A special Christmas programme
CHOIR OF UNITED ASIAN CHRISTIAN
ALAMGIR BIRJU MAHARAJ and SASWATI SEN
Producer ASHOK RAMPAL
Director KRISHAN GOULD. BBC Birmingham
2: The Battle
Everyone has a wonderful time!
Director MATT BONEY
Producer JOHN COLEMAN.
The daredevil comedian stars in a holiday season of his classic feature films.
Dr Jack Harold uses zany psychology to try to cure a rich invalid girl.
Sake Harold helps out as a suave millionaire in love.
. Films: page 105
The BBC Television International Sheepdog Championship
Introduced by Phil Drabble with Eric Halsall The Finals
Singles: RAYMOND MACPHERSON and Tweed (England) v
DAVID BRADY and Meg (Ireland)
Brace: GWILYM JONES with Glyn and Queen (Wales) v
THOMAS LONGTON with Lassie and Bess (England)
Director MICHAEL KERR
Producer IAN SMITH
(piano) plays Chopin Prelude, Op 28 No 15
Ten films in which Magnus Magnusson explores the Viking world. 8: The Ultimate Outpost with Jeremy Kemp , Daniel Massey Dennis Edwards , Ben Kingsley
Music by JACK POINT
Producer RAY SUTCLIFFE
Series producer DAVID COLLISON
Stuart Hall joins Kenneth Neve and a select band of vintage racers who do have a care in the world - their motor cars.
Producer TONY BROUGHTON
The last of a series in 12 parts Flight to Doom
Blanche is kidnapped by a desperate Convict 39013 and her car booby-trapped. Who will be the final victim of his infernal machinations?
The last episode of an 18-part series by PHIL REDMOND
A battle of the sexes is thinly disguised as an end of term sports day.
Series devised by PHIL REDMOND Executive producer ANNA HOME Director CHRISTINE SECOMBE
(Grange Hill Christmas Special is on BBC1 on Holiday Monday at 5 20)
Book, Grange Hill for Sale, 14.75 from booksellers
Grange Hill pupils:Pamela Cartwright:
Sixth form boy:
A natural history in 13 parts by David Attenborough 8: Lords of the Air
Man has yet to invent anything that, weight for weight, is as strong as the feather. It is not only marvellously light, but also extremely complex and its evolutionary invention was the key to the success of the birds.
Film editor RON MARTIN Music EDWARD WILLIAMS
Producer RICHARD BROCK. BBC Bristol
* Ceefax subtitles on page 270
with John Simpson and with subtitles for the hard-of-hearing, followed by Weather
Prince Baltasar Carlos on Horseback at the Prado, Madrid
Velazquez goes beyond the court painter's flattery to present one of the most sympathetic insights into the vulnerability of children ever painted.
Written and narrated by JOHN JACOB
(Tomorrow: Raphael - Madonna in the Meadow)
What, self-help at Christmas? They'll be bringing religion into it next! ' God bless them every one says Jeni Barnett , in reply to such a Scrooge-like attitude to people who are not only getting up and getting stuck in, but enjoying themselves as well.
A COMMUNITY PROGRAMME UNIT production
The last of eight programmes Christmas
Nothing brings the true meaning of prison into sharper focus than Christmas; not just a time of merriment and good cheer, but a time when families and friends gather together.
The isolation of the men inside seems all the more poignant as the authorities do their best to introduce a festive atmosphere.
It is a time when, traditionally, human beings pause and take stock of their situation. And a time, perhaps, for everyone to take stock of what life in prison may be doing to our fellow men.
Film cameraman DEREK BANKS Producer REX BLOOMSTEIN
starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye Rosemary Clooney, Vera-Ellen Bing Crosby made the title song of this most famous of Christmas movies particularly his own.
Crosby and Danny Kaye play two army buddies who team up in a song-and-dance-act after the war. Soon there is romance in the air with the glamorous Haynes sisters.
Screenplay by NORMAN KRASNA
NORMAN PANAMA and MELVIN FRANK Produced by ROBERT EMMETT DOLAN
Directed by MICHAEL curtiz. Films: p 195
with John Simpson ; Weather
A chilling tale of the supernatural set in 17th-century Holland. starring
Maurice Denham , Jeremy Clyde Cheryl Kennedy , John Justin with the voice Of CHARLES GRAY
From a story by SHERIDAN LEFANU
' The dead and the living can never be one ... it is forbidden.'
When a rich and sinister stranger calls at a respectable home a terrible bargain is struck and the lives of all the household are marked for ever. This story is based on the real paintings of Godfried Schalcken (1643-1706).
With ANTHONY SHARP, ANN TIRARD
VAL PENNY, ROY EVANS , ERIC FRANCIS
A beautiful, dark mystery (SUNDAY TIMES) Editor PAUL HUMFRESS. Written and directed by LESLIE MEGAHEY