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: On Christmas Day in the Morning

The children of: THE CHRISTOPHER WREN SCHOOL
HAMMERSMITH COUNTY SCHOOL
ST CLEMENT DANES GRAMMAR SCHOOL BURLINGTON GIRLS' GRAMMAR SCHOOL
ELLERSLIE PRIMARY SCHOOL present an entertainment for Christmas morning
Masks and movement directed by ERIC RICKMAN
Folk groups from DALSTON COUNTY SCHOOL and PARKSIDE SCHOOL Pop group : THE REMEDY
Devised and conducted by PETER FLETCHER
A shortened version of the Inner London Education Authority's Christmas Carol Festival.
Produced by JOHN VERNON

Contributors

Unknown: Christopher Wren
Unknown: Clement Danes
Directed By: Eric Rickman
Conducted By: Peter Fletcher
Produced By: John Vernon

: A Spoonful of Sugar

from Stoke Mandeville Hospital with Michael Aspel and Sheila Tracy
The patients in this world-famous hospital near Aylesbury meet and talk to famous personalities of their own choice including Father Christmas-1970 style - who drops in to add to the surprises, as does one of Britain's most popular singers.
Produced by NICK HUNTER

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Aspel
Unknown: Sheila Tracy
Produced By: Nick Hunter

: The News

and Weather

: Tom and Jerry: Cat Fishin'

Tom and Jerry playing cat and mouse in a selection from the world-famous award-winning cartoon films.

Contributors

Created by: William Hanna
Created by: Joe Barbera

: The Doctors

Written by DICK SHARPLES starring John Barrie
Justine Lord , Paul Massie Guest star Wilfred Pickles
Storyline and serial created by DONALD BULL
Script editor MAGGIE ALLEN Designer TOM CARTER
Producer COLIN MORRIS
Directed by CHRISTOPHER BARRY

Contributors

Written By: Dick Sharples
Unknown: John Barrie
Unknown: Justine Lord
Unknown: Paul Massie
Unknown: Wilfred Pickles
Editor: Maggie Allen
Designer: Tom Carter
Producer: Colin Morris
Directed By: Christopher Barry
Edna Gilmore: Alison Fiske
Nurse: Caron Gardner
Dr Liz McNeal: Justine Lord
Bob Gilmore: David Savile
Tom Durham: Paul Massie
Mrs Groom: Pamela Duncan
Dr John Somers: John Barrie
Mr Mansell: Wilfred Pickles
Matron: Daphne Goddard
Mr Thurlow: Nell Wilson
Mrs Thurlow: Enid Irvin
Colin Thurlow: Peter Gale

: Christmas Morning Service

from St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in the presence of HM The Queen, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and other members of The Royal Family
Service conducted by The Rev I.G. Collins
Organist and Master of Choristers Sidney Campbell
Assistant organist John Morehen
Scene described by Richard Baker
Hymn: "Once in Royal David's city" Psalm 19
Lesson: Isaiah 9, vv 2-7 read by Canon J.A. Fisher
Te Deum: Sumsion in G
Lesson: St Luke 2, vv 1-20 read by Canon G.B. Bentley
Benedictus: Sumsion in G
Lord's Prayer
Hymn: "Hark the herald-angels sing"
Address: The Very Rev R. Woods, Dean of Windsor
Prayers
Hymn: "O come all ye faithful"
Blessing;
National Anthem

Contributors

Service conducted by: I.G. Collins
Organist and Master of Choristers: Sidney Campbell
Assistant Organist: John Morehen
Commentary: Richard Baker
Lesson read by: Canon J.A. Fisher
Lesson read by: Canon G.B. Bentley
Address: The Very Rev R. Woods
Director: Antony Craxton

: Rolf Harris

invites you to Meet the Kids who are in hospital this Christmas A programme for children to charm adults with Rolf Harris singing, painting, and talking to the patients
Also a visit to the house of COOJEEBEAR and a visit from POOH, TIGGER, and HEFFALUMP (from Walt Disney's ' Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day ') with the Bert Hayes Group
An outside broadcast direct from Queen Mary's Hospital for Children, Carshalton, Surrey. Produced by MARY DAVID

Contributors

Unknown: Rolf Harris
Unknown: Bert Hayes
Produced By: Mary David

: Royal Family

A special Christmas showing of the historic documentary film by Richard Cawston
This unique picture of a year in the life of the Queen and her family has been acclaimed throughout the world and is already established as a television milestone.
For the first time ever, the Royal Family agreed to let a television film team follow them with cameras and microphones not only while carrying out their duties, but in their off-duty moments as well. Richard Cawston's film has captured for the nation today, and for future generations, the events, duties and relaxations that helped to make up the 17th year of the Queen's reign.
The film presents scene after scene which have never before been witnessed by the public. The inner workings of Buckingham Palace, on board the Royal Yacht and the Royal Train, behind the scenes at daily events and special occasions, holidays at Balmoral and Sandringham, Christmas at Windsor - all these were recorded in picture and sound as they happened.
The Queen is 63rd in a line of Sovereigns stretching back over 1,000 years to the grandfather of Alfred the Great. In all that time there has never been so full and open a revelation of the life the members of the Royal Family lead, and the work they do.
(A joint production by BBC Television and Independent Television) (also on BBC2)

Contributors

Commentary spoken by: Michael Flanders
Commentary written by: Antony Jay
Photographed by: Peter Bartlett
Sound recorded by: Peter Edwards
Dubbing Mixer: Patrick Whitaker
Research: Roger Cary
Production Assistant: Barbara Saxon
Film Editor: Michael Bradsell
Directed and Produced by: Richard Cawston

: Top of the Pops 69

Part 1
A round-up of the year's top sellers, featuring discs by The Beatles, Blue Mink
Creedence Clearwater Revival Fleetwood Mac, Marmalade Thunderclap Newman Clodagh Rogers
The Rolling Stones, Scaffold
Peter Sarstedt , Zager and Evans Introductions by Pete Murray and Jimmy Savile
TOP OF THE POPS ORCHESTRA
Directed by JOHNNY PEARSON Vocal backing THE LADYBIRDS
THE FIRM
Lighting PETER SMEE
Sound RICHARD CHAMBERLAIN Design DON TAYI.OR
Directed by JAMES MOIR
Producer JOHNNIE STEWART (Part 2: tomorrow at 6.20)

Contributors

Unknown: Newman Clodagh Rogers
Unknown: Peter Sarstedt
Unknown: Pete Murray
Unknown: Jimmy Savile
Directed By: Johnny Pearson
Directed By: James Moir
Producer: Johnnie Stewart

: Billy Smart's Circus Spectacular

New magnificence in the old tradition of the ' Greatest Show on Earth'
Guest star Roy Hudd in his element with miming and clowning and speechless introductions to spectacular acts from all over the world from India,
The Royal Bengal Tigers Of CHARLES ILLENEB from the USA,
King of Cloud Swings THE GREAT CARDONA from Italy,
The aristocrats of clowning THE FABULOUS FRANCESCOS from England,
The world's greatest elephant presentation
BILLY SMART JR WITH ' JUNGALERO ' from Austria,
A Circus Superman catching cannon balls
THE MAGNIFICENT MARKUS from Spain,
Flamenco on the double wire
THE TONITOS BROTHERS from the Wild West,
Whirlwind Red Indian Riders THE 12 ALBERTS from South Africa,
Unique, breathtaking, double Flying Trapeze
THE SEVEN FLYING OSCAS
Finale
MRS BILLY SMART and her Magic World of Circus
Ringmaster MAJOR DICK BARTON
Circus direction THE SMART BROTHERS Musical director KEN GRIFFIN Designer JAMES BOULD
A Circus Special, produced in the Big Top by DEREK BURRELL-DAVIS
(Roy Hudd is appearing in ' Sleeping Beauty' at the Wimbledon Theatre; Billy Smart 's animals are at Safari Park, Windsor)

Contributors

Unknown: Roy Hudd
Unknown: Charles Illeneb
Unknown: Mrs Billy
Unknown: Major Dick Barton
Director: Ken Griffin
Designer: James Bould
Unknown: Derek Burrell-Davis
Unknown: Roy Hudd
Unknown: Billy Smart

: Disney Time

Julie Andrews introduces scenes and characters from some of her favourite Walt Disney films - including Mickey Mouse and Pluto, Alice, Winnie the Pooh and Mary Poppins. Films include: Fantasia, Jungle Book, Swiss Family Robinson, Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day, King of the Grizzlies, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, 101 Dalmatians, Pluto's Christmas Tree, Mary Poppins,
Alice in Wonderland
Films by courtesy of Walt Disney Productions

Contributors

Presenter: Julie Andrews
Produced for TV by: Richard Evans

: Cinderella

BBC Television's
Christmas pantomime stars
Jimmy Tarbuck as Buttons
Beryl Reid as Ugly Sister Marlene
Anita Harris as Cinderella
Jack Tripp as Ugly Sister Florence
With Ursula Howells as the Fairy Godmother
Ian Paterson as Prince Charming
Allen Christie as Dandini
Graham Squire as the Baron
and a magical appearance of Basil Brush
LEIGH FOSTER and VRENI ZULLIC as the Principal Dancers
THE DENISE SHAUNE DANCERS and THE BOWLES BEVAN SINGERS
Musical director BURT RHODES Musical associate ART DAY
Choreographer DENISE SHAUNE
Additional comedy material by EDDIE BRABEN , GEORGE EVANS and GEORGE MARTIN
Wardrobe supervisor VALERIE SPOONER Make-up supervisor CHERRY ALSTON Scenery and costumes designed by BERKELEY SUTCLIFFE
Directed by PETER WHITMORE
Produced by FREDDIE CARPENTER by arrangement with Howard and Wyndham Ltd.
(Jimmy Tarbuck is appearing in 'Tarbuck and Friends' at the Opera House, Manchester; Anita Harris, Jack Tripp and Allen Christie are in 'Jack and the Beanstalk' at the Palace Theatre, Manchester)

Contributors

Singers: Bowles Bevan
Director: Burt Rhodes
Unknown: Eddie Braben
Unknown: George Evans
Unknown: George Martin
Unknown: Valerie Spooner
Designed By: Berkeley Sutcliffe
Directed By: Peter Whitmore
Produced By: Freddie Carpenter
Unknown: Jimmy Tarbuck
Unknown: Anita Harris
Unknown: Jack Tripp
Unknown: Allen Christie
Buttons: Jimmy Tarbuck
Ugly Sister Marlene: Beryl Reid
Cinderella: Anita Harris
Ugly Sister Florence: Jack Tripp
the Fairy Godmother: Ursula Howells
Prince Charming: Ian Paterson
Dandini: Allen Christie
the Baron: Graham Squire

: The Main News

with ROBERT DOUGALL and Weather

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Dougall

: Save the Children

A Christmas appeal by Barbara Mullen on the occasion of the Fund's Jubilee
The Save the Children Fund has projects in 28 countries at a cost of £6,000 per day. Barbara Mullen visited one of these projects, and talks tonight about some of the children helped by scf.
Please send donations, preferably by crossed po or cheque, to: Barbara Mullen, [address removed]

Contributors

Unknown: Barbara Mullen
Unknown: Barbara Mullen

: Christmas Night with the Stars

introduced by Val Doonican
A gala programme featuring stars of BBC Light Entertainment in 1969
The stars include:
Moira Anderson
Cilla Black
Roy Castle
Wendy Craig
Rolf Harris
Mary Hopkin
Lulu
Kenneth McKellar
Kenneth Williams
The Young Generation
Choreography Douglas Squires
and:

DAD'S ARMY
Script by Jimmy Perry and David Croft
starring Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier and Clive Dunn
featuring John Laurie, James Beck, Arnold Ridley and Ian Lavender
with Bill Pertwee, Robert Aldous
Directed by David Croft

DICK EMERY
with Peter Elliott
Script by Peter Robinson
Directed by Ernest Maxin

MARTY
Written by Marty Feldman and Barry Took
starring Marty Feldman with John Junkin, Tim Brooke-Taylor and Roland MacLeod
Directed by Roger Race

KENNETH McKELLAR and MOIRA ANDERSON
Orchestra directed by Peter Knight
Directed by Yvonne Littlewood

NOT IN FRONT OF THE CHILDREN
by Richard Waring
starring Wendy Craig and Ronald Hines
with Hugo Keith-Johnston, Verena Greenlaw, Jill Riddick and Reginald Marsh
Directed by Graeme Muir

MONTY PYTHON'S FLYING CIRCUS
Conceived, written and performed by John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Eric Idle, with Carole Cleveland
Animations by Terry Gilliam
Directed by Ian McNaughton

The Cliff Adams Singers
Orchestra directed by Ken Thorne
Script by Austin Steele, David Climie and Val Doonican
Graphics by Bernard Lodge
Design by Brian Tregidden
Associate producer Colin Charman
Produced by Terry Hughes
(Kenneth McKellar is appearing in "The World of Jamie" at the King's Theatre, Edinburgh)
Val Doonican introduces.... p. 6

Contributors

Introduced by: Val Doonican
Entertainer: Rolf Harris
Singer: Mary Hopkin
Singer: Lulu
Comedian: Kenneth Williams
Script by ("Dad's Army"): Jimmy Perry
Script by ("Dad's Army"): David Croft
Captain Mainwaring ("Dad's Army"): Arthur Lowe
Sgt Wilson ("Dad's Army"): John Le Mesurier
L/Cpl Jones ("Dad's Army"): Clive Dunn
Pte Fraser ("Dad's Army"): John Laurie
Pte Walker ("Dad's Army"): James Beck
Pte Godfrey ("Dad's Army"): Arnold Ridley
Pte Pike ("Dad's Army"): Ian Lavender
ARP Warden ("Dad's Army"): Bill Pertwee
[Actor] ("Dad's Army"): Robert Aldous
Directed by ("Dad's Army"): David Croft
Comedian ("Dick Emery"): Dick Emery
[Actor] ("Dick Emery"): Peter Elliott
Script by ("Dick Emery"): Peter Robinson
Directed by ("Dick Emery"): Ernest Maxin
Written by ("Marty"): Marty Feldman
Written by ("Marty"): Barry Took
Unknown ("Marty"): Marty Feldman
Unknown ("Marty"): John Junkin
Unknown ("Marty"): Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown ("Marty"): Roland MacLeod
Directed By ("Marty"): Roger Race
Singer: Kenneth McKellar
Singer: Moira Anderson
Orchestra directed by: Peter Knight
Directed by: Yvonne Littlewood
Writer ("Not in Front of the Children"): Richard Waring
Unknown ("Not in Front of the Children"): Wendy Craig
Unknown ("Not in Front of the Children"): Ronald Hines
Unknown ("Not in Front of the Children"): Hugo Keith-Johnston
Unknown ("Not in Front of the Children"): Verena Greenlaw
Unknown ("Not in Front of the Children"): Jill Riddick
Unknown ("Not in Front of the Children"): Reginald Marsh
Directed by ("Not in Front of the Children"): Graeme Muir
Conceived, written and performed by ("Monty Python"): John Cleese
Conceived, written and performed by ("Monty Python"): Graham Chapman
Conceived, written and performed by ("Monty Python"): Michael Palin
Conceived, written and performed by ("Monty Python"): Terry Jones
Conceived, written and performed by ("Monty Python"): Eric Idle
Conceived, written and performed by/Animations ("Monty Python"): Terry Gilliam
Directed by ("Monty Python"): Ian McNaughton
Singers: The Cliff Adams Singers
Orchestra directed by: Ken Thorne
Script by: Austin Steele
Script by: David Climie
Script by: Val Doonican
Graphics: Bernard Lodge
Design: Brian Tregidden
Associate Producer: Colin Charman
Produced by: Terry Hughes

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Advent Calendar Day 21: Alternative Christmas Day viewing, 1969 21 December 2016

: The Morecambe and Wise Christmas Show

A laughter-packed holiday special starring Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise
Written by Eddie Braben
Eric and Ernie's guests: Fenella Fielding, Sacha Distel, Frankie Vaughan, Nina, The Pattersons, Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen
featuring Alan Curtis, Diane Keen
Orchestra directed by PETER KNIGHT
Sound by COLIN DIXON
Lighting by PETER WESSON
Costumes by SONIA KERR
Design by BERNARD LLOYD-JONES
Produced by JOHN AMMONDS

Contributors

Unknown: Eric Morecambe
Unknown: Ernie Wise
Written By: Eddie Braben
Unknown: Fenella Fielding
Unknown: Frankie Vaughan
Unknown: Nina
Unknown: Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen
Unknown: Sacha Distel
Unknown: Ann Hamilton
Unknown: Janet Webb
Directed By: Peter Knight
Unknown: Colin Dixon
Costumes By: Sonia Kerr
Produced By: John Ammonds

Blog posts that mention this programme:

The Christmas Sunday Post: Festive Episodes 25 December 2016
Advent Calendar Day 21: Alternative Christmas Day viewing, 1969 21 December 2016

: McLintock

starring John Wayne
Maureen O'Hara , Yvonne de Carlo with Patrick Wayne , Stefanie Powers Jack Kruschen , Chill Wills
A Western with a difference and comedy among the action.
Screenplay by JAMES EDWARD GRANT Produced by MICHAEL WAYNE
Directed by ANDREW v. MCLAGLEN

Contributors

Unknown: John Wayne
Unknown: Maureen O'Hara
Unknown: Yvonne de Carlo
Unknown: Patrick Wayne
Unknown: Stefanie Powers
Unknown: Jack Kruschen
Unknown: James Edward
Produced By: Michael Wayne
Directed By: Andrew V. McLaglen
McLintock: John Wayne
Katherine: Maureen O'Hara
Louise Warren: Yvonne de Carlo
Devlin Warren: Patrick Wayne
Becky McLintock: Stefanie Powers
Birnbaum: Jack Kruschen
Drago: Chill Wills

: Tony Bennett and The Count Basie Orchestra

A musical spectacular with these two great artists
Tony Bennett sings:
Just in time; If I ruled the world Old devil moon
Yesterday I heard the rain What the world needs now
I left my heart in San Francisco There will never be another you
Play it again Sam; Sing you sinners For once in my life; The trolley song People
The Count Basie Orchestra play: It's Oh so nice; Good time blues Whirlybird
Tony Bennett's Musical Director JOHN BUNCH
Costumes SONIA KERR
Make-up CECILE HAY-ARTHUR Sound LEN SHOREY
Lighting HARRY THOMAS Design PETER BRACHACKI
Production TERRY HENEBERY

Contributors

Artists: Tony Bennett
Unknown: Sonia Kerr
Unknown: Harry Thomas
Design: Peter Brachacki

: And Was Made Black

At the end of the day which celebrates God's coming among men, we look at a modern ' incarnation.' Grace Halsell dropped out of prosperous White America, turned herself black, and went to live in Harlem and Mississippi,
Closedown

Contributors

Unknown: Grace Halsell








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