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: Newyddion

News in Welsh.
(Welsh transmitters and 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 cinio
Today: a topical magazine.
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Unknown: Holme Moss

: The News

: Wednesday Magazine

Keep in touch with likely people and lively ideas in the arts, entertainment and the world at large.
Sir Michael Redgrave, The World of Mabel Lucie Attwell, Aide El Kebir - The Big Feast
with David Jacobs.
Michael Redgrave is appearing in Out of Bounds' at Wynaham's Theatre, London


Guest: Sir Michael Redgrave
Subject (The World of Mabel Lucie Attwell): Mabel Lucie Attwell
Presenter: David Jacobs
Production assistant: Iris Furlong
Production assistant: Sheila Innes
Producer: Richard Francis

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the very young
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Peter Hawkins speaks the voices
Maria Bird writes the songs and music
BBC film
(to 14.15)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/music: Maria Bird

: Animal Magic: Sharing Christmas with Animals

A fortnightly series introduced by Johnny Morris with Tony Soper.

Today's programme takes a look at cockatoos and macaws, a tame robin, a red deer fawn, and a family of children with their pets in Malaya.
From the West


Presenter: Johnny Morris
Presenter: Tony Soper
Film editor: George Inger
Director: Douglas Thomas
Producer: Winwood Reade

: Whirlybirds: Bankrupt Alibi

A second showing of a series of adventure films about a helicopter.

In spite of evidence given to the contrary, Chuck and P.T. maintain that there were two people in a car at the time of a hit-and-run accident. Thereupon they become involved in some strange developments.

: 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

: Bucknell's House: 30

Barry Bucknell's weekly do-it-yourself TV guide to jobs in the home.
Most of the hard donkey-work has been done now, and the old house is beginning to look less squalid and unattractive. The hall in the lower flat can be finished off as soon as the partition wall at the end of the kitchen has been rolled into place.
See facing page


Presenter: Barry Bucknell
Music played by: Tommy Reilly
Music played by: Roland Harker
Producer: Stanley Hyland

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore, Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson, Trevor Philpott, Kenneth Allsop, Macdonald Hastings, Julian Pettifer and Robin Hall, Jimmie Macgregor.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Singer: Robin Hall
Singer/guitarist: Jimmie Macgregor
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

: Z Cars: The Five Whistles

by Allan Prior.
There are two young constables in each car, ready to deal with trouble as it happens.

A quantity of drink and five suits are missing. P.C.s Steele and Lynch spend a long night looking for the drink while the rest of the Newtown Police are at the Christmas party.


Writer: Allan Prior
Director: Eric Tayler
Designer: Richard Henry
Script Editor: John Hopkins
Casebook Material: William Prendergast
Producer: David E. Rose
P.C. Steele: Jeremy Kemp
P.C. Lynch: James Ellis

: Sports Review of 1962

Introduced by Peter Dimmock and featuring BBC Sportsview Personality of the Year.

The programme comes direct from the BBC Television Theatre where before 300 sports personalities Field-Marshal Viscount Montgomery of Alamein K.O., G.C.B., D.S.O. presents the trophy to the BBC Sportsview Personality of the Year.
See page 33


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Trophy presenter: Field-Marshal Viscount Montgomery of Alamein
Programme compiled and edited by: Ronnie Noble
Associate editor: Leslie Kettley
Film editor: Dennis Edwards
Designer: Harry Edwards
Presented by: Bryan Cowgill

: The News

: Zero One: Million Dollar Lift

Call sign of International Air Security
A film series.
Produced by MGM-TV in association with the BBC

When Archy Vance, released from a U.S. prison, flies to London, he is recognised at the airport by Garnett, who puts Delaney on his trail. Delaney soon finds himself deeply involved in a robbery which is as startling as it is audacious.


Teleplay by: David T. Chantler
Producer: Lawrence P. Bachmann
Director: Roy Baker
Associate producer: Aida Young
Alan Garnett: Nigel Patrick
Jimmy Delaney: Bill Smith
Maya: Katya Douglas
Archy: Hugh McDermott
Ziggy: Gordon Sterne
Miss Kelly: Jane Hylton

: Like... Music

The N.D.O. and Bernard Herrmann make with the beat for guest artists
Billy Fury and The Tornados, Eden Kane, John Leyton, Anita Harris, The Trad Lads
Compere, Roger Moffat
From the North


Musicians: The N.D.O. and Bernard Herrmann
Singer: Billy Fury
Band: The Tornados
Singer: Eden Kane
Singer: John Leyton
Singer: Anita Harris
Musicians: The Trad Lads
Compere: Roger Moffat
Staging: Denny Bettis
Orchestrations: Alan Roper
Orchestrations: Pat Nash
Designer: Paul Bernard
Associate producer: Geoff Lawrence
Producer: Stan Parkinson

: One from One-Thirty: Wednesday Magazine

A second showing of this afternoon's programme.
Introduced by David Jacobs.

10.15-10.45 In View: The Christmas Machine
(Rowridge, Brighton)

10.15-10.45 Scan: life in the Midlands.


Presenter (Wednesday Magazine): David Jacobs
Producer (Wednesday Magazine): Richard Francis

: The Sky at Night: The Moving Earth

This year is the bicentenary of the death of James Bradley, third Astronomer Royal.
Patrick Moore and Colin Ronan discuss his work and observations, remarkable for his time, which first proved the earth was moving through space.


Presenter: Patrick Moore
Guest: Colin Ronan
Animations: Alfred Wurmser
Director: Bob Reid
Producer: Paul Johnstone

: Late Night News

: Llwyfan

i efrydwyr cerdd ar ddechrau eu gyrfa proffesyddol gyda Dilys Elwyn Edwards yn cyflwyno
Margaret Price, Kenneth Langabeer, Sian Thomas, Roy Gillard, James Meaker, Laurence Davies, John Glyn Jones, Melvin Smallwood
Arwel Hughes yn cyfeilio t Y cyfarwyddo gan MYRFYN OWEN
The Stage: a programme for music students beginning their career.
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)
(to 23.42)


Unknown: Holme Moss
Unknown: Dilys Elwyn Edwards
Unknown: Kenneth Langabeer
Unknown: Sian Thomas
Unknown: Roy Gillard
Unknown: James Meaker
Unknown: Laurence Davies
Unknown: John Glyn Jones
Unknown: Melvin Smahwood
Unknown: Arwel Hughes

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