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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: 3: Moving through the Air

Some fishes are able to glide through the air, but only three groups of animals have true organs of flight-birds, bats, and insects. John Barlee deals today chiefly with birds and illustrates various methods of flight by film he has taken himself.
(BBC recording)
(Repeated on Friday at 11.20 a.m.)


Presenter/Filmmaker: John Barlee
Producer: F.R. Elwell

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the Very Young
Pages turned by Patricia Driscoll.
(BBC film)


Presenter: Patricia Driscoll
Editor: Maria Bird

: Mainly for Women

Your Turn Now
A programme of home-made entertainment with Archie McCulloch in London.
Guest star, Joan Regan
At the organ, Andrew Fenner

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

(to 15.30)


Presenter (Your Turn Now): Archie McCulloch
Singer/guest star (Your Turn Now): Joan Regan
Organist (Your Turn Now): Andrew Fenner
Producer (Your Turn Now): Richard Gilbert
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: Hercules

Pulled by his three horses Hercules was the finest fire-engine in the land and the fastest until, one day, the motor-car was invented.
A Morton Schindel cartoon based on the book by Hardie Gramatky.


Director: Morton Schindel
Author: Hardie Gramatky

: Children's Television: Focus

Vera McKechnie introduces Your Monday Magazine.

Build your own Pocket Transistor Radio
with Gilbert Davey.

The Story of Fashion: 3 - The Bustle
by Cecile Hummel.

Growing Things with Percy Thrower
Competition results and how to use your miniature greenhouse.

Steve Benbow the Ballad Man

George Cansdale with some more friends

Books on Jazz

The Ted Taylor Four

Current Film Releases

Stamp Collection

Zodiac Quiz


Presenter: Vera McKechnie
Item presenter (Build your own Pocket Transistor Radio): Gilbert Davey
Item presenter (The Story of Fashion): Cecile Hummel
Item presenter (Growing Things): Percy Thrower
Singer: Steve Benbow
Item presenter: George Cansdale
Musicians: The Ted Taylor Four
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: Double Jeopardy

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.
with Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith and this week, Noel Harrison.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Singer/guitarist: Noel Harrison
Producer: Donald Baverstock

: This Is Your Life

Eamonn Andrews says This is Your Life to ?
('This Is Your Life' is devised by Ralph Edwards)
See facing page


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Script and research: Ken Smith
Script and research: Liam Nolan
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

: The Scarf: Episode 5

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

The story so far:
Edward Collins, brother of the murdered actress, urges Det.-Insp. Yates to arrest Clifton Morris. Yates pacifies Edward by enlisting his help. In the Finale Club, Kim Stevens, who is blackmailing Morris, and expecting him that night, finds Yates waiting to see her.
See page 5


Writer: Francis Durbridge
Producer: Alan Bromly
Designer: Roy Oxley
Kim Stevens: Vilma Ann Leslie
Det.-Insp. Yates: Donald Pleasence
Show Girl: Diana French
Clifton Morris: Stephen Murray
Marian Hastings: Diana King
P.C. Kent: Edward Higgins
Det.-Sgt. Jeffreys: Peter Halliday
John Hopedean: Leo Britt
Phyllis North: Anne Ridler
Alistair Goodman: Bryan Coleman
Gerald Quincey: Anthony Valentine
The Rev. Nigel Matthews: Lockwood West

: 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 Insurance Company

Starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko.

Bilko decides to sell insurance and thinks he's on a safe wicket. Too late he finds his risks are greater than his profits.


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: Come Dancing: The World Ballroom Championships

(See top of page)

Come Dancing
with Loss and Ros
at the World Ballroom Championships
(organised by Mecca Dancing)
which is being staged at the Lyceum Ballroom in the Strand, London. Outside Broadcast cameras cover three visits to these Championships tonight, in which amateur and professional dancers from many countries take part. During the last visit the winners will be announced. Competitors may enter in eight dances:

The Waltz * The Quickstep * The Viennese Waltz * The Rumba * The Foxtrot * The Samba * The Tango * The Paso Doble

Dancing to the music of Joe Loss and his Orchestra, Edmundo Ros and his Orchestra
Commentator, Sylvia Peters
Introduced and arranged by Eric Morley
Presented for television by Dennis Monger who produces the series with Peter Webber


Commentator,: Sylvia Peters
Presenter/Arranged by: Eric Morley
Producer/Presented for television by: Dennis Monger
Producer: Peter Webber

: Come Dancing

(See top of page)

: The Sky at Night: Mercury and the Moon

Patrick Moore talks about the forthcoming partial eclipse of the Moon and about the planet Mercury, which is at its most visible period for some time.
A regular monthly series.


Presenter: Patrick Moore
Presented by: Paul Johnstone

: Come Dancing

(See top of page)

followed by Weather and Close Down

Viewers whose sets are tuned to Rowridge will see View of the South West at 10.45 and the News Summary at 11.10. They will join the 'Come Dancing' programme at 11.15

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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