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: Judy Garland Stars in The Pirate

with Gene Kelly
With its 19th-century Caribbean island setting, magnificent costumes and Cole Porter songs, including 'Be a clown' and 'Love of my life', The Pirate has long been acclaimed as one of the great Hollywood musicals. Judy gives one of her greatest performances as the lovelorn Manuela and Gene Kelly confirmed his star status in the role of the dashing 'pirate' Serafin.
Screenplay by ALBERT HACKETT and FRANCES GOODRICH Based on a play by s N BEHRAM Songs by COLE PORTER
Directed by VINCENTI MINNELLI Christmas films: page 15


Unknown: Gene Kelly
Unknown: Albert Hackett
Unknown: Frances Goodrich
Songs By: Cole Porter
Produced By: Artiiur Freed
Directed By: Vincenti Minnelli
Manuela: Judy Garland
Serafin: Gene Kelly
Don Pedro: Walter Slezak
Aunt Inez: Gladys Cooper
Advocate: Reginald Owen
Viceroy: George Zucco

: Machines in Motion

A series of six programmes 4: Under Control
Many movements in nature require feedback control for the action to match the intention; for simple rotating machines or complex robots, engineers develop control systems that measure performance and adjust the controls to achieve the desired result.

: Romany

Forty years ago The Rev George Bramwell Evens died. For a decade he was known to millions as 'Romany', one of the most popular broadcasters in Britain, bringing the spirit and sounds of the countryside to BBC Children's Hour listeners.
Romany played by PETER WHITBREAD Producer ERIC ROBSON


'Romany': George Bramwell Evens
Played By: Peter Whitbread
Producer: Eric Robson

: Cary Grant in Notorious

continues a celebration for his forthcoming 80th birthday with Ingrid Bergman , Claude Rains
In his second Hitchcock movie Cary Grant plays a US secret service agent on the track of a Nazi cell in Rio de Janeiro. On his mission he is accompanied by the beautiful Alicia, who hopes to clear her father of being an alleged traitor-this is one of the master's most suspense-filled and moving films.
Original screenplay by BEN HECHT
Produced and directed by ALFRED HITCHCOCK
Christmas Films: page 15


Unknown: Ingrid Bergman
Unknown: Cary Grant
Unknown: Ben Hecht
Directed By: Alfred Hitchcock
Devlin: Cary Grant
Alicia: Ingrid Bergman
Sebastian: Claude Rains
Prescott: Louis Calhern
Mme Sebastian: Leopoldine Konstantin
Dr Anderson: Reinhold Schunzel
Beardsley: Moroni Olsen

: George Orwell

2: TTte Road to Wigan Pier
'Whichever way you turn this curse of class difference confronts you like a wall of stone. Or rather, it is not so much like a stone wall as the plate-glass pane of an aquarium. It is so easy to pretend that it isn t there, ana so impossible to get through it.
Tonight's episode of the five-part
Arena biography tells the story of Orwell's marriage to Eileen O'Shaughnessy , his growing political awareness and retraces what was to be the most important journey of his life-the trip he made to Wigan and the industrial north in 1936, in an attempt to understand the embittered and divided working class of the 30s. Among those appearing are
Sir Richard Rees , Kay Ekkeval
Geoffrey Gorer and the people ot Wigan and Barnsley.


Unknown: Eileen O'Shaughnessy
Unknown: Sir Richard Rees
Unknown: Kay Ekkeval
Unknown: Geoffrey Gorer

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: A Year in the Life of the World

A new generation of nuclear missiles - and their effect on one Pacific islander in 1983; unemployment - and the story of one Liberian tapper in the largest rubber plantation in the world; the growing crisis among the old and one retired executive's solution in Japan; the state of the world's health and new hope for one mother in the Colombian Andes....
This Global Report special looks back over the year with the facts and figures of our world in 1983, and with personal stories from eight countries.
Have we become richer or poorer? Are we living longer? Are we having more children? Are we better fed? And has our world become a safer or a more dangerous place?


Written By: Peter Adamson
Editor: Terry Gabell
Music: Malcolm Clarke
Producer: Peter Armstrong
Producer: Wllliam Nicholson

: A Clip Round the Year

featuring John Sessions
It's the nastiest video nasty of them all as 1983's dark secrets are unleased on an unsuspecting public.
Script editor LAURIE ROWLEY
Assistant producer phiup DIFFER Producer COLIN GILBERT BBC Scotland


Designer: Peter Deuling
Editor: Laurie Rowley
Producer: Colin Gilbert

: Michael Caine in Billion Dollar Brain

also starring Karl Maiden
Francoise Dorleac , Oscar Homolka In the third film based on Len Deighton's spy thrillers, Ken Russell directs and Michael Caine again plays Harry Palmer , British agent, who accepts a private mission to carry some mysterious eggs to Finland. There he uncovers a mad enterprise to attack Russia and encounters a former adversary-Col Stok, wily chief of Russian Intelligence.
Screenplay by JOHN MCGRATH Produced by HARRY SALTZMAN Directed by KEN RUSSELL Christmas Films: page 15


Unknown: Karl Maiden
Unknown: Francoise Dorleac
Unknown: Oscar Homolka
Unknown: Ken Russell
Unknown: Michael Caine
Unknown: Harry Palmer
Unknown: John McGrath
Produced By: Harry Saltzman
Directed By: Ken Russell
Harry Palmer: Michael Caine
Leo Newhegin: Karl Malden
Anya: Françolse Dorléac
Colonel Stok: Oscar Homolka
General Midwinter: Ed Begley
Colonel Ross: Guy Doleman
Dr Eiwort: Vladek Scheybal
Basil: Milo Sperber

: News on Two

with Nicholas WitcheU Weather

: International Basketball

The Philips World Invitational Club Championships from The National Sports Centre, Crystal Palace
The greatest array of basketball talent ever assembled in this country with leading teams from all over the world. Maccabi Tel Aviv defend their title against Italian league leaders Billy Milan , former champions Athletes in Action from the USA, and, for the first time, top Polish team, Lech Poznan. Hosts Crystal Palace lead the British contingent with one of the favourites, Murray International from Edinburgh.
Introduced by BOB WILSON Commentators


Leaders: Billy Milan
Unknown: Lech Poznan.
Introduced By: Bob Wilson
Unknown: Stuart Storey

: The Marx Brothers in Animal Crackers

At a country house party the theft of an old master is the cause of an extravagant round of confusion and laughs when the Brothers become involved. Groucho makes a dramatic entrance as the African explorer Captain Spaulding, Harpo is an enigmatic professor, and somebody is really Aby the Fishmonger....But who?
Christmas Films: page 15


Captain Spaulding: Groucho Marx
The Professor: Harpo Marx
Ravelli: Chico Marx
Horatio Janison: Zeppo Marx
Mrs Rittenhouse: Margaret Dumont
Arabela: Lilian Roth
John Parker: Hal Thompson
Roscoe Chandler: Louls Sorin
Mrs Whitehead: Margaret Irving
Grace Carpenter: Kathryn Reece

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