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: Nai Zindagi-Naya Jeevan

A magazine for viewers from Pakistan and India including discussions, review of recent news, music, and stories from the communities
Introduced by Saleem Shahed

(to 9.25)


Presenter: Saleem Shahed
Producer: Mahendra Kaul

: Seeing and Believing: Down to Earth

Introduced by The Rev. Eric Mathieson

Reporting from Sheffield:
Wilfred Harrison
with Colin George and Roderick Horn

Reporting from Oxford:
The Rev. Robert Cooper
with members of Christian Movement for Peace

Reporting from Notting Hill:
The Rev. Norwyn Denny
with Karin Cox and Ann Mason

From the Church of All Hallows, London Wall


Presenter: The Rev. Eric Mathieson
Reporter (Sheffield): Wilfred Harrison
Speaker (Sheffield): Colin George
Speaker (Sheffield): Roderick Horn
Reporter (Oxford): The Rev. Robert Cooper
Reporter (Notting Hill): The Rev. Norwyn Denny
Speaker (Notting Hill): Karin Cox
Speaker (Notting Hill): Ann Mason
Producer: R. T. Brooks

: A Christmas Cantata

by Arthur Honegger
Recorded at St. Asaph Cathedral, Flintshire
with Stephen Roberts (baritone)
The Seiriol Singers
Chorus-Master, John Hywel
The Alun Mold Madrigal Choir
Chorus-Master, Brian Hughes
BBC Welsh Orchestra
Leader, John Bacon
Conducted by Wyn Morris

(to 12.10)


Composer: Arthur Honegger
Baritone: Stephen Roberts
Singers: The Seiriol Singers
Chorus-Master: John Hywel
Singers: The Alun Mold Madrigal Choir
Chorus-Master: Brian Hughes
Musicians: BBC Welsh Orchestra
Orchestra leader: John Bacon
Orchestra conducted by: Wyn Morris
Producer: J. Alwyn Jones
Director: Hywel Williams

: Farming: The Distaff Side

Christmas is a busy time for any housewife. David Richardson meets farming wives who are involved the whole year round with a variety of interests, from teaching art to breeding donkeys.

from the Midlands

followed by the Weather Situation for farmers and growers


Presenter: David Richardson
Director: Philip Hicks
Producer: John Kenyon

: Adventurous Cooking with Fanny Cradock: 8: Cakes and Puddings (ii)

including: Caramel cream, Heavenly fingers and Applecake with vanilla sauce


Cook/presenter: Fanny Cradock
Producer: Victor Poole

: News Headlines

: The Lost Peace: Episode 8: The sword must be kept sharp (Von Seeckt)

A History of Disillusion 1918-1933
Written by Correlli Barnett.
Narrated by Sir Michael Redgrave.
And the voices of Peter Bridgemont, Felix Felton, John Fortune, Cyril Luckham, Alec Mango, Paul Martin, Sebastian Shaw, Norman Wynne
and eye-witness accounts of events between 1920 and 1921.

Series produced by Tony Essex in collaboration with the Australian Broadcasting Commission Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
(First shown on BBC-2)


Writer: Correlli Barnett
Producer: Tony Essex
Narrator: Sir Michael Redgrave
Voices: Peter Bridgemont
Voices: Felix Felton
Voices: John Fortune
Voices: Cyril Luckham
Voices: Alec Mango
Voices: Paul Martin
Voices: Sebastian Shaw
Voices: Norman Wynne

: The Love Affair: The Bridal Path

A series of romantic feature films
starring Bill Travers, George Cole

A young islander goes to the mainland in search of a bride but comes back empty-handed. This comedy is in the true Ealing tradition and scenery of the Western Isles and Western Highlands looks equally attractive, rain or shine.


Screenplay/producer/director: Frank Launder
Screenplay: Geoffrey Williams
Based on the novel by: Nigel Tranter
Producer: Sidney Gilliat
Ewan McEwan: Bill Travers
Sergeant Bruce: George Cole
Katie: Fiona Clyne
Alec: Gordon Jackson
Isobel: Dilys Laye
Sergeant: Duncan MacRae
Uncle Finlay: Alex MacKenzie
Siona: Bernadette O'Farrell
Margaret: Patricia Bredin

: Daktari: Judy and the Jailbirds

An animal adventure series starring Marshall Thompson as Dr. Marsh Tracy, Cheryl Miller as Paula Tracy, Yale Summers as Jack Dane
with Hedley Mattingly and Hari Rhodes
aided and abetted by Clarence and Judy

Judy forces two ex-convicts into more crime than they had in mind.


Dr. Marsh Tracy: Marshall Thompson
Paula Tracy: Cheryl Miller
Jack Dane: Yale Summers
District Officer Hedley: Hedley Mattingly
Mike Makula: Hari Rhodes
Duke: Sterling Holloway
Chip: Leonid Kinskey

: Going for a Song

Customers and connoisseurs explore the world of Antiques with Max Robertson
from the South and West


Presenter: Max Robertson
Resident connoisseur: Arthur Negus
Director: John King

: Treasure Island: 8: Hostage

by Robert Louis Stevenson
Dramatised in nine parts by David Turner

Long John Silver and his pirates have attempted to storm the log house but have been repulsed. Jim has escaped and re-boarded the Hispaniola in a rescue bid, but has been captured by Israel Hands.


Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Dramatised by: David Turner
Script editor: Michael Voysey
Designer: Peter Kindred
Producer: Campbell Logan
Director: Peter Hammond
Israel Hands: Tom Watson
Jim Hawkins: Michael Newport
Long John Silver: Peter Vaughan
George Merry: Thomas Heathcote
Saul Pike: Talfryn Thomas
Dick Johnson: James Laurenson
Tom Morgan: Reg Lye
Jed Foster: Michael Goldie
Dr. Livesey: Anthony Bate

: Tom and Jerry: The Night Before Christmas

Tom and Jerry playing cat and mouse in a selection from the world-famous award-winning cartoon films starring Tom the Cat and a far-from-underdog mouse called Jerry.


Created by: William Hanna
Created by: Joe Barbera

: The News and The Weather Man

Bert Foord


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Christmas Day Passed Quietly

Written by Leslie Baily
The Story of the 1914 Truce told by men who were there, with pictures and cartoons of the time
with Col. Scott Shepherd, Col. Johannes Niemann, John Wilkins, Josef Sewald and Mme. Robinson-Peulmeule


Wrier: Leslie Baily
Interviewee: Col. Scott Shepherd
Interviewee: Col. Johannes Niemann
Interviewee: John Wilkins
Interviewee: Josef Sewald
Interviewee: Mme. Robinson-Peulmeule
Narrator: John Snagge
Producer: Vernon Sproxton

: The Youthful Eye

Young people look at the world of religion
Introduced by Joan Bakewell
from the North


Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Director: Desmond Sissons
Producer: Raymond Short

: Songs of Praise

for Christmas
from The New University of Ulster, Coleraine, Co. Londonderry
sung by schoolchildren of Coleraine
with Paul Newbury, Michael and Geoffrey Chad
A section of the Orchestra
Leader, Maurice Brett
Conducted by Havelock Nelson
Introduced by Edgar Boucher

In the bleak mid-winter (English)
Carol of the Birds (Australian)
The journey (Venezuelan)
Sweet Mary through a thorn-grove did go (German)
A starry night (Modern rhythm)
The carol singers (Polish)
Carol of the Huron Indians (N. American)
Noel! Noel! (Norwegian)
Poor little Jesus (American)
O men from the fields (Irish)
Carol, sirs, the blessed Birth (Basque)
A calypso lullaby (West Indian)
Still the night (Austrian)


Performer: Paul Newbury
Performer: Michael Chad
Performer: Geoffrey Chad
Orchestra leader: Maurice Brett
Orchestra conducted by: Havelock Nelson
Presenter: Edgar Boucher
Producer: Moore Wasson

: The Forsyte Saga: Part 16: A Family Wedding

by John Galsworthy.
Dramatised by Anthony Steven.
Starring Eric Porter, Susan Hampshire, Nicholas Pennell

Jo has told Jon the whole story. His death immediately afterwards has caused Jon to tell Fleur he cannot marry her.
(Eric Porter is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company)
(First shown on BBC-2)


Author: John Galsworthy
Dramatised by: Anthony Steven
Opening and closing music: Eric Coates
Story editor: Lennox Phillips
Designer: Sally Hulke
Producer: Donald Wilson
Director: James Cellan Jones
Soames: Eric Porter
Fleur: Susan Hampshire
Michael Mont: Nicholas Pennell
Wnifred: Margaret Tyzack
Sir Lawrence Mont: Cyril Luckham
George: John Barcroft
Holly: Suzanne Neve
Val: Jonathan Burn
Wilfred Desert: Robin Phillips
June: June Barry
Newsvendor: Hugo Keith-Johnson
Miss Perren: Brenda Cowling
Bicket: Terry Scully
Coaker: Julia Whyte
Victorine Bicket: Geraldin Esherman
Elderson: Derek Francis
Lord Fontenoy: Ian Fleming
Sharman: Geoffrey Denton
Meyricks: Maurice Quick
Mothergill: Henry Longhurst
Servant: Hubert Hill
Policeman: Colin Douglas
Danby: John Kidd
Ting-a-Ling: 'Mr. Perkins'

: The Great Stars: The Barretts of Wimpole Street

The Great Stars of yesterday and today in a season of their most memorable films
Adapted from the play by Rudolph Besier

[Starring] Norma Shearer, Fredric March, Charles Laughton
with Maureen O'Sullivan

Elizabeth Barrett defies her tyrannical father and marries a young poet, Robert Browning.


Adapted from the play by: Rudolph Besier
Director: Sidney Franklin
Producer: Irving G. Thalberg
Elizabeth: Norma Shearer
Robert Browning: Fredric March
Barrett: Charles Laughton
Henrietta: Maureen O'Sullivan
Arabel: Katherine Alexander
Captain Cook: Ralph Forbes
Wilson: Una O'Connor
Bella: Marion Clayton
Bevan: Ian Wolf
Dr. Chambers: Ferdinand Munier
Dr. Ford-Waterlow: Leo Carroll

: The News

with Richard Baker
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Omnibus presenting: Make a Joyful Noise

[Starring] The Huddersfield Choral Society
A filmed portrait of the renowned Yorkshire Choir with a personal commentary by Brian Priestman who also conducts the BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra
Leader, Reginald Stead
Soloists: Marjorie Thomas (contralto) and John Cameron (bass) in excerpts from the Society's concert repertoire
Chorus-Master, Eric Chadwick
Contributions from F. R. Armitage, David Crawshaw, Guy Crowther, Sidney Crowther, William Drake, Members of the Society and the Choir of Scapegoat Hill Chapel


Singers: The Huddersfield Choral Society
Narrator/orchestra conductor: Brian Priestman
Musicians: The BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Reginald Stead
Contralto: Marjorie Thomas
Bass: John Cameron
Chorus-Master: Eric Chadwick
Speaker: F. R. Armitage
Speaker: David Crawshaw
Speaker: Guy Crowther
Speaker: Sidney Crowther
Speaker: William Drake
Singers: The Choir of Scapegoat Hill Chapel
Producer: Ian Engelmann

: The Weather Man

: Christmas Day Passed Quietly

Shown at 6.15 p.m.

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