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: The Wombles

: Jackanory

With KENNETH WILLIAMS
Dust-up at the Royal Disco by NORMAN HUNTER
! The King and Queen of Incrediblamia are anxious to keep up with the times. They build a Royal Disco in their kingdom and the Queen herself lays the foundation stone - crooked.
Pictures by SAM THOMPSON
Directed by CHRISTOPHER BEDLOE
Producer ANGELA BEECHING

Contributors

Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Norman Hunter
Unknown: Sam Thompson
Directed By: Christopher Bedloe
Producer: Angela Beeching

: Kim & Co

The Forever Box
Eric buys a parrot in the Portobello Road with surprising consequences.
Written by ROBIN SQUIRE
Producer MICHAEL GRAFTON-ROBINSON Director DAVID MALONEY

Contributors

Written By: Robin Squire
Producer: Michael Grafton-Robinson
Director: David Maloney
Kim: Simon Turner
Brillb: David Friedman
Katie: Georgina Kean
Eric: Chris Lofthouse
Grimes: Jack Woolgar
MaSUtU: Lionel Ngakane
Flo: Patricia Hayes
Rasmussen: Thomas Astan

: Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe

The classic serial in 12 exciting episodes, starring
1: The Purple Death

Contributors

Flash Gordon: Buster Crabbe

: Elvis in Fun in Acapulco

j The first in a holiday season of i films starring the King of Rock
'n' Roll, also starring Ursula Andress
Elsa Cardenas , Paul Lukas
Directed by RICHARD THORPE. Films: p 17

Contributors

Unknown: Ursula Andress
Unknown: Elsa Cardenas
Unknown: Paul Lukas
Directed By: Richard Thorpe.
Mike Windgren: Elvis Presley
Margarita Dauphine: Ursula Andress
Dolores Gomez: Elsa Cardenas
Maximillian: Paul Lukas
Raoul Almeido: Larry Domasin
Moreno: Alejandro Rey
Jose: Robert Carricart
Janie Harkins: Teri Hope
Mr Harkins: Charles Evans
Hotel manager: Alberto Morin

: On the Move

A lively look at words and letters
With DONALD GEE
BOB HOSKINS and NIGEL STOCK
Script BARRY TOOK

Contributors

Unknown: Donald Gee
Unknown: Bob Hoskins

: Midday News

Weather BARBARA EDWARDS

Contributors

Unknown: Barbara Edwards

: Pebble Mill

including The BBC Shopping Basket with Sue Cook

Contributors

Unknown: Sue Cook

: Heads and Tails

What's in the Wind?
Herons flapping to their nests in the tree-tops, buzzards and falcons soaring over the hills, rooks returning to their nooks in a ruined abbey

: Wonder Man

A feature film starring Danny Kaye with Virginia Mayo, Vera-Ellen Donald Woods , S. Z. Sakall Edward Brophy and The Goldwyn Girls
A double dose of Kaye comedy as Danny stars both as a scholarly bookworm and his twin brother, a song-and-dance man. But when entertainer Buzzy Bellew is killed by gangsters, academic Edwin Dingle has to impersonate his dead brother in his night-club act!
Directed by BRUCE HUMBERSTONE Films: page 17

Contributors

Unknown: Danny Kaye
Unknown: Vera-Ellen Donald Woods
Unknown: S. Z. Sakall
Unknown: Edward Brophy
Unknown: Buzzy Bellew
Unknown: Edwin Dingle
Directed By: Bruce Humberstone
Edwin Dingle: Danny Kaye
Ellen Shanley: Virginia Mayo
Midge Mallon: Vera Ellen
Chimp: Allen Jenkins
Torso: Edward S Brophy
Schmidt: S. Z Sakall
Ten-grand Jackson: Steve Cochran

: The Pink Panther

in Keep Our Forest Pink Pink Campaign and Pink of Arabee

: Play School

: Lippy Lion

: Jackanory

With HANNAH GORDON
Stories for Christmas by ALISON UTTLEY
Today: The Fairy Ship
While young Tom waits on the coast of Cornwall for the return of his sailor father, an unusual ship appears on the horizon, and a small boy's dream comes true!
Illustrations by JULIE STILES

Contributors

Unknown: Hannah Gordon
Unknown: Alison Uttley
Illustrations By: Julie Stiles

: Charlie Brown

A comedy cartoon series

: Blue Peter

with John Noakes
Peter Purves and Lesley Judd
Join in with carols round the tree with the children of Allfarthings School, Warlingham County Secondary School, and the Band of the Chalk Farm Branch of the Salvation Army.
Designer PHIL ROBERSON
Assistant editor JOHN ADCOCK Editor BIDDY BAXTER

Contributors

Unknown: John Noakes
Unknown: Peter Purves
Unknown: Lesley Judd
Designer: Phil Roberson
Editor: John Adcock
Editor: Biddy Baxter

: Ivor the Engine

by OLIVER POSTGATE

Contributors

Unknown: Oliver Postgate

: Evening News

Kenneth Kendall ; Weatherman

Contributors

Unknown: Kenneth Kendall

: Christmas with Nationwide: 1977 Carol Competition Final

School pupils throughout Britain entered for the 1977 Nationwide
Christmas Carol Competition.
Tonight Val Singleton introduces the final, with Noel Edmonds, Richard Stilgoe and Leslie East judging which of the last six will become the Nationwide Carol 1977.

Contributors

Presenter: Val Singleton
Judge: Noel Edmonds
Judge: Richard Stilgoe
Judge: Leslie East

: Now You See It, Now You Don't

Tomorrow's World investigates the mysterious art of dowsing and finds Michael Rodd caught in a strange duel with two bits of bent wire; William Woollard galvanised into action by subterranean radiation; Anna Ford in pantomime with a sunbeam at Stonehenge, and a scientist who wraps his head in cooking foil to check his experiments. Have we all gone mad? Maybe we have.
Or maybe the scientist concerned has transformed the age-old pursuit of dowsing into an exciting new science. Maybe it could transform our approach to earthquake prediction, navigation and surveying, even safe guidance for the blind. One thing is certain. Every man, woman and child watching can do their own experiments. All you need is a wire coat-hanger, a couple of ball-point pens and a mirror!
Producer LAURIE JOHN
Assistant editor ALAN DOBSON Editor MICHAEL BLAKSTAD
Tomorrow's World 3, L3.50, from bookshops

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Rodd
Unknown: William Woollard
Unknown: Anna Ford
Producer: Laurie John
Editor: Alan Dobson

: Top of the Pops

Introduced by Jimmy Savile , OBE LEGS & CO
TOP OF THE POPS ORCHESTRA
Musical director JOHNNY PEARSON Choreography FLICK COLBY Sound ANTHONY PHILPOTT Director STANLEY APPEL Producer ROBIN NASH

Contributors

Introduced By: Jimmy Savile
Director: Johnny Pearson
Unknown: Anthony Philpott
Director: Stanley Appel
Producer: Robin Nash

: Citizen Smith

A story for Christmas written by JOHN SULLIVAN starring and Film cameraman MAX SAMETT Studio lighting DON BABBAGE
Studio sound MALCOLM JOHNSON
Designer PAUL ALLEN
Producer DENNIS MAIN WILSON

Contributors

Written By: John Sullivan
Unknown: Max Samett
Unknown: Don Babbage
Unknown: Malcolm Johnson
Designer: Paul Allen
Producer: Dennis Main Wilson
Wolfie Smith: Robert Lindsay
Dad: Peter Vaughan
Mum: Hilda Braid
Ken: Mike Grady
Shirley: Cheryl Hall
Harry Fenning: Stephen Greif
Tucker: Tony Millan

: Sykes

starring
Eric Sykes
Hattie Jacques Deryck Guyler with special guests Sylvia Peters
Jimmy Edwards and Joy Harington
Written by ERIC SYKES Sound JEFF BOOTH
Designer ANTONY THORPE Produced by ROGER RACE

Contributors

Unknown: Eric Sykes
Unknown: Hattie Jacques
Unknown: Deryck Guyler
Unknown: Sylvia Peters
Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Unknown: Joy Harington
Written By: Eric Sykes
Unknown: Jeff Booth
Designer: Antony Thorpe
Produced By: Roger Race

: Nine O'Clock News

with Kenneth Kendall ; Weather

Contributors

Unknown: Kenneth Kendall

: The Big Time

Joan Barrow - Jockey
Reporter Esther Rantzen
The award-winning series which allows talented amateurs the chance of their dreams - to take part in a spectacular professional event.
This week, a chance to see again the adventures of Joan Barrow, a farmer's wife from the Cotswolds, as she goes into training for her first race under National Hunt rules. It is a dangerous and strenuous sport. To prepare herself Joan meets Sue Horton , Peter O'Sullevan, Richard Pitman , Graham Thorner and David Nicholson. They advise her how to tackle a race at Ayr, with its extraordinarily dramatic result.
When it was first shown, Sporting Life called it: '... one of the most attractive, sensitive and factually accurate films to have been produced for a long time.'
The Daily Mail said: a beguiling storyline and some of the year's most delicious character-chemistry. A smashing programme, good to look at ... a heartening experience. If you missed it, start lobbying for a repeat.'
Film editor BRIAN FREEMANTLE Producer ESTHER RANTZEN Director IAN SHARP

Contributors

Unknown: Joan Barrow
Reporter: Esther Rantzen
Unknown: Joan Barrow
Unknown: Sue Horton
Unknown: Peter O'Sullevan
Unknown: Richard Pitman
Unknown: Graham Thorner
Unknown: David Nicholson.
Editor: Brian Freemantle
Producer: Esther Rantzen
Director: Ian Sharp

: Here We Come A-Wassailing

... at the turning of the year
Long before Christmas as we know it came about, the pagan British had their own midwinter festival. Last Christmas a film crew from
BBC Bristol set out to record the colour, vitality and music of nine ritual celebrations which have survived from those early times into the present. North to the Moray Firth, South to the Somerset Levels, East to Humberside and West to County Kerry, this film takes a remarkable journey into the distant reaches of Christmas past. Narrator JOHN TAMS
Musical director ASHLEY HUTCHINGS Film cameraman BERNARD HEDGES
Film editor DAVID ALIBAND Written and produced by COLIN ROSE BBC Bristol

Contributors

Director: Ashley Hutchings
Unknown: Bernard Hedges
Editor: David Aliband
Produced By: Colin Rose

: Tonight

Introduced by DENIS TUOHY
With the Robin Day interview Including News Headlines

Contributors

Introduced By: Denis Tuohy








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