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: Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye: Make Yourself at Home

For viewers from Pakistan and India.
Look, Listen, and Speak: Lesson 37

(From the Midlands)
(Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Peterborough, Tacolneston, Cambridge, All North Transmitters (Except Sandale and Douglas), Kirk O'Shotts, Divis, Londonderry, Wenvoe West, Rowridge)


Teacher (Look, Listen, and Speak): Robert Chapman
Assisted by (Look, Listen, and Speak): Sheila Dillon-Guy

: The News and The Weather Man

Peter Walker


Weatherman: Peter Walker

: The Christmas People

Christmas is for children, and without them the festival loses much of its joy
But how do the children see it themselves? What do they think of it, what do they enjoy most about it? How do they regard their parents, relations, and adult friends?
From the South and West


Produced and directed by: Hugh Pitt

: Jackanory: The Christmas Tale of Sam Pig

by Alison Uttley.
Today: Dandy Nichols pays a special visit to tell The Christmas Tale of Sam Pig


Author: Alison Uttley
Storyteller: Dandy Nichols
Producer: David Coulter

: Little Dog Lost

...and thereby hangs a tale of a puppy's attempts to find a home.
A real-life story filmed by Walt Disney.

: Seeing and Believing: The Case for Carols

A Reading of Percy Dearmer 1867-1936
from Keswick Hall College of Education, Norwich.
With The Rev. John Gibbs, Peter Miller, Peter Spalding, Jack Bull, David Ogilvie and Students of the College
Conductor, Geoffrey Laycock


Presenter: The Rev. John Gibbs
Speaker: Peter Miller
Speaker: Peter Spalding
Speaker: Jack Bull
Speaker: David Ogilvie
Conductor: Geoffrey Laycock
Producer: R.T. Brooks

: The Monroes: Teach the Tigers to Purr

A Western film series.
A family of five youngsters face the challenge of the new frontiers in the raw and uncompromising Wyoming territory of the 1870s.

Teaching school in the wild West is a far tougher job than any cowboy's - as Kathy finds out!


Clay: Michael Anderson Jr.
Kathy: Barbara Hershey
The twins: Keith Schultz
The twins: Kevin Schultz
Amy: Tammy Locke

: John Gilpin Rides Again

A Halas and Batchelor cartoon.
A hilarious cartoon version of the epic ride undertaken by that worthy citizen Mr. Gilpin on a runaway horse.

: The Golden Age of Comedy

Highlights of laughter from the studios of Mack Sennett and Hal Roach featuring many famous comedians of the 1920s.
Including: Laurel and Hardy, Will Rogers, Ben Turpin, Harry Langdon and Charlie Chase, Andy Clyde, Charlie Murray, Billy Bevan


Producer: Robert Youngson

: The News

and The Weather for farmers and growers

: The Sooty Show: The Carol Singers

featuring Sooty and Sweep assisted by Harry Corbett.
From the North
(Harry Corbett is appearing at the May Fair Theatre, London)


Puppeteer: Harry Corbett
Additional manipulation: Leslie Corbett
Additional manipulation: Marjorie Corbett
Designer: Paul Montague
Producer: Trevor Hill

: David Copperfield

Starring Freddie Bartholomew as David - the boy; W. C. Fields as Mr. Micawber
with Lionel Barrymore, Edna May Oliver, Elizabeth Allan, Basil Rathbone, Maureen O'Sullivan

George Cukor's star-studded version of Charles Dickens's best known novel.


From the book by: Charles Dickens
Adapted by: Howard Estabrook
Adapted by: Hugh Walpole
Director: George Cukor
Producer: David O. Selznick
David - the boy: Freddie Bartholomew
Mr. Micawber: W.C. Fields
Dan Peggotty: Lionel Barrymore
David - the man: Frank Lawton
Aunt Betsey: Edna May Oliver
Mrs. Copperfield: Elizabeth Allan
Mr. Murdstone: Basil Rathbone
Dora: Maureen O'Sullivan
Agnes: Madge Evans
Uriah Heep: Roland Young
Steerforth: Hugh Williams

: Hansel and Gretel

The Sadler's Wells production of the ever-popular masterpiece by Engelbert Humperdinck.
Text by Adelheid Wette.
English translation by Constance Bache.
With children from the Beaufoy and Mary Datchelor Schools

(See facing page)


Composer: Engelbert Humperdinck
Librettist: Adelheid Wette
English translation: Constance Bache
Singers: Sadler's Wells Chorus
Chorus Master: John Barker
Dancers: Sadler's Wells Ballet
Musicians: Sadler's Wells Orchestra
Orchestra Leader: John Sealey
Conductor: Bryan Balkwill
Choreographer: Harry Haythorne
Designer: Jane Kingshill
Producer: Glen Byam Shaw
Television Presentation: John Vernon
Gretel: Margaret Neville
Hansel: Patricia Kern
Their Mother: Rita Hunter
Their Father: Lawrence Folley
The Sandman: Maureen Morelle
The Dew Fairy: Jennifer Eddy
The Gingerbread Witch: Ann Howard

: Les Miserables: 10: Redemption

by Victor Hugo.
Dramatised in ten parts by Giles Cooper and Harry Green.

"From the day she told me she knew and loved you, I knew my life was over."
(Frank Finlay is a National Theatre Player)


Author: Victor Hugo
Dramatised by: Giles Cooper
Dramatised by: Harry Green
Designer: Peter Seddon
Producer: Campbell Logan
Director: Alan Bridges
Jean Valjean: Frank Finlay
Enjolras: Cavan Kendall
Courfeyrac: Christopher Guinee
Marius: Vivian MacKerrell
Eponine: Elizabeth Counsell
Javert: Anthony Bate
Thenardier: Alan Rowe
Cosette: Michele Dotrice
Nicolette: Mary McMillen
Sergeant: Michael Lomax

: The News and The Weather Man

Peter Walker


Weatherman: Peter Walker

: Meeting Point: The House by the Stable

A play by Charles Williams.
Adapted for television by Richard Martin.
BBC film
See page 15


Author: Charles Williams
Adapted for television by: Richard Martin
Producer: Vernon Sproxton
Director: Richard Martin
Bill Manly: Emrys James
Mandy Pride: Caroline Blakiston
Jeremy Helm: Terry Wale
Gabriel Gabriel: Antony Webb
Joseph: Alan Bennion
Mary: Annette Whitely
Baby: Simon Morgan

: Carols from King's

A Service of Lessons and Carols from the Chapel of King's College, Cambridge.

Chorale: Zion hears her watchmen's voices (Bach)
Bidding: The Dean
Processional Hymn: Once in royal David's city (H. J. Gauntlett)
First Lesson: The birth of Jesus, St. Luke 2. vv. 1 and 3-7
Reader: A Chorister
On Christmas night all Christians sing (trad. English)
Unto us is born a Son (trad. English)
Second Lesson: The shepherds go to the manger, St. Luke 2, vv. 8-16
Reader: A Choral Scholar
Sing Lullaby (Basque Noel)
Jesus Christ, the Apple Tree (Elizabeth Poston )
Third Lesson: The Wise Men are led by the star to Jesus, St. Matthew 2, vv. 1, 2, 7-11
Reader: The Director of Music
Processional Hymn: O come, all ye faithful (J. T. Wade)
Fourth Lesson :St. John unfolds the great mystery of the Incarnation, St John 1, vv. 1-14
Reader: The Dean
The Lord's Prayer
Chorale: In Dulci; Jubilo (Bach)


Reader (Third Lesson)/Director of Music: David Willcocks
Organist: John Wells
Producer: Brian Large

: Steptoe and Son: Pilgrim's Progress

by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.
Starring Wilfrid Brambell as Albert, Harry H. Corbett as Harold
featuring Alan Gifford and Frank Thornton
with Sidonie Bond, Frederick Schiller, Catharina Ferraz, Tim Buckland
See page 16


Writer: Ray Galton
Writer: Alan Simpson
Incidental Music: Ken Jones
From an original theme by: Ron Grainer
Designer: Roger Andrews
Producer: Duncan Wood
Albert: Wilfrid Brambell
Harold: Harry H. Corbett
The: American Alan Gifford
The Frenchman: Frank Thornton
Air Stewardess: Sidonie Bond
The German: Frederick Schiller
[Actress]: Catharina Ferraz
Herbert: Tim Buckland

: Dr. Finlay's Casebook: Unfit to Marry

by Harry Green.
Created by A.J. Cronin.
Starring Andrew Cruickshank, Barbara Mullen, Bill Simpson
with Patricia Heneghan, David Sumner


Writer: Harry Green
Created by: A.J. Cronin
The series produced by arrangement with: Graham Stewart
Designer: Gwen Evans
Producer: Royston Morley
Director: Richard Argent
Ella Brownlee: Patricia Heneghan
Miss Gordon: Joy Stewart
Dr. Cameron: Andrew Cruickshank
Dr. Finlay: Bill Simpson
Janet: Barbara Mullen
Henry Clinker: David Sumner
Miss Collins: Leslie Blackater
Mr. Smale: John McKelvey
Belle: Lee Crossley
Mr. Muir: John Harvey
Sheriff Substitute: John Rae
Court Official: Terence Brook

: The News

with Richard Baker

followed by The Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: The Inn of the Sixth Happiness

Starring Ingrid Bergman, Curt Jurgens, Robert Donat


Producer: Buddy Adler
Director: Mark Robson
Screenplay: Isobel Lennart
Based on the novel The Small Woman by: Alan Burgess
Music composed by: Malcolm Arnold
Gladys Aylward: Ingrid Bergman
Capt Lin Nan: Curt Jurgens
Mandarin: Robert Donat
Sir Francis: Ronald Squire
Miss Thompson: Noel Hood
Dr. Robinson: Moultrie Kelsall
Mr. Murfin: Richard Wattis
Mrs. Lawson: Athene Seyler

: Sir Malcolm's Carols

from Stamford.
Sir Malcolm Sargent's carol arrangements.
Introduced by his grandson Simon Sargent.
Royal Choral Society
Choir of Stamford School
From All Saints Church, Stamford.
Sir Malcolm Sargent was educated at Stamford School and in his youth was a church organist in this Lincolnshire town.


Presenter: Simon Sargent
Singers: Royal Choral Society
Singers: Choir of Stamford School
Director of Music: Graham Johnstone
Organist: John Wells
Conductor: Charles Proctor
Producer: Patricia Foy

: Midnight Mass of Christmas

from the Roman Catholic Church of St. Alban and St. Stephen St. Albans, Hertfordshire.
Readings: Titus 2, 11-16; Luke 2, 1-14
O come all ye faithful
The fruitful seed of Jesse
O God we give ourselves today
Angels we have heard in heaven
He smiles within his cradle
The action of the Mass described by Fr. Agnellus Andrew, O.F.M.


Celebrant: Fr. John J. Cleary, M.S.C.
Assisted by: Fr. John Roche, M.S.C.
Choirmaster: F.A.B. Gaire
Organist: Charles Massey
Commentator: Fr. Agnellus Andrew
Presented for TV by: Philip S. Gilbert

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