A film cartoon series about the gang of Alley Cats captained by the ever-resourceful and formidable Boss Cat. ‡
The Royal Institution
Annual Christmas Lectures to Young People (1973) by David Attenborough Beware!: part 1
DAVID ATTENBOROUGH brings snakes, lizards, birds and others to show how animals say ' Beware, I am dangerous!'
Director MARTIN L. BELL Producer ALAN SLEATH
The enchanting tale of four children who defy the spells of ap evil magician and restore the sun to its rightful place in the heavens.
A cartoon film from Radio-Canada
3: I'll Have a Bash at Gaspar....
The return of the real-life Captain Kirk and his crew in earlier adventures.
Today: The Enemy Within
The intrepid Captain of the USS Enterprise is usually more than a match for any adversary, but better men than he have been worsted by their worst impulses. When a malfunction of the transporter causes his alter-ego to take shape, it's quite an encounter, with more than the fate of his better self in the balance.
Tomorrow: Court Martial
Yeoman Janice Rand:
The Simpson children - ROBIN, BRUCE, RHONA and RORY - spend their holidays travelling with their parents in remote parts of the world.
Last summer they were accompanied by a BBC film unit on a 200-mile expedition by canoe and on foot in West Greenland. Narrated by DEREK COOPER
Film cameraman DICK JOHNSTONE Sound recordist GORDON FORSYTH Unit manager ROBIN CHALMERS Producer MICHAEL MARSHALL BBC Scotland
Weatherman BARBARA EDWARDS
A spectacular beginning to the Christmas holiday fortnight, live from the entrance to the BBC Broadcasting Centre in Birmingham. Bob Langley , Marian Foster , Donny MacLeod and David Sey mour will be greeting guests from all over Britain - some of them arriving in highly unusual ways.
Editor TERRY DOBSON
A Present for Lord Belborough
(Master of Lassie) starring Edmund Gwenn
Donald Crisp , Janet Leigh and featuring LASSIE
Elderly doctor William MacLure tries to find a successor for his practice in the Scottish highlands.
Director FRED M. WILCOX
Holiday Films: pages 17 and 18
Michael Rodd introduces this special Christmas edition from the Odeon Theatre, Sale, before an invited audience of children.
The contestants, who are runners-up from the summer series, will be looking at scenes from: Song of Norway
Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too Island on Top of the World Man with the Golden Gun
Designer PETER MAVIUS Director DAVID BROWN
Producer JOHN BUTTERY (Manchester)
A programme for children under 5
by ELISABETH BERESFORD
Told by BERNARD CRIBBINS
with Julian Orchard
Treacle Terrace: written and illustrated by PEARL BINDER
Treacle Terrace was neither Treacle nor Terrace. It was two left-behind little houses, gazing out over the sea. When the developers moved in, Cmdr Corcoran decided to take action
Adapted and directed by ROGER SLNGLETON-TURNER Producer DAPHNE JONES
Executive producer ANNA HOME
A cartoon version of Charles Dickens's story of Ebenezer Scrooge, in the style of the original illustrations by 'Phiz.'
Narrated by Sir Michael Redgrave
Producer and director Richard Williams
with Valerie Singleton, John Noakes, Peter Purves and Lesley Judd including
The "Blue Peter" Flying Ballet - see what goes on behind the scenes at Christmas shows all over Britain to enable characters like Peter Pan to fly.
Join in carols around the tree with the Band of the Chalk Farm Branch of the Salvation Army, and hear the latest news of the "Blue Peter" 'Three Bs' Appeal.
"Blue Peter" Eleventh Book, 70p from bookshops
Band of the Chalk Farm branch of the Salvation
with Richard Baker and Weatherman
playing cat and mouse in Tom's Photo Finish
(London only. All English Regions except London: Regional News)
The Tomorrow's World team invites you to a collection of Magic Moments in Science.
Raymond Baxter , William Wool-lard and Michael Rodd with distinguished guests and a group of schoolchildren are bewitched and occasionally bemused by an unpredictable sequence of mysterious happenings.
Roll up to see the laser that hates blue balloons; an amazing clinging cushion; cosmic rays passing straight through the human body.
Director HILARY HENSON Editor MICHAEL BLAKSTAD Good thinking: page 4
Alan, Wayne, Merrill. Jay, Donny, Jimmy, and Marie
America's sensational singing family in highlights selected from their six exciting 'live' shows from the Television Theatre, London, earlier this year.
Introduced by Noel Edmonds
A special festive competition between teams from
Great Britain, Belgium Holland, Italy from The Aviemore Centre, Scotland
GREAT BRITAIN represented by Aviemore
HOLLAND represented by the Dutch ' All Stars '
BELGIUM represented by Woluwe St Pierre
ITALY represented by Courmayeur Monte Biance
Commentators Great Britain:
EDDIE WARING , STUART HALL Holland:
DICK PASSCHIER , BAREND BARENDSB Belgium :
PAULE HERREMAN , MICHEL LEMATBI Italy : GIULIO MARCHETTI ROSANNA VAUDETTI
GENNARO OLIVIERI Scoregirls
JUNE PICKERING, KAREN APTED
Designer STUART FURBER Director BILL TAYLOR
Producer BARNEY COLEHAN
by JIMMY PERRY and DAVID CROFT starring Arthur Lowe
John Le Mesurier , Clive Dunn featuring
The platoon decide to give a turkey dinner to the old-age pensioners of Walmington-on-Sea.
Designer BRYAN ELLIS Producer DAVID CROFT
(Bill Pertwee is in ' There Goes the Bride ' at the Criterion Theatre)
The Real Dad's Army Exhibition: Imperial War Museum, until 29 June 1975 A special edition of Dad's Army: Christmas Day 1.15 pm R4
Chief Warden Hodges:
Introduced by Magnus Magnusson
The climax of Mastermind 1974 is at Manchester University where four finalists meet to decide the title. In the last two series the ladies have taken the honours. Will they succeed yet again?
Director PETER MASSEY Producer BILL WRIGHT
with Richard Baker ; Weather
Starring Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft and Katharine Ross.
With William Daniels, Elizabeth Wilson
After graduating with honours Benjamin Braddock returns home from college. At a party given for him his parents' friends bore him with polite, futile conversation. But then he meets Mrs Robinson ...
Director Mike Nichols
Holiday Films: pages 17 and 18
Seasonal songs, both old and new, from home and abroad. Four hundred and four voices ' in the round ' - The Spinners and their audience at the Octagon Theatre, Bolton.
Double bass JOHN MCCORMICK
Sound ALAN FOX
Lighting JOHN CROWTHER Producer NICK HUNTER
The Treasure of Abbot Thomas Dramatised by JOHN BOWEN
From the story by M. R. JAMES With Michael Bryant
A 19th-century historian and his protege find a clue to Abbot Thomas 's treasure in an old stained-glass window. But the Abbot has set a guardian over his hoard. Original music by GEOFFREY BURGON
Film cameraman JOHN MCGLASHAN Sound recordist DICK MANTON Film editor ROGER WAUGH Producer ROSEMARY HILL
Director LAWRENCE GORDON CLARK
Peter, Lord Dattering:
Rev Justin Somerton: