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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 Owen Reed.
Children working on their own account in the last century.

The Doll's Dressmaker
An excerpt from 'Our Mutual Friend'
Dramatised by Jo Manton.

The Fly-Paper Seller
An excerpt from Henry Mayhew


Presenter: Owen Reed
Arranged by: Rosemary Hill
Producer: Ronald Eyre
Dramatist (Our Mutual Friend): Jo Manton
Director (Our Mutual Friend): Richard Gilbert

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

For the Very Young
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

: Children's Television presents: Look - The Fulmar

A series of wild-life programmes.
Introduced this week by James Fisher.

The fulmar is a seabird with an unusual story. Two hundred years ago the Atlantic species bred only in the Arctic and on the remote Hebridean Island of St. Kilda. Now it is widespread round the British coastline. The life history of this bird and the story of the increase in its breeding range are shown in a film made by the BBC Natural History Unit. The film is narrated by James Fisher, who has made a long and detailed study of the fulmar.


Presenter/narrator: James Fisher
Film editor: Christopher Parsons
Producer: Tony Soper

: Children's Television: Bengo

The adventures of a Boxer puppy.
Drawn by Tim and told by Sylvia Peters.


Artist: Tim (William Timym)
Narrator: Sylvia Peters

: Children's Television: Junior Picture Parade

Jess Yates introduces news and views from filmland.
Film extracts include scenes from 'Happy is the Bride' and 'Paris Holiday'.
(Films by courtesy of British Lion and United Artists)


Presenter: Jess Yates
Presented by: Bill Parry Jones

: Good Companions

A programme of pets for people with pets with Peter West, Stanley Dangerfield.
This week's special item: Cats
A fortnightly series edited by Stanley Dangerfield
From Dr. Barnardo's Garden City, Woodford Bridge, Essex
(The next programme in this series will come from Wales on Wednesday, April 9)


Presenter: Peter West
Presenter/Editor: Stanley Dangerfield
Producer: Humphrey Fisher

: 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/guitarist: Rory McEwen
Producer: Donald Baverstock

: Caxton's Tales: Hot Water

Written by Sidney Nelson and Maurice Harrison.
[Starring] Wilfred Pickles


Writer: Sidney Nelson
Writer: Maurice Harrison
Designer: John Cooper
Producer: G.B. Lupino
Wilfred Caxton: Wilfred Pickles
Mabel Caxton: Mabel Pickles
Sally Caxton: Mary Webster
Charlie Haskell: Richard Curnock
Willie: Peter Hodgson
Miss Brearley: Evelyn Lund
Sam Widgeon: Allan Bracewell

: Winifred Atwell

plays some of your favourite tunes.


Pianist: Winifred Atwell
Producer: Ernest Maxin

: Eye to Eye presents: Never Never

Six million people buy something or other on hire purchase every year. How does H.P. work? What are the snags? How does the shopkeeper check up on his customers, and what happens if they don't keep up the payments? This programme looks at the instalment world and has a look under the counter as well.
Introduced by Morris West.
Written and produced by Richard Cawston.


Presenter: Morris West
Photographed by: Douglas Wolfe
Film editor: Sheila S. Tomlinson
Script adviser: Campbell Fraser
Writer/producer: Richard Cawston

: The Diary of Samuel Pepys: Episode 3

Dramatised for television by A. R. Rawlinson.
With Peter Sallis as Samuel Pepys
The action takes place in the City of London and in Whitehall Palace in 1660.
See page 4


Author: Samuel Pepys
Dramatised by: A.R. Rawlinson
Producer: Chloe Gibson
Music: Christopher Whelen
Designer: Fanny Taylor
Samuel Pepys: Peter Sallis
Elizabeth Pepys: Susan Maryott
John Pepys: Frederick Peisley
Tom Pepys: James Roughead
Thomas Turner: Geoffrey Hibbert
Lord Sandwich (Sir Edward Montagu): Manning Wilson
Sir Thomas Clarges: James Ottaway
King Charles II: Douglas Wilmer
Duke of York: David Peel
Court Physician: Wilfred Fletcher
Mother: Joyce Chancellor
Sick child: Lesley Howell
Landlord's daughter: Patricia Key
William Bowyer: Howard Lamb
William Hewer: Alan Rowe
Mr. Watts: Hamilton Dyce
Barbara Palmer: Diana Fairfax
Roger Palmer: Glyn Jones
Sir William Coventry: Paul Eddington
Mr. Spong: Noel Coleman
Thomas Barlow: Harold Scott
Bibi, King Charles's spaniel: Champion Goldendays Penn Rose of St. Lucia

: Hall of Fame

The Sportsview Unit looks back on the world's greatest sports stars in action.
The World Title fight between Jack Dempsey and Jess Willard
Introduced by Raymond Glendenning.
Written by Leslie Kettley.


Boxer: Jack Dempsey
Boxer: Jess Willard
Presenter: Raymond Glendenning
Writer: Leslie Kettley
Presented by: Bryan Cowgill

: Badminton - All-England Championships

A visit to the Empire Pool, Wembley, to see some of the play during the semi-finals of this International Tournament.


Commentator: Max Robertson
Commentator: Harold Morland
Presented for television by: Bill Wright

: Press Conference

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


Presented by: Hugh Burnett

: Shirley Abicair

brings you songs from far and wide.


Singer: Shirley Abicair
Orchestra under the direction of: Sidney Bright
Scriptwriter and musical associate: William Lovelock
Presented by: John Ammonds

: News Summary

followed by Weather and Close Down

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