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The Picture Scrap Book Presenters
MIRANDA CONNELL , LIONEL MORTON
with Peter Woods Weather
JIM DOUGLAS HENRY talks to The Rev Basil Williams
Known as a rebel by many of his fellow clergymen, THE REV BASIL WILLIAMS became a prison chaplain, counting thousands of prisoners amongst his flock and accompanying 23 men to the gallows.
Director TERENCE O'REILLY
Producer IVOR DUNKERTON t,
JEREMY JAMES , JEANNE LA CHARD DENIS TUOHY , DESMOND WILCOX HAROLD WILLIAMSON
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Uurqh! Splatt'.l - the world of Children's Comics ' Even now one of the pleasures in life is taking a 1945 Film Fun to bed early with a cup of hot chocolate. (ALAN ALDRIDGE )
' I based myself at school entirely on Tom Merry of the Gem. There was no smoking, no cribbing. It was all blue-eyed, eye on the ball. I really stuck to it religiously' (PETER CUSHING )
' feel all the colleges were into the story sort of comic, and us plebs, we were all into the pictures ' (RINGO STARR )
'I think comics should be anarchic, should allow the child to feel it is in lovely secret revolt against its parents ' (GEORGE MELLY)
' Comics are like newspapers, they tell the social history of our time. I am a literary detective, so to speak! ' (A COLLECTOR)
' Quite simply we're trying to generate an emotional situation' (EDITOR, Tammy)
' I used to enjoy every minute of it, but after a while it becomes just a chore, you know, a necessary evil ' (COMIC ARTIST)
' Maybe we could join those pictures by having the Christmas pudding come through the serving hatch to hit somebody ' (SCRIPT CONFERENCE)
Tonight DENIS TUOHY for Man Alive explores the tradition of the British children's comic through the eyes of enthusiasts, publishers and critics.
Director JAMES KENELM CLARKE
Editors DESMOND WILCOX , BILL MORTON
' Ireland's leading children's entertainer-not just an act but a complete novelty programme ...' He lives on the north Antrim coast surrounded by the essential tools of his trade-motor bikes and make-believe.
Executive producer BRIDGET WINTER Director ROBIN WYLIE. (BBC Belfast)
Tonight's film in this season of British films of the 60s.
Alan Bates, Millicent Martin, Denholm Elliott, Harry Andrews
Nobody knows better than Jimmy Brewster that in the swinging 60s there is still only one way to get where it really matters. All he lacks is the right style.
Music by RON GRAINER Director CLIVE DONNER
(Christmas Films: pages 14-15)
presents the critics' choice of television programmes for 1971, best single play, best drama series, best documentary, best light entertainment or variety, best current affairs series
Compiled by the television section of The Critics' Circle.
Editor ROWAN AYERS