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: Gharbar

In a special Christmas Eve edition of Gharbar, RAJNI KAUL talks about how Asians celebrate Christmas in this country and presents a selection of music and dance by some of the well-known artists from the sub-continent.
Producer ASHOK RAMPAL Director KRISHAN GOULD BBC Birmingham


Talks: Rajni Kaul
Producer: Ashok Rampal
Director: Krishan Gould

: Closedown

: Play School

: Closedown

: Christmas Matinée: The Toast of New Orleans

starring Kathryn Grayson also starring
Mario Lanza , David Niven
Mario Lanza , cast as a young fisherman with a powerful tenor voice, is discovered by the impresario of the New Orleans opera in a Bayou village. Brought to New Orleans to be trained, he falls in love with the leading soprano, played by Kathryn Grayson.
Screenplay by sy GOMBERG and GEORGE WELLS
Produced by JOE PASTERNAK Directed by NORMAN TAUROG Films: page 116


Unknown: Kathryn Grayson
Unknown: Mario Lanza
Unknown: David Niven
Unknown: Mario Lanza
Played By: Kathryn Grayson.
Unknown: Sy Gomberg
Unknown: George Wells
Produced By: Joe Pasternak
Directed By: Norman Taurog
Suzette Micheline: Kathryn Grayson
Pepe Abellard Duvalle: Mario Lanza
Jacques Riboudeaux: David Niven
Nicky Duvalle: J Carroll Naish
Maestro P Trelini: Richard Hageman
Oscar: Clinton Sundberg
Mayor: Sig Arno

: Long, Short and Tall Stories

The last of six programmes
A banana-balancing endurance record, poet MICHAEL ROSEN and novelist NINA BAWDEN appear in this week's programme about children's books.
AIDAN CHAMBERS and GRACE HALL-WORTH offer a range of recent fiction from picture-books to early teenage novels.
Series consultant AIDAN CHAMBERS Film editor DAVID PAINTER Producer CAROI.INE PICK
For free booklist, send large sae to: National Book League, [address removed]
Book details on Ceefax page 275


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Unknown: Nina Bawden

: Sounds of Christmas

Richard Stilgoe introduces a concert of talk and Christmas music from the Royal Albert Hall, London, featuring the London Choral Society conductor NICHOLAS CLEOBURY with The King's Singers
English Brass Ensemble
Haberdashers' Aske's School Boys' Choir
Tristan Fry (percussion) Margaret Phillips (organ) and Fiona Hibbert (harp)


Unknown: Richard Stilgoe
Unknown: Royal Albert
Conductor: Nicholas Cleobury
Director: Alan Taylor
Director: Tristan Fry
Unknown: Margaret Phillips
Harp: Fiona Hibbert
Producer: Ken Griffin

: One Hundred Great Paintings

Continuing this week's theme: Outdoor Life
Renoir (1841-1919)
Luncheon of the Boating Party at the Philips Collection, Washington D.C.
A sense of well-being permeates this entire painting; a feeling of surfeit, a surfeit of sun, air, food and wine. Everyone is young, beautiful and happy. Renoir has captured it for ever-the memory of another, more pleasant time. Written and presented by Milton Brown
(Tomorrow: Seurat's 'La Grande Jatte ')


Presented By: Milton Brown
Director: Bill Morton

: News Summary

followed by Weather

: Moving Pictures

A diversion by John Wells featuring Angharad Rees Alison Steadman and John Savident for those who enjoy losing themselves in the world of the great masters ... and for those who don't.
' This untrumpeted show (you may use that in RADIO TIMES when it is repeated) was made with more love than a million Mackenzies.'
A journey in time, that travels backwards, forwards and sideways, starting with a historic painting: The Arnolfini Wedding Portrait Jan Van Eyck (1434)
Producer IAN KEILL


Unknown: John Wells
Unknown: Angharad Rees
Unknown: Alison Steadman
Unknown: John Savident
Unknown: Nancy Banks-Smith
Unknown: Jan van Eyck
Producer: Ian Keill
Director: Andrew Gosling
Mr Arnolfini: John Wells
Mrs Arnolfini: Alison Steadman
ROSa: Angharad Rees
Sir Vile Creep: John Savident
Picture restorers: David Battley
Picture restorers: Derek Ware

: Sky

in Rhythm on 2 featuring John Williams
Herbie Flowers , Kevin Peek
Tristan Fry , Francis Monkman
Part 1 of a concert given by this popular group earlier this year.
(Part 2: Saturday 27 December at 7.50 on BBC2)


Unknown: John Williams
Unknown: Herbie Flowers
Unknown: Kevin Peek
Unknown: Tristan Fry
Unknown: Francis Monkman

: Moon June

June, an attractive divorcee and would-be songwriter, advertises for a lyricist. Don answers her ad.


Unknown: Brian Thompson
Unknown: Michael McCarthy
Unknown: John Dixon
Designer: Colin Green
Producer: John Norton
Director: Chris Lovett
June: June Barry
Don: Roderick Smith

: Instant Sunshine

in Roads to Stardom with Peter Christie , David Barlow Miles Kington , Alan Maryon-Davis Three doctors and a journalist make up this lighthearted vocal and instrumental group. When chance first brought them together in the heady days of the late 60s they little dreamt that in a mere ten years they would still be doing the same sort of show. It's not so much that stardom has eluded them, as that they have eluded stardom. After more than 70 television appearances, five radio series, four records, a book, and offers from British and American impresarios, nothing seems to change, usually because they can't find the letter.
This film charts some of their epic journeys to the brink of success and back again.
Film editor IAN PITCH


Unknown: Peter Christie
Unknown: David Barlow
Unknown: Miles Kington
Unknown: Alan Maryon-Davis
Producer: David Buckton

: The Old Grey Whistle Test

Ian Dury and the Blockheads in a special Christmas Eve concert, direct from the Dominion Theatre, London
Introduced by Anne Nightingale
For the best effect viewers with stereo Radio 1 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: Ian Dury
Introduced By: Anne Nightingale
Director: Tom Corcoran
Producer: Michael Appleton

: News On 2


: Walter Matthau in A New Leaf

The feature film also starring Elaine May

Having exhausted his inherited fortune, middle-aged playboy Henry Graham contemplates suicide but his resourceful valet suggests the scarcely preferable alternative of marriage to a wealthy woman.

Walter Matthau gives a characteristically brilliant performance as Henry, with the versatile Elaine May as his ' victim ' - and also writer and director of this delightful comedy.

Henry Graham. .....WALTER MATTHAU
Henrietta Lowell. .........ELAINE MAY
Andrew McPherson.....JACK WESTON
Harold......GEORGE ROSE
Beckett...............WILLIAM REDFIELD
Uncle Harry.................JAMES COCO
Bo.........................GRAHAM JARVIS
Mrs Traggert. ...........DORIS ROBERTS
Gloria Cunliffe ROSE ARRICK
Sharon Hart. ............RENEE TAYLOR
Mrs Heinrich. .......MILDRED CLINTON
Frank.................JESS OSUNA
Mr Van Rensaeller....FRED STEWART
Based on the short story The Green Heart by JACKIE RITCHIE
Produced by JOE MANDUKE
Written and directed by ELAINE MAY Films: page 116


Unknown: Henry Graham
Unknown: Walter Matthau
Unknown: Elaine May
Unknown: Henry Graham.
Unknown: Walter Matthau
Unknown: Henrietta Lowell.
Unknown: Andrew McPherson.
Unknown: Jack Weston
Unknown: Harold George Rose
Unknown: William Redfield
Unknown: Graham Jarvis
Unknown: Mrs Traggert.
Unknown: Doris Roberts
Unknown: Gloria Cunliffe
Unknown: Arrick Sharon Hart.
Unknown: Renee Taylor
Unknown: Mrs Heinrich.
Unknown: Mildred Clinton
Unknown: John Mark Gordon
Unknown: Jess Osuna
Unknown: Mel David Doyle
Unknown: Mr van Rensaeller.
Unknown: Jackie Ritchie
Produced By: Joe Manduke
Directed By: Elaine May

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