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: O Sul I Sul

Newyddion am Gymru a Chymry.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, and Crystal Palace)

: Swynol Gan

Rowland Jones (tenor) John Williams (gitar)
Anita Williams (soprano)
Cantorion Shelley
(Corfeistres, Eiddwen Griffiths )
Rhan o Gerddorfa Gymreig y BBC
(Blaenwr, Philip Whiteway )
Dan arweiniad Arwel Hughes
Cyflwynydd, Osian Ellis
Cynllunydd, David Butcher
Trefnwyd y rhaglen gan Alwyn Jones
(Recordiad y BBC)

(Darlleda Rowland Jones trwy ganiatad Cwmini Opera Sadler's Wells)
('Sweet Music': a concert)
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, and Crystal Palace)

(to 13.40)


Tenor: Rowland Jones
Gitar: John Williams
Soprano: Anita Williams
Soprano: Cantorion Shelley
Unknown: Eiddwen Griffiths
Unknown: Philip Whiteway
Unknown: Osian Ellis
Unknown: David Butcher

: The Weather Situation for farmers and growers, followed by Farming

A weekly agricultural magazine for those who live by the land.
Introduced by John Cherrington.

Hampshire Cattle Breeders
James Thorburn visits the Hampshire Cattle Breeders Society Ltd., at Lyndhurst. The Society, founded by a group of farmers, provides an artificial insemination service covering a wide area.

Lowering Farming Costs
Clifford Selly chairs a discussion between Richard Lamb, chairman of the Farmers and Smallholders Association, and John Montgomery, chairman of the Economic Committee of the National Farmers' Union of England and Wales.

From the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter: John Cherrington
Item presenter (Hampshire Cattle Breeders): James Thorburn
Chairman (Lowering Farming Costs): Clifford Selly
Panellist (Lowering Farming Costs): Richard Lamb
Panellist (Lowering Farming Costs): John Montgomery
Film directed by: David Martin
Film cameraman: Mike Williams
Film editor: Edward Le Lorrain
Producer: Hilary Phillips

: News Review

Seven Days in Thirty Minutes
Recalling this week's outstanding events on film with personalities, reports, and expert analysis from studios at home and abroad.
Introduced by Kenneth Kendall.


Presenter: Kenneth Kendall

: The Return of the Osprey

During the last five or six years the osprey, a large bird of prey that feeds almost exclusively on fish, has been trying to breed in Scotland after a lapse of nearly fifty years.

Bruce Campbell shows film of this fascinating bird, and introduces Philip Brown and George Waterston, of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, who have organised the measures taken to ensure its successful breeding this year.
Presented by the Natural History Unit
(BBC recording)


Presenter: Bruce Campbell
Guest: Philip Brown
Guest: George Waterston
Producer: Christopher Parsons

: The Brains Trust

meets this afternoon to answer your questions.
The members this week are: Pamela Hansford Johnson, Sam Wanamaker, Denis Johnston, Lord Boothby, K.B.E.
Question-Master, Sir John Wolfenden
Questions should be addressed to 'The Brains Trust', [address removed]

(A sound recording can be heard in the Home Service on Tuesday at 4.0 p.m.)


Panellist: Pamela Hansford Johnson
Panellist: Sam Wanamaker
Panellist: Denis Johnston
Panellist: Lord Boothby
Question-Master: Sir John Wolfenden
Producer: Michael Bowen

: International Swimming: Italy v. Great Britain v. Sweden

Direct from Rome

The final day of this triangular international match taking place in the newly-built Olympic Games swimming pool in Rome.
Television presentation by the Italian Television Service


Commentator: Harry Walker
Commentator: Max Robertson

: Adventure with Hans and Lotte Hass: 4: Our Ancestor: The Fish

A series of seven programmes.

Why have tropical fish such fantastic shapes and patterns? Why do some fish swim with their tails, while others use their fins? In this film Hans Hass explains what answers science has to give to these questions and shows you that all forms of life-including our own-originally came from the sea.

(First shown on May 29)


Diver/Narrator/Film Cameraman/The series directed by: Hans Hass
Diver/Narrator: Lotte Hass
Film Editor: Paul Khan
Producer: Nicholas Crocker

: The Thrilling Adventures of Captain Pugwash and Stowaway Tom

Written and drawn by John Ryan.
An animated cartoon.
Storyteller, Peter Hawkins
(BBC recording)


Writer/Artist: John Ryan
Narrator: Peter Hawkins
Presented by: Gordon Murray

: The Moonstone: Episode 1

by Wilkie Collins
Dramatised in seven episodes by A.R. Rawlinson
with James Hayter, Rachel Gurney, James Sharkey, Mary Webster, Barry Letts, Marne Maitland

(Rachel Gurney is appearing in "The Grass is Greener" at the St. Martin's Theatre; Anthony Sagar is in "The Ring of Truth" at the Savoy Theatre, London)
See page 5


Author: Wilkie Collins
Dramatised by: A.R. Rawlinson
Producer: Shaun Sutton
Fight arranged by: Terry Baker
Film Cameraman: Leonard Newson
Film Editor: Jim Tobin
Designer: Eileen Diss
Colonel Herncastle: Barry Letts
First Brahmin Priest: Rahmon Vernon
Second Brahmin Priest: Basdeo Pandey
Third Brahmin Priest: Sesha Palihakkara
Gabriel Betteredge: James Hayter
Penelope Betteredge: Annabelle Lee
Lady Verinder: Rachel Gurney
Rachel Verinder: Mary Webster
First Indian: Marne Maitland
Second Indian: Aspi Jehangir
Third Indian: Ikhlaq Bux
Franklin Blake: James Sharkey
Doctor: Jack Lambert
Rosanna Spearman: Dorothy Gordon
James, the footman: Anthony Sagar
White boy: Lindsay Scott-Patton
Others taking part: Colin Morton
Others taking part: Terry Baker
Others taking part: Gilbert McIntyre
Others taking part: James Clifton
Others taking part: Don Matthews
Others taking part: Conrad Gobin
Others taking part: Hugh Lombard
Others taking part: null Shahabuddin
Others taking part: Saleem Talib
Others taking part: Gustard Jehangir

: Sunday Special: The Deep River Boys

A programme of Negro Spirituals.
(BBC recording first shown last year)
(to 18.20)


Singers: The Deep River Boys
Presented by: Philip Barker

: Meeting Point: This is My Story: Hope out of Terror

A programme about people and God.

Fourteen years ago this month, the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. In tonight's programme Mrs. Junko Kline, a Japanese Christian-a school-girl at the time-who was there on that fateful morning in August 1945, describes her experiences and their sequel. Near Nagasaki, not far away, was a British prisoner of war, who has since become a Methodist Minister, the Rev. Benjamin Drewery. He, too, describes his experiences and their sequel.
Introduced by William Purcell.
(BBC recording)


Presenter: William Purcell
Interviewee: Mrs. Junko Kline
Interviewee: The Rev. Benjamin Drewery
Film sequences: The Midland Region Film Unit
Producer: Barrie Edgar

: Charlie Drake: Treble

Written by Dave Freeman and Charlie Drake.
Introduced by Charles O'Casey Drake.
"The Moon and Fourpence", "War or Peace", "The Little Picture Hanger"

(BBC recording, first shown on May 5)


Writer: Dave Freeman
Writer: Charlie Drake
Producer: Ernest Maxin
Charles O'Casey Drake: Charlie Drake

: Sunday-Night Theatre: Figure of Fun

(See above)

The English adaptation by Arthur Macrae of Andre Roussin's comedy.
[starring] Paul Daneman, Maxine Audley, Jill Bennett and Brian Oulton.

The scene is set in Paris and London.

Tonight's gay sophisticated comedy comes from the pen of one of France's most successful playwrights of recent years, and has been adapted by Arthur Macrae. It is not only a comedy of sparkling humour, but also a play of surprises which begin in the very first scene and build up with almost bewildering swiftness as the plot develops. To say more would be to destroy a great deal of the enjoyment for those who did not see the stage production at the Aldwych Theatre in 1951.


Writer: Andre Roussin
Adapter: Arthur Macrae
Producer: Stephen Harrison
Designer: Susan Spence
Freddie: Paul Daneman
Jacques Lambert: Ronnie Stevens
Regine: Maxine Audley
Edgar: Brian Oulton
Aunt Louise: Totti Truman Taylor
Anne-Marie: Jill Bennett
Muriel: Rowena Gregory
P.C. Fox: Jeremy Longhurst
Stage Director: John Wynyard
Minouche: Malou Pantera
[Actress]: Erica Markham
[Actress]: Nan Braunton
[Actress]: Winifred Hill
[Actress]: Mollie Maureen

: Forgotten Village

A documentary film.
Written by John Steinbeck.
This superbly photographed and directed film reveals with insight and understanding how life has to be lived for many Mexicans in the strangely primitive and little-known areas of Mexico.


Writer: John Steinbeck

: Masterpieces of Portraiture: 3: Rembrandt

'Hendrickje Stoffels', 'Burgomaster Jan Six', 'Lady with Ostrich Feather'
Sir Gerald Kelly on Masterpieces of Portraiture
(BBC film)


Presenter: Sir Gerald Kelly
Photography: Ken Higgins
Recorded by: Norman Allen
Editor: Harry Hastings
Producer: Christopher Doll

: The Epilogue: Forgetting and Forgiving

Talk by the Bishop of Worcester, the Rt. Rev. L.M. Charles Edwards.
From the BBC's Midland television studio
(BBC recording)

Weather and Close Down


Speaker: The Rt. Rev. L.M. Charles Edwards

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