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With MAGGIE HENDERSON and FRED HARRIS
Play words with Bubble, Humbug and the Spoons.
Music by PETER GOSLING and DAVE. MOSES Lightpen artist QUENTIN BLAKE
Written and produced by MICHAEL COLE Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE

Contributors

Unknown:
Maggie Henderson
Unknown:
Fred Harris
Music By:
Peter Gosling
Artist:
Quentin Blake
Produced By:
Michael Cole
Producer:
Cynthia Felgate

Regional Variations (2)

A Hard Day's Night

BBC One London

Duration: 1 hour, 25 minutes

on BBC One London

Anarchic and offbeat 1960s story of 36 hours in the lives of The Beatles, as they travel to a TV show in London. Show more

Introduced by Frank Bough featuring the big holiday occasion at Kempton Park:
The King George VI 'Chase
12.5*
Football Preview
SAM LEITCH introduces action and news of today's games, and takes a seasonal look at some of the moments and personalities from the first part of the season.
12.15*
Rugby League from Headingley
Leeds v Wakefield Trinity
The second half of this match. Commentator EDDIE WARING
12.55*
Motor Racing from Brands Hatch
The main race of the traditional Boxing Day meeting, for production saloon cars.
Commentator MURRAY WALKER
1.5; 1.40; 2.10*
Racing from
Kempton Park
1.15 William Hill Christmas Hurdle (2 miles)
1.45 Holly Handicap 'Chase (2 miles and 90 yards) 2.20 King George VI 'Chase (3m)
One of the most prestigious steeplechases of the season - in which Pendil bids to repeat last year's success.
Commentators PETER O'SULLEVAN and JOHN HANMER
1.25; 1.55*
Racing from Wincanton
1.30 Joe Coral Golden Hurdle (Qualifying) (21 miles)
2.0 Joe Coral H'cap Hurdle (2m) Commentator JULIAN WILSON
Today's timetable: 12.5 Football Preview
12.15 Rugby League; 12.55 Motor Racing
1.5 Racing from Kempton
1.25 Racing from Wincanton
1.40 Racing from Kempton
1.55 Racing from Wincanton
2.10 Racing from Kempton
Timings are subject to alteration in order to keep up to date with events.
Television presentation:
Rugby League RAY LAKELAND
Motor Racing RICHARD TILLING
Racing from Kempton Park FRED VINER Racing from Wincanton BOB
DUNCAN Grandstand presented by JEFF GODDARD Grandstand editor ALAN HART

Contributors

Introduced By:
Frank Bough
Introduces:
Sam Leitch
Commentator:
Eddie Waring
Commentator:
Murray Walker
Unknown:
William Hill
Commentators:
Peter O'Sullevan
Commentators:
John Hanmer
Commentator:
Julian Wilson
Unknown:
Duncan Grandstand
Presented By:
Jeff Goddard
Editor:
Alan Hart

between teams from Great Britain Belgium, Italy, Holland
From the Olympic Ice Rink. Cortina D'Ampezzo, Italy
Great Britain represented by Aviemore
Italy by Cortina D'Ampezzo Belgium by Pepinster Holland by The Dutch Sports Stars Commentators:
Great Britain: STUART HALL
Italy: ROSANNA VAUDETTI and GIULIO MARCHETTI
Belgium: PAULE HERREMAN and MICHEL LEMAIRE
Holland: DICK PASSCHIER and BAREND BARENDSE
Referee: GENARO OLIVIERI
Producer BARNEY COLEHAN
(Joint production by rai, BBC, RTD, NCRV)

Contributors

Unknown:
Pepinster Holland
Unknown:
Rosanna Vaudetti
Unknown:
Paule Herreman
Unknown:
Michel Lemaire
Unknown:
Dick Passchier
Unknown:
Barend Barendse

A film starring Sidney Poitier, Dorothy Dandridge, Sammy Davis Jr with Pearl Bailey, Brock Peters.

All the colour and drama of life in Catfish Row is caught in Otto Preminger's lavish screen version of George Gershwin's Negro folk opera.

(Holiday Films: pages 17-18)
(Colour)

Contributors

Composer:
George Gershwin
Director:
Otto Preminger
Porgy:
Sidney Poitier
Singer (Porgy):
Robert McPherrin
Bess:
Dorothy Dandridge
Singer (Bess):
Adele Addison
Sportin' Life:
Sammy Davis Jr
Maria:
Pearl Bailey
Crown:
Brock Peters
Jake:
Leslie Scott
Clara:
Diahann Carroll
Serena:
Ruth Attaway
Peter:
Clarence Muse
Annie:
Everdinne Wilson
Robbins:
Joel Fluellen
Mingo:
Earl Jackson
Nelson:
Moses La Marr

Regional Variations (2)

Cadi Ha

BBC One Wales

starring
Ondrej Nepela , Hauss and Hafner Mitsuko Funakoshi , Don Knight Janet Runn , Teri Tucker
Ricky Inglesi and a chorus including 30 gorgeous girls
Catch the curtain-raising cruise Along the Barbary Coast
Revisit the cabaret scene in Souvenirs of Berlin
Watch Bugs Bunny, Tweetie Pie, and Sylvester on ice and the colourful tribute to the Music Halls of Paris, London and New York
Created, staged and directed by TED SHUFFLE
Televised by arrangement with SKEE GOODHART for International Holiday on Ice Company
Produced for television by DON SAYER Director PHILIP LEWIS

Contributors

Unknown:
Ondrej Nepela
Unknown:
Hafner Mitsuko Funakoshi
Unknown:
Don Knight
Unknown:
Janet Runn
Unknown:
Teri Tucker
Unknown:
Ricky Inglesi
Directed By:
Ted Shuffle
Arrangement With:
Skee Goodhart
Television By:
Don Sayer
Director:
Philip Lewis

Regional Variations (2)

Cilwch Rhag Olwen: Part 1

BBC One Wales

In this Christmas edition the emphasis is, as usual, on comedy with lots of old favourites and some new films.
Introduced by Paul and Linda McCartney
Films by courtesy of WALT DISNEY PRODUCTIONS
Film editor BERT MEADOWS
Presented by RICHARD EVANS

Contributors

Unknown:
Linda McCartney
Presented By:
Richard Evans

A film starring Peter Sellers, Ursula Andress, David Niven, Woody Allen, Joanna Pettet, Orson Welles, Daliah Lavi, Deborah Kerr, William Holden, Charles Boyer, Jean-Paul Belmondo, George Raft, John Huston

The terrible power of SMERSH is growing and from the British, French, American and Russian secret services the word goes out: SMERSH must be smashed and who but agent 007 can do the job? So Bond comes back to face danger, death and the girls of the Mata Hari School of Dancing.

Holiday Films: pages 17-18

Contributors

Director:
John Huston
Director:
Ken Hughes
Director:
Val Guest
Director:
Robert Parrish
Director:
Joe McGrath
Sir James Bond:
David Niven
Evelyn Tremble:
Peter Sellers
Vesper Lynd:
Ursula Andress
Le Chiffre:
Orson Welles
Mata Bond:
Joanna Pettet
The Detainer:
Daliah Lavi
Agent Mimi:
Deborah Kerr
Jimmy Bond:
Woody Allen
Ransome:
William Holden
Le Grand:
Charles Boyer
'M':
John Huston
Legionnaire:
Jean-Paul Belmondo
Himself:
George Raft
Smernov:
Kurt Kasznar
Cooper:
Terence Cooper
Moneypenny:
Barbara Bouchet
Buttercup:
Angela Scoular
Heather:
Tracey Crisp
Peg:
Elaine Taylor
Eliza:
Gabriella Licudi
Miss Goodthighs:
Jacky Bisset
Meg:
Alexandra Bastedo
Piper:
Peter O'Toole
Driver:
Stirling Moss

A Special Christmas Edition
starring Dick Emery
written by JOHN WARREN and JOHN SINGER
featuring PAT COOMBS, GORDON CLYDE, JUNE JAGO, REG LYE with POLLY ADAMS, ANNABELLE LANYON, JOAN SCOTT, BILL TREACHER

Contributors

Writer:
John Warren
Writer:
John Singer
Costumes:
Velma Buckle
Make-up:
Lyn de Winne
Sound:
Peter Rose
Lighting:
Alan Horne
Designer:
Lesley Joan Bremness
Producer:
Colin Charman
Comedian:
Dick Emery
Unknown:
Pat Coombs
Unknown:
Gordon Clyde
Unknown:
June Jago
Unknown:
Reg Lye
Unknown:
Polly Adams
Unknown:
Annabelle Lanyon
Unknown:
Joan Scott
Unknown:
Bill Treacher

Regional Variations (2)

The Two Ronnies Old-Fashioned Christmas Mystery

BBC One London

The Two Ronnies

An Old-Fashioned Christmas Mystery

Duration: 58 minutes

on BBC One London

Festive fun with Ronnies Corbett and Barker from Christmas 1973. The magnificent two - well, one and a half. What are they doing on Christmas Eve 1874?

Contributors

Participant:
Cheryl Kennedy
Party Guest:
Barry Gosney
Party Guest:
Lesley Hand
Party Guest:
Sally James
Mrs Featherstone:
Barbara New
Party Guest:
John Rutland

Regional Variations (2)

Christmas Call

BBC One Wales

A Christmas edition of Old-Time Music-Hall from the stage of the Famous City Varieties Theatre, Leeds (By arrangement with Stanley and Michael Joseph ) Your Chairman,
Leonard Sachs introduces Frankie Vaughan
Elaine Delmar
Syd Little and Eddie Large The James Boys The Villams
Members of the Players Theatre, London JACKIE TOYE, CLIFTON TODD
LORAINE HART , DUDLEY STEVENS RAEWYN BLADE, DERYK PARKIN Guest artist Beryl Reid
Choreography DOREEN HERMITAGE
Musical director BERNARD HERRMANN Producer BARNEY COLEHAN

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael Joseph
Introduces:
Leonard Sachs
Unknown:
Frankie Vaughan
Unknown:
Elaine Delmar
Unknown:
Syd Little
Unknown:
Clifton Todd
Unknown:
Loraine Hart
Unknown:
Dudley Stevens
Unknown:
Deryk Parkin
Artist:
Beryl Reid
Director:
Bernard Herrmann

by Don Taylor
'It wasn't much more than a ruin really ... but we liked the area ... and anyway, Rachel fell in love with it.' But the weekend cottage is not quite the bargain it seemed, as Dan and Margaret find when they accept an invitation to go there for Christmas.

Contributors

Writer:
Don Taylor
Music composed by:
Herbert Chappell
Producer:
Innes Lloyd
Director:
Don Taylor
Rachel:
Anne Cropper
Margaret:
Sylvia Kay
Edmund:
Edward Petherbridge
Dan:
Clive Swift

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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