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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
(BBC television film)

: Mainly for Women: Wednesday Magazine

A topical diversion with Roma Fairley introducing people and events of the day.

Beryl Grey, Dilys Powell

Emigrants to Australia

Ailsa Garland who investigates a school for skin divers

and a story from John Laurie.

(to 15.30)


Presenter: Roma Fairley
Item presenter: Beryl Grey
Item presenter: Dilys Powell
Item presenter: Ailsa Garland
Storyteller: John Laurie
Director: Richard Gilbert
Producer: Joyce Bullen

: Children's Television presents: The Magic Table

A Hungarian fairy-tale film.
Three brothers leave home and seek their fortunes. They each take a different road and meet with different adventures involving giants, witches, and gnomes. Although a wicked innkeeper tries to rob them, they eventually return home safely with some unusual treasures.
(Previously shown on April 6, 1958)


Narrator/voices: Johnny Morris
Photographed and directed by: Felix Bodrossy

: Children's Television: Flash Back - 1958

Can you remember what happened this year? Max and Elisabeth Robertson bring you a glimpse of the more exciting events and personalities of 1958.


Presenter: Max Robertson
Presenter: Elisabeth Robertson
Producer: Tony Arnold

: 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

: Look: The Lion and the Waterhole

Mervyn Cowie, Director of the Royal National Parks of Kenya, talks about the hazards of existence for animals in Africa and the significance of waterboles in relation to their movements.
(The BBC film first shown on March 13, 1957)


Presenter: Mervyn Cowie
Production: Tony Soper

: 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

: Sportsview

The Stars of Sport join Peter Dimmock in Sportsview
A special edition looking ahead to a new year of sport.
Including filmed interviews with Billy Wright, Herb Elliott, Peter Radford, Christine Truman, Donald Campbell, Stirling Moss, John Surtees, John Charles who are some of the personalities giving their New Year Resolutions.


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Interviewee: Billy Wright
Interviewee: Herb Elliott
Interviewee: Peter Radford
Interviewee: Christine Truman
Interviewee: Donald Campbell
Interviewee: Stirling Moss
Interviewee: John Surtees
Interviewee: John Charles
Editor: Paul Fox
Editor: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: Bryan Cowgill

: Dick Whittington and his Cat

Bertram Montague's traditional pantomime in twelve scenes with an all-star cast.
See panel and page 5

'Dick Whittington and His Cat'
In twelve scenes with an all-star cast

The George Mitchell Singers Sailors and villagers

The Television Toppers

Produced by Bertram Montague and Richard Afton at 8.0


Producer: Bertram Montague
Producer: Richard Afton
Idle Jack: Max Miller
Dick Wellington: Jean Kent
Sarah the Cook: Nat Mills
Alice Fitzwarren: Jill Westlake
Captain: Vic Wise
The Cat: Jack Brennan
Fairy Queen: Audrey Craft
Alderman Fitzwarren: Jon Pertwee
The Emperor of Morocco: Lester Ferguson
Coiffeur to Fitzwarren: Raymond
Mate: Kenneth Connor
King Rat: Bill Pertwee
Pan: Pamela Young
Nobert: i
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Dance direction by: Larry Gordon
Based on a script by: Barry Lupino, Snr.

: Italia Prize 1958: The Isle of Favignana

1st Prize Television Documentary

The first full story of the 'mattanza', the yearly life-and-death struggle between the island fishermen and the shoals of huge tunny-fish on which their survival depends. A recording of an outside broadcast.
Produced for Radiotelevisione Italiana by Carlo Alberto Chiesa
Commentary spoken by Dino Galvani.


Producer: Carlo Alberto Chiesa
Narrator: Dino Galvani
English version: Maurice Harvey

: Bachelor Mother

A romantic film comedy.
[Starring] Ginger Rogers and David Niven
Pretty Polly Parrish, a salesgirl in a big department store, is on her way home, exhausted after the rush of Christmas shoppers, when she finds an abandoned baby. And by the time the New Year bells ring out, some surprising new resolutions have been made.
See facing page


Director: Garson Kanin
Polly Parrish: Ginger Rogers
David Merlin: David Niven
J.B. Merlin: Charles Coburn
Freddie Miller: Frank Albertson
Butler: E.E. Clive
The Baby: Elbert Coplen, Jnr
Mrs Weiss: Ferike Boros

: Forth in Thy Name

'Behold, I make all things new'
(Revelation 21, v. 5)
A Watch-Night Service from the newly consecrated Crypt Chapel of the new
Coventry Cathedral.
The service conducted and a film sequence introduced by The Provost of Coventry,
The Very Rev. H. C. N. Williams and A New Year Message given by The Bishop of Coventry, The Rt. Rev. Cuthbert Bardsley.


Service conductor/film sequence introduced by: The Very Rev. H. C. N. Williams
Speaker: The Rev. Cuthbert Bardsley

: A New Year Party

Robert Wilson invites you to A New Year Party at The White Heather Club
Among the guests will be:
Jimmy Logan, Alistair McHarg, Anne and Laura Brand, The Joe Gordon Folk Four,
The Andrew Macpherson Singers, The Gie Gordons, Jimmy Shand and his Band
From the BBC's television studios in Scotland
(Robert Wilson is appearing at the Tivoli, Aberdeen; Jimmy Logan is in 'Sinbad the Sailor' at the Alexandra Theatre, Glasgow; Alistair McHarg in 'Mother Goose' at the King's Theatre, Edinburgh)


Presenter: Robert Wilson
Comedian: Jimmy Logan
Singer: Alistair McHarg
Singers: Anne and Laura Brand
Group: The Joe Gordon Folk Four
Singers: The Andrew Macpherson Singers
Dancers: The Gie Gordons
Musicians: Jimmy Shand and his Band
Designer: Robert MacGowan
Producer: Iain MacFadyen

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Monday Post: Scottish Programmes 23 January 2017

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