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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
Pages turned by Patricia Driscoll.
(A BBC television film)


Presenter: Patricia Driscoll
Editor: Maria Bird

: Mainly for Women: Different Places with Different People: Summer in Dubrovnik

The 1956 Festival of the 'Pearl of the Adriatic' film made by the BBC Television Film Unit in co-operation with Filmske Novosti, Belgrade.
(Previously televised on November 23, 1957)
(to 15.30)


Treatment and direction: Olivera Gajic
Treatment and direction: Kenneth Wright
Camera: Simon Racskovic
Script: Alan White
Presentation: Geoffrey Baines

: Children's Television: Two Little Raccoons

A film for younger children
Raccoons are friendly little animals, but they have a big appetite and they do like to get into mischief!

: Children's Television: Jack in the Box

with Phil Tate and his Orchestra.
Guest artists include: Michael Desmond, The Baker Twins
Send your requests for tunes to 'Jack in the Box,' [address removed]


Musicians: Phil Tate and his Orchestra
Singer: Michael Desmond
Singers: The Baker Twins
Producer: John Hunter Blair

: Children's Television: Come to the Caribbean: St. Vincent: Green Gold

with Max and Elisabeth Robertson.

On the fifth stage of their Caribbean journey, Max and Elisabeth visit an arrowroot plantation to watch starch being made, and a banana estate where the island's 'green gold' is gathered.
At the Botanical Gardens in Kings-town they see one of the breadfruit trees brought from the South Sea Islands in 1793 by Captain Bligh of the Bounty.
From St. Vincent they sail off in the coastal cruiser Madinina, towards the tiny island of Bequira in the Grenadines.
See page 4


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: Dead Duck

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

in Geneva.
Cliff Michelmore, Derek Hart and Geoffrey Johnson Smith look around the city, where the Conference on the Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy is now being held.
Produced by Alasdair Milne in co-operation with the Swiss Television Service


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Producer: Alasdair Milne

: Starr and Company: Missing from Home

(Next episode on Thursday)


Producer: Gerard Glaister
Director: Christopher McMaster
Script: Bill Naughton
Megs Turner: Nancy Nevinson
Tom Turner: Brian McDermott
Gwyneth Turner: Gillian Gale
Fay: Hazel Peters
Isobel: Pamela Abbott
Jane Starr: Deirdre Day
Linda Booth: Pauline Black
Mary Tennison: Patricia Mort
Mrs. Booth: Katherine Page
Strange Man: Edward Brooks
Joe Trimmer: George Roderick
Post Office Clerk: Robert Tollast

: Ask Me Another

A general knowledge contest based on the popular sound programme 'What Do You Know?'.
This week:
The Brains
Rosemary Watson, Arthur Maddocks, David Keys
The Critics
Dilys Powell (Films), Bernard Levin (Literature), Philip Purser (Television)
Chairman, Franklin Engelmann


Panellist (The Brains): Rosemary Watson
Panellist (The Brains): Arthur Maddocks
Panellist (The Brains): David Keys
Panellist (The Critics): Dilys Powell
Panellist (The Critics): Bernard Levin
Panellist (The Critics): Philip Purser
Chairman: Franklin Engelmann
Programme devised and compiled by: John P. Wynn
Arranged by: Joan Clark
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: The Night and the Music

A programme of Melody, Song and Dance
Introduced by Barbara Roscoe.
Music by The Budapest Gipsies, George Clouston and the Orchestra
Singing by Jill Westlake, Billy Raymond
Dancing by Armand and Anita, The Television Toppers
(Armand and Anita are appearing at Butlin's, Cliftonville)


Presenter: Barbara Roscoe
Musicians: The Budapest Gipsies
Musicians: George Clouston and the Orchestra
Singer: Jill Westlake
Singer: Billy Raymond
Dancers: Armand and Anita
Dancers: The Television Toppers
Dance direction: Larry Gordon
Devised and Produced by: Richard Afton

: The Twenty-Sixth Greyhound St. Leger

Outside Broadcast cameras join the crowds at the Empire Stadium, Wembley, for this famous classic race in the Greyhound Racing Calendar.


Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Presented for television by: Douglas Fleming

: Does Class Matter?: 4: Class in the U.S.A.

An enquiry by Christopher Mayhew, M.P.
Americans sometimes claim to be less class-conscious than we are. What is the difference between class there and here? Is there anything we can learn from them? Christopher Mayhew reports on a special visit to the United States.


Reporter: Christopher Mayhew
Film editor: Larry Toft
Producer: Jack Ashley

: Picture Parade

from Edinburgh
Introduced by Peter Haigh and Derek Bond.
The programme includes:
Interviews with personalities who have come to Edinburgh for the Film Festival
Filmed stories showing Peter Haigh in and around Edinburgh
Scenes from: 'The Goddess' with Kim Stanley; 'The Face of the Cat' ('La Chatte') with Franchise Arnoul and 'Rockets Galore' with Jeannie Carson and Duncan McCrae
(Films by courtesy of Colombia, Miracle Films and the Rank Organisation)
See facing page


Presenter: Peter Haigh
Presenter: Derek Bond
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

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