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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: The Flowerpot Men

For the Very Young
(BBC film)
(to 14.15 app.)

: The Two Dorotheas

A Polish cartoon film.
When Dorothea falls down a well and finds herself in a magic country, her kind heart and helpfulness bring her a reward, but when her selfish step-sister follows her, things are different.
(Previously shown on March 8)

: 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 Handforth, in Cheshire and Liverpool and Brian Johnston with a 'family' from Swansea and Ystalyfera, Glamorganshire.
Mystery Voice: James Urquhart
(BBC recording)


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

: News for Scotland, Northern Ireland, and the English Regions

News from Wales: 6.15-6.20
(On transmitters serving the areas)

: Excerpts from Ice Follies of 1959

With Loretta Rocha, Reg Park, Martin Minshull, Louise Dahl and supporting cast from the Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth.


Skater: Loretta Rocha
Skater: Reg Park
Skater: Martin Minshull
Skater: Louise Dahl
Orchestra under the direction of: Percy Pearce
Producer: Knox Godfrey
Commentator: Max Robertson
Television presentation: John Fearon

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore, Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith, Cy Grant and the travelling reporters including Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Singer/guitarist: Cy Grant
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Associate producer: Alasdair Milne
Associate producer: Antony Jay
Associate producer: Gordon Watkins
Editor: Donald Baverstock

: News Summary

and Cricket: close of play scores

: A-Z: W

Alan Melville takes you from A-Z through the world of entertainment
This week's programme deals with Letter 'W'
Artists include:
Sir Donald Wolfit
Hugh Williams and Margaret Williams
(BBC recording)
The Western Theatre Ballet, The Dennis Wilson Quartet.


Presenter/Writer: Alan Melville
Producer: Bryan Sears
Interviewee: Sir Donald Wolfit
Performer: Hugh Williams
Performer: Margaret Williams
Dancers: The Western Theatre Ballet
Musicians: The Dennis Wilson Quartet
Researcher: Therese McHugh
Based on an idea by: Wolf Mankowitz
Choreographer: Beryl Kaye
Designer: Tony Abbott
Orchestra Director: Eric Robinson

: Sportsview

Peter Dimmock introduces Sportsview
Action... News... Personalities... in a weekly sports magazine for the family.
Tonight's action films include:
The Wightman Cup; New Zealand v. The Lions; Football Preview
Tonight's personalities include: John Surtees, Hogan Bassey

(Paul Fox writes on facing page)


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Guest: John Surtees
Guest: Hogan Bassey
Associate Editor: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: Bryan Cowgill
Editor: Paul Fox

: The Big Steal

(See foot of page)
Robert Mitchum in "The Big Steal"
A film drama with Jane Greer and William Bendix

Mexico is the setting of this tense and compelling story which concerns the theft of United States Army funds. Lt. Duke Halliday falls under suspicion and has a tough time proving his innocence and recovering the money.


Director: Don Siegel
Duke Halliday: Robert Mitchum
Joan Graham: Jane Greer
Vincent Blake: William Bendix
Jim Fiske: Patric Knowles
Colonel Ortega: Ramon Novarro
Lieutenant Ruiz: Don Alvarado

: Cinderella at Glyndebourne

An introduction by Spike Hughes to Rossini's La Cenerentola.
Tomorrow night this opera will be broadcast from the famous opera house in Sussex where the twenty-fifth season has just finished.
(BBC recording)
See page 3


Presenter: Spike Hughes
Presented by: Walter Todds

: Hunting with Eagles

Adventure in Mexico filmed and described by Dan Mannix.
Dan Mannix, an American, who is willing to try most things once (including sword swallowing and fire eating), decides to train two eagles to hunt like falcons.
This is a second showing of his film about the training of the eagles and their successful hunting of giant Mexican lizards which Mannix was commissioned to bring back alive to American zoos.


Filmmaker/narrator: Dan Mannix
Film editor: Robert Walter
Presented by: Brian Branston

: Late Night Final

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


Conductor: Father Agnellus Andrew

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