Story: The Surprise Party written and illustrated by PAT HUTCHINS PresentersJULIE STEVENS
BRIAN CANT ,
with sub-titles for the hard-of-hearing, followed by Weather on 2
Brush up your reading and writing with BRIAN REDHEAD and ERIC SYKES
Script BARRY TOOK
Presented by Michael Charlton and Charles Wheeler including UK Report
Newsreader Kenneth Kendall
Editor JOHN TISDALL
Champions of Crown Green Bowling compete for the BBC2 Masters' Trophy
Bob Wilby (Yorkshire) v
Roland Pratt (North Midlands)
Two experienced County Players meet in a North Midlands clash for a place in the semi-finals.
Introduced by Colin Welland from the Waterloo Hotel, Blackpool. Commentator HARRY RIGBY
Producer NICK HUNTER. BBC Manchester
Children's Books for Christmas
Robert Robinson introduces a special edition on new books for children. Each year there are more and more children's books on the market - stories, illustrated books, fact books and annuals.
In the studio three writers of books for children - Nina Bawden , Peter Dickinson and Bernard Ash ley, who is also a London head-master, review a selection of new stories and annuals.
Studio director MARTIN L. BELL Producer PHILIP SPEIGHT
Executive producer wiu. WYATT
starring Kathryn Grayson, Ava Gardner, Howard Keel
This spectacular MGM version captures the colourful bustle and gaiety of the heyday of the Mississippi Show Boat and the ups-and-downs of the riverboat entertainers. It also charts the tumultuous love story between Cap'n Andy's daughter Magnolia and ne'er-do-well Gaylord Ravenal.
Films: page 10
Julie La Verne:
Captain Andy Hawks:
Ellie May Shipley:
A series of four programmes about families, their jokes, memories, legends, mementoes, photographs and souvenirs.
4: The de Greys of Merton Hall
' You may have gathered by now, that we have rather sticky boots.'
The de Greys have held the manor of Merton for 600 years - long enough to learn how to keep matters in perspective. ' No one really owns the land - the land just sits there and we come and go.' Narrator PETER FRANCE
Producer MICHAEL CROUCHER
Written and directed by COLIN ROSI BBC Bristol
JILL BALCON reads
In the Chinese Restaurant by IAIN CRICHTON SMITH