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: Newyddion

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

: Telewele

Wythnos y Plant yn cyflwyno
Hwyl a Chastau Hud yng nghwmni Al a Dorothy Mary Kendall (piano)
Y cyfarwyddo gan Evelyn Williams Record iad y BBC
Welsh programme for children.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Llandrindod Wells, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)


Pianist: Dorothy Mary Kendall

: The News

: Racing

direct from Kempton Park
1.0 Kenton Handicap Steeplechase over 2 miles
1.30 Christmas Handicap Hurdle Race over 3 miles
2.0 Oatlands Handicap Steeplechase over 3 miles
2.30 Novices' Steeplechase over 2 miles


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator: Clive Graham
Television Presentation: Dennis Monger

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

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 14.55)


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

: World Zoos: Stuttgart

Animals and superb botanical gardens form a double attraction in this South German zoo which is situated in the grounds of a former palace of the kings of Wurttemberg.
Filmed by a camera team of the Television Service of South-West Germany
From the West


Presenter: James Fisher
Film editor: Bob Higgins
Series edited and programme produced by: Nicholas Crocker

: Sooty: Sooty's Circus

Assisted by Sweep and Harry Corbett.
From the North
(Sooty and Sweep are appearing at the Theatre Royal, Brighton)


Puppeteer: Harry Corbett
Producer: Trevor Hill

: Beauty and the Beast: Part 1

A second showing of the play by Nicholas Stuart Gray.
with Jennifer Daniel, Jeremy Brett and Heron Carvic
See page 39


Writer: Nicholas Stuart Gray
Producer: Kevin Sheldon
Special Effects: Jack Kine
Special Effects: Bernard Wilkie
Special Effects: Bob Bura
Special Effects: John Hardwick
Music composed and conducted by: Lawrence Leonard
Designer: Fanny Taylor
The Wizard: Heron Carvic
Mikey (a young dragon): Denise Coffey
The Prince: Jeremy Brett
Mr Clement: Walter Horsbrugh
His daughter - Beauty: Jennifer Daniel
His daughter - Jessamine: Hal Dyer
His daughter - Jonquiline: Patricia Garwood

: Noel

A cartoon film from Belgium.
A little boy who always receives 'sensible' presents wants a toy motorcar for Christmas, and his wish is granted in a very unusual way.
Commentary spoken by Harold Reese.


Narrator: Harold Reese
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: 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 3

Written by Francis Durbridge and Barry Thomas.
[Starring] Jack Hedley as Tim Frazer
Starring Ralph Michael, Patricia Marmont, Michael Aldridge with Francis Matthews, Patricia Haines

Leo Salinger was killed in a street accident in Amsterdam. Was it a genuine accident? Tim Frazer believes that it was and that Barbara Day, the driver of the car, is innocent. But later an American acquaintance of Barbara's is found murdered and Frazer wonders whether this has any connection with the Salinger affair. Later, in a coffee bar called 'The Dyke', Frazer meets Barbara's business partner, Vivien Gilmore.
(Last shown in January)


Writer: Francis Durbridge
Writer: Barry Thomas
Designer: Roy Oxley
Film cameraman: Charles Parnall
Film editor: Harry Hastings
Producer: Terence Dudley
Gordon Dempsey: Kenneth J. Warren
Vivien Gilmore: Patricia Marmont
Carol: Veronica Wells
Tim Frazer: Jack Hedley
Sue: Bridget Armstrong
Postman: Anthony Jennett
Barbara Day: Patricia Haines
Van Dakar: Anthony Bate
Charles Ross: Ralph Michael
Waiter: Richard Rudd
Arthur Fairlee: Michael Aldridge
Lewis Richards: Francis Matthews
Jan: Cameron Hall

: Scrapbook for 1936

A second showing of the programme in which the pictures and sounds of the day are arranged to recall the events and mood of a memorable year
Narrator, Stephen Murray
Additional commentary spoken by Dudley Rolph with the recorded voices of Sir Frank Whittle, K.B.E., C.B., F.R.S., Leslie Thomas, Jessie Matthews, Frank Owen, C. Day Lewis
BBC Film Unit


Narrator: Stephen Murray
Additional Commentary: Dudley Rolph
Speaker: Sir Frank Whittle
Speaker: Leslie Thomas
Speaker: Jessie Matthews
Speaker: Frank Owen
Speaker: C. Day Lewis
Research assistant: Barbara Vesey Brown
Research assistant: Patricia Meehan
Script and research by: Leslie Baily
Produced and edited by: Geoffrey Baines

: Headline News

: International Figure Skating

Highlights from the Ice Skating Gala held in Garmisch, Germany.
Recorded over the Eurovision link in collaboration with the German Television Service


Commentator: Alan Weeks

: Meet Mr. Holloway

Starring Stanley Holloway in a sequence of songs and stories.
with The George Mitchell Singers, George Myddleton (piano), Roy Plummer (banjo), Harry Minting (concertina) and Malcolm Watson, Carole Brett.
See page 39


Entertainer: Stanley Holloway
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Piano: George Myddleton
Banjoist: Roy Plummer
Concertina: Harry Minting
Performer: Malcolm Watson
Performer: Carole Brett
[The Orchestra] leader: David McCallum
[The Orchestra] directed by: Eric Robinson
Vocal Arrangements: George Mitchell
Musical Arrangements: Dick Barrell
Staged by: Tommy Linden
Designer: Roger Andrews
Director: Robin Nash
Producer: Harry Carlisle

: A Chance of Thunder: Part 6

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

Steven Prador arrived at Television Centre to appear in a television programme. Three of the men trying to kill him, including Det.-Sgt. Wilson, were waiting there for him. When Yardley went off to pursue his enquiries Prador was left in Wilson's care.


Writer: John Hopkins
Direction: Peter Hammond
Film Cameraman: Peter Hamilton
Film Editor: John Nash
Music: Radiophonic Workshop
Designer: Roy Oxley
Coryn: Antony Baird
Hilton: Robert James
Wilson: Godfrey Quigley
Ted Macauley: Philip Stone
Alan Brewer: David Andrews
Johnny Travers: Ronald Lacey
Martin: John Meillon
Yardley: Peter Vaughan
Powell: Michael Collins
Mills: Michael Robbins
Pam Marchant: Catherine Woodville
Trail: Frank Gatliff
Steven Prador: Clifford Evans
Evans: Tom Adams
Taylor: Michael Rose
Duty Officer John: Murray Scott

: The News

: Professional Boxing

from the National Sporting Club
Outside Broadcast cameras visit the Cafe Royal in London to join members of the National Sporting Club at one of their regular after-dinner Boxing Tournaments
featuring two special Featherweight Contests
Billy Calvert (Sheffield) v. Mick Greaves (Leicester) and
Lenny 'The Lion' Williams (Maesteg) v. Bobby Davies (West Ham)
with supporting contests


Boxer: Billy Calvert
Boxer: Mick Greaves
Boxer: Lenny Williams
Boxer: Bobby Davies
Arranged by: David Thomas
Commentator: Harry Carpenter
TV presentation: A. P. Wilkinson

: Wednesday Magazine: Late Edition

Some of the people, places, and ideas featured on Wednesday afternoons during this year.
A conversation between Hermione Gingold and Lionel Bart
Johnny Morris on a journey to Coventry
A House that Died (BBC film)
Dame Edith Sitwell, The Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Geoffrey Darnton, William Saroyan and Peter Sellers

10.25-10.55 View of South and West


Presenter: David Jacobs
Speaker: Hermione Gingold
Speaker: Lionel Bart
Reporter: Johnny Morris
Guest: Dame Edith Sitwell
Guest: The Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Guest: Geoffrey Darnton
Guest: William Saroyan
Guest: Peter Sellers
Designer: Darrol Blake
Producer: Lorna Pegram

: Paris Music Box

Songs of the city and the country by Eddy Marnay, Catherine Sauvage, Renee Lebas, Les Trois Menestrels, Nicole Louvier, Nadine Claire, Serge Gainsbourg.
Introduced in English by Liliane Brousse.


Singer: Eddy Marnay
Singer: Catherine Sauvage
Singer: Renee Lebas
Singers: Les Trois Menestrels
Singer: Nicole Louvier
Singer: Nadine Claire
Singer: Serge Gainsbourg
Presenter: Liliane Brousse
Devised and written by: Alan Adair
Director: Jean Bacque

: Late Night News

followed by The Weather Man; Close Down

11.28-11.58 Hen a Neuydd: Welsh light programme.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Llandrindod Wells, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

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