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: Play School

Story: The Christmas Story Presenters
Carol Chell, Johnny Ball, Lionel Morton

Contributors

Presenters: Carol Chell
Presenters: Johnny Ball
Presenters: Lionel Morton

: ' To Earth from Heaven....'

Reflections for Christmas morning by The Bishop of Gloucester, Rt Rev Basil T. Guy

Contributors

Unknown: Basil T. Guy

: White Christmas

starring
Bing Crosby , Danny Kaye
Rosemary Clooney ,
Vera-Ellen Bing and Danny are two army buddies in tonight's famous seasonal musical. After the war, they team up in a song-and-dance act and soon there is romance in the air with the glamorous Haynes sisters - played by Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen.
Director MICHAEL CURTIZ
Holiday Films: pages 17-18

Contributors

Unknown: Bing Crosby
Unknown: Danny Kaye
Unknown: Rosemary Clooney
Unknown: Vera-Ellen Bing
Played By: Rosemary Clooney
Director: Michael Curtiz
Bob Wallace: Bing Crosby
Phil Davis: Danny Kaye
Betty: Rosemary Clooney
Judy: Vera-Ellen
General Waverly: Dean Jagger
Emma: Mary Wickes
Joe: John Drascia
Susan: Anne Whitfield

: Palio

Narrated by Robert Hardy
The film is the story of Violante, a beautiful German princess, and the Palio, the crazy horse race she invented to tame the hot-blooded men of Siena, deep in the Tuscan hills of Italy. The Palio is fought out in one of the most beautiful medieval squares in the world. Violante. governor of Siena for 14 years, hoped the race would channel the ferocious passions of the Sienese away from political plots.
Two centuries later, Violante's ghost still presides over the bizarre annual rite. Each city district enters its own horse. Each year the Palio claims more victims as few riders last out the race and ancient rivalry between districts remains as bitter as ever.
Music WILLIAM DAVIES
Film cameraman SEPP RIFF
Film editor ALAN CUMNER-PRICE
Written and directed by MICHAEL WEIGALL

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Hardy
Directed By: Michael Weigall

: A Christmas Carol

A cartoon version of CHARLES DICKENS 'S Story of Ebenezer Scrooge, in the style of the original illustrations by ' Phiz.'
Narrated by Sir Michael Redgrave with the voices of Alastair Sim as Scrooge and Michael Hordern as Marley's Ghost
Producer and director RICHARD WILLIAMS

Contributors

Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Sir Michael Redgrave
Unknown: Alastair Sim
Unknown: Michael Hordern
Director: Richard Williams

: What's My Line?

A special Christmas game Chairman David Jacobs Panel: Isobel Barnett Kenneth Williams William Franklyn Nanette Newman and a guest celebrity
Devised by MARK GOODSON , BILL TODMAN Producer ERNEST MAXIN

Contributors

Unknown: David Jacobs
Unknown: Isobel Barnett
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: William Franklyn
Unknown: Nanette Newman
Unknown: Mark Goodson
Unknown: Bill Todman
Producer: Ernest Maxin

: The Queen

A Christmas Day programme in which The Queen speaks to the Commonwealth.
Producer RICHARD CAWSTON

Contributors

Producer: Richard Cawston

: Far from the Madding Crowd

A film starring
Julie Christie , Terence Stamp Peter Finch , Alan Bates
Bathsheba, a beautiful, wilful country girl, refuses the hand of honest farmer neighbour Gabriel Oak and after inheriting her uncle's farm, makes a disastrous marriage.
Screenplay by FREDERIC RAPHAEL from the novel by THOMAS HARDY Director JOHN SCHLESINGER Holiday Films: pages 17-18

Contributors

Unknown: Julie Christie
Unknown: Terence Stamp
Unknown: Peter Finch
Unknown: Alan Bates
Unknown: Gabriel Oak
Unknown: Frederic Raphael
Novel By: Thomas Hardy
Director: John Schlesinger
Bathsheba: Julie Christie
Sergeant Troy: Terence Stamp
William Boldwood: Peter Finch
Gabriel Oak: Alan Bates
Liddy: Fiona Walker
Fanny: Prunella Ransome
Mrs Hurst: Alison Leggatt
Henery Fray: Paul Dawkins
Jan Coggan: Julian Somers
Josepk Poorgrass: John Barrett
Cainy Ball: Freddie Jones
Andrew Randle: Andrew Robertson

: The Railrodder

starring Buster Keaton
BUSTER KEATON takes to the rails again, nearly 40 years after his masterpiece, The General. This time it's for a coast-to-coast trip across Canada on a railway trolley.
Written and directed by GERALD POTTERTON
Producer JULIAN BIGGS

Contributors

Unknown: Buster Keaton
Unknown: Buster Keaton
Directed By: Gerald Potterton
Producer: Julian Biggs

: Les Marottes de Paris

Andre Tahon 's Company of the Champs-Elysees Theatre - one of the world's leading puppet theatres - has delighted audiences for a generation - including two Royal Command Performances.
A special English performance, filmed in France.
Joseph Cooper as question-master invites you to match your musical wits against
Joyce Grenfell , Richard Baker Robin Ray
Guest Eileen Joyce
A Christmas edition of television's musical quiz
Director DENIS MORIARTY Producer WALTER TODDS

Contributors

Unknown: Andre Tahon
Unknown: Joyce Grenfell
Unknown: Richard Baker
Unknown: Robin Ray
Unknown: Guest Eileen Joyce
Director: Denis Moriarty
Producer: Walter Todds

: Face the Music

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: Swan Lake

starring
Margot Fonteyn , Rudolf Nureyev Music by TCHAIKOVSKY
Choreography by RUDOLF NUREYEV after PETIPA and IVANOV Scenery and costumes by NICHOLAS GEORGIADIS
At a royal palace in the 16th century Prince Siegfried is celebrating his coming-of-age, and the Queen Mother tells him the time has come to choose a bride.
This performance with Fonteyn and Nureyev of one of the most popular ballets was filmed at the Vienna Opera House in 1964 when this unique partnership was at the height of its success. Nureyev has also made a name for himself as a choreographer and this was one of the first full-length ballets he worked on. and members of the VIENNA STATE OPERA BALLET
VIENNA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA directed by JOHN LANCHBERY
Director TRUCK BRANSS A Unitel production

Contributors

Unknown: Margot Fonteyn
Unknown: Rudolf Nureyev
Choreography By: Rudolf Nureyev
Costumes By: Nicholas Georgiadis
Directed By: John Lanchbery
Prince Siegfried: Rudolf Nureyev
Odette: Margot Fonteyn
Odile: Margot Fonteyn

: Alice Through the Looking-Glass

by LEWIS CARROLL dramatised by JAMES MACTAGGART
with
(Brenda Bruce is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company)
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: 3.0 R4

Contributors

Author: Lewis Carroll
Dramatised by/Director: James MacTaggart
Original Music: Herbert Chappell
Costumes: Mary Woods
Make-up: Toni Chapman
Designer: Eileen Diss
Producer: Rosemary Hill
The White Queen: Brenda Bruce
Humpty Dumpty: Freddie Jones
The White Knight: Geoffrey Bayldon
The Red Queen: Judy Parfitt
The White King: Richard Pearson
Alice: Sarah Sutton
Tiger Lily: June Watson
Rose: Vivienne Moore
Man in White Paper: Jeffrey Segal
Goat: Stanley Lebor
Tweedledum: Anthony Collin
Tweedledee: Raymond Mason
Walrus: Bruce Purchase
Carpenter: Stanley Lebor
Old Father: Jonathan Cecil
Beamish Boy: Richard Speight
Haigha: Stephen Moore
Hatta: Jonathan Cecil
Lion: Robin Wentworth
Unicorn: Nicholas Jones
Aged, Aged Man: Douglas Milvain
Creature: June Watson

: Quatermass and the Pit

starring
James Donald , Andrew Keir
Barbara Shelley , Julian Glover
When Dr Matthew Roney and his assistant Barbara Judd are called in to investigate some unusual prehistoric remains unearthed by building work on a London Underground extension, there begins a strange story involving evil visitors from the Unknown.
Original story and screenplay by NIGEL KNEALE
Producer ANTHONY NELSON KEYS Director ROY WARD BAKER
Holiday Films: pages 17-18

Contributors

Unknown: James Donald
Unknown: Andrew Keir
Unknown: Barbara Shelley
Unknown: Julian Glover
Unknown: Dr Matthew Roney
Unknown: Barbara Judd
Unknown: Nigel Kneale
Producer: Anthony Nelson
Director: Roy Ward Baker
Dr Roney: James Donald
Quatermass: Andrew Keir
Barbara Judd: Barbara Shelley
Col Breen: Julian Glover
Sladden: Duncan Lamont
Capt Potter: Bryan Marshall
Howell: Peter Copley

: Closedown









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