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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: How Animals Move: 2: Moving in Water

A streamlined shape is a great help in moving easily through water. Today John Barlee shows how fishes swim and how some other animals that move in water are able to use their limbs as paddles.
(BBC recording)
(Repeated on Friday at 11.20 a.m.)


Presenter: John Barlee
Producer: F.R. Elwell

: Mainly for Women

Story on your Doorstep: 7 - Best Seller: The Historical Atlas of Cheshire
With Dorothy Sylvester, the Rev. Maurice Ridgway and Arthur Oakes.
also Anglo-Saxon Antiquities with Rosemary Cramp
Introduced by Phillip Dobson.
Recorded in the BBC's North of England studio

3.15 Keep Fit with Eileen Fowler
From the BBC's Midland television studio

(to 15.30)


Item presenter (Story on your Doorstep): Dorothy Sylvester
Item presenter (Story on your Doorstep): The Rev. Maurice Ridgway
Item presenter (Story on your Doorstep): Arthur Oakes
Item presenter (Anglo-Saxon Antiquities): Rosemary Cramp
Presenter: Phillip Dobson
Producer: Olive Shapley
Director: Charles Farmer
Exerciser (Keep Fit): Eileen Fowler
Arranged by (Keep Fit): Ann Shead
Music arranged and played by (Keep Fit): Helen Shields
Presented by (Keep Fit): Desmond O'Leary

: Children's Television presents: Mikki the Martian

Ray Alan with Mikki the Martian, a visitor from Outer Space.


Ventriloquist: Ray Alan
Presented by: Leonard Chase

: Children's Television: Focus

Vera McKechnie introduces Your Monday Magazine.

Here and There
with Commander Sir Stephen King-Hall.

Building a Miniature Greenhouse
with George Wilkin.

Candy Bar
Making sweets of many nations.

How to Dance the Cha-Cha
with Maria Andipa and the Hermanos Dentz.

Current Film Releases

Stamp Collection

Zodiac Quiz


Presenter: Vera McKechnie
Item presenter (Here and There): Sir Stephen King-Hall
Item presenter (Building a Miniature Greenhouse): George Wilkin
Performer (How to Dance the Cha-Cha): Maria Andipa
Performers (How to Dance the Cha-Cha): The Hermanos Dentz
Producer: Leonard Chase

: 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 Thin Man: Ship Shakedown

The film series starring Peter Lawford as 'Nick', Phyllis Kirk as 'Nora' with Asta the dog.


Nick: Peter Lawford
Nora: Phyllis Kirk
Himself: Asta the dog

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
Sport - Music - People
Cinema - Theatre - Argument
With Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith and this week, Cy Grant and Kenneth Toye


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Singer/guitarist: Cy Grant
Performer: Kenneth Toye
Producer: Donald Baverstock

: This Is Your Life

Eamonn Andrews says This is Your Life to ?


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Script and research: Nickola Sterne
The 'This Is Your Life' theme written by: James Turner
The Orchestra under the direction of: George Clouston
The programme directed by: Vere Lorrimer
Producer: T. Leslie Jackson
'This Is Your Life' is devised by: Ralph Edwards

: The Scarf: Episode 4

A Francis Durbridge serial in six episodes.
[Starring] Stephen Murray, Donald Pleasence
with Leo Britt


Writer: Francis Durbridge
Producer: Alan Bromly
Designer: Roy Oxley
Clifton Morris: Stephen Murray
Chief Sup Nash: Arnold Bell
Det.-Insp. Yates: Donald Pleasence
Dr. Cousins: Frank Sieman
Sgt. Daly: Edward Dentith
Det.-Sgt. Jeffreys: Peter Halliday
Edward Collins: Patrick Troughton
The Rev. Nigel Matthews: Lockwood West
Alistair Goodman: Bryan Coleman
Marian Hastings: Diana King
Jill Yates: June Ellis
John Hopedean: Leo Britt
Telegraph boy: Raymond
Hector: Alan Edmiston
Kim Stevens: Vilma Ann Leslie

: Panorama

The Weekly Window on the World
Every Monday Panorama cameras focus on People-Places-Problems that make news.
Introduced by Richard Dimbleby with the Panorama team of commentators.


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Edited and produced by: Rex Moorfoot
Associate producer: David Wheeler
Associate producer: Kenneth Lamb

: The Phil Silvers Show: Bilko's Vacation

Starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko.

To suit his own ends Bilko plans a holiday for his men and Colonel Hall. Everyone is very happy until they find that Bilko intends to go with them.
(To be repeated on Thursday at 6.20)


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: Relax with Michael Holliday

who brings you songs in a free and easy style.
Accompanied by Harry Hayward and his Music
From the BBC's North of England studio


Singer/guitarist: Michael Holliday
Musicians: Harry Hayward and his Music
Presented by: John Ammonds

: Television Dancing Club

(Eleventh Year)
[Starring] Victor Silvester with his Ballroom Orchestra from the Carlton Rooms, Maida Vale.
Demonstrations by Alfred Davies and Julie Reaby, Bobby Short and Peggy Davis,
The Bruce Smith Formation Team from Tottenham and presenting the final of the 1958-59 Competition for the Television Dancing Club Trophies.
Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson with Christine Norton features the Cha-Cha Cha.
Hostess, Rosalie Ashley
See page 5


Musicians: Victor Silvester with his Ballroom Orchestra
Dancer: Alfred Davies
Dancer: Julie Reaby
Dancer: Bobby Short
Dancer: Peggy Davis
Formation dancers: The Bruce Smith Formation Team
Dancer (Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson): Victor Silvester
Dancer (Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson): Christine Norton
Hostess: Rosalie Ashley
Script: Victor Silvester, Jnr.
Producer: Richard Afton

: The Underwater Horse

R. H. Pearson wanted to train a seal to provide him with underwater transport. In this film he tells the story of his partial success and of the seal's eventual disappearance.


Narrator: R. H. Pearson
Film editor: Douglas Thomas
Photographed and directed by: Tony Soper

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