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: Beunydd

Bwrw golwg dros bynciau'r dydd mewn sgwrs a ffilm-a chyfle i gwrdd a rhai sy'n amlwg ym y newyddion.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)

(to 13.30)

: For the Schools: Spotlight

on People - Places - Problems in the news
A topical programme for older children.
The subject for next week will be announced at the end of this programme.


Producer: Peter Dunkley

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

Charles E. Stidwill tells the story.
Sam Williams and Elizabeth Williams make the picture
(BBC television film)


Narrator: Charles E. Stidwill
Picture: Sam Williams
Picture: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: Mainly for Women

Family Affairs: Youth and Beauty
Elisabeth Beresford gets some expert advice on the care of children's skin, hands, feet, and hair, and looks at the latest hair styles for small girls.

3.15 Quick and Easy Dressmaking: 41 - A Coat
A French design filmed by Radiodiffusion Television Francaise.
Demonstrated by Diana Crutchley.
Instructions for making this coat were given in the supplement in 'Radio Times' published on Friday, January 9.

(to 15.30)


Presenter (Family Affairs): Elisabeth Beresford
Arranged and directed by (Family Affairs): Brenda Horsfield
Dressmaker/presenter (Quick and Easy Dressmaking): Diana Crutchley

: Children's Television presents: Blue Peter

Toys, model railways games, stories, cartoons.
A weekly programme for younger viewers with Christopher Trace and Leila Williams.


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Presenter: Leila Williams
Producer: John Hunter Blair

: Children's Television: Whirlybirds: Hobson's Choice

In this week's exciting Whirlybird adventure P.T. Moore and Chuck Martin are assigned to a film company on location. P.T. Moore's candid camera gets them into a very tight corner when he sells one of his pictures of an old hermit to a press agent.


P.T. Moore: Craig Hill
Chuck Martin: Kenneth Tobey

: Children's Television: Sketch Club

with Adrian Hill who announces this week's prize-winners and helps you with your picture-making.
Picture Gallery: 'The Unexpected'


Presenter: Adrian Hill
Presented by: Gordon Murray

: 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

: The Burns and Allen Show: Paris Creation

Starring George Burns and Gracie Allen in the film Paris Creation
Grade buys a beautiful dress and George insists that she must take it back to the designer for a slight alteration. He finds out too late that this means a trip from New York to Paris!


Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
Sport - Music - People
Cinema - Theatre - Argument
with Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith, MacDonald Hastings and this week, Rory McEwen and Alex McEwen


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

: News Summary

: Top Town Tournament: First Round: Leeds (Holders) v. Margate

A friendly battle of entertainment for the 'Top Town' Television Trophy of 1959.
Introduced by David Jacobs.
Presented before twenty-five judges in BBC studios throughout the British Isles.
Panel chairmen:
Belfast - Councillor F. C. Tughan, Mayor of Bangor, Co. Down
Birmingham - Alderman. Mrs. M. L. Grounds, Mayor of Sutton Coldfield
Bristol - Councillor C. Holtby M.P., Mayor of Weston-super-Mare
Cardiff - Alderman A. J. Williams, Lord Mayor of Cardiff
Edinburgh - Provost Atkinson of Hawick
Alyn Ainsworth and the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
From the BBC's North of England television studio


Presenter: David Jacobs
Panellist (Belfast): Councillor F. C. Tughan
Panellist (Birmingham): Alderman Mrs. M. L. Grounds
Panellist (Cardiff): Councillor C. Holtby
Panellist (Edinburgh): Alderman A. J. Williams
Musicians: Alyn Ainsworth and the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Designer: Kenneth Lawson
Research: Ronnie Lane
Producer: Barney Colehan

: Science is News

Television reports on discoveries in Science, Medicine, and Industry which are changing our world.
Introduced by Roy Bradford.


Presenter: Roy Bradford
Diagrams: Alfred Wurmser
Producer: James McCloy

: Result of an Accident

Written and produced by Nesta Pain.
An unusual action for damages in the High Court of Justice.
[Starring] Andrew Cruickshank, Mark Dignam, Ralph Michael, Ernest Thesiger


Writer/Producer: Nesta Pain
Designer: Barry Learoyd
Jim Clegg, the Plaintiff: Ralph Michael
Mrs Clegg: Patricia Varley
Hugh Fernie. Q.C., Counsel for the Plaintiff: Richard Hurndall
Mr Justice Finston: Ernest Thesiger
Sir Edmund Birley physician: Andrew Cruickshank
Miss Pinnock: Dorothy Smith
Douglas Marmion, Q.C., Counsel for the Defendant: Mark Dignam
Ampela Swinton: Sulwen Morgan
John Melbury, a young barrister: Brian McDermott
Dr Fenmell-Humphrey, a psychiatrist: Donald Eccles
Associate: Owen Berry
Usher: George McGrath
Man at door: Frank Atkinson

: Amateur Boxing: Anglo-Hungarian Tournament: North-Western Counties v. Budapest

Outside broadcast cameras visit Liverpool Stadium to see some of the bouts in this Amateur Contest between North-Western Counties and Budapest.
This is the first time a Hungarian team has competed in the North of England.


Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Presented for television by: Ray Lakeland

: Under Way

A Ministerial Broadcast by The Rt. Hon. Duncan Sandys M.P., Minister of Defence.


Speaker: The Rt. Hon. Duncan Sandys

: News

: As I See It

Dame Flora MacLeod of MacLeod shares her recollections of the past and her comments on the present in conversation with Sir James Fergusson.
From the BBC's television studio in Scotland


Interviewee: Dame Flora MacLeod
Interviewer: Sir James Fergusson
Presented by: Roderick MacLean

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