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Christmas Past


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Introduced by James Cameron
Forty years ago tonight you almost certainly wouldn't have been sitting down to an evening of television shows for Christmas. But you might have been looking forward to an evening of home cinema - and just possibly you might even have been filming yourself a record of your own Christmas at home. Quite a few people did and their home-movies can make the Christmases of the 20s and 30s live again today, with all their tin-plate toys, uncles and aunts, seasonable snowfalls and home-made plum puddings.
Christmas Past is followed next Sunday by the first episode of a 13-part weekly series called Caught in Time which is devoted to the work of those pre-war amateur film enthusiasts.
Film research KATHLEEN DARBY Film editor KATE RIVERS
Executive producer DAVID COLLISON Produced by PAUL JORDAN


Introduced By: James Cameron
Produced By: Paul Jordan

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