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: Play School: It's Christmas Day

We wish you a merry
Christmas,
We wish you a merry
Christmas,
And a happy New Year Presenter Carol Chell Guest Brian Jameson The Nativity Story (traditional)

Contributors

Presenter: Carol Chell
Unknown: Brian Jameson

: Busker's Christmas Story

The second of three episode 'We've come to see the bab
Missus' A Christopher Lillicrap tells┊ how Bert, Sid and Arthur bring a birthday present, and King Herod hears he's got a bit of competition. Script editor NOEL VINCENT Producer ALAN RUSSELL
Executive producer DAvm brown BBC Manchester
(Final episode: tomorrow at 9.0 am)

Contributors

Editor: Noel Vincent
Producer: Alan Russell

: Born in Bethlehem

The BBC WELSH CHORUS sing popular carols.

: Christmas Morning Family Service

from Fisherwick Presbyterian Church, Belfast
Theme: The Child in the Midst
The Rev David Lapsley and the families of Fisherwick join together in a Christmas celebration of the sacrament of Baptism and a reflection on the Christmas story. Director of Music
GARRY RODWAY
Hymns: See! in yonder manger low (Humility); Away in a manger
(Cradle Song); Child in the manger (Bunessan); O come, all ye faithful (Adeste fideles)
Sound JOHN LUNN
Lighting GEORGE CAMPBELL
TV presentation JAMES SKELLY BBC Northern Ireland

Contributors

Unknown: David Lapsley
Unknown: George Campbell
Unknown: James Skelly

: The Noel Edmonds Live Live Christmas Breakfast Show

From the top of British Telecom Tower,
Noel Edmonds presents a live outside broadcast, wishing the United Kingdom a happy Christmas from 625 feet above London.
He is joined by a host of star guests for a morning of comedy, music, daredevil stunts and highlights of this year's television.
Mike Smith is out and about with the roving outside broadcast unit and the BBCtv 'hollycopter' makes its way over London to drop in on viewers' homes and celebrations.
Join in by calling [number removed] during the programme with your requests, dedications and Christmas messages.

Contributors

Presenter: Noel Edmonds
Reporter: Mike Smith
Producer: Michael Hurll

: Blue Murder at St Trinian's

starring
Terry-Thomas George Cole
Joyce Grenfell Alastair Sim
St Trinian's is under siege, its Headmistress is in prison. The army has been called in to protect the country from 'these fiends in human shape' - but it would be more appropriate if somebody protected the army....
Screenplay by FRANK LAUNDER VAL VALENTINE. SIDNEY GILUAT Produced by SIDNEY GILLIAT and FRANK LAUNDER. Directed by FRANK LAUNDER
0 FILMS: page 29

Contributors

Unknown: Terry-Thomas George Cole
Unknown: Joyce Grenfell
Unknown: Alastair Sim
Unknown: Frank Launder
Unknown: Val Valentine.
Produced By: Sidney Gilliat
Produced By: Frank Launder.
Directed By: Frank Launder
Romney: Terry-Thomas
Flash Harry: George Cole
Sgt Ruby Gates: Joyce Grenfell
Miss Fritton: Alastair Sim
Virginia: Sabrina
Myrna: Usa Gastoni
Joe Mangan: Lionel Jeffries
Chief Constable: Raymond Rollett
Superintendent: Lloyd Lamble
Police sergeant: Terry Scott
Major: Thorley Walters
Charlie Ball: Kenneth Griffith

: Top of the Pops Christmas Special

featuring The Hit Sounds of 84 with this year's top-selling records starring and introduced by Culture Club, Jim Diamond, Duran Duran, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Howard Jones, Nik Kershaw, Thompson Twins, Wham!, Paul Young who all appear live in the Top of the Pops studio.
(Culture Club in Concert on Thursday at 4.40 pm and Top of the Pops Review of 1984 6.50 pm)

Contributors

Band/presenters: Culture Club
Singer/presenter: Jim Diamond Band/presenters: Duran Duran
Band/presenters: Frankie Goes to Hollywood
Singer/presenter: Howard Jones
Singer/presenter: Nik Kershaw
Band/presenters: Thompson Twins
Band/presenters: Wham!
Singer/presenter: Paul Young
Production: Michael Hurll

: The Queen

A Christmas Day programme in which HM The Queen speaks to the Commonwealth.
(Also on BBC2 at 8.40 pm) *CEEFAX SUBTITLES

Contributors

Speaker: HM Queen Elizabeth II
Producer: Richard Cawston

: Mary Poppins

Walt Disney's Oscar-winning musical fantasy starring Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, David Tomlinson, Glynis Johns
Julie Andrews stars in Walt Disney's most sumptuous live action production, a musical version of the famous children's tales by P. L. Travers. When Jane and Michael ask for a nanny with a cheery disposition and rosy cheeks, they are in for a big surprise. For Mary Poppins can not only slide upstairs on bannisters and fly with an umbrella over London, but also walk through chalk pavement drawings taking her young charges on magical journey into glittering and fabulous worlds...
(First showing on British television)
Films page 29
CEEFAX subtitles

Contributors

Author: P.L. Travers
Screenplay: Bill Walsh
Screenplay: Don Dagradi
Produced by: Walt Disney
Directed by: Robert Stevenson
Mary Poppins: Julie Andrews
Bert: Dick van Dyke
Mr Banks: David Tomlinson
Mrs Banks: Glynis Johns
Ellen: Hermione Baddeley
Jane Banks: Karen Dotrice
Michael Banks: Matthew Garber
Katie Nana: Elsa Lanchester
Constable Jones: Arthur Treacher
Admiral Boom: Reginald Owen
Uncle Albert: Ed Wynn
Mrs Brill: Reta Shaw
Mr Dawes: Arthur Malet
Bird woman: Jane Darwell
[Actor]: James Logan
[Actor]: Don Barclay
[Actress]: Alma Lawton
[Actress]: Marjorie Eaton
[Actress]: Marjorie Bennett

: News

with Jan Leeming Weatherman

Contributors

Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Christmas Blankety Blank

starring Les Dawson the host of the comedy quiz game that everyone can play at home.
Six Christmas celebrities try to match the contestants' blanks on this festive edition.
Lorraine Chase
Suzanne Danielle Ken Dodd
Russell Harty Ruth Madoc
Derek Nimmo
Produced in association with MARK GOODSON and TALBOT TV LTD Questions by NEVILLE GURNHILL , MIKE RADFORD Sound LAURIE TAYLOR Lighting PETER WESSON
Designer STEPHAN PACZAI Director DAVID TAYLOR Producer JOHN BISHOP
●FEATURE: page 12 *CEEFAX SUBTITLES

Contributors

Unknown: Lorraine Chase
Unknown: Suzanne Danielle
Unknown: Ken Dodd
Unknown: Russell Harty
Unknown: Ruth Madoc
Unknown: Derek Nimmo
Unknown: Mark Goodson
Unknown: Neville Gurnhill
Unknown: Mike Radford
Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Peter Wesson
Designer: Stephan Paczai
Director: David Taylor
Producer: John Bishop

: Hi-de-Hi!

The last of the present series by JIMMY PERRY , DAVID CROFT featuring and Leader Clive Dempster , DFC Maplin's Holiday Camp, Spring 1960 Raffles
Ted decides to raffle Clive's car and switch it for a look-alike banger before delivering it to the lucky winner.
Designer BERNARD LLOYD-JONES
Produced and directed by DAVID CROFT
*CEEFAX SUBTITLES

Contributors

Unknown: Jimmy Perry
Unknown: David Croft
Leader: Clive Dempster
Designer: Bernard Lloyd-Jones
Directed By: David Croft
Ted Bovis: Paul Shane
Gladys Pugh: Ruth Madoc
Spike Dixon: Jeffrey Holland
Peggy: Su Pollard
Squadron: David Griffin
Fred Quilly: Felix Bowness
Yvonne Stuart-Hargreaves: Diane Holland
BarryStuart-Hargreaves: Barry Howard
Sylvia: Nikki Kelly
Yellowcoat boys: The Webb Twins
Yellowcoat boys: Chris Andrews
Yellowcoat girls: Linda Regan
Yellowcoat girls: Laura Jackson
Yellowcoat girls: Julie-Christian Young
Plumber: Ronnie Brody
Heavy: Les Henry
Lady prize-winner: Peggyann Clifford
Lady camper: Brenda Cowling
Debt collector: Geoffrey Leesley

: The Paul Daniels Magic Christmas Show

Join Paul Daniels for a special festive package of comedy and magic in which he provides amazing
Christmas presents for his surprise celebrity guests; has a magical encounter with a snowman; stages the most expensive illusion in the history of entertainment; and introduces his remarkable guest stars.
From Chicago, the legendary international clown
George Carl ; from Las Vegas, the high-speed juggling sensation Kris Kremo and from Germany,
The Olympiads with their statuesque balancing skills. Special guest appearance by Robert Maxwell
Featuring DEBBIE MCGEE Musical director KEN JONES
Programme associate ALI BONGO
Technical consultant GIL LEANEY Sound MALCOLM JOHNSON
Lighting BERT POSTLETHWAITE Designer TONY BURROUGH Director GEOFF MILES
Produced by JOHN FISHER
0 FEATURE: page 8

Contributors

Unknown: Paul Daniels
Unknown: George Carl
Unknown: Kris Kremo
Unknown: Robert Maxwell
Unknown: Featuring Debbie McGee
Unknown: Malcolm Johnson
Unknown: Bert Postlethwaite
Designer: Tony Burrough
Director: Geoff Miles
Produced By: John Fisher

: Just Good Friends Special

by John Sullivan
Starring Paul Nicholas (right) and Jan Francis (left) [photos]

Penny, having decided that her future with Vince is pointless, reflects on the events that caused such a dramatic conclusion.

(Ceefax subtitles)

Contributors

Writer: John Sullivan
Film Cameraman: Chris Seager
Sound Recordist: Dennis Panchen
Designer: David Hitchcock
Producer/Director: Ray Butt
Vince: Paul Nicholas
Penny: Jan Francis
Les Pinner: Shaun Curry
Rita Pinner: Ann Lynn
Lennie: James Lister
Young Clifford: Paul James
Daphne Warrender: Sylvia Kay
Norman Warrender: John Ringham
Caroline: Kate Saunders
Zac: Daniel Peacock
Girl hippie: Lisa Jacobs
Boy hippie: Howard Samuels
Annie: Lisa Anselmi
Earl: David Rhule
American tourist: Douglas W. Iles
Mr Conrad: John Pennington
Wedding shop assistant: Eve Pearce
Disc jockey: Stifyn Parri
Laurence: Peter Blake
Tony: Steve Whyment
Geraldine: Kate Williams
Katherine: Daphne Goddard
Maggie: Debbi Blythe
Graham: Andrew Tourell
Karina: Erika Hoffman
A.J. Styles: Bill Wallis
Hilary Styles: Richenda Carey
Julie: Adrienne Burgess
Nigel: Brian Jameson
Brenda: Debbie Linden
Eddie Brown: Derek Newark
Stan: Royston Tickner
Elaine: Colette Gleeson
Rupert: David Neville

: The Two Ronnies

starring Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett in a special Christmas programme of sketches, jokes and songs with their special guest Elaine Paige also appearing
Patrick Troughton
John Owens , Gerrie Raymond and featuring
The Ballad of Snivelling and Grudge
'Oh I'll sing you a song of Snivelling and Grudge Two medieval twisters
Through merrie England they did trudge....'
A film story with Peter Wyngarde as Sir Guy and Michael Cantwell
Daryl Debeau , Ron Pember John Rutland, Derek Ware Script associate IAN DAVIDSON Written by GEOFF ATKINSON
MIKE RADFORD , DAVID RENW1CK
PETER ROBINSON , LAURIE ROWLEY PETER VINCENT. GERALD WILEY
Musical director RONNIE HAZLEHURST Sound MICHAEL MCCARTHY Lighting RON BRISTOW
Designers ANDREW HOWE-DAVIES and JAMES GRANT
Produced and directed by MARCUS PLANTIN
● FEATURE: page 4

Contributors

Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Unknown: Ronnie Corbett
Unknown: Elaine Paige
Unknown: Patrick Troughton
Unknown: John Owens
Unknown: Gerrie Raymond
Unknown: Peter Wyngarde
Unknown: Michael Cantwell
Unknown: Daryl Debeau
Unknown: Ron Pember
Unknown: Derek Ware
Unknown: Ian Davidson
Written By: Geoff Atkinson
Written By: Mike Radford
Written By: David Renw1ck
Unknown: Peter Robinson
Unknown: Laurie Rowley
Unknown: Peter Vincent.
Unknown: Gerald Wiley
Director: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Unknown: Michael McCarthy
Unknown: Ron Bristow
Designers: Andrew Howe-Davies
Designers: James Grant
Directed By: Marcus Plantin

: The Main News

with Jan Leeming Weatherman

Contributors

Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Wogan

Terry Wogan hosts a special Christmas edition with Freddie Starr, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Elton John and Victoria Principal.
Feature: Page 4.

Contributors

Presenter: Terry Wogan
Guest: Freddie Starr
Guest: Dame Kiri Te Kanawa
Guest: Elton John
Guest: Victoria Principal
Programme Associate: Chris Greenwood
Lighting: Dickie Higham
Designer: David Buckingham
Director: Kevin Bishop
Producer: Geoff Posner

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Advent Calendar Day 23: Watch Wogan on Christmas Day 23 December 2016

: All-Time Great Movies: Some Like it Hot

Starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon
It's Chicago 1929 - the pre-Depression flapper era dominated by prohibition, hot music and tough racketeers.
When Joe and Jerry, two under-employed musicians, witness the St Valentine's Day massacre, they nearly become victims themselves. The only escape is a jazz band heading for Florida.
With Curtis and Lemmon in drag, joining Marilyn - a tipsy ukulele-playing singer in an all-girl band - this spoof gangster movie is one of Hollywood's most inventive comedies.
FILMS: page 29
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Contributors

Screenplay: Billy Wilder
Screenplay: I.A.L. Diamond
Story by: R. Thoeren
Story by: M. Logan
Produced and directed by: Billy Wilder
Sugar: Marilyn Monroe
Joe: Tony Curtis
Jerry: Jack Lemmon
Spats: George Raft
Mulligan: Pat O'Brien
Osgood: Joe E. Brown

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