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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)

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the Very Young
Charles E. Stidwill tells the story.
Sam Williams and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
(BBC film)
(to 14.15 app.)


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

: Blue Peter

A weekly programme for younger viewers.
Introduced by Christopher Trace.

Model Ships
shown by J.B. Jenkinson and John Fisher.

The Chipmunk Song
pictured by Tony Hart.

What the Brownies Do: 4
with Jean Francis.


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Item presenter (Model Ships): J.B. Jenkinson
Item presenter (Model Ships): John Fisher
Pictures (The Chipmunk Song): Tony Hart
Item presenter (What the Brownies Do): Jean Francis
Producer: John Hunter Blair

: Champion the Wonder Horse: Challenge of the West


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

: Out of Doors

Introduced by Bruce Campbell.

Club Room, Leslie Jackman

Along the Cliffs, H. G. Hurrell

Looking after a sick Fulmar, Katharine Tottenham

From the BBC's West of England studios


Presenter: Bruce Campbell
Item presenter (Club Room): Leslie Jackman
Item presenter (Along the Cliffs): H. G. Hurrell
Item presenter (Looking after a sick Fulmar): Katharine Tottenham
Film editor: John Merritt
Producer: Winwood Reade

: 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

: Once Upon a Crime

[Starring] Peter Lawford
An unshaven, limping man wanders among the amusements of Atlantic City, seeking the opportunity to steal. He does, but his action leads to an unex. pected chain of events.
A film in the Star Choice series


Director: Don Weis
[Actor]: Peter Lawford

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
Sport - Music - People
Cinema - Theatre - Argument
with Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith, Macdonald Hastings.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Producer: Donald Baverstock

: News Summary

Cricket: close of play scores

: The Phil Silvers Show: Bilko's Secret Mission

Starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko.

With Rupert's foolproof system for roulette Bilko intends to clean up at Las Vegas. Unfortunately for his dream of fortune, Bilko doesn't know that the secret of success is in fact - Top Secret.


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: Top Town Tournament: Second Semi-Final: Ealing v. St Helier

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

Panel Chairmen
Belfast - Alderman Lt.-Col. D.J. Christie, C.B.E., Mayor of Coleraine, Co. Derry
Dundee - William Hughes, C.B.E., Lord Provost of Dundee
Leeds - Councillor Ernest England, J.P., Lord Mayor of Bradford
Nottingham - Councillor J.F. Cowley, Mayor of Loughborough
Swansea - Alderman Percy G. Gaen, J.P. Mayor of Port Talbot
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
Panel chairman (Belfast): Alderman Lt.-Col. D.J. Christie
Panel chairman (Dundee): William Hughes
Panel chairman (Nottingham): Councillor J.F. Cowley
Panel chairman (Swansea): Alderman Percy G. Gaen
Musicians: Alyn Ainsworth and the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Organist: Jimmy Leach
Research: Ronnie Lane
Producer: Barney Colehan

: Fireground

A dramatised documentary by Duncan Ross.

As the bells clang out, the radio from Central Control fills in the details: 'A two-storied house... it is believed the owner, a Mrs. Robb, is trapped in the building'.
This is the story of a fire, from the first emergency call to the time when the cause of the outbreak has been determined. It is a story first of swift action and then of painstaking enquiry, involving the Fire Brigade, the Police, and a Home Office Forensic Science Laboratory.


Writer: Duncan Ross
Producer: David E. Rose
Designer: Roy Oxley
Film sequences - Cameraman: David Prosser
Film sequences - Editor: Pamela Bosworth

: Andor Foldes

See foot of page


Pianist: Andor Foldes

: Asian Club

Men and women from Asian countries put questions to Sir Robert Scott, O.C.M.G., C.B.E., Commissioner General for the United Kingdom in South-East Asia on New Patterns in Asia.

(A recording of this meeting of Asian Club will be broadcast in the regular weekly series in the General Overseas Service of the BBC)


Guest: Sir Robert Scott
Producer: Arthur Russell
Producer: Jeremy Murray-Brown

: My Word is My Bond

To many people the work of the Stock Exchange is a baffling business. This film explains in clear and simple terms how the exchange operates and what happens when a small investor buys some shares.

: News Summary

followed by Weather; Road Works Report and Close Down

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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