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Christmas music in several styles introduced from Trinity Methodist Church, Woking
by The Rev Wilfrid Jones
With Ted Darling, Judy MacKenzie, Miriam Nathaniel
and The Epworth Choir

(Colour)

Contributors

Presenter:
The Rev Wilfrid Jones
Performer:
Ted Darling
Performer:
Judy MacKenzie
Performer:
Miriam Nathaniel
Singers:
The Epworth Choir
Conductor:
Walter Deakin
Organist:
William Davies
Pianist:
David Stannard
Producer:
R.T. Brooks

An epitaph for the age of steam. Another chance to see this unique film of the Flying Scotsman's dramatic non-stop run from London to Edinburgh on the 40th anniversary of its first trip.
(Colour) [Repeat]

Contributors

Producer:
Patricia Ingram
Director:
Tony Wheeler

Prokofiev's enchanting musical story told by Mia Farrow
with the London Symphony Orchestra
leader John Georgiadis
conducted by Andre Previn

(Colour)

Contributors

Narrator:
Mia Farrow
Musicians:
The London Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra Leader:
John Georgiadis
Conductor:
Andre Previn
Producer:
John Culshaw

Starring Bud Abbott and Lou Costello
with Lon Chaney, Marjorie Main, Tom Ewell, Patric Knowles, Bela Lugosi, Thurston Hall, Nat Pendleton

Contributors

Commentator:
Gene Wood
Narrator:
Jack E. Leonard
Comedian:
Bud Abbott
Comedian:
Lou Costello
[Actor]:
Lon Chaney
[Actress]:
Marjorie Main
[Actor]:
Tom Ewell
[Actor]:
Patric Knowles
[Actor]:
Bela Lugosi
[Actor]:
Thurston Hall
[Actor]:
Nat Pendleton

Regional Variations (2)

Rugby: A Vintage Year

BBC One Wales

Behind the scenes with The RAF Free Fall Parachute Display Team

"They say you get a bug for it and I suppose I've got the bug-I'm hooked" - the words of a man whose job is to jump out of an aircraft at 12,000 feet and free fall for 60 seconds before opening his parachute.
Introduced by Norman Tozer
[Repeat]
(Colour)

Contributors

Presenter:
Norman Tozer
Director:
Tim Byford

This listing contains language that some may find offensive.

Excerpts from the 1971 London production with Ralph Reader and a cast of 120 Scouts and Guides
Burt Rhodes and his Orchestra

(Recorded at Wimbledon Theatre)
(Colour)

Contributors

Performer/Writer/Producer:
Ralph Reader
Musicians:
Burt Rhodes and his Orchestra
Producer:
Michael Hurll
Television production:
Brian Whitehouse

Whales, lions, monkeys, elephants; a million flamingos; grizzly bears fishing; driver ants on the rampage; kingfishers, hippos and crocodiles underwater; the largest herd of animals in existence - two and a half million fur seals; humming birds in ultra-slow motion; the amazing angler fish in action; beautiful plankton, cheetahs and birds of paradise. Remarkable pictures of dragons on land and in the sea, penguins by the thousand, the incredible technique of the black heron and intimate pictures of chimpanzees in the wild.

With HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, KG, Kenneth Allsop, Jeffery Boswall, Robert Dougall, Adam Faith, Joyce Grenfell, Rolf Harris, Spike Milligan, Eric Morecambe, Johnny Morris, Eva Rueber-Staier, Peter Scott, Harry Secombe, Tony Soper
Introduced by Peter Cushing and Dr David Bellamy
(from Bristol)
(Colour)

Contributors

Presenter:
Peter Cushing
Presenter:
Dr David Bellamy
Speaker:
HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
Speaker:
Kenneth Allsop
Speaker:
Jeffery Boswall
Speaker:
Robert Dougall
Speaker:
Adam Faith
Speaker:
Joyce Grenfell
Speaker:
Rolf Harris
Speaker:
Spike Milligan
Speaker:
Eric Morecambe
Speaker:
Johnny Morris
Speaker:
Eva Rueber-Staier
Speaker:
Peter Scott
Speaker:
Harry Secombe
Speaker:
Tony Soper
Producer:
Richard Brock

Regional Variations (2)

One Man's View

BBC One Scotland

The Chester Miracle Play set to music by Benjamin Britten
with Owen Brannigan as Noye and Sheila Rex as Mrs Noye

The old Chester play tells the story of Noah and the Ark, the animals, Noah's children and his wife, who was so very unco-operative-until the flood came. This play was one of the group of 'miracle' plays done by the Guilds of Chester in the Middle Ages. They were performed by the ordinary people, craftsmen and tradesmen in the local towns -each Guild performing one of the plays on the back of a cart.

A chorus of animals and a children's orchestra from East Suffolk schools organised and trained by Brian Lincoln
The English Opera Group Players
Leader Peter Mountain
Conducted by Steuart Bedford

First seen on BBC2, this English Opera Group production (by arrangement with The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden) was staged in The Maltings Hall, Snape, Suffolk, before an invited audience.

(Colour)

Contributors

Music:
Benjamin Britten
A chorus of animals and a children's orchestra from East Suffolk schools organised and trained by:
Brian Lincoln
Musicians:
The English Opera Group Players
Players leader:
Peter Mountain
Conductor:
Steuart Bedford
Producer:
Colin Graham
Lighting:
Tommy Thomas
Sound:
Graham Haines
Director:
Walter Todds
Noye:
Owen Brannigan
Mrs Noye:
Sheila Rex
The Voice of God:
Norman Lumsden
Sem:
Andrew Phillips
Ham:
Richard Cooper
Jaffet:
Marcus Creed
Mrs Sem:
Pauline Barrett
Mrs Ham:
Margaret Perry
Mrs Jaffet:
Francesca Lucy
The Raven:
David Sturgeon
The Dove:
Amanda Gooding
Mrs Noye's Gossips:
Glynis Bennett
Mrs Noye's Gossips:
Patsie Cameron
Mrs Noye's Gossips:
Sharon Cooper
Mrs Noye's Gossips:
Nicolette Thomson
Property man:
Martin Behling
Property man:
Brian Eade
Property man:
John Hallas
Property man:
Grant Peters
Property man:
Richard Townshend

Joy Webb of the Salvation Army's Joystrings invites you to join her in a musical party with The Croydon Junior Singers in the Hall of the Parish Church Junior School, Croydon

The programme includes:
While shepherds watched their flocks by night
Rocking
Mary's Boy Child
Silent night
O come all ye faithful

(Colour)

Contributors

Singer/Keyboardist/Musical Arrangements:
Joy Webb
Singers:
The Croydon Junior Singers
Producer:
Raymond Short

by Michael Pertwee
with acknowledgments to Vernon Sylvaine and Guy Bolton

Who put the cheese sandwich and the pornographic book in the Bishop's briefcase? ...What drives the Rector to eat lemon meringue pie off the beautiful blonde's chest? ...Why is the professor's daughter dragging a heavy gas cylinder from bedroom to bedroom? ...When will the tax inspector spot which quin is the phoney?

"Hilarious, delicious and delirious" (Harold Hobson, Sunday Times)
A BBC outside broadcast, recorded at the Wimbledon Theatre

(Brian Rix, Leo Franklyn and Peter Bland are appearing in "Don't Just Lie There, Say Something" at the Garrick Theatre, London; Derek Royle in "Showboat" at the Royal Adelphi Theatre; Robert Dorning in "The Great Waltz" at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane)
(Colour)

Contributors

Author:
Michael Pertwee
Setting:
Rhoda Gray
Director:
Wallace Douglas
Freddy Gimble:
Peter Bland
Pop:
Leo Franklyn
Sylvia:
Margaret Nolan
Rodney Percival:
Robert Dorning
Hubert Porter:
Brian Rix
Mary Porter:
Sheila Hammond
'Whisper' Grogan:
Leon Greene
Professor Hogg:
Derek Royle
Ada Hogg:
Hazel Douglas
Faith:
Elaine Baillie
The Bishop:
Anthony Sharp

by Johann Strauss
The Waltz King's most popular operetta: a comedy set in Vienna just before the turn of the century.
Ambrosian Opera Chorus
Chorus Master John McCarthy
New Philharmonia Orchestra
led by Raymond Cohen
Conducted by Raymond Leppard

(Anne Pashley appears by permission of the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden; Ann Howard, David Bowman and Eric Shilling appear by arrangement with Sadler's Wells Opera)
(Colour)

Contributors

Composer:
Johann Strauss
Libretto based on the English version by:
Christopher Hassall
Libretto based on the English version by:
Edmund Tracey
Singers:
Ambrosian Opera Chorus
Chorus Master:
John McCarthy
Musicians:
New Philharmonia Orchestra
Orchestra led by:
Raymond Cohen
Conductor:
Raymond Leppard
Associate Conductor:
Leon Lovett
Repetiteur:
Courtney Kenny
Repetiteur:
Tom McCall
Costumes:
Juanita Waterson
Choreography:
Geoffrey Cauley
Sound:
Ray Angel
Sound:
Adrian Stocks
Designer:
Eileen Diss
Producer:
Cedric Messina
Director:
John Gorrie
Alfredo:
David Hughes
Adele:
Anne Pashley
Rosalinda:
Sheila Armstrong
Gabriel von Eisenstein:
David Hillman
Dr Blind:
Francis Egerton
Dr Falke:
David Bowman
Colonel Frank:
Eric Shilling
Prince Orlofsky:
Ann Howard
Ida:
Jill Martin
Ivan:
Reginald Barratt
Frosch:
Bernard Bresslaw
Dancer:
Kate Castle
Dancer:
Bridget Goodricke
Dancer:
Paul Brown
Dancer:
Michael Ingleton
Dancer:
Sandra Arabian
Dancer:
Christine Beckley
Dancer:
Jennifer Nicholas
Dancer:
Leonie Palette
Dancer:
James Graham
Dancer:
Brian Loftus
Dancer:
John Sherwood
Dancer:
Arthur Sweet

Written and presented by Ludovic Kennedy
Twenty-eight years ago, on St Stephen's Day - Sunday 26 December 1943 - the most successful warship in the German Navy was sunk, off the North Cape of Norway, by the guns and torpedoes of the British Fleet. So ended a career during which the German battlecruiser had sunk an aircraft carrier, an armed merchant cruiser, two destroyers and well over 100,000 tons of merchant shipping.
Tonight Ludovic Kennedy (whose father commanded HMS Rawalpindi, the first ship sunk by the Scharnhorst) tells the story of the battlecruiser's four years of war. The programme includes participants in both navies and unique action film shot at the time.
(Colour)

Contributors

Writer/Presenter:
Ludovic Kennedy
Producer:
Tony Broughton
Producer:
Edward Mirzoeff

BBC One London

About BBC One

BBC One is a TV channel that started broadcasting on the 20th April 1964. It replaced BBC Television.

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