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: Newyddion

News in Welsh.
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: Heddiw

Edrychwn ymhell ac yn agos Drwy ffllm a thrwy drafod
Daw Cymru a'r byd i'r aelwyd I'ch difyrru
Wrth eich clnio
Y cyftwyno,
Owen Edwards
Y cynhyrchu,
Today: a topical magazine.
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


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

: The News

: Let's Imagine: Being a West Indian in Manchester

Introduced by Sam Reid and Matthew Byrne.
From the North


Presenter: Sam Reid
Presenter: Matthew Byrne
Designer: Kenneth Lawson
Producer: Bob Duncan

: 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

: Tales of the Riverbank: The Birdwatchers

A new film series of the adventures of Hammy and his friends.
The Hamster finds that it is a lot easier to climb up trees than it is to climb down.
Commentary spoken by Johnny Morris.


Narrator: Johnny Morris
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: Captain Pugwash: A New Ship

Another thrilling adventure with his band of black-hearted pirates and cabin boy Tom.
A second chance to see this animated cartoon written and drawn by John Ryan.
Storyteller, Peter Hawkins


Writer/artist: John Ryan
Narrator/voices: Peter Hawkins
Presented by: Gordon Murray

: What's New?

Peter West looks at the latest inventions and ideas making news in science and industry, and shows how they work with David Dimbleby, Brian Johnston.


Presenter: Peter West
Reporter: David Dimbleby
Reporter: Brian Johnston
Research: Julia Cave
Research: Joanne Symons
Film editor: Alan Martin
Edited and produced by: Brian Robins

: The News

: Town and Around

A daily presentation of news and views from London and the South-East.
Introduced by Richard Baker.
followed by The Weather


Presenter: Richard Baker

: Gardening Club

For the gardener with patience -and limited cash!
Percy Thrower and Cliff Lewis suggest Growing a hedge, a shrub, and a tree-from seed and Weather permitting, Fred Saunders tackles winter digging in the Gardening Club Garden.
From the Midlands


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Presenter: Cliff Lewis
Guest: Fred Saunders
Producer: Paul Morby

: Points of View

with Robert Robinson
A further 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 Cliff Michelmore, Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson, Trevor Philpott, Kenneth Allsop, Macdonald Hastings, Julian Pettifer and The Countrymen.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Band: The Countrymen
Associate producer: Ned Sherrin
Associate producer: Elizabeth Cowley
Associate producer: Jack Gold
Associate producer: Derrick Amoore
Associate producer: Michael Tuchner
Assistant editor: Gordon Watkins
Assistant editor: Peter Batty
Editor: Antony Jay

: Headline News

: Adventure: Eskimo Island

Harold Eastwood and his wife Maisie travel through Alaska to its westernmost point near the Arctic Circle - the Diomede Islands inhabited by hardy Eskimos. On their way they come across sea otters, once almost exterminated by the Russians for their valuable fur, and rivers teeming with salmon. There are anxious moments as their umiak gets lost in the fog on the International Date Line, and they nearly end up in Siberia.


Traveller/filmed by: Harold Eastwood
Traveller: Maisie Eastwood
Narrator: Murray Kash
Film editor: Keith Miller
Presented by: Harry Hastings
Series edited by: Brian Branston

: Dr. Kildare: Breakdown

A film series starring Richard Chamberlain as Dr Kildare, Raymond Massey as Dr Gillespie.
Guest star: Larry Parks

Dr. Waller, a brilliant orthopaedic specialist at Blair, is jealous of Kildare and thinks the young intern is trying to destroy his career. He hits back so unscrupulously that Kildare's future is in jeopardy.


Dr. Kildare: Richard Chamberlain
Dr. Gillespie: Raymond Massey
Dr. Waller: Larry Parks

: Benny Hill: 3: The Time Bicycle

Written by Dave Freeman.
Benny Hill in a new series of unlikely situations
featuring Graham Stark, Anthony Sharp
with Laurel Mather, Gwenda Ewen, Cameron Hall, Ken Roberts, Julian Orchard, Molly Sugden, Edwin Apps, Sidney Vivian, Reg Thompson, Roger Avon, Jean Marlow, Alec Bregonzi


Writer: Dave Freeman
Incidental Music: Ron Grainer
Designer: Robert MacGowan
Producer: Duncan Wood
Trevor Bottiwell: Benny Hill
Hadrian Meredith: Graham Stark
[Actor]: Anthony Sharp
[Actress]: Gwenda Ewen
[Actor]: Cameron Hall
[Actor]: Ken Roberts
Estate Agent: Julian Orchard
Woman Tenant: Molly Sugden
[Actor]: Edwin Apps
[Actor]: Sidney Vivian
[Actor]: Reg Thompson
Policeman: Roger Avon
[Actress]: Jean Marlow
[Actor]: Alec Bregonzi

: The News

: The One Day of the Year

by Alan Seymour.
with Kenneth J. Warren and Madge Ryan
Anzac Day - a great national day of honour, a day of salute to the fallen, a day of grief... or just a great meaningless booze-up?


Writer: Alan Seymour
Designer: Margaret Peacock
Producer: James Ormerod
Alf Cook: Kenneth J. Warren
Wacka Dawson: Reg Lye
Dot Cook: Madge Ryan
Hughie Cook: George Roubicek
Jan Castle: Georgina Ward

: Picture Parade

Introduced by Robert Robinson.
In this edition:
Scenes from "Hatari" starring John Wayne, Hardy Kruger and Elsa Martinelli; "Jumbo" starring Doris Day; "Phaedra" starring Melina Mercouri and Anthony Perkins
Alex Macintosh talks to Melina Mercouri
Behind the cameras on location in Argentina, producer Harold Hecht describes the making of Taras Bulba, the story of the Cossacks' fight for freedom from the Poles 400 years ago starring Yul Brynner and Tony Curtis.
(Films by courtesy of Paramount, M-G-M, United Artists)


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Interviewer: Alex Macintosh
Interviewee: Melina Mercouri
Item narrator: Harold Hecht
Producer: Christopher Doll

: Late Night News

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