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: JACKANORY

with Ted Ray
Christmas Stories
Today: Ted Ray tells a traditional story for Christmas Eve called The Little Juggler

Contributors

Unknown: Ted Ray
Unknown: Ted Ray

: THE CHRISTMAS STORY

... told to the infants class of a Dorset village school by the head teacher, and acted by the older children from
St. Mary's Church. Cerne Abbas
Narration,
Hugh Reynolds
Television presentation by John Dobson from the South and West

Contributors

Presentation By: John Dobson

: CAROLS AND CASH

Just Because It's Christmas
Sludents from the University of York take a look at some aspects of the Christmas festival.
Armed with a film camera the students were invited to make their own programme; to look at any facets of Christmas they chose.
Christopher Chataway discusses some of the points raised in this film.
Directed by JOHN C. MILLER
Produced by Nick HUNTER from the North

Contributors

Unknown: Christopher Chataway
Directed By: John C. Miller
Produced By: Nick Hunter

: WHEN COMEDY WAS KING

Some great moments with the screen's most famous laughter-makers including:
CHARLIE CHAPLIN , BUSTER KEATON
LAUREL AND HARDY, HARRY LANGDON BEN TURPIN , FATTY ARBUCKLE
CHARLIE CHASE , CHESTER CONKLIN ANDY CLYDE , BILLY BEVAN ,-
GLORIA SWANSON , MABEL NORMAND WALLACE BEERY , SNUB POLLARD
Narrated by Dwight Weist
Music composed by TED Royal Written and produced by ROBERT YOUNGSON
First shown on BBC-2

Contributors

Unknown: Charlie Chaplin
Unknown: Buster Keaton
Unknown: Harry Langdon
Unknown: Ben Turpin
Unknown: Fatty Arbuckle
Unknown: Charlie Chase
Unknown: Chester Conklin
Unknown: Andy Clyde
Unknown: Billy Bevan
Unknown: Gloria Swanson
Unknown: Mabel Normand
Unknown: Wallace Beery
Unknown: Snub Pollard
Unknown: Dwight Weist
Composed By: Ted Royal
Produced By: Robert Youngson

: WATCH WITH MOTHER

For the very young
Trumpton
The Greenhouse

: CAPTAIN BLOOD

The spectacular adventure film starring with ERROL FLYNN, OLIVIA DE HAVILLAND, BASIL RATHBONE, LIONEL ATWILL
Screenplay by CASEY ROBINSON from the story by RAFAEL SABATINI Directed by Michael Curtiz
Dr. Peter Blood, innocently condemned to a life of slavery in the West Indies, escapes to become the most famous pirate in history.

Contributors

Screenplay: Casey Robinson
From a story by: Rafael Sabatini
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Dr. Peter Blood/Pirate Captain: Errol Flynn
Arabella Bishop: Olivia De Havilland
Levasseur: Basil Rathbone
Colonel Bishop: Lionel Atwill
Hagthorpe: Guy Kibbee
Lord Willoughby: Henry Stephenson
Wolverstone: Robert Barrat
Cahasac: J Carroll Naish

: Bewitched: Humbug Not Spoken Here

...or Santa will sleigh you!
A comedy film series starring Elizabeth Montgomery as Samantha, Dick York as Darrin, Agnes Moorehead as Endora
A special Christmas edition

Contributors

Samantha: Elizabeth Montgomery
Darrin: Dick York
Endora: Agnes Moorehead

: PLAY SCHOOL

A programme for children under five
Dressing-Up Day
Presenters,
Julie Stevens , Brian Cant
Today's story:
' The Lost Tambourine '
Shown at 11.0 a.m. on BBC-2

Contributors

Unknown: Julie Stevens

: NINA AND FREDERIK

in The Christmas Tree
Hans Andersen 's Christmas story retold for television
Music and songs by PATRICK HARVEY and FREDERIK Designer. Paul Allen
Director, PETER RIDSDALE SCOTT
% Producer, MOLLY Cox

Contributors

Unknown: Hans Andersen
Songs By: Patrick Harvey
Songs By: Frederik Designer.
Unknown: Paul Allen
Director: Peter Ridsdale Scott
Producer: Molly Cox

: JACK AND THE BEANSTALK

starring
GENE KELLY
The famous seasonal fairy story with music
Produced and directed by GENE KELLY
The fantasy of a cartoon giant who threatens a flesh-and-blood pedlar and his young friend.
First shown on BBC-2

Contributors

Unknown: Gene Kelly
Directed By: Gene Kelly

: THE NEWS and THE WEATHER MAN

Graham Parker

Contributors

Unknown: Graham Parker

: TOWN AND AROUND

Introduced by John Bierman

Contributors

Introduced By: John Bierman

: CAROLS FROM KING'S

A Service of Lessons and Carols from the CHAPEL OF
KING'S COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE
*
PROCESSIONAL HYMN
Once in Royal David's city (H.
J. Gauntlett )
Bidding: THE DEAN
CAROL
Up! good Christen folk, and listen
(Piae Cantiones, 1582)
FIRST LESSON
Isaiah 52, vv. 7-10
Reader: A CHORISTER
CAROL
A spotless rose (Herbert Howells )
SECOND LESSON
St. Luke I, vv. 26-35, 38
Reader: A CHORAL SCHOLAR
CAROL
The angel Gabriel from heaven came
(Old Basque)
THIRD LESSON
St. Luke 2, vv. 1, 3-7 Reader: THE CHAPLAIN
CAROL
A Virgin most pure (trad. English)
FOURTH LESSON
St. Luke 2, vv. 8-16
Reader: THE DIRECTOR OF Music
CAROL
The shepherd's cradle song (Charles
Macpherson)
HYMN
0 come, all ye faithful (J. F. Wade )
FIFTH LESSON
St. Matthew 2, vv. 1, 2, 7-11 Reader: THE DEAN
CAROL
The Three Kings (P. Cornelius )
THE LORD'S PRAYER AND BLESSING
HYMN
0 little town of Bethlehem (Vaughan
Williams)
*
Director of Music, DAVID WILLCOCKS
Organist, JOHN WELLS
Produced by BRIAN LARGE
See colour feature on centre pages

Contributors

Unknown: J. Gauntlett
Unknown: Herbert Howells
Unknown: F. Wade
Unknown: P. Cornelius
Organist: David Willcocks
Organist: John Wells
Produced By: Brian Large

: Z Cars: Blame It On Father Christmas: Part 2

by David Ellis
starring James Ellis, John Slater, John Woodvine
with Paul Angelis, Ron Davies, Bernard Holley

Contributors

Writer: David Ellis
Designer: Chris Thompson
Script Editor: Barry Thomas
Producer: Richard Beynon
Director: Tristan de Vere Cole
Det-Insp Witty: John Woodvine
Det-Sgt Stone: John Slater
Bobby Dawson: Jonathan Greene
Charlie Collins: Joe Gladwin
Sgt Lynch: James Ellis
Mary Dawson: Diana Payan
P.C. Roach: Ron Davies
P.C. Bannerman: Paul Angelis
P.C. Newcombe: Bernard Holley
Frank Bowers: John Arnatt
W.P.C. Parkin: Pauline Taylor
Kathleen Frost: Barbara Ashcroft
Pianist: Jonathan Cohen
Brenda Baker: Kate Lansbury
Sharon: Sharon Cambell
Alan: Anthony Peplow

: THE GANG SHOW

Excerpts from the 1968 production with a cast of 120 members of the Scout and Guide Movement presented by The Scout Association
Music, book, and lyrics by Ralph Reader
Recorded before an invited audience at The Odeon, Golders Green
The Gang Show has always had an all-male cast-till this year when the Scout Association invited members of the Girl Guides Association and Girl Cub Scout leaders to take part. The girls have made a terrific impact. Their standard was so high that already one of the leading singers has been offered a professional contract as principal girl in a London pantomime.

Contributors

Designer: Robert Corp Reader
Costumes: Peter Dunlop
Musical director and arranger: Burt Rhodes
Produced By: Ralph Reader
Television presentation: Michael Hurll

: CILLA

The first of a new series starring
CILLA BLACK
Among her guest stars,
MICHAEL CRAWFORD
SHARI LEWIS and Special guest,
SCOTT WALKER
The Irving Davies Dancers Choreography, IRVING DAVIES Vocal backing,
The Breakaways
Musical direction and special arrangements, RONNIE HAZLEHURST
Additional musical arrangement* Mike Vickers
Film editor, John Jarvis
Script, RONNIE TAYLOR
Design, Roger Ford
Production, MICHAEL HURLL

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Crawford
Unknown: Shari Lewis
Unknown: Scott Walker
Unknown: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Unknown: Mike Vickers
Editor: John Jarvis
Script: Ronnie Taylor
Design: Roger Ford

: THE NEWS

with Richard Baker and THE WEATHER

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Baker

: PLAY OF THE MONTH

presenting
MARGARET LEIGHTON in Waters of the Moon by N C . HUNTER also starring
ATHENE SEYLER VIVIEN MERCHANT KATHLEEN HARRISON MICHAEL GWYNN ROLAND CULVER
Designer, Fanny Taylor producer, CEDRIC MESSINA
Directed by HERBERT WISE
A handful of guests live In a small, remote hotel on the edge of Dartmoor. It is the end of December, and snow is thick on the ground. Helen and Robert Lancaster and their daughter, finding themselves stranded, descend on this quiet backwater and upset it thoroughly.

Contributors

Unknown: Margaret Leighton
Unknown: N C . Hunter
Unknown: Athene Seyler
Unknown: Vivien Merchant
Unknown: Kathleen Harrison
Unknown: Michael Gwynn
Unknown: Roland Culver
Designer: Fanny Taylor
Producer: Cedric Messina
Directed By: Herbert Wise
Directed By: Robert Lancaster
Evelyn Daly: Vivien Mercnant
John Daly: Cavan Kendall
Mrs Whyte: Athene Seyler
Colonel Selby: Roland Culver
Mrs Daly: Joan Heath
Mrs Ashworth: Kathleen Harrison
Julius Winterhalter: Michael Gwynn
Helen Lancaster: Margaret Leighton
Tonetta Landi: Wendy Allnutt
Robert Lancaster: Jack Gwillim

: Children Talking: Going to the Moon

Gerald Harrison asks children from the Bolton and Nelson areas of Lancashire about
Going to the Moon.
"They say its green cheese, but I don't think it is, not by its colour, anyway". A nine-year-old
"We would stay 200 years, then come back to Mummy and Daddy". A five-year-old
"I would spend my last day on earth reading Custer's Last Stand. It would refresh my mind". An eight-year-old
(from the North)

Contributors

Interviewer: Gerald Harrison
Producer: Bob Mozley

: AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS

An opera in one act
Words and music by GIAN-CARLO MENOTTI
AMBROSIAN OPERA CHORUS
Chorus-Master, JOHN MCCARTHY
DONARE DANCE GROUP
" Choreographer, PHILIPPE PERROTTET
New Philharmonia Orchestra
Led by ERNEST SCOTT
Associate conductor, DAVID TOD BOYD
Repetiteur, MICHAEL BASSETT Designer, Eileen Diss Conductor,
James Lockhart
Producer, CEDRIC MESSINA
Directed by MICHAEL HAYES
First shown on BBC-2
Forbes Robinson appears by arrangement with The General Administrator. Royal Opera House Covent Garden: Don Garrard by arrangement with Sadler's Wells Opera
This is the touching story of a crippled shepherd boy and his mother who are visited by the Three Kings on their journey to Bethlehem.

Contributors

Music By: Gian-Carlo Menotti
Chorus-Master: John McCarthy
Unknown: Philippe Perrottet
Unknown: Ernest Scott
Conductor: David Tod Boyd
Repetiteur: Michael Bassett
Conductor: Eileen Diss
Conductor: James Lockhart
Producer: Cedric Messina
Directed By: Michael Hayes
Unknown: Forbes Robinson
Unknown: Don Garrard
Amahl: Paull Boucher
His Mother: April Cantelo
King Kaspar: Joseph Ward
King Melchior: Forbes Robinson
King Balthazar: Don Garrard
The Page: Emyr Green

: MIDNIGHT EUCHARIST

from
ST. GEORGE'S PARISH CHURCH. BELFAST
Celebrant and Preacher, The Rev R. E. Turner
Assisted by The Rev. R. B. Haythornthwaite and The Rev. C. John Jewell
Commentary by THE REV. J. R. B. McDONALD
Organist, Edwin LEIGHTON
Presented by Moore WASSON
Close Down

Contributors

Unknown: R. E. Turner
Unknown: Rev. R. B. Haythornthwaite
Unknown: C. John Jewell
Organist: Rev. J. R. B. McDonald
Organist: Edwin Leighton
Presented By: Moore Wasson








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