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: JACKANORY

with Ronald Eyre
Christmas Stories
Today: Ronald Eyre tells the story of The Selfish Giant by OSCAR WILDE
Directed by MARILYN Fox and SUSAN BALL
Producer. ANNA HOME
' The Land of Green Ginger by Noel Langley

Contributors

Unknown: Ronald Eyre
Unknown: Ronald Eyre
Directed By: Marilyn Fox
Directed By: Susan Ball
Unknown: Noel Langley

: THE CHEQUERED RIDE

Macdonald Hastings takes a look at ' the old grid '-the motor-bike.
The story of the motor-cycle is part of Midland history and began at the turn of the century. Until the second world war motor-bikes from the Midlands were world beaters — as George Formby proves!
The post-war days saw the Italian scooter craze, the Japanese light-weights, and the ' Mods and Rockers' in Britain. The British sporting bike is still supreme, and the industry earns more dollars than the car makers. But what. kind of motor-cycle will we see in the year 2000?
Produced by DEREK SMITH from the Midlands

Contributors

Unknown: MacDonald Hastings
Unknown: George Formby
Produced By: Derek Smith

: LAUREL AND HARDY

A treat for Christmas
Laurel and Hardy in one of their funniest films ever
Oliver the Eighth
Produced by Hal Roach
Directed by Lloyd French
When a wealthy widow advertises for a new husband both Stan and Ollie decide to compete for her hand, with hilarious and unexpected results.

Contributors

Produced By: Hal Roach
Directed By: Lloyd French

: Scapa Flow

"Scapa Flow - to this generation just a name in the history books, but to two others a home, a mistress, a legend." An Ex-sailor
A film about the famous anchorage in the Orkney Islands Commentary written and spoken by Ludovic Kennedy with Vizeadmiral Friedrich Ruge, Korv. Kapitan Hans Wessels, Ex-Chief Petty Officer Herbert Johnston, Mrs. R. Groundwater, Joe Angus and the recollections of men and women who served in Scapa Flow during two world wars.

Contributors

Writer/Presenter: Ludovic Kennedy
Interviewee: Vizeadmiral Friedrich Ruge
Interviewee: Korv. Kapitan Hans Wessels
Interviewee: Herbert Johnston
Interviewee: Mrs. R. Groundwater
Interviewee: Joe Angus
Producer: Malcolm Brown

: Daktari: The Scent of Fear

An animal adventure series starring Marshall Thompson as Dr. Marsh Tracy, Cheryl Miller as Paula Tracy, Yale Summers as Jack Dane
with Hedley Mattingly and Hari Rhodes
aided and abetted by Clarence and Judy

The mystery of a trainee game warden who doesn't seem to get on with animals.

Contributors

Dr. Marsh Tracy: Marshall Thompson
Paula Tracy: Cheryl Miller
Jack Dane: Yale Summers
District Officer Hedley: Hedley Mattingly
Mike Makula: Hari Rhodes

: RACING

from Kempton Park
2.0 The Kempton Park Handicap Hurdle Race over three miles
2.30 The Oatlands Handicap Steeple Chase over two miles and 170 yards
3.0 A Novices Steeple Chase over two and a half miles and 90 yards
Commentators, Peter O'Sullevan and Clive Graham
Between races Julian Wilson looks back on the highlights of the racing year with recordings of THE GRAND NATIONAL
THE CHELTENHAM GOLD CUP
THE CHAMPION HURDLE
THE SCHWEPPES GOLD TROPHY and on the flat
THE 2.000 GUINEAS
THE DERBY
THE KING GEORGE VI
AND QUEEN ELIZABETH STAKES
THE PRIX DE L'ARC DE TRIOMPHE
THE WASHINGTON D.C. INTERNATIONAL
Television presentation by Richard Tilling

Contributors

Commentators: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentators: Clive Graham
Unknown: Julian Wilson
Presentation By: Richard Tilling

: THE SEEKERS—

down under
A musical tour of Australia with the famous singing group
Judith Durham , Bruce Woodley Keith Potger , Athol Guy
When The Seekers returned to Australia they were given a tumultuous welcome which culminated in an appearance at Melbourne's vast concert arena and, of course, a performance of their Golden Disc song ' Georgy Girl.'
Produced by NORMAN SPENCER
Directed by MIKE BRAYSHAW
First shown on BBC-2

Contributors

Unknown: Judith Durham
Unknown: Bruce Woodley
Unknown: Keith Potger
Produced By: Norman Spencer
Directed By: Mike Brayshaw

: CRACKERJACK

Introduced by MICHAEL ASPEL with Peter Glaze , Rod McLennan
Christine Holmes , Jillian Comber
Guests,
The Marmalade
Rog Whittaker
Script by BOB BLOCK Music by BERT HAYES AND HIS ORCHESTRA Designer, Christine Ruscoe
Director, BRIAN S. JONES
Producer, PETER WHITMORE
Christine Holmes is in Charlie Girl at the Ade'phi Theatre. London: Bert Hayes is at Butlin's Hotels. Cliftonvitle

Contributors

Introduced By: Michael Aspel
Unknown: Peter Glaze
Unknown: Rod McLennan
Unknown: Christine Holmes
Unknown: Jillian Comber
Script By: Bob Block
Music By: Bert Hayes
Designer: Christine Ruscoe
Director: Brian S. Jones
Producer: Peter Whitmore
Unknown: Christine Holmes
Unknown: Charlie Girl
Unknown: Bert Hayes

: Tom and Jerry: Quiet Please!

Tom and Jerry playing cat and mouse in a selection from the world-famous cartoon films starring Tom the Cat and a far-from-underdog mouse called Jerry.

Today: the Academy Award Winner for the Best Cartoon of 1945 so let's have a little... Quiet Please!

Contributors

Created by: William Hanna
Created by: Joe Barbera

: The Virginian: First to Thine Own Self

Tales from the last frontier of the great American West.
A film series starring starring James Drury as The Virginian

A young drifter is suspected of murder and Betsy and the Virginian have a hard time persuading him that running is no way to prove his innocence.
(First shown on BBC-2)

Contributors

The Virginian: James Drury
Randy: Randy Boone
Betsy Garth: Roberta Shore
Steve: Gary Clarke
Beldon: L.Q. Jones
Melanie: Claire Wilcox
Reese: Jan Merlin

: THE NEWS and THE WEATHER MAN

Graham Parker

Contributors

Unknown: Graham Parker

: POINTS OF VIEW

Robert Robinson presents some of the most requested films shown on Points of View during the year
Producer, lain Johnstone

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Robinson

: THE WRONG ARM OF THE LAW

the film comedy starring
PETER SELLERS with LIONEL JEFFRIES
BERNARD CRIBBINS
NANETTE NEWMAN
DAVY KAYE
BILL KERR
Written by RAY GALTON
ALAN SIMPSON , and JOHN ANTROBUS from a screenplay by JOHN WARREN and LEN HEATH
Produced by Aubrey Baring Directed by Cliff Owen
When a gang of phoney policemen hi-jack London's leading crooks and make off with their ill-gotten gains, the underworld is up in arms-and so begins the craziest conspiracy in criminal history, between the cops and the robbers!

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: Lionel Jeffries
Unknown: Bernard Cribbins
Unknown: Nanette Newman
Unknown: Davy Kaye
Unknown: Bill Kerr
Written By: Ray Galton
Written By: Alan Simpson
Written By: John Antrobus
Unknown: John Warren
Unknown: Len Heath
Produced By: Aubrey Baring
Directed By: Cliff Owen
Pearly Gates: Peter Sellers
Inspector Parker: Lionel Jeffries
Nervous O'Toole: Bernard Cribbins
Trainer King: Davy Kaye
Valerie: Nanette Newman
Jack Coorabes: Bill Kerr
Bluey May: Ed Devereux
Reg Denton: Reg Lye
Assistant Commissioner: John Le Mesurier
Sid Cooper: Graham Stark
Superintendent Forest: Martin Boddey
Dowager: Irene Browne
Brassknuckles: Arthur Mullard
Misery Martin: Dermot Kelly
Annette: Vanda Godsell
Siggy Schmultz: Tutte Lemkow
Alf: Barry Keegan

: SOFTLY,SOFTLY

On Christmas Day in the Morning by ALAN PLATER with Script editor, Arnold Yarrow Designer, Barry Newbery producer, LEONARD LEWIS Directed by HENRI SAFRAN
The midnight visitors to the Pent-land Grange Hotel do not come laden with gifts, nor do they bring tidings of joy. Their unwelcome call brings consternation and dismay to many of the guests. One of these is the Lord Lieutenant of the County whose influence reaches as far as Wyvern where Watt is on standby duty. By the early hours of the morning Watt is installed in the luxury country hotel ... but not as a guest.

Contributors

Unknown: Alan Plater
Editor: Arnold Yarrow
Designer: Barry Newbery
Producer: Leonard Lewis
Directed By: Henri Safran
Dot Chief Supt Barlow: Stratford Johns
Det Chief Insp Watt: Frank Windsor
Det -Sgt Hawkins: Norman Bowler
Det -Con Morgan: Howell Evans
Det -Supt Jones: Glyn Houston
Charles Weston: Michael Hawkins
Muriel Weston: Joan Crane
Brenda Reed: Gillian Royale
Yvonne Ballard: Susan Tebbs
Payne: John Boxer
Mrs Payne: Bay White
Det -Sgt Conway: Kenneth Gilbert
Det -Con Rankin: John Challis
Jeffreys: Angus MacKay

: THE NEWS

with Richard Baker followed by THE WEATHER

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Baker

: THE OLD CAMPAIGNER

starring
TERRY-THOMAS as ' F.J.' with JONATHAN CECIL as Peter Clancy in White Man's Tomb
Written by MICHAEL PERTWEE
Incidental music by MAX HARRIS Designer, Guy Featherstone
Producer, JAMES GILBERT
This is the most exotic assignment that F.J.' has been given by Balsom's Plastics and it leads him and his assistant Clancy to try to clinch a deal with an emergent African state. It also leads him, as usual, into a great deal of trouble.

Contributors

Unknown: Jonathan Cecil
Unknown: Peter Clancy
Written By: Michael Pertwee
Music By: Max Harris
Designer: Guy Featherstone
Producer: James Gilbert
Miss Pinto: Lois Penson
L B: ' ' Reginald Marsh
Police Lieutenant: Zakes Mokae
Inspector Yardley: Fulton MacKay
The High Commissioner: William Kendall
Army sergeant: Willie Payne
Prince Swechi Kwasi: Clifton Jones

: THE GOLDEN YEARS OF ALEXANDER KORDA

The story of a great impresario, artist and financier, philosopher and wizard, a foreigner more English than the English and the glory of the Denham Studios, a crazy world of make-believe in the Britain of the 1930s
Narrated by Kenneth More with personal reminiscences from
Elisabeth Bergner Sir John Clements
Eileen Corbett , Ian Dalrymple
Douglas Fairbanks Jr. , John Justin Elsa Lanchester , Vivien Leigh Montagu Marks , James Mason Muir Mathicson , George Mikes Mary Morris , Merle Oberon Sir Ralph Richardson Dame Flora Robson
Miklos Rozsa , R. C. Sherriff Paul Tabori , Ann Todd
Alfred Watkins , Frank Wells and film extracts from
THE PRIVATE LIFE OF HENRY VIII THE THIEF OF BAGDAD
LADY HAMILTON, THE FOUR FEATHERS THINGS TO COME
KNIGHT WITHOUT ARMOUR
THE PRIVATE LIFE OF DON JUAN
FOXIIUNT, SANDERS OF THE RIVER JUNGLE BOOK
THE MAN WHO COULD WORK MIRACLES ELEPHANT BOY
THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL CATHERINE THE GREAT
REMBRANDT
WEDDING REHEARSAL
THE PRIVATE LIFE OF THE GANNETS and others
Executive producer, STEPHEN HEARST
Written and produced by ROBERT VAS

Contributors

Unknown: Kenneth More
Unknown: Elisabeth Bergner
Unknown: Sir John Clements
Unknown: Eileen Corbett
Unknown: Ian Dalrymple
Unknown: Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
Unknown: John Justin
Unknown: Elsa Lanchester
Unknown: Vivien Leigh
Unknown: Montagu Marks
Unknown: James Mason
Unknown: Muir Mathicson
Unknown: George Mikes
Unknown: Mary Morris
Unknown: Merle OBEron
Unknown: Sir Ralph Richardson
Unknown: Dame Flora Robson
Unknown: Miklos Rozsa
Unknown: R. C. Sherriff
Unknown: Paul Tabori
Unknown: Ann Todd
Unknown: Alfred Watkins
Unknown: Frank Wells
Unknown: Henry Viii
Unknown: Don Juan
Producer: Stephen Hearst
Produced By: Robert Vas

: THE PARADISE MAKERS

A thriller in six parts by ARDEN WINCH starring
MICHAEL BRYANT
ROSALIE CRUTCHLEY
JOSEPH O'CONOR
At a party given by his chief, De Lacelle , James realises the world-wide extent of the I.S.C. He manages to micro-film some secret files-unaware that De Lacelle is watching.
PART 4
Cast in order of appearance:
Designer, Lionel Radford
Producer, ALAN BROMLY
Directed by REX TUCKER First shown on BBC-2

Contributors

Unknown: Arden Winch
Unknown: Michael Bryant
Unknown: Rosalie Crutchley
Unknown: Joseph O'Conor
Unknown: De Lacelle
Unknown: De Lacelle
Designer: Lionel Radford
Producer: Alan Bromly
Directed By: Rex Tucker
James: Michael Bryant
Bus Conductor: Bernard Forest
Colonel Sparrow: Joseph O'Conor
Inga Swynnerton: Rosalie Crutchley
Jean: Marion Diamond
Walters: Roy Spencer
Nurse: Jill Cary
Lord Arnold: Henry Longhurst

: COME DANCING

A Friday ticket to jive, judge, or just enjoy the new two-part inter-regional competition organised by Mecca Dancing Peter West introduces
Second Half of WALES
V.
EAST SCOTLAND
Chairman of Judges, Bill Irvine
Music:
Ken Mackintosh in Swansea
Benny Daniels in Dunfermline
Comperes:
Alun Williams
Bruce McKenzie
Arranger, Eric Morley
Directors, SELWYN RODERICK
CHARLES CLIFFORD , REG PERRIN
Producer, PHILIP Lewis
Close Down

Contributors

Unknown: Bill Irvine
Unknown: Ken MacKintosh
Unknown: Benny Daniels
Unknown: Alun Williams
Unknown: Bruce McKenzie
Unknown: Eric Morley
Directors: Selwyn Roderick
Unknown: Charles Clifford
Unknown: Reg Perrin
Producer: Philip Lewis








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