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: Chaplin: City Lights

starring rhe story of a tramp, a blind girl and an eccentric millionaire provides the basis to this deeply affecting romantic comedy. Highlights include Charlie in the prize ring with a pugilist and causing chaos after swallowing a whistle so that every breath produces a commanding signal. Once again the music is by Chaplin himself.
Written and directed by CHARLIE CHAPLIN
● FILMS: page 29

Contributors

Directed By: Charlie Chaplin
the Tramp: Charlie Chaplin
Blind girl: Virginia Cherrill
Her grandmother: Florence Lee
Eccentric millionaire: Harry Myers
His butler: Allan Garcia
Prizefighter: Hank Mann

: Rugby Special

Northern Division v Romanians from Birkenhead Park
Though this is their first match in England, the Romanians are no unknown quantity. In three successive years from 1979 they toured Wales, Ireland and Scotland, gaining the respect of all.
The North, who put up such a spirited performance against the Australians last month, have a good blend of youth and experience which is bound to attract the attentions of the national selectors.
NIGEL STARMER-SMITH commentates, and brings news of the rest of the weekend's rugby.
Series producer Huw JONES

Contributors

Unknown: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Producer: Huw Jones

: One Man and His Dog

The BBC Television International
Sheepdog Championship
Introduced by Phil Drabble with Eric Halsall
The close, working bond between shepherd and sheepdog, the total understanding and trust in each other, is demonstrated when the trials continue above Loch Lomond. Heat 2: Wales
The competitors
WYN EDWARDS with Bill EVAN HOPKINS with Fly LYN LEWIS with Mirk Director MICHAEL KERR
Producer IAN SMITH

Contributors

Introduced By: Phil Drabble
Unknown: Eric Halsall
Unknown: Loch Lomond.
Unknown: Wyn Edwards
Unknown: Bill Evan
Unknown: Lyn Lewis
Director: Michael Kerr
Producer: Ian Smith

: Geoffrey Smith's World of Flowers

Where do the plants grown in Britain's gardens come from? 7: Clematis
Director ERICA GRIFFITHS
Producer BRIAN DA VIES Book, complete hardback edition, £11.25 from booksellers

Contributors

Director: Erica Griffiths
Producer: Brian Da Vies

: The Wizard of Oz

Screenplay by NOEL LANGLEY , FLORENCE RYERSON and EDGAR ALLEN WOOLF, based on the book by FRANK L. BAUM Songs by E. Y. HARBURG and HAROLD ARLEN
Produced by MERVYN LE ROY Directed by VICTOR FLEMING (Colour and black and white)
0 FILMS: page 29

Contributors

Unknown: Judy Garland
Unknown: Frank Morgan
Unknown: Ray Bolger
Unknown: Bert Lahr
Unknown: Jack Haley
Unknown: Noel Langley
Unknown: Florence Ryerson
Book By: Frank L. Baum
Songs By: E. Y. Harburg
Songs By: Harold Arlen
Directed By: Victor Fleming
Dorothy: Judy Garland
Professor Marvel/Wizard: Frank Morgan
Hunk/Scarecrow: Ray Bolger
Zeke/Cowardly Lion: Bert Lahr
Hickory/Tin Man: Jack Haley
Glinda: Billie Burke
Miss Gulch/Wicked: Witch Of
the West: Margaret Hamilton
Uncle Henry: Charley Grapewin
Nikko: Pat Walshe
Auntie Em: Clara Blandick
Munchkins: The Singer Midgets
Toto: Himself

: Cartoon

Monkey Fishes the Moon

: Ski Sunday

featuring Ski Jumping from Oberstdorf, West Germany
The Four Hills Championship DAVID VINE sets the scene for the first round of this traditional New Year competition. Can the Four Hills and World Cup champion from East
Germany, JENS WEISSFLOG, defy the challenge from flying Finn MATTI NYKAENEN , Sarajevo's 90-metre gold medallist?
Commentator RON PICKERING Television presentation
WEST GERMAN TELEVISION SERVICE Producer JIM RESIDE

Contributors

Unknown: Finn Matti Nykaenen

: News on Two

Jan Leeming ; Weather

Contributors

Unknown: Jan Leeming

: The Natural World

Secret Weapons
A beetle that can spray a liquid at boiling point; a firefly that lures another down at night and eats it; and a moth that uses its poison in courtship - all are miniature chemists using chemical weaponry to repel their attackers.
The Scanning Electron
Microscope, tiny weights and pulleys, torchlight, high-speed film and hours of watching are all used by the ingenious Professor Tom Eisner to unravel some of the fascinating stories of unseen insect warfare.
This triple award-winning film won a Panda for the best scientific film at
Wildscreen 1984, then a Gold and the Grand Award for Television Entertainment Programmes at the 27th
International Film and TV Festival of New York. Narrator Barry Paine Producer CAROLINE WEAVER Series editor PETER JONES BBC Bristol

Contributors

Unknown: Professor Tom Eisner
Producer: Caroline Weaver

: The Everly Brothers Reunion Concert

An Arena special
In September 1983 at the Royal Albert Hall , London, Don and Phil Everly performed together for the first time in ten years. With a fine band, including lead guitarist
Albert Lee and Pete Wingfield on keyboards, the Everlys faithfully re-created the sound of their huge repertoire of hits, stirring the memories and emotions of a rapturous audience.
They are inimitable and. in their way, perfect.... (OBSERVER) Producers ALAN YENTOB and STEPHANIE BENNETT (Reveal)

Contributors

Unknown: Albert Hall
Unknown: Phil Everly
Guitarist: Albert Lee
Guitarist: Pete Wingfield
Producers: Alan Yentob
Producers: Stephanie Bennett

: The Times at 200

Hugo Young , one of Fleet
Street's foremost journalists, takes a critical look at
The Times newspaper, past and present, as it celebrates its second century.
The Daily Universal Register, as it was briefly called, went on sale on 1 January 1785.
Within 100 years The Times had earned its reputation as 'the Thunderer' - no politician dared ignore its opinions. In recent years, however, The Times itself has made front page news. Strikes, a lock-out and the forced resignation of an editor have called its reputation into question. Is The Times the force it was, or just another newspaper?
Researcher ANNABEL FERGUSSON Film editor PAM BOSWORTH Editor ELWYN PARRY JONES Producer GLYNN JONES

Contributors

Unknown: Hugo Young
Editor: Elwyn Parry

: Looking for Mr Goodbar

starring Diane Keaton with Tuesday Weld Richard Gere Theresa Dunn leads two 'lives' - by day she is a dedicated teacher of deaf children, by night she cruises Manhattan's singles bars in an increasingly desperate search for sexual and emotional fulfilment.
The lifestyle she pursues is a reaction to her fiercely
Catholic upbringing. But it leads her to promiscuity. drugs and increasingly dangerous relationships.
Screenplay by FREDDIE FIELDS , based on the novel by JUDITH ROSSNER Produced by FREDDIE FIELDS Directed by RICHARD BROOKS
(First showing on British television)
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Contributors

Unknown: Diane Keaton
Unknown: Weld Richard Gere
Unknown: Theresa Dunn
Play By: Freddie Fields
Novel By: Judith Rossner
Produced By: Freddie Fields
Directed By: Richard Brooks
Theresa Dunn: Diane Keaton
Katherine: Tuesday Weld
James: William Atherton
Mr Dunn: Richard Kiley
Tony: Richard Gere
Martin: Alan Feinstein
Gary: Tom Berenger
Mrs Dunn: Priscilla Pointer
Brigid: Laurie Prange
Barney: Joel Fabiani
Black Cat: Julius Harris








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