A programme of Christmas music. Seven nations, brought together by that man-made star, the communications satellite, joined in a global celebration.
From the Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem
With the PLAYBOARD PUPPET THEATRE and CHRISTOPHER LILLICRAP
Written and directed by JUDY WHITFIELD Producer MICHAEL COLE
appeals on behalf of Wells Cathedral
At least Â£11,000,000 is urgently needed to conserve the West Front of Wells Cathedral, which contains the greatest assembly of medieval statues in Europe. Donations, preferably by crossed PO or cheque, to: Michael Bentine, Freepost, [address removed]
from All Saints Parish Church, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey
Conducted by THE REV JOHN MARTIN
Churches of the Central Kingston Partnership join in a Christmas Morning Service which includes the blessing of the crib.
O come all ye faithful; Away in a manger: While shepherds watched; A great and mighty wonder; God rest you merry; Hark, the herald angels sing.
Director of music DAVID NIELD Producer R. T. BROOKS
What is Christmas? Theodore Edward Bear didn't know. He had heard so much about it but had never seen it, and he was very curious. His friends who worked with him in a honey factory didn't know either, but they were tired and ready for their winter sleep. But Ted Bear decided to find
Christmas and so, determined, he set off through the woods in search of it.
This cartoon film tells of his travels and adventures on his journey to discover Christmas.
A film starring Elizabeth Taylor Mickey Rooney , Donald Crisp
Velvet Brown wins a hunter in a raffle and determines to turn him into a champion race-horse with the help of her young friend Mi. A classic story of the open air and the warmth and gentleness of family life in the country.
Director CLARENCE BROWN. Films: pp 17-18
by JEREMY LLOYD and DAVID CROFT The Father Christmas Affair
A substantial bonus is to be given to the successful candidate for the post of Grace Brothers' Father Christmas. featuring and Dance staged by MICHELE HARDY DirectorRAY butt
Producer DAVID CROFT
Young Mr Grace:
The plastic umbrella:
Noel Edmonds and Kid Jensen introduce a special Christmas Day edition, featuring some of the No 1 records of the year.
TOP OF THE POPS ORCHESTRA
LEGS AND CO
Musical director JOHNNY PEARSON Choreography FLICK COLBY
Lighting BILL MILLAR. Sound ALAN MACHIN Designer GRAEME THOMSON Director STANLEY APPEL Producer Robin NASH
Part 2 tomorrow at 3.25
The Queen speaks to the Commonwealth
International stars from America, Italy, Mexico and Great Britain combine to bring a circus of thrills, excitement and daring from beneath the Big Top.
Yasmine Smart introduces
The Nicolodis six highly-sprung Italians presenting their own style of acrobatic skills
The Jonides rhythm, balance and speed on the unicycles
The Di Lellos serving up comedy and music The Circus Elephants the heavyweights of the sawdust ring presented by BILLY WILSON SMART
Miss Lisa grace and beauty on the single trapeze
Willy Hagenbeck 's Horses
YASMINE SMART presents eight spirited chestnuts from Hungary Robert Brothers' Tigers
CARL FISCHER presents five magnificent beasts from Bengal The Bauers three Americans with their death-defying act on the sway poles The Flying Ramos four supreme artistes on the flying trapeze
Commentator RAY MOORE
Circus produced by RONNIE, BILLY and DAVID SMART Musical director KEN GRIFFIN Designer ALLAN ANSON
Television presentation IAN SMITH
The great Christmas classic starring Judy Garland with Frank Morgan , Ray Bolger Bert Lahr , Jack Haley
Follow the yellow brick road on a journey to see the Wizard, and on the way meet the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion - all elements in one of the most magical movies of them all, that has cast its spell on succeeding generations of children. Dorothy, a little girl living on a farm in Kansas, dreams of a fairy-tale world ' somewhere over the rainbow '. Then one day a cyclone hits the farm and soon Dorothy finds herself transported to the wonderful land of Oz.
Director VICTOR FLEMING. Films: pp 17-18
Professor Marvel/The Wizard:
Miss Gulch/The Wicked Witch of the West:
Basil Brush with Howard Williams and ANNA QUAYLE , TOMMY GODFREY
BARRIE GOSNEY , JOHNNY WADE
BRIAN HAYES , JOHN MUIRHEAD
THE COX TWINS
THE NIGEL BROOKS SINGERS
Script GEORGE MARTIN
Music THE BERT HAYES ORCHESTRA Designer TIM DANN
Produced by BRIAN PENDERS BBC Birmingham
with Angela Rippon
Weather MICHAEL FISH
For Choir and Audience
Selections from this year's programme in the Royal Albert Hall. The Bach Choir soloist Michael Leighton Jones with the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble conductor Sir David Willcocks organist RICHARD POPPLEWELL percussion
DAVID CORKHILL , JAMES BLADES
Introduced by Geoffrey Wheeler
Each Christmas for over 30 years the Bach Choir has sung a mixture of traditional carols and new ones, with a packed family audience in the Royal Albert Hall.
This year the Choir held a carol competition and the three young winners receive their prizes and hear their carols sung by the Choir.
After the interval, DAVID WILLCOCKS invites all the children in the audience to join him on the stage for carols and a quiz - it's a musical Christmas party for children.
Presented for television by RAYMOND SHORT
A special edition for Christmas Day starring
Bruce Forsyth with Anthea Redfern
Family couples from all over the country compete in a test of their general knowledge, skill and ingenuity.
Orchestra directed by RONNIE HAZLEHURST
BARRY CRYER , GARRY CHAMBERS Designer PAUL TRERISE Producer ALAN BOYD
Executive producer ROBIN NASH
Special guest stars .
with Jenny Lee-Wright written by ERIC DAVIDSON and NEIL SHAND
ALAN BRADEN ,.
Directed by ALAN BOYD produced by JAMES MOIR
A star-studded holiday special starring
Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise written by EDDIE BRABEN with special guests Penelope Keith
Francis Matthews Angharad Rees
Stella Starr and a host of guest celebrities
Musical arrangements and orchestra directed by PETER KNIGHT
THE MIKE SAMMES SINGERS Designer VICTOR MEREDITH Produced by ERNEST MAXIN
post that mentions
with Angela Rippon Weather
The feature film starring Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand sings her irrepressible way from Lower East Side to Broadway, as Fanny Brice
- star of the Ziegfeld Follies.
Playing the talented ugly-duckling determined to achieve stardom, Barbra Streisand brings her distinctive style to the hit songs: ' Second-hand Rose', Sadie, Sadie', and ' People' and is joined by Omar Sharif (making his musical d6but) in ' You are Woman, I am Man.'
Music and lyrics by JULE STYNE and BOB MERRILL
Screenplay by ISOBEL LENNART based on her musical play
Directed by WILLIAM WYLER