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: Newyddion

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

: Cadw'n Ifanc

Cylchgrawn i'r Henoed
Cyfle i gwrdd a chymeriadau
A chlywed rhai o'r hen ganiadau'
Y cyflwyno gan Emrys Cleaver
Y rhaglen yng ngofal Ifor Rees
A magazine for the older folk.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)
(to 13.20)


Unknown: Emrys Cleaver
Unknown: Ifor Rees

: Lunchtime News

(to 14.03)

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

Pages turned by Patricia Driscoll.
BBC film


Presenter: Patricia Driscoll
Editor: Maria Bird

: Whistle Stop!: 12: Plymouth

A light-hearted diversion introduced by McDonald Hobley.
The Guests: The Steve Benbow Folk Four with Nadia Cattouse, Michael Hill and his jazz harpsichord
The Musicians: Andrew Fenner, Steve Gauna Harry Smith, Roy Webster

A quiz to test local knowledge.


Presenter: McDonald Hobley
Musicians: The Steve Benbow Folk Four
Singer: Nadia Cattouse
Harpsichordist: Michael Hill
Pianist: Andrew Fenner
Musician: Steve Gauna
Pianist: Harry Smith
Musician: Roy Webster
Producer: Bryan Izzard

: Keep Fit with Eileen Fowler

from the Midlands
(to 15.30)


Exerciser: Eileen Fowler
Producer: Ann Shead
Music arranged and played by: Helen Shields
Director: Reg Perrin

: Blue Peter

A magazine programme for younger viewers.
Introduced by Christopher Trace and Leila Williams.

Six by Four: 5: How to Solder
A series in which Michael Humphries shows you how to make a better lay-out for your model railway.

Swiss Family Robinson
An extract from the new Walt Disney film.


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Presenter: Leila Williams
Item presenter (Six by Four): Michael Humphries
Technical Adviser (Six by Four): M.M. Ascough
Producer: John Hunter Blair

: Whirlybirds: Search for an Unknown Man


P.T. Moore: Craig Hill
Chuck: Kenneth Tobey

: For Deaf Children

A Christmas party including children from some of the London schools for the deaf with their guests Sandy Sandford, Tony Hart, Edwin Denton.
Introduced by John Anthony.


Guest/entertainer: Sandy Sandford
Guest/artist: Tony Hart
Guest: Edwin Denton
Presenter: John Anthony
Producer: Barbara Hammond

: The News

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

: The Weather

: The Kilt Is My Delight

A Christmas edition of this programme of Scottish songs and dances
with The Clan Hay Dancers, James Kelman, John Mearns, Bobby Watson, The Deeside Dancers, The Aberdeen Gaelic Choir, Conductor, Colin G. Sangster, and Lindsay Ross and his Band.
Introduced by Alastair MacIntyre.
Televised by permission of Sir Ian Forbes-Leith from his private home, Fyvie Castle


Dancers: The Clan Hay Dancers
Singer: James Kelman
Singer: John Mearns
Dancer: Bobby Watson
Singers: The Aberdeen Gaelic Choir
[Choir] conductor: Colin G. Sangster
Musicians: Lindsay Ross and his Band
Presenter: Alastair MacIntyre
Designer: Douglas Duncan
Producer: Alan Rees

: 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

: The Adventures of Hiram Holliday: Pasto Duro

A film comedy series starring Wally Cox.

Hiram finds himself a reluctant receiver of stolen diamonds and an equally reluctant bridegroom.


Hiram Holliday: Wally Cox

: Headline News

: This Is Your Life

says Eamonn Andrews to ?


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Story written and research by: Nickola Sterne
Director: Michael Goodwin
Producer: T. Leslie Jackson
'This Is Your Life' devised by: Ralph Edwards

: Panorama

The Window on the World
Panorama cameras focus on People-Places-Problems that make news.
Introduced by Richard Dimbleby with the Panorama team of commentators.


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Edited and produced by: Michael Peacock
Assistant editor: David Wheeler
Associate producer: Don Haworth
Associate producer: Jeremy Murray-Brown

: Maigret: My Friend the Inspector

A crime series from the novels of Georges Simenon.
Dramatised by Margot Bennett.
Starring Rupert Davies as Inspector Maigret
with Ewen Solon as Lucas
Guest star: Marian Spencer
A BBC recording produced in association with Winwell Productions Ltd.


Author: Georges Simenon
Dramatised by: Margot Bennett
Director: Eric Tayler
Designer: Eileen Diss
Music composed by: Ron Grainer
Film Cameraman: John Ray
Film Editor: Ian Callaway
Script Editor: Giles Cooper
Executive Producer: Andrew Osborn
Associate: Bill Luckwell
Marcellin: Charles Farrell
Bette: Denise Seper
Charlot: Toke Townley
Emile: Leslie French
Anna: Zoreen Ismail
De Greef: Alex Scott
Mrs Wilcox: Marian Spencer
Philippe: Pete Murray
Paul: Charles Hill
Inspector Maigret: Rupert Davies
Lucas: Ewen Solon
Lechat: Frederick Treves
Ginette: Avril Fane
Postmistress: Edna Petrie
Duval: Arnold Marle

: The News

: Come Dancing

for the BBC Inter-Regional Dancing Contest
Organised by Mecca Dancing
Peter West introduces the fourth heat in the nation-wide amateur ballroom dancing contest between twelve regions for the BBC Television Award and Formation Team Cup.

North West
From the Locarno, Liverpool with Ivor Kirchin and his Band.
Compere, Malcolm Scrimgeour
East Midlands
From the Palais, Nottingham with Benny Daniels and his Orchestra.
Compere, Peter Haigh

Before a panel of Judges nominated by members of the Official Board of Ballroom Dancing Ltd., including the Welsh Alliance


Presenter: Peter West
Musicians (North West): Ivor Kirchin and his Band
Compere (North West): Malcolm Scrimgeour
Producer (North West): Ray Lakeland
Musicians (East Midlands): Benny Daniels and his Orchestra
Compere (East Midlands): Peter Haigh
Producer (East Midlands): Philip Lewis
Programme arranged by: Eric Morley
Executive producer: Barrie Edgar

: Late Night News

followed by Weather and Close Down

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