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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
Tmweld a lleoedd
Ymdrin a phynciau yng nghwmni
Rhaglen ddyddiol dan ofal NAN DAVIES, IFOR REES,
Today: a topical magazine.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)

(to 13.25)


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

: Lunchtime News

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the very young
Charles E. Stidwill tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
BBC film
(to 14.20)


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

: Show Train

All Aboard with Driver, Alex Macintosh.
Fireman, Charlie Chimp
featuring George Chisholm and his Jazzers, Carol Deene, Edwin Braden and the Shunters


Presenter/driver: Alex Macintosh
Musicians: George Chisholm and his Jazzers
Singer: Carol Deene
Musicians: Edwin Braden and the Shunters
Script: John Junkin
Designer: Roger Andrews
Producer: Leonard Chase

: How to Make It

A new series.
Introduced by Barry Bucknell.
In each programme he shows you the easy way to make something.
This week it is a loudspeaker, and helping him are staff and pupils of Penlee School, Plymouth.


Presenter: Barry Bucknell
Presented by: Barbara Hammond

: The News

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South East England.

News from the South

: The Weather

: Suddenly It's Swing

presenting the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Conducted by Bernard Herrmann
Featuring Josephine Stahl, The Stringset, The Tradlands, The Reedmen, The Modbods, The Brasstax
Introduced by Steve Race.
From the North


Musicians: The BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Orchestra conducted by: Bernard Herrmann
Singer: Josephine Stahl
Musicians: The Stringset
Musicians: The Tradlands
Musicians: The Reedmen
Musicians: The Modbods
Musicians: The Brasstax
Presenter: Steve Race
Producer: Barney Colehan

: The Springfields

with Bryan Ryman and Audrey Gunner
Music by The Marimberos arranged by Ronnie Hanmer


Singers: The Springfields
Dancer: Bryan Ryman
Dancer: Audrey Gunner
Musicians: The Marimberos
Arranged by: Ronnie Hanmer
Producer: Ronnie Lane

: The Adventures of Hiram Holliday: Moroccan Hawk Moth

A film comedy series starring Wally Cox.
Hiram's pursuit of a moth in Morocco leads him unexpectedly into the dangerous delights of a sheik's harem.


Hiram Holliday: Wally Cox

: Headline News

: Winston Churchill: The Valiant Years: Episode 6: The Ravens Remain

A film series based on Sir Winston Churchill's Memoirs of World War II.
Although heavily outnumbered, the R.A.F. fights and wins the Battle of Britain. Churchill voices the nation's gratitude to the pilots who have saved the country from invasion. London and the manufacturing cities of the North are the targets for the bombing which follows, and which continues through the winter of 1940-41. But the ravens remain at the Tower of London.
(Last shown on March 18, 1961)


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

: The Eggheads

A lighthearted look at student life.
Featuring Peter Reeves, Bryan Blackburn, Robert Jackson, Vivien Grant, Audrey Nicholson.


Script: Richard Waring
Incidental music: Cyril Orandel
Settings: Archie Clark
Director: Vere Lorrimer
Producer: David Croft
Peter: Peter Reeves
Bryan: Bryan Blackburn
Bob: Robert Jackson
Vivien: Vivien Grant
[Actress]: Audrey Nicholson

: A Small Crisis

by E.Y. Bannard.
The crisis starts when a newspaper scandal over a gap in the nation's food laws raises tension within the Ministry, for here loyalties conflict with ambitions.
From the North of England


Writer: E.Y. Bannard
Producer: Morris Barry
Designer: Tim Harvey
Padden: Alex Farrell
Sarah Logan: Valerie Singleton
Robert Dexter, Assistant Secretary: Edward Jewesbury
Leslie Morris, Principal: Nicholas Selby
Sir Edgar Pendleton, Secretary: Leslie Sands
Mary Scriven, his secretary: Ann Patrick
Mrs Dexter: Marion Mathie

: A Song for Everyone

Starring Kenneth McKellar
with Ava June, The Carlyn Singers, Denis Woolford and the BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra
Leader, Jack Nugent
Conductor, Jack Leon
From Scotland


Tenor/presenter: Kenneth McKellar
Singer: Ava June
Singers: The Carlyn Singers
Pianist: Denis Woolford
Musicians: The BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Jack Nugent
[Orchestra] conductor: Jack Leon
Producer: Eddie Fraser

: Gallery

A weekly programme about People and Politics.
Introduced by Robert McKenzie.


Presenter: Robert McKenzie
Associate producer: Jack Ashley
Producer: John Grist

: Brock Peters

The distinguished American artist in a programme of traditional spirituals.


Singer: Brock Peters
Presented by: Bryan Sears

: Late Night News

followed by Weather; Road Works Report and Close Down

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