The life story of one of the toughest little horses in the world-filmed over several years in its native islands in the far north of Scotland.
As ponies for children, circus performers and once as pit-ponies the breed is now valued throughout the world.
Narrated by TOM FLEMING
Directed by JENNY GILBERTSON
Executive producer FINLAY j. MACDONALD (from Scotland)
An epitaph for the age of steam. Another chance to see this unique film of the Flying Scotsman's dramatic non-stop run from London to Edinburgh. It was 40 years from the day of its first non-stop run that this famous old engine, now privately owned by Alan Pegler , took some 300 railway enthusiasts on a never-to-be-repeated journey.
Production PATRICIA INGRAM Director TONY WHEELER
Tom and Jerry playing cat and mouse in a selection from the world-famous award-winning cartoon films starring Tom the cat and a far-from-underdog mouse called Jerry.
International Ice Champions entertain at the Queens Ice Club, London: featuring the Reigning World Champions
Gabriele Seyfert (East Germany) Tim Wood (USA) Pakhomova and Gorshkov (USSR) Rodnina and Ulanov (USSR)
Reigning National Champions Haig Oundjian (Great Britain) Karen Magnussen (Canada) Janet Lynn (USA) Ondrej Nepeta (Czechoslovakia) Sergei Chetverukhin (USSR) Schwomeyer and Sladky (USA) together with leading challengers for World Honours in 1971 Smirnova and Suraikin (USSR) Julie Lynn Holmes (USA)
Karelina and Proskurin (USSR) Introduced by ALAN WEEKS
Skating programme arranged by Harry Lauder in association with the NSA
Produced for television by ALAN MOUNCER and DON SAYER â¡
A television special featuring Andy Williams and his star guests
Burt Bacharach, Diahann Carroll, Roy Clark, Jose Feliciano,
Lorne Greene, Liza Minnelll and Bill Medley
(A programme recorded in Hollywood)
from The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital in Oswestry with Michael Aspel and Sheila Tracy
The patients in this world-famous hospital meet and talk to famous personalities of their own choice, including a very young film star and one of Britain's most popular instrumentalists.
Produced bv NICK HUNTER and PEGGY WALKER
For the very young
Puppets and animation:
A puppet version of the famous fairytale
One day, while picking wild strawberries in the forest, Hansel and Gretel become lost and are captured by a wicked witch who lives in a einperbread house. Fortunately for the children they are being watched over by the angels, and after many adventures are safely restored to their parents.
Based on Humperdinck's operetta, with the voices of ANNA RUSSELL (Rosina Rubylips , the witch)
MILDRED DUNNOCK (Mother) FRANK ROGIER (Father)
DELBERT ANDERSON (Sandman) HELEN BOATRIGHT (Dew Fairy)
CONSTANCE BRIGHAM (Hansel and Gretel)
THE APOLLO BOYS' CHOIR (Angels and Children)
Screenplay by PADRAIC COLUM
Produced by MICHAEL MYERBERG Directed by JOHN PAUL
A programme for children under 5
with John Bird
Paddington's Christmas from More About Paddington by MICHAEL BOND
Paddington, the famous bear from Peru, is spending his first Christmas in England with his adopted family, the Browns. Anyone who knows Paddington will not be surprised to learn that he manages to find bones in his Christmas pudding and tests the gravy with his chemical set, but even the Browns are rather worried when he appears to be stuck in the chimney ...
Pictures by CAROL JONES
Directed by CHRISTINE SECOMBE Produced by DAPHNE JONES
Series producer ANNA HOME
A feature film starring David Ladd , Arthur O'Connell
An adventure story about the strange little island of Chincoteague, Misty the rebel colt, and two independent orphan children.
Screenplay by TED SHERDEMAN from Misty of Chincoteague by MARGUERITE HENRY
Produced by ROBERT B. RADNITZ Directed by JAMES B. CLARK
(Holiday Films: pages 13 and 19
The people of Chincoteague:
with Valerie Singleton, John Noakes, Peter Purves
In this special Christmas Eve edition there are carols, cards, and presents, including special ones for the pets. Most important, there'll be the latest news on the Appeal.
A suspense-filled cartoon series starring the members of Mystery Inc and, of course, their ever-hungry hound, Scooby-Doo.
English version written and told by Eric Thompson.
When Dougal starts cooking there are plenty of offers of help from his friends.
(London only: Colour) including Regional Weather
Raymond Baxter introduces a special edition in which you can see how the ideas, inventions, and discoveries of today may brighten your Christmas tomorrow... and the New Year: featuring
Champion driver Graham Hill in a scientifically controlled rally.
James Burke introduces a snowman for all seasons.
John Parry meets an unusual carol singer.
Jimmy Savile takes a tiger to hospital.
William Woollard tries his hand at a push-button Christmas dinner.
Producers BRIAN JOHNSON
JOHN WEILEY , ANDREW WISEMAN Editor LAWRENCE WADE
Music and Pictures from Christmas Time
A musical film based on the popular carols of Christmas with each piece of music illustrating a different aspect of the season: from the freezing of the Thames in 1684 to the commercialisation of Christmas in 1970. The Music of Peter Knight and The Voice of Sir John Gielgud
THE CHOIR OF SALISBURY CATHEDRAL
THE PETER KNIGHT SINGERS
Choreography GILLIAN LYNNE
Sound BOB AUGER , DEREK GOUGH
Film cameraman JAMES BALFOUR Design MARTIN COLLINS
Associate producer jim FRANKLIN Production VERNON LAWRENCE
(Harry Haythorne and Kenn Welli appear by arrangement with the Scottish Theatre Ballet)
A Christmas Eve Special starring Cliff Richard, Una Stubbs, Hank Marvin with Olivia Newton-John and the first appearance of Marvin, Welch, and Farrar
Norrie Paramor and his Orchestra
Vocal backings The Breakaways
(Party time with Cliff: page 5)
Marvin, Welch and
Norrie Paramor and his
starring Peter Sellers, Dick Emery, Graham Stark, Cardew Robinson, Reg Dixon, David Lodge together with the Scouts and Guides of this year's show.
Tonight members of Ralph Reader's RAF Gang Show celebrate their 30th annual reunion, together with members of the cast of the Scout Gang Show 1970.
Burt Rhodes and his
Presented for television by:
presented by Kenneth Kendall
by Peter Shaffer
[Starring] Margaret Lockwood, Paul Rogers
also starring Timothy Dalton as Clive Harrington
A strong drama of family relationships - the original stage version of Five Finger Exercise made Peter Shaffer's reputation.
(How the Peter Pans celebrate: page 4)
starring Petula Clark accompanied by JOHNNY HARRIS and the Orchestra Pianist and musical associate
With THE BREAKAWAYS
LONDON WELSH ASSOCIATION CHOIR
My Movie Scrapbook written by DICK VOSBURGH and BILL SOLLY Design BRIAN TREGJDDEN
Production YVONNE LITTLEWOOD
John Slater reads "The Gift of the Magi" by O. Henry
'Will you buy my hair? ' asked Della. It was Christmas. She needed money to buy Jim something fine and rare, something worthy of being owned by him.
Produced by WILL WYATT
from Worcester Cathedral
Celebrant and Preacher, The Dean, The Very Rev Eric Kemp
The service is sung to Howells (Collegium Regale)
Introit: Hodie Christui natus est (Sweelinck)
Hymn: O little town of Bethlehem
Epistle: Hebrews 1. vv 1-12
Gradual: Ding-dong merrily on high
Gospel: St John 1, vv 1-14.
Offertory hymn: O come, all ye faithful
O Magnum Mysterium (Victoria)
Bethlehem Down (Warlock)
Quern vidistis pastores (Poulenc)
Post-Communion hymn: Christians, awake
Master of the Choristers CHRISTOPHER ROBINSON
Organist HARRY BRAMMA
Commentary by WILLIAM PURCELL.