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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, Sutton Coldfield only)

(to 13.15)

: 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

: Wimbledon: Lawn Tennis Championships: Third day

BBC Outside Broadcast Units cover the day's play direct from the All England Club.


Commentator: Dan Maskell
Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: Michael Henderson
Television presentation: Humphrey Fisher
Television presentation: Douglas Fleming
Television presentation: Innes Lloyd

: For the Schools: Science and Life: Transport and Communications: 9: Seeing by Echoes

"B Line 422 from London Radar you are clear of outbound traffic. Turn right heading zero 9 zero. You have 26 miles to go to the Watford Range".
From Air Traffic Control one of the radar controllers talks to the pilot of an incoming airliner. Today's programme shows how radar and radio are used to help transport.
Introduced by Arthur Garratt and Pat Hansford.
(BBC recording)
(Repeated on Tuesday at 11.20 a.m.)


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

: Children's Television presents: The Magic Jug

A film from Czechoslovakia.

Maria was a little girl who was kind to an old beggar woman. In return she gave Maria's jug a magic power which had some very strange results.
Story spoken by Johnny Morris.

(Previously shown on August 4, 1958)


Narrator: Johnny Morris
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: Children's Television: Survival at Sea

A ship meets disaster and the crew scramble on to inflated rubber rafts. They are literally 'living on air'. How will they survive? This film shows you what happened to them.
(Previously televised on April 11)

: News Headlines; Sports News; The Weather

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

: Wimbledon: Lawn Tennis Championships

The final transmission of the day direct from Wimbledon.

: The Thin Man: The Case of the Missing Murder

A film starring Peter Lawford as 'Nick', Phyllis Kirk as 'Nora' with 'Asta' the dog.

Is Nick suffering from hallucinations? Nora and the police think so when he tells them what happened when a lovely, unknown girl came to see him.


Nick: Peter Lawford
Nora: Phyllis Kirk
Himself: Asta the dog

: News Summary

and Cricket: close of play scores

: Great Moments in Sport: The Big Punch

Introduced by Peter Wilson.
Tonight: The Big Punch
A programme no boxing fan should miss. See what a knockout punch means to a champion. See Joe Louis, Tony Zale, Rocky Graziano, Tony Canzoneri, and Freddie Mills in some of their greatest fights.
A Sportsview Unit production


Presenter: Peter Wilson
Written and edited by: Leslie Kettley
Presented by: A.P. Wilkinson

: The Common Room: 6: Rocket to the Moon and Back

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
Director: Patrick Dromgoole
Producer: Andrew Osborn
Mr. Dobbs: Henry Oscar
Mr. Vaughan: Ballard Berkeley
Mr. Herrick: William Devlin
Mr. Crabb: Norman Pierce
Miss Pendrit: Joan Young
Miss Lewis: Janet Bruce
Miss Judkins: Ellen McIntosh
Mr. Driscoll: Peter Halliday
Mrs. Hamer: Gillian Lind
Mr. Cribble: John Barrett
Mr. Scunthorpe: Roderick Cook
Mr. Broome: Willoughby Goddard

: A-Z: S

Alan Melville takes you from A-Z through the world of entertainment.

This week's programme deals with Letter 'S' and is produced by Bryan Sears.
Artists include:
Phil Silvers in a specially recorded interview, Anne Shelton, Phyllis Sellick and Cyril Smith, Sooty and of course Harry Corbett.
(See page 4)


Presenter/Script: Alan Melville
Producer: Bryan Sears
Interviewee: Phil Silvers
Singer: Anne Shelton
Pianist: Phyllis Sellick
Pianist: Cyril Smith
Puppeteer (Sooty): Harry Corbett
Research: Therese McHugh
Based on an idea by: Wolf Mankowitz
Choreography: Paddy Stone
Designer: Tony Abbott
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson

: Men of Action: 4: Operation Cheese

by Lieutenant-General Sir Brian Horrocks.
In these programmes General Horrocks tells the story of men who have lived dangerously.

Operation Cheese led by Odd-Kjell Starheim
When the Germans overran Norway in 1940 Starheim escaped to Britain to take part in the fight for his country's freedom. With two friends, he got away to Aberdeen in a twenty-one-foot boat, to join the Norwegian branch of the Special Operations Executive, and after training returned to his native land at the beginning of 1941 as chief organiser of the Resistance movement in South-West Norway. The group's activities were given the code-name 'Operation Cheese'.
The story that General Horrocks has to tell is of unflagging heroism under the constant danger of capture, torture, and death; of narrow escapes from the Gestapo; and of at least one major contribution to the Allied cause.


Presenter: Lieutenant-General Sir Brian Horrocks
Film Editor: Ian Callaway
Director: Therese Denny
Producer: Huw Wheldon

: Look Here's Alma

Alma Cogan singing songs for you.
Accompanied by Stan Foster and his Music


Singer: Alma Cogan
Musicians: Stan Foster and his Music
Presented by: Francis Essex

: Living with Danger: 8: The Higher the Fewer

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

The story of the men who work at heights in building and engineering.
(Previously televised on August 15, 1958)


Commentator: Noel Johnson
Photography: John Turner
Written, produced, and edited by: Maurice Harvey

: Facts and Figures: Cricket and Cotton

Two summer subjects in the news. The Lancashire cotton industry has gone a long way down since the days when it clothed the world. Is cricket also in decline?


Compiled by: Frank Blackaby
Charts designed and animated by: Alfred Wurmser
Described by: Jack de Manio
Presented by: Michael Bowes

: Late Night Final

Evening Prayers conducted by Dr. Donald Soper.


Presenter: Dr. Donald Soper

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