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: Christmas Day Service

from the Parish Church of St. Julian the Hospitaller, Wellow, Somerset.
Conducted by the Vicar, the Rev. L. W. Fussell.
"Once in Royal David's city" (A. and M. 329)
General Confession and Absolution
The Lord's Prayer
Versicles and Responses
Psalm 85
First Lesson: Isaiah 9, vv. 2-7
Te Deum Laudamus
Second Lesson: St. Luke 2, vv. 1-20
Jubilate Deo (Psalm 100)
Apostles Creed
"While shepherds watch'd their flocks by night" (A. and M. 62)
"Hark! the herald-angels sing" (A. and M. 60)
"O come, all ye faithful" (A. and M. 59)
See page 17
(to 12.00 app.)


Service conductor: The Rev. L. W. Fussell
Organist: Irene M. Fussell

: Christmas Journey

A flying journey Eastwards round the world to capture the festive spirit in which preparations are made immediately before Christmas.
For this filmed programme a BBC camera team travelled more than 26,000 miles in five-and-a-half days and made twenty-two calls from Rome to Bangkok, from the beaches of Australia to the shores of Honolulu, from the snows of Canada to the streets of New York.
(A BBC Television Film)

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the very young
Andy Pandy shows some of his presents to the children.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.30)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Script/music and settings: Maria Bird

: Children's Television: The Walt Disney Christmas Show

A film of a Christmas party in an American Hospital.
Introducing through a magic mirror artists and scenes from 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs'; 'Mickey Mouse and the Band Concert'; 'Uncle Remus'; 'Donald Duck the Plumber'; 'Bambi'.
(to 17.55)

: Christmas Party

Join in the fun and games with many favourite television personalities who have entertained you during the year.
See foot of page
(Arthur Askey is appearing in 'The Love Match' at the Palace Theatre, London; Max Bygraves and Julie Andrews in 'Cinderella' at the London Palladium; Terry-Thomas in 'Dick Whittington' at the Granada, Sutton; Norman Wisdom in 'Sinbad on Ice' at the Empress Hall, London; Shirley Abicair in 'Cinderella' at the Empress Theatre, Brixton)


Presented by: W. Lyon-Shaw

: Dear Octopus

A comedy by Dodie Smith.
[Starring] Helen Haye, Malcolm Keen and Rachel Gurney
The action of the play takes place at the Randolphs' country house in North Essex during a weekend in late autumn.
(Rachel Gurney is appearing in 'Carrington V.C.' at the Westminster Theatre; Lance Secretan in 'Escapade' at the Strand Theatre, London)


Writer: Dodie Smith
Producer: Harold Clayton
Settings: James Bould
Grace Fenning: Stella Andrew
William (Bill) Harvey: Lance Secretan
Kathleen (Scrap) Kenton: Jane Whitehead
Nicholas Randolph: Peter Williams
Gertrude: Gwen Bacon
Dora Randolph: Helen Haye
Edna Randolph: Ruth Dunning
Charles Randolph: Malcolm Keen
Laurel Randolph: Barbara Graley
Margery Harvey: Betty Stockfeld
Gwen (Flouncy) Harvey: Cheryl McCandless
Hilda Randolph: Jean Anderson
Kenneth Harvey: Robert Raglan
Hugh Randolph: Michael Meacham
Beille Schlessinger: Sybil Arundale
Cynthia Randolph: Rachel Gurney
Nanny Patching: Phyllis Morris

: News

(sound only)

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