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: Beunydd

Newyddion y Dydd ynghyd a Trafod
Holi 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

For the Very Young
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


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.


Dickie Henderson talking to Duff Newton

Marguerite Vacani on the art of party-going

Life in Lilliput
Mrs. Graham Greene's unique collection of dolls' houses.

and Three memories of Christmas from W. Macqueen-Pope, R. F. Delderfield and Molly Weir.

(to 15.30)


Presenter: David Jacobs
Interviewee: Dickie Henderson
Interviewer: Duff Newton
Item presenter: Marguerite Vacani
Item presenter (Life in Lilliput): Mrs. Graham Greene
Guest: W. Macqueen-Pope
Guest: R. F. Delderfield
Guest: Molly Weir
Producer: Lorna Pegram

: Blue Peter

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


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Presenter: Leila Williams
Producer: John Hunter Blair

: The Lone Ranger

A ventriloquist and his dummy give a show in the local theatre of Kingston. Without any warning an armed gunman bursts in and murders the Sheriff of the town. The only witness is the ventriloquist. How he and the Lone Ranger and Tonto bring the killer to book is told in this week's exciting episode of The Lone Ranger.


The Lone Ranger: Clayton Moore
Tonto: Jay Silverheels

: Sketch Club

With Adrian Hill who sets a subject, helps you with your picture-making, and announces this week's prize winners.
Picture Gallery 'The First Christmas'


Presenter/artist: Adrian Hill
Presented by: Tony Arnold

: 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
Billy Smart's Circus where Pickles and his friends from Dr. Barnardo's Garden City have been invited to meet some Good Companions of the circus.
Guides: Peter West; Stanley Dangerfield (who also edits the series); Ray Smart; Sasha the Clown


Presenter/guide: Peter West
Guide/editor: Stanley Dangerfield
Guide: Ray Smart
Guide: Sasha the Clown
Director: Peter Bruce
Producer: Bill Wright

: Zoo Quest in Paraguay: 3: Animals, Men, and Music

David Attenborough introduces Zoo Quest in Paraguay
An adventure filmed in South America.
Presented in three parts.
(Compiled from film sequences first shown last April)


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

: News Summary

: Charlie Drake: The Angry Young Plumber


Producer: Ernest Maxin
Jazz Group led by: Norman Percival
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Script: Charlie Drake
Script: David Cumming
Script: Derek Collyer
Charles O'Casey Drake: Charlie Drake
Alison, his wife: Ann Firbank
G.P. Clegg: Michael Moore
Miss Hopkins: Jean Marlow
Parsons, a foreman: Hugh Lloyd
Jim, a plumber: Harry Lane
Sir Joseph Crichton: Peter Bathurst
Secretary: Shirley Patterson
First angry young man: Michael Henry
Second angry young man: Trevor Maskell
Loretta Temple: Jennifer Browne

: The Perry Como Music-Hall

Starring Perry Como with Jane Morgan, Maurice Evans, The Wiere Brothers, The Mitchell Ayres Orchestra, The Ray Charles Singers, The Louis da Pron Dancers
Written by Herbert Baker, Billy Friedberg, and Will Glickman.


Presenter/singer: Perry Como
Singer: Jane Morgan
Guest: Maurice Evans
Comedians: The Wiere Brothers
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

: Wells Fargo: The Daltons

The exciting adventures of the famous Western Stagecoach Service.
[Starring] Dale Robertson


Jim Hardie: Dale Robertson

: After the Battle: 5: The Ardennes

A reporter returns in peace to battlefields where once he told to a listening world the story of war.

Robert Barr reports.
The fifth in a series of six programmes made by the BBC Film Unit


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

: News

: Pathfinder

The story in war and peace of Group Captain Leonard Cheshire, V.C. and of the Ryder-Cheshire Mission for the Relief of Suffering.
Written and directed by Ian Curtis.
A West Region Film Unit production

Leonard Cheshire is the famous wartime bomber pilot, who watched the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki and later founded the Cheshire Homes.


Subject: Group Captain Leonard Cheshire
Writer/director: Ian Curtis
Narrator: Leo Genn
Film cameraman: George Shears
Film cameraman: Bill Morris
Film cameraman: Dennis Trowler
Film cameraman: James Saunders
Film cameraman: M. Darira
Film cameraman: M. Wiesiolek
Film cameraman: W. Jablonski
Film cameraman: Roman Wionczeic
Sound recordist: Howard Smith
Sound recordist: Keith Denton
Film editor: Constance Dunn
Research: John Drummond

: On the Twelfth Day

A film.
An enchanting and amusing fantasy based on the traditional Christmas song.


Producer: George K. Arthur
Devised and directed by: Wendy Toye
Sets and costumes designed by: Ronald Searle

: Christmas Fare

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


Presenter: Alex Macintosh
Presenter: Michael Aspel

: News Summary

: Late Night Final

Evening Prayers conducted by Dr. Leslie Weatherhead.
Followed by Weather and Close Down


Conductor: Dr. Leslie Weatherhead

: Y Plentyn Ynom

Rhaglen ar drothwy'r Nadolig
(A programme for Welsh viewers)
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield and Crystal Palace only)

(to 23.52)

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