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: Richard of Bordeaux

by Gordon Daviot.
[Starring] Peter Cushing and Jeannette Sterke
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on December 29)


Author: Gordon Daviot
Richard II: Peter Cushing
Anne of Bohemia: Jeannette Sterke

: The Smokey Club

A magazine for dog owners introduced by James Buchan.

Choosing Your Puppy
with Stanley Dangerfield.

Contrasts in Style Pick of the Strays

Parlour Tricks

Pick of the Post-Bag

Problem Corner

Curbing the Chaser
with John Holmes.

From Glasgow.


Presenter: James Buchan
Item presenter (Choosing Your Puppy)/editor: Stanley Dangerfield
Item presenter (Curbing the Chaser): John Holmes
Director: Charles Clifford

: Y Potsier

Comedi gan J. O. Francis.
Digwydd y ddrama ym mwthyn Tomos Sion yn y wlad yng Nghymru Y cyfarwyddo gan Dafydd Gruffydd
(Welsh comedy)

(Wenvoe, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)


Writer: J. O. Francis
Translation: Mary Hughes
Tomos Sion: Dewi Williams
Marged ei wraig: Rachel Thomas
Dici Bach Dwl: Gareth Hughes
Dafydd Huws: Emrys Cleaver

: World Skating Championships

The first part of the Ladies Free Figure Skating Championships.
From Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
Presented by the German Television Service


Commentator: Geoffrey Yates

: News; The Weather followed by Today's Sport

Presenting stop-press news and some of today's big sporting moments on film.

: In Town Tonight

Interviews by John Ellison.
(Simultaneous broadcast with the London, Midland, North, and West of England Home Services)


Interviewer: John Ellison
Special Effects: Douglas Mair
Assistant Producer: Joyce Bullen
Edited and produced by: Peter Duncan

: Tales from Soho: 5: The Ladder

A series of six plays by Berkely Mather.
[Starring] Paul Rogers
(Paul Rogers appears by permission of the Directors of the Old Vic Trust, Ltd.)


Writer: Berkely Mather
Designer: John Cooper
Director: Peter Lambert
Producer: Tony Richardson
Benham: Paul Rogers
Dusty: Patrick Wymark
The Newt: Ronald Clarke
Linda: Maxine Audley
Gino: Anthony Creighton
Chief Det.-Insp. Charlesworth: John Welsh

: Round the Bend

Jon Pertwee goes Round the Bend with The Spectacular Riverhos direct from the Olympia, Paris.
Jerry Allen and his Trio, Ken Morris, Dick Emery, Peter Haigh, April Olrich, Dorothy Fraser, Silvia Herklots, Sylvia Wellman, Margaret Pollen, Ron Taylor, and Denny Bettis.


Comedian/presenter: Jon Pertwee
Performer: The Spectacular Riverhos
Musicians: Jerry Allen and his Trio
Pianist: Ken Morris
Comedian: Dick Emery
Performer: Peter Haigh
Dancer: April Olrich
Performer: Dorothy Fraser
Performer: Silvia Herklots
Dancer: Sylvia Wellman
Dancer: Margaret Pollen
Singer: Ron Taylor
Singer: Denny Bettis
Script: S. C Green
Script: R. M. Hills
Additional material: Jon Pertwee
Choreography: Pauline Grant
Designer: Audley Southcott
Emmett Post Office by: Emmett
Original music composed by: Eric Spear
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Producer: Bryan Sears

: Saturday-Night Out

Come with Robert Beatty "The Man with the Mike".
See things happen!
When they happen!
Where they happen!
Edited by Derek Burrell-Davis and Peter Webber who also produces this week's programme.


Presenter: Robert Beatty
Editor: Derek Burrell-Davis
Editor/producer: Peter Webber

: Movie Museum: The Lonely Villa

Another film in the series of early American films. A drama directed by D.W. Griffith, in which Mary Pickford plays a twelve-year-old girl.


Director: D.W. Griffith
One of the Cullison Children: Mary Pickford

: Sports Special

Today's Sport on your Screen Tonight
Outside Broadcast and Sportsview Unit film cameras bring you a nation-wide coverage of today's sporting highlights.
Introduced by Kenneth Wolstenholme.


Presenter: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Editor: Paul Fox
Director: Alan Rees

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