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: The News

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

For the very young
Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
BBC film
(to 13.45)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Voices: Eileen Browne
Voices: Josefina Ray
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Script and music: Maria Bird

: 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


Adapter: Barbara Chain
Music: Jule Styne
Music: Bob Merrill
Director: Abe Levitow
Mr. Magoo/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

: Jackanory: Little Grey Rabbit's Christmas

with Wendy Hiller
Today's story: Little Grey Rabbit's Christmas
by Alison Uttley.
with pictures by Margaret Tempest.


Storyteller: Wendy Hiller
Author: Alison Uttley
Pictures: Margaret Tempest
Production Team: Anna Home
Production Team: Joanne Symons
Graphics: James Matthews Joyce
Associate Producer: Molly Cox
Producer: Joy Whitby

: Christmas Crackerjack

Leslie Crowther, Peter Glaze, Valerie Walsh and Jillian Comber invite you to a special Christmas Party.
Among the special guests are: The King Brothers, Joe Brown
(Bert Hayes is appearing at Butlin's Hotels, Cliftonville; Joe Brown is in "Charlie Girl" at the Adelphi Theatre, London)


Presenter: Leslie Crowther
Comedian: Peter Glaze
Singer: Valerie Walsh
Hostess: Jillian Comber
Singers: The King Brothers
Singer: Joe Brown
Music: Bert Hayes and his Octet
Producer: Peter Whitmore

: The News

: Town and Around

News and views from London and the South-East.
Introduced by Corbet Woodall.
Followed by The Weather


Presenter: Corbet Woodall

: Son of Paleface

The hilarious film sequel to Paleface.
Starring Bob Hope, Jane Russell, Roy Rogers
with Trigger, the horse

Bob Hope and Jane Russell were a notably successful and very funny combination in Paleface, In its sequel Bob, as Junior, arrives back in his home town out West to collect his father's inheritance-a pile of debts. Son of Paleface has, besides its entertaining action, several songs that made a big hit and have remained popular. Among these are 'In the cool, cool, cool of the evening' and the Roy Rogers number 'A four-legged friend', a great favourite with children.The director, Frank Tashlin, is one of the most successful Hollywood directors of comedy films.


Director/Script: Frank Tashlin
Producer/Script: Robert L. Welch
Script: Joseph Quillan
Junior Potter: Bob Hope
Mike: Jane Russell
Roy Barton: Roy Rogers
Kirk: Bill Williams
Stoner: Harry von Zell
Sheriff McIntyre: Douglas Dumbrille
Waverly: Lyle Moraine
Doc. Lovejoy: Lloyd Corrigan
Horse: null Trigger

: The Julie Andrews Show

in which Julie Andrews and her special guest Gene Kelly join with the New Christy Minstrels in a sparkling programme of song and dance recorded in America.
Produced and directed by Alan Handley for the National Broadcasting Company of America


Presenter/entertainer: Julie Andrews
Guest: Gene Kelly
Singers: The New Christy Minstrels
Choreography: Tony Charmoli
Musical director: Irwin Kostal
Produced and directed by: Alan Handley

: The News

: The Epic That Never Was

Written and produced by Bill Duncalf.
Starring Charles Laughton, Merle Oberon, Flora Robson, Emlyn Williams

In 1937, shooting began at Denham Studios on the late Sir Alexander Korda's masterpiece I, Claudius, from the book by Robert Graves. The story of why it remains unfinished is told by Dirk Bogarde with scenes from the original London Films Production.
Also appearing: Josef von Sternberg, Robert Graves, Eileen Corbett, John Armstrong
See page 48


Writer/Producer: Bill Duncalf
Narrator: Dirk Bogarde
Film Editor: Brian Keene
Interviewee: Josef von Sternberg
Interviewee: Robert Graves
Interviewee: Eileen Corbett
Interviewee: John Armstrong
Author (I, Claudius sequences): Robert Graves
Producer (I, Claudius sequences): Alexander Korda
Claudius (I, Claudius sequences): Charles Laughton
Messalina (I, Claudius sequences): Merle Oberon
Livia (I, Claudius sequences): Flora Robson
Caligula (I, Claudius sequences): Emlyn Williams

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: I, Claudius 25 September 2016

: Christmas Carols

from the Chapel of King's College, Cambridge.
See facing page

: News Summary

: Gala Performance

Michael Flanders introduces: Mario del Monaco, The Vienna Boys Choir, Larry Adler, Jacqueline du Pre, The Australian Ballet
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Leader, Rodney Friend
Conducted by Charles Mackerras

The Vienna Boys Choir appears by arrangement with the Anglo-Austrian Music
Society and Victor Hochhauser
Australian Ballet by arrangement with the Australian Ballet Foundation
See page 48


Presenter: Michael Flanders
Tenor: Mario Del Monaco
Singers: The Vienna Boys Choir
Harmonicist: Larry Adler
Cellist: Jacqueline du Pre
Dancers: The Australian Ballet
Musicians: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Rodney Friend
Orchestra conducted by: Charles Mackerras
Script Adviser: Arthur Jacobs
Designer: Marilyn Taylor
Producer: Patricia Foy

: Midnight Mass

from St. Anne's Roman Catholic Cathedral, Leeds.
The First Mass of Christmas celebrated by The Rt. Rev. Monsignor J. J. Kelly, Vicar Capitular and twelve priests.
Titus 2, vv. 11-15; Luke 1-14
Carols: O come, all ye faithful; Angels, we have heard on high
Psalm 135: O give thanks to the Lord (Gelirteau)

Action of the Mass described by Fr. Patrick McEnroe.


Preacher: The Rev. Monsignor J. J. Kelly
Organist and choirmaster: Brian Mawson
Commentator: Fr. Patrick McEnroe
Presented for TV by: Raymond Short

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