A review of the 1981 Embassy World Professional Snooker Championship
Steve Davis became World Snooker Champion following an emotion-packed fortnight at the Crucible, Sheffield - a fortnight that now ranks as one of the outstanding events in our sporting calendar.
But it wasn't all about the new king, as David Vine and John Spencer explain in their recollections of the moments that made a fortnight.
BRIAN ROGERS , RON GUBBA Producer KEITH PHILLIPS
This spectacular film version of Offenbach's opera begins with the poet Hoffmann watching a dragon-fly ballet. He is in love with Stella, the prima ballerina. She reawakens memories of former loves and to a group of students in a tavern he recalls three adventures. starring
Robert Rounseville Moira Shearer
Robert Helpmann Leonide Massine
The voices of: BRUCE DARGAVEL, MONICA SINCLAIR DOROTHY BOND, GRAHAME CLIFFORD
MURRAY DICKIE , MARGHERITA GRANDI OWEN BRANNIGAN , JOAN ALEXANDER
Conductor SIR THOMAS BEECHAM , with the ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Choreography by FREDERICK ASHTON
Produced and directed by MICHAEL POWELL and EMERIC PRESSBURGER Films: page 105
Lindorf / Coppelius / Dapertutto /Dr Miracle:
At the end of the International Year of Disabled People, this week's programme visits Oak Lodge
Secondary School for the Deaf in South London to see the pupils preparing their Christmas play, and asks how far can drama help the deaf communicate with each other and the world at large?
Producer ANDY STEVENSON Editor RICHARD GAMBLE
Snowy, Chilly, Motley and Me A personal view of pets
Going on safari in his native habitat, Oxford zoologist and film-maker, John Paling , took into his home a puppy and two kittens - and found that our two most common pets are indeed wild animals in thin disguise. A
Written and directed by JOHN PALING Filmed by / OXFORD SCIENTIFIC FILMS
Film editor NIGEL ASHCROFT Series editors PETER JONES and ANTHONY ISAACS BBC Bristol
This week's theme: Music Giorgione/Titian
The Pastoral Concert The Louvre, Paris
Written and narrated by JOHN JACOB
Director ANITA CRUM
(Tomorrow: Carracci - Roman Landscape)
with Jan Leeming Weather
An animated film from China
Far, far away, there lived a sea fairy on a magical island of coral. She lived there with her mother, the arrogant Sea Goddess, until she fell in love with a poor fisherman from across the sea., Narrated by ROSALIND ADAMS
Original story by JUAN CHANG-CHING Music by TUAN SHIH -CHUN
Presented by ROBERT THIRKELL Directed by WAN KU-CHAN Produced by the SHANGHAI FILM ANIMATION STUDIO
The regular team of Frank Muir , John Amis
Denis Norden and Ian Wallace get together for a special festive edition for television of the popular game of musical knowledge with questions set by Steve Race
Producer DOUGLAS HESPE
Mime is the oldest of the performing arts. The legendary Marcel Marceau not only revived this ancient skill but has made of it a new and brilliantly original art form. He talks to Donny MacLeod about his technique, his philosophy and the debt he owes to the greats of the silent screen.
The programme includes film extracts and specially recorded performances of his work.
Lighting BARRY HILL Designer IAN ASHURST
Producer JONATHAN FULFORD
Executive producer JIM DUMIGHAN
Presenter Jeremy James Commentator JOHN BEARD
The Americans are now neck-and-neck with the British.
For the last two rounds the players change rooms: Pat Davies and Nicola Gardener (UK) v
Matthew Granovetter and Neil Silverman (USA) Jeremy Flint and Claude Rodrigue (UK) V. Jackie Mitchell and Gail Moss (USA)
Designer CHRIS ROBILLIARD Director JILL MARSHALL
Producer PETER BAZALGETTE
with Jack Gilford
Harry Stoner has a floundering business, an expensive life style and a deep resentment about his lost past. Harry longs for the day when the world was young and stylish, the choices were simple and he was in love with ' something'. Now it costs him$200 a day just to get up -and he can't afford it. He juggles the books, pimps for a client and plans an . insurance fraud at one of his factories. All for money ...
Jack Lemmon won an Oscar as best actor for his magnificent performance as Harry, in a film remarkable for its sharp script and sensitive direction.
Written and produced by STEVE SHAGAN Directed by JOHN c. AVILDSEN
(First showing on British television) Films: page 105
Olivia and her friends recall some musical successes in a show recorded for Oscars' Night in Hollywood.
Elton John , Cliff Richard
Andy Gibb , Peaches, Toni Tennille Tina Turner , Karen Carpenter Special guest star Gene Kelly
Programme recorded in America
(Gene Kelly is in The Pirate on BBC!, New Year's Eve at 4.0 pm)