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: Play School

Story: The Twelve Days of Christmas (traditional)
Illustrated by JACK KENT Presenters
Carol Chell , Johnny Ball
The Bold Bad Bus, a book of rhyming stories from Play School: il.60

Contributors

Illustrated By: Jack Kent
Presenters: Carol Chell
Presenters: Johnny Ball

: Closedown

: The UnsinkableMolly Brown

starring Debbie Reynolds Harve Presnell with Ed Begley , Jack Kruschen Hermione Baddeley
The rousing story of a tough Colorado backwoods girl who goes after money, social position - and love - with non-stop energy and enthusiasm.
Director CHARLES WALTERS
Holiday Films: pages 17-18

Contributors

Unknown: Debbie Reynolds
Unknown: Harve Presnell
Unknown: Ed Begley
Unknown: Jack Kruschen
Unknown: Hermione Baddeley
Director: Charles Walters
Molly Brown: Debbie Reynolds
Johnny Brown: Harve Presnell
Shamus Tobin: Ed Begley
Christmas Morgan: Jack Kruschen
Mrs Grogan: Hermione Baddeley
Prince Louis de Laniere: Vassili Lambrinos
Baron Karl Ludwig von Ettenburg: Fred Essler

: This World is Not for Children

How would you feel if your only home was the pavement and your only illumination the ever-changing glow of traffic lights?
In this film, director Erwin Leiser looks at ' poverty row' life in India, Japan, Peru, Columbia and Thailand through the eyes of the children who have to endure it.
English script by JAMES CAMERON spoken by PETER USTINOV
Written and directed by ERWIN LEISER

Contributors

Director: Erwin Leiser
Script By: James Cameron
Spoken By: Peter Ustinov
Directed By: Erwin Leiser

: Top Crown

Champions of Crown Green Bowling compete for the BBC2 Masters Trophy The Final
Brian Duncan (Lancashire) v
Denis Mercer (Cheshire)
Mercer, probably the best amateur in the game, faces Duncan, the champion of the professionals. Introduced by STUART HALL from the Waterloo Hotel, Blackpool
Commentator HARRY RIGBY
Presented by NICK HUNTER
Series producer RAY LAKELAND (Manchester)

Contributors

Unknown: Brian Duncan
Unknown: Denis Mercer
Introduced By: Stuart Hall
Commentator: Harry Rigby
Presented By: Nick Hunter

: The Goodies and the Beanstalk

starring Tim Brooke-Taylor Graeme Garden , Bill Oddie with Alfie Bass and other surprise guests
A special holiday edition. The Goodies barter their most valuable possession for some beans and get more than they bargained for.
Written by GRAEME GARDEN and BILL ODDIE With TIM BROOKE-TAYLOR
Music by BILL ODDIE and MICHAEL GIBBS Designer JOHN STOUT
Producer JIM FRANKLIN

Contributors

Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Bill Oddie
Unknown: Alfie Bass
Written By: Graeme Garden
Written By: Bill Oddie
Music By: Bill Oddie
Music By: Michael Gibbs
Designer: John Stout
Producer: Jim Franklin

: Call My Bluff

A duel of words and wit between Frank Muir
Helen Mirren , James Maxwell and Patrick Campbell
Lynn Seymour , Simon Ward Referee Robert Robinson
Call My Bluff devised by MARK GOODSON and BILL TODMAN Director PEGGY WALKER
Producer JOHNNY DOWNES (Manchester)

Contributors

Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Helen Mirren
Unknown: James Maxwell
Unknown: Patrick Campbell
Unknown: Lynn Seymour
Unknown: Simon Ward
Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Mark Goodson
Unknown: Bill Todman
Director: Peggy Walker
Producer: Johnny Downes

: The Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Music and carols for the season Steve Race introduces The Joy of Christmas
From Salt Lake City, the 400 ' Singing Saints ': a programme specially sung for Christmas.
Conducted by RICHARD P. CONDIE Organist ALEXANDER SCHREINER
With the WESTMINSTER ENSEMBLE
From the Central Hall, Westminster Musical associate TREVOR L. SHARPE Producer KEN GRIFFIN

Contributors

Introduces: Steve Race
Conducted By: Richard P. Condie
Organist: Alexander Schreiner
Unknown: Trevor L. Sharpe
Producer: Ken Griffin

: The Cornet Lesson

by ROY KENDALL
The identity of the Salvation Army bandmaster's new young pupil is a mystery. But, discovering more about her, he is faced with an agonising dilemma.
Script editor ROBERT BUCKLER Designer VALERIE WARRENDER Producer ANNE HEAD Director JOHN BRUCE

Contributors

Unknown: Roy Kendall
Editor: Robert Buckler
Designer: Valerie Warrender
Producer: Anne Head
Director: John Bruce
the Bandmaster: Gerald James
the Girl: Sandy Ratcliff

: Horizon

Kula - a Reason for Giving
In the South Seas, east of New Guinea, lie a group of islands that are one of the world's most studied anthropological curiosities. Their inhabitants have evolved a system of intercommunication which is based on the exchanging of gifts from island to island. It is called the Kula.
This film follows one group as they set out on their annual odyssey in search of the Kula gifts. Narrator PAUL VAUGHAN
Editor BRUCE NORMAN
Presented by TONY EDWARDS

Contributors

Narrator: Paul Vaughan
Editor: Bruce Norman
Presented By: Tony Edwards

: The Fox

by JOHN ELLIOT and JOHN KING starring and introducing
Simon lives on an isolated farm in the middle of Dartmoor with his mother and deaf-mute father. He has no school to go to, no other children to play with. His life centres around his animals, particularly a new friend - a fox.
Sound NIGEL WOODFORD , PETER COPELAND Film cameraman BERNARD HEDGES Film editor CHARLES ALDRIDGE Designer JOHN BONE Director JOHN KING

Contributors

Unknown: John Elliot
Unknown: John King
Unknown: Nigel Woodford
Unknown: Peter Copeland
Unknown: Bernard Hedges
Editor: Charles Aldridge
Designer: John Bone
Director: John King
the mother: Adrienne Corri
the father: Peter Arne
the son: Simon King
Midwife: Ruby Luscombe
Priest: Joe Pengelly
Lady of the Manor: Juliet Ace

: Sonny and Cher

Songs, of course, and a surprising line in up-beat comedy with two of America's top entertainers and their guests
Tony Randall
The Honeycombs
Producers ALLAN BLYE and CHRIS BEARDE Director ART FISHER

Contributors

Unknown: Tony Randall
Producers: Allan Blye
Producers: Chris Bearde
Director: Art Fisher

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: Wuthering Heights

starring
Laurence Olivier
David Niven , Merle Oberon with Flora Robson , Donald Crisp Hugh Williams
Geraldine Fitzgerald
Heathcliff, a half-gypsy orphan boy, is adopted by Earnshaw, owner of Wuthering Heights on the bleak Yorkshire moors. Here he grows up with Cathy, the daughter of the house, and the two fall in love. But their love is doomed to end in tragedy.
From the novel by EMILY BRONTE Director WILLIAM WYLER
Holiday Films: pages 17-18

Contributors

Unknown: Laurence Olivier
Unknown: David Niven
Unknown: Merle OBEron
Unknown: Flora Robson
Unknown: Donald Crisp
Unknown: Hugh Williams
Unknown: Geraldine Fitzgerald
Novel By: Emily Bronte
Director: William Wyler
Cathy: Merle OBEron
Heathcliff: Laurence Olivier
Edgar: David Niven
Ellen Dean: Flora Robson
Dr Kenneth: Donald Crisp
Hindley: Hugh Williams
Isabella: Geraldine Fitzgerald
Joseph: Leo G Carroll
Judge Linton: Cecil Humphreys
Lockwood: Miles Mander
Robert: Romaine Callender
Earnshaw: Cecil Kellaway
Heathcliff (child): Rex Downing
Cathy (child): Sarita Wooton
Hindley (child): Douglas Scott

: Closedown









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