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: Bundle of Joy

Debbie Reynolds Eddie Fisher
While the Christmas rush is on, Polly Parrish , a keen salesgirl at
Merlin's Department
Store, finds herself unexpectedly dismissed.
But her chance discovery of a baby on the steps of an orphanage leads to an irreversible misunderstanding and many changes of heart in this delightful and romantic musical comedy.
Produced by EDMUND GRAINGER Directed by NORMAN TAUROG 0 FILMS: page 27


Unknown: Debbie Reynolds
Unknown: Eddie Fisher
Unknown: Polly Parrish
Unknown: Norman Krasna
Unknown: Robert Carson
Unknown: Arthur Sheekman
Story By: Feux Jackson
Produced By: Edmund Grainger
Directed By: Norman Taurog
Polly Parrish: Debbie Reynolds
Dan Merlin: Eddie Fisher
J B Merlin: Adolphe Menjou
Freddie Miller: Tommy Noonan
Mary: Nita Talbot
Mrs Dugan: Una Merkel
Adams: Melville Cooper
Mr Creely: Bill Goodwin
Mr Appleby: Howard McNear
Mr Hargreaves: Robert H. Harris
Matron: Mary Treen
Dance contest judge: Edward S. Brophy
Mike Clancy: Gil Stration
Bill Rand: Scott Douglas

: The Crazy Gang: A Celebration

Devised and compiled by DENIS GIFFORD starring
Flanagan and Allen Nervo and Knox Naughton and Gold and Monsewer Eddie Gray For over 30 years The Crazy
Gang was Britain's best-loved comedy team. Their humour was boisterous, earthy and irreverent and no one was immune from their antics, on stage or off. This appreciation is illustrated by comedy routines from their films and hilarious recollections from those who worked with them, including: TOMMY TRINDER CHARLIE CHESTER
Full of hilariously revealing anecdotes
Very long on recall. A gem
A fascinating glimpse of how comedy used to be (DAILY MAIL) Assistant producer PAUL LOOSLEY Producer JOHN BUTTERY BBC Manchester


Unknown: Denis Gifford
Unknown: Allen Nervo
Unknown: Knox Naughton
Unknown: Monsewer Eddie Gray
Unknown: Tommy Trinder
Unknown: Charlie Chester
Unknown: Richard Murdoch
Unknown: Arthur English
Unknown: Pat Kirkwood.
Unknown: Brian Johnston
Unknown: Anne Hart
Producer: Paul Loosley

: What's Up, Chuck?

'As an actor shifts from role to role, he becomes a better actor. As we began to develop characters that were different from each other, we began to understand our principal characters even better.' Chuck Jones presents a collection of cartoons featuring some of his lesser-known stars including The Three Bears and Little Orphan Airedale.


Unknown: Chuck Jones

: Three in the Wild

The final drama in the trilogy depicting the lives of three of Britain's wild creatures.
Toran the Dartmoor Pony by JOSEPHINE POOLE and JOHN KING
Toran is born on Dartmoor during a storm. He grows and plays, safe within the security and protection of the herd. Only when his sire, the herd's lead stallion, has an accident, does Toran begin his inevitable battle to grow strong enough to take his father's place.
BBC South West (R)


Unknown: Josephine Poole
Unknown: John King

: Sweet FA

Fascinating Aida are three girls who sing witty, mordant and original songs, which have echoes of Noel Coward and Tom Lehrer.
After the nomadic years on the nightclub and festival fringe circuit, the girls are contracted to make their first pop record. Will this be the breakthrough? Or is this funny and outrageous trio about to be homogenised? Executive producer ROGER MILLS Director MARK CHAPMAN (R)


Unknown: Noel Coward
Unknown: Tom Lehrer.
Producer: Roger Mills
Director: Mark Chapman

: Welles Directs Journey into Fear

continues the season of films by Orson Welles who died in October.
Today starring Orson Welles
Joseph Cotten
Howard Graham , a munitions expert with an American armaments company, is enjoying a brief stay in Istanbul - a holiday which quickly turns into a nightmare when, following an attempt on his life by an Axis agent, he is urged by Colonel Haki, head of the secret police, to escape from Turkey. 'I designed the film but can't properly be called the director', said Welles, who is credited as producer and co-writer of this involved spy drama set during the Second World War.
Based on the novel by ERIC AMBLER Produced by ORSON WELLES Directed by NORMAN FOSTER
(andORSON WELLES uncredited)
(Welles Directs Macbeth tomorrow at
4.5 pm)
0 FILMS: page 27


Unknown: Orson Welles
Unknown: Orson Welles
Unknown: Joseph Cotten
Unknown: Howard Graham
Unknown: Joseph Cotten
Novel By: Eric Ambler
Produced By: Orson Welles
Directed By: Norman Foster
Directed By: Orson Welles
Howard Graham: Joseph Cotten
Josette Martel: Dolores Del Rio
Colonel Haki: Orson Welles
Stephanie Graham: Ruth Warrick
Mrs Mathews: Agnes Moorehead
Kopeikin: Everett Sloane
Banat: Jack Moss
GogO: Jack Durant
Dr Haller: Eustace Wyatt
Mathews: Frank Readick
Kuvetli: Edgar Barrier
Purser: Stefan Schnabel
Oo Lang Sang, the magician: Hans Conried
Steward: Robert Meltzer
Ship's captain: Richard Bennett
Mrs Haklet: Shifra Haran

: The Freddie Mills Story

From a El-a-round fairground fighter.... to Light
Heavyweight Champion of the World. A sporting hero ... TV celebrity ... and finally the central figure in a real-life whodunit which remains a puzzle 25 years after his death. James Hogg recalls the magic of Mills's triumphs, and unravels the mystery of his sudden death in a Soho cul-de-sac, killed by a fairground bullet in the eye. Was it suicide - or murder? Film editor BEV AMBROSE


Unknown: James Hogg
Editor: Bev Ambrose
Producer: David Hanington

: Rex Harrison Stars: My Fair Lady

Rex Harrison as Professor Higgins Audrey Hepburn as Eliza Doolittle
In the last of three films featuring the popular actor, Rex Harrison plays his most famous role in this delightful musical version of Shaw's play
Pygmalion. With a host of hit songs and no less than eight Academy Awards, it is truly Hollywood at its lavish best.
Henry Higgins , professor of phonetics, boasts to his friend Pickering that he could teach a cockney flower-girl to speak like a duchess. The next morning, to his astonishment, Eliza Doolittle turns up at his house, demanding that he make good his boast.
Higgins rises to the challenge....
Screenplay by ALAN JAY LERNER from his own musical play based on BERNARD SHAW'S play Pygmalion Music by FREDERICK LOEWE Lyrics by ALAN JAY LERNER Produced by JACK L. WARNER Directed by GEORGE CUKOR
40 FILMS: page 27


Unknown: Professor Higgins Audrey Hepburn
Unknown: Eliza Doolittle
Unknown: Rex Harrison
Unknown: Henry Higgins
Unknown: Eliza Doolittle
Unknown: Alan Jay Lerner
Music By: Frederick Loewe
Unknown: Alan Jay Lerner
Produced By: Jack L. Warner
Directed By: George Cukor
Alfred Doolittle: Stanley Holloway
Colonel Pickering: Wilfrid Hyde White
Mrs Higgins: Gladys Cooper
Freddie: Jeremy Brett
Zoltan Karpathy: Theodore Bikel
Mrs Pearce: Mona Washbourne
Mrs Eynsford-Hill: Isobel Elsom
Butler: John Holland

: Entertainment USA

Introduced by Jonathan King New York - New York
Entertainment USA has been to this fabulous city many times but there is always something new to see, and after all their travels it is still their favourite city in America. J.K. talks to charismatic mayor Ed Koch , meets TV and radio sex therapist
Dr Ruth Westheimer and looks at 50 years of classic cartoons. Programme associate COLIN MARCHANT
Videotape editor ROGER MARTIN
Executive producer MICHAEL HURLL Produced and directed by GORDON ELSBURY


Unknown: Ed Koch
Unknown: Dr Ruth Westheimer
Unknown: Colin Marchant
Editor: Adrienne Walsh
Editor: Roger Martin
Producer: Michael Hurll
Directed By: Gordon Elsbury

: Patricia Highsmith's Deep Water

Peter Bongartz
Constanze Engelbrecht Vic and Melinda live the good life. He adores his beautiful, flamboyant wife though his friends think he is too tolerant of her flirtations.
But Vic has his own way of dealing with unwanted rivals, but even he can be pushed too far....
Patricia Highsmith 's psychological thriller exposes the turbulent emotions beneath the placid exterior of the perfect husband, devoted father and good neighbour.
Directed by FRANZ PETER WIRTH (A German film with English subtitles)
(First showing on British television)
0 FILMS: page 27


Unknown: Peter Bongartz
Unknown: Constanze Engelbrecht
Unknown: Patricia Highsmith
Written By: Leopold Ahlsen
Unknown: Franz Peter Wirth
Directed By: Franz Peter Wirth
Vic van Allen: Peter Bongartz
Melinda: Constanze Engelbrecht
Trixie: Laurie Phillips
Herbert Meller: Klaus Wildbolz
Inge Meller: Franziska Bronnen
Dirk Weisberg: Reinhard Glemnitz
Julia Weisberg: Wega Jahnke
Charley de Lisle: Sky Dumont
Ralph Gosslau: Bernd Herzsprung
Jo Nasch: Sven Eric Bechtolf
Mrs Podnanski: Liane Hielscher
Anton Kameter: Raimund Harmstorf
Harald Schreiner: Robert Atzorn
Havermal: Hans Hackermann

: Gene Kelly in Invitation to the Dance

A combination of live-action, pantomime and animation in an all dancing movie, created by and starring Gene Kelly.
The film consists of three separate ballet sequences, different in story and setting but each bearing Kelly's distinctive choreographic style. Circus:
Music by JACQUES IBERT Ring Around the Rosy:
Music composed and conducted by ANDRE PREVIN Sinbad the Sailor.
Based on music by RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Cartoon sequence by HANNA BARBERA Produced by ARTHUR FREED
Direction and choreography by GENE KELLY
0 FILMS: page 27


Unknown: Gene Kelly.
Music By: Jacques Ibert
Conducted By: Andre Previn
Produced By: Arthur Freed
Choreography By: Gene Kelly
Lover: Igor Youskevitch
The loved: Claire Sombert
Clown: Gene Kelly
Husband: David Pautenghi
Wife: Daphne Dal
Artist: Igor Youskevitch
: Model Claudebessy
Stage door Johnny: Tommy Rall
Femme fatale: Belita
Crooner: Irving Davies
Hat-check girl: Diana Adams
Girl on the stairs: Tamara Toumanova
Marine: Gene Kelly
Scheherazade: Carol Haney
Sinbad: Gene Kelly
Genie: David Kasday

: Weatherview

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