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: Beunydd

Bwrw golwg dros bynciau'r dydd tnewn 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: Birds: 3: Bird Families

by James Fisher.

There are members of over forty families of birds found within the British Isles. One of the best known of these is the tit family, and the programme illustrates the appearance and behaviour of our eight British species.


Presenter: James Fisher
Director: Eric Simms
Producer: F. R. Elwell

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

For the Very Young
Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
(A BBC television film)
(to 14.45)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Voices: Eileen Brown
Voices: Josefina Ray
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Script and music: Maria Bird

: Children's Television presents: Nicholas Nickleby: Episode 6

by Charles Dickens
Adapted for television by Vincent Tilsley

In which Smike has the bad luck meet Mr. Squeers and the good luck to meet John Browdie; and in which Ralph enlists the help of Messrs. Squeers and Snawley to bring about the downfall of Nicholas.
(A BBC telerecording)


Author: Charles Dickens
Adapted by: Vincent Tilsley
Director: Eric Tayler
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Producer: Douglas Allen
Tim Linkinwater: Bartlett Mullins
Nicholas Nickleby: William Russell
Mr. Charles Cheeryble: George Howe
Madeline Bray: Marilyn James
Mr. Ned Cheeryble: Roddy Hughes
Smike: Brian Peck
Kate Nickleby: Jennifer Wilson
Master Wackford Squeers: Keith Davis
Wackford Squeers: Esmond Knight
John Browdie: Brian Rawlinson
Mrs. Matilda Browdie: Sheila Ballantine
Danny Squeers: Rosalind Knight
Mrs. Nickleby: Gillian Lind
Newman Noggs: Richard Wordsworth
Ralph Nickleby: Malcolm Keen
Mr. Snawley: Roy Hepworth

: Children's Television: For Deaf Children

Including Elizabeth Whyte who describes her job as a model and 'Tugboats' a film about some hard-working boats.


Presenter: Elizabeth Whyte

: Children's Television: Georgie

A Morton Schindel cartoon about a little ghost based on a story by Richard Bright.


Producer: Morton Schindel
Author: Richard Bright

: News for Scotland, Northern Ireland and the English Regions

(On transmitters serving the areas)
News for Wales: 6.15-6.20

: Gardening Club

A weekly date with Percy Thrower who shows tonight as seasonal work: Sowing runner beans outside and putting sticks to the growing peas; Stopping outside chrysanthemums; Spraying, mulching and feeding of soft fruit

African Violets
Mrs. J. Mack of Nottingham shows the indoor cultivation and decorative use of Saintpaulias (African Violets)
Presented by Paul Morby from the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Item presenter (African Violets): Mrs. J. Mack
Presented by: Paul Morby

: Tonight

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


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

: Show Band Parade

Cyril Stapleton presents Show Band Parade
featuring his Show Band in popular music of yesterday, today, and tomorrow with The Beverley Sisters, Aileen Cochrane, Russ Hamilton, The Four Ramblers, Sheila O'Neill, Bob Stevenson, Graham MacCormack, Greta Hamby, Michel Boudot, The Show Band Singers (Directed by Cliff Adams)


Presenter/bandleader: Cyril Stapleton
Singers: The Beverley Sisters
Singer: Aileen Cochrane
Singer: Russ Hamilton
Singers: The Four Ramblers
Dancer: Sheila O'Neill
Dancer: Bob Stevenson
Dancer: Graham MacCormack
Dancer: Greta Hamby
Dancer: Michel Boudot
Singers: The Show Band Singers
[Singers] directed by: Cliff Adams
Production scenes staged by: Alfred Rodrigues
Producer: Graeme Muir

: The Common Room: 3: A Sort of Coward

A television series by Leo Lehman.
[Starring] William Devlin, Gillian Lind, Henry Oscar with Ballard Berkeley.

The action takes place in the Richard Pater Secondary Modern School.


Writer: Leo Lehman
Director: Emyr Humphreys
Producer: Andrew Osborn
Crabb: Norman Pierce
Dobbs: Henry Oscar
Mrs. Hamer: Gillian Lind
Miss Lewis: Janet Bruce
Turrock: Peter Halliday
Chapman: Timothy Bateson
Vaughan: Ballard Berkeley
Miss Thomas: Dilys Hamlet
Mrs. Chapman: Margot van Der Burgh
Headmaster: William Devlin

: Prison Without Bars

At H.M. Prison, Sudbury, in Derbyshire, three hundred men are serving sentences of between eighteen months and three years imprisonment. This programme, made with full co-operation of Prison Commissioners, the Governor, staff and inmates of this prison, gives a frank and revealing picture of the 'open prison' system at work.

(See page 7)


Reporter: Stephen Grenfell
Film Cameraman: Roy Fogwell
Film Editor: Hugh Marryat
Assistant Director: John McGonagle
Director/Producer: David Martin

: The Diary of Samuel Pepys: Episode 9

Dramatised by A.R. Rawlinson.
with Peter Sallis as Samuel Pepys

The action takes place in the City and the Docks of London. It is September 1665.

Lord Sandwich has been at sea fighting the Dutch, and Samuel Pepys has supervised his daughter's wedding. Returning to London, Samuel found that the court and the other members of the Navy Board had fled to the country to escape the Plague which was still raging. But Samuel remained at his post in Seething Lane, working day and night to maintain the Fleet on a war footing.


Author: Samuel Pepys
Dramatist: A.R. Rawlinson
Producer: Chloe Gibson
Music: Christopher Whelen
Designer: Fanny Taylor
Samuel Pepys: Peter Sallis
John Evelyn: John Sharplin
Captain Cocke: John Gower
Sir John Minnes: Raymond Rollett
William Hewer: Alan Rowe
Judith Pennington: Mary Horns
Mrs. Pennington's maid: Pauline Keens
Sir Roger Cuttance: Alan Edwards
Lord Sandwich: Manning Wilson
Sir William Penn: Anthony Newlands
Sir Christopher Mings: John Baskcomb
Customs man: Meadows White
Constable: Norman Bird
Duke of Albemare: John Arnatt
Wounded seaman: Nicholas Selby

: Look: The Story of a Hyena

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

The hyena with its weird laughter is one of the scavengers of Africa. Very few animals are afraid of hyenas, but hyenas are afraid of everything else. They play a waiting role, watching the skies for the vultures to lead them to the remains of a kill. But how do they live?
Mervyn Cowie, Director of the Royal National Parks of Kenya, tells their story and his film looks at animal life in Africa from the hyena's point of view.

From the BBC's West of England television studio
(See page 5)


Presenter: Peter Scott
Narrator: Mervyn Cowie
Producer: Nicholas Crocker

: Press Conference

People who make the news face questions from people who write the news.


Presented by: Hugh Burnett

: Moonlight Melody

played by Eileen Croxford (cello) and David Parkhouse (piano) who invite you to sit back and enjoy romantic melodies loved by millions.


Cellist: Eileen Croxford
Pianist: David Parkhouse
Presented by: Peter Haysom Craddy

: News Summary

followed by Weather and Close Down

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