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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 yng nghwmni Owen Edwards Rhaglen ddyddiol dan ofal Nan Davies, Ifor Rees, Jack Williams
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Llandrindod Wells, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)

: The News

: Wednesday Magazine

A mid-week miscellany with a Christmas flavour.
Introduced by David Jacobs.
and including

Carols in Salisbury Cathedral

Lights in London
Music of the Masters family.

Three Homeless Animals
in search of new owners.

and Harry Dickens on past and present Dickensian Christmases.


Presenter: David Jacobs
Item presenter (Dickensian Christmases): Harry Dickens
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 series of films about the animals who live along the bank of a Canadian river.
The hamster settles down for his winter sleep and dreams of all the people he has met and the adventures he has known along the River Bank.
Commentary spoken by Johnny Morris.
Last shown in October 1960


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

: For Deaf Children

Introduced by John Anthony.
Results of the Christmas Card Competition
Mario the Magician
A play without words written and directed by Pat Keysell and acted by the Royal National Institute for the Deaf Mime Group.
A brave young courtier sets out to rescue a princess captured by a wicked magician, Mario, who likes to turn princesses into stone to ornament his garden.
Programme arranged in co-operation with the Royal National Institute for the Deaf


Presenter: John Anthony
Producer: Ursula Eason
Writer/Director (Mario the Magician): Pat Keysell
Music composed and played by (Mario the Magician): Tom McCall
Mario: Sidney Druiffe
Princess: Jacqueline Dickson
A Young Courtier: Roy Sheldrick
King: Arthur Momber
Queen: Gwendoline Watford
Boatman: Cyril Robbins
Statue Princess: Kit Simeon
Statue Princess: Diana Whitby
Statue Princess: Inez Orchard

: Film Club: Sport

This week's topic: Sport
Including high-speed camera work by expert John Haybittle, and an exciting sports sequence directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
Introduced by Alex Macintosh.
See page 34


Cameraman: John Haybittle
Film director: Alfred Hitchcock
Presenter: Alex Macintosh
Editor: Tony Rose
Producer: Leonard Chase

: 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 2

Written by Francis Durbridge and Barry Thomas.
[Starring] Jack Hedley as Tim Frazer
Starring Patricia Marmont, Michael Aldridge
with Francis Matthews, Patricia Haines
Tim's new assignment has taken him to Amsterdam to follow Barbara Day. One of Ross's agents, Leo Salinger, was killed in a street accident in Amsterdam and Barbara Day was the driver of the car involved. Tim returns to London convinced that the accident was a genuine one. However, Ross still has doubts. When Tim arrives at Barbara Day's flat in answer to her telephone call, she is not there. Instead, Tim finds the body of Martin Cordwell, an American tourist - and a metronome.
Last shown on January 3


Writer: Francis Durbridge
Writer: Barry Thomas
Producer: Terence Dudley
Designer: Roy Oxley
Film Cameraman: Charles Parnall
Film Editor: Harry Hastings
Tim Frazer: Jack Hedley
Martin Cardwell: Robert Henderson
Barbara Day: Patricia Haines
Lewis Richards: Francis Matthews
Det-Insp Trueman: Victor Brooks
Detective Sergeant: Brian Vaughan
Arthur Fairlee: Michael Aldridge
Lloyd: George Street
Van Dakar: Anthony Bate
Carol: Veronica Wells
Sue: Bridget Armstrong
Vivien Gilmore: Patricia Marmont

: 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: 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: Winter Quarters

A film series starring Chill Wills, John Derek and Richard Jaeckel.
Guest Star Hannibal

Things look desperate for the T and T circus, for with winter approaching they are trapped on top of the high Sierra mountains, their horses driven off and the men ready to desert.


Colonel Casey Thompson: Chill Wills
Ben Travis: John Derek
Tony Gentry: Richard Jaeckel
Himself: Hannibal

: Professional Boxing

from London.

A Middleweight contest over eight rounds.
Featuring Phil Edwards (Cardiff) leading contender for the European title v. Pat O'Grady (Bermondsey)

At Lightweight
Peter Cheevers (Streatham) v. Ken Whitney (Northampton)
and supporting bouts


Boxer (Middleweight): Phil Edwards
Boxer (Middleweight): Pat O'Grady
Boxer (Lightweight): Peter Cheevers
Boxer (Lightweight): Ken Whitney
Commentary: Harry Carpenter
Summaries: Tony Mancini
TV presentation: A. P. Wilkinson

: The News

: A Chance of Thunder: Part 5

A weekly serial in six parts by John Hopkins
With Clifford Evans, John Meillon, Peter Vaughan, Catherine Woodville

Escaping from the police, Martin was forced to take Paul Rowlands and Pam Marchant into hiding with him. He left Rowlands tied up while he used Pam in an unsuccessful attempt to get money. When Martin got back he found Rowlands dead...


Writer: John Hopkins
Direction: Peter Hammond
Film Cameraman: Peter Hamilton
Film Editor: John Nash
Designer: Roy Oxley
Music: Radiophonic Workshop
Paul Rowlands: Anthony Bate
Martin: John Meillon
Coryn: Antony Baird
Hilton: Robert James
Pam Marchant: Catherine Woodville
Yardley: Peter Vaughan
Powell: Michael Collins
Evans: Tom Adams
Wilson: Godfrey Quigley
Steven Prador: Clifford Evans
Ted Macauley: Philip Stone
Alan Brewer: David Andrews
Stella Fairly: Topsy Jane
Terence Maskell: Dennis Edwards
Trail: Frank Gatliff

: Be My Guest

says Joan Regan
also invited: The Beverley Sisters, The Trotter Brothers, The Polka Dots, Woolf Phillips and his Orchestra.

9.55-10.30 View of South and West


Singer/Presenter: Joan Regan
Singers: The Beverley Sisters
Puppeteers: The Trotter Brothers
Singers: The Polka Dots
Musicians: Woolf Phillips and his Orchestra
Musical Associate: Bert Waller
Staging: Malcolm Goddard
Producer: Albert Stevenson

: The Sky at Night: A Telescope for Christmas

Patrick Moore describes how to set up a small home telescope, powerful enough for real astronomical use, and discusses with L. Marsland Gander the best way to use it. He also gives the result of viewers' observations of how many stars can be seen in the Pleiades.


Presenter: Patrick Moore
Guest: L. Marsland Gander
Director: Peter Smith
Producer: Paul Johnstone

: Late Night News

followed by The Weather Man

: Eleni

Welsh News Review of the Year.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Llandrindod Wells, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

(to 23.23)

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