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: The Cheaters

starring
Joseph Schildkraut Billie Burke
Eugene Pallette Mr Pidgeon faces financial ruin.
Salvation beckons when a rich uncle dies ...
Screenplay by FRANCES HYLAND from an original story by FRANCES HYLAND and ALBERT RAY Produced and directed by JOSEPH KANE
0 FILMS: page 25

Contributors

Unknown: Joseph Schildkraut
Unknown: Billie Burke
Unknown: Eugene Pallette
Unknown: Mr Pidgeon
Unknown: Frances Hyland
Story By: Frances Hyland
Story By: Albert Ray
Directed By: Joseph Kane
Mr M: Joseph Schildkraut
Mrs Pidgeon: Billie Burke
Mr Pidgeon: Eugene Pallette
Florie: Ona Munson
Willi: Raymond Walburn
Angela: Anne Gillis
Therese: Ruth Terry
Stephen: Robert Livingston

: White Christmas

starring
Bing Crosby Danny Kaye
Rosemary Clooney Vera-Ellen
Old army buddies Phil Davis and Bob Wallace are rehearsing their new show when they meet the glamorous Haynes sisters. With more than professional interest Phil and Bob follow them to their next engagement at the Columbia Inn in Vermont....
Screenplay by NORMAN KRASNA
NORMAN PANAMA and MELVIN FRANK Produced by ROBERT EMMETT DOLAN Directed by MICHAEL CURTIZ
('High Society' on New Year's Eve at
12.10am)
0 FILMS: page 25

Contributors

Unknown: Bing Crosby
Unknown: Danny Kaye
Unknown: Rosemary Clooney
Unknown: Phil Davis
Unknown: Bob Wallace
Play By: Norman Krasna
Produced By: Robert Emmett Dolan
Directed By: Michael Curtiz
Bob Wallace: Bing Crosby
Phil Davis: Danny Kaye
Betty: Rosemary Clooney
Judy: Vera-Ellen
General Waverly: Dean Jagger

: Golf 87 - A Momentous Year

A look back with Peter Alliss at some of the glorious moments of the golfing season.
Producer ALASTAIR SCOTT Executive producer JOHN SHREWSBURY

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Alliss
Producer: Alastair Scott

: The Natural World

Icebird
Narrated by Tony Soper
When spring comes to the Antarctic millions of penguins leap from the sea and walk as many as 80 kilometres over the ice to their traditional nesting-sites.
Photographed by ROBERT BROWN Produced for TV New Zealand by NEILHARRAWAY
BBCtv presentation by GEORGE INGER
Series editor ANDREW NEAL BBC Bristol (R)

Contributors

Unknown: Tony Soper
Unknown: Robert Brown
Presentation By: George Inger

: Jacqueline du Pre Masterclass

Dvorak Cello Concerto in D minor with Lilly Canel and Joanna Borrett
Accompanist Clifford Benson Directed by KEITH CHEETHAM (R)
(Tomorrow at 3.45pm Cesar Franck Sonata in A)

Contributors

Accompanist: Joanna Borrett
Accompanist: Clifford Benson
Directed By: Keith Cheetham

: La traviata

starring
Teresa Stratas
Placido Domingo Verdi's romantic tragedy about the love of a young nobleman for a courtesan gave
Italian director
Franco Zeffirelli the opportunity to unite the two loves of his life - opera and film.
Conducted by JAMES LEVINE with the METROPOLITAN OPERA ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS
Produced by TARAK BEN AMMAR
Written, designed and directed by FRANCO ZEFFIRELLI
(An Italian film with English subtitles)
0 FILMS: page 25

Contributors

Unknown: Teresa Stratas
Unknown: Placido Domingo
Unknown: Franco Zeffirelli
Conducted By: James Levine
Produced By: Tarak Ben Ammar
Directed By: Franco Zeffirelli
Violetta: Teresa Stratas
Alfredo: Placido Domingo
Germont: Cornell MacNeil
Baron: Allan Monk
Flora: Axell Gall
Annina: Pina Cei
Gastone: Maurizio Barbacini

: White Nights of Dance

Leningrad in June - where it stays light all night. Two of the world's great dance companies meet for a festival of ballet - the first-ever combined appearance of a Soviet and a western company - filmed in the parks, squares and palaces of this beautiful Russian city.
With Altinai Assilmouratova Galina Mezentseva Olga Tchentchikova Evgeni Neff
Farouk Rouzimatov
Konstantin Zaklinski and Artists of the Kirov Ballet
Lynn Charles , Grazia Galante Jorge Donn , Michel Gascard Philippe Lizon and Artists of the Ballet of the Twentieth Century with the guest appearance of Eric Vu An of the Paris Opera Ballet Director YURI SEROV Producers
ALAP VIDEO/GOSTELERADIO

Contributors

Unknown: Altinai Assilmouratova
Unknown: Galina Mezentseva
Unknown: Olga Tchentchikova
Unknown: Evgeni Neff
Unknown: Farouk Rouzimatov
Unknown: Konstantin Zaklinski
Unknown: Kirov Ballet
Unknown: Lynn Charles
Unknown: Grazia Galante
Unknown: Jorge Donn
Unknown: Michel Gascard
Unknown: Philippe Lizon

: Amsterdam Christmas Concert

given earlier this afternoon in the Concertgebouw
Mahler Symphony No 9 in D conducted by Bernard Haitink, with the Concertgebouw Orchestra led by JOAP VAN ZWEDEN
Introduced by Douglas Reitn Bernard Haitink, in his last season as principal conductor of the Concertgebouw, has chosen the culmination of Mahler's symphonic work as his personal farewell. The Ninth Symphony was actually Mahler's tenth. His superstition about the many composers who died on completing their ninth symphonies caused him to label the Song of the Earth, in reality a vocal symphony, a song cycle and thus escape the jinx. But the Ninth Mahler's last completed work, remains one of the great testaments of pain and reconciliation in the face of death.
Directed for NOS by HANS HULSCHER
— A simultaneous broadcast with Radio 3. Viewers with stereo Radio 3 may wish to turn off television sound and position their speakers on either side of the screen, but a few feet away.
Stereo headphones provide a suitable alternative.

Contributors

Conducted By: Bernard Haitink
Introduced By: Douglas Reitn
Introduced By: Bernard Haitink

: Mother Teresa

It is not how much you do, but how much love you put in the doing. MOTHER TERESA In 1950 a 40-year-old nun founded the Congregation of the Missionaries of Charity to help the sick and dying in the slums of Calcutta. Today
Mother Teresa is the heart of an organisation with houses in 70 countries. Her zeal carries her through an exhausting schedule, regardless of personal comfort or safety. Her activities in war-torn Beirut led one startled officer to exclaim 'the last thing we wanted was a saint', but Mother Teresa succeeded where diplomats failed. Narrated by Richard Attenborough Produced and directed by JEANETTE AND ANN PETRIE A PETRIE PRODUCTIONS INC production

Contributors

Unknown: Mother Teresa
Unknown: Mother Teresa
Unknown: Richard Attenborough
Directed By: Jeanette And
Directed By: Ann Petrie

: Garbo

A Biographical Portrait
This feature-length study of the great Swedish actress blends film clips, stills and interviews with her contemporaries plus recent footage of Garbo documents and other memorabilia.
A vivid re-creation of her childhood in turn-of-the-century Stockholm shows her impoverished childhood and her early dream of becoming an actress. The film follows her early career in Sweden, Germany and her rise to fame in Hollywood and ends with her retirement in 1941. Clips include
Mata Hari, Camille and Queen Christina.
Narrated by Bibi Anderson Written by AKE WlHLNEY , SVEN BREMAN Produced by AINA BEHRING Directed by DAN SALL

Contributors

Written By: Ake Wlhlney
Produced By: Aina Behring
Directed By: Dan Sall

: The Story of a Recluse

by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON and ALASDAIR GRAY starring Stewart Granger Peter Capaldi
Cristina Higueras
An entertaining tale of a gambler, a young man, a pretty girl and the games they all play.
Designer ALEX GOURLAY Script editor TREVOR RAY
Produced by TOM KINNINMONT Directed by ALASTAIR REID BBC Scotland
0 FEATURE: page 145
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Contributors

Unknown: Robert Louis Stevenson
Unknown: Alasdair Gray
Unknown: Stewart Granger
Unknown: Peter Capaldi
Unknown: Cristina Higueras
Designer: Alex Gourlay
Produced By: Tom Kinninmont
Directed By: Alastair Reid
Manton: Stewart Granger
Juliette: Cristina Higueras
Jamie: Peter Capaldi
Rev John Kirkwood: Andrew Keir
Gemmel: James Telfer
Author: Alasdair Gray
Producer: Bill Paterson
Director: Da Vid Hayman
Tom: Lawrie McNicol
Dick: John Cobb
Harry: Ian Sexon
MacFarlane: Jake D'Arcy
Anatomy lecturer: Paul Dixey
Dalgleish: Sandy Welch
R L Stevenson: Bill Bryden

: The Queen

The Christmas day programme in which HM The Queen speaks to the Commonwealth.
With open subtitles and sign-language interpretation for people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.

: Julian Lloyd Webber

plays the Cello Concerto in E minor,
Op 85 by Elgar with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra led by BARRY GRIFFITHS conducted by Yehudi Menuhin
Introduced by Robert Walker from Brinkwells in West Sussex where, in 1919, Sir Edward Elgar wrote this most popular of cello concertos. The performance was recorded at the Harrogate Centre as part ofthel987Harrogate
International Festival.
The programme also includes Elgar's Romance for cello and orchestra, Op 62. Television presentation KEN GRIFFIN
(In association with KODAK)
Record: Yehudi Menuhin REGL!ZCF 409, a portrait in sound narrated by Edward Greenfield.

Contributors

Unknown: Barry Griffiths
Conducted By: Yehudi Menuhin
Introduced By: Robert Walker
Unknown: Edward Elgar
Unknown: Yehudi Menuhin
Unknown: Edward Greenfield.

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