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: Play School

The Story of Christmas Presenters:
CHLOE ASHCROFT , JOHNNY BALL

Contributors

Presenters: Chloe Ashcroft

: Closedown

: Yes to Man

by ALAN ECCLESTONE
The author of Yes to God, which won the £1,000 1975 Collins Religi ous Book Prize, speaks about the meaning of Christmas.

Contributors

Unknown: Alan Ecclestone
Unknown: Collins Religi

: Christmas Day Play Away

with Brian Cant
Toni Arthur , Chloe Ashcroft
Derek Griffiths , Lionel Morton Spike Heatley , Alan Rushton
Jeff Crampton , Stephen Henderson
Musical director JONATHAN COHIN Designer TONY SNOADEN
Director PETER CHARLTON Producer ANN REAY

Contributors

Unknown: Brian Cant
Unknown: Toni Arthur
Unknown: Chloe Ashcroft
Unknown: Derek Griffiths
Unknown: Lionel Morton
Unknown: Spike Heatley
Unknown: Alan Rushton
Unknown: Jeff Crampton
Unknown: Stephen Henderson
Director: Jonathan Cohin
Designer: Tony Snoaden
Director: Peter Charlton
Producer: Ann Reay

: Prince Charles, Pilot Royal ...

Today, a second chance to see a remarkable film on the flying career of Prince Charles.
In a candid and delightfully informal atmosphere the Heir to the Throne is seen on his first solo flight in a helicopter; his first parachute drop; learning to escape from a crashed helicopter sub
! merged in a tank of water and - in the middle of it all - returning from a tour of duty under canvas in a remote part of Canada, for his investiture as Great Master of the Order of the Bath. ' I'm one of those hopeless characters who likes trying all sorts of things.' Narrated by RAY MOORE
Producer JOSEPHINE DOUGLAS Director CHRISTOPHER DOLL

Contributors

Unknown: Ray Moore
Producer: Josephine Douglas
Director: Christopher Doll

: The Queen

The Queen speaks to the Commonwealth

: 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 ( Repeat)

Contributors

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

: In Deepest Britain

A nostalgic look back to the heat of last summer.
One hot day last July two camera teams accompanied a biologist, an ornithologist, a botanist and an archaeologist as they explored a five-mile stretch of Southern England. At the same time, a cameraman who specialises in wildlife filming sat for 12 hours in a quiet spot nearby - to see just how much wildlife came to him if he didn't move.
The four expert observers showed us the wildlife most of us fail to see. And remember everything you see was filmed in one day from a public right of way.
Taking part: Dr Malcolm Coe Peter Fowler , John Gooders
Richard Mabey , Maurice Tibbles
Directors PETER BALE. SUZANNE GIBBS CHRISTOPHER PARSONS BBC Bristol

Contributors

Unknown: Dr Malcolm Coe
Unknown: Peter Fowler
Unknown: John Gooders
Unknown: Richard Mabey
Unknown: Suzanne Gibbs
Unknown: Christopher Parsons

: Nice One

A Cockney Wedding
A red-letter day in the East End. Alan Jude and Helen Savage get married ... and to cap it all West Ham win 1-0.
Film editor HOWARD BILLINGHAM Director DAVE PRITCHARD

Contributors

Unknown: Alan Jude
Editor: Howard Billingham
Director: Dave Pritchard

: The Yearling

A feature film starring
Gregory Peck , Jane Wyman Claude Jarman Jr with Chill Wills Clem Bevans , Margaret Wycherly
While his mother and father struggle to make a living off the land they have cleared in the scrub wilderness of the Florida backwoods, young Jody longs for a pet which will be his very own.
Director CLARENCE BROWN Films: pases 16-17

Contributors

Unknown: Gregory Peck
Unknown: Jane Wyman
Unknown: Claude Jarman Jr
Unknown: Chill Wills
Unknown: Clem Bevans
Unknown: Margaret Wycherly
Director: Clarence Brown
Penny Baxter: Gregory Peck
Ma Baxter: Jane Wyman
Jody Baxter: Claude Jarmanjr
Buck Forrester: Chill Wills
Pa Forrester: Clem Bevans
Ma Forrester: Margaret Wycherly
Mr Boyles: Henry Travers
Lem Forrester: Forrest Tucker
Gabby Forrester: Matt Willis
Millwheel Forrester: Dan White
Pack Forrester: George Mann
Arch Forrester: Arthur Hohl

: Great Big Groovy Horse

A rock-musical romp through the legend of The Wooden Horse of Troy in a version specially written for BBC2 by SIMONE BLOOM and ARNOLD SHAW with additional material by PHILIP GRIFFIN , PAUL CIANI and JONATHAN COHEN starring Bernard Cribbins as The Storyteller and Paul Jones as Menelaus with PATRICIA HODGE, NIGEL WILLIAMS and JULIE COVINGTON Also featuring
RICHARD BARTLETT, MIQUEL BROWN, KIM GOODY, MICHAEL HOWE, DEREK JAMES, JULIAN LITTMAN, RICHARD OWENS, MICHAEL STANIFORTH, CAROLINE VILLIERS,
MAYNARD WILLIAMS
Musical direction and arrangements JONATHAN COHEN
Choreographer IRVING DAVIES Sound ADRIAN STOCKS
Lighting DUNCAN BROWN Designer JUDY PORTER Producer PAUL CIANI

Contributors

Writer: Simone Bloom
Writer: Arnold Shaw
Additional material: Philip Griffin
Additional material: Paul Ciani
Additional material: Jonathan Cohen
Storyteller: Bernard Cribbins
Menelaus: Paul Jones
Unknown: Patricia Hodge
Unknown: Nigel Williams
Unknown: Julie Covington
Unknown: Richard Bartlett
Unknown: Miquel Brown
Unknown: Kim Goody
Unknown: Michael Howe
Unknown: Derek James
Unknown: Julian Littman
Unknown: Richard Owens
Unknown: Michael Staniforth
Unknown: Caroline Villiers
Unknown: Maynard Williams
Musical direction and arrangements: Jonathan Cohen
Choreographer: Irving Davies
Sound: Adrian Stocks
Lightinh: Duncan Brown
Designer: Judy Porter
Producer: Paul Ciani

: The Evacuees

by Jack Rosenthal.
International Emmy Award Winner 1975
When war comes in 1939, school kids Danny and Neville have to leave for Blackpool. They are billeted on Mrs Graham, but her well-intentioned strictness presents too strong a contrast with the Jewish home they have left behind in Manchester.

[Starring] Maureen Lipman as Sarah, Ray Mort as Louis, Margery Mason as Mrs Graham
with Gary Carp as Danny, Steven Serember as Neville

"...Exquisite" (Daily Telegraph) "...Brilliant" (Financial Times) "...Outstanding" (The Listener)
(Repeat)

Contributors

Writer: Jack Rosenthal
Film editor: David Martin
Sound: Michael Turner
Film cameraman: Brian Tufano
Designer: Evan Hercules
Producer: Mark Shivas
Director: Alan Parker
Sarah: Maureen Lipman
Louis: Ray Mort
Mrs Graham: Margery Mason
Danny: Gary Carp
Neville: Steven Serember
Grandma: Margery Withers
Zuckerman: Paul Besterman
Wilhelm: Aubrey Edwards
Mr Goldstone: Ian East
Mr Graham: Ivor Roberts
Philip Hyman: John Williams
Bernard: Louis Raynes
Merton: Laurence Cohen
Workman: Bob West
Fireman: Ted Carroll
Ambulance man: Cyril Varley
Office woman: Christine Buckley
Photographer: Ray Dunbobbin
Mr Grossfine: Barron Casenov
Man in overalls: Alan Partington
'Banana' Woman: Pat Wallis
First housewife: Gwen Harris
Second housewife: Joyce Kennedy
Third housewife: Marjorie Sudell
Gang ringleader: Simon Fish
Gang ringleader: George Carleton

: News on 2

Weather

: Poems and Pints

The Welsh look wryly at themselves and others in a programme of words and music. Spoken and sung by Max Boyce , Ryan Davies
Mari Griffith , Philip Madoc : from Plas Glansevin, Llangadog, Dyfed
Director HYWEL WILLIAMS Producer JACK WILLIAMS

Contributors

Sung By: Max Boyce
Sung By: Ryan Davies
Sung By: Mari Griffith
Sung By: Philip Madoc
Director: Hywel Williams
Producer: Jack Williams

: Presents Past

or The Art of the Tin Toy
Victorian and Edwardian Christmas stockings were full of toy trains, boats, cars, as well as ballet dancers, billiard players and other cunning clockwork mechanical novelties - all made from bits of stamped out, brightly coloured tin plate. When those lucky Edwardian children became parents in the 1920s and 30s, tin had reached the height of its popularity in the shape of the toy train. The tin toys that were thrown away or locked up in attics have now become valuable collectors' items often worth hundreds of pounds.
Tonight's programme takes a toy's-eye view of some of the presents from the past that have survived from the heyday of the tin toy.
Narrated by NIGEL STOCK
Producer RAMSAY SHORT

: Guys and Dolls

The classic musical starring
Marlon Brando Jean Simmons Frank Sinatra Vivian Blaine with Robert Keith , Stubby Kaye B. S. Pulley , Johnny Silver and The Goldwyn Girls
Damon Runyon 's colourful characters are brought to musical life in this film version of the Broad-way success. The hit songs include ' Luck Be a Lady ', 'Sit Down You're Rockin' the Boat , ' A Woman in Love' and the cast is headed by Marlon Brando in his first singing role - that of a gambler who meets up with a Salvation Army girl.
Director JOSEPH L. MANKIEWICZ Films: pages 16-17

Contributors

Unknown: Marlon Brando
Unknown: Jean Simmons
Unknown: Frank Sinatra
Unknown: Vivian Blaine
Unknown: Robert Keith
Unknown: Stubby Kaye
Unknown: B. S. Pulley
Unknown: Johnny Silver
Unknown: Goldwyn Girls
Unknown: Damon Runyon
Unknown: Marlon Brando
Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Sky Masterson: Marlon Brando
Sarah Brown: Jean Simmons
Nathan Detroit: Frank Sinatra
Adelaide: Vivian Blaine
Lt Brannigan: Robert Keith
Nicely-Nicely Johnson: Stubby Kaye
Big Jule: B S Pulley
Benny Southstreet: Johnny Silver
Harry the Horse: Sheldon Leonard
Rusty Charlie: Dan Dayton
Arvid Abernathy: Regis Toomey
Laverne: Veda Ann Borg








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