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: Racing from Cheltenham

12.45 The Panama Cigar Hurdle Race (qualifying race 2m)
1.20 The Colt Car Platinum Novices Steeplechase (3m If)
1.55 The Colt Car Corinium Hurdle Race (21m)
2.30 The Colt Car Diamond Handicap Steeplechase (2im) Introduced by JULIAN WILSON
Commentators PETER O'SULLEVAN and RICHARD PITMAN
TV presentation RICHARD TILLING Racing results on Ceejax

Contributors

Introduced By: Julian Wilson
Commentators: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentators: Richard Pitman

: Bugs Bunny

The Abominable Snow Rabbit

: Harold Lloyd

Speedy
After a hair-raising chase and typical comic rumpus, love-struck Harold saves New York's last horsedrawn trolley and wins his girl.
Directed by TED WILDE
TV version produced by BOB HOAG
. Films: page 105

Contributors

Directed By: Ted Wilde
Produced By: Bob Hoag

: Holiday Musical: The Pirate

starring Gene Kelly
Judy Garland with Walter Slezak Gladys Cooper , Reginald Owen
Gene Kelly plays a wandering magician who charms a lovelorn Judy Garland into believing he is the pirate of her dreams.
Screenplay by ALBERT HACKETT and FRANCES GOODRICH. Based on a play by S.N.BEHRMAN Songs by COLE PORTER
Producer ARTHUR FREED
Directed by VINCENTE MINNELLI Films: page 105

Contributors

Unknown: Gene Kelly
Unknown: Judy Garland
Unknown: Walter Slezak
Unknown: Gladys Cooper
Unknown: Reginald Owen
Unknown: Gene Kelly
Unknown: Judy Garland
Unknown: Albert Hackett
Unknown: Frances Goodrich.
Songs By: Cole Porter
Directed By: Vincente Minnelli
Manuela: Judy Garland
Serafin: Gene Kelly
Don Pedro Vargas: Walter Slezak
Aunt Inez: Gladys Cooper
Advocate: Reginald Owen
Viceroy: George Zucco
Speciality dance: Nicholas Brothers

: All Creatures Great and Small

A series of 14 programmes from the books by JAMES HERRIOT starring with Carol Drinkwater
2: Charity Begins at Home adapted by TERENCE DUDLEY
The practice begins to use the new M and B tablets but they do cost a lot of money. James and Helen adopt a cat.
Directed by Richard BRAMALL
BBC Birmingham.

Contributors

Unknown: James Herriot
Unknown: Carol Drinkwater
Adapted By: Terence Dudley
Directed By: Richard Bramall
James Herriot: Christopher Timothy
Siegfried Farnon: Robert Hardy
Tristan Farnon: Peter Davison
Ronald Beresford: Kenneth Waller
Marjorie Simpson: Julie Shipley
Mr Bailey: Wally Thomas
Helen: Carol Drinkwater
Mrs Hall: Mary Hignett
Sarah Raworth: Jane Morant
Ted Dobson: Ken Kitson
Albert Close: Burt Brooks
Sep Gibbons: Duncan Preston

: Cowboy's Flute

A cartoon from China
A shepherd boy falls asleep while playing his flute and dreams that his buffalo has run away,
Written and directed by TE WEI and CHIEN CHIA CHUN Produced by SHANGHAI FILM ANIMATION STUDIO

Contributors

Produced By: Shanghai Film

: News Summary

with Richard Baker and with subtitles for the hard-of-hearing, followed by Weather

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Baker

: From Magna Carta to Microchips

The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures for young people
A series of six lectures given by Professor R. V. Jones , FRS 4: Onwards to the Stars
The range of measurement now possible has enabled us to know not only the size of atoms only a few 100-millionths of a centimetre across, but also the distance of galaxies so far away that light travelling from them takes thousands of millions of years to reach us.
Between these extremes we shall see how the scale of our everyday life fits intricately into the immensity of the universe.
(Part S tomorrow at 5.55 pm)

Contributors

Unknown: Professor R. V. Jones

: Peter Ustinov and Natalie Wood at The Hermitage

This was one of the last films Natalie Wood made before her death last month and was her only documentary. In it she joined forces with Peter Ustinov whose family, like her own, came from Russia. Together they toured the Hermitage in Leningrad - one of the world's greatest treasure houses of art and history, housed in the beautiful Winter Palace on the banks of the Neva.
Script DEREK BAILEY and JUDY MARLE Executive producer LOTHAR bock Directed by DEREK BAILEY
A LANDSEER film in association with LBA Munich

Contributors

Unknown: Natalie Wood
Unknown: Peter Ustinov
Script: Derek Bailey
Directed By: Derek Bailey

: Hinge and Bracket's New Year's Eve Party

starring
Dr Evadne Hinge and Dame Hilda Bracket
With the combined Stackton Tres sel Strings and Chorus, Hilda and Evadne re-create a traditional New Year's Eve celebration in the Stackton Alhambra.
Along with some splendid music to celebrate the closing moments of the old year, including excerpts from The Merry Widow, and favourites from the Sullivan and Novello repertoire, the ladies hope to present a little magic, a spine-chilling ghost story and a glorious traditional finale.
Designer DUGALD FINDLAY Director MIKE STEPHENS
Producer PETER RIDSDALE SCOTT BBC Manchester

Contributors

Unknown: Dr Evadne Hinge
Unknown: Stackton Tres
Designer: Dugald Findlay
Director: Mike Stephens
Producer: Peter Ridsdale

: Jack Lemmon in The Prisoner of Second Avenue

also starring
Anne Bancroft with Gene Saks
Mel and Edna Edison live on the 14th floor of a New York City apartment house. The air-conditioning has broken down, the toilet flushes continuously and the noise from the neighbouring apartment is unbearable. Outside, the awful mid-summer heat makes the stench of the garbage worse. Then Mel loses his job ...
Screenplay by NEIL SIMON
Produced and directed by MELVIN FRANK (First showing on British television) Films: page 105
(Jack Lemmon plays International Pro-Celebrity Golf next Sunday)

Contributors

Unknown: Anne Bancroft
Unknown: Gene Saks
Unknown: Edna Edison
Play By: Neil Simon
Directed By: Melvin Frank
Mel: Jack Lemmon
Edna: Anne Bancroft
Harry Edison: Gene Saks
Pauline: Elizabeth Wilson
Pearl: Florence Stanley
Belle: Maxine Stuart
Man upstairs: Ed Peck
Charlie: Gene Blakely
Psychiatrist: Ivor Francis
Detective: Stack Pierce

: Late News

with Richard Baker Weather

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Baker

: Pick of the Year

Highlights from the last series of The Old Grey Whistle Test featuring brucespringsteentheresidentsskids stifflittlefingersjapanthepretenders zoomlensspiritthedoorsjohnmartyn Jackbrucetheteardropexplodesbob segerninahagennoentrybandadam andtheantsplasticonobandtvsmiths explorersslowehildrengangoffours tevienickstheselecterjimihendrix Introduced by Anne Nightingale
Directed by TOM CORCORAN
Produced by MICHAEL APPLETON
The Old Grey Whistle Test - Test Pressing (record BELP 017, cassette ZCF 017), from retailers

Contributors

Introduced By: Anne Nightingale
Directed By: Tom Corcoran
Produced By: Michael Appleton








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