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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)

: The News

: Perspective on Toys and Toymakers

Some aspects of the toy world surveyed.
Film of Sam Smith, toymaker for grown-ups, and Yootha Rose, toymaker for children.
A discussion on the present and future trends of toys.
R. Selwyn-Smith, Designer of manufactured toy
Doris Harris formerly a department store toy-buyer
Patrick Murray, Curator of the Museum of Childhood, Edinburgh
Henry Rothschild, Director of a commercial design centre
Introduced by Leonard Maguire.


Toymaker: Sam Smith
Toymaker: Yootha Rose
Panellist: R. Selwyn-Smith
Panellist: Doris Harris
Panellist: Patrick Murray
Panellist: Henry Rothschild
Presenter: Leonard Maguire
Director: Margaret Smith
Producer: Beryl Radley

: 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 14.15)


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

: Funny Manns

A film series with Cliff Norton.
You are never quite sure in what disguise Cliff Norton will appear, but you can be sure that he will show some crazy old films.


Comedian: Cliff Norton

: Playbox

opened by Eamonn Andrews with the assistance of Tony Hart.

The Inter-Regional Quiz Championship
This week's team: South-East England

The Six-Clue Challenge
by Vere Lorrimer.
where you can try your hand at being a detective.


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Presenter/artist: Tony Hart
Producer: John Furness
Writer (The Six-Clue Challenge): Vere Lorrimer
Sgt Henry Bruce: Ivan Owen
Sarah Collins: Jennifer Wilson
Edward Grimstone: Raymond Rollett

: The News

: Town and Around

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

News from the South and Weather

: Pit Your Wits

against the general knowledge and I.Q. questions put to you by Gwynneth Tighe and Kenneth Kendall.
Please address all correspondence to Pit Your Wits, [address removed]


Presenter: Gwynneth Tighe
Presenter: Kenneth Kendall
Producer: John Irwin

: 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

: Adventure: The Lost Men of Malaya

A weekly series of films taken by travellers and explorers on their expeditions throughout the world.

Fifteen years of terrorism have virtually cut off the Temiar tribes from civilisation. Tony Beamish and Ivan Polunin recently journeyed into the remote jungle to see what had become of these most primitive of Malaya's people.


Narrator/filmed by: Tony Beamish
Filmed by: Ivan Polunin
Film editor: Ted Walter
Presented by: Brenda Horsfield
Series edited by: David Attenborough

: The Seven Faces of Jim: No. 6: The Face of Guilt

A new series starring Jimmy Edwards and written by Frank Muir and Denis Norden.
featuring June Whitfield, Richard Briers, Ronnie Barker
See page 42


Writer: Frank Muir
Writer: Denis Norden
Incidental music: Dennis Wilson
Orchestra conducted by: Harry Rabinowitz
Designer: Marilyn Taylor
Producer: James Gilbert
Caleb Tregarthen: Jimmy Edwards
Hannah Pengallon: June Whitfield
Lighthouse Assistant: Richard Briers
Inigo Pengallen: Ronnie Barker

: Choirboys Unite!

by David Turner.
With Derek Francis, James Culliford and introducing Michael Coffman

When the Vicar refuses to sign the choir's collecting book for their Christmas carol singing, only one course seems open to the boys - industrial action.


Writer: David Turner
Designer: Frederick Knapman
Musical Associate: Herbert Chappell
Producer: Don Taylor
The Vicar: Derek Francis
Mr Stokel: James Culliford
Mr Gibbs: Manning Wilson
The Verger: Arthur R. Webb
Harry: Michael Coffman
Gordon: Reginald Smith
Jimmy: Derek Williams
Brian: John Bright
Barry: John Haywood
John: Patrick McLoughlin
Sid: Geoffrey Wali
[Actor]: Colin Trueman
[Actor]: David K. Smith
[Actor]: Alan Amos
[Actor]: David Florey
[Actor]: Trevor Bottrell
[Actor]: Wayne Ward
[Actor]: David Watkins

: The News

: Profile in Music

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf talks to John Freeman Editor of the New Statesman and sings music with which she is particularly associated with Hertha Toepper.
Philharmonia Orchestra
Leader, Hugh Bean
Conductor Charles Mackerras
Associate conductor, Marcus Dods
See page 42


Interviewee/soprano: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
Interviewer: John Freeman
Musicians: Philharmonia Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Hugh Bean
[Orchestra] conductor: Charles Mackerras
Associate conductor: Marcus Dods
Sound: Glyn Alkin
Lighting: David Bull
Make-up: Maureen Winslade
Designer: Stanley Dorfman
Producer: Patricia Foy

: Return and Answer: No. 1: Henry VIII

Portrayed by Basil Sydney.
A series of six programmes in which Edgar Lustgarten questions famous personalities of the past about their actions, motives, and beliefs.
From the North


Interviewer/Script: Edgar Lustgarten
Script: Geoffrey Bridson
Designer: Kenneth Lawson
Producer: Paddy Russell
Henry VIII: Basil Sydney

: Viewpoint: Festival: Fact and Fiction

A fortnightly programme.

In which John Tinsley looks at the popular idea of Christmas and asks to what extent it corresponds with the facts.
Introduced by John Thompson, Editor of Time and Tide.


Reporter: John Tinsley
Film cameraman: Kenneth Westbury
Film sequence edited by: David Painter
Presenter: John Thompson
Producer: Vernon Sproxton

: Late Night News

followed by The Weather Man; Road Works Report; Close Down

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