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: Beunydd

Bwrw golwg dros bynciau'r dydd niewn sgwrs a ffilm-a chyfle i gwrdd a rhai sy'n amlwg yn y newyddion - gan gynnwys ymweliad a Chaernarfon.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)
(to 13.45)

: Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Frenhinol Cymru Caernarfon, 1959 Seremoni Croesawu'r Alltud

Heddiw estynnir croeso'r Eisteddfod i'r Cymry o wledydd tramor sydd eleni yn ymweld a'u henwlad a'i phrifwyl
Disgrifir y seremoni gan
Alun Williams
Y telediad yng ngofal Selwyn Roderick
(Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales: Welsh people home from overseas are greeted at a special ceremony held in the Eisteddfod Pavilion at Caernarvon)
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, and Crystal Palace)


Unknown: Alun Williams
Unknown: Selwyn Roderick

: 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)
(All transmitters)
(to 15.15)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/Music: Maria Bird

: Roy

A story on film of a sheep-dog of the Scottish Highlands.
Jamie is heartbroken when his father says that his dog, Roy, is a bad sheep-dog and must go. One night something happens which makes Jamie's father give Roy a second chance.

: Ask Your Dad

The popular summer Quiz Game in which Peter West takes the chair, and asks the questions. If the teams do not know the answers, their 'Dads' may be able to help.
The Dads:
Tony Hart who this week has 'borrowed' his family from Belfast and Brian Johnston whose 'family' are from Wells, in Somerset.
Mystery Voice: James Urquhart


Chairman: Peter West
The Dads: Tony Hart
The Dads: Brian Johnston
Mystery Voice: James Urquhart
Producer: Gerald Wiltshire

: 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

: The Phil Silvers Show: Bilko's TV Idea

Starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko.

A television comedy star comes to Fort Baxter with his script writers to find new ideas. Bilko feels bound to oblige.


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
Sport - Music - People
Cinema - Theatre - Argument
with Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith and this week, Cy Grant


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Singer/guitarist: Cy Grant
Editor: Donald Baverstock

: News Summary

and Cricket: close of play scores

: Great Moments in Sport: Fame in Four Minutes

Introduced by Peter Wilson.

Tonight: Fame in Four Minutes
The story of the Mile is a fascinating story of man's race against the clock. Fame came to Roger Bannister when he smashed the four-minute barrier. But what does the future hold?
A Sportsview Unit production


Presenter: Peter Wilson
Interviewee: Roger Bannister
Edited and written by: Leslie Kettley
Presented by: A. P. Wilkinson

: The Common Room: 12: Old Love and New

A series of plays for television by Leo Lehman
[Starring] Henry Oscar, Peter Halliday, Ellen McIntosh


Writer: Leo Lehman
Designer: Charles Lawrence
Producer: Morris Barry
Garage Proprietor: Hugo de Vernier
Mechanic: Paul Martin
Mr. Dobbs: Henry Oscar
Mrs. Dobbs: Freda Bamford
Miss Judkins: Ellen McIntosh
Rosewell: Ronald Hayman
A maid: Anthea Wyndham
Mr. Driscoll: Peter Halliday
Rita: Patricia Salonika

: A-Z: V

Alan Melville takes you from A-Z through the world of entertainment
This week's programme deals with Letter 'V'
Artists include:
The famous Violinist Campoli
An excerpt from "The Vagabond King" discussed by Derek Oldham and sung by John Hanson, Joan Bramhall and the George Mitchell Singers.
Sheila Van Damm
and One of Britain's top Vocal Groups The Mudlarks

(BBC recording)
(The Mudlarks are in Bernard Delfont's "Show Time" at the North Pier, Blackpool)


Presenter/Writer: Alan Melville
Producer: Bryan Sears
Violinist: Campoli
Speaker (The Vagabond King): Derek Oldham
Singer (The Vagabond King): John Hanson
Singer (The Vagabond King): Joan Bramhall
Singers (The Vagabond King): The George Mitchell Singers
Interviewee: Sheila van Damm
Singers: The Mudlarks
Researcher: Therese McHugh
Based on an idea by: Wolf Mankowitz
Choreographer: Beryl Kaye
Designer: Tony Abbott
Orchestra Director: Eric Robinson

: Mission: Outer Space

The first on-the-spot report on the secret American X.15 rocket plane.
This Is the aircraft which has been designed to zoom out of the earth's atmosphere. This film includes interviews with three of the veteran pilots who fly the X.15.
Produced for the CBS Television Network by Burton Benjamin


Narrator: Walter Cronkite
Producer: Burton Benjamin

: A Visit to The Terrace Room

Tonight's guest star: Bernard Braden with The Gordon Franks Ensemble


Guest: Bernard Braden
Musicians: The Gordon Franks Ensemble
Presented by: Philip Barker

: At the National

This week the Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales is being held at Caernarvon. In tonight's programme some competitors and visitors are brought to the BBC canvas studio on the field and are introduced to viewers by Hywel Davies.


Presenter: Hywel Davies
Director: Myrfyn Owen
Producer: Nan Davies

: The Sky at Night: Lights in the Sky

Patrick Moore discusses with Colin Ronan the Northern Lights and other similar natural phenomena.
A regular monthly series


Presenter: Patrick Moore
Guest: Colin Ronan
Producer: Paul Johnstone

: Late Night Final

Evening Prayers conducted by Father Agnellus Andrew, O.F.M.
Weather and Close Down


Conductor: Father Agnellus Andrew

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