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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, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield and Blaen-Plwyf only)
(to 13.30)

: For the Schools: Living in the Commonwealth: Australia: 4: The Lonely Interior

This programme is about aboriginal tribes of the interior and those whose work has brought them to this remote part of the country.
Introduced by Colin Wills.


Presenter: Colin Wills
Producer: Peggie Broadhead

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the Very Young
(A BBC television film)

: Mainly for Women

Family Affairs

Mother and Daughter
Irene Benton and her daughter Maureen compare the grind and glamour of their careers as models.

Be My Valentine
The story of an old custom and how it survives today by James Laver and Cyril Hayes.

Married to an Anthropologist
Marion and Burton Benedict talk to Elizabeth Robinson about their life.

Introduced by Betty Lait.

3.15 Tell Me, Doctor
Dr. Winifred de Kok discusses viewers' letters.
Letters should be sent to: Dr. Winifred de Kok, [address removed]

(to 15.30)


Interviewee (Mother and Daughter): Irene Burton
Interviewee (Mother and Daughter): Maureen Burton
Item presenter (Be My Valentine): James Laver
Item presenter (Be My Valentine): Cyril Hayes
Interviewee (Married to an Anthropologist): Marion Benedict
Interviewee (Married to an Anthropologist): Burton Benedict
Interviewer (Married to an Anthropologist): Elizabeth Robinson
Presenter: Betty Lait
Producer: Beryl Radley
Presenter (Tell Me, Doctor): Dr. Winifred de Kok

: Children's Television presents: Onion Boys: Episode 6

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
Pierre Rozay: Yves Ratier
Monsieur Rozay: Gareth Jones
Madame Rozay: Shirley Cooklin
Sidney Towler: Garard Green
Raymon: Barry Barnett
Richard Towler: Edward Higgins
Professor Hoad: Maurice Colbourne
Gendarme: Leon Peers
Jacques: Roy Dotrice
Father Bourven: Brian Parker
Others taking part: Bart Allison
Others taking part: Joseph Boyer
Others taking part: John Atkinson

: Children's Television: Rescue Squad

An outside broadcast showing the everyday work of the Liverpool Branch of the R.S.P.C.A. and some of the more exciting aspects of their job.
Introduced by Trevor Hill.
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was founded in Liverpool in 1809.


Presenter: Trevor Hill
Produced for Children's Television by: Ray Lakeland

: News Headlines; Sports News; The Weather

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

: The O. Henry Playhouse: Man About Town

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

In this film the writer needs to find a perfect example of 'a man about town'. His search ends in an unusual way.


O. Henry: Thomas Mitchell

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
Sport - Music - People
Cinema - Theatre - Argument
Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith and this week: Cy Grant, Diane Todd


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Singer/guitarist: Cy Grant
Singer: Diane Todd
Producer: Donald Baverstock

: Robinson's Roundabout

A series of fortnightly programmes in which artists new to television are presented by Eric Robinson.
This week: David Bruce, Eddie Fox and Beryl, Tommy Locky, Shirley May, Mack and Kirk
Orchestra conducted by Eric Robinson
(Leader, David McCallum)
See page 4


Presenter/orchestra conductor: Eric Robinson
Singer: David Bruce
Magicians: Eddie Fox and Beryl
Entertainer: Tommy Locky
Singer: Shirley May
Performers: Mack and Kirk
[Orchestra] leader: David McCallum
Scriptwriter: Freddie Robertson
Designer: Robert MacGowan
Producer: Albert Stevenson

: Hunted

by Morton Wishengrad
[Starring] Diana Decker and Patrick Troughton

The action of the play takes place in New York at the present time.

(Diana Decker is appearing at the Society Restaurant, London)


Author: Morton Wishengrad
Designer: Guy Sheppard
Producer: Joy Harington
Mailman: Errol McKinnon
Annie Mason: Diana Decker
Grigor: Patrick Troughton
Doctor Hildo: John Arnatt
Vasilienko: Richard Marner
Mrs. Grimes: Ilona Ference
Detective Ardizzone: Sheldon Lawrence
Other parts played by: Tim Hudson
Other parts played by: Chester Gordon
Other parts played by: Johnny Bell

: Amateur Boxing: Royal Air Force v. The Army

A new challenge between these two Services which is to become an annual fixture.
Televised direct from the R.A.F. Station, Stanmore Park, Middlesex


Commentator: Harry Carpenter

: Eye on Research: 10: The Thread of Life D.N.A. (Deoxyribo-nucleic acid)

Robert Reid reports.
The story of how physicists, chemists, and biologists have combined forces to produce the biggest biological break-through in the last fifty years-the discovery of the chemical believed to be the basis of heredity.
As told by some of those who have taken part in the research with the help of outside broadcasts and film.
From Cambridge, Dr. Daniel Brown and Dr. Vernon Ingram
From New York, Dr. L.D. Hamilton
From London, Dr. Maurice Wilkins
From Paris, Dr. Harriett Ephrussi-Taylor
In the London studio: Professor Sir Alexander Todd
Programme linking by Professor C.H. Waddington


Reporter: Robert Reid
Speaker (From Cambridge): Dr. Daniel Brown
Speaker (From Cambridge): Dr. Vernon Ingram
Speaker (From New York): Dr. L.D. Hamilton
Speaker (From New York): Dr. Maurice Wilkins
Speaker (From Paris): Dr. Harriett Ephrussi-Taylor
Speaker (In the London studio): Sir Alexander Todd
Programme linking: Professor C.H. Waddington
Research and treatment: Gordon Taylor
Director: Bill Wright
Producer: Aubrey E. Singer

: Who Said That?

'A fine quotation is a diamond in the hand of a man of wit - and a pebble in the hand of a fool'
Sir Gerald Kelly, Gilbert Harding, John Betjeman, Sir Miles Thomas are invited by Lionel Hale to identify some similar quotations and then to discuss their merits.


Panellist: Sir Gerald Kelly
Panellist: Gilbert Harding
Panellist: John Betjeman
Panellist: Sir Miles Thomas
Chairman: Lionel Hale

: A Little Music

Max Jaffa introduces The Trio
Max Jaffa (violin), Reginald Kilbey (cello), Jack Byfield (piano)


Presenter/violinist: Max Jaffa
Cellist: Reginald Kilbey
Pianist: Jack Byfield
Presented by: Christian Simpson

: News Summary

followed by Weather and Close Down

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