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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 13.15)

: For the Schools: Science and Life: Transport and Communications: 3: The Motor Car

Steam transport on the roads faced bitter opposition from hostile stagecoach and railway owners, and the problems of weight of engine, refuelling, and poor roads delayed progress.
The invention of the internal combustion engine provided a new stimulus to road vehicles, and led to the development of the motor car as we know it.
Introduced by Arthur Garratt.
(Repeated next Tuesday at 11.20 a.m.)


Presenter: Arthur Garratt
Illustrator: Alfred Wurmser
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

: Association Football: England v. Italy

(See above)
(to 16.45 app.)

Outside Broadcast cameras cover the whole of today's match direct from the Empire Stadium, Wembley

Music provided by the Bands of the 1st Greenjackets (43rd and 52nd) and 2nd Greenjackets (K.R.R.C.) by permission of the Commanding Officers


Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Television Presentation: Peter Webber
Musicians: Band of the 1st Greenjackets
Musicians: Band of the 2nd Greenjackets

: Children's Television presents: The Wonder Walking Stick

A story from Arabia.
A young boy works hard for his greedy master until he meets an old magician and then his fortune changes.
A Russian cartoon film.

: Children's Television: It Happened to Me

Richard Hearne tells Hywel Davies how he came to be Mr. Pastry, and the many adventures into which this scatterbrained old man has led him.
(BBC recording previously shown on the evening of January 6)


Interviewee: Richard Hearne
Interviewer: Hywel Davies
Film Editor: Fred Senior
Production Assistant: Charles Clifford
Production: James Buchan

: 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 3: West Country (North) v. West Country (South)

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 4 on May 20, between London (North-West) and London (South-East))


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

: Tonight

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


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Singer/guitarist: Noel Harrison
Mandolist: Hugo D'Alton
Producer: Alasdair Milne

: News Summary

and Cricket: close of play scores

: The Two Charleys: Episode 5: Ay, Ay, Campers

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


Choreography: Sheila Holt
Choreography: Tom Gillis
Musical director: Frank Davison
Script: Sheila Hodgson
Script: Allan Prior
Designer: Charles Lawrence
Producer: Dennis Main Wilson
Charlie Charles: Charlie Chester
Ethel Charles: Eleanor Summerfield
Blink: Arnold Marle
Catchyside: Raymond Rollett
Joe Thistlethwaite: Billy Percy
Sally Samson: Marcia Ashton
Freddy: Robin Ford
Mother: Rita Webb
Small boy: Michael Hammond
Steward: Teddy Green
Judy: Barbara Evans

: Sportsview

Peter Dimmock introduces Sportsview

Tonight's programme includes:

The Greyhound Television Trophy Final
Six of Britain's leading greyhounds compete for a first prize of £1,000 and the Greyhound Television Trophy at West Ham Stadium, London.
Association Football: England v. Italy
An edited recording of this afternoon's Outside Broadcast at the Empire Stadium, Wembley.

(See page 11)


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

: Face to Face

John Freeman Face to Face with Dame Edith Sitwell
"... the most remarkable and beautiful human object I had ever seen..." (Cecil Beaton)
"I doubt whether any child was ever more mismanaged by her parents. They failed entirely to comprehend the sort of being who was in process of flowering before their eyes". (Osbert Sitwell)


Interviewer: John Freeman
Interviewee: Dame Edith Sitwell
Drawings: Feliks Topolski
Producer: Hugh Burnett

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Face to Faith (...Moss, Waugh, Sitwell, Russell and Jung) 22 March 2017

: Make Mine Music

David Hughes says Make Mine Music and introduces Margo Henderson, John Slater, Teddy Scholten, The George Mitchell Singers.


Presenter/singer: David Hughes
Singer: Margo Henderson
Performer: John Slater
Singer: Teddy Scholten
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Orchestra conductor: Eric Robinson
Material: David Whitaker
Designer: Audley Southcott
Producer: John Street

: Bristol Fashion

A Party Political Broadcast on behalf of the Labour Party.
A new story from an old city with a postscript by Barbara Castle, M.P.


Postscript: Barbara Castle

: 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

: Weather and: Politics Isn't Everything

A Party Political Broadcast on behalf of the Conservative and Unionist Party by Dr. the Rt. Hon. Charles Hill, M.P., Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.
(Recording of the broadcast at 9.15 p.m. in the Home Service)

(Sound only)

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Speaker (Politics Isn't Everything): Dr. the Rt. Hon. Charles Hill

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