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: In Logon Se Miliye

For viewers from Pakistan and India.
Sawal Aur Jawab - Can I help you?
From the Midlands
Repeated on Wednesday at 12.25 p.m.

Questions by post, in English or your own language, for answering in the programme, should be sent to "Make Yourself at Home" or "Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye", [address removed].
(Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Peterborough, Tacolneston, Holme Moss, Pontop Pike, Winter Hill, Kirk O'Shotts, Divis, Londonderry)
(to 9.20)


Producer: Paul Morby
Programme Editor: David Gretton

: Christmas Oratorio: Parts 1 and 2

by J. S. Bach.
Recorded at Brecon Cathedral by permission of the Dean and Chapter.
with Sybil Michelow, Kenneth Bowen, John Noble.
The Glendower Singers, The Shelley Singers
Harpsichord, C. H. Clements
Organ, Bryan Hesford
BBC Welsh Orchestra
Leader, Philip Whiteway
Conducted by Arwel Hughes


Composer: J.S. Bach
Mezzo-soprano: Sybil Michelow
Tenor: Kenneth Bowen
Baritone: John Noble
Singers: The Glendower Singers
Singers: The Shelley Singers
Chorus director: D. Rees Lewis
Harpsichordist: C.H. Clements
Organist: Bryan Hesford
Musicians: BBC Welsh Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Philip Whiteway
Orchestra conducted by: Arwel Hughes
Associate producer: Alwyn Jones
Producer: David J. Thomas

: Morning Service

from the Forward Movement Presbyterian Church, Mission Hall, Heath.
Service conducted by the Minister, The Rev. P. F. Payne.


Service conducted by: The Rev. P.F. Payne
Choirmaster: Glyn Lewis
Organist: Lilian Glyn Lewis

: International Balloon Race

Ten passenger-carrying balloons chase each other across Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire.
Television's craziest piece of reportage... but it resulted in a wonderful spectacular feature bringing something excitingly different to the home screen. (Daily Telegraph)


Unit director: Harry Hastings
Unit director: Ivan Lockett
Unit director: Bob Saunders
Produced and directed by: Brian Branston

: 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.
(First shown on Christmas Day)


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

: News Summary

: Jack and the Beanstalk

A film version with music and comedy of the famous fairy tale.
Starring Abbott and Costello


Director: Jean Yarbrough
Screenplay: Nat Curtis
Producer: Alex Gottlieb
Jack: Lou Costello
Dink: Bud Abbott
The Giant: Buddy Baer
Giant's housekeeper: Dorothy Ford
Princess Eloise: Shaye Cogan
Prince Arthur: James Alexander
Jack's mother: Barbara Brown
The King: William Farnum
Donald Larkin: David Stollery

: The Dick Van Dyke Show: The Alan Brady Show presents

A comedy film series featuring the hilarious adventures of a happy-go-lucky scriptwriter and his family.
Starring Dick Van Dyke
with Mary Tyler Moore, Morey Amsterdam, Rose Marie, Larry Mathews
and Father Christmas alias Alan Brady alias Carl Reiner

The Alan Brady Show presents ...a Christmas entertainment for the whole family.


Rob Petrie: Dick Van Dyke
Laura Petrie: Mary Tyler Moore
Buddy Sorrell: Morey Amsterdam
Sally Rogers: Rose Marie
Richie Petrie: Larry Mathews
Alan Brady: Carl Reiner

: Son of Sinbad

An Arabian Nights film fantasy.
[Starring] Dale Robertson, Vincent Price, Sally Forrest

The exciting adventures of Sinbad who, when captured by the Khalif of Baghdad, learns that he must solve a closely-guarded secret to gain his freedom.


Director: Ted Tetzlaff
Producer: Robert Sparks
Script: Aubrey Wisberg
Script: Jack Pollexfen
Music: Victor Young
Sinbad: Dale Robertson
Alneer: Sally Forrest
Nerissa: Lili St Cyr
Omar: Vincent Price
Kristina: Mari Blanchard
Khalif: Leon Askin
Jiddah: Jay Novello
Murad: Ian MacDonald

: Peter and the Wolf

by Sergei Prokofiev.
A new production for television of the musical tale for children.

The English Chamber Orchestra
Leader, Emanuel Hurwitz
Conducted by Dudley Simpson


Composer: Sergei Prokofiev
Musicians: The English Chamber Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Emanuel Hurwitz
Orchestra conducted by: Dudley Simpson
Designer: Roger Andrews
Produced and directed by: Peter Wright
Narrator: Nicolas Chagrin
Peter: Dorio Perez
The Duck: Diane Robillard
The Cat: Eddie McMurray
Grandfather: Colin Huddy
The Wolf: Andrew Miller
The Wolf: Trevor Thomas
The Huntsmen: Ian Ellis
The Huntsmen: Rufus Frampton
The Huntsmen: Mark Heron
The Huntsmen: Michael Howe

: The Lucy Show: Lucy the Choir Master

A comedy film series presents a musical Christmas greeting to everyone from
Lucy the Choir Master ...in spite of some rather unseasonal opposition from Mr. Mooney!

Starring Lucille Ball
with Gale Gordon, Jimmy Garrett and the St. Charles Boys Choir


Lucy Carmichael: Lucille Ball
Mr. Mooney: Gale Gordon
Jerry Carmichael: Jimmy Garrett
Singers: The St. Charles Boys Choir

: Hereward the Wake: 16: The Last of the English

by Charles Kingsley.
Dramatised in sixteen episodes by Anthony Steven.

How Hereward gets his soul's price.


Author: Charles Kingsley
Dramatised by: Anthony Steven
Music composed by: Richard Rodney Bennett
Music conducted by: Marcus Dods
Designer: Mary Rea
Producer: Campbell Logan
Director: Peter Hammond
Gilbert of Ghent: Francis de Wolff
Alftruda: Justine Lord
Torfrida: Yvonne Furneaux
Martin Lightfoot: Bryan Pringle
Hereward the Wake: Alfred Lynch
Winter: John Collin
Gwenoch: Peter Needham
Lady Godiva: Dorothy Reynolds
King William: John Carson
Ivo Tailebois: Alan Rowe
Thorold: Peter Stephens
Sir Raoul de Selignat: Clive Graham
Herluin: David Swift

: Sooty: Here we come a-wassailing

Sooty, assisted by Sweep and Harry Corbett.
From the North

(Harry Corbett is appearing in "Sooty's Christmas Show" at the New Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith)


Puppeteer: Harry Corbett
Producer: Trevor Hill

: Meeting Point: Prison Visitor

My job is to be a friend to the prisoner
Men and women in prison are cut off
It's worst at Christmas

Joan Adams, Merfyn Turner and Owen Evans give an account of their work to
Michael Barratt.

Repeated tonight at 11.40


Panellist: Joan Adams
Panellist: Merfyn Turner
Panellist: Owen Evans
Presenter: Michael Barratt
Producer: John Elphinstone-Fyffe

: Sunday Story: The Founding of the Abbey

Told by Tom Fleming.
From the Chapel of King Edward the Confessor, Westminster Abbey.


Storyteller: Tom Fleming

: Songs of Praise

for Christmas-tide
From St. George's Parish Church, Belfast.
Introduced by Edgar Boucher.

O come all ye faithful (Tune, Adeste Fideles)
Away in a manger (arr. David Willcocks)
Come to Bethlehem (Warlock, arr. Murray)
A great and mighty wonder (Tune, Es 1st ein 'Ros')
While shepherds watched (Tune, Winchester Old)
Christopher's Carol (Dawson, arr. Lyell)
Good King Wenceslas (arr. Reginald Jacques)
Rocking (arr. Martin Shaw)
Once in royal David's city (Tune, Irby)
Bulalalow (Peter Warlock)
From the eastern mountains (Tune, Evelyns)
Unto us is born a son (orr. David Willcocks)


Organist: Edwin Leighton
Conductor: Havelock Nelson
Presenter: Edgar Boucher
Prayer and Blessing: The Rev. Edgar Turner
Producer: Moore Wasson

: Oliver Twist

The film this Sunday stars Alec Guinness
with Robert Newton, Kay Walsh, Francis L. Sullivan, John Howard Davies


Director: David Lean
Producer: Ronald Neame
Screenplay: David Lean
Screenplay: Stanley Haynes
Bill Sikes: Robert Newton
Fagin: Alec Guinness
Nancy: Kay Walsh
Mr. Bumble: Francis L. Sullivan
Mr. Brownlow: Henry Stevenson
Mrs. Cornley: Mary Clare
Oliver Twist: John Howard Davies
Oliver's Mother: Josephine Stuart
Police Official: Henry Edwards
Monks: Ralph Truman
The Artful Dodger: Anthony Newley
Singer at 'Three Cripples': Hattie Jacques
Singer at 'Three Cripples': Betty Paul
Workhouse Master: Kenneth Downy
Mr. Sowerberry: Gibb McLaughlin
Mrs. Sowerberry: Kathleen Harrison
Mrs. Bedwin: Amy Veness
Bookseller: W.G. Fay
Chief of Police: Maurice Denham
Mr. Grimwig: Frederick Lloyd
Chairman of the Board: Ivor Barnard
Mrs. Thingimmy: Deidre Doyle
Annie: Edie Martin
Charlotte: Diana Dors
Martha: Fay Middleton
Noah Claypole: Michael Dear
Mr. Fang: Graveley Edwards
Landlord of 'Three Cripples': Peter Bull
Charlie Bates: John Potter
Workhouse Doctor: Maurice Jones

: The News

: Dr. Finlay's Casebook: The Vision

Created by A.J. Cronin.
Starring Andrew Cruickshank, Barbara Mullen, Bill Simpson
Guest star, Alan MacNaughtan

(Andrew Cruickshank is appearing in "Alibi for a Judge" at the Savoy Theatre, London)


Created by: A.J. Cronin
Script: Donald Bull
The Series produced by arrangement with: Graham Stewart
Designer: Frederick Knapman
Producer: Gerard Glaister
Director: Prudence Fitzgerald
Mr. Lauderdale: Alan MacNaughtan
Mr. MacFarlane: Clement McCallin
Dr. Finlay: Bill Simpson
Janet: Barbara Mullen
Mr. Alexander: Alastair Hunter
Ellen Weir: Heather Bell
Peter Randall: James Cosmo
Hetty Farrar: Kara Wilson
Davey Foster: Iain Smith
Mistress Niven: Effie Morrison
Dr. Cameron: Andrew Cruickshank
Jock Farrar: Michael Sheard
Mrs. Weir: Yvonne Coulette
Mr. Weir: Frank Shelley

: Sunday Night presenting: The Golden Ring

The weekly feature series on artists and the arts.

'The greatest achievement in gramophone history' - this was Alec Robertson's opinion of the recent award-winning recording of Wagner's Gotterdammerung.

Film and television cameras went behind the scenes in Vienna for BBC-2's Workshop series to tell the story of the record in the making.

The Vienna State Opera Chorus
Chorus Master, Wilhelm Pitz
The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
The conductor, Georg Solti
One of the most impressive music programmes yet seen on BBC Television (The Guardian)
An exciting and magnificent demonstration of what mobile recording units and editing facilities can do when allied to brains and conscience (Daily Mail)

A co-production with the Austrian Television Service
Facilities by courtesy of the Decca Record Company Ltd.
First shown on BBC-2


Singers: The Vienna State Opera Chorus
Chorus Master: Wilhelm Pitz
Musicians: The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Georg Solti
The record producer: John Culshaw
Film cameraman: Peter Sargent
Sound: Norman Allen
Film editor: Inman Hunter
Associate producer: John Drummond
Associate producer: Walter Klapper
Narrated and produced by: Humphrey Burton
The: null singers:
Brunnhilde: Birgit Nilsson
Siegfried: Wolfgang Windgassen
Hagen: Gottlob Frick
Gunther: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Gutrune: Claire Watson

: Meeting Point: Prison Visitor

First shown at 6.15 p.m.

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