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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: Andy Pandy

For the Very Young
Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your children, and invites them to join in songs and games.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
(BBC television film)


Narrator/Script, music and settings: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: Mainly for Women

Holidays Ahead
Recollections on film of this year's holidays and news of the next series of programmes bringing suggestions for holidays in 1959.
Introduced by John Lindsay.

3.5 Nine Candles to Christmas
One of the many Swedish customs is to light a candle in the home every day from Advent to Christmas. Mai Zetterling recalls this and other traditional preparations in her homeland.

(to 15.30)


Presenter (Holidays Ahead): John Lindsay
Director (Holidays Ahead): Brenda Horsfield
Producer (Holidays Ahead): Monica Sims
Presenter (Nine Candles to Christmas): Mai Zetterling
Producer (Nine Candles to Christmas): Roy Duffell

: Children's Television: The Winkleberg Armourer

BBC Television Puppet Theatre presents The Winkleberg Armourer
Written and produced by Gordon Murray.
(BBC recording)

(Roy Skelton is in "Chrysanthemum" at the Prince of Wales Theatre, London; Derek Nimmo is at the Theatre Royal, Windsor)
See page 6


Writer/Producer/Puppets: Gordon Murray
Puppet Players: Audrey Atterbury
Puppet Players: Pamela Binns
Puppet Players: Violet Lamb
Puppet Players: Noel Coleman
Puppet Players: Derek Nimmo
Puppet Players: James Beattie
Puppet Players: Roy Skelton
Puppet Players: David Sutton
Puppet Players: Peter Sutton
Music: Josef Strauss
Music played by: Patrick Harvey
Settings and costumes: Andrew Brownfoot

: Children's Television: A Greeting for Christmas

The story of a Christmas card.
(Filmed at a Greeting Card factory in Leeds)


Devised and produced for television by: Trevor Hill
Photography: Gerry Pullen
Editor: Donald James
The shop assistant: Valerie Skardon

: Children's Television: For Deaf Children: Old Boots

Betty Ross presents a film from Mexico.
Pedro, a young Mexican orphan boy, sets to work to get himself a new pair of boots, but things do not turn out as he expects.


Presenter: Betty Ross

: News Headlines; Sports News; The Weather

On transmitters serving the areas:
6.10 News for Scotland, Northern Ireland, and the English Regions
News from Wales: 6.15-6.20

: Short Cuts

A weekly 'Do It Yourself' programme with Barry Bucknell.
Company for Christmas
Fitting in the Extra Guests
(BBC recording)


Presenter: Barry Bucknell
Producer: John Furness

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
Sport - Music - People
Cinema - Theatre - Argument
with Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith and this week, Cy Grant and Noel Harrison


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Singer/guitarist: Cy Grant
Singer/guitarist: Noel Harrison
Producer: Donald Baverstock

: News Summary

: Pity Poor Francis

[Starring] Frankie Howerd
See panel


Comedian: Frankie Howerd

: A scene from "Not in the Book"

A new comedy by Arthur Watkyn.
[Starring] Wilfrid Hyde White
Televised direct from the Criterion Theatre, London (by arrangement with Henry Sherek)


Author: Arthur Watkyn
Designer: Hutchinson Scott
Director: Nigel Patrick
Presented for television by: John Vernon
Andrew Bennett: Wilfrid Hyde White
Sylvia Bennett: Avice Landon
Michael: Peter French
Colonel Barstow: Charles Heslop
Inspector Malcolm: Martin Wyldeck
Pedro Juarez: Sydney Tafler
Doctor Locke: Michael Nightingale
Timothy Gregg: Philip Guard

: Jazz Session

[Starring] Jimmy Rushing, America's great Blues Singer
with Humphrey Lyttelton and his Band
Introduced by Humphrey Lyttelton
(BBC recording)
See page 4


Singer: Jimmy Rushing
Musicians: Humphrey Lyttelton and his Band
Presenter: Humphrey Lyttelton
Presented by: Christian Simpson

: The Inheritors: Australia

In tonight's programme, the last in a series of seven dealing with British influence in the Commonwealth, Aidan Crawley visits a continent inhabited almost entirely by people of British origin, and looks at the character of the civilisation they have produced.


Presenter: Aidan Crawley
Editor: Ian Callaway
Sound: Bob Saunders
Sound: David Ziegler
Photographed by: Douglas Wolfe
Production: Anthony de Lotbiniere

: News

: Better Late!

A light entertainment.
Introduced by Duncan Macrae.
The Company: Patricia Raine, Jimmy Thompson, April Olrich, Paul Whitsun-Jones, Joan Pethers, Salvatore Pantalone, Katharine Feather, John Howard, Una Stubbs, Teddy Green
The Palette Orchestra
(Leader, David McCallum)
Directed by Arthur Wilkinson
Musical numbers staged by John Heawood with special orchestrations by Arthur Wilkinson


Presenter: Duncan Macrae
Performer: Patricia Raine
Performer: Jimmy Thompson
Performer: April Olrich
Performer: Paul Whitsun-Jones
Performer: Joan Pethers
Performer: Salvatore Pantalone
Performer: Katharine Feather
Performer: John Howard
Performer: Una Stubbs
Performer: Teddy Green
Musicians: The Palette Orchestra
Orchestra leader: David McCallum
Orchestra directed by/Special orchestrations: Arthur Wilkinson
Musical numbers staged by: John Heawood
Producer: Michael Mills

: News Summary

followed by Weather and Close Down

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