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: Charlie Brown's Christmas

Charlie is depressed by the modern Christmas spirit - even Snoopy has gone commercial!

: Charlie Brown's Christmas

Charlie Brown is depressed by the modem spirit of Christmas - even Snoopy has gone commercial! 'What you need is involvement' advises Lucy for five cents. So Charlie Brown is asked to direct the Christmas play ...

Contributors

Unknown: Charlie Brown
Unknown: Charlie Brown

: The Wombles

by ELISABETH BERESFORD
Told by BERNARD CRIBBINS
Animated and directed by IVOR WOOD

Contributors

Unknown: Elisabeth Beresford
Told By: Bernard Cribbins
Directed By: Ivor Wood

: The Wombles

by ELISABETH BERESFORD

Contributors

Unknown: Elisabeth Beresford

: Jackanory

with Cheryl Campbell The Snow Queen by HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN The Sixth and Seventh stories
Illustrations by ANNABEL SPENCELEY Producer ANGELA BEECHING
Adapted and directed by DAVID BELL

Contributors

Unknown: Cheryl Campbell
Unknown: Hans Christian Andersen
Illustrations By: Annabel Spenceley
Producer: Angela Beeching
Directed By: David Bell

: Jackanory

with Cheryl Campbell The Snow Queen
The Sixth and Seventh stories

Contributors

Unknown: Cheryl Campbell

: Why Don't You....?

Your ideas, games and activities presented by the children of the Bristol Why Don't You gang.
Producer HILARY MURPHY
Executive producer MOLLY cox
(Please send your ideas to: Why Don't You....[address removed]; but if you want a reply please enclose a stamped addressed envelope)

Contributors

Producer: Hilary Murphy

: Why Don't You....?

Your ideas, games and activities presented by the children of the Bristol Why Don't You gang.

: Battle of the Planets

A cartoon series of science-fiction adventure stories. Island of Fear

: Battle of the Planets

A science-fiction cartoon series Island of Fear
The villainous Zoltar comes down from Planet Spectra to make a daring and dastardly attack on Centre-Neptune itself.

: Play Chess!

With BILL HARTSTON
Chess puzzles, an introduction to some of the greatest players in chess history, and a brand new Girls v Boys Challenge Match.
Designer joiin BONE
Producer JILL DAWSON
The Master Game Book 2, £3.95 from booksellers

Contributors

Producer: Jill Dawson

: Play Chess

With BILL HARTSTON

: Tarzan and the Leopard Woman

continues the season of films featuring Edgar Rice Burroughs ' legendary jungle hero. Starring Johnny Welssmuller Johnny Sheffield
When a series of savage killings take place in the jungle, Tarzan tracks down the murderous tribe of ' leopard men' responsible. Leading the cult is its deadly high priestess, Lea, the Leopard Woman.
Story and screenplay by CARROLL YOUNG
Produced by SOL LESSER
Directed by KURT NEUMANM
Films: page 7

Contributors

Unknown: Edgar Rice Burroughs
Unknown: Johnny Welssmuller
Unknown: Johnny Sheffield
Produced By: Sol Lesser
Directed By: Kurt Neumanm
Tarzan: Johnny Weissmuller
Jane: Brenda Joyce
Boy: Johnny Sheffield
Lazar: Edgar Barrier
Kimba: Tommy Cook
Commissioner: Dennis Hoey
MongO: Anthony Caruso
Corporal: George J Lewis

: Tarzan and the Leopard Woman

continues the season of films featuring Edgar Rice Burroughs' legendary jungle hero. Starring Johnny Weissmuller, Johnny Sheffield.
When a series of savage killings takes place in the jungle, Tazan tracks down the murderous tribe of 'leopard men' responsible. Leading the cult is its deadly high priestess, Lea, the leopard woman.
Films: page 15

Contributors

Unknown: Edgar Rice Burroughs
Unknown: Johnny Weissmuller
Unknown: Johnny Sheffield

: Edgar Kennedy

in Rough on Rents
An RKO film

: Edgar Kennedy

in Rough on Rents
To pay off his gambling debts, Edgar rents out the apartment while wife and mother-in-law are away ...
An RKO film

: News After Noon

with Jan Leeming
Weather MICHAEL FISH

Contributors

Unknown: Jan Leeming
Unknown: Weather Michael

: News After Noon

with Jan Leeming
Weather MICHAEL FISH

Contributors

Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Regional News

(London and SE: Financial Report, and News Headlines with subtitles)

: Regional News

(London and SE only: Financial Report, and News Headlines with subtitles)

: Pigeon Street

A See-Saw programme
Springtime for Hugo

: Pigeon Street

A See-Saw programme

: The Fall of the Roman Empire

The feature film starring
Sophia Loren , Stephen Boyd Alec Guinness , James Mason
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus , philosopher-emperor of Rome, summons his governors to announce the succession to the throne. Pestilence is ravaging the imperial city, barbarians are at the gate and the rivalries of prospective heirs threaten to destroy the empire.
Directed by ANTHONY MANN. Films: page 15

Contributors

Unknown: Sophia Loren
Unknown: Stephen Boyd
Unknown: Alec Guinness
Unknown: James Mason
Unknown: Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
Directed By: Anthony Mann.
Lucilla: Sophia Loren
Livius: Stephen Boyd
Timonides: James Mason
Commodus: Christopher Plummer
Marcus Aurelius: Alec Guinness
Verulus: Anthony Quayle
Ballomar: John Ireland
Cleander: Mel Ferrer
Sohamus: Omar Sharif
Julianus: Eric Porter
Niger: Douglas Wilmer
Claudius: Peter Damon
Polybius: Andrew Keir
Victorinus: George Murcell
Helva: Lena von Martens
Tauna: Gabriella Licudi
Virgilianus: Norman Wooland
Lentulus: Rafael Luis Calvo
Marcelius: Virgilio Texera
Cornelius: Michael Gwynn
Caecina: Finlay Currie
Marius: Guy Rolfe

: The Fall of the Roman Empire

The feature film starring
Sophia Loren , Stephen Boyd Alec Guinness , James Mason
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus , philosopher-emperor of Rome, summons his governors to announce the succession to the throne. But pestilence is ravaging the imperial city, the barbarians are at the gate and the vicious rivalries of the prospective heirs threaten to destroy the empire. This gripping Hollywood epic, with spectacular sets and a superb cast, charts the events leading up to the crumbling of the mighty Roman Empire.
Screenplay by BEN BARZMAN
BASILIO FRANCHINA and PHILIP YORDAN Produced by SAMUEL BRONSTON
Directed by ANTHONY MANN. Films: page 7
3.53 Regional News (exc London)

Contributors

Unknown: Sophia Loren
Unknown: Stephen Boyd
Unknown: Alec Guinness
Unknown: James Mason
Unknown: Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
Unknown: Ben Barzman
Unknown: Basilio Franchina
Unknown: Philip Yordan
Produced By: Samuel Bronston
Directed By: Anthony Mann.
Lucilla: Sophia Loren
Livius: Stephen Boyd
Timonides: James Mason
CommodUS: Christopher Plummer
Marcus Aurelius: Alec Guinness
Verulus: Anthony Quayle
Ballomar: John Ireland
Cleander: Mel Ferrer
Sohamus: Omar Sharif
Julianus: Eric Porter
Niger: Douglas Wilmer
Claudius: Peter Damon
Polyblus: Andrew Keir
Victorious: George Murcell
Helva LENA: Von Martens
Tauna: Gabriella Licudi

: Play School

Story: The Friendly Beasts
An old English Christmas carol
Illustrations by Tomie de Paola
Presenters Elizabeth Millbank, Johnny Ball

Contributors

Presenter: Elizabeth Millbank
Presenter: Johnny Ball
Illustrations: Tomie de Paola

: Play School

: Mighty Mouse: Feudin' Hillbillies

A cartoon series
Tapping feet and the sound of music bring Mighty Mouse to Old Kentucky. (Repeat)

: Mighty Mouse

Feudin' Hillbillies

: Jackanory

with Jeremy Irons
Paul Gallico Stories
The Small Miracle: part 2 Pictures by SUSAN broadley
Designer ANDREW HOWE DAVIES Producer ANGELA BEECHING Director nel ROMANO

Contributors

Unknown: Jeremy Irons
Unknown: Paul Galltco
Unknown: Susan Broadley
Designer: Andrew Howe Davies

: Jackanory

with Jeremy Irons
Paul Gallico Stories
The Small Miracle: part 2

Contributors

Unknown: Jeremy Irons
Unknown: Paul Gallico

: Hong Kong Phooey

The Incredible Mr Shrink

: Hong Kong Phooey

The Incredible Mr Shrink
A comedy cartoon series starring super hero Hong Kong Phooey and his very necessary assistant Spot, the cat.

Contributors

Unknown: Mr Shrink

: Crackerjack

Introduced by Stu Francis with special guest star Keith Harris also featuring Shakatak The Rockolas with Mike Read Los Martinos
Leigh Miles and Julie Dorne Brown
STU FRANCIS introduces a star-packed special Christmas edition of Crackerjack. There are also three exciting heats of the quiz game Take a Letter when the finalists are assisted by Larry Grayson and Su Polard.
So - 'Get your voices ready, come on, let's hear you shout, it's Christmas Crackerjack!'
Script by GEORGE MARTIN, MIKE RADFORD Musical director NIGEL HESS Sound MIKE GILES
Lighting BRIAN CLEMETT
Designer GRAEME THOMSON Director JOHN BISHOP Producer PAUL CIANI

Contributors

Introduced By: Stu Francis
Unknown: Keith Harris
Unknown: Julie Dome Brown
Introduces: Stu Francis
Assisted By: Larry Grayson
Assisted By: Su Polard.
Script By: George Martin.
Script By: Mike Radford
Director: Nigel Hess
Unknown: Mike Giles
Unknown: Brian Clemett
Designer: Graeme Thomson
Director: John Bishop
Producer: Paul Ciani

: Crackerjack

Introduced by Stu Francis Special guest Keith Harris also featuring
The Rockolas with Mike Read Shakatak, Los Martinos
Leigh Miles and Julie Dome Brown STU FRANCIS introduces a star-packed special Christmas edition of Crackerjack. With three heats of Take a Letter, finalists assisted by Larry Grayson and Su Pollard.

Contributors

Introduced By: Stu Francis
Unknown: Keith Harris
Unknown: Mike Read
Unknown: Julie Dome Brown
Introduces: Stu Francis
Assisted By: Larry Grayson
Assisted By: Su Pollard.

: Paddington

Christmas

: Paddington

Christmas by MICHAEL BOND
Narrated by MICHAEL HORDERN
Music by HERBERT CIIAPPELL
Animated and directed by IVOR WOOD

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Hordern
Music By: Herbert Ciiappell
Directed By: Ivor Wood

: Evening News

with Jan Leeming ; Weatherman

Contributors

Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Evening News

with Jan Leeming ; Weatherman

Contributors

Unknown: Jan Leeming

: London

London and South East only: Tom and Jerry in The Night Before Christmas All other English Regions: Regional News

: The Kids International Show

This talented group of children from all nations entertains you with great songs for all the family. With special guest Charlie Smithers
ALYN AINSWORTH AND HIS ORCHESTRA
Orchestral and vocal arrangements IVOR RAYMONDE
Musical associate BARRY FRANCIS Costume designer PRUE HANDLEY Sound LEN SHOREY
Lighting BILL MILLAR Designer
JOHN ANDERSON
Produced and directed by ERNEST MAXIN

Contributors

Unknown: Barry Francis
Unknown: Bill Millar
Unknown: John Anderson
Directed By: Ernest Maxin

: The Kids International Show

Children from all nations entertain with songs for the family special guest Charlie Smithers
ALYN AINSWORTH AND HIS ORCHESTRA
Designer JOHN ANDERSON
Produced and directed by ERNEST MAXIN

Contributors

Unknown: Charlie Smithers
Unknown: Alyn Ainsworth
Designer: John Anderson
Directed By: Ernest Maxin

: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

WALT DISNEY'S famous film from JULES VERNE 'S novel starring Kirk Douglas , James Mason with Paul Lukas , Peter Lorre
1868: 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.
Screenplay by EARL FELTON
Director RICHARD FLEISCHER. Films: p 7

Contributors

Unknown: Jules Verne
Unknown: Kirk Douglas
Unknown: James Mason
Unknown: Paul Lukas
Unknown: Peter Lorre
Play By: Earl Felton
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

: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

WALT DISNEY'S famous film from JULES VERNE 's novel, starring Kirk Douglas , James Mason with Paul Lukas , Peter Lorre
1868: 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 monsters.
Directed by RICHARD FLEISCHER. Films : p 15 (A season of Kirk Douglas films on BBC2 begins next Wednesday)

Contributors

Unknown: Jules Verne
Unknown: Kirk Douglas
Unknown: James Mason
Unknown: Paul Lukas
Unknown: Peter Lorre
Harpooner: Ned Land
Directed By: Richard Fleischer.
Unknown: Kirk Douglas
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

: Christmas with Terry and June

by JOHN KANE starring Terry Scott and June Whitfield
Studio lighting BRIAN CLEMETT Studio sound JOHN HOLMES Designer GLORIA CLAYTON
Produced and directed by PETER WHITMORE *Subtitles on Ceefax page 170

Contributors

Unknown: John Kane
Unknown: Terry Scott
Unknown: John Holmes
Designer: Gloria Clayton
Directed By: Peter Whitmore
Terry: Terry Scott
June: June Whitfield
Sir Dennis Hodge: Reginald Marsh
Malcolm: Tim Barrett
Beattie: Rosemary Frankau
Miss Fennel: Joanna Henderson

: Christmas with Terry and June

by JOHN KANE starring Terry Scott and June Whitfield Designer
GLORIA CLAYTON
Produced and directed by PETER WHITMORE * Subtitles on Ceelax page 170

Contributors

Unknown: John Kane
Unknown: Terry Scott
Unknown: Gloria Clayton
Directed By: Peter Whitmore
Sir Dennis Hodge: Reginald Marsh
Malcolm: Tim Barrett
Beattie: Bosemary Frankau
Miss Fennel: Joanna Henderson

: Main News

with Jan Leeming Weekend Weather

Contributors

Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Main News

Jan Leeming ; Weekend Weather

Contributors

Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Oh Yes I Am.... Oh No You're Not!

' Women aren't going to be funny dressed up as women'
(TERRY SCOTT)
' There's something about a real lady taking off lots of knickers that isn't quite right'
(JOHN INMAN )
Ladies from Watford and Brad-ford beware! You are particularly at risk from the forays of marauding comics in search of the pantomime dame - so confess Terry Scott and John Inman
Widow Twankey , Mother Goose , the Ugly Sisters, Dame Trot, continue a tradition which goes back in particular to the Victorian music-hall. In this documentary, filmed at pantomimes throughout the country, you can see Terry Scott and John Inman stripped down to their bloomers; Windsor Davies remove his moustache; Melvyn Hayes and George Lacy (one of the oldest dames in the business) pad their overblown bosoms; Ugly Sisters Simon Barry and Alan Vicars apply balloons for bottoms; Nat Jackley show his frilly knickers and The Rev Reg Ames from Pinner proving skirts are fun.
Giving their verbal support are the late Arthur Askey , Cyril Fletcher and pantomime writer John Morley.
Commentary by Prunella Scales
Lighting cameraman JOHN HOOPER
Film cameraman anthony bragg Film sound ALAN COOPER Assistant producer DENISE SMITH
Film editor PETER HARRIS Producer SANDRA GREGORY

Contributors

Unknown: John Inman
Unknown: Terry Scott
Unknown: John Inman
Unknown: Widow Twankey
Unknown: Mother Goose
Unknown: Terry Scott
Unknown: John Inman
Unknown: Windsor Davies
Unknown: Melvyn Hayes
Unknown: George Lacy
Unknown: Simon Barry
Unknown: Alan Vicars
Unknown: Reg Ames
Unknown: Arthur Askey
Unknown: Cyril Fletcher
Unknown: John Morley.
Commentary By: Prunella Scales
Unknown: John Hooper
Unknown: Alan Cooper
Producer: Denise Smith
Editor: Peter Harris
Producer: Sandra Gregory

: Oh Yes I Am.... Oh No You're Not!

Widow Twankey, Mother Goose , the Ugly Sisters, Dame Trot, continue a tradition which goes back to Victorian music-hall. In this documentary, filmed at pantomimes throughout the country Terry Scott and John Inman are stripped down to their bloomers; Windsor Davies removes his moustache; Melvyn Hayes and George Lacy (one of the oldest dames in the business) pad their overblown bosoms; Ugly Sisters Simon Barry and Alan Vicars apply balloons for bottoms; Nat Jackley shows his frilly knickers; The Rev Reg Ames from Pinner proves skirts are fun.
Giving verbal support are the late Arthur Askey , Cyril Fletcher and pantomime writer John Morley with George Robey , Arthur Lucan Clarkson Rose and Norman Evans Commentary by Prunella Scales
Photography JOHN HOOPER , ANTHONY BRAGG Film sound ALAN COOPER
Assistant producer DENISE SMITH Film editor PETER BARRIS Producer SANDRA GREGORY

Contributors

Unknown: Mother Goose
Unknown: Terry Scott
Unknown: John Inman
Unknown: Windsor Davies
Unknown: Melvyn Hayes
Unknown: George Lacy
Unknown: Simon Barry
Unknown: Alan Vicars
Unknown: Nat Jackley
Unknown: Reg Ames
Unknown: Arthur Askey
Unknown: Cyril Fletcher
Unknown: John Morley
Unknown: George Robey
Unknown: Arthur Lucan
Unknown: Clarkson Rose
Commentary By: Prunella Scales
Commentary By: Photography John Hooper
Commentary By: Anthony Bragg
Unknown: Alan Cooper
Producer: Denise Smith
Editor: Peter Barris
Producer: Sandra Gregory

: Don't Lose Your Head

A Carry On feature film starring Sidney James, Kenneth Williams, Jim Dale, Charles Hawtrey, Peter Butterworth, Joan Sims
A hilarious carry-on is guaranteed when Sir Rodney Ffing and Lord Darcy decide to lend a hand to the noble heads of France during the revolution of 1789. Known only by the sign of the Black Fingernail, the pair effect a number of spectacular rescues-but the malevolent Citizen Camembert, head of the secret police, and his assistant Bidet, are soon on their trail. The elusive Black Fingernail, master of disguise, strikes again and again in this rollicking farce from the Carry On team.
Screenplay by TALBOT ROTHWELL Produced by PETER ROGERS
Directed by GERALD THOMAS. Films.- page 7

Contributors

Unknown: Sidney James
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Jim Dale
Unknown: Charles Ilawtrey
Unknown: Peter Butterworth
Unknown: Joan Sims
Unknown: Sir Rodney Ffing
Play By: Talbot Rothwell
Produced By: Peter Rogers
Directed By: Gerald Thomas.
Sir Rodney Ffing: Sidney James
Citizen Camembert: Kenneth Williams
Lord Darcy: Jim Dale
Duke de Pommfrit: Charles Hawtrey
Desiree Dubarry: Joan Sims
Citizen Bidet: Peter Butterworth
Jacqueline: Dany Robin
Robespierre: Peter Gilmore

: Don't Lose Your Head

A Carry On feature film starring Sidney James , Kenneth Williams
Sir Rodney Fflng and Lord Darcy decide to lend a hand during the French Revolution. Known by the sign of the Black Fingernail, they effect a number of rescues-but Camembert is soon on their trail.
Directed by GERALD THOMAS. Films : p .15

Contributors

Unknown: Sidney James
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Sir Rodney Fflng
Directed By: Gerald Thomas.
Sir Rodney Ffing: Sidney James
Camembert: Kenneth Williams
Lord Darcy: Jim Dale
Duke de Pommfrit: Charles Hawtrey
Desiree Dubarry: Joan Sims
Citizen Bidet: Peter Butterworth
Jacqueline: Dany Robin
Robespierre: Peter Gilmore

: Midnight Mass of the Nativity

from the Church of Our Lady and St Joseph , Hanwell, Middlesex. rhe traditional Christmas liturgy celebrated by the three choirs and congregation of this London parish. Celebrant Fr John Woods Organist MARGARET NORRINGTON Directors of music
MARIE LYNCH , CATRINA BUCHANAN
PATRICIA MALONEY
Hymns: Once in royal David's city; In the bleak midwinter; Hark! the herald-angels sing
Lighting HARRY THOMAS Sound BRIAN STRUGNELL
Television presentation RAYMOND SHORT

Contributors

Unknown: St Joseph
Organist: Fr John Woods
Organist: Margaret Norrington
Unknown: Marie Lynch
Unknown: Catrina Buchanan
Unknown: Patricia Maloney

: Midnight Mass of the Nativity

from the Church of Our Lady and St Joseph , Hanwell, Middlesex.
The traditional Christmas liturgy celebrated by the three choirs and congregation of this London parish. Celebrant Fr John Woods

Contributors

Unknown: St Joseph
Unknown: Fr John Woods








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