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: The Happy Prince

A cartoon featuring the voices of Oscar Wilde's classic bittersweet story of a swallow winging its way south which stops to rest upon the sorrowing statue of a once-happy prince and stays behind to help.
Producers MURRAY SHOSTAK , MICHAEL MILLS

Contributors

Producers: Murray Shostak
the Swallow: Glynis Johns
the Prince: Christopher Plummer

: Chigley

: Bugs Bunny

in Fresh Hare

: Flash Gordon

The classic serial in 13 episodes 9: Fighting the Fire Dragon
In which Flash Gordon, having won his fight with the monster, is given a ' drug of forgetfulness ' by Ming's daughter Aura, and taken to the abode of the fire dragon.
. Films: pages 15-14

: Tarzan and the Mermaids

A season of films featuring
Johnny Weissmuller as Tarzan Brenda Joyce as Jane
While fishing one day, Tarzan lands an unexpected catch - a beautiful, young, mermaid-like girl.
Director ROBERT FLOREY
. Films: pages 15-16

Contributors

Unknown: Johnny Weissmuller
Unknown: Tarzan Brenda Joyce
Director: Robert Florey
Mara: Linda Christian
Benji: John Laurenz
Varga: Fernando Wagner
Commissioner: Edward Ashley
Luana: Andrea Palma
Palanth: George Zucco
Tiko: Gustavo Rojo

: Swap

of the Pops
Noel Edmonds invites you to a SOLID SILVER SWAP with Keith Chegwin and Abba at a Multi-Coloured Boxing Day gig. starring Showaddywaddy
Mud, Smokie, John Christie White Rhino, Pussycat Another Pussycat
The Wurzels, Dr Hook and Britain's Only Quaxologist

Contributors

Unknown: Noel Edmonds
Unknown: Keith Chegwin
Unknown: John Christie

: Rugby League

Introduced by Frank Bough from Leeds
Leeds v Wakefield Trinity
The second half of this morning's important Derby match.
Commentator EDDIE WARING

Contributors

Introduced By: Frank Bough
Commentator: Eddie Waring

: Football Focus

BOB WILSON reflects the festive season and brings you latest news of today's big holiday programme.
Racing
Five races from two popular holiday meetings.

Contributors

Unknown: Bob Wilson

: 1.40, 2.10* Kempton Park

1.15 G. J. Novice Hurdle (2m)
1.45 William Hill Christmas Hurdle (2m)
2.20 King George VI Steeplechase (3m)
Top chasers from England and Ireland clash in this famous mid-season race worth over £8,000 to the winner.
Commentators PETER O'SULLEVAN and RICHARD PITMAN

Contributors

Unknown: William Hill
Unknown: King George Vi Steeplechase
Commentators: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentators: Richard Pitman

: 1.55* Wincanton

1.30 Joe Coral Handicap 'Chase (2m 5f)
2.0 Joe Coral Golden Hurdle (Qualifier. 21m)
Commentators JULIAN WILSON and JOHN HANMER
* Timings may be changed by events Television presentation:
Rugby League NICK HUNTER Football FOCUS TERRY LONG
Racing (Kempton) DAVID KENNING Racing (Wineanton) BOB DUNCAN
Grandstand producer BRIAN VENNER Editor ALAN HART

Contributors

Commentators: Julian Wilson
Commentators: John Hanmer
Unknown: Bob Duncan
Producer: Brian Venner
Editor: Alan Hart

: Walt Disney's Babes in Toyland

starring Ray Bolger , Tommy Sands Annette, Ed Wynn , Tommy Kirk
A delightful musical with many traditional fairy-tale characters. Tom Piper's and Mary Contrary's plans to marry are jeopardised by the evil miser Barnaby. But with the help of the eccentric Toymaker, Barnaby is finally defeated.
Director JACK DONOHUE. Films: pages 15-18

Contributors

Unknown: Ray Bolger
Unknown: Tommy Sands
Unknown: Ed Wynn
Unknown: Tommy Kirk
Director: Jack Donohue.
Barnaby: Ray Bolger
Tom Piper: Tommy Sands
Mary Contrary: Annette
Toymaker: Ed Wynn
Grumio: Tommy Kirk
Boy Blue: Kevin Corcoran
Gonzorgo: Henrry Calvin
Roderigo: Gene Sheldon

: The Superstars

A contest to find the sporting Superstar of Europe.
THE FINAL from Rotterdam The competitors
From Sweden: the defending European Superstar Kjell Isaksson and world speed-skating champion at 500 and 1,000m Johan Granath
From Great Britain: one of the greatest-ever Welsh rugby players Gareth Edwards and world light heavy-weight boxing champion
John Conteh
From Holland: Dutch Superstar and their top 400m hurdler Frank Nusse and captain of their crack soccer team Ajax Rudi Krol
From France: Olympic gold medallist at Montreal in the 110m hurdles Guy Drut and star basket-ball player from Racing Club de France Marco Ostarcevic
From Belgium: double silver medallist in track athletics Ivo van Damme and from their national basket-ball team Corky Bell
From Austria: gold medallist on the 90m Olympic ski-jump Karl Schnabl
Commentators
DAVID VINE and RON PICKERING
Produced in association with Trans-World International and Candid Productions Inc. Director PIETER VAREKAMP Of AVROtv, HoUand
Executive producer IAN SMITH

Contributors

Unknown: Kjell Isaksson
Unknown: Johan Granath
Unknown: Gareth Edwards
Unknown: John Conteh
Unknown: Frank Nusse
Unknown: Rudi Krol
Unknown: Karl Schnabl
Unknown: Ron Pickering
Director: Pieter Varekamp
Producer: Ian Smith

: Evening News

Richard Whitmore ; Weatherman

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: Sports Results

: Disney Time

Our traditional Christmas look at the world of Walt Disney films Introduced by The Goodies TIM BROOKE-TAYLOR
GRAEME GARDEN, BILL ODDIE
Films include: Cinderella, Ride a Wild Pony, 101 Dalmatians, Dumbo, Jungle Book, The Shaggy DA, Bambi, The Treasure of Matecumbe, Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree.
Films by courtesy of WALT DISNEY Presented by Richard EVANS

Contributors

Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Presented By: Richard Evans

: Carry On at your Convenience

The first television showing of another of the perennially popular ' Carry On ' series, with foreman Sid Plummer leading a band of factory workers into, and out of, a slapstick series of comedy catastrophes.
Director GERALD THOMAS. Films; pp 15-16

Contributors

Director: Gerald Thomas.
Sid Plummer: Sidney James
W C BoggS: Kenneth Williams
Charles Coote: Charles Hawtrey
Chloe Moore: Joan Sims
Beattie Plummer: Hattie Jacques
Bernie Hulke: Bernard Bresslaw
Vic Spanner: Kenneth Cope
Myrtle Plummer: Jacki Piper
Lewis BoggS: Richard O'Callaghan
Miss Withering: Patsy Rowlands
Fred Moore: Bill Maynard
Benny: Davy Kaye
Popsy: Margaret Nolan
Bunny waitress: Shirley Stelfox
Agatha Spanner: Renée Houston
Doctor: Harry Towb

: Mike Yarwood Christmas Show

starring Mike Yarwood Written by ERIC DAVIDSON , NEIL SHAND Guests The New Seekers featuring Paula Scott
With BALLARD BERKELEY
MICHAEL SHARVELL-MARTIN
RAYMOND MASON , RENEE ROBERTS
Musical director AI.AN BRADEN Make-up CECILE HAY-ARTHUR Designer GARY PRITCHARD
Assistant producer ALAN BOYD Producer JOHN AMMONDS

Contributors

Unknown: Mike Yarwood
Written By: Eric Davidson
Written By: Neil Shand
Unknown: Paula Scott
Unknown: Ballard Berkeley
Unknown: Michael Sharvell-Martin
Unknown: Raymond Mason
Unknown: Renee Roberts
Designer: Gary Pritchard
Producer: Alan Boyd
Producer: John Ammonds

: Tora! Tora! Tora!

A feature film starring
For the United States sequences:
Martin Balsam as Admiral Kimmel Joseph Cotten as Henry L. Stimson E. G. Marshall as Lt-Col Bratton
With events - diplomatic, political and military-seen from both sides as they happened, this spectacular film tells the story of the attack on Pearl Harbour on 7 December 1941 - a date which President Roosevelt said will ' live in infamy' and which brought America into World War II.
Director Richard FLEISCHER. Films : pp 151*

Contributors

Unknown: Martin Balsam
Unknown: Admiral Kimmel Joseph Cotten
Unknown: Henry L. Stimson
Unknown: E. G. Marshall
Director: Richard Fleischer.
Admiral William F Halsey: James Whitmore
General Short: Jason Robards
For the: Japanese Sequences:
Cmdr Genda: Tatsuya Mihashi
Lt-Cmdr Fuchida: Takahiro Tamura
Admiral Nagumo: Eijiro Tono
Prince Konoye: Koreya Senda

: Late News

with Richard Whitmore ; Weather

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: Parkinson's Music

Michael Parkinson introduces a selection of musical moments from past programmes, including Fred Astaire , Bing Crosby
Sammy Davis Jr , Duke Ellington Elton John , Glynis Johns
Jack Jones , Michel Legrand
Dudley Moore , Oscar Peterson Buddy Rich , Harry Stoneham Andy Williams
Producer RICHARD DREWETT

Contributors

Introduces: Michael Parkinson
Unknown: Fred Astaire
Unknown: Bing Crosby
Unknown: Sammy Davis Jr
Unknown: Duke Ellington Elton John
Unknown: Glynis Johns
Unknown: Jack Jones
Unknown: Michel Legrand
Unknown: Dudley Moore
Unknown: Oscar Peterson
Unknown: Buddy Rich
Unknown: Harry Stoneham
Unknown: Andy Williams

: Weatherman









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