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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
Folk groups from Dalston County School and Parkside School
Pop group: The Remedy
A shortened version of the Inner London Education Authority's Christmas Carol Festival.



Masks and movement directed by: Eric Rickman
Band: The Remedy
Devised and conducted by: Peter Fletcher
Producer: 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.


Presenter: Michael Aspel
Presenter: Sheila Tracy
Producer: 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.


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



Writer: Dick Sharples
Storyline and serial created by: Donald Bull
Script editor: Maggie Allen
Designer: Tom Carter
Producer: Colin Morris
Director: 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
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
Hymn: "O come all ye faithful"
Blessing; National Anthem


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

: Rolf Harris invites you to Meet the Kids

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.


Entertainer: Rolf Harris
Musicians: The Bert Hayes Group
Producer: 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.

Commentary spoken by Michael Flanders and written by Antony Jay(A joint production by BBC Television and Independent Television)
(also on BBC2)


Narrator: Michael Flanders
Writer: 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
The Firm
(Part 2: tomorrow at 6.20)


Presenter: Pete Murray
Presenter: Jimmy Savile
Musicians: Top of the Pops Orchestra
Orchestra directed by: Johnny Pearson
Vocal backing: The Ladybirds
Performers: The Firm
Lighting: Peter Smee
Sound: Richard Chamberlain
Design: Don Taylor
Director: 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

Mrs Billy Smart and her Magic World of Circus

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)


Presenter: Roy Hudd
Animal act: The Royal Bengal Tigers of Charles Illeneb
Performer: The Great Cardona
Clowns: The Fabulous Francescos
Elephant trainer: Billy Smart Jr
Strongman: The Magnificent Markus
Balancers: The Tonitos Brothers
Riders: The 12 Alberts
Trapeze artists: The Seven Flying Oscas
Performer: Mrs Billy Smart
Ringmaster: Major Dick Barton
Circus direction: The Smart Brothers
Musical director: Ken Griffin
Designer: James Bould
Producer: Derek Burrell-Davis

: 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


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
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)


Dancer: Leigh Foster
Dancer: Vreni Zullic
Dancers: The Denise Shaune Dancers
Singers: The Bowles Bevan Singers
Musical director: Burt Rhodes
Musical associate: Art Day
Choreographer: Denis Shaune
Additional comedy material by: Eddie Braben
Additional comedy material by: George Evans
Additional comedy material by: George Martin
Wardrobe supervisor: Valerie Spooner
Make-up supervisor: Cherry Alston
Scenery and costumes designed by: Berkeley Sutcliffe
Director: Peter Whitmore
Producer: Freddie Carpenter
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


Newsreader: 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]


Presenter: 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

Dad's Army
starring Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier and Clive Dunn
featuring John Laurie, James Beck, Arnold Ridley and Ian Lavender
with Bill Pertwee, Robert Aldous

Dick Emery
with Peter Elliott

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

Kenneth McKellar and Moira Anderson
Orchestra directed by Peter Knight

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

Monty Python's Flying Circus
Conceived, written and performed by John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Eric Idle, with Carole Cleveland

The Cliff Adams Singers
(Kenneth McKellar is appearing in "The World of Jamie" at the King's Theatre, Edinburgh)
Val Doonican introduces... p. 6



Presenter/script: Val Doonican
Singer: Cilla Black
Entertainer: Roy Castle
Entertainer: Rolf Harris
Singer: Mary Hopkin
Singer: null Lulu
Comedian: Kenneth Williams
Singers/dancers: The Young Generation
Choreography: Douglas Squires
Script (Dad's Army): Jimmy Perry
Script/director (Dad's Army): David Croft
Captain Mainwaring (Dad's Army): Arthur Lowe
Sgt Wilson (Dad's Army): John Le Mesurier
Lance Corporal 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
The German Pilot (Dad's Army): Robert Aldous
Script (Dick Emery): Peter Robinson
Director (Dick Emery): Ernest Maxin
Comedian (Dick Emery): Dick Emery
[Actor] (Dick Emery): Peter Elliott
Writer (Marty): Marty Feldman
Writer (Marty): Barry Took
Director (Marty): Roger Race
Comedian (Marty): Marty Feldman
[Actor] (Marty): John Junkin
Comedian (Marty): Tim Brooke-Taylor
[Actor] (Marty): Roland MacLeod
Singer: Kenneth McKellar
Singer: Moira Anderson
Orchestra directed by: Peter Knight
Director: Yvonne Littlewood
Writer (Not in Front of the Children): Richard Waring
Director (Not in Front of the Children): Graeme Muir
Jennifer Corner (Not in Front of the Children): Wendy Craig
Henry Corner (Not in Front of the Children): Ronald Hines
Robin Corner (Not in Front of the Children): Hugo Keith-Johnston
Trudi Corner (Not in Front of the Children): Verena Greenlaw
Amanda Corner (Not in Front of the Children): Jill Riddick
[Actor] (Not in Front of the Children): Reginald Marsh
Conceived, written and performed by (Monty Python's Flying Circus): John Cleese
Conceived, written and performed by (Monty Python's Flying Circus): Graham Chapman
Conceived, written and performed by (Monty Python's Flying Circus): Michael Palin
Conceived, written and performed by (Monty Python's Flying Circus): Terry Jones
Conceived, written and performed by (Monty Python's Flying Circus): Eric Idle
Conceived, written and performed by/Animations (Monty Python's Flying Circus): Terry Gilliam
[Actress]: (Monty Python's Flying Circus): Carole Cleveland
Director (Monty Python's Flying Circus): Ian McNaughton
Singers: The Cliff Adams Singers
Orchestra directed by: Ken Thorne
Script: Austin Steele
Script: David Climie
Graphics: Bernard Lodge
Design: Brian Tregidden
Associate Producer: Colin Charman
Producer: 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

Written by Eddie Braben
A laughter-packed holiday special starring Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise

Eric and Ernie's guests: Susan Hampshire, Frankie Vaughan, Nina, The Pattersons, Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen
featuring Deryck Guyler, Frank Thornton and Ann Hamilton
with Janet Webb, Rex Rashley



Writer: Eddie Braben
Orchestra directed by: Peter Knight
Sound: Colin Dixon
Lighting: Peter Wesson
Costumes: Sonia Kerr
Design: Bernard Lloyd-Jones
Producer: John Ammonds
Comedian: Eric Morecambe
Comedian: Ernie Wise
Guest: Susan Hampshire
Singer: Frankie Vaughan
Singer: Nina
Musicians: The Pattersons
Musicians: Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen
[Actor]: Deryck Guyler
[Actor]: Frank Thornton
[Actress]: Ann Hamilton
[Actress]: Janet Webb
[Actor]: Rex Rashley

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: James Edward Grant
Producer: Michael Wayne
Director: 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



Singer: Tony Bennett
Musicians: The Count Basie Orchestra
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

: 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.



Presenter: Grace Halsell

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