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: Newyddion

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

: Trafod

Pobl yn y newyddion yn ystyried un o bynciau'r dydd yng nghwmni T. Glynne Davies
(Discussion on current affairs)
(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
Maria Bird writes the songs and music


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/music: Maria Bird

: Wednesday Magazine

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

New Rooms
David Hicks, Jack Gibson, and Mrs. Rainbow discuss a new scheme for interior decoration.

The Faces of Orpheus
Gordon Gow considers the lasting vitality of an old legend.

Homes Wanted
Josephine Hunter introduces some more animals in search of new owners.

A filmed investigation into the mystery of 120 grandfather clocks.

(to 15.30)


Presenter: David Jacobs
Panellist (New Rooms): David Hicks
Panellist (New Rooms): Jack Gibson
Panellist (New Rooms): Mrs. Rainbow
Item presenter (The Faces of Orpheus): Gordon Gow
Item presenter (Homes Wanted): Josephine Hunter
Director: Bryan Izzard
Producer: Lorna Pegram

: Little Jimmy

The Adventures of a Little Animal.
Drawn, written, and told by Pauline Bewick.


Artist/writer/narrator: Pauline Bewick

: Retreat

The Massed Bands of the Royal Marines beat Retreat on the Horse Guards Parade in the presence of their Captain-General His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.
This is a film presentation of the ceremony which took place last week.

: Great Expectations: Part 11

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

Magwitch is no longer safe in England. Herbert and Pip decide to row him down the river and put him aboard a ship as soon as possible. Pip tells Magwitch he will go with him. Miss Havisham sends for Pip and promises to help Herbert; her dress catches fire and though Pip beats out the flames, she dies of shock. On his return he learns that Magwitch once had a wife and baby daughter of whom he lost all trace. He realises that Magwitch is Estella's father, and that Molly, Jaggers' housekeeper, is her mother.


Author: Charles Dickens
Adapted by: P.D. Cummins
Designer: Richard Henry
Film Cameraman: Leonard Newson
Film Editor: Ron de Mattos
Producer: Dorothea Brooking
Pip: Dinsdale Landen
Mr Jaegers: Keneth Thornett
Mr Wemmick: Ronald Ibbs
Herbert Pocket: Colin Jeavons
Porter: Edward Palmer
Orlick: Richard Warner
Compeyson: Robert Mooney
Landlord: James Bree
Startop: Roger Kemp
Young man: William Patenall

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

: Good Companions: Out and About: 5: The Ferne Animal Sanctuary, Dorset

The programme for animal-lovers gets Out and About.

Introduced by Peter West.


Presenter: Peter West
Series edited by: Stanley Dangerfield
Producer: Glyn Jones

: Tonight

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

: Wells Fargo: Red Ransom

starring Dale Robertson

Jim Hardie is faced with a difficult decision. To let a renegade Apache murderer go free would save the life of his friend's daughter - but would also provoke an Apache uprising.


Jim Hardie: Dale Robertson

: Laugh Line

Digby Wolfe invites you to measure your sense of humour against Nemone Lethbridge, J. B. Boothroyd, Jimmy Edwards, Bob Monkhouse in a cartoon contest devised by Frank Wayne and Mace Neufeld.
At the organ. Harold Smart


Chairman: Digby Wolfe
Panellist: Nemone Lethbridge
Panellist: J. B. Boothroyd
Panellist: Jimmy Edwards
Panellist: Bob Monkhouse
Devised by: Frank Wayne
Devised by: Mace Neufeld
Designer: Roger Andrews
Organist: Harold Smart
Producer: Ned Sherrin

: Scenes from A Majority of One

A comedy by Leonard Spigelgass.
Starring Molly Picon and Robert Morley
Televised direct from the Phoenix Theatre, London


Author: Leonard Spigelgass
Settings: Alan Tagg
Director: Wendy Toye
Presented for television by: John Vernon
Mrs Jacoby: Molly Picon
Koichi Asano: Robert Morley
Alice Black: Irene Hamilton
Jerome Black: Edward de Souza
Eddie: Geoffrey Matthews
Noketi: Judy Yeap
House Boy: Arnold Lee
Ayako Asano: Chin Yu
Tateshi: Joyce Wong Chong
Mitshko: Eve Short

: The Days of Vengeance: 1: Goodbye, Dolly Gray

A new weekly thriller in six parts by Ted Willis and Edward J. Mason.
starring William Lucas and Betty McDowall


Writer: Ted Willis
Writer: Edward J. Mason
Incidental music composed by: Bruce Campbell
Settings: Richard Wilmot
Film Cameraman: Ken Westbury
Film Editor: Kenneth Cooper
Producer: Harry Carlisle
P.C. May: Dennis Thorne
Reg Parrish: Kenneth Cope
Det-Inspector Mitchell: William Lucas
Det-Sgt West: Richard Pearson
Det-Constable Rich: Anthony Harrison
Det-Constable Waverley: Donald Masters
Aide to C.I.D. Johnson: David Hart
Aide to C.I.D. Wright: Rex Graham
Police-Sgt Wills: Stratford Johns
Ann Mitchell: Betty McDowall
Agnes Cranwell: Katherine Parr
P.C. Harris: Peter Hawkins
Power: Paul Eddington
Bearing: Dennis Edwards
Maid: Yvonne Ball
Mr Hall: Denys Graham

: The Sky at Night: Star Clouds of Sagittarius

Patrick Moore talks about the centre of our galaxy, which is so obscured by clouds of dust, gas, and interstellar haze that only radio waves come through with evidence of what lies beyond.


Presenter: Patrick Moore
Animations: Alfred Wurmser
Presented by: Peter Bennet Stone

: The News

: Small World

An inter-continental conversation.
The Speakers:
In Klosters, Switzerland: Deborah Kerr, Film actress
In Rome: Otto Preminger, Film producer
In Washington, D.C.: Monsignor John J. McClafferty, Former Director of the Legion of Decency
The host in Hong Kong: Edward R. Murrow
The Topic: Film censorship

10.15-10.45 View: the magazine of the South and West
10.45 Evening Prayers, Weather and Close Down


Speaker (Klosters, Switzerland): Deborah Kerr
Speaker (Rome): Otto Preminger
Speaker (Washington): Monsignor John J. McClafferty
Presenter/Produced for the CBS Television Network by: Edward R. Murrow
Produced for the CBS Television Network by: Fred W. Friendly

: Late Night Final

Evening Prayers conducted by The Rev. Kenneth Slack.
Followed by Weather and Close Down


Conductor: The Rev. Kenneth Slack

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