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: Newyddion

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

: Y Maes Chwarae

Rygbi-Pel Droed
Bocsio-Nojio a chwaraeon eraill ar ffilm ac yn y stiwdio
Y cyflwyno gan Dillwyn Owen
Y rhaglen yng ngofal Alun Davies
Sports magazine.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)
(to 13.20)

: Lunchtime News

: 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

Topics to talk about, New things to see, People Worth meeting.
Introduced by David Jacobs.
(to 15.30)


Presenter: David Jacobs
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

: The Long Way Home: 1: The Tunnel

The Escape the Germans Allowed
Written and produced by Shaun Sutton.


Writer/producer: Shaun Sutton
Film cameraman: Leonard Newson
Film editor: Ron de Mattos
Designer: Frederick Knapman
Lieutenant Anson: Barry Letts
German Corporal: Ivor Salter
Colonel von Stretzheim: Laurence Hardy
Major Bruckner: Arnold Bell
Captain Gill: Nigel Arkwright
First P.O.W.: Brian Cant
Captain Miller: James Sharkey
Commissioned Gunner Parks, R N: Neil Wilson
Captain Rayner: Peter Russell
Corporal Strobel (Fritz): Arthur Lawrence
Second P.O.W.: Ian Shand
Herr Grosnitz: Patrick Cargill
Herr Bauer: Harvey Hall
Camp Guard: Keith Rawlings
Medical Officer: Neville Barber

: 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.

News from the South

: The Weather

: Victory At Sea

A series of films about Sea Warfare 1939-45.

Sicily, Salerno, Anzio, and Rome-the stages in the Allied conquest of Italy.
Introduced by Ludovic Kennedy.

(This NBC film series was produced in co-operation with the U.S. Navy and the Admiralty, and was last shown on BBC Television in 1953)


Presenter: Ludovic Kennedy

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore, Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson, Trevor Philpott, Kenneth Allsop, Macdonald Hastings with Cy Grant.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Kenneth Allsop
Singer/guitarist: Cy Grant
Associate producer: Antony Jay
Associate producer: Gordon Watkins
Associate producer: Tony Essex
Associate producer: Ned Sherrin
Editor: Alasdair Milne

: Headline News

: Klondike: 88 Keys to Trouble

A film series.
Adventure in Yukon Territory during the days of the famous Gold Rush starring Ralph Taeger as Mike Halliday.

Durain's action in stealing Kathy's piano is a very selfish one as Mike is quick to point out. But Mike's persuasive and slightly unethical approach soon restores the piano to its rightful owner.


Ralph Taeger: Mike Halliday
Jefferson Durain: James Coburn
Kathy O'Hara: Mari Blanchard
Pete: Wallack Ford

: Sportsview

Introduced by Peter Dimmock.
Action-News-Personalities in a weekly sports magazine for the family.
Tonight's programme includes
The Greyhound Television Trophy
direct from Brighton
The first part of the £3,000 Greyhound Television Trophy 1961 televised direct from
Brighton and Hove Stadium.


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Commentator (The Greyhound Television Trophy): Harry Carpenter
Presented by: Bryan Cowgill
Editor: Ronnie Noble

: A Life of Bliss!

by Godfrey Harrison.


Writer/producer: Godfrey Harrison
Incidental music written and orchestra conducted by: Harry Rabinowitz
Designer: John Cooper
Director: Vere Lorrimer
David Bliss: George Cole
Bob Batten: Hugh Sinclair
Pam Batten: Frances Bennett
Mrs Lodge: Annette Kerr
Abdul: Tracy Connell
Flowershop girl: Jill Hyem
Herself: 'Psyche'
April Summers: Andree Melly
Georgina Jay: Dilys Laye

: The Musicmakers

Every night, in every city, people are making music for fun.
This film shows, some of them who made music one winter evening in London.


Photographed by: Hugh Wilson
Editor: Joe Sterling
Recorded by: Michael Colomb
Recorded by: Pat Whitaker
Incidental music composed and conducted by: Lambert Williamson
Devised by: Norman Swallow
Producer: Anthony de Lotbiniere

: Journey to Work

James Callaghan, M.P. talks about Britain's transport problems.
A Party Political Broadcast on behalf of the Labour Party


Speaker: James Callaghan

: The News

: Soft Lights and Sweet Music

A lullaby in rhythm sung for you by Carole Carr with the music of Dennis Wilson (piano), Martin Slavin (vibes), Dave Goldberg (guitar), Tim Bell (bass), Bobby Kevin (drums) and this week's guest Tubby Hayes.


Singer: Carole Carr
Pianist: Dennis Wilson
Vibes: Martin Slavin
Guitarist: Dave Goldberg
Bass: Tim Bell
Drummer: Bobby Kevin
Saxophonist: Tubby Hayes
Designer: Lionel Radford
Producer: Yvonne Littlewood

: London Votes Tomorrow

On the eve of the LCC elections, John Tidmarsh reports on the tense campaign, and the Conservative challenge to twenty-seven years of Labour rule in London.
Presented by BBC Television News

10.30-11.0 Enquiry, by Robert Reid: On Tap


Reporter: John Tidmarsh
Presenter (Enquiry): Robert Reid

: Late Night News

: Late Night Final

Evening prayers conducted by The Rev. Kenneth Slack.


Conductor: The Rev. Kenneth Slack

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