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: This is Christmas Morning

Seasonal words and music spoken, sung and played by the boys and girls of Chetham's School, Manchester including
Ding dong merrily on high Oranges and Lemons Toy Symphony as well as readings from The Wind in the Willows
Christmas for Miss Moss -
Producer NICK HUNTER

Contributors

Producer: Nick Hunter

: Aspel's Christmas Crackers

Michael Aspel introduces a selection of cartoons and a sequence from The Tales of Beatrix Potter. Peter Glaze is on hand to pull the crackers.
Producer GRANVILLE JENKINS
(Peter Glaze is in ' Jack and the Beanstalk ' at the Birmingham Theatre)

Contributors

Introduces: Michael Aspel
Unknown: Beatrix Potter.
Unknown: Peter Glaze
Producer: Granville Jenkins
Producer: Peter Glaze

: News Summary

Weatherman BERT FOORD

Contributors

Unknown: Bert Foord

: A Family Service

for Christmas Day from St Mary's Parish Church, Moseley, Birmingham
Conducted by the Vicar, THE REV LORYS DAVIES
Children's drama and music as well as traditional carols are included in this Christmas service.
Organist ADRIAN POWERS
Television presentation BARRIE EDGAR

Contributors

Unknown: Barrie Edgar

: The Order of St John

A Christmas Appeal on behalf of the ancient Order of Chivalry by THE LORD PRIOR
The best-known work of the Order in this country is St John Ambulance Each year 200,000 people are trained in first aid, and they give over four million hours of Voluntary Service at all public occasions where first aid may be required.
Donations, preferably by crossed po or cheque, to: [address removed]

Contributors

Unknown: John Ambulance
Unknown: St John

: The Basil Brush Show

stars Basil in Pantoland featuring Derek Fowlds
With PAT STARK, LES RAWLINGS BOB HUNTER , MICHAEL CLARKE JOHN O'NEILL , TERRY DOOGAN DIANNE GREAVES , DEBBIE ASH
Script and songs by GEORGE MARTIN Music by THE BERT HAYES SEXTET Designer VALERIE WARRENDER Producer ERNEST MAXIN

Contributors

Unknown: Derek Fowlds
Unknown: Les Rawlings
Unknown: Bob Hunter
Unknown: Michael Clarke
Unknown: John O'Neill
Unknown: Terry Doogan
Unknown: Dianne Greaves
Songs By: George Martin
Unknown: Bert Hayes
Designer: Valerie Warrender
Producer: Ernest Maxin

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: A Brush with fame 22 November 2015

: Rolf Harris

invites you to Meet the Kids who are spending Christmas Day in hospital
In his own inimitable style Rolf Harris meets, chats to and entertains the patients and nurses at Queen Mary's Hospital for Children, Carshalton, Surrey. Supporting Rolf will be COOJEEBEAR and THE BERT HAYES QUINTET
Producer IAN SMITH
(Bert Hayes is in ' Aladdin ' at Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury)

Contributors

Unknown: Rolf Harris
Unknown: Bert Hayes
Producer: Ian Smith
Producer: Bert Hayes

: Ken Dodd

introduces We Want to Sing
Doddy joins 300 Diddy boys and girls in a plumptious absolutely discomknockerferatingly tattifilarious, tickling tonic guaranteed to make you full of gertitude and disgracefully contrapuntal aided and abetted by THE SETTLERS
THE NORTHERN DANCE ORCHESTRA conducted by BERNARD HERRMANN
Producer NICK HUNTER (from Manchester)

Contributors

Conducted By: Bernard Herrmann

: Bruce Forsyth and The Generation Game

starring
Bruce Forsyth in his special Christmas programme, with umpteen Santa Clauses, Walt Disney characters, clowns, a pantomime and Family Couples from all over the country, including a special section for kids at home.
RONNIE HAZLEHURST AND HIS ORCHESTRA Programme associates
TONY HAWES , DENIS GIFFORD Designer ANDY DIMOND
Producers ALAN TARRANT, JAMES MOIR

Contributors

Unknown: Bruce Forsyth
Unknown: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Unknown: Tony Hawes
Unknown: Denis Gifford
Designer: Andy Dimond
Unknown: James Moir

: Top of the Pops 71

Part 1
A look back at the year's Top Pops including discs by:
CCS
Dave and Ansil Collins (No 1)
Dawn (No 1)
Clive Dunn (No 1)
Dave Edmunds (No 1)
Middle of the Road (No 1)
Mixtures
Mungo Jerry (No 1)
Gilbert O'Sullivan
Supremes
T Rex (No 1)
Introduced by Jimmy Savile
TOP OF THE POPS ORCHESTRA directed by JOHNNY PEARSON
PAN'S PEOPLE
Choreography by FLICK COLBY Costume design JANE NAGY
Lighting RITCHIE RICHARDSON Sound RICHARD CHAMBERLAIN
Producer JOHNNIE STEWART
(Top of the Pops 71 Part 2, Introduced by Tony Blackburn: Monday at 4.35 pm)

Contributors

Unknown: Clive Dunn
Unknown: Dave Edmunds
Unknown: Gilbert O'Sullivan
Introduced By: Jimmy Savile
Directed By: Johnny Pearson
Choreography By: Flick Colby
Producer: Johnnie Stewart
Duced By: Tony Blackburn

: The Queen

A Christmas Day programme

: Billy Smart's Christmas Circus

This great festive Big Top spectacular is shared with viewers all over Europe
Springboard with a Difference the catcher stands not on the ground but balanced on a huge rolling globe : THE SALLAY
Aeroplane Antics revolving high above the ring held only by his partner's teeth: the Circus Oscar-winning ANTARES Jungle Giants a herd of Indian elephants presented by WILSON SMART with the gypsy girls Laughs Galore from the boxing ring of THE FABULOUS FRANCESCOS Grace in the Air suspended by her heels alone - swinging and spinning above the sawdust: from America, FRANCARRO AND ESTRELETA
Black Stallions from Holland presented by YASMIN SMART
Clown on the Bouncing Wire from Switzerland: GALETTI West Indian Contortionists brothers from the Island of Guadeloupe: THE COUDOUX 40ft Up on the High Wire
Two men high on a unicycle for the first time in Britain: the Chechoslovakian BERONDINI Pedigree Pekes and a mongrel called Sheba circus's funniest dog act presented by DAVID ROSAIRE
Festive Finale: a real Christmas tree grows as you watch - and the fairy on the top is real
Circus direction THE SMART BROTHERS Musical director KEN GRIFFIN Designer JAMES BOULD
Producer MARY DAVID

Contributors

Presented By: Wilson Smart
Presented By: Yasmin Smart
Presented By: David Rosaire
Director: Ken Griffin
Designer: James Bould
Producer: Mary David

: The Black and White Minstrel Show

starring The Mitchell Minstrels featuring Ted Darling
Dai Francis , Margaret Savage Andy Cole , Les Rawlings with The Television Toppers Orchestra conducted by GEORGE MITCHELL , ALAN BRISTOW
Choreography by ROY GUNSON
Vocal arrangements by GEORGE MITCHELL Orchestrations by ALAN BRISTOW Design MARTIN COLLINS Producer ERNEST MAXIN
(The Black and White Minstrels are appearing at the Victoria Palace, London. and at the Grand Theatre. Leeds)
(Twanggo your heartstrings: pp 103-109)

Contributors

Unknown: Ted Darling
Unknown: Dai Francis
Unknown: Margaret Savage
Unknown: Andy Cole
Unknown: Les Rawlings
Conducted By: George Mitchell
Conducted By: Alan Bristow
Choreography By: Roy Gunson
Arrangements By: George Mitchell
Unknown: Alan Bristow
Design: Martin Collins
Producer: Ernest Maxin

: Aladdin

starring
Cilla Black as Aladdin
A traditional pantomime recorded at Wimbledon Theatre with ERIC COVERDALE , BILL HERBERT and THE IRVING DAVIES DANCERS
RONNIE HAZLEHURST AND HIS ORCHESTRA Vocal backings THE BREAKAWAYS and THE FRED TOMLINSON SINGERS Choreography IRVING DAVIES
Written by RONNIE TAYLOR from the book by PHIL PARK and ALBERT J. KNIGHT Producer MICHAEL HURLL (Cilla's Choice: page 5)

Contributors

Unknown: Eric Coverdale
Unknown: Bill Herbert
Dancers: Irving Davies
Dancers: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Singers: Tomlinson Singers
Unknown: Irving Davies
Written By: Ronnie Taylor
Book By: Phil Park
Book By: Albert J. Knight
Producer: Michael Hurll
Abanazar: Alfred Marks
Wishee Washee: Roy Castle
Widow Twankey: Norman Vaughan
Chief of Police: Derek Dene
the Princess: Elaine Page
the Emperor: Tom Chatto
the Vizier: Bertie Hare
the Slave: Milton Reid
the Genie: Sandra Michaels
Pekin Police: Laurie Johnson
the Handmaiden: Isabell Hurll
the Town Crier: Bob Parvin

: News

with Richard Baker

Contributors

Newsreader: Richard Baker
Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Christmas Night with the Stars

Introduced by Ronnie Corbett and Ronnie Barker
Two Ronnies script by GARRY CHAMBERS, BARRY CRYER, TONY HARE, ERIC IDLE, DAVID MCKELLAR , SPIKE MULLINS, DAVID NOBBS, PETER VINCENT
DICK VOSBURGH, GERALD WILEY featuring
Engelbert Humperdinck
Lulu
Vera Lynn
Harry Secombe
The New Seekers
Orchestra directed by DENNIS WILSON
Till Death Us Do Part
A reunion with the Garnett family specially written for Christmas Script by JOHNNY SPEIGHT starring Warren Mitchell and Dandy Nichols
Producer DUNCAN WOOD
Bachelor Father
Script by RICHARD WARING starring Ian Carmichael
With DIANA KING, IAN JOHNSON, BRIONY MACROBERTS, GAYNOR JONES, GERALDINE AND JACQUELINE COWPER, KEVIN MORAN, ANDREW BOWEN,
PETER THORNTON
Producer GRAEME MUIR
Dick Emery
Script by JOHN WARREN and JOHN SINGER
Interviewer
Gordon Clyde who meets Lampwick and Mandy and some ' bower.'
Producer
COLIN CHARMAN
A Policeman's Lot
Script by ERIC SYKES starring Eric Sykes and Hattie Jacques
With TONY MELODY, LESLIE NOYES
Producer ROGER RACE
Look Mike Yarwood
Script by ERIC DAVIDSON starring Mike Yarwood and Adrienne Posta
The Young Generation Choreography by DON LURIO
ALYN AINSWORTH AND HIS ORCHESTRA
Producer STEWART MORRIS
Sound ADRIAN BISHOP-LAGGETT Lighting BILL MILLAR Design PAUL JOEL
Producer TERRY HUGHES
(Ronnie Corbett is in Cinderella at the London Palladium; Ronnie Barker in 'Good Time Johnny' at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre; Eric Sykes in 'Big Bad Mouse' at the Prince of Wales Theatre, London)
(Christmas cover story: page 3)

Contributors

Introduced By: Ronnie Corbett
Introduced By: Ronnie Barker
Script By: Garry Chambers
Script By: Barry Cryer
Script By: Tony Hare
Unknown: David McKellar
Unknown: Spike Mullins
Unknown: David Nobbs
Unknown: Peter Vincent
Unknown: Dick Vosburgh
Unknown: Gerald Wiley
Unknown: Engelbert Humperdinck
Unknown: Lulu Vera Lynn
Unknown: Harry Secombe
Directed By: Dennis Wilson
Script By: Johnny Speight
Unknown: Warren Mitchell
Unknown: Dandy Nichols
Producer: Duncan Wood
Script By: Richard Waring
Unknown: Ian Carmichael
Unknown: Diana King
Unknown: Ian Johnson
Unknown: Briony MacRoberts
Unknown: Gaynor Jones Geraldine
Unknown: Jacqueline Cowper
Unknown: Kevin Moran
Unknown: Andrew Bowen
Unknown: Peter Thornton
Producer: Graeme Muir
Producer: Dick Emery
Script By: John Warren
Script By: John Singer
Interviewer: Gordon Clyde
Producer: Colin Charman
Script By: Eric Sykes
Unknown: Eric Sykes
Unknown: Hattie Jacques
Unknown: Tony Melody
Unknown: Leslie Noyes
Unknown: Mike Yarwood
Script By: Eric Davidson
Unknown: Mike Yarwood
Unknown: Adrienne Posta
Choreography By: Don Lurio
Choreography By: Alyn Ainsworth
Producer: Stewart Morris
Producer: Terry Hughes
Producer: Ronnie Corbett
Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Unknown: Eric Sykes

: Morecambe and Wise Christmas Show

A star-studded holiday special starring Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise written by EDDIE BRABEN with special guests Shirley Bassey
Andre Previn Glenda Jackson and featuring Los Zafiros
Ann Hamilton
With ARTHUR TOLCHER and guest appearances of Frank Bough , Robert Dougall Dick Emery , Cliff Michelmore
Patrick Moore , Michael Parkinson Eddie Waring
Dance direction by ERNEST MAXIN
Orchestra directed by PETER KNIGHT
Sound MICHAEL MCCARTHY Special effects BILL KING Costumes SALLY NIEPER Lighting PETER WESSON
Design BERNARD LLOYD-JONES Producer JOHN AMMONDS

Contributors

Unknown: Eric Morecambe
Unknown: Ernie Wise
Written By: Eddie Braben
Unknown: Andre Previn
Unknown: Shirley Bassey
Unknown: Glenda Jackson
Unknown: Los Zafiros
Unknown: Ann Hamilton
Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Robert Dougall
Unknown: Dick Emery
Unknown: Cliff Michelmore
Unknown: Patrick Moore
Unknown: Michael Parkinson
Unknown: Eddie Waring
Directed By: Peter Knight
Directed By: Sound Michael McCarthy
Design: Bernard Lloyd-Jones
Producer: John Ammonds

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Christmas Sunday Post: Festive Episodes 25 December 2016

: Arabesque

Gregory Peck, Sophia Loren in...
with Alan Badel, Kieron Moore
In this high-tension adventure Gregory Peck plays an American professor at Oxford whose knowledge of hieroglyphics gets him mixed up with Arab spies.
Sophia Loren plays a seductive espionage agent - but for whom?
Producer and director STANLEY DONEN (Christmas Films: pages 14-15)

Contributors

Director: Stanley Donen
David Pollock: Gregory Peck
Yasmin Azir: Sophia Loren
Beshraavi: Alan Badel
Yussef: Keiron Moore
Sloane: John Merivale
Webster: Duncan Lamont
Jena: Carl Duering
Ragheeb: George Coulouris

: The Good Old Days

A Christmas edition of Old-Time Music-Hall from the stage of the Famous Varieties Theatre, Leeds
(by arrangement with Stanley and Michael Joseph )
Terry Scott , Lynda Gloria Jack Douglas assisted by JOHN INMAN
PHILIP SMITH and GEORGE TRUZZI John Boulter , Johnny Hart
Julie Fisher , The Turkenders Chairman Leonard Sachs
Musical director BERNARD HERRMANN Producer BARNEY COLEHAN
(Terry Scott is in ' Cinderella ' at the London Palladium; John Boulter in ' The Magic of the Minstrels ' at the Victoria Palace; Jack Douglas and George Truzzi in ' Dick Whittington ' at the Wimbledon Theatre; John Inman in ' Cinderella' at the Coventry Theatre)

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Joseph
Unknown: Terry Scott
Unknown: Lynda Gloria
Unknown: Jack Douglas
Assisted By: John Inman
Assisted By: Philip Smith
Assisted By: George Truzzi
Unknown: John Boulter
Unknown: Johnny Hart
Unknown: Julie Fisher
Unknown: Leonard Sachs
Director: Bernard Herrmann
Unknown: Terry Scott
Unknown: John Boulter
Unknown: Jack Douglas
Unknown: George Truzzi
Unknown: Dick Whittington
Unknown: John Inman

: The Countryman at Christmas

A romantic look at the countryside and its resilience to change. Introduced by DUNCAN CARSE
Producer PETER CRAWFORD (from Bristol)

Contributors

Introduced By: Duncan Carse
Producer: Peter Crawford

: Reflection

METROPOLITAN ANTHONY OF SOUROZH considers a Nativity painting

: Closedown









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