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: Carols for Christmas

Join the Christmas shoppers of the city of Cardiff this morning singing their favourite carols at St David's Hall with BBC Welsh Chorus conductor JOHN HUGH THOMAS Trumpeters of the Welsh Guards
Director of Music
Television presentation


Conductor: John Hugh Thomas
Organist: Captain Peter Hannam
Organist: Huw Tregelles Williams
Unknown: Paul Jenkins.
Unknown: Tim Haigh
Unknown: John Eynon
Unknown: Huw Brian Williams.

: 2001:A Space Odyssey

Stanley Kubrick's epic space adventure starring Keir Dullea Gary Lockwood At the dawn of mankind, a tribe of apes discover a mysterious monolith. Four million years later, a similiar object is found on the moon, beaming signals to Jupiter. A nine-month voyage to follow the signals is launched, with two astronauts manning a huge spaceship and three others in a state of hibernation. The crew is disturbed to discover that
Hal, the ship's computer, has a mind of its own ...
Made before man had set foot on the moon, Kubrick's dazzling vision of the future is astounding in both its philosophical speculation and visual design.
Screenplay by STANLEY KUBRICK and ARTHUR C. CLARKE based on The Sentinel by ARTHUR C. CLARKE Produced and directed by STANLEY KUBRICK
* FILMS: page 27


Unknown: Keir Dullea
Unknown: Gary Lockwood
Play By: Stanley Kubrick
Unknown: Arthur C. Clarke
Unknown: Arthur C. Clarke
Directed By: Stanley Kubrick
David Bowman: Keir Dullea
Frank Poole: Gary Lockwood
Dr Floyd: William Sylvester
Moonwatcher: Daniel Richter
Hal 9000: Douglas Rain
Smyslov: Leonard Rossiter
Elena: Margaret Tyzack
Halvorsen: Robert Beatty
Michaels: Sean Sullivan
Controller: Frank Miller

: Harold Lloyd's World of Comedy

Memorable moments featuring the famous silent comedian, including the clock sequence from "Safety Last", the train scene from "Girl Shy", and extracts from his talking pictures "Professor Beware", "Movie Crazy" and "Feet First". Commentary by Art Ross.
Films: page 27


Commentary: Art Ross
Producer: Harold Lloyd

: Anna Neagle in Piccadilly Incident

opens a short season of films starring the much-loved actress who died earlier this year. Today with Michael Wilding

Diana Fraser returns to England after three years stranded on a desert island to find that Alan Pearson, the man whom she married in a London air-raid, had thought her dead and has remarried.
(They Flew Alone, Mon. 3.50pm)
Films: page 27


Screenplay: Nicholas Phipps
Producer/Director: Herbert Wilcox
Diana Fraser: Anna Neagle
Alan Pearson: Michael Wilding
Bill Weston: Michael Laurence
Judge: Reginald Owen
Joan Draper: Frances Mercer
Virginia: Coral Browne
Sir Charles: A.E. Matthews
Judd: Edward Rigby
Sally Benton: Brenda Bruce

: Sounds of Christmas

Introduced by Brian Kay
With the season now in full stride, the Chichester
Festival Theatre rings to the 'Sounds of Christmas' featuring the Band of HM Royal Marines (Commander-in-Chief Naval Home Command) Director of Music
The Choir of Chichester Cathedral
Directed by ALAN THURLOW (Organist and Master of the Choristers) Fairer Sax with JEREMY SUTER (organ) Lighting JOHN WIGGINS


Introduced By: Brian Kay
Music: Captain Peter M. Heming
Directed By: Alan Thurlow
Unknown: Jeremy Suter
Vocal group: Cantabile
Unknown: John Wiggins
Unknown: Sound Michael Johnstone
Producer: Ken Griffin

: InternationalBridge Club

Jeremy James introduces coverage of the Canberra Cruise's World Bridge
Trophy, as the ship steams into Lisbon.
Arturo Franco (Italy)
Zia Mahmood (Pakistan) Christian Man (France)
Robert Sheehan (England) Commentator Jeremy Flint Director LINDA MCCARTHY Producer MARK PATTERSON


Unknown: Arturo Franco
Unknown: Zia Mahmood
Unknown: Christian Man
Unknown: Robert Sheehan
Commentator: Jeremy Flint
Director: Linda McCarthy
Producer: Mark Patterson

: Cameo

Roadside View
Cocooned in our cars, what do we observe of wildlife and its secrets?
Narrator Douglas Leach Photography


Unknown: Eric Ashby
Unknown: Jim Saunders
Producer: Keith Hopkins

: NewsView

with Jan Leeming and Moira Stuart
- with subtitles. Weather


Unknown: Jan Leeming
Unknown: Moira Stuart

: Oberon

or The Elf King's Oath Music by CARL MARIA VON WEBER Libretto by J.R. PLANCHE A new production conducted by SEIJI OZAWA and produced by FRANK DUNLOP featuring
Elizabeth Connell Philip Langridge and Benjamin Luxon
'The greatest success of my life,' declared Weber, after the triumphant London premiere. Its subject is an adventure story of true love tested by adversity, in a variety of colourful locations from Baghdad to Tunis.
It's a splendidly exotic and impractical concoction, blending elements of chivalry, pantomime and magic, including encounters with pirates, mermaids and fairies. (Oberon has a distant kinship with Shakespeare's
A Midsummer Night's Dream.) This lively new production commemorates the bicentenary of Weber's birth. It was conceived by Frank Dunlop and seen at Tanglewood and the Edinburgh Festival in this year before being recorded at the Alte Oper in Frankfurt. It proposes some surprising solutions to the legendary difficulties of staging Oberon. The orchestra, for example, is lifted out of the pit and placed centre-stage, at the heart of the action.
Edinburgh Festival Chorus Junge Deutsche Philharmonie conductor SEIJI OZAWA Choreography DAVID TOGURI Designer CARL TOMS
Directed for television by BRIAN LARGE
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.


Music By: Carl Maria
Music By: Von Weber
Unknown: J.R. Planche
Conducted By: Seiji Ozawa
Produced By: Frank Dunlop
Unknown: Elizabeth Connell
Unknown: Philip Langridge
Unknown: Benjamin Luxon
Unknown: Frank Dunlop
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Unknown: David Toguri
Designer: Carl Toms
Unknown: Mark Henderson
Directors: Frank Dunlop
Directors: Ugo Tessitore
Television By: Brian Large
Oberon: Philip Langridge
Titania: Gail Rolfe
Puck: James Robertson
Sir Huon of Bordeaux: Paul Frey
Sherasmin: Benjamin Luxon
Reiza: Elizabeth Connell
Fatima: La Verne Williams
Charlemagne/Haroun el Rachid/Abdallah: Robert Oates
Babekan/Almanzor: Peter Birch
Mermaid: Judith Howarth

: All Passion Spent

by VITA SACKVILLE-WEST dramatised in three parts by PETER BUCKMAN starring
2: Lady Slane has escaped the clutches of her family. Now the tenant of Mr Bucktrout 's house at Hampstead, she sets about creating a new home for herself and Genoux. An unexpected visitor, however, disturbs the calm by confronting Lady Slane with the errors of her past. Production by COLIN ROGERS Directed by MARTYN FRIEND


Unknown: Vita Sackville-West
Unknown: Peter Buckman
Unknown: Mr Bucktrout
Production By: Colin Rogers
Directed By: Martyn Friend
Lady Slane: Wendy Hiller
Fitzgeorge: Harry Andrews
Bucktrout: Maurice Denham

: The Film Club: The Wages of Fear

(Le salaire de la peur)
Derek Malcolm introduces H.G. Clouzot's masterpiece of suspense starring Yves Montand Charles Vanel
Drifters from all over the world end up in Las Piedras, with their dreams of making a fortune in the American-controlled oil-fields reduced to threadbare schemes for earning a ticket home.
A fire in an oil-well means that anyone who volunteers to drive a consignment of nitroglycerine 300 miles over bumpy mountain roads can earn 2,000 dollars.
Clouzot's accomplished thriller, winner of the Grand Prix in Cannes in 1953, is being shown in its full-length version.
A masterpiece (EVENING STANDARD) Suspense is here by the load (DAILY MAIL)
Shuddering excitement all the way (DAILY EXPRESS)
Written and directed by HENRI-GEORGES CLOUZOT
(A French film with English subtitles)
0 FILMS: page 27


Introduces: Derek Malcolm
Unknown: H. G. Clouzot
Unknown: Yves Montand
Unknown: Charles Vanel
Directed By: Henri-Georges Clouzot
Mario: Yves Montand
Jo: Charles Vanel
Linda: Vera Clouzot
Luigi: Folco Lull!
Bimba: Peter van Eyck
O'Brien: William Tubbs
Chief of 'Boss' camp: Centa
Hernandez: Mario Moreno
Smerloff: Jo Dest

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