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)
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
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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.
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)
opens a season of films by Orson Welles who died in October:
Today starring Orson Welles
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)
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Charles Foster Kane:
Kane (aged 8):
James W Gettys:
Walter Parks Thatcher:
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
LESLIE FRY, DENNIS JENNINGS Designer PAUL MONTAGUE Lighting RON MEAGER
Produced and directed by MKE STEPHENS BBC Manchester
HM The Queen speaks to the Commonwealth.
With open subtitles and sign-language interpretation for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.
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)
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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
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
MALCOLM HUNGWORTH Director PAUL LOOSLEY Producer JOHN BUTTERY BBC Manchester
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.
Written by JEAN-JACQUES BEINEIX and JEAN VAN HAMME
Music composed and directed by VLADIMIR COSMA , with excerpts from La Wally by CATALANI
Directed by JEAN-JACQUES BEINEIX
(A French film with English subtitles) (First showing on British television)
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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