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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)

: 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

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


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

: Mainly for Women

Family Affairs

Learning to Read
A group of experts discusses conflicting theories about the best way to teach young children to read.

What to Read
Jack Morpurgo, Director of the National Book League, discusses what guidance parents can give to their children's reading.

Introduced by Jenny Nasmyth.

3.15 Quick and Easy Dressmaking: 42 - A Skirt
Demonstrated by Diana Crutchley.
A French design filmed by Radio-diffusion Television Francaise.
(Instructions for making this skirt were given in the supplement in Radio Times published on January 9)

(to 15.30)


Item presenter (What to Read): Jack Morpurgo
Presenter (Family Affairs): Jenny Nasmyth
Producer (Family Affairs): Beryl Radley
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: Hostage

Three escaped convicts compel a warden of a prison to accompany them in a stolen aeroplane. P.T. and Chuck volunteer to help the police in their search for the missing convicts and their prisoner.


P.T. Moore: Craig Hill
Chuck: 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: 'Still Life-with Flowers'
("Sketch Club" Exhibition is now at the Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow)


Presenter/artist: 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 Phil Silvers Show: Bilko's Valentine

Starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko.
(Previously shown last Monday)


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: 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


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

: News Summary

: Top Town Tournament: First Round: No. 3: Southend-on-Sea v. Plymouth

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 - Alderman Charles Ross, Mayor of Larne, Co. Antrim
Glasgow - Provost Wyatt of Dunoon
Norwich - Councillor Clifford W. King, Sheriff of Norwich
Swansea - Alderman William Evans. J.P., Mayor of Swansea
Leeds - Councillor Bernard H. Wood T.D.,J.P. Mayor of Harrogate
From the Kursaal, Southend-on-Sea


Presenter: David Jacobs
Panellist (Belfast): Alderman Charles Ross
Panellist (Glasgow): Provost Wyatt of Dunoon
Panellist (Norwich): Councillor Clifford W. King
Panellist (Swansea): Alderman William Evans
Panellist (Leeds): Councillor Bernard H. Wood
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
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 David Attenborough.
A regular fortnightly series


Presenter: David Attenborough
Diagrams: Alfred Wurmser
Producer: James McCloy

: Outside

Written by Geoffrey Bellman and John Witney.
What happens when a prisoner comes out of gaol? How do people behave to him? How does he get a job? How does he himself feel?

Life inside prisons always excites curiosity, and a great many films and plays have been written about it. Much rarer is the work, like tonight's documentary, which deals with life 'outside' - in the world to which a discharged prisoner returns when he has served his sentence. You will follow the adventures of John Morris, who had just done six months for his first offence - larceny - as he struggles to resume normal life, to get back into his old trade... even just to go straight.


Writer: Geoffrey Bellman
Writer: John Witney
Designer: Richard Henry
Producer: David E. Rose

: Amateur Boxing

Outside broadcast cameras visit St. Andrew's Hall, Glasgow, to see some of the bouts in this year's Scottish Amateur Boxing Association Championships.


Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Presented for television by: Bill Stevenson

: News

: Press Conference

People who make the news face questions from people who write the news.


Producer: Hugh Burnett

: Celebrity Recital

The distinguished Russian pianist Emil Gilels in a programme which includes works by Kabalevsky and Liszt.
The second of three recitals by Soviet artists


Pianist: Emil Gilels
Presented by: Walter Todds

: News Summary

followed by Weather; Road Works Report and Close Down

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