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: Beunydd

Newyddion y Dydd ynghyd a Y Maes Chwarae rhaglen i son am
Rygbi, Pel Droed, Bocsio, Nofio
Y rhaglen yng ngofal Tudor Phillips
(Daily news, and a sports programme)
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)

(to 13.20)

: For the Schools: Science and Life: The Evolution of Living Things: The Age of Reptiles

by Professor W.S. Bullough.
The early amphibians had to return to water to lay their eggs, but the reptiles that followed them were less dependent on water since their shelled eggs could be laid on dry land. Reptiles became adapted to very many different ways of life-many were especially suited for life in desert conditions, some returned to the water, and others developed wing membranes and became the first vertebrates to conquer the air.


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

: Wednesday Magazine

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

British Fashion Fortnight
Frederick Starke, Chairman of the Fashion Group of London.

Countess Jowitt and her scrapbooks

Pictures in Pieces
A filmed visit to Bob Williamson's mosaic workshop in Chelsea.

and a story from Fenton Bresler

(to 15.30)


Presenter: David Jacobs
Item presenter (British Fashion Fortnight): Frederick Starke
Guest: Countess Jowitt
Subject (Pictures in Pieces): Bob Williamson
Storyteller: Fenton Bresler
Director: Margaret Smith
Producer: Lorna Pegram

: Prudence Kitten: Primrose has a Surprise

With Molly Blake.
Assisted by Doris Hall.


Presenter: Molly Blake
Puppeteer: Doris Hall

: Wind from the West

A film from Sweden made by Arne Sucksdorff.
Through his classroom window, a Swedish boy watches the icicles melt and dreams of the days when his great-grandfather herded the reindeer into spring pastures.
Commentary spoken by Deryck Guyler.


Director: Arne Sucksdorff
Narrator: Deryck Guyler
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: For Deaf Children: Citizen of York

Trevor Thompson and Jennifer Quick, two children from the Yorkshire Residential School for the Deaf, visit the Lord Mayor of York, Alderman R. Stavers OIoman, M.B.E., J.P., who is himself a missioner for the deaf, and see some of the work he does.
A BBC film made in collaboration with The National Institute for the Deaf


Subject: Trevor Thompson
Subject: Jennifer Quick
Subject: Alderman R. Stavers
Script: Roy Cole
Script spoken by: Phillip Robinson
Film Cameraman: Bryan Langley
Film Editor: Kathleen Smith
Director: Ursula Eason

: 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 the West of England.


Presenter: Geoffrey Wheeler
Production: Peter Bale
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 Alex McEwen.


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

: News Summary

: Wells Fargo: Stage Line

Adventures of the famous Western Stagecoach Service.
[Starring] Dale Robertson

A young man sells his stagecoach to Wells Fargo for a special purpose, but Jim Hardie shows him that the end is not justified by the means.


Jim Hardie: Dale Robertson

: The Perry Como Music Hall

Starring Perry Como
with Lena Horne, Corbett Monica, The Mitchell Ayres Orchestra, The Ray Charles Singers, The Louis da Pron Dancers.
Written by Herbert Baker, Billy Friedberg, and Will Glickman.
(NBC recording)


Singer/presenter: Perry Como
Singer: Lena Horne
Comedian: Corbett Monica
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.
Tonight's sports include:
Football: The F.A. Cup
A preview of Saturday's Fifth Round matches.
Cricket: West Indies v. England
A news report on the Third Test Match.


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Associate editor: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: Bryan Cowgill
Editor: Paul Fox

: Scenes from The More the Merrier

A new comedy by Ronald Millar.
[Starring] Anna Neagle, Jane Baxter, John Robinson
Televised direct from the Strand Theatre, London


Writer: Ronald Millar
Designer: Hutchinson Scott
Director: Harold French
Presented for television by: John Vernon
Stella Felby: Anna Neagle
Dinah Felby: Tracey Lloyd
Jane Loring: Jane Baxter
Henry Brandon Brasher: Gordon Tanner
Nanny: Beatrice Varley
Roger Felby: John Robinson

: The Sky at Night: Uranus

Patrick Moore talks about the remote and slow-moving planet which was discovered in 1781. Uranus is sixty-four times as large as the earth, and has 65,000 days in its year, which is eighty-four times as long as ours.


Presenter: Patrick Moore
Animations: Alfred Wurmser
Director: Peter Bennet Stone
Producer: Paul Johnstone

: News

: Lifeline: The Medium

In the last Lifeline programme a professional medium undertook a remarkable experiment with an unknown subject.
Tonight the powers of the medium are discussed by A Consultant Psychiatrist, A Medium, Chan Canasta, A member of the Society for Psychical Research, A Research Psychologist.


Panellist: A Consultant Psychiatrist [name uncredited]
Panellist: A Medium [name uncredited]
Panellist: Chan Canasta
Panellist: A member of the Society for Psychical Research [name uncredited]
Panellist: A Research Psychologist [name uncredited] Producer: Hugh Burnett

: News Summary

: Late Night Final

Evening Prayers, conducted by Dr. Donald Soper.
followed by Weather and Close Down


Conductor: Dr. Donald Soper

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