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: Inch-High Private Eye

The Return of Spimone

: From All of Us to All of You

Jiminy Cricket hosts a musical all-animated Christmas salute from Disney's favourite cartoon characters. Selected sequences from Walt Disney's animated features include decorating the Christmas tree with Donald Duck and Chip 'n' Dale, Peter Pan singing "You can fly", Bambi frolicking on a frozen pond and scenes from "Snow White", "The Aristocats" and "Pinocchio".
A Walt Disney Production

: The Happy World of Hanna-Barbera

William Hanna and Joe Barbera have made some of the best cartoons seen on television, with Scooby Doo, Yogi Bear, Fred Flintstone, Huckleberry Hound, and literally thousands more. Everybody will have a favourite in this celebration of 40 years of zappy comedy, introduced by Gene Kelly.


Presenter: Gene Kelly

: Weatherman

: A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court

The feature film starring
Bing Crosby with Rhonda Fleming In this colourful musical comedy based on Mark Twain 's story-Bing Crosby plays Hank Martin , a handy. man from Connecticut who falls from his horse in 1910 and wakes to find himself transported to sixth-century Camelot at the Court of King Arthur.
Screenplay by EDMUND BELOIN from a story by MARK TWAIN Produced by ROBERT FELLOWS Directed by TAY GARNETT
Christmas Films: page 15


Unknown: Bing Crosby
Unknown: Rhonda Fleming
Unknown: Mark Twain
Unknown: Hank Martin
Unknown: Edmund Beloin
Story By: Mark Twain
Produced By: Robert Pellows
Directed By: Tay Garnett
Hank Martin: Bing Crosby
Sir Sagramore: William Bendix
Sandy: Rhonda Fleming
King Arthur: Cedric Hardwicke
Merlin: Murvyn Wye
Sir Lancelot: Henry Wilcoxon

: Bonanza: The Luck of Pepper Shannon

An infamous desperado returns to Virginia City and stirs the imagination of the impressionable Jamie with the stories of his exploits. Then he is accused of attempted murder and robbery.


Writer: John Hawkins
Director: Nick Webster
Ben Cartwright: Lorne Greene
Hoss Cartwright: Dan Blocker
Little Joe: Michael Landon
Jamie: Mitch Voegl

: Around the World with Dot

A yuletide adventure in colourful animation starring Drew Forsythe
Dot is sad at Christmas: Baby Joey, the kangaroo, has gone missing. But when Danny, a young swagman, hears her story he becomes Santa Claus and takes her off around the world in search of her lost friend...
(First showing on British television) Christmas Films: page 15


Screenplay: John Palmer
Screenplay/Produced and directed by: Yoram Gross

: The Magic of Lassie

The world's most famous canine star in a spectacular musical adventure starring and of course. Lassie
When Lassie is taken away from her owner Clovis Mitchell by the dishonest businessman Jamison, she is forced to make a perilous escape across the rugged West, not knowing that her family are already searching for her.
With James Stewart as Lassie's proud owner, the musical score for the film is by the award-winning team responsible for Mary Poppins and The Slipper and the Rose. and introducing
Music and lyrics by Richard M. SHERMAN and ROBERT a SHERMAN
Screenplay by JEAN HOLLOWAY
Directed by DON CHAFFEY Christmas Films: page 15


Unknown: Clovis Mitchell
Unknown: James Stewart
Unknown: Mary Poppins
Unknown: Richard M. Sherman
Play By: Jean Holloway
Unknown: Richard M. Sherman
Produced By: Bonita Granville Wrather
Produced By: William Beautine
Directed By: Don Chaffey
Clovis Mitchell: James Stewart
Gus: Mickey Rooney
Jamison: Pernell Roberts
Alice: Alice Faye
Kelly Mitchell: Stephanie Zimballst
Chris Mitchell: Michael Sharret
Apollo: Mike Mazurki
Allan Fogerty: Lane Davies
Finch: Robert Lussier
Sheriff Andrews: Gene Evans
Truck driver: William Flatley
Officer Wilson: James V Reynolds
Reward seeker: Rayford Barnes
Mighty Manuel: W.D Goodman

: The Dukes of Hazzard: Coy vs Vance

Written by Si Rose.


Writer: Si Rose
Director: Sorrell Booke
Coy: Byron Cherry
Vance: Christopher Mayer
Daisy: Catherine Bach
Uncle Jesse: Denver Pyle
Enos: Sonny Shroyer
Cooter: Ben Jones
Sheriff Rosco Coltrane: James Best
Boss Hogg: Sorrell Booke
Billie Ann: Shawn Weatherly
Kate: Bobbie Ferguson

: Evening News

with Jan Leeming ; Weatherman


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em

starring Michael Crawford Written by RAYMOND ALLEN from stories by MICHAEL CRAWFORD featuring Michele Dotrice with Frederick Jaeger , Dick Bentley Designer
Produced by SYDNEY LOTTERBY (Repeal)


Unknown: Michael Crawford
Written By: Raymond Allen
Stories By: Michael Crawford
Unknown: Michele Dotrice
Unknown: Frederick Jaeger
Unknown: Dick Bentley
Unknown: Andrew Jiowe-Davies
Produced By: Sydney Lotterby
Frank: Michael Crawford
Betty: Michele Dotrice
Mr Barker: Frederick Jaeger
Grandad: Dick Bentley
Air Traffic Controller: Tenniel Evans
Mr Jennings: Tony Steedman
Prewett: Christopher Biggins
Linda: Linda Beckett
Jessica: Jessica Forte
Alexander: Alexander Moss

: Pop Quiz

with Mike Read
Which record was the first No 1 hit of 1983? Which will be the last? What was the Christmas hit five years ago, ten years ago - or even just last year? Is Mike Read going to play his guitar? Will he make his guests sing along?
Roger Taylor, who will be flying back from Munich where he is mixing the new Queen LP; Limahl, once with Kajagoogoo, now a successful solo artist; Midge Ure, Ultravox front man and video director;
Dave Edmunds, one of this year's most successful Pop Quiz captains; Mari Wilson, still the self-styled beehive queen of Neasden; Leee John, who interrupts his tour with Imagination to appear on the programme.


Presenter: Mike Read
Contestant: Roger Taylor
Contestant: Midge Ure
Contestant: Dave Edmunds
Contestant: Mari Wilson
Contestant: Leee John
Director: Philip Chilvers
Executive Producer: Frances Whitaker
Producer: Jill Sinclair

: The Little and Large Show

starring Eddie Large and Syd Little
with Joe Brown, Jimmy Cricket, Martin Daniels and Cleo Rocos, Chas & Dave
FEATURE: page 4


Comedian: Eddie Large
Comedian: Syd Little
Musician: Joe Brown
Comedian: Jimmy Cricket
Unknown: Martin Daniels
[Actress]: Cleo Rocos
Musicians: Chas & Dave
Writer: Gavin Osbon
Writer: Wally Malston
Writer: Eric Merriman
Musicians: Ronnie Hazlehurst and his Orchestra
Sound: Adrian Bishop Laggett
Lighting Director: Derek Slee
Designer: Paul Joel
Designer: Jim Clay
Producer/Director: Bill Wilson

: Flash Gordon

The feature film starring Sam Jones, Melody Anderson, Max Von Sydow, Topol and Brian Blessed.
A spectacular version of the famous comic strip hero. Strange energy waves from the planet Mongo threaten to crash the moon into earth. Only one chance remains for mankind. Together with comely Dale Arden and brilliant scientist Dr Hans Zarkov, he must make the perilous rocket flight to Mongo, to face and defeat the brutal Ming Merciless and his plan for cosmic dominance.
(First showing on British television)
Christmas Films page 15
Subtitles on Ceefax page 170


Screenplay: Lorenzo Semple Jr
Producer: Dino de Laurentis
Director: Michael Hodges
Flash Gordon: Sam Jones
Dale Arden: Melody Anderson
Princess Aura: Ornella Muti
Emperor Ming: Max von Sydow
Dr Hans Zarkov: Topol
Prince Barin: Timothy Dalton
Vultan: Brian Blessed
Klytus: Peter Wyngarde
Kala: Mariangela Melato
Arborian priest: John Osbourne
Fico: Richard O'Brien
Luro: John Hallam
Zogi: Philip Stone
Serving girl: Suzanne Danielle
Hedonia: Bobby Brown
Biro: Ted Carroll

: Val Doonican's Christmas Party

Val invites all his friends at home and in the studio to join him to sing and make music together.
Val Doonican special guests Howard Keel, The Nolans Sky, Wall Street Crash with Tracey Miller, Val Stokes, and Miriam Stockley
Feature Page 4


Presenter/Singer: Val Doonican
Guest: Howard Keel
Guest: The Nolans
Guest: Wall Street Crash
Backing Vocals: Tracey Miller
Backing Vocals: Val Stokes
Backing Vocals: Miriam Stockley
Musical Director: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Musical Associate: Roger Richards
Costume Designer: Lynda Woodfield
Sound: Keith Gunn
Lighting: Eric Wallis
Designer: Tony Burrough
Production: Yvonne Littlewood

: Bergerac

created by ROBERT BANKS STEWART starring John Nettles in Ice Maiden by ROD BEACHAM with Terence Alexander and featuring Sean Arnold
Annette Badland , Mela White guest stars Liza Goddard , Dave King Philippa Vale is a jewel thief who never makes mistakes. Underestimating Jim Bergerac looks like being her first. Or does it 9
Theme music by GEORGE FENTON Script editor CHRIS BOUCHER Film editor PAM BOSWORTH
Designer JOHN HURST Photography KEVIN ROWLEY
* Subtitles on Ceefax page 170


Unknown: John Nettles
Unknown: Terence Alexander
Unknown: Sean Arnold
Unknown: Annette Badland
Unknown: Mela White
Unknown: Liza Goddard
Unknown: Dave King
Unknown: Philippa Vale
Unknown: Jim Bergerac
Music By: George Fenton
Editor: Chris Boucher
Editor: Pam Bosworth
Unknown: Kevin Rowley
Director: Robert Tronson
Jim Bergerac: John Nettles
Charlie: Terence Alexander
Crozier: Sean Arnold
Philippa Vale: Liza Goddard
George Thomas: Dave King
Fran Thomas: Jennifer Guy
Maxwell Flagg: Richard Hurndall
Diamante Lil: Mela White
Det Con Wilson: Geoffrey Leesley
Charlotte: Annette Badland
Bank Manager: Anthony Dutton
Hairdresser: Rosemarie Dunham
Tony: Ian Collier
Ernie: Frederick Hall
Librarian: Barbara Atkinson
Policewoman: Sallyann Webster
Security man: Bob Gorman

: News

with Jan Leeming Weatherman


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: The Good Old Days

A Christmas celebration from the Famous City Varieties Theatre, Leeds. For your yuletide delectation and delight your Chairman Leonard Sachs introduces
Danny La Rue , Bernard Cribbins Valerie Masterson , Robert White Barry Cryer , The Clerk Brothers Gaetan Bloom , Doreen Hermitage and Deryk Parkin
Members of the Players' Theatre, London
Musical director BERNARD HERMANN
Produced and directed by BARNEY COLEMAN BBC Manchester


Introduces: Leonard Sachs
Unknown: Danny La Rue
Unknown: Bernard Cribbins
Unknown: Valerie Masterson
Unknown: Robert White
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Brothers Gaetan Bloom
Unknown: Doreen Hermitage
Unknown: Deryk Parkin
Unknown: Wendy Jones
Unknown: Amanda Newman
Unknown: Lisa Westcott
Unknown: Peter Sutherland
Unknown: Chris Connah
Unknown: Graham Richards
Unknown: Ray Mangion
Unknown: Michael Joseph
Unknown: Choreography Doreen
Director: Bernard Hermann
Directed By: Barney Coleman

: Eucharist for Christmas

from the Cathedral Church of St Mary the Virgin, Blackburn Provost:
Preacher: THE RT REV STEWART CROSS, Lord Bishop of Blackburn
TV presentation NOEL VINCENT


Unknown: Lawrence Jackson
Unknown: Canon Michael Taylor
Directed By: David Cooper
Accompanied By: Keith Bond
Unknown: Noel Vincent

: Weather

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