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: Racing from Kempton Park

A further visit to Kempton Park to see three of this afternoon's races, including the Christmas Handicap Hurdle over three miles.
Eric Rickman is beside the paddock camera to identify the horses and jockeys.


Commentator: Peter Dimmock
Commentator: Henry Green
Race-Reader: Tom E. Webster
Race-Reader: Peter O'Sullevan
Paddock commentator: Eric Rickman

: For the Children: Terriers

A short film for dog-lovers.

: For the Children: Custer's Last Stand: 1: Peril of the Plains/2: Custer Comes to Fort Henry

A thrilling film serial of the events leading up to General Custer's last great fight with the Indians.
(to 15.40)


Fitzpatrick: William Farnum
Lieutenant Cook: Jack Mulhall
Mrs. Elizabeth Custer: Ruth Mix
General George A Custer: Frank McGlynn, Jnr.

: The Long Christmas Dinner

A play by Thornton Wilder.
Scene: The dining-room of the Bayard home


Writer: Thornton Wilder
Setting: Stephen Bundy
Producer: Kevin Sheldon
Lucia: Barbara Kelly
Roderick: Guy Kingsley-Poynter
Mother Bayard: Natalie Lynn
Cousin Brandon: Henry Worthington
Charles: David Major
Genevieve: Helen Horton
Leonora: Anne Lewis
Cousin Ermengarde: Joy Harington
Roderick (the second): Gerry Metcalfe
Sam: Warren Stanhope
Lucia (the second): Daphne Dyer

: Cafe Continental

Your table has been reserved at your favourite rendezvous Cafe Continental
Grand Gala de Noel an international cabaret
Jacques Laroque et l'Orchestre Pigalle
Maitre d'hotel: Claude Frederic at your service


Musicians: Jacques Laroque et l'Orchestre Pigalle
Maitre d'hotel: Claude Frederic
Decor: Stephen Bundy
Devised by/Producer: Henry Caldwell

: News

(sound only)
(to 22.15)

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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