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: Newyddion

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

: Heddiw

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

: The News

: Let's Imagine: Making a Comeback

Some have said it is suicide to try... and some have tried
Lydia Sokolova, Diaghilev Ballet, 1913-1929
Derek Oldham, Leading tenor of musical comedy
and Billy Russell 'On behalf of the working classes' 25 years a top-of-the-bill comic talk of careers, retirements, and comebacks with Meryl O'Keefe in a comeback mood with ballads Brendan O'Dowda sings accompanied by James Moody at the piano.
From the Midlands


Guest: Lydia Sokolova
Guest: Derek Oldham
Guest: Billy Russell
Presenter: Meryl O'Keefe
Singer: Brenda O'Dowda
Pianist: James Moody
Designer: Charles Carroll
Producer: Paul Morby

: 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 Squeaking Story

A new film series of the adventures of Hammy and his friends.

A mystery of the Riverbank is solved with the help of Guinea Pig's oil-can.
Commentary spoken by Johnny Morris.


Narrator: Johnny Morris
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: Captain Pugwash: The Cuckoo Clock

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?: The New Farms

Peter West looks at the latest inventions and ideas making news in science and industry, and shows how they work.
This week: The New Farms
An outside broadcast from Nottingham University School of Agriculture with David Dimbleby, Gwynneth Tighe.


Presenter: Peter West
Reporter: David Dimbleby
Reporter: Gwynneth Tighe
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

Percy Thrower and Ken Burras
Pot plants, foliage, hedgerow material, and cut shrubs in the house during Christmas week.
For the serious plantsman: 2: Hollies and Mistletoe and Plant Marriages
The need for cross-pollination to ensure berrying on some popular winter shrubs including Skimmia and Pernettya.
From the Midlands


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: Ken Burras
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 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

: Adventure: Deeds Done Across the Sea

From Antioch to the Gulf of Aqaba the Crusaders built castles-forts to guard the pilgrim route and great bastions to defend the Holy City of Jerusalem. Here the knights and squires of Europe lived and loved and fought-and often died; and here, against the magnificent background of their ruined castles, their story is retold.
See page 45


Narrator: Hugh Barrett
Filmed by: Murray Grigor
Film editor: Larry Toft
Presented by: Joan Duff
Series edited by: Brian Branston

: Dr. Kildare: The Cobweb Chain

A film series.

Stubborn pride at first prevents the young Indian doctor, Ramid, from accepting assistance when Dr. Kildare tries to help him.


Dr. Kildare: Richard Chamberlain
Dr. Gillespie: Raymond Massey

: Benny Hill: No.4: Mervyn's Christmas Pudding

Written by Dave Freeman.
Benny Hill in a new series of unlikely situations.
featuring Graham Stark, Moyra Fraser, Priscilla Morgan, Patricia Hayes, Peter Vernon, Lala Lloyd and David Keir
Priscilla Morgan appears by permission of the Directors of the Old Vic Trust


Writer: Dave Freeman
Incidental music: Ron Grainer
Designer: Tony Abbott
Producer: Duncan Wood
[Actor]: Benny Hill
Council Employee: Graham Stark
[Actress]: Moyra Fraser
Alma: Priscilla Morgan
Mum: Patricia Hayes
Policeman: Peter Vernon
Lady Fenella Twinge: Lala Lloyd
[Actor]: David Keir

: The News

: Hotel Paradiso

A farce by Georges Feydeau and Maurice Desvallieres.
Translated by Peter Glenville
with Cyril Shaps, Geoffrey Bayldon, William Kendall, Joan Sanderson and June Whitfield

A quiet night with your best friend's wife in a discreet little hotel. That is how Monsieur Boniface intends it should be ...
See page 45


Author: Georges Feydeau
Author: Maurice Desvallieres
Translated by: Peter Glenville
Costumes supervised by: Dorothea Wallace
Make-up supervised by: Elizabeth Blattner
Design: Stephen Bundy
Production By: Rosemary Hill
Unknown: Monsieur Boniface
Boniface: Cyril Shaps
Angelique: Joan Sanderson
Marcelle: June Whitfield
Cot: William Kendall
Victoire: Josephine Woodford
Maxim: Patrick Godfrey
Martin: Geoffrey Bayldon
Paquerette: Julia McCarthy
Violette: Frances Guthrie
Marguerite: Patricia Pacy
Pervenche: Sandra Skermer
Georges: Robert Gillespie
Inspector Bouchard: Reginald Marsh
Policeman: Peter Wyatt

: Late Night News

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