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: Gharbar

with Surinder Kochar Today's programme celebrates Christmas, with musical contributions from the Birmingham Christian
Choir, Fakir Alamgir , Abida Parveen , Viswa Prakash and Hansa Dave.
An ASIAN UNIT presentation BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Surinder Kochar
Unknown: Fakir Alamgir
Unknown: Abida Parveen
Unknown: Viswa Prakash
Unknown: Hansa Dave.

: Silent Classics:The Phantom of the Opera

Starring Lon Chaney
The 'man of a thousand faces' appears in one of the classic silent horror films, presented in a tinted version with an organ soundtrack.
A mad, disfigured musician haunts the sewers of Paris, a hopeless victim of his own ugliness. In a desperate bid for a link with beauty, he kidnaps Christine, a young singer, and takes her to his underground chambers.
Adaptation by RAYMOND SCHROCK and ELLIOTT J. CLAWSON Based on the novel by GASTON LEROUX
Directed by RUPERT JULIAN 0 FILMS: page 27


Unknown: Lon Chaney
Unknown: Raymond Schrock
Unknown: Elliott J. Clawson
Novel By: Gaston Leroux
Directed By: Rupert Julian
Phantom: Lon Chaney
Christine Daae: Mary Philbin
Raoul de Chagny: Norman Kerry
Ledoux: Arthur Edmund Carewe
Floriene: Snitz Edwards
Simon: Gibson Gowland
Joseph: Bernard Siegel
Philippe de Chagny: John Sainpous

: The Adventuresof Afanti

starring Tuyikun
China's folk hero, Afanti, is the hero of this exotic comedy set in the western China republic of Xinjiang.
Written by WANG YUHU . XIAO LANG Directed by JOA LANG (R)


Written By: Wang Yuhu
Written By: Xiao Lang
Directed By: Joa Lang
Afanti: Tuyikun
His wife: Guzelinul
Minister: Abak
King: Ablimiti

: Twist the Cat'sWhisker

Ray Alan , Ken Dodd ,
Alan Freeman , Sir Charles Groves Stuart Hall , Sooty
The Spinners, Harry Worth and Godfrey Talbot all help Tom O'Connor to mark 64 BBC years that began when receivers had 'cat's whiskers'.
Written and produced by BARRY BEVINS


Unknown: Ray Alan
Unknown: Ken Dodd
Unknown: Alan Freeman
Unknown: Sir Charles Groves
Unknown: Stuart Hall
Unknown: Harry Worth
Unknown: Godfrey Talbot
Unknown: Tom O'Connor
Produced By: Barry Bevins

: Anna Neagle in Yellow Canary

with Richard Greene, Margaret Rutherford

Officially requested to leave wartime Britain because of her Nazi sympathies, Sally Maitland boards a Canada-bound ship where she meets John Garrick, a young Englishman, and Jan Orlock, a Polish refugee.
In Halifax, Nova Scotia, they become involved in a daring German plot - but are these three ill-matched characters really what they seem?
Anna Neagle plays one of her most unusual roles in this World War II mystery thriller, directed by her then husband.
Films: page 27


Writer: Miles Malleson
Writer: de Witt Bodeen
Based on a story by: P.M. Bower
Producer/Director: Herbert Wilcox
Sally Maitland: Anna Neagle
Jim Garrick: Richard Greene
Betty Maitland: Nova Pilbeam
Jan Orlock: Albert Lieven
Madame Orlock: Lucie Mannheim
Mrs Towchester: Margaret Rutherford
Lady Maitland: Marjorie Fielding
German Commander: Valentine Dyall
Admiral: David Horne
Major Fothergill: Claude Bailey
Cyril Fletcher: Himself

: Greg Norman'sGolfing Year

1986 has seen Greg Norman emerge as one of golfing's greats. He has had an outstanding year, won over one million dollars and stands alone at the top of the world rankings. For all the success Greg Norman will still be remembered as the man who led in all four major contests and lost three.
Peter Alliss reflects on a season which has produced some classic confrontations; Norman against
JACK NICKLAUS at the US Masters and against BOB TWAY at the US PGA.
Assistant producer BARBARA SLATER Producer JOHN SHREWSBURY


Unknown: Greg Norman
Unknown: Greg Norman
Unknown: Peter Alliss
Unknown: Jack Nicklaus
Unknown: Bob Tway
Producer: Barbara Slater

: That Touch of Mink

Cary Grant Doris Day
To anticipate the BBC's New Year season of Cary Grant films, a delightful comedy in which Grant was at his most charming. Doris Day is well contrasted as the 'girl next door' who falls for the bachelor millionaire after his chauffeured car splashes her with mud ... This tribute to one of Hollywood's most urbane and talented actors is followed by North by Northwest at 10.0 pm this evening on BBC1.
Directed by DELBERT MANN
0 FILMS: page 27


Unknown: Cary Grant
Unknown: Cary Grant
Unknown: Stanley Shapiro
Unknown: Nate Monaster
Produced By: Stanley Shapiro
Produced By: Martin Melcher
Directed By: Delbert Mann
Philip Shayne: Cary Grant
Cathy Timberlake: Doris Day
Roger: Gig Young
Connie: Audrey Meadows
Dr Gruber: Alan Hewitt
Beasley: John Astin

: Herrag - The Herring Gull

Herrag is born on the island of Steep Holm in the Bristol Channel. This film follows her adventures, funny and sad, over the first five years of her amazing life.
Narrated by John King
Another animal drama from the makers of last year's Rush - The Fallow Deer.
Film editor Peter Snow
Directed and photographed by Simon King
Produced by John King BBC Pebble Mill


Editor: Peter Snow
Director/photographer: Simon King
Producer: John King

: Moonlighting

'Blue Moon Detective Agency. Maddie and David are back to sleigh you with a special seasonal show'. starring with 'Twas the Episode Before Christmas
What does Christmas mean to the people at Blue Moon? For Maddie, it's a time of warmth and giving - but not to Addison!
For David, it's an opportunity to initiate 'Santa's Hotline' and get that little extra in his stocking.
For Agnes Dipesto , it's walking into your apartment and finding yourself with a baby called....


Unknown: Agnes Dipesto
Written By: Glenn Gordon Caron
Directed By: Peter Werner
Maddie Hayes: Cybill Shepherd
David Addison: Bruce Willis
Ms Dipesto: Allyce Beasley
Mary: Leslie Wing
Joseph: Ralph Meyering
Reuben King: James Avery
Saul King: Daniel Chodos
Jim King: John Hosteller
Baby: Daniel Markarian

: All Passion Spent

by VITA SACKVILLE-WEST Last of three parts dramatised by PETER BUCKMAN starring
After more than half a century as a dutiful and loving wife, Lady Slane revels in the company of her new-found friends.
But FitzGeorge has one last surprise in store for her, leaving a problem which only she can resolve.
Music composed and conducted by NIGEL HESS
Video-tape editor PETER REASON Lighting director HOWARD KING Produced by COUN ROGERS Directed by MARTYN FRIEND


Unknown: Vita Sackville-West
Dramatised By: Peter Buckman
Conducted By: Nigel Hess
Designer: Ray Cusick
Editor: Peter Reason
Director: Howard King
Produced By: Coun Rogers
Directed By: Martyn Friend
Lady Slane: Wendy Hiller
FitzGeorge: Harry Andrews
Bucktrout: Maurice Denham
Carrie: Phyllis Calvert
Herbert: Graham Crowden
Deborah: Jane Snowden
Kay: John Franklyn-Robbins
Gosheron: David Waller
Genoux: Eileen Way
Edith: Hilary Mason
Mabel: Antonia Pemberton
Lavinia: Faith Brook
William: Geoffrey Bayldon
Foljambe: Patrick Barlow
Police sergeant: Andrew Burt
Club porter: Alan Thompson
Policeman: Andrew Normington
Maid: Mair Coleman
Reporters: Wilfred Grove
Reporters: Bill McCabe

: Pavarotti's Jubilee

Luciano Pavarotti
Twenty five years ago the young Luciano made his professional debut in his home town of Modena in Italy. Earlier this year the flamboyant superstar celebrated his silver jubilee with a huge concert at
Madison Square Garden in New York. The famous white handkerchief was much in evidence as he sang favourite arias from La Boheme, Tosca, Manon Lescaut , L'elisir d'amore and many more.
In between the musical items Pavarotti talks about his life and career. With
Madelyn Renee (soprano) and The American
Symphony Orchestra conductor Emerson Buckley Television director BRIAN LARGE Produced by WNET/Thirteen


Unknown: Luciano Pavarotti
Unknown: Manon Lescaut
Soprano: Madelyn Renee
Conductor: Emerson Buckley
Director: Brian Large

: Weatherview

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