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: Gharbar

welcomes the New Year.
Artists appearing include: ALKA RAKYAN, GHULAM ALI
Producer ASHOK RAMPAL Director KRISHAN GOULD BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Ghulam Ali
Unknown: Chitra Singh
Producer: Ashok Rampal
Director: Krishan Gould

: Closedown

: Play School

Story: The Early Birthday Present by ELIZABETH MCDONALD with photographs by JAMES MATTHEWS-JOYCE
Presenters Carol Chell , Ben Bazell


Unknown: Elizabeth McDonald
Presenters: Carol Chell
Presenters: Ben Bazell

: Closedown

: Harold Lloyd

The Cat's Paw
In this political comedy, Lloyd plays Ezekial Cobb, the son of an American missionary in China. Returning home, he becomes embroiled in politics fighting on a platform for honest government.
Directed by SAM TAYLOR
TV version produced by BOB HOAG (Block and white) Films: page 105


Directed By: Sam Taylor
Produced By: Bob Hoag

: Skydancer

The aerobatic pilot lives in a world of spins, loops, stall turns and rolls, where every movement is precise and where mistakes can be disastrous. One Sussex pilot escapes from the pressures of business - to make his plane dance in the sky.
Film editor BARRIE JOHNSTON. Producer JOHN COLEMAN. (BBC South)


Editor: Barrie Johnston.
Producer: John Coleman.

: Vikings!

Ten films in which Magnus Magnusson explores the Viking world. 9: Empire of the Northern Seas with Jeremy Kemp , John Bennett
Series producer DAVID COLLISON


Unknown: Jeremy Kemp
Unknown: John Bennett
Producer: Ray Sutcliffe
Producer: David Collison

: Holiday Musical: Song of Norway

A film starring Toralv Maurstad Florence Henderson , with Harry Secombe , Robert Morley Edward G. Robinson
Young, unknown composer Edvard Grieg struggles to gain recognition in the conservative musical climate of Norway.
Music and lyrics by ROBERT WRIGHT and GEORGE FORREST. Adapted from the stage musical by MILTON LAZARUS
Written and directed by ANDREW L. STONE Films: page 105


Unknown: Toralv Maurstad
Unknown: Florence Henderson
Unknown: Harry Secombe
Unknown: Robert Morley
Unknown: Edward G. Robinson
Unknown: Edvard Grieg
Unknown: Robert Wright
Unknown: George Forrest.
Unknown: Milton Lazarus
Directed By: Andrew L. Stone
Edvard Grieg: Toralv Maurstad
Nina Grieg: Florence Henderson
Therese Berg: Chrlstina Schollin
Rikard Nordraak: Frank Porretta
Björnson: Harry Secombe
Berg: Robert Morley
Krogstad: Edward G Robinson
Mrs Björnson: Elizabeth Larner

: Life on Earth

A natural history in 13 parts by David Attenborough
9: The Rise of the Mammals
Their ancestry can be traced back nearly 200 million years to the dinosaur era, when the first furry, warm-blooded creatures scurried around the forest floor at night while the mighty reptiles slept.
★ Ceexfax subtitles on page 270


Unknown: David Attenborough
Music: Edward Williams.
Editor: Ron Martin.

: From Magna Carta to Microchips

Given by Professor R. V. Jones , FRS 3: More and More About Less and Less
Today we can measure with such a high degree of precision that one might ask the question, ' Is there a limit to the smallness of things we can measure? '
(Fourth lecture: tomorrow at 7.0 pm)


Unknown: Professor R. V. Jones

: News Summary

with Moira Stuart and with subtitles for the hard-of-hearing, followed by Weather


Unknown: Moira Stuart

: Global Report

An Alternative Account of 1981 A land invasion at dawn in Central America ... an unmarried man has a vasectomy in Asia ... a paramedic with three weeks' training saves a baby's life in the barren hills of the Yemen ... an unemployed youth stands trial in Dar es Salaam ... and middle-aged Norwegians chain themselves to bulldozers inside the Arctic Circle. Told by those who lived through them, they are stories which unfolded gradually throughout the year - so they never made the nightly news. But the changes they are part of will affect the lives of millions of people. And together they add up to a different record of what happened to the human family in 1981. Photography DEREK BANKS Film editor CHRIS LYSAGHT
Associate producer PETER ADAMSON Producer PETER ARMSTRONG


Editor: Chris Lysaght
Producer: Peter Adamson
Producer: Peter Armstrong

: Jack Lemmon in The April Fools

with Catherine Deneuve
Howard Brubaker is bullied by his small son, tolerated by his wife and barked at by his dog. One day he meets his boss's glamorous wife at a cocktail party, and finds that she is tired of being considered an expensive ' possession '. Brubaker and Catherine embark on a whirlwind romance....
Screenplay by HAL DRESNER
(First showing on British television) Films: page 105


Unknown: Catherine Deneuve
Unknown: Howard Brubaker
Unknown: Hal Dresner
Produced By: Gordon Carroll
Directed By: Stuart Rosenberg
Howard Brubaker: Jack Lemmon
Catherine Gunther: Catherine Deneuve
Ted Gunther: Peter Lawford
Potter Shrader: Jack Weston
Grace Greenlaw: Myrna Wy
Andre Greenlaw: Charles Boyer
Benson: Harvey Korman
Phyllis Brubaker: Sally Kellerman
Leslie Hopkins: Melinda Dillon
Don Hopkins: Kenneth Mars
Walters: David Doyle
Mimsy Shrader: Janice Carroll
Stanley Brubaker: Gary Dubin
Party singer: Susan Barrett
Secretary: Dee Gardner
Doorman: Tom Ahearne

: Late News

with Moira Stuart Weather


Unknown: Moira Stuart

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