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: O Sul I Sul

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

: Pobl Ac Ardal

Golwg ar Landudno a'r cylch, a sgwrs & rhai o'r trigolion, yng nghwmni Ifan O. Williams
Y cynhyrchu gan ELWYN THOMAS
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield and Crystal Palace)
(to 13.45)


Unknown: Ifan O. Williams
Unknown: Elwyn Thomas

: I Married Joan: Manhole Cover

[Starring] Joan Davis in the film series I Married Joan
Joan can't sleep because of the noise of cars passing over a faulty manhole cover. The Highways Department is forced to take even noisier action - assisted by the Ladies Choral Society.

: News Review

Seven Days in Thirty-Five Minutes
Recalling this week's outstanding events on film with personalities, reports, and expert analysis from studios at home and abroad.
Introduced by Robert Dougall.


Presenter: Robert Dougall

: A Breath of Fresh Air

on The River Hamble
Waterborne television cameras join pleasure craft on their way downstream to Southampton Water. Cameras on shore show some of the preparations that go to make an afternoon's sailing on this famous haven for small boats.


Commentator: Charles Currey
Commentator: Tom Salmon
Producer: Peter Bale

: The Brains Trust

The members this week are: Kenneth Walker, Professor Harry Johnson, Goronwy Rees, Sir Julian Huxley, F.R.S.
Question-Master, Robert Kee

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


Panellist: Kenneth Walker
Panellist: Professor Harry Johnson
Panellist: Goronwy Rees
Panellist: Sir Julian Huxley
Question-Master: Robert Kee
Producer: Catherine Dove

: Children's Television: Armand and Michaela Denis On Safari: 3: Hippo Country

The Queen Elizabeth National Park, on the borders of Uganda and the Belgian Congo, contains some of the wildest country left in Africa.
Armand and Michaela Denis make a journey through this huge reserve, which houses buffalo, waterbuck, antelope, and a herd of fifteen thousand hippopotami.
(Previously televised on May 28)


Presenter/presented by: Armand Denis
Presenter: Michaela Denis

: Children's Television: La Compagnie des Marottes

Another visit from the famous French hand-puppet company with 'Papotin'.
(A BBC telerecording)


Puppeteers: La Compagnie des Marottes
Presented by: Gordon Murray

: Children's Television: Queen's Champion: 7: The Edge of Defeat

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


Writer/producer: Shaun Sutton
Fights arranged by: Terry Baker
Film cameraman: Leonard Newson
Film editor: Valerie Best
Designer: Eileen Diss
Don Jose: Roger Delgado
Don Alonzo: Patrick Troughton
Rumbell: Paul Whitsun-Jones
Ralph: Colin Douglas
Toby: Frazer Hines
Fidian: Patrick Cargill
Bartholomew: Nigel Arkwright
Wycherly Guard: Anthony Sagar
Sir Thomas Wycherly: Barry Letts
Lord Bretherton: Desmond Llewelyn
Sir Edmund Carrick: Anthony Parker
Earl Hawkeden: John Geden
Sir Arthur St John: Alec Bregonzi
Master Allan: John Woodnutt
Roger Penlynden: Michael Anderson
O'Keefe: Bruce Stewart

: Children's Television: Sunday Special: Let's Go and See...: Wells Cathedral in Somerset

A film to show some of the beauty of the ancient Cathedral and the buildings around it.
(Previously televised in August 1956)
(to 18.20)


Narrated and produced by: John Elphinstone-Fyffe

: Evening Service

From the Chapel of the Deaf Institute, Hull
Introduced and conducted by the Superintendent, The Rev. N. Dickinson Hennessy, who invites both the deaf and those with good hearing to share in this act of worship.


Presenter/Service conducted by: The Rev. N. Dickinson Hennessy

: The Burns and Allen Show: George Needs Glasses

[Starring] George Burns and Gracie Allen in the film George Needs Glasses
Gracie is worried about George's eyes, but he refuses to take a test. Even when she persuades all his friends to wear glasses, he remains unconvinced.


Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: Brian Rix presents: Nothing but the Truth

A comedy by James Montgomery.
There will be one short Interval, when Miss Hattie Jacques, in company with Mr. John Heawood, will fill the screen.

Brian Rix, Leo Franklyn, Larry Noble, Charles Cameron, Peter Mercier, Gerald Andersen and Joan Sanderson are in 'Simple Spymen' at the Whitehall Theatre; Hazel Douglas in 'You Too Can Have a Body at the Victoria Palace; Dora Bryan in 'Living for Pleasure' at the Garrick Theatre, London; Hattie Jacques in 'Large as Life' at the London Palladium)


Writer: James Montgomery
Performer (Interval): Hattie Jacques
Performer (Interval): John Heawood
Musical arrangements: Tommy Watt
Settings: Rhoda Gray
The play directed by: Jack Williams
Television presentation: Mary Evans
E.M. Ralston: Charles Cameron
Dick Donnelly: Peter Mercier
Bob Bennett: Brian Rix
Clarence Van Dusen: Gerald Andersen
Mrs Ralston: Joan Sanderson
Gwen Ralston: Elspet Gray
Ethel Clark: Hazel Douglas
Mabel: Dora Bryan
Sabel: Moyra Fraser
Roberts: Larry Noble
The Rev D. Doran: Leo Franklyn

: Max Jaffa

introduces Kenneth McKellar
The Trio:
Max Jaffa (violin), Reginald Kilbey (cello), Jack Byfield (piano)
The Linden Singers
Conductor, William Llewellyn


Presenter/violinist: Max Jaffa
Tenor: Kenneth McKellar
Cellist: Reginald Kilbey
Pianist: Jack Byfield
Singers: The Linden Singers
Conductor: William Llewellyn
Producer: Christian Simpson

: A Visit to America

by Dylan Thomas.
Emlyn Williams describes A Visit to America
(Emlyn Williams is appearing at the Globe Theatre, London as 'A Boy Growing Up', an entertainment from Dylan Thomas)
See page 4


Author: Dylan Thomas
Storyteller: Emlyn Williams
Presented by: David J. Thomas

: British Art and Artists: Graham Sutherland

Written and produced by John Read.
A filmed study of a leading English painter.
Commentary spoken by Rex Warner.
Next film in this series: September 7


Writer/Producer: John Read
Subject: Graham Sutherland
Music: Matyas Seiber
Narrator: Rex Warner
Photography: A.A. Englander
Photography: Edward Catford

: Edinburgh International Festival

Behind the Scenes at the Assembly Hall, Edinburgh, to meet Stephen Spender, the translator, Peter Wood , the producer, and members of the company preparing for the premiere of the Old Vic production of 'Mary Stuart' by Schiller.
Interviewer, Maurice Lindsay

(Televised by courtesy of the Old Vic Trust Ltd.)


Interviewee: Stephen Spender
Interviewee: Peter Wood
Interviewer: Maurice Lindsay
Scenery and costumes designed by: Leslie Hurry
Television production: Alan Rees

: News Summary

: Italian Song Parade

from Como
featuring International Opera Singers and the Symphonic Rhythmic Orchestra
The last part of a programme including Neapolitan songs.
Presented by the Italian Television Service


Musicians: The Symphonic Rhythmic Orchestra
Commentator: Alexander Moyes

: Weather, followed by The Epilogue

Conducted by the Rev. Michael Skinner, Minister of Trinity Methodist Church, Filey.


Conductor (The Epilogue): The Rev. Michael Skinner

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