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: Beunydd

Newyddion y Dydd ynghyd a sgwrs ar ddatblygiadau ym myd y gwyddonydd a'r meddyg.
(News, with a talk on developments in the scientific and medical world)
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)

(to 13.15)

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children.
(BBC film)


Narrator: Maria Bird

: Mainly for Women

Confidential Quiz
Barbara Kelly, Kenneth Horne, Venetia Stevenson are quizzed by George Schwartz with Robert Beatty keeping the score.

3.15 Cookery Club
Marguerite Patten offers some suggestions for dishes for Boxing Day which are easy to prepare in advance.

(to 15.30)


Contestant (Confidential Quiz): Barbara Kelly
Contestant (Confidential Quiz): Kenneth Horne
Contestant (Confidential Quiz): Venetia Stevenson
Quizzer (Confidential Quiz): George Schwartz
Scorer (Confidential Quiz): Robert Beatty
Devised and directed by (Confidential Quiz): Brenda Horsfield
Cook (Cookery Club): Marguerite Patten
Producer (Cookery Club): Ann Shead

: Brave Little Deer

A Russian cartoon film.
Evho, the little deer, wants to be as brave as Turgun, the leader of the herd, and when the wolves appear he has a chance to prove his courage.
(Previously shown in September)

: Christmas Journey

A play by Eric Crozier.
Based on a story by William Canton.
with Jack MacGowran and John Southworth
Choral music composed by Elizabeth Poston
Sung by the Choir of the Ealing Grammar School for Boys
Conducted by John Railton
Harpist, David Watkins


Writer: Eric Crozier
Based on a story by: William Canton
Producer: Joy Harington
Choral music composed by: Elizabeth Poston
[Choral music] Sung by: The Choir of the Ealing Grammar School for Boys
[Choir] conducted by: John Railton
Harpist: David Watkins
Designer: Richard Henry
Stephen: John Southworth
Farmer: Christopher Hodge
The Stranger: Jack MacGowran
Mary: Maureen Beck
Old shepherd: Wilfrid Brambell
Boy shepherd: Christopher Cooke
young shepherd: Edward Hardwicke

: 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

: Zoo Quest in Paraguay: 2: Argentine Excursion

David Attenborough introduces Zoo Quest in Paraguay
An adventure filmed in South America.
Presented in three parts.
(Compiled from film sequences first shown in April 1959)
Tomorrow: Animals, Men, and Music


Presenter/Producer: David Attenborough
Filmed by: Charles Lagus
Film Editor: Robert Walter
Designer: Natasha Kroll
Studio Direction: Brian Branston

: News Summary

: Swing Time

A film musical by Jerome Kern.
[Starring] Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers.

'A Fine Romance', 'Pick Yourself Up', 'The Way You Look Tonight' these and many other wonderful melodies blend Jerome Kern's musical magic with the fabulous dancing of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.


Music: Jerome Kern
Lucky: Fred Astaire
Penny: Ginger Rogers
Pop: Victor Moore
Mabel: Helen Broderick
Gordon: Eric Blore
Margaret: Betty Furness
Ricardo: Georges Metaxa

: Poet and Pheasant

A brass-band comedy by Willis Hall.
[Starring] Frank Pettingell
with Geoffrey Bayldon and Marion Dawson
From the BBC's Midland television studio
See page 5


Writer: Willis Hall
Producer: Peter Dews
Designer: Margaret Peacock
Mr Migglewood: Michael Bates
Frank Higgins: Frank Pettingell
Herbert Jackson: John Sharp
Tom Walters: Geoffrey Bayldon
Maud Higgins: Marion Dawson
Eddie Fossgill: Michael Robbins
Sally Higgins: Ann Saker
Joe Thropjoy: Frank Atkinson
Mrs Throttle: Betty Alberge
Mr Cartwright: Philip Garston-Jones

: News

: It Happened to Me

says Father Christmas to Hywel Davies.
An outside broadcast from a London store.
Film sequences by the BBC Film unit, Scotland


Interviewer: Hywel Davies
Film sequences directed by: Gordon Mackay
Film sequences directed by/Producer: James Buchan
Editor: James Mearns
Research: Charles Clifford

: Christmas Fare

A look ahead at Christmas programmes with Alex Macintosh, Michael Aspel, and a few friends.


Presenter: Alex Macintosh
Presenter: Michael Aspel

: News Summary

followed by Weather and Close Down

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