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: Morning Service

for the Sunday before Christmas
From New Kilpatrick Parish Church, Bearsden, Glasgow.
Conducted by the Minister, The Rev. Ian Pitt-Watson assisted by The Rev. Andrew Scobie
(to 11.30)


Conductor: The Rev. Ian Pitt-Watson
Assisted by: The Rev. Andrew Scobie
Organist and choirmaster: Harry MacGill
Television presentation: The Rev. Dr. Ronald Falconer

: O Sul I Sul

Detholiad o ffilmiau a newyddion yn dangos peth o weithgarwch Cymru a'r Cymry yn ystod yr wythnos
Welsh weekly news survey.
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: Rhowch Lawen Gan

Mohant ar gyfer y Nadolig gyda
Kenneth Bowen
Jean Evans
Cantorion Glyndwr a Cherddorfa Gymreig y BBC Blaenwr. Philip Whiteway
Dan arweiniad Mansel Thomas
Golygydd cerdd, Alwyn Jones Y cynllunio gan Alan Taylor
Y cyfarwyddo gan MYRFYN OWEN
Carols and Christmas music.
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Unknown: Kenneth Bowen
Unknown: Jean Evans
Unknown: Cantorion Glyndwr
Unknown: Philip Whiteway
Unknown: Dan Arweiniad Mansel Thomas
Unknown: Alwyn Jones
Unknown: Alan Taylor
Unknown: Myrfyn Owen

: Seeing and Believing: Bethlehem and Birmingham

A Christian theme introduced by The Rev. Ronald Gordon assisted by Mark Barnard and The Folklanders.


Presenter: The Rev. Ronald Gordon
Assisted by: Mark Barnard
Singers: The Folklanders
Producer: R. T. Brooks

: Z Cars: Friday Night

by Troy Kennedy Martin.
A second showing of some of the cases encountered by Z Victor One and Z Victor Two.

Pay-day on a hectic night in Newtown makes for short tempers and hard work for Herbert Lynch and Bob Steele.


Writer: Troy Kennedy Martin
Director: John McGrath
Designer: Frederick Knapman
Film sequences - cameraman: Peter Sargent
Film sequences - editor: Joseph Sterling
Producer: David E. Rose
PC Herbert Lynch: James Ellis
PC Bob Steele: Jeremy Kemp

: Film Matinee presents: Little Women

From the well-known story by Louisa M. Alcott.


Author: Louisa M. Alcott
Director: George Cukor
Jo: Katharine Hepburn
Amy: Joan Bennett
Professor Baer: Paul Lukas
Aunt March: Edna May Oliver
Beth: Jean Parker
Meg: Frances Dee
Laurie Lawrence: Douglass Montgomery

: Pinky and Perky: The Pop-In

Pinky and Perky assist John Slater as Poppa Luigi at The Pop-In as they prepare for Christmas.
Devised and written by Margaret Potter.


Presented by: Jan Dalibor
Presented by: Vlasta Dalibor
Devised and written by: Margaret Potter
Designer: Tim Harvey
Producer: Trevor Hill
Poppa Luigi: John Slater

: The Old Curiosity Shop: Episode 5

by Charles Dickens.
Dramatised in thirteen episodes by Constance Cox.

Wherein Dick Swiveller is persuaded to pursue the law, and Kit enters his new service. Nell and her Grandfather meet a remarkable woman named Mrs. Jarley.


Author: Charles Dickens
Dramatised by: Constance Cox
Director: Joan Craft
Music composed by: Ron Grainer
Designer: Fanny Taylor
Producer: Douglas Allen
Kit Nubbles: Ronald Cunliffe
Mrs Nubbles: Megs Jenkins
Little Jacob: Robert Cook
Quilp: Patrick Troughton
Dick Swiveller: Anton Rodgers
Mr Garland: Philip Ray
Mrs Garland: Helena McCarthy
Barbara: Lilian Grassom
Nell Trent: Michele Dotrice
Grandfather: Oliver Johnston
Mrs Jarley: Angela Baddeley
George: Victor Platt
Sampson Brass: Bryan Pringle
Sally Brass: Patricia Jessel
Servant: Fiona Duncan

: Wagon Train: The Dr. Denker Story

Heading west to new horizons and new adventures with Robert Horton.
Guest star, Theodore Bikel

Dr. Denker, a new and popular member of the wagon train, purports to be a 'Doctor of Musicology' but the instruments in his wagon are found to play only one tune, and not a very musical one at that.


Flint McCullough: Robert Horton
Dr. Denker: Theodore Bikel

: The News

followed by The Weather Man

: Meeting Point: The Family is Not Broken

Christmas is known as 'the family festival', but is there a widespread break-up of family life today? Is there a Christian answer?
Barbara Hebb, The Rev. G. R. Dunstan and Dr. Ronald Fletcher discuss this with Norman Fisher.


Panellist: Barbara Hebb
Panellist: Dr. Ronald Fletcher
Presenter: Norman Fisher
Producer: John Elphinstone-Fyffe

: Sunday Story: St. Francis of Assisi: 2: The Builder

Written by Jill Allgood.
Told by Barbara Kelly.


Writer: Jill Allgood
Storyteller: Barbara Kelly
Producer: John Elphinstone-Fyffe

: Carols for Christmas Sunday

Introduced by Sir Malcolm Sargent who conducts The Royal Choral Society in the famous Carol Concert they give each Christmas at the Royal Albert Hall, London.


Presenter/Choir conductor: Sir Malcolm Sargent
Singers: The Royal Choral Society
Produced for television by: John Vernon

: The Black and White Minstrel Show

Starring The Mitchell Minstrels
Conducted by George Mitchell
and also starring Stan Stennett, George Chisholm, John Boulter, Dai Francis, Tony Mercer, Benny Garcia, Valerie Brooks, The Jackpots, The Television Toppers, Jeannie Lambe
Guest star: Leslie Crowther
The Black and White Minstrel Show is appearing at the Victoria Palace, London


Singers: The Mitchell Minstrels
Minstrels conducted by/Vocal arrangements: George Mitchell
Comedian: Stan Stennett
Musician: George Chisholm
Singer: John Boulter
Singer: Dai Francis
Singer: Tony Mercer
Singer: Benny Garcia
Dancer: Valerie Brooks
Singers: The Jackpots
Dancers: The Television Toppers
Singer: Jeannie Lambe
Comedian: Leslie Crowther
Dance direction: Larry Gordon
Orchestrations: Alan Bristow
Orchestrations: Ray Terry
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Settings: Stanley Dorfman
Devised and produced by: George Inns

: Perry Mason: The Case of the Nine Dolls

A film series starring Raymond Burr as the famous lawyer investigator created by Erle Stanley Gardner.
with Barbara Hale, William Hopper, William Talman, Ray Collins, Francis X. Bushman

A little girl's plaintive request to learn who she really is leads Perry Mason into an international quest and a murder trial...


Character created by: Erle Stanley Gardner
Perry Mason: Raymond Burr
Della Street: Barbara Hale
Paul Drake: William Hopper
Hamilton Burger: William Talman
Lt. Tragg: Ray Collins
Courtney Jeffers: Francis X. Bushman

: The Sunday-Night Play: The Canterville Ghost

by Oscar Wilde
Adapted for television by Elaine Morgan.
Starring Bernard Cribbins, Fay Ruth, Compton Dunning, Derek Francis, Fabia Drake
and Samantha Eggar


Author: Oscar Wilde
Adapted for television by: Elaine Morgan
Producer: Stuart Burge
Music composed by: Richard Addinsell
Designer: John Cooper
Lady Brackendale: Patricia Raine
Lady Dumbleton: Fabia Drake
Lord Cheviot: Basil Henson
Mrs Umney: Fay Compton
Mrs Otis: Ruth Dunning
Hiram Otis: Derek Francis
Jackson Otis: Peter Taylor
Jefferson Otis: Laurie Heath
Washington Otis: Iain Gregory
Virginia Otis: Samantha Eggar
The Duke of Cheshire: Oliver Fox
Ghost of Sir Simon de Canterville: Bernard Cribbins

: The News

: Monitor

A fortnightly magazine of the arts.
Introduced by Huw Wheldon.
Tonight's programme includes:
A Child's Christmas in Wales
by Dylan Thomas.


Presenter: Huw Wheldon
Poet (A Child's Christmas in Wales): Dylan Thomas
Film editor: Allan Tyrer
Associate producer: Nancy Thomas
Associate producer: David Jones
Editor: Humphrey Burton

: The Epilogue: Joy at Christmas

by Professor Gordon Rupp.
From the North


Presenter: Professor Gordon Rupp

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