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: Nai Zindagi-Naya Jeevan: New Citizens with Christmas Cheer for the Old

The Asian community in Glasgow presents a programme of special entertainment to the residents of an old people's home.
Presented and produced by Mahendra Kaul
(from BBC Midlands: repeated on Wednesday at 10.35 am)


Presenter/producer: Mahendra Kaul
Director: Saleem Shahed

: Closedown

: Seeing and Believing

John Graham introduces some new ways of telling the Christmas story
by Phoebe Coleman accompanied by Jane Humfrey
by Pamela Verrall with girls of Aldershot Manor Secondary School
and by Brian Lloyd with Donald Bisset, Roy Branigan, Brigid Erin Bates, Fran Tillinghast, Peter Baldwin
From the Church of All Hallows, London Wall


Presenter: John Graham
Performer: Phoebe Coleman
Accompanied by: Jane Humfrey
Performer: Pamela Verrall
Performers: Aldershot Manor Secondary School
Performer: Brian Lloyd
Performer: Donald Bisset
Performer: Roy Branigan
Performer: Brigid Erin Bates
Performer: Fran Tillinghast
Performer: Peter Baldwin
Producer: R. T. Brooks

: Closedown

: Farming: Western Australia - 2

John Cherrington visits the coastal belt, where rainfall is above 25 inches, and there is immense potential for meat production.
(from BBC Midlands)

Weather for farmers


Presenter: John Cherrington
Producer: John Kenyon

: Interval

: The Education Programme

Ideas, opportunities, and developments for everybody interested - including parents, teachers, and students.


Producer: Roger Owen

: News Headlines


: Day Time

Conversation - personalities - ideas - controversies - questions with Robin Day


Producer: Margaret Douglas

: Film Matinee: The World in his Arms

starring Gregory Peck, Ann Blyth, Anthony Quinn

Rex Beach's story of Jonathan Clark, a bold sea captain who sails his schooner into the lawless Alaskan seas of the 1850s to win a fortune in seal pelts, makes a fine vehicle for Gregory Peck.
Ann Blyth plays the beautiful Russian countess with whom he falls in love, and Anthony Quinn his seal-poaching rival.



Screenplay: Borden Chase
Based on the novel by: Rex Beach
Producer: Aaron Rosenberg
Director: Raoul Walsh
Jonathan Clark: Gregory Peck
Countess Marina: Ann Blyth
Portugee: Anthony Quinn
Deacon Greathouse: John McIntire
Mamie: Andrea King
Prince Semyon: Carl Esmond

: Here's Lucy: Lucy and the Great Airport Chase

A comedy film series
Starring Lucille Ball as Lucy Carter
with Desi Arnaz Jr. and Lucie as her children, Craig and Kim, Gale Gordon as Harrison Carter

Lucy and the Great Airport Chase ...an unscheduled take-off and flight!


Lucy Carter: Lucille Ball
Craig: Desi Arnaz Jr.
Kim: Lucie Arnaz
Harrison Carter: Gale Gordon

: The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau: The Unexpected Voyage of Pepito and Cristobal

As they leave South Africa, Cousteau and the crew of the research vessel Calypso take aboard two young Cape Fur Seals. Given the names Pepito and Cristobal, the seals gradually form attachments to members of the team, and even act as messengers for the divers. Then, one day, off the coast of South America, Cristobal swims away...
Produced by Les Requins Associes and Metromedia Producers Corporation
(From BBC South and West; first shown on BBC2)


Subject/Narrator: Jacques Cousteau
Narrator: Hugh Falkus

: Ken Dodd and The Diddymen

A plumptious Christmas Party organised by the Diddy Male Voice Choir
with Sydney Arnold, Cyril Varley, Bryan Thanner

Before the party the Diddymen take Ken Dodd carol-singing. But there are problems whenever they hit a top note...
(from BBC North)


Puppet animation: Roger Stevenson
Script: Bob Block
Director: Ken Wrench
Producer: Stan Parkinson
Comedian: Ken Dodd
Singers: The Diddy Male Voice Choir
[Actor]: Sydney Arnold
[Actor]: Cyril Varley
[Actor]: Bryan Thanner

: The News



Weatherman: George Luce

: Malcolm Muggeridge asks The Question Why

A topical programme which questions some of the issues behind the news and some assumptions on which people base their lives.

(repeated on Tuesday, 3.40)


Presenter: Malcolm Muggeridge
Producer: Peter Chafer

: Songs of Praise

from Holy Trinity (Platt) Rusholme, Manchester
A second showing of the most popular programme in the series which was seen last year by nearly 10 million viewers
Cliff Richard and The Settlers join the young people of the neighbourhood in songs and hymns old and new
(from BBC North)


Singer: Cliff Richard
Singers: The Settlers
Producer: Raymond Short

: Paul Temple: The Man Who Wasn't There

by John Tully
Created by Francis Durbridge
[Starring] Francis Matthews as Paul, Ros Drinkwater as Steve

A man known to Paul and Steve is reported killed in an air crash in Rome. But Steve is positive that the man called at the Temples' home shortly after the time given for the crash.



Writer: John Tully
Created by: Francis Durbridge
Script Editor: Barry Thomas
Designer: Roy Oxley
Producer: Alan Bromly
Director: Douglas Camfield
Paul: Francis Matthews
Stere: Ros Drinkwater
Kate: June Ellis
Eleanor Capell: Lillias Walker
Mrs Capell: Catherine Lacey
Linda Adamson: Renny Lister
Enid Bray: Alethea Charlton
Det-Insp Tyson: Clifford Earl
William Bray: Peter Miles
Andrew Capell: Peter Forbes-Robertson
Jennings: Michael Bird

: The Sunday Musical: White Christmas

[Starring] Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, Vera-Ellen

Bing and Danny are teamed as two army buddies in tonight's famous musical. After the war they team up in a song-and-dance act and soon there is romance in the air.



Screenplay: Norman Krasna
Screenplay: Norman Panama
Screenplay: Melvin Frank
Producer: Robert Emmett Dolan
Director: Michael Curtiz
Bob Wallace: Bing Crosby
Phil Davis: Danny Kaye
Betty: Rosemary Clooney
Judy: Vera-Ellen
General Waverly: Dean Jagger
Emma: Mary Wickes

: The News

with Robert Dougall and Weather


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: Omnibus: Tommy Steele and Things

A musical film written and performed by Tommy Steele
"I suppose you could call this film a happening," says Tommy Steele. "It's not about England, and it's not really about London. It's about a journey - a journey through memories and thoughts, but it's mainly about people."
Tommy Steele has wanted to make this film for some time. He has written the script, which Includes his original poems and some popular songs, arranged by Johnny Harris of Tom Jones and Lulu fame.
The camera moves through Steele's native Bermondsey looking at people and places which mean much to him. We visit a now derelict cinema which he used to go to as a child, eat with him in the local Pie and Mash shop, and take a morning plunge with him in the Public Baths.
This is an uncomplicated film by a happy man.


Subject/writer: Tommy Steele
Arrangements: Johnny Harris
Producer: John Gibson

: Monty Python's Flying Circus

Conceived, written, and performed by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam


Conceived, written, and performed by: Graham Chapman
Conceived, written, and performed by: John Cleese
Conceived, written, and performed by: Eric Idle
Conceived, written, and performed by: Terry Jones
Conceived, written, and performed by: Michael Palin
Conceived, written, and performed by/Animations: Terry Gilliam
Design: Jeremy Davies
Producer: Ian MacNaughton

: Weatherman, Closedown


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