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: Beunydd

Bwrw golwg dros bynclau'r dydd mewn agwrs 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)

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the Very Young
Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your children and invites them to join in songs and games.
(A BBC television film)


Narrator: Maria Bird

: Mainly for Women

Family Affairs: Do the English make Good Parents
The question is put by Dee Wells, London correspondent of the New York Times and is argued by
James Fisher, Father of six children
Norah Phillips, Assistant Secretary of the National Association of Women's Clubs
Laurie Lee, Writer and poet
The Rev. Arthur Morton, Director of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
Isobel Barnett is in the chair.

3.15 Report from Paris
Marianne Lecene introduces Paule Dedeban to arrange flowers in the French way;
Russell Page to talk about French gardens and Alexander Watt to make a French dish.
From the studios of Radiodiffusion-Television Francaise

(to 15.30)


Panellist (Family Affairs): Dee Wells
Panellist (Family Affairs): James Fisher
Panellist (Family Affairs): Norah Phillips
Panellist (Family Affairs): Laurie Lee
Panellist (Family Affairs): The Rev. Arthur Morton
Chairman (Family Affairs): Isobel Barnett
Producer (Family Affairs): Beryl Radley
Presenter (Report from Paris): Marianne Lecene
Item presenter (Report from Paris): Paule Dedeban
Item presenter (Report from Paris): Russell Page
Cook (Report from Paris): Alexander Watt
Arranged by (Report from Paris): Cecilia Reeves

: Children's Television presents: The Machine Breakers: 1: The Oath

A serial in three parts by Phyllis Bentley.

(A BBC telerecording previously televised on May 19, 1957)


Writer: Phyllis Bentley
Film Sequences: The BBC Television Film Unit
Designer: Edwin Florence
Producer: Barbara Hammond
Joe Bamforth: Stuart Hutchison
Dick Bamforth: Cavan Kendall
George Mellor: Simon Merrick
Tom Thorpe: Peter Hawkins
Benjamin Walker: Patrick Westwood
Will Oldroyd: David Higson
Enoch Smith: Ronald Baddiley
Mr. Oldroyd: John Barrie
Mary: Anne Reid
Sowden: John Foster

: Children's Television: Look: Wild Spain

A series of wild-life programmes.
Introduced by Peter Scott.

During the spring of last year an expedition composed of leading naturalists continued its exploration of the Coto Donana in Southern Spain, one of the most important and most richly populated sanctuaries for wild birds and other animals in Europe.

In the first of the two programmes dealing with the work of the expedition Peter Scott invites Guy Mountfort, the leader, and Eric Hosking, who directed the photographic work, to show some of the film they made in which several of Europe's rarest birds were photographed for the first time.
From the BBC's West of England television studio
(Previously televised on March 5)


Presenter: Peter Scott
Guest: Guy Mountfort
Guest: Eric Hosking
Producer: Nicholas Crocker

: 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 Teacher

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

News of the healing and teaching of Jesus spread through all Galilee and wherever he went crowds followed him. But as his popularity grew among the sick and suffering suspicion was aroused among the religious leaders and they tried to find an excuse to arrest 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)


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

: The April 8th Show (Seven days early)

Involving Peter Sellers who appears by kind permission
with John Vere, Graham Stark, Totti Truman-Taylor, Patricia Hayes, David Lodge, Mario Fabrizi, Ronnie Brody, Harry Fowler, David Garth, Alec Bregonzi, Louise Howard, John Vyvyan, The Temperance Seven
Written by Alan Simpson, Ray Galton, Johnny Speight, John Antrobus.
See page 4


Writer: Alan Simpson
Writer: Ray Galton
Writer: Johnny Speight
Writer: John Antrobus
Designer: Norman James
Producer: Duncan Wood
Comedian: Peter Sellers
[Actor]: John Vere
[Actor]: Graham Stark
[Actress]: Totti Truman-Taylor
[Actress]: Patricia Hayes
[Actor]: David Lodge
[Actor]: Mario Fabrizi
[Actor]: Ronnie Brody
[Actor]: Harry Fowler
[Actor]: David Garth
[Actor]: Alec Bregonzi
[Actress]: Louise Howard
[Actor: John Vyvyan
Musicians: The Temperance Seven

: R.A.F. Anniversary Dinner

See above and page 3
The Royal procession to the Dining Hall
Preceded by a short film recalling milestones in the history of the R.A.F. with narration spoken by Leo Genn


Narrator (film): Leo Genn

: Loneliness

by Colin Morris.
There are a million and a half people in Britain who live alone; twice as many as there were twenty-five years ago.
Among the reasons why many are forced into unwilling solitude are pride, shyness, a sense of inferiority, the English characteristics of hiding one's feelings and keeping oneself to oneself, smaller families, smaller houses, the increase in divorce, the need to move where the job is, the high cost of entertaining.
This dramatised documentary indicates how loneliness endangers mental and physical health, and suggests that the solution does not lie only in the hands of clubs and organisations, but with those who are indifferent to their neighbours.


Writer: Colin Morris
Producer: Gilchrist Calder
Designer: Roy Oxley
Film cameraman: Peter Hamilton
Film editor: Alf Chapman

: Your Life in their Hands: 8: The Fires of Life

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


Presenter: A physician in the Department of Medicine in a London hospital [name uncredited]
Director (London): Tom Millett
Producer: Alan Rees

: R.A.F. Anniversary Dinner

(See top of page)
The Rt. Hon. George Ward, M.P. Secretary of State for Air proposes the toast of Her Majesty the Queen to which Her Majesty replies.

Her Majesty the Queen, His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh and other members of the Royal Family honour the R.A.F. by their presence at a dinner in celebration of this anniversary from Bentley Priory R.A.F. Fighter Command Headquarters, Stanmore.
Scene described by Richard Dimbleby.


Speaker: The Rt. Hon. George Ward
Commentator: Richard Dimbleby

: Picture Parade

Introduced by Peter Haigh and Derek Bond.
This edition includes:
An excerpt from "Rooney" with Barry Fitzgerald, John Gregson, and Muriel Pavlow
An excerpt from "Orders to Kill" with Eddie Albert, Paul Massie, Lillian Gish and James Robertson Justice.

(Films by courtesy of the Rank Organisation and British Lion)


Presenter: Peter Haigh
Presenter: Derek Bond
Director: Richard Evans
Producer: Alan Sleath

: The Weather; followed by: They Crucified My Lord...

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


Presenter (They Crucified My Lord): Canon J.H. Fison
Singer: Cyril Tawney

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