Story: The Christmas Story (traditional). Presenters
Carol Leader, Ben Thomas
In his uniquely riotous way Harold plays an intrepid college boy intent on becoming Most Popular Man on Campus.
Directed by FRED NEWMEYER , SAM TAYLOR TV version produced by BOB HOAG
. Films: page 105
Charlie Brown is depressed by the modern spirit of Christmas - even Snoopy has gone commercial! ' What you need is involvement' advises Lucy for five cents. So Charlie Brown is asked to direct the Christmas play ...
This cartoon film from China relates the misadventures and misfortunes of mischievous Monkey before he sets out on his epic journey to India to help bring back the tablets of the Buddha and how he incurred the wrath of the celestial Jade Emperor and was flung out of Heaven for stealing the peaches of immortality.
Produced by Shanghai Animation Film Studio
Shanghai Animation Film
Nowell, Nowell, Nowell, Nowell, Born is the King of Israel.
But who actually delivered the new-born King? Arthur Dooley 's sculpture Joseph and Child, commissioned by the Church of St Joseph the Worker in Kirkby, shows Joseph holding up the child he has helped to deliver.
This film tells how Dooley developed his ideas into a remarkable sculpture.
Producer ERIC DAVIDSON
Richard Stilgoe introduces a concert of carols and Christmas music from the Royal Albert Hall, London. featuring
The London Choral Society conductor NICHOLAS CLEOBURY with The King's Singers
The English Brass Ensemble
The Haberdashers' Aske's School Boys' Choir director ALAN TAYLOR
Tristan Fry (percussion) Margaret Phillips (organ) Fiona Hibbert (harp)
Lighting CLIVE POTTER. Sound JEFF BAKER Producer KEN GRIFFIN
speaks to the Commonwealth; with subtitles for the hard-of-hearing
Tonight's Christmas choice is: Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519) Virgin and Child with St Anne at the Louvre, Paris.
Giorgio Vasari, the first biographer of Leonardo, wrote, ' The heavens often rain down the richest gifts on human beings naturally, but sometimes with lavish abundance bestow upon a single individual beauty, grace and ability, so that whatever he does, every action is so divine that he outdistances all other men.' Written and narrated by EDWIN MULLINS
Executive producers BILL MORTON and KENNETH CORDEN. Director ROBIN LOUGN (Tomorrow a new theme: Music)
Directed by AKIRA KUROSAWA The feature film starring
In 1902 a Russian army unit, commanded by Captain Arsenyev, is conducting a survey of the huge forest on Russia's Pacific seaboard. When a strange old man emerges from the forest they are at first inclined to ridicule him, but Dersu Uzala 's uncanny instinct for survival soon earns their respect.
Screenplay by AKIRA KUROSAWA and YURI NAGIBIN based on the novels by VLADIMIR ARSENYEV. Films: page 105
(A Russian film with English subtitles)
with Moira Stuart ; Weather
in two ballets that go back to the Edwardian world of Elgar and the high spirits of Vienna with the music of Johann Strauss. The Sanguine Fan
Carlton House Terrace, a summer evening 1905
Music by EDWARD ELGAR
Choreography RONALD HYND Costumes PETER DOCHERTY
With VALERIE AITKEN, LINDA DAR-RELL, CAROLINE HUMPSTON, KATHLEEN MUNSON, CHRISTOPHER MERCER,
MICHAEL PINK, JEAN LOUIS CABANE, JOHN WHILLANS
Television director RODNEY GREENBERG
An end-of-term party at a girls' school, Vienna 1840
Music by JOHANN STRAUSS Arranged by ANTAL DORATI
Choreography DAVID LICHINE with artists of the LONDON FESTIVAL BALLET, director JOHN FIELD
ORCHESTRA OF THE LONDON FESTIVAL BALLET, conductor TERENCE KERN
TV sound ADRIAN STOCKS. ANTHONY PHILPOT TV lighting BILL MILLAR TV designer KEN SHARP Producer PATRICIA FOY
Book, The Magic of Dance, £11.75, from booksellers
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A sing-along of Country Music songs from the circus ring of The Hippodrome, Great Yarmouth led bv
Ginny Lome Gibson , The Mintings Pete Sayers , Tammy Cline and George Hamilton IV
The 35 songs in 45 minutes include medleys of juke-box favourites and Hank Williams songs.
Musical director BILL CLARKE
Sound JEFF BAKER. Lighting JOHN ELFES Director RICK GARDNER Producer DOUGLAS HESPE
with Barbara Harris
Peter Wilson , a brilliant writer and cartoonist, avoids and allegedly detests women. But a chance meeting - due to his massive shortsightedness - sends him into the arms of an attractive assistant at an eye specialist....
Humour and romantic complications are the order of the day in this cynical, occasionally abrasive comedy, based on the writings of James Thurber. A character brilliantly portrayed by Jack Lemmon in his inimitable bitter-comic style.
Screenplay by MELVILLE SHAVELSON and DANNY ARNOLD
Produced by DANNY ARNOLD
Director MELVILLE SHAVELSON. Films: plO5 (First showing on British television)
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