Story: Puss in Boots
Illustrated by NICOLA BAYLEY Presenters this week
Julie Stevens , Fred Harris
A special holiday presentation of two classic American comedy films. Poppy starring W. C. Fields
Professor Eustace P. McGargle , patent medicine man with a guaranteed cure for all ills, is a con-man par excellence - and W. C. Fields is in inimitable form.
Director A. EDWARD SUTHERLAND and at 5.20
Room Service starring The Marx Brothers
Groucho, as a bankrupt stage producer, tries to put on a play - and stay in his hotel room -without any money.
Director WILLIAM SIETER
Professor Eustace P.
Prof Eustace McGargle:
Countess Maggi Tubbs DePuizzi:
The Royal Institution
Annual Christmas Lectures to Young People
2 : Light and Life
If all life on Earth disappeared today, it could not be recreated in our modern atmosphere. Ironically, it was the simpler atmosphere of the primitive Earth that made the origin of life possible. With the help of an audience of young people, Sir George Porter portrays life as a giant chemical machine, first set in motion by solar energy and powered by the sun ever since.
Presented for television by STUART HARRIS and KARL SABBAGH
A Chess Tournament
Presented by Jeremy James
'It's funny - I was sure he didn't know this opening... played it a little slowly... but he's playing the right ones. Now he's undermining these two advanced centre pawns of mine!'
WILLIAM HARTSTON, reigning Master Game Champion, analysing an opening by his opponent, brilliant 11-year-old player NIGEL SHORT.
In this new series of The Master Game, six of Britain's top chess players, including the foremost woman player in Western Europe, are joined by two outstanding youngsters in a competition for the BBC2 Master Game Trophy and a first prize of £250. Round 1, Game 1
Nigel Short, one of the best 11-year-old players of all time v William Hartston, International Master and expert on the Benoni.
Expert analysis Leonard Barden
Designer JOHN BONE
Director GEOFF WALMSLEY
Producer ROBERT TONER
Tonight: The 1960s
The Beatles - Mary Quant and mini-skirts - Hula Hoops - Cliff Richard and Tom Jones - Tiny Tim -' Puppet on a String' and Sandie Shaw-TV of the 60s with clips of Harry Worth and Dad's Army - Lionel Bart 's musical Oliver! - Henry Cooper fights Cassius Clay - songs from the big American musicals Mame, Cabaret and Hello Dolly. with the DOUGIE SQUIRES DOZEN
THE EDDIE LESTER SINGERS and CHRISTOPHER WILSON .
PETER KNIGHT , ALAN ROPER
Choreography DOUGIE SQUIRES Written by ERIC DAVIDSON Costume JOYCE MORTLOCK Designer MICHAEL YOUNG Director STANLEY APPEL Producer JOHN AMMONDS
by HAROLD BRIGHOUSE adapted by HENRY LIVINGS
April 1913 - and Blackton Rovers make football history! Jack Metherell , the star centre forward, is sold to a rival club for a record transfer fee. But the Chairman's daughter, shocked by the transaction, decides to carry admiration for her idol beyond the football field.
Concertina played by ALAN BELL Designer PETER MAVIUS Producer DAVID ROSE
Director TRISTAN DE VERE COLE BBC Manchester
An anthology with Antonia Fraser Where did Shaw write? How did Wordsworth, Jane Austen , and the Brontes manage to produce their work surrounded by other people whilst Carlyle could only write in a sound-proof room? Why do so many British writers long to become landed gentlemen? What is the connection between a writer's outward circumstances, his home and family, and his inner life?
ANTONIA FRASER examines these topics and many others in a selection from the three recent series of BBC2 films about writers and their houses. She also visits the Suffolk home of the novelist Angus Wilson , who gives his first reactions to a new film specially made for this programme about his own house and writing.
Film editor PAUL HUMFRESS Producer JULIAN JEBB
A wry look at ourselves and others in a programme of words and music. Spoken and sung by Ryan Davies , Elizabeth Morgan Max Boyce , Neil Lewis
John Luce , Glyn Houston from the Welsh Guardsman, Carmarthen
Director HYWEL WILLIAMS
Producer JACK WILLIAMS. BBC Wales
starring Andrew Keir
Valerie Leon , James Villiers
Archaeologist Prof Fuchs and his expedition discover the ancient burial tomb of an Egyptian queen - legend has it that Tera, Queen of Darkness, had a power beyond the tomb. How great a power is revealed by horrifying events.
Director SETH HOLT. Films: page 11