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: Newyddion

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

: Trafod

Pobl yn y newyddion yn ystyried un 0 bynciau'r dydd vng nghwmni
(Discussion on current affairs)
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)
(to 13.20)


Unknown: T. Glynne Davies

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the Very Young
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Peter Hawkins speaks the voices
Maria Bird writes the songs and music
(BBC film)
(to 14.20)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/music: Maria Bird

: Walt Disney presents: The Tchaikovsky Story

About a hundred years ago, a small boy in Russia called Peter Tchaikovsky dreamed about the old fairy tale 'The Sleeping Beauty'. This film shows how the dream stayed in his mind until, when he grew up, he wrote music for the story - music which is now the background to Walt Disney's cartoon film.
(Previously shown last summer)

: Railway Roundabout

A magazine programme for railway enthusiasts with John Adams and Patrick Whitehouse.
Introduced by Bill Hartley.
This month's edition includes:
'Can you guess?'
Welsh Narrow Gauge
Today's Guest: Driver Bill Hoole
A Surprise Item and Spotter's Notebook
From the BBC's Midland television studio


Devised and filmed by: John Adams
Devised and filmed by: Patrick Whitehouse
Presenter: Bill Hartley
Guest: Bill Hoole
Producer: Peggy Bacon

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

: Lookout: The Broiler Industry

with Outside Broadcasts
John Tidmarsh looks at The Broiler Industry.
Is it cruel?; Is it humane?; Does mass-production affect the flavour?
From a broiler factory at Denton in the North-West of England.


Reporter: John Tidmarsh
Producer: Ray Lakeland

: The Adventures of Hiram Holliday: Wrong Rembrandt

A film comedy series starring Wally Cox.
Hiram becomes a painter and finds himself in danger as a result - aboard the Paris train ferry.


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

: Wells Fargo: Cole Younger

The exciting adventures of the famous Western Stagecoach Service.
[Starring] Dale Robertson

Jim Hardie and a small girl are held as hostages by the famous outlaw Cole Younger. What will he do with them?


Jim Hardie: Dale Robertson

: Laugh Line

Pete Murray invites you to measure your sense of humour against Anna Quayle, Dick Emery, Peter Jones, Edward Moult in a cartoon contest devised by Frank Wayne and Mace Neufeld.
At the organ, Harold Smart


Chairman: Pete Murray
Panellist: Anna Quayle
Panellist: Dick Emery
Panellist: Peter Jones
Panellist: Edward Moult
Devised by: Frank Wayne
Devised by: Mace Neufeld
Organist: Harold Smart
Producer: Brian Marber

: Sportsview

The return of Sportsview with Peter Dimmock.
News... Action... Personalities in television's weekly view on sport.
Tonight's special reports:

The Olympic Games
Who can win for Britain?
David Coleman reports.

Motor-Racing: The Grand Prix of Portugal
The latest race in the World Championship.
Stirling Moss reports.

Football 1960: Burnley v. Wolverhampton Wanderers
An exclusive film report of the F.A. Charity Shield match.
Kenneth Wolstenholme reports.


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Reporter (The Olympic Games): David Coleman
Reporter (Motor-Racing): Stirling Moss
Reporter (Football 1960): Kenneth Wolstenholme
Assistant editor: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: Bryan Cowgill
Editor: Paul Fox

: Travellers' Tales: Hill Tribes of the Deccan

David Attenborough introduces Travellers' Tales
Professor and Mrs. Haimendorf filmed customs and ritual associated with pre-historic man among these remote tribes in India.


Presenter/Series Editor: David Attenborough
Filmmaker: Professor Haimendorf
Filmmaker: Mrs Haimendorf
Film editor: Harry Hastings
Presented by: Brian Branston

: Golden Girl: 4: Grab

An adventure in six episodes by Michael Pertwee.
[Starring] Catherine Boyle and Peter Dyneley
with Michael Aldridge, Noel Howlett and John Lee


Writer: Michael Pertwee
'Golden Girl' theme composed by: Jack Jordan
Settings: Harry Smith
Producer: Ronald Marsh
Katie Johnson: Catherine Boyle
John Redfield: John Lee
Jean: Margot Mayne
Detective-Inspector McEwan: Michael Aldridge
Barstow: Noel Howlett
Joe Francis: Peter Dyneley
Lesseps: Gordon Daisley
Carstairs: Edward Judd
Manservant: Malcolm Watson
Taxi driver: Henry Longhurst

: The News

: Ticket to Turkey: 4: Istanbul

Johnny Morris takes a Ticket to Turkey and describes his journey across Europe in five episodes.


Narrator: Johnny Morris
Film editor: Philip Mutton
Music and effects editor: Michael Croucher
Cameraman: Jim Saunders
Directed and produced by: Ronald Webster

: No Visible Means of Support: The Story of the Hovercraft

From the first germ of an idea, there is a long and sometimes exasperating journey before a brilliant invention can take its place as a familiar part of the modern world, affecting the lives of everyone. This programme traces the progress of one of the most exciting new developments in transport.
Introduced by Peter Maggs.
From the BBC's West Region television studio


Presenter: Peter Maggs
Film editor: Ronald Martin
Director: Michael Croucher
Producer: Christopher Ralling

: Late Night News

: Late Night Final

Evening Prayers conducted by Dr. Donald Soper.
Followed by Weather and Close Down


Conductor: Dr. Donald Soper

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