with MAGGIE HENDERSON and FRED HARRIS
The Christmas story told in carols - mostly very familiar but a few new ones - readings and pictures, all by pupils of schools in Leicestershire.
Recorded in the church of St James the Greater, Leicester
Leicestershire Schools Symphony Orchestra and Choirs with their conductor, Eric Pinkett
Director Roy Tipping
Producer Denis Moriarty
A cartoon featuring the voices of GLYNIS johns as the swallow
CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER as the Prince
Oscar Wilde 's classic bittersweet story of a swallow winging its way south which stays to rest upon the sorrowing statue of a once happy Prince and stays behind to help.
Producers MURRAY SHOSTAK and MICHAEL MILLS
appeals on behalf of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC)
Donations, preferably by crossed po or cheque, to Keith Michell , NSPCC, [address removed]
from St George 's Chapel, Windsor Castle 1475-1975 in the presence of HM The Queen
HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and other members of The Royal Family
Hymn: Once in Royal David's City Psalm 85
Lesson: Isaiah 9. vv 2-6 read by CANON j. a. FISHER Te Deum: Britten in E
Lesson: St Luke 2, vv 8-17 read bv CANON G. B. BENTLEY Sans Day Carol
(arranged by John Rutter ) Collects for Christmas Day
Hvmn: Hark the Herald Angels Sing
Address: VERY REV LAUNCELOT FLEMIMG , DEAN OF WINDSOR
Hvmn: 0 Come all ye Faithful Prayers and Blessing
Organ Voluntary; Finale from Symphony No 1 by Vierne
Service conducted by REV I. G. COLLINS
Choir directed by CHRISTOPHER ROBINSON Organist JOHN PORTER
Scene described by TOM FLEMING Director ANTONY CRAXTON
Canon J. A.
G. B. Bentley
with help from Billy Dainty, Tom Chatto, Barbara New, 300 children and the Glossop School Band.
from Whitfield and Simmondley primary schools in
Two of the world's greatest laughter-makers in a Christmas season of their funniest films.
Today with James Finlayson, Billy Gilbert
It's World War I and just before their best pal is killed in action, Stan and Ollie promise him that they'll look after his little girl and restore her to his wealthy parents. But back in the States after the war, things prove rather difficult; all they know about their friend is that his name was Smith... (Black and White)
Your annual rink-side seat at one of the world's most spectacular touring ice extravaganzas
Lavish production numbers create the settings for international stars Wolfgang Schwarz , Milena Leslie Robinson , Ruth Hutchinson
Joop and Carie, Katie Walker and a colourful skating ballet
Chorus and stars salute America's 200th Anniversary in Celebrations; convey the joy of youth: Velvet Rock; honour the humour and gaiety of the songs of old London Town: London Forever; sway to the rhythms of the South Seas: Paradise Revisited; and revive memories of Minstrel Shows: Minstrels are Back in Town
Created, staged, directed by TED SHUFFLE Televised by arrangement with SKEE GOODHART for International Holiday on Ice Co: recorded in Lausanne Lighting TOMMY THOMAS Director ERIC NOGUET
Produced for television by DON SAYER
A special Christmas edition featuring No 1 records of the year.
Introduced by Tony Blackburn and Noel Edmonds including Mud, The Tymes, Pilot, Telly Savalas, Bay City Rollers, Tammy Wynette, Windsor Davies and Don Estelle, 10cc, Stylistics, Art Garfunkel, David Essex. with Pan's People.
Windsor Davies and Don
The Queen speaks to the Commonwealth
From the Big Top, a special international gala presentation of the world-famous circus.
Ringmistress Yasmine Smart introduces from Colombia:
The Albarracinis strength and grace above the ring from Great Britain: Mary Chipperfield with her five Bengali tigers
Harlequin and Columbine Elephants presented by YASMINE SMART Jacko Fossett and Little Billy fun with the clowns from Germany: The Liswoys daredevil Cossack riding from Italy:
The Bruksons low wire comedy and precision The Di Lellos music and clowning from America:
The Flying Terrels thrills on the trapeze from Poland:
The Okowinskys acrobatics with laughter The Wozniaks spins and somersaults from the springboard
Commentator RAY MOORE
Circus produced by RONNIE . DAVID andBILLY SMART Musical director KEN GRIFFIN Designer DON TAYLOR
Television presentation IAN SMITH
A feature film starring Judy Garland with Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley
The unforgettable Judy sings "Somewhere over the Rainbow"; we follow the yellow brick road on our journey to see the Wizard and on the way meet The Scarecrow, The Tin Man and The Cowardly Lion - all elements in one of the most magical movies of them all, being screened today on British TV for the first time.
(Colour, with black and white sequences) Films: pages 16-17
The Wicked Witch of the West:
Kenneth Kendall ; Weatherman
Bruce Forsyth with Anthea Redfern
A bumper Christmas edition with family couples from all over the country joining Bruce and Anthea and surprise guests for an hour of festive fun for all the family.
Orchestra directed by RONNIE HAZLEHURST
Programme associate TONY HAWES Design JAMES HATCHARD Director ALAN BOYD
Producer JAMES MOIR
Written by Raymond Allen
starring Michael Crawford as Frank with Michelle Dotrice as Betty, Peter Jeffrey as Hayes, George Sewell as Wheeler, Campbell Singer as Finney and David Jacobs.
(Michael Crawford and George Sewell are appearing in "Billy" at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London)
TV sound man:
A star-studded holiday special starring Eric morecambe and Ernie Wise
Written by EDDIE BRABEN with special guests Diana Rigg, Des O'Connor, Gordon Jackson, Diane Solomon, Robin Day, Brenda Arnau PAN'S PEOPLE with ANN HAMILTON , ARTHUR TOLCHER
Choreography by FLICK COLBY
Musical arrangements and orchestra directed by PETER KNIGHT Designer VIC MEREDITH Producer ERNEST MAXIN
The world television premiere of the famous feature film starring Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Katharine Ross with Strother Martin, Jeff Corey, Henry Jones
You never met a pair like Butch and the Kid! The two most affable amiable outlaws in Western history are the subject of the most exuberant, exciting and engaging of all western movies - the story of Robert LeRoy Parker and Harry Longbaugh, otherwise known as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
Director GEORGE ROY HILL Films: pages 16-17
George Roy Hill, director of "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid", spent the first few weeks directing the movie on his back. He says:
'I fell and dislocated my spine, so the medics rigged up a stretcher, and I lay broiling under the desert sun giving horizontal directions. Newman and Redford thought it was quite funny - and I encouraged them, because they were total strangers before we began, and I wanted to create a kind of spontaneous humour. We had a lot of laughs on the set. At one point Paul had to say a line like "Just to think that 50 years ago there was nothing here." In fact. there was nothing there, and each time he said it he just broke up laughing. In the end we just had to give up. In fact, the locations were very important to the movie, and I made two separate trips within six weeks, hunting for good situations. Normally one leaves that sort of thing to a location scout, but on this occasion I literally covered hundreds of miles of Mexico.
The critics roasted the film. If it had been a play, we'd have closed in one night. Thank God for word of mouth and my scriptwriter - he said: " I gave you Shane and you gave me Gunga Din." What we really got was the Laurel and Hardy of Deadwood Gulch.'
The Sundance Kid:
A Christmas edition 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, your Chairman, Leonard Sachs , introduces Vera Lynn
j Windsor Davies and Don Estelle Lyn Kennington
Ray C. Davis
Members of the Players Theatre, London:
DUDLEY STEVENS JACQUIE TOYE
CLIFTON TODD JENNY WREN
NORMAN WARWICK Choreography DOREEN HERMITAGE
Musical director BERNARD HERRMANN Producer BARNEY COLEHAN BBC Manchester
(Lyn Kennington is appearing at the Victoria Palace, London)
with Kenneth Kendall; Weather
Born in South-East London in 1903, Bob Hope moved to the United States four years later and grew up to become one of the legends of show business. Tonight he flies home to celebrate Christmas as Michael Parkinson's special guest.