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: Newyddion

(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)

: Heddiw

Edrych ar y byd a'i bethau
Cwrdd A phobl
Ymweld A Heoedd. Ymd,rin A phynciau yng nghwmni
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)


Unknown: Aled Rhys Wiliam
Unknown: Ifor Rees
Unknown: Nan Davies
Unknown: Jack Williams

: Lunchtime News

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the very young
Pages turned by Patricia Driscoll.
BBC film
(to 14.20)


Presenter: Patricia Driscoll
Editor: Maria Bird

: Blue Peter

For younger viewers
Introduced by Christopher Trace and Leila Williams.

Young Modellers' League
A new series on trains, aeroplanes, and ships.

How Rabbits Got Their Short Tails
A story told by Hugh Tracey.


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Presenter: Leila Williams
Storyteller (How Rabbits Got Their Short Tails): Hugh Tracey
Producer: John Hunter Blair

: Crunch and Des: 7: Nine, Ten, and Out

A series of sea adventures starring Forrest Tucker as Captain 'Crunch' Adams, owner of the charter-boat Poseidon of Caribee Quay.

An old boxing buddy of Crunch's turns up and learns that it is sometimes better to lose a fight than to win one.


Captain 'Crunch' Adams: Forrest Tucker

: Seeing Stars: 2: Your Own Telescope

Patrick Moore and Paul Murdin talk about telescopes and show you how easy it is to make a simple one for yourself.


Presenter: Patrick Moore
Guest: Paul Murdin
Presented by: Patrick Dowling

: The News

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from the South

: The Weather

: Adventure with Hans and Lotte Hass: Ghost Island

The natives of this remote island in the Nicobars tell of 'eevys' (departed spirits) ashore and 'eevys' in the ocean. Hans and Lotte Hass search for and find the biggest 'eevy' of them all.
Directed and produced by Hans Hass in association with the BBC Natural History Unit
Last shown in January, 1960


Diver/Photography/Director/Producer: Hans Hass
Diver: Lotte Hass
Photography: Kurt Hirschel
Editor: Paul Khan
Sound: Stanley Schofield

: Shirley Abicair

accompanied by Alex Corner, Davey Graham.


Singer: Shirley Abicair
Performer: Alex Corner
Guitarist: Davey Graham
Presented by: Travers Thorneloe

: The Best of Bilko: War Games

A selection from the film series The Phil Silvers Show starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko.

Bilko is to be the best man at a wedding but is ordered to lead his platoon in Army manoeuvres. Faced with this problem he gives a splendid example of how to do two jobs at once.


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: Headline News

: Overland Trail: Most Dangerous Gentleman

Two thousand miles of adventure with the pioneers as the Stage Coach route moves Westward.
A film series starring William Bendix and Doug McClure.

In spite of dangerous opposition led by a deadly gunman, Kelly agrees to help build the new branch line for a railroad company. But when the first train goes through on a trial run a very special passenger also lends a hand in the exciting race against time and dynamite-it is the President of the United States himself.
See facing page


Fred Kelly: William Bendix
Flip Flippen: Doug McClure

: Panorama

The Window on the World
Panorama Cameras focus on People-Places-Problems that make news.
Introduced by Richard Dimbleby with reports from Panorama's regular team of commentators Robin Day, Robert Kee, Ludovic Kennedy, John Morgan.


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Reporter: Robin Day
Reporter: Robert Kee
Reporter: Ludovic Kennedy
Reporter: John Morgan
Edited and produced by: Paul Fox
Associate producer: Don Haworth
Associate producer: Jeremy Murray-Brown

: The News

: Esther

See top of page and page 19
From Wales

: Celebrity Recital: Aldo Ciccolini (piano)

The programme includes: Impromptu in B flat, (D.935 No. 3) (Schubert) and Soirées de Vienne (Liszt).


Pianist: Aldo Ciccolini
Presented by: Charles Beardsall

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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