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: Beunydd

Newyddion y Dydd ynghyd a sgwrs ar faterion crefyddol yng Nghymru.
(News of the day, and a talk on Welsh religious matters)
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)

(to 13.15)

: For the Schools: The Twentieth Century: 2: The Kaiser's War

Britain's place in a changing world

Written by Robert Reid who appears with Alan Bullock.


Writer/Presenter: Robert Reid
Guest: Alan Bullock
Film Editor: Barry Toovey
Director: Peter Dunkley
Producer: Ivan Gilman

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the Very Young
David Enders tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
(BBC film)


Narrator: David Enders
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: Mainly for Women

Family Affairs: Widow's Viewpoint
A childless widow and a widow with a family discuss their personal problems.
Peter Marris, of the Institute of Community Studies, discusses the status of widows in society today. Simona Pakenham talks with Ursula Vaughan Williams, widow of the composer.
Introduced by Anne Allen.

3.15 London Town Scrapbook
Stories on film from past editions of 'London Town'.
Commentary by Richard Dimbleby
(First shown in 1953)

(to 15.30)


Presenter (Family Affairs: Widow's Viewpoint): Anne Allen
Speaker (Family Affairs: Widow's Viewpoint): Peter Marris
Interviewer (Family Affairs: Widow's Viewpoint): Simona Pakenham
Interviewee (Family Affairs: Widow's Viewpoint): Ursula Vaughan Williams
Arranged by (Family Affairs: Widow's Viewpoint): Ann-Marie Gardner-Stewart
Producer (Family Affairs: Widow's Viewpoint): Beryl Radley
Narrator (London Town Scrapbook): Richard Dimbleby
Script written by (London Town Scrapbook): George Moresby White
Script written by (London Town Scrapbook): Peter Hunt
Producer (London Town Scrapbook): Stephen McCormack

: Crackerjack

Eamonn Andrews brings Richard Hearne (Mr. Pastry) to Crackerjack
with Pearl Carr and Teddy Johnson, Ronnie Corbett, Raymond Rollett, Warren, Devine, and Sparkes and 'Double or Drop'.

See Junior Radio Times
("Double or Drop" is devised by Eamonn Andrews)
(Pearl Carr and Teddy Johnson are appearing at the Pavilion Theatre, Torquay; Bert Hayes is appearing at the Butlin's Hotels, Cliftonville)


Presenter/"Double or Drop" devised by: Eamonn Andrews
Mr. Pastry: Richard Hearne
Singer: Pearl Carr
Singer: Teddy Johnson
Comedian: Ronnie Corbett
Comedian: Raymond Rollett
Acrobats: Warren, Devine, and Sparkes
Music: Bert Hayes and his Sextet
Script: Frank Roscoe
Designer: Stanley Dorfman
Producer: Johnny Downes

: 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

: Boots and Saddles: The Paymaster

A period of inactivity at Fort Lowell causes intense boredom among the men. To make matters worse, they are short of money. But Trooper Kirby has his own way of relieving monotony.

: The General Election BBC Hustings

See panel and page 3

BBC Hustings: The General Election
Election Meetings across the Nation at 6.45
These meetings will be broadcast simultaneously by the BBC transmitters covering the Regions concerned (see page 3)
In London: Derek Hart
In Titchfield: Max Robertson
In Birmingham: Robert McKenzie
In Sunderland: Kenneth Harris
In Glasgow: Esmond Wright
are the impartial chairmen at meetings called by the BBC for members of the public to question politicians on the issues of the campaign With them on the platform are candidates to speak on behalf of any party contesting a fifth of the seats in the region. Names of speakers will be announced after nominations have closed

CRYSTAL PALACE. TRULEIGH HILL London: Produced by Stanley Hyland From a Lime Grove studio WENVOE. BLAEN-PLWYF, NORTH HESSARY TOR. LES PLATONS. ROWRIDGE Titchfield: Produted by Bill Coysh Presented for television by Nicholas Crocker From the Territorial Hall. Titchtield SUTTON COLDFIELD, TACOLNESTON Birmingham: Produced by Malcolm Freegard Presented for television by Barrie Edgar From a Birmingham studio HOLME MOSS, PONTOP PIKE. SANDALE, DOUGLAS Sunderland: Produced by Kenneth Brown Presented for television by Ray Lakeland From the Sourhmoor Technical School, Sunderland KIRK 0' SHOTTS. ROSEMARKIE. MELDRUM. THRUMSTER. ORKNEY Glasgow: Produced by Roderick MacLean From a Glasgow studio
Sound recordings of these programmes will be broadcast in the apropriate Regional Home Services at 10.20 p.m.

: Spy-Catcher: 5: Know Your Face

A series of true stories of the search for spies in wartime Britain, based on the experiences of Lt.-Col. Oreste Pinto.


Script: Robert Barr
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Producer: Terence Cook

: Othello

An opera by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto by Arrigo Boito
English translation by Eric Crozier
[Starring] Charles Holland, Heidi Krall, and Ronald Lewis

Place: harbour fortress in Cyprus. Time: beginning of sixteenth century

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Leader, Steven Staryk)
Conducted by Bryan Balkwill
Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
(Chorus-Master, Peter Gellhorn)
Ealing Grammar School Boys' Choir
Conductor, John Railron
(See page 6)

(Heidi Krall appears by arrangement with the Metropolitan Opera House, New York; Ronald Lewis and Forbes Robinson appear by arrangement with the General Administrator Royal Opera House, Covent Garden Ltd.; Barbara Howitt by arrangement with the Sadler's Wells Opera Company)


Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Arrigo Boito
English Translation: Eric Crozier
Musicians: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Leader: Steven Staryk
Conductor: Bryan Balkwill
Associate Conductor: Brian Priestman
Singers: Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
Chorus-master: Peter Gellhorn
Singers: Ealing Grammar School Boys' Choir
Conductor: John Railron
Wardrobe Supervision: Olive Harris
Make-up Supervision: Rosemary Ross
Choreography: Margaret Dale
Designer: Clifford Hatts
Producer: Rudolph Cartier
Othello, the Moor, Admiral of the Venetian Fleet: Charles Holland
Iago, his 'Ancient' (Ensign): Ronald Lewis
Cassio, Captain: John Ford
Roderigo, a Venetian nobleman: John Kentish
Lodovico, Ambassador of the Republic of Venice: Forbes Robinson
Montano, Othello's predecessor as Governor of Cyprus: James Atkins
A herald: George MacPherson
Desdemona, Othello's wife: Heidi Krall
Emilia, Iago's wife: Barbara Howitt
Soldiers and sailors, Venetian noblemen and ladies, Cypriots: [artists uncredited]

: Britain Belongs to You

Election Broadcast on behalf of the Labour Party
A campaign report direct from Labour's Television and Radio Operations Room in London.
Introduced by Anthony Wedgwood Benn.


Presenter: Anthony Wedgwood Benn

: Make Way for Music

Presenting Alyn Ainsworth and the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra in twenty-five minutes of music in an informal manner with songs by Sheila Buxton and Roberto Cardinali and Norman George and his violin
Introduced by Roger Moffat
From the BBC's North of England television studio

(Sheila Buxton is appearing at the New Royal Restaurant, Liverpool)


Presenter: Roger Moffat
Musicians: Alyn Ainsworth and the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Singer: Sheila Buxton
Singer: Roberto Cardinali
Violinist: Norman George
Producer: Barney Colehan

: News Summary

followed by Weather; Road Works Report and Close Down

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