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: Addola Dduw

Religious meditation
First shown on BBC Wales
(Crystal Palace, Wenvoe West, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)
(to 13.25)

: Watch with Mother: Tales of the Riverbank: The Circus

For the very young
A film series of the adventures of Hammy and his friends.

The friends of Roddy, Hammy, and Guinea witness one of the most daring spectacles ever seen along the Riverbank.
Commentary spoken by Johnny Morris.


Director: Dave Ellison
Narrator: Johnny Morris
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: The News and The Weather Man

Graham Parker
(to 13.53)


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Jackanory: Christmas Stories: Babar and Father Christmas

with Alan Bennett

Jackanory is on every day except Boxing Day this week but not always at its usual time. The storytellers will be different too: you have probably seen all of them on Jackanory before. They have each chosen one of their favourite stories to tell you.
Today Alan Bennett tells the story of Babar and Father Christmas by Jean de Brunhoff


Author: Jean de Brunhoff
Storyteller: Alan Bennett

: Blue Peter

with Valerie Singleton, John Noakes, Peter Purves


Presenter: Valerie Singleton
Presenter: John Noakes
Presenter: Peter Purves
Producer: Edward Barnes
Producer: Rosemary Gill
Editor: Biddy Baxter

: Belle, Sebastian, and the Horses: Part 13: The Wedding

A film serial in thirteen parts

Cesar returns in time to see the completion of Sebastian's happiness.


Pierre Marechal: Claude Giraud
Sylvia: Louise Marleau
M. Lambert: Jose Luis de Vilallonga
Bertrand: Jean-Pierre Andreani
Thomas: Harry-Max
Sebastian: Mehdi
Cesar: Edmond Beauchamp

: The Magic Roundabout

English version written and told by Eric Thompson.


Created by: Serge Danot
Writer/Narrator: Eric Thompson

: The News and The Weather Man

Graham Parker


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: The Monday Show with Michael Aspel

A weekly programme of private opinion and public interest
featuring The Winner of the Home Movie Contest


Presenter: Michael Aspel
Script Associate: Tony Aspler
Musical Director: Pete Moore
Producer: Mark Patterson

: Ask the Family: The Final: From England: The Walkington Family v. From Northern Ireland: The Gee Family

A contest in speed and wits between families from all over the United Kingdom
Introduced by Robert Robinson


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Designer: Pamela Lambooy
Director: Bob Toner
Producer: Cecil Korer

: Z Cars: Blame It on Father Christmas: Part 1

by David Ellis
starring James Ellis, John Slater, John Woodvine
with Paul Angelis, Ron Davies, Bernard Holley

With only two days to go to Christmas, Bobby Dawson, having returned from carol-singing, tells his mother that the 'man at number fifty-two' was very generous; he gave Bobby five shillings. But the family at number fifty-two have gone away for Christmas...


Writer: David Ellis
Producer: Richard Beynon
Director: Tristan de Vere Cole
Det.-Insp. Witty: John Woodvine
Det.-Sgt. Stone: John Slater
Sgt. Lynch: James Ellis
P.C. Roach: Ron Davies
P.C. Bannerman: Paul Angelis
P.C. Newcombe: Bernard Holley

: News Headlines

: Harry Worth: Nothing but the Tooth

Written by Ronnie Taylor
Harry Worth in a new series of unlikely situations
featuring June Whitfield as Fiona Culpepper, Dudley Foster as Neville Culpepper,
Michael Robbins as Mr. Tickle

You have to be a very strong character indeed actually to look forward to going to the dentist, but when you are a self-confessed coward like Harry Worth, the prospect of such a visit becomes a nightmare...


Writer: Ronnie Taylor
Incidental Music: Dennis Wilson
Signature Tune: Ivor Slaney
Design: Gillian Howard
Producer: Duncan Wood
Himself: Harry Worth
Fiona Culpepper: June Whitfield
Neville Culpepper: Dudley Foster
Mr. Tickle: Michael Robbins

: Panorama

People, places, and problems that matter most to Britain and the world
Introduced by Robin Day with Panorama reporters Michael Charlton, David Dimbleby, Richard Kershaw, Robert MacNeil and James Mossman


Presenter: Robin Day
Reporter: Michael Charlton
Reporter: David Dimbleby
Reporter: Richard Kershaw
Reporter: Robert MacNeil
Reporter: James Mossman
Editor: David J. Webster

: The News

with Robert Langley
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: Robert Langley

: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes: The Blue Carbuncle

Dramatised by Stanley Miller
Starring Peter Cushing
and Nigel Stock as Dr. Watson
also starring Madge Ryan as Lady Morcar

"Just one of those whimsical chances which will happen when you have four million human beings jostling each other within the space of a few square miles."


Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Dramatised by: Stanley Miller
Script Editor: Donald Tosh
Lighting: Gerry Millerson
Sound and music: Alan Fogg
Costumes: Ian Adley
Make-up: Heather Stewart
Designer: Ian Watson
Producer: William Sterling
Director: Bill Bain
Sherlock Holmes: Peter Cushing
Dr. Watson: Nigel Stock
Lady Morcar: Madge Ryan
James Ryder: James Beck
Catherine Cusack: Diana Chappel
John Horner: Neil Fitzpatrick
Mr. Baker: Richard Butler
Windigate: Ernest Hare
Peterson: Frank Middlemass
Mrs. Hudson: Grace Arnold
Police Sergeant: Clyde Pollitt
Breckinridge: Michael Robbins
Mrs. Oakshott: Edna Dore

: It's Topol

who invites you to join him and some friends in the last programme of a new series of music and songs
accompanied by The Mike Sammes Singers


Presenter/Singer: Topol
Singers: The Mike Sammes Singers
The Orchestra leader: Jurgen Hess
Musical Director: Stanley Black
Musical Associate: Barry Booth
Special Material: Myles Rudge
Special Material: Herbert Kretzmer
Special Material: Monty Norman
Special Material: Hayim Hefer
Staging: Denys Palmer
Staging: Sylvia Tysick
Design: Victor Meredith
Production: Yvonne Littlewood

: Twenty-Four Hours

What matters in the news and out of it with Kenneth Allsop and Michael Barratt,
Robert McKenzie, Vincent Kane
with on-the-spot reports by Fyfe Robertson, Julian Pettifer, David Lomax, Philip Tibenham, Denis Tuohy, Linda Blandford


Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Michael Barratt
Reporter: Robert McKenzie
Reporter: Vincent Kane
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Reporter: David Lomax
Reporter: Philip Tibenham
Reporter: Denis Tuohy
Reporter: Linda Blandford
Editor: Anthony Whitby

: I Gotta Shoe

or Cindy-Ella
Written by Caryl Brahms and Ned Sherrin

Starring Cleo Laine, Elisabeth Welch, Cy Grant, George Browne
with the Peter Knight Singers
(First shown on BBC-2)


Writer: Caryl Brahms
Writer/Produced and directed by: Ned Sherrin
Additional Music: Ron Grainer
Additional Music/Orchestra conducted by: Peter Knight
Singers: The Peter Knight Singers
Musical numbers staged by: Lindsay Dolan
Visual effects based on drawings by: Tony Walton
Designer: Brian Tregidden
Performer: Cleo Laine
Performer: Elisabeth Welch
Performer: Cy Grant
Performer: George Browne

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