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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)

(to 13.15)

: 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

: Wimbledon: Lawn Tennis Championships: Fourth 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: Spotlight: Question Time

The Panel: John Freeman, Alan Gibson, Richard Goold-Adams
Chairman, Robert Reid
The Questioners: Spotlight viewers from Parliament Hill comprehensive Girls School, Highgate, and Tolworth Secondary Bilateral School, Surbiton.


Panellist: John Freeman
Panellist: Alan Gibson
Panellist: Richard Goold-Adams
Chairman: Robert Reid
Presented by: Ivan Gilman

: Children's Television presents: Blue Peter

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

Working with Wood shown by Owen Williams.

The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck: Part 2
A story by Beatrix Potter with the original pictures.

What the Brownies Do: 1
Jean Francis introduces the first of a new series.


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Presenter: Leila Williams
Item presenter (Working with Wood): Owen Williams
Author (The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck): Beatrix Potter
Item presenter (What the Brownies Do): Jean Francis
Producer: John Hunter Blair

: Children's Television: Champion the Wonder Horse: Canyon of Wanted Men

There's trouble afoot when bad men plot to seize Champion's herd, but when the gangsters kidnap Ricky as well they betray their scheme. The alarm is given and Champion and his friends swing into action.


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 announces this week's prizewinners and helps you with your picture-making.
Picture Gallery: My Ambition

(The Sketch Club Exhibition is now at Belfast Museum and Art Gallery and at Heffer's Art Gallery, Cambridge)


Presenter/Artist: Adrian Hill
Presented by: Gordon Murray

: News Headlines; Sports News; The Weather

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

: Wimbledon: Lawn Tennis Championships

The final transmission of the day direct from Wimbledon.

: Killer on Horseback

Starring Rod Cameron.
A man is attacked and robbed in the desert. The police are called in and find the only clue is a hoof mark in the sand.
A film in the Star Choice series


Trooper Rod Blake: Rod Cameron

: News Summary

and Cricket: close of play scores

: The Phil Silvers Show: Bilko's Allergy

Starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko.

When Bilko develops violent fits of sneezing and coughing he knows he is allergic to something. This doesn't worry him until he is told what he's allergic to-it's playing cards. And for Bilko this is something not to be sneezed at.


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: Top Town Tournament: Last Quarter Final: Ealing v. Rhyl

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 - H. Robinson, O.B.E.,j.p., Chairman of Newtownabbey Urban District Council
Birmingham - Councillor F. W. Parrott, j.p., Mayor of Stratford-upon-Avon
Exeter - Alderman C Woodland, Mayor of Exeter
Glasgow - Provost Adam Russell of Hamilton
Newcastle - Sir James Duff, D.C.L., Mayor of Durham
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 (Belfast): H. Robinson
Panellist (Birmingham): Councillor F. W. Parrott
Panellist (Exeter): Alderman C Woodland
Panellist (Glasgow): Provost Adam Russell
Panellist (Newcastle): Sir James Duff
Musicians: Alyn Ainsworth and the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Organist: Jimmy Leach
Research: Ronnie Lane
Producer: Barney Colehan

: The Withered Look of Summer

by Douglas Rae.
Starring Patricia Heneghan and Kevin Stoney
The action takes place in Daphne's flat is London.


Writer: Douglas Rae
Designer: Frederick Knapman
Producer: Michael Leeston-Smith
Myra: Patricia Heneghan
A girl: June Vivian
Michael: Gordon Whiting
Daphne: Sally Lewis
Trevor: Kevin Stoney
Art Experts: Nicholas Grimshaw
Art Experts: James Plunket
Lecturer: Henry Beaufoy Milton
Philip: David Aylmer

: Sea and Ships: The St. Lawrence Seaway

(See foot of page and page 3)

Introduced by the Prime Minister of Canada The Rt. Hon. John Diefenbaker, Q.C.
Narrator, Robert McKenzie

The St. Lawrence Seaway is one of the greatest construction projects of all time. It took 22,000 men over four years to build it and the great hydro-electric scheme. It cost more than 1,000 million Canadian and American dollars: its seven great new locks are capable of handling 80% of the world's shipping; and the 1,200 miles from Montreal to Port Arthur it opens up forms the longest fresh-water seaway in the world.

(A BBC West Region Film Unit Production made with the National Film Board of Canada)


Narrator: Robert McKenzie
Introduced by: John Diefenbaker
Writer/Producer: Ian Curtis
Film Editor: Constance Dunn
Photography: Dennis Towler
Additional material by: Michael Lewis
Sound Recordist: Robert Newman

: Michelangeli

The celebrated Italian pianist makes his British television debut.
Chopin: Sonata No. 2, in B flat minor Op. 35 (Funeral March)


Pianist: Michelangeli
Presented by: Walter Todds

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