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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)

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

For the Very Young
Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
(BBC film)
(to 14.15 app.)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Voices: Eileen Browne
Voices: Josefina Ray
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Script and music: Maria Bird

: Mikki the Martian

A visitor from Outer Space with Ray Alan.

(Ray Alan is appearing at Butlin's Holiday Camp, Filey, Yorkshire)


Ventriloquist: Ray Alan

: Meet The Royal Navy's Youngest Sailors

Douglas Fleming explores the Navy's largest training establishment for boys in H.M.S. Ganges, Shotley, Suffolk.
Film sequences by cameramen of the Royal Navy
(BBC recording)
See page 4


Presenter: Douglas Fleming
Producer: Bill Scott

: Junior Sportsview

Introduced by Danny Blanchflower.
A fortnightly series presenting film reports and news from the world of sport.


Presenter: Danny Blanchflower
Presented by: A. P. Wilkinson
Programme edited by: Ronnie Noble

: News; The Weather

On transmitters serving the areas:
6.10 News for Scotland. Northern Ireland, and the English Regions
News for Wales: 6.15-6.20

: Gardening Club

looks at some London Gardens.
A filmed feature visiting:
Gardens on Roofs in Mews in Courtyards -in Windowboxes and colourful 'Backs and Fronts' with commentary and recommendations of suitable plants for Town Gardens by Lanning Roper.


Commentary: Lanning Roper
Film editor: Edward Le Lorrain
Producer: Paul Morby

: Tonight

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


Presenter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
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

: Great Yarmouth

Welcomes you to an excerpt from Tom Arnold's 'Tops Again' at the Britannia Theatre.
With Ken Dodd, Kenneth Earle and Malcolm Vaughan (At the piano, Michael Austin),
The Three Barry Sisters, The Iris Roy Trio, Shelagh Miller, Sylvia Lee, The Jean Belmont Dancers.


Comedian: Ken Dodd
Comedian: Kenneth Earle
Singer: Malcolm Vaughan
Pianist: Michael Austin
Singers: The Three Barry Sisters
Acrobats: The Iris Roy Trio
Dancer/Choreography: Shelagh Miller
Performer: Sylvia Lee
Dancers: The Jean Belmont Dancers
The Orchestra directed by: Harry Hudson
Producer: E. Kelland-Espinosa
An outside broadcast presented by: Barrie Edgar

: The History of Mr. Polly: Episode 1

by H.G. Wells.
Adapted for television in six parts by Constance Cox.
[Starring] Emrys Jones as Mr. Polly

In which in the year 1888 Mr. Polly finds an unexpected future.

(See page 3)


Author: H.G. Wells
Adapter: Constance Cox
Music: Alan Bristow
Film Cameraman: Bryan Langley
Film Editor: J. Sterling
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Producer: Douglas Allen
Mr. Polly: Emrys Jones
Mr. Platt: Aubrey Woods
Mr. Parsons: Ronald Fraser
Policeman: Meadows White
Mr. Morrison: Robert Checksfield
Mr. Mansfield: Gerald Cross
Customer: Noel Hood
Mr. Garvace: George Howe
Mr. Luck: Colin Stroud
Grace Johnson: Edna Morris
Harold Johnson: Richard Caldicot
[Actress]: Dorothy Blythe
[Actor]: Ray Browne
[Actress]: Margot Bryant
[Actress]: Kathleen Cattermole
[Actress]: Anna Churcher
[Actor]: Kevin Dawes
[Actress]: Gladys Dawson
[Actress]: Nina Kaye
[Actor]: William Lyon Brown
[Actor]: George McGrath
[Actress]: Betty Miller
[Actor]: Brian Moorehead
[Actor]: William Patenall
[Actress]: Dorothy Robson
[Actor]: John Scott Martin
[Actress]: June Sellars

: Capital Punishment

[Starring] Will Hutchins in the film drama Capital Punishment
with Rex Reason

When a young man's life depends upon the evidence of a dying woman a whispered description can prove of vital importance - particularly if it turns out to be wrong.


Director: Walter Doniger
Michael Quillan: Will Hutchins
Richard Ferris: Rex Reason
Ray Tanner: Edward Binns
Police Chief: Ray Teal
Mary Evans: Dawn Richard
Martha Ferris: Barbara Eiler

: Semprini

plays old ones, new ones, loved ones and neglected ones with The George Mitchell Singers.

(BBC recording)


Pianist: Semprini
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Presented by: Ned Sherrin

: Travellers' Tales: Land of the Lost: 2: The Lost World

Film of the Oxford and Cambridge Expedition to South America.

The mysterious mountain of Roraima, 9,000 feet high, lies at the junction of British Guiana, Venezuela, and Brazil. Its name means 'The Mother of Rivers' and it is believed locally to be the source of all the diamonds found in these parts. In his book 'The Lost World' Sir Arthur Conan Doyle peopled Roraima with dinosaurs and pterodactyls. Three university men on foot find the real thing hardly less hazardous.


Filmed by: Stanley Jeeves
Film editor: Robert Walter
Narrator: Adrian Cowell
Presented by: Brian Branston

: Press Conference

People who make the news face questions from people who write the news.


Presented by: John Grist

: Wells Fargo: The Gun

The exciting adventures of the famous Western Stagecoach Service starring Dale Robertson.


Jim Hardie: Dale Robertson

: News Summary

followed by Weather and Close Down

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