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: Canada: World Trader

A film.
(to 16.20)

: Children's Television

Rufty Tufty the Golliwog: 5: Rufty Tufty in Danger
Written by Ruth Ainsworth.

Christmas Angels
Marigold Dodson tells you about music and pictures made by great men in honour of the angels of Christmastide.

All About Animals
George Cansdale shows you some animals.

For Deaf Children
Jasmine Bligh, with the help of Sandy Sandford, introduces a special programme, including some games played by deaf children.

(to 17.50)


Writer (Rufty Tufty the Golliwog): Ruth Ainsworth
Presenter (Christmas Angels): Marigold Dodson
Presenter (All About Animals): George Cansdale
Presenter (For Deaf Children): Jasmine Bligh
Co-presenter (For Deaf Children): Sandy Sandford

: Rugby Union Football: Wales v. New Zealand

A BBC telerecording of part of the international match played at Cardiff Arms Park last Saturday afternoon.
Introduced by Peter West.


Presenter: Peter West

: Cinderella ('La Cenerentola')

Rossini's comic opera
English version by Arthur Jacobs.
Adapted for television and produced by George R. Foa.
Narration written by Douglas Craig.
The action of the opera takes place in Italy during the year 1817.
Glyndebourne Opera Chorus and a section of the London Symphony Orchestra
(Led by William Armon)
Conducted by Leo Quayle
(Previously televised last Thursday)
(Howell Glynne appears by permission of the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Ltd.)


Composer: Rossini
English version: Arthur Jacobs
Adapted for television and produced by: George R. Foa
Narration written by: Douglas Craig
Singers: Glyndebourne Opera Chorus
Musicians: A section of the London Symphony Orchestra
[Orchestra] led by: William Armon
[Orchestra] conducted by: Leo Quayle
Additional settings: Richard Greenough
Don Ramiro, Prince of Salerno: Murray Dickie
Dandini, his valet: Edmund Donlevy
Don Magnifico, Baron Hardup: Howell Glynne
Clorinda, his eldest daughter: Maureen Springer
Thisbe, her sister: Josephine Veasey
Cinderella, their step-sister: Gertrude Holt
Alidoro, the Prince's tutor: Arnold Matters
A groom: James Cairncross
A court dressmaker: Anna Canitano

: Your Christmas Dinner

Philip Harben shows his slow-cooking method for your turkey and discusses the use of appropriate wines.
Tom Roberts shows how to carve the turkey.

Slow-cooking Timetable
Oven: Low (Gas, Mark 1; Electric, 250° F. In the lowest oven of a slow-combustion solid-fuel cooker allow double the time given in the tables)
6-12 lbs: 20 minutes per lb, and 80 minutes over
13-20 lbs: 16 minutes per lb, and 2 hours over
21-30 lbs: 14 minutes per lb, and 21 hours over


Cook: Philip Harben
Carver: Tom Roberts
Producer: S. E. Reynolds

: Bransby Williams

as Scrooge in his own version of Charles Dickens's 'A Christmas Carol'.
(A BBC telerecording)


Author (A Christmas Carol): Charles Dickens
Producer: Kenneth Milne Buckley
Scrooge: Bransby Williams

: News

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