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: Beunydd

Bwrw golwg dros bynciau'r dydd mewn sgwrs a ffilm - a chyfle i gwrdd a rhal sy'n amlwg yn y newyddion.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)
(to 13.30)

: For the Schools: Living in the Commonwealth: The Federation of Malaya: 3: Rubber

Malaya is one of the world's most important rubber growing areas today. In this small country, four-fifths covered with thick jungle and with a total population less than that of London, a third of the world's rubber is grown. This programme shows how rubber is obtained and how the people of the plantations live.
Introduced by John Athisayan.


Presenter: John Athisayan
Producer: Peggie Broadhead

: Mainly for Women

Family Affairs: Problems of Living
The 'Family Affairs' panel of experts discuss problems sent by viewers:
Dr. Winifred de Kok, C. A. Joyce, The Rev. Joseph McCulloch, Cyril Bibby
In the chair, Beryl Radley
Letters to the Panel should be sent to 'Family Affairs', [address removed]

3.15 Keep Fit with Eileen Fowler
From the BBC's Midland television studio

(to 15.30)


Panellist (Family Affairs): Dr. Winifred de Kok
Panellist (Family Affairs): C. A. Joyce
Panellist (Family Affairs): Rev. Joseph McCulloch
Panellist (Family Affairs): Cyril Bibby
Chairman (Family Affairs): Beryl Radley
Director (Family Affairs): Margaret Smith
Exerciser (Keeping Fit): Eileen Fowler
Arranged by (Keeping Fit): Ann Shead
Music arranged and played by (Keeping Fit): Helen Shields
Presented by (Keeping Fit): Desmond O'Leary

: Children's Television presents: The Western Theatre Ballet

in their production of "Peter and the Wolf"
Music by Prokofiev
played by the West of England Light Orchestra
(Leader, Frederick Lunnon)
Conducted by Frank Cantell
Presented for television by Naomi Capon from the BBC's West of England studios


Choreography: Elizabeth West
Music: Sergei Prokofiev
Musicians: The West of England Light Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Frederick Lunnon
Orchestra conducted by: Frank Cantell
Designer: Desmond Chinn
Costumes: Phyllida Law
Presented for television by: Naomi Capon
Narrator: Hedley Goodall
Peter: Anna Paskevska
The Bird: Brenda Last
The Duck: Hazel Merry
The Cat: Sylvia Wellman
Grandfather: Oliver Symons
The Wolf: Erling Sunde
The Hunters: Suzanne Musitz
The Hunters: Anne Hyde
The Hunters: Laverne Meyer
The Hunters: David Hepburn

: Children's Television: Night Ferry

The story of the train that crosses the English Channel every night.
Film made by the BBC Television Children's Film Unit

: The O. Henry Playhouse: Hypotheses of Failure

Thomas Mitchell plays the part of the famous American author in the film series based on his short stories.

A book about marriage by an attractive young woman is on the way to becoming a best-seller. Unfortunately her own life becomes complicated in a way that more than alarms her publisher.


O. Henry: Thomas Mitchell

: 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: Rory McEwen
Producer: Donald Baverstock

: Robinson's Roundabout

The last in the present series of programmes in which artists new to television are presented by Eric Robinson.
This week's artists include: Colin and Jean, Gordon Jay and Bunny Jay, Kay Mayfair
and Hal Mayfair, Walter's Dogs, The Nick Allan Trio.


Presenter: Eric Robinson
Performers: Colin and Jean
Comedians: Gordon Jay and Bunny Jay
Performers: Kay Mayfair and Hal Mayfair
Performers: The Nick Allan Trio
Orchestra conducted by: George Clouston
[Orchestra] leader: David McCallum
Script: Freddie Robertson
Producer: Albert Stevenson

: One Man Absent

by Willis Hall
From the BBC's Midland television studio
(See page 5)

Tonight's play by Willis Hall opens with Corporal 'Johnnie' Johnson waiting at a Transit Camp for a transfer overseas. He suddenly finds that he and another corporal, Joe Trubble, are to be moved early next morning, en route for Malaya. But Corporal Trubble has taken the weekend off without leave and has gone home to Bradchester. Rather than see his pal face a charge of desertion, Johnnie sets out, without leave himself, to bring the unwitting deserter back in time.


Writer: Willis Hall
Producer: Peter Dews
Pianist: Albert Webb
Designer: Margaret Peacock
Lance-Corporal Miller: Michael Robbins
Corporal Johnson: John Charlesworth
Sergeant Green: Michael Bates
Ticket collector: Eric Francis
Porter: James Benson
Landlord of 'The Swan': Noel Johnson
Frank, the pianist: Frank Atkinson
Jane Peters: Jane Wenham
Housewife: Sheila Johnson
Husband: Eric Jones
Cafe owner: Malcolm Rogers
Mrs. Trubble: Violet Carson
Corporal Trubble: Brian Trueman
Sylvia Trubble: Patricia Rogers
Kenneth Armstrong: John Baddeley
M.P. Sergeant: Leslie Dunn
[Actor]: Malcolm Taylor
[Actress]: Hylda Rampezzotti
[Actor]: Frank Veasey
[Actress]: Rosemary Pountney
[Actor]: John Rudman
[Actress]: Sheila Skan

: Ukrainian State Cossack Company

Ukrainian State Cossack Company in a programme of spectacular dances

Dnieper Cossacks
A fierce armed attack

from a region famous for embroidery

Tchumak Gaiety
One pair of boots between four Ukrainian peasants

A dance for holidays

Turtle Doves
A flirtation

A competition of strength and agility

(The Ukrainian State Cossack Company appear by arrangement with Victor Hochhauser and the Corporation of the Royal Albert Hall)


Dancers: Ukrainian State Cossack Company
Artistic Director: Pavel Virsky
Costumes: Anatoly Petritzky
Conductor: Igor Ivaschenko
Narration: Andre Mikhelson
Designer: George Djurkovic
Producer: Margaret Dale

: Your Life in their Hands: 6: The Ever-Lessening Shadow

A series of outside broadcasts from hospitals in England, Scotland, and Wales.
From Sully Hospital, Glamorgan
The series is introduced by a physician in the Department of Medicine in a London hospital.


Presenter: A Physician [name uncredited]
Director in London: Tom Millett
Director in Sully: Selwyn Roderick
Producer: Bill Duncalf

: Who Said That?

'A woman seldom asks advice before she has bought her wedding clothes'
Lord David Cecil, Professor Thomas Bodkin, Sam Wanamaker, Gilbert Harding are invited by Lionel Hale to identify some similar quotations and then to discuss their merits.


Panellist: Lord David Cecil
Panellist: Professor Thomas Bodkin
Panellist: Sam Wanamaker
Panellist: Gilbert Harding
Chairman: Lionel Hale

: A Little Music

Max Jaffa introduces some of the Linden Singers
Conductor, William Llewellyn
with The Trio
Max Jaffa (violin), Reginald Kilbey (cello), Jack Byfield (piano)


Presenter/violinist: Max Jaffa
Singers: [some of] the Linden Singers
Conductor: William Llewellyn
Cellist: Reginald Kilbey
Pianist: Jack Byfield
Presented by: Christian Simpson

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