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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.


Producer: Peter Dunkley

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the Very Young
David Enders tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
(BBC film)


Narrator: David Enders
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: Mainly for Women

Family Affairs: Family History
Every family, distinguished or obscure, has a history of its own. Portraits, photographs, official documents and records, heirlooms and relics can give us some fascinating glimpses of the personalities of our ancestors.
The Duke of Bedford, Evelyn Gibbs, James Laver, Charles Gibbs-Smith talk about the pleasures of delving into the past, and also about collecting for the future.
Introduced by Elisabeth Beresford.

3.15 Quick and Easy Dressmaking: 43 - A Blouse
Demonstrated by Diana Crutchley.
A French design filmed by Radiodiffusion-Television Francaise.
Instructions for making this blouse were given in the supplement in Radio Times published on January 9.
(to 15.30)


Speaker (Family Affairs): The Duke of Bedford [name uncredited]
Speaker (Family Affairs): Evelyn Gibbs
Speaker (Family Affairs): James Laver
Speaker (Family Affairs): Charles Gibbs-Smith
Presenter (Family Affairs): Elisabeth Beresford
Arranged and directed by (Family Affairs): Brenda Horsfield
Dressmaker/presenter (Quick and Easy Dressmaking): Diana Crutchley

: Children's Television presents: Blue Peter

A weekly programme for younger viewers.
"The Story of San Marco".
A scale model serial.
with Christopher Trace and Leila Williams.


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

: Children's Television: Whirlybirds: Lady Luck

The shooting of a suspicious character who had hired their services, leads Chuck and P. T. into a tight corner with a band of criminals who suspect that they know more than they do.


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: March Winds

(The Sketch Club Exhibition is now at Tullie House, Carlisle)


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 Retires from Gambling

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


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
Sport - Music - People
With Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith, Macdonald Hastings and this week, Cy Grant.


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

: Top Town Tournament: First Round No. 5: Larne (Northern Ireland) v. St. Helier (Jersey, C.I.)

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:
Cardiff - Councillor Herbert R. Knock, Mayor of Newport, Mon.
Edinburgh - Provost Frederick of Dunfermline
London - Councillor Eric Lewis, Mayor of Twickenham
Manchester - Alderman J. E. Fitzsimons, J.P., Lord Mayor of Manchester
Nottingham - Councillor H. W. Simpson, Mayor of Mansfield

Alyn Ainsworth and the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Jimmy Leach at the electronic organ

From the BBC's North of England television studio


Presenter: David Jacobs
Panellist (Cardiff): Councillor Herbert R. Knock
Panellist (London): Councillor Eric Lewis
Panellist (Manchester): Alderman J. E. Fitzsimons
Panellist (Nottingham): Councillor H. W. Simpson
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

: You Take Over: The Head Almoner

Devised and written by John Whitney and Geoffrey Bellman.
This series puts you, the viewer, in the place of an individual holding a position of authority and responsibility.
Tonight you are Head Almoner in a large hospital helping people to resolve personal worries which, if not settled, might give rise to serious illness.


Devised and written by: John Whitney
Devised and written by: Geoffrey Bellman
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Producer: Christopher Barry

: International Amateur Boxing: Scotland v. Rumania

BBC Outside Broadcast cameras visit the Kelvin Hall, Glasgow, to see some of the bouts in tonight's match.
This is the first time a Rumanian team has appeared in this country.


Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Presented for television by: Bill Stevenson

: The Cinema Today: 2 - Poland

A series of programmes about film-making throughout the world.
Introduced by Lindsay Anderson.
With contributions from Andrzej Wajda, Andrzej Munk, Jerzy Bossak and Members of the Polish Film School.
Also extracts from recent films including: 'Kanal', 'The Assassination', 'Eroica', 'Eve Wants to Sleep', 'Cinders and Diamonds', 'The Last Day of Summer'.
Interviews in Warsaw by courtesy of Filmpolski


Presenter: Lindsay Anderson
Interviewee: Andrzej Wajda
Interviewee: Andrzej Munk
Interviewee: Jerzy Bossak
Produced for television by: Victor Poole

: News Summary

followed by Weather, Road Works Report and Close Down

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