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Post by mike on Tue 25 Dec 2012, 6:50 am



To jog a few memories of Christmas TV past, here's a selection of what was on TV leading up to Christmas of 1957.

BBC
'Off the Record' Jack Payne introduces the Ken Mackintosh orch, Dallas Boys and Sheila Buxton.
'Saturday Show' with Ken Connor, Ken Morris and David Hughes.
'Music at Ten' with Max Jaffa.
'This is your life' with Eamonn Andrews.
'Dancing Club' with Victor Silvester.
A short story called 'Truffles' told by Peter Wyngarde.
'Tonight' with Cliff Michelmore.
'Six Five Special' with Lita Roza, Lonnie Donegan and the Goons.
' You are the Jury' - discussion programme.
' Dixon of Dock Green'
' Phil Silvers Show'.
'Burns and Allen'.
'Zoo Quest' with David Attenborough.
'Sunday Night Theatre' Yvonne Mitchell stars in ' The trial of Mary Lafarge'.

ITV

'The Arthur Haynes Show' with Nicholas Parsons, Joan Savage and Ken Morris.
'The Carroll Levis Show' - brings more discoveries to the camera.
'Take your pick' with Michael Miles.
'The Benny Hill Show' with guest - Michael Holliday.
'Sunday night at the Prince of Wales' Compere- Alfred Marks. Guest - Gracie Fields.
'Criss cross quiz' - contestants and questions from Jeremy Hawk.
'The 64,000 Question' with Robin Bailey giving away the money.
'The Jack Jackson Show' with regulars Joan Savage, Glen Mason and guests Dickie Valentine, Ruby Murray, The Jones Boys, Ronnie Hilton and Terry Wayne.
'Before your very eyes' with Arthur Askey and guest June Whitfield.
'Gerry's Inn' 30 mins of light entertainment with Geraldo and his orchestra.
'The Jubilee Show' old time music hall starring Dennis Lotis.
'Emergency Ward 10'.
'Cool for Cats' with Kent Walton.
'Top of the Bill' with Ruby Murray and Jimmy Clitheroe
Play 'Uneasy Terms' with Mora Lister and Michael Rennie.
'Double your money' with Hughie Green.
'Chelsea at Nine' with gospel singer Sister Rosetta Thorpe.
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Post by mike on Tue 25 Dec 2012, 6:53 am

Actual christmas listing 1957



Christmas Eve 1957 - Tuesday 24th December 1957
BBC Television
4:25pm Watch with Mother
4:40pm Children's Television
6pm News, Sport and Weather
6:15pm "Behold the King" a play about the Nativity by John Keir Cross
7pm News
7:5pm "The O. Henry Playhouse"
7:30pm The Vienna Boys Choir
7:50pm James Stewart in "It's a Wonderful Life" (film)
10pm News and Behind the Headlines
10:20pm Songs, Music, Comedy and Verse.
11:20pm News Headlines
11:50pm Midnight Mass of the Nativity, from the Oratory, Edgbaston, Birmingham
1am Weather

Christmas Eve 1957 - Tuesday 24th December 1957
ITA - Associated Rediffusion (London)
4:40pm "The Nativity"
5pm Children: "Let's Get Together"
5:30pm "Fury"
6pm Christmas Carol Service from St. Martin-in-the-Fields
6:30pm News and Weather
6:45pm "Cool for Cats"
7pm Four Star Playhouse: Charles Boyer and Maureen O'Sullivan in "The Gift"
7:30pm "Emergency-Ward 10"
8pm "The Chirstmas Eve Show"
9:15pm "Tell the Truth"
9:45pm "Life with the Lyons"
10:15pm Zane Grey Theatre presents John Forsythe in "Decision at Wilson's Creek"
10:46pm News and Weather
11pm "Mystery Junction"
12pm First Eucharist of Christmas from Southwark Cathedral

Christmas Day 1957 - Wednesday 25th December 1957
BBC Television
10:30-11:30am Service from the recently re-consecrated Church of St. Andrew, Plymouth
2:30pm Royal Prologue: Crown and Commonwealth
3pm The Queen's Christmas Day Message from Sandringham (first time in vision)
3:15pm Billy Smart's Family Party
4pm Children's Television
4:20pm Dick Powell in the film "Mr Mike"
6pm News and Weather
6:5pm Today's Sport
6:15pm Opera from Munich : Mozart's "Don Juan" sunbg in German. Act 1
6:55pm Wireless for the Blind: An Appeal
7pm News
7:5pm Songs and dances from the films of Gene Kelly
7:30pm Pantomania presents "The Babes in the Wood"
8:30pm J.B. Priestley's play "When We Are Married"
10pm Music for You: Singers and Ballet
11pm News and Weather
11:10-11:20pm The Epilogue

Christmas Day 1957 - Wednesday 25th December 1957
ITA - Associated Rediffusion (London)
11:30am-12:15pm Morning Service from St. Martin-in-the-Fields
12:45pm Christmas Box with "The Lunch Box Gang"
2pm Mantovani and his Music
3pm The Queen's Christmas Day Message from Sandringham (first time in vision)
3:15pm "The Lady from Boston" starring Paul Henried and Merle Oberon
4:30pm "Cool for Kats"
4:45pm "Rin-Tin-Tin"
5:15pm For Children - "Popeye"
5:45pm Russian film "The Big Top"
6:45pm News
7pm "Home at Christmas"
7:28pm Weather
7:30pm "Spot the Tune!"
8:15pm Carroll Levis Christmas Show
8:45pm Film of the Week presents "You Were Never Lovelier" starring Rita Hayworth and Fred Astaire
10:25pm The News
10:30pm "The Adventures of the Scarlet Pimpernel"
10:55pm Epilogue

Boxing Day 1957 - Thursday 26th December 1957
BBC Television
1pm Horse Racing from Kempton Park
- 1:15pm Mistletoe Novices Steeplechase
- 1:45pm Heathorn Handicap Hurdle
- 2:15pm King George VI Steeplechase
- 2:45pm Egham Novice Hurdle
2:55pm For Younger Children
3:20pm Joel McCrea in "Four Faces West" film
4:45pm The Vienna Ice Revue
5:30pm News Summary
5:35pm Today's Sport
5:45pm "Aladdin"
6:57pm Weather
7pm News
7:5pm John Garfield in "Body and Soul" film
8:45pm Billy Cotton and Vera Lynn host a Boxing Day Party
9:45pm Robert Shaw in "Rupert of Hentzau"
11:15pm The Good Old Days (Music Hall)
12pm News and Weather

Boxing Day 1957 - Thursday 26th December 1957
ITA - Associated Rediffusion (London)
2:15pm Professional Wrestling from Wimbledon Palais
3:15pm THriller film "The Saint's Return"
4:30pm Small Time
4:45pm Zoo Party
5:30pm "The Cisco Kid"
6pm On Stage
6:30pm Sports Results and News
6:45pm "Cool for Kats"
7pm "Sheriff of Cochise"
7:30pm "Paris Precinct" a crime film
8pm "Double Your Money"
8:30pm This Week
9pm "A Santa for Christmas"
10:30pm Just What I Wanted
10:46pm News and Weather
11pm Douglas Fairbanks presents "Stand By" by Doreen Montgomery
11:30pm Epilogue
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Post by jake001 on Tue 25 Dec 2012, 1:33 pm

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We had to look at t'carbooard box wi' t'front cut out on mi mam's head, while she read t'queen's speech after we'd etten t'bread and drippin wi' t' holly on t'top For the older members 2308263648
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Post by Tow Itch on Tue 25 Dec 2012, 11:50 pm

jake001 wrote:Television Question

We had to look at t'carbooard box wi' t'front cut out on mi mam's head, while she read t'queen's speech after we'd etten t'bread and drippin wi' t' holly on t'top For the older members 2308263648

Wot you had holly on top. You were posh you were.

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