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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: Children at Work in the Last Century

Introduced by Owen Reed.

In a Factory
An excerpt from "David Copperfield"
Dramatised by Jo Manton.

In Domestic Service
An excerpt from "The Old Curiosity Shop"
and a report on the conditions in a nineteenth-century coalmine.


Presenter: Owen Reed
Dramatised by (David Copperfield): Jo Manton
Director (David Copperfield): Richard Gilbert
Designer: Gordon Roland
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)
(to 14.45)


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

: Children's Television presents: Zoo Quest for the Paradise Birds: 6: Pygmies and Paradise Birds

David Attenborough describes the last stage in his journey through the mountains of Central New Guinea in the search for Birds of Paradise.

(Previously televised on December 15, 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

This month Patrick Moore talks about artificial satellites and sets another competition.
Competition entries should be sent 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 Ann Croft , gives advice on the use of power tools in the home.
Barry Bucknell introduces Alf Francis, the racing mechanic, who demonstrates simple running repairs on the car.
Jack Holt continues with building a sailing dinghy
Stage 4: Final fittings and rigging
See page 4


Presenter: Barry Bucknell
Assisted by: Ann Croft
Expert: Alf Francis
Expert: Jack Holt
Producer: John Furness

: Tonight

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


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Singer: Diane Todd
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 The Nemees, Raymond and his Models, Jill Westlake, The Keoni Dancers, The Littlewood Songsters, The Television Toppers.

This week's Shop Window Gaze is in the following towns:
North Region - Middlesbrough
West Region - Bath
Midland Region - Nottingham
Northern Ireland:
Coleraine, Co. Londonderry

Dances directed by Larry Gordon and the production by Richard Afton
(The Keoni Dancers are appearing at the Astor Club, London)
See page 5


Presenter: Rosalie Ashley
Performers: The Nemees
Performers: Raymond and his Models
Singer: Jill Westlake
Dancers: The Keoni Dancers
Singers: The Littlewood Songsters
Dancers: The Television Toppers
Orchestra Director: Norrie Paramor
Choreographer: Larry Gordon
Production: Richard Afton

: Wire Service: The Blood Rock Mine

Another tense and human story in the film series starring Dane Clark, George Brent and Mercedes McCambridge as reporters with the Trans-Globe News Agency.
[Starring] Dane Clark as the reporter Dan Miller

On the desolate Colorado plateau, a uranium prospector is found dying. The identity of his partner, whom he accuses of shooting him, is unknown. Dan Miller, covering the story for the Agency, becomes involved in a grim drama of man against nature and man against man.


Dan Miller: Dane Clark

: The Diary of Samuel Pepys: Episode 2

Dramatised for television by A.R. Rawlinson.
With Peter Sallis as Samuel Pepys


Author: Samuel Pepys
Dramatised for television by: A.R. Rawlinson
Producer: Chloe Gibson
Music composed by: Christopher Whelen
Designer: Fanny Taylor
Samuel Pepys: Peter Sallis
Sir Edward Montagu: Manning Wilson
Captain Cuttance: Alan Edwards
Bo'sun: Lee Richardson
Mr. Phillips: Henry McGee
Vice-Admiral Lawson: Michael Logan
Rear-Admiral Penn: Anthony Newlands
First Captain: Terry Skelton
Second Captain: Edward Brooks
Will Shepley: Bruce Stewart
Landlord of Dutch Inn: Harry Littlewood
Dutch woman: Diana Scougall
Elizabeth Pepys: Susan Maryott
William Bowyer: Howard Lamb
King Charles II: Douglas Wilmer
Duke of York: David Peel
William Coventry: Paul Eddington
General George Monk: John Arnatt
Mayor of Dover: Robert Algar
Bibi, King Charles's spaniel: Champion Goldendays Penn Rose of St. Lucia
Sailors, Dutch girls, lords and citizens: [artists uncredited]

: Press Conference

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


Presented by: Hugh Burnett

: Lawn Tennis: The Covered Court Championships of Great Britain

Direct from the Queen's Club, London
The Finals of the Men's Doubles Championship


Commentator: Dan Maskell
Commentator: Michael Henderson
Presented for television by: Peter Webber

: News Summary, followed by Weather, and: Tomorrow's Recruits

The Minister of Defence The Rt. Hon. Duncan Sandys, M.P. talks to Tomorrow's Recruits
(Recording of the broadcast at 7.0 in the Light Programme)
(Sound only)

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Speaker (Tomorrow's Recruits): The Rt. Hon. Duncan Sandys

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