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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 13.30)

: Motor Sport: Autocross and Motorcycle Scramble

Outside Broadcast cameras at Fremingham, near Barnstaple, cover a programme of special events for competitors from South-West England.
Organised by the North Devon Motor Club


Commentator: Murray Walker
Commentator: Derek Burston
Presented for television by: Peter Bale

: Foreign Correspondent

A feature film.
[Starring] Joel McCrea, Herbert Marshall, Laraine Day, George Sanders

Sent to Europe to cover the political situation in 1939, an American reporter investigates the activities of an international group fighting against peace, and narrowly misses death in the course of his adventures in London and Amsterdam.

(Previously televised on Aug. 6, 1956)


Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Johnny Jones: Joel McCrea
Stephen Fisher: Herbert Marshall
Carol Fisher: Laraine Day
ffolliott: George Sanders
Van Meer: Albert Basserman
Krug: Eduardo Ciannelli

: Children's Television presents: Whirlybirds: The Big 'U'

An old prospector, searching for uranium, has been missing for three days. Nothing unusual, perhaps, but it leads Chuck and P.T. into a series of new adventures in which they really have to put their Whirlybird through its paces.


P. T. Moore: Craig Hill
Chuck Martin: Kenneth Tobey

: Children's Television: The Riddle of the Red Wolf: 1: Caius is an Ass

by C.E. Webber
Based on the novel "Detectives in Togas" by Henry Winterfeld.
See page 4


Writer: C.E. Webber
Based on a novel by: Henry Winterfeld
Producer: Desmond O'Donovan
Designer: Marilyn Roberts
Xanthoa: Oliver Burt
Caius: Paul Cole
Rufus: Kevin Kelly
Mucius: Vernon Morris
Antonius: Michael Maguire
Publius: Bunny May
Lukos: John Salew
Clodius: Anthony Harrison
Vinicius: Ian Colin
Claudia: Jill Carson

: Today's Sport

Introduced by Kenneth Wolstenholme.
Association Football
Rugby Union-Racing
This afternoon's results by Leonard Martin.
Presented by the Sportsview Unit


Presenter: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Reader: Leonard Martin

: Six-Five Special

with Josephine Douglas and Pete Murray introducing among others
Lita Roza, Danny Purchese, The Mudlarks, Freddie Mills and the music of Humphrey Lyttelton and his Band, The Vipers Skiffle Group, Bruce Turner Jump Band and Jim Dale
Stanley Dale's National Skiffle Contest
This week:
The Alley Cats of Chiswick
The Rebels of Leeds


Presenter: Josephine Douglas
Presenter: Pete Murray
Singer: Lita Roza
Singer: Danny Purches
Vocalists: The Mudlarks
Performer: Freddie Mills
Musicians: Humphrey Lyttelton and his Band
Musicians: The Vipers Skiffle Group
Musicians: Bruce Turner Jump Band
Singer: Jim Dale
Script: Trevor Peacock
Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

: Wells Fargo: Hoss Tamer

The adventures of the famous Western Stagecoach Service.
[Starring] Dale Robertson

A young man's love and understanding of horses proves a help to Jim Hardie when he finds himself in a tight spot.


Jim Hardie: Dale Robertson

: Dixon of Dock Green: The Light Over the Window

Some stories of a London policeman by Ted Willis.
[Starring] Jack Warner


Writer: Ted Willis
Script Associate: Rex Edwards
Designer: Richard Henry
Production: Douglas Moodie
P.C. George Dixon: Jack Warner
Tommy: Brian Peck
Arthur Crawley: Charles Leno
Mr. Goss: Gibb McLaughlin
Mary: Jeannette Hutchinson
Andy Crawford: Peter Byrne
Sgt. Grace Millard: Moira Mannion
Josie: Jean Marlow
Sgt. Flint: Arthur Rigby
P.C. Bob Penney: Anthony Parker
Mrs. Winter: Edna Morris

: The Benny Hill Show

(See foot of page and page 4)

Starring Benny Hill
Featuring Anne Shelton, Tony Brent, Les Marthys
and from Paris, with their music, Los Guarania
Aided and abetted by Peter Vernon, Dave Freeman, Ronnie Brody, Roger Avon
The George Mitchell Singers
The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes


Comedian: Benny Hill
Singer: Anne Shelton
Singer: Tony Brent
Performers: Les Marthys
Musicians: Los Guarania
[Actor]: Peter Vernon
[Actor]: Dave Freeman
[Actor]: Ronnie Brody
[Actor]: Roger Avon
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Dancers: The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes
Guest Choreographer: Leslie Roberts
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Writer: Benny Hill
Writer: Dave Freeman
Designer: Tony Abbott
Producer: John Street

: Saturday Playhouse presents: Heroes Don't Care

A comedy by Margot Neville.
[Starring] Rona Anderson, Faith Brook, Clive Morton and Leslie Phillips
The action takes place at the Grand Hotel, Bergvaag, Norway.


Writer: Margot Neville
Designer/Producer: Hal Burton
George Morris: Peter Rosser
Trondsen: Gerik Schjelderup
Helga: Delia Corrie
Sir Edward Blackenham: Clive Morton
Lady Blackenham: Rona Anderson
Dr McIlwaine: Jack Stewart
Tom Gregory: Leslie Phillips
Leonard Woods: Glyn Houston
Connie Crawford: Faith Brook

: Sports Special

including film reports of
Rugby Union Football: England V. Australia
and Association Football
Excerpts from some of this afternoon's League matches.
The European Ice Skating Championships
Direct from Czechoslovakia
The finals of the Ice Dance Championship.

Introduced by Kenneth Wolstenholme.


Presenter: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Editor: Paul Fox
Editor: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: Tom Millett

: War in the Air: 5: Desert Air Force

A series of thirteen BBC television films telling the story of air power during the years 1935-1946, and how it brought about the defeat of the Axis Powers in the greatest conflict in history.

An account of the air defence of the Middle East, 1940-1943.

Written and produced by John Elliot.
This series of films made by the BBC Film Unit and originally shown in 1954 is being repeated every Saturday night.


Service Adviser: Sir Philip Joubert K.C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O.
Narrator: Robert Harris
Other voices: Bryan Coleman
Other voices: Stephen Grenfell
Other voices: James Drake
Other voices: Guy Kinersley Poynter
Other voices: Mary Attard
Other voices: Peter Macarte
Other voices: Alan White
Written and produced by: John Elliot
Series directed by: Philip Dorte

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