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)
Introduced by Alan Weeks
Racing direct from Newbury
2.0 The Polar Jest Apprentice Handicap
2.30 The Yattendon Plate
3.0 The Oxfordshire Stakes
3.30 The Washington Singer Stakes
4.30 The Shrivenham Handicap
Athletics direct from the White City Stadium 2.35. 3.5, 3.35, 4.0, 4.35: Gt. Britain v. Poland
The decisive day of the match against one of the strongest European athletic nations. Organised by the British Amateur Athletic Board in conjunction with the 'News of the World: The television presentation includes: The Emsley Carr Mile
Swimming direct from Blackpool at 3.15, 3.45 and 4.10: Gt. Britain v. W. Germany
The decisive day of the match at the Derby Baths, Blackpool
Sports Results Service
1.35 Lunchtime cricket scores
4.55 Racing and cricket summaries
Television Presentation (Racing):
Television Presentation (Swimming):
Ted Latham and John Meredith both want to marry the Judge's daughter. The Judge is killed-Ted and John accuse each other of his death; it is left to the Lone Ranger and Tonto to discover who is guilty, and who is worthy to marry the Judge's daughter.
A new series for television by Frank Richards.
[Starring] Gerald Campion
Introduced by Alan Weeks.
A news summary of today's sporting highlights.
Presented by the Sportsview Unit
Adventures of the famous Western Stagecoach Service.
[Starring] Dale Robertson
Jim Hardie has to prove to a young woman that sisterly devotion can be misplaced when its obiect is a trigger-happy gunman.
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 (specially recorded for this programme)
Compere, Trevor Peacock
Bob Miller and the
The John Barry
Stories from the Casebook of Detective-Superintendent Charlesworth by Berkely Mather.
[Starring] Wensley Pithey as Charlesworth
with William Mervyn, Barbara Shelley
Tommy Trinder opens his Trinder Box and discloses The Raindrops, Ravic and Babs, Janet Ball, Steve Arlen and Guest Star: Phyllis Marshall.
(Ravic and Babs are appearing at the Eve Club, London)
Musical Associate/Orchestra Director:
by Hugh Walpole
[Starring] Donald Wolfit
with Mark Dignam, Kathleen Michael
(See facing page)
The Tomb of the Black Bishop in Polchester Cathedral is not described in any guide-book, and Polchester itself, the home of Archdeacon Brandon, cannot be identified as either Truro or Exeter, though it is unmistakably in the west of England. It is a city created by Hugh Walpole's own imagination, assisted by memories of the various cathedral cities where he lived during his boyhood, and used as the setting for five or six of his novels, including The Cathedral and the Jeremy series.
Tonight's television play gives us the unusual privilege of going inside Polchester's famous cathedral, which provides an impressive and in some ways symbolic background for a drama of personal conflicts and human vanities in the year of Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee. In particular it is the drama of Adam Brandon, the Archdeacon (played by Sir Donald Wolfit), who finds his previously undisputed mastery of cathedral and diocese suddenly challenged by the advent of a newcomer.
The clash between a proud man, sure of his own rectitude, and forces working against him is the kind of situation that Hugh Walpole always handled with great dexterity. When the suave and quietly ambitious Canon Ronder comes to Polchester, Archdeacon Brandon is on top of the world-handsome, assured, vigorous, and domineering, with an apparently admiring wife, a good-looking son at Oxford, and an amiable daughter who has just left school. Yet from that moment his position, both public and private, begins to crumble beneath him, and in every misfortune he seems to see the hand of his enemy, Ronder.
As a book The Cathedral was notable for its skilful intermingling of ecclesiastical and domestic affairs. This is faithfully preserved in the television play, so that the question of who should be the next rector of Pybus St. Anthony (an issue in which Brandon's conservatism is directly opposed by Ronder's more progressive outlook) becomes as absorbing as the story of Mrs. Brandon's revolt against her husband.
The novel's elaborate picture of social life in a Victorian cathedral city, as recalled by an author writing in 1922, could hardly be presented in detail in a dramatic version; but there are fascinating glimpses of a world of clerical tea-parties and inveterate gossips (delightfully typified by Ellen Stiles), of visits to the circulating library in search of Mr. Barrie's latest book, and of a caste system dominated by the aristocratic St. Leaths at 'the Castle.'
Viewers who know the book may be disappointed (as I am) to find that Annie Hogg, the stalwart, independent and attractive daughter of a Polchester publican, has vanished from the story. But some characters had inevitably to be sacrificed, and in general the adaptation ingeniously covers most of the principal events. (Edgar Holt)
Johnny St. Leath:
The Rev. Frank Morris:
The Rev. Ambrose Wistons:
Written by Fred Feldkamp.
The story of the war against Japan.
At the Quebec Conference in 1943, Mr. Churchill and President Roosevelt decided that the war in the Pacific must be speeded up. The first result was the attack on Tarawa in the Gilbert Islands, an attack which ended in the toughest single fight in the 167-year history of the American Marines Corps.
A March of Time production
Starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko.
Sergio Caprari (Italy), the holder v. Gracieux Lamperti (France)
Direct from Italy
A visit to San Remo to see the whole of this fifteen-round contest.
Presented in collaboration with the Italian Television Service