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: Ken Dodd

and The Diddymen in His Doddyness the Mayor
Puppetry by ROGER STEVENSON Script BOB BLOCK
Directed by KEN WRENCH
Produced by STAN PARKINSON (from Manchester)
(Ken Dodd is appearing in The Ken Dodd Spectacular at the Royal Court Theatre. Liverpool)

Contributors

Unknown: Roger Stevenson
Script: Bob Block
Directed By: Ken Wrench
Produced By: Stan Parkinson
Unknown: Ken Dodd
Unknown: Ken Dodd Spectacular

: The News

Weatherman
JACK SCOTT

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Scott

: Banana Splits

Comedy - adventure - cartoons ...
They are all packed into this all-action entertainment series starring Fleagle, Drooper, Bingo, and Snorky of the Banana Splits Club, plus an exciting serial.
Produced by E. J. ROSEN

Contributors

Produced By: E. J. Rosen

: The Son of Robin Hood

starring Al Hedison, June Laverick, David Farrar, Marius Goring
Robin Hood's loyal band decide to re-form 20 years after his death and seek out his son to lead them. Complications arise when his 'son' turns out to be a daughter.
Produced and directed by GEORGE SHERMAN
(Holiday Films: pages 13 and 15)

Contributors

Produced and directed by: George Sherman
Jamie: Al Hedison
Deering: June Laverick
Des Roches: David Farrar
Chester: Marius Goring
Dorchester: Philip Friend
Sylvia: Delphi Lawrence

: Boxing Day Grandstand featuring Racing at Kempton Park

Three races from the major holiday meeting, including the famous and valuable King George VI Steeplechase.
Introduced by Frank Bough
12.5*
Football Preview
Introduced by SAM LEITCH
12.15*
Rugby League Leeds v Castleford
Two of the League's top teams meet at Leeds in the outstanding fixture of the day.
Commentator EDDIE WARING
TV presentation by BARNEY COLEHAN
12.55; 1.20; 1.50*
Racing at Kempton Park
1.0 Holly Handicap 'Chase
(over 2½ miles and 90 yards)
1.30 The Christmas Hurdle (over 2 miles)
2.0 The King George VI 'Chase (over 3 miles)
Commentators PETER O'SULLEVAN CLIVE GRAHAM , JULIAN WILSON
TV presentation by FRED VINER
1.40; 2.10*
Motor Racing from Lydden
A special Boxing Day Meeting (organised by the Thames Estuary Automobile Club) featuring saloon car racing for the Grandstand Trophy, and the W.D. & H.O. Wills Trophy for Formula Fords.
Commentator MURRAY WALKER
TV presentation by RICHARD TILLING
Grandstand Timetable: '
12.5 Football preview
12.15 Rugby League
12.55 Racing at Kempton Park
1.10 Sports Round-up
1.20 Racing at Kempton Park
1.40 Motor Racing
1.50 Racing at Kempton Park
2.10 Motor Racing
Timings are subject to alteration in order to keep up to date with events.
Grandstand presented for television by BRIAN VENNER. Editor ALAN HART (Sports Results at 5.30 pm)

Contributors

Unknown: King George Vi Steeplechase.
Introduced By: Frank Bough
Introduced By: Sam Leitch
Commentator: Eddie Waring
Unknown: Kempton Park
Unknown: King George Vi
Commentators: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentators: Clive Graham
Commentators: Julian Wilson
Presentation By: Fred Viner
Commentator: Murray Walker
Television By: Brian Venner.
Editor: Alan Hart

: It's a Knock-Out!

for the BBC Boxing Day Challenge Trophy Great Britain v Holland from Leiden, Holland
Great Britain represented by the top British team - GREAT YARMOUTH and PETER BONETTI , JOHN HOLLINS both of Chelsea Football Club
Holland represented by the top Dutch team - ALPHEN DU RHIN , and JAN VAN BEVEREN of psv Football Club JOHAN CRUYFF of Ajax Football Club Commentators
DAVID VINE, EDDIE WARING
DICK PASSCHIER , BAREND BARENDSK Referees
ARTHUR ELLIS , BEN BRIL
Directed by DICK VAN'T SANT Produced by BARNEY COLEHAN and DICK VAN BOMMEL
(Presented by the BBC and the Dutch Television Service)

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Bonetti
Unknown: John Hollins
Unknown: Alphen du Rhin
Unknown: Jan van Beveren
Unknown: Johan Cruyff
Unknown: Eddie Waring
Unknown: Dick Passchier
Unknown: Barend Barendsk
Unknown: Arthur Ellis
Directed By: Dick Van'T Sant
Produced By: Barney Colehan
Produced By: Dick van Bommel

: Cartoon Capers

starring
Donald Duck who (reluctantly) gives Tea for 200 and Tom and Jerry who call for a little ... Quiet Please!

Contributors

Unknown: Donald Duck

: Top of the Pops 70

A special Boxing Day edition featuring hits of 1970; with Christie, Dana, Dave Edmunds, Freda Payne, Free, Hotlegs, Jimi Hendrix , Jimmy Ruffin, Kinks, Mungo Jerry, Norman Greenbaum
Introduced by Jimmy Savile and Tony Blackburn
TOP OF THE POPS ORCHESTRA directed by JOHNNY PEARSON; PAN'S PEOPLE
Choreography by FLICK COLBY Sound RICHARD CHAMBERLAIN Lighting CLIVE THOMAS
Design VALERIE WARRENDER
Directed by BRIAN WHITEHOUSE
(Top of the Pops 1970: see page 10)

Contributors

Unknown: Christie
Unknown: Dana
Unknown: Dave Edmunds
Unknown: Free
Unknown: Freda Payne
Unknown: Hotlegs
Unknown: Jimi Hendrix
Unknown: Kinks
Unknown: Jimmy Ruffin
Unknown: Mungo Jerry
Unknown: Norman Greenbaum
Introduced By: Jimmy Savile
Introduced By: Tony Blackburn
Directed By: Johnny Pearson
Choreography By: Flick Colby
Unknown: Clive Thomas
Design: Valerie Warrender
Directed By: Brian Whitehouse

: The Virginian: With Help from Ulyses

Another new tale from the frontier of the Great American West. Starring James Drury
The tale of a shaggy dog and Trampas the Good Samaritan.

Contributors

The Virginian: James Drury
Trampas: Doug McClure
Joe Keller: Pat O'Malley
Betty: Eileen Wesson
Josie: Barbara Rhoades
Barbara: Jill Donohue
Charles Martin: Hugh Beaumont
Mrs Martin: June Vincent

: The Black and White Minstrel Show

Christmas Special
A new Television Spectacular starring
The Mitchell Minstrels
Guest stars Leslie Crowther, Jimmy Jewell , George Chisholm; featuring
John Boulter , Dai Francis, Margaret Savage , Andy Col * with The Television Toppers and LES RAWLINGS, JAN AUSTEN, PENNY JEWKES, DELIA WICKS Orchestra conducted by George Mitchell and Alan Bristow
Choreography by ROY GUNSON; Vocal arrangements by GEORGE MITCHELL; Make-up CECILE HAY-ARTHUR; Costumes DELFHINE GRIFFITH; Lighting TOM MONCRIEFF; Sound LEN SHOREY; Design MARTIN COLLINS; Devised by GEORGE INNS
Produced by ERNEST MAXIN
(The Black and White Minstrels are appearing in ' The Magic of the Minstrels' at the Victoria Palace, London, and The Black and White Minstrel Show at the Palace Theatre, Manchester)

Contributors

Unknown: Leslie Crowther
Unknown: Jimmy Jewell
Unknown: George Chisholm
Unknown: John Boulter
Unknown: Dai Francis
Unknown: Margaret Savage
Unknown: Andy Col
Unknown: Jan Austen
Conducted By: George Mitchell
Conducted By: Alan Bristow
Choreography By: Roy Gunson
Arrangements By: George Mitchell
Produced By: Ernest Maxin

: Dixon of Dock Green: The Lags' Brigade

starring Jack Warner
A series created by TED WILLIS
Written by DAVID ELLIS
Holland's Removals is staffed by ex-guests of Her Majesty, all trying to go straight. When someone starts removing more than the furniture, the firm is caught up in its own who-dun-it which leads to a denouement worthy of Agatha Christie - with everyone under suspicion. Dixon has to read the riot act before the culprit is caught.

Contributors

Series created by: Ted Willis
Writer: David Ellis
Designer: Jeremy Bear
Producer: Joe Waters
Director: Vere Lorrimer
George Dixon: Jack Warner
Arthur Simpson: Sam Kydd
Bert Connolly: Tony Caunter
Bernard Holland: Laurence Hardy
Les Armstrong: Roy Evans
Ernest Upton: John Kelland
Det-Sgt Andy Crawford: Peter Byrne
Det-Con Swain: Robert Arnold
Det-Con Lauderdale: Geoffrey Adams
Danny Rogers: Peter Regan
PC Newton: Michael Osborne
Sgt Wills: Nicholas Donnelly
Elsie Baker: Patricia Denys
Jane Simpson: Kate William

: The Rolf Harris Show

starring
Rolf Harris in a programme recorded in Germany and including a visit to the ancient city of Rothenburg with The Young Generation
HEATHER BECKERS
MARIE BETTS
ANN CHAPMAN
JACKIE DALTON
DENISE FONE
CAROLE FORBES
LYNDA HERBERT
CAROLYN HEYWOOD
LINDA JOLLIFF
KAY KORDA
LINDA LAWRENCE
CHERYL MATTHEWS
SANDY PENSON
SUSAN TOOOOOD WEI WEI WONG
BOBBY BANNERMAN
IAIN BURTON
CHRIS COOPER
ROGER FINCH
RICHARD GOUGH
HARRY HIGHAM
ROGER HOWLETT
NIGEL LYTHGOE RHYS NELSEN COLIN PILDITCH
JEREMY ROBINSON BRIAN ROGERS
DONALD TORR
KENNETH WARWICK TREVOR WILLIS
Choreography DOUGLAS SQUIRES
Guest artists
Franco Corelli and Dana Valery with Bibi Johns
ALYN AINSWORTH AND HIS
ORCHESTRA
Musical arrangements by ALAN ROPER and ALYN AINSWORTH Script by ERIC MERRIMAN Design J. ROGER LOWE
Associate producer KLAUS WEISING Production STEWART MORRIS (A BBCtv/ZDF co-production)
(It's the ' Littlies ' who count: page 10)

Contributors

Unknown: Rolf Harris
Unknown: Heather Beckers
Unknown: Marie Betts
Unknown: Ann Chapman
Unknown: Jackie Dalton
Unknown: Denise Fone
Unknown: Carole Forbes
Unknown: Lynda Herbert
Unknown: Carolyn Heywood
Unknown: Linda Jolliff
Unknown: Kay Korda
Unknown: Linda Lawrence
Unknown: Cheryl Matthews
Unknown: Sandy Penson
Unknown: Susan Toooood
Unknown: Wei Wei Wong
Unknown: Bobby Bannerman
Unknown: Iain Burton
Unknown: Chris Cooper
Unknown: Roger Finch
Unknown: Richard Gough
Unknown: Harry Higham
Unknown: Roger Howlett
Unknown: Nigel Lythgoe
Unknown: Rhys Nelsen
Unknown: Colin Pilditch
Unknown: Jeremy Robinson
Unknown: Brian Rogers
Unknown: Donald Torr
Unknown: Kenneth Warwick
Unknown: Trevor Willis
Artists: Franco Corelli
Artists: Dana Valery
Unknown: Bibi Johns
Unknown: Alyn Ainsworth
Arrangements By: Alan Roper
Script By: Eric Merriman
Design: J. Roger Lowe
Producer: Klaus Weising
Unknown: Stewart Morris

: North West Frontier

starring Kenneth More
Lauren Bacall , Herbert Lom with Wilfrid Hyde White , I. S. Johar
Kenneth More plays an officer in the Indian Army in this spectacular adventure. Rescuing a young Hindu prince from a rebellion, he leads a party - including Lauren Bacall as the prince's governess - on a perilous journey through rebel territory. *
Produced by MARCEL HELLMAN Directed by J. LEE THOMPSON
(Holiday Films: pages 13 and 15)

Contributors

Unknown: Kenneth More
Unknown: Lauren Bacall
Unknown: Herbert Lom
Unknown: Wilfrid Hyde White
Unknown: I. S. Johar
Unknown: Kenneth More
Unknown: Lauren Bacall
Produced By: Marcel Hellman
Directed By: J. Lee Thompson
Captain Scott: Kenneth More
Catherine Wyatt: Lauren Bacall
Van Leyden: Herbert Lom
Bridie: Wilfrid Hyde White
Gupta: I S Johar
Lady Windham: Ursula Jeans

: The News

with Richard Baker and Weather

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Baker

: Sinatra Sings

at the Royal Festival Hall
Introduced by HSH The Princess Grace of Monaco
Musical director BILL MILLER
Sound CHRIS HOLCOMBE
Lighting TOMMY THOMAS
Produced by HAROLD DAVISON
Presented for TV by STANLEY DORFMAN †

Contributors

Star/singer: Frank Sinatra
Introduced by: HSH Princess Grace of Monaco
Musical Director: Bill Miller
Sound: Chris Holcombe
Lighting: Tommy Thomas
Produced by: Harold Davison
Presented for TV by: Stanley Dorfman

: Match of the Day

Two First Division matches; the December ' Goal of the Month' parade; top news and views from the holiday fixture list.
Match No 1 comes from the South featuring two sides involved in the South's bid for championship honours this season.
Commentator BARRY DAVIES TV presentation by ALEC WEEKS
Match No 2 comes from a prominent Football League ground in the Midlands area. Commentator
KENNETH WOLSTENHOLME
TV presentation by JOHN MCGONAGLE
Goals from the December matches for the fifth month of the highly popular 'Goal of the Month ' competition which attracts an average monthly entry of 60,000 postcards.
Presented by JONATHAN MARTIN Producer ALEC WEEKS Editor SAM LEITCH

Contributors

Commentator: Barry Davies
Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Presentation By: John McGonagle
Presented By: Jonathan Martin
Producer: Alec Weeks
Editor: Sam Leitch








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