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: O Sul I Sul

Newyddion am Gymru a Chymry.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield and Crystal Palace)

: Ser Y Siroedd

Gogledd v. De leuenctid Cymru yn cystadlu yn erbyn ei gilydd ar ganu, adrodd, barddoni a sgifflo
Cassie Davies
Islwyn Ffowc Elis
Dai Williams
Cyflwynir y rhaglen gan
Alun Williams ac Ifor Rees
Y telediad o dan ofal
Selwyn Roderick
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield and Crystal Palace)

(to 13.50)

: The Weather Situation for farmers and growers; followed by Farming

A weekly agricultural magazine for those who live by the land.
Introduced by John Cherrington.

At point of lay
Dr. W.P. Blount gives advice to poultry keepers on the management of point of lay pullets.

Spinning disc distributors
John Hawkins of the N.I.A.E., demonstrates the proper use and maintenance of spinning disc fertiliser distributors.

Film sequences by the BBC's Agricultural Film Unit


Presenter: John Cherrington
Item presenter (At point of lay): Dr. W.P. Blount
Item presenter (Spinning disc distributors): John Hawkins
Film cameraman: John Bird
Film editor: Macdonald Martin
Producer: Hilary Phillips

: News Review

Seven Days in Thirty Minutes
Recalling this week's outstanding events on film with personalities, reports, and expert analysis from studios at home and abroad.
Introduced by Robert Dougall.


Presenter: Robert Dougall

: Star in the House

[Starring] Joan Blondell
A domestic comedy in which, despite many complications, the fifteenth wedding anniversary of an ex-actress and her husband is happily celebrated.
A film in the Star Choice series


Joan Preston: Joan Blondell

: Badminton Horse Trials

Dorian Williams introduces and comments on highlights recorded during the three-day event, which included the spectacular cross-country test.


Presenter/commentator: Dorian Williams
Film editor: Ron Spillane
Presented by: Nicholas Crocker

: Nathan Milstein (violin)

Ernest Lush (piano)


Violinist: Nathan Milstein
Pianist: Ernest Lush
Presented by: Patricia Foy

: The Brains Trust

meets this afternoon to answer your questions.
The members this week are: Yehudi Menuhin, Marghanita Laski, Martin Cooper, Dr. J. Bronowski
Question-Master, Norman Fisher
Questions should be addressed to The Brains Trust, [address removed]


Panellist: Yehudi Menuhin
Panellist: Marghanita Laski
Panellist: Martin Cooper
Panellist: Dr. J. Bronowski
Question-Master: Norman Fisher
Producer: John Furness

: Children's Television presents Tintin: King Ottokar's Sceptre: 2: The Bomb

A French cartoon film in eight episodes about the adventures of a boy reporter.
Tintin has been invited to go to Syldavia with Professor Alembick. But this has led to sinister threats from a Syldavian gang and a visit from a mysterious stranger.


Voices: Deryck Guyler
Tintin/Other voices: Gerald Campion
Script: Leslie Lonsdale-Cooper
Script: Michael Turner
Story and drawings from the book by: Herge

: Children's Television: The Hogarth Puppets

Directed by Ann Hogarth and Jan Bussell, present "Mandarin Mysteries".


Director, puppets: Ann Hogarth
Director, puppets: Jan Bussell

: Children's Television: Great Expectations: Part 3

by Charles Dickens.
Adapted in thirteen parts by P. D. Cummins.
The story so far: Christmas dinner at the Forge is interrupted by the arrival of a party of soldiers. Joe and Pip join them in the hunt for the two escaped convicts who are found struggling in a ditch. 'I took him and held him for you', shouts Magwitch. Just before he is rowed back to the prison ship he saves Pip from discovery. 'It were me, blacksmith, as took a file and pork pie from your house', he tells Joe.


Author: Charles Dickens
Adapted by: P. D. Cummins
Producer: Dorothea Brooking
Designer: Richard Henry
Film cameraman: Leonard Newson
Film editor: Ron de Mattos
Joe Gargery: Michael Gwynn
Pip as a child: Colin Spaull
Mrs Joe Gargery: Margot van Der Burgh
Mr Pumblechook: Raymond Rollett
Estella,a child: Sandra Michaels
Miss Havisham: Marjory Hawtrey
Hebert,a child: Nicholas Chagrin

: Children's Television: Sunday Special: Let's Go and See: Hexham Abbey

R. T. Brooks takes you to Hexham where the rector, the Rev. A. G. Hardie, shows you some of his Abbey's oldest treasures.
followed by an Interlude at 6.10


Presenter: R. T. Brooks
Co-presenter: The Rev. A. G. Hardie

: Amateur Theatre

An outside broadcast from Stirling of one of the plays in the 1959 Scottish Community Drama Association Festival.
From the Albert Hall, Stirling


Presented by: James Crampsey

: Meeting Point: Road Accidents

Does a person's character change on the roads?
299,767 people were killed or injured last year.
Peter West questions a panel including George Eyles of the Institute of Advanced Motorists, Canon Eric Saxon and a Consultant Psychiatrist.
The Minister of Transport introduces the Better Driving Campaign on page 7


Chairman: Peter West
Panellist: George Eyles
Panellist: Canon Eric Saxon
Panellist: A Consultant Psychiatrist [name uncredited]
Producer: John Elphinstone-Fyffe

: News Summary

: Hancock's Half-Hour

Written by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton.
[Starring] Tony Hancock
Featuring Sidney James
Mr Hancock becomes involved with the smart set, and matrimony - almost.
(Previously shown on February 13)


Writer: Alan Simpson
Writer: Ray Galton
Producer: Duncan Wood
Anthony Aloysius Hancock: Tony Hancock
Sidney Balmoral James: Sid James

: Sunday-Night Theatre

See foot of page and page 4

: Music for You

Introduced by Eric Robinson.
With Boris Christoff, Carmen Amaya and her Spanish dancers, Moura Lympany, June Bronhill, John Lawrenson, John Larsen, Joan Bramhall, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
(Leader, Steven Staryk)


Presenter: Eric Robinson
Producer: Patricia Foy
Bass: Boris Christoff
Dancer: Carmen Amaya
Pianist: Moura Lympany
Soprano: June Bronhill
Singer: John Lawrenson
Singer: John Larsen
Singer: Joan Bramhall
Musicians: The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Steven Staryk
Orchestrations: Arthur Wilkinson
Assistant Conductor: Marcus Dods
Designer: Clifford Hatts

: News Summary

: The Trail of 98

The thrilling story of the famous Klondike Gold Rush, retold by some of those who actually took part, and filmed against the magnificent scenery of the original trek through the Yukon.

: The Epilogue: The Cross After Easter

The Rev. John Tinsley invites you to look at the Cross through the eyes of the very earliest Christians.
Followed by Weather and Close Down


Presenter: The Rev. John Tinsley

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