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: Newyddion

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

: Heddiw

Edrychwn ymhell ac yn agoa
Drwy ffilm a thrwy drafod
Daw Cymru a'r byd i'r aelwyd
I'ch difyrru
Wrth eich cinlo
Y cyflwyno, Owen Edwards
Y cynhyrchu, Ifor Rees, Jack Williams
Y golygydd, Nan Davies
Today: a topical magazine.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Llandrindod Wells, Llanddona, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: The News

(to 13.35)

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the very young
Pages turned by Patricia Driscoll.
BBC film
(to 14.45)


Presenter: Patricia Driscoll
Editor: Maria Bird

: Blue Peter

All Aboard! with Christopher Trace and Valerie Singleton in a magazine programme for younger viewers.


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Presenter: Valerie Singleton
Producer: Leonard Chase

: The Pocket Lancer: 3: 'Cry Thief!'

Written and produced by Shaun Sutton.
Another chance to see the serial in four episodes.


Writer/Producer: Shaun Sutton
Film cameraman: Leonard Newson
Film editor: Ron de Mattos
Designer: Susan Spence
Timothy Bretwyn: Nicolas Clay
Sergeant Finch: Derek Francis
Griggs: Martin Wyldeck
Rosie: Trimmer Barbara Leslie
Sentry: Anthony Sheppard
First Soldier: Paul Craig
Second Soldier: Keith Rawlings
Captain Court-Bellingham: David Connell
Captain Bretwyn: Ian Shand
Charlie: Dennis Ramsden
John: Anthony Sagar
Albert Trimmer: Douglas Blackwell
Polly: Annabelle Lee
Countess of Clarencourt: Joan Sanderson
Bystander: Michael Francois
Army officer: Geoffrey Colvile

: The News

: Town and Around

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

Local News and Weather
(Rowridge, Brighton, Manningtree)

: The Sky at Night: Keeping Space Clean

The first interplanetary rockets could carry with them bacteria from earth which might contaminate other planets. Returning spacemen might bring back new and dangerous bacteria which could endanger our existence here. Patrick Moore, Sir Bernard Lovell, and Dr. Francis Jackson give their views on this vital aspect of space travel.


Presenter: Patrick Moore
Guest: Sir Bernard Lovell
Guest: Dr. Francis Jackson
Animations: Alfred Wurmser
Director: Robert Reid
Producer: Paul Johnstone

: Points of View

with Robert Robinson
A quick look at points from the week's post.
Letters for inclusion in these programmes should be addressed to: Points of View, [address removed]


Presenter: Robert Robinson

: Tonight

Look around with Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson, Trevor Philpott, Macdonald Hastings, Polly Elwes and Robin Hall, Jimmie Macgregor.


Presenter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Reporter: Polly Elwes
Singer: Robin Hall
Singer/guitarist: Jimmie Macgregor
'Evelyn' by: Bernard Levin
'Evelyn' by: Tony Hawes
Associate producer: Ned Sherrin
Associate producer: Elizabeth Cowley
Assistant editor: Gordon Watkins
Assistant editor: Peter Batty
Editor: Antony Jay

: Headline News

: Ask Me Another

A general knowledge contest.
The Residents: Olive Stephens, Edward Moult, Reginald Webster
The Challengers: Mary Stirling, John Glyn-Jones, Arthur Maddocks
Chairman, Franklin Engelmann
From the Midlands


Panellist (The Residents): Olive Stephens
Panellist (The Residents): Edward Moult
Panellist (The Residents): Reginald Webster
Panellist (The Challengers): Mary Stirling
Panellist (The Challengers): John Glyn-Jones
Panellist (The Challengers): Arthur Maddocks
Chairman: Franklin Engelmann
Questions arranged and compiled by: John P. Wynn
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: The Rag Trade: Stay-in Strike

Devised and written by Ronald Wolfe and Ronald Chesney.
A repeat order of Stay-in Strike
Starring Peter Jones, Miriam Karlin, Reg Varney, Esma Cannon, Sheila Hancock
with Linda Baron, Barry Linehan
and Gwendolyn Watts, Wanda Ventham, Jan Williams, Pamela Reece
Gwendolyn Watts is appearing in 'Blitz!' at the Adelphi Theatre, London


Devised and written by: Ronald Wolfe
Devised and written by: Ronald Chesney
Incidental music: Gordon Franks
Designer: Malcolm Goulding
Producer: Dennis Main Wilson
Harold Fenner: Peter Jones
Paddy Fleming: Miriam Karlin
Reg Turner: Reg Varney
Lily Swann: Esma Cannon
Carole Taylor: Sheila Hancock
June: Linda Baron
Mr. Duncan: Barry Linehan
[Actress]: Gwendolyn Watts
Shirley: Wanda Ventham
[Actress]: Jan Williams
[Actress]: Pamela Reece

: In Their Opinion: 4: The Economist

The last in the present series of programmes taking a look at weekly journals and their coverage of current affairs, including an interview with the Editor, Donald Tyerman with comments on issues at home and abroad by members of the editorial staff of the paper and some of its regular contributors.
Introduced by John Morgan.


Interviewee: Donald Tyerman
Presenter: John Morgan
Assistant producer: Paul Bonner
Director: Brenda Horsfield
Producer: Derek Holroyde

: The News

: Professional Boxing

An eight-round middleweight contest.

: Come Dancing

for the BBC Inter-Regional Dancing Contest
Organised by Mecca Dancing
Peter West introduces the first heat in the nation-wide amateur ballroom dancing contest between twelve regions for the BBC Television Award and Formation Team Cup.

From The Locarno Ballroom, Bradford with Harry Gray and his Orchestra.
Compere, Harold Williamson
West Scotland
From Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow with Billy MacGregor and the Gaybirds.
Compere, Alex Macintosh

Before a panel of judges nominated by members of the Official Board of Ballroom Dancing Ltd. including the Welsh Alliance


Presenter: Peter West
Musicians (North-East): Harry Gray and his Orchestra
Compere (North-East): Harold Williamson
Producer (North-East): Ray Lakeland
Musicians (West Scotland): Billy MacGregor and the Gaybirds
Compere (West Scotland): Alex Macintosh
Producer (West Scotland): Robert Stewart
Arranged by: Eric Morley
Director: Reg Perrin
Executive producer: Barrie Edgar

: Lotte Lenya sings Kurt Weill

Tomorrow evening the great German singer-actress returns to the London stage to star in Brecht on Brecht. In this programme she sings 'Mack the Knife' and other songs by her husband, Kurt Weill.
English Chamber Orchestra
Conductor, Lawrence Leonard
Introduced by Huw Wheldon.
(First shown in Monitor in March 1961)


Singer: Lotte Lenya
Composer: Kurt Weill
Musicians: English Chamber Orchestra
[Orchestra] conductor: Lawrence Leonard
Presenter: Huw Wheldon
Director: Ken Russell
Director: Humphrey Burton

: Late Night News

followed by The Weather; Close Down

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