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: Beunydd

Bwrw golwg dros bynciau'r dvdd 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 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 14.45)


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

: Racing at Kempton Park

Three of this afternoon's main events are covered by BBC Television Outside Broadcast cameras.

3.30 Orvieto Handicap over 1 1/4 miles

4.0 Avington Stakes over 5 furlongs

4.30 Santoi Stakes over 1 mile 3 furlongs

Peter Bromley identifies the horses and jockeys in the Paddock before each race.
(to 16.40)


Race commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Paddock commentator: Peter Bromley
Television presentation: Peter Webber

: The Saga of Noggin the Nog: 2: The Ship

by Peter Firmin and Oliver Postgate.
A cartoon film, in six episodes, of the adventures of the Prince of the Nogs in the land of the midnight sun.


Drawings: Peter Firmin
Writer/narrator: Oliver Postgate

: Whirlybirds: Sky Net

A dangerous mountain lion is on the prowl: it's a cunning enemy and a killer. The young son of a local rancher is all set to go after the killer cat with his gun, but his father sternly forbids it. The 'Whirlybird' helicopter lands with an experienced hunter, and he and the pilots are warmly greeted by the rancher; but when they get back to the house the youngster has disappeared!


P.T. Moore: Craig Hill
Chuck Martin: Kenneth Tobey

: Rugby Union

Bill Latto introduces a film on the skills and laws of Rugby Football to help you improve your game, and talks to Cyril Gadney, Chairman of the Laws Committee of the Rugby Football Union, and Peter Robbins of Oxford University, Warwickshire and England.
A Town and Country film


Presenter: Bill Latto
Guest: Cyril Gadney
Guest: Peter Robbins
Presented by: Clive Parkhurst

: News; The Weather

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

: Gardening Club

Planting conifers and an evergreen hedge; Naturalising daffodils in grass; Lifting and dividing established bulbs; Making a simple plunge-bed for spring-flowering bulbs in bowls shown by Cliff Lewis (Worcestershire).
From the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter: Cliff Lewis
Producer: Paul Morby

: Tonight

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


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: 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

: Chan Canasta

Chan Canasta is a remarkable man. Tonight he gives a demonstration of Psycho-Magic before a panel of well-known personalities.


Magician: Chan Canasta
Presented by: Francis Essex

: The History of Mr. Polly: Episode 4

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

In which Mr. Polly becomes a hero.


Author: H.G. Wells
Adapter: Constance Cox
Special fire effects devised by: Bernard Wilkie
Special fire effects devised by: Jack Kine
Film Cameraman: Bryan Langley
Film Editor: J. Sterling
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Producer: Douglas Allen
Mr. Polly: Emrys Jones
Miriam: Mary MacKenzie
Garrard: James Culliford
Mr. Rumbold: Willoughby Goddard
Mr. Hinks: Douglas Ives
Two men from inn: Walter Horsbrugh
Two men from inn: Raf Jover
Mr. Boomer: J. Grant Anderson
Mr. Gambell: Raymond Rollett
Mr. Rusper: Michael Hitchman
Old lady: Christine Silver
Mr. Chuffles: Alexander Dore
[Actor]: Victor Benson
[Actor]: Clifford Earl
[Actor]: Norman Hartley
[Actress]: Winifred Hill
[Actor]: Peter Lewiston
[Actress]: Jill Manderson
[Actor]: Patrick Milner
[Actor]: Brian Moorehead
[Actor]: James Page
[Actor]: William Patenall
[Actress]: Dorothy Robson
[Actress]: Louise Stafford

: Great Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth invites you to meet the 'Summer Stars'

in Tom Arnold's 'Tops Again' at the Britannia Theatre
Kenneth Earle and Malcolm Vaughan accompanied by Michael Austin
Arnaud, Joan, and Arnaud

in Bernard Delfont's 'The Big Show of 1959' at the Wellington Pier Pavilion
Ron Parry and with The Trio Rayros and Lorrae Desmond

(BBC recording from the Britannia Theatre, Great Yarmouth)


Comedian: Kenneth Earle
Singer: Malcolm Vaughan
Pianist: Michael Austin
Performers: Arnaud, Joan, and Arnaud
Performer: Ron Parry
Comic acrobats: The Trio Rayros
Singer: Lorrae Desmond
The Orchestra directed by: Harry Hudson
Producer: Barrie Edgar

: Boots and Saddles: Rescue of the Strangers

Captain Adams, with a small force, protects a scattered group of Mormons menaced by Apaches, but his undermanned unit is further threatened by prejudice.

: Faraway Look: 1: The Virgin Islands

(See panel and page 3)

Introduced by Peter Scott
at 9.30

Earlier this year Peter Scott, with Tony Soper as cameraman, made a voyage to the Galapagos Islands, the story of which will be told in seven programmes.

The first shows their visit to Tortola in the Virgin Islands on their way to Galapagos. Here they filmed a number of lizards, scorpions, frogs, crested hummingbirds, bananaquits, and pelicans, together with large quantities of fish taken with an underwater camera. While there, they visited the Sage Mountain, a Nature Reserve, 1,700 ft. above sea level.


Presenter: Peter Scott
Film Cameraman: Tony Soper
Designer: Desmond Chinn
Editor: John Merritt
Producer: Eileen Molony

: Press Conference

The guest tonight is The Rt. Hon. Aneurin Bevan, M.P.


Guest: The Rt. Hon. Aneurin Bevan

: Liberal Party Assembly 1959

Kenneth Harris and Robert Kee introduce a programme of film and interviews on the day's business.
From the headquarters hotel of the Liberal Party in Scarborough.


Presenter: Kenneth Harris
Presenter: Robert Kee

: The Phil Silvers Show: Bilko's Tax Trouble

Starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko.

Bilko is suspected by the Bureau of Internal Revenue of tax evasion. He fights back with all the resources that Fort Baxter can offer. And the Colonel, to his surprise, acquires a loving cup.


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

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