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: Newyddion

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

: Brodor a Bro

Hyd yn hyn, cadwodd y gyfres hon at lwybrau lied ddiarffordd. gan osgoi rhai b'u prif drefl a'r dinasoedd. Ond mae rhai mannau diarffordd yn y brifddinas hefyd, a heddiw gwelir rhai o'r rheini yn ein portread 0
Ffllmlo, J. H. Robinson
Sain, Sam R. Lewis
Y rhaglen yng ngofal
T. Glynne Davies
(A visit to Cardiff)
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)

(to 13.20)

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
(BBC film)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Voices: Eileen Browne
Voices: Josefina Ray
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Script and music: Maria Bird

: Racing at Goodwood

2.30 The Chichester Stakes
A handicap race for three-year-olds and upwards over six furlongs

3.10 The Chesterfield Cup
A handicap race for three-year-olds and upwards over one mile and a quarter

3.45 The Findon Selling Stakes for two-year-olds, over five furlongs

4.15 The Nassau Stakes for three-year-old fillies over one mile and a quartet

Clive Graham identifies the horses and jockeys in the Parade Ring before each race.
(to 16.25)


Race commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Parade Ring commentator: Clive Graham
Television presentation: Dennis Monger

: Blue Peter

A magazine programme for younger viewers.
Introduced by Christopher Trace and Leila Williams.

Life in the Royal Air Force: 2: The Engine Fitter
Introduced by Corporal J.A. Green of 111 Squadron.
Film provided by the Royal Air Force

An extract from the new Walt Disney film.


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Presenter: Leila Williams
Item presenter (Life in the Royal Air Force): Corporal J.A. Green
Presented by: John Hunter Blair

: The Range Rider: Trail of the Lawless

See Junior Radio Times


The Range Rider: Jack Mahoney
Dick West: Dick Jones

: Pin-Point: Your Maps

Tony Hart sets a quiz and announces the winners of the competition.


Presenter: Tony Hart
Producer: Felicity Kinross

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from South and West

: Gardening Club

Seasonal work in the Vegetable garden, flower border and in the greenhouse with Percy Thrower.
Hardy Ferns for the Waterhouse and The Shaded Border Under Trees
shown by Reginald Kaye (North Lancashire).
Ferns, an exclusively British branch of horticulture, have an amazing variety of form and garden uses, and their neglect in many modern gardens is strange and undeserved.
From the BBC's Midland television Studio


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Item presenter (Hardy Ferns for the Waterhouse and The Shaded Border Under Trees): Reginald Kaye
Producer: Paul Morby

: Do It Yourself Summer Edition

Barry Bucknell's Television Guide to jobs about the house.
Mend fall pipes and gutters


Presenter: Barry Bucknell
Producer: Stanley Hyland

: Whack-O!

A weekly school report written by Frank Muir and Denis Norden.
[Starring] Professor Jimmy Edwards
with Arthur Howard
Special guest artist, Max Bygraves


Writer: Frank Muir
Writer: Denis Norden
Special guest artist: Max Bygraves
Incidental music composed and conducted by: Alan Yates
Designer: Malcolm Goulding
Production: Douglas Moodie
Headmaster: Jimmy Edwards
Mr Pettigrew: Arthur Howard
Mr Halliforth: Edwin Apps
Mr Cope-Willoughby: Frank Raymond
Barry Hayman: Barry Took
Mr Grubb: Oliver Johnston
Secretary: Olwen Brookes

: News Flash

: Koran

invites you to half an hour of Mystery.
The Jury: Six Fashion Models and Six Fashion Photographers
Robin Richmond at the organ


Magician: Koran
Organist: Robin Richmond
Presented by: Russell Turner

: Armand and Michaela Denis on Safari to Asia: Geisha Party

The geisha girl has a traditional role as the perfect professional hostess, and Armand and Michaela Denis watch her elaborate dressing routine. Michaela also visits a pearl shop, while Armand sees expert judo practice. Finally, they film the Bon Festival-a reunion between the living and the spirits of the dead.
(A new film series)


Presenter: Armand Denis
Presenter: Michaela Denis

: The Herries Chronicle: Rogue Herries: Episode 5: 1756

by Hugh Walpole.
Dramatised in seven parts by Constance Cox.

Mirabell comes to Herries.


Author: Hugh Walpole
Dramatised by: Constance Cox
Film cameraman: Bryan Langley
Film editor: J. Sterling
Dancing arranged by: Therese Howes
Designer: Charles Lawrence
Producer: Joan Craft
Deborah Herries: Rosemary Miller
David Herries: Philip Bond
Francis Herries: Ronald Leigh-Hunt
Benjamin: Aubrey Morris
Mary Herries: Margaret Wolfit
Raiseley Herries: Michael Wynne
Sir Pomfret Herries: Norman Pierce
Mr Sunwood: Roddy McMillan
Mirabell Starr: Zoe Caldwell
Woman at wedding: Brenda Cowling
Pedlar: John Wood
Man at wedding: Norman Mitchell
Mr Denburn: Patrick Cargill
Sarah Denburn: Zinnia Charlton
Landlord: Dennis Handby
Captain Bann: Peter Swanwick

: The Third Man: Harry Lime and the King

A film series, starring Michael Rennie as Harry Lime.
(BBC film release)
See facing page


Story and screenplay: John Graeme
Director: Anthony Bushell
Producer: Felix Jackson
Harry Lime: Michael Rennie
Fawzia: Marla Landi
Colonel Abu Said: Sydney Tafler
Prime Minister: John Le Mesurier
Martin Clearwater: Philip Friend
Bradford Webster: Jonathan Harris

: The Last of the Battleships

The battleship was the pivot of our sea-power only twenty years ago. Now the last one, H.M.S. Vanguard, is going to the breakers' yard.
This is the story of the battleship's decline and fall, traced through the crucial sea battles of the War.
A famous battleship Commander pays a last tribute.
Admiral of the Fleet Sir George Creasy, G.C.B., C.B.E., D.S.O. is introduced by Richard Dimbleby.


Speaker: Sir George Creasy
Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Film edited by: Ian Callaway
Director: Peter Bennet Stone

: The News

: Lifeline: A.I.D.

The artificial insemination of a married woman by a donor other than her husband has been successfully accomplished in Britain about two thousand times. Childless couples have resorted to artificial insemination in spite of the violent controversy their actions have aroused.
Tonight the Consultant Psychiatrist talks to a husband and wife who have had a baby by A.I.D., a doctor who administers artificial insemination, a donor, and an expert on child psychology.


Presenter: The Consultant Psychiatrist [name uncredited]
Guest: A doctor [name uncredited]
Guest: A donor [name uncredited]
Guest: An expert on child psychology [name uncredited]
Producer: Hugh Burnett

: News Extra

A magazine of news and pictures from cameramen all over the world.
Introduced by Richard Baker.


Presenter: Richard Baker
Producer: Gerard Slessenger

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