Who's There? Christmas stories from God's wide world
DANA tells the legend of the Glastonbury Thorn, Chris Serle describes the Christmas truce that British and German soldiers held in 1914, and Christopher Lillicrap shows how Happy Harry taught Miserable Mick to be merry. The last of 13 programmes with children from St Winifred's Roman Catholic Primary School, Stockport
Music: Howard Davidson
Designer: Barry Roach, Director: Sid Waddell, Script Editor: Roger Hutchings, Producer: David Brown
with Isla St Clair
Sing a Song of Christmas
Christmas celebrates the birth of a holy child in a village on the edge of a desert. It's a fascinating story and Isla unravels it.
Music RICK KEMP
Costume designer LAURA ERGIS Make-up VANESSA POULTON
Photography MARTIN PATMORE Film editor PETER BARBER
Written and directed by DAVID TURNBULL
celebrates Christmas with a specially recorded carol from the Junior Choir of St John's Church, Southall, and a Christmas song from the Rev Balwant Singh and Family of St John's Church, Oxford with The PIA Group, Nazia and Zoheb, Jagjit Singh and Sabeena Yasmin
BBC Pebble Mill
Junior Choir of St John's Church,
Rev Balwant Singh and
Singer (Nazia and Zoheb):
Singer (Nazia and Zoheb):
Because One Child is
Born from St Michael 's Parish Church, Amersham
Presented by THE REV RAYMOND SHORT with GWEN WATFORD and a choir from DR CHALLONER'S GRAMMAR SCHOOL
Carols: Unto us is born a Son; Good Christian men, rejoice; 0 come, all ye faithful
Conductor IAN HOOKER Organist PAUL ROBERTS
Lighting GEOFF RATHBONE Sound VIC GODRICH
TV presentation by JOHN NEWBURY
HM The Queen's Christmas message with sign language and subtitles for the deaf.
Highlights, from the Esplanade of Edinburgh Castle
Commentary for television TOM FLEMING Produced for television by IAN CHRISTIE BBC Scotland
The first of four programmes
A motorcycle trials competition for the Lombard Tricity Trophy. Heat
Two groups of young riders, from 9-15 years old, tackle a tough course of natural and man-made obstacles.
The two fastest riders in each group qualify for the Grand Final. Commentators
PETER PURVES and MICK ANDREWS
Director JOHN G. SMITH Producer REG PERRIN BBC Pebble Mill
Jimmy Hill introduces the great matches of the 12th World Cup, including action from the three home countries, Brazil, West Germany and the eventual winners, Italy.
The feature film starring
Jill Eikenberry , Kevin Dobson
This heart-warming and absorbing story is based on a real event of the 1850s, when a courageous young woman took a trainload of destitute and delinquent children from New York to the Midwest in search of families to adopt them. Emma Symns has to rescue her orphans from slave labour and police stations - and that's just the beginning of her problems ...
Screenplay by MILLARD LAMPELL Produced by DOROTHEA G. PETRIE Directed by WILLIAM A. GRAHAM Films: page 15
starring Keith Chegwin with Modern Romance
Dexys Midnight Runners, Madness Cheggers presents a sparkling Christmas edition of top chart hits and surprise guests, with Jon Eden and Vivienne McKone leading their twin teams, the reds and the yellows, in an action-packed show.
Designer MEL BIBBY
Director MARTIN HUGHES Producer MIKE STEPHENS
with Roy Castle
Television's newest emporium - Superstore - holds a special party for' star customers ' Johnny Ball
Ben Bazell , Floella Benjamin , Colin Bennett , Brian Cant , Keith Chegwin Jonathan Cohen , John Craven , Mark Curry , Julie Dome Brown , Peter Duncan , Sally Gilpin , Kim Goody , Sarah Greene , Simon Groom , David Icke , Su Ingle , Dulicc Liecier , Paul McDowell , Stuart McGugan , Leigh Miles , Delia Morgan , Liz Millbank Maggie Philbin, Mike Read , Mark Savage , Lucie Skeaping , Ben Thomas , Rosalind Wilson and Norris McWhirter
Musical arrangements PETER BYE FRANK BARBER and JOHNNY PEARSON Musical director JOHNNY PEARSON Choreographer SALLY GILPIN Lighting PETER WESSON Sound KEITH GUNN
Designer VALERIE WARRENDER
Produced and directed by ALAN RUSSELL
The traditional Christmas look at the world of WALT DISNEY films Introduced by Rolf Harris from Longleat House, Wiltshire
Films include Snow White, Mary Poppins , Sleeping Beauty, Watcher in the Wood, The Fox and the Hound, Robin Hood , Tron
Producer RICHARD EVANS
with Jan Leeming ; Weatherman
from Exeter Cathedral, where a thousand members of choirs affiliated to the Royal School of Church Music have gathered with a folk group, madrigal singers, handbell ringers, and other local musicians for this musical celebration of Christmas. Geoffrey Wheeler visited Exeter to talk to some of the people who take part in tonight's programme and to find out how this beautiful cathedral city celebrates the birth of Christ.
0 come, all ye faithful; God rest you merry, gentlemen: Good King Wenceslas; Hark! the herald-angels sing; 0 little town of Bethlehem: While shepherds watched: Of the Father's love begotten: Once in royal David's city: 1 saw three ships; The holly and the ivy; Ding dong! merrily on high; La peregrinacion; A spotless rose: In the bleak mid-winter; A hymn to the Virgin; In dulci jubilo; The Sans Day Carol Conductor LIONEL DAKERS Organist MARTIN HOW
Musical adviser MICHAEL ARMITAGE Film director SIMON HAMMOND Producer ELIZABETH GORT ,
Series producer JIM MURRAY
by jimmy PERRY and DAVID CROFT
Maplin's Holiday Camp. 1959 Eruptions
Joe Maplin installs a model volcano in the ballroom which erupts during Ted's act. He is not prepared to tolerate such interruptions, so at dead of night he leads an expedition to sabotage it.
Designer CARRY FREEMAN
Produced and directed hvnivmrnnrT
Songs and fun from the series (record
EEC 436, cassette ZCM 436) from retailers
* Subtitles on Ceefax page 170
The feature film starring Jack Lemmon , Lee Grant
Brenda Vaccaro , Joseph Cotten Olivia de Havilland
Darren McGavln , Christopher Lee and James Stewart
An elaborate plan to hijack a 747 jumbo jet carrying a cargo of art treasures goes smoothly into action. Having gained control of the aircraft the hijackers fly low but when an off-shore oil platform looms out of the darkness, there is no time to avoid a collision ...
Screenplay by MICHAEL SCHEFF , DAVID SPECTOR Produced by WILLIAM FRYE Directed by JERRY JAMESON
(First showing on British television) Films: page IS
Nicholas St Downs III:
Mrs Jane Stern:
Kiri Te Kanawa
A Christmas entertainment for all the family, recorded by the popular New Zealand opera star at the Dominion Theatre, London. Her guests include
Placido Domingo: the famous Spanish tenor joins Kiri for a selection from Bernstein's West Side Story.
Doreen Wells : England's lovely ballerina dances The Dying Swan and taps her sparkling way through ' Puttin' on the Ritz'.
Norma Burrowes teams up with Kiri for Rossini's hilarious ' Cat duet'.
Harry Secombe does a song and i dance routine in ' We're a couple ! of swells' and puts on clown's garb for' On with the motley '.
The Maori Rugby Team gives Kiri powerful support in a New
Zealand folk song 'Pokarekare
Also taking part: West Side Story girls URSULA CONNORS
GLENYS GROVES and HILLY MARSHALL
CHILDREN OF THE EASTCOURT
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL Tilly the dog
BBC Concert Orchestra leader JOHN BRADBURY
Nigel Blomiley (cello) Robert Docker (piano) conducted by Robin Stapleton
Also including the haunting ' Bailero ' from Songs of the Auvergne; The ugly duckling ', and 'Memory' from Cats (specially arranged by the composer, ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER ).
Dances choreographed by BILL DRYSDALE and DAVID TOGURI Designer DEREK DODD Costume designer
RUPERT ROXBURGH-JARVIS Lighting JOHN ELFES
Sound GRAHAM HAINES
Directed and produced by HUMPHREY BURTON
The first of Six programmes
An International Golf Challenge
The opening match between two leading women golfers, Beth Daniel and Jan Stephenson , and two exciting men golfers, Bern-hard Langer and Greg Norman , played at the Woburn Golf and Country Club for the Cathay Pacific Airways Trophy.
With$60,000 prize money at stake, the series starts today with a four-ball match.
Commentator PETER ALLISS
Assistant producer huw Joseph Director RICHARD TILLING Producer DAVID KENNING
by JOHN BOWEN
Does the Ice House hold a secret, or is it, as they say, just ice?
Producer ROSEMARY HILL
Director DEREK LISTER