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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

: Racing from Cheltenham: The National Hunt Meeting

2.35 Cathcart Challenge Cup
A Plate of 1.000 sovereigns over two miles

3.15 Cheltenham Gold Cup of 6,000 sovereigns
(added to a sweepstakes over three miles and two furlongs)

3.50 Foxhunters Challenge Cup
A Plate of 1,500 sovereigns over four miles

Clive Graham identifies the horses and jockeys in the paddock before each race.


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Paddock commentator: Clive Graham
Presented for television by: Barrie Edgar

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the Very Young
Charles E. Stidwill tells the story.
Sam 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

Ten Years a J.P.
Anne Allen, one of the youngest women to be appointed a J.P., talks about the effect of this work on herself and her family.

Summers' Clinic
A progress report with doctor's comments after four months of slimming.

Introduced by Isobel Barnett.

4.45 Season's Best
Frances Perry shows this month's best value in flowers, fruit, and vegetables.


Item presenter (Ten Years a J.P.): Anne Allen
Presenter (Family Affairs): Isobel Barnett
Producer (Family Affairs): Beryl Radley
Presenter (Season's Best): Frances Perry
Producer (Season's Best): Ann Shead

: Children's Television presents: Blue Peter

Toys, model railways, games, stories, cartoons with Christopher Trace and Leila Williams.


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

: Children's Television: Whirlybirds: The Human Bomb

P.T. and Chuck get a commission to meet a man and fly him to an unknown destination. The man carries a box which he says is a bomb...


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: 'The Departure'

(The Sketch Club Exhibition opens on March 12 at Tullie House, Carlisle)


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 Phil Silvers Show: Bilko's Vacation

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, Cy Grant and Kenneth Toye


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

: Top Town Tournament: First Round: No. 4: Cardiff v. New Brighton

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:
Aberdeen - Provost Robert Forman of Peterhead
Belfast - Alderman T.J. Patterson, j.r., Mayor of Carrickfergus
Birmingham - Alderman A.T. Lees, Mayor of Warwick
Southampton - Councillor H. G. Mackrell, Mayor of Romsey
London - Councillor Mrs. D. McNamara. J.P., Mayor of Bexley

Alyn Ainsworth and the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Jimmy Leach at the electronic organ
Produced by Barney Colehan from the BBC's North of England television studio


Presenter: David Jacobs
Panellist (Aberdeen): Provost Robert Forman
Panellist (Belfast): Alderman T. J. Patterson
Panellist (Birmingham): Alderman A. T. Lees
Panellist (Southampton): Councillor H. G. Mackrell
Panellist (London): Councillor Mrs. D. McNamara
Musicians: Alyn Ainsworth and the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Organist: Jimmy Leach
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

: Scenes from A Day in the Life of...

A new comedy by Jack Popplewell.
[Starring] Alfred Marks, Naunton Wayne
Televised direct from the Savoy Theatre, London
(by arrangement with Peter Saunders before an invited audience)


Writer: Jack Popplewell
Decor: Peter Rice
Director: Charles Hickman
Presented for television by: Dennis Monger
Harry: Naunton Wayne
John Mallorie: Alfred Marks
Stella: Therese Burton
Jerry: Kenneth Warren
Miss Johnson: Gabrielle Hamilton
Sid: Robert Desmond
Luigi: David Lander
Waiter: Roy Hawksworth
Laura Mallorie: Pamela Lane

: International Amateur Boxing: Wales v. Belgium

Outside Broadcast cameras bring you some of the key bouts in this International contest.
The last meeting between the two countries ended in an exciting draw and tonight's result is expected to be equally close.
From Standard Telephones and Cables Ltd., Newport, Monmouthshire


Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Presented by: Selwyn Roderick

: John Allegro presents..: The Dead Sea Scrolls

In the summer of 1947 an Arab shepherd boy stumbled upon the greatest archaeological discovery ever made in Palestine. He found some secret writings which promise to throw new light on one of the most crucial periods in the history of Western man-that immediately preceding the time of Jesus Christ. This programme includes film made in Jordan in co-operation with the Department of Antiquities of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
A North Region Film Unit Production
Followed by a studio discussion between Kenneth Harris of the Observer and R. D. Barnett, F. F. Bruce, John Allegro, Dr. Hugh Schonfield, and the Rev. M. Black on some of the historical and theological issues which these discoveries have raised.
(BBC recording)
See page 5


Presenter: John Allegro
Editor: Donald James
Producer: Kenneth Brown
Panellist: Kenneth Harris
Panellist: R. D. Barnett
Panellist: F. F. Bruce
Panellist: Dr. Hugh Schonfield
Panellist: The Rev. M. Black

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