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: Llandaff Cathedral

(to 11.15)

: Telewele

Rhaglen wythnosol y Plant yn cyftwyno
Y To sy'n Codi '
Heddiw cewch glywed canlorion ac offervnwyr ifainc a fu'n eystadlu yn ystod yr wythnos ar Iwyfan Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Frenhinol Cymru yng Nghaerdydd
Y cyflwyno gan Ifan O. Williams Y telediad yng ngofat IFORRem
(Children's Television)
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield and Crystal Palace)

: Newyddion

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

: Grandstand

Introduced by Alan Weeks.
Today's Timetable:

Boxing: Henry Hank v. Rudy Ellis
In America at 1.5
An exclusive recording of this week's middleweight contest at Chicago.

Rowing: The Serpentine Regatta
direct from London at 1.45, 3.45, and 4.35
Crews from home and abroad race in the heart of London in the Championship Regatta organised by the News of the World.

Swimming: Great Britain's Olympic Team v. The Rest
direct from Cardiff at 2.30, 3.20, and 4.5
Some of the top events in this last pre-Olympic test for Britain's swimmers in the Wales Empire Pool.

Athletics: 74th Annual Rangers F.C. Sports
direct from Glasgow at 2.45, 3.30, and 3.55
Outside Broadcast cameras visit Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow, to bring you some of the highlights from today's international meeting.

Sports Results and News Service

1.40 Lunchtime Scoreboard

4.50 Cricket and Racing Summaries


Presenter: Alan Weeks
Boxer: Henry Hank
Boxer: Rudy Ellis
Commentator (Boxing): Jack Drees
Commentator (Rowing): Brian Johnston
Commentator (Rowing): T. B. Langton
Television presentation (Rowing): Dennis Monger
Commentator (Swimming): Max Robertson
Commentator (Swimming): Harry Walker
Television presentation (Swimming): Selwyn Roderick
Commentator (Athletics): Kenneth Wolstenholme
Commentator (Athletics): Norris McWhirter
Presented for television by (Athletics): Bill Stevenson
Presented by: A. P. Wilkinson
Programme editor: Paul Fox

: Men into Space: From Another World

Badly in need of a rest, Colonel McCauley resists being temporarily grounded because he wants to confirm his conviction that he has seen evidence of previous life on an asteroid.

: Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School: Bunter Knows How!

by Frank Richards.
[Starring] Gerald Campion


Writer: Frank Richards
Producer: Clive Parkhurst
Loder: Tony Parker
Wingate: John Downing
Billy Bunter: Gerald Campion
Frank Nugent: Jonathan Margetts
Bob Cherry: Peter Greenspan
Harry Wharton: Julian Yardley
Hurree Singh: Brian Tipping
Johnny Bull: Melvyn Baker
Banks: George Woodbridge
Mr Quelch: Jack Melford

: The News

: Today's Sport

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


Presenter: Alan Weeks

: Juke Box Jury

Presenting before a young audience the latest in popular records with the opinions of Stirling Moss, Kenneth Wolstenholme, Bunny Lewis, Judy Huxtable.
In the chair, David Jacobs


Panellist: Stirling Moss
Panellist: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Panellist: Bunny Lewis
Panellist: Judy Huxtable
Chairman: David Jacobs
The programme devised by: Peter Potter
Presented by: Bill Cotton Jnr.

: Bronco: Hero of the Town

A Western film series, starring Ty Hardin as the roving cowboy adventurer.

To clear himself of a charge of cowardice, Bronco attempts to track down three murderers. But he reckons without the hatred and suspicion that surround him.


Bronco Layne: Ty Hardin

: The Saturday Film presents: Top Hat

An Astaire-Rogers musical.
Starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers
with Edward Everett Horton, Helen Broderick and Eric Blore.

Featuring the ever-popular Irving Berlin numbers, 'Top Hat', 'White Tie and Tails', 'Cheek to Cheek', 'Isn't this a lovely day?', and 'Piccolino'.
The greatest of all musical-comedy teams in the cinema, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers made many films which are evergreen in the memory of an older generation, and no less popular with the younger. 'Top Hat' is, by general agreement, the best of them all. It is a backstage story, and the setting is London, with a trip to Venice.


Jerry Travers: Fred Astaire
Dale Tremont: Ginger Rogers
Horace Hardwicke: Edward Everett Horton
Madge: Helen Broderick
Alberto: Erik Rhodes
Rates: Eric Blore

: The News

: Hi, Summer!

[Starring] Kenneth Connor with Jill Day and Leslie Crowther, Douglas Squires, Valerie Brooks, George Chisholm and his Jazzers, The George Mitchell Singers.


Comedian: Kenneth Connor
Singer: Jill Day
Comedian: Leslie Crowther
Dancer: Douglas Squires
Dancer: Valerie Brooks
Musicians: George Chisholm and his Jazzers
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Script: Barry Took
Script: Hugh Woodhouse
Vocal arrangements: George Mitchell
Director: Leonard Michell
Producer: George Inns

: Jazz Session

with Memphis Slim, Ottilie Patterson, Eddie Thompson, The Tony Kinsey Quintet,
The Chris Barber Jazz Band.
Dancing by Mollie Kenny and Ronnie Curran
Introduced by Tony Hall.
Arranged in association with Jeff Kruger


Singer/pianist: Memphis Slim
Singer: Ottilie Patterson
Pianist: Eddie Thompson
Musicians: The Tony Kinsey Quintet
Musicians: The Chris Barber Jazz Band
Dancer: Mollie Kenny
Dancer: Ronnie Curran
Presenter: Tony Hall
Producer: Christian Simpson

: Face to Face: 4: Lord Boothby

John Freeman introduces Famous People who have talked to him Face to Face.
A second showing of five outstanding programmes from the series.

'Lord Card, the joker in the pack.' (Sunday Times)
'A half hour of fascinating confessions.' (Daily Sketch)
'I do not know another public man who would have been as frank in a television interview as Lord Boothby.' (Hannen Swaffer, The People)
'Boothby's display of natural extrovert soft-shirted charm combined with extremely quick wits was enormousiv impressive.' (The Observer)


Interviewer: John Freeman
Interviewee: Lord Boothby
Drawings: Feliks Topolski
Producer: Hugh Burnett

: Le Medecin Malgre Lui

('The Mock Doctor')
Libretto after Moliere
The daughter of a rich landowner, Geronte, has feigned dumbness to escape marrying a man of her father's choice. The woodcutter, Sganarelle, finds himself forced to play the part of a doctor, and he works a marvellous cure' by hoodwinking Geronte and enabling Lucinde to marry the man she loves.
(Extracts recorded from a performance given at the Aix-en-Provence Music Festival on July 15, by courtesy of the French Television Service)

10.35 Flashback : A review of the week in the West Region.
10.50-11.15 The Captivity of Joe Long: A film in the 'Frontier' series.


Music (Le Medecin Malgre Lui): Gounod

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