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: Beunydd

Newyddion y Dydd ynghyd a BWBW COLWG ar Amaethyddiaeth, Diwydiant a Materion Seneddol
(Daily news, and surveys on agriculture, industry, and political matters)
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)

(to 13.15)

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
(BBC film)
(to 14.45)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Voices: Eileen Browne
Voices: Josefina Ray
Voices: Peter Hawkins

: Blue Peter

A magazine programme for younger viewers.
Introduced by Christopher Trace and Leila Williams.


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Presenter: Leila Williams

: Whirlybirds: If I Were King

Should a Prince in exile return to his country and lead a revolution to regain his throne or should he become an ordinary American citizen? This is the problem which faces a young man. In this film Chuck and P.T. help him to escape from his enemies and so give him time to make his decision.


P.T. Moore: Craig Hill
Chuck Martin: Kenneth Tobey

: Junior Sportsview

Introduced by Billy Wright.
A fortnightly series presenting film reports and news from the world of sport.
Today's edition features:
David Coleman's Sports Quiz


Presenter: Billy Wright
Item presenter (David Coleman's Sports Quiz): David Coleman
Presented by: A. P. Wilkinson
Programme edited by: Ronnie Noble

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

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

: Gardening Club

Percy Thrower introduces Mrs. J. Mack (Nottingham) and Roy Hay, Chairman of 'In Your Garden' in Network Three.
African Violets in the home, the year's best gardening books and a selection of older indispensable guides.
Holly-Mistletoe Christmas bulbs
From the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: Mrs. J. Mack
Guest: Roy Hay
Director: John Farrington
Producer: Paul Morby

: Bronco: The Quest of the Thirty Dead

A Western film starring Ty Hardin as Bronco Layne the roving cowboy adventurer.

A train is wrecked. Among the killed is a close friend of Bronco Lane. Lane needs all his wits-and his skill with a gun-to expose the man responsible.


Bronco Layne: Ty Hardin

: Flying Standards

The All-Time Hit Parade featuring Shirley Eaton, Steve Arlen, The Three Barry Sisters, Frank Ifield.
Guest artists: Rosemary Squires, Andy Cole
The John Shakespeare Choir and the music of Bob Miller and the Millermen.
(See facing page)


Singer: Shirley Eaton
Singer: Steve Arlen
Singers: The Three Barry Sisters
Singer: Frank Ifield
Singer: Rosemary Squires
Singer: Andy Cole
Singers: The John Shakespeare Choir
Musicians: Bob Miller and the Millermen
Musical Associate: Bert Waller
Staging: Eleanor Fazan
Designer: Marilyn Roberts
Production: Stewart Morris

: Bleak House: Episode 10

by Charles Dickens
Adapted for television in eleven episodes by Constance Cox

In which Mr. Bucket takes a hand.


Author: Charles Dickens
Adapted by: Constance Cox
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Producer: Eric Tayler
Mr. Inspector Bucket: Richard Pearson
Allan Woodcourt: Jerome Willis
Matthew Bagnet: Geoffrey Tyrrell
Mrs. Basnet: Megan Latimer
Mr. George: Michael Aldridge
John Jarndyce: Andrew Cruickshank
Esther Summerson: Diana Fairfax
Lady Honoria Dedlock: Iris Russell
Sir Leicester Dedlock: David Horne
Mademoiselle Hortense: Annette Carell
Mrs. Rouncewell: Eileen Draycott
Ada Clare: Elizabeth Shepherd
Richard Carstone: Colin Jeavons
Mr. Vholes: Gerald Cross

: Para Handy - Master Mariner: 2: Para Handy's Experiment

A television series by Duncan Ross.
Based on the stories of Neil Munro
[Starring] Duncan Macrae with Roddy McMillan, John Grieve and Angus Lennie
From the BBC's television studio in Scotland


Writer: Duncan Ross
Based on the stories of: Neil Munro
Producer: Pharic MacLaren
Film Cameraman: David Hanley
Film Editor: James Mearns
Designer: Robert MacGowan
Dougie: Roddy McMillan
Sunny Jim: Angus Lennie
Macphail: John Grieve
Para Handy: Duncan Macrae
Harry Ross: Jameson Clark
Barman: Alistair Audsley
Willie Weston: Michael O'Halloran
Peggy: Nancy Mitchell
Harris: David Kinnaird
Postman: Angus Martin

: The Third Man: Barcelona Passage

A film series starring Michael Rennie.

A strange assignment sends Harry Lime and Brad to join a ship in mid-voyage with orders to buy it. It is not accidental that an escaped bank-robber also happens to be on board.
(A BBC film release)
See page 5


Story and teleplay by: Gilbert Winfield
Director: Cliff Owen
Producer: Felix Jackson
Harry Lime: Michael Rennie
Eva: Dawn Addams
Bertelli: Ferdy Mayne
Jahn: Carl Jaffe
Darrow: Alan Cuthbbrtson
Johamrwen: Gerard Heinz
Captain: Alec Mango
Purser: Jack Hedley
Mrs. Heathfield: Joan Ingram
Colonel: Maurice Hedley
Bradford Webster: Jonathan Harris

: Armand and Michaela Denis on Safari to Asia: 6: The Dancing Swords

Back in Thailand for the last programme of their present Far East series, Armand and Michaela Denis umpire a coracle regatta, are shown a typical Eastern method of gathering coconuts, and enjoy a spectacular farewell entertainment.


Presenter/presented by: Armand Denis
Presenter: Michaela Denis

: Face to Face

Lord Morrison of Lambeth with John Freeman
'Success is being able to do a job well. I don't care tuppence whether the job is that of a Cabinet Minister or a road sweeper'.
'I have always had a working-class fear of being in debt'.
'There are too few men on the Labour Front Bench who began life as manual workers'.
'I have always enjoyed a hell of a battle'.


Interviewee: Lord Morrison of Lambeth
Interviewer: John Freeman
Drawings: Feliks Topolski
Producer: Hugh Burnett

: News Extra

A magazine of news and pictures from cameramen all over the world.
Presented by Richard Baker.


Presenter: Richard Baker
Producer: Bill Northwood

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