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: Bob yn Dri

Inter-town quiz about Wales

(first shown on BBC Wales)
(all transmitters except Scotland, Northern Ireland and BBC Wales)

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Mary, Mungo, and Midge: The Hospital



Narration: Richard Baker
Narration: Isabel Ryan
Music: Johnny Pearson
Script: Daphne Jones
Pictures, animation, and production: John Ryan

: The News



Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Closedown

: Malcolm Muggeridge asks The Question Why

(shown on Sunday at 6.15)


Presenter: Malcolm Muggeridge

: Play School: Dressing-up Day

A programme for children under 5
(shown at 11.0 am on BBC2)

: Jackanory: The Kitchen Madonna: 2: Beautiful, wonderful scraps

James Kerry tells The Kitchen Madonna by Rumer Godden
Adapted and directed by Marilyn Fox
(Next week: Ronald Hines tells 'The Wombles,' by Elizabeth Beresford)


Author: Rumer Godden
Adapted and directed by: Marilyn Fox
Pictures: Carol Barker
Storyteller: James Kerry
Series producer: Anna Home

: Animal Magic

A weekly series introduced by Johnny Morris
The World of Animals
In the wild, in the zoo, at home-a magazine of stories about animals constantly illustrating their own kind of magic.
This week's programme includes film of the prizewinners of the elephant-painting competition at Longleat, falconer Roger Upton talking about film of falconry in Ireland, and a clip from the Russian film Caucasian Autumn.
(from BBC South and West)


Presenter: Johnny Morris
Speaker: Roger Upton
Director: George Inger
Producer: Douglas Thomas

: Wacky Races

A cartoon film series.

Two races today, and Dick Dastardly makes his usual villainous attempts to win.

: Hector's House

The varied adventures of Hector the Dog and Zaza the Cat, not forgetting next-door-neighbour Mrs Kiki Frog.

: National News and Weather


: London - Nationwide

The facts, the people, the back. ground of the nation's capital
The news, features, opinions of the country at large co-ordinated by Michael Barratt from BBC studios throughout the United Kingdom


Presenter: Michael Barratt
Reporter: Robert Langley
Reporter: Lyn Lewis
Reporter: Jack Pizzey
Reporter: Philip Tibenham
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: Z Cars: The Best Day of the Year: Part 2

by Allan Prior
starring James Ellis, John Slater, Derek Waring
with Paul Angelis, Douglas Fielding and Bernard Holley


Writer: Allan Prior
Script editor: P.J. Hammond
Designer: Raymond Cusick
Producer: Ron Craddock
Director: Hugh David
Jerry Daker: John White
Barman: Roy Pattison
PC Bannerman: Paul Angelis
Sgt Lynch: James Ellis
Jimma Bryan: Joe Gladwin
Buzz Bentley: John Bindon
Cabby: John Rolfe
Linda: Karin MacCarthy
PC Quilley: Douglas Fielding
Det-Insp Goss: Derek Waring
Det-Sgt Stone: John Slater
PC Newcombe: Bernard Holley
Pat: Joe Darrall
Bob: Jeff Becker-Jones

: 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.


Created by: William Hanna
Created by: Joe Barbera

: The Black and White Minstrel Christmas Show

Starring The Mitchell Minstrels
with John Boulter, Dai Francis, Tony Mercer
Guest star, Semprini
also starring Margaret Savage, The Television Toppers, Delia Wicks, Don Cleaver,
Penny Jewkes, Les Rawlings, Sheila Bernette, Peter Glaze(John Boulter, Dai Francis , and Margaret Savage are appearing in 'The Magic of the Minstrels' at the Victoria Palace, London)


Singers/Dancers: The Mitchell Minstrels
Singer: John Boulter
Singer: Dai Francis
Singer: Tony Mercer
Compere: Leslie Crowther
Pianist: Semprini
Singer: Margaret Savage
Dancers: The Television Toppers
Dancer: Delia Wicks
Singer: Don Cleaver
Singer/Dancer: Penny Jewkes
Singer: Les Rawlings
Comedienne: Sheila Bernette
Comedian: Peter Glaze
Orchestra leader: Freddie Clayton
Orchestra conducted by/Vocal arrangements: George Mitchell
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Dance direction: Roy Gunson
Orchestrations: Alan Bristow
Settings: Lionel Radford
Devised and produced by: George Inns

: Terry Scott on 'Xmas'

Written by Bryan Blackburn
with June Whitfield, Peter Butterworth, The Rita Williams Singers
Special guests Robin Hunter, George Moon and Henry McGee
[with] Elizabeth Chambers, Patrick O'Dwyer, Jeffrey Chandler
(First shown on BBC2)


Writer: Bryan Blackburn
Choreography: Bob Stevenson
Music arranged and conducted by: Burt Rhodes
Musical Associate: Art Day
Design: Malcolm Goulding
Producer: Kenneth Carter
Comedian: Terry Scott
[Actress]: June Whitfield
[Actor]: Peter Butterworth
Singers: The Rita Williams Singers
[Actor]: Robin Hunter
[Actor]: George Moon
[Actor]: Henry McGee
[Actress]: Elizabeth Chambers
[Actor]: Patrick O'Dwyer
[Actor]: Jeffrey Chandler
Dancer: Rosemary Page
Dancer: Tudor Davies
Dancer: Wendy Martin
Dancer: Bob Howe
Dancer: Sheila Falconer
Dancer: Isobel Hurll
Dancer: Jerry Manley

: The Main News

With Kenneth Kendall and Weather


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: Tuesday's Documentary: The Day They Sold Alaska

A film about the greatest sale on earth

On sale was the oilman's moon-half a million acres of Arctic wilderness, and below it a great ocean of oil.
For a day a small municipal hall in Anchorage, Alaska, was the centre of the world, as oil magnates - British and foreign - threw millions on to the table in a ferocious orgy of bidding.
The events that surrounded that auction were on the same gargantuan scale. Man conquered the ice-locked North - West Passage, and began to push an 800-mile pipeline across mountains. Two Foreign Secretaries exchanged 'words' - and notices began to appear which read 'Eskimo Power.'
A century ago the United States paid the Tsar of Russia 2d an acre for Alaska. On the day of the great auction, 2d would scarcely have bought a square inch.


Produced and narrated by: Roger Mills

: Bombardier Secombe Back among the Boys

A filmed account of his visit to the troops in Northern Ireland for Combined Services Entertainments
with Johnny Ball, John Bouchier, Billy Burden, Arthur Dakin, Tom Gilhooly and The Karlins, Karen Young



Entertainer: Harry Carpenter
Performer: Johnny Ball
Ventriloquist: John Bouchier
Comedian: Billy Burden
Drummer: Arthur Dakin
Musician: Tom Gilhooly
Singers: The Karlins
Performer: Karen Young
Director: Kenneth Carter

: Christmas Carousel

Words and music for round about Christmas presented by Ian Wallace, Stephanie Voss, Laurie Payne, and Tom Conti with the BBC Midland Light Orchestra leader John Bradbury conductor Jack Coles
(from BBC Midlands)


Singer: Ian Wallace
Reader: Stephanie Voss
Singer: Laurie Payne
Reader: Tom Conti
Musicians: The BBC Midland Light Orchestra
Leader: John Bradbury
Conductor: Jack Coles
Designer: Charles Carroll
Producer: Brian Hulme

: He and She: Along Came Kim

A comedy film series which recognises the difference
Starring Paula Prentiss and Richard Benjamin as Paula and Dick Hollister
with Jack Cassidy, Kenneth Mars
(first shown on BBC2)


Paula Hollister: Paula Prentiss
Dick Hollister: Richard Benjamin
Oscar North: Jack Cassidy
Harry Zarakardos: Kenneth Mars

: Viewpoint: Exiles' Christmas

Norwegians in London prepare for Christmas in the traditions of their homeland. One of the 1,000 Norwegian girls here wears the candlelight crown of Lucia queen. Gifts are taken to the ships for every sailor.
Jim Douglas Henry finds out how it looks and how it feels as they get ready for Christmas a long way from home.


Presenter: Jim Douglas Henry
Producer: Peter Ferres

: Weatherman, Closedown


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