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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 Flowerpot Men

For the Very Young
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Peter Hawkins speaks the voices
Maria Bird writes the songs and music
(BBC television film)

Contributors

Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/music: Maria Bird

: Tall in the Saddle

[Starring] John Wayne
Love and danger on a ranch in the West.

Contributors

Rocklin: John Wayne
Arly: Ella Raines
Garvey: Ward Bond
Dave: George (Gabby) Hayes
Clara: Audrey Long
Miss Martin: Elisabeth Risdon

: Ten Bridges

From the Chelsea Reaches to the Pool of London ten bridges span London's life-line, the River Thames. This film conveys the impressions of a day spent on and around the cockney reaches of the river.

: One Summer's Day

In the heart of a Canadian winter, memories drift back to the long lazy days of summer spent out of doors by the lake and in the sun.
(A film)

: Children's Television: Playbox

Eamonn Andrews, assisted by Tony Hart and The Ted Taylor Trio opens the Playbox which contains some light-hearted diversions for Christmas Eve.
Detective-Inspector Bruce lends a hand in his off-duty moments at:
The Nightwatchman's Fireside
by Vere Lorrimer.
Ivan Owen as Inspector Bruce; James Raglan as Charlie Hinch

Contributors

Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Co-presenter: Tony Hart
Musicians: The Ted Taylor Trio
Producer: Gerald Wiltshire
Writer (The Nightwatchman's Fireside): Vere Lorrimer
Detective-Inspector Bruce: Ivan Owen
Charlie Hinch: James Raglan

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

(On transmitters serving the areas)

: News from Wales

: Good Companions

The programme of pets for people with pets visits Booth Hall Hospital, Manchester.
Peter West and Stanley Dangerfield introduce some of the smaller pets that you might be giving or receiving this Christmas.
Special item: The Pekingese
The series edited by Stanley Dangerfield

Contributors

Presenter: Peter West
Presenter/editor: Stanley Dangerfield
Producer: Humphrey Fisher

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
Sport - Music - People
Cinema - Theatre - Argument
with Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith and from Scotland, Rory and Alex McEwen

Contributors

Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Singer/guitarist: Rory McEwen
Singer/guitarist: Alex McEwen
Producer: Donald Baverstock

: News Summary

: A-Z: F

Alan Melville takes you from A-Z through the world of entertainment.
This week's programme deals with letter 'F' and is produced by Bryan Sears.
Artists include:
Gracie Fields (specially filmed in Capri for this programme)
Michael Flanders with Donald Swann at the piano
Representing France, Marie-Therese Fourneau and Les Trois Menestrels
Formation Dancing by Frank and Peggy Spencer's Ballroom Formation Team
See page 7

Contributors

Presenter/script: Alan Melville
Performer: Gracie Fields
Singer: Michael Flanders
Pianist: Donald Swann
Pianist: Marie-Therese Fourneau
Musicians: Les Trois Menestrels
Formation dancers: Frank and Peggy Spencer's Ballroom Formation Team
Research: Therese McHugh
Based on an idea by: Wolf Mankowitz
Designer: Tony Abbott
Choreography: Beryl Kaye
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson

: Higher and Higher

[Starring] Jack Haley and Michele Morgan in the film comedy Higher and Higher
Featuring Frank Sinatra, Victor Borge, Mel Torme and Leon Errol
This is the story of Cinderella in New York, with Michele Morgan playing a rare comedy part. It is a grown-up fairy tale, but the combination of Frank Sinatra's singing and many gay and tuneful musical numbers gives the film a special attraction for the lighthearted of all ages.
See page 7

Contributors

Produced and directed by: Tim Whelan
Mike O'Brien: Jack Haley
Millie Pico: Michele Morgan
Frank: Frank Sinatra
Sir Victor Fitzroy Victor: Victor Borge
Marty: Mel Torme
Cyrus Drake: Leon Errol

: A Child's Christmas

by Dylan Thomas.
Emlyn Williams describes 'A Child's Christmas'

(BBC television film)

Contributors

Writer: Dylan Thomas
Narrator: Emlyn Williams
Presented by: Dafydd Gruffydd

: News

: A Summer in Sicily: 4: The People

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

Axel and his wife Roslyn share the vivaciousness of the Sicilians as it is expressed in their love of decoration, drama, and music in everyday life.

Contributors

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

: Silent Journey

A film directed by Walter Donigen.

The adventures of a little Mexican boy who cannot hear or speak. Seeking help in the city, far away from his home, he meets many people and suffers many trials. But it is Christmas time, and this simple, moving tale has a happy ending.
See page 7

Contributors

Director: Walter Donigen
Jesus, a Mexican boy: Eugene Martin
Maria, his mother: Roberta Haynes
Tomas: Rico Alaniz
Mrs Herdandez: Movita
Vince: Rafael Campos
Pancho: Nestor Paiva
Miguel: Edward Colmans

: Midnight Communion

From St. Martin's-in-the-Bull Ring, Birmingham.
Christmas Eve in the Bull Ring at Birmingham takes us into the life of both the market place and the parish church.
For nearly eight hundred years the markets of Birmingham have plied their trade in this place and throughout that time St. Martin's church has stood in the centre, linking its ministry closely with the life of the city. Passing through the Bull Ring tonight, viewers join the congregation in the church as they greet the arrival of another Christmas Day in a celebration of Holy Communion.
Introit: Hark the glad sound (A. and M. (R.) 53)
Prayers; Commandments; Collect; Epistle
Gradual hymn: O come, all ye faithful (A. and M. (R.) 59)
Gospel; Creed; Address
Offertory hymn: O little town of Bethlehem (A. and M. (R) 65)
Prayers; Confession and Absolution; Sursum Corda
Sanctus
Benedictus
Prayers of Humble Access and Consecration
Agnus Del
Communion of the People
The Lord's Prayer
Prayer of Oblation
Gloria
Benediction

Contributors

Celebrant and Preacher: Canon Bryan Green
Organist: Geoffrey Fletcher

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