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1962 - Radio Times - Christmas cover and Listings

Christmas Eve Monday 24th December 1962


  1.00pm  Newyddion (News in Welsh)

  1.05pm  Heddiw
               (Today) Christmas Edition in Welsh

  1.25pm  The News

  1.30pm  Table Talk
                Comment : Controversy : Conversation on issues of the day.
                A Monday meeting for people of opinions with Erskine Childers, Professor and Mrs A J Ayer,
                Professor and Mrs Bernard Williams

  2.00pm  Watch with Mother
                Picture Book

  2.15pm  Closedown

  4.30pm  World Zoos
                The Biblical Zoo at Jerusalem introduced by David Attenborough

  5.00pm  Bonehead
                Christmas Crackers, criminal capers with Colin Douglas, Paul Whitsun-Jones,
                Douglas Blackwell (Repeat)

  5.25pm  Television Top of the Form 
                Final : Grove Park School for Boys, Wrexham v Kingston Grammar School for Boys

  5.50pm  The News

  6.00pm  Town and Around
                A daily presentation of news and views from
                London and the South-East, introduced by Richard Baker

  6.25pm  What's My Line ?
                Chairman : Eamonn Andrews, Panel : Isobel Barnett, Barbara Kelly,
                David Nixon, Gerald Nabarro M.P.

  6.50pm  The Mikado
                by Gilbert and Sullivan, Sadler's Wells production

  7.59pm  Headline News

  8.00pm  Here's Harry
                starring Harry Worth, The Pantomime

  8.25pm  Panorama
                introduced by Richard Dimbleby

  9.10pm  Points of View
                with Robert Robinson

  9.15pm  The News

  9.25pm  A Christmas Carol
                an opera with Stephen Manton, Trevor Anthony

10.25pm  The Dick Powell Show
                presents The Clocks, starring Joan Fontaine, David Farrar and Charles Drake

11.15pm  Carols Across Europe
                from Austria

11.55pm  Sung Eucharist
                and the First Communion of Christmas Day from Exeter Cathedral
                in the presence of the Bishop of Exeter

  1.30am  Closedown

  Christmas Day Tuesday 25th December 1962


  9.00am  News Headlines

  9.01am  Gwyl y Geni
                Awn hyd Fethlehem (The Nativity Festival)

  9.30am  Christmas Carols
                sung by the George Mitchell Singers accompanied
                by the Dennis Wilson Quartet and Leon Young (organ)

10.00am  School for a Seal
                with star pupil Atlanta, the grey seal

10.15am  Watch with Mother
                Andy Pandy

10.30am  Christmas Morning Service
                from St Mary's Parish Church, Ashwell, Hertfordshire

11.30am  Like...Music
                The N.D.O. and Bernard Herrmann wish you a hippy Christmas and a Cool Yule

11.50am  Go Ski-ing
                with Johnny Morris on the nursery slopes of Obergurgl in Austria

12.30pm  Bronco
                Until Kingdom Come, Western

  1.15pm  The Christmas Music from Messiah
                by Handel, recorded in Llandaff Cathedral, Cardiff

  2.05pm  Appeal
                on behalf of Wireless for the Bedridden by the Archbishop of York Dr Donald Coggan

  2.10pm  Max Bygraves
                invites you to Meet the Kids in hospital this Christmas

  3.00pm  The Queen

  3.10pm  Billy Smart's Circus

  4.15pm  Puss in Boots
                a traditional pantomime with David Nixon, Reg Varney and Tommy Fields

  5.45pm  Hayley in Disneyland
                Hayley Mills meets Walt Disney and
                introduces clips from some of her favourite Disney films

  6.50pm  News including The Queen

  7.00pm  Christmas at Fulham Palace
                with Richard Dimbleby

  7.15pm  Christmas Night with the Stars
                introduced by Eamonn Andrews, featuring
                The Billy Cotton Band Show, The Rag Trade, A Song for Everyone, Sykes and his Sister,
                Adam Faith, Raise Your Glasses, Juke Box Jury, It's a Square World, Russ Conway
                The Christmas Face of Jim, The White Heather Club, The Black and White Minstrel Show,
                Dixon of Dock Green

  8.50pm  Film : The African Queen (1951)
                starring Katharine Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart

10.30pm  The Good Old Days
                Chairman Leonard Sachs presenting Max Wall, The Spencer Trio,
                Anna Sharkey, Pifar Shang, Don Smoothey and The Flying Comets

11.15pm  The News

11.20pm  La Boheme
                Acts I & II of Puccini's opera from Hamburg

12.20am  The Weather

  Boxing Day Wednesday 26th December 1962


11.40am  Telewele
                (Children's Television in Welsh)

12.10pm  Headline News

12.12pm  The Weather

12.15pm  Watch with Mother
                The Flowerpot Men

12.30pm  Grandstand
                (12.35, 2.15, 3.15 Motor Racing from Brands Hatch,
                1.00, 1.30, 2.00, 3.00 Racing from Kempton Park, Amateur Boxing from Cardiff,
                Motor Sport- The Titans, History of Motor Racing, Sports Results and News Service)

  5.00pm  Dial Rix
                No Plums in the Pudding, a farce starring Brian Rix

  5.50pm  Today's Sport
                introduced by Kenneth Wolstenholme
                A summary of today's sporting highlights and the classified football results

  5.55pm  The News

  6.05pm  Whicker on Top of the World
                The Hard Land

  6.40pm  Film : Gulliver's Travels (1939) 
                a cartoon feature film

  7.55pm  Z Cars
                When a child is reported missing on Christmas Day P.C's Smith and Weir are first in what becomes a                       country-wide hunt for him, searching all day and into the night in a desperate attempt to find him

  8.45pm  Benny Hill
                5: The Secret of Planet Seven

  9.10pm  Film : Moulin Rouge (1952)
                starring Jose Ferrer, Colette Marchand, Zsa Zsa Gabor

11.05pm  Late Night News

11.10pm  Dancing Club
                presenting Victor Silvester and featuring the Ballroom Orchestra

11.50pm  The Weather