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: Beunydd

Newyddion y Dydd ynghyd a Y Maes Chwarae
Rygbi, Pel Droed , Bocsio, Nofio ar ffilm, ac yn y stiwdio
Y rhaglen yng ngotal Tudor Phillips
(Daily news, and a sports programme)
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)

(to 13.20)

: For the Schools: Travel Talks: Hunters, Herdsmen and Farmers: Lake Dwellers in Burma

The story of a people who have come to lead a strangely amphibious life.
Filmed by A.C. Barrington Brown and introduced by Tim Slessor.
(Repeated on Friday at 11.20 a.m.)


Presenter: Tim Slessor
Film-maker: A.C. Barrington Brown
Film Editor: Teddy Ireland
Producer: Peggie Broadhead

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the Very Young
(BBC film)

: Mainly for Women

Your Turn Now
A programme of home-made entertainment with Archie McCulloch.
From the BBC's television studio in Leeds
Guest Stars - Sid Millward, Wally Stewart
At the organ - Andrew Fenner

3.15 Keep Fit with Eileen Fowler
From the BBC's Midland television studio

(to 15.30)


Presenter (Your Turn Now): Archie McCulloch
Musician/guest star (Your Turn Now): Sid Millward
Comedian/guest star (Your Turn Now): Wally Stewart
Organist (Your Turn Now): Andrew Fenner
Director (Your Turn Now): Barney Colehan
Exerciser (Keep Fit): Eileen Fowler
Arranged by (Keep Fit): Ann Shead
Music arranged and played by (Keep Fit): Helen Shields
Presented by (Keep Fit): Reg Perrin

: The Hot Chestnut Man

Johnny Morris tells another story.


The Hot Chestnut Man: Johnny Morris

: Focus

Vera McKechnie introduces Your Monday Magazine.

Here and There with Commander Sir Stephen King-Hall

The Burt Twins

The Greedy Bishop
A miniature Chess masterpiece.

International Beauty Box

Do It Yourself with Barry Bucknell

See Junior Radio Times


Presenter: Vera McKechnie
Item presenter (Here and There): Sir Stephen King-Hall
Pianists: The Burt Twins
Item presenter (Do It Yourself): Barry Bucknell
Producer: Leonard Chase

: 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

: Wells Fargo: End of the Trail

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

Wells Fargo is prevented from building a railroad by marauding bands of Indians. Not until Jim Hardie has faced an Indian brave in mortal combat does the railroad go through.


Jim Hardie: Dale Robertson

: Tonight

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


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

: This Is Your Life

Eamonn Andrews says 'This Is Your Life' to ?
See page 3


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Story written and research by: Nickola Sterne
Theme Music: James Turner
[Theme Music] played by an Orchestra under the direction of: George Clouston
Producer: T. Leslie Jackson
'This Is Your Life' was devised by: Ralph Edwards

: The Men from Room Thirteen: The Man Who Made Keys: Part 2

A series of crime stories in two weekly parts by Michael Gilbert.

[Starring] John Welsh with William Fox.

Story based on the novel 'Men in the Shadows' by Stanley Firmin, with research by Maurice Cowan.


Writer: Michael Gilbert
Producer: Gerard Glaister
Director: John Gibson
Designer: Norman James
Story based on the novel 'Men in the Shadows' by: Stanley Firmin
Research: Maurice Cowan
Film cameraman: Charles Lagus
Film editor: J. Sterling
Superintendent Halcro: John Welsh
Chief Superintendent Maw: William Fox
Rhoda Patterson: Ellen McIntosh
Santro: John Gabriel
Mrs. Melrose: Rita Webb
Det.-Sgt. Baker: Manning Wilson
Sergeant Clitheroe: Raymond Hodge
Police Officer: John Watson
Sam Summers: George Roderick
Cracker: Sam Kydd
Dingus: Kenneth J. Warren
Lloyd: Peter Lewiston
Mr. Adler: Charles Lloyd Pack

: Panorama

The Window on the World
Panorama cameras focus on People-Places-Problems that make news.
Introduced by Richard Dimbleby with the Panorama team of commentators.


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Edited and produced by: Michael Peacock
Associate producer: David Wheeler

: The Phil Silvers Show: Ritzik Goes Civilian

Starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko.

To escape from Bilko, Ritzik leaves the Army. But with Bilko hot on his heels poor Ritzik soon realises he has jumped out of the frying pan into the fire.


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: Television Dancing Club

[Starring] Victor Silvester with his Ballroom Orchestra from the Carlton Rooms, Maida Vale.
With demonstrations by Tony Clarke and Gladys Mortimer, Ken Bateman and Blanche Ingle, The Billy Martin Formation Team from Liverpool and presenting the 2nd Heat of the 1959/60 Competition for the Television Dancing Club Trophies.
Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson
Assisted by Christine Norton
Hostess, Helen Pohlman


Musicians: Victor Silvester with his Ballroom Orchestra
Dancer: Tony Clarke
Dancer: Gladys Mortimer
Dancer: Ken Bateman
Dancer: Blanche Ingle
Formation dancers: The Billy Martin Formation Team
Dancer (Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson): Victor Silvester
Dancer (Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson): Christine Norton
Hostess: Helen Pohlman
Script: Victor Silvester Jnr.
Producer: Richard Afton

: Picture Parade

A programme about the latest films, the stars who appear in them, the people who make them.
Introduced by Robert Robinson.
This first edition of a new fortnightly series includes:

Film Censorship
A discussion.
Interviewer, Keith Fordyce

Tommy the Toreador
An excerpt from Tommy Steele's latest film by courtesy of Associated British Corporation.

Otto Preminger
Producer-Director talking about 'Anatomy of a Murder' by courtesy of Columbia Pictures.

Danny Kaye with Louis Armstrong singing a hit number from 'The Five Pennies' by courtesy of Paramount Pictures
See page 11


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Interviewer (Film Censorship): Keith Fordyce
Speaker: Otto Preminger
Producer: Richard Evans
Editor: Christopher Doll

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