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: Reflections

As Christmas Day fragments into being, a fragmented thought or two spoken by Ian Mackenzie
BBC Scotland

Contributors

Spoken By: Ian MacKenzie

: Horizon

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. Was there really a King Arthur and could this be his famous table? Did the Knights of the Round Table sit here? The results of a four-month scientific study were announced last Monday.

: Play Away

An entertainment for children starring Brian Cant with Toni Arthur , Chloe Ashcroft Derek Griffiths , Lionel Morton Spike Heatley , Alan Rushton
Jeff Crampton , Stephen Henderson Music, songs, puzzles and comedy.
Musical director SPIKE HEATLEY Producer ANN REAY
Director PETER CHARLTON

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: Spike Heatley
Producer: Ann Reay
Director: Peter Charlton

: Carols from King's

A Ceremony of Nine Lessons and Carols from the Chapel of King's College, Cambridge
Processional Hymn
Once in royal David's city The Bidding Prayer
Carol: A hymn to the Virgin (Britten) First Lesson: Genesis 3 Reader: A CHORISTER
Carols: Adam lay ybounden (Boris Ord); Ding dong! merrily on high (French) Second Lesson: Genesis 22 Reader: AN UNDERGRADUATE
Carols: A spotless rose (Herbert Howells ): I saw three ships (trad arr Philip Ledger)
Third Lesson: Isaiah 9
Reader: A CHORAL SCHOLAR
Carol: In dulci jubilo (German)
Hymn: 0 little town of Bethlehem Fourth Lesson: Isaiah 11
Reader: A RESEARCH STUDENT
Carol: The holly and the ivy (trad arr Walford Davies )'
Fifth Lesson: St Luke 1
Reader: THE MASTER OVER THE CHORISTERS Carol: Gabriel's message (old Basque) Motet
Hodie Christus natus est (Poulenc) Sixth Lesson- St Luke 2 Reader: THE CHAPLAIN
Carol: Quelle est cette odeur agréable? (French arr David Willcocks ) Seventh Lesson: St Luke 2
Reader: THE DIRECTOR OF MUSIC
Hymn: While shepherds watched
Carol: The shepherds' cradle song (German arr C. Macpherson)
Eighth Lesson: St Matthew 2
Reader: A FELLOW OF THE COLLEGE
Carols: Personent hodie (arr Gustav Holst); In the bleak mid-winter (Harold E. Darke )
Ninth Lesson: St John 1 Reader: THE DEAN
Hymn: 0 come, all ye faithful Collect for Christmas Eve The Blessing
Hymn: Hark! The herald angels sing Organist FRANCIS GRIER
Director of music PHILIP LEDGER Lighting HUBERT CARTWRIGHT
Producer BRIAN LARGE

Contributors

Unknown: Herbert Howells
Unknown: Walford Davies
Unknown: David Willcocks
Unknown: Harold E. Darke
Organist: Francis Grier
Unknown: Hubert Cartwright
Producer: Brian Large

: The Queen

A Christmas Day programme in which The Queen speaks to the Commonwealth.
Producer Richard CAWSTON

Contributors

Producer: Richard Cawston

: The Snow Queen

A fairy tale for television by IAN KEILL and PETER GLIDEWELL Based on the story by HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN
Illustrations by ERROL LE CAIN Music by CARL DAVIS
The Devil makes a mirror -and it shatters. This is the story of what happens to little Kay when one of the pieces finds its way through his eye and into his heart.
The powers of evil are unleashed ... the Summer Garden Witch - the Robbers in the Wood - but above all - the mysterious elemental figure of The Snow Queen. Only Gerda - Kay's friend - helped by birds and animals - has the power to overcome them all.
and the voices of ARTHUR MULLARD , JOHN WELLS VIVIAN STANSHALL
PENELOPE LEE
SHEILA STEAFEL
Animator BETH MCFALL Graphic designer BERNARD LODGE
Director ANDREW GOSLING Producer IAN KEILL

Contributors

Television By: Ian Keill
Story By: Hans Christian
Music By: Carl Davis
Unknown: Arthur Mullard
Unknown: John Wells
Unknown: Vivian Stanshall
Unknown: Penelope Lee
Unknown: Sheila Steafel
Unknown: Animator Beth McFall
Director: Andrew Gosling
Producer: Ian Keill
Gerda: Linda Slater
Kay: Joshua Le Touzel
Granny: Hilda Barry
Snow Queen: Mercedes Burleigh
Old woman: David Battley
Ballet dancer: Jennifer Thanisch
Princess: Tracey Childs
The Holbergs: Terry Scully
Young man: Adam Richens
Robber captain: Terence Bayler
Crone: Diana Bishop
Robber girl: Claire Lewis
Finnwife: Gwen Taylor

: Alice Through the Looking-Glass

by LEWIS CARROLL Dramatised by JAMES MACTAGGART with and ' Oh look - it's a great huge game of chess that's being played - all over the world.'
Original music by HERBERT CHAPPELL Producer ROSEMARY HILL
Director JAMES MACTAGGART

Contributors

Unknown: Lewis Carroll
Dramatised By: James MacTaggart
Music By: Herbert Chappell
Producer: Rosemary Hill
Director: James MacTaggart
the White Queen: Brenda Bruce
Humpty Dumpty: Freddie Jones
the White Knight: Geoffrey Bayldon
the Red Queen: Judy Parfitt
the White King: Richard Pearson
Alice: Sarah Sutton
Tiger Lily: June Watson
Rose: Vivienne Moore
Man in White Paper: Jeffrey Segal
Goat: Stanley Lebor
Tweedledum: Anthony Collin
Tweedledee: Raymond Mason
Walrus: Bruce Purchase
Carpenter: Stanley Lebor
Old Father: Jonathan Cecil
Beamish Boy: Richard Speight
Gnat: Ian Trigger
Haigha: Stephen Moore
Hatta: Jonathan Cecil
Lion: Robin Wentworth
Unicorn: Nicholas Jones
Aged, Aged Man: Douglas Milvain
Creature: June Watson

: Audition

It was Matthew's chance to sing in the choir of St Mary's Church. The real conversation between him and the choirmaster became the sound-track for this animated film.
Animated and directed by BILL MATHER
Producer colin THOMAS BBC Bristol

Contributors

Directed By: Bill Mather

: News on 2

Weather

: Aika, the Polar Bear

Aika was born in a Berlin zoo. When she was a few months old she left the zoo to be brought up as a pet by a Russian family in Siberia. Then it was decided to take her back to her natural environment in the Arctic to see if she could adapt to life there.
In a unique film Yuri Ledin. one of the Soviet Union's best-known natural history cameramen, recorded Aika's first impressions of her homeland and her first encounter with wild polar bears. Written and narrated by ERIC THOMPSON
Adapted from a Soviet TV film by MARYSE ADDISON

Contributors

Unknown: Yuri Ledin.
Unknown: Eric Thompson
Unknown: Maryse Addison

: Forty Years

A raid on the archives of BBC Television
Dimbleby - Harding - Michelmore - Frost - The Coronation - Tonight - 1984 - Maigret - Hancock - Muggeridge - Horrocks - Cooke - The Grove Family - Quatermass - Sergeant Bilko - Bronowski - Cotton - Whicker - Muffin the Mule - Dr Finlay - Monty Python - The Forsytes - TW3
In November 1936 the BBC launched the world's first television service. Since then TV has become part of our Lives and our memories.
This anthology was first shown earlier this year to launch BBC2's Festival of Television. Using over 200 moments from programmes, it attempts to give an impression of the people and events, the entertainment, the excitement and the sadness that make up television's first 40 years.
Producer RICHARD DREWETT
(Coronation Day 1953: next Saturday, BBC2, 10.10 am-5.15 pm)

Contributors

Unknown: Monty Python

: Late News on 2

Weather

: Survival in Limbo

A true experience relived by, Duncan Carse
Fifteen years ago DUNCAN CARSE was marooned in South Georgia, a remote island on the edge of the Antarctic: one of the most inhospitable places on earth.
Earlier this year he returned to South Georgia to tell us the story of his epic 116-day fight for survival; a story of survival disciplines, of physical and psychological stresses in appalling weather conditions ... and of a girl called 1 Fran
Film cameraman DEREK BANKS Recorded by ROGER TURNER Film editor MICHAEL APPELT Producer DAVID COBHAM

Contributors

Unknown: Roger Turner
Editor: Michael Appelt
Producer: David Cobham

: Sing all ye Faithful

A presentation of popular carols sung in Devonshire settings, In true folk-song fashion, the news of Bethlehem is spread by The Faraway Folk at Cockington Court
The Choir of Holy Trinity Buckfastleigh sing in a traditional procession to the Parish Church and The Benedictine Community of Buckfast Abbey lead a multi-denominational tribute to the founder of Christianity. Narrator
ANDREW CRUICKSHANK
Organist GEORGE F. BUDDEN FR SEBASTIAN WOLFF , OS1 Producer DOUGLAS HESPE
(Buckfast Abbey televised by kind permission of Abbot Leo Smith , osb)

Contributors

Narrator: Andrew Cruickshank
Organist: George F. Budden
Organist: Fr Sebastian Wolff
Producer: Douglas Hespe
Unknown: Leo Smith

: Christmas with Cagney: Yankee Doodle Dandy

starring James Cagney with Walter Huston , Joan Leslie
The musical biography of the famous American entertainer, George M. Cohan. James Cagney , who had begun his career in vaudeville, temporarily forsook the gangster roles which had brought him Hollywood fame, to play a song-and-dance man. And his portrayal of George M. Cohan won for Cagney the 1942 Award for Best Performance by an Actor.
Director MICHAEL CURTIZ
. Films- pages 15-16

Contributors

Unknown: James Cagney
Unknown: Walter Huston
Unknown: Joan Leslie
Unknown: George M. Cohan.
Unknown: James Cagney
Unknown: George M. Cohan
Director: Michael Curtiz
George M Cohan: James Cagney
Jerry Cohan: Walter Huston
Mary: Joan Leslie
Sam Harrie: Richard Whorf
Fay Templeton: Irene Manning
DietZ: George Tobias
Nellie Cohan: Rosemary Decamp
Josie Cohan: Jeanne Cagney
Singer: Frances Langford
Erlanger: George Barrier
Schwab: S Z Sakall
Theatre manager: Walter Catlett
George M Cohan (age 13): Douglas Croft
Eddie Foy: Eddie Foy Jr
Albee: Minor Watson
Goff: Chester Cute
Madame Bartholdi: Odette Myrtill








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