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: Nai Zindagi-Naya Jeevan

New Citizens with Christmas Cheer for the Old
The Asian community in Glasgow presents a programme of special entertainment to the residents of an old people's home.
Presented and produced by MAHENDRA KAUL
Directed by SALEEM SHAHED
(from BBC Midlands: shown on Sunday)

Contributors

Produced By: Mahendra Kaul

: Here's Lucy

Lucille Ball as Lucy Carter Desi Arnaz Jr and Lucie as her children Craig and Kim Gale Gordon as Harrison Carter Lucy and Tennessee Ernie Ford ... dig that crazy farm! 1

Contributors

Unknown: Lucille Ball
Unknown: Lucy Carter
Unknown: Kim Gale Gordon
Unknown: Harrison Carter

: The Golden Age of Comedy

Highlights of laughter from the studios of Mack Sennett and Hal Roach featuring the most famous comedians of the 1920s:
LAUREL AND HARDY, HARRY LANGDON WILL ROGERS, BEN TURPIN
CHARLIE CHASE , ANDY CLYDE
BILLY BEVAN , CHARLIE MURRAY
Produced by ROBERT YOUNGSONt

Contributors

Unknown: MacK Sennett
Unknown: Hal Roach
Unknown: Harry Langdon
Unknown: Ben Turpin
Unknown: Charlie Chase
Unknown: Andy Clyde
Unknown: Billy Bevan
Unknown: Charlie Murray
Produced By: Robert Youngsont

: Jackanory

with John Stride
The Minstrel and the Mountain a tale of peace by JANE YOLEN with pictures by ANNE ROCKWELL
' There were once two foolish kings who lived on opposite sides of a mountain. And as the years passed King Dran became jealous of King Corrin for he had never seen the sun rise. And Corrin was envious of Dran, for he had never seen the sun set ...'
Directed by MARILYN FOX
Series producer ANNA HOME

Contributors

Unknown: John Stride
Unknown: Jane Yolen
Unknown: Anne Rockwell
Directed By: Marilyn Fox

: The Great Sleigh Robbery

A cartoon film of the picture book by MICHAEL FOREMAN
Animated by JANIK HASTRUP
A dastardly plot threatens to sabotage Father Christmas.
Presented by MICHAEL GRAFTON -ROBINSON ‡

Contributors

Book By: Michael Foreman
Presented By: Michael Grafton

: Boniface's Holiday

A cartoon film from Russia
The star performer of the circus, Boniface the African lion, decides to take a holiday in his own country and finds that the holiday is not quite what he expected.

: Watch with Mother

The Herbs

: The News

Weatherman BERT FOORD

Contributors

Unknown: Bert Foord

: A 'Sky at Night' Special 1969 - Year of Space

'I believe 1969 may turn out the most famous year in all history.'
So says Patrick Moore who, this afternoon, surveys the space highlights and astronomical achievements of 1969. He shows unique film of a Russian manned space-flight, and interviews leading American space scientists.
Directed by Michael Brooke
Produced by Patricia Owtram (The Sixties: pages 101-106)

Contributors

Presenter: Patrick Moore
Director: Michael Brooke
Producer: Patricia Owtram

: Star of India

An exciting adventure film starring Cornel Wilde
Jean Wallace , Herbert Lom
Directed by ARTHUR LUBIN

Contributors

Unknown: Cornel Wilde
Unknown: Jean Wallace
Unknown: Herbert Lom
Directed By: Arthur Lubin
Pierre: Cornel Wilde
Moulai: Leslie Under
Katrina: Jean Wallace
Narbonne: Herbert Lom
Emile: John Slater
Van Horst: Walter Rilla

: 4472 - Flying Scotsman

An epitaph for the age of steam
Another chance to see this unique film of the Flying Scotsman's dramatic non-stop run from London to Edinburgh on 1 May, 1968.
It was 40 years from the day of its first non-stop run that this famous old engine, now privately owned by Alan Pegler , took some 300 railway enthusiasts on a never-to-be-repeated journey.
Production PATRICIA INGRAM Director TONY WHEELER
Film editor GEOFFREY BOTTERILL
Executive producer ROWAN AYERS

Contributors

Unknown: Alan Pegler
Unknown: Patricia Ingram
Director: Tony Wheeler
Editor: Geoffrey Botterill
Producer: Rowan Ayers

: Play School

: The Private Life of the Robin

A Christmas forerunner of the new series Private Lives to be shown next spring
The robin is Britain's most popular bird; it strikes up friendships with humans and nests in the unlikeliest places. At Christmas the redbreast on our greetings cards is a messenger of peace and goodwill, but in reality it can be a belligerent defender of its back-garden territory.
Narrated by HUGH FALKUS
Filmed by RONALD and ROSEMARY EASTMAN Directed by DAVID LACK
Produced by SUZANNE GIBBS and JEFFERY BOSWALL
(from BBC South and West)

Contributors

Directed By: David Lack
Produced By: Suzanne Gibbs
Produced By: Jeffery Boswall

: Something Cool

A musical blend of ice-skating artistry, featuring
The Men's Figure Skating Champion of the World Tim Wood with other members of the USA World Championship team
Julie Holmes , Jo Jo Starbuck and Kenneth Shelley also
Patricia Dodd
Ladies' Figure Skating Champion of Great Britain Haig Oundjian
Men's Figure Skating Champion of Great Britain and introducing
Sandra Stierli and Kenneth Foster The Junior Ice Dance Champions of Great Britain
Commentator ALAN WEEKS
Skating programme arranged by HARRY LAUDER and staged at the Queens Ice Skating Club, London, in association with the NASA
Producers ALAN MOUNCER and DON SAYER

Contributors

Unknown: Tim Wood
Unknown: Julie Holmes
Unknown: Jo Jo Starbuck
Unknown: Kenneth Shelley
Unknown: Sandra Stierli
Arranged By: Harry Lauder
Producers: Alan Mouncer
Producers: Don Sayer

: National News

and Weather

: ' London - Nationwide

The facts, the people, the background of the South-East
Introduced by Alan Shallcross
Produced by MICHAEL TOWNSON

Contributors

Introduced By: Alan Shallcross
Produced By: Michael Townson

: Carols from King's

A Service of Lessons and Carols from the Chapel of King's College, Cambridge
Processional hymn: Once in Royal Davids City (H.J. Gauntlett )
Bidding prayer: THE DEAN
Carol: In Dulci Jubilo (German)
First Lesson: St Luke 1. v 26-35, 38 Reader THE DIRECTOR OF MUSIC
Carol: Quelle est cette odeur agreeable (French)
Second Lesson: St Luke 2, vv 1, 3-7 Reader A CHORISTER
Carol: Ein kindeken is ons gheboren (Dutch)
Third Lesson: St Luke 2, vv 8-16 Reader A CHORAL SCHOLAR
Motet: Angelus ad pastores ai. (G.Gabrieli - Italian)
Hymn: 0 come, all ye faithful (J. F. Wade)
Fourth Lesson: St Matthew 2, vv 1, 2, 7-11: Reader THE CHAPLAIN
Carol: Stille Nacht (German)
Fifth Lesson: St John 1, v1-14 Reader THE DEAN
The Lord's Prayer and Blessing
Hymn: Hark, the herald angels sing (Mendelssohn)
Director of Music DAVID WILCOCKS Organist IAN HARE
Produced by BRIAN LARGE

Contributors

Unknown: J. Cauntlett
Unknown: G. Gabrieli
Unknown: F. Wade
Organist: David Willcocks
Produced By: Brian Large

: The Doctors

Written by DICK SHARPLES starring John Barrie
Richard Leech , Justine Lord with Irene Hamilton
Guest star Wilfred Pickles
Louise Hayman was disappointed over Maurice Rapson 's unsuccessful bid to join the Practice. She is therefore not in a festive mood.
Storyline and serial created by DONALD BULL
Script editor MAGGIE ALLEN Designer TOM CARTER
Producer COLIN MORRIS
Directed by CHRISTOPHER BARRY

Contributors

Written By: Dick Sharples
Unknown: John Barrie
Unknown: Richard Leech
Unknown: Justine Lord
Unknown: Wilfred Pickles
Unknown: Louise Hayman
Unknown: Maurice Rapson
Editor: Maggie Allen
Designer: Tom Carter
Producer: Colin Morris
Directed By: Christopher Barry
Postman: James Marcus
Molly: Lynda Marchal
Mrs Groom: Pamela Duncan
Woman patient: Parnell McGarry
Mr Mansell: Wilfred Pickles
Mrs Baynes: Maureen O'Reilly
Dr John Somers: John Barrie
Dr Liz McNeal: Justine Lord
Mrs Hayman: Irene Hamilton
Edna Gilmore: Alison Fiske
Dr Roger Hayman: Richard Leech
Bob Gilmore: David Savile
Indira Kapila: Rani Dube
Midwife: Amelia Bowman
Nurse Norman: Doreen Aris
Dr Kipling: Donald Morley
Dr Finnegan: Harry Webster
Welfare man: David Simeon

: The Gang Show

with a cast of 120 members of the Scout and Guide Movement the highlights of the 1969 production Presented by The Scout Association
Music book, and lyrics by RALPH READER
Production designed by ROBERT CORP-READER
Costumes by PETER DUNLOP
Musical director and arranger BURT RHODES
Produced by RALPH READER
Television presentation MICHAEL HURLL

Contributors

Designed By: Robert Corp-Reader
Costumes By: Peter Dunlop
Unknown: Burt Rhodes
Produced By: Ralph Reader
Unknown: Michael Hurll

: Cilla

starring
Cilla Black
Special guest Cliff Richard Guest star
Dusty Springfield with Kenny Everett 's
' Review of Pop ' 1969
Devised by KENNY EVERETT
Vocal backings THE BREAKAWAYS Choreography NITA HOWARD
Musical direction and special arrangements RONNIE HAZLEHURST Lighting SAM BARCLAY
Sound ADRIAN BISHOP-LAGGETT Costume RUPERT JARVIS Design JEREMY DAVIES Script RONNIE TAYLOR
Production MICHAEL HURLL

Contributors

Unknown: Cliff Richard
Unknown: Kenny Everett
Unknown: Rupert Jarvis
Design: Jeremy Davies
Script: Ronnie Taylor
Unknown: Michael Hurll

: The Main News

with JOHN EDMUNDS and the BBC's correspondents and reporters around the world and Weather

Contributors

Unknown: John Edmunds

: The Merry Widow

with Mary Costa , Jeremy Brett
An operetta by FRANZ LEHAR Also starring
Joyce Blackham , Ryland Davies
Original book by VICTOR LEON and LEO STEIN English version by CHRISTOPHER HASSALL
One of the best loved of all operettas, The Merry Widow is set in Paris during the Naughty Nineties.
THE AMBROSIAN OPERA CHORUS
THE PRO ARTE ORCHESTRA leader MAX SALPETER
Conductor, David Lloyd-Jones
Grisettes:
JILL MARTIN , MAUREEN KEETCH SOO BEE LEE, ANN HOOD
CANNA KENDALL , DELATOUR HALL Dancers:
MAUREEN SIMS , MAUREEN BRIGHT
MAUREEN WILLSHER , JANIS MACKINTOSH GAY PARKER , LOUANNE RICHARDS DENYS PALMER , PADDY MCINTYRE JERRY MANLEY , LEIGH FOSTER
BARRIE WILKINSON , BILL DRYSDALE
Associate conductor GORDON MACKIE Repetiteur COURTNEY KENNY Costumes JUANITA WATERSON Make-up ANN FERRIGGI
Choreographer NORMAN MAEN Designer EILEEN DISS
Producer CEDRIC MESSINA Director JOHN GORRIE
(Jeremy Brett is a National Theatre player; Derek Hammond Stroud appears by arrangement with the Sadler's Wells Opera)

Contributors

Unknown: Mary Costa
Unknown: Jeremy Brett
Unknown: Franz Lehar
Unknown: Joyce Blackham
Unknown: Ryland Davies
Book By: Victor Leon
Unknown: Christopher Hassall
Leader: Max Salpeter
Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones
Unknown: Jill Martin
Unknown: Maureen Keetch
Unknown: Ann Hood
Unknown: Canna Kendall
Dancers: Maureen Sims
Dancers: Maureen Bright
Dancers: Maureen Willsher
Dancers: Janis MacKintosh
Dancers: Gay Parker
Dancers: Louanne Richards
Dancers: Denys Palmer
Unknown: Paddy McIntyre
Unknown: Jerry Manley
Unknown: Leigh Foster
Unknown: Barrie Wilkinson
Unknown: Bill Drysdale
Repetiteur: Courtney Kenny
Repetiteur: Costumes Juanita Waterson
Producer: Cedric Messina
Director: John Gorrie
Director: Jeremy Brett
Unknown: Derek Hammond Stroud
Anna Glawari: Mary Costa
Count Danilo Danilovitch: Jeremy Brett
Valencienne:: Joyce Blackham
Camille de Rosillon: Ryland Davies
Baron Mirko Zeta: Derek Hammond Stroud
Njegus: Reginald Barratt
Vicomte Cascada: David Kernan
Raoul de St Brioche: Valentine Palmer
Kromov: John Savident
Olga: Gita Denise
Bogdanowitsch: Neilson Taylor
Pritschitsch: Robert Parvin

: The Spinners at the Phil

Tony Davis , Mick Groves , Cliff Hall , and Hugh Jones - accompanied by their audience of 2,000 -invite you to join them in a special Christmas celebration and to sing or just listen to carols and seasonal songs both old and new.
The Spinners are a Liverpool folk group who have been operating for over 10 years. They did a series on BBC1 this summer from the Octagon Theatre in Bolton. Famous for audience participation, they will encourage the spectators to join them in their traditional and lesser - known carols.
Tonight's programme is part of a concert recorded in the unique atmosphere of the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall.
Sound ALAN FOX
Lighting GEOFF LOMAS
Production NICK HUNTER (from BBC North)

Contributors

Unknown: Tony Davis
Unknown: Mick Groves
Unknown: Cliff Hall
Unknown: Hugh Jones
Unknown: Geoff Lomas
Unknown: Production Nick Hunter

: Christmas Midnight Mass

from the Roman Catholic Church of the Sacred Heart, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol
Celebrant MGR JOSEPH BUCKLEY Assisted by FR GABRIEL LEYDEN Organist and choirmaster ANTHONY WALSH
Ordinary of the Mass from A People's English Mass (Wilfred Trotman )
Proper of the Mass from A Simple Gradual Lessons:
Isaiah 9, vv 2-7
Hebrews 1, vv 1-6 St Luke 2, vv 1-14 Hymns:
0 come, all ye faithful
Every star shall sing a carol In the bleak mid-winter
Hark, the herald angels sing
Television presentation by JOHN DOBSON
(from BBC South and West)
Closedown

Contributors

Unknown: Mgr Joseph Buckley
Assisted By: Fr Gabriel Leyden
Choirmaster: Anthony Walsh
Unknown: Wilfred Trotman
Presentation By: John Dobson








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