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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)
(to 13.30)

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the Very Young

(A BBC television film)

: You Only Live Once

A film directed by Fritz Lang.
[Starring] Henry Fonda and Sylvia Sidney

What chance does the ex-'gaolbird' have when he sets out again to make a life for himself in the community-what are the risks he runs, and what are his chances of staying out of the clutches of the law? Eddie Taylor and Joan Graham find the answers in this powerful drama.
(to 16.10 app.)


Director: Fritz Lang
Eddie Taylor: Henry Fonda
Joan Graham: Sylvia Sidney
Stephen Witney: Barton MacLane
Bonnie Graham: Jean Dixon
Father Dolan: William Gargan
Dr. Hill: Jerome Cowan

: Children's Television: Jack in the Box

with Phil Tate and his Orchestra.
Guest artists include: Colin Hicks and the New Cabin Boys, The Baker Twins


Musicians: Phil Tate and his Orchestra
Band: Colin Hicks and the New Cabin Boys
Singers: The Baker Twins
Producer: John Hunter Blair

: Children's Television: Come to the Caribbean: 1: British Guiana

The Land of El Dorado
with Max and Elisabeth Robertson.

Earlier this year Max and Elisabeth Robertson made an extensive tour of the British West Indies with their film cameras, and in the first of this new series of six Caribbean journeys they invite you to come with them to British Guiana. A brief look at Georgetown, the capital, and they set off on a visit to a large sugar plantation to meet some of the people who work there. Later they begin the four-hour journey up the Demerara River into the jungleland of the interior.
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Presenter: Max Robertson
Presenter: Elisabeth Robertson
Film cameraman: Ion Trant
Film editor: David White
Presented by: Kenneth Savidge

: 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: The Paris Pendant

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

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
Sport - Music - People
Cinema - Theatre - Argument
with Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith and this week, Noel Harrison
See page 4


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Singer/guitarist: Noel Harrison
Producer: Donald Baverstock

: News Summary

Cricket: close of play scores

: Starr and Company: Father and Daughter

(Next episode on Thursday)


Producer: Gerard Glaister
Director: Morris Barry
Script: Bill Naughton
Hazel: Anne Pichon
Mr. Truelove: George Bishop
Mrs. Brown: Olga Dickie
Mrs. Childs: Betty Cooper
Exton: Hugh Cross
Miss Thorne: Ruth Palmer
Bernard Kay: Denis Holmes
Marge: Doris Gilmore
Forbes: Glenn Williams
Lacey: Harry Littlewood
Bromly: Martin Sterndale
Tom Turner: Brian McDermott
Mary Tennison: Patricia Mort
Doris: Jose Read
Mrs. Kay: Vanda Godsell

: Ask Me Another

A general knowledge contest based on the popular sound programme 'What Do You Know?'
Each week a new team of challengers competes 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, David Keys
Women Writers: Elizabeth Pakenham, C. V. Wedgwood, Marghanita Laski
Chairman: Franklin Engelmann


Panellist (The Brains): Arthur Maddocks
Panellist (The Brains): Antony Carr
Panellist (The Brains): David Keys
Panellist (Women Writers): Elizabeth Pakenham
Panellist (Women Writers): C. V. Wedgwood
Panellist (Women Writers): Marghanita Laski
Chairman: Franklin Engelmann
Programme devised and compiled by: John P. Wynn
Arranged by: Joan Clark
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: The Phil Silvers Show: Doberman the Crooner

Starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko.
See page 3


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: The Night and the Music

A programme of Melody, Song, and Dance
Introduced by Barbara Roscoe.
Music by Michael Freedman and his Orchestra, Eric Robinson and the Orchestra
Singing by Jill Westlake, Billy Raymond, The Six Songsters
Dancing by Carmella, The Television Toppers
Novelty by The Lyndons


Presenter: Barbara Roscoe
Musicians: Michael Freedman and his Orchestra
Musicians: Eric Robinson and the Orchestra
Singer: Jill Westlake
Singer: Billy Raymond
Singers: The Six Songsters
Dancer: Carmella
Dancers: The Television Toppers
Novelty: The Lyndons
Dance direction: Larry Gordon
Devised and produced by: Richard Afton

: Aldous Huxley on Thought Control

An interview with Mike Wallace.
Mr. Huxley, who now lives in California, has never before been seen on British television. He discusses the new techniques available to those who wish to control and influence the minds of others. Can these be used within Western democracy? What is the present danger?
(A telerecording of a programme in the series 'Mike Wallace Interviews' produced by the American Broadcasting Company)
See page 3


Interviewee: Aldous Huxley
Interviewer: Mike Wallace

: Picture Page

A weekly magazine of films and film personalities.
Introduced by Peter Haigh and Derek Bond.
Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant, stars of the forthcoming film Indiscreet, take a trip up London's River Thames with Sir Alan Herbert.

Scenes from Vertigo, the new Alfred Hitchcock film, with James Stewart and Kim Novak.
Scenes from A Cry from the Streets, With Max Bygraves, Barbara Murray, Colin (Smiley) Petersen, and Dana (Shiralee) Wilson
(Films by courtesy of Paramount Films and Eros Films)
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Presenter: Peter Haigh
Presenter: Derek Bond
Unknown: Ingrid Bergman
Unknown: Cary Grant
Unknown: Sir Alan Herbert
Director: Richard Evans
Producer: Alan Sleath

: Relax with Michael Holliday

who brings you songs in a free and easy style.
Accompanied by the Harry Hayward Quartet
Telerecorded from the BBC's North of England studios
(Michael Holliday is appearing in 'Light Up the Town' at the Hippodrome Theatre, Blackpool)


Singer: Michael Holliday
Musicians: The Harry Hayward Quartet
Presented by: John Ammonds

: News Summary

followed by Weather and Close Down

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