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: Boreol Weddi

O Johnstown, Rhos
Ymunwn a'r gynulleidfa yn Eglwys y Santes Fair, Johnstown, Plwyf Rhosllannerchrugog, ger Wrecsam. Arweinir y gwasanaeth gan y Ficer, y Parch. J. Williams Jones
Corfeistr, Cliff Thedford
Organyddion, Phyllis Williams ac Arthur Ellis
Darllenir y Llithiau gan John Gilpin (Yr emynauallan o Emynau'r Eglwys) (Darlledir y gwasanaeth hwn hefyd ar Radio-Sain yn Rhaglen Cymru)
(Morning Service from St. Mary's Church, Johnstown, Rhos)
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield and Crystal Palace)
(to 12.00)


Unknown: Phyllis Williams
Unknown: Arthur Ellis
Unknown: John Gilpin

: O Sul I Sul

Newyddion am Gymru a Chymry.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield and Crystal Palace)

: Cefndir

Cyflwynir yr eitemau gan Aled Rhys Wiliam
Y rhaglen dan ofal T. Glynne Davies
(A monthly news magazine)
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield and Crystal Palace)


Unknown: Aled Rhys Wiliam

: The Weather Situation for farmers and growers; followed by Farming: The Royal Show

A special edition.
Introduced by John Cherrington.
(All transmitters)


Presenter/Commentator (Sheep): John Cherrington
Commentator (Cattle): John Cumber
Commentator (Pigs): Philip Wrixon
Commentator (Poultry Equipment): Dr. W.P. Blount
Commentator (Machinery): John Hawkins
Commentator (Produce): Richard Martyr
Commentator (Roving Commission): Hew Watt
Film Cameraman: Roy Fogwell
Film Cameraman: John Bird
Film Cameraman: W. Morris
Film Editor: Henry Fowler
Film Editor: Bill Brind
Producer: Hilary Phillips

: News Review

Seven Days in Twenty-Five Minutes
Recalling this week's outstanding events on film with personalities, reports, and expert analysis from studios at home and abroad.
Introduced by Robert Dougall.


Presenter: Robert Dougall

: Royal Progress

A journey made along the canals of Amsterdam on the occasion of the State Visit to Holland of His Majesty King Baudouin of Belgium.
Outside broadcast and film cameras of the Dutch and Belgian Television Services cover the Royal Route from the Town Hall to the Rijksmuseum, and show some of the world-famous paintings there.
(BBC recording of the programme presented by the Dutch Television Service last Wednesday)


Commentator (in Amsterdam): Alun Williams

: Homes on Wheels

A Way of Life?
A Social Necessity?
An Intolerable Eyesore?
More than a quarter of a million people live permanently in caravans. This programme gives an impression of residential caravan life, the kind of people who choose it, and the social problems they create.
Introduced by Tom Salmon direct from a Devon caravan site.
(BBC recording)
See page 4


Presenter: Tom Salmon
Film sequences: The West Region Film Unit
Producer: Peter Bale

: The Brains Trust

The members this week are: Sir Ifor Evans, Sylvia Thompson, Lord Taylor of Harlow, The Rev. Leslie Weatherhead Ph.D.
Question-Master, Sir John Wolfenden

(A sound recording can be heard in the Home Service on Tuesday at 4.0 p.m.)


Panellist: Sir Ifor Evans
Panellist: Sylvia Thompson
Panellist: Lord Taylor of Harlow
Panellist: The Rev. Leslie Weatherhead
Question-Master: Sir John Wolfenden
Producer: John Furness

: Zoo Quest in Paraguay: 5: Cactus Island in the Desert

David Attenborough continues his journey across the desolate plains and swamps of the Gran Chaco to visit one of the isolated patches of scrub and cactus that provide shelter for many of the Chaco animals.
(BBC recording, previously shown on April 17)


Presenter/Producer: David Attenborough
Filmed by: Charles Lagus
Film Editor: Robert Walter
Studio Direction: Brian Branston

: Brush Puppet Film

Pap's Puppets present their 'Brush Family'


Devised and produced by: Bill Luckwell
Devised and produced by: Paul Tabori
Director: Charles Frank

: The Golden Spur: Part 2

by Constance Cox.
A story of The Wars of the Roses.
A serial in six parts.


Writer: Constance Cox
Producer: Kevin Sheldon
Designer: Susan Spence
Film cameraman: Leonard Newson
Film editor: Valerie Best
Philip Fenton: Heron Carvic
Eleanor, his wife: Julie Webb
Tom Fenton: Edward Vaughan-Scott
Simon Chandler: Ronald Fraser
Gillian: Jill Tracey
Alice Chandler: Mary Miller
Humphrey: Alan Mason
David: Robert Aldous
Ralph: Terry Baker
Guy: Ronald Howe
The Earl of Warwick: Alan Judd
The Duke of Clarence: Donald Oliver
King Edward IV: Michael Kilgarriff
Richard of Gloucester: Oliver Reed

: Sunday Special: Once Upon a Time...

People commonly describe something they disbelieve as a 'fairy tale'. The Rev. Arthur Allen suggests that fairy tales may not be as 'untrue' as we think.
From the BBC's West of England television studio
(to 18.20)


Presenter: The Rev. Arthur Allen
Drawings: Brian Walker
Presented by: Kenneth Savidge

: Meeting Point: The Patience of Job

The story from the Bible as seen through the eyes of William Blake.
(Blake's etchings are shown by courtesy of the British Museum)


Music specially composed and played on the organ by: Fredric Bayco
Editor: Sue Pickwoad
The film produced and directed by: Cecil Lewis
God: Deryck Guyler
Job: Carleton Hobbs
Satan: Anthony Jacobs
Narrator: Cecil Lewis

: Whack-O!

Written by Frank Muir and Denis Norden.
A weekly school report.
[Starring] Professor Jimmy Edwards
with Arthur Howard
(BBC recording, previously shown on May 19)


Writer: Frank Muir
Writer: Denis Norden
Production: Douglas Moodie
Headmaster: Jimmy Edwards
Mr Pettigrew: Arthur Howard

: Excerpts from Tom Arnold's Brighton Ice Circus of 1959

with An International Cast including Dru and Dijon, The Maxwell Brothers.
From the Sports Stadium, Brighton


Dancers: Dru and Dijon
Entertainers: The Maxwell Brothers
Producer: Ross Taylor
Under the personal supervision of: Helen Arnold
Commentator: Alan Weeks
Television presentation: Alan Chivers

: Sunday-Night Theatre presents: Farewell My City

by Dorothy Lang
Adapted for television by Michael Voysey
[Starring] Michael Hordern and Pamela Alan
with Laurence Hardy

The play is set on the outskirts of Sheman, in the Middle East.
From the BBC's West of England television studio
(See top of page and page 5)


Author: Dorothy Lang
Adapted by: Michael Voysey
Designer: Desmond Chinn
Producer: Brandon Acton-Bond
Rashid: John Dimech
Ismail: Ishaq Bux
Peter Dirk-Smith: Laurence Hardy
Frances Lammering: Pamela Alan
Lancelot Budd: Robert Lang
Bonny: Noel Dyson
Maurice Lammering: Michael Hordern

: Canadian Panorama: 2: Country Threshing

A lively and attractive film account of life on a farm near Montreal at harvest time, when each and every member of the family has an important part to play.

: The Epilogue

Prayers at the end of the day
Conducted by the Rev. Stuart MacWilliam.
From the BBC's television studio in Scotland
Followed by Weather and Close Down


Conductor: The Rev. Stuart MacWilliam

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