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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)

: Farming

A weekly agricultural magazine for those who live by the land.
Introduced by John Cherrington.

Veterinary: The vet, gives advice on how to avoid summer mastitis.

Farm Visit: George Sigsworth visits the farms of Boots and Co., at Thurgarton, Nottinghamshire, and Brechin and Ardnamurchan in Scotland, and discusses farm policy with the Farms Director, Stephen Williams.

From the BBC's Midland television studio
(All Transmitters)


Presenter: John Cherrington
Item presenter (Veterinary): The Vet [name uncredited]
Item presenter (Farm Visit): George Sigsworth
Interviewee (Farm Visit): Stephen Williams
Film sequences: The BBC's Agricultural Film Unit
Film Cameraman: John Bird
Film Editor: Iris Lewis
Director: Philip Lewis
Producer: Hilary Phillips

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

First day's play at Old Trafford, Manchester.


Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: Peter West
Assisted by: Denis Compton
Television presentation: Ray Lakeland

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the Very Young
Charles E. Stidwill tells the story.
Sam Williams and Elizabeth Williams make the picture

(A BBC television film)


Narrator: Charles E. Stidwill
Picture: Sam Williams
Picture: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: The Commonwealth Games: Athletics

from Cardiff Arms Park
440 yards semi-finals (men)
Marathon start
(winner expected about 4.50 p.m.)
120 yards hurdles heats (men)
220 yards final (men)
80 metres hurdles heats (women)
440 yards final (men)
120 yards hurdles final (men)
220 yards final (women)
Mile heats
(Lunchtime Cricket Scores will be given at 1.55 app.)


Commentator: Norris McWhirter
Commentator: Roger Bannister
Commentator: Max Robertson
Commentator: Geoffrey Dyson

: Children's Television: Wells Fargo: The Feud

The exciting adventures of the famous Western Stagecoach Service.

with Dale Robertson as Jim Hardie, the Wells Fargo special investigator.

Bad blood between bad neighbours holds up the Company's plans for a new road. Jim Hardie decides that to end the feud Cupid's arrow must take the place of the gun.


Jim Hardie: Dale Robertson

: Children's Television: Spot the Tune

A musical competition.
Introduced by Eric Robinson with The Allegri String Quartet.
Send your postcards not later than July 30 to: 'Spot the Tune', [address removed]


Presenter: Eric Robinson
Musicians: The Allegri String Quartet
Music specially composed by: Gordon Jacob
Presented by: John Hunter Blair

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

The closing overs of the first day's play 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 Commonwealth Games: Swimming and Wrestling

During this visit to Cardiff, viewers see highlights from the Empire Pool and Sophia Gardens Pavilion.


Commentator (Swimming): Harry Walker
Commentator (Swimming): Max Robertson
Commentator (Wrestling): Leslie Jeffers

: News Summary

and Cricket: close of play scores

: Starr and Company: In a Fog

(Next episode on Monday)


Producer: Gerard Glaister
Director: Christopher Barry
Script: Allan Prior
Allardyce: John Forbes-Robertson
Tom Turner: Brian McDermott
Julia Starr: Pat Ann Key
Hughie Turner: Barry MacGregor
Betsy: Pat Lawrence
Mrs. Crane: Betty Hare
Geoffrey Ford: Antony Kenway
Sarah Ford: Gillian Owen
Police Constable: John Baker

: Words and Music

Jack Payne introduces Words and Music and conducts the Concert Orchestra.
Guests include: Sarah Vaughan, Muir Matheson, Lita Roza, Jimmy Kennedy
See page 4


Presenter/conductor: Jack Payne
Musicians: The Concert Orchestra
Singer: Sarah Vaughan
Guest: Muir Matheson
Singer: Lita Roza
Singer: Jimmy Kennedy
Designer: Malcolm Goulding
Producer: Ernest Maxin

: The Commonwealth Games

A further visit to Cardiff to see more of the stars competing in Swimming and Wrestling.

: Misfire

[Starring] George Brent as the reporter, Dean Evans
When a famous film star visits his home-town someone tries to murder him, but an innocent bystander is killed instead. Did the murderer really make a mistake? Dean Evans decides to find out.
(A film in the 'Wire Service' series)


Dean Evans: George Brent

: A Song for Everyone

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


Presenter/Singer: Kenneth McKellar
Singer: Olga Gwynne
Musicians: The BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra
[Orchestra] conductor: Jack Leon
Producer: Eddie Fraser

: Bongo

Songs and dances of the West Indies.
Introduced by Boscoe Holder.
Dancers: Sheila Clarke, Stanley Jack, Corinne Skinner, Geoffrey Bideaux, Ena Bab
Drummers: Emmanuel Myers, Charles Rawle
See pages 4 and 5


Presenter: Boscoe Holder
Dancer: Sheila Clarke
Dancer: Stanley Jack
Dancer: Corinne Skinner
Dancer: Geoffrey Bideaux
Dancer: Ena Bab
Drummer: Emmanuel Myers
Drummer: Charles Rawle
Producer: Margaret Dale

: Sportsview Special

from the British Empire and Commonwealth Games
Max Robertson introduces film and personalities of the day's events, direct from Cardiff.


Presenter: Max Robertson
Editor: Paul Fox
Editor: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: Bryan Cowgill

: News Summary

followed by Weather; Road Works Report and Close Down

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