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: This is Christmas Morning

With grateful hearts salute the morn,
And swell the streams of song, That laden with great joy are borne,
The willing air along; The tidings thrill,
With right good will;
For this is Christmas morning!
Come, sing the carols old and true, That mind of good cheer,
And, like a heavenly fall of dew, Revive the drooping year; And fill us up A wassail-cup;
For this is Christmas morning!
Seasonal words and music spoken, sung and played by the boys and girls of Chetham's School, Manchester including
Ding dong merrily on high
Oranges and Lemons
Toy Symphony
as well as readings from The Wind in the Willows
Christmas for Miss Moss

Contributors

Producer: Nick Hunter

: Mr Benn

Cowboy

: News Summary

Weatherman GRAHAM PARKER

Contributors

Unknown: Graham Parker

: Born in the City

A Service for Christmas Morning led by THE REV B. ARTHUR SHAW
Chairman of the Chester and Stoke on Trent District of the Methodist Church from the Town Square, Runcorn Shopping City, in association with the Runcorn Council of Churches.
THE RUNCORN ORPHEUS CHOIR choirmaster RONALD HUGH SMITH
NORTON PRIORY CHORAL SOCIETY conducted by BRIAN QUINN Tableaux by the HEATH COUNTY SECONDARY SCHOOL
THE FAIREY BAND Musical Director
KENNETH DENNISON
Presented for TV by STEWART CROSS

Contributors

Unknown: B. Arthur Shaw
Choirmaster: Ronald Hugh Smith
Conducted By: Brian Quinn
Unknown: Kenneth Dennison

: A Christmas Appeal

Robert Dougall appeals on behalf of Television for the Deaf
- a special fund administered by the Royal National Institute for the Deaf - to open a window on the world for lonely, old and poor deaf people who cannot enjoy music, hear a laugh or join in ordinary conversation with their fellows.
Donations, preferably by crossed PO or cheque, to: [address removed]

Contributors

Presenter: Robert Dougall

: A Stocking Full of Stars

opened by Mike Aspel and Roy Castle
Direct from the National Children's Home at Harpenden
A non-stop Christmas morning entertainment featuring a host of family favourites including Bruce Forsyth and the Generation Game; Basil Brush; Blue Peter; Charlie Cairoli; The Goodies; Animal Magic; Laurel and Hardy; Penelope Pit-Stop; Tom and Jerry; Top of the Pops; Top Soccer Stars; Vision On; Yogi Bear and many more, as well as Roy Castle's own special brand of Christmas entertainment

(Two Father Christmases: page 9)

Contributors

Presenter: Mike Aspel
Presenter/Entertainer: Roy Castle
Entertainer: Bruce Forsyth
Clown: Charlie Cairoli
Musicians: The Geoff Sanders Quartet
Designer: Philip Lindley
Producer: Ian Smith
Executive Producer: Philip Lewis

: The Black and White Minstrel Show

Starring The Mitchell Minstrels
featuring Ted Darling, Dai Francis, Margaret Savage, Andy Cole, Les Rawlings with The Television Toppers
Orchestra leader TONY FISHER conducted by GEORGE MITCHELL and ALAN BRISTOW
Choreography by ROY GUNSON
Designer MARTIN COLLINS
Producer ERNEST MAXIN

Contributors

Unknown: Ted Darling
Unknown: Dai Francis
Unknown: Margaret Savage
Unknown: Andy Cole
Leader: Tony Fisher
Conducted By: George Mitchell
Conducted By: Alan Bristow
Choreography By: Roy Gunson
Designer: Martin Collins
Producer: Ernest Maxin

: Top of the Pops 72

Part 1
A review of the year's best-sellers and some other top records from
David Cassidy
Hot Butter
Michael Jackson
Don McLean
Move
New Seekers
Gilbert O'Sullivan
Lynsey de Paul
Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
Slade
Rod Stewart
T. Rex
Introduced by Jimmy Savile, OBE and Ed Stewart
TOP OF THE POPS ORCHESTRA
Directed by JOHNNY PEARSON
Vocal backings THE LADYBIRDS
Pan's People choreography by FLICK COLBY
Sound RICHARD CHAMBERLAIN
Lighting BERT POSTLETHWAITE
Designer IAN RAWNSLEY
Producer JOHNNIE STEWART
(Part 2: Thursday at 7.10 pm)

Contributors

Unknown: David Cassidy
Unknown: Michael Jackson
Unknown: Don McLean
Unknown: Gilbert O'Sullivan
Unknown: Rod Stewart
Unknown: T. Rex
Introduced By: Jimmy Savile
Introduced By: Ed Stewart
Directed By: Johnny Pearson
Choreography By: Flick Colby
Unknown: Richard Chamberlain
Unknown: Bert Postlethwaite
Designer: Ian Rawnsley
Producer: Johnnie Stewart

: The Queen

The Queen speaks to the Commonwealth

: Billy Smart's Christmas Circus

Television audiences in six European countries join those already in the Big Top for a gala presentation of the world-famous circus Ringmistress Yasmin Smart introduces from France: The White Devils high-wire drama without a net from Italy: Los Erminios high-speed juggling from Great Britain: The Halfwits frantic comedy gymnastics from Germany: Manuella Burkett glamour on the single trapeze from Italy: The Adrianos precision, flight and balance from Great Britain: Jacko Fossett , Little Billy , Toby and Jug the knockabout circus clowns from Czechoslovakia: The Valla-Bertinis skills and spins on unicycles from India: The Elephants presented by Yasmin Smart from Italy: The Folco Paolos fun and laughs in the circus ring from South Africa:
The Oscar Andersons largest-ever flying trapeze act Circus produced by RONNIE, DAVID and BILLY SMART Musical director KEN GRIFFIN Designer JOHN O'HARA
Television presentation IAN SMITH
(Runaway baby elephants: pp 15, 16)

Contributors

Introduces: Ringmistress Yasmin Smart
Unknown: Manuella Burkett
Unknown: Jacko Fossett
Unknown: Little Billy
Presented By: Yasmin Smart

: Dick Whittington

Starring Dick Emery as Sarah the Cook and Peter Noone as Dick Whittington
A traditional pantomime recorded at Wimbledon Theatre with special guests Stratford Johns as The Sultan of Morocco, Michael Aspel as The Vizier and Gordon Peters as Idle Jack, David Healy as Captain Barnacle, Gemma Craven as Alice,
Robert Dorning as Alderman Fitzwarren, Peter Elliott as Billy, Alan Curtis as King Rat, Mervyn Webb as Timmy the Cat, Trudi van Doorn as the Spirit of the Bells
The Pamela Devis Dancers
The Peggy O'Farrell Children
Choreography PAMELA DEVIS
RONNIE HAZLEHURST AND HIS ORCHESTRA
THE FRED TOMLINSON SINGERS
Written by JOHN WARREN and JOHN SINGER from the original book by PHIL PARK Make-up CHERRY ALSTON Costumes RUPERT JARVIS Sound ROBIN LUXFORD Lighting BERT OATEN
Designer ANDY DIMOND
Producer COLIN CHARMAN
(Bygone amazement: page 14)

Contributors

Unknown: Dick Emery
Unknown: Peter Noone
Unknown: Dick Whittington
Unknown: Gordon Peters
Unknown: David Healy
Unknown: Captain Barnacle Gemma Craven
Unknown: Robert Dorning
Unknown: Peter Elliott
Unknown: Alan Curtis
Unknown: Mervyn Webb
Unknown: Trudi van Doorn
Dancers: Pamela Devis
Unknown: Pamela Devis
Unknown: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Written By: John Warren
Book By: Phil Park
Unknown: Cherry Alston
Unknown: Rupert Jarvis
Unknown: Robin Luxford
Unknown: Bert Oaten
Designer: Andy Dimond
Producer: Colin Charman

: News

with Robert Dougall ; Weather

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Dougall

: Bruce Forsyth and The Generation Game

Starring Bruce Forsyth in a special Christmas programme where the wits, skill and ingenuity of both young and young-in-heart are put to a seasonal test with a tongue-in-cheek flavour. with seven surprising dwarfs, an amazing dancing bear, a potted panto and family couples from all over the country with hostess Anthea Redfern
(The hosts of Christmas 1922-1972: p 100)

Contributors

Presenter: Bruce Forsyth
Hostess: Anthea Redfern
Programme Associate: Tony Hawes
Designer: Robin Tapsnane
Producer: Alan Tarrant
Producer: James Moir

: Christmas Night with the Stars

Introduced by Ronnie Corbett and Ronnie Barker starring Cilla Black
The Young Generation, Lulu
' Dad's Army' Script by JIMMY PERRY and DAVID CROFT starring Arthur Lowe
John Le Mesurier , Clive Dunn featuring JOHN LAURIE , JAMES BECK ARNOLD RIDLEY , IAN LAVENDER Producer DAVID CROFT
'Look - Mike Yarwood ! Script by ERIC DAVIDSON starring
Mike Yarwood , Adrienne Posta
' The Liver Birds '
Script by CARLA LANE starring
Polly James , Nerys Hughes
With MOLLIE SUGDEN , SHEILA FAY Producer SID LOTTERBY
(Cilla Black is the cover star of the New Year's third issue of RADIO TIMES)
' The Goodies' Script by GRAEME GARDEN and BILL ODDIE With TIM BROOKE-TAYLOR starring Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden , Bill Oddie with DENISE DISTEL , PAUL ELLISON Producer JIM FRANKLIN
The Young Generation
Choreography by NIGEL LYTHGOE
ALYN AINSWORTH AND HIS ORCHESTRA ST RICHARD'S WITH ST ANDREW'S
SCHOOL CHOIR, HAM, SURREY
' The Two Ronnies ' script by GARRY CHAMBERS , BARRY CRYER TONY HAWES , RONNIE KING, WALLY MALSTON , DAVID MCKELLAR SPIKE MULLINS , DAVID NOBBS, MICHAEL PALIN and TERRY JONES NEIL SHAND and JOE STEEPLES, PETER VINCENT , DICK VOSBURGH
Cilla Black and Ronnie Corbett duet by RONNIE TAYLOR Orchestra directed by RONNIE HAZLEHURST
Vocal backing by THE BREAKAWAYS
Sound LARRY GOODSON Lighting BILL MILLAR
Designer MARTIN COLLINS
Producers MICHAEL HURLL, TERRY HUGHES
(Ronnie Corbett is appearing in ' Cinderella ' at the Bristol Hippodrome; Lulu In ' Peter Pan ' at the Opera House, Manchester; Adrienne Posta in ' Babes in the Wood ' at the London Palladium; Polly James in ' I and Albert' at the Piccadilly Theatre, London)

Contributors

Introduced By: Ronnie Corbett
Introduced By: Ronnie Barker
Script By: Jimmy Perry
Script By: David Croft
Unknown: Arthur Lowe
Unknown: John Le Mesurier
Unknown: Clive Dunn
Unknown: John Laurie
Unknown: James Beck
Unknown: Arnold Ridley
Unknown: Ian Lavender
Producer: David Croft
Unknown: Mike Yarwood
Script By: Eric Davidson
Unknown: Mike Yarwood
Unknown: Adrienne Posta
Script By: Carla Lane
Unknown: Polly James
Unknown: Nerys Hughes
Unknown: With Mollie Sugden
Unknown: Sheila Fay
Producer: Sid Lotterby
Script By: Graeme Garden
Script By: Bill Oddie
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Bill Oddie
Unknown: Denise Distel
Unknown: Paul Ellison
Producer: Jim Franklin
Choreography By: Nigel Lythgoe
Script By: Garry Chambers
Script By: Barry Cryer
Script By: Tony Hawes
Script By: Ronnie King
Unknown: Wally Malston
Unknown: David McKellar
Unknown: Spike Mullins
Unknown: David Nobbs
Unknown: Michael Palin
Unknown: Terry Jones
Unknown: Neil Shand
Unknown: Joe Steeples
Unknown: Peter Vincent
Unknown: Dick Vosburgh
Unknown: Ronnie Corbett
Unknown: Ronnie Taylor
Directed By: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Unknown: Larry Goodson
Unknown: Bill Millar
Designer: Martin Collins
Producers: Michael Burll
Producers: Terry Hughes
Unknown: Ronnie Corbett
Unknown: Peter Pan
Unknown: Adrienne Posta
Unknown: Polly James

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Christmas Sunday Post: Festive Episodes 25 December 2016

: Morecambe and Wise Christmas Show

A star-studded holiday special starring
Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise with special guests
Glenda Jackson, Jack Jones Vera Lynn, Pete Murray with Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen and guest appearances of Shirley Bassey, Ian Carmichael Fenella Fielding, Eric Porter, Andre Previn, Flora Robson featuring ANN HAMILTON With JANET WEBB
Written by BARRY CRYER , JOHN JUNKIN Reindeer sketch by MIKE CRAIG and LAWRIE KINSLEY Additional material by MORECAMBE and WISE
Musical arrangements and orchestra directed by PETER KNIGHT
Sound MICHAEL MCCARTHY , ADRIAN STOCKS Costume designer VERITY LEWIS Make-up SANDRA EXELBY Lighting PETER WESSON
Designer VICTOR MEREDITH Producer JOHN AMMONDS
(The hosts of Christmas 1922-1972: p 100)

Contributors

Unknown: Eric Morecambe
Unknown: Ernie Wise
Unknown: Glenda Jackson
Unknown: Jack Jones
Unknown: Vera Lynn
Unknown: Pete Murray
Unknown: Kenny Ball
Unknown: Shirley Bassey
Unknown: Ian Carmichael
Unknown: Eric Porter
Unknown: Andre Previn
Unknown: Flora Robson
Unknown: Ann Hamilton
Written By: Barry Cryer
Written By: John Junkin
Unknown: Mike Craig
Unknown: Lawrie Kinsley
Directed By: Peter Knight
Directed By: Sound Michael McCarthy
Designer: Verity Lewis
Designer: Victor Meredith
Producer: John Ammonds

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Vera Lynn 10 April 2016

: Barefoot in the Park

A film starring Robert Redford, Jane Fonda, Charles Boyer, Mildred Natwick
Robert Redford and Jane Fonda star as newly-weds in Neil Simon 's gay and sparkling comedy.
When the couple leave the luxury of their honeymoon hotel for a one-room flat in Greenwich Village, Corie is still on cloud nine. And in spite of no lift, no heating and a hole in the roof, she refuses to come down to earth!
Screenplay by NEIL SIMON
Based on his own stage play
Director GENE SAKS
(Christmas Films: pages 17-19)

Contributors

Screenplay: Neil Simon
Director: Gene Saks
Paul Bratter: Robert Redford
Corie Bratter: Jane Fonda
Victor Velasco, the upstairs neighbour: Charles Boyer
Mrs Ethel Banks, Corie's mother: Mildred Natwick
Telephone man: Herbert Edelman
Delivery man: James Stone
Frank: Ted Hartley
Aunt Harriet: Mabel Albertson
Restaurant proprietor: Fritz Feld

: The Good Old Days 1953-1973

A special Christmas edition which also marks the 150th programme of Old-Time Music-Hall from the stage of the Famous City Varieties Theatre, Leeds.
(By arrangement with Stanley and Michael Joseph)
For your delectation and delight the dashingly debonair Leonard Sachs introduces Ken Dodd the knut from Knotty Ash Neville King ventriloquially speaking Lyn Kennington vivaciously vocal Alfredo buffoonery and bedlam Louisa Jane White shamelessly saucy The Trio Hoganas swinging and spinning in curvacious contortions Trevor Little balloonerama
Members of the Players' Theatre, London Musical Director
BERNARD HERRMANN
Producer BARNEY COLEHAN
(Ken Dodd and Lvn Kennington are in ' Robinson Crusoe ' at the Theatre Royal, Nottingham; Neville King is in ' The Black and White Minstrel Show ' at the Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool)

Contributors

Introduces: Leonard Sachs
Unknown: Ken Dodd
Unknown: Lyn Kennington
Unknown: Louisa Jane White
Unknown: Bernard Herrmann
Producer: Barney Colehan
Unknown: Ken Dodd
Unknown: Lvn Kennington

: A Story for Christmas

To complete your Christmas Day viewing
Told by John Slater
Presented by FRANCES WHITAKER

Contributors

Told By: John Slater
Presented By: Frances Whitaker








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