Today's Watch with Mother
Story by Alison Prince.
June Allyson , Peter Lawford
Margaret O'Brien , Elizabeth Taylor Janet Leigh , Rossano Brazzi Mary Astor
Louisa May Alcott 's much-loved classic story about the fortunes of four sisters growing up in the America of the 1860s.
In this all-star MGM version a formidable quartet of leading ladies play the four contrasted March girls.
Producer and director MERVYN LEROY (Christmas Films: pages 14-15)
Sir C Aubrey
Share the enjoyment of music and spectacle with enthusiastic audiences in a variety of outside broadcast entertainments, as Michael Aspel introduces:
The Ukrainian Dance Company - the verve and vitality of the Gopak
Loretta Lynn - Nashville's top lady singer
Harry Secombe - Tributes by famous friends on 25 years in show-business
Janet Lynn - America's finest free-skating girl in a display of grace and balance Charlie Chester - with an Old-Time audience
Buffy Sainte Marie - A dynamic personality with an unusual folk song
The Little Angels - bringing precision and delicacy from Korea
George Hamilton IV - America's ambassador of Country Music
The Moscow State Circus - The daring and elegance of THE VOLZHANSKYS and the wild enthusiasm of the Cossacks Musical Pageant
1,008 marching musicians
Merle Park and David Blair dance an excerpt from the ballet La Fille Mal Gardee Together with a host of spectacular events featured music by THE RAY MCVAY BAND, THE HILLSIDERS, THE ORCHESTRA - MOSCOW STATE CIRCUS
Conductor VASILI PETRUS
MASSED BANDS of 42 regiments of the British Army
Musical director MAJOR J. H. HOWE
THE ORCHESTRA OF THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE, COVENT GARDEN conductor JOHN LANCHBERY
Compiled and presented by DOUGLAS HESPE
Major J. H.
A special presentation of one of the screen's classic comedy films.
Introduced by Michael Bentine from the National Film Theatre.
A BBCtv presentation in association with Raymond Rohauer
Introduced by Frank Bough featuring
Racing from Kempton and from Ireland
The Sweeps Hurdle
Racing from Kempton
1.15 Egham Novices' Hurdle (Div 1) (over 2 miles)
1.45 Christmas Steeplechase Handicap (over 2 miles, 170 yards)
2.20 Kempton Park Handicap Hurdle (over 3 miles)
2.50 Kenton Handicap Steeplechase (over 3 miles)
Commentators PETER O'SULLEVAN CLIVE GRAHAM and JULIAN WILSON TV presentation by BOB DUNCAN
Racing from Leopardstown
2.5 The Sweeps Hurdle (over 2 miles)
Britain's top hurdlers compete in the richest hurdle race in the racing calendar, with a first prize of over £10,000.
Commentator MICHAEL O'HEHIR TV presentation by the Irish Television Service at 3.0
Show Jumping 1971
A review of the year's Equestrian sport featuring the action at
Badminton - Wembley - Hick-stead - St Gallen - Burghley
The highlights of these occasions are discussed by ANN MOORE (European Ladies Champion), JOHN KIDD , NORMAN MOORE , DAVID VINE , MR AND MRS ALAN OLIVER and MR AND MRS DOUGLAS BUNN. Producer ALAN MOUNCER
Grandstand presented for television by BRIAN VENNER
Editor ALAN HART
Lucille Ball stars as Lucy Carter in Lucy and the Generation Gap with her children Desi Arnaz Jr and Lucie as Craig and Kim Gale Gordon as Harrison Carter
Written by Guy Leopold
For the first time a complete adventure in one programme starring Jon Pertwee as Dr Who
(Dr Who Win-a-Dalek competition: page 17)
Capt Mike Yates:
Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart:
Weatherman JACK SCOTT
United Kingdom v USA
Match 9: Oban v Baltimore
Question-Master JOHN CLEARY
Director PETER MASSEY Producer BILL WRIGHT
A special presentation of one of the great war films starring Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough with James Donald, Charles Bronson, Donald Pleasence, James Coburn, John Leyton.
Great adventure and great excitement in a giant of a film! In World War II the Nazis brought together all the pow escape artists in one 'escape-proof' camp - Stalag-Luft North.
This is the story of the Allied officers who proved them wrong. based on the book by Paul Brickhill
(Christmas Films: pages 14-15)
Based on the book by:
Hilts, 'The Cooler King':
Hendley, 'The Scrounger':
Bartlett, 'Big X':
Ramsey, Senior British Officer:
Danny Velinski, 'The Tunneller':
Blythe, 'The Forger':
Sedgwick, 'Man from Down Under':
Willie, 'The Tunnel King':
Von Luger, the Commandant:
presented by Robert Dougall with the BBC's correspondents and reporters around the world Weather
The sights and sounds of 71 If you worked in at ucs, or went on strike at the Post Office; if you waited for the sack at Rolls-Royce; if you can't understand decimals; if you used to read the Daily Sketch, or insured your car with the v & G; if you tried to follow the great debate, or missed out on your school milk -then this programme is about you.
The rest of us lived through it all -Ibrox, Ulster, Europe, Etna, Rhodesia, Pakistan.
Harold Wilson wrote a book - Ted Heath spoke French. Rudi Dutschke went home - Chay Blyth came home. Mao came in - Chiang went out. Arsenal the double - Trevino the treble.
And Harvey Smith gave us the sign of the times. with reporters
Producer PETER COLE Editor FRANK SMITH
in a special Christmas programme with Marian Montgomery Nina, Richard Wattis
Helena and Paul Michell and some surprise guests
THE NORMAN MAEN DANCERS THE MIKE SAMMES SINGERS
Musical associate Richard HOLMES Musical director PETER KNIGHT Choreographer NORMAN MAEN
Special material JOHN CHAPMAN
HERBERT KRETZMER , STANLEY MYERS Sound HUGH BARKER
Lighting TOM MONCRIEFF
Designer LESLEY JOAN BREMNESS Producer YVONNE LITLEWOOD
(' Super fun ' on dad's show: page 4)
This film is based on Jack London's dramatic short story about a man facing the terrifying prospect of freezing to death. His only companion is a wild Husky dog.
Producer DAVID COBHAM
PROF THE REV MOELWYN MERCHANT considers a painting of the Adoration of the Magi,