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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)

: 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 with Archie McCulloch
From the Royal Pier Pavilion, Southampton.
A programme of home-made entertainment.
Guest star, Ronnie Hilton
At the organ, Andrew Fenner

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

(to 15.30)


Presenter (Your Turn Now): Archie McCulloch
Singer/guest star (Your Turn Now): Ronnie Hilton
Organist (Your Turn Now): Andrew Fenner
Director (Your Turn Now): Ray Kite
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: Jenny's Birthday

A little cat goes for a ride on a fire-engine and has a surprise party.
A Morton Schindel cartoon based on the book by Esther Averill.


Animator: Morton Schindel
Based on the book by: Esther Averill

: Children's Television: Focus

Vera McKechnie introduces Your Monday Magazine.

Emblems and Badges: All about Heraldry
with David Christie-Murray.

George Cansdale with some more friends

Build your own Pocket Transistor Radio: Part 1
with Gilbert Davey.

Lynn Dell and John Dell
Lightning Xylophonists

The Ted Taylor Four

Current Film Releases

Stamp Collection

Zodiac Quiz


Presenter: Vera McKechnie
Item presenter (Emblems and Badges): David Christie-Murray
Item presenter: George Cansdale
Item presenter (Build your own Pocket Transistor Radio): Gilbert Davey
Xylophonist: Lynn Dell
Xylophonist: John Dell
Musicians: The Ted Taylor Four
Producer: Leonard Chase

: News for Scotland, Northern Ireland, and the English Regions

(On transmitters serving the areas):
News from Wales: 6.15-6.20

: The Thin Man: Bookworms

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 ?
('This Is Your Life' is devised by Ralph Edwards)


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

: People of the Night

A thriller by N. J. Crisp.
[Starring] Andree Melly and Richard Pasco with Ballard Berkeley
The action takes place during the early hours of the morning, in the office of a provincial radio taxi service.


Writer: N. J. Crisp
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Producer: Andrew Osborn
Stanton: Richard Pasco
Brookes: Ballard Berkeley
Vera: Andree Melly
Tallon: Marne Maitland
Crane: Brian Wilde

: 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: Operation Love

Starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko.

The WACS of Fort Baxter feel neglected because their boy friends spend all their spare time at Bilko's poker session. So when the girls move out Bilko has to find a way to lure them back.
(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

: Come Dancing

with Sylvia Peters
for the Finals of the BBC Inter-Regional Dancing Contest
(Organised by Mecca Dancing)
Outside broadcast cameras in Scotland, the Midlands, and in London, bring you the final in this nation-wide amateur ballroom dancing knock-out contest for the BBC Television Award.

From the Palais, Edinburgh with Ray Gordon and his Band.
Compere, Bill Jack

From the Palais, Nottingham with Gene Mayo and his Orchestra.
Compere, Peter West

From the Locarno Ballroom, Streatham with Nat Allen and his Orchestra.
Compere, Alex Macintosh

Before a panel of judges nominated by members of the Official Board of Ballroom Dancing Ltd. including the Welsh Alliance
Master of the Scoreboard, John Langham
(See facing page)

The story behind any television Come Dancing programme has something of the fairy tale about it. As the formation dancers move out on to the floor for their intricate manoeuvres and the couples swing round in the glare of the arc-lights, their identities are lost in a sudden glamour which touches them for a moment and passes on. The contest has been with them as a background to their lives for many months They have practised and worried about dresses and hair-do's until anxiety at times almost replaced the excitement. And tonight comes the final between London, Scotland and the Midlands

Who are the young men and girls who go in for these contests? First of all, they are all amateurs. A few may finish up as professionals, but, for the main part, they enter the Come Dancing competitions because they enjoy the business of ballroom and formation dancing and are particularly skilful at it. They are clerks and housewives, shop girls and electricians, mechanics and factory workers.

Although the judges for this important annual contest do not award points for production, the producers concerned with each regional entry are an essential part of the team, for the better the camera-work, the more clearly will the judges be able to see the standard of performance.
Tonight's spectacle will be introduced by Sylvia Peters, and although it may not produce the kind of ballroom dancing our grandfathers and grandmothers went in for, it has at least some qualities in common-enthusiasm and enjoyment.


Presenter: Sylvia Peters
Musicians (Scotland): Ray Gordon and his Band
Compere (Scotland): Bill Jack
Producer (Scotland): Alan Rees
Musicians (Midlands): Gene Mayo and his Orchestra
Compere (Midlands): Peter West
Producer (Midlands): Barrie Edgar
Musicians (South): Nat Allen and his Orchestra
Compere (South): Alex Macintosh
Producer (South)/series produced by: Peter Webber
Master of the Scoreboard: John Langham
Arranged by: Eric Morley
Series produced by: Dennis Monger

: The Epilogue: Ye Were Bought at a Price

The first of two talks by Father Aloysius Roche.
(See page 11)

Followed by Weather and Close Down

(Viewers whose sets are tuned to Rowridge will see View of the South-West from 11.0-11.25 followed by the News Summary and Epilogue)


Speaker: Father Aloysius Roche

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