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: Play School

Story: The King Who Built a Tower to the Moon (traditional).
Written and produced by Peter Wilshire.


Presenter: Carol Chell
Presenter: Carol Leader
Presenter: Fred Harris
Pianist: Paul Reade
Percussionist: Alan Grahame
Graphic Designer: Joanna Isles
Designer: Mary Greaves
Writer/Producer: Peter Wiltshire
Executive Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Closedown

: Racing from Wincanton

1.00pm The Coral Bookmakers Handicap Steeplechase (2m)
1.30pm The Coral Golden Hurdle (Qualifier. Handicap) (2 3/4 m)
2.00pm The Better Bet Coral Steeplechase (Handicap) (2m 5f)
Racing results from all the main meetings on Ceefax


Introduced By: Julian Wilson
Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator: Richard Pitman
Television Presentation: Bob Duncan

: The Story of Christmas

An award-winning cartoon

: Fred Astaire in The Barkleys of Broadway

with Ginger Rogers
The first of today's double-bill starring Fred Astaire re-unites him with his most famous dancing partner as a husband and wife partnership on Broadway. The Barkleys are hugely successful-until Dinah decides to be a tragic actress.
Director CHARLES WALTERS. Films p 116 and at 4.10
Funny Face with Audrey Hepburn
Fred Astaire moves from Broadway to Paris in Stanley Donen 's intimate and witty picture of the world of fashion. Dick Avery , famous photographer, takes a dazzling new girl on a working trip to Paris but Jo proves a far from model model.
Screenplay by LEONARD GERSHE
Directed by STANLEY DONEN. Films: p 116


Unknown: Ginger Rogers
Unknown: Fred Astaire
Unknown: Betty Comden
Unknown: Adolph Green
Music: Harry Warren.
Unknown: Ira Gershwin
Produced By: Arthur Freed
Director: Charles Walters.
Unknown: Audrey Hepburn
Unknown: Fred Astaire
Unknown: Stanley Donen
Unknown: Dick Avery
Unknown: Virginia Gibson
Unknown: Leonard Gershe
Music: Harry Warren.
Unknown: Ira Gershwin
Unknown: Roger Edens
Directed By: Stanley Donen.
Josh Barkley: Fred Astaire
Dinah Barkley: Ginger Rogers
Ezra Millar: Oscar Levant
Mrs Livingston Belney: Billie Burke
Shirlene May: Gale Robbins
Jacques Pierre Barredout: Jacques Francois
Jo Stockton: Audrey Hepburn
Dick Avery: Fred Astaire
Maggie Prescott: Kay Thompson
Emile Flostre: Michel Auclair
Paul Duval: Robert Flemyng
Marion: Dovima

: Monkey: The Fires of Jealousy

Or how the Queen of Fire fanned the flames of Monkey's anger.


Music: Micky Yoshino
English Adaptation: David Weir
English version directed by: Michael Bakewell for World Wide Sound London
Director: Jun Fukuda
Producer for NTV: Kokusai Hoei
Monkey: Masaaki Sakai
Tripitaka: Masako Natsume
Sandy: Shiro Kishibe
Pigsy: Toshiyuki Nishida

: One Hundred Great Paintings

This week's subject: Outdoor Life.

Max Schmitt in a Single Scull (Thomas Eakins, 1844-1916)
at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.


Presenter: Milton Brown
Writer: Milton Brown
Director: Amis Jeans

: In the Country

Presented by Angela Rippon
Where the Dream Begins (9/16)
'I like this place in all its moods; I like the way it's been edited by wind and age.'
The place is Dartmoor, the creative environment of Brian Carter, artist, writer and poet.
Angela and Brian have in common a love of this austere landscape. Each, in their own way, has explored every corner of this wild, remote and beautiful countryside. Through his pictures, poetry and prose Brian recalls images of Dartmoor as it was in his boyhood. These were the days before the tourist when the moor was still a secret landscape - a dreamscape measured by the seasons, inhabited by characters like the badger, otter and the fox.
BBC Bristol


Presenter: Angela Rippon
Cameraman: Hugh Maynard
Cameraman: Jim Saunders
Producer: George Inger
Series Producer: Peter Crawford

: News summary

followed by Weather.

: The Nutcracker

With Mikhail Baryshnikov and Gelsey Kirkland, with artists of the American Ballet Theatre.
The National Philharmonic conducted by Kenneth Schermerhorn
For his first major venture into choreography, Mikhail Baryshnikov chose one of the world's most popular ballets, The Nutcracker, to Tchaikovsky's enchanting score.
Baryshnikov says of the ballet: 'It is more than the spirit of Christmas. It has suspense, romance, fantasy - something for everyone. It also has, I think, the most glorious ballet music ever written.'


Choreographer: Mikhail Baryshnikov
Conductor: Kenneth Schermerhorn
Director: Tony Charmoli

: Plain Murder

London, 1929: a foggy November day, and the grim spectre of unemployment threatens three young men from the Universal Advertising Agency until Morris comes up with the perfect solution: Murder!
'Best play of the season; every period detail right'. (The Listener)
'Strangely, compellingly Remarkable'. (The Stage)


Writer: CS Forester
Dramatised By: Richard Harris
Composer: Ron Grainer
Director: Julian Amyes
Producer: Richard Beynon
Harrison: Michael Sheard
Oldroyd: Chris Fairbank
Morris: Paul Angelis
Reddy: Jeffrey Perry
Mary Morris: Rosalyn Elvin
Molly Morris: Clarissa Young
Shepherd: Daniel Peacock
Clarence: Clive Wouters
Maud: Vicky Williams
Mrs Harrison: Maryann Turner
Campbell: Michael Lees
Police Inspector: Royston Tickner
Lewis: Donald MacIver
Howlett: Peter Symonds
Johnny Morris: J J Johnson
Reddy's father: Hugh Moxey
Lamb: Philip Wilde
Doris Campbell: Fiona Gray

: The World Land Speed Record

Those 40 Glorious Years
Raymond Baxter takes a nostalgic took back to the days when Campbell, Cobb and Segrave were national heroes, to the days when Britons held the world's land speed record almost unchallenged. Nonagenarian Sammy Davis, a former motor racer and journalist, recalls those heroes. He was at school with Sir Malcolm Campbell - and Campbell's daughter Jean Wales has more personal memories of her brother Donald.


Presenter: Raymond Baxter
Researcher: Jack Bell
Film Editor: Geoff Fry
Producer: Jeff Goddard

: Walter Matthau in: The Secret Life of an American Wife

with Anne Jackson, Patrick O'Neal.
Suburban housewife Victoria Layton feels that her routine life and staid marriage are making her boring and unattractive. Discovering that her husband occasionally procures 100-dollar call-girls for a famous movie star, she decides to enjoy herself and increase her pocket money - with both moving and richly comic results.
Walter Matthau gives a masterly performance as the women-weary 'movie star' and stage actress Anne Jackson makes one of her all-too-rare screen appearances as the adventurous American wife.
Films: page 116


Written, produced and directed by: George Axelrod
Movie Star: Walter Matthau
Victoria Layton: Anne Jackson
Tom Layton: Patrick O'Neal
Suzie Steinberg: Edy Williams
Howard: Richard Bull
Herb Steinberg: Paul Napier

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