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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: The Woodentops

For the Very Young
Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
(A BBC television film)
(to 14.47)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Voices: Eileen Browne
Voices: Josefina Ray
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Script and music: Maria Bird

: Children's Television presents: Mateo's Chipmunk

In this film, 'Mexican Children', Mateo and his sister Aurora play with their special pet chipmunk, go to school, and join in the dancing at the village fair.

: Children's Television: Treasure Island: 2: Long John Silver

by Robert Louis Stevenson
Adapted and produced by Joy Harington
[Starring] Bernard Miles
with Valentine Dyall and Raymond Rollett

(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on October 6, 1957)


Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Adapted by/Producer: Joy Harington
Narrator: Peter Hawkins
Film Sequences - Cameraman: David Prosser
Film Sequences - Editor: Ron de Mattos
Designer: Susan Spence
Jim Hawkins: Richard Palmer
Tom Redruth: Howell Davies
Squire Trelawney: Raymond Rollett
Dr. Livesey: Valentine Dyall
Hunter: Barry MacGregor
Alan: Mark Brackenbury
Tom Morgan: Dudley Jones
Long John Silver: Bernard Miles
Black Dog: Robert Marsden
Harry: Michael Collins
Mr. Arrow: Alastair Hunter
Johnny: Harry Lane
Job Anderson: Colin Douglas
Abe Gray: Roy Dotrice
Joyce: Noel Davis
Dick: Richard Coe
Israel Hands: Douglas Blackwell
Captain Smollett: Derek Birch
Merry: Bruce Stewart

: Children's Television: Five Hundred Million Years Ago

How did life conquer the land?
Why did the Dinosaur die out?
Facts are often stranger than fiction as will be shown in these programmes taking you on a journey through time.
The second of a series of four weekly programmes compiled by John Newell, and based on the original series presented in May.
Film by the Macqueen Film Organisation


Compiled by: John Newell
Animated diagrams: Alfred Wurmser
Producer: Clive Parkhurst

: Weather and News for Scotland, Northern Ireland and the English Regions

(On transmitters serving the areas)

News from Wales: 6.15-6.20

: Gardening Club

Seasonal work in garden and greenhouse shown by Percy Thrower.
Ripening off onions and garlic for winter storing; Putting in cuttings of lavender and rambler roses

Arthur Billitt, Head of Lenton Experimental Station shows varieties of early flowering chrysanthemums in bloom, and transfers indoor flowering plants from an outdoor ash bed for flowering in the greenhouse after the clearing of tomatoes grown by Ring Culture.
From the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Item presenter (Chrysanthemums): Arthur Billitt
Presented by: Paul Morby

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
Sport - Music - People
Cinema - Theatre - Argument
with Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith and this week, Rory and Alex McEwen


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Singer/guitarist: Rory McEwen
Singer/guitarist: Alex McEwen
Producer: Alasdair Milne

: News Summary

and Cricket: close of play scores

: Seaside Stars

An excerpt from the Lew and Leslie Grade's 'Pot Luck Show'
(in association with Will Collins)
[Starring] Cheerful Charlie Chester

Also appearing:
The Hedley Ward Trio, Eric 'Jeeves' Grier, Marian Miller, The Tiller Girls
Your Hostesses, Irene Dixon, Judy Stanton
From the Regal Theatre, Great Yarmouth


Comedian: Charlie Chester
Musicians: The Hedley Ward Trio
Comedian: Eric 'Jeeves' Grier
Singer: Marian Miller
Dancers: The Tiller Girls
Hostess: Irene Dixon
Hostess: Judy Stanton
Orchestra directed by: Frank Davison
Staged by: Albert J. Knight
Television presentation: Albert Stevenson

: The Sky Larks: 9: Find the Lady

Written by Trevor Peacock and Gavin Blakeney
The adventures and mis-adventures of a Naval Helicopter Crew.

(The BBC acknowledges with gratitude the efficient and light-hearted co-operation of the Captains, Officers and Crews of H.M.S. Ark Royal, Cavendish, Albion and the Lee-on-Solent, Culdrose and Hal-Far, Malta, R.N. Air Stations)


Writer: Trevor Peacock
Writer: Gavin Blakeney
Based on an idea by/Producer: John Warrington
Film Cameraman: Ken Westbury
Film Editor: Harry Hastings
Designer: Frederick Knapman
Vice-Admiral Sir Godfrey Wiggin-Fanshawe, K.B.E., D.S.O., D.S.C., R.N.: A.E. Matthews
Lt. Gilmore, R.N.: Anton Rodgers
L/A S.E.I. Copper: Roland Curram
Radio Communications Operator (Air) N. Reynolds: John Southworth
L/A Hancocks: Lawrence James
L/A Brimer: Malcolm Webster
Salome: Joan Hickson
Walter: Walter Randall
Italian man: David Ludman

: Living with Danger: 6: Test Pilot

Written by Michael Orrom.
A series of films about people who risk their lives in the course of their daily work.
See page 5


Writer: Michael Orrom
Photography: Peter Hamilton
Producer/Editor: Geoffrey Baines

: The Switch on of Blackpool Illuminations

by A.E. Matthews last Wednesday.
(A BBC telerecording)
See facing page


Guest: A.E. Matthews
Commentator: Philip Robinson

: Dateline Las Vegas

[Starring] Dane Clark as the reporter, Dan Miller
A faked news story is used by four people to pull off a $150,000 payroll robbery. Dan Miller finds himself directly involved when the crooks take a chance and gamble at Las Vegas.
A film In the 'Wire Service' series


Dan Miller: Dane Clark

: Who Said That?

'Men are not hanged for stealing horses but that horses may not be stolen'
'Who Said That?'
John Betjeman, David Daiches, Clifton Fadiman and Sir Compton Mackenzie are invited by Gilbert Harding to identify some similar quotations and then to discuss their merits.


Panellist: John Betjeman
Panellist: David Daiches
Panellist: Clifton Fadiman
Panellist: Sir Compton Mackenzie
Chairman: Gilbert Harding
Presented by: Michael Mills

: Blackpool Illuminations

Outside broadcast cameras take you along part of Blackpool Promenade to see some of The Lights.
(See facing page)

Two visits to the holiday resort to see the lights - at 9.0 and 10.45 tonight

Television cameras will be at Blackpool tonight to show viewers something of the famous autumn illuminations which attract more that three-million visitors during September and October. Geoffrey Wheeler, aboard a tram moving slowly along part of the six mile promenade, will describe something of what has been called 'the greatest free show on earth' - an ingenious and tremendous spectacle of lighting arrangements and moving tableaux.

Equipment valued at nearly £400,000 will be in use along the sea-front, and this year's expenditure is calculated at £98,000. In previous years it has been possible to include the opening ceremony, always performed by a well-known personality. This year the veteran actor, A.E. Matthews, accepted the invitation, but it was found that his BBC commitments (for the television series The Sky Larks) necessitated his being in London on Friday. So the opening ceremony was put forward to Wednesday, and a film of Mr. Matthews switching on the lights will be included in tonight's programme.


Commentator: Geoffrey Wheeler
Television Presentation: Ray Lakeland

: News Summary

followed by Weather and Close Down

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