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: Newsreel

(Composite edition)
(to 12.00)

: Hullo Santa Claus!

In the first of television's Christmas programmes, viewers visit a West-End store to join the crowd of children meeting Santa Claus, looking at the toys, sliding on the chutes, and riding the racers.


Deviser: Alan Chivers

: Ice Skating

A visit to the Empress Hall, Earls Court, to see some ice skating and dancing. There will also be a speed skating match over two miles with Brighton Speed Club challenging the Aldwych Furies, Aces, and Royals.


Commentator: Peter Dimmock

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Advent Calendar Day 5: Christmas Toys Crazes, 1948 5 December 2016

: Christmas Shopping: Model Railways

Viewers return to the West-End store to watch a demonstration of this year's trains.
(to 16.00)

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Advent Calendar Day 5: Christmas Toys Crazes, 1948 5 December 2016

: Ice Hockey: Earls Court Rangers v. Brighton Tigers

A visit to the Empress Hall, Earls Court, to see tonight's match in the International Ice Hockey Tournament.
During the interval there are exhibitions by Miss Maj Britt, Mrs. Pamela Davis, and Mr. Peter Scholes.


Commentator: Peter Dimmock
Commentator: S. Rosen
Skater: Miss Maj Britt
Skater: Mrs. Pamela Davis
Skater: Mr. Peter Scholes

: Stars in Your Eyes

Irene Manning, Alfred Marks, Jackie Ross, Lionel Belasco Orchestra and Stars of the Ballet: Frank Staff in "A Shropshire Lad" with Delysia Blake, Sara Luzita, Joan McClelland, Peggy Ayres


Singer: Irene Manning
Comedian: Alfred Marks
Impressionist: Jackie Ross
Musicians: Lionel Belasco Orchestra
Music (A Shropshire Lad): George Butterworth
Choreography/dancer (A Shropshire Lad): Frank Staff
Dancer (A Shropshire Lad): Delysia Blake
Dancer (A Shropshire Lad): Sara Luzita
Dancer (A Shropshire Lad): Joan McClelland
Dancer (A Shropshire Lad): Peggy Ayres
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Presented by: Michael Mills

: Ice Hockey: Earls Court Rangers v. Brighton Tigers

Viewers visit the Empress Hall, Earls Court, to watch the concluding stages of tonight's match in the International Tournament.

: Newsreel

(Repeat of Friday's edition)

: News

(sound only)
(to 22.15)

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