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: Newyddion

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

: Croeso'n Ol

1 ral o'r Cymry tramor a fydd yn y stiwdio yn slarad gyda Havard Gregory
(Welcome Back to Welsh people from overseas)
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield and Crystal Palace)
(to 13.20)

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the Very Young
Pages turned by Patricia Driscoll.
(BBC film)
(to 14.20)


Presenter: Patricia Driscoll
Editor: Maria Bird

: Summerhouse

A seasonal programme from 'somewhere in the garden'.
Introduced by Anthony Oliver who also tells this week's story.
His visitors are:
Peter Bull, 'Wrong Number'
Geoffrey Webb and Willow Stockdale, Dance Spot
James Fisher, How Not to Watch Birds


Presenter/storyteller: Anthony Oliver
[Actor] (Wrong Number): Peter Bull
Dancer: Geoffrey Webb
Dancer: Willow Stockdale
Item presenter (How Not to Watch Birds): James Fisher
Designer: Julia Trevelyan Oman
Producer: Rosamund Davies

: Wells Fargo: Woman with a Gun

Starring Dale Robertson.

Jim Hardie rides into an Arizona town to investigate a robbery of 50,000 dollars. There are some wild men in the town, but Jim suspects that somebody else is behind it all.


Jim Hardie: Dale Robertson

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from South and West

: Adventure with Hans and Lotte Hass: Sharks

The series directed by Hans Hass and produced by Nicholas Crocker
(First shown on June 19, 1959)


Diver/film cameraman/series director: Hans Hass
Film editor: Paul Khan
Series producer: Nicholas Crocker

: The Adventures of Hiram Holliday: The Hollow Umbrella

A film comedy series starring Wally Cox.
An innocent in Paris finds himself part of a high-wire act.
See facing page


Hiram Holliday: Wally Cox

: Stranger than Fiction

Britain is at times and in places both beautiful and strange. How odd can our country be?
A film series produced for the BBC by Marcus Cooper, Ltd.


Narrator: Bruce Wyndham
Script: Michael Henderson

: Headline News

: The Best of Hancock: 7: The Missing Page

Written by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton.
[Starring] Tony Hancock
featuring Sidney James
(BBC recording)
(First shown on March 11)


Writer: Alan Simpson
Writer: Ray Galton
Incidental Music: Wally Stott
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Producer: Duncan Wood
Anthony Aloysius Hancock: Tony Hancock
Sidney Balmoral James: Sidney James

: Here Lies Miss Sabry: 1: Discretion Imperative

A mystery serial in six episodes by Raymond Bowers.
Starring Sebastian Shaw, Petra Davies


Writer: Raymond Bowers
Theme music composed and played by: Bill Le Sage
Designer: John Cooper
Producer: Dennis Vance
Clare Talbot: Petra Davies
Porter: Charles Lamb
Paul Sterne: Derrick Sherwin
James Talbot: Sebastian Shaw
Theatre manager: Philip Howard

: Mark Twain's America

Gilbert Harding introduces Mark Twain's America
This unusual film re-creates the America of Huckleberry Finn, Tom Sawyer, and of Mark Twain himself. Many hundreds of photographs, brought alive by a still-pictures-in-motion technique, recapture Hannibal, Missouri, as it was when he was born there; the fantastic magnificence of the Mississippi river boats; the rough vitality of a gold-rush town; San Francisco in the seven-ties; turn-of-the-century New York: the exuberance of the America he knew and loved so well.
An NBC 'Project 20' film
See facing page


Presenter: Gilbert Harding
Producer: Donald B. Hyatt

: Philip Marlowe: A Gem of a Murder

A film series starring Philip Carey as the Private Eye created by Raymond Chandler.
See facing page


Character created by: Raymond Chandler
Philip Marlowe: Philip Carey

: The News

: The Artist Speaks: Kenneth Armitage

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

'The artist is rather like a tiny imperialist constantly striving to extend his frontiers, absorbing and unifying a jumble of conflicting material into a state of order under one rule'.
(BBC Television film)


Subject: Kenneth Armitage
Editor: James Colina
Photographed by: Ken Higgins
Script and production: John Read

: Soft Lights and Sweet Music

A lullaby in rhythm sung for you by Carole Carr with the music of Dennis Wilson (piano), Martin Slavin (vibes), Dave Goldberg (guitar), Tim Bell (bass), Bobbie Kevin (drums) and this week's guest: John Scott.
See facing page


Singer: Carole Carr
Pianist: Dennis Wilson
Vibes: Martin Slavin
Guitarist: Dave Goldberg
Bass player: Tim Bell
Drummer: Bobbie Kevin
Flautist/guest: John Scott
Designer: Lionel Radford
Producer: Yvonne Littlewood

: The Sky at Night: Celestial Fireworks

August is one of the best times of the year to observe shooting stars. Patrick Moore talks about meteors and meteorites, and what we know about these sudden arrivals from outside the Earth's atmosphere.


Presenter: Patrick Moore
Animations: Alfred Wurmser
Director: Peter Bennet Stone
Producer: Paul Johnstone

: Late Night News

followed by Weather and Close Down

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