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: O Sul I Sul

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

: Teledu I Blant

'Pan oedd Bes yn tcyrnasu'
Rhaglen yn s6n am actorion o Gymry yn oes Elisabeth a phlant o Sir Fynwy yn canu rhai o gerddi Shakespeare wedi eu trosi i Gymraeg gan Amy Parry-Williams
Y cantorion:
Parti Ysgol Uwchradd Fodern
Parti Ysgol Uwchradd Fodern
Bryngwyn a Chantorion Dorothy Adams
Y cyfarwyddo gan umn O. Williams
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield and Crystal Palace only)

(to 13.40)


Unknown: Dorothy Adams
Unknown: O. Williams

: Gardening Club

A weekly date with Percy Thrower whose seasonal work today is:
Pruning caryopteris; Dividing and replanting snowdrops; Sowing onions and applying seed dressings; Making a hanging basket with fuchsias; Taking cuttings of outdoor chrysanthemums.

Orchids for the Amateur
J. W. Blowers discusses and shows orchids that the amateur can grow with a little heat in his greenhouse.
From the BBC's Midland television studio
(A BBC telerecording)


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Item presenter (Orchids for the Amateur): J. W. Blowers
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 Richard Baker.


Presenter: Richard Baker

: An Important International Sports Event

details of which will be announced before transmission.
Direct from Paris
Presented by the French Television Service


Commentator: Alun Williams

: Concert Hour

Introduced and conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent with Erling Bengtsson (cello) and the BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard)
Before an invited audience in the BBC's Studios, Maida Vale, London
Simultaneously broadcast in the Home Service

Cello Concerto in A minor - Schumann
Dance of the Sylphs; Minuet of the Will o' the Wisps; Hungarian March(The Damnation of Faust) - Berlioz


Presenter/conductor: Sir Malcolm Sargent
Cellist: Erling Bengtsson
Musicians: The BBC Symphony Orchestra
Leader: Paul Beard
Television presentation: Antony Craxton

: The Brains Trust

The Brains Trust meets this afternoon to answer your questions.
The members this week are: Sir Frederic Hooper, Richard O'Brien, Gwyn Thomas,
Sir John Maud
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)


Panellist: Sir Frederic Hooper
Panellist: Richard O'Brien
Panellist: Gwyn Thomas
Panellist: Sir John Maud
Question-Master: Norman Fisher
Producer: John Furness

: Children's Television presents: Circus Boy - The Return of Buffalo Bill

The show is losing money and is badly in need of a new star attraction. A chance meeting with Buffalo Bill provides Corky with the perfect answer. But the famous showman has sworn never to appear in a circus again. This certainly is a challenge to Corky's persuasive powers!


Corky: Mickey Braddock
Joey, the Clown: Noah Beery
Big Tim Champion: Robert Lowery
Buffalo Bill: Dick Foran

: Children's Television: The Ety Van Veen Duo

Accompanied by the Bert Hayes Trio.


Equilibrists: The Ety Van Veen Duo
Musicians: The Bert Hayes Trio

: Children's Television: The Invisible Armies: Part 1

The story of Louis Pasteur in four parts by Nesta Pain.
With Hugh David as Pasteur.


Writer: Nesta Pain
Producer: Rex Tucker
Music specially composed by: John Hotchkis
Film cameraman: Leonard Newson
Film editor: Ron de Mattos
Designer: Susan Spence
Louis Pasteur: Hugh David
Marie Laurent: Margaret Barton
M Laurent: Lockwood West
Madame Laurent: Gladys Spencer
M. Bigo: Norman Shelley
M. Pouchet: Gerald Cross
M. Joly: Reginald Barrett
President of Commission: John G. Heller
First guest: Anthea Wyndham
Second guest: Arthur Lawrence
Alpine guide: Bryan Kendrick
Other parts played by: Jane Tann
Other parts played by: Alice Greenwood
Other parts played by: Sarah Ballantine
Other parts played by: Gladys Dawson
Other parts played by: David Ludman
Other parts played by: Hartnell Stone
Other parts played by: Laurence Archer
Other parts played by: Peter Doughty
Other parts played by: Peter Grisewood

: Children's Television: Sunday Special

What is the secret of the sea-chest?
The Rev. Vernon Sproxton and two children open and look inside...
The Captain's Sea-chest
(to 18.15)


Presenter: The Rev. Vernon Sproxton
Presented by: George Angeloglou

: Meeting Point: Thus Saith the Lord: 3 - Temptation of Power

You are invited to meet the Rev. R. W. Hugh Jones in the third and last of three frank programmes about personal temptation in the modern world.
From the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter: The Rev. R. W. Hugh Jones
Arranged for television by: The Rev. William Purcell
Producer: Barrie Edgar

: The Thin Man: Unwelcome Alibi

starring Peter Lawford as 'Nick', Phyllis Kirk as 'Nora' in the new film series with 'Asta' the dog.


Nick: Peter Lawford
Nora: Phyllis Kirk

: What's My Line?

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


Panellist: Isobel Barnett.
Panellist: Barbara Kelly
Panellist: Gilbert Harding
Panellist: David Nixon
Chairman: Eamonn Andrews
Presented by: Harry Carlisle

: World Theatre presents: The Circle of Chalk

(from the ancient Chinese) by Klabund.
English version by James Laver.


Author: Klabund
English version: James Laver
Producer: Douglas Allen
Movement: Lydia Sokolova
Music composed by: William Bardwell
Costumes designer: Elizabeth Agombar
Make-up supervisor: Tommy Manderson
Designer: Stephen Taylor
Tong, a procurer: Peter Stephens
Teahouse girls: Yo: Jacqueline Chan
Teahouse girls: Yu: Barbara Lee Yu Ling
Teahouse girls: Yow: Dorothy Lee
Chang-Hi-Tang: Chin Yu
Mrs Chang, her mother: Marie Burke
Chang-Ling, her brother: Raymond Yoitno
Prince Pao: William Russell
Ma, a Mandarin: David Bird
Yu-Pi his head wife: Gillian Lind
Chow, Clerk of the Court: Olaf Pooley
Chu-Chu, Chief Judge: Paul Whitsun-Jones
Mrs Len, a midwife: Golda Casimir
The Brothers San (two coolies): Aubrey Woods
The Brothers San (two coolies): Charles Wade
First soldier: Michael Anthony
Second soldier: Aleksander Browne
Third soldier: Frank Olegario
Fourth soldier: Leslie Goby
The Innkeeper: Howell Davies
A Poet: Leonard White

: News

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

The third of a series of six talks by the Right Rev. Bishop Anthony Bloom.
Close Down


Presenter (The Epilogue): The Right Rev. Bishop Anthony Bloom

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