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: Newyddion

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

: Heddiw

Edrych ar y byd a'i bethau Cwrdd 4 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, Crystal Palace)


Unknown: Owen Edwards
Unknown: Rhaglen Ddyddiol Dan Ofal
Unknown: Nan Davies
Unknown: Rees Jack Williams

: The News

: Let's Imagine: Living in Kashmir

A film of the countryside and people who live at the foot of the Himalayas, where they are seen at work on their exotic tapestries, carpets, silverware, and shawls.
Film by Shell Film Unit


Presented by: Monica Sims

: 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

: The Hot-Chestnut Man

Johnny Morris tells a story.


The Hot-Chestnut Man: Johnny Morris

: Paradise Walk: 1: Gathering Storm

An adventure in four episodes.
Written and produced by Shaun Sutton.
(First shown on January 15, 1960)


Writer/Producer: Shaun Sutton
Film Cameraman: Leonard Newson
Film Editor: Ron de Mattos
Designer: Frederick Knapman
Old Hornpipe: Nigel Arkwright
Sammy: Dudley Hunte
Ted Collis: Murray Melvin
Tips: Neil Hunter
Smithy: Geremy Phillips
Joshua Brown: Errol John
Aunt Jubilee: Gladys Taylor
Joe Cartwright: James Sharkey
Jerry Collis: Stephen Portch
Mr Collis: George A. Cooper
Boy in club: Randolph McKenzie
Art: Gary Grant

: Sketch Club

with Adrian Hill who sets a subject, helps you with your picture-making, and announces this week's prize-winners.
Picture Gallery: Winter Scene
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

: Gardening Club

Percy Thrower with Ted Willes Horticultural Adviser, Birmingham Allotments Committee
Where do I go for help?
Facts about free gardening advice
The work of Horticultural Advisory Services in all parts of the country.
Film sequences of prize-winning city gardens in 1961 Birmingham Housing Management competition.
From the Midlands


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: Ted Willes
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

: Discovery: 2: In the Steps of Darwin

A film series by Heinz Sielmann.

Sielmann, the 'woodpecker man', meets the 'strangest' woodpecker of them all, the only bird in the world to use a tool. But this is a wonder among many on the Galapagos Islands, where man is still trusted by the animals-even the giant tortoises now in danger of extinction.
Commentary spoken by Derek Jones.
Presented by the BBC Natural History Unit
From the West
See page 51


Filmmaker: Heinz Sielmann
Narrator: Derek Jones

: The Defenders: Death Across the Counter

A new film series of courtroom dramas starring E.G. Marshall as Lawrence Preston and Robert Reed as his son Kenneth.

Lawyer Lawrence Preston takes on the defence of a drug addict who has already confessed to a murder. But although his client's guilt seems to have been established beyond all reasonable doubt, Preston's son (who is also his junior partner) is convinced there is some missing evidence which will prove their client to be innocent.
See page 50


Lawrence Preston: E.G. Marshall
Kenneth Preston: Robert Reed

: Comedy Playhouse: The Offer

by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton
This week: The Offer
Starring Wilfrid Brambell and Harry H. Corbett

Conducting a rag-and-bone business means two things - collecting the stuff and flogging it. The old-established firm of Steptoe and Son are doing quite well on the first count, but on the second...
See page 50


Writer: Alan Simpson
Writer: Ray Galton
Incidental Music: Ron Grainer
Designer: Malcolm Goulding
Producer: Duncan Wood
Steptoe Senior: Wilfrid Brambell
Harold Steptoe: Harry H. Corbett

Blog posts that mention this programme:

Alan Simpson 8 February 2017
The Sunday Post: Galton and Simpson 27 September 2015

: The News

: The Secret Thread

A television play by Duncan Ross based on a novel by Ethel Vance.
Starring Marius Goring with Brian Bedford, Ann Lynn

With a broken ankle and knowledge that is death to know, Arnold Reed lies hidden in the house of the condemned. And the secret thread draws tight until the moment of discovery.
See page 51


Writer: Duncan Ross
Based on a novel by: Ethel Vance
Producer: Harold Clayton
Film cameraman: Eric Deeming
Film editor: James Colina
Designer: Tony Abbott
Arnold Reed: Marius Goring
Harry: Richard Bird
P.C. Bell: J. Mark Roberts
Ida: Ann Lynn
Gus: Robert Lang
Tony: Brian Bedford
Policeman: David Connell
Inspector: Michael Collins
Motor-cycle policeman: Frank Fenter

: Late Night News

followed by The Weather; Close Down

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