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: Supercharged

The Grand Prix Car (1924-39) Using unique film and priceless restored cars 'road-tested' by racing driver John Watson ,
Horizon re-creates the pre-war 'Golden Age' of the Grand Prix car.
Narrator Paul Vaughan Written and produced by BRIAN JOHNSON (R)


Unknown: John Watson
Narrator: Paul Vaughan
Produced By: Brian Johnson

: The Man in the Santa Claus Suit

Fred Astaire
In this charming fantasy about the spirit of Christmas,
Fred Astaire plays the title role - and seven other parts. Three men each rent a Santa Claus suit and find their lives drastically altered by a mysterious figure who appears in their lives.
Screenplay by GEORGE KIRGO
Based on a story by LEONARD GERSHE Produced by LEE MILLER Directed by COREY ALLEN
9 FILMS: page 27


Unknown: Fred Astaire
Unknown: Fred Astaire
Unknown: George Kirgo
Story By: Leonard Gershe
Produced By: Lee Miller
Directed By: Corey Allen
Bob Willis: Gary Burghoff
Stan: John Byner
Gil Travis: Bert Convy
Dora Dayton: Nanette Fabray
Dickie Dayton: Harold Gould
Chandler: Danny Wells
Ron Sanborn: David Greenan
Terry: André Gower
Melissa: Debbie Lytton
Angelo: Tony La Torre
Hans: Eddie Ryder

: Christmas Day Concert

Live from the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam Mahler Symphony No 7 with the Concertgebouw Orchestra conducted by Bernard Haitink
The Christmas Day concert in Amsterdam is a major event in the music calendar. It is a particularly special occasion this year because Bernard Haitink is celebrating his 25th anniversary as Artistic Director of the Concertgebouw Orchestra.
Mahler's Seventh Symphony is one of the composer's most exuberant and richly orchestrated works, ending with an invigorating finale. Presented by NOS TELEVISION Director HANS HULSCHER
A simultaneous broadcast with Radio 3. Viewers with stereo Radio 3 may wish to turn off TV sound and position their speakers on either side of the screen, but a few feet away. Stereo headphones provide a suitable alternative.


Conducted By: Bernard Haitink
Unknown: Bernard Haitink
Director: Hans Hulscher

: Three in the Wild

The first in a trilogy of dramas depicting the lives of three of Britain's wild creatures. Shak, the Red Fox by JOSEPHINE POOLE and JOHN KING
Shak is one of several cubs born to an ageing and partially-blind vixen on the Somerset wetlands.
He is the strongest of the litter and survives against heavy odds to venture alone and untrained into a world full of dangers and surprises. Enchanting film (DAILY STAR) Remarkable things happened whilst filming (SUNDAY TELEGRAPH) Photography SIMON KING Produced by JOHN KING BBC South West (R)


Unknown: Josephine Poole
Unknown: John King
Produced By: John King

: Welles Directs Citizen Kane

opens a season of films by Orson Welles who died in October:
Today starring Orson Welles
Joseph Cotten
Some 45 years after
Welles's feature debut, at the age of 25, Citizen Kane is still regarded as a masterpiece and a landmark in cinema history.
As director, Welles broke, and re-created, innumerable rules. As an actor, he gave a mesmerising performance as the newspaper magnate who became rich and powerful, only to find his career threatened by scandal.
'Here is a man who could have been President, who was as loved and hated and as talked about as any man in our time, but when he comes to die, he's got something on his mind called Rosebud.
Now what does that mean?'
Screenplay by ORSON WELLES and HERMAN J. MANKIEWICZ Produced and directed by ORSON WELLES
(Welles Directs A Touch of Evil tomorrow at 4.30 pm)
•FILMS: page 27


Unknown: Orson Welles
Unknown: Orson Welles
Unknown: Joseph Cotten
Unknown: Citizen Kane
Play By: Orson Welles
Unknown: Herman J. Mankiewicz
Directed By: Orson Welles
Charles Foster Kane: Orson Welles
Kane (aged 8): Buddy Swan
Kane III: Sonny Bupp
Kane's father: Harry Shannon
Jedediah Leland: Joseph Cotten
Susan Alexander: Dorothy Comingore
Mr Bernstein: Everett Sloane
James W Gettys: Ray Collins
Walter Parks Thatcher: George Coulouris
Kane's mother: Agnes Moorehead
Raymond: Paul Stewart
Emily Norton: Ruth Warrick
Herbert Carter: Erskine Sanford
Thompson: William Alland
Miss Anderson: Georgia Backus
Mr Rawlston: Philip van Zandt

: A Prize Performance

Written by GYLES BRANDRETH starring
Dr Evadne Hinge
Dame Hilda Bracket created by PATRICK FYFFE and GEORGE LOGAN
When Dame Hilda Bracket is invited as guest speaker to The Cheltenham Ladies'
College Speech Day, Dr Hinge assumes it is because she is a distinguished 'old girl'. However, on closer inspection, the history of Hilda's schooldays seems to elude the inquisitive doctor. with MYRTLE DEVENISH
Produced and directed by MKE STEPHENS BBC Manchester


Written By: Gyles Brandreth
Unknown: Dame Hilda Bracket
Unknown: Patrick Fyffe
Unknown: George Logan
Unknown: Dame Hilda Bracket
Unknown: Dennis Jennings
Designer: Paul Montague
Directed By: Mke Stephens

: The Queen

HM The Queen speaks to the Commonwealth.
With open subtitles and sign-language interpretation for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.

: Kiri Te Kanawa at Christmas

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa presents a special programme of seasonal music both classical and contemporary from the Barbican Hall in London. with the Philharmonia Orchestra leader
CHRISTOPHER WARREN-GREEN conducted by Carl Davis and the Tallis Chamber Choir chorus-master PHILIP SIMMS Event producer MICHAEL STORRS Videotape editor DENNIS COLLETT Engineering manager BARRY LUCKHURST
Sound GRAHAM HAINES Lighting SAM BRANTER Television presentation YVONNE LITTLEWOOD
(In association with the Trustee Savings Bank group)
0 FEATURE: page 13


Leader: Christopher Warren-Green
Conducted By: Carl Davis
Producer: Michael Storrs
Editor: Dennis Collett
Unknown: Barry Luckhurst
Unknown: Yvonne Littlewood

: Edge of the Wind

by DON WEBB starring in order of appearance
'In the winter if I build a fire and the wind blows off the sea you could imagine you were back in the hills again.' Music KENYON EMRYS ROBERTS Script editor DAVID SNODIN Designer BRYAN ELLIS Producer BRENDA REID Director KENNETH IVES


Unknown: Don Webb
Editor: David Snodin
Designer: Bryan Ellis
Producer: Brenda Reid
Director: Kenneth Ives
Blair: John Mills
McCorquodale: Omar Sharif
Miss Benton: Lucy Gutteridge

: Film Buff of the Year

All- Winners Show
Robin Ray brings together the winners of the previous series in a special holiday edition to find the Champion of Champions.
Apart from general questions testing their knowledge, each contestant will be more closely tested on a specific chosen area.
Dennis Howells (1982) answers questions on Hollywood musicals of the 1940s;
Peter Richards (1983) on Claude Chabrol ; John Dawson (1984) on Ken Russell ; and Howard Spencer , the current champion, on Claude Rains.
Film editor and researcher


Unknown: Robin Ray
Unknown: Dennis Howells
Unknown: Peter Richards
Unknown: Claude Chabrol
Unknown: John Dawson
Unknown: Ken Russell
Unknown: Howard Spencer
Unknown: Claude Rains.
Unknown: Malcolm Hungworth
Director: Paul Loosley
Producer: John Buttery

: Diva

starring Wilhelmenia Wiggins Fernandez Frederic Andrei
American diva Cynthia Hawkins has never cut a disc, so the cassette secretly recorded by a young fan, -Jules, is priceless. So is the cassette a dying girl drops into Jules's saddle-bag. Ruthless killers compete for possession of the tapes and Jules finds himself the innocent quarry in Jean-Jacques Beineix 's witty and stylish film debut.
Music composed and directed by VLADIMIR COSMA , with excerpts from La Wally by CATALANI
(A French film with English subtitles) (First showing on British television)
0 FILMS: page 27


Unknown: Wilhelmenia Wiggins Fernandez
Unknown: Frederic Andrei
Unknown: Cynthia Hawkins
Unknown: Jean-Jacques Beineix
Written By: Jean-Jacques Beineix
Written By: Jean van Hamme
Directed By: Vladimir Cosma
Directed By: Jean-Jacques Beineix
Cynthia: Wilhelmenia
Cynthia: Wiggins Fernandez
Jules: Frederic Andrei
Gorodish: Richard Bohringer
: Alba Thuyanluu
Saporta: Jacques Fabbri
Nadia: Chantal Deruaz
Paula: Anny Romand
Caribbean: Gerard Darmon
Le Curé: Dominique Pinon
Krantz: Jean-Jacques Morau
Mortier: Patrick Floersheim

: Choirs at Midnight

An international festival of boys' choirs held in honour of St Cecilia. Recorded in the Musikvereinsaal, Vienna with the Vienna Boys' Choir Les Petits Chanteurs de Paris The Tolz Boys' Choir from Bavaria, and the Winchester Cathedral Choir conductor MARTIN NEARY and JANE LISTER (harp)
Music by Mozart, Schubert Johann Strauss (son),
Debussy and Kodaly, with excerpts from Britten's Ceremony of Carols.
TV presentation by Austrian TV


Conductor: Martin Neary
Conductor: Jane Lister

: Weatherview

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