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: The Red Arrows: Classic Manoeuvres

In 1983 the Royal Air Force aerobatic team, The Red
Arrows, were invited to take part in the American
Bicentennial celebrations with a 24-day tour of the United States and dazzling air displays throughout the country.
Executive producer LEE GULLICK Produced and directed by HOWARD HEYWOOD
(Produced for the Ministry of Defence)


Written By: Christopher Cook
Directed By: Howard Heywood

: Color Rhapsody

: National Velvet

Elizabeth Taylor Mickey Rooney
Velvet Brown wins a hunter in a raffle and decides to turn him into a champion racehorse with the help of her young friend Mi.
Based on the novel by ENID BAGNOLD Produced by PANDRO S. BERMAN Directed by CLARENCE BROWN
* FILMS: page 29


Unknown: Elizabeth Taylor
Unknown: Mickey Rooney
Unknown: Velvet Brown
Unknown: Theodore Reeves
Unknown: Helen Deutsch
Novel By: Enid Bagnold
Produced By: Pandro S. Berman
Directed By: Clarence Brown
Mi Taylor: Mickey Rooney
Mr Brown: Donald Crisp
Velvet Brown: Elizabeth Taylor
Mrs Brown: Anne Revere
Edwina Brown: Angela Lansbury
Donald Brown: Jackie Jenkins

: Harold Lloyd in Luke's Movie Muddle

Starting a short season of rare collectors' pieces starring one of the greats of silent screen comedy.
Lonesome Luke , Harold's first solo comic creation, causes havoc in a cinema when his eyes stray from the screen on to the girls among the audience.
Music composed by LEE ERWIN Directed by HAL ROACH (Blackandwhite)


Unknown: Lonesome Luke
Composed By: Lee Erwin
Directed By: Hal Roach

: Holiday Time

with Vicky Ireland Charles O'Rourke
Jeni Barnett , Harry Towb
Frances Kay , Francis Wright Vicky tells the story of a Christmas-tree fairy; Cosmo and Dibs get into trouble with paint. Today's musical story: The Nutcracker and the Mouse King
(Part 2 tomorrow at 2.5 pm)


Unknown: Vicky Ireland
Unknown: Charles O'Rourke
Unknown: Jeni Barnett
Unknown: Harry Towb
Unknown: Frances Kay
Unknown: Francis Wright

: Mogambo

starring Clark Gable Ava Gardner Grace Kelly
Vie Marswell , celebrated hunter and safari-leader, is none too pleased when his headquarters in the uplands of Kenya are invaded by a vivacious
American showgirl. But that is only the beginning of Marswell's worries.
Screenplay by JOHN LEE MAHIN Produced by SAM ZIMBALIST Directed by JOHN FORD
• FILMS: page 29


Unknown: Clark Gable
Unknown: Ava Gardner
Unknown: Grace Kelly
Unknown: Vie Marswell
Unknown: John Lee Mahin
Produced By: Sam Zimbalist
Directed By: John Ford
Victor Marswell: Clark Gable
Eloise Kelly: Ava Gardner
Linda Nordley: Grace Kelly
Donald Nordley: Donald Sinden
John Brown-Pryce: Philip Stainton
Leon Boltchak: Eric Pohlmann
Skipper: Lawrence Naismith

: Telly Quiz

with Jerry Stevens who puts questions about television to three teams:
The Ebleys, Pack Pendle, and the TV Mimics. BBC Pebble Mill
(Final round tomorrow at 4.30 pm)


Host: Jerry Stevens
Teams: The Ebleys, Pack Pendle, TV Mimics.
Producer: Bill Jones.
Announcer: David Stevens.

: The Royal Institution's Christmas Lectures

The Message of the Genes by Dr Walter Bodmer
Director of Research, Imperial Cancer Research Fund
A six-part series on human inheritance and how it affects our health.
1: We're All Different
There are roughly five billion people alive today and, apart from identical twins, we're all different. What explains our extraordinary variety and the fact that beneath all our differences we're all homo sapiens?
Executive producer DAVID PATERSON


Unknown: Dr Walter Bodmer
Director: Stuart McDonald
Producer: Max Whitby
Producer: David Paterson

: Chaplin: Modern Times

Charlie Chaplin as the tramp
In this brilliant comedy about Man versus the Machine, Charlie is shown at work on the production line in an automated factory. Apart from a comic song in gibberish, Charlie remains as silent as ever, though the film was made several years after the coming of the talkies.
Charlie's own boisterous music provides the accompaniment to this masterpiece among comedy films.
President of Steel
Corporation... ALLEN GARCIA
Written, produced and directed by CHARLES CHAPLIN
0 FILMS: page 29


Unknown: Charlie Chaplin
Directed By: Charles Chaplin
Gamin: Paulette Goddard
Cafe proprietor: Henry Bergman
Mechanic: Chester Conklin
Burglars: Hank Mann
Burglars: Stanley Sandford
Burglars: Louis Natheux

: New Year in Vienna

The traditional New Year's Day concert from the Grosser Musikvereinssaal , which this year marks the start of European Music Year.
Lorin Maazel conducts the Vienna Philharmonic
Orchestra in the music of the Strauss family.
Also appearing are the Ballet of the Vienna State Opera
Introduced by Richard Baker Choreography GERALDINE DILL Directed for ORF/ZDF by HUGO KAECH


Unknown: Grosser Musikvereinssaal
Unknown: Lorin Maazel
Introduced By: Richard Baker
Introduced By: Choreography Geraldine

: Meryl Streep at the National Film Theatre

The director of Kramer vs Kramer described
Meryl Streep as 'one of a handful of really great actresses'. She discusses with lain Johnstone some of the roles which have led to her screen success.
Film extracts include Sophie's Choice, The Deer Hunter, The French Lieutenant's Woman and Kramer vs Kramer. Director TONY TYLEY
(The Deer Hunter follows at 9.10 pm)


Unknown: Meryl Streep
Director: Tony Tyley
Producer: Allan Kassell

: The Deer Hunter

A special presentation of the Oscar-winning epic starring
Robert De Niro
Christopher Walken Meryl Streep
Clairton, Pennsylvania, the 60s. Three close friends from the steelworks, Mike, Nick and Steve, prepare to leave for service in Vietnam, but not before Steve's wedding is celebrated in grand style. The festivities turn into a painful farewell as the three men are embroiled in a war in which there are no rules but survival, and the enemy have devised a deadly game of Russian roulette for their prisoners....
This moving and sometimes disturbing film received huge critical praise, breaking new ground in its realistic depiction of the effect of the Vietnam War on the American people. It won five Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director.
Screenplay by DERIC WASHBURN Produced by BARRY SPKINGS
(First showing on British television)
•FILMS: page 29


Unknown: Robert de Niro
Unknown: Christopher Walken
Unknown: Meryl Streep
Play By: Deric Washburn
Produced By: Barry Spkings
Produced By: Michael Deeley
Produced By: Michael Cimino
Produced By: John Peverall
Directed By: Michael Cimino
Michael Vronsky: Robert de Niro
Stan ‘Stosh’: John Cazale
Steven: John Savage
Nikanor 'Nick' Chevotarevich: Christopher Walken
Linda: Meryl Streep
John: George Dzundza
Axel: Chuck Aspegren
Steven's mother: Shirley Stoler
Angela: Putanya Alda

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