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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)

: Summer Grandstand

(See panel)

1.35 to 5.0
Summer Grandstand
Introduced by Alan Weeks.

Today's Special Events:
Rowing direct from Hyde Park
at 1.45, 2.50 and 4.35
The Serpentine Regatta
Crews from home and abroad race in the heart of London in the Championship Regatta, organised by the "News of the World".

Cricket direct from Lord's
at 2.15, 3.15, 3.50 and 4.45
Middlesex v. Surrey

Athletics direct from Nottingham
at 3.35 and 3.55
A.A.A. v. U.A.U v. Combined Services
The annual match between teams from the Amateur Athletic Association, the University Athletic Union and the Combined Services takes place this afternoon at the Harvey Hadden Sports Stadium, Nottingham

Sports Results Service
1.35 Lunchtime cricket scores
4.55 Racing and cricket summaries


Presenter: Alan Weeks
Commentator (Rowing): T.B. Langton
Commentator (Rowing): Michael Henderson
Television Presentation (Rowing): Dennis Monger
Commentator (Cricket): Brian Johnston
Commentator (Athletics): Max Robertson
Commentator (Athletics): Norris McWhirter
Television Presentation (Athletics): Bill Wright
Presented by: Bryan Cowgill
Programme Editor: Paul Fox

: The Lone Ranger: Star Witness

A boy, Johnny Williams, plays truant from school and is horrified to be the hidden witness of a murder. But nobody will believe his story-nobody except the Lone Ranger and Tonto, who risk their lives to trap the murderers.


Lone Ranger: Clayton Moore
Tonto: Jay Silverheels

: Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School: Bunter's Bedtime Story

A new series by Frank Richards.
[Starring] Gerald Campion
(BBC recording)


Writer: Frank Richards
Producer: David Goddard
Harry Wharton: Richard Palmer
Hurree Singh: Leonard Davey
Frank Nugent: Michael Crawford
Bob Cherry: Cavan Kendall
Johnny Bull: Nigel Anthony
Billy Bunter: Gerald Campion
Skinner: Alaric Cotter
Coker: Michael Caridia
Potter: David Hemmings
Mr. Quelch: John Woodnutt

: Today's Sport

Introduced by Alan Weeks.
A news summary of today's sporting highlights.
Presented by the Sportsview Unit


Presenter: Alan Weeks

: Wells Fargo: The Last Stand

The exciting adventures of the famous Western Stagecoach Service.
[Starring] Dale Robertson

An old-timer, once a hero, tries to convince everyone that there is some good left in him still, and Jim Hardie sees him make the final sacrifice.


Jim Hardie: Dale Robertson

: Drumbeat

Featuring Bob Miller and the Millermen, The John Barry Seven, Vince Eager, Adam Faith, Sylvia Sands, Danny Williams, The Raindrops.
Guest stars: The Poni-Tails


Musicians: Bob Miller and the Millermen
Musicians: The John Barry Seven
Singer: Vince Eager
Singer: Adam Faith
Singer: Sylvia Sands
Singer: Danny Williams
Singers: The Raindrops
Singers: The Poni-Tails
Compere: Trevor Peacock
Producer: Stewart Morris

: Charlesworth: 19: A Matter of Timing

Stories from the Casebook of Detective-Superintendent Charlesworth by Berkely Mather.
[Starring] Wensley Pithey as Charlesworth


Writer: Berkely Mather
Producer: Terence Dudley
Designer: Richard Henry
Dallas: Leslie Sands
Kirkup: Ray Roberts
Father McGeery: Tony Quinn
Dorley: Ken Parry
Julie: Anne Smith
Detective-Superintendent Charlesworth: Wensley Pithey
Detective-Sergeant Spence: Tony Church
Sergeant Wrothbury: Neil Wilson
Police Inspector: Gordon Harris
Kritz: Alan Gifford
Babe: Marion Mathis
Police Constable: Gordon Needham

: Keep in Step

[Starring] Phil Silvers
Sgt. Bilko and Platoon in a special Musical Comedy Show
with Diana Dors and Sidney Chaplin
See page 4


Sgt. Bilko: Phil Silvers
Performer: Diana Dors
Performer: Sidney Chaplin
Produced for CBS by: Ed Montague
Film Editor: Sheila Tomlinson
Edited for BBC Television by: Philip Barker

: Saturday Playhouse presents: Unfinished Journey

by Andrew Cruickshank
[Starring] Joyce Heron, Ralph Michael
From the BBC's West of England television studio
(BBC recording)
(See page 4)


Author: Andrew Cruickshank
Producer: Patrick Dromgoole
Designer: Kenneth Wrench
Mrs. Wilson: Gretchen Franklin
Ruth Howard: Joyce Heron
Tom Howard: Ralph Michael
Joyce Glyn: Peggy Thorpe-Bates
David Glyn: Richard Carpenter

: Harry Watt

A film profile.
Introduced by Alex Macintosh.
Harry Watt, well-known documentary and feature film director, talks about his career with scenes from some of his films including 'Night Mail', 'Target for Tonight', 'The Overlanders', 'Where No Vultures Fly', 'The Siege of Pinchgut'.
Films by courtesy of The Rank Organisation and Associated British Pathe


Presenter: Alex Macintosh
Interviewee: Harry Watt
Produced for television by: Richard Evans

: Crusade in the Pacific: 3: The Road Back: New Guinea

Written by Fred Feldkamp.
The story of the war against Japan.
In 1942 the Japanese invaded New Guinea. Both they and the Allies knew that if New Guinea fell, the next point of attack would be Australia. Tonight's programme shows how Australian and American troops barred the way.
A March of Time Production


Writer: Fred Feldkamp
Editor: Jack Bush
Producer: Arthur B. Tourtellot

: The Sainted General

[Starring] Yvonne de Carlo and Luther Adler
The story is set in South America. A General, by nature a cruel man, comes to be regarded as a saint by the people of his own village.
A film in the Star Choice series


General Sanchez: Luther Adler
Dona Maria Sanchez: Yvonne De Carlo

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