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: The Monkees

Mickey, David and the rest of the gang in another all-laughing, all-singing adventure.

: The Languages of Animals

The Royal Institution Annual Christmas Lectures to Young People by David Attenborough
Foreign Languages (part 1)
Animals can understand their own kind but how do they communicate with other animals?


Director: Martin L. Bell
Producer: Alan Sleath

: Holiday Star Trek: Wolf in the Fold

The return of the real-life Captain Kirk and his crew in earlier adventures.

Today: Wolf in the Fold
Caught red-handed beside savagely-slain victims, the misogynous Chief Engineer of the Enterprise seems to have taken his aversion to the fair sex too far. If he is to go Scott-free, his captain must isolate the evil spirit that has actuated such spasms of slaughter through the ages.
Tomorrow: The Changeling


Captain Kirk: William Shatner
Mr Spock: Leonard Nimoy
Dr McCoy: de Forest Kelley
Hengis: John Fiedler
Jaris: Charles MacAulay
Sybo: Pilar Seurat
Scott: James Doohan
Uhura: Nichelle Nichols

: The Gary Player Special

Peter Alliss looks at the achievements of South African Gary Player, winner of one United States Open, three British Opens, two Masters and two American titles - Player the perfectionist, the man who wants to do everything better than anyone else.
In 1974 GARY PLAYER earned the right to be called the greatest golfer in the world. He talks about his attitude to the game, his home and family and answers the critics who have questioned his religious and political views.


Unknown: Peter Alliss

: Holiday Grandstand

Introduced by Tony Gubba
Football Focus with BOB WILSON : a special New Year edition of television's top football feature.
1.5, 1.40, 2.15, 2.50 Racing from Cheltenham
1.15 Worthington 'E' Novices Chase (24m)
1.50 Bass Handicap S'chase (4m)
2.25 Carling Black Label Hurdle (2m 200yds)
3.0 Leckhampton Novices Chase (2m)
1.25, 2.0, 3.45
Ski-Jumping from Garmisch
The International 90 Metre Jump One of the most spectacular events in the world. A supreme test of courage and skill. Over 100 competitors meet in the Bavarian Alps for the traditional New Year's Day winter sports classic.
Commentator DAVID VINE
2.25, 3.10
Rugby League from Widnes
Widnes v St Helens
Widnes, Lancashire Cup winners, take on the ' Saints' in today's outstanding Derby match.
Commentator EDDIE WARING
Today's Timetable
12.50 Football Focus
1.5 Racing
1.25 Ski-jumping
1.40 Racing
2.0 Ski-jumping
2.15 Racing
2.25 Rugby League
2.50 Racing
3.10 Rugby League
3.45 Ski-jumping
Assistant producer BOB ABRAHAMS Television presentation: Racing: BARRIE EDGAR
Grandstand producer BRIAN VENNER Editor ALAN HART


Introduced By: Tony Gubba
Unknown: Bob Wilson
Commentators: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentators: Julian Wilson
Commentators: Jimmy Lindley
Commentator: Eddie Waring
Producer: Bob Abrahams
Unknown: Barrie Edgar
Unknown: Ray I.Akeland
Producer: Brian Venner
Editor: Alan Hart

: Play School

Miranda Connell and Johnny Ball visit Aviemore in Scotland


Unknown: Miranda Connell
Unknown: Johnny Ball
Guitarist: Dave Arthur
Guitarist: Scriptwriter Judy Whitfield
Director: Peter Charlton

: Wacky Races

Here they are again-that well known villain Dick Dastardly and his pal Muttley.


Unknown: Dick Dastardly

: Babar Comes to America

Told by Peter Ustinov
Babar, king of the elephants, and his queen, Celeste, go sight-seeing in New York while little Arthur makes his own plans.


Told By: Peter Ustinov

: The Secret Garden

by FRANCES HODGSON BURNETT dramatised by DOROTHEA BROOKING 1: There is no-one left
Orphaned Mary Lennox arrives at Misselthwaite Manor from India, to find a sad house, full of mysteries. She determines to discover more about one of them ...
Film cameraman JOHN BAKER Film sound BASIL HARRIS Film editor MONICA MEAD


Unknown: Frances Hodgson Burnett
Dramatised By: Dorothea Brooking
Unknown: Mary Lennox
Designer: Guthrie Hutton
Unknown: John Baker
Producer: Dorothea Brooking
Mary SARAH: Hollis Andrews
Taina: Binu Balini
Colonel McGrew: Clifford Cox
Capt Barnard: Charles Collingwood
Crawford children:: Richard Beaumont
Crawford children:: Tracy Mottau
Crawford children:: Lysbeth Stevens
Archibald Craven: John Woodnutt
Mrs Medlock: Hope Johnstone
Pitcher: Basil Clarke
John: William Marsh
Dr Craven: Richard Warner
Martha: Jacqueline Hoyle

Blog posts that mention this programme:

Tales out of school: Grange Hill, 40 years on 7 February 2018
Tales out of school: Grange Hill, 40 years on 7 February 2018

: National News

Richard Baker; Weather

: Nationwide

Throughout the country 3,000 projects are under way to alert the people of Britain to the need to preserve our priceless architectural inheritance - from great cathedrals to humble Victorian cottages. In this special edition at the start of European Architectural Heritage Year Nationwide looks at some of the work being done and includes an interview with HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
President of the United Kingdom Council of EAHY.
(Regional details as Monday)

: Custer of the West

starring Robert Shaw
Mary Ure , Jeffrey Hunter Ty Hardin , Robert Ryan
After a whirlwind career in the Civil War Gen George Armstrong Custer is offered the command of the 7th Cavalry in the West- and so begins one of the great legends of the American West.
Holiday films: pages 17-18


Unknown: Robert Shaw
Unknown: Mary Ure
Unknown: Jeffrey Hunter
Unknown: Ty Hardin
Unknown: Robert Ryan
Unknown: Gen George Armstrong
Unknown: American West.
General Custer: Robert Shaw
Elizabeth Custer: Mary Ure
Lt Benteen: Jeffrey Hunter
Major Marcus Reno: Ty Hardin
Lt Howells: Charles Stalnaker
Sgt Buckley: Robert Hall
Gen Sheridan: Lawrence Tierney
Chief Dull Knife: Keiron Moore
Sgt Mulligan: Robert Ryan
Goldminer: Marc Lawrence

: Nine O'Clock News

with Richard Baker Weather


Unknown: Richard Baker

: The Yeomen of the Guard

by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan

Jack Point and his sweetheart Elsie come to the Tower to earn money with which to buy medicine for her sick mother. Elsie is persuaded to become the secret bride of Fairfax 'to be beheaded in an hour,' but then he escapes.

"It's a song of a merryman, moping mum,
Whose soul was sad, and whose glance was glum,
Who sipped no sup, and who craved no crumb,
As he sighed for the love of a ladye!"


Libretto: W.S. Gilbert
Music: Arthur Sullivan
Singers: The Ambrosian Opera Chorus
Chorus-Master: John McCarthy
Musicians: The New Philharmonia Orchestra
Leader: Desmond Bradley
Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones
Associate Conductor: Anthony Hose
Choreographer: Geraldine Stephenson
Sound: Raymond Angel
Sound: Richard Chubb
Lighting: Dennis Channon
Designer: Eileen Diss
Producer: Cedric Messina
Director: John Gorrie
Dame Carruthers, Housekeeper to the Tower: Elizabeth Bainbridge
Wilfred Shadbolt, Head Jailer and Assistant Tormentor: Dennis Wicks
Phoebe Meryll, Sergeant Meryll's daughter: Janet Hughes
First Yeoman: Vernon Midgley
Second Yeoman: Philip Summerscales
Sergeant Meryll of the Yeomen of the Guard: Bryan Drake
Leonard Meryll, his son: Terry Jenkins
Colonel Fairfax, under sentence of death: David Hillman
Jack Point, a strolling jester: Derek Hammond-Stroud
Elsie Maynard, a strolling singer: Valerie Masterson
Sir Richard Cholmondeley, Lieutenant of the Tower: Richard Angas
Juggler: Johnny Lamonte
Tumblers: The Cantaras
Kate, niece to Dame Carruthers: Laureen Livingstone
Dancer: Sue Bishop
Dancer: Oliver Dunbar
Dancer: Sue Marlys
Dancer: Norman Walters

: Nimmo in Australia

1: The South
He took on Las Vegas and lost. Undaunted, Derek Nimmo sets out to seek his fortune Down Under where men are still men. And of all the hazards he faces none compares with that special affection and respect Australians reserve for what they call a ' Pommie Jackaroo.'
Part 2: tomorrow at midnight


Unknown: Derek Nimmo
Editor: Arthur Solomon
Director: Richard Drewett

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