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: Tumbledown Ranch in Arizona

In this film the railroad comes to Cactus City and the Rangebusters are there to see that the bad men are outwitted.
(to 16.00)

: Christmas Carols

Tonight viewers visit Dr. Barnardo's Homes, Woodford Garden City, where Joseph Lewis, conducts the singing by the children of their favourite Christmas carols.
At the piano: Margaret Schofield


Conductor: Joseph Lewis
Pianist: Margaret Schofield
Presented for television by: Michael Henderson

: Mrs. Feather's Christmas Party

Jeanne de Casalis invites you to: Mrs. Feather's Christmas Party
to meet some of her friends the stars
Eric Robinson and his Orchestra


Mrs. Feather: Jeanne de Casalis
Musicians: Eric Robinson and his Orchestra
Producer: Walton Anderson

: Interlude

A short film 'Christmas Carols' produced by the National Film Board of Canada.

: He That Should Come

A Nativity play by Dorothy L. Sayers.
The action of the play takes place in and about the courtyard of an inn in Bethlehem.


Writer: Dorothy L. Sayers
Producer: Douglas Allen
Harpist: Ann Ross
Music composed by: Robert Chignell
Settings: Stephen Bundy
Persons of the prologue and epilogue - Caspar: Oliver Burt
Persons of the prologue and epilogue - Melchior: Geoffrey Dunn
Persons of the prologue and epilogue - Balthazar: Glyn Lawson
Persons of the play - Merchant: Maurice Bannister
Persons of the play - Greek Gentleman: Christopher Gill
Persons of the play - Pharisee: Willoughby Gray
Persons of the play - Centurion: Hugh Moxey
Persons of the play - Landlord: Stanley Lemin
Persons of the play - Landlady: Elizabeth Maude
Persons of the play - Joseph: Joseph O'Connor
Persons of the play - Mary: Joanna Horder
Persons of the play - Jewish Gentleman: Alan Wheatley
Persons of the play - First Shepherd: Andrew Leigh
Persons of the play - Second Shepherd: Leonard White
Persons of the play - Third Shepherd: Frank Coburn
Persons of the play - Man: John Vere
Persons of the play - Woman: Evelyn Moore
Persons of the play - First Roman soldier: Peter George
Persons of the play - Second Roman soldier: Kenneth Cleveland
Persons of the play - Maidservant: Anna Somerset

: News

(sound only)
(to 22.25)

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