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: Newyddion

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

: Heddiw

yn Eisteddfod Genedlaethol yr Urdd,
Ymweliad dyddiol yng nghwmni
Aled Rhys Wiliam
Y rhaglen dan ofal Nan Davies, Ifor Rees, Jack Williams
Today: a topical magazine.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)

: Lunchtime News

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the Very Young
Charles E. Stidwill tells the story.
Sam Williams and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
BBC film


Narrator: Charles E. Stidwill
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: Home-Maker Competition: National Semi-Final: Northern Area

Three Regional Winners:
Agnes Hogarth from Scotland, Irene Mather from Northern Ireland, Katherine Webster from the North of England are questioned by Viscountess Davidson, Jean Medawar, Malcolm Rose and viewers are invited to help choose the National Winner.
In the Chair, Doreen Stephens
Introduced by John Hobday.
From London
Send your vote on a postcard to Home-maker Competition, [address removed]
(to 15.30)


Competitor: Agnes Hogarth
Competitor: Irene Mather
Competitor: Katherine Webster
Panellist: Viscountess Davidson
Panellist: Jean Medawar
Panellist: Malcolm Rose
Chairman: Doreen Stephens
Presenter: John Hobday
Programme assistant: Iris Furlong
Director: Monica Sims
Producer: Beryl Radley

: The Lenny the Lion Show

See foot of page

: Cheddar Sketch-Book

Ralph Thompson draws some of the things that especially interested him on his first visit to this village in the Mendips.
From the West


Artist: Ralph Thompson
Presented by: Winwood Reade

: The News

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from the South

: The Weather

: Swing High

Continuous music in the modern manner by the Welsh Dance Orchestra.
Directed by Allan Wood and Hugh Webb
With Howard Jones, Eve Adams, Johnny Stewart, Molly Kenny.
From Wales


Musicians: The Welsh Dance Orchestra
Orchestra directed by: Allan Wood
Orchestra directed by: Hugh Webb
Singer: Howard Jones
Singer: Eve Adams
Singer: Johnny Stewart
Dancer: Molly Kenny
Cartoons: Julian
Designer: Alan Taylor
Director: Jack Williams
Producer: Brian Evans

: 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
Associate producer: Ned Sherrin
Editor: Alasdair Milne

: Headline News

: Here's Harry: The Diet

Written by Vince Powell, Harry Driver and Frank Roscoe.
This week: The Diet
Starring Harry Worth
With Sam Kydd, Danny Green, Reginald Marsh, Geoffrey Hibbert, Gwendolyn Watts, Sylvia Osborn.
From the North


Writer: Vince Powell
Writer: Harry Driver
Writer: Frank Roscoe
Settings: Kenneth Lawson
Producer: John Ammonds
Himself: Harry Worth
[Actor]: Sam Kydd
[Actor]: Danny Green
[Actor]: Reginald Marsh
[Actor]: Geoffrey Hibbert
[Actress]: Gwendolyn Watts
[Actress]: Sylvia Osborn

: The Dobson Fund

by E. D. S. Corner.
Starring John Stratton, Meredith Edwards and Penelope Horner with Carl Bernard
Gillian Lind, Ellen Pollock and Liane Aukin
Tensions between the arts and the sciences in a provincial University are never far below the surface: when the money from a bequest is distributed, they can boil over, as in the case of the Dobson Fund.


Writer: E. D. S. Corner
Music composed by: Sidney Sager
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Producer: Brandon Acton-Bond
Tom Billings: John Stratton
Paul Farrow: David Aylmer
Rachel: Liane Aukin
Professor Holford: Meredith Edwards
The Vice-Chancellor: Carl Bernard
Professor Meggalinn: Ellen Pollock
Professor Tallon: Noel Coleman
Mrs Vice-Chancellor: Gillian Lind
Cecilia Tallon: Penelope Horner
Tilsey: Allan McClelland
First Electrician: Harry Littlewood
Second Electrician: David Jackson

: The News

: Tonight with Belafonte

A filmed programme of music and gong starring the great entertainer Harry Belafonte and his Company with Odetta, Sonny Terry (harmonica), Brownie McGhee (guitar).
First shown on BBC Television on Christmas Day, 1960


Singer/presenter: Harry Belafonte
Singers: Harry Belafonte and his Company
Singer: Odetta
Harmonicist: Sonny Terry
Guitarist: Brownie McGhee
Director: Norman Jewison
Musical Director: Robert Corman
Choreography: Walter Nicks
Producer: George Charles

: Wilfred Pickles tells a story: A Source of Irritation

by Stacy Aumonier.


Storyteller: Wilfred Pickles
Author: Stacy Aumonier
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: Late Night News

followed by Weather; Road Works Report and Close Down

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