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: Newyddion

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

: Y Fantol

Cylchgrawn crefyddol sy'n adtewyrchu 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.


Producer: Peter Dunkley

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

Charles E. Stidwill tells the story.
(BBC film)


Narrator: Charles E. Stidwill

: Family Affairs

Children's Feet
Allan Underwood, shoe-fitting expert, who has carried out foot surveys among children in this country and abroad, talks about foot care from babyhood onwards.

Their Skin and Hair
A skin specialist tells of the best ways to look after children's hair and scalp, and how to avoid minor skin ailments.

Introduced by Jean Metcalfe.


Item presenter (Children's Feet): Allan Underwood
Item presenter (Their Skin and Hair): A skin specialist [name uncredited]
Presenter: Jean Metcalfe
Arranged by: Anne-Marie Gardner-Stewart
Producer: Beryl Radley

: A House Called Bell Tower: 20: In the Tower

Written by Frank Baker.

Although Gary has been brought back to Bell Tower by Peter Ridd, he still maintains that he stole the money. Mary, challenging Mrs. Dallas, has drawn a blank.
(to 15.30)


Writer: Frank Baker
Producer: Richard Gilbert
Mike Williams: John Flint
Mrs Stagg: Blanche Fothergill
Mary Bewick: Sonia Graham
Gary Jones: Peter Furnell
Greta Olssen: Tricia Magill
Peter Ridd: Frederick Treves
Scrutton: Eric Holmes
Mrs Marlin: Doris Hare

: Submarine Story

The Royal Navy's Submarine Branch, with a crowded history of sixty years behind it, can reasonably look forward to a revolutionary future in this atomic age.
A documentary review of submarines past, present, and future with some of the Navy's submariners.
Including Lieutenant-Commander M. C. Henry, R.N. and The Ship's Company of H.M. Submarine Trump.
Archive film and models made available by the Imperial War Museum and the Admiralty
Musical comments by Cyril Tawney
See Junior Radio Times


Speaker: Lieutenant-Commander M. C. Henry
Singer: Cyril Tawney
Camera: John Turner
Camera: George Shears
Camera: Leading Airman B. Huggett, R.N.
Sound: Maurice Everitt
Editor: Ron de Mattos
Producer: Douglas Fleming

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from South and West

: Home in Time

Home in time to listen to music in holiday mood.
Introduced by Peter King with Ronnie Carroll, Ursula Connors, The John Burden Horn Quartet and featuring the BBC Midland Light Orchestra (leader, James Hutcheon), conducted by Gilbert Vinter
From the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter: Peter King
Singer: Ronnie Carroll
Singer: Ursula Connors
Musicians: The John Burden Horn Quartet
Musicians: The BBC Midland Light Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: James Hutcheon
[Orchestra] conducted by: Gilbert Vinter
Designer: Charles Carroll
Producer: Philip Lewis

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore, Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson,
Macdonald Hastings and including John Morgan, 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: Fifth Contest: Morecambe v. Sheffield

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.
BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Conducted by George Clouston
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: BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
[Orchestra] conducted by: George Clouston
Organist: Jimmy Leach
Research: Ronnie Lane
Producer: Barney Colehan

: The Milton Berle Show

[Starring] Milton Berle, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz in the comedy film The Milton Berle Show

Milton Berle plays host to guest stars Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, in this hilarious comedy set in Las Vegas, the gambler's paradise.


Director: Desi Arnaz
Milton Berle: Himself
Lucy: Lucille Ball
Ricky: Desi Arnaz
Eddie: George MacReady
Ruth Berle: Marion Colby
Mac: Mike Mazurki
Justice of the Peace: Lloyd Corrigan

: The People of Paradise: 5: Canoes and Coconut Crabs

David Attenborough tells the story of The People Of Paradise and of a search to find one of the last remaining double canoes in Fiji in which the South Sea Islanders made their immense voyages across the Pacific.
He continues his journey to Tonga to see some of the strange animals which are found there.


Presenter/Producer: David Attenborough
Film cameraman: Geoffrey Milligan
Film editor: Robert Walter
Studio presentation: Brian Branston

: The News

: Tobias and the Angel

An opera specially commissioned for television.
See panel and page 3

At 9.40 the World Premiere of Tobias and the Angel
An opera specially commissioned for television
Libretto by Christopher Hassall
After the Apocryphal Book of Tobit
Music by Arthur Bliss

Scenes: 1. Nineveh: Market Place 2. Outside Tobit's hovel 3. The banks of the River Tigris 4. Ecbatane, Capital of Media: Raguel's garden 5. The Wedding Feast 6. A Burial Ground outside the Palace 7. Ante-room and Bridal Chamber 8. Garden and Terrace, the next morning 9. Nineveh: Market Place

The time is a great while ago, the age of the Old Testament. Christ will not be born for another 722 years. The chariots of the Assyrians have overrun the land of Israel, whose vanquished peoples have been carried off into exile. Among them was the tribe of Nepthali, and to it belonged a man called Tobit. He was a just and upright man in the sight of God, and his great possessions had stretched from the inmost borders of his country even unto the shores of the sea. Now he and his family are exiles living in poverty in Nineveh, the proud capital of the Assyrians, who sell their prisoners into slavery.


Libretto: Christopher Hassall
Music: Arthur Bliss
Producer: Rudolph Cartier
Musicians: London Symphony Orchestra
Leader: Hugh Maguire
Conductor: Norman Del Mar
Associate Conductor and Chorus Master: Brian Priestman
Film Cameraman: Peter Sargent
Film Editor: Larry Toft
Special Effects: Jack Kine
Special Effects: Bernard Wilkie
Electronic Sound: BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Choreographer: Margaret Dale
Electronic Visuals: Ben Palmer
Wardrobe Supervision: Maureen Heneghan
Make-Up Supervision: Rosemary Ross
Designer: Clifford Hatts
Bozru, a trader in humanity: Trevor Anthony
Rhezia, an Ionian slave: Carolyn Maia
Tobias, a young Jew in exile: John Ford
Azarias, the hired man: Ronald Lewis
Tobit, father of Tobias: Jess Walters
Anna, his wife: Janet Howe
Raguel, a merchant of Ecbatane: Richard Golding
Sara, his daughter: Elaine Malbin
Asmoday, an evil spirit: Roy Patrick
A Beggar: William Lyon Brown
People of Nineveh, women in attendance on Sara, wedding guests and dancers in Raguel's house in Ecbatane: [artists uncredited]

: Night Without End: Part 9: Thursday, 4 p.m.

A new novel by Alistair MacLean.
Read in ten parts by John Slater.


Author: Alistair MacLean
Reader: John Slater
Presented by: Richard Evans

: Late Night News

followed by Weather; Road Works Report and Close Down

: Dylanwadau

An interview, in Welsh, with Saunders Lewis.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield and Crystal Palace only)

(to 23.45)


Interviewer: Saunders Lewis

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