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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
A topical programme for older children.
(The subject for next week will be announced at the end of this programme)

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the Very Young
Charles E. Stidwill tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the picture
(BBC film)


Narrator: Charles E. Stidwill
Picture: Sam Williams
Picture: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: Mainly for Women

Family Affairs: Basking in the Sun
Diana Crutchley shows a child's sunsuit

A specialist advises on skin care in the sun

Brian Russell talks about sun glasses

Paul Jennings takes the family out in the sun

Introduced by Vera McKechnie.

3.10 Looking Ahead
Plans for the future in Women's Programmes with Joyce Bullen, Richard Gilbert,
Lorna Pegram, Beryl Radley, Ann Shead, Monica Sims
Introduced by Doreen Stephens, Editor, Women's Programmes
and A Competition for Holiday Snapshots
Full details and rules will be published in next week's Radio Times.

(to 15.30)


Item presenter (Family Affairs: Basking in the Sun): Diana Crutchley
Item presenter (Family Affairs: Basking in the Sun): A specialist [name uncredited]
Item presenter (Family Affairs: Basking in the Sun): Brian Russell
Item presenter (Family Affairs: Basking in the Sun): Paul Jennings
Presenter (Family Affairs: Basking in the Sun): Vera McKechnie
Producer (Family Affairs: Basking in the Sun)/speaker (Looking Ahead): Beryl Radley
Speaker (Looking Ahead): Joyce Bullen
Speaker (Looking Ahead): Richard Gilbert
Speaker (Looking Ahead): Lorna Pegram
Speaker (Looking Ahead): Ann Shead
Speaker (Looking Ahead): Monica Sims
Presenter (Looking Ahead): Doreen Stephens
Director (Looking Ahead): Brenda Horsfield

: 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.

The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher
A story by Beatrix Potter with the original pictures.


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Presenter: Leila Williams
Item presenter: Owen Williams
Author (The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher): Beatrix Potter
Producer: John Hunter Blair

: Children's Television: Champion the Wonder Horse

Ricky is learning to be a bugler at an army camp, but his musical efforts cause more laughter than action. When rustlers trap Champion, however, and Uncle Sandy is in a tight corner, it is the bugle that saves the day and the soldiers ride to the rescue.


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: In the Garden

(The Sketch Club Exhibition is now in Belfast Museum and Art Gallery)


Presenter/Artist: Adrian Hill
Presented by: Gordon Murray

: News Headlines; Sports News; Weather

On transmitters serving the areas:
6.10 News for Scotland, Northern Ireland. and the English Regions
News from Wales 6.15-6.20

: Sister Louise Goes to Town

[Starring] Teresa Wright
Sister Louise is a young nun who, though devoted to her calling, loves to take things into her own hands. The story revolves around a sum of money that Sister Louise inherits and her dream of repairing the convent building.
A film in the Star Choice series


Sister Louise: Teresa Wright

: Monday to Friday: This is Thursday

A magazine programme introduced by Charles Richardson, Roger Moffat with today:
Louie Ramsay, Nadia Cattouse, Nat Temple, Alex Sterling, Peter Jackson.


Presenter: Charles Richardson
Presenter: Roger Moffat
Performer: Louie Ramsay
Singer: Nadia Cattouse
Musician: Nat Temple
Performer: Alex Sterling
Performer: Peter Jackson
Producer: Christopher Doll

: News Summary

Cricket: close of play scores

: Top Town Tournament: Third Quarter Final: Carlisle v. St. Helier

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
Bangor - Alderman William Hughes, Mayor of Caernarvon
Belfast - Joseph Gray, J.P. Chairman of the Armagh Urban District Council
Dundee - Provost W. Johnston of Montrose
London - Councillor John Hayes, M.M., J.P., Mayor of Hammersmith
Nottingham - Alderman A. E. Whomsley, J.P., Mayor of Newark-on-Trent
Alyn Ainsworth and the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Jimmy Leach at the electronic organ
From the BBC's North of England television studio


Presenter: David Jacobs
Panellist (Bangor): Alderman William Hughes
Panellist (Belfast): Joseph Gray
Panellist (Dundee): Provost W. Johnston
Panellist (London): Councillor John Hayes
Panellist (Nottingham): Alderman A. E. Whomsley
Musicians: Alyn Ainsworth and the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Organist: Jimmy Leach
Research: Ronnie Lane
Producer: Barney Colehan

: The Bob Hope Show

Starring Bob Hope, Ginger Rogers, Jerry Colonna, Dodie (Pink Shoe Laces) Stevens, Les Brown and his Band of Renown
Special guest: Jack Benny
(A recorded programme)


Comedian/presenter: Bob Hope
Guest: Ginger Rogers
Entertainer: Jerry Colonna
Singer: Dodie (Pink Shoe Laces) Stevens
Musicians: Les Brown and his Band of Renown
Guest: Jack Benny

: 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

: Professional Boxing: Albert Carroll v. Terry Gill

The final eliminator for the British Welterweight Title.
(by arrangement with Ivor Barnard)
Commentator at the ringside, Harry Carpenter
From the Public Hall, Canning Town.


Boxer: Albert Carroll
Boxer: Terry Gill
Commentator: Harry Carpenter

: The Cinema Today: 4: India

A series of programmes about film-making throughout the world.
Introduced by Lindsay Anderson.
With scenes from recent films including 'Mother India', 'Father Panchali', 'Aparajito',
'Apu-Sansar', 'Pyaasa', 'Two Acres of Land'.


Presenter: Lindsay Anderson
Produced for television by: Victor Poole

: News Summary

followed by Weather; Road Works Report and Close Down

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