brains Trust, [address removed]


Panellist: Professor A. J. Ayer
Panellist: Pamela Hansford Johnson
Panellist: Dilys Powell
Panellist: Michel Saint-Denis
Question-Master: Norman Fisher
Producer: John Furness

: Children's Television presents: Circus Boy: Alex the Great

The 'catcher' in a trapeze act has a difficult and responsible role. Alex, an expert catcher, is working with a new act when he is accused of allowing his old partners-Corky's parents - to fall to their death; he loses his confidence and refuses to perform. 'The show must go on!' but the aerialists are the star attraction, and how can they work without a catcher?


Corky: Mickey Braddock
Joey the Clown: Noah Beery
Big Tim Champion: Robert Lowery
Alex Conrad: John Duke

: Children's Television: Sooty's Christmas Dream

with Sweep and Harry Corbett.


Puppeteer: Harry Corbett

: Children's Television: The Silver Sword: 5 - Jan in Trouble

The exciting wartime adventure
by C. E. Webber.
Based on the novel by Ian Serraillier.


Adapter: C. E. Webber
Author: Ian Serraillier
Producer: Shaun Sutton
Film cameraman: David Prosser
Film editor: Ron de Mattos
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Ruth Balicki: Pat Pleasance
Edek Balicki: Melvyn Hayes
Bronia Balicki: Ingrid Sylvester
Bronia Balicki: Reed de Rouen
Corporal Johnson: Bill Edwards
Captain Greenwood: Gordon Tanner
Lieutenant James: Alan Tilvern
First American soldier: Richard Carpenter
Second American soldier: Bernel Tucker
Polish boy: Roy Hines

: Children's Television: Sunday Special: The Candlemaker

An animated cartoon film telling the story of a boy at Christmastime - the candlemaker's son who failed in his duty and then was allowed to put things right.

: Meeting Point: Have we taken the 'Christ' out of Christmas?

The Rt. Rev. Dr. George MacLeod believes that we cannot celebrate the birth of Christ without remembering the refugees and war victims and undernourished children of 1957.
The last of three Advent programmes on the theme 'Christ comes to our World'.
From the BBC's television studio in Scotland


Presenter: The Rt. Rev. Dr. George MacLeod
Director: Bill Stevenson
Producer: The Rev. Ronald Falconer

: The Thin Man: Come Back, Darling Asta

Starring Peter Lawford as 'Nick' and Phyllis Kirk as 'Nora' in the first of a new film series with Asta the dog.

Asta unearths some vital clues, but his cleverness only results in his being held as a hostage.


Nick: Peter Lawford
Nora: Phyllis Kirk
Himself: Asta the Dog

: Sunday-Night Theatre: Brian Rix presents: Thark

The famous farce by Ben Travers.

Between scenes, a song or three by the Whitehall 'Palm' Trio: Miss Beryl Ede (contralto), Mr. Thomas Watt (harmonium), Mr. George Chisholm (tenor trombone)


Author: Ben Travers
Contralto: Miss Beryl Ede
Harmonium: Mr. Thomas Watt
Tenor trombone: Mr. George Chisholm
Designer: Rhoda Gray
Director: Jack Williams
Television Presentation: Alan Chivers
Hook: Larry Noble
Warner: Hazel Douglas
Cherry Buck: Diana Calderwood
Lionel Tooth: Basil Lord
Mrs Frush: Fabia Drake
Sir Hector Benbow, Bt: Leo Franklyn
Ronald Gamble: Brian Rix
Lady Benbow: Cicely Paget-Bowman
Kitty Stratton: Ann Firbank
Jones: John Slater
Whittle: Peter Mercier

: Tufty

The Adventures of a Friendly Duckling.
Story told by Johnny Morris.
Filmed and directed by Bertil Danielsson for the Swedish Television Service

Bertil Danielsson is a Swede who spends the summer on one of the 60,000 islands in the Stockholm archipelago. In this film he shows how he found and reared a young tufted duck which had become separated from its family there one spring. Tufty is fed on ants' eggs, mussels, and other delicacies, and becomes great friends with the Danielsson family and their dog.
This film was a prizewinner at the Radio and Television Festival in Taormina, Italy, this year.


Narrator: Johnny Morris
Music: Roland Bengtsson
Filmed and directed by: Bertil Danielsson

: Handel's Messiah

A new television presentation of parts of Handel's famous oratorio.
With Patricia Clarke (soprano), Pamela Bowden (contralto), John Holmes (bass),
The Ambrosian Singers, The Goldsbrough Orchestra
(Leader, Emanuel Hurwitz)
Charles Spinks (harpsichord)
Conductor, David Willcocks


Composer: Handel
Producer: Christian Simpson
Artistic adviser: Basil Taylor
Soprano: Patricia Clarke
Contralto: Pamela Bowden
Bass: John Holmes
Singers: The Ambrosian Singers
Musicians: The Goldsbrough Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Emanuel Hurwitz
Harpsichordist: Charles Spinks
Conductor: David Willcocks
Cameraman: Ken Westbury
Film editor: Allan Tyrer

: The Epilogue: His Name shall be called 'Wonderful'

The Rev. Vernon Sproxton considers this great phrase, familiar to many people, from Handel's 'Messiah'.
Followed by Weather and Close Down


Presenter: The Rev. Vernon Sproxton

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