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: Newyddion

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

: Ar Faes Yr Eisteddfod

bydd Ifan O. Williams yn cyflwyno o ddydd i ddydd rat o ymwelwyr a chystadleuwyr y Brlfwyl
Y telediad yng ngofal
(On the Eisteddfod field)
See Round and About
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)

: Grandstand: Bank Holiday Grandstand

(See panel)

Introduced by Alan Weeks

Cricket... Motor Racing... Athletics

Todays Timetable:

Direct from the Oval at 1.5 and from 2.20: Surrey v. Nottinghamshire

Motor Racing
Direct from Brands Hatch
1.35 The Raffles Club Trophy for sports cars
2.5 The John Davy Trophy for Junior Formula Racing Cars over 20 laps
(A further vist at 2.35)
3.10 The Silver City Trophy Race for Formula 1 Racing Cars over 50 laps. The first Grand Prix race over this new circuit. Among the drivers taking part is World Champion Jack Brabham.
See map at foot of page
(Further visits at 4.20 and 4.37)
Commentator, Raymond Baxter with John Bolster reporting from the pits

Direct from the White City at 3.32 and 4.32
Great Britain and Northern Ireland v. France
Some of the highlights on the day of this pre-Olympic international match organised by the British Amateur Athletics Board in conjunction with the "News of the World"

1.50 Lunchtime Scoreboard
4.50 cricket and Racing Summaries

(While it is hoped to follow the above timings, they may be changed by events)


Presenter: Alan Weeks
Commentator (Cricket): Brian Johnston
Commentator (Cricket): Richie Benaud
Commentator (Motor Racing): Raymond Baxter
Pit lane reporter (Motor Racing): John Bolster
Television Presentation (Motor Racing): John Vernon
Commentator (Athletics): David Coleman
Commentator (Athletics): Norris McWhirter
Television Presentation (Athletics): Bill Wright
Presented by: A.P. Wilkinson
Programme Editor: Paul Fox

: Holiday Pops

Christopher Trace introduces tunes of the moment played by Phil Tate and his Orchestra with The Avons, Maureen Evans, Rikki Henderson.


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Musicians: Phil Tate and his Orchestra
Singers: The Avons
Singer: Maureen Evans
Singer: Rikki Henderson
Producer: John Hunter Blair

: Wells Fargo: Stage Line

Starring Dale Robertson.

Gold on the coach often led to trouble in the old days, and in this adventure of Jim Hardie it proved just as dangerous a shipment as ever.


Jim Hardie: Dale Robertson

: Today's Sport

Introduced by Alan Weeks.
A news summary of today's sporting highlights.
Presented by the Sportsview Unit


Presenter: Alan Weeks

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

: The Kilt Is My Delight

The ever-popular programme of Scottish songs and dances.
With The Clan Hay Dancers, Moira Anderson, Bobby Watson, The Deeside Dancers, The Glasgow Police Male Voice Choir
Conductor, Farquhar Macdonald
The Edinburgh Players
Conductor, James Sloggie
and Jimmy McIntosh and his Band
Introduced by Alastair MacIntyre.
From the BBC's television studio in Scotland


Dancers: The Clan Hay Dancers
Singer: Moira Anderson
Dancer: Bobby Watson
Dancers: The Deeside Dancers
Singers: The Glasgow Police Male Voice Choir
Conductor (Glasgow Police Male Voice Choir): Farquhar Macdonald
Musicians: The Edinburgh Players
Conductor (Edinburgh Players): James Sloggie
Musicians: Jimmy McIntosh and his Band
Presenter: Alastair MacIntyre
Designer: Douglas Duncan
Producer: Alan Rees

: Lets Make a Night of It

An excerpt from Richard Stone's presentation at the Pavilion Theatre, Weymouth.
[Starring] Benny Hill
starring Cyril Stapleton and his Show Band featuring Ray Merrill and Janet Richmond with The Fredianis, Peter Vernon, Chris Carlsen, June Powell, Jean and Peter Barbour, Helen Gray, The Twelve King Dancers.


Producer: Richard Stone
Comedian: Benny Hill
Musicians: Cyril Stapleton and his Show Band
Singer: Ray Merrill
Singer: Janet Richmond
Acrobatics: The Fredianis
Performer: Peter Vernon
Comedian: Chris Carlsen
Performer: June Powell
Entertainer: Jean Barbour
Entertainer: Peter Barbour
Performer: Helen Gray
Dancers: The Twelve King Dancers
Producer: Bill Robertson
Choreography: Rita King
Television presentation: Albert Stevenson

: Follow the Fleet

The musical film starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers with Randolph Scott and Harriet Nelson.

A film of fun and excitement, rhythm and romance, with the incomparable dancing of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers and some of Irving Berlin's tunes-'We Saw the Sea', 'I'm Putting All My Eggs in One Basket', 'I'd Rather Lead a Band', and 'Let's Face the Music and Dance'.


Director: Mark Sandrich
Music and lyrics: Irving Berlin
Bake Baker: Fred Astaire
Sherry: Ginger Rogers
Bilge Smith: Randolph Scott
Connie: Harriet Nelson
Iris: Astrid Allwyn
Captain Hickey: Harry Beresford

: Death of a Ghost: Final episode: Albert Campion Lays the Ghost

by Margery Allingham.
Dramatised by John Hopkins.
Starring Mary Merrall, Andre van Gyseghem, and Bernard Horsfall as Albert Campion


Author: Margery Allingham
Dramatised by: John Hopkins
Theme music composed by: Christopher Whelen
Designer: Norman James
Producer: John Harrison
Superintendent Oates: Arthur Brough
Albert Campion: Bernard Horsfall
Rosa Dacre: Susan Castle
Max Fustlan: Andre van Gyseghem
Belle Lafcadio: Mary Merrall
Joseph: Lloyd Pearson

: Turn of the Century

Tsar Nicholas II of Russia relaxes with his family; Zola and Madame Dreyfus leave the prison where Captain Dreyfus is held, convicted of treason; Pavlova dances; Wilbur Wright demonstrates his flying machine. In this unique film scrapbook there are also glimpses of Edward VII, Rodin, Renoir, Bernhardt, Tolstoy, and many other historic figures who lived through the expansive era which ended for ever in August 1914.
Introduced by Walter Cronkite.


Presenter: Walter Cronkite
Producer: Burton Benjamin

: The News

: The Artist Speaks: Anthony Gross

A series in which artists give their own interpretation of their work.

'It is the variety of the scene which brings me here year after year to work directly in front of my subject. I slowly begin to understand the landscape and the people, and start to see what really lies beneath it all'.


Subject: Anthony Gross
Music for guitar by: Freddie Phillips
Editor: James Collins
Photography: David Prosser
Script and production: John Read

: The Fifth Beaulieu Jazz Festival

Direct from the grounds of Palace House in the heart of the New Forest presenting
Johnny Dankworth and his Orchestra, Victor Feldman with The Ronnie Scott Quintet, Elaine Delmar, The Dill Jones Trio
and from America: Little Brother Montgomery (Blues and Boogie from New Orleans)
A television relay from the last night of this three-day event.


Musicians: Johnny Dankworth and his Orchestra
Musician: Victor Feldman
Musicians: The Ronnie Scott Quintet
Singer: Elaine Delmar
Musicians: The Dill Jones Trio
Singer: Little Brother Montgomery
Compere: Alan Dell
Research: Jack Higgins
Commentator: Derek Jones
Presented for television by: Peter Bale

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