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: Newyddion

(News in Welsh)
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)

: Y Maes Chwarae

Rygbi, Pel Droed, Bocsio, Nofio a chwaraeon eraill ar ffilm ac yn y stiwdio
Y cyflwyno gan Dillwyn Owen
Y rhaglen yng ngofal Tudor Phillips
(Sports Magazine)
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)

(to 13.20)

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Peter Hawkins speaks the voices


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins

: The State Visit

: Wednesday Magazine

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

South Sea Daya
June Knox-Mawer, wife of a Colonial Government official, describes life in Fiji and Tonga.

The Postman's Round
Film of country life in a remote area of France.

Archibald Joyce at the Piano talking to Eric Robinson

William Saroyan on the opening of his play

With a story from Richard Murdoch

(to 15.35)


Presenter: David Jacobs
Item presenter (South Sea Daya): June Knox-Mawer
Pianist/interviewee: Archibald Joyce
Interviewer: Eric Robinson
Interviewee: William Saroyan
Storyteller: Richard Murdoch
Director: Richard Francis
Producer: Margaret Smith

: Hikey's Treasure

A story written and drawn by Gwen White and told by Judith Chalmers.
'Hikey the Hedgehog finds a very strange egg'


Writer/artist: Gwen White
Narrator: Judith Chalmers

: Out of Doors

Introduced by Ian Mercer.

Marsh Fritillary with Cecil Bell

Club Room with Leslie Jackman

On the River with Frank Sawyer

From the BBC's West of England studio


Presenter: Ian Mercer
Item presenter (Marsh Fritillary): Cecil Bell
Item presenter (Club Room): Leslie Jackman
Item presenter (On the River): Frank Sawyer
Producer: Winwood Reade

: Great Expectations: Part 2

by Charles Dickens.
Adapted in thirteen parts by P.D. Cummins.

"Ours was the marsh country down by the river" ...Pip is remembering that Christmas when he became the unwilling accomplice of a desperate convict, lavage with cold and hunger, who was yet more concerned with taking the life of his enemy than saving his own.
Leaving the bleak churchyard where his mother and father are buried, Pip returns fearfully across the Marshes to his sister.


Author: Charles Dickens
Adapted by: P.D. Cummins
Designer: Richard Henry
Film Cameraman: Leonard Newson
Film Editor: Ron de Mattos
Producer: Dorothea Brooking
Magwitch: Jerold Wells
Pip, as a boy: Colin Spaull
Joe Gargery: Michael Gwynn
Mrs. Joe Gargery: Margot van der Burgh
Mr. Wopsle: William Lyon Brown
Parson: Lionel Marson
Mr. Pumblechook: Raymond Rollett
Sergeant: Donald Masters
Compeyson: Robert Mooney
Soldier: Brian Moorehead

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from South and West

: Look presents: The Start of It All

A tribute to Cherry Kearton the pioneer wild-life photographer.
Cherry Kearton died in 1940 after making films for twenty-five years all over the world. Peter Scott introduces some of these films and talks to Ada Kearton who went with her husband on many of his expeditions.


Presenter: Peter Scott
Guest: Ada Kearton
Editor: John Merritt
Producer: Nicholas Crocker

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore, Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson and including John Morgan, Polly Elwes and Robin Hall and Jimmie Macgregor.


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

: Wells Fargo: Tom Horn

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

Jim Hardie has to lie to save a young outlaw from being lynched and fortunately finds no reason to regret it.


Jim Hardie: Dale Robertson

: The Perry Como Music Hall

Starring Perry Como
with Gisele Mackenzie, Frankie Avalon, Bob Denver, Margaret Ann and The Jada Quartet, 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: Gisele Mackenzie
Singer: Frankie Avalon
Comedian: Bob Denver
Group: Margaret Ann and The Jada Quartet
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

Tonight's big fight in Sportsview
Introduced by Peter Dimmock.
Television's weekly sports magazine brings you
Professional Boxing direct from Wolverhampton
A ten-round middleweight contest
Phil Edwards, Middleweight champion of Wales v. Attu Clottey, Middleweight champion of Ghana
From Alex Griffiths' promotion at the Civic Hall, Wolverhampton

Sportsview Looks Ahead To...: Scotland v. England
A preview of Saturday's football international at Hampden Park.


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Boxer: Phil Edwards
Boxer: Attu Clottey
Commentator (Boxing): Harry Carpenter
Television presentation (Boxing): Philip Lewis
Association editor: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: Bryan Cowgill
Editor: Paul Fox

: Matter of Medicine: Accident Services

In 1958 more than one-and-a-half million people were admitted to hospital as the result of accidents in the home, at work, or on the roads, and the figures for road accidents are still rising.
Can the existing Medical Services deal adequately with this ever-growing problem?
In tonight's programme, which comes from the Birmingham Accident Hospital, doctors and surgeons investigate the need for the creation of a co-ordinated Accident Service throughout the country.


Producer: John Furness

: The News

: Gardeners' Clash

BBC gardening personalities
Frances Perry - TV: 'Domestic Forum'
Percy Thrower - TV: 'Gardening Club'
Roy Hay - Network 3: 'In Your Garden'
Fred Loads - Home Service: 'Gardeners' Question Time'
meet for Agreement and Argument over questions from the public on gardening topics.
From the BBC's Midland television studio


Panellist: Frances Perry
Panellist: Percy Thrower
Panellist: Roy Hay
Panellist: Fred Loads
Producer: Paul Morby

: Late Night News

: Late Night Final

Evening Prayers conducted by Bishop Anthony Bloom.
followed by Weather and Close Down


Conductor: Bishop Anthony Bloom

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