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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

Spotlight on People-Places-Problems in the news.
There will be no programme next week. The subject for May 28 will be announced earlier that week.


Producer: Ivan Gilman

: Mainly for Women

Family Affairs

Camera on Holiday
John Chillingworth shows how to make the most of your camera and bring back family snapshots that really catch the holiday mood.

Children on Bicycles
Untrained cyclists on the roads today endanger their own and other people's lives. National and local Road Safety Officers show how they can help parents to teach children to cycle safely.
Introduced by Elisabeth Beresford.

3.15 Orson Welles's Sketchbook
In which he looks back at his early days as an actor.
(BBC film)
(First shown April 24, 1955)

(to 15.30)


Presenter (Family Affairs): Elisabeth Beresford
Item presenter (Camera on Holiday): John Chillingworth
Arranged by (Family Affairs): Brenda Horsfield
Director (Family Affairs): Beryl Radley
Presenter (Orson Welles's Sketchbook): Orson Welles
Producer (Orson Welles's Sketchbook): Huw Wheldon

: Children's Television presents: Blue Peter

A weekly programme for younger viewers.
Introduced by Christopher Trace and Leila Williams.

The Story of San Marco
A scale model serial.

Jean and Frank: 4: Flying a Kite
Stories of some American children.


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Presenter: Leila Williams
Producer: John Hunter Blair

: Children's Television: Champion the Wonder Horse: Mystery Mountain

(See top of page)

There is laughter in the valley when Dodsworth, a boy scholar from the city, comes to stay with Ricky (left) [photo]. Dodsworth is mighty smart about geology and gold mines but not so smart about horses. Champion, a hold-up, and a race to the rescue combine to teach him a lesson.


The Wonder Horse: null Champion
Rebel, the dog: null Blaze
Ricky North: Barry Curtis
Uncle Sandy: Jim Bannon

: Children's Television: Out of Doors

A monthly look at the countryside.
Introduced by Bruce Campbell.

The Woodland Scene

Flower of the Month

Foxes, tame and wild with Walter Flesher

Club Room
With Leslie Jackman answering young viewers' questions and setting a picture quiz.

From the BBC's West of England studio


Presenter: Bruce Campbell
Item presenter (Foxes, tame and wild): Walter Flesher
Item presenter (Club Room): Leslie Jackman
Producer: Christopher Parsons

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

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

: The Phil Silvers Show: Bilko's Vampire

Starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko.
(Previously shown last Monday)


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
Sport - Music - People - Cinema - Theatre - Argument
with Macdonald Hastings and this week, Cy Grant.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Singer/guitarist: Cy Grant
Producer: Alasdair Milne

: News Summary

and Cricket: close of play scores

: The Jack Benny Show

A new film series starring an old favourite, Jack Benny.
Jack plays his violin in the middle of the night and is arrested for disturbing the peace. The outlook is black indeed when he comes before a very bad-tempered judge whose sleep was ruined by the nocturnal recital.


Star/Comedian: Jack Benny

: Top Town Tournament: First Quarter Final: Aberdeen v. Leeds

A friendly battle of entertainment for the Top Town Television Trophy of 1959.
Introduced by David Jacobs.

Presented before 25 Judges in BBC studios throughout the British Isles.
Panel Chairmen:
Belfast - Alderman W.F. Bryson, M.B.E., D.L., J.P., Mayor of Enniskillen
Birmingham - Councillor J.C. Homer, J.P., Mayor of Wolverhampton
Bristol - Councillor H.D. Roberts, Mayor of Bath
Cardiff - Councillor Evan Edwards, J.P., Mayor of the Rhondda
London - Councillor R.H. Bryant, J.P., Mayor of Hastings
Alyn Ainsworth and the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Jimmy Leach at the electronic organ
From the BBC's North of England television studio
(See page 4)


Presenter: David Jacobs
Panellist (Belfast): Alderman W.F. Bryson
Panellist (Birmingham): Councillor J.C. Homer
Panellist (Bristol): Councillor H.D. Roberts
Panellist (Cardiff): Councillor Evan Edwards
Panellist (London): Councillor R.H. Bryant
Musicians: Alyn Ainsworth and the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Organist: Jimmy Leach
Research: Ronnie Lane
Producer: Barney Colehan

: Science Is News

Television reports on discoveries in science, medicine, and industry which are changing our world.
Introduced by David Attenborough.
A regular fortnightly series


Presenter: David Attenborough
Diagrams: Alfred Wurmser
Producer: James McCloy

: Dark Possession

by Gore Vidal
[Starring] Pamela Brown
(See top of page)

The author of tonight's play is one of the foremost television playwrights in America today, and in "Dark Pilgrimage" he has written a gripping and unusual thriller. Set in the New Hampshire home of General Bell in the year 1911, it is built around the General's three daughters, Emily, Charlotte and Ann. Charlotte's husband has been murdered some time before the play opens, and although the case was then though to have been solved, Charlotte has been receiving a number of anonymous letters accusing her of being a murderess...


Writer: Gore Vidal
Producer: Barbara Burnham
Designer: Roy Oxley
Charlotte Bell Wheeler: Pamela Brown
Mrs. Wicks: Marda Vanne
Emily Bell: Anne Blake
Ann Bell: Greta Watson
General Bell: William Sherwood
Dr. Roger Waring: Ronald Hines
Mr. Weston: Anthony Baird

: Lifeline: The Mongoloid Child

One child in every 700 born in Britain today is a mongol. Mongolism is a common form of mental deficiency presenting a picture of delayed physical and mental development. Recent research suggests that this condition is caused by a defect in the chromosome balance within the human cell. The significance of this and the well-being and upbringing of these children is discussed by a consultant psychiatrist, L. S. Penrose, M.D., F.B.S., Professor of Eugenics, University College, London and a Medical Superintendent of a Mental Deficiency Hospital.


Panellist: L. S. Penrose
Panellist: A Medical Superintendent of a Mental Deficiency Hospital [name uncredited]
Producer: Hugh Burnett

: Jazz Session

The Dill Jones Trio
Dill Jones (piano), Malcolm Cecil (bass), Denny Craig (drums)
Guest artists: Jo Searle and Tommy Whittle
(BBC recording previously broadcast July 9, 1957)


Pianist: Dill Jones
Bassist: Malcolm Cecil
Drummer: Denny Craig
Singer: Jo Searle
Saxophonist: Tommy Whittle
Presented by: Christian Simpson

: News Summary

followed by Weather; Road Works Report and Close Down

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