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: In Mercy and Love Unite

Christmas Eve Mass from St Dunstan's Church, King's Heath, Birmingham Concelebrants
FR EUGENE P. O'SULLIVAN
FR GERARD DUNN and FR PAUL CHAMBERLAIN Preacher:
The Archbishop of Birmingham
THE MOST REV
GEORGE PATRICK DWYER , DD, PhD, BA The action of the Mass is described by FR JOHN THOMPSON

Contributors

Unknown: Fr Eugene P. O'Sullivan
Unknown: Fr Gerard Dunn
Unknown: Fr Paul Chamberlain
Unknown: George Patrick Dwyer
Unknown: Fr John Thompson

: A Christmas Carol

A cartoon version of CHARLES DICKENS 'S Story of Ebenezer Scrooge, in the style of the original illustrations by ' Phiz.'
Every word in this production of the most seasonal of Christmas stories is as written. Nearly a year in the making, involving some 30,000 drawings, the animators based their sketches on 19th-century London after months of research. Such care was taken to achieve the maximum authenticity that even the bells used were actually ringing in Dickens's days.
Narrated by Sir Michael Redgrave with the voices of Producer and director
RICHARD WILLIAMS

Contributors

Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Sir Michael Redgrave
Unknown: Richard Williams
Scrooge: Alastair Sim
Marley's Ghost: Michael Hordern

: Jerusalem International

A film by HUGH BURNETT
The tourists and pilgrims scatter across the countryside around Jerusalem in search of the shrines of three of the world's great religions - Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
This film goes with them - into the Tomb of Christ, to the site of Calvary, and the Ascension, to the Dome of the Rock where Mohammed left his footprint in the stone and the Tomb of Abraham where Jews and Arabs worship side by side.
Photography RAY HENMAN Film editor ERIC BROWN

Contributors

Unknown: Hugh Burnett
Editor: Eric Brown

: The Vienna Boys Choir

Introduced by Michael Flanders Conducted by Anton Neyder sing
The Tritsch-Tratsch Polka The Blue Danube
Three Austrian Folk Songs Wiegenlied
Pueri Concinite and traditional Christmas Carols
There are several groups of Vienna Boys all drawn from the same choir school. One is always on holiday, while one or more tours the world.
And one is on duty each Sunday at the Imperial Chapel in Vienna, as it has been since the choir was founded by special decree of Emperor Maximilian I on 7 July 1498.
Producer PATRICIA FOY (First shown on BBC21

Contributors

Introduced By: Michael Flanders
Conducted By: Anton Neyder
Producer: Patricia Foy

: The Golden Age of Comedy

Brilliant and hilarious 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 not to mention Cameo, the wonder dog
Producer ROBERT YOUNGSON

Contributors

Unknown: MacK Sennett
Unknown: Hal Roach
Unknown: Hardy Harry Langdon
Unknown: Will Rogers
Unknown: Ben Turpin
Unknown: Charlie Chase
Unknown: Andy Clyde
Unknown: Billy Bevan
Unknown: Charlie Murray
Producer: Robert Youngson

: Mary, Mungo and Midge

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: Davy Crockett - King of the Wild Frontier

starring Fess Parker
Buddy Ebsen , Basil Ruysdael
Walt Disney's famous live-action feature film which introduced the catchy ' Ballad of Davy Crockett. '
Director NORMAN POSTER
(Christmas Films: pages 17-19)

Contributors

Unknown: Fess Parker
Unknown: Buddy Ebsen
Unknown: Davy Crockett.
Director: Norman Poster
Davy Crockett: Fess Parker
George Russell: Buddy Ebsen
Andrew Jackson: Basil Ruysdael
Norton: William Bakewell
Thimblerig: Hans Conreid
James Bowie: Kenneth Tobey
William Travis: Don Megowan
Red Stick: Pat Hogan
Bustedluck: Nick Cravat
Big Foot: Mike Mazurki

: Around the World in Eighty Minutes

A Guided Tour of our Spectacular Planet with Joyce Grenfell , Kenneth Allsop David Attenborough and Tony Soper
As our four guides cross the globe from Alaska to Australia they find fascinating places with weird and wonderful wildlife including the ' Lost World ' of the Amazon jungle with the world's highest waterfall, the fabulous ' firebirds ' of the Caribbean, the new volcanic island of Surtsey, the huge seabird cities of Scotland, spring flowers in the Alps, giant plants on Mount Kenya, the mysterious bongo, the Empty Quarter of the Arabian desert, the jungles and swamps of Borneo with the rare proboscis monkey, and in Australia thousands of budgerigars and the world's biggest fish on the Great Barrier Reef.
How would all this strike a visitor from outer space? Astronaut Captain James Lovell of Apollo 8 and 13 gives his view.
Film editor JIM TOBIN
Producer RICHARD BROCK (from Bristol)

Contributors

Unknown: Joyce Grenfell
Unknown: Kenneth Allsop
Unknown: David Attenborough
Unknown: Tony Soper
Unknown: Captain James Lovell
Editor: Jim Tobin
Producer: Richard Brock

: Disney Time

A Christmas selection of Walt Disney films.
Introduced by Rolf Harris from the Odeon, Leicester Square at the Disney Children's Annual Christmas Party: with scenes from
Snow White
Peter and the Wolf
Cinderella
Mickey Mouse
Bear Country
Darby O'Gill and the Little People
and a new film, Snowball Express

(Disney Dreamland: Tuesday-Friday, 1.30 pm Radio 2)

Contributors

Presenter: Rolf Harris
Producer: Richard Evans

: News

Weatherman BERT FOORD

Contributors

Unknown: Bert Foord

: Fancy Sending Them Away

Adrian suffers from muscular dystrophy. He needs to be lifted at least ten times a day. But no matter how great the handicap, some progress is possible. And he is now a pupil at Princess Margaret's, a Barnardo Special School for disabled children, where they help each other and in doing so help themselves.
Commentator JOHN STOCKBRIDGE
Director PATRICK WARD

Contributors

Commentator: John Stockbridge
Director: Patrick Ward

: The New Beginning

The story of Jesus told in pictures 2: The Coming of the Christ Storyteller RAY SMITH
Designers PAUL BIRKBECK , GRAHAM MCCALLUII Music RAYMOND PREMRU
Adapted and produced by MOLLY cox

Contributors

Unknown: Ray Smith
Designers: Paul Birkbeck
Designers: Graham McCalluii
Music: Raymond Premru
Produced By: Molly Cox

: Carols with King's College Choir

from Lincoln Cathedral
Christmas music and readings to mark the 900th Anniversary of the founding of Lincoln Cathedral The Choir of King's College, Cambridge
Director of Music DAVID WILLCOCKS London Symphony Orchestra Brass Ensemble with JAMES LANCELOT (organ)
Special introduction written by CHRISTOPHER FRY
Narrator CORMAC RIGBY
0 come, all ye faithful
Creator of the stars of night
Up! Good christen folk, and listen Hora Decima No 14 Reading: St Luke 1
The Cherry tree carol Reading: St Luke 2
The Blessed Son of God Reading: St Luke 2 A Virgin most pure
Canzon septimi toni No 2
Shepherds in the field abiding Reading: St Matthew 2 In the bleak mid-winter
Hark!- the herald angels sing
Sound GRAHAM RAINES Lighting BRYAN WILKES Producer BRIAN LARGE
(Singing joy to the world: page 6)

Contributors

Narrator: Christopher Fry
Unknown: Hora Decima

: West Side Story

starring
Natalie Wood , Richard Beymer Russ Tamblyn , Rita Moreno George Chakiris
Winner of ten Academy Awards, including Best Picture of the Year, West Side Story tells the story of two young lovers - a modern Romeo and Juliet - who find themselves caught in the crossfire between two rival New York gangs, the Jets and the Sharks.
Screenplay by ERNEST LEHMAN
Based upon the stage play produced by ROBERT E. GRIFFITH and HAROLD S. PRINCE Producer ROBERT WISE Directors ROBERT WISE and JEROME ROBBINS
(Christmas Films: pages 17-10)

Contributors

Unknown: Natalie Wood
Unknown: Richard Beymer
Unknown: Russ Tamblyn
Unknown: Rita Moreno
Unknown: George Chakiris
Play By: Ernest Lehman
Produced By: Robert E. Griffith
Unknown: Harold S. Prince
Producer: Robert Wise
Directors: Robert Wise
Directors: Jerome Robbins
Maria: Natalie Wood
Tony: Richard Beymer
Riff: Russ Tamblyn
Anita: Rita Moreno
Bernardo: George Chakiris
Ice-: Tucker Smith
Action: Tony Mordente
A-Rab: David Winters
Baby John: Eliot Feld
Chino JOSE: De Vega
Pepe: Jay Norman
Indio: Gus Trikonis
Juano: Eddie Verso
Lieutenant Schrank: Simon Oakland
Officer Krupke: William Bramley
Doc: Ned Glass
Glad hand: John Astin
Anybodys: Sue Oakes
Graziella: Gina Trikonis
Velma: Carole D'Andrea
Consuelo: Yvonne Othon
Rosalia: Suzie Kaye
Francisca: Joanne Miya

: News

with Peter Woods Weather

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Woods

: Omnibus: Judy

Impressions of Garland A profile of Judy Garland, one of the world's greatest entertainers, who died three years ago in London at the age of 47. This film captures the essence of Judy Garland as a person and performer-with excerpts from her films, including Wizard of Oz, Meet Me in St Louis, and A Star is Born.
Taking part are her friends and those who worked with her, including actors Dirk Bogarde and Mickey Rooney , and her daughter, actress and singer Liza Minnelli. ' The only role that she never really had to play was being a mother, because that came totally naturally to her. She was millions of different things, millions of commodities: a joy to the press, a joy to people who hang on depression and everything. Because, you know, she was an outlet for them and she knew it ...
Also she was hysterical to be around: witty, funny, full of love, full of need and full of life ' (LIZA MINNELLI)
Film cameraman
PHILIP BONHAM-CARTER
Sound recordists ARTHUR CHESTERMAN and ALAN DYKES
Film editor DAVID THOMAS Written and directed by MICHAEL HOULDEY

Contributors

Unknown: Dirk Bogarde
Unknown: Mickey Rooney
Singer: Liza Minnelli.
Unknown: Philip Bonham-Carter
Unknown: Arthur Chesterman
Unknown: Alan Dykes
Editor: David Thomas
Directed By: Michael Houldey

: A Ghost Story for Christmas

M. R. JAMES 'S
A Warning to the Curious adapted by LAWRENCE GORDON CLARK starring Peter Vaughan and Clive Swift
A man comes to a Norfolk seaside town in winter. He is looking for an ancient crown he thinks is buried nearby. A local legend foretells disasters if anyone moves the crown. Indeed, some years before a visiting archaeologist was killed but no murderer was found. No one knows where the crown is buried, or if they do they won'say. The searcher persists and succeeds -but he finds a great deal more than the crown.
Film cameraman JOHN MCGLASHAN Producer LAWRENCE GORDON CLARK

Contributors

Unknown: M. R. James
Adapted By: Lawrence Gordon Clark
Unknown: Peter Vaughan
Unknown: Clive Swift
Unknown: John McGlashan
Producer: Lawrence Gordon Clark
Paxton: Peter Vaughan
Black: Clive Swift
Archaeologist: Julian Herington
Ager/Ghost: John Kearney
Boots: David Cargill
Vicar: George Benson
Antique shop owner: Roger Millner
Girl: Gilly Fraser
Porter: David Pugh
Labourer: Cyril Appleton

: Nativity

Midnight Eucharist from the Parish Church of St Mary, Portsea
As Christmas Day begins, Christians in one of England's great parish churches invite you to join with them in the joy of Christmas worship.
This parish church of St Mary stands at the heart of the great Naval port of Portsmouth, near the seaside resort of Southsea. Celebrant and preacher
THE REV KENNETH GIBBONS Organist and choirmaster FREDERICK COLEY with THE LONSDALE SINGERS conductor DAVID RUDLINQ
Presented for television by PETER BALI

Contributors

Organist: Kenneth Gibbons
Choirmaster: Frederick Coley
Conductor: David Rudlinq
Television By: Peter Bali

: Closedown









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