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: Racing at Kempton Park

BBC Television Outside Broadcast cameras visit the Christmas Meeting.

1.45 Kempton Park Handicap Hurdle Race over two miles

2.15 King George VI Steeplechase over three miles

2.45 Egham Novices Hurdle Race over two miles

Clive Graham identifies the horses and jockeys in the Parade Ring before each race.


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Parade Ring commentator: Clive Graham
Presented for Television by: John Vernon

: The Kansan

A film of the Wild West.
[Starring] Richard Dix


Director: George Archainbaud
John Bonniwell: Richard Dix
Eleanor Seger: Jane Wyatt
Tom Waggoner: Eugene Pallette
Jeff Barat: Victor Jory
Steve Barat: Albert Dekker
Malachy: Robert Armstrong
Gil Hatton: Francis McDonald
Bridgetender: Clem Bevans

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children and invites them to join in his Christmas party.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings.
Gladys Whitred sings the songs.
(A BBC Television Film)


Narrator/script, music and settings: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: Children's Television presents: The Goose Girl

A fairy tale based on the story by the Brothers Grimm by Clifford Williams and Donald Johnson.
Incidental music played by the Goldsbrough Orchestra
(Leader, Emanuel Hurwitz)
Conducted by the composer


Writer: Clifford Williams
Writer: Donald Johnson
Music: John Hotchkis
Producer: Shaun Sutton
Barnabas's dance arranged by: Don Tasker
Incidental music played by: The Goldsbrough Orchestra
Leader/Conductor: Emanuel Hurwitz
Film cameraman: Peter Sargent
Film editor: Ron de Mattos
Designer: Richard Henry
The Soldier: Dennis Ramsden
The Court Chamberlain: Patrick Cargill
Queen Beatrice: Joan Sanderson
Princess Lucinda: Elaine Usher
Joan: Sheila Shand Gibbs
Barnabas the Horse: Robin Bailey
King Percy: Willoughby Goddard
Prince Robin: James Sharkey
Curdken: Bruce Gordon
The Executioner: Colin Douglas
The Circus Barker: Alan Edwards
The Ringmaster: Paul Whitsun-Jones
Other parts played by: Christine Russell
Other parts played by: Brenda Bennett
Other parts played by: Daphne Green
Other parts played by: Margaret Dale
Other parts played by: Garth Adams
Other parts played by: Nigel Sharpe
Other parts played by: Nigel Hawthorne
Other parts played by: Ivan Owen
Other parts played by: Brian Sheehy
Other parts played by: Gregory Scott
Other parts played by: Paddy Ward
Other parts played by: Vincent Hitchcock

: Today's Sport

Kenneth Wolstenholme gives today's football, racing, and major sporting results.
Followed by The Weather
(to 18.00)


Presenter: Kenneth Wolstenholme

: News

: At Home on Boxing Day with Bernard Braden and Barbara Kelly

with their Children at their home in Shepperton, Middlesex.
Introduced by Hywel Davies.


Interviewee: Bernard Braden
Interviewee: Barbara Kelly
Presenter/interviewer: Hywel Davies
Presented by: Humphrey Fisher

: Beauty and the Beast

A musical play specially written for BBC Television.
Adapted from the fairy tale and produced by Francis Essex.
[Starring] Bobby Howes, Sally Bazely and Leslie Phillips
with Inia Te Wiata and David Hughes.


Adapted by/Producer/Other music and lyrics: Francis Essex
Script: Trevor Hill
Script: Margaret Potter
Additional dialogue: Lewis Shwartz
Lyrics written by: Norman Newell
Music composed by: Terry Stanford
Other music and lyrics/Orchestra and chorus conducted by: William Hill-Bowen
Other music and lyrics: Arthur Wilkinson
Other music and lyrics: David Croft
Production numbers staged by: Terry Linden
Designer: Stewart Marshall
Wardrobe supervision by: Mary Woods
Make-up effects created by: Jill Summers
Film cameraman: Ken Higgins
Film editor: Len Trumm
The Sailor: David Hughes
The Merchant, Beauty's father: Bobby Howes
Crispin: Leslie Phillips
Merchant's daughter - Antonia: Gillian Lynne
Merchant's daughter - Cherrylinda: April Olrich
Merchant's daughter - Beauty: Sally Bazely
Business Man - Benjamin: Wallas Eaton
Business Man - Silas: Graham Crowden
Business Man - Jacob: Cameron Hall
The Old Woodcutter: Ernest Butcher
Wee Beastie: Charles Drake
The Beast: Inia Te Wiata
The Woodland Gobblies: Susan Smith
The Woodland Gobblies: Julia Atkinson
The Woodland Gobblies: Monica Thompson
The Woodland Gobblies: Joan Boyd
The Woodland Gobblies: Doreen Johnston
The Woodland Gobblies: Jacqueline Dalton
The Woodland Gobblies: Terry Lefco
The Woodland Gobblies: Garry Smith

: The Light of Heart

by Emlyn Williams.
[Starring] John Longden and Maxine Audley
From the BBC's Welsh television studio

They are an oddly assorted lot, these people who wander in and out of the top-floor flat just off Covent Garden-Barty and Mrs. Banner and Fan and the others. But at the centre of events is Maddoc Thomas, who was once a great actor, and is now an almost unemployable drunkard. His lame daughter Cattrin plays Cordelia to this ruined Lear who has come down to working as Father Christmas in a department store. But can he make a comeback?


Writer: Emlyn Williams
Producer: David J. Thomas
Designer: Douglas Smith
Mrs Banner: Gladys Henson
Barty: Brian Madison
Fan: Betty Baskcomb
Bevan, a policeman: Glyn Houston
Maddoc Thomas: John Longden
Cattrin Maddoc's daughter: Maxine Audley
Robert: Alan Edwards
Mrs Lothian: Jean Taylor Smith

: The Good Old Days

A Christmas Edition of Old-Time Music-Hall.
See column 3
From the City Varieties Theatre, Leeds.
(by arrangement with Harry Joseph)


Musical director: Norman George
Producer: Barney Colehan

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