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: Morning Service

from Gilgal Baptist Church, Porthcawl.
(to 11.30)


Preacher: Principal J. Ithel Jones
Organist: Trevor J. Davies
Choirmaster: A. D. Perkins

: 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.

: Rhowch Lawen Gan

Moliant ar gyfer y Nadolig gyda
Rowland Jones
Rhiannon Davies
Cantorion Glyndwr a Cherddorfa Gymreig y BBC
Dan arweiniad Mansel Thomas
Golygydd cerdd , Alwyn Jones
Y cynllunio gan Colin Shaw Y cyfarwyddo gan JACK WILLIAMS
Rejoice and Sing: Praise for Christmas, with the BBC Welsh Orchestra and artists.


Unknown: Rowland Jones
Unknown: Rhiannon Davies
Unknown: Cantorion Glyndwr
Unknown: Cherddorfa Gymreig
Unknown: Philip Whiteway
Unknown: Dan Arweiniad Mansel Thomas
Unknown: Golygydd Cerdd
Unknown: Alwyn Jones
Unknown: Y Cynllunio Gan
Unknown: Colin Shaw
Unknown: Jack Williams
Musicians: The BBC Welsh Orchestra

: Do It Yourself: 7

with Barry Bucknell
A series of fortnightly programmes in which Barry Bucknell demonstrates new methods and materials that will help people to make their homes more pleasant to live in.

Christmas is with us. Make sure to keep accidents, draughts, and burglars well away from the family circle.


Presenter: Barry Bucknell
Producer: Stanley Hyland

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Advent Calendar Day 22: Christmas Safety 22 December 2016

: Farming: The Tractor

From steampower to electronic power-the traction engine to the manless tractor.
David Richardson has been with some of the country's tractor specialists and enthusiasts.
BBC film
followed by the Weather Situation for farmers and growers
See page 15


Presenter: David Richardson
Film editor: Henry Fowler
Producer: John Bird

: Z Cars: A La Carte

by Elwyn Jones.
A second showing of some of the cases encountered by Z Victor One and Z Victor Two.

Chief Inspector Barlow is known locally as something of a gourmet, but not even the chef believes that he is interested only in food.


Writer: Elwyn Jones
Designer: Richard Henry
Film sequences - Cameraman: Peter Sargent
Film sequences - Editor: Alan Martin
Script associate: John Gould
Producer: David E. Rose
Director: Shaun Sutton
Det Chief Insp Barlow: Stratford Johns

: Film Matinee: Christmas Eve

Starring George Raft, Randolph Scott and George Brent
A wealthy eccentric old lady hopes her three adopted sons will return on Christmas Eve to thwart the plans of an unscrupulous nephew who is trying to take over her estate. But the sons each have problems of their own which may prevent their return.


Director: Edwin L. Marin
Mario: George Raft
Michael: George Brent
Jonathan: Randolph Scott
Ann: Joan Blondell
Aunt Matilda: Ann Harding
Jean: Dolores Moran
Claire: Virginia Field
Butler: Dennis Hoey
Philip: Reginald Denny
Doctor: Douglass Dumbrille

: Pinky and Perky: Buried Treasure

Written by Margaret Potter.
Pinky and Perky sail on a musical voyage around the world with John Slater as Cap'n Scuttle on board the paddle steamship Melodymaster.
From the North


Writer: Margaret Potter
Presented by: Jan Dalibor
Presented by: Vlasta Dalibor
Additional manipulator: Philip Rose
Additional manipulator: Elizabeth Rose
Signature tune composed by: Norman Newell
Signature tune composed by: Philip Green
Designer: Tim Harvey
Producer: Trevor Hill
Cap'n Scuttle: John Slater

: Kidnapped: Episode 11: David and Catriona

by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Dramatised by Joy Harington in twelve episodes from the novels Kidnapped and Catriona.

In Holland, David faces an unexpected dilemma and the reappearance of an old enemy.


Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Dramatised by: Joy Harington
Music composed by: Dudley Simpson
Film cameraman: Gordon Mackay
Film editor: Sheila Tomlinson
Script editor: Barry Thomas
Designer: Sally Hulke
Producer: Campbell Logan
Director: Gerard Glaister
Catriona: Gay Hamilton
David Balfour: Ian Cullen
Mr Sprott: Harry Walker
Captain Sang: Frederick Schiller
Barbara: Colette O'Neil
Alison: Margot Croan
Landlord: John Herrington
James More Drummond: Leonard Maguire
Alan Breck: Roddy McMillan
Other parts played by: Doreen Ubels
Other parts played by: John Devaut
Other parts played by: Jon Rumney
Other parts played by: Hugo de Vernier

: Laramie: Naked Steel

A Western film series.
Starring John Smith, Robert Fuller
with Spring Byington and Dennis Holmes

Slim's efforts to capture two men who have robbed a bank are endangered by a sheriff who wants to keep the stolen money for himself.


Slim Sherman: John Smith
Jess Harper: Robert Fuller
Daisy Cooper: Spring Byington
Mike: Dennis Holmes

: Meeting Point: Candle of Hope

Glencraig Curative Schools, Craigavad, Co. Down, care for various types of handicapped children and young people. The work has a specifically religious context, and the great festivals are times of joy. So the Lighting of the Advent Candle is a happy experience; it is also a test of the pupils' progress, a 'Candle of Hope'.
Taking part: Dr. H. H. Engel, A child psychiatrist
Introduced by Denis Tuohy.
From Northern Ireland


Panellist: Dr. H. H. Engel
Panellist: A child psychiatrist [name uncredited]
Presenter: Denis Tuohy
Film cameraman: Eric Pollen
Film editor: Eric Brown
Producer: Moore Wasson

: Sunday Story: A Christmas Carol: 2: Christmas Past and Present

by Charles Dickens.
told by Michael Hordern in three parts.


Author: Charles Dickens
Storyteller: Michael Hordern
Producer: John Elphinstone-Fyffe

: Bach's Christmas Oratorio

Illustrated by fifteenth-century Flemish paintings.
with Alexander Young (tenor) as The Evangelist
and Audrey Attwood (soprano), Jean Allister (contralto), John Carol Case (baritone), Tilford Bach Festival Choir
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Led by Norman Nelson
Harpsichord, Alan Harverson
Organ, Derek Stevens
Conducted by Denys Darlow
See page 15


Soprano: Audrey Attwood
Contralto: Jean Allister
Baritone: John Carol Case
Singers: Tilford Bach Festival Choir
Musicians: BBC Symphony Orchestra
[Orchestra] led by: Norman Nelson
Harpsichordist: Alan Harverson
Organist: Derek Stevens
Conductor: Denys Darlow
Devised and produced by: Hal Burton
The Evangelist: Alexander Young

: The Black and White Minstrel Show

Starring The Mitchell Minstrels
Conducted by George Mitchell
and also starring Leslie Crowther, George Chisholm, John Boulter, Dai Francis, Tony Mercer, Benny Garcia, The Jackpots, The Television Toppers, Margaret Savage
(The Black and White Minstrel Show is at the Victoria Palace, London)


Singers: The Mitchell Minstrels
Minstrels conducted by/Vocal arrangements: George Mitchell
Comedian: Leslie Crowther
Musician/Jazzers' routine: George Chisholm
Singer: John Boulter
Singer: Dai Francis
Singer: Tony Mercer
Singer: Benny Garcia
Singers: The Jackpots
Dancers: The Television Toppers
Singer: Margaret Savage
Dance direction: Larry Gordon
Orchestrations: Alan Bristow
Orchestrations: Ray Terry
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Settings: Roger Andrews
Devised and produced by: George Inns

: Perry Mason: The Case of the Counterfeit Crank

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

Perry Mason represents a wealthy old man who throws money away and gives Christmas presents in April.


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

: First Night: It's All Lovely

by David Proudfoot.
Starring Tony Tanner and Sally Smith
with Leonard Rossiter, Dilys Laye, Duncan Macrae
The Harding and Shaw Dancers
(Josephine Blake is appearing in 'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying' at the Shaftesbury Theatre, London; Julian Orchard in 'Pickwick' at the Saville Theatre, London)
See page 15


Writer: David Proudfoot
Dancers: The Harding and Shaw Dancers
Choreographer: David Harding
Music composed by: David Lee
Script editor: Vincent Tilsley
Designer: Lionel Radford
Producer: John Elliot
Director: Peter Graham Scott
Charlie: Tony Tanner
Janet: Sally Smith
Barbara: Dilys Laye
John: Peter Halliday
Mrs Burton: Amy Dalby
Coughdrop: Ray Mort
Photographer: Alan Edwards
Sammy Love: Leonard Rossiter
Veronica: Josephine Woodford
Mrs Katz: Jessie Robins
Jamie: Duncan MacRae
Nadia: Isobel Black
Nightclub singer: Josephine Blake
Head waiter: Julian Orchard

: The News

: Monitor

A fortnightly magazine of the arts.
Introduced by Huw Wheldon.
Tonight's programme includes:

What the Dickens
Johnny Dankworth has just completed a record album whose themes are based on characters from Charles Dickens. Tonight's film suggests some of the elements that have gone into the music and tell the story of the disc from composition to completion with Cleo Laine, Tubby Hayes, The Johnny Dankworth Orchestra and Cyril Luckham as Charles Dickens.

Nottingham's New Playhouse
Nottingham's new civic theatre opened ten days ago. The building alone cost £370.000. Its directors believe passionately that provincial theatre is due for a revival. Their aim: a theatre with real roots in a compact community with Sir Tyrone Guthrie, John Neville, Frank Dunlop and The citizens of Nottingham.


Presenter: Huw Wheldon
Singer (What the Dickens): Cleo Laine
Saxophonist (What the Dickens): Tubby Hayes
Musicians (What the Dickens): Johnny Dankworth Orchestra
Charles Dickens (What the Dickens): Cyril Luckham
Director (What the Dickens): Norman James
Speaker (Nottingham's New Playhouse): Sir Tyrone Guthrie
Speaker (Nottingham's New Playhouse): John Neville
Speaker (Nottingham's New Playhouse): Frank Dunlop
Director (Nottingham's New Playhouse): Patrick Garland
Film editor: Allan Tyrer
Associate producer: Nancy Thomas
Associate producer: Christopher Burstall
Producer: David Jones

: Meeting Point

Previously shown at 6.15 p.m.

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