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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
Y rhaglen yng ngofal Ifor Rees
(Religious magazine)
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)

: Cricket: England v. South Africa: Third Test Match

The start of the first day's play direct from Trent Bridge, Nottingham.

Golf: The Centenary Open Championship
The first Open Golf Championship was held in 1860 and today on its hundredth anniversary, BBC Outside Broadcast cameras are at the Royal and Ancient Golf Club, St. Andrews, to see play during the second round.


Commentator (Cricket): Brian Johnston
Commentator (Cricket): E. W. Swanton
Commentator (Cricket): Denis Compton
Television presentation (Cricket): Philip Lewis
Commentator (Golf): Henry Longhurst
Commentator (Golf): Bill Cox
Television presentation (Golf): Bill Stevenson

: 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

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

: Cricket: England v. South Africa

Further visits to Trent Bridge.

Golf: The Centenary Open Championship
A further visit to the Royal and Ancient Golf Club, St. Andrews.


Commentator (Golf): Henry Longhurst
Commentator (Golf): Bill Cox
Television presentation (Golf): Bill Stevenson

: Seconds Out

A competition in which Peter West challenges two teams in the studio.
See if you can beat them.


Presenter: Peter West
Designer: Barry Newbery
Producer: Barbara Hammond

: The Nature of Things: 1: Solids, Liquids, and Gases

Demonstrated by Sir Lawrence Bragg, F.R.S.

Why does one and the same thing, water, take up very different forms-solid, liquid, and vapour? Can you really see steam? Can air be liquid? These are some of the questions that Sir Lawrence Bragg answers in the first of a series of six programmes in which Outside Broadcast cameras join an audience of members and their friends at the Royal Institution in London.


Presenter: Sir Lawrence Bragg
Director: Bill Wright
Producer: Philip Daly

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from South and West

: Cricket: England v. South Africa

The closing overs followed by a summary.

Golf: The Centenary Open Championship

: Tonight

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

: Blackpool Show Parade

Blackpool Show Parade this week presents an excerpt from Peter Webster's Summer Show "Let's Have Fun" at the Central Pier.
Starring Ken Morris and Joan Savage, Harry Bailey, Clinton Ford and his Rhythm Group, The Crescendos, Brian Budge, Babette, Val Cave, Jack Whiteley's Zio Angels
Orchestra directed by Bert Myers with Rita Shearer at the organ
(Recorded before an invited audience at the Central Pier, Blackpool)


Pianist/Singer: Ken Morris
Singer: Joan Savage
Comedian: Harry Bailey
Musicians: Clinton Ford and his Rhythm Group
Singers: The Crescendos
Performer: Brian Budge
Performer: Val Cave
Dancers: Jack Whiteley's Zio Angels
Orchestra directed by: Bert Myers
Organist: Rita Shearer
Producer: Peter Webster
Presented for television by: John Ammonds

: Look: Foxes and Otters

Introduced by Peter Scott.

with H. G. Hurrell.

From his home on the edge of Dartmoor the naturalist H. G. Hurrell often rises early to film the wild animals and birds of the moor. One of his most difficult subjects is the fox, a wary and elusive animal whose keen hearing and sense of smell make him hard to approach and film.
Mr. Hurrell has also tamed a number of wild animals successfully, including a pair of otters whose antics in and around the swimming pool have been the subject of a most attractive film.


Presenter: Peter Scott
Guest/filmmaker: H. G. Hurrell
Editor: John Merritt
Designer: Desmond Chinn
Producer: Eileen Molony

: It's Up to You

[Starring] Charlie Drake
Choirs: The George Mitchell Singers
with Guest artists: Albert and Les Ward
(BBC recording)


Producer: G.B. Lupino
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Choirs under the direction of: George Mitchell
Musical arrangements: Frank Davison
Musical arrangements/Orchestra under the direction of: Ronald Grainer
Musical arrangements: Peter Moore
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Script: Charlie Drake
Script: David Cumming
Script: Derek Collyer
Director: Sydney Lotterby
Compere: Richard Waring
First Judge: Frank Littlewood
Second Judge: Hilary Bays
Third Judge: Elizabeth Gott
Fourth Judge: George Crowther
Conjuror: Timothy Dill-Russell
Studio Manager: Michael Henry
Paper tearer: Denton de Gray
Baby in pram: John Vyvyan
Harem girl: Judie Mant
Ballet dancer: Coral Ellahi
Ballet dancer: Christina Green
Illusionist's assistant: Leonie Franklin
Musical act: Albert and Les Ward
All others parts: Charlie Drake

: An Age of Kings: Henry IV: Part Two: 6: Uneasy Lies the Head

Written by William Shakespeare
The Pageant of English History

The burdens of kingship and of failing health weigh heavily upon Henrv IV. After his victory at Shrewsbury he has to organise a new campaign against the Northern rebels. Disappointed in Prince Hal, who returns to his customary low haunts in London, the King sends his younger son, Prince John of Lancaster, to negotiate with the rebel leaders. Falstaff goes off to Gloucestershire to muster recruits, and there falls in with a former acquaintance, a simple country Justice, Master Shallow.


Author: William Shakespeare
Music: Christopher Whelen
Title Music: Sir Arthur Bliss
Designer: Stanley Morris
Director: Michael Hayes
Producer: Peter Dews
King Henry the Fourth: Tom Fleming
Earl of Warwick: Kenneth Farrington
Country Justices - Shallow: William Squire
Country Justices - Silence: John Warner
Bardolph: Gordon Gostelow
Page to Falstaff: Dane Howell
Sir John Falstaff: Frank Pettingell
Recruits - Mouldy: Terence Lodge
Recruits - Shadow: Leon Shepperdson
Recruits - Wart: Terry Wale
Recruits - Feeble: Brian Smith
Recruits - Bullcalf: Frank Windsor
Prince John of Lancaster, son to the King: Patrick Garland
Earl of Westmoreland: Julian Glover
Rebels Against the King - The Archbishop of York: Edgar Wreford
Rebels Against the King - Thomas Mowbray, Earl Marshal: Noel Johnson
Rebels Against the King - Lord Hastings: Robert Lang
Sons to the King - Humphrey of Gloucester: John Ringham
Sons to the King - Thomas of Clarence: John Greenwood
Harcourt: Alan Rowe
Henry, Prince of Wales, afterwards Henry the Fifth: Robert Hardy
The Lord Chief Justice: Geoffrey Bayldon
Davy: Michael Graham Cox
Ancient Pistol: George A. Cooper
Groom: Derek Ware
Groom: Anthony Valentine
Epilogue: William Squire
[Actor]: Adrian Brine
[Actor]: Timothy Harley
[Actor]: Tony Garnett
[Actor]: John Murray Scott

: The News

: The Brains Trust

meets this evening to answer your questions.
The members this week are: Bernard Williams, Margaret Lane, Yehudi Menuhin.
Chairman, Norman Fisher
Questions should be addressed to: 'The Brains Trust', [address removed]
A sound recording can be heard in the Home Service next Sunday at 4.15


Panellist: Bernard Williams
Panellist: Margaret Lane
Panellist: Yehudi Menuhin
Chairman: Norman Fisher
Producer: John Furness

: Late Night News

followed by Weather; Road Works Report and Close Down

: Llangollen

Awn a chi unwaith eto i faes yr Eisteddfod i gyfarfod a rhai o'r ymwelwyr ac i gael rhagor o ganu a dawnsio
Cyflwynir y rhaglen gan Hywel Davies
Y cynhyrchu gan David J. Thomas
(A further visit to the Eisteddfod field)
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield and Crystal Palace only)

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