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: Racing from Chepstow

12.40 Newsboy Steeplechase (Handicap 25m)
1.10 Haig Whisky Novices' Hurdle Race (Qualifier 2m)
1.45 Coral Welsh National
(Handicap Steeplechase 3m 6f). Ain-tree national hero Corbiere bids to repeat his dramatic success of 12 months ago, with a prize of over £20,000 at stake.
2 20 Finale Junior Hurdle Race (2m) Introduced by JULIAN WILSON
Television presentation BILL TAYLOR


Introduced By: Julian Wilson
Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator: Richard Pitman
Unknown: Bill Taylor

: Dolin, Friends and Memories

Anton Dolin was Britain's first male ballet star. He died last month in Pans at the age of 79. In this film, first shown last year in Omnibus, Barry Norman talked to Sir Anton who recalls his life as a dancer and the people he knew.


Unknown: Anton Dolin
Unknown: Barry Norman
Produced By: David Sweetman

: The Book Game

The last of four programmes

: Machines In Motion

by Professor Leonard Maunder
The Royal Institution's 154th Annual Christmas Lectures for Young People. A six-part series on why and how things move, especially machines 1: Driving Forces
Presented for television by BRIAN JOHSON


Unknown: Professor Leonard Maunder
Television By: Brian Johson

: The Wiz

The hit musical starring Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Richard Pryor

Based on the successful Broadway show, The Wiz retells the magical story of the Judy Garland classic The Wizard of Oz, this time with an all-black cast, a soul 'n' disco score, and a New York setting.

(First showing on British television)
Christmas Films: page 15


Unknown: Diana Ross
Unknown: Michael Jackson
Unknown: Richard Pryor
Unknown: Judy Garland
Screenplay: Joel Schumacher
Music and lyrics: Charlie Smalls
Producer: Rob Cohen
Director: Sidney Lumet
Dorothy: Diana Ross
Scarecrow: Michael Jackson
Tinman: Nipsey Russell
Lion: Ted Ross
Evillene: Mabel King
Aunt Em: Theresa Merritt
Miss One: Thelma Carpenter
Glinda the Good: Lena Horne
The Wiz: Richard Pryor

: Bus and Truck

Does anyone know the way to Green-point High? The television series
Fame is based on a real school -the New York School of Performing Arts. In this film the pupils at the School write and stage their own musical and take it on a bus to Brooklyn, uncertain of what facilities they will find and what reception they will receive.
Sound recordist JOHN MURPHY
Associate producer MARRY RAMKIN Producer KEITH CHEETHAM


Unknown: John Murphy
Unknown: John McGlashlan
Editor: Malcolm Daniel
Producer: Marry Ramkin
Producer: Keith Cheetham

: News on Two

with Frances Coverdale ; Weather


Unknown: Frances Coverdale

: Chronicle

China-Treasures of the Cultural Revolution
During the Cultural Revolution immense effort was put into archaeological excavations. The finds that resulted were of world importance. Chronicle has obtained from Peking extraordinary film that charts the discoveries made in China between 1966 and 1972. Presented by Kenneth Shepheard Filmed by CHINA FILMS. Peking
Series editor BRUCE NORMAN


Presented By: Kenneth Shepheard
Editor: Bruce Norman

: The BBC Television Shakespeare: The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Cast in order of appearance:
Music researched and edited by ANTHONY HOOLEY


Unknown: William Shakespeare
Edited By: Anthony Hooley
Sir Eglamour: Frank Barrie
Julia: Tessa Peake-Jones
Lucetta: Hetta Charnley
Proteus: Tyler Butterworth
Valentine: John Hudson
Speed: Nicholas Kaby
Antonio: Michael Byrne
Panthino: John Woodnutt
Silvia: Joanne Pearce
Launce: Tony Haygarth
Crab: Bella
Thurio: David Collings
Duke of Milan: Paul Daneman
Servant: Daniel Flynn
Cupids: Charlotte Richardson
Cupids: Jonathan Taylor
Lutenists: Bill Badley
Lutenists: Tom Finucane
Lutenists: Robin Jeffrey
First outlaw: Adam Kurakin
Second outlaw: John Baxter
Third outlaw: Andrew Burt
Host: Michael Graham Cox

: Oh God!

The feature film starring George Burns, John Denver, Teri Garr
One morning Jerry Landers, assistant manager at a Californian supermarket, receives an invitation in the post for an interview with God. Unconvinced by a disembodied voice, Jerry is honoured by a personal appearance - a senior citizen wearing baggy trousers, anorak, sneakers and baseball cap, who sports a talent for throwaway gags.
Octogenarian comedian George Burns made his second triumphant come-back in this sparkling comedy about the perils of divine intervention.
(First showing on British television) ChristmasFilms:page15


Screenplay: Larry Gelbart
Novel by: Avery Corman
Produced by: Jerry Weintraub
Directed by: Carl Reiner
God: George Burns
Jerry Landers: John Denver
Bobbie Landers: Teri Garr
Dr Harmon: Donald Pleasence
Sam Raven: Ralph Bellamy
George Summers: William Daniels
Judge Baker: Barnard Hughes
The Rev Willie Williams: Paul Sorvino
Priest: Barry Sullivan
Dinah: Dinah Shore
Rabbi: Jeff Corey
Briggs: George Furth

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