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: Newyddion

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

: Manylu

Syiwadau arbenigwyr ar wahanol bynciau'r dydd. mewn ffilm a sgwra
Yr wythnos hon: Amaethyddiaeth Y rhaglen yng ngofal David John
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)

(to 13.20)

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the Very Young
Pages turned by Patricia Driscoll.
(BBC film)


Presenter: Patricia Driscoll
Editor: Maria Bird

: Your Turn Now

A programme of home-made entertainment with Archie McCulloch from Northampton.
At the organ, Andrew Fenner


Presenter: Archie McCulloch
Organist: Andrew Fenner
Director: John Farrington

: Keep Fit with Eileen Fowler

From the BBC's Midland television studio
(to 15.30)


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

: Mushroom Tower

When a heavy shower comes the little animals help each other to find shelter not only from the rain but also from other dangers.
A Russian cartoon film.

: Focus

Vera McKechnie introduces Your Monday Magazine.

Here and There with Commander Sir Stephen King-Hall

Josh White, The great American blues singer

Rudi de Sarigny makes an Easter egg railway

Robin Adler's Camera Club

Growing Things with Percy Thrower

The Sky in April with Patrick Moore

Geoffrey Wallis at the piano


Presenter: Vera McKechnie
Item presenter (Here and There): Sir Stephen King-Hall
Singer: Josh White
Item presenter: Rudi de Sarigny
Item presenter (Robin Adler's Camera Club): Robin Adler
Item presenter (The Sky in April): Patrick Moore
Pianist: Geoffrey Wallis
Producer: Leonard Chase

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from South and West

: The Silent Sky: Learning to Glide

Peter Scott introduces the second of three programmes in which he continues the personal story of his experiences as a glider pilot and talks to Ann Welch, M.B.E., Vice-Chairman of the British Gliding Association.
Series arranged in co-operation with the Bristol Gliding Club and recorded at their headquarters at Nympsfield in Gloucestershire
Film sequences by the West Region Film Unit


Presenter: Peter Scott
Interviewee: Ann Welch
Film editor: Bob Higgins
Producer: Nicholas Crocker

: Tonight

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

: The Charlie Chester Show

with its 'Pot Luck' sequences
Starring Charlie Chester
also Eric 'Jeeves' Grier, Marian Miller, Pat Laurence, John Cartier, Frank Davison, The Zodiacs, The Television Toppers.


Comedian/Script: Charlie Chester
Comedian: Eric 'Jeeves' Grier
Singer: Marian Miller
Performer: Pat Laurence
Performer: John Cartier
Pianist/Musical associate: Frank Davison
Singers: The Zodiacs
Dancers: The Television Toppers
Choreography: Sheila Delaney
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Orchestra leader: David McCallum
Script: Charlie Hart
Script: Bernard Botting
Designer: George Djurkovic
Producer: Albert Stevenson

: Panorama

The Window on the World
Every Monday Panorama cameras focus on People-Places-Problems that make news.
Introduced by Richard Dimbleby with the Panorama team of commentators including a special report from South Africa by Robin Day.


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Commentator: Robin Day
Edited and produced by: Michael Peacock
Associate producer: David Wheeler
Associate producer: Don Haworth

: Don't Do It, Dempsey!: 2: Self-Defence

Six comedies of error by Patrick Campbell and Vivienne Knight.

Starring Brian Reece
Also starring Vera Day, Oliver Johnston


Writer: Patrick Campbell
Writer: Vivienne Knight
Music composed by: Christopher Whelen
Designer: John Cooper
Producer: John Harrison
James Dempsey: Brian Reece
Frankie Nash: Vera Day
Martin Sugden: Humphrey Lestocq
Joe, garage mechanic: Ken Wynne
Ian Roberts: Anthony Sharp
Tony Young: Michael Scott
Jack Stark: David Phethean
Judge: Oliver Johnston
Mr Turner: Robert Bernal
Clerk of the Court: Raymond Hodge

: The News

: Television Dancing Club

With Victor Silvester with his Ballroom Orchestra from the Carlton Rooms, Maida Vale.
Demonstrations by Felipe Mayhew and Olga Koch, Harold Hulley and Doreen Edwards, Michael Needham and Monica Dunsford, The Phil Williams and Sybil Marks Professional Formation Team.
From Cardiff
Presenting of Awards to Winners of the BBC Television Dancing Club Competition by The Duke of Bedford.
Hostess, Susan Franks


Musicians: Victor Silvester with his Ballroom Orchestra
Dancer: Felipe Mayhew
Dancer: Olga Koch
Dancer: Harold Hulley
Dancer: Doreen Edwards
Dancer: Michael Needham
Dancer: Monica Dunsford
Formation dancers: The Phil Williams and Sybil Marks Professional Formation Team
Hostess: Susan Franks
Script: Victor Silvester, Jnr.
Producer: Richard Afton

: The Sky at Night: Visitor from Space

The new comet, Burnham's, is now moving steadily closer to the earth, and should be clearly seen in late April. It will then be in the Northern part of the sky not far from the Pole Star.
Patrick Moore talks about this and other comets-where they come from, what they are, and how they move.


Presenter: Patrick Moore
Presented by: Christopher Burstall

: Late Night News

: The Epilogue

A talk for Holy Week by Father Hugh McKay, O.F.M.
Weather and Close Down


Presenter: Father Hugh McKay

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