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: Play School

Story: The Little Drummer Boy by EZRA JACK KEATS. Words and music by KATHERINE DAVIS
HENRY ONORATI and HARRY SIMEONE Guest Nola Rae Presenters
Sarah Long , Stuart McGugan

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Keats.
Music By: Katherine Davis
Music By: Henry Onorati
Music By: Harry Simeone
Unknown: Guest Nola Rae
Presenters: Sarah Long
Presenters: Stuart McGugan

: Closedown

: The Beatles at Christmas: A Hard Day's Night

Continuing our festive season of films celebrating the most famous pop group of them all, starring The Beatles with Wilfrid Brambell, Norman Rossington, Victor Spinetti.
The Beatles' first film was a way-out trip from Liverpool to London with John, Paul, George and Ringo providing the fun. A dozen Lennon and McCartney hits like "She Loves You", "All My Loving", "Can't Buy Me Love", "I wanna be your man", are sandwiched between the jokes - including a few at the expense of television.
Films: pages 16-17

Contributors

Screenplay: Alun Owen
Director: Richard Lester
Producer: Walter Shenson
John: John Lennon
Paul: Paul McCartney
George: George Harrison
Ringo: Ringo Starr
Grandfather: Wilfrid Brambell
Norm: Norman Rossington
Shake: John Junkin
Television director: Victor Spinetti
Shirt advertising man: Kenneth Haigh
Millie: Anna Quayle

: Christmas Day Concert from Amsterdam

Every year on Dutch television the world-famous Concertgebouw Orchestra gives a live Christmas Day concert. This year, under their conductor Bernard Haitink they perform Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique.
This programme, made available through Eurovision by NOS (Dutch television), was recorded earlier today.

Contributors

Musicians: Concertgebouw Orchestra
Conductor: Bernard Haitink

: A Christmas Carol

by CHARLES DICKENS
Dramatised by ELAINE MORGAN starring
Christmas Eve and the world rejoices -not so Ebenezer Scrooge, who regards Christmas as an unwelcome interruption to the serious business of making money.
Producer JONATHAN POWELL
Directed by MOIRA ARMSTRONG

Contributors

Dramatised By: Elaine Morgan
Producer: Jonathan Powell
Directed By: Moira Armstrong
Scrooge: Michael Hordern
Marley: With John Le Mesurier
Ghost of Christmas Present: Bernard Lee
Narrator: Alvar Lidell
Bob Cratchit: Clive Merrison
Fred: Paul Copley
Charity gentleman: John Ringham
Carol singer: David Corti
Ghost of Christmas Past: Patricia Quinn
Scrooge,a boy: Dorian Healy
Fan: Tracey Childs
Fezziwig: Will Stampe
Scrooge as young man,: John Salthouse
Dick Wilkins: Nicholas John
Belle: Zoë Wanamaker
John: Stephen Churchett
Mrs Cratchit: Carol MacReady
Peter Cratchit: David Ronder
Belinda Cratchit-: Claire McLellan
Martha Cratehit: Zelah Clarke
Tiny Tim: Timothy Chasin
Topper: Christopher Biggins
Little Blonde: Tricia George
Fred's wife: Maev Alexander
Ghost of Christmas Future: Michael Mulcaster
Businessmen: Brian Hayes
Businessmen: Roy Desmond
Undertaker's man: David Hatton
Mrs Dilber: June Brown
Caroline: Veronica Doran
Caroline's husband: John Grillo

: Baboushka

A Musical Fable for Christmas by Donald Swann (music) and Arthur Scholey (libretto)
The legend of Baboushka is found in many places and in varying forms. It tells of a lady who gives hospitality to the Three Kings as they pass through her village on the way to Bethlehem. Being an energetic housewife, she is too busy at the time to join them on their journey but says she will follow on later. When she finally does arrive in Bethlehem it is too late: the Baby has gone. The legend says she is still searching...
Starring Eira Heath as Baboushka
The Three Kings and members of the FINCHLEY CHILDREN'S MUSIC GROUP chorus-master JOHN ANDREWES Grown-ups
THE AMBROSIAN SINGERS
With PETER BAMBER, ALAN BYERS, HILLIE HUTCHINS, JEAN TEMPERLEY, NIGEL WAUGH and PAT WHITMORE
Associate conductor JOHN MCARTHY and with Orchestrator and musical directeur ALEXANDER FARIS
Sound ALAN EDMUNDS
Lighting PETER CATLETT
Make-up MAUREEN WINSLADE Costume JOAN ELLACOTT Designer KEN SHARP
Producer KENNETH CORDEN

Contributors

Unknown: Donald Swann
Unknown: Arthur Scholey
Baboushka: Eira Heath
Chorus-Master: John Andrewes
Unknown: Peter Bamber
Unknown: Alan Byers
Unknown: Hillie Hutchins
Unknown: Jean Temperley
Unknown: Nigel Waugh
Unknown: Pat Whitmore
Conductor: John McArthy
Orchestrator and musical director: Alexander Faris
Sound: Alan Edmunds
Lighting: Peter Catlett
Make-up: Maureen Winslade
Costume: Joan Ellacott
Designer: Ken Sharp
Producer: Kenneth Corden
Melchior: David King-Lassman
Caspar: Colin Huehns
Balthazar: Simon Buchan
Angel: Julie Cronshaw
Himself: Donald Swann

: News on 2

Weather

: The Front Garden

A celebration of the English at their favourite pastime. Written and narrated by CANDIDA LYCETT GREEN
It's the grand English gardens, like those of Capability Brown, that always get noticed. But, on a different scale, our front gardens can be just as varied and just as remarkable. And so are the people who make these small showpieces, in front of council houses and thatched cottages, bungalows and follies; people who put so much love and enthusiasm, and inventiveness into them.
Perhaps it's a way of showing everyone what we can do, even of revealing what sort of people we are. The results are some astonishing gardens-a front garden with 13 cathedrals; a hedge like a life-sized steam-engine; old-fashioned rambling cottage gardens; formal brilliant flower-patterned gardens; gardens inhabited by gnomes; gardens made with shells; even a garden without a single plant.
Film cameraman PHILIP BONHAM-CARTEn Film editor EDWARD ROBERTS Producer EDWARD MIRZOEFF

Contributors

Unknown: Candida Lycett
Unknown: Philip Bonham-Carten
Editor: Edward Roberts
Producer: Edward Mirzoeff

: The Queen

A Christmas Day programme in which The Queen speaks to the Commonwealth
Producer RICHARD CAWSTON

Contributors

Producer: Richard Cawston

: Sutherland and Pavarotti in Recital

Earlier this year the great Australian soprano Joan Sutherland and the Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti gave their first-ever joint recital in Avery Fisher Hall , Lincoln Center, New York.
It was a triumph for both ... there is not a pair of singers alive who could have matched this combination of style and prodigal out-pouring of voice. (NEW YORK TIMES) In tonight's recording of that event these two great stars sing two duets from Verdi's La Traviata and ' Sulla tomba' from Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor. LUCIANO PAVAROTTI sings the arias ' Amor ti vieta' from Giordano's Fedora; ' 0 Paradiso' from Meyerbeer's L'Africaine; Cielo e mar' from Ponchielli's La Gioconda and ' Pourquoi me reveiller?' from Werther by Massenet.
JOAN SUTHERLAND sings from Verdi's Ernani Ernani . , , involami'; 'I dreamt I dwelt in marble halls' by Balfe, and two arias from the final act of Bellini's La Sonnambula.
Orchestra conducted by Richard Bonynge
Introduced by HUMPHREY BURTON
Directed by KIRK BROWNING Produced by JOHN GOBERMAN
A production of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts Inc

Contributors

Soprano: Joan Sutherland
Tenor: Luciano Pavarotti
Unknown: Fisher Hall
Unknown: Luciano Pavarotti
Unknown: La Sonnambula.
Conducted By: Richard Bonynge
Introduced By: Humphrey Burton
Directed By: Kirk Browning
Produced By: John Goberman

: Face the Music

The musical quiz in which Joseph Cooper as questionmaster invites you to match your musical wits against
Joyce Grenfell
David Attenborough , Robin Ray Special guest Sir Robert Mayer
Sound LANCE ANDREWS Lighting PETER WINN
Designer PAMELA LAMBOOT Director HELEN MORTON Producer WALTER TODDS

Contributors

Unknown: Joseph Cooper
Unknown: Joyce Grenfell
Unknown: David Attenborough
Unknown: Robin Ray
Unknown: Sir Robert Mayer
Unknown: Sound Lance Andrews
Unknown: Lighting Peter Winn
Designer: Pamela Lamboot
Director: Helen Morton
Producer: Walter Todds

Blog post that mentions this programme:

On This Day, 1967: Face the Music 3 August 2015

: Cabaret

The feature film starring Liza Minnelli
Who tells RADIO TIMES '
Who could ever forget Sally Bowles ? I have always felt very fortunate to have been given the rare and delicious opportunity to portray someone so totally unique, so strong and well-rounded as a character. I always knew I was doing something special with Cabaret.
'
Joel Gray
Michael York
Who tells RADIO TIMES
*
I knew Christopher Isherwood and had met him beforehand, so I was very conscious of the fact that I was portraying him and very proud to be doing it. I remember Cabaret as being one of those really happy times when everyone got on. ' Bob Fosse 's brilliant musical adaptation of Christopher Isherwood 's Goodbye to Berlin opens a new season of well-known literary works set to music.
A bitter-sweet and ambivalent love affair, between cabaret singer Sally Bowles and the naive young Englishman she takes under her wing. develops in the decadent Berlin cafe society of the 30s, while violence in the streets escalates so smoothly, the inhabitants hardly notice - unless they happen to be Jews.
Screenplay by JAY ALLEN Produced by CY FEUER
Choreographed and directed by BOB FOSSE
Films: pages 16-17
(First showing on British television)

Contributors

Unknown: Liza Minnelli
Unknown: Sally Bowles
Unknown: Christopher Isherwood
Unknown: Bob Fosse
Unknown: Christopher Isherwood
Singer: Sally Bowles
Unknown: Jay Allen
Directed By: Bob Fosse
Sally Bowles: Liza Minnelli
Master of Ceremonies: Joel Gray
Brian Roberts: Michael York
Fritz Wendel: Fritz Weffer
Natalia Landauer: Marisa Berenson








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