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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)

: For the Schools: How Your Body Works: 2: The Body's Framework

How is it that the human body can support itself in so many different positions? What is it that prevents such a delicate organ as the brain from injury when its owner has a fall? The human skeleton performs various functions in addition to support and protection, and in today's programme Professor W. S. Bullough demonstrates some of them.


Presenter: Professor W. S. Bullough
Producer: F. R. Elwell

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the Very Young
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Peter Hawkins speaks the voices
Maria Bird writes the songs and music
(A BBC television film)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/music: Maria Bird

: Mainly for Women: Wednesday Magazine

A topical diversion.
Introduced by John Lindsay with Ailsa Garland and Dora Bryan.
(Dora Bryan is appearing in 'Living for Pleasure' at the Garrick Theatre, London)
(to 15.30)


Presenter: John Lindsay
Item presenter: Ailsa Garland
Item presenter: Dora Bryan
Producer: Monica Sims

: Children's Television: Playbox

Eamonn Andrews opens Playbox
helped by Tony Hart

The Six Clue Challenge: 1: Robbery with Music
Written by Vere Lorrimer.
Where you can try your hand at being a detective.
With Ivan Owen as Inspector Bruce, John Cronin as Andrew Gage.

The Inter-Regional Quiz Championship
In which children from all over the country take part.


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Co-presenter: Tony Hart
Director: Gerald Wiltshire
Writer (The Six Clue Challenge): Vere Lorrimer
Inspector Bruce (The Six Clue Challenge): Ivan Owen
Andrew Gage (The Six Clue Challenge): John Cronin

: News for Scotland, Northern Ireland and the English Regions

(On transmitters serving the areas)
News from Wales 6.15-6.20

: Good Companions

Peter West re-introduces Good Companions
The programme of pets for people with pets
with Stanley Dangerfield talking about the care and training of dogs and showing some popular breeds.
Special items:
Budgerigars with Philip Marsden and Tortoises
The first programme in the new weekly series edited by Stanley Dangerfield


Presenter: Peter West
Co-presenter/editor: Stanley Dangerfield
Item presenter (Budgerigars): Philip Marsden
Producer: Humphrey Fisher

: Tonight

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


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

: That Old Black Magic

Stanley Black at the piano with his Orchestra with Marion Keene and Boyer and Ravel.
See facing page


Pianist/conductor: Stanley Black
Singer: Marion Keene
Dancers: Boyer and Ravel
Producer: Charles Chilton

: The Burns and Allen Show: Stolen Plants

Starring George Burns and Gracie Allen in the film "Stolen Plants"

Gracie knows her rights, and when she is told she is guilty of stealing she insists on being arrested!


Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: Sportsview

Peter Dimmock introduces Sportsview, Television's weekly sports magazine for the family including an exclusive film report of last night's contest between Terry Downes and Phil Edwards for the Middleweight Championship of Great Britain.
First Person: 3: Bobby Locke
A new view of the stars in sport.


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Boxer: Terry Downes
Boxer: Phil Edwards
Speaker (First Person): Bobby Locke
Editor: Paul Fox
Editor: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: Bryan Cowgill

: Travellers' Tales: Chinese Journey: 1: Across the Gobi Desert to the Sacred Caves

The first of two films by Claude Arthaud and Francois Hebert-Stevens.
See panel on left


Filmmaker: Claude Arthaud
Filmmaker: Francois Hebert-Stevens
Narrator: David Attenborough
Editor: Robert Walter
Presented by: Malcolm Brown

: Animal, Vegetable, Mineral?

An old favourite returns.
Every fortnight a panel of experts is invited to pit its wits against a challenging museum and to identify a number of unusual objects. Sometimes the objects are thousands of years old, sometimes they are in current use; frequently they come from the ends of the earth, but quite often from our own doorstep.
Tonight's Experts:
Professor Thomas Bodkin, Former Director of the Barber Institute and Professor of Fine Arts at Birmingham University
Hugh Shortt, F.S.A., Curator of Salisbury, South Wilts, and Blackmore Museum
Sir Mortimer Wheeler, Secretary, British Academy
Tonight's Challenger: The Victoria and Albert Museum
Chairman, Glyn Daniel, Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge University
See page 4


Expert: Professor Thomas Bodkin
Expert: Hugh Shortt, F.S.A.
Expert: Sir Mortimer Wheeler
Chairman: Glyn Daniel
Designer: Natasha Kroll
Presented by: Brian Branston

: The Labour Party Conference 1958

Kenneth Harris and Robert Kee report from the headquarters hotel of the Labour Party in Scarborough Film from the Conference Hall.
followed by News Summary; Weather and Close Down


Reporter: Kenneth Harris
Reporter: Robert Kee

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