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: Newyddion

News in Welsh.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)

: Byd Y Ffermwyr

Ymweliad ar ffllm, a Chanelfan Addysg Felinfach. yn Sir Aberteifl. i weld ffermwyr leuainc yn profl eu medrusrwydd
Y cyfarwyddo gan Robert S. Evans Y rhaglen yng ngofal David John.
A programme about agriculture.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)

(to 13.20)

: Lunchtime News

(to 14.03)

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

For the Very Young
Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
BBC film
(to 14.45)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Voices: Eileen Browne
Voices: Josefina Ray
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Script and music: Maria Bird

: Prudence Kitten: Pru gets ready for Christmas

with Molly Blake.
Assisted by Doris Hall.


Presenter: Molly Blake
Puppeteer: Doris Hall

: Boots and Saddles: Indian Scout

The Major from Washington does not approve of Indians being used as scouts at Fort Lowell, but something happens to make him change his mind.
Last shown in May, 1960

: Sketch Club

with Adrian Hill who helps you with your picture making, sets a subject and announces this week's prize winners.
Picture Gallery: The Story of Christmas


Presenter/artist: Adrian Hill
Presented by: Tony Arnold

: The News

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from South & West

: The Weather

: The Adventures of Alice

by Lewis Carroll.
Adapted for television by Charles Lefeaux
With music composed and conducted by Antony Hopkins.
With Sonia Dresdel, Marian Spencer, Ernest Milton, Peter Sallis and Gillian Ferguson as Alice
Puppet sequences by Television Puppet Theatre


Author: Lewis Carroll
Adapter: Charles Lefeaux
Music composed and conducted by: Antony Hopkins
Director: Gordon Murray
Film Cameraman: Ken Westbury
Film Editor: John Nash
Special Effects: Bernard Wilkie
Special Effects: Jack Kine
Costumes supervised by: Angela Flanders
Make-up supervised by: Christine Hillcoat
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Producer: Charles Lefeaux
Lewis Carroll: Gordon Davies
Alice: Gillian Ferguson
Red Queen: Sonia Dresdel
The March Hare: Cyril Shaps
The Mad Hatter: Ernest Milton
The Dormouse: Carla Challoner
The Gryphon: Arthur Ridley
The Mock Turtle: Eric Shilling
The Caterpillar: Erik Chitty
Tweedledum: Barrie Cookson
Tweedledee: Peter Sallis
Red King: Frederick Treves
White Queen: Marian Spencer
The Sheep: Vivienne Chatterton
Humpty Dumpty: David March
White King: Philip Ray
The Unicorn: Arthur Ridley
The Lion: Erik Chitty
White Knight: Geoffrey Bayldon
The Creature with a Long Beak: John Murray-Scott

: Headline News

: The Charlie Drake Show: A Christmas Carol

Starring Charlie Drake in his version of A Christmas Carol with acknowledgements to Charles Dickens.


Author: Charles Dickens
Script: Charlie Drake
Script: Richard Waring
Designer: Frederick Knapman
Producer: Ronald Marsh
Bob Cratchit: Charlie Drake
Scrooge: Philip Locke
First Gentleman: Fred Stone
Second Gentleman: Kenneth Thornett
Nancy: Jennifer Browne
Bill Sikes: Howard Lano
David Copperfeld: Kenneth Gouge
Mr Murdstone: Edwin Richfield
Mr Pickwick: Lloyd Pearson
Miss Havisham: Marjory Hawtrey
Nicholas Nickleby: Frazer Hines
Mr Micawber: Austin Trevor
Fagin: Martin Benson
The Artful Dodger: Peter Delmar
Oliver Twist: Hennin Scot
Ghost of Jacob Marley: William Lyon Brown

: The Black and White Minstrel Show

Starring The Mitchell Minstrels conducted by George Mitchell
and also starring Stan Stennett, Leslie Crowther and The Television Toppers, George Chisholm's Jazzers, The Jackpots, Dai Francis, Tony Mercer, John Boulter, Valerie Brooks, Benny Garcia.
The Minstrel Orchestra Conducted by Eric Robinson


Singers: The Mitchell Minstrels
[Minstrels] conducted by/Vocal arrangements: George Mitchell
Singer/comedian: Stan Stennett
Comedian: Leslie Crowther
Dancers: The Television Toppers
Musicians: George Chisholm's Jazzers
Singers: The Jackpots
Singer: Dai Francis
Singer: Tony Mercer
Singer: John Boulter
Dancer: Valerie Brooks
Singer: Benny Garcia
Dance direction: Larry Gordon
Musical arrangements: Alan Bristow
Musical arrangements: Ray Terry
Musicians: The Minstrel Orchestra
[Orchestra] conducted by: Eric Robinson
Settings: Stanley Dorfman
Devised and produced by: George Inns

: Barnaby Rudge: Last Episode

by Charles Dickens.
Dramatised for television by Michael Voysey.

In which Barnaby Rudge, Dennis, and Hugh now find themselves companions in jail; Gabriel Varden gives a party which brings together a number of friends and enemies, and a great many matters of importance are resolved.

(The tame raven appeared throughout the series by arrangement with Charles Trevisick)


Author: Charles Dickens
Dramatised by: Michael Voysey
Film Cameraman: Hugh Wilson
Film Editor: James Colina
Costumes supervised by: Sheila Glassford
Make-up supervised by: Tommy Manderson
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Director: Morris Barry
Producer: Douglas Allen
Emma Haredale: Eira Heath
Dolly Varden: Jennifer Daniel
Mr Gashford: Richard Wordsworth
Miss Miggs: Barbara Hicks
Mr Edward Chester: Bernard Brown
Joe Willet: Alan Haywood
Dennis: Esmond Knight
Turnkey: William Forbes
Hugh: Neil McCarthy
Sir John Chester: Raymond Huntley
Gabriel Varden: Newton Blick
Barnaby Rudge: John Wood
Mrs Rudge: Isabel Dean
Mr Rudge: Nigel Arkwright
Mrs Varden: Joan Hickson
Mr Haredale: Peter Williams
Clergyman: Arthur Lawrence
Mr Akerman: Jeffrey Segal
John Willet: Arthur Brough

: Challenge to Prosperity: 4: Enterprise in Industry

A four-part enquiry by Christopher Chataway, M.P.
with H.F.R. Catherwood, George Darling, M.P., Andrew Shonfield

How stimulating an economic atmosphere are our firms working in?; Is industry attacking its problem with the necessary vigour?
Tonight's programme is searching for the answers to these questions.


Presenter: Christopher Chataway
Speaker: H.F.R. Catherwood
Speaker: George Darling
Speaker: Andrew Shonfield
Photography: A.A. Englander
Sound Recordist: Norman Allen
Film Editor: Robert Rymer
Designer: Natasha Kroll
Producer: Jack Ashley

: The News

: The Coming of Christ

The story of the Nativity, as reflected in great paintings down the ages.
Using the still-pictures-motion technique, this programme depicts the life of Christ from its foretelling to his birth in Bethlehem, his childhood, and his early ministry.
An NBC Project Twenty film


Producer: Donald B. Hyatt

: News Extra

A review of film and fact about matters of interest and importance in the world news of the week.

10.40-11.10 Dartington Christmas Festival: Close Down


Editor (News Extra): Bill Northwood

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