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: Play School

Christmas Day Today's story is
The Little Drummer Boy illustrated by EZRA JACK KEATS Presenters
JOHNNY BALL , CAROL CHELL

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Keats
Presenters: Johnny Ball
Presenters: Carol Chell

: Christmas Morning Service

from St George 's Chapel, Windsor Castle in the presence of HM The Queen
HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and other members of the Royal Family
(also on BBC1 and BBC Wales)

Contributors

Unknown: St George

: Kyoto

A masterly new film by KON ICHIKAWA director of Alone on the Pacific and Tokyo Olympiad on the magnificent former capital city of Japan.
The film is a remarkable interpretation of the indestructible elements of Japanese culture of which Kyoto is the spirit. Ichikawa records on film, for the first time in its entirety, the Imperial villa of Katsura, the famous moss gardens and the monastic life of the Buddhist monk. Narrated by Sir Michael Redgrave

Contributors

Unknown: Kon Ichikawa
Unknown: Sir Michael Redgrave

: Royal Family

A historic documentary film by Richard Cawston
(Also on BBC1 and BBC Wales)

Contributors

Producer/Director: Richard Cawston

: Chronicle The Fate of the Armada

Introduced by Magnus Magnusson
At midnight on 26 October 1588 the galleass Girona, a warship of the Spanish Armada, foundered on the cruel rocks of the Irish coast with the loss of 1,300 lives. Aboard were the combined commanders and crews of five ships, their gold, jewels, ornaments, and treasured possessions salvaged from the defeated Armada.
Four hundred years later ROBERT STENUIT , a Belgian diver, author, and archaeologist, located the wreck of the Girona. With MAGNUS MAGNUSSON , he tells the story of two years' dangerous and painstaking work to reveal this first discovery of the legendary treasure of the Armada, and presents the latest finds to appear from this year's dive.
Directed by RAY SUTCLIFFE
Produced by PAUL JOHNSTONE ‡

Contributors

Introduced By: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: Robert Stenuit
Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Directed By: Ray Sutcliffe
Produced By: Paul Johnstone

: The Royal Ballet The Sleeping Beauty

Music by TCHAIKOVSKY
Produced by PETER WRIGHT
Choreography by MARIUS PETIPA with new and additional choreography by FREDERICK ASHTON
Director of the Royal Ballet Scenery by HENRY BARDON
Costumes by LILA DE NOBILl and ROSTISLAV DOBOUJINSKY starring
Antoinette Anthony Sibley Dowell
From the Royal Opera House Covent Garden
This new production was first televised in January of this year. ' I cannot imagine a more sumptuous or more exciting presentation of ballet .... ' (Peter Black: Daily Mail)
Act 1
Act 2
Act 3
Artists of the Royal Ballet and students of the Royal Ballet School
ORCHESTRA OF THE
ROYAL OPERA HOUSE leader CHARLES TAYLOR conducted by John Lanchbery
Introduced by CHRISTOPHER GABLE
Television presentation by JOHN VERNON

Contributors

Produced By: Peter Wright
Choreography By: Marius Petipa
Choreography By: Frederick Ashton
Unknown: Henry Bardon
Costumes By: Lila de Nobill
Unknown: Rostislav Doboujinsky
Unknown: Antoinette Anthony
Unknown: Sibley Dowell
Leader: Charles Taylor
Conducted By: John Lanchbery
Introduced By: Christopher Gable
Presentation By: John Vernon
King Florestan: Leslie Edwards
His Queen: Gerd Larsen
Princess Aurora: Antoinette Sibley
Prince Florimund: Anthony Dowell
Cattalbutte, Master of Ceremonies: Stanley Holden
Carabosse, the Fairy: Julia Farron
The Lilac Fairy: Deanne Bergsma
Fairy of Beauty: Ria Peri
Her Cavalier: Petrus Bosman
Fairy of Honour: Christine Beckley
Her Cavalier: Chinko Rafique
Fairy of Modesty: Jennifer Penney
Her Cavalier: Gary Sherwood
Fairy Of Joy: Georgina Parkinson
Her Cavalier: David Drew
Fairy of Song: Ann Jenner
Her Cavalier: Michael Coleman
Fairy of Temperament: Monica Mason
Her Cavalier: Paul Brown
Prince of the North: Derek Rencher
Prince of the South: Kenneth Mason
Prince of the East: Keith Rosson
Prince of the West: Davld Drew
The Countess: Christine Beckley
Prince's Aide: Ronald Plaisted
Gold and Silver Pas de Trois: Ann Jenner,
Gold and Silver Pas de Trois: Brian Shaw
Gold and Silver Pas de Trois: Keith Martin
The Blue Birds: Merle Park
The Blue Birds: Michael Coleman
Puss-in-Boots and the White Cat: Leslie Collier
Puss-in-Boots and the White Cat: Alexander Grant

: News Summary

: Call My Bluff

Christmas Edition
A duel of words and wit between Cliff Michelmore
Kenneth More , Lance Percival and Jean Metcalfe
Eleanor Summerfield Hilary Pritchard
Referee Robert Robinson
Call My Bluff devised by MARK GOODSON and BILL TODMAN Directed by MICHAEL GOODWIN
Produced by T. LESLIE JACKSON

Contributors

Unknown: Cliff Michelmore
Unknown: Kenneth More
Unknown: Lance Percival
Unknown: Jean Metcalfe
Unknown: Eleanor Summerfield
Unknown: Hilary Pritchard
Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Mark Goodson
Unknown: Bill Todman
Directed By: Michael Goodwin
Produced By: T. Leslie Jackson

: The Price of Fame or Fame at any Price

featuring the combined and various talents of Georgie Fame and Alan Price with special guests
Billy Preston ,
Doris Troy THE LADYBIRDS, PAN'S PEOPLE
Choreography by FLICK COLBY Musical director REG GUEST Sound TONY MILLIER Lighting PETER SMEE Design ROGER FORD
Production STANLEY DORFMAN

Contributors

Unknown: Alan Price
Unknown: Billy Preston
Unknown: Doris Troy
Design: Roger Ford
Unknown: Stanley Dorfman

: The Paladins of Palermo

The Sicilian Teatro dei Pupi is probably the most exciting, and certainly the most bloodthirsty, of all the world's puppet theatres. Dragons, cannibals, angels, devils, the knights of Charlemagne, courtly love and revenge are all presented with a blaze of colour and a really astonishing amount of noise.
In this film performance the dialogue is sub-titled, but the plot may be summarised as death-or-glory and needs no explanation for anyone who has ever slain dragons in his sleep.
Produced by DAVID CHESHIRS A Review special

Contributors

Produced By: David Cheshirs

: Children Talking

That Christmas Feeling
Gerald Harrison talks to boys and girls in North London schools about the world's biggest festival
Produced by BOB MOZLEY tfrom BBC North)

Contributors

Talks: Gerald Harrison
Produced By: Bob Mozley

: Jesus

The story of His life through the eyes of the young generation featuring
The Young Generation
HEATHER BECKERS , BOBBY BANNERMAN, MARIE BETTS , JAIN BURTON ANN CHAPMAN ,CHRIS COOPER, CATHERINE COLLINS , ROGER FINCH,
JACKIE DALTON, RICHARD GOUGH, DENISE FONE , PAUL GUESS
JANE HERBERT , HARRY HIGHAM, LYNDA HERBERT, ROGER HOWLETT CAROLYN HEYWOOD , NIGEL LYTHGOE, LINDA JOLLIFF , COLIN PILDITCH
LESLEY JUDD , JEREMY ROBINSON, KAY KORDA , BRIAN ROGERS
LINDA LAWRENCE , DONALD TORR
SANDY PENSON , KENNETH WARWICK
WEI WEI WONG , TREVOR WILLIS
Choreography DOUGLAS SQUIRES
Narrator DEREK FRANCIS
Music CLAUDE-HENRI VIC
Lyrics JOHN MCCARTHY

Musical and vocal director
ALYN AINSWORTH

Incidental music ALAN ROPER

Costumes JOYCE MORTLOCK
Sound JOHN TIMPERLEY, NORMAN BENNETT , LARRY GOODSON
Lighting DICKIE HIGHAM and DUNCAN BROWN
Design ROGER LOWE
Production STEWART MORRIS

Contributors

Unknown: Heather Beckers
Unknown: Bobby Bannerman
Unknown: Marie Betts
Unknown: Jain Burton
Unknown: Ann Chapman
Unknown: Chris Cooper
Unknown: Catherine Collins
Unknown: Roger Finch
Unknown: Jackie Dai.
Unknown: Richard Gough
Unknown: Denise Fone
Unknown: Jane Herbert
Unknown: Harry Higham
Unknown: Lynda Herbert
Unknown: Roger Howlett
Unknown: Carolyn Heywood
Unknown: Nigel Lythgoj
Unknown: Linda Jolliff
Unknown: Colin Pilditch
Unknown: Lesley Judd
Unknown: Jeremy Robinson
Unknown: Kay Korda
Unknown: Brian Rogers
Unknown: Linda Lawrence
Unknown: Donald Torr
Unknown: Sandy Penson
Unknown: Kenneth Warwick
Unknown: Wei Wei Wong
Unknown: Trevor Willis
Narrator: Derek Francis
Music: Claude-Henri Vic
Unknown: John McCarthy
Music: Alan Roper
Music: Costumes Joyce Mortlock
Music: Sound John Timperley
Music: Norman Bennett
Unknown: Larry Goodson
Unknown: Dickie Higham
Unknown: Duncan Brown
Unknown: . Roger Lowe
Unknown: Stewart Morris

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Saturday Post: Dancing on Air 1 October 2016

: The News

and Weather

: Bird's-Eye view: Beside the Seaside

by Sir John Betjeman
An aerial tour of the English seaside in the company of John Betjeman

A swooping seagull takes its flight
From Weymouth to the Isle of Wight From Cornish cliff tops wild and bare
To crowds at Weston-super-Mare
The seaside seen as history
Bournemouth, Butlin's and Torquay
Whatever paddles, surfs or sails
Braves the waves or rides the gales
A scrapbook made at Christmastime
Of summer joys in film and rhyme.

Contributors

Presenter: Sir John Betjeman
Cameraman: Ian Stone
Editor: Edward Roberts
Producer: Edward Mirzoeff

Blog posts that mention this programme:

Advent Calendar Day 21: Alternative Christmas Day viewing, 1969 21 December 2016
Watch and listen to 8,500 programmes on the BBC website 27 July 2015

: This Colourful Yearof Sport

At home in his 200-year-old Sussex windmill (' a good place for memories')
Henry Longhurst looks back in colour on the highspots and low-spots of sport in 1969, and mixes a brew of excitement, nostalgia, and personal opinions.
Guests:
Henry Cooper , Colin Cowdrey and Grand National winning jockey Eddie Harty
In action:
Tony Jacklin ; Arnold Palmer ; the Ryder Cup; the Cup Final; England's soccer team; Leeds United; George Best; Dave Mackay ; Rod Laver ; Ann Jones ; Pancho Gon zales; Jackie Stewart ; Lester Pig gott; Henry Cooper ; Alan Rudkin ; Jack Bodell ; Gary Sobers ; John Edrich ; Derek Underwood ; the Derby; the Grand National; Rugby League; Ian Stewart ; Lillian Board; Budge Rogers; the Springboks; the anti-Springboks; the pressures; the politics; the punch-ups.
Production team:
BOB ABRAHAMS , KEN HAWKE3 DENIS KELLY , TERRY LONG Editor PHIL PILLEY

Contributors

Unknown: Henry Longhurst
Unknown: Henry Cooper
Unknown: Colin Cowdrey
Unknown: Eddie Harty
Unknown: Tony Jacklin
Unknown: Arnold Palmer
Unknown: Dave MacKay
Unknown: Rod Laver
Unknown: Ann Jones
Unknown: Pancho Gon
Unknown: Jackie Stewart
Unknown: Lester Pig
Unknown: Henry Cooper
Unknown: Alan Rudkin
Unknown: Jack Bodell
Unknown: Gary Sobers
Unknown: John Edrich
Unknown: Derek Underwood
Unknown: Ian Stewart
Unknown: Bob Abrahams
Unknown: Ken Hawke3
Unknown: Denis Kelly
Editor: Phil Pilley

: Barbra Streisand

entertains and causes
A Happening in Central Park
An echo of a late summer's evening in New York when that one-woman phenomenon which is Streisand held an audience of some 128,000 people spellbound for almost an hour.
Produced and directed by ROBERT SCHEERER

Contributors

Directed By: Robert Scheerer

: News Headlines

: The Day They Robbed the Bank of England

starring Aldo Ray
Peter O'Toole , Elizabeth Sellars
A group of Irish patriots and a professional American criminal make a daring attempt to achieve the impossible.
Directed by JOHN GUlLLERMIN Produced by JULES BUCK

Contributors

Unknown: Aldo Ray
Unknown: Peter O'Toole
Unknown: Elizabeth Sellars
Directed By: John Gulllermin
Produced By: Jules Buck
Charles Norgate: Aldo Ray
Capt Fitch: Peter O'Toole
Iris Muldoon: Ellzabeth Sellars
Walsh: Kieron Moore
Tosher: Albert Sharpe
Asst Curator: Miles Malleson








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