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: Beunydd

Bwrw golwg dros bynciau'r dydd mewn sgwrs a ffilm-a chyfle i gwrdd a rhai sy'n amlwg yn y newyddion.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)
(to 13.25)

: For the Schools: Living in the Commonwealth: Australia: 1: Power and Water from Snow

In this programme the gigantic Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme is seen against the background of the land and climate.
Introduced by Russell Braddon.
See page 3


Presenter: Russell Braddon
Producer: Peggie Broadhead

: Mainly for Women

Family Affairs: Health and the Family: 8 - Coughs and Colds
A medical practitioner talks about children's coughs and colds, and the Director of the Common Cold Research Unit at Harvard Hospital describes the search for a vaccine to prevent colds
The Central Office of Information film 'The Nose Has It' will be shown
Introduced by Isobel Barnett.

3.15 Keep Fit with Eileen Fowler
From the BBC's Midland television studio

(to 15.30)


Speaker (Family Affairs): A medical practitioner [name uncredited]
Presenter (Family Affairs): Isobel Barnett
Producer (Family Affairs): Beryl Radley
Exerciser (Keep Fit): Eileen Fowler
Arranged by (Keep Fit): Ann Shead
Presented by (Keep Fit): Desmond O'Leary

: Children's Television presents: Onion Boys

An adventure serial in six episodes by Mary Dunn.


Writer: Mary Dunn
Producer: Barbara Hammond
Film cameraman: Leonard Newson
Film editor: Ron de Mattos
Designer: Austen Spriggs
Mr. Craven, antique dealer: Frank Finlay
Professor Hoad: Maurice Colbourne
Pierre Rozay: Yves Ratier
Raymon: Barry Barnett
Sidney Towler: Garard Green
Inspector Mace: Peter Welch
Richard Towler: Edward Higgins
Emrys Hughes: Edward Palmer
Dawson: Peter Dawson
Mrs. Butter: Betty Woolfe

: Children's Television: Sea and Ships - The North-West Passage

Peter Scott discusses a film of H.M.C.S. Labrador with Commander J. M. Leeming, R.C.N.
The story of the North-West Passage is the story of the many daring attempts to find a free deep-water channel between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans round the North of Canada.
From the seventeenth century onwards many attempts were made. Two of the most famous of these expeditions were those of Parry in 1819 and later, in 1845, of Franklin, who died making the attempt. After Amundsen's successful voyage in 1903 the first passage from West to East was made in 1940 by Henry Larsen in St. Roch-a Royal Canadian Mounted Police boat. The first naval vessel to go through was H.M.C.S. Labrador in 1954. In this afternoon's programme Peter Scott and Commander Leeming talk about some of the historic attempts and discuss films of St. Roch and Labrador.
(Previously televised on December 19)


Presenter: Peter Scott
Interviewee: Commander J. M. Leeming
Film editor: Constance Dunn
Producer: Ian Curtis

: News Headlines; Sports News; Weather

On transmitters serving the areas:
6.10 News for Scotland, Northern Ireland, and the English Regions
News for Wales 6.15-6.20

: The O. Henry Playhouse: Only the Horse Would Know

Thomas Mitchell plays the part of the famous American author in the film series based on his short stories.

The story of a famous jockey faced with a terrible choice. Should he see his son exposed, or silence the blackmailer by pulling his mount in the big race?


O. Henry: Thomas Mitchell

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
Sport - Music - People
Cinema - Theatre - Travel
With Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith and this week, Rory McEwen, Patricia Lancaster
(Patricia Lancaster is in "For Amusement Only" at the Apollo Theatre, London)


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

: The Kilt Is My Delight

A programme of Scottish songs and dances.
By permission of the Marquess of Linlithgow, BBC Outside Broadcast cameras visit the ballroom of Hopetoun House, an eighteenth-century masterpiece designed by Adam, and overlooking the Firth of Forth.
with Jackie Johnstone, Evelyn Campbell, A team from the Edinburgh branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, Tim Wright and his Band.
Introduced by Alastair MacIntyre.
(Tim Wright and his Band are at the New Cavendish Ballroom, Edinburgh)


Dancer: Jackie Johnstone
Dancer: Evelyn Campbell
Dancers: A team from the Edinburgh branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society
Musicians: Tim Wright and his Band
Presenter: Alastair MacIntyre
Producer: Alan Rees

: Gentlemen at Twilight

by Falkland L. Cary
[Starring] Reginald Beckwith
with William Squire

From the BBC's Welsh television studio


Writer: Falkland L. Cary
Producer: David J. Thomas
Designer: George Djurkovic
Mr. Witkins: John Gill
Mr. Probert: Llewellyn Rees
Mr. Josh Davies: Jack Walters
Mr. Chalmers (The Bishop): George Howe
Bert Martin: Reginald Beckwith
Mr. David Jenkins: Aubrey Richards
Mr. Lewis: W.H. Williams
Mr. William Clarke (The Warden): Alan Rolfe
Dr. Lloyd Richards: William Squire
Mrs. Evans: Madoline Thomas

: Harringay Circus

See foot of page

: Eye on Research: 7: Point of View?

Robert Reid reports.
A visit to the Applied Psychology Research Unit of the Medical Research Council, where Dr. Mackworth of the Unit, and Brian Shackel, a research psychologist of a large electronics group, show their two ways of coping with the problems of eye movement.


Reporter: Robert Reid
Interviewee: Brian Shackel
Research and treatment: Gordon Taylor
Producer: Bill Wright
Series edited by: Aubrey E. Singer

: Who Said That?

'No one is exempt from talking nonsense: the misfortune is to do it solemnly'
Who Said That?
Yvonne Mitchell, Gilbert Harding, John Betjeman and Sir Frederic Hooper are invited by Lionel Hale to identify some similar quotations and then to discuss their merits.
See, page 3


Panellist: Yvonne Mitchell
Panellist: Gilbert Harding
Panellist: John Betjeman
Panellist: Sir Frederic Hooper
Chairman: Lionel Hale

: The Tyrol Schuhplattler Group

A selection of traditional Austrian songs and dances.


Singers/dancers: The Tyrol Schuhplattler Group
Presented by: Alan Sleath

: News Summary

followed by Weather and Close Down

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