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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: Science and Life: Stress and Strain: 2: Tunnels through the Earth

Arthur Garratt explains some of the difficulties facing the tunnel engineer, and some of the techniques used when boring through different types of soil are shown. There is also a progress report on the new tunnel at present under construction beneath the Thames.
(Telerecording of last Wednesday's programme)


Presenter: Arthur Garratt
Producer: Donald Grattan

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the Very Young
Pages turned by Patricia Driscoll.
(A BBC television film)


Presenter: Patricia Driscoll
Editor: Maria Bird

: Mainly for Women

County Flavour: 1 - Cornwall
A journey into the counties covered by the BBC's West Region Television Unit.
Introduced by Tom Salmon.

3.15 Keep Fit with Eileen Fowler
Presented by Desmond O'Leary from the BBC's Midland television studio
All instructions for exercises demonstrated by Eileen Fowler since January 1957 (which she is repeating on Monday afternoons till mid-June), 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 order, not stamps.

(to 15.30)


Presenter (County Flavour): Tom Salmon
Producer (County Flavour): Ronald Webster
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'

Vera McKechnie introduces Studio 'E', Your Monday Magazine

First Citizen
The Right Hon. the Lord Mayor of London, Sir Denis Truscott, visits Studio 'E' to tell you about the Ceremony of the Sword.

Talking about Ponies
Dorian Williams in the first of a series.

This Week's Film
The Deadly Game of Chess played by Johnny Speight and Mario Fabrizi.

News Story with Edward Bishop

Spy School
Bernard Newman announces a competition.

Dancing Round the World
Java and Sumatra

Shirley Abicair with another story of Tumbarumba


Presenter: Vera McKechnie
Item presenter (First Citizen): Sir Denis Truscott
Item presenter (Talking About Ponies): Dorian Williams
[Actor] (The Deadly Game of Chess): Johnny Speight
[Actor] (The Deadly Game of Chess): Mario Fabrizi
Item presenter (News Story): Edward Bishop
Item presenter (Spy School): Bernard Newman
Storyteller (Tumbarumba): Shirley Abicair
Editor: Ursula Eason
Presented by: Leonard Chase

: News Headlines; Sports News; The Weather

On transmitters serving the areas:

: Canadian Television Theatre presents: The Father

by Hugh Garner.
which tells of a father's efforts to understand his young son.
(A telerecording presented by arrangement with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)


Writer: Hugh Garner
Producer: Andrew Allan
Enid Purcell: Beth Lockerbie
Jacta Purcell: Joe Austin
Scoutmaster: Derek Ralston
Betty Purcell: Beth Morris
Johnny Purcell: Billy Potton
Curate: Fred Diehl
Charley: John Sullivan

: Tonight

Look around with Geoffrey Johnson Smith.
Sport - Music - People
Cinema - Theatre - Argument
with Derek Hart
and this week: Susan Denny and Alex McEwen
See page 5


Presenter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Reporter: Derek Hart
Singer: Susan Denny
Singer/Guitarist: Alex McEwen
Producer: Donald Baverstock

: News Summary

and Cricket Close of play scores

: Starr and Company: A Matter of Vanity

(Next episode on Thursday)


Producer: Gerard Glaister
Script: Allan Prior
Story Associate: Sheila Hodgson
Story Associate: David Campton
Jim Turner: Philip Ray
Harry Crane: Arnold Ridley
Charlie: Barry Steele
Vera: Shane Cordell
Forbes: Glenn Williams
Tom Turner: Brian McDermott
Joseph Starr: William Sherwood
Mrs. Childs: Betty Cooper
Simpson: Maurice Durant
Robin Starr: Michael Murray
First Guild member: Mona Bruce
Jason: Donald Churchill
Megs Turner: Nancy Nevinson
Mrs. Starr: Barbara Cavan
Second Guild member: Betty Hare
Jane Starr: Deirdre Day
Reggie Stratton: Raymond Young
Mrs. Ellis: Esther McPherson

: Drake's Progress

[Starring] Charlie Drake
with Valentine Dyall
and Robert Dorning, Vilma Anne Leslie


Scriptwriter: Charlie Drake
Scriptwriter/Devised and produced by: George Inns
Designer: George Djurkovic
Comedian: Charlie Drake
[Actor]: Valentine Dyall
[Actor]: Robert Dorning
[Actress]: Vilma Anne Leslie

: The Phil Silvers Show: Presenting Bing Crosby

starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko.


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers
Himself: Bing Crosby

: This Is Your Life

says Eamonn Andrews to ?
The last programme in the present series.
Original music written by James Turner and played by the orchestra
Conducted by George Clouston
("This is Your Life" was devised by Ralph Edwards)
See page 4


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Script: Peter Moore
From material supplied by: Ray Marler
Original music written by: James Turner
Conductor: George Clouston
Devised by: Ralph Edwards
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
Editor/Producer: Rex Moorfoot
Associate producer: David Wheeler
Associate producer: Kenneth Lamb

: Picture Parade

A weekly magazine of films and film personalities.
Introduced by Peter Haigh and Derek Bond.
This week's edition includes,
An extract from Up the Creek with Peter Sellers and David Tomlinson
Film by courtesy of Warner Bros.


Presenter: Peter Haigh
Presenter: Derek Bond
Director: Richard Evans
Presented by: Alan Sleath

: Moira Lister tells a story: The Tell-Tale Heart

by Edgar Allan Poe.
(A film previously televised on March 26, 1957)


Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Storyteller: Moira Lister

: News Summary; Weather; Party Political Broadcast

and The Rt. Hon. J.S. Maclay, C.M.G., M.P. Secretary of State for Scotland
A Party Political Broadcast on behalf of the Conservative and Unionist Party
(Recording of the broadcast at 9.15 p.m. in the Home Service)
(Sound only)

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Speaker (Party Political Broadcast): The Rt. Hon. J. S. Maclay

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