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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
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Peter Hawkins speaks the voices
Maria Bird writes the songs and music
(BBC film)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/Music: Maria Bird

: Mainly for Women: Wednesday Magazine

A topical diversion.
David Jacobs introduces people and events of the day.

The Crooked Mile
Peter Wildeblood introduces an extract from his new musical.

Dogs with Bad Names
John Witty on a filmed visit to an unusual reform school.

Where are they now?: 1: Clare Sheridan

Holiday Snapshot Competition Result
Margaret Harker shows her choice of the most unusual photographs and announces the winner.

a story from W. Macqueen-Pope.
(to 15.30)


Presenter: David Jacobs
Item presenter/playwright (The Crooked Mile): Peter Wildeblood
Item presenter (Dogs with Bad Names): John Witty
Guest (Where are they now?): Clare Sheridan
Item presenter (Holiday Snapshot Competition Result): Margaret Harker
Storyteller: W. Macqueen-Pope
Director: Brenda Horsfield
Producer: Lorna Pegram

: The Caravan

Jeremy Geidt the Caravan Showman, rings up the curtain in the grounds of Alexandra Park, North London and introduces you to Clive Dunn as Mr. Crumpet, Don Lang, The Die Kordas, Sid Plummer, Jeanne and Jon.
Accompanied by the Caravan Quartet and introduces you to some of the children of North London.

(By arrangement with the Alexandra Park Trustees)


Caravan Showman: Jeremy Geidt
Mr. Crumpet: Clive Dunn
Trombonist: Don Lang
Performers: The Die Kordas
Xylophonist: Sid Plummer
Balancing act: Jeanne and Jon
Additional Material: Clive Dunn
Producer: Barbara Hammond

: News; The Weather

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

: A Dog's Chance: Final

An inter-regional knock-out competition to establish television's top team of dogs.
Scotland, London and The West meet at Priory Park, Southend-on-Sea.
Judged by Stanley Dangerfield.
Introduced by Brian Johnston.
(BBC recording)


Presenter: Brian Johnston
Judge: Stanley Dangerfield
Producer: Bill Wright

: Tonight

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


Presenter: Derek Hart
Presenter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Associate producer: Alasdair Milne
Associate producer: Antony Jay
Associate producer: Gordon Watkins
Editor: Donald Baverstock

: Call Me Sam

A light comedy series set in Sam Callahan's restaurant.
[Starring] Eddie Bryne and Betty McDowall
with Paul Whitsun-Jones, Hugh Lloyd, Sidney Monckton, Donald Bisset, Aubrey Morris, Bartlett Mullins, Dennis Wood, Dennis Thorne


Script: Lee Loeb
Incidental music composed by: Bruce Campbell
Settings: Frederick Knapman
Producer: Harry Carlisle
Sam Callahan: Eddie Bryne
Hetty Callahan: Betty McDowall
Mario: Paul Whitsun-Jones
Archie: Hugh Lloyd
[Actor]: Sidney Monckton
[Actor]: Donald Bisset
[Actor]: Aubrey Morris
[Actor]: Bartlett Mullins
[Actor]: Dennis Wood
[Actor]: Dennis Thorne

: Sportsview

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: Wells Fargo: Doc Holliday

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

In order to prove to Jim Hardie that he is innocent of a hold-up, Doc Holliday has to cheat at cards for the first time in his life.


Jim Hardie: Dale Robertson

: Woodrow Wyatt looks at Somerset House

The first big block of Government offices ever built and one of the architectural wonders of London. It records our births, our marriages, our deaths, and our wills, and every now and again it counts us to make sure we are still there - Somerset House is responsible for the ten-yearly census of the nation.
What rights has the private citizen there? How does it work?
Produced for BBC Television by Telemat (United Kingdom) Ltd.
See facing page


Presenter: Woodrow Wyatt
Director: Clive Donner

: Eight Years of Toryism

A Party Political Broadcast on behalf of the Labour Party
A film based on the new booklet 'The Tory Swindle', to be published by the Labour Party on September 11 with Anthony Greenwood, M.P.


Speaker: Anthony Greenwood

: Unknown India

The second showing of the film record of a journey made by a French explorer, Pierre Rambach, in search of temples and ceremonials in the remoter parts of India.


Explorer: Pierre Rambach
Producer: David Attenborough

: Viewpoint: Dream amongst Drabness

A fortnightly programme with a Christian angle on problems, people, and affairs of the day.
Introduced by John Betjeman.
(BBC recording)


Presenter: John Betjeman
Producer: Vernon Sproxton

: News Summary; Weather; and: Justice - Not Charity: A Party Political Broadcast on behalf of the Labour Party

A report on the Labour Party's proposals for dealing with the problem of security in old age, with Richard Crossman, M.P.
(The recorded broadcast at 9.15 p.m. in the Home Service)
(Sound only)


Speaker (Party Political Broadcast): Richard Crossman

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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