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: Gŵyl y Geni

Gwasanaeth ar gyfer y Nadolig
Ymunwn mewn myfyrdod, gweddi a mawl, dan arweiniad
Y Parchedig Glyn Parry-Jones
Unawdydd, Iona Jones
Cōr: Cantorion Cymreig y BBC
Arweinydd, Arwel Hughes
Y cynhyrchu gan Ifor Rees
Recordiad y BBC
The Nativity Festival: a Christmas Service


Unknown: Glyn Parry-Jones
Unknown: Iona Jones
Unknown: Arwel Hughes
Uknown: Ifor Rees

: 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


Items arranged by: Gerald Littlewood
Conductor of singers: Gerald Littlewood
Orchestra conducted by: John Gittins
Commentary by: 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
Narrated by Norman Shelley
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


Story By: Walter de La Mare
Music composed by: John Addison
Music recorded by: Sinfonia of London
Leader: Leonard Hirsch
Conducted by: John Addison
Photographed by: Peter Sargent
Film Editor: Harry Hastings
Designer: Clifford Hatts
Adapted and produced By: Margaret Dale
Narrator: Norman Shelley
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.


Conducted by: Rev. Clifford Smith
Assisted by: Rev. Charles Buckmaster
Assisted by: Rev. Brian Rice
Organist: Arthur Pope
TV Presentation By: 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


Star/entertainer: May Bygraves
Produced By: Bryan Cowgill

: Citizen James

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


Written By: Sid Green
Written by: Dick Hills
Incidental Music By: Gordon Franks
Designed By: Lawrence Broadhouse
Produced By: John Street
Sid: Sidney James
Actor: 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


Star/Singer: Joan Regan
Ventriloquist: Terry Hall
Comedian: Billy Dainty
Tenor: Sergio Franchi
Singers: The Polka Dots
Unknown: Paul Roberts
Musicians: Woolf Phillips and his Orchestra
Musical Associate: Bert Waller
Staging by: Malcolm Goddard
Designer: Tony Abbott
Produced by: 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.


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]


Speaker: Sir Malcolm Sargent

: The Christmas Music

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


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
Leader: Philip Whiteaway
Conducted By: Mansel Thomas
Harpsichord: Leonard Morris
Music associate: Alwyn Jones
Produced by: 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
Circus Orchestra directed by Bernard Weller
Ringmaster, Chris Christian
Circus presentation by Ronnie and David Smart
An Outside Broadcast recorded under the Big Top


Introduced by: Harry Towb
Unknown: Alby Austin
Orchestra Directed By: Bernard Weller
Ringmaster: Chris Christian
Circus presentation: Ronnie Smart
Circus presentation: David Smart
Produced by: 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:
"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


Presenter: David Jacobs
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.


Book By: Richmal Crompton
Directed By: 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 )
Carol: "Unto us is born a son"
Canterbury Cathedral Choir


Speaker: Dr. Michael Ramsey
Reader: Rev. Dr F.J. Shirley
Reader: Dr Hewlett Johnson
Organist and Master of Choristers: Allan Wicks
Sub-Organist: Gwilym Isaac
Produced by: Innes Lloyd

: This is Your Life

says Eamonn Andrews to ?


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Story written and research by: Nickola Sterne
Story Editor: John Sandilands
Incidental music conducted By: James Turner
Directed by: Yvonne Littlewood
Produced by: 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
Puppets by Paul and Peta Page


Conducted By: George Mitchell
Comedian: Leslie Crowther
Trombonist: George Chisholm
Pianist: Semprini
Unknown: Penny Nicholls
Tenor: John Boulter
Singer: Dai Francis
Singer: Tony Mercer
Unknown: Benny Garcia
Musicians: The Jackpots
Dancers: The Television Toppers
Puppets: Paul Page
Puppets: Peta Page
Dance Direction: Larry Gordon
Vocal Arrangements By: George Mitchell
Orchestrations: Alan Bristow
Orchestrations: Ray Terry
Minstrel 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


Directed By: Alfred Hitchcock
From the novel by: Daphne du Maurier
Produced by: 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
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


Musicians: Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra
Dancer: Felipe Tony Clark
Dancer: Olga Clark
Dancer: Gladys Mortimer
Dancer: Dimitri Petrides
Dancer: Nina Hunt
Dancers: The Ken Bateman Teenage Formation Team
Dancing lesson assisted by: Doreen Freeman
Hostess: Rosalie Ashley
Produced By: Richard Afton

: The Power of Gentleness

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

: The Weather Man

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