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: Newyddion

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

: Y Fantol

Cylchgrawn crefyddol ey'n adlewyrchu ac yn cloriannu gweithgarwch eglwysi
Cymru a'r byd
(Religious magazine)
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)

(to 13.20)

: For the Schools: Spotlight

People - Places - Problems in the news
A topical programme for older children.
Next week's subject will be announced at the end of this programme


Producer: Peter Dunkley

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

David Enders tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
(BBC film)


Narrator: David Enders
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams

: Family Affairs: Problems of Living

The 'Family Affairs' panel discusses problems sent in by viewers.
This month it includes: Anne Allen, Lady Eden, James Hemming, The Rev. Charles Davey.
In the chair, Beryl Radley
Letters to the Panel should be sent to Mrs. Beryl Radley, 'Family Affairs', [address removed]


Panellist: Anne Allen
Panellist: Lady Eden
Panellist: James Hemming
Panellist: The Rev. Charles Davey
Chairman: Beryl Radley
Director: Margaret Smith

: A House Called Bell Tower: 18: Gary Starts a New Life

Written by Frank Baker.
Anne, convalescent at home, has met Peter Ridd, the artist, and likes him. But Mike is angered by Ridd's revolutionary advice to Gary.
(BBC recording)
(to 15.30)


Writer: Frank Baker
Producer: Richard Gilbert
Mrs Marlin: Doris Hare
Mary Bewick: Sonia Graham
Mike Williams: John Flint
Helen Dallas: Jane Lethbridge
Gary Jones: Peter Furnell
Lorry driver: Patrick Milner
Mrs Foxley-Woode: Edith Stevenson
Mrs Stagg: Blanche Fothergill

: The Children and the Swallows

A film from Japan.
Every year the spring is heralded by thousands of swallows which make their nests under the eaves of a Japanese school. The children wait eagerly for the coming of the swallows, but their arrival creates a problem.
Commentary spoken by Peter Marden.


Narrator: Peter Marden
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from South and West

: Survival at Sea

A ship meets disaster and the crew scramble on to inflated rubber rafts. They are literally 'living on air'. How will they survive? This film shows what happened to them.
(Previously shown in 1959)

: Tonight

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


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

: Top Town Tournament: Third Contest: Leeds v. Worthing

A friendly battle of entertainment for the 'Top Town' Television Trophy of 1960.
Introduced by David Jacobs.
Presented before a resident panel of judges: Vera Lynn, Eric Robinson, Leslie Macdonnell, Kenneth Horne.
Alyn Ainsworth and the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Jimmy Leach at the electronic organ
From the BBC's North of England television studio


Presenter: David Jacobs
Judge: Vera Lynn
Judge: Eric Robinson
Judge: Leslie Macdonnell
Judge: Kenneth Horne
Musicians: Alyn Ainsworth and the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Organist: Jimmy Leach
Research: Ronnie Lane
Producer: Barney Colehan

: The People of Paradise

David Attenborough continues his story of The People of Paradise
See above


Presenter: David Attenborough

: The Property in Question

A dramatised documentary written by Arthur Swinson.
Take notice that the Council of the Borough of Gantley Bridge, in pursuance of their powers under Part Five of the Housing Act, 1957, on the 24th day of October 1959, made a Compulsory Purchase Order....
This was the notice that Mrs. Lawrence received in the post one morning... a notice that threatened her with the loss of her home and livelihood.
This documentary tells the story of the ensuing battle between Mrs. Lawrence and the Local Authority.


Writer: Arthur Swinson
Producer: Christopher Barry
Designer: Richard Henry

: The News

: The Brains Trust

meets this evening to answer your questions.
The members this week are: Shirley Williams, Sir Ifor Evans, Sir Roy Harrod.
Chairman, Robert Kee
Questions should be addressed to: 'The Brains Trust', [address removed]


Panellist: Shirley Williams
Panellist: Sir Ifor Evans
Panellist: Sir Roy Harrod
Chairman: Robert Kee
Producer: Jack Ashley

: Late Night News

followed by Weather, Road Works Report and Close Down

: Cwmpas

sef cwmpas y celfyddydau yng Nghymru
A magazine of the arts in Wales.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield and Crystal Palace only)

(to 23.37)

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