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: Comedy Duo

A special holiday presentation of two classic Hollywood comedies The Gold Rush starring Charlie Chaplin
The Little Fellow goes north and joins the gold prospectors in Alaska in perhaps his most famous film and certainly one of his funniest. In his own specially prepared sound version Charlie speaks his own narration.
Written, produced and directed by CHARLES CHAPLIN. and at 2.50
Road to Morocco starring Bing Crosby
Bob Hope , Dorothy Lamour
Bob finds himself in a Moroccan harem when Bing sells him for $200! He cheers up considerably when he discovers that it is the beautiful Princess Shalmar who has purchased him ...
. Films: pages 15-16


Unknown: Charlie Chaplin
Directed By: Charles Chaplin.
Unknown: Bing Crosby
Unknown: Bob Hope
Unknown: Dorothy Lamour
Director: David Butler
Lone Prospector: Charlie Chaplin
Big Jim Mackay: MacK Swain
Black Larsen: Tom Murray
The girl: Georgia Hale
Orville ' Turkey' Jackson: Bob Hope
Jeff Peters: Bing Crosby
Princess Shalmar: Dorothy Lamour
Sheik Kasim: Anthony Quinn
Mihirmah: Dona Drake

: Play Away

An entertainment for children starring Brian Cant with Toni Arthur , Jonty Miller
Julie Stevens , Jonathan Cohen Spike Heatley , Alan Rushton Judd Proctor
Brian and company play away with music, songs, puzzles and comedy.
Musical director JONATHAN COHEN
Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE Producer ANN REAY
Scriptwriter/director PETER CHARLTON


Unknown: Brian Cant
Unknown: Toni Arthur
Unknown: Jonty Miller
Unknown: Julie Stevens
Unknown: Jonathan Cohen
Unknown: Spike Heatley
Unknown: Alan Rushton
Unknown: Judd Proctor
Director: Jonathan Cohen
Producer: Cynthia Felgate
Producer: Ann Reay

: The Money Programme

Modern Capitalism
An enquiry by James Bellini


Unknown: James Bellini

: Open Door

Theatro Technis present Save Our Theatre

: Horizon

Half-way to 1984
This programme looks at the issues raised by recent developments in computer technology.

: Network

A series of programmes made specially for audiences in the BBC regions and now seen for the first time throughout the UK. Tonight, from BBC West Child in the Forest
' I've mourned for my childhood all my life. I think probably because of the sudden death of it.'
At 14, Winifred Foley , a miner's daughter, was forced to leave her beloved Forest of Dean and go into service. It was the depression years of the 20s when the miners were fighting for their lives. In this dramatised documentary winiFRED FOLEY recalls her deep love for the forest, and the poverty and hunger that its beauty could hide.
Series co-ordinator FRANK GILLARD


Unknown: Winifred Foley
Unknown: Fred Foley
Producer: Keith Sheather
Unknown: Frank Gillard

: M*A*S*H

A film series and As You Were


Hawkeye: Alan Alda
Trapper John: Wayne Rogers

: MrMagoo

in Safari Tale

: News and Sport


: Film International: The Little Theatre of Jean Renoir

starring Franchise
Arnoul Marguerite Cassan , Nino Formlcola Milly, Jeanne Moreau
Pierre Olaf , Fernand Sardou
JEAN RENOIR , with the aid of his miniature theatre, introduces four anecdotes which he found amusing and hopes the viewer will like. The first is dedicated to Hans Christian Andersen and concerns a most unusual Christmas dinner. A modern opera depicts man's struggle with machines; Jeanne Moreau sings-a little faultily - ' When Love Dies' and the last story is a tribute to tolerance.
The Last Christmas Dinner
The Electric Floor Polisher
When Love Dies
The King of Yvetot
Written, directed, produced and introduced by JEAN RENOIR. Films: pages 15-16


Unknown: Arnoul Marguerite Cassan
Unknown: Nino Formlcola
Unknown: Jeanne Moreau
Unknown: Pierre Olaf
Unknown: Fernand Sardou
Unknown: Jean Renoir
Unknown: Hans Christian Andersen
Unknown: Jeanne Moreau
Sung By: Jeanne Moreau
Duced By: Jean Renoir.
Le Clochard: Nino Formicola
La Clocharde: Milly
Gontran: Roland Bertin
Maitre d'Hotel: Robert Lombard
Le Gérant: Andre Dumas
Emilie: Marguerite Cassan
Jules: Jacques Dynam
Gustave: Pierre Olaf
Salesman: Jean-Louis Tristan
Lovers: Denis Gunzburg
Lovers: Claude Guillaume
Isabelle: Françoise Arnoul
Edmond Duvallier: Fernand Sardou
Andre Feraud: Jean Carmet
Maitre Joly: Roger Pregor
César: Edmond Ardisson
Paulette: Dominique Labourier
M Blanc: Andrex

: The Lively Arts - In Performance

Hear Hear
Hoffnung Robin Ray introduces a TV recording of the Royal Albert Hall concert earlier this week which featured some of the favourite items from Gerard Hoffnung 's album of musical caricature.
With the BBC Concert Orchestra leader ARTHUR LEAVINS
Conductors Malcolm Arnold
Donald Swann , Elizabeth Poston Simon Rattle , Lawrence Leonard and numerous guest artists who will surprise and delight with virtuoso performances on vacuum cleaners, floor polishers, hot-water bottles, rifles and pop-guns.


Introduces: Hoffnung Robin Ray
Unknown: Albert Hall
Unknown: Gerard Hoffnung
Leader: Arthur Leavins
Leader: Conductors Malcolm Arnold
Leader: Donald Swann
Leader: Elizabeth Poston
Leader: Simon Rattle
Leader: Lawrence Leonard
Producer: Colin Graham
Unknown: Alan Roberts
Director: Ian Engelmann

: News on 2


: Christmas with Cagney: Midnight Movie

with Joan Blondell
Noel Francis , Louis Calhern
Cagney's first starring role, playing an enterprising bell-hop who does quite well for himself living by his wits -but then he sets out with his chambermaid accomplice to break into the big time.
Dapper Dan Barker. ..LOtis CALHERN
Helen Wilson. ...........NOEL FRANCIS
A. Rupert Johnson Jr....GUY KIBBEE
Peggy....................POLLY WALTERS
Director ROY DEL RUTH and at 12.10 am
James Cagney in Each Dawn I Die also starring George Raft
Cagney was at the height of his popularity when he made this hard-hitting indictment of political corruption and prison abuses, in which he plays a crusading journalist and leaves the gangster part to another well-known tough guy, George Raft.
. Films: pages 15-16


Unknown: James Cagney
Unknown: Joan Blondell
Unknown: Noel Francis
Unknown: Louis Calhern
Unknown: Dapper Dan Barker.
Unknown: Calhern Helen Wilson.
Unknown: Noel Francis
Unknown: Polly Walters
Unknown: Colonel Bellock William Burress
Unknown: Dutch Peter Erkelenz
Unknown: James Cagney
Unknown: George Raft
Unknown: George Raft
Director: William Keighley
Frank Ross: James Cagney
'Hood' Stacey: George Raft
Joyce: Jane Bryan
John Armstrong: George Bancroft
Mueller: Stanley Ridges
Carlisle: Alan Baxter
Grayce: Victor Jory
Lang: Willard Robertson
'Fargo Red': Maxie Rosenbloom
Dale: Edward Pawley

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