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: O Sul I Sul

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

: Stalwm

Heddiw, ar ddechrau Wythnos Henoed Cymru, fe wahoddwn nifer o wyr a gwragedd i'r stiwdio i son am eu hatgofion ac i'w trafod
Cyflwynir y rhagien gan Ifan O. Williams
Y telediad yng ngofal MYRFYN OWEN
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, and Crystal Palace)
(to 13.45)

: The Weather Situation for farmers and growers; followed by: Farming: Does Work Study Pay?

A weekly agricultural magazine for those who live by the land.

Gordon Lugg, Head of the Agricultural Work Study Unit of I.C.I. Ltd., illustrates ways in which work study can save labour and money. P.J. Smith who has used work study on his farm at Oaken, Wolverhampton, gives his experiences.
From the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter: Gordon Lugg
Interviewee: P.J. Smith
Director: Philip Lewis
Producer: Hilary Phillips

: News Review

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


Presenter: Kenneth Kendall

: Whack-O!

A weekly school report.
Written by Frank Muir and Denis Norden.
[Starring] Professor Jimmy Edwards
(A BBC telerecording of last Tuesday's broadcast)


Writer: Frank Muir
Writer: Denis Norden
Production: Douglas Moodie
Headmaster: Jimmy Edwards
Pettigrew: Arthur Howard
R.P. Trench. M.A.: Peter Glaze
Lumley: John Stirling
Parker: David Langford
Television producer: Bryan Kendrick
Scriptwriter: Anthony Sagar
Secretary: Lee Ferguson
Himself: Eamonn Andrews

: Concert Hour

Segovia (guitar)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard)
Conductor, Rudolf Schwarz
Introduced by Alec Robertson.
Before an invited audience in the BBC's Studios, Maida Vale, London
Simultaneously broadcast in the Home Service


Guitarist: Segovia
Musicians: BBC Symphony Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Paul Beard
[Orchestra] conductor: Rudolf Schwarz
Presenter: Alec Robertson

: The Brains Trust

The members this week are:
Her Excellency Mrs. V. L. Pandit, Alan Bullock, Vera Brittain, Sir John Wolfenden
Question-Master, Norman Fisher
Questions should be addressed to: 'The Brains Trust', [address removed]
A sound recording of this programme can be heard in the Home Service on Friday at 4.0


Panellist: Her Excellency Mrs. V. L. Pandit
Panellist: Alan Bullock
Panellist: Vera Brittain
Panellist: Sir John Wolfenden
Question-Master: Norman Fisher
Producer: John Furness

: Children's Television presents: All Your Own

A programme in which children from all over Great Britain have been invited to take part.
Introduced by Huw Wheldon.
John Madin at the organ
From the BBC's North of England studios


Presenter: Huw Wheldon
Organist: John Madin
Editor: Joanne Symons
Producer: Trevor Hill

: Children's Television: The Thrilling Adventures of Captain Pugwash and Stowaway Tom

An animated cartoon.
Written and drawn by John Ryan.
Storyteller, Peter Hawkins
(A BBC telerecording)


Writer/artist: John Ryan
Narrator: Peter Hawkins

: Children's Television: Good Wives: Part 4

by Louisa M. Alcott
Adapted in five parts by Constance Cox
[Starring] Phyllis Calvert as 'Marmee'
with Annabelle Lee, Jill Dixon

(Kate Cameron appears by permission of the Playhouse Theatre, Derby)


Author: Louisa M. Alcott
Adapted by: Constance Cox
Producer: Dorothea Brooking
Film Cameraman: Leonard Newson
Film Editor: Valerie Best
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Jo: Annabelle Lee
Mrs March: Phyllis Calvert
Beth: Diana Day
Amy: Jill Dixon
Mrs. Carrol: Edith Savile
Fred Vaughn: John Forrest
Young man: Martin Gordon
Laurie: David Cole
Mr. Lawrence: Noel Howlett
John Brooke: Harvey Hall
Meg: Kate Cameron
Mr. March: Edward Jewesbury
Hannah: Aithna Gover
Professor Bhaer: George Pravda

: Children's Television: Sunday Special: Trim Your Lamps

A programme to mark the ending of British Summer Time.
Introduced by Rex Palmer.
(to 18.15)


Presenter: Rex Palmer
Producer: Vernon Sproxton

: Harvest Festival

From Leominster Priory, Herefordshire.
Conducted by the Vicar, the Rev. G. Rainbow
Preacher, The Bishop of Worcester, The Rt. Rev. L. M. Charles-Edwards
Introit in procession (Psalm 122)
Come ye thankful people, come (A. and M. Rev. 482)
Psalm 29
First Lesson: Deuteronomy 26, w. 1-11
Second Lesson: St. Luke 12, w. 15-31
Nunc dimittis
To thee, O Lord. our hearts we raise
(A. and M. Rev. 484)
(During the hymn the procession of offerings to the altar)
We plough the fields, and scatter (A. and M. Rev. 483)
Now thank we all our God (A. and M. Rev. 379)

Leominster Priory is one of the finest parish churches in England, with the superb Norman nave of the old Priory as its central feature. Standing on ground which has been hallowed by Christian worship for 1,300 years, it has had an exciting history. It has survived the dissolution of the monasteries in the 16th century, the neglect of the following 200 years-in which time it was used as a drill hall, rubbish dump, and store room-and a disastrous fire. In the last two years a magnificent work of restoration has been carried out and is still going on. The Priory now serves as the parish church of a wide-spread farming community, whom viewers are joining this evening for the celebration of the Harvest Festival.


Service conducted by: The Rev. G. Rainbow
Preacher: The Rev. L.M. Charles-Edwards
Organist: E.R. Carlos

: What's My Line?

Television's most popular panel game with Isobel Barnett, Sara Leighton, Gilbert Harding, Farmer Moult
In the chair, Eamonn Andrews
('What's My Line?' was devised by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman and is televised by arrangement with CBS and Maurice Winnick)

See page 4


Panellist: Isobel Barnett
Panellist: Sara Leighton
Panellist: Gilbert Harding
Panellist: Farmer Moult [Ted Moult]
Chairman: Eamonn Andrews
Director: Kenneth Milne-Buckley
Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

: The Steve Allen Show

Steve Allen welcomes visiting guest stars and celebrities to his programme.
An NBC telerecording
See page 3


Presenter/comedian: Steve Allen
Edited for BBC Television by: Philip Barker
Film editor: Ron Spillane

: Sunday-Night Theatre presents: Arms and the Man

See top of page
Edgar Holt writes on page 7
(Stanley Baker appears by permission of the Rank Organisation)

: Music for You

presents Yehudi Menuhin, Ferruccio Tagliavini, Tamara Toumanova and Wladimir Oukhtomsky
Programme introduced by Eric Robinson.
with the London Philharmonic Orchestra
(Led by Arthur Davison)
Assistant conductor, Marcus Dods
Yehudi Menuhin appears by arrangement with Harold Holt Ltd.; Ferruccio Tagliavini appears by arrangement with S. A. Gorlinksy Ltd.; Tamara Toumanova and Wladimir Oukhtomsky appear by arrangement with Wilfrid van Wyck, Ltd.)


Violinist: Yehudi Menuhin
Tenor: Ferruccio Tagliavini
Dancer: Tamara Toumanova
Dancer: Wladimik Oukhtomsky
Presenter: Eric Robinson
Producer: Patricia Foy
Musicians: The London Philharmonic Orchestra
[Orchestra] led by: Arthur Davison
Assistant conductor: Marcus Dods
Designer: Clifford Hatts

: Weather

followed by
The Epilogue: Our Father...
A talk by the Rev. R. T. Brooks.
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Presenter (The Epilogue): The Rev. R. T. Brooks

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