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: Telewele

Wythnos y Plant yn cyflwyno
Jim Crq Crwstyn gyda
Sassie Rees yn canu eich hoff hwiangerddi
Maimie Noel Jones
Ynghyd a stori
'Anrheg Nadolig Hughie Hwyaden' gan Amy Parry-Williams
Storiwr, Nesta Harris
Y darluniau gan Hywel Harries
Y cyflwyno gan
Sheila Huw Jones
Y cyfarwyddo gan Evelyn Williams
Recordiad y BBC
Welsh programme for children: Sassie Rees sings some favourite nursery songs; Nesta Harris tells the story of 'Hughie Hwyaden's Christmas Present' by Amy Parry-Williams.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Llandrindod Wells, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)


Singer: Sassie Rees
Storyteller: Nesta Harris
Writer (Hughie Hwyaden's Christmas Present): Amy Parry-Williams

: Headline News

: The Red Balloon

In Paris there lived a little boy called Pascal who was 'adopted' by a large and beautiful balloon. Wherever Pascal went, the balloon went too.....
Another showing of this prize-winning film from France.

: Juke Box Jury

A new disc - a Hit or a Miss?
Comments and opinions on the latest pop releases.
Today's panel: Jean Metcalfe, Hayley Mills, Pete Murray, Alan Rothwell
In the chair, David Jacobs


Panelist: Jean Metcalfe
Panelist: Hayley Mills
Panelist: Pete Murray
Panelist: Alan Rothwell
Chairman: David Jacobs
Programme devised by: Peter Potter
Presentation: Harry Carlisle

: Boxing Day Grandstand

Including Motor Racing, Racing, Amateur Boxing, Ice Skating.
See panel

Introduced by David Coleman
A special holiday edition featuring today's top sport

Motor Racing direct from Brands Hatch
12.38 Race for Grand Touring cars (up to 1,000 c.c.)- over 10 laps
1.25 John Davy Trophy (for Formula Junior cars)-over 20 laps
2.10 Peco Trophy (for Grand Touring cars over 1,000 c.c.) over 10 laps

Racing direct from Kempton Park
1.0 Holly Handicap Steeplechase (over 2 miles)
The Race of the Day 2.0 King George VI Steeplechase (over 3 miles)
2.30 Mistletoe Novices Steeplechase (over 2 miles)
3.0 Egham Novices Hurdle (over 2 miles)

Amateur Boxing direct from Cardiff from 2.35
The Welsh Amateur Boxing Association's annual holiday competition for The Boxing Day Trophy

Ice Skating direct from Garmisch
Excerpts from this international gala of figure-skating

Presented by the German Television Service

Sports Results and News Service at 4.35 approx. Football Results from the Teleprinter Racing summaries Classified Football Results

(While it is hoped to keep to the above timings they may be changed by events)


Presenter: David Coleman
Commentator (Motor Racing): Raymond Baxter
Television Presentation (Motor Racing): John Vernon
Commentator (Racing): Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator (Racing): Clive Graham
Television Presentation (Racing): Dennis Monger
Commentator (Amateur Boxing): Harry Carpenter
Television Presentation (Amateur Boxing): Selwyn Roderick
Commentator (Ice Skating: Alan Weeks
Presented by: Bryan Cowgill
Programme edited by: Ronnie Noble

: The Princess and the Pea

A musical play based on Hans Andersen's story 'The Real Princess'.
A section of the English Chamber Orchestra
Leader, Emanuel Hurwitz
Conducted by the composer


Author: Hans Andersen
Book and lyrics: E. J. Bell
Music/Conductor: Lawrence Leonard
Producer: Kevin Sheldon
Settings: Richard Wilmot
Dances arranged by: Wendy Hilton
Musicians: A section of the English Chamber Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Emanuel Hurwitz
The King: Richard Vernon
The Queen: Edith MacArthur
The Prince: Jonathan Tait
The Lord Chamberlain: Aubrey Woods
Miranda, the Lord Chamberlain's daughter: Karal Gardner
The Butter: Blake Butler
The Town Crier: Edgar Driver
The False Princess: Julie Webb
The Real Princess: Samantha Eggar
Minstrel: Acker Bilk
[Actress]: Francois Landry
[Actress]: Valerie Bell
[Actress]: Linda Gardner

: The News

: Today's Sport

Introduced by Kenneth Wolstenholme.
Today's sporting headlines and the classified football results.
Presented by the Sportsview Unit


Presenter: Kenneth Wolstenholme

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England followed by The Weather.

News from the South and Weather

: Here's Harry: The Last Train

Written by Vince Powell, Harry Driver, and Frank Roscoe.
This week: The Last Train
Starring Harry Worth
with Harold Goodwin, Reginald Marsh, Patrick Connor, Gerald Andersen, Stuart Saunders, Tony Melody, Jack Woolgar, Leslie Clark, Maire Williams From the North


Writer: Vince Powell
Writer: Harry Driver
Writer: Frank Roscoe
Settings: Kenneth Lawson
Film Cameraman: Gerry Pullen
Sound Recordist: Graham Turner
Producer: John Ammonds
Himself: Harry Worth
[Actor]: Harold Goodwin
[Actor]: Reginald Marsh
[Actor]: Patrick Connor
[Actor]: Gerald Andersen
[Actor]: Stuart Saunders
[Actor]: Tony Melody
[Actor]: Jack Woolgar
[Actor]: Leslie Clark
[Actress]: Maire Williams

: Cinderella

Also appearing: Cyril Rolls, The Dancers and the Showgirls by arrangement with Gerald Bourne Productions Ltd. from the Wimbledon Theatre, London, S.W.19


Dance direction: Jack Billings
Orchestra conducted by/Musical Arrangements: Woolf Phillips
Musical Arrangements: Roland Shaw
Musical Arrangements: Peter Knight
Musical Arrangements: Bert Thompson
Producer: Richard Afton
The Brokers' Men: Jewel and Warriss
Buttons: Dick Valentine
Cinderella: Jill Day
Fairy Godmother: Dawn Beret
Baroness: Clarkson Rose
Baron: Eddie Leslie
Ugly Sister: Joan Turner
Ugly Sister: Lucille Gaye
Prince Charming: Sonya Cordeau
Dandini: Virginia Vernon
Majordomo: Tommy Wright
The Comedy Horse: The Regency Twins
Courtiers: The Four Gale Boys
[Actor]: Cyril Rolls

: Brian Rix presents: Will Any Gentleman

A farce by Vernon Sylvaine.

'If Boxing Day finds you a wee bit liverish after the Christmas festivities - and even if it does not,' says Brian Rix, 'I can promise you that Will Any Gentleman? will prove the ideal tonic which can be taken in large doses by any gentleman or, for that matter, any member of the family'.

(Brian Rix, Leo Franklyn, Basil Lord, Larry Noble, Peter Mercier, Stuart Sherwin, Helen Jessop, Sheila Mercier, Hazel Douglas, and Jeanne Cook are in "One for the Pot", the current farce at the Whitehall Theatre, London; Terry Scott is in "Babes in the Wood" at the New Theatre, Oxford)
See page 30


Writer: Vernon Sylvaine
Settings: Rhoda Gray
Director: Wallace Douglas
TV Presentation: Mary Evans
Dancer: Jeanne Cook
Albert Boyle: Larry Noble
Mendoza: Peter Mercier
Angel: Jacqueline Jones
Henry Stirling: Brian Rix
Dr. Smith: Leo Franklyn
Beryl: Hazel Douglas
Florence Stirling: Sheila Mercier
Charley Stirling: Basil Lord
Det.-Insp. Martin: Stuart Sherwin
Stanley Jackson: Terry Scott
Honey: Helen Jessop
Mrs. Whittle: Fabia Drake

: The News

: Maigret: A Crime for Christmas

A crime series from the novels of Georges Simenon.
Dramatised by Margot Bennett from the novel "Un Noel de Maigret."
Starring Rupert Davies
with Ewen Solon, Helen Shingler, Neville Jason
Guest stars: Heather Chasen, Barry Foster, Esma Cannon, Jenny Laird
Produced in association with Winwell Productions Ltd.

It is Christmas and the Maigrets are looking forward to a quiet and peaceful day in their flat. But it seems that Father Christmas called the previous night on the little girl across the road, and showed a remarkable interest in the floor boards...


Author: Georges Simenon
Dramatised by: Margot Bennett
Producer: Campbell Logan
Designer: Eileen Diss
Music composed by: Ron Grainer
Film Cameraman: Hugh Wilson
Film Editor: Barry Toovey
Script Editor: Donald Bull
Executive Producer: Andrew Osborn
Associate: Bill Luckwell
Inspector Maigret: Rupert Davies
Lucas: Ewen Solon
Madame Maigret: Helen Shingler
Lapointe: Neville Jason
Colette: Carla Challoner
The Stranger: George Coulouris
Madame Martin: Heather Chasen
Mademoiselle Doncoeur: Esma Cannon
Torrance: Victor Lucas
First taxi driver: Howard Douglas
Raoul: Jonathan Field
Barman: Christopher Steele
Paul Martin: Barry Foster
Lapointe: Neville Jason
Madame Lorilleux: Jenny Laird
Vaucourt: Alan Rolfe
Second taxi driver: Toke Townley
Second attendant: Brian Hayes

: I'll Be Seeing You

A film drama.
Starring Ginger Rogers, Joseph Gotten with Shirley Temple

When Mary Marshall, released on parole from prison for the Christmas holiday, and Sergeant Zachary Morgan, on leave from hospital after being shell-shocked, meet and fall in love, neither can plan for the future. Yet both need desperately to be reassured and helped if they are to make something of their lives.


Director: William Dieterle
Producer: Dore Schary
Mary Marshall: Ginger Rogers
Sgt Zachary Morgan: Joseph Cotten
Barbara Marshall: Shirley Temple
Mrs Marshall: Spring Byington
Mr Marshall: Tom Tully

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