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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
(BBC television film)
(to 14.45)


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

: Children's Television

Toytown: The Cruise of the Toytown Belle
Another play by S. G. Hulme Beaman.
Settings by Andrew Brownfoot from illustrations by S. G. Hulme Beaman
(BBC recording)

5.15 Ballet Girl
A Danish film about a girl who dreamt of being a dancer, and how her dreams came true.
(Previously shown on Oct. 1, 1957)


Writer/illustrations (Toytown): S. G. Hulme Beaman
Voices (Toytown): Margaret Ward
Voices (Toytown): Noel Coleman
Voices (Toytown): Peter Hawkins
Voices (Toytown): Roy Skelton
Puppeteers (Toytown): Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteers (Toytown): Molly Gibson
Puppeteers (Toytown): Elizabeth Thorndike
Puppeteers (Toytown): Bob Bura
Puppeteers (Toytown): John Hardwick
Puppets/producer (Toytown): Gordon Murray
Settings (Toytown): Andrew Brownfoot

: Children's Television: Experiment: 3: 40 Below

Today we can buy vegetables which, although packed a year ago, are still as fresh as the day they were picked. On board a modern liner, passengers can drink a glass of fresh milk no matter how long they have been at sea.
Arthur Garratt reveals the fascinating story behind this scientific wonder.
(BBC recording)


Presenter: Arthur Garratt
Presented by: Tony Arnold

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

(On transmitters serving the areas)

News from Wales: 6.15-6.20

: Gardening Club

Christmas presents for the gardener; Decorations for the Christmas table and home; a review of 1958 gardening books
Percy Thrower introduces Isabel Cochrane, Professional flower arranger from Edinburgh and Harcourt P. Champneys, Horticultural publisher and editor.
From the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Item presenter: Isabel Cochrane
Item presenter: Harcourt P. Champneys
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 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

: News Summary

: The Perry Como Show

In tonight's recording Perry Como welcomes Star Guests and The Mitchell Ayres Orchestra, The Ray Charles Singers, The Louis Da Pron Dancers.
Written by Goodman Ace, Morton Green and George Foster and Jay Burton.


Presenter/singer: Perry Como
Musicians: The Mitchell Ayres Orchestra
Singers: The Ray Charles Singers
Dancers: The Louis Da Pron Dancers
Producer for NBC: Clark Jones
Writer: Goodman Ace
Writer: Morton Green
Writer: George Foster
Writer: Jay Burton
Edited for BBC television by: Philip Barker
Film editor: Richard Barclay

: It's Magic

David Nixon says 'It's Magic' and introduces a thirty-minute mixture of mystery and music with Dany Ray, Max Raskin, Sheila Holt and a panel of well-known guests to see fair play.


Presenter/magician: David Nixon
Magician: Dany Ray
Magician: Max Raskin
Dancer/Dance arranged by: Sheila Holt
Dance arranged by: Tom Gillis
Orchestra directed by: George Clouston
Orchestrations: Alan Bristow
Producer: Graeme Muir

: Hall of Fame

Raymond Glendenning introduces Hall of Fame
The Sportsview Unit recalls the world's greatest sports stars in action.
Tonight: Joe Beckett
See the old British heavyweight champion in his history-making fights with Georges Carpentier, Bombardier Billy Wells, Tommy Burns, and Dick Smith.


Presenter: Raymond Glendenning
Devised by: Paul Fox
Edited and written by: Leslie Kettley
Presented by: Tom Millett

: Our Mutual Friend: Episode 6

by Charles Dickens.
Adapted for television by Freda Lingstrom.

In which Riderhood meets a stranger, Lizzie receives a proposal, and Betty Higden runs away.
(David McCallum appears by arrangement with The Rank Organisation)


Author: Charles Dickens
Adapted by: Freda Lingstrom
Director: Eric Tayler
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Producer: Douglas Allen
Mrs Henrietta Boffin: Marda Vanne
John Rokesmith: Paul Daneman
Nicodemus Bottin: Richard Pearson
Miss Bella Wilfer: Zena Walker
A servant: Raymond Mason
Sloppy: Robert Scroggins
Jenny Wren: Helena Hughes
Bradley Headstone: Alex Scott
Lizzie Hexam: Rachel Roberts
Pleasant Riderhood: Dorothy Gordon
'Rogue' Riderhood: Richard Leech
Mrs Betty Higden: Fay Compton
Charley Hexam: Melvyn Hayes
Mr Riah: Malcolm Keen
Eugene Wrayburn: David McCallum

: Command in Battle: 1: The Battle of Alamein

Field-Marshal Montgomery on Command in Battle
See panel and page 3
Next Friday: Mareth


Presenter: Field-Marshal Montgomery

: News

: Who Goes Home?

On Fridays the House of Commons rises early for the weekend. This gives Members of Parliament a chance to visit their constituencies and to meet the people they represent.
James Callaghan, M.P., Member (Labour) for Cardiff, South East and Raymond Gower, M.P. Member (Conservative) for Barry answer questions put to them without notice by some of their constituents in the BBC's television studios in Cardiff.
John Beavan is in the chair


Panellist: James Callaghan
Panellist: Raymond Gower
Chairman: John Beavan
Producer: John Grist

: The Phil Silvers Show: Miss America

Starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko.

Viewers whose sets are tuned to Rowridge will see 'View of the South West' - a weekly magazine-from 10.45-11.10


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

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