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: Newyddion

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

: Y Maes Chwarae

Rygbi-Pel Drod Bocsio-Nofio a chwaraeon eraill ar ffilm ac yn y stiwdio
Y cyflwyno gan Dillwyn Owes Y rhaglen yng ngofal Tudor Phillips
Sports magazine.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)

(to 13.20)

: Lunchtime News

(to 14.03)

: 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


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

: Wednesday Magazine

Keep an eye on this week's round-up of Topics to talk about, New things to see, People worth meeting.
Introduced by David Jacobs.
(to 15.30)


Presenter: David Jacobs
Director: Richard Francis
Producer: Lorna Pegram

: Bengo

The Adventures of a Boxer Puppy.
Drawn by Tim and told by Sylvia Peters.


Artist: Tim (William Timym)
Narrator: Sylvia Peters
Presented by: Clive Parkhurst

: Union Pacific: The Glass Bullet

Head Office decides that the new railway needs publicity and arranges to send a journalist and photographer to report on building operations. To Bart's dismay the journalist is a determined young woman whose search for photographs leads her into dangerous Indian territory.
Last shown in May


Major Bart McClelland: Jeff Morrow
Billy Kincaid: Judd Pratt

: Film Club

Watch the film makers at work and see how you can make your own.
Introduced by Alex Macintosh.


Presenter: Alex Macintosh
Research: Tony Rose
Producer: Leonard Chase

: The News

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

: The Weather

: Lookout: The School Play

with Outside Broadcasts on The School Play
A programme recorded during the rehearsals and production of the end-of-term Nativity Play performed by pupils of the Voluntary Primary School, Bampton, North Devon.
From the West


Series editor: Glyn Jones
Television production: Peter Bale

: The Adventures of Hiram Holliday: Diamond Eater

A film comedy series starring Wally Cox.

Returning by train to his village for the ancient ceremony of being weighed in diamonds, an Indian Rajah is disposed of and replaced by an international diamond thief. Unfortunately for the impostor Hiram is on the same train.


Hiram Holliday: Wally Cox

: Headline News

: Safari to Asia with Armand and Michaela Denis

Kimonos and great ships are the end product of two of Japan's leading industries, while the Fight Festival of Himeji shows that the Japanese play as hard as they work.
A new film series


Presenter: Armand Denis
Presenter: Michaela Denis

: Bertram Mills Circus: Royal Performance

in the presence of Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh at 7.45

Circus Presentation by Cyril and Bernard Mills
Circus Parade heralded by The State Trumpeters of the Household Cavalry
Circus Band under the baton of Charles Hothaa
The scene described by Richard Dimbleby

Direct from tonight's performance at Olympia in aid of The Imperial Cancer Research Fund and The Central Council of Physical Recreation


Circus Presentation: Cyril Mills
Circus Presentation: Bernard Mills
Musicians: The State Trumpeters of the Household Cavalry
Equestrian Director: A. Yelding
Equestrian Director: F. Foster, Jnr.
Musicians: Circus Band
Musical Director: Charles Hothaa
Commentator: Richard Dimbleby
Television Production: Derek Burrell-Davis

: The Eye of Allah

by Rudyard Kipling.
Dramatised by A. R. Rawlinson.
Starring Joseph O'Conor, William Mervyn, John Westbrook, Henry Oscar

Scientific knowledge can be used either for the good of mankind or for its destruction. This is the dilemma of a man who has to decide whether the world is ready to receive such knowledge.


Author: Rudyard Kipling
Dramatised by: A. R. Rawlinson
Produced and designed by: Hal Burton
Clement: Meadows White
John of Burgo: John Westbrook
Anne of Norton: Daphne Goddard
Brother Thomas: William Mervyn
Stephen de Sautre, Abbot of St Illods: Joseph O'Conor
The Moorish Doctor: Peter Duguid
Roger of Salerno: Henry Oscar
First monk: Frank Sieman
The Prior: John Dunbar
Roger Bacon: Gerald James

: Parade

Introduced by Alan Melville and produced by Bryan Sears.
Those taking part include: Theodore Bikel, Joan Hammond, Trio Capricho Espanol.


Presenter: Alan Melville
Producer: Bryan Sears
Singer: Theodore Bikel
Soprano: Joan Hammond
Group: Trio Capricho Espanol
Dancer: Sheila Falconer
Dancer: Geraldine Lynton
Dancer: Shirley Sunners
Dancer: Richard Garner
Dancer: Colin Stowe
Dancer: Ralph Tobert
Choreography: Malcolm Clare
Orchestra directed by: Harry Rabinowitz
[Orchestra] leader: Alec Firman
Designer: Malcolm Goulding

: The News

: Mission to No-Man's Land

where the refugees of Europe linger and wait, and their children know of no other home.
A report by Yul Brynner.
Christopher Chataway M.P., one of the four young Britons who inspired the idea of a World Refugee Year, introduces a second showing of this film.
Written and produced by Stanley Wright.
Made in collaboration with the BBC for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
First shown in January

10.05-10.35 View: The weekly magazine of the South and West


Reporter: Yul Brynner
Presenter: Christopher Chataway
Writer/producer: Stanley Wright
Production supervised by: Anatole Litvak

: Late Night News

: Late Night Final

Evening Prayers conducted by Dr. Donald Soper.


Conductor: Dr. Donald Soper

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