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: Newyddion

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

: Y Fantol

Cylchgrawn crefyddol sy'n adlewyrchu ac yn cloriannu gweithgarwch eglwysi Cymru a'r byd
Y rhaglen yng ngofal IFOR REES
(Religious magazine)
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)
(to 13.20)

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the Very Young
David Enders tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
(BBC film)
(to 14.20)


Narrator: David Enders
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: Men into Space: Beyond the Stars

A series of film stories about imaginary space adventures.

A curious signal is picked up by Colonel McCauley and his crew while they are on the moon. Does it come from the inhabitants of a far-off star, and if so, will they receive McCauley's answering signal?

: Olympic Games

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Today at the direct from Rome
3.0 Ladies Javelin Final Olympic Champion: Inese Janzeme (U.S.S.R.) Olympic Record: 176 ft. 81 ins. I. Jenzeme, Melbourne 1956
3.0 Ladies 100 metres (2nd round dealt)
3.15 Men's High Jump Final Olympic Champion: Charles Dumas (U.S.A.) Olympic Record: 6 ft. 111 ins. C. Dumas, Melbourne 1956
3.40 Men's 100 metres (semi-final)
4.15 Men's 400 metres Hurdles (semi-final)
4.40 Men's 800 metres (semi-final)
5.10 Ladies 80 metres Hurdles Final Olympic Champion: Shirley Strickland (Aust.) Olympic Record: 10.7 secs. S. Strickland, Melbourne 1956
5.30 Men's 100 metres Final Olympic Champion: Bobby Morrow (U.S.A.) Olympic Record 10.3 secs, shared by E. Tolan, 1932; J. Owens, 1936; H. Dillard, 1948; R. Morrow, I. Murchison, 1956 (all U.S.A.)
5.50 3,000 metres Steeplechase (1st round)
Commentators, David Coleman and Norris McWhirter at the Stadio Olimpico


Commentator: David Coleman
Commentator: Norris McWhirter

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from South and West

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore, Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson and including John Morgan, Trevor Philpott, Polly Elwes and Robin Hall and Jimmie Macgregor.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: John Morgan
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Polly Elwes
Singer: Robin Hall
Singer/guitarist: Jimmie Macgregor
Associate producer: Antony Jay
Associate producer: Gordon Watkins
Associate producer: Tony Essex
Assistant editor: Alasdair Milne
Editor: Donald Baverstock

: Headline News

: Call for Action: 2: The Orange Box

A series of six films dealing with sudden emergencies.
A story about the theft of a radio-active isotope by Ronald Lambton.


Writer: Ronald Lambton
Photographed by: Kenneth Westbury
Produced and edited by: Maurice Harvey

: What's It All About?

The Panel: Simon Kester, George Martin, Alan Simpson try to explain some odd situations in which viewers have found themselves.
Chairman: Kenneth Horne


Devised and compiled by: John P. Wynn
Panellist: Simon Kester
Panellist: George Martin
Panellist: Alan Simpson
Chairman: Kenneth Horne
Cartoonist: Roy Laughton
Designer: Thomas Carter
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: Sykes and an Egg

[Starring] Eric Sykes
with Richard Wattis and Hattie Jacques
Also appearing: Richard Waring, Hugh Lloyd, Cecil Brock, Eleanor Darling, Alec Wallace, Evelyn Lund, Ian Percy.


Script: Spike Milligan
From an idea by: Johnny Speight
Incidental music: Gordon Franks
Director: Philip Barker
Producer: Dennis Main Wilson
Eric: Eric Sykes
Mr. Charles Brown: Richard Watts
Hattie Sykes: Hattie Jacques
[Actor]: Richard Waring
[Actor]: Hugh Lloyd
[Actor]: Cecil Brock
[Actress]: Eleanor Darling
[Actor]: Alec Wallace
[Actress]: Evelyn Lund
[Actor]: Ian Percy

: They Made History: Joseph Lister

Already famous for his work on antiseptics, Joseph Lister still had much to fight when he came to London from Edinburgh. Nevertheless, on October 26, 1877. he performed at King's College Hospital an operation which was revolutionary in its approach to the problem of mending broken bones. This programme is a reconstruction of that operation.
Written and produced by Bill Duncalf.


Narrator: Richard Attenborough
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Writer/producer: Bill Duncalf
Joseph Lister: Robert Eddison

: The News

: Olympic Sportsview

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At 10.15 direct from the BBC Television Studio in Rome

Introduced by Peter Dimmock with David Coleman and the BBC Olympic Team of Commentators
News... Action... Personalities from the Olympic Games

Tonight's programme includes
Athletics: Men's 100 m. Final Men's High Jump Final Ladies' 80 m. Hurdles Final Men's 800 m. (semi-final) Men's 3000 m. Steeplechase (heats)
Swimming Men's 4 x 100 m. Medley Relay Final Men's 4 x 200 m. Freestyle Relay Final Olympic Champions, Australia Olympic Record: 8 mins, 23.6 secs, Australia, Melbourne, 1956 Ladies' 400 m. Freestyle Final Olympic Champion Lorraine Crapp, Olympic Record: 4 mins, 54.6 secs, L. Crapp, Melbourne, 1956 Ladies' 100 m. Backstroke (semi-final)
Commentators, Max Robertson and Harry Walker at the Stadio del Nuoto
Presented by the BBC Sportsview Unit in collaboration with RAI-TV

11.5 Boxing: Quarter-Finals
Commentator, Eamonn Andrews at the Palazzo dello Sport


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Presenter: David Coleman
Commentator (Swimming): Max Robertson
Commentator (Swimming): Harry Walker
Commentator (Boxing): Eamonn Andrews

: Late Night News

: Olympic Games: Boxing

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