with Robert Morley
Carole Gray and The Shadows
Following BBC2's series Cliff!, a chance to see Britain's most enduring pop star in three of his most popular films.
Nicky, an enterprising young pop singer and son of a millionaire property owner, starts a youth club in a shabby London neighbourhood. He and his friends stage a rocking, fund-raising show.
Screenplay by PETER MYERS. RONALD CASS Produced bV KENNETH HARPER
Directed by SIDNEY J. FURIE. Films p 105 (Summer Holiday, Christmas Eve, 3.55)
Starring Brian Cant in a festive entertainment with Floella Benjamin, Alex Norton, Delia Morgan, Mark Robertson and Jonathan Cohen and the Play Away Band.
The Star of Bethlehem
For almost 2,000 years the Star of Bethlehem has been regarded as a major mystery.
Patrick Moore examines the latest evidence.
Producer PIETER MORPURGO
Continues a season of films starring William Holden with Loretta Young and Robert Mitchum.
To Rachel, a newcomer to the remote Northwest territory in the days of early settlement, much was strange and everything an adventure. But nothing was stranger than her husband, Big Davey, whom she met for the first time just before the wedding ceremony.
Films: page 105
(William Holden in Breezy, tonight 11.35)
Big Davey Harvey:
with Kenneth Kendall and David Cass ; Weather
Ludovic Kennedy discusses The Great Art Dictator (BBC2), Cliff! (BBC2), Reports Action (Granada), with columnist Auberon Waugh ; Richard Williams , editor of The Times Preview; and Chrissie Maher , community worker and co-founder of the Plain English Campaign. Plus a report from New York on the recent growth of cable television.
Research CLARE PATERSON Director PETER DALE
Producer JOHN ARCHER
by CAMILLE SAINT-SAENS
Libretto by FERDINAND LEMAIRE
Two great stars in the world of international opera, Shirley Verrett , the American soprano, and Jon Vickers , the Canadian tenor, sing in this new production. and THE ROYAL OPERA CHORUS chorus-master JOHN MCCARTHY ORCHESTRA OF THE
ROYAL OPERA HOUSE, COVENT GARDEN leader JOHN BROWN conducted by Sir Colin Davis Introduced by RICHARD BAKER
Producer ELIJAH MOSHINSKY
Scenery and costumes by SIDNEY NOLAN Choreography by DAVID BINTLEY Produced in association with COVENT GARDEN VIDEO PRODUCTIONS LTD
Sung in French with English subtitles by GILLIAN WIDDICOMBE
Directed by JOHN VERNON
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High Priest of Dagon:
by ALEXANDER BARON
The last of four plays featuring Denholm Elliott , who won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor of 1980. The date 1911... A country house party at the home of a noted Fabian woman and her business-man husband ... The guests include a distinguished author, friends from the business and political world, and a young man disturbed by premonitions.
Gentle Folk was the surprise of the weekend. (DAILY MAIL) Gentle Folk icas an excellent play by Alexander Baron. (OBSERVER) It was a delicately unsettling piece.
Producer innes lloyd
Director RODNEY BENNETT
F J DobbS:
starring William Holden with Kay Lenz
Twenty-five years on from Rachel and the Stranger, William Holden stars in a very different love story. In this contemporary romance, directed by Clint Eastwood , a teenage hitch-hiker thumbs a ride to Hollywood - and an affair with a middle-aged member of the Californian smart set.
Frank Harmon has lost all passion and warmth since his divorce and his first reaction to young Breezy is anything but sympathetic. Gradually, however, the gap between them closes ...
Screenplay by jo HEIMS
Directed by CLINT EASTWOOD. Films: p 105 (The Bridge on the River Kwai, Tues 9.0)