Shake and rattle - bang!
Today's story: 'King John's Christmas,' by A. A. MILNE Presenters this week
Miranda Connell , Lionel Morton
Narrated by Paul Scofield
The 1971 International Everest Expedition was a brave venture, 24 climbers from 12 different countries tackling the world's highest mountain by its two most difficult routes.
When the attempt was eventually called off seven of the climbers had walked out, 11 had been sent home with severe illness, and one - Major Harsh Bahuguna - was dead.
What did emerge from the physical discomfort and emotional disharmony was this film, one of the most highly-praised documentaries of 1971. ' A brilliant, a candid, often icily beautiful, always humanely dramatic film,' said The Daily Telegraph.
Taking themselves and their equipment to greater heights than ever before, the film crew recorded the optimistic start, with world-class mountaineers and army of porters, the growing disenchantment and final disillusion.
Film editor PHILIP SHAW
Film cameramen JOHN CLEARE
IAN STUART , JERZY SURDEL
Sound recordists ARTHUR CHESTERMAN
IAN HOWELL , BILL KURBAN
Associate producer NED KELLY Producer ANTONY THOMAS ‡
The enchanted tale of four children who defy the spells of an evil magician and restore the sun to its rightful place in the heavens.
A cartoon film from SRC
Engelbert Humperdinck's tuneful and delightful opera, loved by children and adults alike, is based on a Grimm fairy tale.
Hansel and Gretel are scolded by their mother for being lazy and are sent out into the woods to gather strawberries for supper. They get lost and eventually find a strange house made of candy. They start to eat it, not knowing it belongs to a wicked witch who likes to bake children in her magic oven and turn them into gingerbread.
The glory of the production is Maureen Forrester's portrayal of the Witch, a generous, marvellous comic performance.... the cameras have made a ruddy marvel of the witch's broom flight
Canadian Children's Opera Chorus
National Ballet of Canada
Toronto Symphony Orchestra conducted by Mario Bernardi
A CHC production made in association with BBC/NET
Is the world ready for a self-raising bowler hat? Or an edible spoon? Or even a pair of braces for escaping from burning buildings? The infinite variety of man's inventiveness is revealed in tonight's programme, which includes some of the more unusual inventions patented in Britain and America over the last 100 years.
Most of the inventions have been specially constructed for the first time for this programme and will be tested out to see if they work the way the inventors intended. Also described is the 500-year saga of man's still-continuing attempts to invent and build a successful perpetual motion machine.
Presented by Kenneth Robinson With HEINZ WOLFF , JANET WEBB
CAROLE ALLEN , CHRISTOPHER SERLE JONATHAN WEBB
Director BRIAN JOHNSON Editor PETER GOODCHILD Producer KARL SABBAGH
in A Wen by SAUL BELLOW
' According to certain ideas in the world there's nothing to me.' But, for Iggy, there is something extraordinary about Marcella. Something which has haunted him for 40 years.
Designer MOIRA TATE Producer ANNE HEAD
Director PIERS HAGGARD
Solomon Ithimar, PhD:
A Western adventure series with Hannibal Heyes and Jed ' Kid ' Curry two of the roughest, toughestnicest and kindest-outlaws who ever rode the West and with guest stars
Sally Field , Don Ameche
Rudy Vallee and Keenan Wynn Dreadful Sorry, Clementine
No. Not that Clementine. And although this one may be a darling she does not exactly endear herself to Smith and Jones....
A duel of words and wit between
Margaret Tyzack , Francis Matthews and Frank Muir
Angela Browne , Richard Briers Referee Robert Robinson
Call My Bluff devised by MARK GOODSON and BILL TODMAN
Director PEGGY WALKER
Producer JOHNNY DOWNES (from Manchester)
Starring Clifton Webb, Dorothy McGuire, Jean Peters, Louis Jourdan, Rossano Brazzi
Rome is the real star of this romantic story about three American girls who go to Italy in search of love. The men they meet include European heart-throbs Rossano Brazzi and Louis Jourdan.
(Christmas Films: pages 14-15)
Based on a novel by:
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