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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: Fact in Fiction

Introduced by Hugh Ross Williamson.
An impression of life at school during the last century-from 'Tom Brown' and 'Jane Eyre'.

Tom Brown at Rugby
Dramatised by Jo Manton.

Jane Eyre at Lowood
Dramatised by Ian Dallas and Constance Cox.
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on February 24, 1956)


Presenter: Hugh Ross Williamson
Dramatist (Tom Brown at Rugby): Jo Manton
Director (Tom Brown at Rugby)): Richard Gilbert
Dramatist (Jane Eyre at Lowood): Ian Dallas
Dramatist (Jane Eyre at Lowood): Constance Cox
Producer (Jane Eyre at Lowood): Campbell Logan
Arranged by: Rosemary Hill
Producer: Ronald Eyre

: 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)


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

: Racing at Kempton Park

BBC television outside broadcast cameras cover some of this afternoon's principal races.
3.0 St. James's Handicap Hurdle Race over 2 miles

3.30 Corinthian Handicap Steeplechase over 3 miles

4.0 Manor Novices Steeplechase over 2 miles

Clive Graham identifies the horses and jockeys in the Paddock before each race.

(to 16.10)


Commentator: Peter Montague Evans
Paddock commentator: Clive Graham
Presented for television by: Dennis Monger

: Children's Television presents Zoo Quest for the Paradise Birds: 5 - Into the Stone Age

David Attenborough describes his recent journey along the Great Barrier Reef and into the mountains of Central New Guinea, in the search for the Birds of Paradise.
(Previously televised on December 8)


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: Stop and Look!: 1: How much do you notice?

Andor Gomme shows you what to look for in the design of everyday things.


Presenter: Andor Gomme

: News Headlines; Sports News; The Weather

On transmitters serving the areas:

: Short Cuts

A 'Do It Yourself' programme in which Barry Bucknell discusses the sharpening and care of tools with David Haes, and introduces Bill Bailey who gives a demonstration of wood turning.
Jack Holt and Beecher Moore continue with building a sailing dinghy.
Stage 3: Decking, and putting in the centre-plate case
See page 5


Presenter: Barry Bucknell
Expert: David Haes
Expert: Bill Bailey
Expert: Jack Holt
Expert: Beecher Moore
Producer: John Furness

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
Sport - Music - People
Cinema - Theatre - Argument
with Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith and this week: Sheila Buxton, Rory McEwen


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

: Still Contrary

The Programme Women Like - Men to See
Introduced by Rosalie Ashley.
A miscellany of Music - Song - Dance - Novelty and Glamour
with Ety Van Veen Duo, Les Ridders, Jill Westlake, The Littlewood Songsters, 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

(Ety Van Veen Duo are appearing at the Embassy Club, London, and Les Ridders at the Eve Club, London)


Presenter: Rosalie Ashley
Equilibrists: Ety Van Veen Duo
Performers: Les Ridders
Singer: Jill Westlake
Singers: The Littlewood Songsters
Dancers: The Television Toppers
Orchestra Director: Norrie Paramor
Dances directed by: Larry Gordon
Production: Richard Afton

: Wire Service: 5 - Until I Die

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

Mercedes McCambridge plays the part of the reporter Katherine Wells covering the case of David Keating, a minor awaiting the death penalty in Carlton City gaol. She believes in his innocence, although the District Attorney is convinced that this youth is a cold-blooded murderer. Her investigations lead her to the District Attorney's own daughter and to the truth.


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

: Pride and Prejudice: Part 6

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

Elizabeth returns home to her family in deep distress. Mr. Bennet is in London trying to trace the eloping couple, but returns without success. Meanwhile, unknown to the family, Mr. Darcy visits the Gardiners and arranges a meeting with Mr. Wickham and Lydia; the result of this meeting makes Mrs. Bennet a very happy woman.

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


Author: Jane Austen
Adapted by: Cedric Wallis
Producer: Barbara Burnham
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Mrs. Bennet: Marian Spencer
Mary Bennet: Pamela Binns
Elizabeth Bennet: Jane Downs
Jane Bennet: Susan Lyall Grant
Mr. Bennet: Hugh Sinclair
Mr. Bingley: William Squire
Mr. Darcy: Alan Badel
Servant: Jeanne Elvin
Lady Catherine de Bourgh: Phyllis Neilson-Terry

: Sea and Ships: Yachts and Yachting

Alan Villiers, Peter Scott and Uffa Fox discuss Yachts and Yachting

Yachting today ranges from the big ocean racer, and the 12 metre, which will be challenging for the America's Cup this year, down to the Dinghy classes, the Catamarans, and the little Cadet.
Tonight's programme shows some of the many classes of yachts, and includes film of Cowes Week and ocean racing.
Other topics to be discussed are the techniques and tactics of yacht racing, and learning to sail.
The last programme in the series.
From the BBC's West of England television studio
See page 5


Interviewee: Alan Villiers
Presenter: Peter Scott
Interviewee: Uffa Fox
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

: Play Street

A film of games played by children in a New York street closed to traffic.
Most of the games originated in Europe but some-like 'Kick the Can'-are almost exclusive to these sturdy American children of West Twenty-first Street.

: News Summary

followed by Weather and Close Down

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