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: Christmas Matinée: 1 The Cat and the Fiddle

starring Jeanette MacDonald Ramon Novarro
In the first film in this Jeanette MacDonald double-bill, the enormously popular musical star of the 30s plays an American student of music who, on arriving in Brussels, finds herself reluctantly sharing a taxi with a penniless but charming young composer.
This lively musical comedy is distinguished by its delightful Jerome Kern score and stunning finale shot in Technicolor.
Screenplay bv BELLA AND SAMUEL SPEWACK based on the musical comedy by JEROME KERN and OTTO HARBACH
Directed by WILLIAM K. HOWARD
(First showing on British television) Films: page 116

Contributors

Unknown: Jeanette MacDonald
Unknown: Ramon Novarro
Unknown: Jeanette MacDonald
Unknown: Jerome Kern
Unknown: Samuel Spewack
Comedy By: Jerome Kern
Comedy By: Otto Harbach
Directed By: William K. Howard
Victor: Ramon Novarro
Shirley: Jeanette MacDondald
Daudet: Frank Morgan
Charles: Charles Butterworth
Professor: Jean Hersholt
Odette: Vivienne Segal
Theatre owner: Frank Conroy
Taxi driver: Henry Armetta

: Play Away

starring Brian Cant who invites you to join his guests in an entertainment of comedy and music from the Leith Town Hall in Edinburgh. with Anita Dobson
Stuart McGugan and Alex Norton
Designer JOHN BRISTOW
Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE Production AVRIL PRICE

Contributors

Unknown: Anita Dobson
Unknown: Stuart McGugan
Unknown: Alex Norton
Designer: John Bristow
Producer: Cynthia Felgate
Unknown: Avril Price

: Christmas Matinée: 2 The Firefly

starring Jeanette MacDonald Allan Jones
Rudolf Friml 's music provides the background to this spectacular story of romance and intrigue. Among the songs featured is the ever-popular ' Donkey Serenade '.
Screenplay by FRANCES GOODRICH and ALBERT HACKETT based on the book and lyrics by OTTO HARBACH and RUDOLF FRIML Produced by HUNT STROMBERG Directed by ROBERT Z. LEONARD
. Films: page 119

Contributors

Unknown: Jeanette MacDonald
Unknown: Allan Jones
Unknown: Rudolf Friml
Unknown: Frances Goodrich
Unknown: Albert Hackett
Unknown: Otto Harbach
Unknown: Rudolf Friml
Produced By: Hunt Stromberg
Directed By: Robert Z. Leonard
Nina Maria: Jeanette MacDonald
Don Diego: Allan Jones
Major de Rougement: Warren Williams
Innkeeper: Billy Gilbert
Marquis de Melito: Douglas Dumbrille
General Savary: Henry Daniell
Etienne: Leonard Penn
King Ferdinand: Tom Rutherford

: Did You See...?

Presented by Ludovic Kennedy , who discusses The Merchant of Venice (BBC2), Everyman on Nicaragua (BBC1) and the documentary on Toyah Willcox (ATV) with Michael Billington , Christopher Hitchens and Peter York
Sue Peacock dips into the archives of past Christmas programmes. Jack Tinker , author of The Television Barons, talks about the allocation of the ITV franchises.
Director ANN FREER . Producer JOHN ARCHER

Contributors

Presented By: Ludovic Kennedy
Unknown: Toyah Willcox
Unknown: Michael Billington
Unknown: Peter York
Unknown: Sue Peacock
Unknown: Jack Tinker
Director: Ann Freer
Producer: John Archer

: Bullseye

The last of eight programmes The Final
Eric Bristow v Jocky Wilson
ERIC BRISTOW and JOCKY WILSON are on top form, so this final - the best of 11 legs - should be a classic darts match.
PETER PURVES reports on the draw for the first round of the 1981 Embassy World Professional Darts Championship, which begins on 10 January on BBC2.
Introduced by PETER PURVES Commentators
SID WADDELL , TONY GREEN
Director MIKE ADLEY
Producer KEITH PHILLIPS. BBC Manchester

Contributors

Unknown: Eric Bristow
Unknown: Eric Bristow
Unknown: Jocky Wilson
Unknown: Peter Purves
Introduced By: Peter Purves
Commentators: Sid Waddell
Commentators: Tony Green
Director: Mike Adley
Producer: Keith Phillips.

: News and Sport

Weather

: Arts UK - OK?

As a difficult financial year comes to an end, Joan Bakewell reports on the state of the arts in Britain. Looked at as an industry, ' Arts UK' is a successful, profit-making undertaking. Its products are in demand, its work force is dedicated, its standards of the highest, and in comparison with most other countries, its state support is small. With CHRISTOPHER HOGWOOD
PETER BARKWORTH , GAVIN EWART SIR PETER HALL , THE RT HON NORMAN ST JOHN-STEVAS , MP
RICHARD CONDON , ROBIN MIDGLEY BYRON OUSEY , TED NORTHCOTE
BRIAN MCMASTER , MELVYN BRAGG SUE WESTON, PETER DARRELL
NATHAN HARRIS , HELEN CRUMMY MIKE ALFREDS , MICHAEL BALDWIN MEL RAMSDEN and HENRY MOORE
Film editor KATE RIVERS Producer JULIA MATHESON

Contributors

Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Christopher Hogwood
Unknown: Peter Barkworth
Unknown: Gavin Ewart
Unknown: Sir Peter Hall
Unknown: Norman St John-Stevas
Unknown: Richard Condon
Unknown: Robin Midgley
Unknown: Byron Ousey
Unknown: Ted Northcote
Unknown: Brian McMaster
Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Peter Darrell
Unknown: Nathan Harris
Unknown: Helen Crummy
Unknown: Mike Alfreds
Unknown: Michael Baldwin
Unknown: Mel Ramsden
Unknown: Henry Moore
Producer: Julia Matheson

: Rugby Special

The Thorn Inter-Divisional Championship Finals from Twickenham
Last week the Midlands played London and the North played the South and South-West. The two winners, and two losers, played each other today to decide the final order in the Championship.
NIGEL STARMER-SMITH commentates News of today's other big matches.
Directors DAVID KENNING and DENIS KELLY Series producer HUW JONES

Contributors

Unknown: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Directors: David Kenning
Directors: Denis Kelly

: International Show Jumping

from The Grand Hall, Olympia, featuring The Courvoisier Cognac
Cigar Stakes
As the show moves towards its climax the riders will be keen to gain points from tonight's main class in order to qualify for tomorrow's Grand Prix. Introduced by DAVID VINE
Commentators DORIAN WILLIAMS
RAYMOND BROOKS-WARD
Producers JOHNNIE WATHERSTON and ALASTAIR SCOTT

Contributors

Introduced By: David Vine
Commentators: Dorian Williams
Commentators: Raymond Brooks-Ward
Producers: Johnnie Watherston
Producers: Alastair Scott

: News on 2

Weather

: The Old Grey Whistle Test

takes a look at the contemporary rock scene with Anne Nightingale. In the studio this week Sniff 'n' the Tears Japan with films, album tracks, interviews, news and reviews.
Director TOM CORCORAN
Producer MICHAEL APPLETON
Record (same title, BELP 017), and cassette (ZCF 017), from record shops

Contributors

Unknown: Anne Nightingale.
Director: Tom Corcoran
Producer: Michael Appleton

: Gaslight

A feature film starring Ingrid Bergman
Charles Boyer , Joseph Cotten with Dame May Whitty Angela Lansbury
A young bride returns to live in the house where her aunt was murdered. Under the influence of this mysterious atmosphere and her husband's sinister behaviour she begins to doubt her sanity.
Ingrid Bergman won the Best Actress Academy Award for her performance as the beautiful Paula Alquist , who marries the mysterious Gregory Anton , in this thriller of the Victorian era.
Screenplay by JOHN VAN DRUTEN , WALTER REISCH and JOHN L. BALDERSTON based on the play by PATRICK HAMILTON
Produced by ARTHUR HORNBLOW JR Directed by GEORGE CUKOR
. Films: page 114

Contributors

Unknown: Ingrid Bergman
Unknown: Charles Boyer
Unknown: Joseph Cotten
Unknown: Whitty Angela Lansbury
Unknown: Ingrid Bergman
Unknown: Paula Alquist
Unknown: Gregory Anton
Unknown: John van Druten
Unknown: Walter Reisch
Unknown: John L. Balderston
Play By: Patrick Hamilton
Produced By: Arthur Hornblow
Directed By: George Cukor
Paula Alquist: Ingrid Bergman
Gregory Anton: Charles Boyer
Brian Cameron: Joseph Cotten
Miss Thwaites: Dame May Whitty
Nancy: Angela Lansbury
Elizabeth: Barbara Everest
Maestro Guardi: Emil Rameau
General Huddleston: Edmund Breon
Mr Mufflin: Halliwell Hobbes
Williams: Tom Stevenson
Lady Dalroy: Heather Thatcher
Lord Dalroy: Lawrence Grossmith
Pianist: Jakob Gimpel








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