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: Harold Lloyd in On the Fire

Harold is chief cook at the Café Sordide. As he says, he's the smartest chef in the world-he never eats anything he's cooked!

: Holiday Time

with Vicky Ireland Charles O'Rourke
Gary Wilmot , Frances Kay Francis Wright
Vicky tells the story of a winter bear with nothing to wear, Cosmo and Dibs 'aggle their tarpilly marples', and today's musical story tells of Prokofiev's Lieutenant Kiji.


Unknown: Vicky Ireland
Unknown: Charles O'Rourke
Unknown: Gary Wilmot
Unknown: Frances Kay
Unknown: Francis Wright

: Bob Hope Stars in The Ghost Breakers

with Paulette Goddard Mary Carter inherits the Castillo Maldito on Black Island in Cuba, but is told not to claim the estate as other relatives have died horrible deaths there....
Hope and Paulette Goddard encounter ghosts, zombies, torture chambers and-eventually -buried treasure.
Screenplay by WALTER DE LEON Based on a play by PAUL DICKEY and CHARLES W. GODDARD
(Tomorrow at 2.50: Son of Paleface) • FILMS: page 29


Unknown: Paulette Goddard
Unknown: Mary Carter
Unknown: Castillo Maldito
Unknown: Paulette Goddard
Play By: Walter de Leon
Play By: Paul Dickey
Produced By: Arthur Hornblow
Directed By: George Marshall
Larry Laurence: Bob Hope
Mary Carter: Paulette Goddard
Geoff: Richard Carlson
Parada: Paul Lukas
Alex: Willie Best
Havez: Pedro de Cordoba
Ramon Mederos: Anthony Quinn
Raspy Kelly: Tom Dugan
Martin: Lloyd Corrigan
Frenchy: Paul Fix
Mother Zombie: Virginia Brissac

: International Tennis

The World Young Masters from the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham
Further coverage of this afternoon's second round matches.

: The Royal Institution's Christmas Lectures

The Message of the Genes by Dr Walter Bodmer 3: Genetic Engineering
The message encoded in our chromosomes contains more information than a 100-volume encyclopedia.
But sometimes it contains errors that can lead to terrible human afflictions. If we could isolate a specific gene out of the mixture of millions we might be able to make life more pleasant for sufferers of inherited disorders.
Director STUART MCDONALD Producer MAX WHITBY Executive producer DAVID PATERSON
(Fourth lecture tomorrow at 5.0 pm )


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

: A Passion to Protect

'The real likelihood of the legend of Little Red Riding Hood is that the grandmother ate the wolf and used its skin as a bed rug.'
Two obsessions have dominated John Aspinall 's life - gambling and a love of wild animals. In 1956 a big win enabled him to buy
Howletts, a country estate which he has turned into a unique zoo - a zoo where emotional bonding between keepers and animals is deliberately fostered. Narrator Derek Jones Directed and produced by ROY DEVERELL


Unknown: John Aspinall
Narrator: Derek Jones
Produced By: Roy Deverell

: International Snooker

Seventeen Days at the Crucible
A review of the 1984 Embassy World Professional Snooker Championship
Part 2: The Final
Steve Davis v Jimmy White Introduced by David Vine


Unknown: Steve Davis
Introduced By: David Vine

: We Were the Lambeth Boys

'I did not think as a boy from Lambeth that I would one day be discussing business with the presidents of large organisations in New York, or that I would stand looking across Sydney Harbour.'
Brian Mott came from a neighbourhood of slums and council flats. Twenty-five years ago he appeared in the documentary We Are the Lambeth Boys, about a group of teenagers who were members of one of London's largest youth clubs. Today he runs a million-dollar international company.
Tonight the Lambeth Boys are reunited at their old youth club, and their fate and fortunes are told in this documentary about what became of the generation which had 'never had it so good'. The football club boss comes face-to-face with the railway carriage cleaner. When they last met they were teenage friends laughing and joking together.
'I'm going to tell you something, I can get more money on the dole than I can working,' says Percy angrily. 'After three-and-a-half years' unemployment, it's no bloody honey, mate, it's a bloody headache!'
(A new generation of Lambeth Boys have their say tomorrow at 8.0pm)

: Shirley MacLaine Stars in Sweet Charity

with Ricardo Montalban Sammy Davis Jr
Charity, a taxi-dancer at the Fandango
Ballroom, dreams of love, marriage and a respectable future. One day she meets a shy insurance broker, Oscar....
Screenplay by PETER STONE
Choreographed and directed by BOB FOSSE
(Tomorrow at 9.0 pm: Gambit) t FILMS: page 29


Unknown: Ricardo Montalban
Play By: Peter Stone
Directed By: Bob Fosse
Charity: Shirley MacLaine
Big Daddy: Sammy Davis Jr
Vittorio: Ricardo Montalban
Oscar: John McMartin
Nickie: Chita Rivera
Herman: Stubby Kaye

: The 20th Century Remembered

by Dora Russell with Sally Hardcastle In the second of two programmes, Dora Russell talks to Sally Hardcastle about her involvement in the general elections of the 1920s and 1930s, when she stood as a Labour candidate in Chelsea, and her efforts to persuade the Labour party to adopt as party policy the free dissemination of birth control advice.
Now 90 years old, she looks back on her happy years with Bertrand Russell which ended, sadly, in a bitter divorce, and on her time at the Ministry of Information during and after the Second World War.
Film cameraman DAVE GRAY Film sound


Unknown: Dora Russell
Unknown: Sally Hardcastle
Talks: Dora Russell
Unknown: Sally Hardcastle
Unknown: Bertrand Russell
Unknown: Dave Gray
Unknown: Don Martin.

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