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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 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, Crystal Palace)


Unknown: Owen Edwards
Unknown: Nan Davies
Unknown: Jack Williams

: The News

: Let's Imagine: Being a Leading Lady

'All the World's a Stage - But how few players in leading parts!'
Bernard Hepton goes on stage with Fay Compton, Sonia Dresdel, Dulcie Gray, Andree Melly but hears a warning from Gwynneth Thurburn, O.B.E. Central School of Speech and Drama.
From the Midlands
(Dulcie Gray is appearing in 'Heartbreak House' at Wyndhams Theatre, London)


Presenter/Additional material played by: Bernard Hepton
Guest: Fay Compton
Guest: Sonia Dresdel
Guest: Dulcie Gray
Guest: Andree Melly
Guest: Gwynneth Thurburn
Additional material written by/Producer: Paul Morby
Additional material played by: Rosemary Leach
From an idea by: J.L. Johnston

: 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 and music: Maria Bird

: Sing a Song

with Bob Cort.


Singer: Bob Cort

: Paradise Walk: 2: Nothing but Trouble

Written and produced by Shaun Sutton.
Another showing of an adventure in four episodes.
(George A. Cooper is in 'Billy Liar' at the Cambridge Theatre, London)


Writer/producer: Shaun Sutton
Film cameraman: Leonard Newson
Film editor: Ron de Mattos
Designer: Frederick Knapman
Ted Collis: Murray Mervin
Art: Gary Grant
Smithy: Geremy Phillips
Tips: Neil Hunter
Old Hornpipe: Nigel Arkwright
Aunt Jubilee: Gladys Taylor
Sammy: Dudley Hunte
First boy in club: Randolph McKenzie
Second boy in club: Pip Rolls
Joshua Brown: Errol John
Mr Collis: George A. Cooper
Jerry Collis: Stephen Portch
Bert: Michael Brennan
Man in cafe: Dennis Ramsden
Joe Cartwright: James Sharkey

: Junior Sportsview: Personality of the Year Award

Introduced by Kenneth Wolstenholme from the National Schoolboy's Own Exhibition at Olympia.
BBC Outside Broadcast cameras bring you the final programme in the current series, culminating in the presentation of the award to the Junior Sportsview Personality of the Year by Stuart Hood, M.B.E., Controller, BBC Television Programmes.
In addition to visiting various stands at the Exhibition, there will be a number of events featuring physical fitness by the Tylers Croft Modern Secondary School, Kingsbury; some of Britain's leading women gymnasts; and a boxing demonstration by the outstanding amateur heavyweight champion Billy Walker.
A Sportsview Unit presentation


Presenter: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Trophy presentation: Stuart Hood
Boxer: Billy Walker
Producer: Alec Weeks
Editor: Ronnie Noble
Editor: Lawrie Higgins
Director: Innes Lloyd

: 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 warns on the dangers of Christmas and New Year's neglect.
Even in the midst of the season's elements, gardening attention is vital
In the heated greenhouse, the garden fraine, and the fruit store, and to plants in the home.
BBC recording
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 Cy Grant.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Singer/guitarist: Cy Grant
Associate producer: Gordon Watkins
Associate producer: Tony Essex
Associate producer: Ned Sherrin
Associate producer: Peter Batty
Associate producer: Elizabeth Cowley
Assistant editor: Antony Jay
Editor: Alasdair Milne

: Headline News

: Discovery: 3: Tournament of Dragons

A film series by Heinz Sielmann.

The Galapagos Islands are famous for their lizards: the marine iguanas that have learned to look for food underwater, the bigger land iguanas that have to compete against merciless bought, and the little lava lizards that are carnivorous, even cannibal. When they fight, as all of them do, little finches and mocking-birds pick up unconsidered trifles.
Commentary spoken by Derek Jones.
Presented by the BBC Natural History Unit
From the West
See page 55


Filmmaker: Heinz Sielmann
Narrator: Derek Jones

: The Defenders: The Accident

A new film series of courtroom dramas starring E.G. Marshall as Lawrence Preston and Robert Reed as his son Kenneth.
See page 54


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

: Comedy Playhouse: The Reunion

by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton
This week: The Reunion
Starring Lee Montague, J.G. Devlin, Dick Emery, Patrick Cargill, Jerold Wells, Bernard Goldman, David Gregory, Cameron Hall

A reunion of old friends is always an occasion for celebration, but this is a reunion with a difference - and the celebrations lead to unfortunate consequences for the gentlemen concerned.


Writer: Alan Simpson
Writer: Ray Galton
Incidental Music: Ron Grainer
Designer: Marilyn Taylor
Producer: Duncan Wood
Maurice Woolley: Lee Montague
Paddy O'Hanahan: J.G. Devlin
Arthur Clench: Dick Emery
'Bow-Tie' Bertie: Patrick Cargill
Sammy Burton: Jerold Wells
Johnny Burton: Bernard Goldman
Tommy Whitelaw: David Gregory
Colonel Yateley: Cameron Hall

: The News

: Under Western Eyes

by Joseph Conrad.
Dramatised and produced by Stuart Burge.

Starring Daniel Massey
with John Phillips, Richard Pearson, Mary Morris, Willoughby Goddard, Frank Finlay, Sheila Burrell
Daniel Massey appears by permission of Associated British Elstree Studios

This man Haldin robbed me of my hard-working purposeful existence. So I said to myself: "shall steal his sister's soul. Her trustful eyes will deliver her into my hands".
See page 55


Writer: Joseph Conrad
Dramatised and produced by: Stuart Burge
Designer: Barry Learoyd
Haldin: David Andrews
Peters: Richard Pearson
Natalya Haldin: Kika Markham
Razumov: Daniel Massey
Landlord: John Tate
Ziemianich: Stan Simmons
The Prince: Geoffrey Dunn
General Tulin: Willoughby Goddard
Ivanovich: John Phillips
Ivan: Michael Williams
Policeman: Peter Thompson
Mikulin: Frank Finlay
Sophia Antonovna: Sheila Burrell
Nikita: Bernard Goldman
Tekla: Mary Morris
Madame de Sale: Peggy Fame

: Late Night News

followed by The Weather; Close Down

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