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: O Sul I Sul

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

: Sian Phillips: Ar Drothwy'r Nadolig

yn cyflwyno hanner awr o garolau yng nghwmni
Beti Jones, Osian Ellis
Margaret Rogers
Caroline Humphreys
Mary Morgan
John Pearce, Mary Kendall
Cantorion 'Shelley'
(Arweinyddes, Eiddwen Griffiths)
Y telediad dan ofal
Alwyn Jones a David J. Thomas
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield and Crystal Palace)
(to 13.40)


Unknown: Osian Ellis
Unknown: Margaret Rogers
Unknown: Caroline Humphreys
Unknown: Mary Morgan
Unknown: John Pearce
Unknown: Mary Kendall
Unknown: Eiddwen Griffiths

: The Weather Situation for farmers and growers; followed by Farming: Special Poultry Edition

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

Introduced by Dr. Harold Temperton.
An investigation into new techniques used by the poultry breeder, the egg producer, and the specialist.
'Farming's' cameras visit Cyril Thornber at Mytholmroyd, Yorkshire; F. W. Fitz at Dinton. Wiltshire; and J. B. Eastwood at Bilsthorpe, Nottinghamshire.
Discussion: Ian Hughes and Colonel U. Corbett
Film sequences by the BBC Agricultural Film Unit
From the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter: Dr. Harold Temperton
Interviewee: Cyril Thornber
Interviewee: F. W. Fitz
Interviewee: J. B. Eastwood
Speaker: Ian Hughes
Speaker: Colonel U. Corbett
Film cameraman: John Bird
Film editor: Iris Lewis
Producer: Hilary Phillips

: Animals Abroad

in the Zoos at Munich and Basle
Direct from Germany and Switzerland
Television takes you on a light-hearted trip to two of Europe's most famous zoos to meet some of the animals at teatime.
Your Guides:
In Munich: Brian Johnston
In Basle: Wynford Vaughan Thomas

(Presented in co-operation with the outside broadcast teams of the German and Swiss Television Services)


Guide (Munich): Brian Johnston
Guide (Basle): Wynford Vaughan Thomas
Director in Basle: Bill Wright
Producer: Noble Wilson

: 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

: Tito Gobbi

To celebrate Tito Gobbi's twentieth anniversary as a singer, the programme previously televised on May 16 is being repeated.
The world-famous operatic baritone sings some of his favourite roles.
His guest: Michael Denison
Also appearing:
Jean Allister, Joan Bramhall, Ava June, John Boulter, Edmund Donlevy, Edgar Fleet, John Frost, Eric Garrett, John Lawrenson, Peter Sugden, Vernon Williams
London Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Hugh Maguire)
(BBC recording)


Baritone: Tito Gobbi
Guest: Michael Denison
Singer: Jean Allister
Singer: Joan Bramhall
Singer: Ava June
Singer: John Boulter
Singer: Edmund Donlevy
Singer: Edgar Fleet
Singer: John Frost
Singer: Eric Garrett
Singer: John Lawrenson
Singer: Peter Sugden
Singer: Vernon Williams
Musicians: London Symphony Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Hugh Maguire
Chorus-Master: Marcus Dods
Conductor: Charles Mackerras
Designer: Stephen Taylor
Producer: Patricia Foy

: The Question-Masters' Brains Trust

Norman Fisher the present Question-Master and some of the previous Question-Masters Bernard Braden, Michael Flanders, Alan Melville meet today to answer questions sent by regular members of the Brains Trust.
Alan Bullock is in the chair
Questions for future programmes should be addressed to The Brains Trust, [address removed]
A sound recording can be heard in the Home Service on Friday at 11.15
See page 4


Panellist: Norman Fisher
Panellist: Bernard Braden
Panellist: Michael Flanders
Panellist: Alan Melville
Chairman: Alan Bullock
Producer: John Furness

: Children's Television presents: Sooty

Assisted by Sweep and Harry Corbett.
Produced by Trevor Hill in the BBC's North of England studios


Puppeteer: Harry Corbett
Producer: Trevor Hill

: Children's Television: Mr Pastry: How Mr. Pastry joined the circus

Mr. Pastry, alias Richard Hearne.
(BBC film)


Mr. Pastry: Richard Hearne

: Children's Television: The Shoemaker's Carol

A Christmas film from Hungary
There was once a poor shoemaker who loved his nine children so much that he could not bear the thought of parting with one of them. But when a rich man wanted to take one child to live with him, what was he to do? What would Christmas be like with only eight children?
The story told by Norman Shelley.


Narrator: Norman Shelley
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: Children's Television: Sunday Special: Getting Ready for Christmas

Rex Palmer explains the meaning of some Christmas customs and decorations.
(Film shot at Ashley Park School, Walton-on-Thames)


Presenter: Rex Palmer

: Love Came Down at Christmas

A Festival of Carols and Hymns in Beverley Minster led by the Vicar, the Rev. E. B. Bull.
O come, O come, Emmanuel
Bidding Prayer
The Lord's Prayer
A Virgin most pure Isaiah 9. vv. 2, 6, 7 read by a choirboy
A great and mighty wonder
Hark the glad sound! the Saviour comes
St. Luke 1, w. 26-33, 38 read by the Mayor of Beverley
In dulci jubilo
St. Luke 2, vv. 1-16 read by a churchwarden
Little Jesus, sweetly sleep
Unto us a Boy is born
St. John 1, vv. 1-18 read by the Vicar
Hymn for the procession: O come, all ye faithful
Lift up your hearts
Collect for Christmas
Hark! the herald-angels sing


Leader/reader: The Rev. E. B. Bull
Choir under the direction of: David Ingate

: Meeting Point: This Is My Story

Father Potter of Peckham
For more than half a century Canon George Potter, founder of the Brotherhood of the Holy Cross, has lived and laboured in London south of the river. An Anglican Franciscan with a rare love of people, Father Potter can took back on a life which has been rewardingly filled by encounters with all sorts and conditions of men. In tonight's programme he tells some of his story to the Rev. William Purcell.
Arranged and introduced by William Purcell.
From the BBC's Midland television studio
(BBC recording)


Interviewee: Canon George Potter
Interviewer/arranged and introduced by: The Rev. William Purcell
Producer: Barrie Edgar

: News Summary

: What's My Line?

Television's most popular panel game with Isobel Barnett, Pippa Stanley, Gilbert Harding, Terry-Thomas.
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)


Panellist: Isobel Barnett
Panellist: Pippa Stanley
Panellist: Gilbert Harding
Panellist: Terry-Thomas
Chairman: Eamonn Andrews
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley
Devised by: Mark Goodson
Devised by: Bill Todman

: Sunday-Night Theatre: Brian Rix presents: A Cuckoo in the Nest

The famous farce by Ben Travers.
Interval drawings by Bruce Angrave with music composed and directed by Tommy Watt
(Brian Rix, Leo Franklyn, Larry Noble, Gerald Andersen, Peter Mercier, Andrew Sachs, Ray Cooney and Sheila Mercier are appearing in 'Simple Spymen' at the Whitehall Theatre, London)


Author: Ben Travers
Settings: Rhoda Gray
Interval drawings: Bruce Angrave
Music composed and directed by: Tommy Watt
The play directed by: Jack Williams
Television Presentation: Mary Evans
Mrs Rawlins: Sheila Mercier
Mrs Bone: Cicely Paget-Bowman
Major George Bone: Leo Franklyn
Barbara Wykeham: Helen Jessop
Alfred: Ray Cooney
Gladys: Hazel Douglas
Margaret Hickett: Elspet Gray
Peter Wykeham: Brian Rix
Noony: Larry Noble
Mrs Spoker: Wynne Clark
The Rev Cathcart Sloley-Jones: Andrew Sachs
Chauffeur: Peter Mercier
Claude Hickett, M.P.: Gerald Andersen

: News Summary

: The Nutcracker

A Christmas Ballet with music by Tchaikovsky.
[Starring] Margot Fonteyn and Michael Somes

See column 1 and page 4
(Margot Fonteyn, Michael Somes, Harold Turner and Hugo Rignold appear by permission of the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden Ltd.; Lucette Aldous and Norman Dixon by permission of Ballet Rambert)


Music: Tchaikovsky
Sugar Plum Fairy: Margot Fonteyn
Nutcracker Prince: Michael Somes

: Monitor

Theatre - Films - Books - Paintings
Sculpture - Music - Architecture
Presenting people, events, and controversies on film and in the studio every fortnight.
Tonight's programme includes:
The Face of the Madonna
as seen by nine great artists.

A Line on Satire
Three points of view from cartoonists - Andre Francois, Osbert Lancaster, Ronald Searle filmed at work in their studios

A filmed study by John Schlesinger.

Introduced and edited by Huw Wheldon.


Cartoonist (A Line on Satire): Andre Francois
Cartoonist (A Line on Satire): Osbert Lancaster
Cartoonist (A Line on Satire): Ronald Searle
Director (Circus): John Schlesinger
Film Editor: Allan Tyrer
Producer: Peter Newington
Associate Producer: Nancy Thomas
Presenter/Editor: Huw Wheldon

: Weather, followed by: The Epilogue: Born in Bethlehem

The Rev. Hugh Jones gives the second of two talks entitled 'Born in Bethlehem'.
From the BBC's Midland television studios
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Presenter (The Epilogue): The Rev. Hugh Jones

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