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The winner of the competition for composing an ode in the traditional strict metre is enthroned in the Bardic Chair.
This ceremony is one of the great moments of the week. Until his name is proclaimed from the stage, and he stands in the audience, the identity of the winning poet is kept secret- even from the winner himself.
(Cadeirio'r Bardd: teledir y seremoni yn syth o Baflliwn yr Eisteddfod yn Ystradgynlais)


English commentary:
Hywel Davies
Presented for television by:
David J. Thomas

Practical help for the housewife.
Presented by Jasmine Bligh.

Tuning Up
Eileen Fowler offers more exercises and special advice on how to walk properly.

Glass of Fashion
Mary Hill reviews Cecil Beaton's recent book.

From Glasgow: Cookery
Traditional ways of making Scottish dishes.

Old Nylons
Edith Barham shows an easy way to make flowers from old nylon stockings.


Jasmine Bligh
Exceriser (Tuning Up):
Eileen Fowler
Reviewer (Glass of Fashion):
Mary Hill
Item presenter (Old Nylons):
Edith Barham
S. E. Reynolds

Children's Newsreel

My Uncle Rollo
A play for television by George Wingate.
(Second performance: August 8)
(Arthur Lowe is appearing in "Pal Joey" at the Princes Theatre, London)

(to 17.40)


Writer (My Uncle Rollo):
George Wingate
Producer (My Uncle Rollo):
Rex Tucker
Designer (My Uncle Rollo):
Eileen Diss
Uncle Rollo:
Oliver Burt
Anthony Valentine
Arthur Lowe
Charles Farrell
Ewen Solon
Constable Eccles:
Reginald Hartnell Stone

A comedy by W. Somerset Maugham.
[Starring] Sonia Dresdel, Fabia Drake, Jack Watling, Alan Wheatley

The action takes place early in the century in Gerald Halstane's rooms in London, and at Mrs. Dot's country house on the Thames.
(June Thorburn appears by permission of the J. Arthur Rank Organisation, Ltd.)
(Second performance)


W. Somerset Maugham
Stephen Harrison
Richard R. Greenough
Charles, Gerald's servant:
John Vere
Mr. Wright:
John Howlett
Mr. Rixon:
Roddy Hughes
Gerald Halstane:
Jack Watling
James Blenkinsop:
Alan Wheatley
Freddie Perkins:
Jeremy Brett
'Mrs. Dot' (Mrs. Worthley):
Sonia Dresdel
Lady Sellenger:
Fabia Drake
Nellie Sellenger:
June Thorburn
Aunt Eliza (Miss MacGregor):
Una Venning
George, Blenkinsop's servant:
Edmund Gray
Butler at Mrs. Dot's:
Alban Blakelock

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