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: Beunydd

Newyddion y Dydd ynghyd a Trafod
Holi ac ateb ar faterion y dydd
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)

(to 13.20)

: Mainly for Women: Wednesday Magazine Looks Back

A miscellany of some of the recorded high spots of past editions.
Introduced by David Jacobs.


Eva Bartok talking to Duff Newton

A Day in the Life of a Choirboy filmed at King's College, Cambridge

Roma Fairley reporting on Hairdressing for Men

and a story from Sam Wanamaker

(to 15.30)


Presenter: David Jacobs
Interviewee: Eva Bartok
Interviewer: Duff Newton
Reporter (Hairdressing for Men): Roma Fairley
Storyteller: Sam Wanamaker
Producer: Lorna Pegram

: Blue Peter

A magazine programme for younger viewers.
Spot the Aircraft
A new series introduced by Christopher Trace.
Draw It Yourself
Tony Hart gives you some useful tips on simple sketching.


Item presenter (Spot the Aircraft): Christopher Trace
Item presenter/artist (Draw It Yourself): Tony Hart
Producer: John Hunter Blair

: Whirlybirds: Seven Orchids

Seven orchids, half a 500 dollar note, and a broken piece of glass. These things arrive in a carefully packed parcel to Chuck Martin, and are the only clues which help to capture some dangerous criminals.


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

: For Deaf Children: Variety

Including Beryl Moscow and Bobo; Korolyov Moscow Magic; Barbara Joss; Krandon and Kama with John Mad in at the organ.


Trampolinists: Beryl and Bobo
Magician: Korolyov
Dancer: Barbara Joss
Jugglers: Krandon and Kama
Organist: John Mad
Choreographer: Denys Palmer
Presented by: Barbara Hammond

: 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

: Look: Wild Spain

Introduced by James Fisher.

In the spring of 1956 a party of ornithologists visited the Coto Donana in the South of Spain. James Fisher, who took part in the expedition, introduces Guy Mountfort, the leader, and Eric Hosking, and they show film made by members of the party.


Presenter: James Fisher
Guest: Guy Mountfort
Guest: Eric Hosking
Producer: Tony Soper

: 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

: Charlie Drake: Recital

Readings from traditional English verse
'Upon Westminster Bridge' by William Wordsworth (1770-1850)
'The Traveller' by Thomas Partin (1780-1824)


Producer: Ernest Maxin
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Script: Charlie Drake
Script: David Cumming
Script: Derek Collyer
Charles O'Casey Drake: Charlie Drake

: The Perry Como-Music Hall

The Christmas Edition of The Perry Como-Music Hall
Starring Perry Como with Guest artists including Shari Lewis, Bob Williams and his Dog, 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
Ventriloquist: Shari Lewis
Entertainers: Bob Williams and his Dog
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

: Sportsview: Salute to the Fifties

Peter Dimmock introduces Sportsview

The Matthews Cup Final; The Newcastle Treble; Roger Bannister; Randolph Turpin
Jim Laker; Sir Gordon Richards's Derby; Drobny's Wimbledon

They are among the names and the deeds highlighted tonight in a special edition that pays tribute to The 1950s in Sport.


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Athlete: Roger Bannister
Boxer: Randolph Turpin
Cricketer: Jim Laker
Jockey: Sir Gordon Richards
Associate editor: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: A. P. Wilkinson
Editor: Paul Fox

: The Edge of the Sixties: 4: VE Plus Ten

The programme is introduced by Lord Boothby, K.B.E. who also adds a postscript.
The end of the fighting in Europe - VE day - and the ten crowded years that followed: the decade in which Britain tried to resume the ways of peace - to end rationing, and to rediscover such things as real cream, coupon-free petrol, and day-trips across the Channel. It was the decade of the four-minute mile, of jet-propulsion, and the start of the new Elizabethan era. But it was also a time in which the Iron Curtain descended over Europe-the decade of the Berlin airlift, the rise of Communist China, the war in Korea, and the start of the nuclear age.
A BBC Documentary
Commentary spoken by David Lloyd James and Edward Ward.
Written by Patrick O'Donovan.


Presenter: Lord Boothby
Narrator: David Lloyd James
Narrator: Edward Ward
Writer: Patrick O'Donovan
Sound: Vernon Phipps
Sound: Stuart Crombie
Film editor: Dennis Edwards
Producer: Richard Cawston

: News

: Viewpoint: Christmas with the Homeless

A fortnightly programme with a Christian angle on people, problems, and affairs of the day.

An English family goes to Ingolstadt Camp in Germany, to live with the refugees.


Producer: Vernon Sproxton

: Italian Serenade

Roberto Cardinali brings you romantic songs in a romantic setting.
With Italian singing star Dana Ghia and Michael Binelli (accordion), Emile Bibobi (guitar)
An augmented section of the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Directed by Alyn Ainsworth


Singer: Roberto Cardinali
Singer: Dana Ghia
Accordionist: Michael Binelli
Guitarist: Emile Bibobi
Musicians: An augmented section of the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
[Orchestra] directed by: Alyn Ainsworth
Designer: Kenneth Lawson
Producer: John Ammonds

: Eleni

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