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: Beunydd

Bwrw golwg dros bynciau'r dydd mewn sgwrs a ffilm chyfle i gwrdd a rhai sy'n amlwg yn y newyddion.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)
(to 13.15)

: For the Schools: The Insect World: 2: Honey Bees

by Dr. Colin Butler.
Honey bees are social insects and live together in a family. Today's programme illustrates the life of a hive and the many and varied duties of the members of the colony.
(BBC recording)
(Repeated on Friday at 11.20 a.m.)


Presenter: Dr. Colin Butler
Producer: Eric Simms

: 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

Domestic Forum
Viewers' questions answered spontaneously by Mary Reynolds, Rosemary MacRobert, Molly Weir, Robert Beatty.
In the chair, Ruth Drew

3.15 Keep Fit with Eileen Fowler
From the BBC's Midland television studio
A pamphlet giving notes on these exercises (price 2s. 6d.) and a folder for Women's Television Notes (price 2s. 6d.) post free, may be obtained from [address removed]. Please send a crossed postal order - not stamps.

(to 15.30)


Panellist (Domestic Forum): Mary Reynolds
Panellist (Domestic Forum): Rosemary MacRobert
Panellist (Domestic Forum): Molly Weir
Panellist (Domestic Forum): Robert Beatty
Chairman (Domestic Forum): Ruth Drew
Producer (Domestic Forum)/Arranged by (Keep Fit): Ann Shead
Exerciser (Keep Fit): Eileen Fowler
Music arranged and played by (Keep Fit): Helen Shields
Presented by (Keep Fit): Desmond O'Leary

: Children's Television presents: The Monkey Who Would Be King

An old Chinese tale told on film.
(Previously shown on March 18, 1958)

: Children's Television: Focus

Vera McKechnie introduces Your Monday Magazine.

Man on the Move
Lord Brabazon talks to Peter West.
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The Story of Fashion: The Edwardians
by Cecile Hummel.

Escape Club: 2: Third Man Out
Oliver Philpot and Brigadier Ebsworth

How to Impersonate your Favourite Star
Peter Cavanagh

The Ted Taylor Four

School Shields

Current Film Releases

Stamp Collection

Zodiac Quiz


Presenter: Vera McKechnie
Interviewee (Man on the Move): Lord Brabazon
Interviewer (Man on the Move): Peter West
Item presenter (The Story of Fashion): Cecile Hummel
Item presenter (Escape Club): Oliver Philpot
Item presenter (Escape Club): Brigadier Ebsworth
Impressionist (How to Impersonate your Favourite Star): Peter Cavanagh
Musicians: The Ted Taylor Four
Producer: Leonard Chase

: 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 Burns and Allen Show: The Right People

Starring George Burns and Gracie Allen in the film The Right People

Ronnie shows interest in a society girl, but her mother disapproves - until Gracie steps in. Then she is determined to make Ronnie her son-in-law.


Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
Sport - Music - People
Cinema - Theatre - Argument
with Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith and, this week, Cy Grant


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Singer/Guitarist: Cy Grant
Producer: Alasdair Milne

: News Summary

and Cricket: close of play scores

: 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
Script and research: Peter Moore
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

: The Infamous John Friend: Episode 4

by Mrs R.S. Garnett
Dramatised for television in eight episodes by A.R. Rawlinson
[Starring] William Lucas as John Friend
with Barry Foster, David Peel

The story so far:
Will is assigned to an important mission and Friend sees a way of tricking him into helping smuggle Sauvignac out of the country. Before they leave, Susan discovers that Friend is a French spy. He swears her to silence on pain of Will's death. Mrs. Friend learns of her husband's deception of Lord Mountstephen.


Author: Mrs. R.S. Garnett
Dramatised by: A.R. Rawlinson
Producer: Chloe Gibson
Designer: Fanny Taylor
William North: Barry Foster
Mr. Hunt: Peter Stephens
John Friend: William Lucas
Landlord of the 'Running Horse' Inn: Ivor Dean
Landlord's son: Michael Saunders
Francois Sauvignac: David Peel
Police Officer: Robert Algar
Sergeant: Stephen Scott
Landlady of the 'Crown' Inn: Vivien Merchant
Chambermaid: Pauline Keen
Customers of the 'Running Horse' Inn, constables, and soldiers: [artists uncredited]

: The Phil Silvers Show: Bilko's De Luxe Tour

Starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko.

Bilko takes a crowd of unsuspecting tourists on a 'luxury' coach trip. But in the end he himself is taken for a ride.


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
(BBC recording)
(Michael Holliday is appearing in Variety at the Gaumont Cinema, Cheltenham)


Singer: Michael Holliday
Musicians: Harry Hayward and his Music
Presented by: John Ammonds

: The Cinema Today: 3: Sweden

A series of programmes about film-making throughout the world.
Introduced by Derek Prouse.
With contributions from: Mai Zetterling, Max von Sydow, Harriet Andersson, Carl Anders Dymling, Marianne Hook, Lars Eric Kjellgren.
Also extracts from recent films including 'The Face', 'Swinging on a Rainbow', 'The Last Pair Out', 'Barabba', 'Wild Strawberries'.


Presenter: Derek Prouse
Interviewee: Mai Zetterling
Interviewee: Max von Sydow
Interviewee: Harriet Andersson
Interviewee: Carl Anders Dymling
Interviewee: Marianne Hook
Interviewee: Lars Eric Kjellgren
Produced for television by: Victor Poole

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