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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)

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the Very Young
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sing the songs
Peter Hawkins speaks the voices
Maria Bird writes the songs and music
(A BBC television film)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/Music: Maria Bird

: Mainly for Women

Twice Twenty
A magazine for older women.
Beryl Mason talks to Adelina de Lara, O.B.E. about her seventy-five years as a concert pianist and John Cameron sings 'lieder' for the occasion.
Members of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths show antiques and modern silver pieces from the company's collection.
Leonard Burt shows how a master craftsman makes a silver bowl.

3.15 Topical Round-Up with Honor Balfour

(to 15.30)


Interviewer (Twice Twenty): Beryl Mason
Interviewee (Twice Twenty): Adelina de Lara
Singer (Twice Twenty): John Cameron
Item presenter (Twice Twenty): Leonard Burt
Presenter (Topical Round-Up): Honor Balfour
Producer: Joyce Belfrage

: Children's Television presents: The Lenny the Lion Show

Presenting Lenny the Lion with Terry Hall
The Beverley Sisters, Warren, Devine, and Sparkes, The Brockways
with "Hunt the Howlers"

("Hunt the Howlers" is devised by Johnny Downes and written by Tony Hart)


Presenter/Ventriloquist: Terry Hall
Singers: The Beverley Sisters
Comedians: Warren, Devine, and Sparkes
Acrobats: The Brockways
Music: The Bert Hayes Sextet
Script: Frank Roscoe
Writer (Hunt the Howlers): Tony Hart
Producer/"Hunt the Howlers" devised by: Johnny Downs

: News Headlines; Sports News; The Weather

On transmitters serving the areas:
6.10 News for Scotland, Northern Ireland. and the English Regions
News for Wales 6.15-6.20

: Jesus of Nazareth: Jesus the King

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

After Jesus had chosen twelve of his followers to be called 'Apostles' he sent them out in his name to teach and heal and to spread the good news of the Kingdom of God.
(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 Perry Como Show

In this week's telerecording Perry Como plays host to star guests, Teresa Brewer, Kay Thompson, The Four Lads and Georgie Kaye with Mitchell Ayres's Orchestra, The Ray Charles Singers, The Louis Da Pron Dancers


Presenter/singer: Perry Como
Singer: Teresa Brewer
Singer: Kay Thompson
Singers: The Four Lads
Comedian: Georgie Kaye
Musicians: Mitchell Ayres's Orchestra
Singers: The Ray Charles Singers
Dancers: The Louis Da Pron Dancers

: To Bafut for Beef: 1: The Fon and his Beef

A series of three programmes.
Introduced by Gerald Durrell.

Last year Gerald Durrell and his wife explored the British Cameroons in search of 'beef' - West African wild-life.
In this series they show some of the animals they found, and viewers also meet the Fon of Bafut, a more-than-usually sophisticated African Headman.
See page 4


Presenter/Film sequences: Gerald Durrell
Edited and produced by: Tony Soper

: You are There: The Trial of Jesus

(See above)
The first of a new series in which television brings you great moments in history with the news coverage of today.

News Editor: Frank Owen
News Reporters: Wynford Vaughan Thomas, Francis Williams
With Sebastian Shaw, William Devlin, Noel Howlett
and Bruno Barnabe, Jack Rodney, Rufus Cruickshank, Paul Hansard, Robert Cawdron, Nicholas Bruce, Robert Hollyman, John Barrett

('You Are There' is televised by arrangement with CBS Television)
See also page 7


Writer/Director/Producer: Michael Mills
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Costumes: Sonia Kerr
News Editor: Frank Owen
News Reporter: Wynford Vaughan Thomas
News Reporter: Francis Williams
[Actor]: Sebastian Shaw
[Actor]: William Devlin
[Actor]: Noel Howlett
[Actor]: Bruno Barnabe
[Actor]: Jack Rodney
[Actor]: Rufus Cruickshank
[Actor]: Paul Hansard
[Actor]: Robert Cawdron
[Actor]: Nicholas Bruce
[Actor]: Robert Hollyman
[Actor]: John Barrett

: Sportsview

Peter Dimmock introduces Sportsview
Television's weekly sports magazine for the family.
Tonight's programme includes
First Person: 1 - Stirling Moss
A new view of the stars in sport.
The Modern Pentathlon
Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks previews the 1958 International Modern Pentathlon


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Interviewee (First Person): Stirling Moss
Item presenter (The Modern Pentathlon): Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks
Editor: Paul Fox
Editor: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: Bryan Cowgill

: Hosts to the Nations

Another group of students from the United Nations countries have come to Swansea University College for a year's course. Hywel Davies interviews some of them to gather their impressions and to learn something of their way of life. They, in their turn, entertain with singing and dancing.


Interviewer: Hywel Davies
Producer: David J. Thomas

: The Sky at Night

Patrick Moore talks about the forthcoming penumbral eclipse of the Moon, and Mercury the nearest planet to the Sun.
A regular monthly series.


Presenter: Patrick Moore
Presented by: Paul Johnstone

: Weather followed by The Epilogue: Life Restored

The first of two meditations on the events of the first Holy Week by the Most Rev. Francis Grimshaw, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Birmingham.


Presenter (The Epilogue): The Most Rev. Francis Grimshaw

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