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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: Living in the Commonwealth: The British West Indies: 2: Sugar and Spice

Today's programme deals with three islands: Barbados, the first place in the Commonwealth in which sugar cane was planted; Grenada, the 'Spice Island' of the West; and St. Vincent, the home of arrowroot and the best Sea Island cotton.
Introduced by George Lamming.


Presenter: George Lamming
Calypsos: George Brown
Producer: Joseph Weltman

: 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.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
(A BBC television film)


Narrator/Script, music and settings: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: Mainly for Women

Family Affairs

Family Pastimes: 2 - Water Sports
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Caldecott and their son Barrie offer practical tips on how to enjoy swimming, under-water swimming, and water-ski-ing.

Pram Parade
Edrlysi Roberts looks at some prams of the past, and reviews the prams of today.

National Birthday Trust Fund
Lady Rhys-Williams, D.B.E., the Chairman, reports on the progress of an investigation into the welfare of mothers and babies at birth.

Introduced by Betty Lait.

3.15 Report from Paris
Wynford Vaughan Thomas in London talks with friends in the Radiodiffusion Television Francaise studio in Paris.

(to 15.30)


Item presenter (Family Pastimes): Mr. Donald Caldecott
Item presenter (Family Pastimes): Mrs. Donald Caldecott
Item presenter (Family Pastimes): Barrie Caldecott
Reporter (National Birthday Trust Fund): Lady Rhys-Williams
Presenter: Betty Lait
Producer: Beryl Radley
Reporter (Report from Paris): Wynford Vaughan Thomas

: Children's Television presents: Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School: Bunter the Ventriloquist

by Frank Richards.
(This episode was originally broadcast on August 3, 1957)


Writer: Frank Richards
Producer: Pharic MacLaren
Designer: Gordon Roland
Billy Bunter: Gerald Campion
Harry Wharton: Anthony Valentine
Frank Nugent: Laurence Harrington
Johnny Bull: David Coote
Bob Cherry: Keith Faulkner
Hurree Jamset Ram Singh: James Doran
Mr. Quelch: Kynaston Reeves
Monsieur Charpentier: Roger Delgado

: Children's Television: 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 meet Cholmondeley, the chimpanzee they brought back from Africa with them.
(Previously televised on April 2)


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

: 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

: The O. Henry Playhouse: Lonely Man

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

About a cowboy with a conscience, who believes that the only way to keep out of trouble is not to wear a gun.


O. Henry: Thomas Mitchell

: Tonight

Look around with Derek Hart.
with Geoffrey Johnson Smith and this week: Lucille Mapp, Noel Harrison


Presenter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Singer: Lucille Mapp
Singer/guitarist: Noel Harrison
Producer: Donald Baverstock

: Educated Evans: Fourth Event: Musical Tip

Written by Sidney Nelson and Maurice Harrison
[Starring] Charlie Chester as Educated Evans, the famous character created by Edgar Wallace.


Writer: Sidney Nelson
Writer: Maurice Harrison
Character created by: Edgar Wallace
Producer: Eric Fawcett
Police Sergeant: Richard Sullivan
Det.-Sgt. Miller: Jack Melford
Gertrude: Myrtle Reed
Man in the Pub: Michael Balfour
Sam Toggs: Leonard Sharp
Emma Toggs: Patricia Hayes
Mrs. Bolton: Dorothy Summers
'Educated' Evans: Charlie Chester
Lady Fanny Kozatski: Eunice Gayson
Lucy: Alethea Charlton
Sir Vladimir Kozatski: Carl Bernard
Young man: Bill Shine

: A Song for Everyone

[Starring] Kenneth McKellar with his guest: Patricia Bredin and the BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Jack Leon
From the BBC's television studio in Scotland


Tenor: Kenneth McKellar
Singer: Patricia Bredin
Musicians: The BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra
[Orchestra] conductor: Jack Leon
Producer: Eddie Fraser

: Act l of "Breath of Spring"

A new comedy by Peter Coke

Televised direct from the Cambridge Theatre, London, by arrangement with Michael Codron in association with Allan Davis, Ltd


Author: Peter Coke
Director: Allan Davis
Designer: Oliver Messel
Presented for television by: John Vernon
Miss Nanette Parry: Hazel Hughes
Brigadier Albert Rayne C.B., C.M.G., M.V.O.: Michael Shepley
Lily Thompson: Joan Sims
Alice, Lady Miller: Mary Merrall
Dame Beatrice Appleby, D.B.E.: Athene Seyler
Miss Elizabeth Hatfield: Elspeth Duxbury

: Television Playwright presents: The Transmogrification of Chester Brown

by Arthur Hailey.
The play is set in Canada at the present time.
See page 4


Writer: Arthur Hailey
Designer: Frederick Knapman
Producer: John Jacobs
Chester Brown: David Gardner
Ruth Ann Wicker: Lois Maxwell
Simon deLisle: Robert Perceval
Doctor Charles: Alan Keith
George Merryman: Guy Kingsley Poynter
Harold Train: Larry Burns
Olive Wayde: Phyllis Montefiore
Tom Hendrickson: Patrick Connor
Masseur: Walter Magnee
Barber: Donald Clive

: Prices, Wages and Employment

A Party Political Broadcast on behalf of the Labour Party
The Rt. Hon. Hugh Gaitskell, C.B.E., M.P.
Alan Birch, F.C.I.S. Chairman, Economic Committee of the T.U.C.
Frank Cousins, General Secretary, Transport and General Workers' Union
discuss some of the problems affecting the British economy both now and in the future.


Speaker: The Rt. Hon. Hugh Gaitskell
Speaker: Alan Birch
Speaker: Frank Cousins

: Five Hundred Million Years: The Span of Life on Earth: 2: The Struggle for Survival

How evolution looks today, a hundred years after Darwin.
Speakers in the programme include:
L. Harrison Matthews, Sc.D., F.R.S., Professor Sir Solly Zuckerman, C.B., M.D., D.Sc., F.B.S., Dr. H.B.D. Kettlewell, M.A., M.B.
The series introduced by William van Essen.
Film by Macqueen Film Organisation
The second of a series of six weekly programmes
followed by Weather and Close Down


Speaker: L. Harrison Matthews
Speaker: Sir Solly Zuckerman
Speaker: Dr. H. B. D. Kettlewell
Presenter: William van Essen
Animated diagrams: Alfred Wurmser
Producer: James McCloy

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