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.
(BBC recording of the programme shown on May 6)
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)
by Charles Dickens
Adapted in eight parts by John Keir Cross
[Starring] Mervyn Johns, Margaretta Scott and Peter Wyngarde
(BBC recording, first broadcast in 1957)
For the Very Young
Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children and invites them to join in songs and games.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Narrator/Script, music, and settings:
Dress Sense Competition: Regional Final - No. 4 from Cardiff
Judged by Ailsa Garland, 'Owen', Ben Roberts.
With Doreen Stephens, Editor, Women's Programmes in the chair.
Introduced by Alun Williams.
A film tour of the province made in Italy.
3.30 Dress Sense Competition: Welsh Regional Result
Judge (Dress Sense Competition):
Judge (Dress Sense Competition):
Chairman (Dress Sense Competition):
Presenter (Dress Sense Competition):
Director (Dress Sense Competition):
When a heavy shower comes on the little animals help each other to find shelter, not only from the rain, but also from other dangers.
A Russian cartoon film.
John Gilpin of London's Festival Ballet and Carla Fracci of La Scala, Milan.
Introduced by Peggy van Praagh.
In Cha-Cha-Cha, Polka and Le Spectre de la Rose
The Pro Arte Orchestra
(Leader, Raymond Cohen)
Conductor, Maurits Sillem
(John Gilpin appears by arrangement with the Director General of London's Festival Ballet)
Choreography (Le Spectre de la Rose):
Music (Le Spectre de la Rose):
The Pro Arte
An outside broadcast from his home in Northamptonshire, where you meet the well-known naturalist and his family and see on film something of the worldwide expeditions he has made in search of wild life.
Introduced by Barrie Edgar.
News from Wales: 6.15-6.20
(On transmitters serving the areas:)
A weekly 'Do It Yourself' programme with Barry Bucknell.
Making a garden shed
Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
Sport - Music - People
Cinema -Theatre - Argument
This week, Cy Grant.
and Cricket: close of play scores
A weekly school report
Written by Frank Muir and Denis Norden
[Starring] Professor Jimmy Edwards
With Arthur Howard
See page 4
Incidental music composed and conducted by:
Masters - Mr. Halliforth:
Masters - Mr. Snaith:
Masters - Mr. Posford:
Masters - Mr. Tuppington:
Masters - Mr. Ramsay:
Boys of the Lower Third - Phipps:
Boys of the Lower Third - Crombie:
Boys of the Lower Third - Phillpott:
Boys of the Lower Third - Hotchkiss:
Boys of the Lower Third - Rawlinson:
Boys of the Lower Third - Harper:
Written and produced by John Elliot
A story about a group of young people who go for new music, live in new homes, face a new world.
With the Storyville Jazzmen and the Roy Speller Six.
(John Elliot writes on page 7)
The Roy Speller
Composer (Roundabout theme tune):
Raymond Baxter reports.
Sqdn.-Ldr. S.J. Hubbard, D.F.C., A.F.C., flying in the supersonic record-breaking Fairey Delta II, shows how aerodynamic theories and wind-tunnel tests are checked in actual flight at speeds of over 1,000 miles per hour.
From the Royal Aircraft Establishment, Bedford
See page 5
Research and treatment:
Shirley Abicair sings with her zither songs from the Snowy Mountains accompanied by the Ike Isaacs Group.
The Ike Isaacs
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.
Alyn Ainsworth and the BBC Northern Dance
With hire purchase restrictions off, and Purchase Tax down in the Budget, there is a boom in buying goods for the home. But what do we think it most important to buy-a washing-machine or a television set, a refrigerator or a car? And what do they think in America and Russia?
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