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: Beunydd

Newyddion y Dydd ynghyd a sgwrs ar faterion crefyddol yng Nghymru.
(Daily news, and a talk on Welsh religious matters)

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the Very Young
Charles E. Stidwill tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
(BBC film)

Contributors

Narrator: Charles E. Stidwill
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: Man from 1997

A comic fantasy starring Charles Ruggles and Jacques Sernas.
A film directed by Roy del Ruth.

Contributors

Director: Roy Del Ruth
B. O. Boyne: Charles Ruggles
Johnny Vlakoz: Jacques Sernas

: Faraway Look: Kangaroos and Koalas

Peter Scott looks back, with his wife, on his first Faraway Look tour which took him to Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea, and Fiji.
From the BBC's West of England television studio

Contributors

Presenter/filmed by: Peter Scott
Filmed by: Charles Lagus
Producer: Winwood Reade

: The Apple Tree with the Golden Apples

A Hungarian film
The story told by Johnny Morris.
The animals in the wood are puzzled when the apple tree they plant produces nasty sour apples. They call the children of the village in to help. Will it now yield a golden harvest?
(Previously shown in December, 1958)

Contributors

Narrator: Johnny Morris
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: Christmas Crackerjack

[Starring] Eamonn Andrews
Featuring Lenny the Lion with Terry Hall, Pearl Carr and Teddy Johnson, Ronnie Corbett, Raymond Rollett, Jerry Bergmann and Mimi, Ronnie Boyer and Jeanne Ravel.

Music by Bert Hayes and his Sextet
See Junior Radio Times

Contributors

Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Ventriloquist: Terry Hall
Singer: Pearl Carr
Singer: Teddy Johnson
Comedian: Ronnie Corbett
Performer: Raymond Rollett
Comedians: Jerry Bergmann and Mimi
Dancer: Ronnie Boyer
Dancer: Jeanne Ravel
Musicians: Bert Hayes and his Sextet
Script: Frank Roscoe
Designer: Stanley Morris
Producer: Johnny Downes

: News; The Weather

On transmitters serving the areas:
6.15 News for Scotland. Northern Ireland and the English Regions
News from Wales: 6.20-6.25

: Christmas Fare

A look ahead at Christmas programmes with Alex Macintosh, Michael Aspel, and a few friends

Contributors

Presenter: Alex Macintosh
Presenter: Michael Aspel

: Carols from Canterbury

Sung in the Crypt and the Choir of the Cathedral
Introduced by The Dean of Canterbury, The Very Rev. Hewlett Johnson. D.D.

Processional hymn: O little town of Bethlehem (Walford Davies)
Carol: Ding, dong merrily on high
Lesson: Isaiah 9. vv. 1-7, read by the Vice-Dean, the Rev. Canon A. O. Standen
Carol: In dulci jubilo (arr. Pearsall)
Processional hymn: Once in royal David's city
Chorale: Jesu, joy of man's desiring (J. S. Bach)
Lesson: St. Luke 2, vv. 8-20, read by the Dean
Carols:
Balulalow (Warlock)
Shepherds, in the field abiding
Blessing
Carol: Unto us a boy is born (orr. Geoffrey Shaw)

Assistant organist, Gwilym Isaac with Edward Selwyn (oboe) and string ensemble led by Emanuel Hurwitz

Contributors

Presenter/lesson reader: The Very Rev. Hewlett Johnson
Lesson reader: The Rev. Canon A. O. Standen
Director of Music: Dr. Sidney S. Campbell
Assistant organist: Gwilym Isaac
Oboist: Edward Selwyn
String ensemble led by: Emanuel Hurwitz

: The Trail to Christmas

[Starring] James Stewart in the film...
A boy who has run away on Christmas Eve meets a stranger on the trail and hears a tale which leads him home for Christmas.

Contributors

Bart: James Stewart

: The Gentle Flame

Written and produced by Francis Essex.
(Based on a story by Hans Andersen)
[Starring] Julie Andrews and John Fraser
Eric Robinson conducts the Orchestra
(Leader, David McCallum)

Contributors

Writer/producer: Francis Essex
Based on a story by: Hans Andersen
Special lyrics and music: Peter Myers
Special lyrics and music: Ronald Cass
Incidental music scored by: Bruce Campbell
Orchestra conductor: Eric Robinson
[Orchestra] leader: David McCallum
Settings designed by: Stephen Taylor
Film sequences photographed by: A. A. Englander
[Film sequences] edited by: Pamela Bosworth
Trissa: Julie Andrews
The shopkeeper: Jay Denyer
The rich woman: Pauline Loring
Her daughter: Jean Dallas
The urchin: Ronnie Raymond
Meg: Marian Chapman
Vicky: Carol Austin
Charles: John Fraser
[Actor]: Peter Boyes
[Actor]: Kerry Gardner
[Actress]: Kim Grant
[Actor]: John Greenwood
[Actor]: William Patenall
[Actor]: Kenneth Watson
Singers: Singers from Brompton Oratory Boys' Choir

: Amahl and the Night Visitors

A Christmas story with music by Gian Carlo Menotti.
The Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
Chorus-Master, Peter Gellhorn
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
(Leader, Raymond Cohen)
Conductor, Bryan Balkwill
Associate conductor, Denys Barlow
See page 7

Contributors

Music: Gian Carlo Menotti
Producer: Christian Simpson
Singers: The Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
Chorus-Master,: Peter Gellhorn
Choreography: Maria Fay
Musicians: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra[Orchestra] leader: Raymond Cohen
[Orchestra] conductor: Bryan Balkwill
Associate conductor: Denys Barlow
Settings designed by: Roy Oxley
Costumes supervised by: Joyce Hammond
Make-up supervised by: Rosemary Ross
Amahl (a crippled boy): Christopher Nicholls
His mother: Elsie Morison
King Kaspar: John Kentish
King Melchior: Hervey Alan
King Balthazar: Forbes Robinson
Their page: Thomas Baptists
A dancer: Molly Kenny
Chorus of shepherds, villagers, and dancers: [Uncredited]

: News Summary

: Sister Kenny

[Starring] Rosalind Russell in the film.
The real-life story of the Australian nurse whose fight against poliomyelitis brought her into conflict with orthodox medical opinion, but whose methods were to have such far-reaching results.

Contributors

Director: Dudley Nichols
Sister Elizabeth Kenny: Rosalind Russell
Doctor Macdonald: Alexander Knox
Kevin Connors: Dean Jagger
Doctor Brack: Philip Merivale

: Mass of the Nativity

From the Roman Catholic Bergkirche, Eisenstadt, Austria
Celebrant, Bishop Stephan Laszlo, Apostolic Administrator of the Burgenland
Haydn's Mass of St. Nicholas sung by the Vienna Boys' Choir and members of the Vienna Opera Chorus with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor, Ferdinand Grossmann
The action of the Mass described by Father Patrick McEnroe

Contributors

Celebrant: Bishop Stephan Laszlo
Haydn's Mass of St. Nicholas sung by: The Vienna Boys' Choir
Haydn's Mass of St. Nicholas sung by: The Vienna Opera Chorus
Musicians: The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Ferdinand Grossmann
Commentator: Father Patrick McEnroe

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