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: Gwyl Y Geni

Gwasanaeth ar gyfer y Nadolig
Ymunwn mewn myfyrdod, gweddi a mawl, dan arweiniad
Y Parchedig Glyn Parry-Jones
Unawdydd, Iona Jones
Cà r: Cantorion Cymreig y BBC
Arweinydd, Arwel Hughes
Y cynhyrchu gan Ifor Rees
Recordiad y BBC
The Nativity Festival: A Christmas Service.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Llandrindod Wells, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: Headline News

: Good Christian Men, Rejoice

A programme of Christmas carols, hymns, and music presented by the boys of Chetham's Hospital School Manchester.
Items arranged by Gerald Littlewood who conducts the singers.
A section of the school orchestra conducted by John Gittins

Contributors

Items arranged by/singers conductor: Gerald Littlewood
Orchestra conducted by: John Gittins
Commentary: James R. Gregson
Produced for television by: Trevor Hill

: Sambo and the Snow Mountains

A second showing of the BBC film of a story by Walter de la Mare with music specially composed by John Addison.

Adapted and produced by Margaret Dale.
Music recorded by Sinfonia of London
Leader, Leonard Hirsch
Conducted by John Addison

Starring Dudley Hunte as Sambo
featuring Gladys Young as Miss Bleech, Beckett Bould as Dr Grimble
with Sydney Bromley, Boscoe Holder, Henry Kay, Sheila Clarke, Mary Henderson, Rosemary Matthews, Peter Delmar, Ian Percy, Malcolm Ranson

Contributors

Author: Walter De La Mare
Adapter: Margaret Dale
Producer: Margaret Dale
Music specially composed by: John Addison
Narrator: Norman Sheney
Musicians: Sinfonia of London
Orchestra leader: Leonard Hirsch
Orchestra conducted by: John Addison
Photographed by: Peter Sargent
Film editor: Harry Hastings
Designer: Clifford Hatts
Sambo: Dudley Hunte
Miss Bleech: Gladys Young
Dr Grimble: Beckett Bould
[Actor]: Sydney Bromley
[Actor]: Boscoe Holder
[Actor]: Henry Kay
[Actress]: Sheila Clarke
[Actress]: Mary Henderson
[Actress]: Rosemary Matthews
[Actor]: Peter Delmar
[Actor]: Ian Percy
[Actor]: Malcolm Ranson

: O Come, All Ye Faithful

Morning Service for Christmas Day from St. Werburgh's Parish Church, Derby.
Conducted by the Vicar, the Rev. Clifford Smith assisted by the Rev. Charles Buckmaster and the Rev. Brian Rice
Organist, Arthur Pope
Family worship from an ancient church in an industrial city, with living tableaux of scenes from Christ's Nativity staged by St. Christopher's Home for Railway Children.

Contributors

Conductor: The Rev. Clifford Smith
Assisted by: The Rev. Charles Buckmaster
Assisted by: The Rev. Brian Rice
Organist: Arthur Pope
TV Presentation: Barrie Edgar

: Max Bygraves invites you to Meet the Kids

in hospital this Christmas.
One of Britain's favourite entertainers joins BBC live Outside Broadcast cameras for a Christmas morning call in words and music at...
The Hospital for Sick Children In Great Ormond Street, London

Contributors

Presenter: May Bygraves
Producer: Bryan Cowgill

: Citizen James



Written by Sid Green and Dick Hills.
Starring Sidney James
with Sydney Tafler and Marjorie Rhodes
and featuring Carl Bernard, Hugh Lloyd, Roger Avon, Robert Langley, Sid Green, Dick Hills, Amy Dalby, Howard Douglas, Michael Stainton, Leon Cortez, Sheree Winton

Contributors

Writer: Sid Green
Writer: Dick Hills
Incidental music: Gordon Franks
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Producer: John Street
Sid James: Sidney James
Charlie Davenport: Sydney Tafler
[Actress]: Marjorie Rhodes
[Actor]: Carl Bernard
[Actor]: Hugh Lloyd
[Actor]: Roger Avon
[Actor]: Robert Langley
[Actor]: Sid Green
[Actor]: Dick Hills
[Actress]: Amy Dalby
[Actor]: Howard Douglas
[Actor]: Michael Stainton
[Actor]: Leon Cortez
[Actress]: Sheree Winton

: Be My Guest

This Christmas Day says Joan Regan
Also invited are: Lenny the Lion with Terry Hall, Billy Dainty, Sergio Franchi, The Polka Dots, Paul Roberts, Woolf Phillips and his Orchestra.

Contributors

Presenter: Joan Regan
Ventriloquist: Terry Hall
Performer: Billy Dainty
Tenor: Sergio Franchi
Singers: The Polka Dots
Singer: Paul Roberts
Musicians: Woolf Phillips and his Orchestra
Musical Associate: Bert Waller
Staging by: Malcolm Goddard
Designer: Tony Abbott
Producer: Albert Stevenson

: Tenderfoot: Stranger in the Town

A programme from the popular Western series starring the young cowboy adventurer who is also a student of the law

Tom unwittingly earns a reputation as a professional gunman and is faced with the dangerous consequences.

Contributors

Tom Brewster: Will Hutchins

: Appeal

on behalf of the Royal National Institute for the Deaf by Sir Malcolm Sargent.
Contributions, preferably by crossed postal order or cheque, will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to Sir Malcolm Sargent, R.N.I.D., [address removed]

Contributors

Presenter: Sir Malcolm Sargent

: The Christmas Music

from Messiah by Handel
Recorded at Llandaff Cathedral, Cardiff by permission of the Dean and Chapter

Heather Harper (soprano), Marjorie Thomas (contralto), Roger Stalman (baritone)
The Glendower Singers
Chorus-Master, Mansel Thomas
The Shelley Singers
Chorus-Master, Eiddwen Griffiths
The Lyrian Singers
Chorus-Master, Bryn Williams
BBC Welsh Orchestra
Leader, Philip Whiteway
Conducted by Mansel Thomas
Harpsichord, Leonard Morris

Contributors

Soprano: Heather Harper
Contralto: Marjorie Thomas
Baritone: Roger Stalman
Singers: The Glendower Singers
Chorus-Master: Mansel Thomas
Singers: The Shelley Singers
Chorus-Master: Eiddwen Griffiths
Singers: The Lyrian Singers
Chorus-Master: Bryn Williams
Musicians: BBC Welsh Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Philip Whiteaway
[Orchestra] conducted by: Mansel Thomas
Harpsichordist: Leonard Morris
Music associate: Alwyn Jones
Producer: Christian Simpson

: The Queen

Her Majesty's recorded Christmas Message to the Commonwealth.

: Billy Smart's Circus: Ten Nations Christmas Gala

A gala performance from Britain's largest circus screened throughout Europe. The peoples of France, Italy, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, Finland, Luxembourg, Switzerland, and Holland join families at home for this fabulous Christmas Circus.
Harry Towb, The 'Flying' Father Christmas, introduces:
The Seven Leotaris Europe's greatest flyers
The Mandos Sisters Glamour on the aerial anchor
Billy Smart Jnr. and his elephants
Old Regnas The donkey and the dogs
Henry Domis Somersaults on the wire
Space Ship arrival of Gina The Girl in the Moon
The Five Medifreds Italy's ace jugglers
The Munoz-Luftmann Troupe Portugal's great musical clowns
The Seven Herwiks from the Hungarian State Circus
In addition:
Clowns Harty, Alby Austin, and Gonzales; The Digger Pugh Girls; The Sloan Family's Carnival Capers
Ringmaster, Chris Christian
An Outside Broadcast recorded under the Big Top

Contributors

Presenter: Harry Towb
Flyers: The Seven Leotaris
Aerialists: The Mandos Sisters
Entertainer: Henry Domis
Performer: Gina
Jugglers: The Five Medifreds
Musical clowns: The Munoz-Luftmann Troupe
Performers: The Seven Herwiks
Clowns: Harty, Alby Austin, and Gonzales
Performers: The Digger Pugh Girls
Circus Orchestra directed by: Bernard Weller
Ringmaster: Chris Christian
Circus presentation: Ronnie Smart
Circus presentation: David Smart
Producer: Derek Burrell-Davis

: The World of Walt Disney

David Jacobs looks at the world of wonder and fantasy, of nature, of music and laughter, that Walt Disney has created, and takes you to Hollywood to meet Walt Disney himself and join in a back-stage party
With scenes from: Pinocchio, Bambi, Song of the South, Melody Time, Bear Country, The Vanishing Prairie, Perri Nikki, Wild Dog of the North, Moon Pilot, Bon Voyage, The Castaways, The Prince and the Pauper, Babes In Toyland.
Films by courtesy of Walt Disney Productions

Contributors

Presenter: David Jacobs
Interviewee: Walt Disney
Editor: Keith Latham
Produced for Television by: Richard Evans

: Just William's Luck

A film based on a book by Richmal Crompton.
William leads his pals, 'The Outlaws', in an adventure in which it is difficult to say who is hunted and who is haunted.

Contributors

Author: Richmal Crompton
Director: Val Guest
William: William Grahame
Mr Brown: Garry Marsh
The Boss: Leslie Bradley
Mrs Brown: Jane Welsh
The Tramp: A.E. Matthews

: The News

: Christmas at Canterbury

The Archbishop of Canterbury Dr. Michael Ramsey gives a Christmas address in a Service of Lessons and Carols from the Cathedral Church of Christ, Canterbury.

Processional hymn: "O come, all ye faithful"
Carol: "Away in a manger"
Lesson: St. Luke 2, w. 8-16 read by The Rev. Dr F. J. Shirley
Canon Residentiary Carol: "I saw three ships"
Lesson: St. Matthew 2, vv. 1-12 read by the Dean Dr. Hewlett Johnson
Carol: "Coventry Carol"
Carol: "Up good Christian folk"
Address by the Archbishop
Carol : "There is no rose" (J. Joubert)
Blessing
Carol: "Unto us is born a son"
Canterbury Cathedral Choir

Organist and Master of Choristers, Allan Wicks
Sub-Organist, Gwilym Isaac

Contributors

Speaker: Dr. Michael Ramsey
Reader: The Rev. Dr F. J. Shirley
Reader: Dr Hewlett Johnson
Singers: Canterbury Cathedral Choir
Organist and Master of Choristers: Allan Wicks
Sub-Organist: Gwilym Isaac
Producer: Innes Lloyd

: This is Your Life

says Eamonn Andrews to ?

Contributors

Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Story written and research by: Nickola Sterne
Story Editor: John Sandilands
Incidental music conducted by: James Turner
Director: Yvonne Littlewood
Producer: T. Leslie Jackson
"This Is Your Life" was devised by: Ralph Edwards

: The Black and White Minstrel Show

starring The Mitchell Minstrels
Conducted by George Mitchell
and also starring: Leslie Crowther, George Chisholm, Semprini, Penny Nicholls, John Boulter, Dai Francis, Tony Mercer, Benny Garcia, The Jackpots, The Television Toppers
The Minstrel Orchestra conducted by Eric Robinson

Contributors

Singers: The Mitchell Minstrels
[Minstrels] conducted by/vocal arrangements: George Mitchell
Comedian: Leslie Crowther
Trombonist: George Chisholm
Pianist: Semprini
Singer: Penny Nichols
Tenor: John Boulter
Singer: Dai Francis
Singer: Tony Mercer
Singer: Benny Garcia
Singers: The Jackpots
Dancers: The Television Toppers
Puppets: Paul Page
Puppets: Peta Page
Dance Direction: Larry Gordon
Orchestrations: Alan Bristow
Orchestrations: Ray Terry
Musicians: The Minstrel Orchestra
[Orchestra] conducted by: Eric Robinson
Settings: Stanley Dorfman
Devised and Produced by: George Inns

: Rebecca

A film drama starring Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine.

To marry an attractive widower, and to be haunted by the spirit of his dead wife - this is the fate of the shy, un-spoilt girl who is swept off her feet to become the second wife of the wealthy but mysterious Maxim de Winter.
The combination of Daphne du Maurier's best-selling story, Alfred Hitchcock's skilful direction, and the acting of a star-studded cast has resulted in an outstanding film.
See page 23

Contributors

Director: Alfred Hitchcock
From the novel by: Daphne du Maurier
Producer: David O. Selznick
Maxim de Winter: Laurence Olivier
Mrs de Winter: Joan Fontaine
Jack Favell: George Sanders
Mrs Danvers: Judith Anderson
Major Giles Lacy: Nigel Bruce
Colonel Julyan: C. Aubrey Smith
Beatrice Lacy: Gladys Cooper

: Late Night News

: Television Dancing Club

Fourteenth Year
A special Christmas edition featuring Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra from the Carlton Rooms, Maida Vale.

Demonstrations by Olga and Felipe Tony Clark and Gladys Mortimer, Dimitri Petrides and Nina Hunt, The Ken Bateman Teenage Formation Team from Slough and presenting the 6th heat of the 1961/62 competition for the Television Dancing Club Trophies.
Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson assisted by Doreen Freeman
Hostess, Rosalie Ashley

Contributors

Musicians: Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra
Dancers: Olga and Felipe
Dancer: Tony Clark
Dancer: Gladys Mortimer
Dancer: Dimitri Petrides
Dancer: Nina Hunt
Formation dancers: The Ken Bateman Teenage Formation Team
Dancer: Victor Silvester
Dancer (Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson): Doreen Freeman
Hostess: Rosalie Ashley
Producer: Richard Afton

: The Power of Gentleness

A postscript to Christmas by the Dean of Trinity College, Cambridge.








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