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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)

: The News

: Perspective

asks What Class Are You?

Dying Classes
remembered by J. B. Boothroyd.

Emergent Classes
Indicated by Jennie Lee M.P., Alan Little, Lonnie Donegan.

The Fluidity of Class
A discussion by Marghanita Laski, Quentin Crewe, Brian Jackson, Peter Laslett.

Interviewers, Elaine Grand, Hugh David, Kenneth Kendall
Introduced by Leonard Maguire.


Speaker (Dying Classes): J. B. Boothroyd
Speaker (Emergent Classes): Jennie Lee
Speaker (Emergent Classes): Alan Little
Speaker (Emergent Classes): Lonnie Donegan
Panellist (The Fluidity of Class): Marghanita Laski
Panellist (The Fluidity of Class): Quentin Crewe
Panellist (The Fluidity of Class): Brian Jackson
Panellist (The Fluidity of Class): Peter Laslett
Interviewer: Elaine Grand
Interviewer: Hugh David
Interviewer: Kenneth Kendall
Presenter: Leonard Maguire
Research assistant: Eileen Capel
Producer: Beryl Radley

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the very young
Charles E. Stidwill tells the story.
Sam Williams and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
BBC film
(to 14.15)


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

: Pirates' Treasure

A second showing of a Polish cartoon in which an adventurous rabbit goes on an under-water search, with some surprising results.

: Crackerjack

Introduced by Eamonn Andrews.
with Leslie Crowther, Peter Glaze, Pip Hinton, Jillian Comber, Daniel Remy and Mr. Acker Bilk's Paramount Jazz Band
Double or Drop


Presenter/"Double or Drop" devised by: Eamonn Andrews
Comedian: Leslie Crowther
Comedian: Peter Glaze
Comedienne: Pip Hinton
Hostess: Jillian Comber
Performer: Daniel Remy
Musicians: Mr. Acker Bilk's Paramount Jazz Band
Music: The Bert Hayes Octet
Script: Maurice Wiltshire
Producer: Johnny Downes

: The News

: Town and Around

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

News from the South and Weather

: Ask Me Another

A general knowledge contest between
The Residents: Olive Stephens, Edward Moult, Reginald Webster
The Challengers: Lisa Duffin, Charles Doherty, Frank Martin
Chairman, Franklin Engelmann
From the Midlands

6.20-6.50 World of Sport
(Holme Moss)


Panellist (The Residents): Olive Stephens
Panellist (The Residents): Edward Moult
Panellist (The Residents): Reginald Webster
Panellist (The Challengers): Lisa Duffin
Panellist (The Challengers): Charles Doherty
Panellist (The Challengers): Frank Martin
Chairman: Franklin Engelmann
Questions arranged and compiled by: John P. Wynn
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore, Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson, Trevor Philpott, Macdonald Hastings.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Assistant editor: Antony Jay
Editor: Alasdair Milne

: Headline News

: Compact: A Piece of Cake

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Alec's plans don't work out very well, but Babbage pulls off something of a coup and surprises everybody.


Writer: Hazel Adair
Writer: Peter Ling
Designer: John Cooper
Costume Supervisor: Olive Harris
Producer: Alan Bromly
Director: Christopher Barry
Alec Gordon: Leo Maguire
Iris Alcott: Louise Dunn
Richard Lowe: Moray Watson
Jill Anstey: Joanna Wake
Sister Padgett: Mary Hignett
Mark Viccars: Gareth Davies
Arnold Babbage: Donald Morley
Jimmy Saunders: Nicholas Selby
Bernard Molloy: Maurice Kaufmann
Paul Constantine: Tony Wright
Lily Todd: Marcia Ashton
Mr Kipling: Blake Butler
Customer: Katharine Pace
Joanne Minster: Jean Harvey
Maggie Clifford: Sonia Graham
Mary Brown: Frances Bennett
Kay Livingstone: Justine Lord
Miss Watson: Jessica Dunning
Telegraph Boy: Anthony Sadler

: The Defenders: The Empty Chute

A film series of courtroom dramas starring E. G. Marshall and Robert Reed.

As a civilian lawyer, Lawrence Preston finds himself in unusual surroundings when he is called to an army court martial to defend a corporal charged with the murder of a superior officer.


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

: It's a Square World

says Michael Bentine
echoed by Dick Emery
endorsed by Frank Thornton, Harold Berens, Joe Gibbons, Leon Thau, Anthea Wyndham, Janette Rowselle and Benny Lee.
Devised and written by Michael Bentine and John Law.
Cartoon film by Biographic Cartoon Films Ltd.


Devised and written by: Michael Bentine
Devised and written by: John Law
Musicians: The Square Seven
Incidental music/Square Seven directed by: Ron Grainer
Designer: George Djurkovic
Producer: John Street
Comedian: Michael Bentine
[Actor]: Dick Emery
[Actor]: Frank Thornton
[Actor]: Harold Berens
[Actor]: Joe Gibbons
[Actor]: Leon Thau
[Actress]: Anthea Wyndham
[Actress]: Janette Rowselle
[Actor]: Benny Lee

: The News

: The Good Old Days

Old-Time Music Hall from the stage of the Famous City Varieties, Leeds.
Proprietor, Harry Joseph
presenting Freddie Frinton, Shirley Sands, Frank and Isa, The Aristos, Colin Crompton, Kay and Kimberley
Chairman, Leonard Sachs


Comedian: Freddie Frinton
Singer: Shirley Sands
Performers: Frank and Isa
Performers: The Aristos
Comedian: Colin Crompton
Dancers: Kay and Kimberley
Chairman: Leonard Sachs
Musical director: Bernard Herrmann
Producer: Barney Colehan

: Children Under Stress: 1: The Physical Symptoms

Children have to learn to deal with difficulties, threats, or uncertainties in their lives, but if the stresses at home are too severe the result may be various kinds of disturbed behaviour.
In the first of three special programmes, doctors talk to children who have symptoms of apparent physical illness with A consultant psychiatrist and A consultant in child psychiatry.
A Lifeline special


Panellist: A consultant psychiatrist [name uncredited]
Panellist: A consultant in child psychiatry [name uncredited]
Director: Brenda Horsfield
Producer: Hugh Burnett

: Viewpoint

for Maundy Thursday
Michael Wall of The Guardian talks to The Rev. Eric James.


Interviewer: Michael Wall
Interviewee: The Rev. Eric James
Producer: Oliver Hunkin

: Late Night News

: The Road to Calvary

Tom Fleming reads from St. Mark's Gospel 15, w. 1-20 R.S.V.


Reader: Tom Fleming

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