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: Gene Kelly

A holiday double bill featuring the great Hollywood music man. The Pirate also starring Judy Garland with Walter Slezak
Gladys Cooper , Reginald Owen
Gene Kelly 's first musical with Vincente Minnelli was also one of his best - a marvellous musical spoof on Hollywood swashbuckling adventures.
Directed by VINCENTE MINNELLI and at 3.0
Invitation to the Dance
A combination of dance, live-action, pantomime and animation are the ingredients of this unusual musical film created by Gene Kelly and produced almost entirely in Britain. Ring around the Rosy: Sinbad the Sailor:
Direction and choreography by GENE KELLY. Films: pages 17-18


Unknown: Judy Garland
Unknown: Walter Slezak
Unknown: Gladys Cooper
Unknown: Reginald Owen
Unknown: Gene Kelly
Unknown: Vincente Minnelli
Directed By: Vincente Minnelli
Unknown: Gene Kelly
Choreography By: Gene Kelly.
Manuela: Judy Garland
Serafin: Gene Kelly
Don Pedro Vargas: Walter Slezak
Aunt Inez: Gladys Cooper
Advocate: Reginald Owen
Viceroy: George Zucco
SHARP dance: Nicholas Brothers
Uncle Capucho: Lester Allen
Isabella: Lola Deem
Mercedes: Ellen Ross
Lover: Igor Youskevitch
Loved: Claire Sombert
Clown: Gene Kelly
Husband: David Paltenghi
Wife: Daphne Dale
Artist: Igor Youskevitch
Model: Claude Bessy
Stage Door Johnny: Tommy Rall
Femme Fatale: Belita
Crooner: Irving Davies
Hat-check Girl: Diana Adams
Girl on stairs: Tamara Toumanova
Marine: Gene Kelly
Scheherazade: Carol Hanley
Sinbad: Gene Kelly
Genie: David Kaskay

: Play Away Away Day

Bringing in the Corn
Today Brian Cant and the Play Away team welcome in the New Year with a visit to a farm. with Toni Arthur , Tony Robinson Jonathan Cohen , Spike Heatley Alan Rushton , Bob Falloon
Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE Producer ANN REAY
Scriptwriter/director PETER CHARLTON


Unknown: Toni Arthur
Unknown: Tony Robinson
Unknown: Jonathan Cohen
Unknown: Spike Heatley
Unknown: Alan Rushton
Unknown: Bob Falloon
Producer: Cynthia Felgate
Producer: Ann Reay

: Horizon

The Great Wine Revolution
In the past ten years more and more people all over the world have taken to drinking table wine. At the same time scientists are investigating the ultimate mysteries: what gives each type of wine its distinctive taste? Why does the bouquet improve as it lies in a bottle for years? Could the effects of ageing be hastened on? If their work is successful, could it lead to fine wines at supermarket prices?

: Dan, Badger and all the Coal

A BBC film made in Aberpergwm Colliery about the relationship between a miner and his pit horse. Dafydd Hywel as Dan Morgan Artro Morris as Oliver Dan Morgan works as a collier in one of today's drift mines in Wales. But when one of the men working with the pit horses is taken ill Dan, against his will, is put to work with a horse called Badger. The horse turns out to mean more to Dan than he had ever suspected.
Music composed by DAVID FANSHAWE Designer MARJORIE PRATT


Unknown: W. H. Canaway
Unknown: Dafydd Hywel
Unknown: Oliver Dan Morgan
Composed By: David Fanshawe
Designer: Marjorie Pratt
Producer: David Cobham

: News and Sport


: Die Fledermaus

Based on meilhac and HALÉVY'S s
Le Réveillon
Revised by GERHARD BRONNER starring and with Dancers:
Merle Park and Wayne Eagling Choreographer
Additional choreography and movement DAVID DREW
HOUSE, leader JOHN BROWN conducted by Zubin Mehta
Until 1939 it was a Covent Garden tradition to stage Die Fledermaus on New Year's Eve. In Vienna the tradition remained unbroken. Now after a period of 39 years, the Royal Opera House Trust and Girozentrale, Vienna, make it possible for the tradition to be resumed by sponsoring a new version of Strauss's sparkling operetta. Produced by LEOPOLD LINDTBERG
Designed by JULIA TREVELYAN OMAN Die Fledermaus is presented for The Lively Arts - In Performance by ROBERT TEAR and will be broadcast in stereo on Radio 3.
During the Intervals we go behind the scenes to meet some of the personalities in tonight's Gala premiere and out into the heart of London to catch something of the New Year's Eve spirit
English subtitles PETER BUTLER Sound GRAHAM HAINES
Stage lighting WILLIAM BUNDY
Television lighting HUBERT CARTWRIGHT Directed by BRIAN LARGE
For the best effect viewers with Stereo Radio 3 should turn off TV sound and position their speakers on either side of the screen, but a few feet away. Stereo headphones provide a suitable alternative.


Unknown: Gerhard Bronner
Dancers: Merle Park
Unknown: Sir Frederick Ashton
Unknown: David Drew
Chorus-Master: John Bacon
Leader: John Brown
Conducted By: Zubin Mehta
Produced By: Leopold Lindtberg
Designed By: Julia Trevelyan Oman
Unknown: Robert Tear
Unknown: Peter Butler
Unknown: Hubert Cartwright
Directed By: Brian Large
Rosalinde: Kiri Te Kanawa
Eisenstein: Hermann Prey
Alfred: Ryszard Karczykowski
Adele: Hildegard Heichele
Dr Blind: Paul Crook
Dr Falke: Benjamin Luxon
Colonel Frank: Michael Langdon
Ida: Kate Gielgud
Prince Orlofsky: Robert Tear
Ivan: Richard Hazell
Frosch: Josef Meinrad

: * The Old Grey Whistle Test

Pick of the Year
A chance to see again some of the highlights from the last series, including music from
Bob Dylan , Led Zeppelin
Fleetwood Mac, Jackson Browne Linda Ronstadt , Eric Clapton Elton John , Buddy Holly.


Unknown: Bob Dylan
Unknown: Jackson Browne
Unknown: Linda Ronstadt
Unknown: Eric Clapton
Unknown: Elton John
Unknown: Buddy Holly.
Director: Tom Corcoran
Producer: Michael Appleton

: News on 2


: Watchnight Service

for this New Year's Eve comes from the Lady Chapel
Westminster Cathedral.; The address is given by Cardinal Basil Hume
Archbishop of Westminster,
Choir conducted by ROGER PUGH Precentor FR DANIEL HIGGINS
Assistant producer FR CRISPIAN HOLLIS
Television presentation by RAYMOND SHORT


Conducted By: Roger Pugh
Unknown: Fr Daniel Higgins

: Big Ben

: Midnight Movie: Ten Little Indians

starring Hugh O'Brian
Shirley Eaton , Fabian, Leo Genn
Stanley Holloway , Marianne Hoppe Wilfrid Hyde White , Daliah Lavi Dennis Price , Mario Adorf
A group of people arrive at a remote mansion in the Austrian
Alps to spend the weekend. They have been invited by the mysterious U. N. Owen , whom none of them has ever met.


Unknown: Hugh O'Brian
Unknown: Shirley Eaton
Unknown: Leo Genn
Unknown: Stanley Holloway
Unknown: Marianne Hoppe
Unknown: Wilfrid Hyde White
Unknown: Daliah Lavi
Unknown: Dennis Price
Unknown: Mario Adorf
Unknown: N. Owen
Directed By: George Pollock
Hugh Lombard: Hugh O'Brian
Ann Clyde: Shirley Eaton
Mike Raven: Fabian
Gen Mandrake: Leo Genn
William Blore: Stanley Holloway
Judge Cannon wiLFRiD: Hyde White
Ilona Bergen: Daliah Lavi
Dr Armstrong: Dennis Price
Frau Grohmann: Marianne Hoppe
Herr Grohmann: Mario Adorf

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