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: Play School

Story: "A Surprise for the King" by Alex Reay and Mike Rosen
Presenters: Chloe Ashcroft, Johnny Ball


Writer of story: Alex Reay
Writer of story: Mike Rosen
Presenter: Chloe Ashcroft
Presenter: Johnny Ball

: Closedown

: News on 2


: Sounds of Christmas

with The Salvation Army Introduced by Ray Moore THE ENFIELD CITADEL BAND conducted by JAMES WILLIAMS
On street corners all over the world, brass bands and choristers of the Salvation Army are heard making music. Tonight over 600 singers and musicians sing and play music for Christmastide.
An outside broadcast from the Collegiate Theatre, University College, London


Introduced By: Ray Moore
Conducted By: James Williams
Chorus-Master: Ray Steadman-Allen
Directed By: Joy Webb
Producer: Ken Griffin

: Deceivers Ever

The Magic Circle presents artists from many parts of the world displaying the art of magic, ranging from
Fun to Frankenstein featuring
Al Carthy , Terry Seabrooke Dick Zimmerman and Diana Paul and Danny Denver Jay Marshall , Fred Kaps Introduced by Michael Bailey , mimc
Musical director LESLIE SODEN Magic Circle Associates GIL LEANEY ,
Producer DENNIS MONGER. Recorded at the Collegiate Theatre, London


Unknown: Al Carthy
Unknown: Terry Seabrooke
Unknown: Dick Zimmerman
Unknown: Diana Paul
Unknown: Danny Denver
Unknown: Jay Marshall
Unknown: Fred Kaps
Introduced By: Michael Bailey
Unknown: Gil Leaney
Unknown: Mimc John Salisse
Producer: Dennis Monger.

: The Musical Time Machine

starring Vince Hill and The Young Generation with their guests Lynsey de Paul, John Howard, Johnny Mathis
Alyn Ainsworth and his Orchestra


Singer: Vince Hill
Dancers: The Young Generation
Singer/Musician: Lynsey de Paul
Singer: John Howard
Singer: Johnny Mathis
Musicians: Alyn Ainsworth and his Orchestra
Choreographer: Nigel Lythgoe
Script: Roy Tuvey
Script: Maurice Sellar
Costume Designer: Nicholas Rocker
Sound: Hugh Barker
Lighting: Dickie Higham
Associate Producer: Brian Whitehouse
Producer: Stewart Morris

: At a Time Like This: 4: Back to School

New roles in a changing society.
Many parents and children think of the Education Welfare Officer as a ' baddie', the School Board Man, harassing pupils back to school. ewos regard their job differently. They see it as an increasingly important, challenging one. Jeanne La Chard follows two of them on the truancy round.


Producer: Jim Murray

: The Golden Harp

It calls for a special courage to give up playing for teaching, yet in 1921 that is exactly what harpist Gwendolyn Mason did.
Today there are few orchestras in the country that have not been influenced by her. In 1960 she was awarded the OBE. She is the only person still living to have played with Ravel; she played, too, under the legendary Richter. Yet, as she recalls in conversation with Jeremy James, her career as a quite exceptional harpist began entirely by accident.


Harpist: Gwendolyn Mason
Interviewer: Jeremy James
Producer: James Kenelm Clarke

: News on 2


: Christmas with Bogart: Casablanca

A film starring
Humphrey Bogart with Ingrid Bergman
Paul Henreid , Claude Rains and Conrad Veidt
Sidney Greenstreet , Peter Lorre
Bogart and Ingrid Bergman co-star as the lovers who meet again in Casablanca -a haven for refugees fleeing from war-torn Europe.
. Films: pages 18-17


Unknown: Humphrey Bogart
Unknown: Ingrid Bergman
Unknown: Paul Henreid
Unknown: Claude Rains
Unknown: Conrad Veidt
Unknown: Sidney Greenstreet
Unknown: Peter Lorre
Unknown: Ingrid Bergman
Producer: Hal B. Wallis
Director: Michael Curtis
Rick: Humphrey Bogart
lisa Lund: Ingrid Bergman
Victor Laszlo: Paul Henreid
Capt Louis Renault: Claude Rains
Major Strasser: Conrad Veidt
Senor Ferrari: Sidney Greenstreet
Ugarte: Peter Lorre
Carl: S Z Sakall
Evonne: Madeleine Lebeau
Sam: Dooley Wilson
Annina Brandel: Joy Page
Berger: John Qualen

: Closedown

A Carol for the Children by OGDEN NASH


Unknown: John Glelgud

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