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: Newyddion

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

: Gwraig Y Ty

Awgrymiadau ar gyfer y ty a'r teulu
Y cyflwyno gan Nesta Williams
Y rhaglen yng ngofal Teleri Bevan
A magazine for the housewife.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)

(to 13.20)

: Lunchtime News

(to 14.03)

: 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 Forum

Viewers' questions discussed by Rosemary McRobert, Frances Perry, Barry Bucknell, Pamela Vandyke-Price.
Guest, Patty Fisher who talks about failures in cooking.
In the Chair, Max Robertson
(to 15.30)


Panellist: Rosemary McRobert
Panellist: Frances Perry
Panellist: Barry Bucknell
Panellist: Pamela Vandyke-Price
Guest: Patty Fisher
Chairman: Max Robertson
Producer: Ann Shead

: The Three Princes

A tale of the Thousand Nights and One Night
Made into a play for television by Rex Tucker.
With Ann Sears, Barry Letts, Paul Whitsun-Jones, Laurence Hardy, Roger Delgado, Patrick Cargill.
(Last shown in December 1959)


Writer: Rex Tucker
Producer: Shaun Sutton
Film Cameraman: John A.S. Turner
Film Editor: Alan Martin
Costumes: Angela Flanders
Make-Up: Maureen Winslade
Special Effects: Jack Kine
Special Effects: Bernard Wilkie
Designer: John Cooper
The Princess Yasmin: Ann Sears
The Caliph: Laurence Hardy
The Janissary: Lionel Ngakane
The Slave Girl, Shalima: Lisa Peake
The Prince of the Yellow Moon: Paul Whitsun-Jones
The Prince of the Rising Sun: Roger Delgado
The Prince of the Isles of Nowhere: Barry Letts
Egyptian: Peter Russell
Persian: David Rayner
Indian: Bobby Naidoo
Mongolian: David Waller
Syrian: Wilfred Grove
African: Geoffrey Biddeau
The Vizier: John Woodnutt
The Moon Prince Guard: Philip Rose
The Carpet Dealer: Patrick Cargill
The Ifreet Kafur: Ralph Truman
The Doctor: Nigel Arkwright
The Sun Prince Attendant: Frank Singuineau
The Sun Prince Guard: Stanley Jack
The Voice of Scheherazade: Gwen Watford

: The News

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

: The Weather

: News from the Zoos

Animals Abroad in Holland
Introduced by James Fisher.
A visit to the newly-opened Bird House at Artis Zoo in the heart of Amsterdam.
Recording presented in co-operation with the Outside Broadcast team of the Netherlands Television Service


Presenter: James Fisher
Produced and series edited by: Nicholas Crocker

: 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: Misguided Missile

A film comedy series starring Wally Cox.

Hiram is delighted to have discovered the egg of a prehistoric bird, but is not at all disconcerted when the egg is exchanged for something far more alarming.


Hiram Holliday: Wally Cox

: Headline News

: Whack-O!

Starring Professor Jimmy Edwards and featuring Arthur Howard as Mr. Pettigrew.


Script: Frank Muir
Script: Denis Norden
Producer: Eric Fawcett
Incidental music composed and conducted by: Alan Yates
Designer: John Cooper
Headmaster: Jimmy Edwards
Mr Pettigrew: Arthur Howard
Mr Halliforth: Edwin Apps
Mr Cope-Willoughby: Frank Raymond
Mr Dinwiddie: Gordon Phillott
Mr Forbes: Keith Smith
The Doctor: Donald Bissett

: Francis Durbridge Presents...: The World of Tim Frazer: Episode 6

Written by Francis Durbridge and Clive Exton.
[Starring] Jack Hedley as Tim Frazer
Starring Ralph Michael
with Heather Chasen, Gerald Cross, Redmond Phillips
Tim Frazer has been engaged by a Government department to search for his ex-business partner, Harry Denston. Following investigations Frazer reaches the conclusion that Harry's fiancee, Helen, knows far more than she admits. He forces Helen to tell him where Harry is hiding.


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
Helen Baker: Heather Chasen
Charles Ross: Ralph Michael
Norman Gibson: Fred Ferris
Will: Jack Rodney
Madge Gibson: Karal Gardner
Donald Edwards: Redmond Phillips
Dr Killick: Gerald Cross
Harry Denston: John Dearth
Walters: Christopher Rhodes
Lester: Peter Hammond

: Be My Guest

says Joan Regan and invites The King Brothers, Lucette Aldous, Ron Parry, Malcolm Goddard and The Polka Dots.


Singer/Presenter: Joan Regan
Singers: The King Brothers
Dancer: Lucette Aldous
Performer: Ron Parry
Dancer/choreography: Malcolm Goddard
Singers: The Polka Dots
The Orchestra conducted by: Wally Stott
Orchestra leader: Frederick Swerdloff
Original music and script: Peter Myers
Original music and script: Ronald Cass
Settings: Robert MacGowan
Producer: John Street

: International Concert Hall

Sir John Barbirolli conducts the Halle Orchestra
Leader, Martin Milner
With Leonard Pennario playing Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 3, in D minor before an invited audience in the Free Trade Hall, Manchester.
The programme opens with Verdi's Overture, The Force of Destiny


Orchestra conductor: Sir John Barbirolli
Musicians: The Halle Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Martin Milner
Pianist: Leonard Pennario

: The News

: Replacements for Life

Living spare parts for the human body
Introduced by David Lutyens.

Surgical technique has advanced to the point where whole living organs such as kidneys can be successfully transplanted from one individual to another, but there remains the problem of persuading the body to accept and retain the alien tissue.


Presenter: David Lutyens
Director: Brenda Horsfield
Producer: James McCloy

: Late Night News

followed by Weather and Close Down

: Dadl y Senedd

Parliamentary Debate: A Welsh discussion.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)
(to 23.32)

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