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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)

: Mainly for Women

Family Affairs

Yesterday a new Adoption Act came into force. Some experts, including a children's officer, discuss some of the changes it brings about.

Slimmers' Clinic
A progress report, with doctor's comments, after five months of slimming.

Introduced by Isobel Barnett.

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

(to 15.30)


Panellist (Family Affairs: Adoption): A children's officer [name uncredited] 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

A weekly programme for younger viewers.
The Story of San Marco
A scale model serial.
The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin
A story by Beatrix Potter with the original pictures.
Introduced by Christopher Trace and Leila Williams.


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Presenter: Leila Williams
Author (The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin): Beatrix Potter
Producer: John Hunter Blair

: Children's Television: Champion the Wonder Horse: The Die-Hards

The Civil War ended long ago, but when the new Doctor comes to town from the South the old hatreds flare up again. In this thrilling film Ricky and Champion help the Doctor to prove that a good man is a good man where-ever he comes from. There is an exciting chase on horseback at the end.


The Wonder Horse: Champion
Rebel the Dog: Blaze
Ricky North: Barry Curtis
Uncle Sandy: Jim Bannon

: Children's Television: Sketch Club

With Adrian Hill who sets a subject, helps you with your picture-making, and announces this week's prizewinners.
Picture Gallery: Skyline


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: The Colonel's Inheritance

Starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko.

Colonel Hall unexpectedly inherits five thousand dollars, and makes plans to enjoy his good fortune. But Bilko's instinct for locating money soon has the Colonel changing his plans.


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, Noel Harrison, Roy Guest


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

: News Summary

: Top Town Tournament: First Round: No.6: Carlisle v. Cheltenham Spa

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:
Bangor - Alderman Caradog Jones, Mayor of Bangor, N. Wales
Belfast - Alderman Thomas M. C. K. Wilson, Mayor of Ballymena
Dundee - Provost Gardiner of Arbroath
London - Alderman J. D. May, s.r., Mayor of Rochester
Plymouth - Alderman G. J. Wingett, Lord Mayor of Plymouth
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 (Bangor): Alderman Caradog Jones
Panellist (Belfast): Alderman Thomas M. C. K. Wilson
Panellist (Dundee): Provost Gardiner of Arbroath
Panellist (London): Alderman J. D. May
Panellist (Plymouth): Alderman G. J. Wingett
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

: Meeting at Night

by James Bridie.
[Starring] Andrew Cruickshank, Gordon Jackson, June Thorburn
From the BBC's television studio in Scotland


Writer: James Bridie
Designer: Robert MacGowan
Director: James MacTaggart
Connie Triple: June Thorburn
Hector Maclachlan: Gordon Jackson
George Triple: Andrew Cruickshank
Inspector Flatt: Michael O'Halloran
Mrs Maclachlan: Maud Risdon
Sandy: Roddy McMillan

: News

: The Rescue

Every winter the headlines carry news of mountain accidents in Scotland. This documentary is the story of one such accident. Two youngsters attempt more than they can do safely, and land themselves in trouble. Out of this situation comes the story of their rescue, set in the high dramatic peaks of the west.
Made by the BBC Film Unit, Scotland


Research and story: Louis Miller
Research and story: Harry Govan
Narrator: Graeme Roberts
Director: Gordon Mackay
Photographed by: David Hanley
Editor: Fred Senior
Producer: Harry Govan

: Celebrity Recital

The distinguished English pianist Clifford Curzon plays Schumann's Scenes from Childhood.


Pianist: Clifford Curzon
Presented by: Walter Todds

: News Summary

followed by Weather; Road Works Report and Close Down

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