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This year's Christmas Carol Service comes from Canterbury Cathedral where the congregation join in some old favourites. There are also some rare and majestic carols sung by the Canterbury Cathedral Choir directed by Allan Wicks with Stephen Darlington (organ)
Lighting HUBERT CARTWRIGHT Sound GRAHAM HAINtS
Director KENNETH CORDEN

Contributors

Directed By:
Allan Wicks
Unknown:
Stephen Darlington
Director:
Kenneth Corden

with Paul Jones who unwraps the box to discover new versions of favourite stories The Foolish Frog sung by PETE SEEGER : Sinbad the Sailor told by PAUL himself; Babar the Elephant told by PETER USTINOV

Contributors

Unknown:
Paul Jones
Sung By:
Pete Seeger
Told By:
Peter Ustinov

Dame Flora Robson appeals on behalf of the National Deaf Children's Society
No one who has thought, seriously, of what it means to a child to be born deaf, can ever quite forget. Such loneliness needs very understanding help.
Donations, preferably by crossed ro or cheque, to: [address removed]

Contributors

Unknown:
Dame Flora Robson
Unknown:
Dame Flora Robson

from Killearn Kirk conducted by the Minister REV STUART MCWILLIAM
The historic village of Killearn lies in farmland between the Campsie Hills and Loch Lomond , yet is within 16 miles of the business centre of Glasgow.
Organist MADGE NIVEN
Television presentation RALPH SMITH BBC Scotland

Contributors

Unknown:
Killearn Kirk
Unknown:
Stuart McWilliam
Unknown:
Loch Lomond

with Michael Aspel and Rolf Harris direct from the National
Children's Home at Harpenden
Sixty minutes of Christmas morning entertainment for the whole family, with the emphasis perhaps on the younger members.
As well as Rolf Harris providing his own inimitable style of entertainment, adding to the fun will be contributions from the Blue Peter team, Basil Brush, the stars of Vision On, top pop group Showaddywaddy and Michael Crawford with Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em.
Music by THE BERT HAYES SEXTET
Designer ANDREW DAVIES Producer IAN SMITH
(Ivan Owen and Roy North are appearing in ' Jack and the Beanstalk,' at the Empire Theatre, Sunderland)

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael Aspel
Unknown:
Rolf Harris
Unknown:
Rolf Harris
Unknown:
Michael Crawford
Unknown:
Bert Hayes
Designer:
Andrew Davies
Producer:
Ian Smith
Producer:
Ivan Owen
Producer:
Roy North

Regional Variations (3)

Ryan

BBC One Wales

Ryan Davies

BBC One Wales

With James Finlayson

Stan and Ollie, as two unlikely-looking prospectors, journey west to Brushwood Gulch with the deed to a valuable gold mine.
Holiday Films: pages 17 and 18

Contributors

Original story by:
Jack Jevne
Original story by:
Charles Rogers
Producer:
Hal Roach
Stanley:
Stan Laurel
Ollie:
Oliver Hardy
Mickey Finn:
James Finlayson

Glamour, grace and skill from one of the world's greatest ice shows. Lavish production numbers create the settings for international stars
Trixi Schuba , Leslie Robinson Alena Augustova Ronnie McKenzie
Manja Boumans , Hugo Dumler Dieter Langer and Hide Miura and a colourful skating ballet of 30 glamorous girls.
Stars and chorus skate a Salute to Fred Astaire
Paint pictures of piracy on the high seas around Barbados
Recreate the splendour of Oriental pageantry in Enchantment Chinois
Sing the bawdy ballads of Chicago down Wabash Avenue and trace a tribute to George Gershwin A Man and His Music
Created. staged .directed by TED SHUFFLE Televised by arrangement with SKEE
GOODHART for International Holiday on Ice Co
Recorded in Zurich in co-operation with Swiss Television Lighting TOMMY THOMAS
Produced for television by DOM SAYER

Contributors

Unknown:
Trixi Schuba
Unknown:
Leslie Robinson
Unknown:
Alena Augustova
Unknown:
Ronnie McKenzie
Unknown:
Manja Boumans
Unknown:
Hugo Dumler
Unknown:
Dieter Langer
Unknown:
Hide Miura
Unknown:
Fred Astaire
Unknown:
George Gershwin
Directed By:
Ted Shuffle
Television By:
Dom Sayer

Jimmy Savile, OBE and Tony Blackburn introduce a special Christmas Day edition featuring No 1 records of the year with Abba, Charles Aznavour, Ken Boothe, David Essex, The Osmonds, Pan's People, Paper Lace, Slade, Sweet Sensation, Three Degrees

(Another edition next Friday, 5.20)
(Colour)

Contributors

Presenter:
Jimmy Savile
Presenter:
Tony Blackburn
Singer:
Charles Aznavour
Singer:
Ken Boothe
Singer:
David Essex
Musicians:
null Abba
Musicians:
The Osmonds
Musicians:
Paper Lace
Musicians:
null Slade
Musicians:
Sweet Sensation
Singers:
Three Degrees
Dancers:
Pan's People
Costume Designer:
Penny Lown
Lighting:
Brian Clement
Sound:
Richard Chamberlain
Designer:
Paul Allen
Producer:
Robin Nash

A special international gala presentation of the world-famous circus Ringmistress
Yasmine Smart introduces from Spain: Tito Reyes heads a great performance from Great Britain:
Hoffmann's Lions < presented by RICHARD COLLINS courage in the lions' cage from 'Switzerland: Josephina hair-raising juggling from Bulgaria: The Lavrenovis strength, power and grace above the ring from Italy:
Bario and Bario comedy and magic from France:
The White Devils on the high wire from Great Britain:
Roberts' Elephants presented by BOBBY ROBERTS JR nine giants of the ring
Bulgai-ian State Circus: The Pendakovis precise acrobatics
Circus produced by RONNIE, DAVID and BILLY SMART Commentator RAY MOORE
Musical director KEN GRIFFIN Designer ANDREW DAVIES
Television presentation IAN SMITH

Contributors

Unknown:
Tito Reyes
Presented By:
Richard Collins
Presented By:
Bobby Roberts
Commentator:
Ray Moore
Unknown:
Ian Smith

A. film starring John Wayne in his famous role as 'Rooster' Cogburn with Glen Campbell, Kim Darby.
John 'Duke' Wayne as a crusty, dissolute, one-eyed US Marshal rediscovers his true grit when, badgered by a young girl, he sets out to find her father's killer.
Director HENRY HATHAWAY
Holiday Films: pages 17 and 18

Contributors

Director:
Henry Hathaway
'Rooster' Cogburn:
John Wayne
'La Boeuf':
Glen Campbell
Mattie Ross:
Kim Darby
Emmett Quincy:
Jeremy Slate
Tom Chaney:
Jeff Corey
Ned Pepper:
Robert Duvall

starring Bruce Forsyth
Fun for all the family in a special Christmas show with surprise star guests; in which family couples from all over the country are put to a test with a seasonal flavour. Hostess Anthea Redfern.

Contributors

Presenter:
Bruce Forsyth
Orchestra directed By:
Ronnie Hazlehurst
Unknown:
Tony Hawes
Designer:
Andy Dimond
Director:
Alan Boyd
Producer:
James Moir
Programme associate:
Tony Hawes

Regional Variations (2)

Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em

BBC One London

Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em

Series 2

Episode 7: Jessica's First Christmas

Duration: 51 minutes

on BBC One London

Classic sitcom about one-man disaster area Frank Spencer. Frank and Betty are looking forward to Christmas, especially the church's Nativity play.

starring Mike Yarwood Special guest Max Bygraves
Written by ERIC DAVIDSON also appearing
JACQUELINE STANBURY
LARRY MARTYN , SUE BOND
Musical director ALAN BRADEN Costumes JUNE WILSON Make-up CHERYL WRIGHT Sound PETER ROSE
Lighting ROBBIE ROBINSON Designer IAN WATSON
Producer JOHN AMMONDS
(Mike Yarwood is appearing at The Opera House, Manchester; Max Bygraves at the Victoria Palace, London)

Contributors

Unknown:
Mike Yarwood
Unknown:
Max Bygraves
Written By:
Eric Davidson
Unknown:
Jacqueline Stanbury
Unknown:
Larry Martyn
Director:
Alan Braden
Unknown:
Cheryl Wright
Unknown:
Robbie Robinson
Designer:
Ian Watson
Producer:
John Ammonds
Producer:
Mike Yarwood

A film starring
William Holden Alec Guinness Jack Hawkins with Sessue Hayakawa
James Donald , Ann Sears Geoffrey Home
David Lean's epic film combines spectacular action sequences with close-ups of the personalities of Colonel Nicholson of the British Army and Colonel Saito his Japanese captor.
Producer SAM SPIEGEL Director DAVID LEAN
Holiday Films : pages 17 and 18 Return to the River Kwai: Boxing Day BBC2 6.10

Contributors

Unknown:
William Holden
Unknown:
Alec Guinness
Unknown:
Jack Hawkins
Unknown:
Sessue Hayakawa
Unknown:
James Donald
Producer:
Sam Spiegel
Director:
David Lean
Shears:
William Holden
Colonel Nicholson:
Alec Guinness
Major Warden:
Jack Hawkins
Colonel Saito:
Sessue Hayakawa
Major Clipton:
James Donald
Lieutenant Joyce:
Geoffrey Horne
Colonel Green:
Andre Morell
Captain Reeves:
Peter Williams
Major Hughes:
John Boxer
Grogan:
Percy Herbert
Baker:
Harold Goodwin
Nurse:
Ann Sears
Captain Kanematsu:
Henry Okawa
Lieutenant Miura:
K Katsumoto
Yai:
M R B Chakrabandhu

with highlights from their award-winning shows written by EDDIE BRABEN starring
Shirley Bassey Peter Cushing Glenda Jackson Tom Jones
Andre Previn
Guest appearances Frank Bough
Ian Carmichael Robert Dougall
Fenella Fielding Cliff Michelmore
Michael Parkinson Eric Porter
Flora Robson Eddie Waring
Also featuring ANN HAMILTON
ARTHUR TOLCHER
JANET WEBB
Orchestra directed by PETER KNIGHT
Producer JOHN AMMONDS

Contributors

Written By:
Eddie Braben
Unknown:
Shirley Bassey
Unknown:
Peter Cushing
Unknown:
Glenda Jackson
Unknown:
Tom Jones
Unknown:
Andre Previn
Unknown:
Frank Bough
Unknown:
Ian Carmichael
Unknown:
Robert Dougall
Unknown:
Cliff Michelmore
Unknown:
Michael Parkinson
Unknown:
Eric Porter
Unknown:
Flora Robson
Unknown:
Eddie Waring
Unknown:
Ann Hamilton
Unknown:
Arthur Tolcher
Unknown:
Janet Webb
Directed By:
Peter Knight
Producer:
John Ammonds

BBC One London

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