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: Chigley

A Present for Lord Belborough

: Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe

The classic serial in 12 exciting episodes. Starring
Buster Crabbe as Flash Gordon
4: The Destroying Ray
In which Flash Gordon, having escaped from the mechanical man, takes the antidote to the Purple Death back to Earth, but returns to Mongo to find that Ming the Merciless is about to kill Dr Zarkov with a disintegrating ray.
Directed by FORD BEEBE and ROBERT HILL

Contributors

Flash Gordon: Buster Crabbe
Directed By: Ford Beebe

: Elvis in Jailhouse Rock

also starring
Dean Jones , Judy Tyler
Sentenced to jail for manslaughter, young Vince Everett is taught to play the guitar by his cell-mate Hunk Houghton , a one-time folk singer. Vince soon reveals a latent talent as a singer - and a sensational new recording star is born.
Directed by RICHARD THORPE

Contributors

Unknown: Dean Jones
Unknown: Judy Tyler
Unknown: Vince Everett
Unknown: Hunk Houghton
Directed By: Richard Thorpe
Vince Everett: Elvis Presley
Peggy Van Alden: Judy Tyler
Hunk Houghton: Mickey Shaughnessy
Mr Shores: Vaughn Taylor
Sherry Shores: Jennifer Holden
Teddy Talbot: Dean Jones
Laury Jackson: Anne Neyland

: David Soul and Friends

David Soul has been making another and very varied career as a singer and entertainer away from Starsky and Hutch, and much of this programme was filmed during his highly successful concerts in Britain earlier this year.
David goes down the Thames on a river-boat with a group of schoolchildren; plays darts and sings in a country pub with Ron Moody , visits a Hollywood night club with his girlfriend Lynne to listen to singer Donna Summers , and goes country-and-western with England Dan and John Ford Coley.
Directed by STEVE TURNER and PERRY ROSEMOND
Producer ROBERT ARTHUR
Executive producer DICK CLARK

Contributors

Unknown: David Soul
Unknown: Ron Moody
Singer: Donna Summers
Directed By: Steve Turner
Producer: Robert Arthur
Producer: Dick Clark

: Weather

Bill Giles

: Holiday Grandstand

Introduced by Frank Bough
12.15*
Rugby League from Leeds
Leeds v Wakefield Trinity
The second half of this morning's traditional Boxing Day Yorkshire Derby.
Commentator EDDIE WARING
12.55*
Football Focus
BOB WILSON previews the holiday programme.
Five races from two of the big holiday meetings.
1.10, 1.40, 2.10*
Racing from Kempton
1.15 G. J. Novice Hurdle (2m)
1.45 William Hill Christmas Hurdle (2m)
2.20 King George VI Steeplechase (3m)
Top 'chasers from Britain, Ireland and France clash in one of the most exciting-ever renewals of this famous race.
Commentators PETER O'SULLEVAN and RICHARD PITMAN
1.25, 1.55*
Racing from Wincanton
1.30 Joe Coral Handicap 'Chase (2m 5f)
2.0 Joe Coral Golden Hurdle (Qualifier. Handicap) (21m)
Commentators JULIAN WILSON and JOHN HANMER
* Timings are subject to change TV presentation:
Rugby League NICK HUNTER Football Focus MIKE MURPHY
Racing (Kempton) DENNIS MONGER Racing (Wincanton) BOB DUNCAN
Grandstand producer MARTIN HOPKINS Editor PAUL LANG

Contributors

Introduced By: Frank Bough
Commentator: Eddie Waring
Unknown: Bob Wilson
Unknown: William Hill
Commentators: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentators: Richard Pitman
Commentators: Julian Wilson
Commentators: John Hanmer
Unknown: Bob Duncan
Editor: Paul Lang

: Holiday on Ice

Introduced by Brian Matthew
Highlights from the greatest ice spectacular in Europe featuring a glamorous chorus of international skaters and an impressive line-up of star soloists: Andrej Nepela Teri Tucker
Martin Minshull
Jo Ann McGowan
Roland Hailston
Mitsuko Funakoshi and pairs skaters
Hauss and Hafner and Kilius and Baumler
This brilliant production includes: the romance of the waltz, and ballet to music from Gounod's ' Faust ' slapstick comedy of buckets and mops and remarkable antics of skating chimpanzees old-fashioned charm and yuletide cheer of a Victorian Christmas.
Staged and directed by STEPHANIE ANDROS Televised by arrangement with SKEE GOODHART for International Holiday on Ice Co
Recorded in the Westfalenhalle, Dortmund
Lighting BILL JONES Producer DON SAYER

Contributors

Introduced By: Brian Matthew
Soloists: Andrej Nepela
Soloists: Teri Tucker
Soloists: Martin Minshull
Unknown: Jo Ann McGowan
Unknown: Roland Hailston
Unknown: Mitsuko Funakoshi
Directed By: Stephanie Andros
Producer: Don Sayer

: Top of the Pops 77

Part 2
Tony Blackburn and Dave Lee Travis introduce a special Boxing Day edition, featuring some of the No 1 records of the year.
TOP OF THE POPS ORCHESTRA
LEGS AND CO

Contributors

Unknown: Dave Lee

: It's a Christmas Knockout

A special festive competition from The Aviemore Centre, Scotland Teams taking part:
Aviemore representing
GREAT BRITAIN
Namur representing BELGIUM
Dutch All Stars' representing
HOLLAND
Bolzano representing ITALY Les Brenets representing
SWITZERLAND
Commentators Great Britain:
STUART HALL , EDDIE WARING Belgium:
MICHEL LEMAIRE , BERENGERE PASCAL Holland:
DICK PASSCHIER , BAREND BARENDSE Italy:
ETTORE ANDENNA , BARBARA MARCHAND Switzerland:
GEORGES KLEINMANN International judges
GENNARO OLIVIERI ,GUIDO PANCALDI
Designer STUART FURBER Director GEOFF WILSON Producer CECIL KORER
(A joint production by BBC-RTB-NCRV-RAI-SSR) BBC Manchester

Contributors

Unknown: Stuart Hall
Unknown: Eddie Waring
Unknown: Michel Lemaire
Unknown: Berengere Pascal
Unknown: Dick Passchier
Unknown: Barend Barendse
Unknown: Ettore Andenna
Unknown: Barbara Marchand
Unknown: Georges Kleinmann
Unknown: Gennaro Olivieri
Unknown: Guido Pancaldi
Designer: Stuart Furber
Director: Geoff Wilson
Producer: Cecil Korer

: Evening News

with Angela Rippon ; Weatherman

Contributors

Unknown: Angela Rippon

: Today's Sport

: Jim'll Fix It

A Christmas Special
Dear Jimmy Savile , OBE
Please may I ... yodel in the Alps ... sing with Val Doonican ... make a giant cake ... meet Father Christmas?
Jimmy Savile makes these and other dreams come true.
Sound PETER ROSE. Lighting JOHN DIXON Designer KEN LEDSHAM
Studio director PHIL BISHOP Producer ROGER ORDISH

Contributors

Unknown: Jimmy Savile
Unknown: Val Doonican
Unknown: John Dixon
Designer: Ken Ledsham
Producer: Roger Ordish

: Support Your Local Sheriff

The classic comedy Western starring James Garner
Joan Hackett , Walter Brennan with Harry Morgan , Jack Elam
The small town of Calendar experi- ences a boom when gold is discovered on the local burial ground. But with the gold comes an era of lawlessness. What Calendar needs is a fearless, dedicated lawman - what it gets is Jason McCullough.
Director BURT KENNEDY. Films: pp 17-18

Contributors

Unknown: James Garner
Unknown: Joan Hackett
Unknown: Walter Brennan
Unknown: Harry Morgan
Unknown: Jack Elam
Unknown: Jason McCullough.
Director: Burt Kennedy.
Jason McCullough: James Garner
Prudy Perkins: Joan Hackett
Pa Danby: Walter Brennan
Oily Perkins: Harry Morgan
Jake: Jack Elam
Joe Danby: Bruce Dern
Henry Jackson: Henry Jones
Fred Johnson: Walter Burke
Luke Danby: Dick Peabody
Tom Danby: Gene Evans
Thomas Devery: Willis Bouchey

: The Good Life Christmas Special

by JOHN ESMONDE and BOB LARBEY starring
Richard Briers
Felicity Kendal and Penelope Keith with Paul Eddington
Tom and Barbara, Margo and Jerry plan their respective Christmases but neither goes according to plan.
Music by BURT RHODES Sound LAURIE TAYLOR
Lighting FRED WRIGHT Designer PAUL MUNTING
Producer JOHN HOWARD DAVIES

Contributors

Unknown: John Esmonde
Unknown: Richard Briers
Unknown: Felicity Kendal
Unknown: Penelope Keith
Unknown: Paul Eddington
Music By: Burt Rhodes
Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Fred Wright
Designer: Paul Munting
Producer: John Howard Davies
Barbara Good: Felicity Kendal
Tom Good: Richard Briers
Margo Leadbeatter: Penelope Keith
Bill: David Battley
Jerry Leadbeatter: Paul Eddington

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Christmas Sunday Post: Festive Episodes 25 December 2016

: The Two Ronnies

starring Ronnie Corbett and Ronnie Barker and their guests
The Nolan Sisters
Written by SPIKE MULLINS and GERALD WILEY
Musical director RONNIE HAZLEHURST Costume MARY HUSBAND
Make-up artist DEANNE TURNER Designers NIGEL CURZON and HUMPHREY JAEGER
Producer PETER WHITMORE

Contributors

Unknown: Ronnie Corbett
Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Written By: Spike Mullins
Written By: Gerald Wiley
Director: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Artist: Deanne Turner
Artist: Designers Nigel Curzon
Artist: Humphrey Jaeger
Producer: Peter Whitmore

: Main News

with Angela Rippon Weather

Contributors

Unknown: Angela Rippon

: The Dirty Dozen

The feature film starring
' You will select 12 general prisoners convicted for murder, robbery and other crimes of violence, train them in behind-the-lines operations, and then deliver them secretly into the European main-land to attack and destroy the specified target ...' How Major Reisman sets about carrying out these orders - and how the ' Dozen' react - is told in this famous all-star World War II action film.
Director ROBERT ALDRICH. Films: pp 17-18

Contributors

Director: Robert Aldrich.
Major Reisman: Lee Marvin
Gen Worden: Ernest Borgnine
Col Everett Dasher-Breed: Robert Ryan
Victor Franco: John Cassavetes
Robert Jefferson: Jim Brown
Samson Posey: Clint Walker
Archer Maggot: Telly Savalas
Joseph Wladislaw: Charles Bronson
Colonel Denton: Robert Webber
Major Max Armbruster: George Kennedy
Sgt Bowren: Richard Jaeckel
Pedro Jiminez: Trini Lopez
Captain Stuart Kinder: Ralph Meeker
Vernon Pinkley: Donald Sutherland
Milo Vladek: Tom Busby
Glenn Gilpin: Ben Carruthers
Roscoe Lever: Stuart Cooper
Morgan: Robert Phillips
Seth Sawyer: Colin Maitland
Tassos Bravos: Al Mancini

: Parkinson and the Comedians

Michael Parkinson introduces a selection of the funniest moments from six years of interviewing, featuring Jack Benny
George Burns , Max Bygraves Billy Connolly , Les Dawson Bob Hope , Frankie Howerd Rod Hull and Emu
Bernard Manning , Spike Milligan Morecambe and Wise Sandy Powell , Harry Secombe Peter Sellers , Jimmy Tarbuck Jacques Tati , Max Wall Mike Yarwood
MUSIC HARRY STONEHAM
Director DAVID G. HILLIER Producer JOHN FISHER

Contributors

Introduces: Michael Parkinson
Unknown: Jack Benny
Unknown: George Burns
Unknown: Max Bygraves
Unknown: Billy Connolly
Unknown: Les Dawson
Unknown: Bob Hope
Unknown: Frankie Howerd
Unknown: Rod Hull
Unknown: Bernard Manning
Unknown: Spike Milligan
Unknown: Wise Sandy Powell
Unknown: Harry Secombe
Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: Jimmy Tarbuck
Unknown: Jacques Tati
Unknown: Max Wall
Unknown: Mike Yarwood
Director: David G. Hillier
Producer: John Fisher

: Weather









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