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: Newyddion

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

: Gwraig Y Ty

Awgrymiadau ar gyfer y tÅ· a'r teulu
Y cyflwyno gan' Nest Williams
Y rhaglen yng ngofal TELERI BEVAN
A magazine for the housewife.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)

(to 13.20)


Unknown: Teleri Bevan

: Lunchtime News

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children and invites them to join in the songs and games.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
BBC film


Narrator/Script, music and settings: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: Christmas Fair

Tony Bilbow introduces Catherine Boyle, Robert Gladwell, Joan Heal, Barbara Miura, Brian Rix showing a collection of presents chosen for their friends and relations.


Presenter: Tony Bilbow
Guest: Catherine Boyle
Guest: Robert Gladwell
Guest: Joan Heal
Guest: Barbara Miura
Guest: Brian Rix
Producer: Joyce Bullen

: Cookery Club Competition

Marguerite Patten introduces the winner of this month's competition and demonstrates her recipe for Home-Made Bread at Christmas.
(to 15.30)


Cook/presenter: Marguerite Patten
Producer: Ann Shead

: The Firebird

A Russian cartoon film.
The youngest son of a poor family makes his way in the world by means of his quick wits and the feather from the wing of a magic bird.

: Railway Roundabout

A magazine programme for railway enthusiasts with John Adams and Patrick Whitehouse.
Introduced by Peter Cranmer.
This month's edition includes:
Spotters' Notebook
and film of: By rail to the Arctic Circle Cross Country Joint Line
and Can You Guess?
From the Midlands


Filmmaker: John Adams
Filmmaker: Patrick Whitehouse
Presenter: Peter Cranmer
Producer: Peggy Bacon

: The News

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from South & West

: The Weather

: Springbok Rugby

at Stradey Park, Llanelly.
Cliff Morgan introduces a recording of today's match between Llanelly and The South African Touring Team.


Presenter: Cliff Morgan
Commentator: Wilfred Wooller
Presented by: Selwyn Roderick

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore, Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson, Trevor Philpott, Kenneth Allsop with Robin Hall, Jimmie Macgregor.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Kenneth Allsop
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

: Whack-O!

Starring Professor Jimmy Edwards and featuring Arthur Howard as Mr. Pettigrew.
Cliff Michelmore and Derek Hart appear by kind permission of "Tonight"


Script: Frank Muir
Script: Denis Norden
Producer: Eric Fawcett
Incidental music composed and conducted by: Alan Yates
Designer: John Cooper
Headmaster: Jimmy Edwards
Mr Halliforth: Edwin Apps
Mr Cope-Willoughby: Frank Raymond
Mr Forbes: Keith Smith
Mr Dinwiddie: Gordon Phillott
Mr Pettigrew: Arthur Howard
Mr Armitage: William Kendall
Mr Wiltshire: Charles Carson
Terry: Melvyn Hayes
Boddington: Kenneth Gouge
Lindsay: David Lord
Fenner: Roger Shepherd
Boy at Chiselbury School: Kevin Dawes
Boy at Chiselbury School: Edward Martin
Boy at Chiselbury School: Jonathan Bergman
Himself: Cliff Michelmore
Himself: Derek Hart

: Francis Durbridge Presents...: The World of Tim Frazer: Episode 5

Written by Francis Durbridge and Clive Exton.
[Starring] Jack Hedley as Tim Frazer
Starring Ralph Michael
with Heather Chasen, Barbara Couper, Gerald Cross
Tim Frazer discovers that Ruth Edwards has information which may throw light on the disappearance of Frazer's ex-business partner, Harry Denston. Ruth Edwards decided to tell Frazer all she knows, but is anxious to conceal their meeting from her husband. Frazer drives to Tall-tree Cottage to talk to Ruth while her husband is spending the day in town. On his way there, Frazer stops at the scene of a motor accident. A woman had been seriously injured. It is Ruth Edwards.


Writer: Francis Durbridge
Writer: Clive Exton
Producer: Alan Bromly
Designer: Roy Oxley
Film Cameraman: A.A. Englander, F.R.P.S
Film Editor: Ian Callaway
Tim Frazer: Jack Hedley
Ruth Edwards: Barbara Couper
Dr Harris: Dennis Edwards
Police Sergeant: Frank Simman
Dr Killick: Gerald Cross
Robson: Alan Rolfe
Charles Ross: Ralph Michael
Donald Edwards: Redmond Phillips
Ma Dodsworth: Vi Stevens
Tupper: Brian Wilde
Helen Baker: Heather Chasen
Lester: Peter Hammond

: Music for You

Introduced by Eric Robinson.
With Yehudi Menuhin, Svetlana Beriosova, Joyce Grenfell, Bryan Ashbridge, Christopher Nicholls.
Boys of the Schola Polyphonica
Conductor, Henry Washington
The Pro Arte Orchestra
Leader, Max Salpeter
Assistant Conductor, Marcus Dods


Presenter: Eric Robinson
Producer: Patricia Foy
Violinist: Yehudi Menuhin
Dancer: Svetlana Beriosova
Singer: Joyce Grenfell
Dancer: Bryan Ashbridge
Performer: Christopher Nicholls
Singers: Boys of the Schola Polyphonica
[Singers] conductor: Henry Washington
Musicians: The Pro Arte Orchestra
[Orchestra] Leader: Max Salpeter
Assistant Conductor: Marcus Dods
Designer: Clifford Hatts

: Insight: 4: The Shapes of Life

An exploration into our new understanding of nature, by Dr. J. Bronowski.

How does life reproduce itself?; How precisely can we forecast our children's looks?; How well can we read the language of inheritance?


Presenter: Dr. J. Bronowski
Designer: Tony Abbott
Script: Gerald Leach
Production assistant: Michael Latham
Production assistant: David Kennard
Associate producer: Bill Wright
Executive producer: Humphrey Fisher

: The News

: Picture Parade

Introduced by Robert Robinson.
A programme about the latest films, the stars who appear In them, the people who make them.
In this edition:
Scenes from:
"The World of Suzie Wong" starring William Holden and Nancy Kwan and an interview with Nancy Kwan
"Elmer Gantry" starring Burt Lancaster and Jean Simmons
"The Bulldog Breed" with Norman Wisdom
Roving reporter, Keith Fordyce goes 'Behind the Scenes' and talks to Ray Harryhausen, one of America's leading special effects exponents, to see how these affects are created.
Films by courtesy of Paramount, United Artists, and Rank.


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Interviewee: Nancy Kwan
Reporter (Behind the Scenes): Keith Fordyce
Interviewee (Behind the Scenes): Ray Harryhausen
Producer: Christopher Doll

: Late Night News

followed by Weather and Close Down

: Etifedd y Byd

A Welsh programme about the Unesco Conference.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)
(to 23.22)

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