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: Welcome Christmas

and Sing the Morn
with Ivor Emmanuel, Ursula Connors and The Morgan James Duo
BBC Midland Light Orchestra
Leader, James Hutcheon
Conductor, Gilbert Vinter

Contributors

Singer: Ivor Emmanuel
Soprano: Ursula Connors
Musicians: The Morgan James Duo
Musicians: BBC Midland Light Orchestra
Orchestra leader: James Hutcheon
Conductor: Gilbert Vinter
Designer: Charles Carroll
Producer: Philip Lewis

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Sunday Post: Christmas Day 1965 20 December 2015

: Laurel and Hardy: Way Out West

Laurel and Hardy in one of their famous comedy films.

Contributors

Director: James W. Horne
Original story: Jack Jevne
Original story: Charles Rogers
Stanley: Stan Laurel
Ollie: Oliver Hardy
Lola Marcel: Sharon Lynne
Mickey Finn: James Finlayson
Mary Roberts: Rosina Lawrence
Sheriff: Stanley Fields
Sheriff's Wife: Vivien Oakland
Singers: The Avalon Boys

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Sunday Post: Christmas Day 1965 20 December 2015

: See the Children Sing

A programme of Christmas Carols sung by a special schools' choir and the audience at a recent Ernest Read Children's Concert in the Royal Festival Hall, London.
The London Senior Orchestra
Leader, David Martin
Introduced and conducted by Myers Foggin.

Contributors

Musicians: The London Senior Orchestra
Orchestra leader: David Martin
Organist: Eric Thiman
Presenter/Conductor: Myers Foggin
Television Presentation: Antony Craxton

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Sunday Post: Christmas Day 1965 20 December 2015

: Morning Service

From the village church of Fenny Compton, Warwickshire.
Conducted by the Rector, The Rev. R.F. Cyster.
Preacher, The Rt. Rev. C.K.N. Bardsley Bishop of Coventry
with a choir from Holy Trinity, Leamington Spa.

Contributors

Service conducted by: The Rev. R.F. Cyster
Preacher: The Rev. C.K.N. Bardsley
Organist: Michael Cleaver
Television Presentation: Barrie Edgar

: Leslie Crowther invites you to Meet the Kids

in hospital at Christmas with Ray Alan, Tony Hart and The Bert Hayes Trio.
An outside broadcast direct from the Princess Louise Ward of St. George's Hospital, Tooting.

Contributors

Presenter: Leslie Crowther
Ventriloquist: Ray Alan
Artist: Tony Hart
Musicians: The Bert Hayes Trio
Producer: Robin Scott

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Sunday Post: Christmas Day 1965 20 December 2015

: Champions on Ice

An international gala of free skating and interpretative dancing by the world's outstanding skaters.
Featuring from Russia:
Ljudmila Belousova and Oleg Protopopov - World, Olympic, and European Pairs Champions
and from Canada, Petra Burka - World Ladies Figure Skating Champion
with Scotty Allen - The United States Champion and World Silver Medalist
Cynthia and Ronald Kauffman - The electrifying pairs skaters from the U.S.A.
Gabriele Seyfert - Champion of East Germany
Bodo Bockenauer - former East German Champion
and Diane Towler and Bernard Ford - the new British Ice Dance Champions

BBC outside broadcast cameras bring you the highlights of this programme performed for an invited audience at the Queen's Ice Club, London.

Contributors

Skater: Ljudmila Belousova
Skater: Oleg Protopopov
Skater: Petra Burka Skater: Scotty Allen
Skater: Cynthia Kauffman
Skater: Ronald Kauffman
Skater: Gabriele Seyfert
Skater: Bodo Bockenauer
Skater: Diane Towler
Skater: Bernard Ford
Commentator: Alan Weeks
Programme arranged by: Harry Lauder
Producer: A. P. Wilkinson

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Sunday Post: Christmas Day 1965 20 December 2015

: The Andy Williams Show

Christmas greetings from the series featuring song, music, and comedy and the best from the world of entertainment.
Starring Andy Williams and his family
with Senor Wences, The Osmond Brothers, The Young Americans, The Nick Castle Dancers.
A programme recorded in America

Contributors

Presenter/Singer: Andy Williams
Ventriloquist: Senor Wences
Singers: The Osmond Brothers
Singers: The Young Americans
Dancers: The Nick Castle Dancers

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Sunday Post: Christmas Day 1965 20 December 2015

: Dixon of Dock Green: Georgina

Written by Eric Paice.
A series created by Ted Willis.
Starring Jack Warner

Traffic jams up in Dock Green. For forty-five minutes emergency services are paralysed as Dixon copes with a woman isolated from medical help.

Contributors

Writer: Eric Paice
Series created by: Ted Willis
Director: Vere Lorrimer
Production: Ronald Marsh
George Dixon: Jack Warner
Ann Simmonds: Meg Ritchie
Morris: Godfrey James
Station-Sgt. Cooper: Duncan Lamont
P.C. Swain: Robert Arnold
P.C. Wills: Nicholas Donnelly
P.C. Bryant: Ronald Bridges
W.P.C. Betty William: Jean Dallas
Det.-Con. Lauderdale: Geoffrey Adams
P.C. Burton: Peter Thornton
Wilkie: Sydney Bromley
Det.-Sgt. Andy Crawford: Peter Byrne
Raynor: Peter Howell
Motor-cyclist: Colin Spaull
W.P.C. Shirley Palmer: Anne Carroll
Lacey: Geoffrey Sumner
Goddard: Leslie Dwyer
Mrs. Burns: Julie Wallace
Burns: James Copeland
Simmonds: Brian Peck
P.C. Andrews: Douglas Sheldon

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Sunday Post: Christmas Day 1965 20 December 2015

: The Queen

Her Majesty's Christmas Message to the Commonwealth.

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Sunday Post: Christmas Day 1965 20 December 2015

: Billy Smart's Circus

Britain's magnificent showmen share their circus world with families at home and in ten European countries.

Keith Fordyce introduces Big Top Prologue
with Father Christmas, Angels, Kings, and Camels and The Fifteen Elephants of Billy Smart Jr.
*
From the Hungarian State Circus
The 7 Halasi
A new teterboard act including the unique '4-man-high' to the top man's head.

Pekingese Dog Circus
presented by David Rosaire and starring clown Bitso' (bitso' this and that).
*
The World's Smallest Strong Man
Ivan Karl lifts a 15-stone man in his teeth
*
Head-to-Head on Stilts
The one is dangerous, the other difficult, but... The Degards attempt head-to-head on stilts up and over a ladder - is it possible?
*
Bears without Bars
presented by Jacky and Marika Althoff
*
Polish State Artists
in a brilliant bowler-hatted parody of period acrobatics
The dashing Mortales
*
Mexican Flying Trapeze
The 5 Ibrras
Their finale trick, with two flyers in the air, is repeated in slow motion.
*
Grand Firework Finale
*

Contributors

Presenter: Keith Fordyce
Animal act: The Fifteen Elephants of Billy Smart Jr.
Teterboard act: The 7 Halasi
Presented by (Pekingese Dog Circus): David Rosaire
Clown (Pekingese Dog Circus): null Bitso'
Strongman: Ivan Karl
Acrobatics: The Degards
Presented by (Bears without Bars): Jacky Althoff
Presented by (Bears without Bars): Marika Althoff
Acrobatics: The Mortales
Trapeze artists: The 5 Ibrras
Circus presentation: Ronnie Smart
Circus presentation: David Smart
Ringmaster: Alfred Delbosq
Musical director: Ken Griffin
Production assistant: Mary David
Producer: Derek Burrell-Davis

: Disney Time

Maurice Chevalier introduces scenes from some of the many Walt Disney films that have featured music.
The films include: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Bon Voyage, Pinocchio, That Darn Cat, In Search of the Castaways, Fantasia, A Country Coyote Goes to Hollywood, Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree, The Waltz King, Peter Pan, Emil and the Detectives, Summer Magic, Square Peg in a Round Hole, The Ugly Dachshund, Monkeys Go Home, Mary Poppins.

Films by courtesy of Walt Disney

Contributors

Presenter: Maurice Chevalier
Produced for TV by: Richard Evans

: Mother Goose

The traditional pantomime
Starring Norman Vaughan and Terry Scott
with Jon Pertwee, Lauri Lupino Lane, Joanna Rigby, Anna Dawson, Kay Lyell, Susan Denny, Bernadette Milnes, The Lynton Boys, David Jason.

(Jon Pertwee is appearing in "Little Red Riding Hood" at the Wimbledon Theatre:
New Theatre, Oxford; Kay Lyell appears by arrangement with Derek Salberg; The Lynton Boys are in "Aladdin" at the New Theatre, Cardiff)

Contributors

Script adapted for TV by: John Law
From: the book by Emile Littler
Musical associate: Johnny Pearson
Orchestra directed by: Eric Rogers
Choreography: Roy Gunson
Music and lyrics: Hastings Mann
Design adapted for TV by: Colin Shaw
Director: Travers Thorneloe
Producer: David Croft Mother Goose's Son: Norman Vaughan
Mother Goose: Terry Scott
The Squire: Jon Pertwee
[Actor]: Lauri Lupino Lane
Prince Colin: Joanna Rigby
Squire's Daughter: Anna Dawson
[Actress]: Kay Lyell
[Actress]: Susan Denny
[Actress]: Bernadette Milnes
Performers: The Lynton Boys
[Actor]: David Jason
The Dancers: Eithne Milne
The Dancers: Joyce Brown
The Dancers: Jean Clarke
The Dancers: Elaine Carr
The Dancers: Pat Hughes
The Dancers: Jane Burton
The Dancers: Bebe Robson
The Dancers: Dawn Hughes
The Dancers: Elizabeth Belm
The Dancers: Vicki Mitchell
The Dancers: Ina Clare
The Dancers: Maggie Vieler
The Singers: Margaret Henshall
The Singers: Douglas Blakely
The Singers: Sylvia Eaves
The Singers: David Fisher
The Singers: Diana Landor
The Singers: Jeffrey Hudson
The Singers: Sally Adams
The Singers: John Gordon

Blog posts that mention this programme:

Dad's Army at 50 - You Have Been Watching... 30 July 2018
Dad's Army at 50 - You Have Been Watching... 30 July 2018
Sunday Post: Christmas Day 1965 20 December 2015

: News Summary

: Val Doonican

appeals for Family Service Units
Contributions, preferably by crossed postal order or cheque, will be gratefully acknowledged, and should be addressed to: [address removed].
Family Service Units provides a special service for families depressed by poverty, ill health and repeated setbacks. The close children to overcome their difficulties and have a better future together.

Contributors

Presenter: Val Doonican

: Dr. Who: The Feast of Steven

by Terry Nation.
An adventure in space and time.
Starring William Hartnell and Peter Purves
with Jean Marsh

The Doctor spends Christmas in a Station, and Steven misses his big chance.

Contributors

Writer: Terry Nation
Fight Arranger: Derek Ware
Title Music: Ron Grainer and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Incidental music composed and conducted by: Tristram Cary
Designer: Raymond Cusick
Producer: John Wiles
Director: Douglas Camfield
Dr. Who: William Hartnell
Steven: Peter Purves
Sara: Jean Marsh
Station Sergeant: Clifford Earl
First policeman: Norman Mitchell
Second policeman: Malcolm Rogers
Detective-Inspector: Keneth Thornett
Man in mackintosh: Reg Pritchard
Blossom Lefavre: Sheila Dunn
Darcy Tranton: Leonard Grahame
Steinberger P. Green: Royston Tickner
Ingmar Knopf: Mark Ross
Assistant Director: Conrad Monk
Arab Sheik: David James
Vamp: Paula Topham
Clown: Robert G. Jewell
Professor Webster: Albert Barrington
Prop man: Buddy Windrush
Cameraman: Steve Machin

Blog posts that mention this programme:

The Christmas Sunday Post: Festive Episodes 25 December 2016
Sunday Post: Christmas Day 1965 20 December 2015

: Max Bygraves meets The Black and White Minstrels

A Christmas Get-Together.
Starring Max Bygraves, The Minstrel Minstrels
with John Boulter, Dai Francis, Tony Mercer
also starring Margaret Savage, Bob Clayton, The Television Toppers, Delia Wicks,
Penny Jewkes
(The Black and White Minstrel Show is appearing at the Victoria Palace, London, and at the King's Theatre, Glasgow)

Contributors

Singer: Max Bygraves
Singers: The Minstrel Minstrels
Singer: John Boulter
Singer: Dai Francis
Singer: Tony Mercer
Singer: Margaret Savage
Singer: Bob Clayton
Dancers: The Television Toppers
Dancer: Delia Wicks
Singer/dancer: Penny Jewkes
Shadow sequence: null Verdini
Additional script: Spike Mullins
Dance direction: Roy Gunson
Vocal arrangements/orchestra conducted by: George Mitchell
Orchestrations: Alan Bristow
Orchestrations: Ray Terry
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Settings: Brian Tregidden
Devised and produced by: George Inns

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Sunday Post: Christmas Day 1965 20 December 2015

: Road to Bali

Another riotous comedy film with the famous trio of mirth and music.
[Starring] Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour

Contributors

Producer: Harry Tugend
Director: Hal Walker
Screenplay: Frank Butler
Screenplay: Hal Kanter
Screenplay: William Morrow
Songs by: Johnny Burke
Songs by: James van Heusen
George Cochran: Bing Crosby
Harold Gridley: Bob Hope
Lalah: Dorothy Lamour
Ken Arok: Murvyn Vye
Gung: Peter Coe
Phoma Da: Ralph Moody
Ramayana: Leon Askin

: The Ken Dodd Show

[Starring] Ken Dodd
Special guest star, Sandie Shaw
and guest stars, Graham Stark, John Laurie, Neville King, Irving Davies, David Mahlowe and Patricia Hayes
The Irving Davies Dancers, The Michael Sammes Singers

(Ken Dodd is in "Humpty Dumpty" at the Birmingham Hippodrome; Neville King is in "The Black and White Minstrel Show" at the Victoria Palace, London)

Contributors

Comedian/Script: Ken Dodd
Singer: Sandie Shaw
Guest star: Graham Stark
Guest star: John Laurie
Ventriloquist: Neville King
Dancer: Irving Davies
Guest star: David Mahlowe
Guest star: Patricia Hayes
Dancers: The Irving Davies Dancers
Choreography: Irving Davies
Singers: The Michael Sammes Singers
Musical arrangements/Orchestra directed by: Ken Jones
Script: Eddie Braben
Producer: Michael Hurll

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Sunday Post: Christmas Day 1965 20 December 2015

: Top of the Pops '65

Featuring The No.1 Records of the Year by The Beatles, The Byrds, Ken Dodd, Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames, The Hollies, Tom Jones, The Kinks, The Moody Blues, Elvis Presley, The Righteous Brothers, The Rolling Stones, The Seekers, Sandie Shaw, Sonny and Cher, Jackie Trent, Unit Four Plus Two, The Walker Brothers
With Jimmy Savile, David Jacobs, Alan Freeman, Peter Murray
Repeated on Sunday at 12.15

Contributors

Musicians: The Beatles
Musicians: The Byrds
Singer: Ken Dodd
Musicians: Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames
Musicians: The Hollies
Singer: Tom Jones
Musicians: The Kinks
Musicians: The Moody Blues
Singer: Elvis Presley
Singers: The Righteous Brothers
Musicians: The Rolling Stones
Musicians: The Seekers
Singer: Sandie Shaw
Singers: Sonny and Cher
Singer: Jackie Trent
Musicians: Unit Four Plus Two
Singers: The Walker Brothers
Presenter: Jimmy Savile
Presenter: David Jacobs
Presenter: Alan Freeman
Presenter: Peter Murray
Design: Geoff Kirkland
Production: Johnnie Stewart

Blog posts that mention this programme:

Stars of Genome: the cameraman on our front page 16 October 2016
Sunday Post: Christmas Day 1965 20 December 2015

: A Christmas Reverie

by Werner Pelz.

Contributors

Speaker: Werner Pelz








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