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: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

Charles E. Stidwill tells the story.
BBC film
(to 11.00)


Narrator: Charles E. Stidwill

: Heddiw

gydag Owen Edwards.
Topical items in Welsh.
(Crystal Palace, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)

: The News

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children.
BBC film
(to 13.45)


Narrator: Maria Bird

: T.E. Lawrence 1888-1935

"An extraordinarily vivid picture of a perennially enigmatic figure". (Sunday Times)
Written and narrated by David Lytton.

With Lawrence's original photographs, the drawings of Eric Kennington, the photographs and mementos of friends and memories of the man from:
His brother, Professor A. W. Lawrence, Sir Alec Kirkbride, K.C.M.G., C.V.O., O.B.E., Air Commodore and Mrs. Sydney Smith, Lowell Thomas, Jock Chambers, Pat Knowles, Mrs. Celandine Kennington, Fareedeh el Akle and many others.
(First transmission on Nov. 27, 1962)


Writer/narrator: David Lytton
Speaker: Professor A. W. Lawrence
Speaker: Sir Alec Kirkbride
Speaker: Mrs. Sydney Smith (Clare Sydney Smith)
Speaker: Lowell Thomas
Speaker: Jock Chambers
Speaker: Pat Knowles
Speaker: Mrs. Celandine Kennington
Speaker: Fareedeh El Akle
Adviser: Captain B. H. Liddell Hart
Research: Patricia Meehan
Film cameraman: Stewart A. Farnell
Film editor: Keith Latham
Compiled and produced by: Malcolm Brown
Compiled and produced by: Philip Donnellan
The voice of T. E. Lawrence: Cyril Cusack

: The Yellow Slippers

Because he wanted to carve in wood, a boy set out for Cracow, the greatest town in medieval Poland, and began the most exciting adventure of his life.
A film from Poland.


English version by: De Lane Lea Processes
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: The News

: Town and Around

News and views from London and the South-East.
Introduced by Richard Baker.
followed by The Weather


Presenter: Richard Baker

: Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol

A cartoon musical based on Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol.
Adapted by Barbara Chain.

Starring Mr. Magoo as Scrooge
with the voice of Jim Backus as Scrooge
Also featuring the voices of: Morey Amsterdam, Jack Cassidy, Royal Dano, Jane Kean, Joan Gardner

See page 39


Adapter: Barbara Chain
Music: Jule Styne
Music: Bob Merrill
Director: Abe Levitow
Scrooge (voice): Jim Backus
Brady (voice): Morey Amsterdam
James (voice): Morey Amsterdam
Bob Cratchit (voice): Jack Cassidy
Dick Wilkins (voice): Jack Cassidy
Marley's Ghost (voice): Royal Dano
Belle (voice): Jane Kean
Tiny Tim (voice): Joan Gardner
Ghost of Christmas Past (voice): Joan Gardner

: Top of the Pops '64

[Starring] The Beatles, The Dave Clark Five, The Searchers, Cilla Black, Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas, Peter and Gordon, The Four Pennies, Roy Orbison, The Animals, Manfred Mann, The Honeycombs, The Kinks, Herman's Hermits, Sandie Shaw, The Supremes

With Jimmy Savile, David Jacobs, Alan Freeman, Peter Murray.

See page 39


Musicians: The Beatles
Musicians: The Dave Clark Five
Musicians: The Searchers
Singer: Cilla Black
Musicians: Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas
Singers: Peter and Gordon
Musicians: The Four Pennies
Singer: Roy Orbison
Musicians: The Animals
Musicians: Manfred Mann
Musicians: The Honeycombs
Musicians: The Kinks
Musicians: Herman's Hermits
Singer: Sandie Shaw
Singers: The Supremes
Presenter: Jimmy Savile
Presenter: David Jacobs
Presenter: Alan Freeman
Presenter: Peter Murray
Design: Ridley Scott
Production: Johnnie Stewart

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Christmas Sunday Post: Festive Episodes 25 December 2016

: Frankie Howerd

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.
Frankie Howerd stars in a series of unlikely situations.
Featuring this week: Colin Gordon, Anthony Sharp, Len Lowe, Alec Bregonzi, Don Smoothey, Stella Kemball
(Frankie Howerd is appearing in "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" at the Strand Theatre, London)


Writer: Ray Galton
Writer: Alan Simpson
Incidental music written and directed by: Peter Knight
Designer: John Hurst
Producer: Duncan Wood
Francis Howerd: Frankie Howerd
[Actor]: Colin Gordon
[Actor]: Anthony Sharp
[Actor]: Len Lowe
[Actor]: Alec Bregonzi
[Actor]: Don Smoothey
[Actress]: Stella Kemball

: Holiday Inn

Starring Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire
with Marjorie Reynolds
See page 39


Lyrics and music: Irving Berlin
Screenplay by: Claude Binyon
Adaptation: Elmer Rice
Produced and directed by: Mark Sandrich
Jim Hardy: Bing Crosby
Ted Hanover: Fred Astaire
Linda Mason: Marjorie Reynolds
Lila Dixon: Virginia Dale
Danny Reed: Walter Abel
Mamie: Louise Beavers
Gus: Irving Bacon

: The News

followed by The Weather

: Christmas Carols

from the Chapel of King's College, Cambridge.
A programme for the Eve of Christ's Nativity.

Hymn: Once in royal David's city (H. J. Gauntlett)
Bidding Prayer
Carol: On Christmas night all Christians sing (trad. English)
First Lesson: Genesis 3. vv. 8-15
The Fall
read by A Chorister.
Carol: This is the truth sent from above (trad English)
Second Lesson: Isaiah 9, vv. 2, 6, and 7
Christ's Birth and Kingdom are foretold by Isaiah
read by A Choral Scholar.
Carol: Ding dong! merrily on high (16th century French)
Third Lesson: St. Luke 1, vv. 26-35, and 38
The Angel Gabriel visits the Blessed Virgin Mary
read by The Director of Music.
Carol: The angel Gabriel from heaven came (Old Basque)
Fourth Lesson: St. Luke 2. vv. 1, and 3-7
St. Luke tells of the birth of Jesus
read by The Lay Dean.
Carols: A Virgin most pure (trad. English)
Lullay, my liking (Gustav Holst)
Fifth Lesson: St. Luke 2, vv. 8-16
The shepherds go to the manger
read by The Dean.
Carol: In the oleak mid-winter (Harold Darke)
Sixth Lesson: 1 John 4. vv. 7-11
St. John exhorts us to love one another
read by The Vice-Provost.
The Collect; The Blessing
Hymn: O come, all ye faithful (18th century)

To be repeated on BBC-2, Christmas Day at 4.25
See page 37


Prologue spoken by: John Betjeman
Reader (First Lesson): A Chorister [name uncredited]
Reader (Second Lesson): A Choral Scholar [name uncredited]
Reader (Third Lesson)/director of Music: David Willcocks
Reader (Fourth Lesson): The Lay Dean [name uncredited]
Reader (Fifth Lesson): The Dean [name uncredited]
Reader (Sixth Lesson): The Vice-Provost [name uncredited]
Organist: Andrew Davis
Lighting: Barry Hill
Presented for TV by: Barrie Edgar

: The Christmas Midnight Communion

from the Church of St. Mary Redcliffe. Bristol.
Celebrant, the Vicar, The Rev Canon R. F. Cartwright
Hymns (taken from English Hymnal):
O come, all ye faithful
While shepherds watched their flocks by night
O little town of Bethlehem
Hark! the herald angels sing
The service sung to the music of Merbecke and Stanford Readings during the Communion of the People by Douglas Leach.


Celebrant: The Rev Canon R. F. Cartwright
Organist and Choirmaster: Garth Benson
Ringing Master: E. F. Hancock
Singer: Douglas Leach
TV direction: Kenneth Savidge

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