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: O Sul I Sul

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

: Branwen, Ferch Llyr

Cwmni Clwb Ieuenctid Taibach yn chwarae, ar ffurf meim, gyfaddasiad o un o storiau'r Mabinogi
Telynores, Ann Griffiths
Cynllunydd, Alan Taylor
Y cynhyrchu gan Elwyn Thomas
(Teledwyd y rhageln hon ar 27ain o Fai)
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, and Crystal Palace)

(to 13.35)


Harpist: Ann Griffiths
Costumes: Alan Taylor
Producer: Elwyn Thomas

: 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.

Foot Rot
The Vet gives advice on the diagnosis and prevention of foot rot in sheep.

Farm Visit
John Chilman of Kincham, Presteigne, comes to the studio to talk about his farm, with film illustration by Ion Trant.

From the BBC's Midland television studio
(BBC recording)


Presenter: John Cherrington
Item presenter (Foot Rot): The Vet [name uncredited]
Item presenter (Farm Visit): John Chilman
Film (Farm Visit): Ion Trant
Film editor: Edward Le Lorrain
Producer: George Sigsworth

: News Review

Seven Days in Twenty-five Minutes
Recalling this week's outstanding events on film with personalities, reports, and expert analysis from studios at home and abroad.
Introduced by Robert Dougall.


Presenter: Robert Dougall

: Zoo Quest to West Africa

A film
In 1954 an expedition sponsored jointly by the London Zoo and the BBC Television Service, spent three months in Sierra Leone in search of rare animals.
This is the second showing of a film telling the story of the expedition, compiled from sequences previously televised in 1955.
Written and produced by David Attenborough.


Filmed by: Charles Lagus
Editor: Robert Verrall
Writer/producer: David Attenborough

: Nina and Frederik

The distinguished Danish artists make a welcome reappearance on British television in a programme of music and song, specially filmed in the studios of Statsradiofonien, Copenhagen.
(BBC recording, previously shown last March)


Singers: Nina and Frederik
Producer: Bryan Sears

: The Brains Trust

meets this afternoon to answer your questions.
The members this week are: Moira Shearer, Dr. J. Bronowski, A.J. Ayer, Peter Hall.
Question-Master, Norman Fisher.
Questions should be addressed to: 'The Brains Trust', [address removed]

(The sound-track broadcast simultaneously in the Home Service)


Panellist: Moira Shearer
Panellist: Dr. J. Bronowski
Panellist: A.J. Ayer
Panellist: Peter Hall
Question-Master: Norman Fisher
Producer: John Furness

: Pippo

A film about a Sicilian boy.

Pippo is the son of a charcoal burner and lives on the slopes of a volcano, Mount Etna. Sometimes the mountain rumbles, and then all the family wonders what will happen. Will it be just another stream of hot lava or will the volcano erupt and overwhelm their village?
Story told by Johnny Morris.


Photographed and directed by: Axel Poignant
Photographed and directed by: Roslyn Poignant
Narrator: Johnny Morris

: The Moonstone: Episode 6

by Wilkie Collins.
Dramatised in seven episodes by A.R. Rawlinson.

with James Hayter, Patrick Cargill, James Sharkey, Mary Webster, Annabelle Lee

(Anthony Sagar is appearing in "The Ring of Truth" at the Savoy Theatre, London)


Author: Wilkie Collins
Dramatist: A.R. Rawlinson
Producer: Shaun Sutton
Film Cameraman: Leonard Newson
Film Editor: Ron de Mattos
Designer: Eileen Diss
Gabriel Betteredge: James Hayter
Penelope Betteredge: Annabelle Lee
Mrs. Merridew: Enid Lindsey
Rachel Verinder: Mary Webster
Sergeant Cuff: Patrick Cargill
Franklin Blake: James Sharkey
Tom Yolland: Colin Douglas
Mrs. Yolland: Edna Petrie
Dr. Ezra Jennings: Philip Latham
Limping Lucy: Jacqueline Forster
James, the footman: Anthony Sagar

: Sunday Special: The Boy with an Idea

William Wilberforce was born 200 years ago. Canon Noel Duckworth, chaplain of Pocklington School which Wilberforce attended, shows how the champion of the slaves started and ended his greatest fight.

(BBC recording)


Presenter: Canon Noel Duckworth

: One Faith

Evening Service for viewers in Britain and Holland conducted in Holy Trinity Parish Church, Hull and Morgensterkerk, Rotterdam by the Rev. Reginald Iliff, Vicar of Holy Trinity, Hull, and the Rev. Paul Thieme; Pastor W. M. Kalmijn in charge of Morgensterkerk, Rotterdam, and Pastor Michael de Vriess.
Order of Service
A safe stronghold our God is still (A. and M. Rev. 183)
St. Mark 8. w. 27-31
When I survey the wondrous Cross (A. and M. Rev. 108)
Philippians 2. vv. 2-11
Jesus Christ is risen today (A. and M. Rev. 134)
Trumpet Voluntary (Jeremiah Clarke)
Carol: Lord Jesus hath a garden
O God, our help in ages past (A. and M. Rev. 165)
The Lord's Prayer
Now thank we all our God (A. and M. Rev. 379)
Broadcast with the co-operation of the Dutch Television Service


Service conducted by: The Rev. Reginald Iliff
Service conducted by: The Rev. Paul Thieme
Service conducted by: Pastor W. M. Kalmijn
Service conducted by: Pastor Michael de Vriess
Organist and choirmaster: Peter Goodman

: Meeting Point: You Shall Be My People

Edwin Robertson tells the life story of a remarkable Prussian, Reinold von Thadden-Trieglaff, German Commandant of Louvain during the Nazi occupation and since 1949 leader of the Kirchentag movement of the German Protestant Church.
Robert Kee reports on the gathering for this year's Kirchentag in Munich, August 12-16.


Presenter: Edwin Robertson
Reporter: Robert Kee

: The Hildegarde Neff Show

[Starring] Hildegarde Neff
with Sam Wanamaker, Dora Bryan, Leslie Phillips, The Wanted Five, Mario Calpe, Terry Skelton and the Dancers, Hugh Lloyd, Malcolm Watson, The George Mitchell Singers.

(BBC recording)
(See page 5)


Entertainer: Hildegarde Neff
Performer: Sam Wanamaker
Performer: Dora Bryan
Performer: Leslie Phillips
Entertainers: The Wanted Five
Singer: Mario Calpe
Performer: Terry Skelton
Performer: Hugh Lloyd
Performer: Malcolm Watson
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Choreographer/Producer: Ernest Maxin
Orchestra Conductor: Eric Robinson
Writer: Denis Goodwin
Designer: Gordon Roland

: What's My Line?

Television's most popular panel game.
With Isobel Barnett, Gilbert Harding, Louise Collins, Cyril Fletcher.
In the chair, Eamonn Andrews

("What's My Line?" was devised by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman and is televised by arrangement with CBS and Maurice Winnick)


Panellist: Isobel Barnett
Panellist: Gilbert Harding
Panellist: Louise Collins
Panellist: Cyril Fletcher
Chairman: Eamonn Andrews
Devised by: Mark Goodson
Devised by: Bill Todman
Producer: Ronald Marsh

: Sunday-Night Theatre: It's An Ill Wind

by Winston Clewes.
[Starring] John Slater with Vi Stevens

From the BBC's West of England television studios
(John Slater is appearing in "The Ring of Truth" at the Savoy Theatre, London)


Writer: Winston Clewes
Producer: Brandon Acton-Bond
Designer: Desmond Chinn
Gloria Taylor: Renny Lister
Nellie Taylor: Vi Stevens
Rose Taylor: Lesley Nunnerley
Jim Taylor: Roland Curram
Bert Taylor: John Slater
Ronald Dukes: John Southworth
Simpson: Maurice Durant
The Doctor: Philip Lennard
Tom Hanrahan: Tony Hilton
The journalists: John Baddeley
The journalists: Edward Kelsey
The journalists: Barry Lowe

: Monitor

A fortnightly magazine of the arts.
Introduced by Peter Newington.
Tonight's edition includes
Sean O'Casey
A filmed profile with an extract from the current production of his play 'Cock-a-Doodle Dandy'.


Presenter/producer: Peter Newington
Subject: Sean O'Casey
Film editor: Allan Tyrer
Associate producer: Nancy Thomas

: The Epilogue: On the move

A talk by Dr. Howard Williams.
Followed by Weather and Close Down


Presenter: Dr. Howard Williams

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