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: Beunydd

Newyddion y Dydd ynghyd A Trafod 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)

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

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.
John Braine, Isa Miranda

Wine in Season
A filmed visit to a cellar in the City and some expert advice.

The Dog with a Million Fleas
A story from Stuart Widdows, aged 13.
(BBC recording)

(to 15.30)


Presenter: David Jacobs
Guest: John Braine
Guest: Isa Miranda
Storyteller (The Dog with a Million Fleas): Stuart Widdows
Director: Richard Gilbert
Producer: Lorna Pegram

: Bengo

The adventures of a Boxer Puppy.
Drawn by Tim and told by Sylvia Peters.


Artist: Tim (William Timym)
Narrator: Sylvia Peters

: 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?'
Two Glens to Fort William
Scottish Veterans at work.

Soviet Locos

Spotters' Notebook

Produced by Peggy Bacon from the BBC's Midland television studio
See Junior Radio Times


Devised and filmed by: John Adams
Devised and filmed by: Patrick Whitehouse
Presenter: Bill Hartley
Producer: Peggy Bacon

: Union Pacific: The Trestle

Another hold-up threatens Bart's plans for the new railroad. Floods are shifting the trestles of a bridge. Georgia has a hunch, however, that the trouble lies deeper than the trestles.


Major Bart McClelland: Jeff Morrow
Billy Kincaid: Judd Pratt

: News for Scotland, Northern Ireland, and the English Regions

News from Wales: 6.15-6.20
(On transmitter serving the areas)

: Look: The Story of a Falcon

Introduced by Peter Scott.

Falconry is an ancient art still practised in many countries. The Saker Falcon, used by Arabs for hunting gazelle and bustard, still breeds in Hungary. The capture of a wild Saker Falcon, its training and ultimate flying after quarry are illustrated by film made in Hungary by Homoki-Nagy. Peter Scott introduces the film and discusses the art of training a falcon with James Robertson-Justice.
(A recording of the original broadcast on February 27, 1957)


Presenter: Peter Scott
Guest: James Robertson-Justice
Producer: Winwood Reade

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore, Alan Whicker, Derek Hart, Fyfe Robertson and Cy Grant.


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

: Charlie Drake: An Evening with Charles O'Casey Drake

In which the famous writer and painter discusses and enlightens you on the mysteries of the Art World.


Script: Charlie Drake
Script: David Cumming
Script: Derek Collyer
Producer: Ernest Maxin
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Charles O'Casey Drake: Charles Drake
General Custer: Robert MacKenzie
Lieutenant Hampton: Stuart Nichol
Captain Spenser: Murray Kash
Major Finch: Cal McCord
Private: Kerrigan Prescott
Sitting Bull: Gary Colleano
Roundhead soldier: Michael Henry
Charlie's assistant: Sam Kydd
Mrs. Finch: Betty Turner

: Sports Review of 1959

Peter Dimmock introduces Sports Review of 1959
featuring The Sportsview Personality of the Year


Presenter: Peter Dimmock

: After the Battle: 4: St. Lo to Paris

A series of films in which distinguished war reporters return in peace to battlefields where once they told to a listening world the story of war.
Robert Reid reports.
The fourth of six programmes made by the BBC Film Unit


Reporter: Robert Reid
Photographed by: Peter Hamilton
Produced and edited by: Maurice Harvey

: Make Way for Music

Presenting Alyn Ainsworth and the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra in thirty minutes of music in an informal manner with songs by Sheila Buxton. Roberto Cardinali and Norman George with his violin.
Introduced by Roger Moffat.

From the BBC's North of England television studio
(BBC recording)

(Viewers whose sets are tuned to Rowridge will see "View," a magazine of the South and West, from 10.0-10.30)


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

: Viewpoint: With Heart and Understanding

A fortnightly programme with a Christian angle on people, problems and affairs of the day.

Dr. Erik Routley, Author of 'Hymns and Human Life' with the help of a group of singers, looks at what is good and bad in hymns and carols.


Presenter: Dr. Erik Routley
Producer: Vernon Sproxton

: News Summary

followed by Weather and Close Down

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