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Louis Armstrong Vincente Minnelli successfully mixes such diverse talents as Lena Horne, Louis Armstrong , Rex Ingram and Rochester in this delightful musical version of the Faust legend which includes songs like
'Happiness is a thing called Joe', 'Li'l black sheep' and 'Life's full o' consequence'. AND HIS ORCHESTRA
Screenplay by JOSEPH SCHRANK Based on the musical play by LYNN ROOT
Produced by ARTHUR FREED
Directed by VINCENTE minnelli
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Little Joe Jackson:
Lucius/Lucifer Jr/ The Rev Green:
Domino Johnson 'BUBBLES':
with subtitles, followed by Weather
A Disappearing World
Fred Dibnah replies to some of the points raised by earlier films and bows out with a spectacular chimney toppling.
Narrator Ken Ford
Photography ARTHUR SMITH Written and produced by DON HAWORTH
The first Christmas show on television - and the only one about computers.
Lesley Judd and Chris Palmer play computer games - from 'pong', the first-ever arcade game, to the latest laser-disc games from Japan.
Ian McNaught-Davis attempts to create a digital Christmas card and talks to Bill Bruford , percussionist with King Cimson, about electronic drum kits.
Freff reports from New York on a computer system for making animated cartoons. Plus an update on Brian Jacks and his new computer; news and comment from Matt Nicholson , editor of What Micro; and suggestions for Christmas presents for the computer buff who has everything.... Producers
PATRICK TITLEY , DAVID ALLEN
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The competition to select the leading amateur choir of 1984 has moved to
St David's Hall in Cardiff, where the adjudicators will decide whether the Welsh choirs can live up to their great reputation. Conductor Owain Arwel Hughes guides you through a programme in which six choirs are singing for three places in the semi-finals.
Sound supervisor PETER HUNT Lighting
JOHN BLACK . GEOFF ALFORD Producer VINCENT DOWDALL BBC Wales
(Choir of the Year Competition in association with Sainsbury's)
The fifth of six films depicting the lives of three of Britain's wild creatures. Toran, the Dartmoor Pony Part 1 by JOSEPHINE POOLE and JOHN KING
Toran is bom on Dartmoor during a storm. For the first days of his life he is neither dry nor warm. Then, with the late spring sunshine, Toran's life begins to improve. He grows and plays, safe within the security and protection of the herd. Then his father, the lead stallion, has an accident!
Film editor CHRIS WARING Photography SIMON KING Produced by JOHN KING
A duel of words and wit between
Rosemary Leach Robert Powell and Frank Muir
Referee Robert Robinson Devised by MARK GOODSON and BILL TODMAN
Produced and directed by PAUL CIANI
8: The Man from Alfa
Mauro Fiamenghi inhabits two worlds. From Monday to Friday he's involved in angry meetings at the Alfa Romeo car factory near Milan. He's a quality controller on the production line. Mauro is a Communist and in the thick of his union's fight to resist lay-offs. Feelings run high. There are lightning strikes and demonstrations. He is a moderate, and has been threatened because of his views.
Mauro's other world is a two hour train journey away, high up in the Alps. He goes there every weekend to escape with his wife and young children to their mountain home and to tend his vines.
But there's always Monday morning....
Narrator Michael Pennington Written by DAVID WILLEY Film cameraman
Film sound RICHARD BOULTER Film editor GRAHAM SHIPHAM
Series producer JEREMY BENNETT Producer RICHARD LIGHTBODY
Book, £12.95 from booksellers
Say No More
A general's son is among the injured arrivals at the 4077th and when his father arrives soon after, Hawkeye finds the theory of relativity being tested to the full. Written by JOHN RAPPAPORT Directed by CHARLES S. DUBIN
After the Rehearsal
Arena presents the British premiere of Ingmar Bergman 's new film After the Rehearsal. Written and directed by Bergman last year soon after completing Fanny and Alexander, it continues the autobiographical theme. As theatre director Henrik Vogler sits alone on an empty stage after rehearsal Anna, a young actress, suddenly returns to the theatre to talk about her part.... The director is both cynical and affectionate; he is sick and tired of the theatre but still in love with, and fascinated by, his actors. Bergman refers to it as a chamber-work for television, a meditation on life in the theatre and, even more, on what it's like to be old. Earlier this year
After the Rehearsal was shown at the Cannes Film
Festival, where it was greeted with great acclaim.
'Simply but beautifully realised, this ranks with Bergman's very best work. I doubt if we will see a better film this year (THE GUARDIAN) with Erland Josephson
Lena Olin , Ingrid Thulin Nadja Palmstjerna-Weiss Bertil Guve
Photography SVEN NYKVIST Written and directed by INGMAR BERGMAN
An Arena presentation
(Fanny and Alexander will be shown shortly on BBC2)
Steve McQueen Bobby Darin Fess Parker
Autumn 1944. Sergeant Pike has been left with half a dozen battle-weary men to hold a wide area near the Siegfried Line. Adding to his problems is ex-Sergeant Reese, recently demoted, embittered and constantly challenging
Pike's authority. Left with no alternative but to split his tiny force in an attempt to outwit the Germans, Pike leaves the way open for
Reese to fight the war his way....
Screenplay by ROBERT PIROSH and RICHARD CARR
Produced by HENRY BLANKE Directed by DON SIEGEL
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