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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 4 lleoedd Ymdrin a phynciau 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

: Let's Imagine: Living in the Casbah

How do people live behind the closed doors of the walled city in Tangier? This film shows some of the inhabitants of the fabulous palaces as well as veiled Moroccan women, a snake charmer, and exotic dancers.
BBC film


Cameraman: Charles Lagus
Director: Anne-Marie Gardner-Stewart

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

For the very young
Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
BBC film
(to 14.15)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Voices: Eileen Browne
Voices: Josefina Ray
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Script/Music: Maria Bird

: Little Laura: Little Laura and Santa Claus

A film series written and drawn by V. H. Drummond.
How Little Laura helped Santa Claus on Christmas Eve.
(Last shown in December 1960)


Writer/Artist: V.H. Drummond
Narration: Penelope Drummond
Music written and played by: Madeleine Dring
Director: Oliver Postgate

: The Range Rider: Western Edition

The Woodville newspaper prints an article exposing some local bad men. They try to get their revenge, but the Range Rider and Dick help to track them down.
Last shown in July


The Range Rider: Jack Mahoney
Dick West: Dick Jones

: Sketch Club

with Adrian Hill who sets a subject, helps you with your picture-making, and announces this week's prize-winners.
Picture Gallery: Christmas as I see it
(The Sketch Club Exhibition is now at the Civic Theatre, Chesterfield)


Presenter/Artist: Adrian Hill
Presented by: Tony Arnold

: The News

: Town and Around

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

News from the South and Weather

: Do It Yourself

Barry Bucknell's BBC Television Guide
Making repairs to a staircase and fitting stair carpets.


Presenter: Barry Bucknell
Producer: Stanley Hyland

: Gardening Club

Percy Thrower
Winter work on the lawn: raking, spiking, top-dressing bare patches
The garden at Christmas time
Branches and boughs for indoor decoration
Bulbs-Pot plants- Hollies and berries
From the Midlands


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Producer: Paul Morby

: 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

: Look: Ibex and Lammergeier

Introduced by Peter Scott.
Two elusive and exciting animals of the Spanish sierras are the graceful Ibex and the very rare Bearded Vulture or Lammergeier. Eric Hosking and E. D. H. Johnson tell Peter Scott of their filming expeditions in search of them.
From the West


Presenter: Peter Scott
Guest/film sequences: Eric Hosking
Guest/film sequences: E. D. H. Johnson
Film sequences: George Shannon
Edited for television by: John Merritt
Producer: Bruce Campbell

: Dr. Kildare: Season to be Jolly

A film series starring Richard Chamberlain as Dr. Kildare and Raymond Massey as Dr. Gillespie.

The Christmas festivities in the wards of Blair General Hospital bring no lessening of the work of doctors and nurses. But to one patient, at least, they prove an inspiration and an opportunity to make a fresh start.


Dr. Kildare: Richard Chamberlain
Dr. Gillespie: Raymond Massey

: Comedy Playhouse: Lunch in the Park

by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton.
This week: Lunch in the Park
Starring Stanley Baxter and Daphne Anderson with Bernard Hunter, Roger Avon

Geoffrey Tupper and Ethel Waring are two ordinary people-faces in the crowd. The big event in their lives is their weekly meeting every Tuesday lunchtime in the Park. And thereby hangs this tale.....
See page 51


Writer: Alan Simpson
Writer: Ray Galton
Incidental music: Ron Grainer
Designer: Malcolm Goulding
Producer: James Gilbert
Geoffrey Tupper: Stanley Baxter
Ethel Waring: Daphne Anderson
[Actor]: Bernard Hunter
[Actor]: Roger Avon

: The News

: The Interrogator

by Troy Kennedy Martin.
Starring Bernard Lee, John Barrie, Conrad Phillips with Sean Lynch, Noel Johnson, Paul Curran, George Pastell

Cyprus 1956. In a night of fear and suspicion Superintendent Farron's interrogation of a terrorist group becomes a final deadly struggle for survival.


Writer: Troy Kennedy Martin
Producer: John Jacobs
Designer: Clifford Hatts
Christos: Andreas Markos
Superintendent Farron: Bernard Lee
Mahmet: Gertan Klauber
Thompson, District Commissioner: Conrad Phillips
Ronnie Wilson: Ian MacNaughton
Mrs Mac: Madeleine Christie
Inspector Smith: John Barrie
Corporal Doggart: Brian Murphy
Mac: Paul Curran
Mr Anderson: Noel Johnson
Druscilla: Tamara Hinchco
Kiki: Sean Lynch
Private O'Brien: Michael McKevitt
Costas: George Pastell
Private Johnson: Frank Coda
Michaelis Joanou: Andreas Demetri
Interpreter: George Eugeniou

: Late Night News

followed by The Weather Man; Close Down

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