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Who's There? Christmas stories from God's wide world

Dana tells the legend of the Glastonbury Thorn, Chris Serle describes the Christmas truce that British and German soldiers held in 1914, and Christopher Lillicrap shows how Happy Harry taught Miserable Mick to be merry.

The last of 13 programmes
With children from St Winifred's Roman Catholic Primary School, Stockport.

Contributors

Presenter:
null Dana
Presenter:
Chris Serle
Presenter:
Christopher Lillicrap
Music:
Howard Davidson
Designer:
Barry Roach
Director:
Sid Waddell
Script Editor:
Roger Hutchings
Producer:
David Brown

with Isla St Clair
Sing a Song of Christmas
Christmas celebrates the birth of a holy child in a village on the edge of a desert. It's a fascinating story and Isla unravels it.
Music RICK KEMP
Costume designer LAURA ERGIS Make-up VANESSA POULTON
Photography MARTIN PATMORE Film editor PETER BARBER
Written and directed by DAVID TURNBULL

Contributors

Designer:
Laura Ergis
Editor:
Peter Barber
Directed By:
David Turnbull

celebrates Christmas with a specially recorded carol from the Junior Choir of St John's Church, Southall, and a Christmas song from the Rev Balwant Singh and Family of St John's Church, Oxford with The PIA Group, Nazia and Zoheb, Jagjit Singh and Sabeena Yasmin
BBC Pebble Mill

Contributors

Producer:
Bish Mehay
Executive Producer:
Ashok Raupal
Choir:
Junior Choir of St John's Church, Southall
Singers:
Rev Balwant Singh and Family
Singer (Nazia and Zoheb):
Nazia Hassan
Singer (Nazia and Zoheb):
Zoheb Hassan
Unknown:
The PIA Group
Singer:
Jagjit Singh
Singer:
Sabeena Yasmin

Because One Child is
Born from St Michael 's Parish Church, Amersham
Presented by THE REV RAYMOND SHORT with GWEN WATFORD and a choir from DR CHALLONER'S GRAMMAR SCHOOL
Carols: Unto us is born a Son; Good Christian men, rejoice; 0 come, all ye faithful
Conductor IAN HOOKER Organist PAUL ROBERTS
Lighting GEOFF RATHBONE Sound VIC GODRICH
TV presentation by JOHN NEWBURY

Contributors

Unknown:
St Michael
Organist:
Paul Roberts

The first of four programmes
A motorcycle trials competition for the Lombard Tricity Trophy. Heat
Two groups of young riders, from 9-15 years old, tackle a tough course of natural and man-made obstacles.
The two fastest riders in each group qualify for the Grand Final. Commentators
PETER PURVES and MICK ANDREWS
Director JOHN G. SMITH Producer REG PERRIN BBC Pebble Mill

Contributors

Unknown:
Peter Purves
Unknown:
Mick Andrews
Director:
John G. Smith
Producer:
Reg Perrin

starring Keith Chegwin with Modern Romance
Dexys Midnight Runners, Madness Cheggers presents a sparkling Christmas edition of top chart hits and surprise guests, with Jon Eden and Vivienne McKone leading their twin teams, the reds and the yellows, in an action-packed show.
Designer MEL BIBBY
Director MARTIN HUGHES Producer MIKE STEPHENS

Contributors

Unknown:
Keith Chegwin
Unknown:
Jon Eden
Designer:
Mel Bibby
Director:
Martin Hughes
Producer:
Mike Stephens

with Roy Castle
Television's newest emporium - Superstore - holds a special party for' star customers ' Johnny Ball
Ben Bazell , Floella Benjamin , Colin Bennett , Brian Cant , Keith Chegwin Jonathan Cohen , John Craven , Mark Curry , Julie Dome Brown , Peter Duncan , Sally Gilpin , Kim Goody , Sarah Greene , Simon Groom , David Icke , Su Ingle , Dulicc Liecier , Paul McDowell , Stuart McGugan , Leigh Miles , Delia Morgan , Liz Millbank Maggie Philbin, Mike Read , Mark Savage , Lucie Skeaping , Ben Thomas , Rosalind Wilson and Norris McWhirter
Musical arrangements PETER BYE FRANK BARBER and JOHNNY PEARSON Musical director JOHNNY PEARSON Choreographer SALLY GILPIN Lighting PETER WESSON Sound KEITH GUNN
Designer VALERIE WARRENDER
Produced and directed by ALAN RUSSELL

Contributors

Unknown:
Johnny Ball
Unknown:
Ben Bazell
Unknown:
Floella Benjamin
Unknown:
Colin Bennett
Unknown:
Brian Cant
Unknown:
Keith Chegwin
Unknown:
Jonathan Cohen
Unknown:
John Craven
Unknown:
Mark Curry
Unknown:
Julie Dome Brown
Unknown:
Peter Duncan
Unknown:
Sally Gilpin
Unknown:
Kim Goody
Unknown:
Sarah Greene
Unknown:
Simon Groom
Unknown:
David Icke
Unknown:
Su Ingle
Unknown:
Dulicc Liecier
Unknown:
Paul McDowell
Unknown:
Stuart McGugan
Unknown:
Leigh Miles
Unknown:
Delia Morgan
Unknown:
Mike Read
Unknown:
Mark Savage
Unknown:
Lucie Skeaping
Unknown:
Ben Thomas
Unknown:
Rosalind Wilson
Unknown:
Peter Bye
Unknown:
Frank Barber
Unknown:
Johnny Pearson
Director:
Johnny Pearson
Director:
Choreographer Sally Gilpin
Unknown:
Keith Gunn
Designer:
Valerie Warrender
Directed By:
Alan Russell

The traditional Christmas look at the world of WALT DISNEY films Introduced by Rolf Harris from Longleat House, Wiltshire
Films include Snow White, Mary Poppins , Sleeping Beauty, Watcher in the Wood, The Fox and the Hound, Robin Hood , Tron
Producer RICHARD EVANS

Contributors

Introduced By:
Rolf Harris
Unknown:
Mary Poppins
Unknown:
Robin Hood
Producer:
Richard Evans

from Exeter Cathedral, where a thousand members of choirs affiliated to the Royal School of Church Music have gathered with a folk group, madrigal singers, handbell ringers, and other local musicians for this musical celebration of Christmas. Geoffrey Wheeler visited Exeter to talk to some of the people who take part in tonight's programme and to find out how this beautiful cathedral city celebrates the birth of Christ.
0 come, all ye faithful; God rest you merry, gentlemen: Good King Wenceslas; Hark! the herald-angels sing; 0 little town of Bethlehem: While shepherds watched: Of the Father's love begotten: Once in royal David's city: 1 saw three ships; The holly and the ivy; Ding dong! merrily on high; La peregrinacion; A spotless rose: In the bleak mid-winter; A hymn to the Virgin; In dulci jubilo; The Sans Day Carol Conductor LIONEL DAKERS Organist MARTIN HOW
Musical adviser MICHAEL ARMITAGE Film director SIMON HAMMOND Producer ELIZABETH GORT ,
Series producer JIM MURRAY

Contributors

Unknown:
Geoffrey Wheeler
Conductor:
Lionel Dakers
Unknown:
Michael Armitage
Director:
Simon Hammond
Producer:
Elizabeth Gort
Producer:
Jim Murray

The feature film starring Jack Lemmon , Lee Grant
Brenda Vaccaro , Joseph Cotten Olivia de Havilland
Darren McGavln , Christopher Lee and James Stewart
An elaborate plan to hijack a 747 jumbo jet carrying a cargo of art treasures goes smoothly into action. Having gained control of the aircraft the hijackers fly low but when an off-shore oil platform looms out of the darkness, there is no time to avoid a collision ...
Screenplay by MICHAEL SCHEFF , DAVID SPECTOR Produced by WILLIAM FRYE Directed by JERRY JAMESON
(First showing on British television) Films: page IS

Contributors

Unknown:
Jack Lemmon
Unknown:
Lee Grant
Unknown:
Brenda Vaccaro
Unknown:
Joseph Cotten
Unknown:
Olivia de Havilland
Unknown:
Darren McGavln
Unknown:
Christopher Lee
Unknown:
James Stewart
Unknown:
Michael Scheff
Unknown:
David Spector
Produced By:
William Frye
Directed By:
Jerry Jameson
Don Gallagher:
Jack Lemmon
Karen Wallace:
Lee Grant
Eve Clayton:
Brenda Vaccaro
Nicholas St Downs III:
Joseph Cotten
Emily Livingston:
Olivia De Havilland
Stan Buchek:
Darren McGavin
Martin Wallace:
Christopher Lee
Chambers:
Robert Foxworth
Eddie:
Robert Hooks
Banker:
Monte Markham
Julie:
Kathleen Quinlan
Frank Powers:
Gil Gerard
Ralph Crawford:
James Booth
Anne:
Monica Lewis
Dorothy:
Maidie Norman
Lisa:
Pamela Bellwood
Mrs Jane Stern:
Arlene Golonka
Steve:
Tom Sullivan
Dr Williams:
M Emmet Walsh
Walker:
Michael Richardson

Kiri Te Kanawa
A Christmas entertainment for all the family, recorded by the popular New Zealand opera star at the Dominion Theatre, London. Her guests include
Placido Domingo: the famous Spanish tenor joins Kiri for a selection from Bernstein's West Side Story.
Doreen Wells : England's lovely ballerina dances The Dying Swan and taps her sparkling way through ' Puttin' on the Ritz'.
Norma Burrowes teams up with Kiri for Rossini's hilarious ' Cat duet'.
Harry Secombe does a song and i dance routine in ' We're a couple ! of swells' and puts on clown's garb for' On with the motley '.
The Maori Rugby Team gives Kiri powerful support in a New
Zealand folk song 'Pokarekare
Ana'.
Also taking part: West Side Story girls URSULA CONNORS
GLENYS GROVES and HILLY MARSHALL
CHILDREN OF THE EASTCOURT
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL Tilly the dog
BBC Concert Orchestra leader JOHN BRADBURY
Nigel Blomiley (cello) Robert Docker (piano) conducted by Robin Stapleton
Also including the haunting ' Bailero ' from Songs of the Auvergne; The ugly duckling ', and 'Memory' from Cats (specially arranged by the composer, ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER ).
Dances choreographed by BILL DRYSDALE and DAVID TOGURI Designer DEREK DODD Costume designer
RUPERT ROXBURGH-JARVIS Lighting JOHN ELFES
Sound GRAHAM HAINES
Directed and produced by HUMPHREY BURTON

Contributors

Unknown:
Kiri Te Kanawa
Unknown:
Doreen Wells
Unknown:
Norma Burrowes
Unknown:
Harry Secombe
Unknown:
Ursula Connors
Leader:
John Bradbury
Cello:
Nigel Blomiley
Conducted By:
Robin Stapleton
Andrew==>:
Lloyd Webber
Unknown:
Bill Drysdale
Unknown:
David Toguri
Designer:
Derek Dodd
Produced By:
Humphrey Burton

by JOHN BOWEN
Does the Ice House hold a secret, or is it, as they say, just ice?
Producer ROSEMARY HILL
Director DEREK LISTER

Contributors

Unknown:
John Bowen
Producer:
Rosemary Hill
Director:
Derek Lister
Paul:
John Stride
Bob:
David Beames
Jessica:
Elizabeth Romilly
Clovis:
Geoffrey Burridge
Diamond lady:
Gladys Spencer
Rosetti lady:
Eirene Beck
Gentlemen guests:
Sam Avent
Gentlemen guests:
Dennis Jennings
Actor:
Ronald Mayer

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