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: Beunydd

Bwrw golwg dros bynclau'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.


Director: Peter Dunkley
Producer: Ivan Gilman

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the Very Young
(BBC film)

: Mainly for Women

Family Affairs

Travelling with children
Three mothers tell of orthodox and unorthodox methods of travelling with children by land, sea, and air.

Information on travel insurance

Introduced by Elisabeth Beresford.

3.15 Season's Best
Frances Perry shows this month's best value in flowers, fruit, and vegetables.

(to 15.30)


Presenter (Family Affairs): Elisabeth Beresford
Producer (Family Affairs): Beryl Radley
Presenter (Season's Best): Frances Perry
Director (Season's Best): Ann Shead

: Children's Television presents: Blue Peter

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

Owen Williams tells you about working with wood.

Jean and Frank: 6: A Surprise for Jean
Stories of some American children.


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Presenter: Leila Williams
Item presenter: Owen Williams
Producer: John Hunter Blair

: Children's Television: Champion the Wonder Horse: The Golden Hoax

A drama of a gold hunt in the West. 'Hard Luck', Ricky's old prospector pal, gets on the trail of some nuggets, only to discover they are being faked. The fakers throw 'Hard Luck' into a dynamited mine-but they have reckoned without Ricky, Champion and Rebel, who try to save him in a thrilling race against time.


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

: Children's Television: Sketch Club

with Adrian Hill who sets a subject, helps you with your picture-making, and announces this week's prizewinners.
Picture Gallery: Inn Signs


Presenter/artist: Adrian Hill
Presented by: Gordon Murray

: 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 De Luxe Tour

Starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko.


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore
with Macdonald Hastings and this week, Cy Grant


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

: News Summary

Cricket: close of play scores

: The Jack Benny Show

A new film series starring an old favourite Jack Benny.
This week's guest star: Oscar Levant
Jack becomes very bad-tempered and his long-suffering friends insist he has a medical check-up. But Oscar Levant practises psychiatry on him and gets to the root of the trouble before the doctor gets a look-in.


Himself: Jack Benny
Guest star: Oscar Levant

: Top Town Tournament: Second Quarter Final: New Brighton v. Southend-on-Sea

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

Presented before twenty-five judges in BBC studios throughout the British Isles.
Panel Chairmen:
Belfast - John H. Lindsay, Chairman of Antrim, Rural District Council
Edinburgh - Provost James R. Lawrie of Peebles
Norwich - Councillor Mrs. M. I. Sutherland, J.P., Mayor of Thetford
Southampton - Councillor W. J. Rothwell, Mayor of Salisbury
Swansea - Alderman Howard Davies , i.r., Mayor of Neath
Billy Ternent and his Orchestra
From the BBC's North of England television studio


Presenter: David Jacobs
Panellist (Belfast): John H. Lindsay
Panellist (Edinburgh): Provost James R. Lawrie
Panellist (Norwich): Councillor Mrs. M. I. Sutherland
Panellist (Southampton): Councillor W. J. Rothwell
Panellist (Swansea): Alderman Howard Davies
Musicians: Billy Ternent and his Orchestra
Research: Ronnie Lane
Producer: Barney Colehan

: The Jockey Club

Every year the British public bets a total of £300,000,000 on flat racing. This works out at £6 for every man, woman, and child in the country.
Flat racing is not only a sport-it is a vast industry. It is controlled by the Jockey Club, which was created in the eighteenth century and has hardly changed since.
Woodrow Wyatt asks whether it meets the needs of today-Does the punter get a fair deal-and how clean is racing? He talks to jockeys, trainers, owners, bookies, punters great and small, and the Stewards of the Jockey Club itself.
A programme on film devised and directed by Woodrow Wyatt


Presenter/deviser/director: Woodrow Wyatt

: A scene from How Say You?

A new comedy by Harold Brooke and Kay Bannerman.
[Starring] Kathleen Harrison, A. E. Matthews


Writer: Harold Brooke
Writer: Kay Bannerman
Designer: Anthony Holland
Director: John Counsell
Presented for television by: John Vernon
Usher to the Court: Frederick Keen
Clerk to the Court: John Line
George Lockwood: Duncan Lewis
Guy Stevens: Francis Matthews
Hubert Shannon: Derek Nimmo
Sidney Pudney: Leslie Dwyer
Pearl Hoskins: Jeanette Landis
Frances Pilbright: Ann Firbank
Gladys Pudney: Kathleen Harrison
Mr Justice Hadden: Malcolm Russell
A Police Constable: Michael Gartred
Mr Peebles: A.E. Matthews

: News

: 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

: Celebrity Recital

Mindru Katz, The brilliant young Rumanian pianist


Pianist: Mindru Katz
Presented by: Walter Todds

: News Summary

followed by Weather; Road Works Report and Close Down

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