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: Banana Splits

Comedy, adventure and cartoon.

: Before the Ark

A series of eight programmes 2: The Dinosaur Rush
Introduced by DR ALAN CHARIG
Director PETER RAMSDEN
Producer BRENDA HORSFIELD

Contributors

Introduced By: Dr Alan Charig
Director: Peter Ramsden
Producer: Brenda Horsfield

: The Engineer Through the Looking Glass

Royal Institution Lectures by Professor Eric Laithwaite
5: The Time has come, the Walrus said ...
Physics, chemistry, mathematics, engineering, philosophy - Life, have all run together to form one composite subject which is the way our future lies.
Presented for TV by BRIAN JOHNSON

Contributors

Unknown: Professor Eric Laithwaite
Unknown: Brian Johnson

: Away in a Village

Three weeks in the life of a Dorset village as it prepares for Christmas.
2: We Three Queens
Film editor SHELAGH BRADY
Producer JONATHAN STEDALL

Contributors

Editor: Shelagh Brady
Producer: Jonathan Stedall

: Holiday Star Trek

The return of Captain Kirk and his crew in earlier adventures Today: Dagger of the Mind
The smooth routine of the USS Enterprise is violently disturbed by the contents of a crate received during delivery of cargo to the penal colony Tantalus.

: Laurel and Hardy

Be Big
Stan eventually comes to realise that Ollie is too big for his breeches.
A HAL ROACH film
Director JAMES PARROTT

Contributors

Director: James Parrott

: News

Weather MICHAEL FISH

: Pebble Mill Christmas

BOB LANGLEY, DONNY MACLEOD
MARIAN FOSTER and DAVID SEYMOUR present the second of three special holiday week programmes from Pebble Mill including Party Magic with John Wade
Editor TERRY DOBSON

Contributors

Unknown: Donny MacLeod
Unknown: Marian Foster
Unknown: David Seymour
Unknown: John Wade
Editor: Terry Dobson

: Bod

Here comes ... what? Bod - with some new guessing games.
Narrated by JOHN LE MESURIER and MAGGIE HENDERSON
Film by DAVID YATES
Music by DEREK GRIFFITHS
Written and produced by MICHAEL COLE

Contributors

Unknown: John Le Mesurier
Unknown: Maggie Henderson
Unknown: David Yates
Music By: Derek Griffiths
Produced By: Michael Cole

: The Little House on the Prairie

Christmas at Plum Creek starring with Preparations for the festive season -and the Ingalls family are much preoccupied with presents but little Carrie is to surprise them all with the most sublime.

Contributors

Charles Ingalls: Michael Landon
Caroline lugalls: Karen Grassle
Laura: Melissa Gilbert
Mary: Melissa Sue Anderson
Carrie: Lindsay Sidney Green Bush
Nellie Oleson: Alison Arngrim
Mr Oleson: Richard Bull
Mrs Whipple: Queenie Smith

: Bugs Bunny

in Dumb Patrol and False Hare

: Alison Uttley and Little Grey Rabbit

Narrated by Bernard Cribbins
Alison Uttley, the author of the Little Grey Rabbit books, is 91. In this programme she talks about her country childhood in Derbyshire - the source of all her writings. She remembers seeing hares dance, her mother making cowslip wine and her frightening walk through woods to school. She looks forward to another Grey Rabbit book and is visited by some children who draw their own pictures of her characters. And she looks back on a country Christmas before the turn of the century.

Contributors

Narrator: Bernard Cribbins
Contributor: Alison Uttley
Film Editor: Colin Rae
Producer: - Will Wyatt

: Animal Marvels: 2: Signs and Signals

A new series of six programmes on some of the most extraordinary facets of the animal world. With Tony Soper
Some birds sing, others flash colours, buffalo and cats make perfumes. All are ways of passing messages.
What do birds and beasts have to talk about and how have their languages evolved?
Can we ever hope to be like Dr Dolittle and talk to the animals?
BBC Bristol
Programme 3: next Monday

Contributors

Presenter: Tony Soper
Film Editor: Ron Martin
Producer: John Sparks

: Play School

A programme for children under 5
(Shown on BBC2 at 11.0 am)

: Jackanory

with Jane Asher
Tales from the Russian Mountains Today: Brave Nazar from Three Apples Fell From Heaven by MISCHA KUDIAN
Pictures by NICOLA BAYLEY Director MARILYN FOX
Producer ANGELA BEECHING
Executive producer ANNA HOME

Contributors

Unknown: Jane Asher
Unknown: Mischa Kudian
Unknown: Nicola Bayley
Director: Marilyn Fox
Producer: Angela Beeching
Producer: Anna Home

: Emu's Broadcasting Company (EBC1)

starring Rod Hull and Emu
with Billy Dainty and Barbara New
EBC takes to the air for the final fun-packed 25 minutes from Emu's very own television studio.
BBC Manchester

Contributors

Performer: Rod Hull
Performer: Billy Dainty
Performer: Barbara New
Devised and written by: Rod Hull
Designer: Paul Montague
Producer: Peter Ridsdale

: The Christmas Cherries

by VERONICA CECIL From a story by CHRETIEN DE TROYES Translated by JOHN HAMPDEN
The tale of the Brave Knight, Sir Cleges, who found true riches only when he became a beggar.
Costumes BOBI BARTLETT Make-up EILEEN MAIR Designer JEREMY BEAR Director MARILYN FOX
Executive producer ANNA HOME

Contributors

Unknown: Veronica Cecil
Story By: Chretien de Troyes
Translated By: John Hampden
Unknown: Bobi Bartlett
Designer: Jeremy Bear
Director: Marilyn Fox
Producer: Anna Home
Sir Cleges: Martin Jarvis
Dame Clarice: Marilyn Taylerson
King Uther: Kenneth Watson
Steward: Hilary Minster
Porter: Milton Johns
Usher: Anthony Daniels
Minstrel: Paul Blake

: National News

with Richard Whitmore Weatherman

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: Tom and Jerry

(London and South East only: all other English Regions: Regional News)

: Top of the Pops

A special edition featuring No 1 records of the year.
Introduced by Jimmy Savile , OBE and Dave Lee Travis including tonight: Status Quo
Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel Mud, Bay City Rollers
Typically Tropical, Rod Stewart Johnny Nash, Billy Connolly David Bowie and Queen with PAN'S PEOPLE
Choreography FLICK COLBY Director STANLEY APPEL Producer ROBIN NASH
Another edition: Christmas Day at 2.10

Contributors

Introduced By: Jimmy Savile
Introduced By: Dave Lee Travis

: Tomorrow's World Christmas Special: Now You See It.... Now You Don't!

In which Raymond Baxter, William Woollard , Michael Rodd and Judith Hann invite a party of children to their fantasy workshop where young and old can enjoy magic moments in science. What is it like to hear through your feet as crickets do...?
Can you make a pendulum swing upside down...?
With Dr Stuart Anstis and Michael Holt.

Contributors

Presenter: Raymond Baxter
Presenter: William Woollard
Presenter: Michael Rodd
Presenter: Judith Hann
Scientist: Dr Stuart Anstis
Mathematician: Michael Holt
Producer: Robin Bootle
Producer: Fisher Dilke
Producer: Laurie John
Editor: Michael Blakstad

: Christmas Carry On:Carry On Up the Khyber

A feature film starring
Sidney James
Kenneth Williams Charles Hawtrey Roy Castle Joan Sims
India, 1895. In the North West Frontier province the villainous Khasi of Kalabar plans a rebellion against the Governor, Sir Sidney Ruff-Diamond . Only the presence of the dreaded Highland regiment, the Third Foot and Mouth, known as the Devils in Skirts, deters the Khasi and his blood-thirsty Burpa tribesmen.
Screenplay by TALBOT ROTHWELL Producer PETER ROGERS Director GERALD THOMAS films: pages 16-17

Contributors

Unknown: Sidney James
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Charles Hawtrey
Unknown: Roy Castle
Unknown: Sir Sidney Ruff-Diamond
Unknown: Talbot Rothwell
Producer: Peter Rogers
Director: Gerald Thomas
Sir Sidney Ruff-Diamond: Sidney James
The Khasi of Kalabar: Kenneth Williams
Pte James Widdle: Charles Hawtrey
Captain Keene: Roy Castle
Lady Ruff-Diamond: Joan Sims
Bungdit Din: Bernard Bresslaw
Missionary: Peter Butterworth
Sgt Major MacNutt: Terry Scott
Princess Jelhi: Angela Douglas
The Fakir: Cardew Robinson
Major Shorthouse: Julian Holloway
Ginger: Peter Gilmore
Stinghi: Leon Thau
Wife No 1: Wanda Ventham
Busti: Alexandra Dane
Chindi: Michael Mellinger
Indian girl: Dominique Don

: The Liver Birds

starring in In Every Street by CARLA LANE featuring
Film cameraman BRIAN TUFANO Lighting PETER WESSON Sound MIKE GILES
Design TIM GLEESON
Producer DOUGLAS ARGENT

Contributors

Unknown: Carla Lane
Unknown: Brian Tufano
Unknown: Peter Wesson
Unknown: Mike Giles
Design: Tim Gleeson
Producer: Douglas Argent
Sandra: Nerys Hughes
Carol: Elizabeth Estensen
Mrs Hutchinson: Mollie Sugden
Mrs Boswell: Eileen Kennally
Mrs Rowlands: Hilda Barry
Mr Todd: Herbert Ramskill
Mr Hutchinson: Ivan Beavis
Grandad: Jack Le White
Lucian: Michael Angelis
Mrs Parker: Mollie Maureen
TV interviewer: Roger Gale
Man at window: Michael Bilton
Boy carol singer: Garry Gook

: News

with Richard Whitmore ; Weather

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: The Night that Panicked America

A film specially made for television, starring
Paul Shenar , Vie Morrow Will Geer , Cliff De Young with Michael Constantine
Walter McGinn , Eileen Brennan Meredith Baxter , Tom Bosley
On 30 October, 1938, Orson Welles and his Mercury Theatre company presented a radio version of H. G. Wells 's War of the Worlds, so realistic that millions of Americans, tuning in after the broadcast had started, were convinced that Martians had landed.
This film is a dramatic reconstruction of the events of that Hallowe'en nearly 40 years ago.
Producer and director Joseph SARGENT

Contributors

Unknown: Paul Shenar
Unknown: Morrow Will Geer
Unknown: Cliff de Young
Unknown: Michael Constantine
Unknown: Walter McGinn
Unknown: Eileen Brennan
Unknown: Meredith Baxter
Unknown: Tom Bosley
Unknown: Orson Welles
Unknown: H. G. Wells
Director: Joseph Sargent
Orson Welles: Paul Shenar
Hank Muldoon: Vic Morrow
Reverend Davis: Will Geer
Stefan Grubowski: Cuff de Young
Jess Wingate: Michael Constantine
Paul Stewart: Walter McGinn
Ann Muldoon: Eileen Brennan
Linda Davis: Meredith Baxter
Norman Smith: Tom Bosley
Walter Wingate: John Ritter

: The Spinners at Christmas

TONY DAVIS , MICK GROVES
HUGH JONES and CLIFF HALL with JOHN MCCORMICK (double-bass)
Sound ALAN FOX
Lighting JOHN CROWTHER
Producer NICK HUNTER. BBC Manchester

Contributors

Unknown: Tony Davis
Unknown: Mick Groves
Unknown: Hugh Jones
Double-Bass: John McCormick
Unknown: John Crowther
Producer: Nick Hunter.

: A Ghost Story for Christmas

The Ash Tree by M. R. JAMES
A television version by DAVID RUDKIN
The fifth annual M. R. James tale. A nephew is haunted because of the testimony of his great uncle. with Sound recordist DICK MANTON Film editor ROGER WAUGH
Cameraman JOHN MCGLASHAN Producer ROSEMARY HILL Director
LAWRENCE GORDON CLARK

Contributors

Unknown: M. R. James
Unknown: David Rudkin
Unknown: M. R. James
Unknown: Dick Manton
Editor: Roger Waugh
Unknown: John McGlashan
Producer: Rosemary Hill
Director: Lawrence Gordon Clark
Sir Richard Fell: Edward Petherbridge
Mrs Chiddock: Lucy Griffiths
Lady Augusta: Lalla Ward
Herdsman: David Pugh
Dr Croome: Preston Lockwood
Master Procathro: Cyril Appleton
Anne Mothersole: Barbara Ewing
The Witchfinder: Clifford Kershaw
William Beresford: Oliver Maguire
Young Cleric: Glynn Sweet








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