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: * Closedown

: Saturday Cinema: I'd Rather be Rich

starring Sandra Dee, Robert Goulet, Andy Williams, Maurice Chevalier
with Hermione Gingold

Business tycoon Philip Dulaine is anxious his granddaughter should marry the right man.
(Christmas Films: pages 17-19)


Director: Jack Smight
Cynthia Dulaine: Sandra Dee
Paul Benson: Robert Goulet
Warren Parker: Andy Williams
Philip Dulaine: Maurice Chevalier
Martin Wood: Gene Raymond
Dr Crandall: Charles Ruggles
Nurse Grimshaw: Hermione Gingold

: Play Away

An entertainment for children with Brian Cant
[with] Toni Arthur, Lionel Morton, Johnny Silvo, Jonathan Cohen, Spike Heatley, Alan Rushton



Presenter: Brian Cant
Presenter: Toni Arthur
Presenter: Lionel Morton
Presenter: Johnny Silvo
Musician: Jonathan Cohen
Musician: Spike Heatley
Musician: Alan Rushton
Producer: Ann Reay
Executive Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Choir Practice

A musical play by Elwyn Jones and John Lloyd, from the original play by Cliff Gordon
and featuring Glyn Houston as Geraint, Richard Davies as Cliff, Stuart Burrows as Saunders the Tenor, Jessie Evans as Bessie the Milk


Writer: Elwyn Jones
Writer: John Lloyd
From the original play by: Cliff Gordon
Choir conducted by: Owain Arwel Hughes
Musical Director: Peter Knight
Designer: Stuart Walker
Producer: James Gilbert Geraint: Glyn Houston
Cliff: Richard Davies
Saunders the Tenor: Stuart Burrows
Bessie the Milk: Jessie Evans
Mr Lloyd: Talfryn Thomas
Mrs Lloyd: Dorothea Phillips
Hywel Lloyd: Nicholas Jones
Dai Lloyd: Hubert Rees
Mr Davies: Islwyn Morris
Mrs Davies: Margaret John
Bronwen Davies: Beth Morris
Owen Davies: Jack Walters
William: Charles Williams
Landlord: John Garvin
Trumpeter: Brychan Powell

: The Bristol Entertainment

by John Hale
A thousand years of the gossip, scandals, successes, disasters, eccentricities and cupidities that lie behind the facades of a great city.



Writer: John Hale
Designer: Des Chinn
Director: Michael Croucher
Director: Colin Rose
[Actor]: Brian Blessed
[Actor]: Bernard Holley
[Actor]: Peter Sallis
[Actor]: Eric Thompson
[Actor]: Brian Wilde
[Actress]: Phyllida Law
[Actress]: Angharad Rees

: Home

The earth does not belong to man but man to earth...
The words of Chief Seattle of the Duwamish Indian tribe as he handed over his lands in 1855 have become an ironic indictment of the white man's ways.
A film produced and directed by John C. Stevens


Producer/Director: John C. Stevens

: Westminster

David Holmes reviews week-by-week the moves made by the politicians and examines the part played by government in the lives of us all.


Presenter: David Holmes
Editor: Michael Payne

: News and Sport


: War and Peace: 13: Borodino

by Leo Tolstoy
A second chance to see this dramatisation in 20 parts by Jack Pulman

The French continued their advance into Russia and Prince Bolkonsky died while preparing to defend his home. The peasants defied Maria's orders to leave before the French arrived and she was rescued by Nikolai.

(Shown last Thursday. The title music of War and Peace is available on record, RESL 9, price 49p, from most record shops)
(Christopher Duffy, who helped to re-stage the battle for BBCtv, reflects on Borodino and Tolstoy's view of it: Friday 29 December, 8.35 pm Radio 3)


Author: Leo Tolstoy
Dramatised by: Jack Pulman

: Full House

A special edition featuring the work of children, including their own plays, pictures, music, films, poetry: introduced by Joe Melia

Some Bright Stars
Eighty girls from Queen's College, London, are joined by six plastic pipe twirlers in a performance of a piece of choral music composed for them by David Bedford.

In Trouble
Every week 300 children from North London improvise some of the most vigorous and entertaining drama to be seen in London. In their first sequence the Anna Scher Children's Theatre from Islington look into the problem of kids in trouble.

A rock revival session from three self-taught Surrey teenagers, all born a few years after Rock Around the Clock caused so much havoc in the cinemas.
Raymond Skeet (lead guitar), Paul Garrett (rhythm guitar) and Bruce Bisland (vocals and drums) play some old-time favourites, including 'Great Balls of Fire.'

I would have no more said in favour of prejudice:
I would give the world a finishing touch
Some of the most attractive and fascinating work in classrooms is to be found in verse. Children from two very different schools - Hampstead Primary School, West Bromwich, and Hackney Downs Comprehensive - read and talk about their work.

9.50 Christmas Greetings
The results of the second Children's Cartoon Competition, organised by Icograda, the international animated film organisation. Tonight Full House presents the winning films and introduces the young film-makers.

The Box in the Corner
Television dominates the home lives of most children. Tonight the Anna Scher Children's Theatre give their own views of the box; teenagers report on the past week's programmes; and the young audience talk about television and their reactions to it; plus film from members of the Forest Hill School Film Unit in Lewisham, a mosaic assembled in the studio by a group of children from Tollington Park School, with a little help from the studio audience, songs, paintings...



Presenter: Joe Melia
Composer (Some Bright Stars): David Bedford
Lead guitar (Zenon): Raymond Skeet
Rhythm guitar (Zenon): Paul Garrett
Singer/drummer (Zenon): Bruce Bisland
Devised by: Dennis Marks
Devised by: Mark Kidel
Director: Vernon Lawrence
Producer: Naomi Capon
Producer: Tony Cash
Producer: Michael MacIntyre
Assistant Editor: Tony Staveacre
Editor: Bill Morton

: News on 2; Weather


: Midnight Movie: The Collector

Starring Terence Stamp, Samantha Eggar

When a young bank clerk whose hobby is collecting butterflies wins a large sum on the pools, he tries to add a human specimen to his collection - a girl he has admired for some time from afar.
(Christmas Films: pages 17-19)


Screenplay: Stanley Mann
Screenplay: John Kohn
Based on the novel by: John Fowles
Director: William Wyler
Freddie Clegg: Terence Stamp
Miranda Grey: Samantha Eggar
Aunt Annie: Mona Washbourne
Neighbour: Maurice Dallimore

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