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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: A Tale of Two Cities: 1: Recall to Life

by Charles Dickens.
Adapted in eight parts by John Keir Cross.
[Starring] Mervyn Johns and Margaretta Scott
(BBC recording, first broadcast in 1957)


Author: Charles Dickens
Adapted by: John Keir Cross
Producer: Kevin Sheldon
Designer: Gordon Roland
Mr. Jarvis Lorry: Mervyn Johns
Lucie Manette: Wendy Hutchinson
Dr. Manette: Fred Fairclough
Miss Pross: Joan Ingram
Madame Defarge: Margaretta Scott
Ernest Defarge: Keneth Thornett
Jerry Cruncher: Ronald Radd
Other parts played by: Julian Orchard
Other parts played by: Kenneth Warren
Other parts played by: Anthony Bate
Other parts played by: Edward Dentith
Other parts played by: Robert Hunter
Other parts played by: Colin Broadley

: Mainly for Women

Dress Sense Competition: Regional Final No.1
from Birmingham.
Judged by: John Cavanagh, Alison Settle, Trudie Brookes
with Doreen Stephens, Editor, Women's Programmes in the chair.
Introduced by Richard Maddock.
See page 9

3.15 Tell Me, Doctor
Dr. Winifred de Kok discusses viewers' letters.

3.30 Dress Sense Competition: Midland Regional Result

(to 15.35)


Judge (Dress Sense Competition): John Cavanagh
Judge (Dress Sense Competition): Alison Settle
Judge (Dress Sense Competition): Trudie Brookes
Chairman (Dress Sense Competition): Doreen Stephens
Presenter (Dress Sense Competition): Richard Maddock
Director (Dress Sense Competition): Desmond O'Leary
Presenter (Tell Me, Doctor): Dr. Winifred de Kok

: Children's Television presents: Roughriders

of the Horse Transport Company R.A.S.C. who rehearse their daring feats of horsemanship at the Rushmoor Arena, Aldershot.
Introduced by Brian Johnston.


Presenter: Brian Johnston
Presented by: Douglas Fleming

: Children's Television: Country Close-Up

This month Ion Trant shows how everything on his farm in mid-Wales is beginning to grow with the coming of the warmer weather.


Presenter: Ion Trant

: Children's Television: The Pocket Lancer: 3: Cry "Thief"!

Written and produced by Shaun Sutton.
A serial in four episodes.


Writer/producer: Shaun Sutton
Designer: John Cooper
Timothy Bretwyn: Nigel Lambert
Sergeant Finch: Paul Whitsun-Jones
Rosie Trimmer: Barbara Leslie
Sentry: Colin Morton
First Lancer: Richard Carpenter
Second Lancer: Alan Browning
Captain Fanshawe-Bellingham: Barry Letts
Captain Bretwyn: John Paul
Charlie (sailor): John Baskcomb
Griggs: Peter Welch
John, inn servant: Anthony Sagar
Albert Trimmer: Douglas Blackwell
Bystander: Jack Smethurst
Polly: Margaret Anderson
Countess of Clarencourt: Joan Sanderson
Other parts played by: Ian Shand
Other parts played by: Michael J. Harrison
Other parts played by: Bob Marshall

: 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

: Short Cuts

A weekly 'Do It Yourself' programme with Barry Bucknell.
Repair of garden fences; Maintenance of garden tools


Presenter: Barry Bucknell
Producer: John Furness

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
Sport - Music - People
Cinema - Theatre - Argument
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: Alasdair Milne

: Charlie Drake: The Lust for Gold

Written by Dave Freeman and Charlie Drake.
With Beatrice Varley, Sam Kydd, Charlotte Mitchell, Jean Murlow, Harry Lane, Nigel Sharpe
See page 4


Writer: Dave Freeman
Writer/additional material: Charlie Drake
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Producer: Ernest Maxin
Charles O'Casey Drake: Charlie Drake
[Actress]: Beatrice Varley
[Actor]: Sam Kydd
[Actress]: Charlotte Mitchell
[Actor]: Jean Murlow
[Actor]: Harry Lane
[Actor]: Nigel Sharpe

: On the Spot

with BBC Outside Broadcast cameras for the public hearing of Get Ahead.
A competition organised by the News Chronicle which offers £7,500 in prize money.
Contestants who have come through the eliminating stages of the competition are 'On the Spot' to prove that they could make the best and most successful use of the top prize of £5,000 to 'Get Ahead'.
The Judges: Sir Harry Pilkington, Barbara Wootton, J. Matthews
Chairman of Judges, John Coope
Introduced by Peter West.
From the Carlton Rooms, Maida Vale, London


Judge: Sir Harry Pilkington
Judge: Barbara Wootton
Judge: J. Matthews
Chairman of Judges: John Coope
Presenter: Peter West
Presented for television by: Humphrey Fisher

: The Highlander

by Robert Kemp.
[Starring] The Edinburgh Gateway Company

(From the BBC's television studio in Scotland)


Writer: Robert Kemp
Producer: Finlay J. MacDonald
Designer: Robert Macgowan
Film sequences: The BBC Film Unit, Scotland
Shona Cameron: June Shields
Donald Macleod: William Simpson
Mr. Spottiswoode: James Gibson
Miss Stobo: Lennox Milne
Mrs. Devlin: Effie Morrison
Nurse Bacon: Pamela Rain
Dr. Mackenzie: Michael Elder
Carol Delaunay: Iris Russell
Charlie: Brian Carey
Major Geoffrey Stobo: Tom Fleming
Waitress: Anne Scotland
Wilson: Gino Coia
Superintendent Doubtfire: John Young
Secretary: Evelyn Elliot
Electrician: Norman Fraser
Policeman: Walter Graham

: Speaking Frankly

A Party Political Broadcast on behalf of the Labour Party
Woodrow Wyatt asks people in the street for their views about the Labour Party.
The Rt. Hon. Hugh Gaitskell, C.B.E., M.P., Leader of the Parliamentary Labour Party replies.
(A film)


Interviewer: Woodrow Wyatt
Speaker: Rt. Hon. Hugh Gaitskell

: 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

: Moira Lister tells a Story: The Chairmender

by Guy de Maupassant
(A film)
(Previously shown on March 16, 1957)


Author: Guy de Maupassant
Storyteller: Moira Lister

: News Summary

followed by Weather and Close Down

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