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: Talk of Many Things

Richard Attenborough and his guests Talk of Many Things.
An informal discussion of people, places, and events between friends who have been invited to drop in after lunch.


Presenter: Richard Attenborough
Research: Ken Smith
Producer: G. B. Lupino

: Concert Hour

Introduced and conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent.
Claudio Arrau plays Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat Brahms.
with the BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard)
Before an invited audience in the BBC's studios, Maida Vale, London.


Presenter/Conductor: Sir Malcolm Sargent
Pianist: Claudio Arrau
Musicians: BBC Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Paul Beard
Television presentation: Noble Wilson

: The Recording Angells: 5: Town Benefactor

by R. F. Delderfield.
A fortnightly series of programmes set in a West-Country seaside town.
From the BBC's West of England television studio


Writer: R. F. Delderfield
Producer: Brandon Acton-Bond
Willy Angell: Cyril Wood
Jo Crispin: Jenny Davis
Sid Kittle: Norman Tyrrell
Mr Baskerville: Raymond Mills
Councillor Aubrey Billington: Lewis Gedge
Town Clerk: John Smith

: Sports Special

Sportsview film cameras bring you the highlights of the weekend's sport.
Introduced by Kenneth Wolstenholme.


Presenter: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Editor: Paul Fox
Editor: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: Tom Millett

: The Brains Trust

meets every Sunday afternoon.
The members this week are: A. J. Ayer F.B.A., Rebecca West, The Rev. Mervyn Stockwood, Dr. J. Bronowski.
Question-Master, Norman Fisher
Questions should be addressed to: The Brains Trust, [address removed]


Panellist: A. J. Ayer, F.B.A.
Panellist: Rebecca West
Panellist: The Rev. Mervyn Stockwood
Panellist: Dr. J. Bronowski
Question-Master: Norman Fisher
Producer: John Furness

: Children's Television presents...: Sooty: Sootyson Crusoe

[Starring] Sooty in Sootyson Crusoe
A grand Christmas pantomime
with Harry Corbett and Sweep.


Puppeteer: Harry Corbett

: Children's Television: Christmas in the Market-Place

by Henri Gheon.
Translated and adapted for television by Eric Crozier.
Music played by Tom McCall and Reg Hogarth and sung by Graham Saunders


Author: Henri Gheon
Translated and adapted for television by: Eric Crozier
Producer: Dorothea Brooking
Music played by: Tom McCall
Music played by: Reg Hogarth
Singer: Graham Saunders
Designer: Guy Sheppard
Melchior: Harry Hutchinson
Columba, his wife: Maureen Delany
Joey, their son: Robert Mooney
Maria: Kathleen Barrington
Bruno: Torlogh O'Boyle
The people in the Market Square: Claude Bonser
The people in the Market Square: Patrick Milner
The people in the Market Square: Madge Brindley
The people in the Market Square: Patricia Lehane
The people in the Market Square: Dominica More O'Ferrall
The people in the Market Square: Alexander Beaumont
The people in the Market Square: Patrick Duggan
The people in the Market Square: Sally Travers
The people in the Market Square: Edward Higgins
The people in the Market Square: Nicholas Selby
The people in the Market Square: Elizabeth James
The people in the Market Square: Tom Bell
The people in the Market Square: David Grain
The Children: Gemma Grisewood
The Children: Rikky Chambers
The Children: Sandra Michaels
The Children: Jeanette Miller
The Children: Martyn Shields
The Children: Ann Wombwell
The Children: Michelle Maran

: Meeting Point: The Hidden God

The strange experience which befell an English tourist in a Church in Nuremberg may give a clue to our understanding of the inner significance of Christmas Day.
Those taking part include: Flora Robson, Professor T. W. Manson, The Rev. O. J. W. Hunkin


Presenter: Flora Robson
Panellist: Professor T. W. Manson
Panellist: Rev. O. J. W. Hunkin

: Interlude

: News Summary

: The Jack Benny Programme

[Starring] Jack Benny
with Artie Auerbach and the Sportsmen Quartet.
(A film series)


Comedian: Jack Benny Mr. Kitzel: Artie Auerbach
Singers/The Flying Finnegans: The Sportsmen Quartet

: What's My Line?

Television's most popular panel game.


Presented by: T. Leslie Jackson

: Sunday-Night Theatre presents: Reluctant Heroes

A farce by Colin Morris.
[Starring] John Slater and Brian Rix


Writer: Colin Morris
Settings: Rhoda Gray
Play directed by: Brian Rix
Television presentation: Alan Chivers
Morgan: Larry Noble
Tone: Peter Mercier
Sergeant Bell: John Slater
Gregory: Brian Rix
Sergeant McKenzie: Garth Adams
Medical Orderly: Basil Lord
Pat Thompson: Hazel Douglas
Penny Raymond: Diana Calderwood
Captain Percy: Colin Morris
Gloria Dennis: Helen Jessop
Scots Soldier: Anthony Broughton

: Christmas Appeal

Eamonn Andrews makes a Christmas appeal on behalf of Dorincourt Estates, Surrey, a rehabilitation centre for chronically sick or severely disabled young people. (Registered as a Charity in accordance with the National Assistance Act, 1948)
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews

: Christmas Parade

Peter Haigh prompted by The Gaunt Brothers at the piano sends Christmas cards to friends appearing in BBC Christmas programmes.


Presenter: Peter Haigh
Singers: The Gaunt Brothers

: Christians Be Joyful

A Festival of Christmas Music from Southwark Cathedral.
With Robert Speaight and the Geraint Jones Singers and Orchestra.
Conductor, Geraint Jones
The programme includes: Poetry: The House of Christmas by G.K. Chesterton, Christmas Eve by C. Day Lewis


Reader: Robert Speaight
Singers: The Geraint Jones Singers
Conductor: Geraint Jones
Poet (The House of Christmas): G. K. Chesterton
Poet (Christmas Eve): C. Day Lewis
Presented by: Antony Craxton

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