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: Newyddion

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

: Y Fantol

Cylchgrawn crefyddol sy'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)

: Royal Ascot

The Royal Procession drives up the course to the Royal Enclosure before the first race.

: For the Schools: Spotlight

People - Places - Problems in the news
A topical programme for older children.


Producer: Peter Dunkley

: Royal Ascot

BBC Television outside broadcast cameras cover three of the races on this afternoon's card.

3.5 The New Stakes for two-year-olds, over five furlongs

3.45 The Gold Cup for three-year-olds and upwards, over two miles and a half. With a Gold Cup value five hundred sovereigns with ten thousand sovereigns added.

4.20 The King Edward VII Stakes for three-year-olds, over the Swinley Course of one mile and a half

Clive Graham identifies the horses and jockeys in the Parade Ring before each race.
Sylvia Peters and Anne Edwards describe the fashions.


Race commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Parade Ring commentator: Clive Graham
Reporter: Sylvia Peters
Reporter: Anne Edwards
Presented for television by: Dennis Monger

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the Very Young
Charles E. Stidwill tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the picture
(BBC film)


Narrator: Charles E. Stidwill
Picture: Sam Williams
Picture: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: Interlude

: Caravan

Jeremy Geidt the Caravan Showman rings up the curtain at Dr. Barnardo's Garden City, Woodford Bridge 'helped ' by Cardew Robinson (his Crazy Cousin) with Tassi and Diane, Robin and the 'G' Men, Barbour and Billie.
The Caravan Guest: Bryan Johnson
Music by The Caravan Four
See Junior Radio Times


The Caravan Showman: Jeremy Geidt
Crazy Cousin: Cardew Robinson
Entertainers: Tassi and Diane
Entertainers: Robin and the 'G' Men
Entertainers: Barbour and Billie
Guest: Bryan Johnson
Musicians: The Caravan Four
Producer: Gerald Wiltshire

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from South and West

: Away from It All: On An Island

A summer search with Christopher Chataway.

In 1956 Christopher Chataway tried to find out if a young townsman could make a living if he settled down somewhere off the beaten track. One of the places he visited was the most distant part of the British Isles - the Shetlands.

Written and directed by Stephen Hearst.


Presenter: Christopher Chataway
Photography: Peter Hamilton
Film Editor: Alan Martin
Writer/Director: Stephen Hearst
Producer: Richard Cawston

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore, Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson,
Macdonald Hastings 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: Macdonald Hastings
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

: Ice Cocktail

A light-hearted mixture of skating and music with a dash of comedy and a measure of song.
With an international company including
Patricia Pauley, First professional appearance of the British Amateur Champion
Michel and Carol
Martin Minshull, British and World Professional Champion
Hamilton Brown, Bo and Ro, Eddie Ash, Iris Villiers, Reginald Swinney and his Orchestra
From the Empire Pool, Wembley


Devised and produced by: Gerald Palmer
Ice skater: Patricia Pauley
Entertainers: Michel and Carol
Ice skater: Martin Minshull
Performer: Hamilton Brown
Entertainers: Bo and Ro
Performer: Eddie Ash
Singer/ice skater: Iris Villiers
Musicians: Reginald Swinney and his Orchestra
Choreography: Beatrice Livesey
Settings: Lionel Radford
Presented for television by: John Vernon

: Look: Reed Warblers

Introduced by Peter Scott.
The cock reed warbler returns from his winter migration in May, a week or more before the hen, and lays claim to his territory, chasing off other cocks and singing to attract a mate. When she arrives the hen gathers her material and builds her nest. Some days later she begins to lay.
In a film made at Minsmere Reserve in Suffolk under the auspices of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Christopher Mylne has obtained many intimate shots of their breeding story.


Presenter: Peter Scott
Filmed by: Christopher Mylne
Edited for television by: John Merritt
Designer: Desmond Chinn
Producer: Eileen Molony

: Late Harvest

by Maisie Sharman.
with Rachel Thomas and Emrys James
The action of the play takes place in the present day at Pen y Bryn, the Richards' ill farm in South Wales, and the Prentices' home in a nearby small town.
From the BBC's Welsh television studio


Writer: Maisie Sharman
Producer: Dafydd Gruffydd
Designer: Alan Taylor
Wyn Richards: Emrys James
Ceridwen Richards, his mother: Rachel Thomas
Gethyn Richards, his father: Prysor Williams
Kate Prentice: Patricia Mort
Mr Prentice Kate's father: Edwards Evans
Mrs Prentice, Kate's mother: Helen Sessions
Edna, their adopted daughter: Nina Marriott

: The News

: The Brains Trust

meets this evening to answer your questions.
The members this week are: Dame Edith Sitwell, Peter Hall, Bernard Williams.
Chairman, Norman Fisher
Questions should be addressed to: 'The Brains Trust', [address removed]


Panellist: Dame Edith Sitwell
Panellist: Peter Hall
Panellist: Bernard Williams
Chairman: Norman Fisher
Producer: Jack Ashley

: Dylanwadau

An interview in Welsh with Sir Thomas Parry-Williams.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield and Crystal Palace only)
(to 23.37)


Interviewee: Sir Thomas Parry-Williams

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