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: Play School: Dressing-up Day

In the story chair, Roy Castle
Today's story: 'The Trumpet'
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Carole Ward
Presenter: Brian Cant
Storyteller: Roy Castle

: Smiley

Starring Colin Peterson
and Ralph Richardson, John McCallum, 'Chips' Rafferty

The adventures of a spirited young boy in the bush country of Australia.


Screenplay: Moore Raymond
Screenplay/Produced and directed by: Anthony Kimmins
Smiley: Colin Peterson
The Rev. Lambeth: Ralph Richardson
Rankin: John McCallum
Sergeant Flaxman: 'Chips' Rafferty
Miss Workman: Jocelyn Hernfield
Joey: Bruce Archer
'Ma' Greevins: Margaret Christensen

: Spike Milligan's Sad/Happy Ending Story of the Bald Twit Lion

The world premiere of a story for the very all ages as told by Spike Milligan
In pictures by Carol Barker to music by Malcolm Williamson
Conducted by Marcus Dods
with a cast of 1 1/2 in the Jungle of Bozzollika-Dowser


Author/Storyteller: Spike Milligan
Pictures: Carol Barker
Music: Malcolm Williamson
Conductor: Marcus Dods
Animation: Colin Whitaker
Designer: Paul Munting
Producer/Director: Francis Coleman

: The Andy Williams Ice Show

Starring Andy Williams
and his guests: Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy, Channing Pollock, Victor Julian and his dogs, Gil Dova and ice-skating champion Peggy Ann Fleming
A programme recorded in the U.S.A.


Singer/Presenter: Andy Williams
Ventriloquist: Edgar Bergen
Magician: Channing Pollock
Dog act: Victor Julian and his dogs
Juggler: Gil Dova
Ice skater: Peggy Ann Fleming

: Face the Music

A chance to match your musical wits, if you have any on Boxing Day, against Juliet Mills, Richard Baker, Robin Ray, Geraint Evans, guest musician.
Chairman, Joseph Cooper


Panellist: Juliet Mills
Panellist: Richard Baker
Panellist: Robin Ray
Panellist: Geraint Evans
Chairman: Joseph Cooper
Producer: Walter Todds

: The Danny Kaye Christmas Show

In which Danny Kaye and his special guests, Wayne Newton, Peggy Lee entertain to the music of Paul Weston and his Orchestra with Harvey Korman, Joyce Van Patten, The Tony Charmoli Dancers, The Earl Brown Singers.
A programme recorded in the U.S.A.


Entertainer: Danny Kaye
Singer: Wayne Newton
Singer: Peggy Lee
Comedian: Harvey Korman
Performer: Joyce Van Patten
Dancers: The Tony Charmoli Dancers
Singers: The Earl Brown Singers
Producer: Robert Scheerer
Director: Bill Foster

: Titipu

A highly-coloured version of The Mikado by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan.
Adapted for television by Alan Melville.
Starring Harry Worth as Ko-Ko
with Richard Wattis as Pooh-Bah, Hattie Jacques as Katisha, and guest star, Cyril Ritchard as the Mikado
Featuring Mary Millar as Yum-Yum, Valentine Palmer as Nanki-Poo, Julian Orchard as the Lord Chamberlain
See page 34


Author: W.S. Gilbert
Composer: Arthur Sullivan
Adapted for television by: Alan Melville
Choreography: Irving Davies
Orchestrations: Arthur Wilkinson
Musical Director: Harry Rabinowitz
Chorus-Master: Fred Tomlinson
Costume Designer: Mary Woods
Make-up: Toni Chapman
Designer: Mel Cornish
Producer: David Croft
Ko-Ko: Harry Worth
Pooh-Bah: Richard Wattis
Katisha: Hattie Jacques
The Mikado: Cyril Ritchard
Yum-Yum: Mary Millar
Nanki-Poo: Valentine Palmer
The Lord Chamberlain: Julian Orchard
Pitti-Sing: Patricia Bredin
Peep-Bo: Geraldene Morrow
The Gatekeeper: John Inman

: Life: False Faces?

Life ...in the animal world

There's no art
To find the mind's construction in the face (Macbeth, Act 1, Scene 4)
Is this true? Have we not as a species had the opportunity and intelligence to 'make faces' at each other? Do the functional expressions of our primate ancestors still play a part in this invention?
A stimulating analysis of the faces that apes make is described by Dr. Jane van Lawick-Goodall and Dr. Jan van Hooff.
Introduced by Dr. Desmond Morris.
from the South and West


Speaker: Dr. Jane van Lawick-Goodall
Speaker: Dr. Jan van Hooff
Presenter: Dr. Desmond Morris
Series editor: Ronald Webster

: This is the Life (C'est la Vie)

Maurice Chevalier and Diahann Carroll sing and dance their way through a programme of favourites old and new. (Colour)


Singer/dancer: Maurice Chevalier
Singer/dancer: Diahann Carroll
Choreography: Jean Guells
Produced and directed by: Jean-Christophe Averty

: Leningrad

Leningrad is renowned as one of the world's most colourful cities. This film recalls its history and reveals its wealth of art treasures.
Produced by George A. Vicas for N.B.C. News


Producer: George A. Vicas

: News Summary

: Late Night Line-Up

A last look around the daily scene with Michael Dean, Joan Bakewell, Tony Bilbow, Brian King and Sheridan Morley.
Shut up the box (Thackeray)


Presenter: Michael Dean
Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Presenter: Tony Bilbow
Presenter: Brian King
Presenter: Sheridan Morley

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