As Christmas Day fragments into being, a fragmented thought or two spoken by Ian Mackenzie
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.
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
A Ceremony of Nine Lessons and Carols from the Chapel of King's College, Cambridge
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
A Christmas Day programme in which The Queen speaks to the Commonwealth.
Producer Richard CAWSTON
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
Animator BETH MCFALL Graphic designer BERNARD LODGE
Director ANDREW GOSLING Producer IAN KEILL
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
the White Queen:
the White Knight:
the Red Queen:
the White King:
Man in White Paper:
Aged, Aged Man:
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
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
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)
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
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
Organist GEORGE F. BUDDEN FR SEBASTIAN WOLFF , OS1 Producer DOUGLAS HESPE
(Buckfast Abbey televised by kind permission of Abbot Leo Smith , osb)
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
George M Cohan:
George M Cohan (age 13):