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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: Science and the Larder: 8: Harvesting the Sea

Professor John Raymont explains some of the ways fish are caught, and how the food chain that exists in the sea is being investigated.
(Repeated on Tuesday at 11.20 a.m.)


Presenter: Professor John Raymont
Presented by: L.J. Lawler

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the Very Young
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Peter Hawkins speaks the voices
Maria Bird writes the songs and music
(BBC film)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/Music: Maria Bird

: Mainly for Women: Wednesday Magazine

A topical diversion with John Witty introducing people and events of the day.
John Berger and some Young Contemporaries, Norah Phillips investigating the new schools of self-improvement and a story from Wolf Mankowitz.

(to 15.30)


Presenter: John Witty
Item presenter: John Berger
Reporter: Norah Phillips
Storyteller: Wolf Mankowitz
Director: Richard Evans
Producer: Lorna Pegram

: Children's Television: Playbox

Eamonn Andrews opens Playbox
helped by Tony Hart.

The Six-Clue Challenge: 12: Robbery First Class
by Vere Lorrimer.
Where you can try your hand at being a detective.
With Ivan Owen as Inspector Bruce, Anthony Bateman as George Ellison, Elizabeth Small as Miss Cole.

and The Inter-Regional Quiz Championship
in which children from all over the country take part.


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Co-presenter: Tony Hart
Producer: Gerald Wiltshire
Writer (The Six-Clue Challenge): Vere Lorrimer
Inspector Bruce: Ivan Owen
George Ellison: Anthony Bateman
Miss Cole: Elizabeth Small

: News Headlines; Sports News; Weather

On transmitters serving the areas:
6.10 News for Scotland, Northern Ireland, and the English Regions
News from Wales: 6.15-6.20

: News from the Zoos

Parrots and small animals at Paignton make this week's News From the Zoos, a fortnightly outside broadcast from Zoos all over Great Britain.


Zoo Correspondent: James Fisher
Presented by: Peter Bale
Series editor: Nicholas Crocker

: 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

: The Davy Jones Saga: 5: Davy Jones's Wallop

by T.C. Thomas.
From the BBC's Welsh television studio


Writer: T.C. Thomas
Production: David J. Thomas
Designer: Alan Taylor
Davy Jones: Jack Walters
Tom Davies the Lamps: Aubrey Richards
Frankle the Werm: Howell Evans
P.C. Prosser: Eynon Evans
Major D. Pryce-Powell O.B.E., J.P.: Llewellyn Rees
Liza Hargest: Dilys Davies
Morgan the Keeper: John Gill
Excise Officer: Edward Rees

: Grand Prix of the 1959 Eurovision Song Contest

(See panel below and page 4)

Gt. Britain - France - Germany - Denmark - Italy - Austria - Belgium - Luxembourg - Monaco - The Netherlands - Sweden - Switzerland compete tonight for the Grand Prix in this international contest
Representing Great Britain "Sing Little Birdie" Winner of the British Heats
Written and composed by Stan Butcher and Syd Cordell, sung by Pearl Carr and Teddy Johnson
Accompanied by Eric Robinson conducting the Orchestra of Radiodiffusion-Television Francaise

Grand Prix of the 1959 Eurovision Song Contest
Presented by Radiodiffusion-Television Francaise from Cannes
Viewers throughout Europe are heard voting for the winning song.


Writer/Composer (Sing Little Birdie): Stan Butcher
Writer/Composer (Sing Little Birdie): Syd Cordell
Singer (Sing Little Birdie): Pearl Carr
Singer (Sing Little Birdie): Teddy Johnson
Conductor (Sing Little Birdie): Eric Robinson
Musicians: The Orchestra of Radiodiffusion-Television Francaise
English commentary: Tom Sloan
Producer: Marcel Cravenne

: Sportsview

Peter Dimmock introduces Sportsview, Television's sports magazine for the family.
Tonight's sports include:

Boxing: Dave Chamley v. Guy Gracia
Exclusive film of last night's International Lightweight contest at the Empire Pool,

F.A. Cup Semi-Finals
A preview of next Saturday's games.

In Search of a Character
with Danny Blanchflower.


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Boxer: Dave Chamley
Boxer: Guy Gracia
Item presenter (In Search of a Character): Danny Blanchflower
Editor: Paul Fox
Editor: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: Bryan Cowgill

: Honorary Academician Extraordinary

Winston Churchill, The Painter
For forty-five years the greatest English-man of our time has found relaxation with paint brush and easel. Tonight Professor Thomas Bodkin visits this special exhibition of his paintings which opens tomorrow at Burlington House, London.
An Outside Broadcast


Presenter: Professor Thomas Bodkin
Producer: John Vernon

: Viewpoint

A fortnightly programme with a Christian angle on problems, people and affairs of the day with George Reindorp, Provost of Southwark.


Presenter: George Reindorp
Producer: Vernon Sproxton

: Make Way for Music

presenting Alyn Ainsworth and the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra in thirty minutes of music in an informal manner with songs by Sheila Buxton and Roberto Cardinali.
Introduced by Roger Moffat.


Musicians: Alyn Ainsworth and the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Singer: Sheila Buxton
Singer: Roberto Cardinali
Presenter: Roger Moffat
Producer: Barney Colehan

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