Story: The Christmas Spiders (traditional).
Presenters Carol Leader, Ben Thomas
Shy boy Harold is distracted from writing his book on love-making when he learns the girl he loves is to marry a scheming bigamist.
Directed by FRED NEWMEYER . SAM TAYLOR TV version produced by BOB hoac ,
. Films; page 105
with Lauri Peters , David Kossoff Ron Moody , The Shadows
Four young London Transport workers borrow a double-decker bus for their Continental holiday. The trip to Athens, in spite of misadventures, proves to be their best summer holiday ever.
Screenplay by PETER MYERS , RONALD CASS Produced by KENNETH HARPER
Directed by PETER YATES. Films: page 105 (Wonderful Life: Boxing Day 3.50 pm)
A series of 14 programmes from the books by JAMES HERRIOT starring with Carol Drinkwater
1: Plenty to Grouse About adapted by TERENCE DUDLEY
Parasites ... red tape ... a tubercular cow ... and Siegfried takes an instant dislike to Mr Murray who ill-treats a dog, as a vet's life in Skeldale Surgery continues.
MuSiC by JOHNNY PEARSON Producer BILL SELLARS
Directed by CHRISTOPHER BARRY
The feature film starring
Eric Porter , Rachel Roberts
Tag, an orphan fox-cub, is adopted by a professional huntsman and reared with a litter of hound puppies. From this strange beginning Tag retains the instincts of a fox yet becomes the constant companion to Merlin, a puppy hound. When the new season starts the fox becomes a victim of the hunt - but proves too wily for the hunters and disaster strikes.
Screenplay by JAMES HILL
Based on the novel The Ballad of the Belstone Fox by DAVID ROOK Produced by SALLY SHUTF. R
Directed by JAMES HILL. films: page 105
with Moira Stuart and subtitles for the hard-of-hearing, followed by Weather
Madonna in the Meadow at the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna Written and narrated by DAVID PIPER
Series adviser EDWIN MULLINS Director BILL MORTON
(Tomorrow: Leonardo Da Vinci - Virgin and Child with St Anne)
Music and comedy from Berkshire and Lancashire, when Pam Ayres meets Fivepenny Piece in a celebration of Christmas. The meeting is on neutral ground at Cheshire's brand new Spectrum Arena.
Designer JOHN COLEMAN
Sound ALAN fox. Lighting STAN SNAPE
Producer BARRY BEVINS. BBC Manchester
A musical celebration for Christmas Eve. Seven nations come together in a live global concert united by the man-made star of today - the communications satellite.
From The Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem; Mount Royal in Montreal, Canada; St Martin's Old Church. Garmisch, W Germany; Virginia Beach, USA; Cathedral of St Pierre , Geneva, Switzerland; St Andrew 's Church, Nairobi, Kenya; St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London. Narration written by CHRISTOPHER FRY and spoken by TOM FLEMING and CLAIRE BLOOM
Associate producer NOBLE WILSONProducer JOHN VERNON
presents Toyah in a special Christmas Eve concert live from the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London, with stereo sound on Radio 1. Introduced by Anne Nightingale
Director TOM CORCORAN
Producer MICHAEL APPLETON
BBC video cassette Toyah at the Rainbow (bbcv 3012), Â£34.95 from retailers
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 are an alternative.
with Moira Stuart ; Weather
Join Russell in his Yorkshire home for a Christmas Eve party with Cilla Black, The Cambridge Buskers, Dame Edna Everage , Madge Hindle , Arthur Marshall , Edna O'Brien , The Great Soprendo, John Tovey , Giggleswick and Settle Brass Band, Keasden Carol Singers, Kirkby Lonsdale Handbell Ringers
Director ALAN WALSH
Produced by KEN STEPHINSON
played by Rhondda Gillespie (piano)
Many of the 12 short movements are based on traditional Christmas songs and the work was intended for family music making.
Producer KENNETH CORDEN
Director HELEN MORTON