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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: Animals with Backbones: 6: Modern Mammals

by William Bullough, Professor of Zoology in the University of London.
(Telerecording of last Wednesday's programme)


Presenter: Professor William Bullough
Producer: F.R. Elwell

: Mainly for Women

The Northern Scene: Army Wife - Catterick
Views and experiences of some army wives living in the largest garrison in the United Kingdom.
Introduced by Alick Hayes.
From the BBC's North of England studios

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

All instructions for exercises demonstrated by Eileen Fowler since January, 1957 (which she will be repeating on Monday afternoons from April 14 till mid-June) and previously published in a pamphlet and in supplements to Radio Times, are reprinted in a new pamphlet obtainable from [address removed]. Price 2s. 6d., post free. Postal orders please, not stamps.

(to 15.30)


Cameraman (The Northern Scene): Arthur Nicholson
Presenter (The Northern Scene): Alick Hayes
Arranged and presented by (The Northern Scene): Charles Farmer
Exerciser (Keep Fit): Eileen Fowler
Arranged by (Keep Fit): Ann Shead
Music arranged and played by (Keep Fit): Helen Shields
Presented by (Keep Fit): Desmond O'Leary

: Children's Television: Studio 'E'

Elizabeth Lanchbury introduces Studio 'E'

Camp-Fire Cooking: 2 - In a Pan
with Jack Cox.

Fish-Hawk and some singing birds

Pop of the Week
Ted Taylor with a current hit.

Story Time
A tale from the Caribbean.

This Week's Film: Gulliver's Travels
The new Technicolor cartoon.

The Confrey Phillips Trio in Music in Rhythm

New Books
Patrick Moore talks about space fiction.

ABC Quiz with Peter West as Question-Master

Kim the Keeshond


Presenter: Elizabeth Lanchbury
Item presenter (Camp-Fire Cooking): Jack Cox
Item presenter: Fish-Hawk
Item presenter (Pop of the Week): Ted Taylor
Musicians (Music in Rhythm): The Confrey Phillips Trio
Item presenter (New Books): Patrick Moore
Question-Master (ABC Quiz): Peter West
Editor: Ursula Eason
Presented by: Leonard Chase

: 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

: Jesus of Nazareth: Jesus the Healer

A cycle of plays on The Life of Our Lord
Written and produced by Joy Harington

Shortly after the baptism of Jesus, John the Baptist was thrown into prison by Herod and Jesus went to Galilee, where he called four fishermen to follow him.

(A BBC telerecording)
For cast see page 11


Writer/Producer: Joy Harington

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore
Sport - Music - People
Cinema - Theatre - Argument
with Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith
and this week, Alex McEwen, Marion Grimaldi

(Marion Grimaldi is appearing in "Where's Charley" at the Palace Theatre, London)
See page 5


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Singer: Alex McEwen
Singer: Marion Grimaldi
Producer: Donald Baverstock

: Starr and Company: One Side of the Family

The first episode of a new serial.
See page 7


Producer: Gerard Glaister
Script: Bill Naughton
Story Associate: Sheila Hodgson
Story Associate: David Campton
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Megs Turner: Nancy Nevinson
Gwyneth Turner: Gillian Gale
Hughie Turner: Barry MacGregor
Jim Turner: Philip Ray
Harry Crane: Arnold Ridley
First apprentice: Barry Steele
Second apprentice: Bryan Kendrick
Tom Turner: Brian McDermott

Blog posts that mention this programme:

The Sunday Post: Gerard Glaister 18 September 2016
The Sunday Post: Soap on the Box 3 July 2016

: Drake's Progress

(See top of page)

[Starring] Charlie Drake
with Valentine Dyall
and Robert Dorning, Leslie Perrins, Paul Hardtmuth, Penelope Bartley, Shirley Cooklin, Peggyann Clifford, Arthur Mullard, Malou Pantera, Mary Marshall, Eva Hall, Samuel Manseray

Standing just 5 ft. 1 ins. in his socks - a practice he doesn't make a habit of - Charlie Drake confessed that when he was first invited to break away from playing second fiddle to other comedians and appear in his own show, he felt like a bullfighter who'd found himself alone in the arena with only the bull for company.
'That's what they call The Moment of Truth,' he said. This moment came to Charlie just under twelve months ago when he launched the first series of Drake's Progress. Since then, the little man with the sandy hair has considerably increased his stature in the world of entertainment. His first TV sketch some years ago at the Nuffield Centre was described by one critic as 'a stinker.' Two weeks ago in Radio Times, Sir Compton Mackenzie was able to write of him, 'As a knockabout he is unsurpassed, but he possesses a kind of wistfulness which without the faintest attempt to win it, often borders on pathos.' This, then, is the measure of Drake's Progress, which continues tonight.


Script: S.C. Green
Script: R.M. Hills
Script: Charlie Drake
Designer: George Djurkovic
Devised by/Producer: George Inns
Comedian: Charlie Drake
[Actor]: Valentine Dyall
[Actor]: Robert Dorning
[Actor]: Leslie Perrins
[Actor]: Paul Hardtmuth
[Actress]: Penelope Bartley
[Actress]: Shirley Cooklin
[Actress]: Peggyann Clifford
[Actor]: Arthur Mullard
[Actress]: Malou Pantera
[Actress]: Mary Marshall
[Actress]: Eva Hall
[Actor]: Samuel Manseray

: The Phil Silvers Show: Bilko Enters Politics

starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko.

Bilko, for his own reasons, tries to bring 'democracy' back to Kansas. But the voice of Doberman is not necessarily the voice of the people.


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: This Is Your Life

This Is Your Life says Eamonn Andrews to ?
The recorded music by James Turner played by the Orchestra
Conducted by George Clouston
("This is Your Life" was devised by Ralph Edwards)


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Scriptwriter: Ken Smith
Script Associate: Michael Williams
Music: James Turner
Orchestra conducted by: George Clouston
Producer: T. Leslie Jackson

: Panorama

Each week Television's Window on the World opens on Places-Problems-Personalities in the News
Introduced by Richard Dimbleby.


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Edited and produced by: Michael Peacock
Associate producer: Charles Wheeler
Associate producer: David Wheeler

: Come Dancing

at the Sherwood Rooms, Nottingham where Paul Carpenter introduces The Finals of the 1958 National Ballroom Queen Contest.
(Organised by Mecca Dancing)
Dance demonstrations by: Sydney and Mary Thompson, Sonny Binick and Sally Brock, Roy and June Mavor, Syd Perkin and Edna Duffield
Master of Ceremonies, Eric Morley
Assisted by Wally Green
with Gene Mayo and his Orchestra and the Herald Trumpeters of the 16th/5th The Queen's Royal Lancers by permission of Lt.-Col. J.D. Lunt, Officer Commanding


Presenter: Paul Carpenter
Dancer: Sydney Thompson
Dancer: Mary Thompson
Dancer: Sonny Binick
Dancer: Sally Brock
Dancer: Roy Mavor
Dancer: June Mavor
Dancer: Syd Perkin
Dancer: Edna Duffield
Master of Ceremonies: Eric Morley
Assistant: Wally Green
Musicians: Gene Mayo and his Orchestra
Musicians: The Herald Trumpeters of the 16th/5th The Queen's Royal Lancers
Series editor: Robin Scott
Presented for television by: Barrie Edgar

: The Look-Out Man

A short story told by Reginald Beckwith.
(A BBC telerecording)


Storyteller: Reginald Beckwith

: Weather followed by: They Crucified My Lord

The first of two talks for Holy Week by Canon J. E. Fison, Sub-Dean of Truro Cathedral.
Illustrated by photographs of scenes from an African Passion Play and by Negro
From the BBC's West of England studio


Presenter (They Crucified My Lord): Canon J. E. Fison
Spirituals sung by (They Crucified My Lord): Cyril Tawney

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