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: Boss Cat

A film cartoon series.

: The Hope and Keen Scene

on Christmas starring
Mike Hope and Albie Keen with Jennifer Hill and special guests
Bob Kerr 's Whoopee Band
Each week Mike and Albie will be taking a light-hearted look at a different subject. In this Christmas show, you'll see Mike and Albie as Ugly Sisters, join them on a spy-packed adventure serial -and you'll meet the zany Whoopee Band. It's Christmas Crackers all right!
Written by JOHN MORLEY , HARRY JONES and PHILIP GRIFFIN
Music by RAY BISHOP Designer JOHN O'HARA
Film director DAVID CRICHTON Producer PAUL CIANI

Contributors

Unknown: Mike Hope
Unknown: Albie Keen
Unknown: Bob Kerr
Written By: John Morley
Written By: Harry Jones
Written By: Philip Griffin
Music By: Ray Bishop
Designer: John O'Hara
Director: David Crichton
Producer: Paul Ciani

: The Languages of Animals

The Royal Institution Annual Christmas Lectures to Young
People by David Attenborough Beware!: part 2
DAVID ATTENBOROUGH continues his lecture by showing how animals say ' Look out, there's danger.'
Director MARTIN L. BELL Producer ALAN SLEATH

Contributors

Unknown: David Attenborough
Unknown: David Attenborough
Director: Martin L. Bell
Producer: Alan Sleath

: Speed Buggy

Speed Buggy is the 'pet' of engineer Tinker and his pals Mark and Debbie.

: Roobarb: When it was Christmas

Contributors

Told By: Richard Briers
Written By: Grange Calveley

: Holiday Star Trek: Court Martial

In the aftermath of a violent storm, Captain Kirk is charged with causing the death of a missing officer through cowardice; but, as the investigation proceeds, a more sinister motive emerges.
His version of events is at variance with the record, his word against the computer-and the computer never lies!
(Thursday: Cat's Paw)

: A Summer Friendship

Forty boys and girls from ten countries meet for the first time to work and play together for a summer month, without the help of a common language. They're all 11 - old enough to travel from the ends of the earth, yet young enough not to know or care about race prejudice.
They talked to Harold Williamson about why grown-up foreigners don't always like each other; about England's heritage and her fish and chips.

Contributors

Presenter: Harold Williamson
Producer: Richard Thomas

: News

Weatherman BARBARA EDWARDS

Contributors

Unknown: Barbara Edwards

: Pebble Mill Christmas

Turning the clock back a hundred years,
BOB LANGLEY, DONNY MACLEOD
DAVID SEYMOUR , MARIAN FOSTER KEN HUTCHINGS and Roy Hudd present the songs, comedy, food, games and customs of a Victorian Family Christmas.
Editor TERRY DOBSON

Contributors

Unknown: Donny MacLeod
Unknown: David Seymour
Unknown: Marian Foster
Unknown: Ken Hutchings
Unknown: Roy Hudd
Editor: Terry Dobson

: The Black and White Christmas Show

starring The Mitchell Minstrels featuring TED DARLING
LES RAWLINGS, LES WANT KARL SCOTT , JANE MARLOW
ELSPETH HANDS, DOROTHY OGDEN and THE MONARCHS: ERIC and CEDRIC
THE TELEVISION TOPPERS
Choreography by FRED PETERS
Vocal arrangements by GEORGE MITCHELL Orchestrations by ALAN BRISTOW
Orchestra (leader STAN RODERICK ) conducted by GEORGE MITCHELL , ALAN BRISTOW Designer PETER BRACHACKI Producer ERNEST MAXIN

Contributors

Unknown: Mitchell Minstrels
Unknown: Ted Darling
Unknown: Karl Scott
Unknown: Jane Marlow
Unknown: Dorothy Ogden
Choreography By: Fred Peters
Arrangements By: George Mitchell
Unknown: Alan Bristow
Leader: Stan Roderick
Unknown: George Mitchell
Unknown: Alan Bristow
Designer: Peter Brachacki
Producer: Ernest Maxin

: National Velvet

A film starring
Elizabeth Taylor Mickey Rooney Donald Crisp
Velvet Brown wins a hunter in a raffle and determines to turn him into a champion race-horse with the help of her young friend Mi.
Based on the novel by ENID BAGNOLD Director CLARENCE BROWN
Hohday Films: pages 17 and 18

Contributors

Unknown: Elizabeth Taylor
Unknown: Mickey Rooney
Unknown: Donald Crisp
Unknown: Velvet Brown
Novel By: Enid Bagnold
Director: Clarence Brown
Mi Taylor: Mickey Rooney
Mr Brown: Donald Crisp
Velvet Brown: Elizabeth Taylor
Mrs Brown: Anne Revere
Edwina Brown: Angela Lansbury
Donald Brown: Jackie Jenkins
Malvolia Brown: Juanita Quigley
Race Patron: Arthur Treacher
Farmer Ede: Reginald Owen

: The Diane Solomon Show

Music and song with Christmas in mind, starring Diane Solomon with special guests Spike Milligan Demis Roussos , Arthur Negus Musical director ED WELCH
Vocal backing THREE'S A CROWD Designer DESMOND CHINN
Director JOHN KING (Bristol)

Contributors

Unknown: Spike Milligan
Unknown: Demis Roussos
Unknown: Arthur Negus
Designer: Desmond Chinn
Director: John King

: Aladdin

featuring
Michael Aspel, Jacqueline Clarke, Dana, Peter Glaze
The Goodies, Barrie Gosney
Derek Griffiths, Deryck Guyler, Jan Hunt, Don Maclean
Pan's People, Ed Stewart, Richard Wattis
Music BERT HAYES AND HIS ORCHESTRA
Script BOB HEDLEY and TONY HARE Make-up JACQUIE JEFFERIES Costume PENNY LOWE Sound HUGH BARKER
Lighting PETER WESSON
Designer RICHARD MORRIS Producer ROBIN NASH

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Aspel
Unknown: Jacqueline Clarke
Unknown: Barrie Gosney
Unknown: Derek Griffiths
Unknown: Deryck Guyler
Unknown: Jan Hunt
Unknown: Don MacLean
Unknown: Ed Stewart
Unknown: Richard Wattis
Music: Bert Hayes
Script: Bob Hedley
Unknown: Jacquie Jefferies
Unknown: Hugh Barker
Lighting: Peter Wesson
Designer: Richard Morris
Producer: Robin Nash

: National News

Richard Whitmore ; Weatherman

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: Tom and Jerry: The Night Before Christmas

(London only. English regions except London: Regional News)

: Walt Disney's Kidnapped

A film starring
Peter Finch , James MacArthur
After his father's death, young David Balfour leaves home with a letter to his unknown uncle Ebenezer. It is to lead him into peril on both land and sea and the company of a bonny fighter and staunch friend.
Based on the book by R. L. STEVENSON Written, directed by ROBERT STEVENSON Holiday Films: pages 17 and 18

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Finch
Unknown: James MacArthur
Unknown: David Balfour
Book By: R. L. Stevenson
Directed By: Robert Stevenson
Alan Breck: Peter Finch
David Balfour: James MacArthur
Ebenezer Balfour: John Laurie
Captain Hoseason: Bernard Lee
Shuan: Niall MacGinnis
Colin Roy Campbell: Andrew Cruickshank
Cluny MacPherson: Finlay Currie
Robin Oig MacGregor: Peter O'Toole

: The Dick Emery Christmas Show

starring Dick Emery
Written by JOHN WARREN and JOHN SINGER With PAT COOMBS
MICHAEL NAPIER BROWN
GEOFFREY CHATER , GORDON CLYDE ROBERT DORNING , HELEN FRASER REG LYE , ELLA MILNE VICTOR MADDERN
Designer ROBIN TARSNANE
Executive producer JOHN AMMONDI Producer HAROLD SNOAD

Contributors

Unknown: Dick Emery
Written By: John Warren
Written By: John Singer
Unknown: Pat Coombs
Unknown: Michael Napier Brown
Unknown: Geoffrey Chater
Unknown: Gordon Clyde
Unknown: Robert Dorning
Unknown: Helen Fraser
Unknown: Reg Lye
Unknown: Ella Milne
Unknown: Victor Maddern
Designer: Robin Tarsnane
Producer: John Ammondi
Producer: Harold Snoad

: The Likely Lads

A Special Christmas Edition
Written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais
Starring James Bolam as Terry and Rodney Bewes as Bob
with Brigit Forsyth as Thelma.

Bob and Thelma are determined to enjoy the Christmas festivities to the full but, inevitably, Terry creates a problem or two for Bob which starts the season off on quite the wrong foot.

Rodney Bewes had some unlikely guests: pages 15 and 17

Contributors

Writer: Dick Clement
Writer: Ian La Frenais
Lighting: Jimmy Purdie
Sound: Alan Machin
Designer: Tim Gleeson
Producer: Bernard Thompson
Terry: James Bolam
Bob: Rodney Bewes
Jack: Norman Mitchell
Man in pub: John White
Lady in pub: Betty Bowden
Andrea: Joanna Ross
Sylvia: Lilian Verner
Police Constable: John Crocker

: Ice Station Zebra

A film starring Rock Hudson
with Ernest Borgnine, Patrick McGoohan, Tony Bill, Lloyd Nolan

Alistair MacLean's exciting Arctic adventure. The race to reach Station Zebra starts when a secret film capsule from a Russian space craft falls nearby.
Lost in the vastness of the polar icecap, the tiny British base becomes the unlikely setting for a sub-zero super power confrontation.

Holiday Films: pages 17 and 18

Contributors

Screenplay: Douglas Heyes
From the novel by: Alistair MacLean
Director: John Sturges
Cmdr James Ferraday: Rock Hudson
Boris Vaslov: Ernest Borgnine
David Jones: Patrick McGoohan
Capt Leslie Anders: Jim Brown
Lt Russell Walker: Tony Bill
Admiral Garvey: Lloyd Nolan
Col Ostrovsky: Alf Kjellin
Lt-Cmdr Bob Raeburn: Gerald S O'Loughlin
Lt Jonathan Hansen: Ted Hartley
Lt George Mills: Murray Rose
Paul Zabrinczski: Ron Masak
Lt Edgar Hackett: Sherwood Price
Lt Mitgang: Lee Stanley
Dr Jack Benning: Joseph Bernard

: Main News

with Richard Whitmore and the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world Weather

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: Andre Previn's Christmas Music Night

Janet Baker joins Andre Previn in a programme specially devised for relaxation and enjoyment on Christmas Eve, including music by Mozart and Tchaikovsky and a carol or two.
JANET BAKER with the LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA leader JOHN BROWN conducted by ANDRÉ PREVIN
Lighting KEN MACGREGOR Sound RAYMUND ANGEL Designer JOHN HURST
Producer JOHN CULSHAW

Contributors

Unknown: Janet Baker
Unknown: Andre Previn
Unknown: Janet Baker
Leader: John Brown
Designer: John Hurst
Producer: John Culshaw

: The Message of the Angels

Family Eucharist from the parish church of Hale, St Peter , Cheshire. Celebrant REV DON LEWIS Organist and choirmaster DUNCAN EYRE
Presented for television by STEWART CROSS

Contributors

Unknown: St Peter
Television By: Stewart Cross

: am Closedown









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