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: Animation 76

The prizewinners of this year's international film animation contest for young people. The theme of the contest was the Human Habitat, and the winning films from Hungary, France and Britain show in a variety of ways something of the problems of the world today - overcrowding, pollution and routine, while some even attempt to find a solution.
Film editor MONICA MEAD Director ALAN TONGUE

: Of Chips.... and Putts.... and Things

Harry Carpenter and Peter Alliss are guests of Henry Longhurst at his home on the beautiful Sussex Downs. They invite you to join them as they discuss the past golfing year and relive some of the great moments and personalities captured on the screen.
SEVERIANO BALLASTEROS : the young Spaniard captured the hearts of all with his easy-going yet highly competitive play.
JOHNNY MILLER : fulfilled his threat of many years and won the Open.
JACK NICKLAUS : appeared not to be at his best, yet still topped the money winners.
DAVID GRAHAM : ensured that the final Piccadilly World Match Play event went out with a flourish.
Producer Richard TILLING


Unknown: Harry Carpenter
Unknown: Peter Alliss
Unknown: Henry Longhurst
Unknown: Severiano Ballasteros
Unknown: Johnny Miller
Unknown: Jack Nicklaus
Unknown: David Graham
Producer: Richard Tilling

: The Epic that Never Was

The First I, Claudius starring Charles Laughton, Merle Oberon, Flora Robson, Emlyn Williams
In 1937 shooting began at Denham Studios on the late Sir Alexander Korda's masterpiece, I, Claudius, from the book by Robert Graves. The story of why it remained unfinished is told by Dirk Bogarde with scenes from the original London Films production. Also appearing Josef von Sternberg, Robert Graves, Eileen Corbett , John Armstrong
Film editor BRIAN KEENE
Written and produced by BILL DUNCALF


Unknown: Charles Laughton
Unknown: Merle Oberon
Unknown: Flora Robson
Unknown: Emlyn Williams
Unknown: Sir Alexander Korda
Book By: Robert Graves
Told By: Dirk Bogarde
Unknown: Robert Graves
Unknown: Eileen Corbett
Editor: Brian Keene
Written and Produced By: Bill Duncalf

: Tales of Beatrix Potter

A film starring
Dancers of the Royal Ballet
Beatrix Potter 's best-loved characters are all included in this enchanting musical interpretation of five of the famed Victorian author's stories, with choreography by Frederick Ashton.
Music composed by JOHN LANCHBERY
Director REGINALD MILLS. Films: pp 15-16


Unknown: Beatrix Potter
Choreography By: Frederick Ashton.
Composed By: John Lanchbery
Director: Reginald Mills.
Mrs Tiggy-Winkle: Frederick Ashton
Pigling Bland/Peter Rabbit: Alexander Grant
Jeremy Fisher: Michael Coleman
Black Berkshire Pig: Brenda Last
Jemima Puddle-Duck: Ann Howard
Fox: Robert Mead
Hunca Munca: Lesley Collier
Mrs Pettitoes/Tabitha Twitchit: Sally Ashby
Squirrel/Country Mouse: Carole Ainsworth
Pig/Town Mouse: Avril Bergen
Squirrel/Country Mouse: Jill Cooke
Mr Brown: Leslie Edwards
Pig/Town Mouse: Graham Fletcher
Squirrel/Country Mouse: Bridget Goodricke
Alexander Town-Mouse: Gary Grant
Johnny Town-Mouse: Keith Martin
Pig/Town Mouse: Si'Zanna Raymond
Squirrel Nutkin/Tom Thumb: Wayne Sleep
Squirrel/Country Mouse: Rosemary Taylor
Mrs Tittlemouse: Julle Wood
Pig: Anita Young
Young Beatrix: Erin Geraghty
Nurse: Joan Benham
Cox the Butler: Wilfred Babbage

: News Review

At the end of the year we move through the silent world of the deaf to report developments. Quietly in Britain
Presenter Bill Northwood


Presenter: Bill Northwood

: Spirit of Christmas

A medley of seasonal words and music performed in St Martin-in-the-Fields Church, London.
' Bah! Humbug!' was how Charles Dickens 's infamous character, Scrooge, reacted to Christmas. Prompting a change of heart, actor Peter Gale devised this programme and is joined by Paul Hardwick Derek Jacobi
Julia McKenzie Nigel Pegram Dorothy Tutin Jenny Wren in this public performance given to raise money for the elderly.


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Peter Gale
Unknown: Paul Hardwick
Unknown: Derek Jacobi
Unknown: Julia McKenzie
Unknown: Nigel Pegram
Unknown: Dorothy Tutin
Unknown: Jenny Wren
Pianist: Geoffrey Bowyer
Organist: Robert Vincent
Producer: Andrew Barr

: Face the Music

A seasonal edition of the musical quiz invites you to match your musical wits against Patricia Owen
David Attenborough and John Julius Norwich Guest musician David Willcocks


Unknown: Patricia Owen
Unknown: David Attenborough
Unknown: John Julius Norwich
Musician: David Willcocks
Director: Peter Butler
Producer: Walter Todds
questionmaster: Joseph Cooper

: The Barry Humphries Show

Special guest star
Dame Edna Everage
Another chance to see a rare television appearance by one of the year's biggest West End theatre successes. with MADELEINE ORR , BETTY TURNER and JOAN BAKEWELL
Musical director KEN JONES
Special staging NIGEL LYTHGOE Film sequences directed by ROGER RACE


Unknown: Dame Edna Everage
Unknown: Madeleine Orr
Unknown: Betty Turner
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Written By: Barry Humphries
Written By: With Ian Davidson
Directed By: Roger Race
Producer: Terry Hughes

: The World About Us

Very Important Pandas A double programme introduced by Anthony Smith Pandas in Britain
The extraordinary story of how this extraordinary animal first came to Britain, and the adventures of Ming, Chi-Chi, An-An and the Panda Brigade. Pandas of Szechuan
A delightful new film from China on the life of the giant panda in the wild.
This vip among animals, the symbol of the World Wildlife Fund, is apparently no longer under threat of extinction.
Presented by KEITH HOPKINS Editors


Introduced By: Anthony Smith
Presented By: Keith Hopkins

: Summoned by Bells

An only child, deliciously apart
Misunderstood and not like other boys ...
Sir John Betjeman described himself thus in his verse autobiography. In this film, based on the book and first produced to celebrate the Poet Laureate's 70th birthday, Betjeman revisits the places he knew as a child.
Highgate, Oxford, old books and churches, boarding school, the dread of games, holidays in Cornwall, poetry and trains - so the story unfolds; a unique and touching account of an Edwardian middle-class childhood.


Unknown: Sir John Betjeman
Producer: Jonathan Stedall

: Brazil Tropical

Brazil comes to London with spectacle, rhythm, girls.
The colours are flamboyant, the production is slick, and all is put across with compelling force and stridency, emphasising the gaiety, the enthusiasm and sensual rhythms of South America.
Producer DON SAYER


Introduced By: Jader de Oliviera
Producer: Don Sayer

: News on 2


: Music from Montreux

The Annual International Festival Every summer, musicians and fans from all over the world converge on the lakeside town of Montreux for the International Music Festival, one of the biggest events in the jazz calendar. This year, in celebration of its tenth anniversary, it was bigger than ever.
For the first time, the word 'jazz' was left out of the title to take into account other kindred styles of music: folk, gospel, blues and soul, which were included in the 15 days.
Highlights of the festival include performances by Sarah Vaughan, Newport All Stars, Jimmy Witherspoon, Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, Shakti, Stan Getz Quartet, Odetta, Weather Report, Clarke Terry and the New Hampshire Big Band and the Swinging Sextet
There to describe the scene and to talk to some of the artists was the distinguished British trumpet player, Humphrey Lyttelton.
Producer DON SAYER


Unknown: Sarah Vaughan
Unknown: Jimmy Wiiherspoon
Unknown: Art Biakey
Unknown: Stan Getz Quartet
Unknown: Clarke Terry
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton.
Producer: Don Sayer

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