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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: 5: The Story of the Telegraph

The place: Paddington Station
The time: 1844
Sergeant Williams of the railway police, acting on information sent over the new electrical telegraph between Slough and Paddington, was waiting at the barrier to follow and later arrest a suspected murderer. The electrical telegraph had achieved fame.
Introduced by Arthur Garratt.
(BBC recording)
(Repeated on Tuesday at 11.20 a.m.)


Presenter: Arthur Garratt
Illustrator: Tony Hart
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

: Mainly for Women: Wednesday Magazine

A topical diversion.
John Witty introduces people and events of the day on film and in the studio.
With a story from Judy Campbell.
(to 15.30)


Presenter: John Witty
Storyteller: Judy Campbell
Director: Richard Gilbert
Producer: Lorna Pegram

: Children's Television: The Lenny the Lion Show

Presenting Lenny the Lion with Terry Hall, Sheila Buxton
Special Guest Artists: The Piero Brothers

(Bert Hayes is appearing at the Butlin's Hotels, Cliftonville)


Ventriloquist: Terry Hall
Singer: Sheila Buxton
Jugglers: The Piero Brothers
Music: The Bert Hayes Sextet
Script: Frank Roscoe
Designer: Marilyn Roberts
Producer: Johnny Downes

: Children's Television: Thursday's Children

A film about the Royal School for the Deaf at Margate.
Written and directed by Guy Brenton and Lindsay Anderson.
"Thursday's child has far to go..."
(First shown on May 4)


Writer/Director: Guy Brenton
Writer/Director: Lindsay Anderson
Narrator: Richard Burton

: 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

Recent arrivals and children's farm make this week's News from the Zoos.
An outside broadcast from the grounds of Edinburgh Zoo.
Zoo Correspondent, James Fisher


Zoo Correspondent: James Fisher
Presented by: Alan Rees
Series edited by: Nicholas Crocker

: Tonight

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


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

: News Summary

and Cricket: close of play scores

: Sportsview

Peter Dimmock introduces Sportsview Television's sports magazine for the family.
Tonight's programme includes:

International Football: England v. Mexico
A special film report of the third match in England's tour of America.
Amateur Boxing: European Championships
From Lucerne, Switzerland.


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Commentator (Amateur Boxing): Harry Carpenter
Editor: Paul Fox
Editor: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: Bryan Cowgill

: The Common Room: 2: Of Books and Tins

A series of plays for television by Leo Lehman
[Starring] William Devlin, Gillian Lind, Henry Oscar, Ballard Berkeley

The action takes place in and around the Richard Pater School.


Writer: Leo Lehman
Designer: John Cooper
Producer: Andrew Osborn
Mr. Crabb: Norman Pierce
Mr. Vaughan: Ballard Berkeley
Mrs. Hamer: Gillian Lind
Miss Lewis: Janet Bruce
Mr. Driscoll: Peter Halliday
Miss Judkins: Ellen McIntosh
Mr. Dobbs: Henry Oscar
Mrs. Dobbs: Freda Bamford
Andy Lowe: Sidney Arnold
Mr. Herrick, the Headmaster: William Devlin
Glover: Barry MacGregor

: A-Z: Q

Alan Melville takes you from A-Z through the world of entertainment.
This week's programme deals with Letter Q and is produced by Bryan Sears.
Artists include:
The quartet of Tony Kinsey
Quatermass discussed by the author, Nigel Kneale
The Questors Theatre and its founder, Alfred Emmet
The music of Roger Quilter and The Eleven-Plus Quiz
(Tony Kinsey and his Quartet are appearing at the Flamingo Club, London)


Presenter/script: Alan Melville
Producer: Bryan Sears
Musicians: The Tony Kinsey Quartet
Interviewee: Nigel Kneale
Interviewee: Alfred Emmet
Research: Therese McHugh
Based on an idea by: Wolf Mankowitz
Choreography: Paddy Stone
Designer: Tony Abbott
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson

: Face to Face

John Freeman brings you Face to Face with Lord Boothby, K.B.E.
"A full life I can at least claim to have had-with perhaps rather more than my fair share of ups and downs. If I have not been unduly elated by the former or cast down by the latter, it is because I had the luck to meet a number of the great and the successful at a comparatively early age: and I did not find that they were particularly happy".


Interviewer: John Freeman
Interviewee: Lord Boothby
Drawings: Feliks Topolski
Producer: Hugh Burnett

: Amateur Boxing: European Championships: Quarter Finals

From Lucerne, Switzerland.


Commentator: Harry Carpenter

: Late Night Final

Evening Prayers conducted by Dr. Donald Soper.


Conductor: Dr. Donald Soper

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