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: Beunydd

Newyddion y Dydd ynghyd a Y Maes Chwarab rhaglen i son am Rygbi, Pel Droed. Bocsio, Nofio a chwaraeon eraill, ar fnlm ac yn y stiwdio
Y rhaglen yng ngofal Tudor Phillips
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)

: Racing at Kempton Park

BBC Television Outside Broadcast cameras cover three of this afternoon's principal races on the second day of the Christmas Meeting.

1.30 Christmas Handicap Hurdle over 3 miles

2.0 Kenton Handicap Steeple over 2 miles

2.30 Oatlands Handicap Steeple over 3 miles

Clive Graham identifies, the horses and riders in the Paddock before each race.


Race commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Paddock commentator: Clive Graham
Television Presentation: Dennis Monger

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the Very Young
Pages turned by Patricia Driscoll.


Presenter: Patricia Driscoll
Editor: Maria Bird

: Mainly for Women: Passage into Sunshine

The story of an emigrant journey to Australia.


Filmed by: Constance Paul

: Mainly for Women: Keep Fit with Eileen Fowler

From the BBC's Midland television studio
See page 28


Exerciser: Eileen Fowler
Arranged by: Ann Shead
Music arranged and played by: Helen Shields
Presented by: Reg Perrin

: Today's Sport

Introduced by Kenneth Wolstenholme.
Today's sporting headlines and all the results.
Football, Rugby, Racing
Presented by the Sportsview Unit


Presenter: Kenneth Wolstenholme

: The Snow Princess

A Russian cartoon film based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen.


Author: Hans Christian Andersen

: 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

: Wells Fargo: Fort Massacre

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


Jim Hardie: Dale Robertson

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore, Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson and including John Morgan, Polly Elwes and Cy Grant.


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

: News Summary

: This Is Your Life

Eamonn Andrews says This is Your Life to ?


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Story written and research by: Ken Smith
Story written and research by: Ronald Vivian
Theme music: James Turner
[Theme music] played by an orchestra under the direction of : George Clouston
Producer: T. Leslie Jackson

: The Men from Room Thirteen: The Man Who Lost his Trousers: Part 1

A series of crime stories in two weekly parts by Michael Gilbert.
[Starring] John Welsh with William Fox
(Story based on the book 'Men in the Shadows' by Stanley Firmin, with research by Maurice Cowan)


Writer: Michael Gilbert
Story based on the book 'Men in the Shadows' by: Stanley Firmin
Research: Maurice Cowan
Producer: John Warrington
Designer: Roy Oxley
Film cameraman: Peter Sergeant
Film editor: Ian Callaway
Superintendent Halcro: John Welsh
P.C. Garner: Lawrence James
A tramp: Sydney Bromley
Chief Superintendent Maw: William Fox
Mr Harberson: Walter Horsbrugh
Station Sergeant: Robert Raglan
Youth: Denny Bettis
Mr Walliker: Geoffrey Lumsden
Mr Barr: Malcolm Webster
Detective-Inspector Toft: Colin Douglas
Goodwin: John Flexman
Lamb: Rex Rowland
Mr Honey: Jack May
Dr Grierson: John Stuart

: The Edge of the Sixties: 2: The Jazz Age

During these last few days of 1959 the BBC is presenting - as a series on successive evenings - four television films which between them look back at the first sixty years of the Twentieth Century. These programmes are introduced by Lord Boothby, K.B.E.
An NBC Documentary
Tomorrow: 'The Thirties'


Presenter: Lord Boothby
Commentary spoken by: Robert Beatty
Producer: Henry Salomon

: Professional Boxing

Outside Broadcast cameras join members of the National Sporting Club at one of their regular boxing tournaments held in their headquarters at the Cafe Royal.

Cruiserweight Contest: Eight rounds at 12 stone 8 lbs.
Alan Peacock (Hull) v. Gordon Cobbett (Birmingham)

Welterweight Contest: Eight rounds at 10 stone 8 lbs.
Brian Husband (Hull) v. Bon Warnes (Erith)


Boxer (Cruiserweight Concert): Alan Peacock
Boxer (Cruiserweight Concert): Gordon Cobbett
Boxer (Welterweight Concert): Brian Husband
Boxer (Welterweight Concert): Bon Warnes
Arranged by: David Thomas
Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Presented for television by: Philip Daly

: News

: Come Dancing

for the BBC Inter-Regional Dancing Contest
(Organised by Mecca Dancing)
Peter West introduces the fifth heat in the nation-wide amateur ballroom dancing contest between twelve regions for the BBC Television Award and Formation Team Cup

South from the Guildhall, Portsmouth with Denny Boyce and his Orchestra
North London from the Lyceum, Strand, with Lou Preager and his Orchestra
Before a panel of judges nominated by members of the Official Board of Ballroom Dancing Ltd. including the Welsh Alliance


Presenter: Peter West
Musicians (South): Denny Boyce and his Orchestra
Compere (South): Alex MacIntosh
Producer (South): Peter Bale
Musicians (North London): Lou Preager and his Orchestra
Compere (North London): David Jacobs
Producer (North London): Douglas Fleming
Programme Arranged by: Eric Morley
Executive Producer: Barrie Edgar

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