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: Beunydd

(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, and Sutton Coldfield only)
(to 13.30)

: Mainly for Women: Wednesday Magazine

A topical diversion.
Leonard Sachs introducing people and events of the day including
Gilbert Harding, John Witty and some cats, Women of the Year and a story from
David Kossoff.
(to 15.30)


Presenter: Leonard Sachs
Guest: Gilbert Harding
Guest: John Witty
Storyteller: David Kossoff
Director: Richard Gilbert
Producer: Joyce Bullen

: Children's Television

Children's Newsreel

5.10 Playbox
Eamonn Andrews opens Playbox
helped by Tony Hart.
The Six Clue Challenge: 6: A Thief in the Night
by Vere Lorrimer.
where you can try your hand at being a detective.
with Ivan Owen as Inspector Bruce, Joy Stewart as Nurse Carter.
The Inter-Regional Quiz Championship
in which children from all over the country take part.


Presenter (Playbox): Eamonn Andrews
Co-presenter (Playbox): Tony Hart
Producer (Playbox): Gerald Wiltshire
Writer (Playbox: The Six Clue Challenge): Vere Lorrimer
Inspector Bruce (Playbox: The Six Clue Challenge): Ivan Owen
Nurse Carter (Playbox: The Six Clue Challenge): Joy Stewart

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

(On transmitters serving the areas)

News from Wales 6.15-6.20

: Good Companions

The programme of pets for people with pets visits The Ferne Animal Sanctuary, Dorset.
Peter West and Stanley Dangerfield tell the story of the Sanctuary with the aid of Mollie Atherton who now runs it.
A weekly series edited by Stanley Dangerfield


Presenter: Peter West
Presenter/editor: Stanley Dangerfield
Interviewee: Mollie Atherton
Producer: Peter Bale

: 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

: A-Z: E

Alan Melville takes you from A-Z through the world of entertainment.
This week's programme deals with letter 'E' and is produced by Bryan Sears.
Artists include:
Edith Evans, Norman Evans

Edinburgh Festival
A summing-up by Diana Churchill.

The Performer's Trade Union discussed by The General Secretary, Gerald Croasdell and Margaret Rawlings.

Represented by the London Welsh Association Youth Choir.
Conductor, Terry James

The music of Duke Ellington with Beryl Kaye and The Dancers


Presenter/script: Alan Melville
Producer: Bryan Sears
Actress: Edith Evans
Comedian: Norman Evans
Item presenter (Edinburgh Festival): Diana Churchill
Speaker (Equity): Gerald Croasdell
Speaker (Equity): Margaret Rawlings
Singers (Eisteddfod): London Welsh Association Youth Choir
[Choir] conductor: Terry James
Dancers: Beryl Kaye
Research: Therese McHugh
Based on an idea by: Wolf Mankowitz
Choreography: Beryl Kaye
Designer: Tony Abbott
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson

: Sports Review of 1958

See above and page 4

: A Summer in Sicily: 2: The Long Dance

A series of four half-hour films by Axel Poignant and Roslyn Poignant.

The two Australians meet the three Saints of Trecastagni and visit the curious town of Sperlinga built into a huge rock; they also take part in the Procession of the Madonna through the streets of Trapani for a day and a night.


Presenter: Axel Poignant
Presenter: Roslyn Poignant
Sound editor: Robert Walter
Presented by: Brian Branston

: Animal, Vegetable, Mineral?

A fortnightly programme in which a panel of experts is challenged to identify a number of unusual objects.
Tonight's Experts:
Norman Cook, Keeper, Guildhall Museum, London
Mrs. Molly Harrison, Curator, Geffrye Museum, London
Hugh Shortt, Curator of Salisbury, South Wilts., and Blackmore Museum
Tonight's Challengers: The Pinto Collection of Wooden Bygones
Chairman: Rupert Bruce-Mitford, Keeper of the Department of British and Medieval Antiquities in the British Museum


Expert: Norman Cook
Expert: Mrs. Molly Harrison
Expert: Hugh Shortt
Chairman: Rupert Bruce-Mitford
Presented By: Brian Branston

: It's a Crime

A cartoon satire made by the National Film Board of Canada.

: News Summary

followed by Weather and Close Down

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