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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)

: The News

(to 14.03)

: Family Affairs

Your Own Teeth Are Best
Britain's schoolchildren have the worst teeth in the world. The General Dental Council shows how mothers can improve this situation in a film, 'Guilty or Not Guilty?' and a family doctor comments.

Young People's Books
Edward Blishen asks two schoolchildren how they will spend their book tokens.

Bring Out the Old Games
Anthony Armstrong recalls some of the family games that were played in his childhood.

Programme introduced by Robin Dalton.


Item presenter (Your Own Teeth Are Best): A family doctor [name uncredited]
Item presenter (Young People's Books): Edward Blishen
Item presenter (Bring Out the Old Games): Anthony Armstrong
Presenter: Robin Dalton
Producer: Margaret Smith

: Take Fifteen

Take Fifteen minutes off with James Drake introducing a medley of Tunes and Tales.
(to 15.30)


Entertainer: James Drake
Designer: Thomas Carter
Producer: Richard Francis

: Little Laura: Little Laura and Santa Claus

A film series written and drawn by V. H. Drummond.
How Little Laura helped Santa Claus on Christmas Eve.


Writer/artist: V. H. Drummond
Narration: Penelope Drummond
Music written and played by: Madeleine Dring
Director: Oliver Postgate

: Playbox

Opened by Eamonn Andrews with the assistance of Tony Hart.

The Inter-Regional Quiz Championship
This week's team: North of England

The Six-Clue Challenge: The Case of the Moonlight Sonata
by Vere Lorrimer.
- where you can try your hand at being a detective.


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Presenter/artist: Tony Hart
Producer: Gerald Wiltshire
Writer (The Six-Clue Challenge): Vere Lorrimer
Det Insp Alfred Bruce: Ivan Owen
Sarah Howarth: Felicity Young
Philip Montalban: Ian White

: The News

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from South & West

: The Weather

: Home in Time

Home in Time for 1960's long-playing melodies
Hits and near misses chosen by David Jacobs
and Dennis Lotis, Sheila Buxton, The Polka Dots with the BBC Midland Light Orchestra
Leader, James Hutcheon
Conductor, Jack Coles
From the Midlands


Presenter: David Jacobs
Singer: Dennis Lotis
Singer: Sheila Buxton
Singers: The Polka Dots
Musicians: The BBC Midland Light Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: James Hutcheon
[Orchestra] conductor: Jack Coles
Designer: Margaret Peacock
Producer: Philip Lewis

: Tonight

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


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

: Citizen James

Written by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton.
Starring Sidney James
featuring Liz Fraser, Bill Kerr and Sydney Tafler
Guest star Cecil Parker
with John Bluthal, James Bullock, Ivor Raymonde


Writer: Alan Simpson
Writer: Ray Galton
Settings: Fanny Taylor
Incidental Music: Gordon Franks
Director: Philip Barker
Producer: Duncan Wood
Sidney Balmoral James: Sidney James
Liz: Liz Fraser
Bill: Bill Kerr
Charlie Davenport: Sydney Tafler
[Actor]: Cecil Parker
[Actor]: John Bluthal
[Actor]: James Bullock
[Actor]: Ivor Raymonde

: Ask Me Another

A general knowledge contest from London.
Second round
The Residents - Olive Stephens, Edward Moult, Reginald Webster
The South - Phyllis Hartnoll, John Drinkwater, Gilbert Davis
Chairman, Franklin Engelmann


Panellist (The Residents): Olive Stephens
Panellist (The Residents): Edward Moult
Panellist (The Residents): Reginald Webster
Panellist (The South): Phyllis Hartnoll
Panellist (The South): John Drinkwater
Panellist (The South): Gilbert Davis
Chairman: Franklin Engelmann
Questions arranged and compiled by: John P. Wynn
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: Men in Her Life

A film drama starring Phyllis Kirk with Malcolm Broderick.
The story of Miss Sherwood, a young school teacher, and how her influence over an unruly boy helped him become a famous man.


Director: Lewis Allen
Miss Sherwood: Phyllis Kirk
Dewey Roberts: Malcolm Broderick
Mr Hopkins: Kendall Scott

: The News

: The Soldier and the Woman

by Elaine Morgan.
Starring Rosalie Crutchley as Rachel, Thomas Heathcote as the Officer, with Douglas Blackwell as the Soldier, Colin Blakely as Simon
From Wales
The action of the play takes place a short time after the birth of the infant Christ, and after the Holy Family has fled into Egypt.
The wife of Simon, the innkeeper, is now able to give all her attention to her own baby son, but it is not long before the soldiers arrive to carry out their systematic massacre of the innocents. There is, however, a tragic irony in the situation that follows, for the officer who has given the orders for wholesale slaughter is wounded, and at the mercy of the mother he has driven nearly insane with grief.


Writer: Elaine Morgan
Production: David J. Thomas
Designer: Alan Taylor
Rachel: Rosalie Crutchley
The Officer: Thomas Heathcote
The Soldier: Douglas Blackwell
Simon: Colin Blakely

: The Brains Trust

The Brains Trust meets this evening to answer your questions.
The members this week are: Barbara Wootton, Sir Ifor Evans, Peter Wiles, John Murray.
Chairman, Norman Fisher
A sound recording can be heard in the Home Service on Sunday at 4.16 (not Welsh)


Panellist: Barbara Wootton
Panellist: Sir Ifor Evans
Panellist: Peter Wiles
Panellist: John Murray
Chairman: Norman Fisher
Producer: John Furness

: Late Night News

followed by Weather, Road Works Report and Close Down

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