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: O Sul I Sul

Newyddion am Gymru a Chymry.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield and Crystal Palace)

: Stori Gilfachwyth

Yn cael ei chyflwyno mewn ffllm gan Hywel Davies
Y cynhyrchydd. John Sheppard
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield and Crystal Palace)


Unknown: Hywel Davies
Unknown: John Sheppard

: The 1958 World Cup Association Football Championships

Direct from Sweden
From the Solna Stadium, Stockholm.

The Opening Ceremony
A fly-past by the Swedish Royal Air Force followed by The Inauguration of the Championships by His Majesty King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden.

2.0 Kick-Off
Mexico v. Sweden
The first match of the eighth-finals.
Presented by the Swedish Television Service
(See page 3)
(All transmitters)


Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme

: Gardening Club

Percy Thrower shows seasonal work in garden and greenhouse.
Care of cyclamen; Care of rock plants that have finished flowering; Planting out celery; Sowing wallflowers and forget-me-nots; Potting rooted cuttings of hydrangeas; Putting in cuttings of Regal pelargoniums
From the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Presented by: Paul Morby

: Undying Rhapsody

A story of the Liszt Piano Competition held in Budapest in 1956, with the winner Lev Nicolaievitch Vlasenko, playing part of the Second Piano Concerto.
Filmed in Budapest by the Hungarian Documentary Film Unit in association with Leonard Cassini
(Previously televised on June 16, 1957)


Pianist: Lev Nicolaievitch Vlasenko

: The Brains Trust

The members this week are: Sir Isaiah Berlin, Lady Violet Bonham Carter, D.B.E., Noel Annan, Sir John Maud.
Question-Master, Norman Fisher

(A sound recording can be heard in the Home Service on Friday at 1.10)
(Picture on page 5)


Question-Master: Norman Fisher
Panellist: Sir Isaiah Berlin
Panellist: Lady Violet Bonham Carter
Panellist: Noel Annan
Panellist: Sir John Maud
Producer: John Furness

: Children's Television presents: Wonders of the Sea: Looking Like, What You're Not

Life in the sea is a gamble. Below the surface of the water, an animal's ability to adapt itself to match the surroundings is the key to its survival.

: Children's Television: Sooty

Assisted by Sweep and Harry Corbett.


Puppeteer: Harry Corbett

: Children's Television: The Adventures of Ben Gunn: Episode 2: The Taking of the Walrus

A serial in six episodes by R. F. Delderfield.
[Starring] Peter Wyngarde, John Moffatt, Rupert Davies, Richard Coleman

(Peter Wyngarde is appearing in "Duel of Angels" at the Apollo Theatre, London)


Writer: R.F. Delderfield
Producer: Desmond O'Donovan
Fights arranged by: Terry Baker
Film Cameraman: David Prosser
Film Editor: Ron de Mattos
Designer: Frederick Knapman
John Silver: Peter Wyngarde
Captain Flint: Rupert Davies
Gabriel Pew: Nigel Arkwright
Black Dog: Gertan Klauber
Israel Hands: Sean Lynch
Morgan: Neil Hallett
Anderson: Rodney Burke
Davis: Terry Baker
Nick Allardyce: Richard Coleman
Ben Gunn: John Moffatt
Sergeant Hoxton: Peter Vaughan
Private Barnes: John Barrett
First sailor: John Grant
Second sailor: Louis Haslar
Billy Bones: Olaf Pooley
Big Prosper: Ayton Medas
Darby Magraw: Michael Corcoran
Benn Gunn, an old man: Meadows White

: Children's Television: Sunday Special: Animals of the Bible: 5

George Cansdale brings a camel to the studio and talks about the qualities and stamina of this 'ship of the desert'.
(to 18.15)


Presenter: George Cansdale
Presented by: George Angeloglou

: Meeting Point: Form for Worship

What is a Church for? How far is its shape and design affected by what goes on inside it?
John Betjeman looks for some of the answers to these questions with The Rev. John Cox, Vicar of Stogumber, Somerset, a practising architect and the help of traditional and modern examples of church building.
From the BBC's West of England television studio


Presenter: John Betjeman
Guest: The Rev. John Cox
Guest: A practising architect [name uncredited]
Producer: Kenneth Savidge

: The 1958 World Cup: Association Football Championships

Direct from Sweden
West Germany (the holders) v. Argentina played at the Malmo Stadium
A further match in the eighth-finals.
Presented by the Swedish Television Service
(See page 3)


Commentator: Walley Barnes

: World Cup: West Germany v. Argentina

The second half
(The next match to be televised direct from Sweden in the World Cup series will be England v. Brazil on Wednesday)

: What's My Line?

Television's most popular panel game with Isobel Barnett, Josephine Douglas, Frank Muir, Denis Norden.
In the chair, Gilbert Harding

("What's My Line?" was devised by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman and is televised by arrangement with CBS and Maurice Winnick)


Panellist: Isobel Barnett
Panellist: Josephine Douglas
Panellist: Frank Muir
Panellist: Denis Norden
Chairman: Gilbert Harding
Devised by: Mark Goodson
Devised by: Bill Todman
Producer: Harry Carlisle

: Sunday-Night Theatre presents: Touch Wood

A new comedy by David Carr and David Stringer.
[Starring] Alec McCowen, John Phillips
with Nora Nicholson, Priscilla Morgan, Andre Van Gyseghem.
The action of the play moves rapidly from one crisis to another.


Writer: David Carr
Writer: David Stringer
Designer: Clifford Hatts
Producer: Stuart Burge
Alexander Wood: Alec McCowen
Prime Minister: Andre van Gyseghem
General Sir William Bellemy: Peter Bathurst
Colonel Davies: John Phillips
Captain Wilkinson: Richard Gale
R.S.M.: George A. Cooper
Major Canning (D.A.D.M.S.): Graham Crowden
D.A.Q.M.G.: Tom Chatto
Miss Chamberlain: Nora Nicholson
First M.P.: Joby Blanshard
Second M.P.: Raymond Witch
Welsh lady: Nuna Davey
Station-master: Roddy Hughes
Gurney, Minister of Defence: John Kidd
Jean Briggs: Priscilla Morgan
Lorry Driver: Charles Hill
District Commander: Ewen McDuff
Welsh politician: Haydn Jones
Mrs. Wood: Katherine Parr

: Monitor

Presenting people, events, and controversies on film and in the studio every fortnight.
Introduced and edited by Huw Wheldon


Film editor: Allan Tyrer
Producer: Peter Newington
Presenter/editor: Huw Wheldon

: Weather followed by The Epilogue

The Rev. J. Fraser McLuskey, M.C., of New Kilpatrick Parish Church, reads St. Luke, chapter 12, vv. 16-21, and talks about its meaning.
From the BBC's television studios in Scotland
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Presenter (The Epilogue): The Rev. J. Fraser McLuskey

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