Starring Tommy Kelly, May Robson, Walter Brennan
A warm-hearted film version of Mark Twain's well-loved classic of boyhood in bygone days. In his picture of Tom - the boy who is always in trouble -Mark Twain looks back nostalgically on his own childhood, a period when the days seemed endless, sunny and full of interest.
Another hilarious episode in the life of the delectable Debbie Reynolds, starring as Debbie Thompson
A Present for Jim ...but the future looks grim!
A film about railways and railwaymen
There are 280,000 railwaymen in Great Britain. This film looks at a handful of these men - men who work or used to work on two lines in the north of England: the former Great Central route from Sheffield to Manchester, via the notorious Woodhead Tunnel, and the former Midland route from Birmingham to Sheffield via Derby and Ambergate. They are men who have railways in the blood and bone and who look at their changing industry with affection, humour and, occasionally, dismay.
Commentary written by Terry Coleman
For the very young
An all-action review by Maxwell Boyd, Barrie Gill and Murray Walker of the drivers and cars which took the top prizes in motor sport in 1970 including Jackie Stewart winning the Spanish Grand Prix, Hannu Mikkola and Gunnar Palm taking first prize in the London to Mexico World Cup Rally and Hans Herrmann and Richard Attwood's triumph in the 24-Hour race at Le Mans.
A special New Year's Day showing of the celebrated film by Richard Cawston
When this film was first shown on BBC1 in June 1969 it made television history by presenting a unique picture of a year in the life of The Queen and her family. Since then it has been seen by record audiences throughout the world. To people everywhere it came as a revelation of what the Royal Family are really like and of the unseen part of their job. We are showing today the original full-length version of the film for the benefit of viewers who would like to see it again, or for those who would now like to see it in colour, or for children who may have been unable to see it.
Commentary spoken by Michael Flanders
(A joint BBC/ITV production)
A programme for children under 5
(Shown at 11.0 am on BBC2)
by A.A. Milne
With Alan Bennett
(Next week: "Ginger Over the Wall" by Prudence Andrew with Harry Fowler)
A new adventure series
Seven London children make their headquarters in an old bus. This week they turn to movie-making with riotous results.
A cartoon series
Michael Aspel introduces your television requests.
Written and told by Eric Thompson.
(London only: Colour) including Regional Weather
A film series starring James Drury as The Virginian
Clay Grainger looks after Shiloh in the absence of his brother John and has much more to contend with than he could ever imagine.
Starring Alec Guinness, Yvonne de Carlo, Celia Johnson
Henry St James has discovered the perfect way of life. As Captain of a steamer plying regularly between Gibraltar and North Africa he has a wife in each port!
(Holiday films: pages 13 and 15)
Produced and directed by:
Captain Henry St James:
Chief Officer Ricco:
Lawrence St James:
Presented by Robert Dougall
from Sadler's Wells Opera at the London Coliseum
Michael Flanders introduces Rudolf Nureyev, Natalia Makarova, Sherrill Milnes, Itzhak Perlman, Margaret Gale, Catherine Wilson, Dorothy Nash, Shirley Chapman, Emile Belcourt, Eric Shilling, Geoffrey Chard
Members of Sadler's Wells Opera
Sadler's Wells Orchestra
Leader Barry Collins
Conductor Charles Mackerras
(Makarova and Nureyev: page 106)
Members of Sadler's Wells
Ballet conducted by:
with Cliff Michelmore
A series of programmes to help you choose your next holiday.
Villa holidays in Europe, once viewed with grave suspicion, have now become one of the fastest growing sections of the holiday market. A report on a purpose-built holiday village with its own unspoilt beach on the southern coast of Portugal.
A unique holiday aimed at the younger set. Apart from living under canvas, you can learn to handle a kayak, sail a boat, and ride a trekking pony. The holiday is split between two centres, Ross-on-Wye and Llangorse at the foot of the Black Mountains.
(Holiday 71 competition details and entry form: page 107)
Anne Bancroft, film star and distinguished actress, displays a wealth of new talent in this television special. She sings and dances and joins some well-known personalities in comedy situations.
Among her guests are Lee J. Cobb, Robert Merrill, Dick Smothers and John McGiver
A programme recorded in America
(first shown on BBC2)
In a rare television appearance John Wayne, on location in Durango, Mexico, talks to Iain Johnstone about his life, his work and his views.
'I was Singing Sandy, the first singing cowboy.'
'I think I've established a character on the screen that may be rough, may be cruel, may have a different code from the average person, but has never been mean or petty or small.'
Film extracts include scenes from: "Stagecoach", "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance", "The Green Berets" and "True Grit" - for which Wayne won the 1970 Oscar.
(all except London and Wales)