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: Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales: 1963 Llandudno

Opening ceremony under the presidency of Sir Thomas Parry Williams
The first televised programme from the Pavilion at the Eisteddfod in Llandudno.
The ceremony described by Alun Williams.
(Welsh transmitters, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)
(to 10.15)


President: Sir Thomas Parry Williams
Commentator: Alun Williams
TV presentation: Selwyn Roderick

: Watch with Mother: New Picture Book

For the very young
BBC film
(to 11.00)

: Newyddion

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

: Bank Holiday Grandstand

See panel

: The Lucy Show: Lucy Waits up for Chris

A second chance to see a film from the comedy series
Starring Lucille Ball
with Vivian Vance, Dick Martin, Candy Moore, Jimmy Garrett, Ralph Hart

A trampoline comes in handy when... Lucy Waits up for Chris ...and with surprising agility bounces herself right into trouble.


Lucy Carmichael: Lucille Ball
Vivian Bagley: Vivian Vance
Harry Conners: Dick Martin
Chris Carmichael: Candy Moore
Jerry Carmichael: Jimmy Garrett
Sherman Bagley: Ralph Hart

: The News

: Town and Around

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


Presenter: Michael Aspel

: Deep in the Heart of Texas: Superamerica

with Alan Whicker

Texas, the State of superlatives - where everything is the biggest, the best, the most...
Texas, whose brand-image is The Millionaire, and where there are perhaps more multi-millionaires per square mile than anywhere else in the world.
Texas, where even shopping can be an unforgettable experience - one Dallas store offers modern planes off-the-peg marked 'his and 'hers'.
Alan Whicker sampled life in Super-America during a tour of Texas for Tonight.
A Tonight presentation


Reporter: Alan Whicker
Cameraman: Alan Jonas
Sound recordist: David Ziegler
Film editor: Norman Carr
Director: Michael Tuchner
Producer: Peter Batty

: Headline News

: Dial Rix: Rolling Home

by Christopher Bond.
Another in the series of farces specially written for television.
Starring Brian Rix


Writer: Christopher Bond
Cameraman: Ken Westbury
Editor: Peter Pierce
Telerecording editor: Richard Barclay
Costumes supervised by: Michael Endacott
Music composed and conducted by: Tommy Watt
Designer: Jane Martin
Director: Wallace Douglas
Angela Rix: Elspet Gray
Bunny Rix: Brian Rix
Colin Enderby: Colin Douglas
Ted Barrett: John Crocker
Valerie Barrett: Hazel Douglas
P.C. Boot: Moray Watson
Sadie Enderby: Judith Furse
'Fruity' Frampton: Basil Lord
'Biffer' Bonce: Peter Mercier
'China' Bowles: Harold Goodwin
Mr Jennings: Larry Noble
Cashier: Hugh Lund
Farmer: Jack Lambert

: McHale's Navy: Operation Wedding Party

A new comedy film series featuring the misadventures of the craziest crew that ever manned a Patrol Torpedo-boat.
with Ernest Borgnine as Skipper McHale, Tim Conway as Ensign Charles Parker, Joe Flynn as Captain Binghamton, Carl Ballantine as Torpedoman Lester Gruber.

Although it is against regulations, McHale plans a wedding ceremony for one of his men who wants to marry a nurse. But the situation gets complicated when the Navy schedules manoeuvres at the same time.


Skipper McHale: Ernest Borgnine
Ensign Charles Parker: Tim Conway
Captain Binghamton: Joe Flynn
Torpedoman Lester Gruber: Carl Ballantine

: Panorama

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


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Reporter: Robin Day
Reporter: Roderick MacFarquhar
Reporter: John Morgan
Reporter: James Mossman
Associate producer: David J. Webster
Associate producer: Geoffrey Baines
Assistant editor: Christopher Ralling
Editor: David Wheeler

: The Englishman Abroad

William Rushton, Julian Pettifer take a holiday look at their countrymen in foreign parts and more particularly in Menton by courtesy of the cameras of Radiodiffusion-Television Francaise meeting Cleo Laine, Yvonne Mitchell, Roy Kinnear.


Performer: William Rushton
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Singer: Cleo Laine
Performer: Yvonne Mitchell
Performer: Roy Kinnear
Songs and sketches: Peter Lewis
Songs and sketches: Peter Dobereiner
Songs and sketches: David Nathan
Songs and sketches: Keith Waterhouse
Songs and sketches: Willis Hall
Songs and sketches: Caryl Brahms
Songs and sketches/producer: Ned Sherrin
Songs and sketches: Herbert Kretzmer
Songs and sketches: Johnny Dankworth
Songs and sketches: Ron Grainer
Songs and sketches/musical direction: Dave Lee
Production assistant: John Drummond
Production assistant: John Duncan
Production assistant: John Bassett

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Saturday Satire 16 August 2015

: Points of View

with Robert Robinson
A quick look at points from the week's post.
Next edition: Friday at 6.45 p.m.
Letters for inclusion in these programmes should be addressed to Points of View, [address removed]


Presenter: Robert Robinson

: The News

: Suspense: The Dogs of Durga Das

by Arthur Swinson.
with Faith Brook and Barry Letts
From Wales
In this play, which is based on fact, Carolyn Manningham is warned by a Holy Man that something evil is going to happen in the bungalow where she is to live.


Writer: Arthur Swinson
Director: David J. Thomas
Designer: Colin Shaw
Producer: John Warrington
Carolyn Manningham: Faith Brook
Mark Manningham: Jonathan Collins
Sally Manningham: Pauline Challoner
Mr Mehta: David Graham
Ishwar: Hari Khayam
Ram: Mellan Mitchell
Lala: Saeed Akhtar
Ratan: Shiranee de Mel
The Syce: Nisar Hussein
The Sadhu: Christopher Carlos
Ian MacDonald: Desmond Llewelyn
Mrs MacDonald: Barbara Cavan
John Manningham: Barry Letts

: Julian Bream

A film profile in which one of Britain's most famous musicians plays the guitar and the lute and talks with his friends with George Malcolm and the Julian Bream Consort.
"Bream has a delightful personality and his passion for English sixteenth-century music was positively exciting" Observer
A Monitor film
First transmitted in June 1962


Guitarist/lutenist: Julian Bream
Musician: George Malcolm
Musicians: The Julian Bream Consort
Film editor: Allan Tyrer
Director: Humphrey Burton

: Y Genedlaethol

Llwyfan y Pafiliwn Cwmniaeth y maes
Gweithgareddau'r pebyll a chymeriadau'r Brifwyl
Fe geir peth o naws y cyfan yn rhaglen gyntaf Uned Heddiw o'r Eisteddfod Genedlaethol yn Llandudno a gyflwynir gan Owen Edwards
Today at the National Eisteddfod
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)
(to 0.02)


Unknown: Pafiliwn Cwmniaeth
Unknown: Owen Edwards

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