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: Newyddion

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

: Heddiw

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


Unknown: Owen Edwards
Unknown: Nan Davies
Unknown: Ifor Rees
Unknown: Jack Williams

: The News

: Wednesday Magazine

A mid-week miscellany.
Introduced by David Jacobs.
and including:
Nancy Spain discussing her personal approach to clothes
Dilys Powell introducing a scene from 'The Innocents'
and Talent Night at a London local
BBC film


Presenter: David Jacobs
Guest: Nancy Spain
Item presenter: Dilys Powell
Production assistant: Iris Furlong
Production assistant: Sheila Innes
Producer: Lorna Pegram

: 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
(to 14.15)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/music: Maria Bird

: Tales of the Riverbank

A film series about the animals who live along the banks of a Canadian river.
Roderick tells Hammy about the night when the moon came down to bathe in the river.
Commentary spoken by Johnny Morris.
Last shown in September 1960


Director: Dave Ellison
Narrator: Johnny Morris
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: Danger Is My Business: 13: Shark Doctor

A film series telling the story of people whose work involves physical danger.

David Brown, a young English marine vet in California, plunges into a tank to hand-feed an injured killer shark. His other patients include a giant porpoise, poison rays, a sixteen-foot octopus, and other monsters of the deep.
Last shown in May


Subject: David Brown

: Design for a Career: 3: Fashions and Fabrics

Introduced by Tony Hart.
A series of programmes in which today's students show and discuss their work with young professional designers.


Presenter: Tony Hart
Producer: Tony Arnold

: The News

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England
followed by The Weather.

News from the South and Weather

: Francis Durbridge Presents....: The World of Tim Frazer: Episode 1

Written by Francis Durbridge and Barry Thomas.
[Starring] Jack Hedley as Tim Frazer
Starring Ralph Michael
with Gerald Cross, Redmond Phillips, Francis Matthews, Patricia Haines
Tim Frazer is commissioned by Charles Ross, head of a secret government department, to follow an attractive suspect, Barbara Day, to Amsterdam.
(Last shown in December 1960)
See page 38


Writer: Francis Durbridge
Writer: Barry Thomas
Producer: Terence Dudley
Designer: Roy Oxley
Film cameraman: Charles Parnall
Film editor: Harry Hastings
Tim Frazer: Jack Hedley
Walters: Christopher Rhodes
Dr Killick: Gerald Cross
Harry Denston: John Dearth
Caxton: Maurice Durant
Donald Edwards: Redmond Phillips
Charles Ross: Ralph Michael
Lewis Richards: Francis Matthews
Barbara Day: Patricia Haines
Martin Cordwell: Donald Stewart
Waiter: Gertan Klauber
Hobson: Alan Rolfe
Leo Salinger: Hamish Roughead

: The Boy and the Ball

A cartoon film from Yugoslavia.
A charming story about a boy's search for happiness.

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore, Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson,
Trevor Philpott, Kenneth Allsop, Macdonald Hastings and Cy Grant.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Singer/guitarist: Cy Grant
Associate producer: Gordon Watkins
Associate producer: Tony Essex
Associate producer: Ned Sherrin
Associate producer: Peter Batty
Assistant editor: Antony Jay
Editor: Alasdair Milne

: Headline News

: Frontier Circus: Journey from Hannibal

A film series starring Chill Wills, John Derek and Richard Jaeckel.
Guest star, Thelma Ritter

A 1,000-mile journey, an ever-hungry elephant, an antagonistic widow, a reluctant railroad, marauding Indians, and a belligerent Sheriff: these are the problems facing Casey Thompson.


Colonel Casey Thompson: Chill Wills
Ben Travis: John Derek
Tony Gentry: Richard Jaeckel
Bertha Marie Beecher: Thelma Ritter

: Sports Review of 1961

Introduced by Peter Dimmock.
and featuring BBC Sportsview Personality of the Year

The programme comes from the BBC Television Theatre where an audience of 250 sporting celebrities has gathered for the presentation to the BBC Sportsview
Personality of the Year by Sir Stanley Rous, C.B.E., J.P.
See pages 38 and 39


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Trophy presentation: Sir Stanley Rous
Sports Review of 1961 compiled and edited by: Ronnie Noble
Sports Review of 1961 compiled and edited by: Leslie Kettley
Senior film editor: Dennis Edwards
Presented by: Bryan Cowgill

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: A Theatre Made for Television 7 February 2016

: The News

: A Chance of Thunder: Part 4

A weekly serial in six parts by John Hopkins.
With Clifford Evans, John Meillon, Peter Vaughan, Catherine Woodville
Howard, one of the men trying to kill Steven Prador, was arrested. Inspector Yardley was interrogating him when Sergeant Wilson received a tip about Martin. A trap was set, but Martin escaped. When Yardley returned to Scotland Yard, Howard was dead.


Writer: John Hopkins
Direction: Peter Hammond
Designer: Roy Oxley
Music: Radiophonic Workshop
Yardley: Peter Vaughan
Powell: Michael Collins
Mills: Michael Robbins
Evans: Tom Adams
Taylor: Michael Rose
Wilson: Godfrey Quigley
Martin: John Meillon
Paul Rowlands: Anthony Bate
Johnny Travers: Ronald Lacey
Pam Marchant: Catherine Woodville
Coryn: Antony Baird
Hilton: Robert James
Steven Prador: Clifford Evans
Bank Cashier: Keith Barron
Bank Commissionaire: Patrick Milner

: The Rickshaw Lovers

A film produced for the Italian Television Service by Giorgio Moser.
English commentary spoken by Victor Poole.
A rickshaw boy takes his girl out for the day, and you can share with them some of the pleasures of a holiday in Djakarta.

9.55-10.25 View of South and West


Producer: Giorgio Moser
Narrator: Victor Poole
Adapted and presented by: Dora Nirva

: Paris Music Box

Songs of the city and the country by Eddy Marnay, Catherine Sauvage, Michele Arnaud, Ricet Barrier, Pia Colombo, Les Trois Menestrels, Renee Lebas.
Introduced in English by Elga Andersen.


Singer: Eddy Marnay
Singer: Catherine Sauvage
Singer: Michele Arnaud
Singer: Ricet Barrier
Singer: Pia Colombo
Singers: Les Trois Menestrels
Singer: Renee Lebas
Presenter: Elga Andersen
Devised and written by: Alan Adair
Director: Jean Bacque

: Late Night News

followed by The Weather Man; Close Down

: Eisteddfa Gwatwarwyr

gan Tom Richards
Perfformiad o'r ddrama a ysgrifennwyd ar gyfer Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Caerdydd, o flaen cynulleidfa yn Neuadd Les Gwaun-Cae Gurwen Recordiad y BBC
Drama: 'The Seat of the Scornful'
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Llandrindod Wells, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)

(to 23.58)


Writer: Tom Richards

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