With MAGGIE HENDERSON and FRED HARRIS
Music by PETER GOSLING and DAVE MOSES Written and produced by MICHAEL COLE
Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE It's Ragtime, 55p, from bookshops
Pupils of schools from Essex join together in the beautiful Parish Church of Thaxted to tell again the Christmas story in familiar carols, readings and paintings.
Conductor ERIC STAPLETON
Director ROY TIPPING
Producer DENIS MORIARTY
TV or not TV and Stop Horsing Around
appeals for Television for the Deaf
This is a special Fund administered by The Royal National Institute for the Deaf to provide television sets for old and lonely deaf people throughout the United Kingdom. There is a long waiting list.
Donations, preferably by crossed po or cheque, to: Angela Rippon , [address removed]
The minister and congregation of West Orchard United Reformed Church visit Quinton
Park Baptist Church for a united Christmas service conducted by REV ROGER WOODWARD Preacher REV BRIAN HOLROYD
0 come. all ye faithful
Love came down at Christmas 0 little town of Bethlehem Once in royal David's city
Hark: the herald angels sing Readings:
Luke 1, vv 26-33 and 38 Luke 2, vv 1-7 and 8-20 Matthew 2, vv 1-12
Choirmistress ANGELA LANE Organist don DADE
Television presentation MICHAEL SHOESMITH BBC Birmingham
Preacher Rev Brian
Sing a Christmas Song
Guest star Rolf Harris with help from Tom Chatto and 300 children from New Mills, Derbyshire
Stan Laurel , Oliver Hardy
Charley Chase , Buster Keaton
A hilarious look at four of the cinema's great laughter-makers from the silent era.
We start with Laurel and Hardy's early solo performances, take a look at another popular Hal Roach comic, Charley Chase , and end with the immortal Buster Keaton. Narrator JAY JACKSON
Music MANNY ALBAN. Produced and written by ROBERT YOUNGSON
. Films: pages 15-16
Introduced by Brian Matthew
Highlights from the greatest live spectacular in Europe today. This brilliant production combines the brash panache of Broadway, the romance of ballet and the thrills of the circus in Holiday on Ice.
Glamorous girls galore in a colourful pastiche of the Ziegfeld era.
The charming nostalgia of old Vienna is conjured up to the music of Johann Strauss.
Breathtaking costumes add colourful excitement to the infectious rhythms of carnival time in Brazil. And the circus comes to town-with the finest menagerie since Noah's Ark - a cortege of clowns. A new concept in ice entertainment embraces the swirl of the kilt and the skirl of the pipes, with plaid-clad dancers in a 'Highland Fling'!
Grace, skill and daring are all displayed by star soloists Hauss and Hafner, Patty-Claire Welsh , Rick Inglesi , Cheryl Richardson. And smile a while to the amazing antics of comedy teams- plus - making his ice début - the new superstar Snoopy.
Created, staged, directed by TED SHUFFLE Televised by arrangement with SKEE GOODHART for International Holiday on Ice Company
Recorded in Lausanne, in co-operation with Swiss television
Lighting TOMMY THOMAS Director ERIC NOGUET
Produced for television by DON SAYER
Noel Edmonds and Dave Lee Travis introduce a special Christmas Day edition, featuring some of the No 1 records of the year including Abba, J. J. Barrie
Elton John and Kiki Dee , Queen
Demis Roussos , Slik, The Wurzels TOP OF THE POPS ORCHESTRA
LEGS & CO
Musical director JOHNNY PEARSON Choreography FLICK COLBY
Lighting JOHN DIXON. Sound KEITH GUNN Designer ROBERT BERK Director PHIL BISHOP
Producer JOHNNIE STEWART
A Christmas Day programme in which The Queen speaks to the Commonwealth.
Producer RICHARD CAWSTON
International stars from six countries present a special gala presentation of the world-famous circus from the sawdust ring beneath the Big Top.
Yasmine Smart introduces from Poland: The Koziaks springs, bounces and laughs on the trampoline net Duo Beskidy precision and balance taken to great heights from Switzerland: The Burgers walking their way through an upside-down world from Germany:
Willy Hagenbeck 's Horses eight magnificent greys presented by YASMINE SMART from America:
The Niccollnl Chimpanzees equal to their human masters The Michaels two men and two girls supreme on the flying trapeze from Hungary:
The Charles Troupe from a springboard they achieve the impossible from Great Britain:
Robert Brothers' Elephants seven favourites of the circus presented by BOBBY ROBERTS JR Jacko Fossett and Little Billy serving up the comedy
Commentator RAY MOORE
Circus produced by RONNIE, BILLY and DAVID SMART Musical director KEN GRIFFIN Designer RAY LONDON
Television presentation IAN SMITH
A film starring
Oliver's story from the cruelty of the workhouse and the unsavoury world of Fagin's crime school has a happy ending when his real identity is established.
Not even Oliver could ask for anything more enjoyable ... (THE PEOPLE) ... a most magnetic musical, a triumph
Music and lyrics by LIONEL BART
Director CAROL REED. Films: page 15-18
The Artful Dodger:
with Peter Woods ; Weatherman
A special Christmas Day edition starring Bruce Forsyth with Anthea Redfern
Family couples from all over the country compete in a test of their general knowledge, skill and ingenuity.
Orchestra directed by RONNIE HAZLEHURST Programme associates
BARRY CRYER , TONY HAWES Designer BOB COVE Director ALAN BOYD
Producer ROBIN NASH
A star-studded holiday special starring
Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Written by BARRY CRYER , MIKE CRAIG
LAWRIE KINSLEY , RON MCDONNELL with special guests
Elton John , John Thaw
Dennis Waterman , Kate O'Mara Marion Montgomery The Nolans with ARTHUR TOLCHER
Musical arrangements and orchestra directed by PETER KNIGHT
Designer VIC MEREDITH Producer ERNEST MAXIN
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A powerful suspense story set in an international airport crippled by the worst blizzard in 30 years. Burt Lancaster plays the dedicated airport manager battling to keep the planes flying. As he and his men struggle to the limits of endurance to overcome a long line of emergencies, a crisis explodes thousands of feet above.
Written and directed by GEORGE SEATON Films: pages 15-16
D 0 Guerrero:
with Peter Woods ; Weather