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: Watch: The Nativity

Contributors

Presenter: James Earl Adair
Presenter: Louise Hall-Taylor
Producer: Tom Stanier

: Mr Benn

A See-Saw programme

Contributors

Storyteller: Ray Brooks.

: Pink Panther Show

A Pink Christmas

: Morning Worship

Worship for Christmas morning is Family Mass from the Cathedral Church of St Peter and Paul, Clifton, celebrated by the Bishop of Clifton, THE RT REV MERVYN ALEXANDER. Families from all over Bristol will gather in this modern cathedral to make their Christmas communion, sing their favourite carols and share in the joy of this day.
Introduced by CANON PETER FIRTH
O come, an ye faithful (Adeste fideles); Hodie Christus natus est (Poulenc); Gloria (Philip Duffy ); Gospel acclamation and eucharistic liturgy (Christopher Walker ); Away in a manger (Cradle Song); A spotless rose (Howells); It came upon the midnight clear (Noel); Agnus Dei (Tamblyn); Wexford Carol (arr John Rutter ); O little town of Bethlehem (Forest Green); Unto us is born a son (Puer nobis)
Director of music CHRISTOPHER WALKER Organist DIANA HUGHES Sound BRIAN STRUGNELL Lighting JOHN BORLEY
Director CHRISTOPHER MANN
Producer PETER FIRTH. BBC Bristol

Contributors

Unknown: Mervyn Alexander.
Introduced By: Canon Peter Firth
Unknown: Philip Duffy
Unknown: Christopher Walker
Unknown: John Rutter
Organist: Christopher Walker
Organist: Diana Hughes
Unknown: Brian Strugnell
Unknown: John Borley
Director: Christopher Mann
Producer: Peter Firth.

: Weather

Contributors

Weatherman: Jim Bacon

: The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm

The feature film starring Laurence Harvey, Claire Bloom, Karl Boehm. Once upon a time in Bavaria, there lived two brothers, Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm. They were supposed to be at work on a very boring biography, but they spent their time writing fairy stories,
Screenplay by DAVID P. HARMON. CHARLES BEAUMONT, WILLIAM ROBERTS, based on Die Britder Grimm by DR HERMANN GERSTNER Produced by GEORGE PAL
Directed by HENRY LEVIN. Films: page 116

Contributors

Unknown: Laurence Harvey
Unknown: Claire Bloom
Unknown: Karl Boehm
Unknown: Jacob Grimm.
Unknown: David P. Harmon.
Unknown: Charles Beaumont
Unknown: William Roberts
Unknown: Dr Hermann Gerstner
Produced By: George Pal
Directed By: Henry Levin.
Wilhelm Grimm: Laurence Harvey
Jacob Grimm: Karl Boehm
Dorothea Grimm: Claire Bloom
Stossel: Walter Slezak
Greta Heinrich: Barbara Eden
Duke: Oscar Homolka
Rumpelstiltskin: Arnold Stang
Princess: Yvette Mimieux
Woodsman: Russ Tamblyn
King: Jim Backus
Gypsy: Beulah Bondi
Cobbler: Laurence Harvey
Ludwig: Terry-Thomas
Hans: Buddy Hackett

: Carols from Warwick Castle

Douglas Fairbanks Jr introduces music for Christmas from this fine medieval setting. With Vince Hill , Iris Williams
THE CHOIR OF ST MARY'S CHURCH, WARWICK. Organist and choirmaster ANDREW FLETCHER
Designer IAN FISHER
Director ROY NORTON. Producer ROY RONNIE

Contributors

Introduces: Douglas Fairbanks Jr
Unknown: Vince Hill
Unknown: Iris Williams
Choirmaster: Andrew Fletcher
Designer: Ian Fisher
Director: Roy Norton.
Producer: Roy Ronnie

: Top of the Pops 80

including Abba, Blondie, David Bowie, Pink Floyd, The Police and The Nolans. Peter Powell and Jimmy Savile, OBE, introduce a special edition featuring some of the top records of 1980.

Contributors

Presenter: Peter Powell
Presenter: Jimmy Savile, OBE
Musicians: Top of the Pops Orchestra
Dancers: Legs & Co
Musical Director: Johnny Pearson
Choreography: Flick Colby
Sound: Anthony Philpot
Lighting: John Farr
Designer: Andy Dimond
Executive Producer: Michael Hurll
Producer: Brian Whitehouse

: The Queen

A Christmas Day programme in which The Queen speaks to the Commonwealth
Produced by Richard Cawston (Also on BBC2 at 10.10 pm)
Sub-titles on Ceefax page 170

Contributors

Produced By: Richard Cawston

: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Walt Disney's famous film from Jules Verne's novel, starring Kirk Douglas, James Mason with Paul Lukas and Peter Lorre.
James Mason tells Radio Times:
"This was one of Disney's first live action films. He was a grand creative man, having enormous fun with all his models. The great squid scene was done twice because he claimed he could see the wires supporting the tentacles."
A terrifying monster is attacking ships in the Pacific and when marine scientist Professor Arronax sets out to investigate, he finds he has embarked on an adventure beyond his wildest dreams. Captured with his assistant and harpooner Ned Land by the fanatical Captain Nemo, Arronax discovers a fantastic underwater world - complete with real monsters.
(First showing on British television) Films: page 116

Contributors

Author: Jules Verne
Screenlay by: Earl Felton
Directed by: Richard Fleischer
Ned Land: Kirk Douglas
Captain Nemo: James Mason
Professor Arronax: Paul Lukas
Conseil: Peter Lorre
Mate on Nautilus: Robert J Wilkes
John Howard: Carleton Young
Captain Farragut: Ted de Corsia

: The Paul Daniels Magic Christmas Show

Join Paul Daniels as he conjures up a host of seasonal surprises and introduces his special guests with their remarkable skills. from Broadway: America's foremost magician Harry Blackstone from Paris: the dazzling puppets of Compagnie Philippe Genty from Hollywood: the'quick-change talents of Michael McGiveney from Japan: the ballerina on the golden bicycle Lilly Yokoi
Music KEN JONES
Programme associate ALl BONGO Videotape editor JOHN SILLITTO Sound KEITH GCNN
Lighting ERIC WALLIS
Designer GRAEME STORY Director JOHN HUGHES
Produced by JOHN FISHER

Contributors

Unknown: Paul Daniels
Unknown: Philippe Genty
Unknown: Michael McGiveney
Editor: John Sillitto
Unknown: Eric Wallis
Designer: Graeme Story
Director: John Hughes
Produced By: John Fisher

: Evening News

with Angela Rippon

Contributors

Newsreader: Angela Rippon

: Larry Grayson's Generation Game

Join Larry Grayson and Isla St Clair for this special Christmas edition with surprise guests and seasonal games for the contestants and the family to play at home.
Orchestra conducted by RONNIE HAZLEHURST.
Programme associate TONY HAWES.
Designer JOHN ANDERSON. Director KEITH STEWART
Producer MARCUS PLANTIN.

Contributors

Presenter: Larry Grayson
Presenter: Isla St Clair
Conductor: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Programme Associate: Tony Hawes
Designer: John Anderson
Director: Keith Stewart
Producer: Marcus Plantin

: Dallas

starring
Trouble at Ewing 23
Theme music on record (RESL 87), from record shops

Contributors

Miss Ellie: Barbara Bel Geddes
Jock: Jim Davis
J R: Larry Hagman
Sue Ellen: Linda Gray
Bobby: Patrick Duffy
Pamela: Victoria Principal
Lucy: Charlene Tilton
Cliff Barnes: Ken Kercheval
Ray Krebbs: Steve Kanaly
Mitch Cooper: Leigh McCloskey

: The Mike Yarwood Christmas Show

Mike Yarwood and his special guest
Engelbert Humperdinck
Written by ERIC DAVIDSON
ANDY HAMILTON , DAVID RENWICK Musical director ALAN BRADEN Make-up SYLVIA THORNTON Designer VIC MEREDITH
Directed by STANLEY APPEL Produced by JAMES MOIR

Contributors

Mike: Yarwood
Written By: Eric Davidson
Written By: Andy Hamilton
Written By: David Renwick
Director: Alan Braden
Directed By: Stanley Appel
Produced By: James Moir

: Airport 1975

The powerful sequel to Airport, inspired by Arthur Hailey's best-selling novel, starring the heart-pounding drama of a gallery of passengers sealed helplessly within a giant Boeing 747 after a mid-air collision. The senior pilot severely injured and the rest of the flight crew killed, it is left to the chief stewardess to try to keep the plane in the air.
Screenplay by DON INGALLS Produced by WILLIAM FRYE
Directed by JACK SMIGHT. Films: page 116 (First showing on British television)

Contributors

Unknown: Arthur Hailey
Play By: Don Ingalls
Produced By: William Frye
Directed By: Jack Smight.
Alan Murdock: Charlton Heston
Nancy Prior: Karen Black
Joseph Patroni: George Kennedy
herself: Gloria Swanson
Sister Ruth: Helen Reddy
Capt Stacy: Efrem Zimbalist Jr
Mrs Patroni: Susan Clark
Barney: Sid Caesar
Janice Abbott: Linda Blair
Scott Freeman: Dana Andrews
John Urias: Roy Thinnes
Mrs Abbott: Nancy Olson
Major Alexander: Ed Nelson
Mrs Devaney: Myrna Loy
Winnie Griffith: Augusta Summerland

: Main News

with Angela Rippon
Holiday Weather JIM BACON

Contributors

Unknown: Angela Rippon

: Parkinson at Christmas

Join Michael Parkinson for a special programme featuring conversation and entertainment from his star guests.
Music HARRY STONEHAM
Programme associate CHRIS GREENWOOD Assistant producers GRAHAM LINDSAY GILL STRIBLING-WRIGHT
Director BRUCE MILLIARD Producer JOHN FISHER

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Parkinson
Unknown: Chris Greenwood
Producers: Graham Lindsay
Director: Bruce Milliard
Producer: John Fisher

: Christmas Comedy Classic: Fawlty Towers

by JOHN CLEESE and CONNIE BOOTH starring John Cleese
Prunella Scales , Andrew Sachs and Connie Booth
When Basil hires a new chef he tries to turn ' Fawlty Towers ' into a gourmet's paradise.
Music by DENNIS WILSON Designer PETER KINDRED
Producer JOHN HOWARD DAVIES

Contributors

Unknown: John Cleese
Unknown: Connie Booth
Unknown: John Cleese
Unknown: Prunella Scales
Unknown: Andrew Sachs
Unknown: Connie Booth
Music By: Dennis Wilson
Designer: Peter Kindred
Producer: John Howard Davies
Basil Fawlty: John Cleese
Manuel: Andrew Sachs
Sybil Fawlty: Prunella Scales
Polly: Connie Booth
Kurt: Steve Plytas
André: André Maranne
Major Gowen: Ballard Berkeley
Mr Heath: Jeffrey Segal
Mrs Heath: Elizabeth Benson
Master Heath: Tony Page
Miss Gatsby: Renée Roberts
Miss Tibbs: Gilly Flower
Colonel Hall: Allan Cuthbertson
Mrs Hall: Ann Way
Mr Twitchen: Richard Caldicot
Mrs Twitchen: Betty Huntley-Wright

: Weatherman









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