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: Beunydd

Bwrw golwg dros byneiau'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)

: Motor Cycle Racing

(All transmitters)

1.55 Lunchtime Cricket Scores

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the Very Young

(A BBC television film)

: Children's Television presents: The Magic Jug

A film from Czechoslovakia.
Maria was little girl who was kind to an old beggar woman. In return she gave Maria's jug a magic power which had some very strange results.
The story spoken by Johnny Morris.


Narrator: Johnny Morris
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: Children's Television: Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School: Bad Lad Bunter!

by Frank Richards
[Starring] Gerald Campion

(Previously televised on August 10, 1957)


Writer: Frank Richards
Producer: Pharic MacLaren
Bob Cherry: Keith Faulkner
Harry Wharton: Anthony Valentine
Frank Nugent: Laurence Harrington
Johnny Bull: David Coote
Hurree Singh: James Doran
Billy Bunter: Gerald Campion
Coker: Peter Scott
Potter: Anthony Toller
Greene: Timothy Harley
Mr. Prout: Edward Lexy

: News Headlines; Sports News; The Weather

On transmitters serving the areas:
6.9 Weather and News for Scotland, Northern Ireland and the English Regions
News from Wales: 6.15-6.20

: The Thin Man: Come Back Darling Asta

The film series starring Peter Lawford as 'Nick', Phyllis Kirk as 'Nora' with 'Asta' the dog.


Nick: Peter Lawford
Nora: Phyllis Kirk
Himself: Asta the dog

: Bank Holiday Sport

Introduced by Kenneth Wolstenholme with up-to-the-minute results and latest scores by Leonard Martin.
Presented by the Sportsview Unit


Presenter: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Results reader: Leonard Martin

: The Stranger Left No Card

[Starring] Alan Badel
A film devised and directed by Wendy Toye.
The arrival in Windsor of an eccentric old man causes a good deal of amusement and publicity, but his departure is both sudden and mysterious.
See page 7


Devised and directed by: Wendy Toye
Stranger: Alan Badel

: News Summary

and Cricket: close of play scores

Your musical hosts for the evening are The Gaunt Brothers


Continuity presenters: The Gaunt Brothers

: Starr and Company: Welcome Home

(Next episode on Thursday)


Producer: Gerard Glaister
Director: Christopher Barry
Script: Tom Espie
Tom Turner: Brian McDermott
Jim Turner: Philip Ray
Joe Trimmer: George Roderick
Hughie Turner: Barry MacGregor
Charlie Rogers: Warren Mitchell
Harry Crane: Arnold Ridley
Forbes: Glenn Williams
Lacey: Harry Littlewood
Rene Cremer: Katherine Parr
Barman: Lee Richardson

: Ask Me Another

A general knowledge contest based on the popular sound programme What Do You Know?
Each week a new team of challengers compete against members of the general public who in successive years have won the annual 'Brain of Britain' contest.
This week:
The Brains: Arthur Maddocks, Antony Carr with Edward Moult
The Circus: Cyril Mills, Kay Smart, Antony Hippisley Coxe
Chairman, Franklin Engelmann


Panellist (The Brains): Arthur Maddocks
Panellist (The Brains): Antony Carr
Panellist (The Brains): Edward Moult
Panellist (The Circus): Cyril Mills
Panellist (The Circus): Kay Smart
Panellist (The Circus): Antony Hippisley Coxe
Chairman: Franklin Engelmann
Programme devised and compiled by: John P. Wynn
Arranged by: Joan Clark
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House

A comedy film.
[Starring] Cary Grant and Myrna Loy
with Melvyn Douglas.

After years of being cramped in a small New York apartment the Blandings family move out to lead an ideal life in their new ideal home in the quiet countryside. But things do not turn out quite as they had planned, and the dream seems something of nightmare at times.
See page 7


Jim Blandings: Cary Grant
Muriel Blandings: Myrna Loy
Jim Cole: Melvyn Douglas
Henry Sims: Reginald Denny
Jane Blandings: Sharyn Moffett
Betsy Blandings: Connie Marshall

: Armchair Voyage

in which Sir Mortimer Wheeler takes you on a Hellenic Cruise
In the last of three programmes the Hellenic Travellers' Club sail through the Isles of Greece from Delos to Athens.


Presenter/narrator: Sir Mortimer Wheeler
Producer: Stephen Hearst
Photographed by: Basil Maros
Photographed by: John A. S. Turner
Film edited by: Sheila S. Tomlinson

: Henry Hall's Guest Night

In which Henry Hall introduces
Germany's singing star, Anneliese Rothenberger
Musical favourites from John Hanson
From Paris, the magic of Freddie Fah
Also: Janet Brown and Peter Butterworth, Rita Cameron, Johnny Greenland, Sally Bradley, Jimmie Dark, The George Mitchell Singers, The Henry Hall Orchestra


Presenter/Conductor: Henry Hall
Soprano: Anneliese Rothenberger
Tenor: John Hanson
Magician: Freddie Fah
Comedienne: Janet Brown
Comedian: Peter Butterworth
Dancer: Rita Cameron
Dancer: Johnny Greenland
Dancer: Sally Bradley
Dancer: Jimmie Dark
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Musicians: The Henry Hall Orchestra
Choreography: Deidre Vivian
Musical associate: Alan Bristow
Producer: John Street

: Paris by Night

Venez avec (Come with) M'sieur Guillaume Cotton (our own Billy Cotton) a La Nouvelle Eve (to one of the brightest night-spots in Montmartre)
Eurovision takes you to Paris for a gay Bank Holiday show starring:
Robert Lamouret with Tonia Bern, Murio and Sheila, Lilian Kenny, Les Nouvelles Eves Sisters and the Charley Ballet with Aleta Morrison
Introduced by Le Grand Wakey-Wakey (our own Billy Cotton).
Presented in collaboration with Radiodiffusion-Television Francais
See page 5


Presenter: Billy Cotton
Ventriloquist: Robert Lamouret
Singer: Tonia Bern
Dancers: Murio and Sheila
Trapeze: Lilian Kenny
Performers: Les Nouvelles Eves Sisters
Dancer: Aleta Morrison
Director: Robin Scott
Producer: Bill Cotton Jnr

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