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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: 3: Land of Wood and Water

Jamaica, the largest of the British West Indian islands, has for centuries been mainly agricultural. It has earned its living mainly from the export of sugar and bananas, both of them products of the soil. In the last few years, however, the soil itself has become a source of wealth. This year government revenue from bauxite will be just under £1 million. By 1960 it is expected to be at least £7 million.
Introduced by Andrew Salkey.
Also taking part: Max Robertson and Elisabeth Robertson


Presenter: Andrew Salkey
Also taking part: Max Robertson
Also taking part: Elisabeth Robertson
Musician: George Brown
Producer: Joseph Weltman

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the Very Young
(A BBC television film)

: Mainly for Women

Family Affairs

Holidays Abroad for Schoolchildren
How schoolchildren can get a first taste of foreign travel.

Working Partners: Design in the Home
John Reid and Sylvia Reid

World Red Cross Day
Major General Brian Daunt, C.B., C.B.E., D.S.O., explains what the Red Cross means to families throughout the world.

Introduced by Gwen Farrow.

3.15 Collectors' Club
Introduced by Peter Philp.
Produced by Nan Davies from the BBC's Welsh television studio

(to 15.30)


Interviewee (Working Partners): John Reid
Interviewee (Working Partners): Sylvia Reid
Item presenter (World Red Cross Day): Major General Brian Daunt
Presenter: Gwen Farrow
Arranged and directed by: Margaret Smith
Presenter (Collectors' Club): Peter Philp
Producer (Collectors' Club): Nan Davies

: Children's Television: Angela Dined Out

in the 'Restaurant Splendide' - a very splendid restaurant for a schoolgirl to enter
She tells the story in this play by herself (though C. E. Webber wrote it down)


Writer: C. E. Webber
Production: Rex Tucker
Designer: John Cooper
Angela Hepworth: Sarah Long
Receptionist: Violet Loxley
Father: Arthur Lawrence
Mother: Audrey Noble
Dizzy Bing: Irene French
Patsy Ponsonby: Ann Castaldini
Cloakroom attendant: Brenda Dunrich
Manager: Michael Anthony
Head Waiter: John G. Heller
Virginia Verity: Hannah Watt
Other parts played by: Peter Doughty
Other parts played by: Stuart Nichol
Other parts played by: Anthea Wyndham
Other parts played by: Edith Saville
Other parts played by: John Barrett
Other parts played by: David Ludman
Other parts played by: Brenda Bennett

: Children's Television: To Bafut for Beef: 2 - The Beef Bringers

A series of three programmes.
Introduced by Gerald Durrell.

Home-made bamboo boxes and a variety of calabashes are used by the West African natives in order to bring animals to the collector. Gerald Durrell introduces some of these 'beef-Sringers' in this programme, and viewers also see more of the wild-life of the Cameroons.


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

: News Headlines; Sports News; The Weather

On transmitters serving the areas:

: The O. Henry Playhouse: One Dollar's Worth

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

A conscientious State Attorney learns that there is sometimes more than one way of upholding justice-and not always strictly according to the letter of the law.


O. Henry: Thomas Mitchell

: Tonight

Look around with Geoffrey Johnson Smith.
with Derek Hart and this week, Susan Denny, Alex McEwen


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

: News Summary

Cricket: Close of play scores

: Educated Evans: Fifth Event: All Change

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
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Producer: Eric Fawcett
Mrs. Boltons: Dorothy Summers
Man in the pub: Michael Balfour
Det. Sgt. Miller: Jack Melford
'Educated' Evans: Charlie Chester
Gertrude: Myrtle Reed
Pte. Fred Donders: Sam Kydd
First Military Policeman: Raymond Adamson
Second Military Policeman: Robert Cawdron
Corporal: Hal Osmond
Sergeant: Robert Raglan
W.R.A.C. Clerk: Elizabeth Fraser
Major: Roger Maxwell
Sgt. Major: Manville Tarrant
Police Sergeant: Michael Logan
P.C. Simpson: Ronald Mayer
Constable Wilson: Patrick Milner

: Life is a Song

A series of programmes presenting Continental artists and their music featuring
Jean Sablon the famous French singing star with his guest artist Petula Clark and From Portugal: Fernando Gil and Rosina Paula


Singer: Jean Sablon
Guest artist/singer: Petula Clark
Performer: Fernando Gil
Performer: Rosina Paula
Orchestra director: Malcolm Lockyer
Producer: Bryan Sears

: Television Playwright presents: The Waiting Room

by Elaine Morgan

[Photo caption] Lesley Nunnerley (left) as Audrey and Rachel Thomas as her mother in the play by Elaine Morgan at 8.30 which tells the story of a group of people in the Ladies' Waiting Room at Paddington Station in the early hours of the morning.


Writer: Elaine Morgan
Producer: John Harrison
Designer: Norman James
Norah: Sheila Burrell
Audrey: Lesley Nunnerley
Mrs. Jones: Rachel Thomas
Mrs. Fielden: Mary Hinton
Louetta: Zorenah Osborne
West Indian: Rashidi Onikoyi
Cloakroom attendant: Eleanor Darling
Inspector: Joe Greig
Porter: John Hollis
Porter: Bryan Kendrick

: Amateur Boxing: Scotland v. France

A ringside seat at some of the bouts in tonight's International Tournament.
From St. Andrew's Hall, Glasgow


Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Presented for television by: Bill Stevenson

: Five Hundred Million Years: The Span of Life on Earth: 3: New Animals

How evolution looks today a hundred years after Darwin.

Does the theory of natural selection stand up to recent discoveries about heredity?
Speakers in the programme include:
Professor K. Mather, C.B.E., F.B.S., Professor P. B. Medawar, F.R.S., D. R. Newth, Ph.D.
The series introduced by William Van Essen.
Film by Macqueen Film Organisation
The third of a series of six weekly programmes


Speaker: Professor K. Mather
Speaker: Professor P. B. Medawar
Speaker: D. R. Newth
Presenter: William van Essen
Animated diagrams: Alfred Wurmser
Designer: Natasha Kroll
Producer: James McCloy

: Gerald Moore introduces Nan Merriman

the famous American mezzo-soprano


Presenter: Gerald Moore
Mezzo-soprano: Nan Merriman
Presented by: Patricia Foy

: News Summary

followed by Weather and Close Down

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