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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)

: Olympic Trial

Winners of approximately thirty international competitions, plus certain other riders, have been specially invited by the British Show Jumping Association to take part in this competition, which comprises the only Olympic Trial to be held in 1958.
From the British Timken Show at Duston, Northampton


Commentary: Dorian Williams
Television presentation: John McGonagle

: One Touch of Venus

A romantic comedy film directed by William Seiter.
[Starring] Ava Gardner and Robert Walker

Eddie is a shy, retiring young man and a very small cog in the machinery of the big Department Store where he works. But things soon change when a statue of Venus starts to take a life-like and altogether human interest in him.


Director: William Seiter
Eddie Hatch: Robert Walker
Venus: Ava Gardner
Joe Grant: Dick Haymes
Molly Steward: Eve Arden
Gloria: Olca San Juan
Whitfield Savory: Tom Conway

: Children's Television presents: The Lone Ranger: Journey to San Carlos

An overturned wagon on the trail - an Indian arrow quivering in the wood - the smoke-signals of war - the ominous thudding of the drums; these are some of the signs that tell Lone Ranger and Tonto they are in for one of their toughest assignments.


Lone Ranger: Clayton Moore
Tonto: Jay Silverheels

: Children's Television: Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School: Bunter Does His Best

by Frank Richards.
[Starring] Gerald Champion
(First transmitted on August 31, 1957)


Writer: Frank Richards
Producer: Richard West
Designer: Tony Cornell
Billy Bunter: Gerald Campion
Mr Quetch: Kynaston Reeves
Harry Wharton: Anthony Valentine
Frank Nugent: Laurence Harrington
Johnny Bull: David Coote
Bob Cherry: Keith Faulkner
Hurree Singh: James Doran
Herbert Vernon-Smith: Christopher Beeny
Skinner: Robin Willett
Snoop: Alaric Cotter
Other parts played by: David Bough
Other parts played by: Michael Lewin

: Today's Sport

Introduced by Kenneth Wolstenholme with the latest news of today's sporting events including Football, Racing and Rugby results read by Leonard Martin.
Presented by the Sportsview Unit


Presenter: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Results reader: Leonard Martin

: Six-Five Special

visits 'The Continental' at Kingston-upon-Hull with Jim Dale and Terry Scott as your guides.
Featuring Ronnie Carroll, Don Rennie, Josephine Anne, The Joy Belles, Terry Turner, Geraldine Farrar, The Four Imps and Teddy Foster and his Orchestra with Jill Kinley
Also Rory Blackwell and his Blackjacks
(Teddy Foster and his Orchestra with Jill Kinley appear by permission of Butlin's Camp, Filey)


Presenter: Jim Dale
Presenter: Terry Scott
Singer: Ronnie Carroll
Singer: Don Rennie
Singer: Josephine Anne
Singers: The Joy Belles
Performer: Terry Turner
Singer: Geraldine Farrar
Group: The Four Imps
Musicians: Teddy Foster and his Orchestra
Singer: Jill Kinley
Musicians: Rory Blackwell and his Blackjacks
Continuity: Jeremy Lloyd
Producer: Russell Turner

: Boots and Saddles: The Deserter

A film in the series featuring the U.S. Fifth Cavalry.

In the desolate Arizona country water is more precious than gold. When a trooper deserts, leaving the rest of the patrol without water in the middle of the desert, his crime is unforgivable.

: News Summary

: Charlesworth at Large: 3: All Night Service

by Berkely Mather.
Six stories from the casebook of Detective-Superintendent Charlesworth.
[Starring] Wensley Pithey
with Frank Pettingell, Richard Goolden, Joan Hickson


Writer: Berkely Mather
Designer: John Kenny
Producer: John Harrison
Beppl: David Lander
Andreas: Louis J. Adam
Frazer: Haydn Jones
Horrobin: Frank Pettingell
Bently: Richard Goolden
Mrs Bently: Carmen Hill
Foster: John G. Heller
Sergeant Spence: Tony Church
P.C. Wrothbury: Edward Higgins
Detective-Superintendent Charlesworth: Wensley Pithey
Mrs Pawson: Elsie Wagstaff
Police Constable: Patrick Connor
Maid: Rosemary Murray
Miss Frisby: Joan Hickson
Hymie: Leslie Glazer

: Television Music-Hall

Variety is the Spice of Life
Max Miller, The Cheeky Chappie
Tessie O'Shea, The First Lady of Variety
Lucille and Eddie Roberts, Mind Readers Extraordinary
Rudy Bolly, Dexterity Par Excellence
The Two Pirates, They're in Condition tonight
Potassy, Magical Moments
The Trotter Brothers, Masters of Puppetry
The Television Toppers, Dancing Supreme
Eric Robinson and the Orchestra, The Best in Music

See facing page and page 5


Comedian: Max Miller
Entertainer: Tessie O'Shea
Mind reader: Lucille Roberts
Mind reader: Eddie Roberts
Entertainer: Rudy Bolly
Entertainers: The Two Pirates
Magician: Potassy
Puppeteers: The Trotter Brothers
Dancers: The Television Toppers
Musicians: Eric Robinson and the Orchestra
Dance direction: Larry Gordon
Decor: Douglas Smith
Devised and produced by: Richard Afton

: Saturday Playhouse presents: A Young Affair

A new television play by Allan Prior.
[Starring] Jeremy Spenser and Perlita Neilson
(Perlita Neilson appears by permission of John Clements)


Writer: Allan Prior
Producer: Barbara Burnham
Designer: George Djurkovic
Joe Ansten: Jeremy Spenser
Slim Hardy: Paul Bailey
Nelson Flinch: Michael Segal
Mrs Teck: Madoline Thomas
Mary Teck: Perlita Neilson
Herby Harris: Martin Miller
A landlady: Ann Heffernan
Miss Verney: Moira Mannion
Other parts played by: George Crowther
Other parts played by: Ray Grover
Other parts played by: Claude Jones
Other parts played by: Patricia Leventon
Other parts played by: Philip Lowrie
Other parts played by: David Ludman
Other parts played by: Pauline Munro
Other parts played by: Diana Reynolds
Other parts played by: Betty Richardson
Other parts played by: John Wilding
Other parts played by: Valerie Winer
Other parts played by: Don Withrow

: News

: Sports Special

Sportsview film cameras bring you today's sport tonight.
Introduced by Kenneth Wolstenholme.
Association Football
Among the matches it is hoped to include: Chelsea v. Wolverhampton Wanderers and West Bromwich Albion v. Bolton Wanderers


Presenter: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Editor: Paul Fox
Editor: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: Tom Millett

: Faraway Look

Introduced by Peter Scott.
With the mainland of Australia behind him, Peter Scott continues his travels in search of wildfowl. He visits some of the remoter islands of the Bass Strait, where he finds the mutton bird, the fairy penguin, and the Cape Barren goose.
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast of August 19, 1957)


Presenter/cameraman: Peter Scott
Cameraman: Charles Lagus
Film editor: Christopher Parsons

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