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Christmas Night with the Stars


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A specially recorded programme featuring stars of BBC Light Entertainment in 1962.
Introduced by Eamonn Andrews.
Continuity written by John Law and Eamonn Andrews.
In order of appearance:

The Billy Cotton Band Show
Billy Cotton and his Band with Alan Breeze, Kathie Kay, The High-Lights and The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes

The Rag Trade
Peter Jones, Miriam Karlin, Reg Varney, Esma Cannon, with Barbara Windsor, Sheena Marshe, Patricia Denys, Claire Davenport

A Song for Everyone
Kenneth McKellar with Tom McCall at the organ.

Sykes and his Sister
Eric Sykes and Hattie Jacques

Adam Sings
Adam Faith with Susan George

Rise Your Glasses
Arthur Askey and Alan Melville with Mary Hignett, Alec Bregonzi, Ken Grief

Juke Box Jury
David Jacobs, Sidney James, Sydney Tafler, Terry Scott, Hugh Lloyd and Jill Curzon

It's A Square World
Michael Bentine
Cartoon by Biographic Cartoon Films Ltd.

Russ's Requests
Russ Conway with The Billy Cotton Band

The Christmas Face of Jim
Jimmy Edwards with June Whitfield, Ronnie Barker, Michael Brennan, Eunice Black

The White Heather Club
Andy Stewart with The White Heather Dancers, Ian Powrie and his Band

Steptoe and Son
Harry H. Corbett, Wilfrid Brambell

The Black and White Minstrels
The Mitchell Minstrels and The Television Toppers

Dixon of Dock Green
Jack Warner with Arthur Rigby, Peter Byrne, Jeannette Hutchinson, Geoffrey Adams, Anne Ridler, John Hughes, Christopher Gilmore, Jocelyne Rhodes

(Adam Faith is in "Aladdin" at the Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth; Sidney James in "Puss in Boots" at the Coventry Theatre, Coventry; Terry Scott and Hugh Lloyd, in "Babes in the Wood" at the Hippodrome, Golders Green; Peter Jones, Miriam Karlin, Reg Varney, and Esma Cannon in "The Rag Trade" at the Piccadilly Theatre, London)


Presenter/Continuity written by: Eamonn Andrews
Continuity written by: John Law
Musicians (Billy Cotton Band Show/Russ's Requests): Billy Cotton and his Band
Singer (Billy Cotton Band Show): Alan Breeze
Singer (Billy Cotton Band Show): Kathie Kay
Singers (Billy Cotton Band Show): The High-Lights
Dancers (Billy Cotton Band Show): The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes
Choreography (Billy Cotton Band Show): Leslie Roberts
Director (Billy Cotton Band Show/Russ's Requests): Johnnie Stewart
Script (The Rag Trade): Ronald Wolfe
Script (The Rag Trade): Ronald Chesney
Director (The Rag Trade): Dennis Main Wilson
Harold Fenner (The Rag Trade): Peter Jones
Paddy Fleming (The Rag Trade): Miriam Karlin
Reg Turner (The Rag Trade): Reg Varney
Lily Swann (The Rag Trade): Esma Cannon
Gloria (The Rag Trade): Barbara Windsor
Sandra (The Rag Trade): Sheena Marshe
Betty (The Rag Trade): Patricia Denys
Myrtle (The Rag Trade): Claire Davenport
Singer (A Song for Everyone): Kenneth McKellar
Organist (A Song for Everyone): Tom McCall
Orchestra conducted by (A Song for Everyone/Adam Sings): Harry Rabinowitz
Director (A Song for Everyone): Yvonne Littlewood
Script (Sykes and his Sister): Eric Sykes
Director (Sykes and his Sister): Sydney Lotterby
Eric (Sykes and his Sister): Eric Sykes
Hattie Sykes (Sykes and his Sister): Hattie Jacques
Singer (Adam Sings): Adam Faith
Dancer (Adam Sings): Susan George
Choreographer (Adam Sings): Ross Taylor
Director (Adam Sings): Graeme Muir
Writer (Raise Your Glasses): Alan Melville
Director (Raise Your Glasses): Bryan Sears
Comedian (Raise Your Glasses): Arthur Askey
Comedian (Raise Your Glasses): Alan Melville
Performer (Raise Your Glasses): Mary Hignett
Performer (Raise Your Glasses): Alec Bregonzi
Performer (Raise Your Glasses): Ken Grief
Script (Juke Box Jury): John Chapman
Director (Juke Box Jury): David Croft
Chairman (Juke Box Jury): David Jacobs
Panellist (Juke Box Jury): Sidney James
Panellist (Juke Box Jury): Sydney Tafler
Panellist (Juke Box Jury): Terry Scott
Panellist (Juke Box Jury): Hugh Lloyd
Panellist (Juke Box Jury): Jill Curzon
Comedian (It's a Square World): Michael Bentine
Script (It's a Square World): Michael Bentine
Director (It's a Square World): John Street
Pianist (Russ's Requests): Russ Conway
Script (The Christmas Face of Jim): Frank Muir
Script (The Christmas Face of Jim): Denis Norden
Director (The Christmas Face of Jim): James Gilbert
Pa Glum (The Christmas Face of Jim): Jimmy Edwards
Eth (The Christmas Face of Jim): June Whitfield
Ron Glum (The Christmas Face of Jim): Ronnie Barker
[Actor] (The Christmas Face of Jim): Michael Brennan
[Actor] (The Christmas Face of Jim): Eunice Black
Singer (The White Heather Club): Andy Stewart
Dancers (The White Heather Club): The White Heather Dancers
Musicians (The White Heather Club): Ian Powrie and his Band
Director (The White Heather Club): Iain McFadyean
Script (Steptoe and Son): Ray Galton
Script (Steptoe and Son): Alan Simpson
Director (Steptoe and Son): Duncan Wood
Harold Steptoe (Steptoe and Son): Harry H. Corbett
Albert Steptoe (Steptoe and Son): Wilfrid Brambell
Singers (The Black and White Minstrel Show): The Mitchell Minstrels
Dancers (The Black and White Minstrel Show): The Television Toppers
Dance Ddirector (The Black and White Minstrel Show): Larry Gordon
Vocal arrangements (The Black and White Minstrel Show): George Mitchell
Orchestra conducted by (The Black and White Minstrel Show): Eric Robinson
Director (The Black and White Minstrel Show): George Inns
Script (Dixon of Dock Green): Ted Willis
Director (Dixon of Dock Green): Douglas Moodie
PC George Dixon (Dixon of Dock Green): Jack Warner
Sgt. Flint (Dixon of Dock Green): Arthur Rigby
PC Andy Crawford (Dixon of Dock Green): Peter Byrne
Mary Dixon (Dixon of Dock Green): Jeannette Hutchinson
PC 'Laudie' Lauderdale (Dixon of Dock Green): Geoffrey Adams
WP Sgt. Chris Freeman (Dixon of Dock Green): Anne Ridler
PC John Jones (Dixon of Dock Green): John Hughes
PC Clyde (Dixon of Dock Green): Christopher Gilmore
WPC Kay Shaw (Dixon of Dock Green): Jocelyne Rhodes
Editor: Richard Barclay
Producer: Graeme Muir
Producer: Ronald Marsh

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Christmas Night with the Stars

BBC Television, 25 December 1962 19.15

Blog posts that mention this programme:

Alan Simpson 8 February 2017
The Sunday Post: Galton and Simpson 27 September 2015

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