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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-gan gynnwys ymweliad a Chaernarfon.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)
(to 13.45)

: Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Frenhinol Cymru Caernarfon, 1959 Cadeirio'r Bardd

Disgrifir y seremoni gan Alun Williams o Bafiliwn yr Eisteddfod yng Nghaernarfon
Y telediad yng ngofal Selwyn Roderick
(Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales: The ceremony of Chairing the Bard)
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield and Crystal Palace)

(to 15.30)

: Blue Peter

Introduced by Christopher Trace.

Model Red Indians shown by Willoughby Gray.

Packi in "Holiday at Home": Part 2
Drawn and told by Tony Hart.

and a sequence from the film "Capital Visit".


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Item presenter (Model Red Indians): Willoughby Gray
Illustrator/storyteller (Packi): Tony Hart
Producer: Rosamund Davies

: Champion the Wonder Horse: The Outlaws' Secret

It's bad when even the new Minister is robbed by bandits just outside the town. The Minister, however, has his own way of dealing with things, and Ricky and his Uncle Sandy realise there are some things more effective than a six-shooter.


The Wonder Horse: Champion
Rebel the Dog: Blaze
Ricky North: Barry Curtis
Uncle Sandy: Jim Bannon

: Sketch Club

with Adrian Hill who sets a subject, helps you with your picture making, and announces this week's prize-winners.
Picture Gallery: August Bank Holiday

(The Sketch Club Exhibition is now at the Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester)


Presenter/Artist: Adrian Hill
Presented by: Rosamund Davies

: 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 Man Who Inherited Everything

[Starring] George Sanders
with Carolyn Jones
A manservant takes over the identity of his master in order to inherit a large fortune.
A film in the Star Choice series


William Clark: George Sanders
Phyllis: Carolyn Jones

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
with Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith, Macdonald Hastings and this week, Cy Grant


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

: News Summary

and Cricket: close of play scores

: The Phil Silvers Show: Bilko and the Chaplain

Starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko.

Although he can't stop Bilko going to San Francisco, Colonel Hall does the next best thing and sends the Chaplain to keep an eye on him in the city of bright lights and temptation. But the Colonel has to get them both out of trouble.


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: Words and Music

Jack Payne brings you Words and Music and conducts the Concert Orchestra
(Leader, Alec Firman)
Artists appearing are: Lutys de Luz with Roberto Sotura, Ivor Emmanuel, Lucille Graham, Sheila Buxton, Marta Eitler, The George Mitchell Singers
See page 5


Presenter/Conductor: Jack Payne
Musicians: The Concert Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Alec Firman
Dancer: Lutys de Luz
Performer: Roberto Sotura
Singer: Ivor Emmanuel
Singer: Lucille Graham
Singer: Sheila Buxton
Violinist: Marta Eitler
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Designer: Clifford Hatts
Producer: John Street

: Stranger on the Road

[Starring] Will Hutchins in the film Stranger on the Road
with Barton MacLane and Rex Reason.

On arrival at the ranch the shy young stranger announced himself as a cowpuncher. But his way with horses and cattle proclaimed a very different background. Not that he wasn't anxious to make a success of his new job...


Director: Walter Doniger
John Smith: Will Hutchins
Evie Ringle: Kathy Nolan
Art March: Rex Reason
Charlie Ringle: Barton MacLane
Bunn Perkins: Will Wright
Sonny: Robert Hover

: Lost Without Trace: Percy Pilcher's Engine

A Television Treasure Hunt

Percy Pitcher was one of the pioneers of British Aviation. When he was killed in 1899, he was working on a four-horse-power engine for one of his gliders. This might have enabled him to make the world's first successful powered flight, three years before the Wright Brothers. That engine, and any drawings of it, have now disappeared.
Introduced by Andrew Sinclair.
(See facing page)


Presenter: Andrew Sinclair
Producer: Paul Johnstone
Producer: Pamela Wilcox Bower

: Sea and Ships: 4: Trawlers

with Alan Villiers and Commander Bill Luard
Introduced by Max Robertson.

Each year about three-quarters of a million tons of fish are landed in Great Britain, and much of the fishing is done by trawlers. In tonight's programme Alan Villiers and Bill Luard discuss the different types of vessel and different fishing grounds, with special reference to the disputes with Iceland. Alan Villiers shows and comments on a film he made last year on a trip to the Faroes in a Grimsby trawler.


Speaker: Alan Villiers
Speaker: Bill Luard
Presenter: Max Robertson
Film editor: Constance Dunn
Producer: Ian Curtis

: Celebrity Recital: Daniel Wayenberg (piano)


Pianist: Daniel Wayenberg
Presented by: Patricia Foy

: Eisteddfod '59

Wedi i dyrfaoedd y dydd gilio o Bafiliwn yr Eisteddfod Genedlaethol yng Nghaernarfon, gwahoddir rhai o'r ymwelwyr a'r cystadleuwyr i Babell y BBC ar faes yr Eisteddfod
Fe'u cyflwynir gan I. B. Griffith
Y telediad o dan ofat Myrfyn Owen
Y cyfarwyddo gan Nan Davies
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield and Crystal Palace only)

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