Saturday 13 December 2014

1961 Radio Times - Christmas cover and Listings

Christmas Eve Sunday 24th December 1961


10.00am   Ar Gyger Heddiw'r Bore

10.30am  Morning Service
                from Monmouth Street Methodist Church, Bridgwater

11.30am  Elsa, the Lioness
                with Joy and George Adamson

12.00       On the Twelfth Day
                 a film produced by George K. Arthur devised and directed by Wendy Toye with sets and costumes                            designed by Ronald Searle, an amusing fantasy based on the traditional Christmas song

12.20pm  Seeing and Believing
                The Divine Guest
                A Christmas theme illustrated by Margaret Tyzack
                John Breslin , Philip Latham and The Galliards with Robin Hall and Jimmie Macgregor

12.40pm  Mountain Pastures
                second showing of the documentary film from Italy

  1.00pm  Welcome Christmas
                with David Hughes, Doreen Hume, Howell Glynne, Osian Ellis, The Fenland Singers

  1.30pm  No Room for Wild Animals
               What hope is there for wild life in the face of advancing civilisation? A second showing of this notable film

  2.30pm  The Singing Years 
                songs of the century

  3.00pm  Brian Rix presents...
                "Flat Spin" a farce

  4.25pm  Quillow and the Giant
                starring Jeannie Carson also starring
                Cardew Robinson, Dick Emery and Biff McGuire who wrote the story for television

  5.20pm  Overland Trail
                Vigilantes of Montana

  6.10pm  The News

  6.15pm  A Festival of Carols
                from Britain, Denmark, Finland, Germany and Holland

  7.05pm  What Manner of Child...
                a Christmas film

  7.25pm  What's My Line?
                Chairman, Eamonn Andrews
                Panel : Isobel Barnett , Barbara Kelly, Arthur Askey
                Maurice Edelman, M.F. and a mystery guest celebrity

  7.55pm  Billy Cotton Band Show
                with Eric Sykes and Hattie Jacques

  8.40pm  Sunday Night Play
                The Barretts of Wimpole Street

10.25pm  The News

10.30pm  Peter Ustinov
                Another chance to see an After Supper Conversation with Cliff Michelmore
                Derek Hart, Kenneth Allsop

11.30pm  Tibor Varga
                violin recital with Geoffrey Parsons (piano), presented by Patricia Foy

11.55pm  Midnight Mass of the Nativity
                from the Roman Catholic Church of St Francis of Assisi, Gorton

  1.30am  Closedown

  Christmas Day Monday 25th December 1961


  9.00am  Gwyl y Geni-
                a Christmas Service in Welsh

  9.29am  Headline News

  9.30am  Good Christian Men, Rejoice
                A programme of Christmas carols, hymns, and music presented by the boys of
                Chethams Hospital School, Manchester

10.00am  Sambo and the Snow Mountains
                second showing of the BBC film of a story by Walter De La Mare with music specially
                composed by John Addison

10.30am  O Come, All Ye Faithful
                morning service from St Werburgh's Parish Church, Derby

11.30am  Max Bygraves
                invites you to Meet the Kids in hospital this Christmas

12.20pm  Citizen James
                starring Sidney James

12.50pm  Be My Guest
                says Joan Regan

  1.25pm  Tenderfoot
                Stranger in the Town

  2.10pm  Appeal
                on behalf of the Royal National Institute for the Deaf, by Sir Malcolm Sergeant

  2.15pm  The Christmas Music
                from Messiah by Handel recorded at Llandaff Cathedral, Cardiff

  3.00pm  The Queen
                Her Majesty's recorded Christmas Message to the Commonwealth

  3.07pm  Billy Smart's Circus

  4.05pm  The World of Walt Disney
                introduced by David Jacobs

  5.15pm  Film : Just William's Luck (1947)
                with William Graham as William

  6.45pm  The News

  6.55pm  Christmas at Canterbury
                The Archbishop of Canterbury Dr. Michael Ramsey gives a Christmas address in a Service of Lessons and                 Carols from the Cathedral Church of Christ, Canterbury

  7.25pm  This Is Your Life
                with Eamonn Andrews

  8.00pm  The Black and White Minstrel Show
                starring the Mitchell Minstrels

  9.00pm  Film : Rebecca (1940)
                starring Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine

11.05pm   Late Night News

11.10pm   Television Dancing Club
                 special Christmas edition

11.55pm   The Power of Gentleness
                 postscript to Christmas by the Dean of Trinity College, Cambridge

12.00        The Weather Man

  Boxing Day Tuesday 26th December 1961


10.55am  Telewele

11.20am  Headline News

11.22am  The Red Balloon
                another showing of this prize-winning film from France

11.55am  Juke Box Jury
                a new disc-a Hit or a Miss?
                Comments and opinions on the latest pop releases

12.30pm  Boxing Day Grandstand
                including Motor Racing from Brands Hatch,
                Racing from Kempton Park, Amateur Boxing from from Cardiff,
                Ice Skating from Garmisch, Sports Results and News Service

  5.00pm  The Princess and the Pea
                musical play based on Hans Andersen 's story "The Real Princess"

  5.50pm  The News

  5.55pm  Today's Sport
                introduced by Kenneth Wolstenholme
                Today's sporting headlines and the classified football results

  6.00pm  Town and Around
                news magazine for South-East England

  6.05pm  Here's Harry
                starring Harry Worth
               This week:
               The Last Train with Harold Goodwin, Reginald Marsh, Patrick Connor, Gerald Andersen
               Stuart Saunders, Tony Melody, Jack Woolgar, Leslie Clark

  6.30pm  Cinderella
                from the Wimbledon Theatre, London starring Dickie Valentine and Jill Day

  8.00pm  Brian Rix presents...
                "Will Any Gentlemen?" a farce

  9.30pm  The News

  9.40pm  Maigret
                A Crime for Christmas

10.30pm  Film: I'll Be Seeing You (1944)
                starring Ginger Rogers Joseph Gotten with Shirley Temple

11.55pm  The Weather Man