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: Newyddion

News in Welsh.
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: Heddiw

yn dymuno
NadoliK Llawen a chyfarchion y tymor oddi wrth OWEN EDWARDS ac Uned Heddiw
Today: Christmas edition
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Unknown: Owen Edwards

: The News

: Table Talk

Comment; Controversy; Conversation on issues of the day.
A Monday meeting for people of opinions with Erskine Childers, Professor Ayer and Mrs. A. J. Ayer, Professor and Mrs. Bernard Williams.


Panellist: Erskine Childers
Panellist: Professor Ayer
Panellist: Mrs. A. J. Ayer
Panellist: Professor Williams
Panellist: Mrs. Bernard Williams
Producer: Monica Sims

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the very young
Pages turned by Patricia Driscoll.
BBC film
(to 14.15)


Presenter: Patricia Driscoll
Editor: Maria Bird

: World Zoos: The Biblical Zoo at Jerusalem

Introduced by David Attenborough.
The only zoo in the world entirely devoted to showing the animals and birds mentioned in the Bible.
From the West


Presenter: David Attenborough
Film Cameraman: George Shears
Sound Recordist: Howard Smith
Film Editor: Constance Dunn
Series edited by: Nicholas Crocker

: Bonehead: Christmas Crackers

Written and produced by Shaun Sutton.
Another chance to see some more criminal capers.
with Colin Douglas, Paul Whitsun-Jones, Douglas Blackwell
Previously shown on August 4


Writer/producer: Shaun Sutton
Film cameraman: Douglas Wolfe
Film cameraman: John McGlashan
Film editor: Ted Walter
Designer: Darrol Blake
Bonehead: Colin Douglas
Boss: Paul Whitsun-Jones
Happy: Douglas Blackwell
Mrs Pilchard: Hore Jackman
Joy: Barbara Leslie
Mr Philbeach: Gerald Andersen
Mr Underdone: Neil Wilson
Sheik Ibrahim Abdulla: Derek Sydney

: Television Top of the Form: Final

A nation-wide general knowledge contest between schools.
Grove Park School for Boys, Wrexham
Question-Master, Geoffrey Wheeler
Kingston Grammar School for Boys
Question-Master, David Dimbleby


Question-Master (Grove Park School for Boys, Wrexham): Geoffrey Wheeler
Presented by (Grove Park School for Boys, Wrexham): Michael Latham
Question-Master (Kingston Grammar School for Boys: David Dimbleby
Presented by (Kingston Grammar School for Boys): A.P. Wilkinson
Scorer: Michael John Mills
Questions arranged and compiled by: John P. Wynn
Editor: Joan Clark
Producer: Innes Lloyd

: The News

: Town and Around

A daily presentation of news and views from London and the South-East.
Introduced by Richard Baker.
followed by The Weather


Presenter: Richard Baker

: What's My Line?

Chairman, Eamonn Andrews
Panel: Isobel Barnett, Barbara Kelly, David Nixon, Gerald Nabarro , M.P. and a mystery guest celebrity.
Televised by arrangement with C.B.S.


Chairman: Eamonn Andrews
Panellist: Isobel Barnett
Panellist: Barbara Kelly
Panellist: David Nixon
Panellist: Gerald Nabarro
Research and direction: Rosamund Davies
Producer: Richard Evans
Devised by: Mark Goodson
Devised by: Bill Todman

: The Mikado

by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan.
The Sadler's Wells production


Composer: W. S. Gilbert
Libretto: Arthur Sullivan

: Headline News

: Here's Harry: The Pantomime

Written by Vince Powell and Frank Roscoe.
This week: The Pantomime
Starring Harry Worth
with Reginald Marsh, Edwin Apps, Gordon Rollings, Doris Gambell, Joe Gladwin, Barbara Keogh, Pamela Manson, Tony Melody, Jack Woolgar, Douglas Clarke
From the North
See page 24


Writer: Vince Powell
Writer: Frank Roscoe
Film cameraman: Gerry Pullen
Film editor: Peter Marsh
Caption illustrations: Bob Dunscombe
Settings: Kenneth Lawson
Producer: John Ammonds
Himself: Harry Worth
[Actor]: Reginald Marsh
[Actor]: Edwin Apps
[Actor]: Gordon Rollings
[Actress]: Doris Gambell
[Actor]: Joe Gladwin
[Actress]: Barbara Keogh
[Actress]: Pamela Manson
[Actor]: Jack Woolgar
[Actor]: Douglas Clarke

: Panorama

The Window on the World
Panorama cameras look at People-Places-Problems that make news.
Introduced by Richard Dimbleby with reports from Panorama's regular team of commentators Robin Day, Ludovic Kennedy, John Morgan, James Mossman.


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Reporter: Robin Day
Reporter: Ludovic Kennedy
Reporter: John Morgan
Reporter: James Mossman
Associate producer: Christopher Railing
Associate producer: David J. Webster
Assistant editor: Norman Swallow
Editor: Paul Fox

: Points of View

with Robert Robinson
A quick look at points from the week's post.
Letters for inclusion in these programmes should be addressed to Points of View, [address removed]


Presenter: Robert Robinson

: The News

: A Christmas Carol

First performance of an opera specially commissioned for BBC Television
Based on the story by Charles Dickens.
with Stephen Manton and Trevor Anthony
The Pro Arte Orchestra
Leader, Max Salpeter
Conducted by William Reid
Associate conductor, Alan Boustead


Author: Charles Dickens
Music: Edwin Coleman
Libretto: Margaret Burns Harris
Musicians: The Pro Arte Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Max Salpeter
Conductor: William Reid
Associate Conductor: Alan Boustead
Producer/Designer: Hal Burton
Scrooge: Stephen Manton
Bob Cratchit: Derick Davies
Scrooge's nephew: David Hillman
Woman canvasser: Marion Lowe
Charwoman: Marion Lowe
Ghosts of Jacob Marley and Christmas Present: Trevor Anthony
Ghost of Christmas Past: Edmund Donlevy
Shopkeeper: Edmund Donlevy
Scroogea boy: Andrew Clark
Scrooge's sister: Sheelach Mulholland
Scrooge's fiancee: Brenda Marshall
Scrooge as a young man: Rhys McConnochie
Mrs Cratchit: Catherine Wilson
Bob Cratchit's daughter: Sylvia Eaves
Bob Cratchit's daughter: Janette Lynn
Bob Cratchit's daughter: Lynn Williams
Tiny Tim: Forrester Pyke
Nephew's friend: Gerwyn Morgan
Nephew's visitor: Carole Rosen
Laundress: Carole Rosen
Nephew's wife: Elizabeth Boyd
Ghost of Christmas Future: Giles Havergal
Business man: Francis Egerton
Undertaker's man: Norman Lumsden
Errand boy: David Pinto
[Actor]: Christopher Brett
[Actor]: Edward Morgan

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Advent Calendar Day 17: A Christmas Carol 17 December 2016

: The Dick Powell Show presents: The Clocks

Starring Joan Fontaine, David Farrar and Charles Drake

This is a story of the supernatural. A widow finds her plans to remarry jeopardised when she is haunted by the ghost of her late husband.


Director: Lewis Allen
Valerie Baumer: Joan Fontaine
Dr Waugh: David Farrar
Larry Kesler: Charles Drake
The Student: Wayne Rogers

: Carols Across Europe

From Austria:
The Vienna Boys Choir in the Maria Treu-Kirche Vienna.

From Sweden:
The Choir of St. Peter's Church, Malmo in Bosebo Church, Lund.

From Switzerland:
The Choirboys of St. Paul's Church, Lucerne in the Marienkirche, Emmenbrucke.

From Britain:
The Choir of Wells Cathedral


Singers (From Austria): The Vienna Boys Choir
Presented by (From Austria): Hermann Lanske
Singers (From Sweden): The Choirboys of St. Peter's Church
Presented by (From Sweden): Arne Arnbom
Singers (From Switzerland): The Choirboys of St. Paul's Church
Presented by (From Switzerland): Walter J. Ammann
Singers (From Britain): The Choir of Wells Cathedral
Presented by (From Britain): Kenneth Savidge
Technical supervisor: Eric Griffiths
Narrator: Kenneth Kendall
Director: Bill Wright
Produced for the European Broadcasting Union by: Andy Wiseman

: Sung Eucharist

and The First Communion of Christmas Day from Exeter Cathedral in the presence of The Bishop of Exeter.
Celebrant, The Rev. Canon H. Balmforth, Chancellor of the Cathedral

The Service is sung to Stanford in C and the hymns are from English Hymnal:
O come, all ye faithful (No. 28)
The Maker of the sun and moon (No. 16)
While shepherds watched their nocks by night (No. 30)
Hark! the herald-angels sing (No. 24)
During the Communion of the people the choir sings:
O Jesu, most kind (Bach)
Up good Christen folk and listen The Shepherds' Cradle hymn


Celebrant: The Rev. Canon H. Balmforth
Organist and Master of the Choristers: Lionel Dakers
Assistant Organist: Christopher Gower
TV presentation: Kenneth Savidge

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