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: Beunydd

Bwrw golwg dros bynclau'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: Africa: 1 - Ghana

On March 6, 1957, the Gold Coast (including Ashanti), the Northern Territories Protectorate, and the Trust Territory of British Togoland became, under the name of Ghana, a fully independent member of the Commonwealth. Today's programme describes life in the cocoa-producing areas and shows how the new Ghana is planning for future prosperity.
Frank Barber and Kobina Otchere are the speakers.


Speaker: Frank Barber
Speaker: Kobina Otchere
Producer: Jack Gillespie

: Mainly for Women

Family Affairs: Problems of Living
The Family Affairs Panel of experts discuss problems sent in by viewers.
Dr. Winifred de Kok, Audrey Gordon Walker, The Rev. Arthur Morton, C. A. Joyce, M.B.E.
In the chair, Olive Shapley
Letters to the Panel should be sent to: 'Family Affairs', [address removed]

3.15 Character and Handwriting: 2 - Outlines of Personality
Joan Cambridge looks at writing of children and adolescents and explains how it reflects developing personality.

(to 15.30)


Panellist (Family Affairs: Problems of Living): Dr. Winifred de Kok
Panellist (Family Affairs: Problems of Living): Audrey Gordon Walker
Panellist (Family Affairs: Problems of Living): The Rev. Arthur Morton
Panellist (Family Affairs: Problems of Living): C. A. Joyce
Chairman (Family Affairs: Problems of Living): Olive Shapley
Producer (Family Affairs: Problems of Living): Beryl Radley
Presenter (Character and Handwriting): Joan Cambridge
Producer (Character and Handwriting): Monica Sims

: Children's Television presents: The Dangerous Game: 1: Pawns in the Game

An adventure story in four parts.
Written by David Carr.


Writer: David Carr
Designer: Marilyn Roberts
Producer: David Goddard
Henderson: Gerald Andersen
Marco: Shaw Taylor
Joe Hunter: Patrick Ellis
Pete Hunter: Anthony Wilson
Major Seton: Tim Hudson
George Clayton: Colin Douglas
Mrs Hunter: Betty Cooper
Purvis: Joe Greig
Philip Baker: Patrick Troughton

: Children's Television: Out of Doors

A monthly look at the countryside.
Bruce Campbell introduces

The Month of May
What to look for and how to find it.

Puzzle Picture and Answer with H. G. Hurrell

Bed Squirrels: with Frances Pitt

Eyes and Ears
Children from Bristol schools compete in a quiz.

Produced by Winwood Reade from the BBC's West of England studio


Presenter: Bruce Campbell
Item presenter (Puzzle Picture and Answer): H. G. Hurrell
Item presenter (Bed Squirrels): Frances Pitt
Film sequences: Tony Soper
Film sequences: H. G. Hurrell
Producer: Winwood Reade

: 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: Between Rounds

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

Was McCaskey lying when he spun those yarns of Custer's last stand to enchant a small boy? Maybe-but he proved himself a hero just the same.


O. Henry: Thomas Mitchell

: Tonight

Look around with Derek Hart.
Sport - Music - People
Cinema - Theatre - Argument
with Geoffrey Johnson Smith and this week, Noel Harrison, Maggie Fitzgibbon


Presenter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Singer/guitarist: Noel Harrison
Singer: Maggie Fitzgibbon
Producet: Donald Baverstock

: News Summary

and Cricket: close of play scores

: Educated Evans: Sixth Event: Holding the Baby

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: Douglas Smith
Producer: Eric Fawcett
'Educated' Evans: Charlie Chester
Mrs Boltons: Dorothy Summers
Det-Sgt Miller: Jack Melford
First Cafe customer: Carl Lacey
Second Cafe customer: Alec Foster
Female Customer: Anita Sharp Bolster
Man in the Pub: Michael Balfour
Bookstall Assistant: Gerald Case
Railway Porter: Frank Atkinson
Female Porter: Enid Lowe
Gertrude: Myrtle Reed
Policeman: Basil Beale
Police Sergeant: Hugh Stewart
Inspector Pine: Keith Pyott
Policewoman: Shirley Patterson
The Bundle: Perry Balfour

: A Song for Everyone

[Starring] Kenneth McKellar
with his guest, Ian Wallace and the BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Jack Leon
From the BBC's television studios in Scotland


Singer: Kenneth McKellar
Bass: Ian Wallace
Musicians: The BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra
[Orchestra] conductor: Jack Leon
Producer: Eddie Fraser

: Television Playwright presents: The Maitland Scandal

by Michael Voysey.
[Starring] Helen Shingler, Carl Bernard
The action takes place in Henry Maitland's house on the outskirts of London.


Writer: Michael Voysey
Designer: Guy Sheppard
Producer: Stephen Harrison
Margaret Maitland: Helen Shingler
Mrs Rigby: Shelagh Fraser
Tony Maitland: Glyn Dearman
Peggy Maitland: Zinnia Charlton
David Foster: Geoffrey Frederick
Henry Maitland: Carl Bernard
Mrs Murray: Ilona Ference
Det Insp Franklyn: Ian Ainsley
Mr Chambers: Peter Copley

: British Comedy of the 30s

Introduced by Leslie Mitchell with scenes from
'Sing as we Go' with Gracie Fields

'Jack's the Boy' with Cicely Courtneidge and Jack Hulbert

'Oh! Mr. Porter' with Will Hay. Moore Marriott and Graham Moffatt

'Evergreen' with Jessie Matthews and Sonnie Hale

'It's in the Air' with George Formby


Presenter: Leslie Mitchell
Presented for television by: Victor Poole

: Five Hundred Million Years: The Span of Life on Earth: 4: The Line That Led to Man

How evolution looks today a hundred years after Darwin.

How far can modern science go in reconstructing the main steps in evolution?
Speakers in the programme include: Professor G. P. Wells, F.B.S., F. R. Parrington,
W. E. Swinton, Ph.D.
The series introduced by William Van Essen.
Film by Macqueen Film Organisation
The fourth of a series of six weekly programmes


Speaker: Professor G. P. Wells
Speaker: F. R. Parrington
Speaker: W. E. Swinton
Presenter: William Van Essen
Animated diagrams: Alfred Wurmser
Designer: Natasha Kroll
Producer: James McCloy

: A Little Music

for a late hour introduced by Brenda Pearson (soprano) accompanied by Patrick Harvey (piano) and Julian Bream (guitar).


Presenter/Soprano: Brenda Pearson
Pianist: Patrick Harvey
Guitarist: Julian Bream
Presented by: Walter Todds

: News Summary

followed by Weather and Close Down

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