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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)

: For the Schools: The Downfall of Malvolio

Introduced by Priscilla Morgan as 'Maria'.
Excerpts from the telerecording of Twelfth Night transmitted on March 10, 1957, and produced by Caspar Wrede and Michael Elliott.
(A BBC telerecording)


Author (Twelfth Night): William Shakespeare [uncredited]
Producer (Twelfth Night): Caspar Wrede
Producer (Twelfth Night): Michael Elliott
Narrative links directed by: David Rose
Film Editor: Barry Toovey
Producer: Ronald Eyre
Presenter/Maria: Priscilla Morgan
Malvolio: John Moffatt
Sir Tony Belch: Newton Blick
Sir Andrew Aguecheek: Graham Crowden
Feste: James Maxwell
Fabian: George Hall
Olivia: Maureen Quinney

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

For the Very Young
Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
(A BBC television film)
(to 14.45)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Voices: Eileen Brown
Voices: Josefina Ray
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Script and music: Maria Bird

: Children's Television presents: Zoo Quest for the Paradise Birds: 4: The People of the Wahgi Valley

David Attenborough describes his recent journey along the Great Barrier Reef and into the mountains of Central New Guinea, in the search for Birds of Paradise.

(Previously televised on Dec. 1, 1957)


Presenter/Narrator/Producer: David Attenborough
Film Editor: Teddy Ireland
Cameraman: Charles Lagus

: Children's Television: Willoughby

with Rolf Harris.


Presenter: Rolf Harris
Voice: Peter Hawkins

: Children's Television: Seeing Stars

Where in the Universe could you carry a ton-in a matchbox? Patrick Moore tells you the answer when he talks about giant and dwarf stars and sets another competition.
Competition postcards should be addressed to Patrick Moore, Esq., Seeing Stars, [address removed]


Presenter: Patrick Moore
Presented by: Gerald Wiltshire

: 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

: Short Cuts

A 'Do It Yourself' programme In which Barry Bucknell, assisted by Norman Lannaway, gives advice on laying linoleum and discusses other types of floor covering.
Daphne Wells and Elizabeth Powell talk about pottery as a hobby and show the different processes in making a bowl.
Jack Holt and Patricia Hewlings continue with building a dinghy
Stage 2: Building up the plywood hull


Presenter/Handyman: Barry Bucknell
Assisted by: Norman Lannaway
Item presenter: Daphne Wells
Item presenter: Elizabeth Powell
Handyman: Jack Holt
Item presenter: Patricia Hewlings
Producer: John Furness

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
Sport - Music - People
Cinema - Theatre - Argument
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

: Still Contrary

The Programme Women Like - Men to See
A miscellany of Music - Song - Dance - Novelty and Glamour
with Paul Arland, The Tau Moe Quartet, Sujata Jayawardena, The Littlewood Songsters and The Television Toppers with the Orchestra under the direction of Norrie Paramor and the dances directed by Larry Gordon and the production by Richard Afton

(Paul Arland and the Tau Moe Quartet are appearing at the Embassy Club, London)


Magician: Paul Arland
Musicians: The Tau Moe Quartet
Performer: Sujata Jayawardena
Singers: The Littlewood Songsters
Dancers: The Television Toppers
Orchestra under the direction of: Norrie Paramor
Dances directed by: Larry Gordon
Production: Richard Afton

: Wire Service: 4: The Deep End

An exciting new series of film stories starring Dane Clark, George Brent, Mercedes McCambridge as reporters with the Trans-Globe News Agency.

with George Brent as Dean Evans
The agency sets out to investigate a report of the strange death of the school-boy son of a prominent citizen. Evans finds out that the victim is quite a different boy. He also uncovers other unusual 'accidents'...


Dan Miller: Dane Clark
Kate Wells: Mercedes McCambridge
Dean Evans: George Brent

: Pride and Prejudice: Part 4

by Jane Austen
Adapted for television in six weekly instalments by Cedric Wallis
[Starring] Alan Badel
with Marian Spencer, William Squire, Jane Downs, Hugh Sinclair

Jane goes to stay in London with her aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Gardiner. She hopes Mr. Bingley may call, but only his sister arrives; and this visit brings further disappointment. Elizabeth, meanwhile, visits Mr. and Mrs. Collins at Hunsford Parsonage. From there she dines with Lady Catherine de Bourgh at Rosings, and again meets Mr. Darcy. This encounter leads to a second meeting, with astonishing developments.

(Alan Badel appears by permission of Furndel Productions, Ltd.)


Author: Jane Austen
Adapted by: Cedric Wallis
Producer: Barbara Burnham
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Mr. Darcy: Alan Badel
Elizabeth Bennet: Jane Downs
Jane Bennet: Susan Lyall Grant
Mr. Wickham: Colin Jeavons
Mrs. Bennet: Marian Spencer
Lydia Bennet: Vivienne Martin
Mary Bennet: Pamela Binns
Servant: Jeanne Elvin
Mr. Bennet: Hugh Sinclair
Mrs. Reynolds: Madoline Thomas
Mrs. Gardiner: Joan Carol
Mr. Gardiner: Hamilton Dyce
Mr. Bingley: William Squire

: Sea and Ships: Quest for a Brig

Alan Villiers and Peter Scott discuss Quest for a Brig
Quite recently Alan Villiers went to the Indian Ocean in search of one of the last remaining Indian Ocean brigs. He thought that it could be found amongst the Maldive Islands, and the programme deals tonight with this journey which he made to Ceylon and Maldives.
From the West of England Television studio


Guest: Peter Scott
Presenter: Alan Villiers
Film editor: Constance Dunn
Producer: Ian Curtis

: Press Conference

People who make the news face questions from people who write the news.


Presented by: Hugh Burnett

: Michael Holliday

brings you songs in a free and easy style.
Continuity material written by Alan Reeve-Jones and Edwin Braden who also directs the music,


Singer: Michael Holliday
Continuity material: Alan Reeve-Jones
Continuity material/Musical director: Edwin Braden
Presented by: John Ammonds

: News Summary

followed by Weather and Close Down

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