Story: "A Winter Story" written by Max Bolliger, illustrated by Beatrix Scharen
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To mark the 50th anniversary of Winnie the Pooh, The Book Programme presented this film about Pooh's creator.
It is a portrait of two men and their happy collaboration, filmed in the countryside in which the stories were set. Richard Kay plays the young A.A. Milne, author of the Pooh books, and David Horovitch plays the young E.H. Shepard, who illustrated the stories.
E.H. Shepard himself appears, recalling his first visits to the 'Hundred Acre Wood' and 'Poohsticks Bridge'. And Christopher Robin Milne, son of the author, reads extracts from his father's memoirs and from the books and poems.
Starring The Marx Brothers
Possibly the Marx Brothers' most famous film, the plot has something to do with Otis B. Driftwood's plans to launch a Mrs Claypool as a patron of Grand Opera.
(Black and white). Films: pages 15-16
Otis B Driftwood:
Johnny Morris joins six different groups of foreign visitors and shares their view of Britain.
A German coach party visits Oxford, Tintern Abbey, Aberystwyth, Devil's Bridge and Chester on its way to the Lake District.
One Man's Private Kingdom
Narrated by Gerald Harper
Jack Donovan has a houseful and a life-full of Princely Toys. They are not strictly toys but a collection of magnificent automata - working models that will blow you a soap bubble, do you a trick or make you gasp at the audacity of their acrobatics. Any one of them alone would be a marvel, a priceless and irreplaceable memory of that 19th-century art which could accept nothing but the best - and could afford to pay for it. It's a fair promise to say that you'll be delighted, intrigued, baffled, amused, and maybe, just maybe, led back into that delicious dream-world which started with the first teddy bear.
Music composed by:
The Australian Ballet Production starring Rudolf Nureyev
Robert Helpmann , Ray Powell
Don Quixote , a Spanish knight, tries to live his life strictly according to the ancient rules of chivalry. Followed by his faithful squire, Sancho Panza , he travels Spain in search of valorous deeds to accomplish. Sadly, Don Quixote in no way resembles the heroes of his beloved books. To save him from his own good intentions, his friends steal and burn the books.
Adapted from the novel by MIGUEL DE CERVANTES SAAVEDRA
Producer JOHN HARGREAVES. Director!
RUDOLF NUREYEV , ROBERT HELPMANN
de Cervantes Saavedra
Street dancer/Queen of the Dryads:
A poem for Christmas by CLEMENT CLARKE MOORE
Spoken by children, and with illustrations from schools in Cropredy and Gunnersbury.
Highlights of 40 years of television from Britain's tiniest network include drama, documentary, comedy and song, starring Eric Idle With NEIL INNES , DAVID BATTLEY GWEN TAYLOR , TERENCE BAYLER and CARINTHIA WEST
Script by ERIC IDLE . Songs by NEIL INNES Music by FATSO. Designer GEOFF POWELL Director ANDREW GOSLING Producer IAN KEILL
Executive producer MICHAEL BILL
The Rod Stewart Group
Live from the stage at Olympia, London.
Programme introduced by Bob Harris
Director TOM CORCORAN
Producer MICHAEL APPLETON
A simultaneous stereo broadcast with Radio 1. (To obtain the best effect viewers with stereo Radio 1 should turn off TV sound and position their loudspeakers on either side of the screen but close enough to relate stereo image to picture size. Stereo headphones provide a suitable alternative)
starring James Cagney with Doris Day
The exciting 20s-early days of jazz. Stop-at-nothing promoter Martin Snyder makes dime-a-dance girl Ruth Etting into a star but cannot bear to let her leave him.
Director CHARLES vidor. Films: pp 15-18
Bernard V Loomis: