Friday 12 December 2014

1960 Radio Times - Christmas cover and Listings

Christmas Eve Saturday 24th December 1960


12.30pm  Telewele

12.55pm  Newyddion
                News in Welsh

  1.00pm  Grandstand
                (1.05 Boxing: Floyd Patterson, 1.55 Weightlifting: England v Scotland,
                2.10 Sports Quiz, 2.40, 3.50 Snooker: Joe Davis v Fred Davis,
                2.55, 3.30, 4.05 Motoring, 3.15 Weightlifting, 4.30 Sports Results)

  5.00pm  The Lone Ranger
                An Eye for an Eye

  5.25pm  Christmas with the Appleyards
                special Christmas reunion featuring the original members of the former serial

  5.50pm  The News

  5.53pm  Today's Sport
                introduced by Kenneth Wolstenholme

  6.00pm  Juke Box Jury
                presenting the latest in popular records with the opinions of Peter Sellers
                Russ Conway, Catherine Boyle and a special guest.
                Hosted by David Jacobs

  6.28pm  Your Sunday Weather

  6.30pm  Dixon of Dock Green
                Christmas Eve at the Nick, starring Jack Warner

  7.00pm  Tenderfoot
                a Western series starring Will Hutchins

  7.45pm  The Wakey Wakey Tavern
                where Billy Cotton and his band invite you to a Christmas Eve Party
                with Russ Conway, Harry Worth, Billy Fury

  8.35pm  The News

  8.40pm   The Saturday Film : The Bells of St Mary's (1945)
                 starring Bing Crosby and Ingrid Bergman

10.20pm   The Polite Invasions               
                 This is the story of Mai Zetterling's first visit to Jokkmok in the Arctic Circle for the traditional Lapp                            Festival at Candlemas in early February
10.50pm   A Festival of Carols
                 from Britain, France, Germany, and Belgium

11.30pm   Welcome Christmas
                 with Doreen Hume, Cy Grant

12.00        Midnight Mass
                 The First Communion of Christmas from All Saints, Margaret Street, London

  1.00am   Closedown

  Christmas Day Sunday 25th December 1960


  9.29am  Headline News

  9.30am  On Christmas Day in the Morning 
                Christmas songs and carols in Welsh and English, with Osian Ellis, Iona Jones,
                Rowland Jones, Shelley Singers

10.00am  The Perry Como Music Hall
                starring Perry Como in his traditional Christmas programme

10.45am  Christmas Morning Service
                from Sandon Road Methodist Church, Birmingham

11.45am  Max Jaffa
                invites you to a Christmas party

12.05pm  The Adventures of Hiram Holliday 
                starring Wally Cox

12.30pm  Sing We Now of Christmas!
                Carols for Christmas Day sung by the Orpington Junior Singers

  1.00pm  The Queen's Christmas
                Her Majesty 's recorded Christmas Message to the Commonwealth

  1.09pm  The George Mitchell Glee Club
                sing a parade of popular Christmas songs from medieval to modem times

  1.44pm  Wells Fargo
                The exciting adventures of the Western Stagecoach Service starring
                Dale Robertson in Dead Man's Street

  2.09pm  Walt Disney
                the story of a man who became a legend, told by David Jacobs

  3.25pm  Appeal 
                on behalf of the British Wireless for the Blind Fund

  3.30pm  Billy Smart's Circus

  4.30pm  What's My Line?
                from Hammersmith Hospital, London
                Chairman, Eamonn Andrews
                Panel: Isobel Barnett, Barbara Kelly, Cyril Fletcher, Lord Boothby and a mystery guest celebrity

  5.00pm  Tonight with Belafonte
                A new filmed programme of music and song starring the great entertainer Harry Belafonte

  5.50pm  The News

  6.00pm  Christmas Night with the Stars
                introduced by David Nixon
                featuring The Black and White Minstrels, Sid James, Nina and Frederick,
                Harry Worth, Kenneth McKellar, David Nixon and Robert Harren, Stanley Baxter
                and Betty Marsden, Joan Regan, Jimmy Edwards

  7.15pm  Film : The Prisoner of Zenda (1937)
                starring Ronald Colman and Madeleine Carroll

  8.50pm  The Sunday Night Play
                Tuppence in the Gods starring Fay Compton

10.20pm  Christmas at Dean's Yard 
                Ludovic Kennedy visits the Dean of Westminster at his historic house with its
                private access to the Abbey

10.40pm  Late Night News

10.45pm  Celebrity Recital
                Fou Ts'ong plays
                Presented by Arthur Langford

11.05pm  Weather and Closedown

  Boxing Day Monday 26th December 1960


10.45am  Cadw'n Ifanc (Staying Young)
                Christmas memories, includes special contributions from
                Marfaretta Thomas and Morgan Williams
                A magazine for older folk in Welsh

11.05am  Bronco
                A Western film series starring
                Ty Hardin as the roving cowboy adventurer in The Soft Answer

11.59am  Headline News and Weather

12.00       Boxing DayGrandstand
                (12.05 Motor Sport, 12.40, 2.47 Motor Racing from Brands Hatch,
                 1.00 Racing from Kempton Park, 3.10, 4.10 Skating from Bournemouth,
                 3.30 Amateur Boxing)

  5.00pm  The Balloon and the Baron
                with Derek Francis, Dorothy Holmes-Gore

  6.00pm  The News

  6.03pm  Today's Sport
                introduced by Kenneth Wolstenholme
                Today's sporting headlines and the classified football results

  6.10pm  Charlie Drake's Christmas Show
                presenting highlights from his shows

  6.55pm  This is Your Life
                with Eamonn Andrews

  7.25pm  Just Gracie
                Gracie Fields in half-an-hour of songs and stories

  7.55pm  Brian Rix Presents...
                Boobs in the Wood, a farcical pantomime

  9.25pm  Maigret
                A crime series from the novels of Georges Simenon

10.20pm  The News

10.35pm  Television Dancing Club
                from the Carlton Rooms, Maida Vale

11.05pm  The Good Old Days
                Christmas edition of Old Time Music Hall from the famous
                City Varieties, Leeds

11.50pm  Weather and Closedown

  Bank Holiday Tuesday 27th December 1960


12.35pm  Newyddion
                News in Welsh

12.40pm  Gwraig Y Ty
                (The Housewife) magazine in Welsh

12.55pm  Lunchtime News

  1.00pm  Bank HolidayGrandstand
               (1.05, 2.10, 3.05 Motor Cycling at Brands Hatch: Sidecar race,
                1.30, 2.00, 2.30, 3.00 Racing at Kempton Park)

  3.30pm  Watch with Mother
                Andy Pandy

  3.45pm  Laramie
                Western series

  4.30pm  Sports Results and News Service
                Football results from the teleprinter Racing summaries
                Classified football results

  5.00pm  Chuk and Gek
                a film from Moscow

  5.45pm  Sooty
                invites you to his Christmas party

  5.53pm  Today's Sport
                introduced by Kenneth Wolstenholme
                Today's sporting headlines and the classified football results

  6.00pm  The News

  6.07pm  Town and Around
                news magazine for South-East England

  6.20pm  This is the BBC
                This film, which won a British Film Academy Award, is being repeated as a result of numerous requests.                   It tells the story of an imaginary day in the life of the BBC.

  7.25pm  Whack-O!
                starring Professor Jimmy Edwards and featuring Arthur Howard as Mr. Pettigrew

  7.55pm  Francis Durbridge Presents...
                The World of Tim Frazer

  8.25pm  Film : Albert RN (1953)
                starring Anthony Steel, Jack Warner

  9.50pm  The News

10.05pm  London's Festival Ballet
                in Graduation Ball, A ballet by David Lichine

10.45pm  The Moonlight Sonata
                Mindru Katz plays Beethoven's Sonata in C sharp minor

11.05pm  Late Night News and Weather

11.12pm  Ar Yr Aelwyd
                Light entertainment in Welsh