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: Judy Garland Stars In Everybody Sing

with Allan Jones
An early, typical MGM vehicle for
Judy in which she plays the talented young daughter of a madcap theatrical family. They and their servants, played by none other than
Fanny Brice and Allan Jones , decide to mount a Broadway show with young Judy as the star. So what s to stop them?
Screenplay by FLORENCE RYERSON and EDGAR ALLAN WOOLF from their story Produced by HARRY RAPF
Directed by EDWIN L MARIN
(First showing on British lelevison) Christmas Films; page 15


Unknown: Allan Jones
Unknown: Fanny Brice
Unknown: Allan Jones
Unknown: Florence Ryerson
Unknown: Edgar Allan Woolf
Produced By: Harry Rapf
Judy Bellaire: Judy Garland
Ricky Saboni: Allan Jones
Olga Chekaloff: Fanny Brice
Hillary Bellaire: Reginald Owen
Diana Bellaire: Billie Burke
Jerrold Hope: Reginald Gardiner
Sylvia Bellaire: Lynne Carver
Hillary's Secretary: Helen Troy
John Fleming: Monty Woolley
Boris: Adia Kuznetzoff
Signor Vittorino: Henry Armetta
Madame Le Brouchette: Michelette Burani
Miss Colvin: Mary Forbes

: 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. 3: Vibration
We speak and hear by the vibrations of air as sound waves, but to engineers vibration can be dangerously destructive. As machines grow in size and power, their designers have to assess and counter their tendency to self-destruction.
(Fourth programme: tomorrow 3 30)


Unknown: Professor Leonard Maunder

: Cary Grant in Suspicion

with Joan Fontaine

Sensitive society girl Lina McLaidlaw marries popular man-about-town Johnnie Aysgarth. At first they are happy, but when she discovers he is an embezzler and perhaps a murderer she begins to fear for her own life...
This was the first of four films which Grant made with Hitchcock and it provided him with one of his finest roles. Equally memorable is Joan Fontaine who won an Academy Award for her performance as Lina.
Christmas Films: page 15


Screenplay: Samson Raphaelson
Screenplay: Joan Harrison
Screenplay: Alma Reville
Based on the book "Before the Fact" by: Frances Iles
Producer: Harry Edington
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Johnnie Aysgarth: Cary Grant
Lina: Joan Fontaine
Gen McLaidlaw: Cedric Hardwicke
Beaky: Nigel Bruce
Mrs McLaidlaw: Dame May Whitty
Mrs Newsham: Isabel Jeans
Ethel: Heather Angel

: George Orwell: 1: Such Such Were the Joys

'From a very early age, perhaps the age of 5 or 6, I knew that when I grew up I should be a writer ...One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven on by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand.'
George Orwell is one of the greatest writers England has produced. Tonight and for the next four nights Arena presents a unique full-scale portrait of this remarkable man, filmed in the places where he lived and worked and told in his own words and the words of those who knew him.
The first programme traces Orwell upbringing in a sedate middle-class home near Henley, his horrific experiences at preparatory school, his years at Eton and as a military policeman in Burma - and closes with his sudden and dramatic emergence as a writer with Down and Out in London and Paris, a book drawn from his experiences among vagrants, tramps and outcasts. Among those appearing are Jacintha Buddicon, Sir John Grotrion, Malcolm Muggeridge, Cyril Connolly and Professor Bernard Crick.
An Arena production


Unknown: Sir John Grotrion
Unknown: Malcolm Muggeridge
Unknown: Cyril Connolly
Unknown: Professor Bernard Crick
Research: Diana Mansfield
Associate Producer: Charles Chabot
Producer: Alan Yentob
Director: Nigel Williams

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: The Gypsy Moths

The feature film starring
Burt Lancaster , Deborah Kerr Gene Hackman
A roving trio of sky-divers arrive at a small mid-western town. This dramatic story centres around the relationship between the men and the love affair between their leader,
Mike Rettig and the lovely Elizabeth Brandon.
Screenplay by WILLIAM HANLEY based on the novel by JAMES DROUGHT Produced by EDWARD LEWIS
Directed by JOHN FRANKENHEIMER Christmas Films: page 15


Unknown: Burt Lancaster
Unknown: Deborah Kerr
Unknown: Gene Hackman
Leader: Mike Rettig
Unknown: Elizabeth Brandon.
Unknown: William Hanley
Novel By: James Drought
Produced By: Edward Lewis
Directed By: John Frankenheimer
Mike Rettig: Burt Lancaster
Elizabeth Brandon: Deborah Kerr
Joe Browdy: Gene Hackman
Malcolm: Scott Wilson
V John Brandon: William Windom
Annie Burke: Bonnie Bedelia
Pilot: Carl Reindel
Dick Donford: John Napier

: Orpheus in the Underworld

by Jacques Offenbach
English translation by Alexander Faris and Christopher Renshaw
Offenbach's popular comic opera poking fun at Greek mythology in a new staging for television by Christopher Renshaw.
When Emperor Napoleon III falls asleep during a Royal Command performance, amazing things happen in his dreams....
BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA conducted by Alexander Faris
A Brent Walker/BBCtv co-production Choreographed by TERRY GILBERT Costumes by JENNY BEAVAN Designed by JOHN stoij.
Executive producer GEORGE WALKER Producer JUDITH DE PAUL Director DEREK BAILEY


Translation By: Alexander Faris
Translation By: Christopher Renshaw
Television By: Christopher Renshaw.
Conducted By: Alexander Faris
Chorus-Master: John McCarthy
Unknown: Terry Gilbert
Costumes By: Jenny Beavan
Designed By: John Stoij.
Producer: George Walker
Producer: Judith de Paul
Director: Derek Bailey
Jupiter/Napoleon III: Denis Quilley
Mercury: Christopher Gable
Eurydice: Lillian Watson
Orpheus: Alexander Oliver
Pluto: Emile Belcourt
Juno/Empress Eugenie: Honor Blackman
Cupid: Elizabeth Gale
Diana: Isobel Buchanan
Venus: Felicity Palmer
Public Opinion: Pauline Tinsley
John Styx: Bernard Dickerson
Mars: John Fryatt

: News on Two

with John Humphrys Weather


Unknown: John Humphrys

: The Marx Brothers in A Night in Casablanca

At the Hotel Casablanca, the last three managers have each died suddenly and mysteriously. When the Brothers arrive to take over, order soon collapses into Marxian anarchy when they discover some hidden Nazi loot and reduce the Teutonic Count Pfefferman to a state of gibbering panic.
Screenplay by Joseph FIELDS and ROLAND KIBBEE
Directed by ARCIIIE MAYO
Christmas Films: page 15


Unknown: Teutonic Count
Directed By: Arciiie Mayo
Ronald Komblow: Groucho Marx
Rusty: Harpo Marx
Corbaccio: Chico Marx
Pierre: Charles Drake
Annette: Lois Collier
Count Pfefferman: Sig Ruman
Beatrice Reiner: Lisette Verea

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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