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: The Crystal Ball

[Starring] Paulette Goddard and Ray Milland
A comedy feature film.
A penniless girl from Texas becomes involved with a fortune-teller, and her subsequent intrigues nearly wreck her chances of happiness.


Director: Elliott Nugent
Toni Gerrard: Paulette Goddard
Brad Cavanaugh: Ray Milland
Biff Carter: William Bendix
Jo Ainsley: Virginia Field
Madame Zenobia: Gladys George
Pop Tibbets: Cecil Kellaway
Foster: Mary Field

: Children's Television presents: The Lone Ranger: Legion of Old Timers

A gang of bandits have an ingenious plot to grab the Circle K ranch. They persuade the young owner that his foreman is a thief and have their own man installed in his place.
All is set for the pay-off but unfortunately for the outlaws, Lone Ranger has seen this trick worked before.


Lone Ranger: Clayton Moore
Tonto: Jay Silverheels

: Children's Television: Meeting People

Introduced by your host, Robert Gladwell.


Presenter: Robert Gladwell

: Children's Television: The Thompson Family: 5: That Christmas Feeling

A serial written for television by Noel Streatfeild.


Writer: Noel Streatfeild
Producer: Dorothea Brooking
Film sequences under the direction of: Leonard Newson
Film editor: Ron de Mattos
John Thompson: John Paul
Elizabeth Thompson: Marion Jennings
Their children: Susan: Diana Beevers
Their children: Andrew: Nigel Lambert
Their children: Caroline: Sandra Michaels
Mr Thompson, Snr: Charles Carson
Cousin Amy: Edna Morris
Leonard: Roger Kemp
Guy James: Cavan Kendall
George Fielding: Douglas Storm

: Today's Sport

Kenneth Wolstenholme gives today's major sports results.


Presenter: Kenneth Wolstenholme

: Six-Five Special

From the NAAFI Club, Plymouth with Josephine Douglas and Pete Murray introducing among others
Dennis Lotis, Michael Holliday, Terry Dene, Jim Dale and the music of Ken Mackintosh and his Orchestra, Chris Barber and his Jazz Band with Ottilie Patterson, Don Lang and his Frantic Five and The Disc Spot of the Week.


Presenter: Josephine Douglas
Presenter: Pete Murray
Singer: Dennis Lotis
Singer: Michael Holliday
Singer: Terry Dene
Singer: Jim Dale
Musicians: Ken Mackintosh and his Orchestra
Group: Chris Barber and his Jazz Band
Singer (Chris Barber and his Jazz Band): Ottilie Patterson
Group: Don Lang and his Frantic Five
Script: Trevor Peacock
Producer: Jack Good

: News Summary

: Wells Fargo: Billy the Kid

The exciting adventures of the famous Western Stagecoach Service.
[Starring] Dale Robertson

In the Arizona border country, Jim Hardie meets one of the most notorious outlaws of the age and, despite himself, is forced to admire his courage.


Jim Hardie: Dale Robertson

: Dixon of Dock Green: Peace on Earth

Some stories of a London policeman by Ted Willis.
[Starring] Jack Warner as Dixon of Dock Green
Most people look forward to relaxation at Christmas, but for members of the Police Force it is often a busier time than usual, and Dock Green is no exception. Ted Willis's scripts for tonight and for next week are complementary to each other though they are in themselves self-contained. Their titles are 'Peace on Earth' and 'Goodwill to Men'.


Writer: Ted Willis
Script Associate: Rex Edwards
Production: Douglas Moodie
P.C. George Dixon: Jack Warner
Nancy: Dorothy Casey
Clara Cobb: Fay Bura
Sergeant Flint: Arthur Rigby
P.C. Bob Penney: Anthony Parker
Davis: Wilfrid Carter
Alfie Moore: Harry Brunning
Sgt Grace Millard: Moira Mannion
Andy Crawford C.I.D.: Peter Byrne
Mary: Jeannette Hutchinson
Bailey: Blaise Wyndham
Mrs Lesley: Jane Hilary
Major Philips: Maurice Hedley
Ada Bailey: Rose Hill
Dumpy: William Sherwood
Stan Griffiths: Beckett Bould

: The Saturday Show presents: The Third International Festival of Music Hall

In which, by land, sea, and air. the BBC brings you artists from all over the world to the stage of the Television Theatre. London.
Including Wandy Tworek the comedy violinist from Denmark, Bil and Bil Italy's whirlwind acrobats, Digno Garcia and his Trio Paraguayan with the fascinating rhythms of Paraguay, Ugo Frediani the sensational juggler from Italy, Hanna Ahroni the fabulous singer from Israel.
At 8.0


Comic violinist: Wandy Tworek
Acrobats: Bil and Bil
Musicians: Digno Garcia and his Trio Paraguayan
Juggler: Ugo Frediani
Singer: Hanna Ahroni
Orchestra director: Eric Robinson
Designer: Malcolm Goulding
Producer: Bryan Sears

: What's My Line?

Television's most popular panel game with Isabel Barnett, Barbara Kelly, Gilbert Harding and a guest.
In the chair, Eamonn Andrews


Panellist: Isabel Barnett
Panellist: Barbara Kelly
Panellist: Gilbert Harding
Chairman: Eamonn Andrews
Presented by: Harry Carlisle

: The Phil Silvers Show: Love That Guardhouse

[Starring] Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko

It is not every soldier's dream to land up in the guard house but Bilko is different.


Sgt Ernie Bilko: Phil Silvers

: Sports Special

Sportsview film cameras bring you today's sport tonight.
Introduced by Kenneth Wolstenholme.


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

: Sport in the West

(Rowridge only)

: News

: Facts and Figures: Wine, Women, and Song


Prepared by: Frank Blackaby
Chart designer/animator: Alfred Wurmser
Described by: Huw Wheldon
Presented by: Don Haworth

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