Story: TheLarge Christmas Present Guest Vibeke Saether Presenters this week
Floella Benjamin , Don Spencer
with sub-titles for the hard-of-hearing, followed by Weather on 2
A fascinating look at a school In California, where children between the ages of 10 and 15 years actually make their own cartoon films, using an astonishing variety of animation techniques.
Written and produced by ROBERT BLOOMBERG
The Mystery of King Arthur and his Round Table
King Arthur's Round Table has hung on the wall of Winchester Castle for at least 600 years. Before that, its origins are unknown. Was there really a King Arthur and could this be his famous table? Did the Knights of the Round Table sit here?
At lunchtime today, a team of scientists, art historians and archaeologists reveal the results of four months' research into the table's life-story. Using techniques ranging from X-ray analysis to tree-ring dating, they answer the key questions. How old is the table? And who had it made?
When the findings are announced will they confirm or destroy the legend of the table? And what effect will they have on the mysterious King Arthur himself? Narrator PHILIP MADOC
Film editor ALAN LEWENS
Assistant producer ROBIN BATES Editor SIMON CAMPBELL-JONES
Written and produced by ROBIN BOOTLE
starring Dave Allen with SUSIE BAKER , JACQUELINE CLARKE ROBERT EAST, PAUL MCDOWELL MICHAEL SHARVELL-MARTIN
Script by DAVE ALLEN , AUSTIN STEELE and PETER VINCENT
Film cameramen HENRY FARRAR , REG POPE Film recordist BOB WILD Film editor BOB RYMER
Producer PETER WHITMORE
by ALEXANDRE DUMAS F1LS adapted in two parts; and translated by EDMOND GOSSE starring and 2: Marguerite, the courtesan, has made the mistake of falling in love. Insanely jealous of her past life, Armand begs her to run away with him. But the path of love is strewn with pain.
Music by CARL DAVIS
Designer FANNY TAYLOR
Producer RICHARD BEYNON Director ROBERT KNIGHTS
Alexandre Dumas Fils:
Comte de Nef:
A seasonal fireside edition in which JULIAN PETTIFER with his special guests
Phil Drabble , Elizabeth Eyden Bernard Price , Richard Mabey and Gordon Beningfield explore the customs and festivities of rural Britain which give Christmas its traditional atmosphere and charm.
Will you be eating Baked Carp this year or burning Ashen Faggots? And how about some Boletus Butties or a draught of Mulled Lambswool?
Producer PETER CRAWFORD. BBC Bristol
Words and music spoken and sung by Ryan Davies , Mari Griffith Donald Houston , Triban from The Lamb and Flag, Abergavenny
Producer JACK WILLIAMS
Paul Scofield reads
The Warm and The Cold by TED HUGHES