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: Children's Television

with Harry Corbett.

Children's Newsreel

The Bargain
by Lewis Grant Wallace.

(to 18.00)


Puppeteer (Sooty): Harry Corbett
Writer (The Bargain): Lewis Grant Wallace
Producer (The Bargain): Joy Harington
Designer (The Bargain): Richard Henry
Tom Challon: Patrick Troughton
Cathie, his wife: Betty Cooper
Johnny, their son: Geoffrey Heynes
Steve, the dog: Laddie
Colonel Heston: Roger Maxwell
Mr Norris, an auctioneer: Willoughby Gray
First Bidder: Christopher Hodge
Second Bidder: Michael David
Other parts played by: Howell Davies
Other parts played by: Peter Doughty
Other parts played by: Elizabeth Carr
Other parts played by: Veronica Wells

: Evening Service for the Deaf

From St. Saviour's Church for for the Deaf, Acton.
Service introduced and conducted by the Rev. A. F. Mackenzie, Chaplain Superintendent of the Royal Association in Aid of the Deaf and Dumb.
Preacher, the Rev. T. H. Sutcliffe, Organising Secretary, Central Advisory Council for the Spiritual Care of the Deaf and Dumb
O for a thousand tongues to sing (A. and M. 522)
The Lord's Prayer
Versicles and Responses Psalm 100
First Lesson: Isaiah 35, w. 1-6 Magnificat
Second Lesson: Acts 9, w. 8-20 Nunc dimittis Creed
The Lord's Prayer Collects
Thine forever God of Love (A. and M. 280)
Prayers Sermon
Ten thousand times ten thousand (A. and M. 222)
See facing page and page 3


Service introduced and conducted by: The Rev. A. F. Mackenzie
Preacher: The Rev. T. H. Sutcliffe

: Weather Chart

: What's My Line?

with Isobel Barnett, Barbara Kelly, David Nixon and Gilbert Harding trying to find the answers and Eamonn Andrews to see fair play.


Panellist: Isobel Barnett
Panellist: Barbara Kelly
Panellist: David Nixon
Panellist: Gilbert Harding
Chairman: Eamonn Andrews
Presented by: T. Leslie Jackson

: Interlude

: Belle Vue Circus

Ringmaster George Lockhart introduces highlights of this twenty-sixth International Circus in a special performance from the King's Hall, Belle Vue Gardens, Manchester including
Texas Rodeo with trick-shot Holday Barlay
Whimsical Walker
Pauli and Roland, Musical Clowns
The Five Marchitas, Trick Cyclists
The Nordics Equilibrists
North-African Liberty Horses presented by Adolf Althoff
Maika the amazing performing bear
Williams' Marvellous Elephants
Double Pas de Deux and Trick Horse-riding Troupe featuring somersaults by Addie Enders


Ringmaster/presenter: George Lockhart
Clown: Whimsical Walker
Musical clowns: Pauli and Roland
Trick Cyclists: The Five Marchitas
Equilibrists: The Nordics
North-African Liberty Horses presented by: Adolf Althoff
Somersaults: Addie Enders
Circus Orchestra directed by: Bonelli
Presented for television by: Derek Burrell-Davis

: The Creature

A play for television by Nigel Kneale.
[Starring] Peter Cushing and Stanley Baker
The action takes place in a remote part of the Himalayas.

During the past half-century, exploration of the great Himalayan mountain chain and the neighbouring territories has been greatly intensified. European expeditions have ranged through the highland states of Nepal, Bhutan, Kashmir, sometimes even into the 'forbidden land' of Tibet itself. They came upon little-known ways of life: communities that were snow-bound through much of the year, ruled by lamas, the priests of Tibetan Buddhism and other, older cults; where it was forbidden to take life in any form, yet where human skulls were used to make instruments for ritual music. They found a land of contradictions, of eternal peace and sudden cruelties, of great beauty and the bitterest, most hostile living conditions man had to endure. Not far above the last lonely settlements came the perpetual snowline, beyond which there were no seasons-only an eternal winter in the gale-swept heights. Surely no living thing could exist there? Then strange reports began to come from occasional climbing parties: descriptions of mysterious footprints found in the snow at seemingly impossible altitudes: the tracks of very large, naked feet. They were discovered thousands of miles apart, from the Karakorum in the west to Sikkim in the east. Photographs were brought back, examined by experts. Could it be a species of bear? An ape? One of the native names for the creature was inaccurately but romantically translated as 'Abominable Snowman', a designation which fitted one inescapable fact-that it walked on two legs.

Climbers made the quest for the yeti, as the Tibetans call it, a secondary objective. A year ago a London newspaper sent a fully-equipped expedition specifically to search for it. Again tracks were found, but not what made them. Is there, after all, some prosaic explanation for the footprints? Or does the yeti exist? If so, what can it be? The Creature, in purely fictional terms, is a guess at the answers. Nigel Kneale


Writer: Nigel Kneale
Designer: Barry Learoyd
Producer: Rudolph Cartier
Tom Friend: Stanley Baker
Pierre Brosset: Eric Pohlmann
Andrew McPhee: Simon Lack
Nima Kusang: Wolfe Morris
Dr John Rollason: Peter Cushing
The Lama of Rong-ruk Monastery: Arnold Marlé
Monks, Devil Dancers, and Musicians: [uncredited]

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Nigel Kneale 18 December 2016

: The Evening Hymn

"Be thou my vision, Oh Lord of my heart"

: News

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