The Wonder Horse Stone Heart t
The Welsh Hill Rally
Andy Price reports on the preparations of 75 cross-country vehicles and follows their progress as they race over the most gruelling course in Britain for two days and a night.
Producer DAVID TURNBULL t
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There's growing excitement at beautiful Aspen on the snowy slopes of the Rockies, America's Alps, as folk prepare for the Festival; none with more anticipation than little Susie, who dreams of winning the children's competition, aided and abetted by her companion Bruno the St Bernard.
A special Christmas presentation of The Night Before Christmas and the award-winning Johann Mouse.
There are mysterious and violent happenings at the luxurious Hotel Casablanca ...
Director ARCHIE MAYO
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starring Perry Como and his guests
Joey Heatherton , The Muppets and Art Carney
Popular musical numbers include: 'Winter Wonderland'; 'Make Your Own Kind of Music '; ' Song Sung Blue '; ' A House is Not a Home '; ' It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas ' and ' Let It Snow'
Producer BOB FINKEL
(Programme recorded in America)
Weatherman BERT FOORD
Introduced by Magnus Magnusson
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For 50 years Sir Robert Mayer has been associated with concerts for children. In honour of his services to music, the annual Carol Concert was this year given by The Academy of the BBC
Concert Master PETER MOUNTAIN conducted by The Prime Minister Rt Hon Edward Heath , mp
As well as traditional Christmas carols, in which the audience is led by the BBC SINGERS, Mr Heath conducts Rossini's Overture to the fairytale ' Cinderella,' and is joined by RICHARD BAKER as narrator in John Dankworth 's setting of ' Tom Sawyer 's Saturday.'
Mr Heath talks about the carols and music, and, in a special tribute, introduces Sir Robert Mayer.
Director ROY TIPPING
with Jeffery Boswall
The story of a seven-month expedition by a naturalist-explorer, from the top of the High Andes where rare vicunas live, past the Iguazu river with its famous falls and brilliant butterflies, south to the Pampas and Patagonia.
The best from a series of six films
with Eileen Atkins
The Tailor of Gloucester by BEATRIX POTTER
A story for Christmas Eve.
Pictures by BEATRIX POTTER
Adapted and directed by JEREMY SWAN Producer DAPHNE JONES
Executive producer ANNA HOME
with Valerie Singleton, John Noakes, Peter Purves and Lesley Judd
including Blue Peter Pantomime
Arthur Askey shows John and Pete how to play the parts of the Ugly Sisters, with Lesley as Prince Charming and Val as Cinderella.
Join in carols around the tree With the Band of the Chalk Farm branch of the Salvation Army plus news of the Blue Peter Stampede.
("Blue Peter" 10th book, 60p, not 55p as in Boots colour advertisement in RADIO TIMES. 6 December.)
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with Richard Whitmore ; Weather
Cows can't fly ... but some mammals can
David Attenborough looks at the way animals have been re-designed to cope with living in water, and in the air.
Producer john SPARKS (from Bristol)
Words and music in tune with Christmas spoken, sung and played by the boys and girls of this unique school - over 300 years old, now Britain's first national junior school for young musicians. Including We wish you a Merry Christmas; Twelve Days of Christmas; Torches
An outside broadcast from the Halls and Cloisters of the ancient ' Great House ' in Manchester
Producer NICK HUNTER (Manchester)
starring Fred MacMurray, Tommy Steele, Greer Garson, Geraldine Page, Gladys Cooper, Hermione Baddeley
Young John Lawless arrives in Philadelphia from Ireland to become butler in the crazy household of an eccentric millionaire.
Director NORMAN TOKAR
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Stand by your beds! for
Doddy's Christmas Forces Show
A film made entirely on location in the Indian Ocean, Cyprus, Gibraltar and Ulster with Neville King , Jan Hunt Mark Raffles and members of the Armed Forces The Forces Sweethearts:
WENDY BALDOCK , ALISON BASHAM MARIE BETTS , MARILYN BROWN
SUZANNE DANIELLE , TRICIA DORAN
LYNN HAYWORTH , ALISON MINTO LAMONA SNOW, SUZIE TOOGOOD
Choreography NIGEL LYTHGOE Music THE STAN CLARKE SEVEN Producer MICHAEL HURLL
(Ken Dodd and Neville King are in the ' Ken Dodd Laughter Spectacular ' at the Opera House, Manchester)
The BBC would like to acknowledge the assistance given in the making of this film by the Combined Services Entertainment Section of BFBS.
with Richard Whitmore Weather
by RAY GALTON and ALAN SIMPSON starring with Frank Thornton
Albert is busy making preparations for Christmas - and so is Harold. But his plans don't include his father. He's determined to go away-the further the better. Like Majorca. He has his plane tickets, his hotel reservations, his spending money. There is only one more little thing to do. Tell Albert....
Music by DENNIS WILSON from an original theme by RON GRAINER Costumes RUPERT JARVIS Make-up JOAN BARRETT
Lighting RITCHIE RICHARDSON Sound JOHN LLOYD
Designer DAVID CHANDLER Producer GRAEME MUIR
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A special Christmas Omnibus starring and ' George Gershwin died in 1937, but I don't have to believe it if I don't want to' wrote novelist John O'Hara. This music documentary, introduced by Robin Ray , is about Gershwin and his great operatic masterpiece, and marks the 75th anniversary year of Gershwin's birth. It includes some of his best-known, best-loved compositions as well as scenes from Porgy and Bess and a few surprises. with George's elder brother author of the original Porgy novelnovel and composer and featuring
Craig Sheppard playing Rhapsody in Blue with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (leader ERICH GRUENBERG ) conducted by Everett Lee chorus master JOHN MCCARTHY pianists
ROBERT DOCKER , MARTIN GOLDSTEIN
Sound ALAN EDMONDS
Lighting KEN MACGREGOR Designer KENNETH SHARP
Director RODNEY GREENBERG
Written and produced by KENNETH CORDEN
Porgy and Bess:
Porgy and Bess:
Introduced by Duncan Carse who sets out to capture that elusive ' spirit of Christmas' With the Players of Wotton-under-Edge Pantomime
MICHAEL CANNEY in ' Kilvert Country '
Wildlife in mid-winter
And a musical night-ride by Coach and Four.
Producer PETER CRAWFORD (from Bristol)
from the Priory Church of Christ the King, Cockfosters
Principal celebrant and preacher DOM EDMUND JONES , OSB
Organist and choirmaster PHILIP ASKER
Introduced by FR PATRICK MCENROE
Presented for television by RAYMOND SHORT