A pageant of comedy and cliff-hanging from the golden age of the silent film
with Douglas Fairbanks, Charlie Chaplin, Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Houdini, Pearl White, Harry Langdon, Ben Turpin, Charlie Chase, Snub Pollard, Mack Sennett, Fatty Arbuckle, Mabel Normand, Ford Sterling, Boris Karloff, Warner Oland, Ruth Roland, Al St. John, The Keystone Cops, The Sennett Bathing Beauties and Cameo, The Wonder Dog
Today's Watch with Mother
More previews of future BBC School programmes.
Words and Pictures: Part A: The Story of Moka
A play by Glynn Christian
Introduced by Gabriel Woolf
2.10* Words and Pictures: Part B
a programme to help 6-and 7-year-olds with reading
Introduced by Gabriel Woolf
Some simple scientific ideas relating to movement.
Writer (Words and Pictures):
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Today: The Red Woodloe Story
... the family falls for a once famous folksy philosopher with stage-fright.
Mrs Shirley Partridge:
A programme for children under 5
(Shown at 11.0 am on BBC2)
With FREDDIE JONES The Bee-Man of Orn by FRANK R. STOCKTON with pictures by MAURICE SENDAK
This week's stories were adapted and directed by ELIZABETH HARDEN Producer DAPHNE JONES
Executive producer ANNA HOME
Richard Basehart John Gregson Cyril Ritchard with Robin Askwith
In December the annual ice-skating race takes place, an event looked forward to by all the young people, not least by Hans who wants to win the coveted prize-a pair of silver skates.
This lavishly staged musical film, set in Holland in the middle of the last century, tells the story of the poor Brinker family and young Hans who is trying to raise money to help his ailing father.
Based on a book by MARY MAPES DODGE Music and lyrics by MOOSE CHARLAP Director BOB SCHEERER
Produced by MMM Production Company in co-operation with NBC
Michael Aspel introduces the year's most popular requests.
People, places and events in the news around town
Starring Bruce Forsyth
Beat the New Year in with Bruce and his guests
Ronnie Hazlehurst and his Orchestra
Ronnie Hazlehurst and his
A new film series starring
The Shiloh foreman quite warms to the ice-cool cowboy despite an unfortunate first encounter but not everyone is so well disposed, especially when trouble comes.
the world's most exciting singer in concert with The Treorchy Male Choir The Blossoms
Orchestra directed by JOHNNIE SPENCE Special material by RONNIE CASS Sound LEN SHOREY
Lighting DICKIE HIGHAM Design VICTOR MEREDITH
Producer STEWART MORRIS
(Tom Jones , at home: page 13)
presented by Robert Dougall with the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world Weather
Starring Peter Sellers, Peter O'Toole, Romy Schneider, Capucine, Paula Prentiss, Woody Allen
Guest appearance by Ursula Andress
When Michael James consults psychiatrist Fritz Fassbender the outcome only adds to his problem - an over-abundance of beautiful girls.
Humorist Woody Allen made his film debut as both writer and actor in this hilarious look at 20th-century man's obsession with sex. Peter O'Toole is the lucky man in the midst of a breath-taking array of delectable females, and Peter Sellers is in his best continental form as the eccentric Fassbender.
(Christmas Films: pages 14-15)
Mr Perry Werner:
Mrs Sylvia Werner:
A gala occasion where celebrities from the world of show business gather in London's West End to see out the Old Year and welcome the New.
Michael Aspel introduces from the Cafe Royal
The Variety Club Awards for 1971
Stars and personalities of film, stage, television and radio receive Silver Heart awards from past Chief Barker BERNARD DELFONT for:
FILM ACTRESS OF THE YEAR FILM ACTOR OF THE YEAR
STAGE ACTRESS OF THE YEAR STAGE ACTOR OF THE YEAR BBC TV PERSONALITY
BBC RADIO PERSONALITY
SHOW BUSINESS WRITER OF THE YEAR MOST PROMISING NEWCOMER SPECIAL AWARD and the SHOW BUSINESS PERSONALITY OF 1971
From St Margaret's, Westminster Canon David Edwards reflects on the passing of the year
Midnight - the chimes of Big Ben
Frankie Howerd stars in the first laughter and song show of the New Year
Musical director RONNIE HAZLEHURST Designer KEN SHARP
Producers IAN SMITH and MICHAEL HURLL Executive producer PHILIP LEWIS