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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: 4: Flying

Introduced by Arthur Garratt.
(Repeated on Tuesday at 11.20 a.m.)


Presenter: Arthur Garratt
Illustrator: Alfred Wurmser
Producer: Donald Grattan

: Mainly for Women: Wednesday Magazine

A topical diversion with John Witty introducing people and events of the day on film and in the studio.
Napoleon in Love, R. F. Delderfield on his new book; Kippers and Caviare; the latest in U and Non-U; and a film of Bellringers at Baldock Parish Church with a story from Wilfred Pickles.
(to 15.30)


Presenter: John Witty
Guest: R. F. Delderfield
Storyteller: Wilfred Pickles
Director: Richard Gilbert
Producer: Lorna Pegram

: Children's Television: The Lenny the Lion Show

Presenting Lenny the Lion with Terry Hall, Jo Shelton, Leo Bassi and June, Raymond Rollett.
(Bert Hayes is appearing at the Butlin's Hotels, Cliftonville)


Ventriloquist: Terry Hall
Singer: Jo Shelton
Jugglers: Leo Bassi and June
Performer: Raymond Rollett
Music: The Bert Hayes Sextet
Scriptwriter: Frank Roscoe
Designer: Marilyn Roberts
Producer: Johnny Downes

: Children's Television: Night Ferry

A story on film of the train that crosses the English Channel every night.
(Previously shown on March 18, 1958)

: News for Scotland, Northern Ireland, and the English Regions

News from Wales: 6.15-6.20
(On transmitters serving the areas)

: News from the Zoos

Ducks in May make this week's News from the Zoos.
An outside broadcast from the Severn Wildfowl Trust at Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, with Peter Scott and Zoo Correspondent, James Fisher.


Presenter: Peter Scott
Zoo Correspondent: James Fisher
Presented by: Peter Bale
Series editor: Nicholas Crocker

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
Sport - Music - People
Cinema - Theatre - Argument
With Cy Grant and Hugo D'Alton.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Singer/guitarist: Cy Grant
Mandolist: Hugo D'Alton
Producer: Alasdair Milne

: News Summary

and Cricket: close of play scores

: The Two Charleys: Episode 6: Yours to Command

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


Script: David Whitaker
Script: Sheila Hodgson
Script: Allan Prior
Choreographer: Sheila Holt
Choreographer: Tom Gillis
Musical Director: Frank Davison
Designer: Charles Lawrence
Producer: Dennis Main Wilson
Charlie Charles: Charlie Chester
Ethel Charles: Eleanor Summerfield
Ma Baker: Dorothy Summers
Stage Manager: Billy Percy
Telegram boy: Richard Greenford
Television mechanic: Wally Patch
Marigold: Jennifer Phipps
Hugo Rumbold: John Colin
Tailor: Robert Lankesheer
Fashion expert: Fanny Carby
Mr. Percival: Hugh Paddick

: A-Z: P

Alan Melville takes you from A-Z through the world of entertainment.
This week's programme deals with Letter 'P' and is produced by Bryan Sears.
Artists include:
That popular personality Arthur Askey in an item about Pierrots and Playmates.
Eve Perrick, The well-known columnist.
Peter Pitt, Holland's famous magician.
Picasso the famous painter in a film excerpt (by arrangement with Films de France) and The music of Cole Porter with choreography by Paddy Stone.


Presenter/script: Alan Melville
Producer: Bryan Sears
Comedian (Pierrots and Playmates): Arthur Askey
Guest: Eve Perrick
Magician: Peter Pitt
Choreography: Paddy Stone
Research: Therese McHugh
Based on an idea by: Wolf Mankowitz
Designer: Tony Abbott
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson

: The Silent Sentinel

The story of radar - the electronic miracle which helped to win the second world war and now brings us echoes from the stars.
This American film - in the 20th Century series - pays tribute to the pioneering work of British scientists.


Narrator: Walter Cronkite
Produced for CBS Television by: Burton Benjamin

: Sportsview


The programme edited by: Paul Fox
The programme edited by: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: Bryan Cowgill

: The Road to Samarkand

Sir Fitzroy Maclean, Bt., M.P. the author of Eastern Approaches, takes a camera along The Road to Samarkand.
The film includes sequences of parts of Russian Turkestan never previously filmed by a European.
See page 4


Presenter: Sir Fitzroy Maclean
Film editor: Kenneth Bilton
Presented by: Therese Denny

: Living with Danger: 1: Delayed Action

A series of films about people who risk their lives in the course of their daily work.

The story of Bomb Disposal.
(Previously shown on August 22, 1958)


Photography: Peter Sargeant
Writer: Michael Orrom
Producer/Editor: Geoffrey Baines

: Late Night Final

Evening Prayers conducted by the Rev. John Huxtable.
Followed by Weather and Close Down


Presenter: The Rev. John Huxtable

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