The first of ten programmes for the holiday period in which Chuck Jones , one of Hollywood's greatest animators, whose stable of superstars includes Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky
Pig, Pepe Ie Pew and Wile E. Coyote , looks back on 50 years of cartoon-making and presents a personal selection of his films.
Today, Chuck Jones reflects on his apprenticeship years at Warner Brothers' animation studio and introduces some of his early characters -
Sniffles, Hubie and Bertie and the Curious Puppies.
Videotape editor ROY DEMERY Film editor KEN LOCKE Producer DAVID PLATT
Videos to keep the children amused over the holidays:
A Family-Ness BBCV/B 9019;
The Light Princess, bbcv/b 9021; Pinocchio. BBCV B 9029
The first of three films featuring the popular actor. Rex Harrison plays the Roman ruler in this 'super colossal' Hollywood epic.
Cleopatra, the story of the life and times of the legendary queen of the Nile, was the ultimate multi-million dollar production. The chequered history of its making has become almost as famous as the history it portrays.
Under Joseph L. Mankiewicz 's direction however,
Cleopatra emerges as a dazzling spectacle with Elizabeth Taylor never more beautiful as the most famous femme fatale of all time.
Screenplay by JOSEPH L. MANKIEWICZ RONALD MCDOUGALL and SIDNEY BUCHMAN
Based upon histories by PLUTARCH SUETONIUS, appian, other ancient sources and The Life and Times of Cleopatra by c. M. FRANZERO
Produced by WALTER WANGER
Directed by JOSEPH L. MANKIEWICZ (Doctor Doolittle tomorrow 4.20pm)
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High Priestess of Egypt:
A kaleidoscopic compilation of great scenes from the history of the movie musical. Beginning with Al Jolson in The Jazz Singer in 1927, the impressive parade of stars include Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers , Shirley Temple, Judy Garland Carmen Miranda ,
Gene Kelly , Frank Sinatra , Elvis Presley , Marilyn Monroe
Barbra Streisand and many others. And the film clips range from the great chorus numbers choreographed by Busby Berkeley through the MGM favourites to such contemporary musicals as Hair, The Rocky Horror
Picture Show and Pennies from Heaven. A veritable feast for the eye and ear! Narrated by John Harlan Produced by DANIEL HELFGOTT
Last of the series by DAVID NOBBS starring
Leonard Rossiter and Pauline Yates with John Barron
Reggie attends his own memorial service in one of the many disguises that he has adopted as part of his new life. He is invited back to his own house - posing as a long-lost friend of Reggie's from Brazil.
Producer GARETH GWENLAN (R)
Mrs C J:
In the Wessex village of Marlott, impoverished farmer
John Durbeyfield is surprised to discover that his family is the last of the noble line of d'Urbervilles. His ambition leads him to dispatch his beautiful 16-year-old daughter, Tess, to the wealthy Alec d'Urberville, a suave philanderer who desires her as his mistress ...
In this sumptuous and faithful adaptation of the famous tragic novel by Thomas Hardy , director Roman Polanski cast young star Nastassia Kinski as Tess, a woman victimised by the injustices and hypocrisy of Victorian rural life.
Screenplay by GERARD BRACH .
ROMAN POLANSKI, JOHN BROWNJOHN Based on the novel Tess of the d'Urbervilles by THOMAS HARDY Produced by CLAUDE BERRI
Directed by ROMAN POLANSKI
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Reverend Mr Clare:
Vicar of Marlott:
The first of a series of programmes recalling the best events in a remarkable year for British sport, introduced by Harry Carpenter. The Final Frame
Steve Davis v Dennis Taylor One of the most watched and talked about events of the year came to an unbelievable climax in April, as the deciding frame was played in the Embassy World
Professional Snooker Championship, at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield. Dennis Taylor, 8-0 down at one stage, had somehow fought his way back to level the match 17 each, and 181 million viewers were about to watch the longest frame of the entire championship. Steve Davis and Dennis Taylor recall every dramatic moment as, for the first time, they watch the final
68-minute frame with David Vine.
Assistant producer RON GUBBA Producer NICK HUNTER