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: Teddy Edward

: Ring-a-Ding

: The Great Grape Ape Show

Public Grape No 1 and Bailey's Comets in Madagascar Mix-up

: Country Search

The Hill Shepherd: Susan King goes to the Lake District to meet George Wilson , a hill shepherd.


Unknown: Susan King
Unknown: George Wilson
Producer: David Turnbull

: The Zoo

A portrait of an institution by David Attenborough
One hundred and fifty years ago a group of enthusiastic naturalists founded a society in London to ' introduce new and curious examples of the animal kingdom' and keep them in its zoological gardens in Regent's Park. The public soon gave the collection a name. It became The Zoo, the first of its kind in the world.


Unknown: David Attenborough

: Bugs Bunny

: Flash Gordon

Buster Crabbe as Flash Gordon 7: Shattering Doom
In which Flash Gordon faces death by electrocution in King Vultan's furnace-room, and Emperor Ming arrives to demand the return of his daughter, Princess Aura.
. Films: pagei 15-11


Unknown: Buster Crabbe

: Tarzan and the Leopard Woman

A season of films featuring
Johnny Weissmuller as Tarzan Brenda Joyce as Jane Johnny Sheffield as ' Boy
When a series of savage killings takes place in the jungle, Tarzan tracks down the murderous tribe of ' leopard men' responsible.(Black and White)
. Films: page 15-14


Tarzan: Johnny Weissmuller
Jane: Brenda Joyce
Boy: Johnny Sheffield

: Midday News


: Pebble Mill Christmas Special

Bob Langley, Donny MacLeod, David Seymour, Marian Foster and Jan Leeming
invite you to join them and special guests from all over Britain in a 60-minute bumper edition of the live lunch-time family magazine from Birmingham, including among others Acker Bilk, Dick Chipperfield and his lions, Roger de Courcey and Nookie, Peter Seabrook with Pip Tips, and 30 Marching Santa Clauses


Presenter: Bob Langley
Presenter: Donny MacLeod
Presenter: David Seymour
Presenter: Marian Foster
Presenter: Jan Leeming
Guest/musician: Acker Bilk
Guest: Dick Chipperfield
Guest/ventriloquist: Roger de Courcey
Gardening presenter: Peter Seabrook
Editor: Terry Dobson

: Hans Christian Andersen

A film starring Danny Kaye with Farley Granger ,
Jeanmaire Danny Kaye is perfectly cast as the Danish cobbler who entertains the children of his village with his fairy tales.
Director CHARLES VIDOR. Films: pp 15-16


Unknown: Danny Kaye
Unknown: Farley Granger
Unknown: Jeanmaire Danny Kaye
Director: Charles Vidor.
Hans Christian Andersen: Danny Kaye
Niels: Farley Granger
Doro: Jeanmaire
Peter: Joey Walsh
Otto: Philip Tonge
The Hussar: Erik Bruhn
The Prince in The Little Mermaid ballet: Roland Petit

: Babar Comes to America

Babar, King of the Elephants, and his Queen, Celeste, go sightseeing in New York.


Told By: Peter Ustinov

: The All Star Record Breakers

Introduced by Roy Castle , with Toni Arthur , Keith Chegwin
John Craven , Bernard Cribbins Maggie Henderson , Jan Hunt Lesley Judd , Pat Keysell
Susan King , Johnny Morris John Noakes , Peter Purves Julie Stevens , David Wood and Norris McWhirter
Musical director JOHNNY PEARSON Choreographer SALLY GILPIN Studio lighting GEOFF SHAW Studio sound ADRIAN STOCKS Designer KEN STARKEY Producer ALAN RUSSELL


Introduced By: Roy Castle
Unknown: Toni Arthur
Unknown: Keith Chegwin
Unknown: John Craven
Unknown: Bernard Cribbins
Unknown: Maggie Henderson
Unknown: Jan Hunt
Unknown: Lesley Judd
Unknown: Pat Keysell
Unknown: Susan King
Unknown: Johnny Morris
Unknown: John Noakes
Unknown: Peter Purves
Unknown: Julie Stevens
Unknown: David Wood
Unknown: Norris McWhirter
Unknown: Larry Ashmore
Unknown: Johnny Coleman
Unknown: Johnny Pearson
Unknown: Derek Warne
Director: Johnny Pearson
Director: Choreographer Sally Gilpin
Designer: Ken Starkey
Producer: Alan Russell

: Evening News

with Peter Woods ; Weatherman


Unknown: Peter Woods

: London and South East only: The Tom and Jerry Show

AH other English Regions: Regional News

: Jim'll Fix It

A Christmas Special
Dear Jimmy Savlle , OBE ' Please may we ... meet John Inman ? be a pantomime horse? meet Rod Hull and Emu? have a White Christmas in the Arctic Circle? '
JIMMY SAVILE makes these and other dreams come true.


Unknown: Jimmy Savlle
Unknown: John Inman
Unknown: Rod Hull
Unknown: John Dixon
Designer: Paul Munting
Director: David G. Hillier
Producer: Roger Ordish

: Walt Disney's Million Dollar Duck

starring Sandy Duncan , Dean Jones Joe Flynn , Tony Roberts
Charley, the dumbest duck in Professor Albert Dooley 's animal research laboratory, eats some rather unusual apple sauce made by Albert's wife Katie and is then accidentally exposed to radiation. When Charley starts laying solid gold eggs, life gets a little complicated for Albert and his family - to put it mildly!
Director VINCENT MCEVEETY Films: pages 15-16


Unknown: Sandy Duncan
Unknown: Dean Jones
Unknown: Joe Flynn
Unknown: Tony Roberts
Unknown: Albert Dooley
Director: Vincent McEveety
Prof Albert Dooley: Dean Jones
Katie Dooley: Sandy Duncan
Finley Hooper: Joe Flynn
Fred Hines: Tony Roberts
Rutledge: James Gregory
Jimmy Dooley: Lee Harcourt Montgomery
Dr Gottlieb: Jack Kruschen
Eunice Hooper: Virginia Vincent
Arvin Wadlow: Jack Bender
Orlo Wadlow: Billy Bowles
Frisby: Sammy Jackson
Mr Purdham: Arthur Hunnicutt
Bank manager: Frank Wilcox
Bank teller: Bryan O'Byrne
Mr Forbes: Ted Jordan
Mr Smith: Neil Russell
Mr Beekert: Pete Renoudet

: Are You Being Served?: The Father Christmas Affair

by Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft
A substantial bonus is to be given to the successful candidate for the post of Grace Brothers' Father Christmas: featuring Mollie Sugden as Mrs Slocombe, Trevor Bannister as Mr Lucas, Frank Thornton as Captain Peacock, John Inman as Mr Humphries, Wendy Richard as Miss Brahms, Arthur Brough as Mr Grainger, Nicholas Smith as Mr Rumbold, Harold Bennett as Young Mr Grace and Arthur English as Mr Harman.


Writer: Jeremy Lloyd
Writer: David Croft
Dance staged by: Michele Hardy
Lighting: Eric Monk
Sound: Tony Philpot
Designer: Christine Ruscoe
Director: Ray Butt
Producer: David Croft
Mrs Slocombe: Mollie Sugden
Mr Lucas: Trevor Bannister
Captain Peacock: Frank Thornton
Mr Humphries: John Inman
Miss Brahms: Wendy Richard
Mr Grainger: Arthur Brough
Mr Rumbold: Nicholas Smith
Young Mr Grace: Harold Bennett
Mr Harman: Arthur English
The plastic umbrella: Jeanne Mockford
The cook: Doremy Vernon
Miss Bakewell: Penny Irving
The boy: Donald Waugh

: Porridge: The Desperate Hours

by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais starring Ronnie Barker
featuring Brian Wilde, Fulton Mackay
with Richard Beckinsale and Dudley Sutton
also Sam Kelly, Tony Osoba, Ken Wynne, Michael Redfern, Michael Barrington, Jane Wenham


Writer: Dick Clement
Writer: Ian La Frenais
Sound: Anthony Philpot
Lighting: Sam Barclay
Design: Tim Gleeson
Producer: Sydney Lotterby
Fletcher: Ronnie Barker
Barrowclough: Brian Wilde
Mackay: Fulton MacKay
Godber: Richard Beckinsale
Urwin: Dudley Sutton
Warren: Sam Kelly
McLaren: Tony Osoba
Keegan: Ken Wynne
Tulip: Michael Redfern
Governor: Michael Barrington
Secretary: Jane Wenham

Blog posts that mention this programme:

The Christmas Sunday Post: Festive Episodes 25 December 2016
The Sunday Post: Porridge 22 May 2016

: Kojak

A special feature film starring Telly Savalas with Geraldine Page A Shield for Murder

: Mastermind

with Magnus Magnusson The Final
NICHOLAS SPRUYTENBURG , teacher Life and times of Edward II
ROGER PRITCHARD , civil servant Life of the Duke of Wellington AMANDA HILL, postal officer
Descendants of Queen Victoria Best runner-up


Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: Nicholas Spruytenburg
Unknown: Roger Pritchard
Director: Peter Massey
Producer: Bill Wright

: Late News

with Peter Woods
Christmas Weather KEITH BEST


Unknown: Peter Woods

: Andre Previn's Christmas Music Night

Janet Baker and André Previn in a special Christmas edition of television's popular music programme, including Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, a concert aria by Haydn, and a traditional carol. JANET BAKER with the London Symphony Orchestra leader JOHN BROWN conducted by ANDRÉ PREVIN


Presenter: André Previn
Guest: Janet Baker
Orchestra Leader: John Brown
Lighting: Peter Wesson
Sound: Alan Edmonds
Designer: Anna Ridley
Director: Ron Isted
Producer: John Culshaw

: Christmas Midnight Communion

Burnley Parish Church, Lancashire Celebrant
Preacher RT REV RICHARD WATSON , Bishop of Burnley
Series 2 Holy Communion to a setting in F by Herbert Sumsion
Once in Royal David's City 0 little town of Bethlehem Hark. the herald angels sing
0 come, all ye faithful
Organist and choirmaster JOHN smith Producer LESLIE MITCHELL
Director R. T. BROOKS. BBC Manchester


Unknown: Roger Hale
Unknown: Richard Watson
Unknown: Herbert Sumsion
Choirmaster: John Smith
Producer: Leslie Mitchell
Director: R. T. Brooks.

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