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: Play School

Now to clear away and sweep
And hide the secrets - musn't peep
Today: 'The Little Drummer Boy,' by EZRA JACK KEATS
Words, music by KATHERINE DAVIS, HENRY ONORATI , HARRY SIMEONE Presenters CAROL CHELL , DEREK GRIFFITHS
(Repeated on BBC1 at 3.45 pm)

Contributors

Unknown: Ezra Jack Keats
Music By: Katherine Davis
Music By: Henry Onorati
Music By: Harry Simeone
Presenters: Carol Chell
Presenters: Derek Griffiths

: Closedown

: Christmas on 2

: Show Boat

starring Kathryn Grayson ' Ava Gardner , Howard Keel with Joe E. Brown
Marge and Gower Champion
Songs like 'Ol' Man River ' helped to make Show Boat one of the most enduring of all musicals.
Director GEORGE SIDNEY
(Christmas Films: pages 14-15)

Contributors

Unknown: Kathryn Grayson
Unknown: Ava Gardner
Unknown: Howard Keel
Unknown: Joe E. Brown
Director: George Sidney
Magnolia Hawks: Kathryn Grayson
Julie LaVerne: Ava Gardner
Gay lord Ravenal: Howard Keel
Captain Andy Hawks: Joe E Brown
Ellie May Shipley: Marge Champion
Frank Schultz: Gower Champion
Stephen Baker: Robert Sterling
Parthy Hawks: Agnes Moorehead
Cameo McQueen: Adele Jergens

: Wives and Daughters

by MRS GASKELL : dramatised in six parts by MICHAEL VOYSEY 6: Marriages

Contributors

Unknown: Mrs Gaskell
Unknown: Michael Voysey
Miss Phoebe: Gabrielle Hamilton
Miss Dorothy: Sheila Fay
Dr Gibson: Alan MacNaughtan
Molly: Zhivila Roche
Lady Harriet: Caroline Blakiston
Lady Cumnor: Sonia Dresdel
Lord Cumnor: Roland Culver
Osborne Hamley: Stephan Chase
Squire Hamley: Clive Morton
Clare: Helen Christie
Cynthia: Rosalind Lloyd
Robinson: Michael Mulcaster
Aimée: Betty Kyprianou
Roger Hamley: Rowland Davies
Betty: Lala Lloyd
Lord Hollingford: Bernard Brown
Lord Morton: Tom Criddle
Mrs Goodenough: Patsy Smart

: News on 2

and Weather

: Review

Topical arts magazine
Introduced by David Jones

A look at children, childhood and the Christmas Season with Alan Bennett telling a Christmas story

Keith Dewhurst , playwright and journalist, visiting the Edinburgh Museum of Childhood and looking at a collection of extraordinary objects - including a medicinal powder for ' bad lads '!

Eric Porter and Dorothy Tutin in this year's Peter Pan. For years now, since J. M. Barrie created the best boy's role any actress could hope to play, distinguished stars of film and theatre have looked forward to reincarnating his hero, Peter Pan , and his villain, Captain Hook, on the Christmas stage.

Review takes a look at how 'Soames Forsyte' becomes Hook, Dorothy Tutin learns to fly, and Barrie himself made the ' Never Never Land' from Kensington Gardens - his London home.

John Halas, cartoon-maker, and Sam Wanamaker , actor and director, talking to the young winners of the Review Children's Animated Film Competition launched earlier this year. Tonight we see the winning entries and hear how children dealt on film with the theme they were given - how they saw the future.

Film story director ALAN YENTOB
Producers TONY STAVEACRE, PETER ADAM, MICHAEL MACINTYRE
Editor COLIN NEARS
(David Jones is a member of the RSC)

Contributors

Introduced By: David Jones
Unknown: Alan Bennett
Unknown: Keith Dewhurst
Unknown: Eric Porter
Unknown: Dorothy Tutin
Unknown: Peter Pan.
Unknown: J. M. Barrie
Unknown: Peter Pan
Unknown: Dorothy Tutin
Unknown: John Halas
Unknown: Sam Wanamaker
Director: Alan Yentob
Producers: Tony Staveacre
Producers: Peter Adam.
Producers: Michael MacIntyre
Unknown: David Jones

: Tales of Hoffmann

by JACQUES OFFENBACH Libretto based on the English version by EDWARD AGATE with Geraint Evans
Elizabeth Harwood
J and Michel Molese
The stories of Hoffmann's three adventures in love - his betrothal to a magical doll, his sad alliance with an invalid Antonia, his sinister liaison with a courtesan of Venice. Prologue and epilogue hint at a fourth affaire.
Dancers IMOGEN CLAIRE
JANIE KELLS , NICHOLAS BENTON
LEON LESTOCQ , YVONNE DRAGADZE JENNIFER LAYLAND
DAVID HEPBURN , WALLY MICHAELS HERMIONE FARTHINGALE
PETRA SINIAWSKI
MICHAEL INGLETON , PETER NEWTON
AMBROSIAN OPERA CHORUS
LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA leader JOHN BROWN conductor Charles Mackerras
Sound
ADRIAN STOCKS, NORMAN BENNETT
Costumes designed by JUANITA WATERSON Make-Up DAWN ALCOCK
Choreographer TERRY GILBERT Repetiteur TOM GLIGOROFF
Associate conductor GORDON MACKIE Designer EILEEN DISS
Producer CEDRIC MESSINA Director JOHN GORRIE
(Gillian Ramsden appeared by permission of the General Administrator. Royal Opera House Covent Garden)

Contributors

Unknown: Geraint Evans
Unknown: Elizabeth Harwood
Unknown: Michel Molese
Dancers: Imogen Claire
Dancers: Janie Kells
Dancers: Nicholas Benton
Dancers: Leon Lestocq
Dancers: Yvonne Dragadze
Dancers: Jennifer Layland
Dancers: David Hepburn
Unknown: Wally Michaels
Unknown: Hermione Farthingale
Unknown: Petra Siniawski
Unknown: Michael Ingleton
Unknown: Peter Newton
Leader: John Brown
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Unknown: Norman Bennett
Designed By: Juanita Waterson
Unknown: Dawn Alcock
Unknown: Choreographer Terry Gilbert
Conductor: Gordon MacKie
Designer: Eileen Diss
Producer: Cedric Messina
Director: John Gorrie
Director: Gillian Ramsden
Lindorf, Coppelius, Dr Miracle, Dapertutto: Geraint Evans
Stella, Olympia, Antonia, Giulietta: Elizabeth Harwood
Hoffmann: Michel Molese
Nicklaus: Gillian Ramsden
Nathaniel, Spalanzani: Derek Hammond Stroud
Hermann, Crespel, Schlemil: John Lawrenson
Andreas, Cochenille: Reginald Barratt
Franz, Pitichinaccio: Graham Allum
Antonia's Mother, Simonetta: Margaret Lensky
Luther: David Read
Carlotta: Billie Hill
Regisseur: Peter Sugden

: Star of Bethlehem

Lotte Reiniger 's famous silhouettes bring a fresh and colourful vitality to the familiar story of the three kings on their journey to Bethlehem.
Featuring carols sung by the Glyndebourne Festival Chorus

Contributors

Unknown: Lotte Reiniger

: News on 2

and Weather

: Miracle on 34th Street

starring
Maureen O'Hara , John Payne and Edmund Gwenn
Is there really a Santa Claus? This solemn question is treated with plenty of humour in a heart-warming comedy set in New York's famous department store, Macy's.
Director GEORGE SEATON
(Christmas Films: pages 14-15)

Contributors

Unknown: Maureen O'Hara
Unknown: John Payne
Unknown: Edmund Gwenn
Director: George Seaton
Doris Walker: Maureen O'Hara
Fred Gailey: John Payne
Kris Kringle: Edmund Gwenn
Judge Henry X Harper: Gene Lockhart
Susan: Natalie Wood
Mr Sawyer: Porter Hall
Charles Halloran: William Frawley
Thomas Mara: Jerome Cowan
Mr Shellhammer: Philip Tonge
Dr Pierce: James Seay
Mr Macy: Harry Antrim
Mothers: Thelma Ritter
Mothers: Mary Field

: Closedown









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