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: Beunydd

Heddiw mae Cymry amlwg yn y stiwdio i son am rai pynciau tymhorol.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)
(to 12.30)

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

(BBC television film)

: Grandstand

Introduced by David Coleman.
A special Boxing Day edition with Horse Racing, including the King George VI Steeplechase, Motor Racing and Boxing.
Today's Timetable:
Direct from Kempton Park
1.15: Mistletoe Novices Steeplechase over 2 miles
1.46: Hunter Simmonds Hurdle over 2 miles
The race of the day
The King George VI Steeplechase over 3 miles to the value of £3,000
2.45: Holly Handicap Steeplechase over 2 1/2 miles
Motor Racing
Direct from Brands Hatch
1.25, 2.30 and 2.55 app.
The Silver City Trophy for Formula Libre Racing Cars and The John Davy Trophy for Saloon Cars
Direct from Cardiff
3.35 app.: The Boxing Day Shield
An invitation tournament arranged by the Welsh Amateur Boxing Association
Sports Results Service


Presenter: David Coleman
Commentator (Horse Racing): Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator (Horse Racing): Clive Graham
Television Presentation (Horse Racing): Dennis Monger
Commentator (Motor Racing): Raymond Baxter
Television Presentation (Motor Racing): John Vernon
Commentator (Boxing): Harry Carpenter
Television Presentation (Boxing): Selwyn Roderick

: Grandstand: Sports Results Service

3.55 app: Half Time Scores
4.30 app: Football and Racing Summaries


Studio presentation: Bryan Cowgill
Programme editor: Paul Fox

: Children's Television presents: Cinderella

The story adapted for television by C. E. Webber.
[Starring] June Thorburn, John Fabian, Peter Sallis, Joan Benham, Edna Petrie
See page 10


Adapted by: C.E. Webber
Producer: Shaun Sutton
Music specially composed by: John Hotchkis
Dances arranged by: Peggy van Praagh
Musicians: The Goldsbrough Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Emanuel Hurwitz
Film Cameraman: Leonard Newson
Film Editor: Jim Tobin
Designer: Stewart Marshall
The Grand Chamberlain: Kynaston Reeves
Baron Aristide de Pennilac: Peter Sallis
His elder daughters: Arabella: Edna Petrie
Araminta: Joan Benham
Buttons: Frazer Hines
First broker's man: Patrick Cargill
Second broker's man: Colin Douglas
Cinderella: June Thorburn
The Godmother: Mary MacKenzie
Prince Florizel: John Fabian
Dandini: James Sharkey
Major Domo: Dennis Ramsden
Count Grumblekin: John Barrard
Signor Benvenuto: Bernard Horsfall
Mademoiselle: Jojo Balbina

: Today's Sport

Introduced by Kenneth Wolstenholme.
The latest news of today's sporting events, including Football, Racing, and Rugby Results.
Presented by the Sportsview Unit


Presenter: Kenneth Wolstenholme

: News Summary

: The Three Musketeers

A film of Alexandre Dumas's story of romance and adventure.
With Walter Abel, Paul Lukas, Margot Grahame.

The excitement of the famous story by Alexandre Dumas has captured each successive generation for a hundred years. This is a famous classic film production of the best known of the adventures of the Musketeers, where the honour of the Queen of France is at stake, and there are many moments of suspense, and much stirring action before her diamond studs are returned to her.


Author: Alexandre Dumas
Director: Rowland Lee
Music: Max Steiner
D'Artagnan: Walter Abel
Athos: Paul Lukas
Porthos: Moroni Olsen
Aramis: Onslow Stevens
Milady de Winter: Margot Grahame
Constance: Heather Angel

: The Perry Como Show

In tonight's recording Perry Como welcomes Guest stars 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

: Hancock's Half-Hour

The return of Tony Hancock.
Written by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton.
(BBC recording)
See page 10


Writer: Alan Simpson
Writer: Ray Galton
Incidental music composed and orchestra conducted by: Wally Stott
Designer: Roy Oxley
Producer: Duncan Wood
Anthony Aloysius Hancock: Tony Hancock
Sidney Balmoral James: Sidney James
Saxon Princess: Pat Coombs
Saxon King: John Vere
1st Electrician: Laurie Webb
2nd Electrician: Ivor Raymonde
1st Viking: John Vyvyan
2nd Viking: Mario Fabrizi
3rd Viking: Arthur Mullard
1st Stagehand: Manville Tarrant
2nd Stagehand: Anthony Shirvell
Cameraman: Alec Bregonzi
TV Announcer: Philip Carr

: Our Mutual Friend: Episode 8

by Charles Dickens.
Adapted for television by Freda Lingstrom.

In which Mr. Boffin becomes a partner in the friendly move and learns that Silas Wegg has found a document.
(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
Silas Wegg: Esmond Knight
Mr Venus: Gerald Cross
Nicodemus Boffin: Richard Pearson
Mrs Betty Higden: Fay Compton
A woman: Greta Wood
A man: John Dunbar
'Rogue' Riderhood: Richard Leech
Lizzie Hexam: Rachel Roberts
Mrs Sophronia Lammle: Rachel Gurney
Alfred Lammle: Carl Bernard
Mr Fledgeby: Charles Hodgson
Eugene Wrayburn: David McCallum
Jenny Wren: Helena Hughes
Mr Dolls: Wilfred Brambell
John Rokesmith: Paul Daneman
Miss Bella Wilfer: Zena Walker
Sloppy: Robert Scroggins

: Command in Battle: 3: The Invasion of Sicily and Italy

Field-Marshal Montgomery on Command in Battle
Illustrated by six campaigns from Alamein to Luneberg Heath.
From the BBC's West of England television studios
(BBC recording)
Next Friday: No. 4 - Normandy


Presenter: Field-Marshal Montgomery
Designer: Desmond Chinn
Film Editor: Bob Higgins
Producer: Michael Bowen

: News Summary

: Love from a Stranger

by Frank Vosper.
[Starring] Emrys Jones and Clare Austin
The action takes place in Cecily Harrington's fiat in London and at a country cottage.


Writer: Frank Vosper
Producer: Adrian Brown
Designer: Frederick Knapman
Miss Garrard: Gladys Boot
Mavis Wilson: Elizabeth James
Cecily Harrington: Clare Austin
Bruce Lovell: Emrys Jones
Nigel Lawrence: David Crosse
Ethel: Susan Westerby
Hodgson: John Ruddock
Dr Gribble: John Wentworth

: The Good Old Days

A Christmas Edition of Old-Time Music-Hall presents Jimmy James assisted by Bretton Woods and Dick Carlton, Arthur Worsley with Charlie Brown, Patricia Bredin, Libby Morris, The Jumpin' Jax
Chairman, Leonard Sachs
From the City Varieties Theatre, Leeds
(by arrangement with Harry Joseph)


Comedian: Jimmy James
Assisted by: Bretton Woods
Assisted by: Dick Carlton
Ventriloquist: Arthur Worsley
Singer: Patricia Bredin
Clown: Libby Morris
Group: The Jumpin' Jax
Chairman: Leonard Sachs
Musical Director: Alyn Ainsworth
Producer: Barney Colehan

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