Continues a celebration for his forthcoming 80th birthday with Myrna Loy.
After years of being cramped in a New York apartment, the Blandings family move out to lead an ideal life in their new 'dream house' in the quiet countryside-but it doesn't turn out quite as they have planned...
John W Retch:
Presented by Jeremy James
A round-up of the greatest chess event ever held on British soil. Four of the finest players in the world battle for the right to challenge for the world title. Expert analysis by Bill Hartston
Producer ROBERT TONER
with subtitles, followed by Weather
featuring the presentation to the Sports Personality of the Year
Action and entertainment in a gala programme from the BBC Television Centre in London. Over 400 leading sports personalities gather to relive memorable moments and outstanding achievements of 1983. Including presentations to the Team of the Year and the Outstanding Overseas Personality Introduced by Desmond Lynam
(Shown Sunday 11 December on BBC
Some of the world's greatest opera stars join forces to celebrate the memory of the most famous soprano of the century.
A unique television opera gala, in aid of the Maria Callas Foundation for young singers, in which earlier this ,month four great opera houses were linked together by satellite to watch each other's contributions live on large screens.
From La Scala, Milan:
Agnes Baltsa and Placido Domingo in excerpts from BIZET'S Carmen conducted by Lorin Maazel.
From the Chicago Lyric Opera House: Ileana Cotrubas , Alfredo Kraus Renata Scotto and Jon Vickers in excerpts from WAGNER, VERDI, GOUNOD and CATALANI conducted by Bruno Bartoletti. From the Paris Opera House:
Jessye Norman , Jose Van Dam and Jean Dupony in excerpts from
BERLIOZ'S The Damnation of Faust conducted by Seiji Ozawa
From the Royal Opera House, London: Kiri Te Kanawa, James McCracken and John Rawnsley in VERDI'S Otello, Act IV conducted by Colin Davis
The programme also includes some rare archive film of Maria Callas sing.
Narrated by Tom Fleming
For RAI Milan: director MADDAI.ENA YON For PBS Chicago: director KIRK VROWNING
For Antenne 2 Paris: director YVES andres Hubert For BBC London: director PETER BUTLER
Executive producers: PETER GELB. KENNETHCORDEN A BBC Shillers Columbia Artists Management Co-production
Tecnnical co-ordinator MORMAM TAYLOR Production co-ordinator JOHN VERNON
The last of eight programmes narrated by Anthony Quayle People of the Palace
Tonight the world of the 2,000 people who work at the Palace of Westminster is revealed. There are secretaries, researchers, lawyers, librarians, cooks and cleaners and cellarmen. Their job is to provide all the back-up needed to enable Parliament to run smoothly and efficiently. Journalists are known as strangers, and to this day are effectively breaking the law when reporting Parliament's proceedings. Written by CHRISTOPHER JONES Photography JOHN GOOOYER Film editor IAN POTTS
Executive producer John SAV Producer ALAN SCALLES
*Subtitles on Ceefax page 270
The 'Big House' in Irish history traditionally was a place of music and merriment. In this visit to Cromore House on the North Atlantic coast choirs and artists from Ulster sing the familiar carols of Christmas.
Producer JAMESSKELLY.Director IAN HAMILTON First shown in BBC Northern Ireland
or The Last Years of Jean Jacques Rousseau starring Francois Simon Dominique Labourier Part 2
Followed only by his faithful mistress Therese Levasseur , the famous philosopher has been hounded through France and Switzerland, stoned by the common people and rejected by fellow thinkers. Now, in the second part of Claude Goretta 's moving study of intolerance, the increasingly fragile and delicate Rousseau is seeking sanctuary in England with the aid of one philosopher he believes still supports him, the Scot David Hume. But persecution has taken too strong a grip for him to trust anyone but Therese.
Screenplay by GEORGES HALDAS and CLAUDE GORETTA Directed by CLAUDE GORETTA
A French/Swiss film with English subtitles (FirstshowingonBritishtelevision) ChristmasFilms:page15
Jean Jacques Rousseau:
Mme de Warens:
Alexandre du Peyrou:
J J Rousseau jeune:
Mme de Boufflers: