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: Beunydd

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

(to 13.20)

: For the Schools: Science and Life: The Evolution of Living Things: Colonisation of the Land

by Professor W. S. Bullough.

By carboniferous times the land was already clothed with tree-ferns, giant horsetails, and many other trees not known today. In these ancient coal forests the descendants of the fishes, the early amphibians, were now colonising the land.


Presenter: Professor W. S. Bullough
Producer: F. R. Elwell

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

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

: Wednesday Magazine

A weekly miscellany of people and events.
Introduced by David Jacobs.

Just for the Fun of It
Film of the annual pantomime at a factory in Surrey.

Barbara Jefford, The new St. Joan

Sarah Churchill talking to Duff Newton

and a story from Laurie Lee.

(to 15.30)


Presenter: David Jacobs
Guest: Barbara Jefford
Interviewee: Sarah Churchill
Interviewer: Duff Newton
Storyteller: Laurie Lee
Director: Richard Francis
Producer: Lorna Pegram

: Bengo

The adventures of a Boxer puppy.
Drawn by Tim and told by Sylvia Peters.


Artist: Tim (William Timym)
Narrator: Sylvia Peters

: Treasure of Ostend

The story on film of a lost dog, and the exciting hunt for him by his young owner and his band of friends.

: Slipway 14: 1: The Keel is Laid

Six programmes with John West and Richard Kelsall inside and outside the amazing new liner Canberra, the size of a whole town afloat, which will be launched in March and will sail the oceans of the world in 1961.


Presenter: John West
Presenter: Richard Kelsall
Producer: 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

: Lookout

BBC TV Outside Broadcasts Lookout
With Geoffrey Wheeler who with the Roving Eye of Television sends his story of the day direct from location somewhere in Scotland.


Presenter: Geoffrey Wheeler
Production: Alan Rees
Editor: Peter Webber
Editor: Derek Burrell-Davis

: 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

: Wells Fargo: End of a Legend

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

Jim Hardie wants Johnny Caine, one-time outlaw, to go straight, but his plan to help is almost ruined by accident.


Jim Hardie: Dale Robertson

: The Perry Como Music Hall

Starring Perry Como
with Kay Starr, Paul Anka, Peter Gennaro, Wisa D'Orso, The Mitchell Ayres Orchestra, The Ray Charles Singers, The Louis da Pron Dancers.
Written by Herbert Baker, Billy Friedberg, and Will Glickman.


Singer/presenter: Perry Como
Singer: Kay Starr
Singer: Paul Anka
Dancer: Peter Gennaro
Dancer: Wisa D'Orso
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

Peter Dimmock introduces Sportsview
Action-News-Personalities in a weekly sports magazine for the family.

Association Football
European Cup Special reports: Barcelona v. Wolverhampton Wanderers and Nice v. Real Madrid

John Caldwell (Scotland) v. Young Martin (Spain)
An exclusive film report of last night's big fight.

Winter Sports: The Winter Olympic Games
Should Britain go to Squaw Valley?

Rugby Union
Cliff Morgan talks to Tony O'Reilly.


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Boxer: John Caldwell
Boxer: Young Martin
Interviewer (Rugby Union): Cliff Morgan
Interviewee (Rugby Union): Tony O'Reilly
Associate editor: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: Bryan Cowgill
Editor: Paul Fox

: Chan Canasta

is a remarkable man
Tonight he gives a demonstration before a studio audience of experiments in the art of psychological perception.


Magician: Chan Canasta
Presented by: Francis Essex

: Passport: Norway

Richard, Dilys and David Dimbleby borrow your Passport
for a holiday journey to Norway.

The first of four films to help you choose your holiday.

Made for the BBC by Puritan Films


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Photographed by: Arthur Wooster
Editor: Michael Johns
Director: Robert Angell

: News

: Viewpoint: Ideal Homes or Real Homes?

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

In which Dominic Bruce, M.C., looks at some of the factors that prevent or delay people from reaching maturity.


Presenter: Dominic Bruce
Producer: Vernon Sproxton

: The Fifty-One Society

A televised meeting of The Fifty-One Society
Subject for discussion: Science and Good Behaviour
Guest speaker: Magnus Pyke, Author of 'Nothing Like Science' and 'Slaves Unaware'
In the chair, Niel Pearson
Recorded at a recent meeting of the Society in Manchester


Speaker: Magnus Pyke
Chairman: Niel Pearson

: News Summary

followed by Weather and Close Down

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