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: The Natural World: Snowy, Chilly, Motley and Me

A personal view of pets going on safari in his native habitat, Oxford zoologist and film-maker, John Paling, took into his home a puppy and two kittens - and found that our most common pets are indeed wild animals in thin disguise. They treat our homes as their jungles, and find a fitting role for us in their social lives. But they also bring us more benefits than we had ever previously imagined - including at times the gift of life.
BBC Bristol


Writer/Director: John Paling
Filmed by: Oxford Scientific Films
Film Editor: Nigel Ashcroft
Series Editor: Peter Jones

: Cartoons

Bugs Bunny in Jack Wabbit and the Beanstalk A WARNER BROS cartoon
An epic fairytale set in a mythical Kingdom where the fickleness of the townsfolk is only outdone by that of the royal family....
This delightful award-winning film was directed by 13-year-old PAUL MASON and 11-year-old BECKY MASON.


Unknown: Jack Wabbit
Unknown: Paul Mason
Unknown: Becky Mason.

: Play School

Presenters Elizabeth Millbank Brian Jameson
Story: The Cobweb Christmas Tree by SHIRLEY CLIMO
Illustrated by JOE LA8KER


Presenters: Elizabeth Millbank
Presenters: Brian Jameson
Unknown: Shirley Climo
Illustrated By: Joe La8ker
Director: Roy Milani

: Pigeon Street

A See-Saw programme Getting Away

: Strange Companions

A two-part adventure starring Doug McClure as Archie Michael Sharrett as David
1: When David, a young runaway, stows aboard a light aircraft he has no idea of the dangerous times ahead ... with Marj Dusay as Mae Ted Stidder as Barnaby
A WALT DISNEY production


Unknown: Doug McClure
Unknown: Archie Michael Sharrett
Unknown: Marj Dusay
Unknown: Mae Ted Stidder

: Look Back with Noakes

John Noakes and Shep review the adventures and travels of the Go with Noakes series.
Down to Land's End.
A summer stroll along the coastal paths at Devon and Cornwall.
Producer DAVID BROWN BBC Manchester


Unknown: John Noakes
Producer: David Brown

: The Raccoons and the Lost Star

A musical cartoon narrated by Rich Little with the voices of John Schneider and Dottie West
Once upon a time there was a star who was very, very lonely and who dreamed of becoming a shooting star. The horrible Cyril Sneer captures the lost star-the last component in his plot to capture the Earth. Can Schaeffer and the Raccoons thwart his fiendish plans in time?
Animation by PAUL SCHIBLI
Written, produced and directed by KEVIN GILLIS A GILLIS WISEMAN production


Unknown: Rich Little
Unknown: John Schneider
Unknown: Cyril Sneer
Unknown: Paul Schibli
Directed By: Kevin Gillis
Unknown: Gillis Wiseman

: Cracked Ice

A WARNER bros cartoon

: The Good Life

by JOHN ESMONDE and BOB LARBEY starring Richard Briers Felicity Kendal and Penelope Keith with Paul Eddington Silly, but it's
Fun Tom and Barbara, Margo and Jerry plan their respective Christmases, but neither goes according to plan.
Producer JOHN HOWARD DAVIES (Repeal)


Unknown: John Esmonde
Unknown: Richard Briers
Unknown: Felicity Kendal
Unknown: Penelope Keith
Unknown: Paul Eddington
Unknown: Fun Tom
Music By: Burt Rhodes
Designer: Paul Munting
Barbara Good: Felicity Kendal
Tom Good: Richard Briers
Margo Leadbeatter: Penelope Keith
Bill: David Batt
Jerry Leadbeatter: Paul Eddington

: Bridge on the River Kwai

The feature film starring
William Holden , Aiec Guinness Jack Hawkins
David Lean 's classic is not only one of the most spectacular films about World War II, it is also one of the most memorable portraits of men under stress. Alec Guinness plays Colonel Nicholson, a British officer who refuses to succumb to his Japanese captor, Colonel Saito.
Screenplay by PIERRE BOULLE based on his own novel Produced by SAM SPIEGEL Directed by DAVID LEAN
Christmas Films: page 15


Unknown: William Holden
Unknown: Aiec Guinness
Unknown: Jack Hawkins
Unknown: David Lean
Unknown: Alec Guinness
Play By: Pierre Boulle
Produced By: Sam Spiegel
Directed By: David Lean
Shears: William Holden
Colonel Nicholson: Alec Guinness
Major Warden: Jack Hawkins
Colonel Saito: Sessue Hayakawa
Major Clipton: James Donald
Lieutenant Joyce: Geoffrey Horne
Colonel Green: André Morell
Captain Reeves: Peter Williams
Major Hughes: John Boxer
Grogan: Percy Herbert

: The Keith Harris Christmas Party

starring Keith Harris with Orville and Cuddles and special guest stars Shakin' Stevens and Stu Francis
Keith and his friends request the pleasure of your company at a very special Christmas party. There'll be fun, laughs, music and lots of surprise guests popping in! Script by WALLY MALSTON
Musical director NIGEL mess Sound KEITH GUNN
Produced and directed by PAUL CLANI 0 FEATURE: page 4


Unknown: Stu Francis
Script By: Wally Malston
Designer: Barbara Gosnold
Directed By: Paul Clani

: News

with Richard Whitmore Weatherman


Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: Final Score

DAVID ICKE introduces a round-up and the classified football results


Introduces: David Icke

: Circus World Championships

In the sawdust ring beneath the Big Top, nearly 50 supreme circus artists match their many talents and skills as they perform in competition for the coveted gold medals. Categories:
Super Troupe-Foot Juggling
Hand Balancing-Flying Trapeze Contenders
The Rodogels (Mexico)
National Circus of Pyong-Yang (DPR Korea)
Consuela Reyes (Spain)
Eliane Paranton (France) Omar Rabati (Morocco) Los Tanis (Spain)
The Flying Redpaths (USA)
The Kim Yusik Flyers (DPR Korea) Ringmaster Norman Barrett
Staged in the Robert Brothers' Big Top at Syon Park, Brentford
Musical director NEIL RICHARDSON Lighting JOHN MASON Designer GERRY scorr


Unknown: Consuela Reyes
Unknown: Omar Rabati
Unknown: Kim Yusik Flyers
Unknown: Norman Barrett
Director: Neil Richardson
Unknown: John Mason
Designer: Gerry Scorr
Director: Paul Stewart
Producer: Charles Thompson

: The Paul Daniels Magic Christmas Show

Paul Daniels presents a special Christmas package of comedy, magic and fun, in which he features his magic kettle, which pours any drink called for by the audience, reveals the biggest Christmas pudding ever seen, and introduces his international guests with their remarkable skills.
From the USA: one of the world's fastest illusion acts, The Pendragons From Hungary: the stylish acrobatics of the Five Star Endresz Family
From France: Professor Al Carthy with his mechanical man with DEBBIE MCGEE , AMANDA NEWMAN NICKY ELLEN and ROSEMARY LANE
Musical director KEN JONES
Production associate ALI BONGO Technical consultant GIL LEANEY Sound LAURIE TAYLOR
Produced by JOHN FISHER 0 FEATURE: page 4


Unknown: Paul Daniels
Unknown: Professor Al Carthy
Unknown: Debbie McGee
Unknown: Amanda Newman
Unknown: Nicky Ellen
Unknown: Gil Leaney
Unknown: Sound Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Dickie Higham
Designer: John Stout
Produced By: John Fisher

: The Kenny Everett Television Show

Written by RAY CAMERON
Ev's back! And his front together for the first time, again and just in time to miss Christmas. As usual there will be a host of stars joining Kenny as he is put on trial by the BBC for failing to eat his greens in the canteen and other crimes too numerous to mention ... but you know what we mean don't you Inspector? See it tonight (if wet in the scouts hut).
Produced and directed by BILL WILSON 0 FEATURE: page 4


Written By: Ray Cameron
Written By: Barry Cryer
Written By: Kenny Everett
Directed By: Bill Wilson

: Rocky

The feature film starring Sylvester Stallone with Talia Shire, Burt Young, Burgess Meredith
Rocky Balboa is a second-rate Philadelphia street fighter trying to earn a living by pressuring the customers of a local loan shark to make their payments. Depressed and in a near penniless state. Rocky suddenly finds himself in the right place at the right time. Shortly before the World Heavyweight Championship fight, the leading contender is injured. The Champ decides to give a local boy a shot at the title and picks the unknown Rocky because he likes his nickname. The stage is set for the most famous fight in movie history - Apollo Creed versus The Italian Stallion.
(First showing on British television) Christmas Films: page 15
Subtitles on Ceefax: page 170


Screenplay: Sylvester Stallone
Producer: Irwin Winkler
Producer: Robert Chartoff
Director: John G. Avildsen
Rocky Balboa: Sylvester Stallone
Adrian: Talia Shire
Paulie: Burt Young
Apollo Creed: Carl Weathers
Mickey: Burgess Meredith
Jergens: Thayer David
Gazzo: Joe Spinell
Mike: Jimmy Gambina
Fight announcer: Bill Baldwin
Cut man: Al Salvani
Ice rink attendant: George Memmou
Marie: Jodi Letizia
TV commentator: Diana Lewis
TV commentator: George O'Hanlon
TV interviewer: Larry Carroll
Dipper: Stan Shaw
Bartender: Don Sherman
Club fight announcer: Billy Sands

: Lenny Henry presents 'Laughing Matter'

Fifty minutes of classic comedy sketches are introduced by Lenny Henry and friends.
Additional material written by KIM FULLER Film cameraman COLIN MUNN Film sound CLIVE DERBYSHIRE


Introduced By: Lenny Henry
Written By: Kim Fuller
Produced By: Geoff Miles
Produced By: Marcus Mortimer

: Main News

with Richard Whitmore Weatherman


Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: Kiri and Friends

Kiri Te Kanawa introduces some of her favourite people from the world of music in a programme ranging from Mozart to McCartney with Thomas Allen (baritone)
Wayne Sleep and Alessandra Ferri in a new 'Beatles' ballet Marisa Robles (harp)
Richard Van Allan (baritone) and the 14-year-old Greek pianist Dimitris Sgouros
Opera excerpts include arias from Mozart's The Magic Flute and Don Giovanni , Cilea's Adriana Lecouvreur and Rossini's The Barber of Seville. BBC Symphony Orchestra leader BELA DEKANY conducted by Robin Stapleton
Associate director HAZEL WRIGHT Lighting SAM BARCLAY Sound RAY ANGBL
Produced and directed by KENNETH CORDEN
(Kiri Te Kanawa stars in Die Fledermaus live from Covent Garden on BBC2 on New Year's Eve)


Introduces: Kiri Te Kanawa
Baritone: Thomas Allen
Baritone: Wayne Sleep
Baritone: Alessandra Ferri
Harp: Marisa Robles
Baritone: Richard van Allan
Baritone: Don Giovanni
Unknown: Adriana Lecouvreur
Leader: Bela Dekany
Conducted By: Robin Stapleton
Director: Hazel Wright
Directed By: Kenneth Corden

: The Treasure of Abbot Thomas

Dramatised by John Bowen from the story by M. R. James with Michael Bryant
A 19th-century historian and his protege find a clue to Abbot Thomas's treasure in an old stained-glass window. But the Abbot has set a guardian over his hoard.
Original music by Geoffrey Burgon Producer Rosemary Hill
Director Lawrence Cordon Clark


Author: M. R. James
Adapted By: John Bowen
Music: Geoffrey Burgon
Producer: Rosemary Hill
Director: Lawrence Cordon Clark
Mrs Tyson: Sheila Dunn
Local lady: Anne Blake
Mr Tyson: Frank Mills
Lady Dattering: Virginia Balfour
Peter, Lord Dattering: Paul Lavers
The Rev Justin Somerton: Michael Bryant
Abbot Thomas: John Herrington
Landlady: Peggy Aitchison

: Weatherman

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