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: Racing at Kempton Park

BBC Television Outside Broadcast cameras cover some of this afternoon's principal races.

: Racing at Kempton Park: Egham Novice Hurdle

over 2 miles

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


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Paddock commentator: Clive Graham
Presented for Television by: Dennis Monger

: For Younger Children: George and the Two Tiny Oxen

A Hungarian cartoon film about the struggle between a giant and a poor country boy. Two tiny oxen come to the boy's help and together they rout the wicked ogre.

: Four Faces West

[Starring] Joel McCrea
A film set in the vast desert spaces near the Mexican border. It is the story of a chase, in which the hero must first be caught if he is ever to be really free...
(See page 8)


Ross McEwen: Joel McCrea
Fay Hollister: Frances Dee
Pat Garrett: Charles Bickford
Monte: Joseph Calleia
Sheriff Egan: William Conrad
Florencio: Martin Garralaga
Dr. Eldredge: Raymond Larcay
Frenger: John Parrish

: The Vienna Ice-Revue, 1958: Sylvia: Sylvia: The Adventures of a Dancer

Starring champion skaters of Europe and the world.
You are invited to join the audience in the Messepalast, Vienna, to see the last part of the matinee performance of this spectacular Christmas show.
Presented by the Austrian Television Service


Production: Will Petter
Music: Robert Stolz
Commentator (in Vienna): Michael Henderson

: Today's Sport

Today's football and racing results and other sporting highlights.
Introduced by Kenneth Wolstenholme.


Presenter: Kenneth Wolstenholme

: Aladdin

The Arabian Nights' Tale
Made into a play for television and produced by Rex Tucker.
Music composed and conducted by John Hotchkis and played by the Goldsbrough Orchestra
(See page 8)


Writer/Producer: Rex Tucker
Music composed and conducted by: John Hotchkis
Musicians: The Goldsbrough Orchestra
Film Cameraman: David Prosser
Film Editor: Jim Tobin
Costumes supervised by: Helen Malcolm
Make-up supervised by: Christine Hillcoat
Designer: Edwin Florence
Aladdin: David Coin
Abanazar: Hugh David
The Caliph: Douglas Wilmer
The Princess Badroulboudour: Mildred Mayne
The Vizier: Bruno Barnabe
The Eunuch-in-Chief: Steve Plytas
Aladdin's Mother: Nan Marriott-Watson
The Slave of the Lamp: Ewen Solon
The Slave of the Ring: Philip Locke
Yasmin: Brenda Bennett
Ming Yu: Chin Yu
The Executioner: Frank Olegario
Gambler: Patrick Troughton
Guards, slaves, people of Bagdad: Philip Rose.
Guards, slaves, people of Bagdad: Rashidi Onikoyo
Guards, slaves, people of Bagdad: Herbert Gomez
Guards, slaves, people of Bagdad: Isola Oki
Guards, slaves, people of Bagdad: K. A. Medas
Guards, slaves, people of Bagdad: Edet Effiong
Guards, slaves, people of Bagdad: Sam Mansaray
Guards, slaves, people of Bagdad: Edna McKenzie
Guards, slaves, people of Bagdad: Leslie Smith
Guards, slaves, people of Bagdad: Robert Norman
Guards, slaves, people of Bagdad: Brian Sheehy
Guards, slaves, people of Bagdad: Anthea Wyndham
Guards, slaves, people of Bagdad: Claude Bonser

: Body and Soul

[Starring] John Garfield and Lilli Palmer in the film Body and Soul
This story of the American fight game provided John Garfield with perhaps the most dramatically exciting part of his career. He plays a boy from the East-side who fights his way to a world title in the boxing ring-at the risk of his personal happiness and even of his self-respect.
See page 8


Charley Davis: John Garfield
Peg Born: Lilli Palmer
Alice: Hazel Brooks
Anna Davis: Anne Revere
Quinn: William Conrad
Shorty Polaski: Joseph Pevney
Ben Chaplin: Canada Lee

: Boxing Day Party

Billy Cotton and Vera Lynn are your host and hostess at a Boxing Day Party
with their guest star, George Formby.
Also including Eric Robinson, Alan Breeze, Kathie Kay, Rodolpho, The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes.
Musical interruptions by Billy Cotton's Band
Eric Robinson and his Orchestra
(Leader, David McCallum)

(Vera Lynn and Billy Cotton appear by arrangement with Billy Cotton and Vera Lynn)


Host: Billy Cotton
Hostess: Vera Lynn
Comedian: George Formby
Singer/Musician: Eric Robinson
Singer: Alan Breeze
Singer: Kathie Kay
Magician: Rodolpho
Dancers: Leslie Roberts Silhouettes
Musicians: Billy Cotton's Band
Musicians: Eric Robinson and his Orchestra
Leader: David McCallum
Choreographer/Associate Producer: Leslie Roberts
Designer: Richard Henry
Producer: Albert Stevenson
Producer: Bill Cotton Jnr.

: Rupert of Hentzau

From the novel by Anthony Hope.
[Starring] Robert Shaw, Sarah Lawson, John Westbrook
See page 9


Author: Anthony Hope
Designer/Producer: Hal Burton
Cameraman: Douglas Wolfe
Film Editor: Sheila S. Tomlinson
Fights arranged by: Terry Baker
Queen Flavia: Sarah Lawson
Colonel Sapt: Stanley van Beers
Fritz von Tarlenheim: Maurice Kaufman
The King: John Westbrook
Rudolf Rassendyll: John Westbrook
Helga von Tarlenheim: Jennifer Wright
Bauer: John Gabriel
Mother Holf: Margery Caldicott
Rupert of Hentzau: Robert Shaw
Count Luzau-Rischenheim: Paul Eddington
James: Meadows White
Rosa Holf: Diana Lambert
Lieutenant Bernenstein: Jeremy Burnham
Max: Norman Wynne
Simon, the huntsman: Ian Ainsley
Herbert: Edward Forsyth
The Chancellor: Eric Holmes
Hired rough: John Line
Hired rough: Michael A. Kent
Policeman: Danny Moynihan
Policeman: William Patenall
Servant: David Webb
Servant: Sheldon Allan
Townspeople: Sally Corday
Townspeople: Jean Denton
Townspeople: Alice Esmie-Bell
Townspeople: Betty Hare
Townspeople: Jan Kenny
Townspeople: Lilian Padmore
Townspeople: Roy Boutcher
Townspeople: Charles Gillespie
Townspeople: Peter Gray
Townspeople: Rob Inglis
Townspeople: Denis Redwood
Townspeople: Bindon Russell

: The Good Old Days

A Christmas Edition of Old-Time Music-Hall
Presenting The Musketeers, Allen Brothers and June, Billy McComb, The Dancing McKennas, Bill Waddington, Darlys Dogs, Laurie Lupino Lane and George Truzzi.
Chairman, Leonard Sachs
(From the City Varieties Theatre, Leeds by arrangement with Harry Joseph)


Performers: The Musketeers
Comedians: Allen Brothers and June
Magician: Billy McComb
Dancers: The Dancing McKennas
Comedian: Bill Waddington
Comedian: Laurie Lupino Lane
Comedian: George Truzzi
Chairman: Leonard Sachs
Musical Director: Alyn Ainsworth
Producer: Barney Colehan

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