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: Beunydd

Newyddion y Dydd ynghyd a TBAFOD
Holl ac ateb ar faterion y dydd
(Daily news, and discussion on current affairs)
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)

(to 13.20)

: For the Schools: Science and Life: The Physical World: 6: The Oceans

Nearly three-quarters of the surface of the earth is hidden by water. What geological features are there beneath the oceans? Dr. Tom Gaskell describes some of these and explains how the deepest part of the oceans, Challenger Deep, was found.
Repeated on Tuesday at 11.20 a.m.


Presenter: Dr. Tom Gaskell
Drawings: Tony Hart Director: Geoffrey Hall
Producer: Donald Grattan

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the Very Young
(BBC film)

: Mainly for Women: Wednesday Magazine

A weekly miscellany of people and events
Introduced by David Jacobs.
The Rt. Rev. Mervyn Stockwood, Bishop of Southwark

Time for a Trim
A filmed visit to a children's hairdresser.

Roma Fairley at the National Exhibition of Cage Birds

and John Slater - Introducing Children as Writers

(to 15.30)


Presenter: David Jacobs
Guest: The Rev. Mervyn Stockwood
Reporter: Roma Fairley
Item presenter (Introducing Children as Writers): John Slater
Producer: Lorna Pegram

: The Unusual Football Match

A Russian cartoon film.
It is not always the biggest team that wins.
(Previously shown in the summer of 1957)

: Out of Doors

Introduced by Bruce Campbell.

Christmas Presents
Suggestions for young naturalists.

Wildfowl in Winter
Peter Scott identifies ducks and explains how to make field sketches.

Club Room
Leslie Jackman

From the BBC's West of England television studio


Presenter: Bruce Campbell
Item presenter (Wildfowl in Winter): Peter Scott
Item presenter (Club Room): Leslie Jackman
Producer: Winwood Reade

: Union Pacific: Prison Camp

Held prisoner in his own camp by a cavalry major for a make-believe reason, Bart finds a tribe of Indians that doesn't exist!


Major Bart McClelland: Jeff Morrow
Billy Kincaid: 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

: Good Companions

Peter West introduces Good Companions
The programme of pets for people with pets.
From Dudley.

Pup's Progress: The training of your dog.

Pocket Money Pets
Maxwell Knight shows some smaller animals.

Family Tree: Griffon

Working Animals: The Camel


Presenter: Peter West
Item presenter (Pocket Money Pets): Maxwell Knight
A fortnightly series edited by: Stanley Dangerfield
Producer: Bill Wright

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore, Alan Whicker, Derek Hart, Fyfe Robertson and Tim Parkes.


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

: News Summary

: Charlie Drake: Heaven Knows, Mr. Drake


Producer: Ernest Maxin
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Script: Charlie Drake
Script: David Cumming
Script: Derek Collyer
Charles O'Casey Drake: Charlie Drake
Spike: Murray Kash
Fingers: Gary Colleano
The Clerk: James Dyrenforth
Louie: Robert MacKenzie
Babs: Jennifer Browns
Tony Angelo: Robert Ayres
Mike Slade: Gordon Sterns
Bussy Spiegel: Patrick Durkin
Thug: Tom Clegg

: The Perry Como Music-Hall

Starring Perry Como
with Teresa Brewer, The Lennon Sisters, Paul O'Keefe, The Mitchell Ayres Orchestra, The Ray Charles Singers, The Louis da Pron Dancers
Written by Herbert Baker, Billy Friedberg, and Will Glickman.
(NBC recording)


Presenter/singer: Perry Como
Singer: Teresa Brewer
Singers: The Lennon Sisters
Singer: Paul O'Keefe
Musicians: The Mitchell Ayres Orchestra
Singers: The Ray Charles Singers
Dancers: The Louis da Pron Dancers
Produced for NBC by: Clark Jones
Writer: Herbert Baker
Writer: Billy Friedberg
Writer: Will Glickman
Edited for BBC television by: Richard Barclay

: Sportsview

Peter Dimmock introduces Sportsview
Action... news... personalities in a weekly sports magazine.
Tonight's special items:
Cricket - Rugby League - Boxing: The Featherweight Championship of the British Empire, Percy Lewis (Oxford) v. John O'Brien (Glasgow)
An exclusive film report of Monday's big fight at Nottingham.


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Boxer: Percy Lewis
Boxer: John O'Brien
Associate editor: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: Bryan Cowgill
Editor: Paul Fox

: Music for You

Introduced by Eric Robinson.
with Boris Alicia, Christoff Markova
The Moscow Puppet Master, Sergei Obraztsov
Assisted by Olga Obraztsova

Fredell Lack, Digno Garcia and his Paraguayan Trio, John LaniganRoyal Philharmonic Orchestra
(Leader, Raymond Cohen)
Assistant conductor, Marcus Dods
See page 4


Presenter: Eric Robinson
Producer: Patricia Foy
Performer: Boris Alicia
Performer: Christoff Markova
Puppeteer: Sergei Obraztsov
Assisted by: Olga Obraztsova
Violinist: Fredell Lack
Musicians: Digno Garcia and his Paraguayan Trio
Tenor: John Lanigan
Musicians: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Raymond Cohen
Assistant conductor: Marcus Dods
Ballet arranged by: Peggy van Praagh
Designer: Audley Southcott

: News

: The Concert Artistes Association Annual Dinner

President, Jack Warner
Chairman, Jack Crosbie
Other speakers include: Anne Shelton, David Nixon, Frank Muir
Introduced by John Ellison.
(A BBC film of the Dinner held at the Park Lane Hotel last Sunday)


Speaker: Jack Warner
Speaker: Jack Crosbie
Speaker: Anne Shelton
Speaker: David Nixon
Speaker: Frank Muir
Presenter: John Ellison
Presented by: Bill Parry Jones

: Bransby Williams

demonstrates the art of make-up.
(previously shown on October 13, 1953)


Monologist: Bransby Williams
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: News Summary

: Late Night Final

Evening prayers conducted by Bishop Lesslie Newbigin.


Conductor: Bishop Lesslie Newbigin

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