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: Richard Rodgers: The Sound of his Music

Along with lyricists OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN H and LORENZ HART , composer Richard Rodgers wrote over 1,000 songs and some 42 shows, including Carousel, The King and 1, South Pacific,
Oklahoma and, of course, The Sound of Music. Gene Kelly and Henry Winkler introduce a star-studded tribute to
Richard Rodgers , celebrating his music and showmanship. The artists appearing include Sammy Davis Jr Diahann Carroll
Lena Home , Peggy Lee
Vie Damone , Sandy Duncan and Cloris Leachman
Plus some classic film clips featuring, among others, Mary Martin. Ezio Pinza Bing Crosby , Al Jolson Maurice Chevalier and Julie Andrews


Unknown: Lorenz Hart
Unknown: Richard Rodgers
Music: Gene Kelly
Music: Henry Winkler
Unknown: Richard Rodgers
Unknown: Sammy Davis Jr
Unknown: Diahann Carroll
Unknown: Lena Home
Unknown: Peggy Lee
Unknown: Vie Damone
Unknown: Sandy Duncan
Unknown: Mary Martin.
Unknown: Bing Crosby
Unknown: Al Jolson
Unknown: Maurice Chevalier
Unknown: Julie Andrews
Director: Ian Fraser
Script By: Buz Kohan
Script By: Theodore Strauss
Directed By: Dwight Hemion
Produced By: Gary Smith
Produced By: Dwight Hemlon

: Chaplin: A King in New York

Made in Britain, this bitter film was
Chaplin's answer to his political accusers.
Chaplin plays King Shahdov, who flees from a revolution in his own country to New York but soon finds himself a victim of commercial exploitation -and of the infamous Un-American
Activities Committee. In typical Chaplin fashion, this attack on American life is leavened with some brilliant comedy sequences.
Screenplay, music, production and direction by CHARLES CHAPLIN.
(The Chaplin Revue: tomorrow at 3.15)
* FILMS: page 29


Unknown: Charles Chaplin.
King Shahdov: Charles Chaplin
Ann Kay: Dawn Addams
Ambassador: Oliver Johnston
Prime Minister: Jerry Desmonde
Rupert McAbee: Michael Chaplin
Queen Irene: Maxine Audley
Lawyer Green: Harry Green
Headmaster: Phil Brown

: News Summary

with subtitles; Weather

: Penrose

Sir Roland Penrose - surrealist painter, art critic, writer and farmer -was bom in 1900 and died this year. In 1936, with his friend
Herbert Read , he astonished the British public with the first International Surrealist Exhibition. His sharp, witty and comprehensive biography of Pablo Picasso is still selling after 25 years. His enthusiasm for new ideas, his encouragement of the young and his great capacity for friendship will long be remembered by those who knew him.
In this film, made just over a year ago at his Sussex home, he talked about his life and times with Gavin Henderson.
Film editor RICHARD BUSS Producer JOHN COX


Unknown: Sir Roland Penrose
Unknown: Herbert Read
Unknown: Pablo Picasso
Unknown: Gavin Henderson.
Editor: Richard Buss

: Telly Quiz

with Jerry Stevens who again asks:
Easy, Medium or Hard?
Medium: Two doctors and a housekeeper lived in Tannochbrae. What was the name of the house?*
True to form, that's not one of the posers in today's quiz, but Supa Snaps, North
Stars, Kala Mazoo and the Telly Goons are.
BBC Pebble Mill
(Round 6: New Year's Eve at 4.45)
(* Arden House)


Host: Jerry Stevens
Announcer: David Stevens

: Choir of the Year 1984

The competition reaches its climax with a grand finale at the Opera House in Buxton. The six choirs have come a long way since May, when they first sang in the preliminary heats along with 260 other choirs. Today they will be putting forward their strongest programmes. Cliff Morgan meets the singers and the adjudicators, who are looking for one adult and one youth choir.
BBC Scotland
(Choir of the Year Competition in association with Sainsbury's)


Presenter: Cliff Morgan
Designer: Alan Wright
Sound Supervisor: Roy Bradshaw
Lighting: John Black
Producer: Hilary Boulding

: Diving

The Godwin International from The National Sports Centre, Crystal Palace
The grace and beauty of women's highboard diving was seen at its best when competitors from China and the USA visited Crystal Palace earlier this year. Commentators


Unknown: Chris Snode
Producer: Johnnie Watherston

: Do They Mean Us?

A special holiday edition of Do They Mean Us? in which Derek Jameson looks at your favourite excerpts from this autumn's series - remember those
'down-under' jokes about the Poms, the American amusement at our passion for gardening, the German bemusement about class and 'die Sloane Rangers'?
There's also new material -a Spanish item on the English tea 'ceremony' and an Aussie one on the installation of Cambridge's first Doctor of Culture, Sir Les Paterson ... Producer LAURENCE REES


Unknown: Derek Jameson
Producer: Laurence Rees

: Fanny and Alexander

Continuing INGMAR
BERGMAN'S magical journey into childhood starring
2: Oscar Ekdahl collapses on stage while playing the ghost in Hamlet. As his grieving family gather at his bedside, Alexander is forced to confront the darker side of life. His distraught mother Emilie finds solace in the comforting words of Bishop Edvard VergSrus. Alexander and Fanny see their father's ghost.
Cinematographer SVEN NYKVIST Written and directed by INGMAR BERGMAN
A Swedish series with English subtitles
(For cast see page 44)
(Part 3 is tomorrow at 9.25 pm)


Unknown: Continuing Ingmar
Unknown: Oscar Ekdahl
Unknown: Edvard Vergsrus.
Unknown: Sven Nykvist
Directed By: Ingmar Bergman
Alexander: Bertil Guve
Fanny: Pernilla Allwin

: Hammer Horror Double Bill: The Curse of Frankenstein

starring Peter Cushing Christopher Lee
Condemned to death for a series of murders, Baron Frankenstein tries to convince his jailers that the crimes were not his but those of a strange half-human creature he created ...
Dracula starring
Christopher Lee Peter Cushing
Jonathan Harker mysteriously disappears when he pays a visit to the feared Count Dracula. His old friend Van Helsing discovers Jonathan's diary, leading him to one conclusion - that the Count is a vampire who has risen from his grave every night for 600 years to seek the warm blood he needs to keep himself alive!
Screenplay by JIMMY SANGSTER , based on the novel by BRAM STOKER Produced by ANTHONY HINDS Directed by TERENCE FISHER
(The Mummy: tomorrow 11.45 pm)
* FILMS: page 29


Unknown: Peter Cushing
Unknown: Christopher Lee
Unknown: James Sangster
Story By: Mary Wollstonecraft
Produced By: Anthony Hinds
Directed By: Terence Fisher
Unknown: Christopher Lee
Unknown: Peter Cushing
Unknown: Jonathan Harker
Unknown: Van Helsing
Unknown: Jimmy Sangster
Novel By: Bram Stoker
Produced By: Anthony Hinds
Directed By: Terence Fisher
Baron Victor Frankenstein: Peter Cushing
Creature: Christopher Lee
Elizabeth: Hazel Court
Paul Kempe: Robert Urquhart
Justine: Valarie Gaunt
Aunt Sophia: Noel Hood
Mother: Marjorie Hume
Van Helsing: Peter Cushing
Arthur Holmwood: Michael Gough
Mina Holmwood: Melissa Stribung
Count Dracula: Christopher Lee
Lucy: Carol Marsh
Jonathan Harker: John van Eyssen
Marx: Miles Malleson

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