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: Boss Cat

A film cartoon series.

: Hong Kong Phooey

A new series of comedy cartoons

: Holiday Star Trek

The return of Captain Kirk and his crew in earlier adventures Today: The Paradise Syndrome
Oblivious to his duties, Kirk takes unto himself a wife and idles away time in an idyllic community while Spock desperately tries to divert the huge asteroid hurtling on a collision course - and fails!


Captain Kirk: William Shatner
Mr Spock: Leonard Nimoy
Dr McCoy: de Forest Kelley
Scott: James Doohan
Miramanee: Sabrina Scharf
Salish: Rudy Solari

: Let It Be

A feature film starring The Beatles
Described as ' an intimate experience on film ' Let It Be is a filmed record, impromptu and unrehearsed, of the Beatles at work and at play. In what was to be their last appearance together on film, the group, ' the most vital and versatile musical force of a musical generation,' are featured in over 20 of their own numbers and several rock standards.
Director MICHAEL LINDSAY-HOGG Films: pages 16 and 17


Producer: Neil Aspinall
Director: Michael Lindsay-Hogg

: Weather



Unknown: Michael Fish

: Boxing Day Grandstand

Introduced by Frank Bough
Rugby League from Leeds
Leeds v Keighley
The second half of this morning's Derby match.
Commentator EDDIE WARING
Football Focus
BOB WILSON reflects the festive season and brings you latest news of today's big holiday programme.
Five races from two popular holiday meetings.
1.10; 1.40; 2.10*
Kempton Park
1.15 Oakleigh Novices Hurdle (2m)
1.45 William Hill Christmas Hurdle (2m)
2.20 King George VI Steeple -chase (3m)
Britain's top chaser, Bula, takes on Captain Christy, last year's winner in this famous race worth more than £7,000 to the winner.
1.25; 1.55*
1.30 Joe Coral Handicap Chase (2m 5f)
2.0 Joe Coral Golden Hurdle (Qualifier) (H'cap) (21m)
Timetable: 12.15 Rugby League
12.55 Football Focus
1.10 Racing (Kempton)
1.25 Racing (Wineanton)
1.40 Racing (Kempton)
1.55 Racing (Wincanton)
2.10 Racing (Kempton)
* Timings may be changed by events Television presentation:
Rugby League RAY LAKELAND Football Focus TERRY LONG
Racing (Kempton) DENNIS MONGER Racing (Wincanton) BOB DUNCAN
Grandstand producer BRIAN VENNER Editor ALAN HART


Introduced By: Frank Bough
Commentator: Eddie Waring
Unknown: Bob Wilson
Unknown: William Hill
Unknown: George Vi Steeple
Commentators: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentators: Richard Pitman
Commentators: Julian Wilson
Commentators: John Hanmer
Unknown: Ray Lakeland
Unknown: Terry Long
Unknown: Dennis Monger
Unknown: Bob Duncan
Producer: Brian Venner
Editor: Alan Hart

: tom thumb

A feature film starring
Russ Tamblyn , Alan Young Terry-Thomas, Peter Sellers
Jonathan the Woodsman and his wife, Anna, have always prayed for a son, and Anna declares that she would welcome one even if he were no bigger than her thumb. The next night a tiny knock is heard on the cottage door ... from the story by the BROTHERS GRIMM Producer and director GEORGE PAL
Films: pages 16 and 17


Unknown: Russ Tamblyn
Unknown: Alan Young
Unknown: Peter Sellers
Director: George Pal
tom thumb: Russ Tamblyn
Woody: Alan Young
Ivan: Terry-Thomas
Tony: Peter Sellers
Anna: Jessie Matthews
The Forest Queen: June Thorburn
Jonathan: Bernard Miles
The Cobbler: Ian Wallace

: It's a Christmas Knockout

A special festive competition between teams from Great Britain, Belgium, Holland and Italy from the Olympic Ice Rink, Cortina D'Ampezzo , Italy
Great Britain represented by Southport
Belgium by Charleroi
Holland by The Dutch ' All Stars ' Italy by Cortina D'Ampezzo Commentator STUART HALL International referees
Producer BARNEY COLEMAN BBC Manchester


Unknown: Cortina D'Ampezzo
Unknown: Guido Pancaldi
Unknown: Mike Swann

: News

with Richard Whitmore Weather MICHAEL FISH
5.10 Football and Sports Results with FRANK BOUGH


Unknown: Richard Whitmore
Unknown: Weather Michael
Unknown: Frank Bough

: Disney Time

The traditional Christmas look at the world of Walt Disney films, old and new, with a mixture of music, comedy and adventure. Introduced by Bing Crosby
Films include: Jungle Book
Lady and the Tramp
The Apple Dumpling Gang
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Donald's Snow Fight Melody Time
Return of the Big Cat
One of Our Dinosaurs is Missing
Presented by RICHARD EVANS


Introduced By: Bing Crosby
Presented By: Richard Evans

: Dad's Army: My Brother and I

by Jimmy Perry and David Croft
starring Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier and Clive Dunn
featuring John Laurie as Pte Frazer, Arnold Ridley as Pte Godfrey, Ian Lavender as Pte Pike, Bill Pertwee as Chief Warden Hodges
Captain Mainwaring gives a sherry party for local dignitaries. Unfortunately, an unwelcome guest turns up...


Writer: Jimmy Perry
Writer: David Croft
Design: Robert Berk
Producer: David Croft
Captain Mainwaring: Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Wilson: John Le Mesurier
Lance Corporal: Clive Dunn
Pte Frazer: John Laurie
Pte Godfrey: Arnold Ridley
Pte Pike: Ian Lavender
Chief Warden Hodges: Bill Pertwee
Vicar: Frank Williams
Verger: Edward Sinclair
General: Arnold Diamond
Chambermaid: Penny Irving
Private Sponge: Colin Bean

: The Railway Children

A feature film starring
Dinah Sheridan , Jenny Agutter Bernard Cribbins
'They were not railway children to begin with ... they were just ordinary surburban children, and they lived with their Father and Mother in an ordinary redbrickfronted villa ... '
Based on the novel by E. NESBIT Director LIONEL JEFFRIES Films: pages 16 and 17


Unknown: Dinah Sheridan
Unknown: Jenny Agutter
Unknown: Bernard Cribbins
Novel By: E. Nesbit
Director: Lionel Jeffries
Mother: Dinah Sheridan
Perks: Bernard Cribbins
Old Gentleman: William Mervyn
Father: Iain Cuthbertson
Bobbie: Jenny Agutter
Phyllis: Sally Thomsett
Doctor: Peter Bromilow
Ruth: Ann Lancaster
Peter: Gary Warren
Russian: Gordon Whiting
Aunt Emma: Beatrix MacKey
Mrs Perks: Deddie Davies
Bandmaster: David Lodge
Jim: Christopher Witty

: The Mike Yarwood Christmas Show

Mike Yarwood
Musical director ALAN BRADEN Vocal backing THE LADYBIRDS
Assistant producer ALAN BOYD Producer JOHN AMMONDS
(Mike Yarwood is appearing at the Victoria Palace, London; Lulu is in ' Peter Pan ' at the London Palladium)


Unknown: Mike Yarwood
Written By: Eric Davidson
Unknown: Margaret John
Unknown: Royce Mills
Unknown: Jacqueline Stanbury
Director: Alan Braden
Unknown: Maggie Weston
Designer: Bryan Ellis
Producer: Alan Boyd
Producer: John Ammonds
Producer: Mike Yarwood
Unknown: Peter Pan

: The Lion in Winter

A feature film starring Katharine Hepburn, Peter O'Toole with Jane Merrow, John Castle,
Anthony Hopkins, Nigel Terry, Timothy Dalton, Nigel Stock
It is Christmas 1183, and Henry II, King of England and half of France, has brought his family together at his Chinon castle for the purpose of nominating his successor. Among those present is Henry's wife, Eleanor of Aquitaine, who has been imprisoned for a decade in Salisbury Tower to stop her meddling in affairs of state. The embittered and vengeful Queen is bent on thwarting Henry's plans.
Screenplay by JAMES GOLDMAN based on his own play
Films: pages 16 and 17


Screenplay/Play: James Goldman
Director: Anthony Harvey
King Henry II: Peter O'Toole
Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine: Katharine Hepburn
Princess Alais: Jane Merrow
Prince Geoffrey: John Castle
Prince Richard: Anthony Hopkins
Prince John: Nigel Terry
King Philip of France: Timothy Dalton
William Marshall: Nigel Stock
Bishop of Durham,: O.Z. Whitehead
Queen Eleanor's Guard: Kenneth Ives

: News

with Richard Whitmore Weather MICHAEL FISH


Unknown: Richard Whitmore
Unknown: Weather Michael

: The Diane Solomon Show

Diane Solomon with special guests
Johnny Nash George Melly and the Pontypridd Male Choir Musical director ED WELCH Vocal backing CLARE TORRY LAURA LEE , JILL MACKINTOSH
Designer JOHN BONE Director colin ROSE
Producer JOHN KING. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Diane Solomon
Unknown: Johnny Nash
Unknown: George Melly
Director: Ed Welch
Unknown: Clare Torry
Unknown: Laura Lee
Unknown: Jill MacKintosh
Designer: John Bone
Director: Colin Rose
Producer: John King.

: Weatherman

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