with Hannah Gordon Stories for Christmas by ALISON UTTLEY
Today: The Holly Bears a Berry Illustrations by JOANNA TROUGHTON (Rp1)
A cartoon series. The Kookie Case of Cryptic Keyes
Christmas in the Sun
Twenty-five young people from Somerset set out on an expedition to Ghana in West Africa.
In today's film they tell how they celebrated a Christmas with their Ghanaian hosts' families and enjoyed traditional Ghanaian food. As well as visiting castles, joining in with the fishermen and buying souvenirs in the markets, they went for a 50-mile trek through tropical rain forests and helped a remote village to build a new school.
Film editor DAVID ALIBAND Producer BRIAN HAWKINS BBC Bristol
English version written and told by Eric Thompson.
Senior China Boy
'Black and white)
A double bill with Donald Duck in No Hunting and Donald's Off Day and Toby Tyler (parts 1 and 2)
starring Lew Ayres and Rita Gam
The story of Noah, a wise and virtuous man, who heeded the warnings of God and through his unquestioning faith ensured the survival not only of mankind but of the animal kingdom too, as God's wrath fell upon the world.
Weather JIM BACON
A feature film starring Orson Welles with Kim Burfield
Lionel Stander , Walter Slezak
Young Jim Hawkins is cabin boy on the Hispaniola, which has set sail in search of a notorious pirate's buried treasure; but as they approach the island where the treasure is buried, Jim overhears Long John Silver , the ship's one-legged cook, planning a mutiny.
Orson Welles plays Long John Silver in this version of the famous adventure story by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Screenplay by WOLF MANKOWITZ and o. w. JEEVES (Orson Welles)
Produced by HARRY ALAN TOWERS Directed by JOHN HOUGH Films: pages 16-17
Long John Silver:
Paul McCartney and Wings
From the earliest recording session of WINGS, the band is followed through its last major world tour. Problems created by fans, security and setting up for each gig are contrasted with a spectacle of the large American and Australian concerts, and the solitude of Paul and Linda's family life on the Mull of Kintyre.
Among the dozen or so songs are Band on the Run ', 'Jet', 'Live and Let Die ' and a moving solo performance of ' Yesterday '.
Presenters Sarah Long Stuart McGugan
A cartoon series
The Flying Saucer Sorcerer
Touche and Dum Dum answer the cries for help in their own inimitable way.
The Black Lamb of Bethlehem by ROSEMARY HARRIS
" The black lamb stood on its head and twirled like a top; rebounded from Balthazar's knees and collided with frail Caspar's, knocking him into Melchior's arms. Kings and caskets went flying in a higgledy-piggledy heap.'
Pictures by ANN STRUGNELL
by MARGARET GREAVES
Old woman: There is always a star - one for every child born on earth. As his love grows his star grows with him. It can burn to a great sun to light eternity. Or, if his love fades, his star fades too. But perhaps it can never quite go out ..."
Lighting TEDDY WILLIAMS
Designer CHRIS ROBILLIARD
Executive producer ANNA HOME Producer ANGELA BEECHING Director SARAH BELLINGS BBC Bristol
with Simon Groom, Christopher Wenner, Tina Heath
Christmas is Coming!
And today you can see the results of the Great Blue Peter Bring and Buy Sale Auction and find out how Blue Peter viewers all over Britain have given help and hope to thousands of suffering Cambodian babies, children and adults.
Join in, too, with carols round the tree with the children of Allfarthings School, Warlingham County Secondary School and the Band of the Chalk Farm branch of the Salvation Army.
Designer JIM GRANT
with Peter Woods ; Weatherman
Tom and Jerry
All other English Regions! Regional News
starring Rolf Harris and featuring the children of Wilton Middle School, nr Salisbury Rolf and his 200 young guests bring you a seasonal selection of carols and Christmas songs and visit the stately home, Longleat, where they 'Deck the Halls'. ' Little Drummer Boy! gets its own special treatment with some talented artwork created by the children themselves. With favourites like 'Jake the Peg' and ' Happy Birthday, Father Christmas ' it all adds up to a boisterous celebration.
Musical director BARRY BOOTH
Script TONY HAWES. Designer TIM GLEESON Directed by DAVID G. HILLIER Producer JAMES MOIR
'A bird's-eye-view of what it's like to be a British robin....'
This Christmas the robin will be thrusting out his red breast from greetings cards, and cocking a friendly eye from the windowsill at the festive events in thousands of households... In this international award-winning film, Bernard Cribbins interprets a year in the life of the robin with a rare touch of charm and humour, as the robin stakes out his territory, avoids the local cat. makes a profitable 'deal' with the gardener, chats up the birds, and raises a family in the hedgerow.
Script and commentary by BERNARD CRIBBINS
Directed by HUGH MILES
An RSPB FILM UNIT production. BBC Bristol
A special festive competition from Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy. Teams taking part:
Great Britain - Lincolnshire;
Belgium - Woluwe St Lambert;
Holland - The Hague;
Italy - Cortina d'Ampezzo;
Switzerland - Leysin.
Introduced by Claudio Lippi with Stuart Hall, Georges Kleinmann, Michel Lemaire and Dick Passchier.
International referees: Gennaro Olivieri and Guido Pancaldi, with British judge Mike Swann.
Producer CECIL KORER. BBC Manchester.
starring Val Doonican and featuring Twiggy, Roy Castle, Magnus Magnusson, The Cambridge Buskers with special guest appearances by Bill Owen, Peter Sallis, Brian Wilde and Jane Freeman from the Last of the Summer Wine
Written by Barry Took with Val Doonican
with Peter Woods ; Weatherman
The feature film starring Julie Christie
Alan Bates. Dominic Guard invited by his schoolfriend to spend the summer in Norfolk. 12-year-old Leo unwittingly becomes involved as the go-between for the daughter of the wealthy family and the local farmer. In his adaptation of L. P. Hartley 's masterpiece about the loss of innocence. Harold Pinter examines life and class conflicts in rural England at the turn of the century.
Screenplay by HAROLD PINTER based un the novel by I,. p. HARTLEY Produced by ,JOHN HEYM\N and NORMAN PRIGGEN
Directed by JOSEPH LOSEY . Films: pp 16-17
I eo Colston:
Leo as old man:
Introduced and conducted by James Loughran with the BBC Symphony Orchestra leader MAURICE BRETT
The Choir of Westminster Abbey Director of Music DOUGLAS GUEST
The Philip Jones Brass Ensemble and Cristina Ortiz (piano)
Sound ALAN EDMONDS
Lighting PETER CATLETT Designer FIONA COMRIE
Producer IANENGELMANN Director PETER BUTLER
from the Church of the Immaculate Conception. London Wl
Introduced by FR CRISPIAN HOLLIS Celebrant and preacher
THE REV FR PETER KNOTT , sj superior Assisted by THE REV FR MICHAEL O'BRIEN , SJ and THE REV FR KENNETH NUGENT. SJ
The Mass will be sung to 'Messe en I'honneur de St Gregoire ' by MARC DE RANSE
THE FARM STREET SINGERS conducted by NICHOLAS DANBY Organist MARTIN PARRY
Congregational hymns: Come to the manger; 0 come. all ye faithful; God rest you merry, gentlemen
Television presentation by RAYMOND SHORT Order of Service on Ceefax page 192