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: Festival of Fun: The Marx Brothers Go West

starring
Groucho, Chico and Harpo
In 1851 Horace Greeley said ' Go west, young man.' This is a story of three men who made him sorry he said it.
Director EDWARD BUZZELL
Holiday Films: pages 17 and 18

Contributors

Unknown: Horace Greeley
Director: Edward Buzzell
S Quentin Quale: Groucho Marx
Joe Panello: Chico Marx
' Rusty ' Panello: Harpo Marx
Terry Turner: John Carroll
Eve Wilson: Diana Lewis
Beecher: Walter Woolf King
'Red' Baxter: Robert Barrat
Lulubelle: June MacCloy
Railroad President: George Lessey

: Abbott and Costello in Society

starring Bud Abbott , Lou Costello Two of the world's worst plumbers are accidentally invited to a fashionable society party.
Director JEAN YARBROUGH
Holiday Ftlms: panes 17 and 18

Contributors

Unknown: Bud Abbott
Unknown: Lou Costello
Director: Jean Yarbrough
Eddie: Bud Abbott
Albert: Lou Costello
Elsie: Marion Hutton
Peter: Kirby Grant
Gloria: Anne Gillis
PippS: Arthur Treacher
Drexel: Thomas Gomez
Baron Sergei: George Dolenz
Count Alexis: Steven Geray
Mrs Winthrop: Margaret Irving

: Weatherman

KEITH BEST: weekend weather

: Grandstand

Introduced by Frank Bough
12.20
Football Focus with BOB WILSON
A special seasonal edition of this popular football feature with action highlights, news and the opinions that matter.
12.40; 1.10; 1.40; 2.5
Racing from Chepstow
12.45 Panama Cigar Hurdle (Qualifying) (2m)
1.15 Fair Opportunity H'cap Chase (3m)
1.45 Finale Junior Hurdle (2m)
2.15 Ladbroke Bristol Dragonara H'cap Chase (2m)
Commentators PETER O'SULLEVAN and JULIAN WILSON
12.55
World Cup Skiing from Saalback, Austria
The third Ladies' World Cup Downhill of the season. ANNE-MARie PROELL of Austria, four times world champion, competes on her home ground.
Commentator RON PICKERING
1.25
Boxing
Light-heavyweight BILLY KNIGHT is featured on this week's bill at York Hall, Bethnal Green.
Commentator HARRY CARPENTER
1.55
Test Cricket from Australia
Australia v England
Highlights of the second Test Match played this week in Perth.
2.25
The Superstars - a Sporting Phenomenon The Superstars returns to BBC1 on Boxing Day. Seven of the greatest names in British sport including Olympic gold medallist DAVID HEMERY , last year's winner, and world boxing champion JOHN CONTEH , compete for £9,000 in ten events from athletics to weightlifting. This film tells the story of the Superstars idea; how it was inspired by an Olympic ice skating champion and a picture of a ballet dancer; how it began in America and is now spreading throughout the world.
3.0
Rugby League from Castleford
Castleford v St Helens
The second half of this afternoon's top League match.
Commentator EDDIE WARING
3.50
International
Show Jumping
The Dunhill Championships from Olympia: featuring
The Christmas Cake Competition An imposing array of top show jumpers from nine countries, including World Champion HARTWIG STEENKEN , compete in a special competition for 11,000 prize money. Commentators
RAYMOND BROOKS-WARD , ANN MOORE
4.35 Final Score: classified football, racing and rugby results, action highlights and reports on the day's main events. Also the Grandstand Score-Draw Check.
Today's Timetable:
12.20 Football Focus: 12.40 Racing
12.55 Skiing; 1.10 Racing
1.25 Boxing; 1.40 Racing
1.55 Cricket; 2.5 Racing
2.25 The Superstars; 3.0 Rugby League
3.50 Show Jumping; 4.35 Fina Score
TV presentation: Football Focus Assistant producer BOB ABRAHAMS Racing DENNIS MONGER
Rugby League RAY LAKELAND Show Jumping FRED
VINER Grandstand presented by JEFF GODDARD Editor ALAN HART

Contributors

Introduced By: Frank Bough
Unknown: Bob Wilson
Commentators: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentators: Julian Wilson
Unknown: Marie Proell
Commentator: Ron Pickering
Unknown: Billy Knight
Unknown: Bethnal Green.
Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Unknown: David Hemery
Unknown: John Conteh
Commentator: Eddie Waring
Unknown: Hartwig Steenken
Commentators: Raymond Brooks-Ward
Commentators: Ann Moore
Producer: Bob Abrahams
Unknown: Dennis Monger
Unknown: Viner Grandstand
Presented By: Jeff Goddard
Editor: Alan Hart

: Tom and Jerry

: News

Weatherman KEITH BEST
5.25 Today's Sport

: Disney Time

Our traditional Christmas holiday look at the Walt Disney world of comedy and adventure.
Introduced by Derek Nimmo
Films include: Peter Pan; Island at the Top of the World; Mary Poppins; Castaway Cowboy; Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too; Sleeping Beauty; Robin Hood; One of Our Dinosaurs is Missing.

Contributors

Presenter: Derek Nimmo
Film editor: Bert Meadows
Presented by: Richard Evans

: Bruce Forsyth and The Generation Game

starring Bruce Forsyth with hostess Anthea Redfern surprise guests and family couples
Orchestra directed by RONNIE HAZLEHURST Programme associate TONY HAWES Designer ANDY DIMOND Director ALAN BOYD
Producer JAMES MOIR

Contributors

Unknown: Bruce Forsyth
Unknown: Anthea Redfern
Directed By: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Unknown: Tony Hawes
Designer: Andy Dimond
Director: Alan Boyd
Producer: James Moir

: Doctor in Clover

A film starring Leslie Phillips, James Robertson Justice, Shirley Anne Field, John Fraser, Joan Sims, Arthur Haynes and Elisabeth Ercy
Never able to resist a little private practice among the nurses, Dr Gaston Grimsdyke's operations miscarry when he induces Matron to set her cap at the irascible Consultant, Sir Lancelot Spratt.
Screenplay by Jack Davies from the novel by Richard Gordon Producer Betty E. Box Director Ralph Thomas
Holiday Films: pages 17 and IS

Contributors

Screenplay: Jack Davies
Based on the novel by: Richard Gordon
Producer: Betty E. Box
Director: Ralph Thomas
Dr Gaston Grimsdyke: Leslie Phillips
Sir Lancelot Spratt: James Robertson Justice
Nurse Bancroft: Shirley Anne Field
Dr Miles Grimsdyke: John Fraser
Matron Sweet: Joan Sims
Tarquin Wendover: Arthur Haynes
Tatiana Rubikov: Fenella Fielding
Lambert Symington: Jeremy Lloyd
O'Malley: Noel Purcell
Rock Stewart: Robert Hutton
Professor Halfbeck: Eric Barker
Robert: Terry Scott
TV commentator: Norman Vaughan
Jeannine: Elisabeth Ercy
Fleming: Alfie Bass
Women's Ward Sister: Anne Cunningham
Nurse Holiday: Suzan Farmer

: Petula Sings Christmas

starring
Petula Clark in a special seasonal programme of words, music and comedy - also featuring special guest star Frankie Howerd
THE NORMAN MAEN DANCERS
THE PETER KNIGHT ORCHESTRA
AND SINGERS
Musical associate ART DAY
Special musical arrangements PETER KNIGHT, STEVE GRAY
Choreographer NORMAN MAEN
Programme associate ERIC MERRIMAN Designer DON TAYLOR
Producer YVONNE LITTLEWOOD

Contributors

Unknown: Frankie Howerd
Unknown: Eric Merriman
Designer: Don Taylor
Producer: Yvonne Littlewood

: Kojak

starring
Telly Savalas as Police Lieutenant Theo Kojak a tough cop with a tough job in a tough town - New York. with guest stars Larry Kert
Michael McGuire
Nicholas Colasanto Conspiracy of Fear
You can't fight city hall. Kojak dares to tangle with Farrow, a big property developer - and finds out just how dangerous that can be.
Telly got some un-Christmassy tidings: pages 9 and 11

Contributors

Unknown: Lieutenant Theo Kojak
Unknown: Larry Kert
Unknown: Michael McGuire
Unknown: Nicholas Colasanto

: News

with Kenneth Kendall ; Weather

Contributors

Unknown: Kenneth Kendall

: Match of the Day

Introduced by Jimmy Hill First Division action.... analysis ... news and views. Match 1: from the Midlands Commentator BARRY DAVIES
Match 2: a local derby in the South Commentator JOHN MOTSON
JIMMY HILL presents his action analysis; plus the regular round-up of the day's soccer.
Football TV presentation by ALEC WEEKS and JOHN MCGONAGLI Match of the Day presented by MARTIN HOPKINS
Editor JONATHAN MARTIN

Contributors

Introduced By: Jimmy Hill
Commentator: Barry Davies
Commentator: John Motson
Commentator: Jimmy Hill
Commentator: John McGonagli
Presented By: Martin Hopkins
Editor: Jonathan Martin

: Parkinson

Among Michael Parkinson 's special guests tonight Andy Williams makes a welcome return visit Music by HARRY STONEHAM
Director COLIN STRONG Producer ROGER ORDISH

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Parkinson
Unknown: Andy Williams
Music By: Harry Stoneham
Producer: Roger Ordish








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