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: Telewele

Rhaglen wythnosol y plant yn cyflwyno
Jim Cro Crwstyn gyda
Sassie Rees yn canu eich hoff hwiangerddi Cyfeilydd, Maimie Noel Jones
Ynghyd A stori
' Dawns y Pum Cyw Gwyn ' gan Amy Parry- Williams Storiwr, Nesta Harris
Y darluniau gan Hywel Harries
Y cyfarwyddo gan Evelyn Williams
Children's Television
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)

: Science on Saturday: The Structure of Matter: 3: Oil, Soap, and Detergents

Ten programmes showing how the atoms and molecules of the physicist make up our everyday world.

In the third of his lectures on The Nature of Things given at the Royal Institution Sir Lawrence Bragg, F.R.S., demonstrates how molecules of detergents behave in a very special way towards both oil and water.
First shown on November 26, 1959


Lecturer: Sir Lawrence Bragg
Producer: Philip Daly
'Science on Saturday' is compiled and arranged by: James McCloy

: The Artist Speaks: 3: Reg Butler

A second viewing of a film series in which a variety of contemporary artists define the intentions of their work.
The sculptor who won the 'Unknown Political Prisoner' competition, and who was once a blacksmith, explores ways and means of depicting the human figure projected into space.
(to 10.30)


Sculptor/subject: Reg Butler
Photographed by: Douglas Wolfe
Film editor: Alan Tetzner
Producer: John Read

: Trooping the Colour

Her Majesty the Queen takes the Salute on Horse Guards Parade, Whitehall at the Annual Parade in celebration of her Official Birthday.
The Queen's Colour of the 2nd Battalion Scots Guards is being trooped
There are eight Guards with a Sovereign's Escort of Household Cavalry
Music played by the Mounted Band of The Life Guards and the Massed Bands, Drums, and Pipes of the Brigade of Guards


Commentator: Richard Dimbleby
Presented for television by: John Vernon

: Cricket: England v. Australia: First Test Match

See 'Grandstand' panel on facing page

: Newyddion

News in Welsh.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)
(to 13.40)

: Summer Grandstand

See facing page and page 3
Details of next week's 'Summer Grandstand' are shown on page 59

: Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School: Hunter Bunter

by Frank Richards.
With Gerald Campion as Billy Bunter and Jack Melford as Mr. Quelch.


Writer: Frank Richards
Film cameraman: Bill Munn
Film editor: Larry Toft
Designer: Susan Spence
Producer: Clive Parkhurst
Bob Cherry: Jeremy Bulloch
Harry Wharton: Julian Yardley
Johnny Bull: Gregory Warwick
Billy Bunter: Gerald Campion
Frank Nugent: Michael Tennant
Hurree Singh: Hugh Ward
Mr Quelch: Jack Melford
Lord Mauleverer: Malcolm Gerard
Bert Maggs: George Woodbridge
Jim: Peter Glaze

: Cricket: England v. Australia: First Test Match

The close of the third day's play.

: The News

: Juke Box Jury

Presenting the latest in popular records.
This week's panel includes: Cliff Richard, Robert Morley and Sonya Cordeau.
In the chair, David Jacobs


Panellist: Cliff Richard
Panellist: Robert Morley
Panellist: Sonya Cordeau
Chairman: David Jacobs
The programme devised by: Peter Potter
Presentation: Bill Cotton, Jnr.

: The Men from Room Thirteen: The Man Who Made Money: Part 1

A series of crime stories by Michael Gilbert.
[Starring] Brian Wilde, Kenneth MacKintosh
with Arnold Bell and Ian MacNaughton
A German called Mailler, who has developed a photographic process for printing perfect forgeries of English bank notes, disappears just before the police catch up with him. Scotland Yard suspects that Mailler is being forced to work for a well-organised gang, who are stock-piling a vast quantity of forged notes and plan to unload them suddenly on the public...
(BBC recording)


Writer: Michael Gilbert
Research: Maurice Cowan
Music composed by: Ron Grainer
Music played by: The Ron Grainer Sextet
Designer: Donald Brewer
Producer: Michael Bakewell
Assistant Commissioner: James Raglan
Chief Superintendent Maw: Kenneth Mackintosh
Mr Proudfoot: John Boxer
Detective Superintendent Halcro: Brian Wilde
Warder: Trevor Martin
Ray: Peter Welch
Jock: Ian MacNaughton
Mabel: Loelia Kidd
Lennie: Toke Townley
Tommy: Maxwell Shaw
Davis: Jack Smethurst
Arthur: Arnold Bell
Kiosk attendant: Vi Stevens
Station man: Norman Wynne

: The Billy Cotton Band Show

In which Billy Cotton calls Wakey Wakey!
Guest stars, Stubby Kaye, The Three Monarchs
and the regulars: Alan Breeze, Kathie Kay, Jeremy Lloyd, The High-Lights, The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes


Presenter/Bandleader: Billy Cotton
Musicians: The Billy Cotton Band
Guest star: Stubby Kaye
Harmonicists: The Three Monarchs
Singer: Alan Breeze
Singer: Kathie Kay
Announcer: Jeremy Lloyd
Singers: The High-Lights
Dancers: The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes
Associate conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Script: Jimmy Grafton
Design: Lionel Radford
Choreographer and associate producer: Leslie Roberts
Production: Bill Cotton, Jnr.

: Winston Churchill: The Valiant Years: Episode 18: D-Day

A film series based on Sir Winston Churchill's Memoirs of World War II.

D-Day: June 6, 1944. From the early hours the Allied troops go into action in the greatest combined operation of the war-first the paratroops, then the Air Force, and finally the Armada of 5,000 ships. Troops, weapons, and supplies are landed in France and a tactical surprise achieved; in spite of heavy opposition they are able to force their way inland. King George's message and Churchill's broadcast in French bring new hope to the people of France. Always eager to be with the fighting forces, Churchill visits Montgomery on French soil four days after the first landings.


Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Churchill's words spoken by: Richard Burton
Narrator: Gary Merrill
Musical Score: Richard Rodgers

: Royal Tournament

Excerpts from the second half of this spectacular event direct from the arena, Earls Court, London.
Musical Ride by the Household Cavalry
Search and Survival - A display by Royal Air Force Training Command.
Field Gun Competition by the Royal Navy
The Massed Bands of the Royal Air Force
and in the Bandstand: Musicians of the King's Own Royal Border Regiment
A Television outside broadcast


Commentator: Geoffrey Wheeler
Presented by: Derek Burrell-Davis

: The News

: Amateur Boxing: Finals of the European Championships

Direct from Yugoslavia
The closing stages and climax of the 1961 European Championships held this week in the Fair Stadium, Belgrade.
Presented by the Yugoslav Television Service


Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Assisted by: Simon Smith

: Motor Racing: Le Mans

Raymond Baxter reports direct from the circuit on the latest positions in the International Twenty-Four-Hour Race.
Presented by the French Television Service


Reporter: Raymond Baxter

: Late Night News

followed by Weather and Close Down

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