An Act of Worship for Christmas Day from the recently re-consecrated Church of St. Andrew in the City of Plymouth.
Conducted by the Vicar The Rev. W. H. Alan Cooper.
"O come, all ye faithful" (A. and M. 59)
Christmas Bidding Prayer
The Lord's Prayer; Versicles and Responses
The Expectation of the Coming of Christ
"O little town of Bethlehem" (A. and M. 642)
The Prophecy of Isaiah: Chapter 9. vv. 2, 6. 7
The Proclamation of his Coming
Te Deum laudamus
The Good News according to St. Luke: Chapter 2, vv. 1-20
The Faith founded by his Coming
The Apostles' Creed
The Lord's Prayer; The Collects
Our Response to his Coming
"Hark! the herald-angels sing" (A. and M. 60)
"Angels from the realms of glory" (A. and M. 482)
Rev. W. H. Alan
Captain of the Ringers:
Twenty-five years of Christmas broadcasts.
Narration spoken by Sir Laurence Olivier.
Written by Christopher Hassall.
Performed by The Organ and Choir of Westminster Abbey
Organist, Sir William McKie
The Trumpeters of the Royal Military School of Music (by permission of the Commandant), Director of Music, Lt. Colonel David McBain
A section of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Malcolm Arnold
Director of Music:
Lt. Colonel David
A section of the Royal Philharmonic
Live sequences director:
A King of Circus holds Court at Christmas and his entire family invite children of all ages to join them and hundreds of young guests in a real live family show.
The Unrideable Mule
The Chimps' Teaparty and stars of the circus ring with Jon Pertwee as Ring-Master of Ceremonies.
Raymond Baxter the man with the mike and Sid Phillips on the circus bandstand
Television presentation from Winkfield Zoo, near Windsor by Derek Burrell-Davis
In this film Johnny Morris re-tells the story of the beautiful young princess who fell into a deep sleep for a hundred years, to be woken by the kiss of a handsome prince.
Adapted by Tony Soper from a film made by FWU, Munich
Leaving the security of Boston far behind her, the young bride of a 'Mountie' sergeant accompanies him into the isolated but beautiful country of the Canadian north. This new life proves very different in many surprising ways...
Today's football results and other sporting highlights.
Introduced by Kenneth Wolstenholme.
The German Television Service in their Munich studios present part of Act 1 of "Don Juan"
An opera by Mozart to a libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte.
(sung in German)
Chorus and Orchestra of the Bavarian Radio
The dissolute Don Juan, attempting to seduce Donna Anna, has accidentally killed her father, who had come to her rescue, and has escaped unrecognised. She and her fiance, Don Ottavio, swear vengeance. Meanwhile Don Juan hears a lady lamenting that she has been deserted, and is about to console her when he finds that she is his own old flame Donna Elvira; he manages to palm her off on to his servant, Leporello.
At a country wedding celebration Don Juan is attracted to the pretty bride, Zerlina.
He invites the whole party to his castle, taking care to keep the bridegroom out of the way: but Elvira reappears and wains Zerlina of the Don's true character.
Donna Anna is seeking Don Juan's aid in her plan for vengeance when Elvira enters to denounce him for his betrayal. He pretends that she is out of her mind, but, as he speaks, something brings to Anna the realisation that he is her father's murderer.
Lorenzo da Ponte Chorus and Orchestra: Bavarian
Don Ottavio, betrothed to Donna Anna:
Leporello. his servant:
Zerlina, a country bride:
Masetlo, her bridegroom:
Appeal on behalf of the British Wireless for the Blind Fund
(registered in accordance with the National Assistance Act, 1948) by Viscount Hailsham, Q.C.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged, and should be addressed to Lord Hailsham, [address removed]
Songs and dances from some of his films.
Introduced by Peter Haigh.
From 'If You Feel Like Singing': 'All for you,' with Judy Garland
From 'An American in Paris': ''S Wonderful' with Georges Guetary and a ballet sequence with Leslie Caron
From 'Singin' in the Rain': 'You Were Meant for Me,' with Debbie Reynolds and 'Moses,' with Donald O'Connor
From 'It's Always Fair Weather': 'I Like Myself'
From 'Les Girls': You're Just Too Too,' with Kay Kendall
Film sequences by courtesy of M.G.M.
Television's Annual Frolic
Written by Brad Ashton, S.C. Green, Dick Vosburgh, R.M. Hills.
Among those taking part:
Eamonn Andrews, Isobel Barnett, The Beverley Sisters, Derek Bond, Kenneth Connor, Sam Costa, Peter Dimmock, Charlie Drake, Peter Haigh, Tony Hancock, Derek Hart, Benny Hill, Sidney James, Lenny the Lion with Terry Hall, Alex Macintosh, Bill Maynard, Jean Metcalfe, Cliff Michelmore, Pete Murray, Jack Payne, Sylvia Peters, Ted Ray, Geoffrey Johnson Smith, Peter West, Huw Wheldon, Frankie Vaughan
Conductor, George Mitchell Singers/Orchestra:
Merry Man/Sherwood Commentator:
The Genie/Friar Tuck:
post that mentions
by J.B. Priestley
[Starring] Frank Pettingell, Helena Pickard, Mark Dignam
The action takes place on Sept. 5, 1908, at the home of Alderman Joseph Helliwell in Clecklewyke, Yorkshire.
Alderman Joseph Helliwell:
Councillor Albert Parker:
The Rev Clement Mercer:
Eric Robinson introduces and conducts: Music for You
with Ramon Vinay, Adele Leigh, Ventsislav Yankoff, Bernard Miles, Los Indios, Edmund Donlevy, Grace O'Connor.
The programme includes: 'The Land of Snow' from Tchaikovsky's 'Casse Noisette' staged by Alfred Rodrigues with Marina Svetlova and Oleg Briansky and the Ballet Rambert
Also appearing: Elizabeth Boyd, Joan Bramhall, Ursula Connors, Ellen Dales, Helen Hillier, Jean Allister, Peggy Butler, Gillian Knight, Nora Ogonovsky, Edward Darling, John Ford, Edward Morgan, Charles Draper, Kenneth Fawcett, John Lawrenson, Vernon Rees, Vernon Williams, John Larsen.
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
(Leader, Steven Staryk)
The Matron of Queen Charlotte's Maternity Hospital tells of the tremendous reality which Christmas has for her and her staff.