Story: The (iolden Wrapping Paper by ANNE NICHOLS. Presenters: Chloe Ashcroft , Johnny Ball
Introduced by Paul Jennings
For the second year running London's Royal Albert Hall becomes the venue for thousands of amateur singers and musicians as they make music together at probably the largest ever impromptu performance of Handel's Messiah
Orchestra conducted by GAVIN PARK (leader RICHARD SHORTER ) with PATRIZIA KWELLA , ANN HEWISON
JOHN RICHARDS. KEITH HEMPTON Continuo ERIC BROWN Organ DONALD RAY
Television production KEN GRiFFIN
Arthur's Christmas Treat
Arthur Negus takes on the role of guide for a special festive season excursion to the Royal Pavilion, Brighton.
With an invited party of pensioners he tours this extraordinary palace - an oriental dream made a reality by the Prince Regent 150 years ago - and describes the extravagantly opulent decoration and furnishing to be found in what is probably the grandest royal fantasy in Europe.
Producer PAUL SMITH
Series producer JOHN KING. BBC Bristol
A programme which examines how much and how well British sports have inspired our writers and artists over the centuries. With specialist comments from television and newspaper experts.
Henry Longhurst , Dorian Williams John Arlott , John Hislop Brian (ilanville and the art historian Basil Tavlor
Shortly before his tragically early death, BASIL TAYLOR visited an exhibition of British Sporting Painting at the Hayward Gallery.
We combined his expert comments with the more personal opinions
I of sporting experts who assessed whether their particular game or sport - golf, hunting,
I cricket, racing or foot-I ball-has been justly reflected in artistic terms.
Narrator/reader DAVID wood
Producer MARGARET MCCALL
by MRS GASKELL
The BBC2 Serial: dramatised in four parts by DAVID TURNER : part 4 Margaret Hale has rejected John Thornton 's proposal of marriage and has defended herself against Mrs Thornton 's accusations.
Title music composed and conducted by DUDLEY SIMPSON
Script editor BETTY WILLINGALS Designer TIM HARVEY
Producer MARTIN LISEMORE Director RODNEY BENNETT
starring Richard Thomas
Michael Learned , Ralph Waite Will Geer , Ellen Corby The Runaway
Introduced and conducted by Boris Brott
Tonight's musical entertainment has the theme of War and Peace and includes Walton's ' Spitfire Prelude' and the aria Pace, Pace from the opera ' Force of Destiny ' by Verdi, and the ' Battle ' Symphony by Beethoven.
Anne Edwards (soprano)
BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra leader PETER THOMAS
Producer ARNOLD LEWIS
Director VINCENT DOWDALL BBC Cymru/Wales
Marek: International Emmy Award Winner 1975
Marek was one of many children who undergo a hole-in-the-heart operation. By now this operation is routine, and the vast majority of children make a full recovery. But Marek had a complication called pulmonary atresia. Tragically the operation was not a success, and soon afterwards he died. Marek is a film about the courage of a family at a time of crisis.
Film cameraman ROYSTON HALLADAY Film editor JOHN THORNICROFT Producer ROGER MILLS
Director MARK ANDERSON
John Gielgud reads "Christmas" by John Betjeman