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: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the very young
David Enders tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
BBC film


Narrator: David Enders
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Pictures: Sam Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: The Big Country

A picture of the workaday world of the cattlemen and seasonal life on the ranches and farms revealed against the magnificent scenic background of western Canada.
A C.B.C. documentary film


Producer: Norman Caton
Photography: Len MacDonald

: The Picardy Affair

Written and narrated by Robert Hardy.
A second chance to see the film first shown this year on the anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt.
The story is of one battle among many, of the man who caused it, and of another who fought in it.
The battle was fought at Agincourt on Friday, October 25, 1415.
(Robert Hardy is in 'A Severed Head' at the Criterion Theatre, London)
See page 42


Writer/narrator: Robert Hardy
Film Editor: Larry Toft
Producer: Peter Newington
[Actor]: Esmond Knight
[Actor]: Michael Culver

: Boxing Day Grandstand

including Racing, Motor Racing, Boxing
See panel

: Knickerbocker Holiday

A film musical comedy.
Based on the musical play by Maxwell Anderson and Kurt Weill.
Starring Nelson Eddy, Charles Coburn


Based on the musical play by: Maxwell Anderson
Based on the musical play by: Kurt Weill
Producer/director: Harry Joe Brown
Brom Broeck: Nelson Eddy
Pieter Stuyvesant: Charles Coburn
Ulda: Shelley Winters
Tina: Constance Dowling
Tienhoven: Ernest Cossart
Tenpin: Johnny 'Scat' Davis
Performers: Carmen Amaya and her Company

: Champions on Ice

A chance to see again the skills of the world's most exciting skaters.
An International Ice Cabaret
From Holland - Sjoukje Dijkstra, Ladies' Figure Skating Champion of the World
From Czechoslovakia - Eva and Pavel Roman, Ice Dance Champions of the World
From West Germany - Marika Kilius and Hans Jurgen Baumler Pair Skating Champions of the World
with Manfred Schnelldorfer, Champion of West Germany; Nicole Hassler, Ladies' Champion of France; Diana Clifton-Peach, British Ladies' Champion; Malcolm Cannon, British Men's Champion; Janet Sawbridge and David Hickinbottom, the leading Ice Dance Pair in Great Britain
An exciting blend of championship performances and cabaret skating specially staged for television at the Queen's Ice Skating Club, London.
Previously shown on October 10


Skater (From Holland): Sjoukje Djkestra
Skater (From Czechoslovakia): Eva Roman
Skater (From Czechoslovakia): Pavel Roman
Skater (From West Germany): Marika Kilius
Skater (From West Germany): Hans Jurgen Baumler
Skater: Manfred Schnelldorfer
Skater: Nicole Hassler
Skater: Diana Clifton-Peach
Skater: Malcolm Cannon
Skater: Janet Sawbridge
Skater: David Hickinbottom
Commentator: Alan Weeks
Programme arranged by: Harry Lauder
Producer: A. P. Wilkinson

: The Boss Cat: The Long, Hot Winter

A second chance to see the film cartoon series about the gang of alley cats captained by the ever-resourceful and formidable Cat.

Officer Dibble is tricked into giving the Gang shelter for what seems to be the longest winter he has ever known.

: No Road Back

An Arctic adventure.
Two young Norwegians attempt a dangerous 500-mile dash on skis and with dog sleds across Greenland. Their aim: to beat Nansen's record. Once on the ice-cap they realise there is no road back.
An Adventure presentation


Narrator: Derek Cooper
Commentary written by: Richard Wade
Filmed by: Bjorn Reese
Filmed by: Bjorn Staib
Sound Mixer: Bob Saunders
Film Editor: Robert Walter
Producer: Brian Branston

: The News

: Compact: On Stage

by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Backstage at the staff Christmas revue various disasters are faced - and some are settled unexpectedly. But the most serious drama takes place at the highest level.


Writer: Hazel Adair
Writer: Peter Ling
Costume Supervisor: Ena Nickalls
Designer: Archie Clark
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Gerald Blake
Mitch: Diana Beevers
David: Vincent Ball
Stan: Johnny Wade
Iris: Louise Dunn
Jenny: Pauline Munro
Edmund Bruce: Robert Flemyng
Alan: Basil Moss
Ben: Bill Kerr
Camilla: Carmen Silvera
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Doug: Lawrence James
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Mark: Gareth Davies
Ian: Ronald Allen

: Dr. Kildare: The Pack Rat and the Prima Donna

A film series starring Richard Chamberlain as Dr. Kildare, Raymond Massey as Dr. Gillespie
Guest star, Celeste Holm

An up-to-date doctor and a nurse who can't throw anything away clash over the medical equipment at Blair Hospital.


Dr. Kildare: Richard Chamberlain
Dr. Gillespie: Raymond Massey
Nurse Jane Munson: Celeste Holm

: It's A Square World

says Michael Bentine
echoed by Clive Dunn
and endorsed by Frank Thornton, Leon Thau, Joe Gibbons, Freddie Earlle
Devised and written by Michael Bentine and John Law.


Devised and written by: Michael Bentine
Devise and written by: John Law
Orchestra directed by: Harry Rabinowitz
Film editor: Jim Latham
Film cameraman: James Balfour
Designer: George Djurkovic
Producer: Joe McGrath
Comedian: Michael Bentine
[Actor]: Clive Dunn
[Actor]: Frank Thornton
[Actor]: Leon Thau
[Actor]: Joe Gibbons
[Actor]: Freddie Earlle

: Who is Secombe?

What Is He?
Dora Bryan, Roy Castle, Jimmy Edwards and Fenella Fielding conduct you on a tour around Harry Secombe.
With the help of Eric Robinson, Anton Rodgers and Amanda Barrie
(Harry Secombe and Anton Rodgers are in 'Pickwick' at the Saville Theatre, London; Dora Bryan and Amanda Barrie in 'Six of One' at the Adelphi Theatre, London; Jimmy Edwards is in 'Merry King Cole' at the New Theatre, Oxford)
See page 43


Material contributor (writer)/Devised and edited by: Jimmy Grafton
Material contributor (writer): Jeremy Lloyd
Material contributor (writer): R.M. Hills
Material contributor (writer): S.G. Green
Material contributor (writer): David Climie
Material contributor (writer): Johnny Whyte
Musical numbers staged by: Leo Kharibian
Orchestrations/Musical associate: Dennis Wilson
Orchestrations: Wally Stott
The Orchestra conducted by: Harry Rabinowitz
Designer: Ridley Scott
Designer: Roger Williams
Producer: James Gilbert
Performer: Harry Secombe
Performer: Dora Bryan
Performer: Roy Castle
Performer: Jimmy Edwards
Performer: Fenella Fielding
Performer: Eric Robinson
Performer: Anton Rodgers
Performer: Amanda Barrie

: Laughter from the Whitehall: Brian Rix presents: High Temperature

by Avery Hopwood.
(Brian Rix, Leo Franklyn, Larry Noble, Colin Douglas, Peter Mercier, and Helen Jessop are 'In One for the Pot' at the Whitehall Theatre, London; John Barron is in 'The Masters' at the Piccadilly Theatre, London; Carole Shelley appeared by permission of John Gale Productions)
See page 43


Author: Avery Hopwood
Settings: Stanley Moore
Director: Wallace Douglas
Mike: Larry Noble
Joe: Peter Mercier
Tony Hamilton: Brian Rix
Betty Neville: Elspet Gray
Jimmie Galen: Arthur Barrett
Weeks: Leo Franklyn
Freddie Neville: John Barron
Bernice Warren: Carole Shelley
Lucia Galen: Helen Jessop
Aunt Cicely: Joan Sanderson
Police Sergeant: Colin Douglas

: The News

: Stars of the Bolshoi Ballet

[Starring] Ekaterina Maximova, Maya Plisetskaya, Nina Timofeyeva, Raissa Struchkova, Nicolai Fadeyechev, Mikhail Lavrovsky, Maris Liepa, Vladimir Vasiliev
in excerpts from Cinderella, Giselle, Gayaneh, Don Quixote
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Leader, Gerald Jarvis
Conducted by Alexander Kopylov and Algis Zhuraytis
Introduced and produced by Margaret Dale.
(Previously shown on October 3)
(The Bolshoi Ballet appear by arrangement with Victor Hochhauser Ltd. and the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden Ltd.)


Dancer: Ekaterina Maximova
Dancer: Maya Plisetskaya
Dancer: Nina Timofeyeva
Dancer: Raissa Struchkova
Dancer: Nicolai Fadeyechev
Dancer: Mikhail Lavrovsky
Dancer: Maris Liepa
Dancer: Vladimir Vasiliev
Arranged for television by: Leonid Lavrovsky
Musicians: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Gerald Jarvis
[Orchestra] conducted by: Alexander Kopylov
[Orchestra] conducted by: Algis Zhuraytis
Designer: Clifford Hatts
Presenter/producer: Margaret Dale

: The Seven Giants of Denby Dale

The monstrous, comicall, pathetick, and occasionally tragicall chronicle of one town's unique contribution to the history of the last 200 years: together with a prognostication by Mr. Fyfe Robertson of the delights we may confidently expect from the eighth giant of Denby Dale.
A Tonight presentation


Presenter: Fyfe Robertson
Pictures: John Baker
Sound: Tony Stater
Film editing: Ivor Dunkerton
Producer: Frank Dale

: Josh White

Josh White sings folk songs and blues with Beverly White and Josh White Jr.
Assisted by Brian Brocklehurst (bass), Bobby Kevin (drums)


Singer: Josh White
Singer: Beverly White
Singer: Josh White Jr.
Bass: Brian Brocklehurst
Drummer: Bobby Kevin
Settings: George Djurkovic
Producer: Johnnie Stewart

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