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: Beunydd

Bwrw golwg dros byjiciau'r dydd mewn sgwrs a ffllm-a a chyfle i gwrdd & rhai sy'n amlwg yn y newyddion.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)

: Cricket: England v. New Zealand: Second Test Match

The first of three visits to Lord's Cricket Ground to see play on the last day of the match.
(All transmitters)


Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: E.W. Swanton
Assisted by: Denis Compton

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the Very Young
Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your children and invites them to join in songs and games.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs


Narrator/Script, music, and settings: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: Wimbledon: The Lawn Tennis Championships

Second day
Commentators, Dan Maskell, Peter West and Michael Henderson report direct from the All England Club.
Television presentation with BBC outside broadcast units by Humphrey Fisher and Douglas Fleming


Commentator: Dan Maskell
Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: Michael Henderson
Television presentation: Humphrey Fisher
Television presentation: Douglas Fleming

: For the Schools: Living in the Commonwealth: Africa: 6: South Africa (I)

This first programme on South Africa shows Bantu and white men at work in the gold- and diamond-producing areas. It takes viewers westwards to the arid Kalahari desert where the remaining Bushmen live.
Introduced by Laurens van der Post.


Presenter: Laurens van der Post
Producer: Jack Gillespie

: Children's Television presents: The Firm of Girdlestone: 1: A Dangerous Promise

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Adapted in six episodes by C. E. Webber.
[Starring] Andrew Cruickshank
(London: 1876)


Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Adapter: C. E. Webber
Producer: Naomi Capon
Designer: Susan Spence
Characters: in order of appearance:
Ezra Girdlestone: Alan Doris
Gilray, head clerk: Toke Townley
Clerks: Parker: Colin Broadley
Clerks: Robson: Gawn Grainger
Clerks: Perkins: Richard Coe
John Girdlestone: Andrew Cruickshank
Kate Harston: Elaine Usher
Dr Dimsdale: Wensley Pithey
James Harston: Andre van Gyseghem
Mrs Dimsdale: Ann Heffernan
Tom Dimsdale: James Sharkey
Rebecca, a maid: Patricia Cher

: Children's Television: 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. How do these strange, timid creatures live? Mervyn Cowie, Director of the Royal National Parks of Kenya, tells their story, and the film looks at animal life in Africa from the hyena's point of view.


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

: Cricket: England v. New Zealand - Second Test Match

The closing overs of the match followed by a summary.

: Weather and News for Scotland, Northern Ireland and the English Regions

(On transmitters serving the areas)

News from Wales: 6.40-6.45

: The 1958 World Cup Association Football Championships - Semi-Final

Another visit to Sweden to see the whole of one of the semi-finals.
Presented by the Swedish Television Service


Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme

: News Summary

and Cricket close of play scores

: The 1958 World Cup Association Football Championships - Semi-Final

The second half
Presented by the Swedish Television Service


Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme

: Educated Evans: Twelfth Event: Job for the Boy

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: Eileen Diss
Producer: Eric Fawcett
Harry Whissel: David Courtney
Man in the pub: Michael Balfour
Gertrude: Myrtle Reed
Det-Sgt Miller: Jack Melford
'Educated' Evans: Charlie Chester
Mr Goolby: Danny Green
Barker: Bill Fraser
Mrs Boltons: Dorothy Summers
Dickey: Martyn Shields
Mr Gilbey: Colin Fry
Fletcher: Joseph Levine
Sir Hilary Blaine: John Scott

: Television Playwright presents: Afternoon for Antigone

by Willis Hall.
[Starring] Esmond Knight and Gwen Watford
From the BBC's Midland television studio


Writer: Willis Hall
Producer: Peter Dews
Music composed by: Leon Coates
Designer: Charles Carroll
Sarah Oldroyd: Violet Carson
Betty: Barbara Greenhalgh
Hester Oldroyd: Gwen Watford
James Oldroyd: Esmond Knight
Tom Carter: Frank Atkinson

: The Prime Minister

The Rt. Hon. Harold Macmillan, M.P.
A Party Political Broadcast on behalf of the Conservative Party


Speaker: The Rt. Hon Harold Macmillan

: News

: A Song for Everyone

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


Singer: Kenneth McKellar
Soprano: Marion Studholme
Musicians: The BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra
Conductor: Jack Leon
Designer: Robert MacGowan
Producer: Eddie Fraser

: Today on the Centre Court

A BBC television film of some of the highlights of the day's play at Wimbledon.


Commentary: Peter Wilson

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