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: O Sul I Sul

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

: Cefndir

Pigion o newyddion y mis yng Nghymru , gan gynnwys ffilmiau o ddigwyddiadau yn yr wythnosau a aeth helblo
Cynwynir yr eitemau gan
Aled Rhys Willam
Y rhaglen dan ofal
T. Glynne Davies a Wynford Jones
See page 9
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield and Crystal Palace)

(to 13.50)


Unknown: Yng Nghymru
Unknown: Aled Rhys Willam
Unknown: Y Rhaglen Dan Ofal
Unknown: T. Glynne Davies

: Gardening Club

A weekly date with Percy Thrower who continues the earliest outdoor sowing with peas, brussels sprouts, and parsnips; shows the correct use of some essential garden tools, and in the greenhouse pricks out onion seedlings into boxes and repots ferns.
A. D. C. Main a seed potato specialist from Perth shows his recommended varieties of early and main crop seed potatoes, and discusses all aspects of wart-disease immunity, chitting, planting, pest control, feeding, and economic harvesting of the potato for the gardener.
From the BBC's Midland television studio
(A BBC telerecording)


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: A. D. C Main
Presented by: Paul Morby

: News Review

Seven Days in Thirty Minutes
A television news feature.
Recalling the week's outstanding events on film with personalities, reports, and expert analysis from studios at home and abroad.
Introduced by Robert Dougall.


Presenter: Robert Dougall

: Concerto

James Gibb plays Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1, in O with the BBC Scottish Orchestra
(Leader, J. Mouland Begbie)
Conducted by Colin Davis
Introduced by Alec Robertson.
From the BBC's television studio in Scotland


Pianist: James Gibb
Musicians: The BBC Scottish Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: J. Mouland Begbie
[Orchestra] conducted by: Colin Davis
Presenter: Alec Robertson
Producer: Alan Rees

: The Brains Trust

The Brains Trust meets this afternoon to answer your questions.
The members this week are: Alan Bullock, Anthony Quinton, Larry Adler, Professor A.R. Gemmell
Question-Master, Norman Fisher

Questions should be addressed to: 'The Brains Trust', [address removed]
(Sound-track to be repeated on Monday at 3.30 - Home)


Question-Master: Norman Fisher
Panellist: Alan Bullock
Panellist: Anthony Quinton
Panellist: Larry Adler
Panellist: Professor A.R. Gemmell
Producer: John Furness

: Children's Television presents: Circus Boy: Uncle Cyrus

Boss Canvas-Man Pete is really in trouble. Foolishly, he has boasted to his rich Uncle Cyrus that he owns the whole Circus. To his utter dismay he learns that Uncle Cyrus is actually coming on a visit. How does he get out of this one?


Corky: Mickey Braddock
Joey the Clown: Noah Beery
Big Tim Champion: Robert Lowery

: Children's Television: The Old Castle

In this Polish cartoon film a four-legged detective discovers the secret of the old castle.

: Children's Television: The Black Arrow: 6: The Last Arrow

by R.L. Stevenson.
Adapted by John Blatchley.

(Laurence Hardy is in "Dear Delinquent" at the Aldwych Theatre, London; Eric Thompson in "Keep Your Hair On" at the Apollo Theatre, London)


Author: R.L. Stevenson
Adapted by: John Blatchley
Producer: Naomi Capon
Fights arranged by: Patrick Crean
Film Cameraman: Leonard Newson
Edited by: Valerie Best
Designer: Frederick Knapman
Captain Arblaster: George Woodbridge
Tom the Seaman: Wolfe Morris
Landlord: John Dunbar
Richard Shelton: Patrick Blackwell
Lawless: Patrick Wymark
Abbott: Richard Carpenter
Hugh: Colin Douglas
Ellis Duckworth: Patrick Crean
Richard Duke of Gloucester: Eric Thompson
Catesby: Peter Cellier
Dutton: Richard Coe
Sir Daniel Brackley: Barry Letts
Lord Risingham: Laurence Hardy
Clipsby: Alan Edwards
Joanna Sedley: Ann Dickins
Greensheve: Ivor Salter
Bennett Hatch: Alan Dobie
Soldiers: Michael Partridge
Soldiers: Laurence Parker

: Children's Television: Sunday Special: A Talent for Nonsense

Michael Lennard talks about Edward Lear, the uncrowned king of nonsense verse.
From the BBC's West of England television studio
(to 18.15)


Presenter: Michael Lennard

: Meeting Point: Thus Saith the Lord: 1: Temptation of the Body

Viewers are invited to meet the Rev. R.W. Hugh Jones in the first of three frank programmes about personal temptation in the modern world.

"Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost" (1 Corinthians 6. v. 19)
From the BBC's Midland television studio
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Presenter: The Rev. R.W. Hugh Jones
Arranged for television by: The Rev. William Purcell
Producer: Barrie Edgar

: The Thin Man

See column 4

: What's My Line?

Television's most popular panel game with Isobel Barnett, Barbara Kelly, Gilbert Harding, David Nixon.
In the chair, Eamonn Andrews

("What's My Line?" was devised by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman and is televised by arrangement with CBS and Maurice Winnick; David Nixon is in "Cinderella" at the Hippodrome, Manchester)


Panellist: Isobel Barnett
Panellist: Barbara Kelly
Panellist: Gilbert Harding
Panellist: David Nixon
Chairman: Eamonn Andrews
Devised by: Mark Goodson
Devised by: Bill Todman
Presented by: Harry Carlisle

: Television World Theatre

(See panel and page 4)

[Starring] Donald Wolfit as Halvard Solness and Mai Zetterling as Hilda Wangel in "The Master Builder"
by Henrik Ibsen
English version adapted for television by Max Faber
with Catherine Lacey as Mrs. Solness, Clive Morton as Dr. Herdal, David Markham as Ragnar Brovik, Harold Scott as Knut Brovik, Elaine Usher as Kaia Fosli

The action takes place in the home of Halvard Solness in Norway late in the nineteenth century

This, of all Ibsen's plays, is the most personal, the one most easily and completely associated with his own life, ambitions, and achievements. Solness, the master builder, is surely Ibsen's double. Both are self-made men; both are vigorous still, but ageing (Ibsen was sixty-four and, like Solness, at the height of his fame); both are apprehensive of the younger generation, knocking at the door, threatening their reputations. Symbolically too, their careers are linked. Solness began by building churches - analogous with Ibsen's own early romantic dramas. He then went on to ordinary human houses - patently equivalent to Ibsen's social dramas. Finally, Solness built soaring towers (what Bernard Shaw bluntly called castles in the air) - the counterpart of Ibsen's symbolic plays. Finally, the Master Builder's devotion to the beautiful and dizzy Hilda Wangel has its distinct associations with Ibsen's own affection at that time for a young Viennese girl whom he called 'the May-day of my September-life.' (E.J.)


by: Henrik Ibsen
English version adapted by: Max Faber
Designer: Guy Sheppard
Producer: Stephen Harrison
Halvard Solness: Donald Wolfit
Hilda Wangel: Mai Zetterling
Mrs. Solness: Catherine Lacey
Dr. Herdal: Clive Morton
Ragnar Brovik: David Markham
Knut Brovik: Harold Scott
Kaia Fosli: Elaine Usher

: Music for You

Eric Robinson introduces Music for You
with The Vienna Boys Choir, Anna Moffo, Bernard Miles, Nicanor Zabaleta, James Milligan

And presenting "Capricho"
A new ballet specially created for television by Alfred Rodrigues
with Julia Farron, Pirmin Trecu, Annette Page, Ronald Hynd, Merle Park, David Shields, Shirley Graham, David Drew.
Julian Bream (guitar)
Also appearing: Joan Bramhall, Ursula Connors, Gillian Knight, Jean Allister, Nora Ogonovsky, Edward Morgan, John Larsen, Vernon Rees, Vernon Williams
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
(Leader, Steven Staryk)

(The Vienna Boys Choir appears by arrangement with the Anglo-Austrian Society and Victor Hochhauser; John Larsen appears by permission of the Sadler's Wells Opera Company; Julia Farron, Pirmin Trecu, Annette Page, Ronald Hynd, Merle Park, David Shields, Shirley Graham, and David Drew by permission of the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Ltd.)


Presenter/Conductor: Eric Robinson
Producer: Patricia Foy
Singers: The Vienna Boys Choir
Singer: Anna Moffo
Performer: Bernard Miles
Harpist: Nicanor Zabaleta
Baritone: James Milligan
Writer (Capricho): Alfred Rodrigues
Dancer (Capricho): Julia Farron
Dancer (Capricho): Pirmin Trecu
Dancer (Capricho): Annette Page
Dancer (Capricho): Ronald Hynd
Dancer (Capricho): Merle Park
Dancer (Capricho): David Shields
Dancer (Capricho): Shirley Graham
Dancer (Capricho): David Drew
Music (Capricho): Joaquin Rodrigo
Guitarist (Capricho): Julian Bream
Singer: Joan Bramhall
Singer: Ursula Connors
Singer: Gillian Knight
Singer: Jean Allister
Singer: Nora Ogonovsky
Singer: Edward Morgan
Singer: John Larsen
Singer: Vernon Rees
Singer: Vernon Williams
Chorus-Master: Marcus Dods
Orchestrations: Arthur Wilkinson
Musicians: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Steven Staryk
Designer: Stephen Taylor

: Weather followed by The Epilogue: A Beginner's Course in Prayer

The first of a series of six talks by the Right Rev. Bishop Anthony Bloom.
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Presenter (The Epilogue): The Right Rev. Bishop Anthony Bloom

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