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Anatomy of a Volcano

: The Great Railway Cavalcade: Rocket 150 at Rainhill

The central event of this year's 150th anniversary celebrations of the opening of the Liverpool and Manchester railway was the spectacular cavalcade of historic locomotives and trains on the site of the Rainhill Trials of 1829. Brian Redhead and David Jenkinson report from there, and the marshalling area at Bold Colliery.
Rocket 150 event organised by British Rail London Midland Region.


Presenter: Brian Redhead
Presenter: David Jenkin
Videotape Editor: Dave Jones
Videotape Editor: Ian O'Shaughnessy
Producer: Martin L. Bell

: Ireland:A Television History

3: Two Nations

: The Rose and the Ring

A LOTTE REINIGER animation from a fairytale by THACKERAY LOTTE REINIGER made her first film in 1919. Now 81, this celebrated animator delicately and charmingly reveals the semi-comic virtues and vices of the forces of good and evil in this fairytale classic, where love is blind and beauty quite definitely in the eye of the beholder.
Design, direction and animation by LOTTE REINIGKR


Unknown: Thackeray Lotte Reiniger
Unknown: Lotte Reinigkr
Written By: Patricia Martin
Produced By: Gordon Martin

: Everybody's Doin' It

Where Are They Now? ... the girl who pulled the elephant's tail ... the intrepid ice-skater ... ?
In response to viewers' enquiries we have asked some of the stars of Everybody's Doin' It, and some of their directors, to talk to JOHN JULIUS NORWICH in the studio.
Series film editor DAVID WYATT Producer MARGARET MCCALL


Producer: Margaret McCall

: Ski Sunday

The second of nine programmes
The Men's Downhill from St Moritz Austrian Franz Klammer won the last World Cup race held in this Swiss resort six years ago. Today the home skiers will be determined to resist the challengers from Austria, Italy and Canada. Commentator DAVID VINE
Television presentation by SWISS TV SERVICE


Unknown: Franz Klammer
Editor: Jonathan Martin

: News Review

with sub-titles for those who cannot hear. With Angela Rippon


Unknown: Angela Rippon

: The Lost Tribe

The last of six parts by JACK RONDF. R
Whaur's the Milk an' Honey?
Moshe is now assured of a comfortable old age, but the future of his tribe is not so certain.
Directed by TOM COTTER. BBC Scotland


Unknown: Jack Rondf.
Designer: Campbell Gordon
Producer: Pharic MacLaren
Directed By: Tom Cotter.
Queenie: Miriam Margolyes
Moshe Kaydan: Bill Paterson
Mrs Macphee: Betty Gillin
Ian Solomon: Ralph Arliss
Wolf Kapinsky: Dallas Adams
Benny Sharman: Chuck Julian
Mary: Janette Foggo
Cousin Hannah: Ida Schuster
Mr Gore: Ian Lambton
David: Jonathan Blake
Hymie Simon: Michael Mistofsky
Elizabeth: Anne Davidson

: The Much Loved Music Show

Christmas Special
Owain Arwel Hughes introduces and conducts a concert of music for Christmas with works by Beethoven, Pierne, Puccini, Stainer, Tchaikovsky and Verdi.
Valerie Masterson , David Rendall the BBC Concert Orchestra and the Philharmonia Chorus from the Royal College of Music.
Produced by JOHN VERNON


Introduces: Owain Arwel Hughes
Unknown: Valerie Masterson
Unknown: David Rendall
Produced By: John Vernon

: News on 2


: Distant Guns

The last in a Yesterday's Witness series of six programmes.
Keeping Peace in the Desert
One of Britain's most urgent problems when given a mandate to administer the new kingdom of Iraq after the Great War, was to protect the shepherd tribes, who lived on the southern frontier, from raiding parties of camel tribesmen from neighbouring Saudi Arabia. To do so she employed the planes of the newly formed Royal Air Force in the air, working with a handful of Army liaison officers on the ground, one of whom was John Bagot Glubb , later to become the legendary Glubb Pasha of the Arab Legion.
Now, over 50 years later, SIR JOHN GLUBB recalls his part in keeping peace in the desert.
Written and produced by CHRISTOPHER COOK


Unknown: John Bagot Glubb
Unknown: Glubb Pasha
Unknown: Sir John Glubb
Editor: Saxon Logan
Produced By: Christopher Cook

: International Show Jumping

from the Grand Hall, Olympia featuring the Norwich Union Fancy Dress Relay and the Radio Rentals Grand Prix
The closing night of a festive week but for one man this evening will be tinged with sadness, for tonight Dorian Williams makes his farewell television commentary. Introduced by DAVID VINE


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

: The Great American Picture Show: Midnight Cowboy

starring Jon Voight, Dustin Hoffman
Joe Buck is as naive as he is blue-eyed and handsome. When he arrives in a garish New York he is sure that he'll find sex, adventure and money. What the cowboy' does find in alien territory is just one friend, the seedy city-dweller, Ratso Rizzo. This odd couple - both rejects from society - strike up one of the most unusual partnerships in screen history. Their moving relationship forms the central narrative in this devastating portrait of contemporary America. John Schlesinger 's movie, justifiably a classic of its decade, is intermittently sad, funny and brutal but always gripping.
Films: p 116 (First showing on British television)
(John Schlesinger 's production of The Tales of Hoffmann: Fri 2 Jan at 7.0 pm)


Screenplay: Waldo Salt
Based on a novel by: James Leo Herlihy
Producer: Jerome Hellman
Director: John Schlesinger.
Joe Buck: Jon Voight
Ratso Rizzo: Dustin Hoffman
Cass: Sylvia Miles
Shirley: Brenda Vaccaro
Mr O'Daniel: John McGiver
Towny: Barnard Hughes
Sally Buck: Ruth White
Annie: Jennifer Salt
Woodsy Niles: Gil Rankin

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