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: Play School

The Christmas Story Presenters
Carol Chell , Derek Griffiths
Producer PETER RIDSDALE SCOTT
Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE

Contributors

Presenters: Carol Chell
Presenters: Derek Griffiths
Producer: Peter Ridsdale Scott
Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Boris Karloff narrates this unusual Christmas cartoon film.

Contributors

Narrator: Boris Karloff

: Closedown

: Christmas on 2

: The Man Who LovesGiants

A film about David Shepherd Narrated by JAMES STEWART
Once rejected as a student without talent, DAVID SHEPHERD has since become one of England's most successful painters.
Widely travelled, his jet-age routine is dominated by his passion for giants-in particular elephants and steam locomotives.
Produced by CHRISTOPHER PARSONS

Contributors

Unknown: David Shepherd
Unknown: James Stewart
Unknown: David Shepherd
Produced By: Christopher Parsons

: The Royal Ballet inLa Fille Mal Gardee

Music by Ferdinand Herold freely adapted and arranged by JOHN LANCHBERY Choreography by Frederick Ashton
Scenery and costumes by Osbert Lancaster starring Merle Park and David Blair
From the Royal Opera House Covent Garden
FREDERICK ASHTON 'S hilarious ballet about the girl who loved the boy next door despite her mother's grander plans.
ARTISTS OF THE ROYAL BALLET
ORCHESTRA OF THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE, led by CHARLES TAYLOR conducted by John Lanchbery
TV presentation by JOHN VERNON Act 1 Scene 1: The farmyard Scene 2: The cornfield
Act 2: The interior of the farmhouse (Merle's mince pies: page 4)

Contributors

Music By: Ferdinand Herold
Arranged By: John Lanchbery
Choreography By: Frederick Ashton
Costumes By: Osbert Lancaster
Unknown: Merle Park
Unknown: David Blair
Unknown: Frederick Ashton
Unknown: Charles Taylor
Conducted By: John Lanchbery
Presentation By: John Vernon
Lise: Merle Park
Colas: David Blair
Alain: Alexander Grant
Widow Simone, Lise's mother: Ronald Emblen
Alain's father: Leslie Edwards
Village notary: Ronald Plaisted
Notary's clerk: Garry Grant
Cockerel: Wayne Sleep
Hens: Carole Ainsworth
Hens: Lesley Collier
Hens: Marion Tait
Hens: Marilyn Trounson
Lise's friends: Margaret Barbieri
Lise's friends: Meryl Chapell
Lise's friends: Sandra Conley
Lise's friends: Vergie Derman
Lise's friends: , Rosalind Eyre
Lise's friends: Darryl Jaffray
Lise's friends: Vicki Karras
Lise's friends: Patricia Ruanne

: The Queen

A Christmas Day programme in which The Queen speaks to the Commonwealth.
Producer RICHARD CAWSTON

Contributors

Producer: Richard Cawston

: I Can See It All

or The Grand Illusion
Written by RICHARD WADE starring Dudley Foster as Humphrey Hastings and Elvi Hale as his wife Constance An Edwardian After-Dinner Christmas Entertainment
This evening we invite you to the dress rehearsal of a magical entertainment which the Hastings family hope to have ready by the time their neighbours arrive.
They call their show The Grand Illusion. But you will see the workings of the illusions, how the head floats and the fingers tap, and you can, if you have both the surplus furniture and the energy of a Humphrey Hastings, make all the magic in your own living room and become yourself an after-dinner entertainer.
Costume DOROTHEA WALLACE Make-up MARION RICHARDS Designer DAVID SPODE
Director DAVID MALONEY Producer RAMSAY SHORT
(Magic with Foster: page 5)

Contributors

Written By: Richard Wade
Unknown: Dudley Foster
Unknown: Humphrey Hastings
Unknown: Elvi Hale
Unknown: Constance An Edwardian
Unknown: Dorothea Wallace
Unknown: Marion Richards
Designer: David Spode
Director: David Maloney
Producer: Ramsay Short
Grandfather: John Wentworth
Grandmother: Mary Merrall
Edward Hastings: Simon Turner
Mary Hastings: Carolyn Courage
The Maid: Susan White

: Double Feature:A Distant Trumpet

Double Feature: Part 1 starring Troy Donahue , Suzanne Pleshette Newly commissioned us Cavalry Second Lieutenant Matthew Hazard is posted to a desolate outpost on the Mexican border, where he volunteers to persuade the Indians to stop fighting and settle on a reservation.
Director RAOUL WALSH
(Christmas Films: pages 14-15)
(The Barretts of Wimpole Street at 7.25)

Contributors

Unknown: Troy Donahue
Unknown: Suzanne Pleshette
Director: Raoul Walsh
Lt Matthew Hazard: Troy Donahue
Kitty: Suzanne Pleshette
Laura Greenleaf: Diane McBain
General Quait: James Gregory
Lt Mainwaring: William Reynolds
Seeley Jones: Claude Akins
Capt Gray: Judson Pratt
Maj PresCOtt: Bartlett Robinson
Cranshaw: Bobby Bare
Slattery: Richard X Slattery
Sgt Kroger: Larry Ward

: News on 2

and Weather

: The Barretts ofWimpole Street

Double Feature: Part 2 starring Jennifer Jones John Gielgud with Bill Travers , Virginia McKenna
The tyranny of Elizabeth Barrett 's cruel and embittered father dominates the family's home in London's Wimpole Street. A meeting with the poet Robert Browning brings love and eventual happiness to Elizabeth.
From the play by RUDOLF BESIER Director SIDNEY FRANKLIN
(Christmas Films: pages 14-15)

Contributors

Unknown: Jennifer Jones
Unknown: John Gielgud
Unknown: Bill Travers
Unknown: Virginia McKenna
Unknown: Elizabeth Barrett
Unknown: Robert Browning
Play By: Rudolf Besier
Director: Sidney Franklin
Elizabeth: Jennifer Jones
Barrett: John Gielgud
Robert Browning: Bill Travers
Henrietta: Virginia McKenna
Bella: Susan Stephen
Capt Surtees Cook: Vernon Gray
Wilson: Jean Anderson
Arabel: Maxine Audley
Harry Bevan: Leslie Phillips
Dr Chambers: Laurence Naismith
Dr Ford-Waterlow: Moultrie Kelsall
George: Michael Brill

: Laurie Lee's Cider with Rosie

Screenplay by HUGH WHITEMORE with The Family:
Children:
Village Children
CHRISTOPHER GREGORY
AUBREY JONES , DAVID COLLIER
KENNETH LIDDICOT , REUBEN WYATT ANTHONY GARDINER
DAVID HUMPHREY , CAROL TULLETT Others taking part
NICK LLEWELLYN , ESMOND RIDEOUT PAUL NICHOLSON , SULTAN LALANI REX HOLDSWORTH , GERALD WEBB ANDREW SIMPSON , JOHN AYLING
Music composed by WILFRED JOSEPHS Film recordist DENNIS PANCHEN
Film cameraman PETER BARTLETT Film editor PETER COULSON Designer EILEEN DISS Producer ANN KIRCH
Director CLAUDE WHATHAM
(' Days filled with sun ...': pp 10-11)
(Trevor Bannister is in ' Move Over Mrs Markham ' the the Vaudeville Theatre, London)

Contributors

Unknown: Hugh Whitemore
Unknown: Christopher Gregory
Unknown: Aubrey Jones
Unknown: David Collier
Unknown: Kenneth Liddicot
Unknown: Reuben Wyatt
Unknown: Anthony Gardiner
Unknown: David Humphrey
Unknown: Carol Tullett
Unknown: Nick Llewellyn
Unknown: Esmond Rideout
Unknown: Paul Nicholson
Unknown: Sultan Lalani
Unknown: Rex Holdsworth
Unknown: Gerald Webb
Unknown: Andrew Simpson
Unknown: John Ayling
Composed By: Wilfred Josephs
Unknown: Peter Bartlett
Editor: Peter Coulson
Designer: Eileen Diss
Director: Claude Whatham
Unknown: Trevor Bannister
Unknown: Mrs Markham
Mother: Rosemary Leach
Laurie: Stephen Grendon
Laurie: Philip Hawkes
Laurie: Peter Chandler
Jack: Andrew Webber
Jack: Jonathan Green
Marjorie: Frances Lee
Dorothy: Tania Robinson
Phyllis: Louisa Martin
Harold: Stephen Keavy
Tony: Andrew Davis, Mark Parker
Father: Trevor Bannister
Uncle Ray: Mike Pratt
Uncle Charlie: Michael Robbins
Aunty Fanny: Maryann Turner
Granny Wallon: Mary Merrall
Granny Trill: Catherine Lacey
Stranger: John Franklyn-Robbins
Mr Brown: Bert Simms
Mrs Brown: Jeanne Doree
Miss Flynn: Amanda Murray
Junior Teacher: Louise Jameson
Infant Teacher: Marie Hopps
Vincent: Ronald Hackett
Crabby: Freda Dowie
Squire: Carl Bernard
Vicar: Peter Gray
Entertainer: Victor Langley
The Baroness: Carol MacReady
Fred Bates: Roger Heathcott
Rosie: Helen Thornhill
Jo: Sally Ann Tyler
Poppy: Tracy Tompkins
Spadge: Christopher Fletcher
Eileen: Sophia Neville
Lizzy: Elizabeth Matthews

: The Little Angels

National Folk Ballet of Korea
Unique entertainment from the enchanting young Korean dancers who stole the show at the Royal Variety Performance.
Choreographer SOON SHIM SHIN
Introduced by GEOFFREY WHEELER
Producer DON SAYER
(Televised by arrangement with MAM)

Contributors

Introduced By: Geoffrey Wheeler
Producer: Don Sayer

: News on 2

and Weather

: Midnight Movie: Marnie

starring
• Tippi ' Hedren, Sean Connery Diane Baker
Martin Gabel , Louise Latham
Hitchcock's Marnie, like Psycho, explores the strange world of the unconscious mind and gives ' Tippi ' Hedren, star of The Birds, the role of the beautiful kleptomaniac whose passions are aroused by thunderstorms and the colour red.
Sean Connery plays the wealthy publisher, fascinated by criminal behaviour in animals, who traps Mamie, the compulsive thief, and embarks on an unusual therapy.
Director ALFRED HITCHCOCK
(Christmas Films: pages 14-15)

Contributors

Unknown: Sean Connery
Unknown: Diane Baker
Unknown: Martin Gabel
Unknown: Louise Latham
Unknown: Sean Connery
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Marnie: Tippi' Hedren
Mark Rutland: Sean Connery
Lil Mainwaring: Diane Baker
Sidney Strutt: Martin Gabel
Bernice Edgar: Louise Latham
Cousin Bob: Bob Sweeney
Mr Rutland: Alan Napier
Sam Ward: S John Launer
Susan Clabon: Mariette Hartley
Sailor: Bruce Dern
First Detective: Henry Beckman
Rita: Edith Evanson
Mrs Turpin: Meg Wyllie

: Closedown









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