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
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
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Raoul de Chagny:
Philippe de Chagny:
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)
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
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 H my stery thriller, directed by her then husband.
Written by MILES MALLESON and DE WITT BODEEN
Based on a story by p. M. BOWER Produced and directed by HERBERT WILCOX
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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
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.
Screenplay by STANLEY SHAPIRO and NATE MONASTER
Produced by STANLEY SHAPIRO and MARTIN MELCHER
Directed by DELBERT MANN
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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
'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....
Written by GLENN GORDON CARON Directed by PETER WERNER
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
Designer RAY CUSICK
Video-tape editor PETER REASON Lighting director HOWARD KING Produced by COUN ROGERS Directed by MARTYN FRIEND
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