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: Arlecchino

(Servant of Two Masters)
Fun and fireworks are present in this production recorded on a summer evening in the courtyard of the Villa Litta in Milan under the direction Of GIORGIO STREHLER
Arlecchino or Harlequin, with the agility of an acrobat and an infinite capacity for mischief, is to be found at the heart of every intrigue in this highly entertaining 18th-century comedy.


Comedy By: Carlo Goldoni
Pantalone: Gianrico Tedeschi
Clarice, his daughter: Ginella Bertacchi
Dr Lombardi: Enzo Tarascio
Silvio, his son: Giancarlo Dettori
Beatrice, calling herself Frederigo Rasponi: Anna Saia
Florindo, her lover: Franco Graziosi
Brighella: Gianfranco Mauri
Smeraldina: Marisa Minelli
Arlecchino: Ferruccio Soleri

: Saturday Cinema: Double Crossbones

Donald O'Connor , Helena Carter
Davy, a young clerk, decides to become a pirate when he is falsely accused of dishonesty. He proves the most inept ' gentleman of fortune ' in buccaneering history.
Director CHARLES T. BARTON. Films :pp 17- 18


Unknown: Donald O'Connor
Unknown: Helena Carter
Director: Charles T. Barton.
Davy Crandell: Donald O'Connor
Lady Sylvia Copeland: Helena Carter
Tom BottS: Will Geer,
Governor Elden: John Emery
Anne Bonney: Hope Emerson
Capt Ben Wickett: Charles McGraw
Capt Kidd: Alan Napier
Henry Morgan: Robert Barrat
Blackbeard: Louis Bacigalupi

: Thrice Welcome Christmas

Brian Cant and Toni Arthur from Play Away present a miscellany of Christmas songs and customs. They visit an Elizabethan farmhouse in Surrey and amongst the guests are wassailers, mummers, bellringers and a hodden horse. With
Scriptwriter DAVE ARTHUR
Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE Producer ANN REAY


Unknown: Toni Arthur
Unknown: Dave Arthur
Unknown: Christopher Ball
Unknown: Dolly Collins
Unknown: Barry Dransfield
Scriptwriter: Dave Arthur
Producer: Cynthia Felgate
Producer: Ann Reay
Director: Peter Charlton

: The Snow Queen

A fairy-tale for television by IAN KEILL and PETER GLIDEWELL Based on the story by HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN
Illustrations byERROL 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 Animator BETH MCFALL
Graphic designer BERNARD LODGE Director ANDREW GOSLING
Producer IAN KEILL


Television By: Ian Keill
Unknown: Peter Glidewell
Story By: Hans Christian
Illustrations By: Errol Le Cain
Music By: Carl Davis
Unknown: Only Gerda
Unknown: 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
Yopng man: Adam Richens
Robber captain: Terence Bayler
Crone: Diana Bishop
Robber girl: Claire Lewis
Finnwife: Gwen Taylor
the Rose: Arthur Mullard
the Crow: John Wells
the Reindeer: Vivian Stanshall
the Doves and: Penelope Lee
the Snow Queen: Sheila Steafel

: A Christmas Carol

Dramatised by ELAINE MORGAN starring with Christmas Eve and the world rejoices - not so Ebenezer Scrooge who regards Christmas as an unwelcome interruption to the serious business of making money.


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Dramatised By: Elaine Morgan
Composed By: Herbert Chappell
Editor: Betty Willingale
Designer: Barry Newbery
Producer: Jonathan Powell
Directed By: Moira Armstrong
Scrooge: Michael Hordern
Marley: John Le Mesurier
Ghost of Christmas Present: Bernard Lee
Narrator: Alvar Lidell
Bob Cratchit: Clive Merrison
Fred: Paul Copley
Charity gentleman: John Ringham
Carol-singer: David Corti
Ghost of Christmas Past: Patricia Quinn
a young boy Scrooge: Dorian ,healy
Fan: Tracey Childs
Fezziwig: Will Stampe
a young man Scrooge: John ,salthouse
Dick Wilkins: Nicholas John
Belle: Zoë Wanamaker
John: Stephen Churchett
Mrs Cratchit: Carol MacReady
Peter Cratchit: David Ronder
Belinda Cratchit: Claire McLellan
Martha Cratchit: Zelah Clarke
Tiny Tim: Timothy Chasin
Topper: Christopher Biggins
Little Blonde: Tricia George
Fred's wife: Maev Alexander
Ghost of Christmas Future: Michael Mulcaster
Businessmen: Brian Hayes
Businessmen: Roy Desmond
Undertaker's man: David Hatton
Mrs Dilber: June Brown
Caroline: Veronica Doran
Caroline's husband: John Grillo

: News on 2


: Network

from BBC North East: Keelmen
They may only have ferried coal, but they left behind a reputation for humour and community living which still epitomises the Geordie. They also left us their folk-songs, with Producer ROGER BURGESS


Producer: Roger Burgess
the Narrator: Peter Wheeler
the Keelman: Ronald Herdman

: The Lively Arts

Karen Kain : Ballerina
One of the most talented and attractive dancers of her generation, the young Canadian ballerina KAREN KAIN has performed with success all over the world. This profile was filmed in France and in her native Canada. As well as talking about her life and her career, she rehearses and dances extracts from Roland Petit 's Carmen with Denys Ganio , and from Romeo and Juliet with Frank Augustyn.


Unknown: Karen Kain
Unknown: Karen Kain
Unknown: Roland Petit
Unknown: Denys Ganio
Unknown: Frank Augustyn.
Directed By: Philip McPhedran

: Star Over Bethlehem

A live programme of Christmas music.
Seven nations, brought together by that man-made star, the communications satellite, join in a global celebration on Christmas Eve including ' Stille Nacht ', Adeste Fideles ', ' In Dulci Jubilo ', ' Once in Royal David's City'. From the Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem
St George's Church, Bichl, Bavaria Hope Gardens, Kingston, Jamaica a shopping mall, Columbia, USA the Waikato River, New Zealand a chateau on the Loire, France the Henry VI'I Chapel, Westminster Abbey
Special narration written by CHRISTOPHER FRY and spoken by JUDI DENCH and TOM FLEMING
Associate producer NOBLE WILSON


Unknown: Stille Nacht
Unknown: Dulci Jubilo
Written By: Christopher Fry
Spoken By: Judi Dench
Spoken By: Tom Fleming
Produced By: Brian Large
Produced By: John Vernon

: The Old Grey Whistle Test

The Kinks' Christmas Concert
A live broadcast from the stage of the Rainbow Theatre in London. Introduced by Bob Harris


Introduced By: Bob Harris

: M*A*S*H

The feature film starring Donald Sutherland
Elliott Gould , Tom Skeritt with Sally Kellerman , Robert Duvall Jo Ann Pflug , Rene Auberjonois
The famous original film of the daily happenings -more often than not outrageous - at the 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital in Korea.
Director ROBERT ALTMAN. Films: pp 17-18


Unknown: Donald Sutherland
Unknown: Elliott Gould
Unknown: Tom Skeritt
Unknown: Sally Kellerman
Unknown: Robert Duvall
Unknown: Jo Ann Pflug
Unknown: Rene Auberjonois
Director: Robert Altman.
Hawkeye: Donald Sutherland
Trapper John: .Elliott Gould
Duke.: Tom Skeritt
Major Hot Lips: Sally Kellerman
Major Frank Burns: Robert Duvall
Lt Dish: Jo Ann Pflug
Dago Red: René Auberjonois
Col Henry Blake: Roger Bowen
Radar O'Reilly: Gary Burghoff
Sgt-Maj Vollmer: David Arkin
Spearchucker: Fred Williamson
Me Lay: Michael Murphy

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