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: What's Up, Chuck?

Today Chuck Jones traces the incwedible wise of Warner
Brothers's greatest star, Bugs Bunny , from supporting role in Elmer's Candid Camera to superstardom as the saviour of democracy and the universe in Super-Rabbit and Haredevil Hare. Mel Blanc , 'the voice of the stars', talks about Bugs's distinctive accent and his own allergy to carrots!
(Nextprogramme Boxing Day 1.50pm)


Unknown: Chuck Jones
Unknown: Bugs Bunny
Unknown: Haredevil Hare.
Unknown: Mel Blanc

: Sport 85

From one of the vintage years of British sport,
Harry Carpenter selects another memorable occasion. Rugby League
50th Rugby League
Challenge Cup Final Hull v Wigan
Harry Gration recalls the magic moments of the 50th
Challenge Cup Final at
Wembley, reputed to be the best ever, with the help of Sid Abrahams and Graham West , two players who span the 50 years. Sid played in the victorious Wigan side in 1929, the first final at Wembley
Stadium, while Graham lifted the trophy for Wigan last May in the 50th contest. Together they relive the brilliance and excitement of the 1985 Rugby League showpiece.
Assistant producer HUW JOSEPH Producer KEITH PHILLIPS
(Nextprogramme Boxing Day 6.15 pm)


Unknown: Harry Carpenter
Unknown: Sid Abrahams
Unknown: Graham West
Producer: Huw Joseph
Producer: Keith Phillips

: Peter No-Tail

An animated feature film
In a barn, deep in the countryside, five kittens are born. Four of them find homes, but the fifth seems fated to be drowned. After all, who would want a cat with no tail? A passing motorist becomes the unsuspecting new owner, and Peter No-Tail finds himself a new family, and a new city world.
Adapted by LEIF KRANTZ from the novels by GÖSTA KNUTSSON Directed by STIG LASSEBY and JAN GISSBERG
English version directed by MICHAEL BAKEWELL
(First showing on British television)
0 FILMS: page 27


Unknown: Peter No-Tail
Adapted By: Leif Krantz
Directed By: Stig Lasseby
Directed By: Michael Bakewell

: Rex Harrison Stars: Doctor Dolittle

In the second of three films featuring Rex Harrison , he plays the celebrated inhabitant of Puddleby.
Dr Dolittle has abandoned his human practice to treat only animals, learning 500 animal dialects from a parrot and becoming the proud possessor of a pushmi-pullyu! But his greatest ambition is to find the elusive great pink sea snail.
This spectacular musical version of Hugh Lofting 's famous stories includes such favourite songs as 'Talk to the animals' and 'I've never seen anything like it.'
Music, lyrics and screenplay by LESLIE BRICUSSE
Based on the stories by HUGH LOFTING
Produced by ARTHUR P. JACOBS Directed by RICHARD FLEISCHER (My Fair Lady, Friday 6.20 pm)
0 FILMS: page 27


Unknown: Rex Harrison
Unknown: Hugh Lofting
Unknown: Leslie Bricusse
Stories By: Hugh Lofting
Produced By: Arthur P. Jacobs
Directed By: Richard Fleischer
Dr John Dolittle: Rex Harrison
Emma Fairfax: Samantha Eggar
Matthew Mugg: Anthony Newley
Albert Blossom: Richard Attenborough
General Bellowes: Peter Bull
Mrs Blossom: Muriel Landers
Tommy Stubbins: William Dix
Willy Shakespeare: Geoffrey Holder
Sarah Dolittle: Portia Nelson
Lady Petherington: Norma Varden

: It's Your 20th Anniversary, Charlie Brown

Good grief Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang have been appearing on the box for 20 years. Charles M. Schultz comperes this salute to his creations with highlights from many of the best Charlie Brown television shows, together with a sneak preview of Snoopy's Getting Married. Bill Melendez , the animator responsible for bringing the lovable characters to life, gives a step-by-step demonstration of drawing and filming the cartoons, and illustrates how Snoopy learned to dance like JENNIFER BEALS in Flash Beagle. Streuth!


Unknown: Charles M. Schultz
Unknown: Bill Melendez
Unknown: Jennifer Beals
Written By: Charles M. Schultz
Written By: Lee Mendelson
Produced By: Lee Mendelson
Produced By: Bill Melendez
Directed By: Lee Mendelson

: The New-Born King

A Christmas celebration in words and music from Westminster Cathedral Aled Jones (treble) Eirian James
Benjamin Luxon (baritone) Readers
Cardinal Basil Hume ,
Archbishop of Westminster and Emlyn Williams
Westminster Cathedral Choir Master of Music DAVID HILL Organist JAMES O'DONNELL Lighting STAN JONES
Sound GRAHAM HAINES Producers
0 FEATURE: page 3


Unknown: Aled Jones
Mezzo-Soprano: Eirian James
Baritone: Benjamin Luxon
Unknown: Basil Hume
Organist: James O'Donnell

: Call My Bluff

A duel of words and wit between Frank Muir Jan Francis
Patrick Lichfield and Arthur Marshall Sue Arnold Ian Ogilvy
Referee Robert Robinson Devised by MARK GOODSON Produced and directed by PAULCIANI


Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Jan Francis
Unknown: Patrick Lichfield
Unknown: Arthur Marshall
Unknown: Sue Arnold
Unknown: Ian Ogilvy
Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Mark Goodson

: Rush - The Fallow Deer

Another animal drama from the team who made Three in the Wild.
Rush is conceived in the early autumn as morning mists begin to cloak the New Forest.
The film follows him from his magical first few hours on earth, until his challenging and bitter fight for leadership of the herd as a grand buck of the forest.
A film by JOHN AND SIMON KING BBC Pebble Mill
0 FEATURE: page 155


Unknown: Simon King

: Charles and Diana - A Working Year

In 1985 The Prince and Princess of Wales undertook more public engagements and foreign tours than ever before - all in the customary blaze of world wide publicity. But as well as a busy working year, it's also been one of subtle change in the role the royal couple have been playing in public. Media stars they may be, with all the ballyhoo and razzmatazz which that entails, but this year there has been an added dimension.
Prince Charles and his wife have become experts in public relations for 'Great Britain Ltd' - ambassadors abroad for our industries, fashions and tourism.
Sue Lawley looks back at the royal working year, and what the Prince and Princess are trying to achieve on the 'royal road show'.
Picture editor WILLIAM ATTRILL Produced by GORDON CARR A BBCtv News special


Produced By: Gordon Carr

: The Innocents

starring Deborah Kerr A chilling ghost story for Christmas Eve; a classic adaptation of Henry James 's The Turn of the Screw.
A governess believes tne children in her charge are possessed by the spirits of two dead lovers. But is the mysterious country mansion they inhabit truly haunted? Or is the children's strange behaviour a fantasy of her neurotic imagination?
Screenplay by WILLIAM ARCHIBALD and TRUMAN CAPOTE, based on The Turn of the Screw by HENRY JAMES Produced and directed by JACK CLAYTON
0 FILMS: page 27


Unknown: Deborah Kerr
Unknown: Henry James
Unknown: William Archibald
Unknown: Henry James
Directed By: Jack Clayton
Miss Giddens: Deborah Kerr
Uncle: Michael Redgrave
Peter Quint: Peter Wyngarde
Mrs Grose: Megs Jenkins
Miles: Martin Stephens
Flora: Pamela Franklin
Anna: Isla Cameron
Miss Jessel: Clytie Jessop

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