Highlights for the Christmas event, taking place this Saturday, November 27, include screenings of a vintage seasonal episode of Top of the Pops and Margaret Rutherford TV play The Two Wise Virgins of Hove.
It will be taking place at the Talbot Hotel in Stourbridge, West Midlands, from 12noon until 7pm.
The schedule will also include classic TV organisation Kaleidoscope’s Grand Charity Auction 2010, with proceeds going to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.
Entry is free.
Kaleidoscope Christmas Event schedule:
* 12:00 pm Southern Television start-up – the station opener for New Year’s Eve 1981.
* 12:05 pm Family Fortunes – “Give Us a Clue v It Ain’t Half Hot Mum”. Festive celebrity edition of the long running gameshow hosted by Bob Monkhouse, featuring Michael Aspel, Lionel Blair, Una Stubbs, Roy Kinnear, Anna Dawson, Windsor Davies, Melvyn Hayes, Donald Hewlett, John Clegg and Michael Knowles (TX: 26/12/1981).
* 12:45 pm The Two Wise Virgins of Hove – A vintage Anglia play especially for Christmas starring Margaret Rutherford as a woman who has a vision which sends her on a journey of discovery that changes her life forever (405-line conversion, TX: 22/12/1960).
* 1:35 pm Jackanory – “The Studio Ghost”. The much loved storytelling series for children brightened many a Christmas in years gone by. Here, Christopher Biggins tells the story and William Rushton features at the Ghost.
* 2:00 pm Break
* 2:15 pm Kaleidoscope Grand Charity Auction 2010 – a selection of items donated by our guests, supporters and attendees throughout the year are up for grabs in our annual charity auction, with all proceeds going to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. Please note we will be accepting bids in person only.
* 3:15 pm Break
* 3:55 pm Christmas Oneupmanship – adapted by Barry Took from a series of spoof self-help books by Stephen Potter, Richard Briers, Peter Jones and Frederick Jaeger star in this comedy from Christmas 1974 (TX: 19/12/1974).
* 4:25 pm In Memoriam 2010. Kaleidoscope’s own special tribute to those from the television industry who have passed away during 2010.
* 4:35 pm Cinderella – The Shoe Must Go On – Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without the fun of a pantomime and here the story of Cinderella is brought to life by an exceptional all-star cast including Danny La Rue, Brian Murphy, Faith Brown, Cheryl Baker, Basil Brush, Roy Hudd, Mike Reid, Roy Kinnear, Les Dennis, Caroline Munro, William Rushton, Bob Carolgees, Shaw Taylor and Jim Bowen! Written by Barry Cryer and Dick Vosburgh (TX: 25/12/1986).
* 6:10 pm Top of the Pops – The edition from Christmas Eve 1981 featuring Wizzard – “I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday”, Adam & The Ants – “Ant Rap”, Elvis Costello – “Sweet Dreams”, Bucks Fizz – “The Land Of Make Believe”, Kool & The Gang – “Get Down On It”, ABBA – “One Of Us”, Altered Images – “I Could Be Happy”, Dollar – “Mirror Mirror” and The Human League – “Don’t You Want Me” (TX: 24/12/1981).
* 6:45 pm The Wombles play us out as usual (TX: 24/12/1974), followed by Closedown – a BBC1 end of evening animation from from Christmas Day 1985.
- Kaleidoscope Christmas Event and Grand Charity Auction takes place on November 27, 2010, 12noon – 7pm, in the Function Suite, The Talbot Hotel, High Street, Stourbridge, West Midlands DY8 1DW. Visit www.kaleidoscope.org.uk