6 December 2014

6th December 2014

This year the Calendar is all about anniversaries, so let us take you back to 1964. The amazing website Genome has been launched by the BBC to catalogue its archive, including old Radio Times. So 50 years ago here's what the Christmas Day schedule looked like ... Penguins! The Great War! Welsh Singing! Repeats! Disney Time!

9.15: THE BRAVE LITTLE TAILOR
A German film based on a story by the Brothers Grimm 
Commentary by Johnny Morris

9.50: WELCOME CHRISTMAS!
Words and music for this Festive morn with IVOR EMMANUEL, JACQUELINE DELMAN, OWEN BRANNIGAN and CY GRANT 
BBC Midland Light Orchestra Leader, JAMES HUTCHEON 
Producer: Reg Perrin
Produced By: Philip Lewis

10.30: The World of the Penguin
Whether they breed on Antarctic ice or African sand, the penguin's true home is the sea. Master swimmers, they cannot fly, yet some travel miles inland. Sometimes comic, sometimes graceful, to millions they are the most fascinating birds in the world.
Commentary written and spoken by Alan Gibson
Research by John Sparkes
Film editor, Betty Block
Produced by Christopher Parsons

11.15: CHRISTMAS MORNING SERVICE
from BLOOMSBURY CENTRAL BAPTIST CHURCH 
Preacher, Dr. Howard Williams 
Organist, GERALD BARNES , F.R.C.O. 
Television presentation by Innes Lloyd

12.00: LESLIE CROWTHER
invites you to MEET THE KIDS in hospital at Christmas with Peter Glaze , Harold Taylor and The Bert Hayes Trio 
An Outside Broadcast from the Children's Ward of Hackney Hospital, London 
Produced by Robin SCOTT 
Leslie Crowther is appearing In Tbe Black and White Minstrel Show ' at the Victoria Palace. London

12.45: HOB Y DERI DANDO
What does it mean? Does it matter? 
Sing it out, loud and clear, with a group of singers from Bangor, North Wales 
Meredydd Evans introduces Ivor Emmanuel and The Proclaimers 
Joining in the fun are some young people from Anglesey and Caernarvonshire 
Producer, MEREDYDD EVANS 
Directed by RUTH PRICE

13.30: TEMPLE HOUSTON
A Western film series starring JEFF HUNTER as the young Texas lawyer who finds action and adventure in his fight for individual rights and frontier justice

14.20: PINKY AND PERKY
in Christmas Pig-tale with JIMMY THOMPSON as Asst. General, P.P.C.T.V. 
Presented by JAN and VLASTA DALIBOR 
We Belong Together words and music by NORMAN NEWELL and ALYN AINSWORTH 
Written by ROBERT GRAY Design by Stuart Furber 
Produced by STAN PARKINSON 
From the North of England

14.30: COMPACT
A series by HAZEL ADAIR and PETER LING 
A Surprise for Christmas 
Camilla has a surprise, Ian has a warning, everybody has a party, and David has a shock 
Script by ROSEMARY ANNE SISSON 
Film sequences made with the co operation of the staff and children of Dr. Barnardo's Homes 
Directed by MICHAEL FERGUSON

15.00: THE QUEEN

15.05: BILLY SMART'S CIRCUS
A special performance for Europe from the ring of the world's largest tenting circus 
Frank Bough behind the bars of the big cage introduces 

16.10: DISNEY TIME
Julie Andrews introduces this year's Walt Disney programme with the emphasis on comedy
Films by courtesy of Walt Disney
Presented by Richard Evans

17.10: NEWS HEADLINES followed by ROBERT DOUGALL
who appeals for The Royal National Institute for the Deaf 

17.15: ROBINSON CRUSOE
starring NORMAN WISDOM 
Book by HARRY BRIGHT 
Adapted for television by EDDIE LESLIE and LEN LOWE 

19.15: Christmas Night with the Stars

20.45: LAUGHTER FROM THE WHITEHALL
BRIAN RIX presents 
Simple Spymen by JOHN CHAPMAN 
Directed by WALLACE DOUGLAS 

22.15: THE NEWS

22.25: THE GREAT WAR
A twenty-six-part history 
PART 11: Hell cannot be so terrible 
Written by ALISTAIR HORNE and GORDON WATKINS with the voices of SIR MICHAEL REDGRAVE as Narrator 

23.05: MEXICAN FIESTA
The Ballet Folklorico of Mexico in a programme of Latin-American folk dance 
Choreography by AMALIA HERNANDEZ 
First transmission on July 31
Producer: Patricia Foy

23.45: POSTSCRIPT TO CHRISTMAS DAY
with The Rev. R. T. Brooks

23.50: THE WEATHER: Close Down


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