Story: Good King Wenceslas (trad)
With Miranda Connell, Rick Jones
Starring Anton Walbrook, Deborah Kerr, Roger Livesey
The life and loves of Clive Candy, VC, from the Boer War to the Home Guard in World War II.
(Christmas Films: pages 17-19)
Written, produced and directed by:
Written, produced and directed by:
Edith Hunter/Barbara Wynne/Johnny Cannon:
James Mason, Honor Blackman, Una Stubbs, Derek Nimmo, Deryck Guyler, Dimitri Tiomkin, Donald Pleasence, Anita Harris, Leslie Crowther, Vince Hill, Julie Ege, Stanley Baker and Arthur Negus each talk about a favourite piece in their collections. Hugh Scully introduces Collector's World.
The summer bloom of flowers, beasts and birds is legendary. Narrator DEREK JONES
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation film Presented by KEITH HOPKINS (from Bristol)
Starring Stacy Keach and James Keach
On 17 December 1903 the first powered flight took place.
A NET/BBC co-production
Written and directed by:
What Do You Do, They Say,
When Somebody Wants a Bath?
Soho publican RON MCCRINDELL has been collecting old toys for over a quarter of a century.
Producer RAMSAY SHORT
Verdi's great comic opera Text by ARRIGO BOITO after Shakespeare sung in a new translation by ERIC CROZIER and JOAN CROSS
In his 80th year Verdi at last achieved his comic opera, a work brilliantly characterised in each of its six scenes.
Sir John Falstaff , fat, lovable knight of the Garter Inn, is in pursuit of romance (and money) yet again and sends love-letters to Alice Ford and Meg Page. These Merry Wives of Windsor, furious at his conceit in writing identical letters, decide to punish him by arranging a rendezvous. His rascally followers, Bardolph and Pistol, warn Ford (Alice's husband) of Falstaff's infatuation and intentions.
Mistress Quickly visits Falstaff at the inn and arranges the meeting for that afternoon. The old knight's mood of happy anticipation is interrupted by Ford in disguise as a Mr Fountain , pretending to seek advice on how to woo a certain Alice Ford. Unashamed, Falstaff boasts he is about to visit her. But the visit has disastrous results ...
That evening outside the Garter Inn, Falstaff muses on his humiliation and consoles himself with the joys of wine. Suddenly Mistress Quickly appears with a letter from Alice; his conceit lets him fall into the trap again and optimistically he agrees to another meeting, in disguise, in Windsor Forest at midnight.... starring with AMBROSIAN OPERA CHORUS
English Chamber Orchestra (augmented) leader KENNETH SILLITO conductor James Lockhart
Associate conductor RICHARD ARMSTRONG Repetiteur RICHARD NUNN
Costumes JUANITA WATERSON
Choreography GERALDINE STEPHENSON Sound RAY ANGEL , ALAN FOGG Lighting ROBERT WRIGHT Design EILEEN DISS
Producer CEDRIC MESSINA Director BASIL COLEMAN
(James Lockhart , Richard Armstrong , Edward Byles and David Gwynne take part by arrangement with the Welsh National Opera Company)
(The Roast Beef of Old California: pages 13-14)
Sir John Falstaff:
Nanetta, Ford's daughter:
Fenton, her lover:
Last winter a party Of British ski-mountaineers set out to traverse the entire length of the Alps from east to west, climbing some of the highest mountains on the way.
For much of the time they were high above the bustling tourist centres, finding a route across glaciers and high mountain passes seldom seen by ordinary skiers. But their route also took them through many of the famous mountain villages where the English pioneers first started to ski for pleasure in the Alps.
This is the story of a remarkable journey. It is also the story of the fastest growing sport in the world.
Written and produced by CHRISTOPHER RALLING
by Alan Plater
A night at an Edwardian music-hall both on stage and backstage, where the performers are organising a strike.
(Illustrated paperback, 45p: see p 114)
Georgia Brown In Concert: Thursday at 11.20 pm
Music arranged by:
George Formby Sr:
Franklin and His
In this special 'Sampler' edition Bob Harris introduces a selection of some of the highlights of the last series, including The Beach Boys, Jerry Lee Lewis, Kris Kristofferson, Roxy Music, Rolling Stones, The Beatles and many others.