Chloe Ashcroft , David Hargreaves Sarah Long and Delia Morgan visit Chalgrove Parish Church in Oxfordshire, and help the children prepare and perform a nativity play.
Musician JONATHAN COHEN
Book: Play School, Play Ideas 2, 75p, from bookshops. The Tale of a Donkey's Tail and Other Stories from Play School, record (REC 232) or cassette (MRMC 045). Bang on a Drum, songs from Play School and Play Away, record (REC 242), or cassette (MRMC 004) from record shops
A Prospect of England
An aerial anthology of film, poetry and music with Sir John Betjeman the Poet Laureate.
This film looks from the air at England through the seasons of the year. From the cliffs of Cornwall to the Fame Islands, from Castle Howard to Harlow New Town -this is a land of wild uplands and tamed suburbia, of rural solitude and seaside holiday camps, of industrial chimneys and landscaped gardens, of Roman walls, Georgian canals, steam engines and motorways.
For his commentary SIR JOHN BETJEMAN has chosen verse from the English poets, ranging from Shakespeare to Philip Larkin. Voices:
Had enough beauty to make the heart lift in joy and wonder. (DAILY MAIL) Magical and often very funny.
A luscious, glorious film. (YORKSHIRE POST) Film and music editor EDWARD ROBERTS Producer EDWARD MIRZOEFF (Repeat)
with main points sub-titled for the hard-of-hearing; Weather on 2
with The Salvation Army Introduced by Ray Moore featuring
THE PORTSMOUTH CITADEL BAND
Conducted by HAROLD NOBES and THE LONDON SALVATION ARMY CHORUS
Children, soloists and musicians representing the Salvation Army all over the country join together in the Main Exhibition Hall of the Commonwealth Institute in London, to sing and play music for Christmas.
Sound CHRIS HOLGOMBE Lighting JOHN WILSON
Produced by KEN GRIFFIN
Dramatised by JAMES ANDREW HALL Junkettings: An afternoon of Victorian high spirits.
Costume designer JACQUI PINKS
Make-up artist SHIRLEY CHANNING-WILLIAMS Producer ROSEMARY HILL. Directed by PETER HAMMOND. See Letters pages
The Year the Lion Beat the Bear
This year will be remembered for the epic battle between the ' Golden Bear ', Jack Nicklaus , and the ' Young Lion ', Tom Watson , for the Open Championship held for the first time at Turnberry.
Henry Longhurst , Peter AHiss and Harry Carpenter discuss the past golfing year and future prospects.
Assistant producer ALASTAIR SCOTT Producer RICHARD TILLING
The Great Wine Revolution
In the past ten years more and more people all over the world have taken to drinking table wine. To keep pace the industry has had to call on scientists to help transform the age-old ways of growing grapes and making wine. A new technology is solving the problem in California. In Europe much remains to be done if the notorious
' wine lake', much of it inferior stuff, is to be satisfactorily drained. At the same time scientists are investigating the ultimate mysteries: what gives each type of wine its distinctive taste? Why does the bouquet improve as it lies in a bottle for years? Could the effects of ageing be hastened on? If their work is successful, could it lead to fine wines, equal to vintage Bordeaux or Burgundies, at supermarket prices? Narrator PAUL VAUGHAN
Film editor PETER EVANS
Written and produced by DOMINIC FLESSATI
with special guests Petula Clark
John Curry and Gemma Craven also featuring the CHOIR OF ST PAUL'S CATHEDRAL
GILLIAN LYNNE DANCERS
TONY MANSELL SINGERS
Choral director and vocal arrangements RAY CHARLES. Musical director and special arrangements NICK PERITO
Additional orchestrations PETER KNIGHT
Ice choreography and musical staging GILLIAN LYNNE
Script and special material ERIC MERRIMAN Costume designer JOYCE MORTLOCK Sound HUGH BARKER
Lighting KEN MACGREGOR , BRIAN WILKES Designer TONY ABBOTT
Produced by YVONNE LITTLEWOOD
The Classic Serial in six parts based on the novels by KNUT HAMSUN
Where Benoni hears that there is silver ore in the rocks on which the lighthouse stands, buys the plot and sells it to an Englishman for an enormous sum. Rosa's marriage has failed and Nikolai abandons her and leaves for Bergen to try his luck again.
Svend the watchman:
Gilbert the Lapp:
Ellen the parlourmaid: