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: Casey Jones: Hard Luck Train

Casey helps a friend in distress.

: Long John Silver

starring Robert Newton
with Kit Taylor, Connie Gilchrist

Stranded in Portobello without a ship, the rascally Long John Silver is soon reunited with Jim Hawkins, his young Treasure Island shipmate now held captive by the villainous Captain Mendoza. Long John schemes to sack the king's warehouse and follow new clues to Flint's gold.
This exciting adventure, with Robert Newton re-creating the role he made famous, was photographed on location in Australia.



Screenplay: Martin Rackin
Based on the characters of: Robert Louis Stevenson
Producer: Joseph Kaufman
Director: Byron Haskin
Long John Silver: Robert Newton
Jim Hawkins: Kit Taylor
Purity Pinker: Connie Gilchrist
Patch: Grant Taylor
Mendoza: Lloyd Berrell
Israel Hands: Rodney Taylor

: Zokko!

All for fun! Fun for all!
A Christmas edition of Zokko! with all kinds of treats - including an excerpt from Walt Disney's Alice in Wonderland, Anna-Lou and Maria: a feather and fur fantasy
Skayn and the Moon People: Part 4 - 'We will all be facing danger...' with the voices of Sheelagh McGrath, Gordon Clyde, Anthony Jackson, and pictures by Leslie Caswell
and the usual jokes and songs


Performers: Anna-Lou and Maria
Voices (Skayn and the Moon People): Sheelagh McGrath
Voices (Skayn and the Moon People): Gordon Clyde
Voices (Skayn and the Moon People): Anthony Jackson
Pictures (Skayn and the Moon People): Leslie Caswell
Zokko! music: Brian Fahey
Designer: Michael Edwards
Director: Howard Kennett
Director: Paul A. Smith
Producer: Paul Ciani
Producer: Molly Cox

: Grandstand

Introduced by Frank Bough featuring three races from Kempton Park, and from Fairyhouse in Ireland the Irish Sweeps Hurdle, the richest hurdle race of the year; a top-of-the-table Rugby League clash in which Leigh meet near-neighbours Salford; Moto-Cross; and a spectacular performance by the world-famous white stallions of the Spanish Riding School of Vienna.

12.55* Football Preview
Introduced by Sam Leitch

1.10, 2.10* Moto-Cross from Caerleon, near Newport
The second round of the television Grandstand trophy (organised by the Newport and Gwent mc in conjunction with the A-CU).

1.20, 1.50, 2.50* Racing from Kempton Park
1.30 Kempton Handicap Chase (3 miles)
2.0 Ladbroke Christmas Handicap Chase (2 miles and 170 yards)
3.0 Kempton Park Handicap Hurdle (3 miles)

2.20* Racing from Fairyhouse
2.30 Irish Sweeps Hurdle (over 2 miles)
TV presentation by the Irish Television Service

2.40, 3.10* Rugby League: Leigh v Salford

4.0* The Spanish Riding School of Vienna
The world-famous white stallions in a spectacular and varied programme showing the beauty of supreme horsemanship.
With full musical accompaniment, 17 Lipizzaner stallions and 12 riders, under the direction of Colonel Hans Handler, CVO, Director of the Spanish Riding School, present The Classical Art of Riding as practised at the Imperial Court of Vienna for 400 years.
The State Trumpeters of the Blues and Royals by permission of the Officer Commanding
Outside broadcast from the Empire Pool, Wembley
(Presented by arrangement with the Anglo-Austrian Society and Victor Hochhauser Ltd)



Presenter: Frank Bough
Presenter (Football Preview): Sam Leitch
Commentator (Moto-Cross): Murray Walker
TV Presentation (Moto-Cross): Richard Tilling
Commentator (Racing from Kempton Park): Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator (Racing from Kempton Park): Clive Graham
TV presentation (Racing from Kempton Park): Fred Viner
Commentator (Racing from Fairyhouse): Michael O'Hehir
Commentator at Leigh (Rugby League): Eddie Waring
TV presentation (Rugby League): Bob Duncan
Direction (The Spanish Riding School of Vienna): Colonel Hans Handler
Commentator (The Spanish Riding School of Vienna): Dorian Williams
Musicians (The Spanish Riding School of Vienna): The State Trumpeters of the Blues and Royals
Presented for television by (The Spanish Riding School of Vienna): Derek Burrell-Davis
Grandstand presented for television by: Brian Venner
Editor: Alan Hart

: Star Trek: The Galileo Seven

Mr Spock's first independent command looks like being his last. Lost on unexplored Taurus II and under attack from its monstrous inhabitants, his only hope is the USS Enterprise; but Captain Kirk is also engaged in conflict - with no chance of winning!


Captain Kirk: William Shatner
Mr Spock: Leonard Nimoy
High Commissioner Ferris: John Crawford
Mr Scott: James Doohan
Gaetano: Peter Marko
Latimer: Rees Vaughn

: The News



Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Dixon of Dock Green: The One That Got Away

by Eric Paice
starring Jack Warner

Sgt Dixon's and Sgt Crawford's Christmas festivities are disrupted by the disappearance of a prisoner from Cell 4.
(Peter Byrne is in "There's a Girl in My Soup" at the Comedy, London)


Writer: Eric Paice
Series created by: Ted Willis
Design: Tony Snoaden
Produced and directed by: Joe Waters
George Dixon: Jack Warner
PC Swain: Robert Arnold
Sgt Baxter: Alec Ross
Prison Officer: James Appleby
Thomas: Noel Purcell
Det-Sgt Crawford: Peter Byrne
Mary: Jeannette Hutchinson
WPC Sally Reed: Jenny Logan
Jim: Stanley McGeagh
Sheila: Barbara Francis
Chief Insp Prescott: James Grout
Sgt Wills: Nicholas Donnelly
PC Harris: Roger Knott
Lauderdale: Geoffrey Adams
Mrs Taylor: Rosalind Elliot
Canteen asst: Elizabeth Gordon
Stephen Taylor: John Joyce

: Just Pet

starring Petula Clark in a new television special for BBC1
accompanied by Johnny Harris and the Orchestra
Pianist and musical associate Frank Owens
The Breakaways, London Welsh Association Choir
My Movie Scrapbook written by Dick Vosburgh and Bill Solly


Singer: Petula Clark
Musicians: Johnny Harris and the Orchestra
Pianist/Musical Associate: Frank Owens
Singers: The Breakaways
Singers: London Welsh Association Choir
Writer ("My Movie Scrapbook"): Dick Vosburgh
Writer ("My Movie Scrapbook"): Bill Solly
Costume Designer: Peter Shepherd
Sound: Hugh Barker
Lighting: Ken MacGregor
Design: Brian Tregidden
Production: Yvonne Littlewood

: The Morecambe and Wise Show

Written by Eddie Braben

Starring Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise
Their guests: Edward Woodward, Kenneth McKellar, The Pattersons, Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen
and featuring Ann Hamilton
With Janet Webb, Karen Burch, Rex Rashley, Richard Scott
(first shown on BBC2)


Writer: Eddie Braben
Additional material: Mike Craig
Additional material: Lawrie Kinsley
Orchestra Director: Peter Knight
Costumes: Sonia Kerr
Designer: Jeremy Bear
Producer: John Ammonds
Comedian: Eric Morecambe
Comedian: Ernie Wise
[Actor]: Edward Woodward
Singer: Kenneth McKellar
Musicians: The Pattersons
Musicians: Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen
[Actress]: Ann Hamilton
[Actress]: Janet Webb
[Actress]: Karen Burch
[Actor]: Rex Rashley
[Actor]: Richard Scott

: High Adventure: The Enemy Below

Tonight's presentation in this season of feature films with action, spectacle and excitement stars Robert Mitchum, Curt Jurgens with Al Hedison and Theodore Bikel

During World War II, in the South Atlantic, an American destroyer encounters a German U-boat. In the ensuing days the two captains play a desperate game of cat-and-mouse as they assess and exploit their knowledge of each other's strategy.
Robert Mitchum and Curt Jurgens give outstanding performances as the rival captains in this tense and exciting story directed by ex-actor Dick Powell.



Screenplay: Wendell Mayes
From the novel by: D. A. Rayner
Produced and directed by: Dick Powell
Captain Murrell: Robert Mitchum
Von Stolberg: Curt Jurgens
Lieutenant Ware: Al Hedison
Schwaffer: Theodore Bikel
Doctor: Russell Collins
Von Holem: Kurt Kreuger

: The News

With Richard Baker and Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Match of the Day

For the last Saturday in 1969 Match of the Day visits one of the leading Football League grounds for a fixture involving Championship issues.
Highlights of a second match featuring a prominent club in the South-East.
(Today's matches are announced at the end of Grandstand)


Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Commentator: Barry Davies
Producer: Alec Weeks
Producer: Alan Mouncer
Producer: Jonathan Martin
Editor: Sam Leitch

: Quiz of the Year

Ned Sherrin tests the wits and memories of rival teams who might be expected to know what has been going on in 1969... a year of earth-shattering events like the end of the Dales, the death of Bonny the Space Monkey, the publication of Goodbye Baby and Amen....
Richard Ingrams, William Rushton, John Wells of Private Eye magazine are challenged by Malcolm Muggeridge, Bernard Levin, Patrick Campbell
(The Sixties: see pages 101-106)


Chairman: Ned Sherrin
Panellist: Richard Ingrains
Panellist: William Rushton
Panellist: John Wells
Panellist: Malcolm Muggeridge
Panellist: Bernard Levin
Panellist: Patrick Campbell
Special contributions: Douglas Fisher
Producer: Michael Bukht
Producer: Anthony Smith

: Weatherman, Closedown


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