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: Beunydd

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

(to 13.15)

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

Charles E. Stidwill tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
(BBC film)


Narrator: Charles E. Stidwill
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: Mainly for Women

Family Affairs: The Christmas Play
Every year, in schools all over the country, children take part in Nativity plays. This film, written and directed by Hazel Swift, and with music specially composed by Gordon Jacob, shows a teacher and children in a village school. They are seen making their costumes and props, rehearsing their parts, and finally presenting their play.

Introduced by John Allen.

3.10 Women of Afghanistan
A film showing the beginnings of a new way of life for women in Afghanistan.
Filmed and introduced by Constance Paul.

(to 15.30)


Writer/director (The Christmas Play): Hazel Swift
Music specially composed by (The Christmas Play): Gordon Jacob
Presenter (Family Affairs): John Allen
Producer (Family Affairs): Beryl Radley
Filmmaker/presenter (Women of Afghanistan): Constance Paul
Presented by (Women of Afghanistan): Richard Gilbert

: Playbox

Eamonn Andrews opens Playbox
With the assistance of Tony Hart.

The Inter-Regional Quiz Championship
This week's team: North of England

The Six-Clue Challenge: The Case of the Colonel's Bracelets
by Vere Lorrimer.


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Presenter: Tony Hart
Designer: Austen L. Spriggs
Producer: Gerald Wiltshire
Writer (The Six-Clue Challenge): Vere Lorrimer
Detective-Inspector Bruce: Ivan Owen
Mr Robert Deverell: Michael Guest
Colonel Royston: Maurice Hedley
Miss Madeleine Royston: Katie Cashfield

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

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

: The Phil Silvers Show: Sgt. Bilko Presents

Starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko.


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: BBC Television Outside Broadcasts present: Bertram Mills Circus Royal Performance

in the presence of H.R.H. The Princess Margaret
Direct from tonight's performance at Olympia, London in aid of the Olympic Games and International Equestrian Fund.

: News Summary

: The Black and White Minstrel Show

(The Fastest Show in Black and White)
Starring The Mitchell Minstrels conducted by George Mitchell and also starring
Kenneth Connor, Stan Stennett, Margo Henderson and The Television Toppers, Joe 'Mr. Piano' Henderson, The Jackpots, Dai Francis, Tony Mercer, John Boulter.
The Minstrel Orchestra
Conducted by Eric Robinson


Singers: The Mitchell Minstrels
[Minstrels] conducted by/vocal arrangements: George Mitchell
Comedian: Kenneth Connor
Compere/performer: Stan Stennett
Impressionist: Margo Henderson
Dancers: The Television Toppers
Pianist: Joe 'Mr. Piano' Henderson
Singers: The Jackpots
Baritone: Dai Francis
Tenor: Tony Mercer
Bass: John Boulter
Dance direction: Larry Gordon
Musical arrangements: Alan Bristow
Musical arrangements: Ray Terry
Musicians: The Minstrel Orchestra
[Orchestra] conducted by: Eric Robinson
Settings: Lionel Radford
Devised and produced by: George Inns

: Private Investigator: 6: The Director's Wife

A second series of programmes on the work of an English Detective Agency.
Written and produced by Arthur Swinson.

Hugo Ross-Hamilton, a wealthy company director, engages the Private Investigators to watch his wife, whom he suspects of having an affair. As the case develops, Unthank finds himself increasingly embroiled in his client's matrimonial disputes.


Writer/producer: Arthur Swinson
Director: Christopher Barry
Designer: Stuart Walker
Film cameraman: Ronnie Shears
Film editor: Harry Hastings
Peter Clarke: Ian White
James Wilson: Allan McClelland
Hugo Ross-Hamilton: Noel Johnson
John Unthank: Campbell Singer
Mrs Layton: Ursula Camm
Oonagh Ross-Hamilton: Johanna Martin
Peter Arrowsmith: Brian Jackson
Bill Jessel: Douglas Muir
Charles: Harry Littlewood
Harry: Donald Finlay
Mrs Delrivers: Mary Yeomans

: The Nature of Things: 6: Crystals and Gems

Demonstrated by Sir Lawrence Bragg, F.R.S.

Outside Broadcast cameras join an audience of members and their friends at the Royal Institution in London for the last in a series of six programmes.


Presenter: Sir Lawrence Bragg
Demonstrations throughout the series arranged by: Professor Ronald King
Producer: Philip Daly

: Amateur Boxing: International Tournament

From St. Andrew's Hall, Glasgow in aid of the Jewish National Fund.
(Blue and White Committee)


Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Presented for television by: Bill Stevenson

: News

: The Brains Trust

meets this evening to answer your questions.
The members this week are: Alan Bullock, Bernard Williams, Sir John Wolfenden
Chairman, Norman Fisher


Panellist: Alan Bullock
Panellist: Bernard Williams
Panellist: Sir John Wolfenden
Chairman: Norman Fisher
Producer: John Furness

: Pa Beth Yw Dyn?

(What is Man?)
A discussion for Welsh viewers.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield and Crystal Palace only)

(to 23.37)

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