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: Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales 1962 Llanelly

Opening Ceremony under the presidency of Sir Thomas Parry Williams
The first televised programme from the Pavilion at the Eisteddfod in Llanelly.
The ceremony described by Alun Williams.
See page 25
(to 10.15)


Commentator: Alun Williams
Television presentation: Selwyn Roderick

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the very young
Pages turned by Patricia Driscoll.
BBC film
(to 10.45)


Presenter: Patricia Driscoll
Editor: Maria Bird

: Newyddion O'r Eisteddfod

Hanesion a sgyrsiau o'r Maea yn cael eu cyflwyno gan Idris Roberts
News from the Eisteddfod.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Llandrindod Wells, Llanddona, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: Bank Holiday Grandstand

Including Cricket, Motor Racing, International Athletics.
See panel

: Circus from Paris

From France's gay capital a holiday circus with the accent on youth and rhythm presenting in Cirque de Paris.
Bouglione's Grand Parade: Performers from the four corners of the world.
Les Charlivel: Rhythm in the ring
Henri Dantes and his Royal Bengal Tigers
Les Martellis: Ballet buffoons
Les Lamas de Don Jose: A unique animal presentation.
Gypsie et Josette: Youth and beauty on the silver wire.
Les Arriola: Sensational Spanish acrobats on the 'flying' trampoline.
Introduced by Robin Scott.
Ringmaster, Marcellys
Presented by courtesy of Radiodiffusion-Television Francaise in association with Gilles Margaritis
Recorded on the Eurovision link from the Cirque d'Hiver in Paris by arrangement with Joseph Bouglione


Acrobats: Les Charlivel
Performers: Les Martellis
Performers: Gypsie et Josette
Acrobats: Les Arriola
Presenter: Robin Scott
Ringmaster: Marcellys
Musical director: Bernard Hilda
Circus liaison: Agnes Tanguy
Producer: Derek Burrell-Davis

: The News

: Today's Sport

Introduced by Cliff Morgan.
A summary of today's sporting highlights, including the finish of the Guards Trophy race at Brands Hatch.
Presented by the Sportsview Unit


Presenter: Cliff Morgan

: Town and Around

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

Local News and Weather
(Rowridge, Brighton, Manningtree)

: Wells Fargo: Relay Station

The exciting adventures of the famous Western stagecoach service.
Starring Dale Robertson

A Wells Fargo agent dies and Jim Hardie is sent to look after the station until a successor is appointed. On the way there, he meets a boy who has been mysteriously wounded.


Jim Hardie: Dale Robertson

: Brian Rix presents: See How They Run

The farce by Philip King.
Adapted for television by the author.


Author/adapter: Philip King
Setting: Rhoda Gray
The play directed by: Wallace Douglas
TV presentation: Mary Evans
Ida: Hazel Douglas
Miss Skillon: Fabia Drake
Rev Lionel Toop: Terry Scott
Penelope Toop: Elspet Gray
L/Cpl Clive Winton: Brian Rix
The Intruder: Peter Mercier
The Bishop of Lax: Henry Kendall
Rev Arthur Humphrey: Larry Noble
Police Sergeant: Basil Lord

: The Big Parade

A musical spectacle featuring The Massed Bands of the R.A.F. (by permission of the Air Council)
The Central Band of the Royal Air Force

Royal Air Force Regiment Band
Organising Director of Music, Wing Commander J. L. Wallace, O.B.K., L.R.A.M., A.R.C.M.

751st United States Air Force Band
by permission of Major-General John H. Ives
Commander and conductor, Lieutenant Harold C. Johnson

Fifty Clarinets
Squadron-Leader H. E. Wheeler, Mus.B., K.R.C.O.. A.R.C.M., Concert Pianist

Alvino Rey - The American star featuring his famous Talking Guitar

Metropolitan Police Combined Male Voice Choirs
(by permission of Sir Joseph Simpson, K.B.)
Choral director, Malcolm Parker, L.G.S.M.

The Sixteen Big Paraders
and Norrie Paramor and his Recording Orchestra

Musical items include: the Lost Chord, Lords of the Air and Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue


Musicians: The Central Band of the Royal Air Force
Musicians: Royal Air Force Regiment Band
Musicians: 751st United States Air Force Band
Commander and conductor: Lieutenant Harold C. Johnson
Guitarist: Alvino Rey
Singers: Metropolitan Police Combined Male Voice Choirs
Choral director: Malcolm Parker
Performers: The Sixteen Big Paraders
Musicians: Norrie Paramor and his Recording Orchestra
Opening number The Big Parade composed by: Jack Strachey
Choreography: Jack Billings
Band liaison: Major C.H. Jaeger
Settings: Malcolm Goulding
Film Editor: Ted Walter
Devised and produced by: Richard Afton

: Panorama

The Window on the World
Panorama cameras focus on People - Places - Problems that make news.
Introduced by Richard Dimbleby with reports from Panorama's regular team of commentators Robin Day, Ludovic Kennedy, John Morgan, James Mossman.


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Reporter: Robin Day
Reporter: Ludovic Kennedy
Reporter: John Morgan
Reporter: James Mossman
Associate producer: Jeremy Murray-Brown
Associate producer: Christopher Ralling
Assistant editor: Norman Swallow
Editor: Paul Fox

: The News

: H.M.S. Pinafore

A nautical comic opera written by W. S. Gilbert and composed by Arthur Sullivan.
A recording of the CBC-TV production


Writer: W. S. Gilbert
Composed by: Arthur Sullivan
Chorus and Orchestra conducted by: Louis Applebaum
Designer: Brian Jackson
Producer: Tyrone Guthrie
Director: Norman Campbell
Little Buttercup, a Portsmouth bumboat woman: Irene Byatt
Bill Bobstay, the boatswain: Douglas Campbell
Dick Deadeye, an able seaman: Howard Mawson
Ralph Rackstraw, an able seaman: Andrew Downie
Captain Corcoran, commanding H.M S. Pinafore: Harry Mossfield
Josephine, his daughter: Marion Studholme
Sir Joseph Porter, K. C. B., First Lord of the Admiralty: Eric House
Hebe his first cousin: Elisabeth Mawson
Bob Becket, a carpenter: Vaclovas Verikaitis

: Prokofiev

Written by Ken Russell and Huw Wheldon.
In this film biography of the great Soviet composer, Sergei Prokofiev's life is reconstructed with old film, photographs, and specially shot material, from the time when he was a child prodigy in pre-revolutionary Russia to his last battles with the Soviet regime under Stalin.
A Monitor film: first shown in June 1961


Writer/director: Ken Russell
Writer/producer: Huw Wheldon

: Heddiw

Eisteddfod Genedlaethol
Frenhinol Cymru Llanelli
Edrych yn 61 dros ddigwyddiadau'r dydd yng nghwmni
Owen Edwards
Rhaglen ddyddiol dan ofal Nan Davies, Ifor Rees a Jack Williams
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Llandrindod Wells, Llanddona, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)
(to 00.13)

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