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: Beunydd

Newyddion y Dydd ynghyd a Trafod
Holi ac ateb ar faterion y dydd
(News of the day, and discussion on current affairs)
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)
(to 13.20)

: For the Schools: Science and Life: The World in Space: 2: The Sun and the Earth

The sun is simply one of the thousands of stars in space. It is much smaller and cooler than many of them, but because of its nearness to us it governs our very existence.
Introduced by Donald Holms.
Repeated next Tuesday at 11.20 a.m.


Presenter: Donald Holms
Adviser: Colin Ronan
Illustrator: Alfred Wurmser
Producer: Donald Grattan

: 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 weekly miscellany of people and events.
Introduced by David Jacobs.

Down to the Sea Again
Robert Reid takes a riverboat to Margate.
(BBC film)

The Duchess of Bedford on wedding wear for boys

The Eternal Quest
A filmed visit to England's first Beauty Farm.

And a story from J. B. Boothroyd.

(to 15.30)


Presenter: David Jacobs
Item presenter (Down to the Sea Again): Robert Reid
Item presenter: The Duchess of Bedford [name uncredited]
Storyteller: J. B. Boothroyd
Director: Richard Gilbert
Producer: Lorna Pegram

: The Saga of Noggin the Nog: 4: The Island

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

: Railway Roundabout

A magazine programme for railway enthusiasts with John Adams and Patrick Whitehouse.
Introduced by Bill Hartley.
This month's edition includes:
'Can you guess?'; Midland Compound No. 1000 runs again; Narrow Gauge in the Dolomites; Spotters' Notebook
From the BBC's Midland television studio
See Junior Radio Times


Presenter: Bill Hartley
Devised and filmed by: John Adams
Devised and filmed by: Patrick Whitehouse
Producer: Graham Gauld

: Union Pacific: The Challenge

Forging an iron road across America and learning the new-fangled English sport of 'box fighting' keeps the men fully occupied until a gun-slinging gambler turns up. Then the Major has to play an unexpected hand.


Major Bart McClelland: Jeff Morrow
Billy Kincald: Judd Pratt

: 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

: Thrash It Out

Pupils of Cathays High School for Girls and Cathays High School for Boys, Cardiff, discuss the subject 'A woman's place is in the home.'
In the chair, Hywel Davies

(BBC recording previously shown last November)


Chairman: Hywel Davies
Producer: Ifan O. Williams

: Armchair Voyage

Sir Mortimer Wheeler takes you on a Hellenic Cruise
In the second programme of this series, previously shown last year, the Hellenic Travellers' Club visit the treasures of Istanbul and the Islands of the Eastern Mediterranean.


Presenter/narrator: Sir Mortimer Wheeler
Photographed by: John A. S. Turner
Film editor: Sheila S. Tomlinson
Producer: Stephen Hearst

: Malcolm Mitchell

sings with the Trio to entertain you with a short programme of their favourite songs.


Singer: Malcolm Mitchell
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: Call Me Sam

A light comedy series set in Sam Callahan's restaurant.
[Starring] Eddie Byrne and Betty McDowall
With Paul Whitsun-Jones, Hugh Lloyd, Dennis Thorne, Robert Bevens, Gwendolyn Watts, Rowena Torrance.


Script: Lee Loeb
Incidental music composed by: Bruce Campbell
Settings: Frederick Knapman
Film cameraman for the series: Ronnie Shears
Film editor: Ken Bilton
Producer: Harry Carlisle
Sam Callahan: Eddie Byrne
Hetty Callahan: Betty McDowall
Mario: Paul Whitsun-Jones
Archie: Hugh Lloyd
[Actor]: Dennis Thorne
[Actor]: Robert Bevens
[Actress]: Gwendolyn Watts
[Actress]: Rowena Torrance

: Wells Fargo: Clay Allison

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

The new equipment for Clay Allison's saloon is hi-jacked by his rivals. He has only one motive-revenge, and one remedy - his gun.


Jim Hardie: Dale Robertson

: Sportsview

Peter Dimmock introduces Sportsview
International Athletics: London v. Stockholm
direct from the White City Stadium, London
British, Swedish, and International stars from Russia, Germany, and Finland compete in the floodlit match organised by the Association of London Athletics Clubs in conjunction with the Evening News.

Tonight's action films include:
Tips from the Top: Riding
with Pat Smythe.


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Commentator (International Athletics): Kenneth Wolstenholme
Commentator (International Athletics): Norris McWhirter
Item presenter (Tips from the Top): Pat Smythe
Associate editor: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: Bryan Cowgill
Editor: Paul Fox

: With Europe in View: 2: Is Morality Old-Fashioned?

The second of a series of six programmes.
Aidan Crawley introduces speakers from different countries in Western Europe who talk about some of the fundamental challenges facing Europe today and in the future.

In Italy: Signorina Nina Ruffini, Professor Dino Origlia
In France: Mademoiselle Charlotte Fabre-Luce
In Britain: John Wain, The Rev. Dominic de Grunne
Presented with the assistance of the Television Services of Europe
(BBC recording)


Presenter: Aidan Crawley
Speaker (Italy): Signorina Nina Ruffini
Speaker (Italy): Professor Dino Origlia
Speaker (France): Mademoiselle Charlotte Fabre-Luce
Speaker (Britain): John Wain
Speaker (Britain): The Rev. Dominic de Grunne
Producer: Derek Holroyde

: Chinese Journey: 1: Across the Gobi Desert to the Sacred Caves

The second showing of the first of two films by Claude Arthaud and Francois Hebert-Stevens.
Three years ago two young French archaeologists set out to explore and film the sacred Buddhist Caves of Northern China. They approached them from Central Asia, filming on the way the strange Soviet city of Ulan Bator, the capital of Mongolia, and penetrating into China across the Great Wall.


Filmmaker/archaeologist: Claude Arthaud
Filmmaker/archaeologist: Francois Hebert-Stevens
Narrator: David Attenborough
Editor: Robert Walter
Presented by: Malcolm Brown

: Souvenirs

What are memories without souvenirs? Four people are reminded, in different ways, of a holiday spent in Switzerland.
A film narrated by Bill Taylor.


Narrator: Bill Taylor
Presented by: Harry Lowe

: Late Night Final

Evening prayers conducted by The Rev. E. J. Parkinson.
Followed by Weather and Close Down


Conductor: The Rev. E. J. Parkinson

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