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: O Sul I Sul

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

: Ar Drothwy'r Wyl

Y mae maes yr Eisteddfod yng Nglyn Ebwy yn barod erbyn y torfeydd a ddaw yno bore yfory. Cymerwn fantais o'r oriau olaf yma o dawelwch i deledu rhaglen arbennig am Sir yr Eisteddfod yn syth o lwyfan y Pafiliwn
T cyflwyno gan Ifan O. Williams
Y telediad yng ngofal Myrfyn Owen
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield and Crystal Palace)
(to 13.40)


Unknown: Myrfyn Owen

: I Married Joan: Jealousy

[Starring] Joan Davis in the film series "I Married Joan"

Joan gets into trouble trying to disprove her husband's theory that jealousy is the mark of an inferior man.


Joan Stevens: Joan Davis

: Lawn Tennis: The Davis Cup: European Zone Final: Italy v. Great Britain

From Milan.
A commentary by Dan Maskell on some of the last day's play.
Presented by the Italian Television Service
If the result of the Final is not obvious at this time, there will be a further relay from Milan from 5.0 to 5.30 p.m. app. The advertised film programmes in Children's Television, 'Wonders of the Sea' and 'The Gingerbread Cottage', would then be postponed for transmission at a later date.


Commentary: Dan Maskell

: Concert Time

Introduced by Osian Ellis with song and harp.
Favourite arias from The Barber of Seville (Rossini) and Veronique (Messager)
sung by Marion Studholme (soprano), John Heddle Nash (baritone)
Allegro from Concerto for flute and harp (Mozart)
with Richard Adeney (flute) and Osian Ellis (harp)
Watching the Wheat (Welsh folk song)
BBC Midland Light Orchestra
(Leader, James Hutcheon)
Conducted by Leo Wurmser
From the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter/harpist: Osian Ellis
Soprano: Marion Studholme
Baritone: John Heddle Nash
Flutist: Richard Adeney
Musicians: BBC Midland Light Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: James Hutcheon
[Orchestra] conducted by: Leo Wurmser
Producer: Paul Morby
Producer: Philip Moore

: The Brains Trust

See panel
A sound recording can be heard in the Home Service on Friday at 1.10

: Children's Television presents: Wonders of the Sea - The Barracuda

The Barracuda is a fierce hunter. Every creature of the deep fears it, yet it is one of the most beautiful fish in the sea.

: Children's Television: The Gingerbread Cottage

A Czech puppet film by Bretislav Pojar.

Two greedy children lose their way in an enchanted forest; a raven leads them to the witch's cottage where they are trapped in a wonderland of sweets.
(Previously televised on the evening of June 4)


Director: Bretislav Pojar

: Children's Television: Queen's Champion: 3: The Outlaws

A serial in eight episodes written and produced by Shaun Sutton
Loyalty and treason on the eve of the Armada

(John Welsh is in "The Party" at the New Theatre, London; Joe Greig is in "Salad Days" at the Vaudeville Theatre, London)


Writer/Producer: Shaun Sutton
Fights arranged by: Terry Baker
Film Cameraman: Leonard Newsom
Film Editor: Valerie Best
Designer: Eileen Diss
Master Fidian: Patrick Cargill
Rumble: Paul Whitsun-Jones
Ralph: Colin Douglas
Hal: Terry Baker
Master Allan: John Woodnutt
Roger Penlynden: Michael Anderson
Toby: Frazer Hines
Bartholomew: Nigel Arkwright
Lord Burleigh: John Welsh
Clerk: Douglas Dempster
Sir Henry Penlynden: William Devlin
Don Jose: Roger Delgado
Queen Elizabeth I: Peggy Thorpe-Bates
Soldier: Robert Hunter
Master Hannock: Joe Greig
Joan: Barbara Leslie
First Servant: Joe Goodman
Mistress Downey: Betty Cooper
Second Servant: Alan Darling
First Guard: Garth Adams
Second Guard: Terry Dickinson

: Children's Television: Sunday Special: Sea Parish: 1

The story of how an ordinary voyage took a surprise turn for a seaman and his family.
Commentary spoken by Jack Hawkins.
(Film shown by arrangement with The Missions to Seamen)
(to 18.15)


Narrator: Jack Hawkins
Music: Larry Adler

: Meeting Point: It Happened on Holiday

with Phoebe Hesketh, Elton Hayes, and Mark Gibbs.
They each tell a memorable holiday story, and discuss with R. T. Brooks what made it important to them.


Panellist: Phoebe Hesketh
Panellist: Elton Hayes
Panellist: Mark Gibbs
Presenter: R. T. Brooks
Presented by: Peter Hamilton

: The Burns and Allen Show: English Playwright

[Starring] George Burns and Gracie Allen in the film English Playwright


Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: Sunday-Night Theatre presents: The Royal Family of Broadway

[Starring] Fay Compton, Patricia Neal, Peter Wyngarde, Clive Morton
with Gareth Jones
See panel and page 4
The scene of the play is in the Cavendish home, New York, in the 1930s.
(Peter Wyngarde is appearing in 'Duel of Angels' at the Apollo Theatre, London)


Designer: Guy Sheppard
Mrs Fanny Cavendish: Fay Compton
Julia Cavendish: Patricia Neal
Tony Cavendish: Peter Wyngarde
Herbert Dean: Clive Morton
Oscar Wolfe: Gareth Jones

: The National Dancers of Ceylon

with Guneya.
Kandyan Dancers: P. D. Nandana, N. M. Somadasa, N. M. Amarawathie
Drummer: S. V. G. Pool
Mask and Fire Dancers: K. Suderis, W. Podineris


Artistic Director: Noeyal Peiris
Dancer: Guneya
Kandyan Dancer: P. D. Nandana
Kandyan Dancer: N. M. Somadasa
Kandyan Dancer: N. M. Amarawathie
Drummer: S. V. G. Pool
Mask and Fire Dancers: K. Suderis
Mask and Fire Dancers: W. Podineris
Designer: Clifford Hatts
Producer: Margaret Dale

: Nanook of the North

Robert Flaherty was one of the greatest observers of humanity to use a camera, and this exciting account of Eskimo life, though his earliest, is possibly his finest achievement.
In the frozen wastes of the North, life for Nanook is basically simple, but a never-ending struggle against nature to keep his family fed and clothed. Despite this, Nanook is one of the happiest people Flaherty ever filmed.
See page 7


Filmmaker: Robert Flaherty

: Weather; followed by The Epilogue: We know in part

A meditation by the Rev. Geraint Nantlais Williams.
From the BBC's Welsh television studios
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Presenter (The Epilogue): The Rev. Geraint Nantlais Williams

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