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: Rogues of Sherwood Forest

A swashbuckling adventure film.
Starring John Derek, Diana Lynn, George MacReady

Robin, Earl of Huntingdon, the son of Robin Hood, attempts to re-organise his father's men to oppose the cruel oppression of King John.


Director: Gordon Douglas
Producer: Fred M. Packard
Original screenplay by: George Bruce
From a story by: Ralph Bettinson
Robin, Earl of Huntingdon: John Derek
Lady Marianne: Diana Lynn
King John: George MacReady
Little John: Alan Hale
Sir Giles: Paul Cavanagh
Count of Flanders: Lowell Gilmore
Friar Tuck: Billy House
Alan-a-Dale: Lester Mathews
Will Scarlet: William Bevans

: Grandstand

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Today's Timetable:

12.35 Motor Racing

12.50 Racing

1.10 Motor Racing

1.20 Racing

1.40 Ice Skating

1.50 Racing

2.10 Motor Racing

2.20 Racing

2.40 Motor Racing

2.55 Ice Skating

: The Pied Piper of Hamelin

A musical film based on the well-known legend.
Starring Van Johnson


Director: Bretaigne Windust
Music: Edvard Grieg
The Pied Piper: Van Johnson
Trueson: Van Johnson
The Mayor of Hamelin: Claude Rains
Mara: Lori Nelson
The King's Emissary: Jim Backus
John's Mother: Kay Starr

: Blue Peter

With Christopher Trace and Valerie Singleton.


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Presenter: Valerie Singleton
Producer: Edward Barnes
Producer: Rosemary Gill
Editor: Biddy Baxter

: Jackanory: Presents

with Brian Way
Today's Christmas stories are about Presents.


Storyteller: Brian Way

: The Royal Ballet: Coppelia

Founder, Ninette De Valois
Ballet in three acts by C. Nuitter and A. Saint-Leon.
Music, Leo Delibes
played by the Covent Garden Orchestra
Leader, Charles Taylor
Conducted by John Lanchbery
The Royal Ballet appears by arrangement with the General Administrator, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden(Repeat)


Libretto: C. Nuitter
Original choreography: A. Saint-Leon
Music: Leo Delibes
Choreography: Lev Ivanov
Choreography: Enrico Cecchetti
Director: Frederick Ashton
Assistant Director: John Field
Assistant Director: John Hart
Assistant Director: Michael Somes
Principal Conductor: John Lanchbery
Music played by: Covent Garden Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Charles Taylor
Orchestra conducted by: John Lanchbery
Royal Ballet production designed by: Osbert Lancaster
Designed for television by: Roger Andrews
Producer: Margaret Dale
Swanilda: Merle Park
Franz: Christopher Gable
Dr. Coppellus: Stanley Holden
Coppelia: Kay Connett
Innkeeper: David Jones
Burgomaster: Leslie Edwards
Duke: Derek Rencher
Swanilda's friends: Jacqueline Haslam
Swanilda's friends: Ann Howard
Swanilda's friends: Virginia Wakelyn
Swanilda's friends: Ann Jenner
Swanilda's friends: Mavis Osborn
Swanilda's friends: Carole Hill

: Today's Sport

Introduced by David Coleman.
All of today's football and racing results, together with news of today's sporting events.


Presenter: David Coleman
Producer: Richard Tilling
Editor: Lawrie Higgins

: Meet the Wife: Journey Home

Written by Ronald Wolfe and Ronald Chesney.
Starring Thora Hird and Freddie Frinton
with Jean Marlow as Peggy, Rex Garner as the ticket collector, Ian Gray as the first passenger, Bartlett Mullins as the second passenger, Howard Lang as the countryman, Len Lowe as the porter


Writer: Ronald Wolfe
Writer: Ronald Chesney
Meet the Wife theme by: Russ Conway
Incidental music composed and conducted by: Dennis Wilson
Designer: Chris Pemsel
Producer: Robin Nash
Thora: Thora Hird
Freddie: Freddie Frinton
Peggy: Jean Marlow
The ticket collector: Rex Garner
The first passenger: Ian Gray
The second passenger: Bartlett Mullins
The countryman: Howard Lang
The porter: Len Lowe

: United!

by Brian Hayles.
Danny finds out Jean's secret. Beryl Davis gets married.
From the Midlands


Series creator: Brian Hayles
Script: Max Marquis
Technical Adviser: Jimmy Hill
Associate Producer: Anthony Cornish
Producer: Bernard Hepton
Director: Derek Martinus
Gerry Barford: David Lodge
Danny South: Mark Kingston
Jean Jones: Mitzi Rogers
Clara Dawson: Joyce Latham
Ted Dawson: Robin Wentworth
Mary Barford: Ursula O'Leary
Brenda South: Armine Sandford
Homer: Leroy Lingwood
Daphne Dawson: Topsy Jane
Dave Rockway: Christopher Coll
Dan Davis: Arthur Pentelow
Beryl Davis: Josie Kidd
Colin: Michael Cookie
Sam Carter: Billy Russell
Joey Furze: Brian Marjoribanks
Kevin Barford: Peter Craze
Horace Martin: Harold Goodwin
Jimmy Stokes: George Layton
Larry Presdey: Rudolph Walker
Jack Birkett: Bryan Marshall
Curly Parker: Ben Howard
Betty Birkett: Linda Polan
Frank Silby: Arnold Peters

: Laughter from the Whitehall: Brian Rix presents: Women Aren't Angels

by Vernon Sylvaine.

(Brian Rix, Dennis Ramsden, Helen Jessop, and Shella Mercier are appearing in "Chase Me Comrade" at the Whitehall Theatre, London; Wynne Clark is a National Theatre Player; Ray Cooney appears by permission of Peter Saunders Ltd.)
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Writer: Vernon Sylvaine
Settings: Rhoda Gray
Director: Wallace Douglas
Mrs. Featherstone: Wynne Clark
Macfarlaine: Ray Cooney
Wilmer Popday: Brian Rix
Alfred Bandle: Terry Scott
Frankie: Jean Marsh
Miss Trellow: Vivienne Burgess
Albert Butch: Leonard Whiting
Syd Butch: Garth Adams
Olga: Helen Jessop
Special constable: Larry Noble
Ruby Bandle: Eunice Black
Elizabeth Popday: Sheila Mercier
Major Gaunt: Dennis Ramsden
Pierre: Maxwell Shaw

: The News

: Perry Mason: The Case of the Laughing Lady

A film series starring Raymond Burr as the famous lawyer-investigator created by Erle Stanley Gardner.

A young woman with a bad record about to stand trial for murder faces almost certain conviction. Against expert advice Perry Mason decides to defend her.


Character created by: Erle Stanley Gardner
Perry Mason: Raymond Burr
Della Street: Barbara Hale
Paul Drake: William Hopper
Hamilton Burger: William Talman
Carla Chaney: Jean Hale
Leona Devore: Constance Towers
Peter Stange: Bernard Fox
Roan Daniel: John Dall
Dr. Durwood Tobey: John Abbott
Cho Sin: Allison Hayes
Lenny Linden: Mickey Manners
Judge: John Gallaudet

: The Good Old Days

A Christmas edition of Old-Time Music-Hall from the stage of the Famous City Varieties Theatre, Leeds.
By arrangement with Stanley and Michael Joseph
Presenting Jack Douglas and Jack Haig, The Clark Brothers, Freddy Davies, The Madcaps, Jean Lemoine
Chairman, Leonard Sachs

(Jack Douglas is appearing the Palace Theatre, Manchester; Jack Haig in "Red Riding Hood" at the Wimbledon Theatre, London; Freddy Davies in "Puss in Boots" at the Hippodrome Theatre, Bristol; all of the artists in the pantomime scena are appearing at the Players' Theatre, London)


Musical director: Bernard Herrmann
Producer: Barney Colehan
Chairman: Leonard Sachs
Entertainer: Jack Douglas
Entertainer: Jack Haig
Tap dancers: The Clark Brothers
Comedian: Freddy Davies
Entertainers: The Madcaps
Plate-spinner: Jean Lemoine
Cinderella (Pantomime scena): Sheila Burnett
Fairy Godmother (Pantomime scena): Joan Sterndale Bennett
Prince Charming (Pantomime scena): Sheila Matthews
The Ugly Sisters (Pantomime scena): John Heawood
The Ugly Sisters (Pantomime scena): Brian Blades
Buttons (Pantomime scena): John Rutland
Carol singer (Pantomime scena): Maureen Keetch
Major domo (Pantomime scena): Denis Martin

: News Summary

: International Concert Hall

Presenting Karel Ancerl conducting the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
in Dvorak's Symphony No.9 in E minor (From the New World)
The programme begins with Smetana Overture: The Bartered Bride
Introduced by John Dunn.
Recorded before an invited audience in the Fairfield Halls, Croydon
(Karel Ancerl and the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra appear by arrangement with Harold Holt Ltd)


Conductor: Karel Ancerl
Musicians: The Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Presenter: John Dunn
Producer: Brian Large

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