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: Ceefax AM

: Breakfast Time

Join Frank, Selina, Nick, Debbie and Mike for a Christmas Eve cracker.
Special guests are Roland Rat Superstar, and the Choir of Westminster Abbey with their seasonal offering.
Selina Scott lights the candles on The Giving Tree and presents a dramatic account of her visit with the Red Cross to orphanages in Ethiopia. The Breakfast Time
Pantomime reaches its climax, and the Gift Shop opens its doors one last time. (Roland's Yuletide Binge, tomorrow at 11.30 am)

Contributors

Unknown: Selina Scott

: The Littlest Hobo

The Pearls
Hobo helps the captain of a boat when he finds villains among the crew. (R)

: The Hunter

School Days, Fool Days
Horace plays hookey and helps the Hunter blow the lid off the Fox's latest felony.

: Play Chess

Today Bill Hartston introduces the knight's move, and more easy checkmates.

Contributors

Introduces: Bill Hartston

: Charlie Brown

A cartoon based on Peanuts by CHARLES M. SCHULTZ
A Charlie Brown Christmas There are fairy lights on Snoopy's kennel and the children have decided to put on a play, but Charlie Brown still wants to know what
Christmas is really about. (R) (It's Your 20th Anniversary, Charlie Brown , 6.40pm BBC2)

Contributors

Unknown: Charles M. Schultz
Unknown: Charlie Brown
Unknown: Charlie Brown
Unknown: Charlie Brown

: Magic Roundabout

Told by Eric Thompson. (R)

Contributors

Narrator: Eric Thompson

: Play School

Story: A Close Shave for Father Christmas by Wayne Jackman

Contributors

Presenter: Wayne Jackman
Guest: Floella Benjamin
Author: Wayne Jackman

: Tom and Jerry

: Charles in Charge

A special Christmas edition starring
Home for the Holidays
It is Christmas Eve and the Pembroke household is buzzing with activity.
Grandma Irene is expected for her annual visit and Charles is all set to leave to spend the holiday with his parents in Vermont - or is he?
Written by MICHAEL JACOBS Directed by ALAN RAFKIN

Contributors

Unknown: Grandma Irene
Written By: Michael Jacobs
Directed By: Alan Rafkin
Charles: Scott Baio
Jill: Julie Cobb
Stan: James Widdoes
Jason: Michael Pearlman
Douglas: Jonathan Ward
Lila: April Leeman
Buddy: Willie Aames
Gwendolyn: Jennifer Runyon
Irene: Rue McClanahan

: See Hear!

Christmas Special

: Junior Kick Start

The second heat of BBC Television's junior motorcycling competition features 12 more talented riders from Cleveland,
Hampshire, Tyne and Wear, Kent, the Isle of Man,
Shropshire, Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire,
Pembrokeshire and Lancashire as they attempt to conquer a difficult course at Easton Neston in Northamptonshire.

: News

with Richard Whitmore Weather News BILL GILES

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: A Song for Christmas

Cliff Richard is the star guest in the climax of this year's Children's Christmas Carol Competition, presented by Paul Coia and Josephine Buchan.
Six finalists perform their own carols in front of a judging panel of celebrities chaired by Peter Skellern. Editor Peter Hercombe BBC Pebble Mill

Contributors

Presenter: Paul Coia
Presenter: Josephine Buchan
Head judge: Peter Skellern
Editor: Peter Hercombe

: Mr Benn

A See-Saw programme (R)

: The Slipper and the Rose

The story of Cinderella The British film musical starring
In the tiny kingdom of Euphrania live a sad young girl and an unhappy prince. Trapped in their different worlds, they need only to meet to fall in love ...
Bryan Forbes 's musical version of Cinderella has all the enchantment of the original fairy tale, while beautifully photographed and wittily scripted.
Gemma Craven in her film debut and Richard Chamberlain in his first musical receive fine support from an impressive British cast.
Montague ......JULIAN ORCHARD Queen.................LALLY BOWERS Palatine ......... SHERRIE HEWSON
Isobella............ROSALIND AYRES
Major-domo ........ JOHN TURNER Willoughby .......KEITH SKINNER Lady Caroline POLLYWILLIAMS Dress shop proprietor
NORMAN BIRD
Tailor .........ROY BARRACLOUGH
Lady-in-waiting
ELIZABETH MANSFIELD
General...............PETER GRAVES First Lord of the Navy
GERALD SIM
Archbishop GEOFFREY BAYLDON
Second Major-domo
VALENTINE DYALL
Music and lyrics by RICHARD M. SHERMAN and ROBERT B. SHERMAN Screenplay by BRYAN FORBES ROBERT B. SHERMAN and RICHARD M. SHERMAN
Produced by STUART LYONS Directed by BRYAN FORBES
0 FILMS: page 27
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Contributors

Unknown: Bryan Forbes
Unknown: Gemma Craven
Unknown: Richard Chamberlain
Unknown: Sherrie Hewson
Unknown: Rosalind Ayres
Unknown: John Turner
Unknown: Keith Skinner
Unknown: Roy Barraclough
Unknown: Peter Graves
Unknown: Gerald Sim
Unknown: Archbishop Geoffrey Bayldon
Unknown: Richard M. Sherman
Unknown: Robert B. Sherman
Unknown: Bryan Forbes
Unknown: Robert B. Sherman
Unknown: Richard M. Sherman
Produced By: Stuart Lyons
Directed By: Bryan Forbes
the Prince: Richard Chamberlain
Cinderella: Gemma Craven
the Fairy Godmother: Annette Crosbie
the Dowager Queen: Edith Evans
John: Christopher Gable
the King: Michael Hordern
the Stepmother: Margaret Lockwood
the Lord Chamberlain: Kenneth More

: Keith and Orville's Christmas Circus

starring
Keith Harris with Orville. Cuddles and Dippy and special guest star
Dana Also featuring Eli Woods
Ronnie Brody Los Martinos
Robbie Barnett and the Circus Dancers choreographed by IRVING DA VIES
Keith and Orville invite you to a spectacular circus fantasy with all the razzmatazz of the big top.
There's comedy, drama, a few surprises, and all the excitement of the sawdust ring.
Script GEORGE MARTIN and BRIAN MARSHALL
Musical director BARRY FRANCIS
Costume designer VALERIE SPOONER Sound supervisor DAVID THOMPSON Lighting director ROD LITHERLAND Designer ALAN SPALDING Produced and directed by PAUL CIANI

Contributors

Unknown: Keith Harris
Unknown: Dana Also
Unknown: Eli Woods
Unknown: Ronnie Brody
Unknown: Los Martinos
Unknown: Robbie Barnett
Script: George Martin
Script: Brian Marshall
Director: Barry Francis
Designer: Valerie Spooner
Unknown: David Thompson
Directed By: Paul Ciani

: Carols from Kings

The traditional world-famous Service of Nine Lessons and Carols recorded specially for television in the Chapel of King's College, Cambridge. The Choir of King's College, Cambridge
Director of Music
STEPHEN CLEOBURY
Organ Scholar RICHARD FARNES
Dean The Very Rev John Drury
Lighting PETER GREENYER Sound GRAHAM HAINES
Directed for television by JOHN VERNON
(Televised by permission of the Provost and Scholars of King's College. Cambridge)

Contributors

Unknown: John Drury
Unknown: Lighting Peter Greenyer
Television By: John Vernon

: News

with Richard Whitmore
Weather News

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: Jim'll Fix It for Christmas

In this special Christmas edition, Jimmy Savile OBE fixes it for ... a pumpkin to be a coach, Bo-Peep to find her sheep, and a panto horse to win the 3.15.
Plus some seasonal surprises. Sound RICHARD CHAMBERLAIN Lighting ERIC WALLIS Designer BOB STEER
Director MICHAEL LEGGO Producer ROGER ORDISH

Contributors

Unknown: Jimmy Savile
Director: Michael Leggo
Producer: Roger Ordish

: Telly Addicts Christmas Special

The Pains are the Telly
Addict family of 1985. During their journey to that title they have beaten 15 other families and have answered over 300 questions about television correctly.
Tonight they meet a panel of television specialists.
Nina Myskow. TV critic
Barry Took. Points of View Michael Grade. Controller, BBC1
Larry Grayson, avid viewer Can the Pains beat the experts?
Production JOHN KING. JULIET MAY BBC Pebble Mill

Contributors

Unknown: Nina Myskow.
Unknown: Barry Took.
Unknown: John King.

: EastEnders

by Jim Hawkins.
'Right. All together on "Good King Wenceslas", and anybody not singing gets chucked out of the boozer and forced to watch Walford play on Boxing Day'.
(For cast see page 111)
(Ceefax Subtitles)

Contributors

Writer: Jim Hawkins
Designer: Keith Harris
Script editor: Tony Holland
Director: Chris Clough
Producer: Julia Smith

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Christmas Sunday Post: Festive Episodes 25 December 2016

: Kenny Everett's Christmas Carol

written by BARRY CRYER and NEIL SHAND starring
Kenny Everett
The snow is falling in gentle flakes, the gaslight is flickering on ancient mantles, and Charles Dickens is spinning in his grave.
Tonight Kenny presents his salute to the master's Christmas Carol with Michael Barrymore
Peter Cook , Spike Milligan Willie Rushton , John Wells and surprise guests, who appear as ghosts and other almost earthly beings. Sound GRAHAM WILKINSON
Lighting BERT POSTLETHWAITE Designers NIGEL CURZON and MARJORY PRATT
Produced and directed by JOHN BISHOP

Contributors

Written By: Barry Cryer
Written By: Neil Shand
Unknown: Kenny Everett
Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Michael Barrymore
Unknown: Peter Cook
Unknown: Spike Milligan
Unknown: Willie Rushton
Unknown: John Wells
Unknown: Marjory Pratt
Directed By: John Bishop

: A Question of Sport

Bill Beaumont and Emlyn Hughes captain two teams of celebrities from the world of entertainment. Guests include BBCl's Bergerac, John Nettles ; from Big Deal, Ray Brooks - alias Robby Box ; and comedians Eddie Large and Stan Boardman
David Coleman questions their knowledge of the faces, facts and feats, reviving memories of the greatest - and the funniest - moments in sport.
Director PETER HAYWARD Producer MIKE ADLEY BBC Manchester
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Contributors

Unknown: Emlyn Hughes
Unknown: John Nettles
Unknown: Ray Brooks
Unknown: Robby Box
Unknown: Stan Boardman
Unknown: David Coleman
Director: Peter Hayward
Producer: Mike Adley

: Terry and June

by JOHN KANE starring Terry Scott and June Whitfield AND
Studio lighting ALAN JEFFERY Studio sound ALAN MACHIN
Designer GEORGE KYRIAKIDES Directed by MARTIN SHARDLOW Produced by ROBIN NASH

Contributors

Unknown: John Kane
Unknown: Terry Scott
Unknown: Alan Jeffery
Unknown: Alan MacHin
Designer: George Kyriakides
Directed By: Martin Shardlow
Produced By: Robin Nash
Sir Dennis: Reginald Marsh
Malcolm: John Quayle
Beattie: Rosemary Frankau
The Rev Austin Doyle: John Warner
Miss Fennel: Joanna Henderson
Butcher: Michael Sharvell-Martin
Pantomime cow: June Kidd
Deliveryman: Roy Heather
Taxi driver: Stan Young
Reveller: Tony McHale
Mrs Waverley: Patricia Varley
Customer in butcher's shop: Jean Challis
Pianist: Gracie Cole

: News

with Richard Whitmore Weather News

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: Cagney and Lacey

The two first ladies of the New York police department starring and Entrapment
The criminals play a dirty game, so why not the cops?
That question hangs above a partnership, when Cagney steps over the limits to ensnare an elusive drugs dealer and asks Lacey to fabricate her account of the arrest. And what price the Isbecki-Petrie team, when a chance remark hits close to home?
Written by KEVIN SULLIVAN Directed by AL WAXMAN
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Contributors

Written By: Kevin Sullivan
Directed By: Al Waxman
Christine Cagney: Sharon Gless
Mary Beth Lacey: Tyne Daly
Lieutenant Samuels: Al Waxman
Det Petrie: Carl Lumbly
Det Isbecki: Martin Kove
Sergeant LaGuardia: Sidney Clute
Sgt Coleman: Harvey Atkin
Harvey Lacey: John Karlen
Det Newman: Dan Shop
Mansfield: John Harkins
Claudia Petrie: Vonetta McGee
Charlie Cagney: Dick O'Neill
Judge Cole: Henry Jones

: Val Doonican's Christmas Party

Val invites you to join him and his guests in a programme of music and fun for all the family. with his guests Pat Boone
James Galway Janet Brown
Stockton's Wing
Musical director RONNIE HAZLEHURST Musical associate ROGER RICHARDS Written by CHRIS MILLER and VAL DOONICAN
Costume designer VERITY LEWIS Sound MIKE FELTON
Lighting KEN MACGREGOR Designer JOHN ANDERSON
Production YVONNE LITTLEWOOD

Contributors

Unknown: Pat Boone
Unknown: James Galway
Unknown: Janet Brown
Director: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Unknown: Roger Richards
Written By: Chris Miller
Designer: Verity Lewis
Designer: Sound Mike Felton
Unknown: Ken MacGregor
Designer: John Anderson
Unknown: Yvonne Littlewood

: The Good Life Christmas Special

by JOHN ESMONDE and BOB LARBEY starring Richard Briers Felicity Kendal and Penelope Keith with Paul Eddington
Tom and Barbara, Margo and Jerry, plan their respective Christmases - but neither goes according to plan.
Designer PAUL MUNTING
Producer JOHN HOWARD DAVIES (R)

Contributors

Unknown: John Esmonde
Unknown: Richard Briers
Unknown: Felicity Kendal
Unknown: Penelope Keith
Unknown: Paul Eddington
Designer: Paul Munting
Barbara Good: Felicity Kendal
Tom Good: Richard Briers
Margo Leadbetter: Penelope Keith
Jerry Leadbetter: Paul Eddington
Bill: David Battley

: The First Communion of Christmas

from the Cathedral Church of St Peter and St Wilfrid at Ripon.
For 1,300 years Christians have gathered on this site for worship. Join the congregation as they celebrate the birth of Jesus in the ancient minster. Introduced by Canon David Ford
Celebrant and preacher The Very Rev
Christopher Campling Organist and Master of the Choristers RONALD PERRIN Assistant organist MARCUS HUXLEY
Carols: 0 little town of Bethlehem; 0 come all ye faithful; Hark, the herald angels sing
Readings (RSV): Isaiah 9, w 2,6-7; 1 John 4, w 7-14; John 1, w 1-14 ASB Rite B
Communion Setting - Perrin Sound ROY BRADSHAW Lighting GEOFF LOMAS Television presentation NOEL VINCENT
BBC Manchester

Contributors

Introduced By: Canon David Ford
Organist: Marcus Huxley

: Weather









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