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: Newyddion

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

: Heddiw

Edrych ar y byd a'i bethau Cwrdd A phobl
Ymweld a lleoedd
Ymdrin a phynciau yng nghwmnl
Aled Rhys Wiliam
Rhaglen ddyddiol dan ofal Nan Davies Ifor Rees Jack Williams
Today: a topical magazine.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)

(to 13.25)

: 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
Director: Richard Francis
Producer: Lorna Pegram

: Hansel and Gretel

A silhouette film made by Lotte Reiniger.
The story of two children lost in a wood who take shelter in a witch's cottage, and how they escape from her.
Last shown in February 1960


Animator: Lotte Reiniger

: The Long Way Home: 2: The First Lap

The Escape the Germans Allowed.
Written and produced by Shaun Sutton.
Last shown in May 1960


Writer/producer: Shaun Sutton
Film cameraman: Leonard Newson
Film editor: Ron de Mattos
Designer: Frederick Knapman
Colonel von Stretzheim: Laurence Hardy
Major Bruckner: Arnold Bill
Captain Gill: Nigel Arkwright
Captain Miller: James Sharkey
Lieutenant Anson, R.N.V.R.: Barry Letts
Commissioned Gunner Parks, R.N.: Neil Wilson
Corporal Strobel (Fritz): Arthur Lawrence
Herr Grosnitz: Patrick Cargill
Herr Bauer: Harvey Hall
Captain Rauspiel: Joseph Wise
Major Voas: Alan Edwards
Schiller: Martin Wyldeck
Heiss: Cavan Malone
Ticket Clerk: Joe Greig
First German Soldier: David Jackson
Old Lady: Helen Misener
Second German Soldier: Garth Adams
Third German Soldier: Basil Beale
Fourth German Soldier: Paul Craig
Fifth German Soldier: Michael J. Harrison
French Police Sergeant: William Mervyn
Gendarme: Barry Raymond

: Building a Barrow

Peter Jewell explains how children, students, and archaeologists built their own bronze age burial mound on the Marlborough Downs last summer.


Presenter: Peter Jewell
Filmed by: Ley Kenyon
Presented by: Andrew Quicke

: The News

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

: The Weather

: Victory at Sea: 16: The Killers and the Killed

A series of films about Sea Warfare 1939-45.

Anti-submarine warfare in the Atlantic, 1943-1945. The final destruction of the U-boat fleet.
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 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
Associate producer: Ned Sherrin
Editor: Alasdair Milne

: Headline News

: Klondike: Bare Knuckles

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

Mike Halliday came off worst in his first encounter with California's heavyweight boxing champion. So when Kathy O'Hara's Uncle Jonah arranges a contest with Mike as challenger-he is none too happy, especially as Kathy's hotel is wagered on the outcome of the fight.


Mike Halliday: Ralph Taeger
Kathy O'Hara: Mari Blanchard
Uncle Jonah: J. Pat O'Malley

: Sportsview

Introduced by Peter Dimmock.
The Lightweight Championship of the World: Joe Brown (U.S.A.) Champion v. Dave Charnley (Great Britain) Challenger
An exclusive film of last night's world title fight at Earls Court.

The Greyhound Television Trophy
Heat 2 of the £3,000 Greyhound Television Trophy of 1961, televised direct from Hall Green Stadium, Birmingham.

Meet the Tourists
Brian Johnston and Sportsview film cameras on board T.S.S. Himalaya invite you to meet Richie Benaud and the Australian cricketers as they near the end of their voyage to England and the Test series of 1961.


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Boxer: Joe Brown
Boxer: Dave Charnley
Commentator (The Greyhound Television Trophy): Harry Carpenter
Item presenter (Meet the Tourists): Brian Johnston
Interviewee (Meet the Tourists): Richie Benaud
Presented by: Bryan Cowgill
Editor: Ronnie Noble

: Eye on Research: 1: The Sacred Mushroom

Raymond Baxter reports from a laboratory of a pharmaceutical company in Basle, Switzerland.
For centuries the Indians of southern Mexico have been eating a species of mushroom they call 'God's flesh', and after eating it see visions and prophesy. Recently a Swiss chemist has extracted the active principle of the mushroom which is now used for the treatment of certain cases of neurosis.
Tonight's programme tells how this extraordinary substance was isolated and the power it has of causing hallucinations in almost anyone who takes it.


Reporter: Raymond Baxter
Script: Gordon Rattray Taylor
Programme assistant: Peter Bruce
Edited and produced by: Philip Daly

: The News

: 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
April Summers: Andree Melly
Georgina Jay: Dilys Laye
Abdul: Tracy Connell
Herself: 'Psyche'

: The Suspension Bridge

A programme about two of Britain's great bridge-building projects, The Clifton Suspension Bridge and The Tamar Suspension Bridge.
Introduced by Tom Salmon who looks back one hundred years to the construction of Brunel's famous bridge over the River Avon at Bristol, and with outside broadcast cameras, visits the building site of the vast new Tamar Bridge at Plymouth in Devon.
From the West
Last shown in February


Presenter: Tom Salmon
Producer: Peter Bale

: Viewpoint: Down in the Valley: 4: The Ribble

A series of filmed reports on aspects of church and community life in Britain.

A report on Preston, Lancashire, an area with a high proportion of Roman Catholics.
Introduced by Stuart Maclure.
Film cameraman, Gerry Pullen Recordist, Graham Turner (North of England Film Unit)


Presenter: Stuart MacLure
Film cameraman: Gerry Pullen
Recordist: Graham Turner
Film editor: Geoffrey Botterill
Producer: Vernon Sproxton

: Late Night News

followed by Weather and Close Down

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