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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: Science and Life: Transport and Communications: 1: Transport Before Steam

Sledges and dug-out canoes may seem clumsy ways of carrying goods or of travelling, but in their own day they were great inventions. From the sledge grew the wheeled cart, leading in time to trains and motor cars, and from the dug-out canoe there grew in time the ocean liner.
Introduced by Arthur Garratt.
Repeated next Tuesday at 11.20 a.m.


Presenter: Arthur Garratt
Illustrated by: Tony Hart
Producer: Donald Grattan

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the Very Young
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Peter Hawkins speaks the voices
Maria Bird writes the songs and music
(BBC film)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/music: Maria Bird

: Mainly for Women: Wednesday Magazine

A topical diversion with John Witty introducing people and events of the day on film and in the studio with a story from Anthony Oliver.
(to 15.30)


Presenter: John Witty
Storyteller: Anthony Oliver
Director: Richard Gilbert
Producer: Lorna Pegram

: Children's Television: Playbox

Eamonn Andrews opens Playbox for the last of the series helped by Tony Hart.
The Six-Clue Challenge: Bruce Sees Double
by Vere Lorrimer.
With Ivan Owen as Inspector Bruce, Peter Goss as Philip and Arthur Barty
and The Inter-Regional Quiz Championship Final: Bristol v. Manchester


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Co-presenter: Tony Hart
Producer: Gerald Wiltshire
Writer (The Six-Clue Challenge): Vere Lorrimer
Inspector Bruce: Ivan Owen
Philip Barty/Arthur Barty: Peter Goss

: 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

: A Dog's Chance: Heat 2: Midlands (West) v. Midlands (East)

An inter-regional knock-out competition to establish television's top team of dogs.

Judged by Stanley Dangerfield.
The Personality Dog of the Day chosen by a guest celebrity
Introduced by Brian Johnston.
Heat 3 on May 6, between West Country (North) and West Country (South)


Judge: Stanley Dangerfield
Presenter: Brian Johnston
Producer: Bill Wright

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
Sport - Music - People
Cinema - Theatre - Argument
with Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith, Noel Harrison and Hugo D'Alton.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Singer/guitarist: Noel Harrison
Mandolinist: Hugo D'Alton
Producer: Alasdair Milne

: The Two Charleys: Episode 3: Canteen Capers

Proving once again that 'There's no Business like Show Business'
[Starring] Charlie Chester and Eleanor Summerfield


Script: Sheila Hodgson
Script: Allan Prior
Choreography: Sheila Holt
Choreography: Tom Gillis
Musical director: Frank Davison
Designer: Charles Lawrence
Producer: Dennis Main Wilson
Charlie Charles: Charlie Chester
Ethel Charles: Eleanor Summerfield
Belle: June Cunningham
Sidney: Danny Green
Mr. Ellison: Charles Leno
Violet: Peggyann Clifford
Mr. Ford-Hunter-Ford: Frederick Piper
Jessie: Polly Adams
Marlene: Susan Westerby
Pianist: Frank Davison

: Sportsview

Peter Dimmock introduces Sportsview, Television's sports magazine for the family.
Tonight's programme includes:
The Greyhound Television Trophy
The second heat of a £3,000 event organised by the National Greyhound Racing Society and televised direct from Bellevue, Manchester.


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Editor: Paul Fox
Editor: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: Bryan Cowgill

: Make Mine Music

David Hughes says Make Mine Music and introduces Dickie Valentine, Adele Leigh, Armand and Anita, The George Mitchell Singers.


Singer/presenter: David Hughes
Singer: Dickie Valentine
Soprano: Adele Leigh
Dancers: Armand and Anita
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Material: David Whitaker
Designer: Audley Southcott
Producer: John Street

: A Soho Story

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: Viewpoint

A fortnightly programme with a Christian angle on problems, people and affairs of the day with George Reindorp, Provost of Southwark.


Presenter: George Reindorp
Producer: Vernon Sproxton

: Their World: 4: Touch and Location

A series of four programmes dealing with the senses of animals.
Introduced by W. E. Swinton. Ph.D.
Some members of the animal kingdom feel substances with one part of their body, others are touch sensitive all over. Touch is only one of the senses used by animals moving about in their own world. How do these find food at a distance and communicate with each other about where food is to be found? How do bats avoid obstacles in the dark? How do birds find their way on migration, and how does a dog find its way home?
From the BBC's West of England studio


Presenter: W. E. Swinton.
Guest speaker: John Carthy, Ph.D.
Film editor: John Merritt
Designer: Desmond Chinn
Producer: Winwood Reade

: News Summary

followed by Weather and Close Down

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