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: The Greatest Show on Earth

The feature film starring
With a massive three-ring circus about to start a nationwide tour, tensions under the big top are running high ...
Cecil B. DeMille 's spectacular production, with its exciting climax, is the most famous circus film of all time, combining thrills and comedy with a cleverly interwoven story enacted by an all-star cast.
Screenplay by FREDERIC M FRANK Produced and directed by CECIL B DEMILLE

Contributors

Unknown: Cecil B. Demille
Unknown: Frederic M Frank
Directed By: Cecil B Demille
Buttons: James Stewart
Brad: Charlton Heston
Holly: Betty Hutton
Phyllis: Dorothy Lamour
Sebastian: Cornel Wilde
Angel: Gloria Grahame
FBI man: Henry Wilcoxon
Klaus: Lyle Bettger
Henderson: Lawrence Tierney

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: George Orwell

Nineteen Eighty-four
'I do not believe that the kind of society I describe necessarily will arrive, but I believe that something resembling it could arrive. The scene of the book is laid in Britain in order to emphasise that the English-speaking races are not innately better than anyone else and that totalitarianism if not fought against could triumph anywhere.'
The last in this series of Arena films about the life and work of George Orwell begins with the tragic death of his wife Eileen in March 1945. Overcome with grief at his bereavement and despair at the future of Britain under the post-war Labour government, Orwell retreated to the remote Hebridean island of Jura. It was here, crippled with tuberculosis and isolated from the rest of the world, that Orwell cared for his adopted infant son, Richard, and wrote his last novel Nineteen Eighty-four-a nightmare vision of a totalitarian future in which Big Brother controls not only the lives but also the thoughts of his citizens, and love and individual freedom is no more than a distant memory. Among those appearing are Avril Dunn Bill Dunn
Susan Watson
Sonia Orwell and Richard Blair
Research DIANA MANSFIELD
Associate producer CHARLES CHABOT Producer ALAN YENTOB Director NIGEL WILLIAMS An Arena production
A BBC Ariel book, Orwell Remembered, £3.95 from booksellers from 12 January

Contributors

Unknown: Avril Dunn
Unknown: Bill Dunn
Unknown: Susan Watson
Unknown: Sonia Orwell
Producer: Charles Chabot
Producer: Alan Yentob
Director: Nigel Williams
Director: An Arena

: Cartoon Two

: The Slipper and the Rose

The British film musical starring
In the tiny kingdom of Euphrania live a sad young girl and an unhappy Prince. Trapped in different worlds they need only to meet to fall in love.
Music and lyrics by RICHARD M SHERMAN. ROBERT b. SHERMAK Screenplay by BRYAN PORBES. ROBERT B. SHERMAN , RICHARD M. SHERMAN. Producer STUART LYONS Directed by BRYAN FORBES Films: page 17
(The Thorn Birds, starring Richard Chamberlain , begins next Sunday evening on BBC1)

Contributors

Unknown: Richard M Sherman.
Unknown: Bryan Porbes.
Unknown: Robert B. Sherman
Unknown: Richard M. Sherman.
Producer: Stuart Lyons
Directed By: Bryan Forbes
Unknown: Richard Chamberlain
the Prince: Richard Chamberlain
Cinderella: Gemma Craven
Fairy Godmother: Annette Crosbie
the Dowager Queen: Edith Evans
John: Christopher Gable
the King: Michael Hordern
Stepmother: Margaret Lockwood
Lord Chamberlain: Kenneth More

: Pot Black 84

John Spencer , three-times winner of the coveted Pot Black Trophy, starts off BBC2's International Snooker Championship against Alex Higgins. Spencer and Higgins are joined over the next few weeks by 14 of the world's best players, including the World and Pot Black Champion Steve Davis , who is trying for his hat-trick.
Introduced by Alan Weeks Commentator TED LOWE Referee JOHN WILLIAMS
Producer JOHN G smith. BBC Pebble Mill

Contributors

Unknown: John Spencer
Unknown: Alex Higgins.
Unknown: Steve Davis
Introduced By: Alan Weeks
Commentator: Ted Lowe
Unknown: John Williams
Producer: John G Smith.

: Aunt Suzanne

by MICHAEL MCLAVERTY , adapted for television by STEWART LOVE Belfast: the 1920s
Aunt Suzanne comes up from the country to look after her deceased sister's three children. After an awkward start, she manages very well. But what is her secret, and will it be kept?
Camera supervisor SAM WILSON
Lighting JOHN MASON. Designer DIANE MENAUL Producer CHRIS PARR
Director PETER BARBER-FLEMING , BBC N. Ireland

Contributors

Unknown: Michael McLaverty
Television By: Stewart Love
Unknown: Sam Wilson
Unknown: John Mason.
Designer: Diane Menaul
Producer: Chris Parr
Director: Peter Barber-Fleming
Aunt Suzanne: Stella McCusker
Daniel: Derek Lord
Mary: Cathy Brennan
Annie: Joanne Thompson
Arthur: Neil Campbell

: Blue Tits and Bumble Bees....

.. .the Making of a Wildlife Garden
Presented by Chris Baines with an introduction by David Bellamy
Few people can boast of having a kestrel as a regular garden visitor, but in only 12 months naturalist CHRIS BAINES miraculously transformed an average urban garden into an attractive wildlife haven. Such a transformation provides an important refuge for much of the wildlife that's being lost from the countryside.
Producer MlCHAEL GARROD. Director DAVID Williams

Contributors

Presented By: Chris Baines
Unknown: David Bellamy
Unknown: Chris Baines
Producer: Mlchael Garrod.
Director: David Williams

: Newsnight

: World Darts

The Embassy
World Professional Championship
TONY GUBBA with highlights of the quarter-finals.

Contributors

Unknown: Tony Gubba








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