As you put the finishing touches to your Christmas arrangements, why not join the Christmas shoppers of Cardiff this morning in a programme of favourite carols being sung at St David's Hall, in aid of Christian Aid. With
The BBC Welsh Chorus conducted by John Hugh Thomas
Fanfare Trumpeters of the Welsh Guards
Director of Music
MAJOR PETER HANNAM , BEMpsm (by permission of Lt Col C. J. Dawnay the Lieutenant Colonel
Commanding the Regiment) Organist
HUW TREGELLES WILLIAMS
Commentator Chris Morgan Sound PAUL JENKINS
Lighting LEN STAPHENS Television presentation
HUW BRIAN WILLIAMS. BBC Wales Compact disc: 'Carols from
Canterbury Cathedral; BBC CD 429 The carols have been specially arranged in an order that tells the story of Christmas.
Available from retailers
Where Are the Stars?
Patrick Moore talks about Hipparcos with Andrew Murray , of the Royal
Greenwich Observatory. Producer PIETER MORPURGO
begins a festive presentation of films featuring the legendary jungle couple, starring Johnny Weissmuller Maureen O'Sullivan An African safari, led by James Parker , travels deep into the jungle to find priceless ivory. Their journey is interrupted when they meet opposition in the shape of a giant ape-man who carries off Parker's daughter Jane into the trees....
Based upon the characters created by EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS
Adaptation by CYRIL HUME
Directed by W.S. VAN DYKE
(Black and white)
(Tarzan and His Mate on Monday, 11.50am)
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Characters created by:
W. S. Van
A feature length animation film
Trapped on an evil planet, a doomed man sends out an SOS to a friend on the other side of the galaxy, begging him to save his young son. The boy's only guidance is a unique communications system. Jaffar races across space, dragging with him a renegade prince, a beautiful princess and two extraterrestrial clowns; but his mission is fraught with danger and will bring him into contact with the Lords of Time.
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Putting on His Top Hat
The first of two documentaries celebrating the screen's great dancer, who died this year. Narrated by Joanne Woodward
Fred Astaire 's early career: from his first successes on the stage to such classic RKO titles as Top Hat, Swing Time, and The Story of Vemon and Irene Castle , is recalled by Gene Kelly ,
Ginger Rogers , Pandro S. Berman , Hal Born and Hermes Pan.
An RKO production
Presented by Clare Harrison The Canberra continues its cruise along the Norwegian coastline. Below decks four world-class players are competing in the rubber bridge tournament.
TONY FORRESTER from Britain sami KEHELA from Canada
ZIA MAHMOOD from Pakistan p. o. SUNDELIN from Sweden Jeremy Flint is the commentator providing in-depth analysis of selected hands. Problem 9
This week a test of your declarer play. You are south in a contract of six spades and receive the lead of the queen of diamonds:
Supposing you are given the assurance that there are no horrific breaks in the side suits - how would you play? Jeremy Flint 's answer in the next programme.
Director LINDA MCCARTHY Producer DAVID MITCHELL BBC Elstree
In the tiny kingdom of Euphrania live a sad young girl and an unhappy prince.
Music and lyrics by RICHARD M SHERMAN and ROBERT B. SHERMAN
Screenplay BRYAN FORBES. ROBERT B. SHERMAN. RICHARD M. SHERMAN Producer STUART LYONS Director BRYAN FORBES
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the Dowager Queen:
the Lord Chamberlain:
with Moira Stuart
Plus a review of the week by Richard Whitmore - with subtitles; Weather
Archduke Rudolf, the most devoted of Beethoven's patrons, was appointed
Archbishop of Olmutz and the ordination was set for March 1820. A year earlier, Beethoven began work on a Mass, to be performed at that ceremony. However, this composition took on epic proportions and it was not until 1824 that the Mass in D, Op 123 (Missa Solemnis) was completed.
Tonight's performance, conducted by Sir Colin Davis in St David's Hall, Cardiff, is introduced by Humphrey Burton. In an illuminating conversation before the performance, Sir Colin discusses his deep personal belief in this masterpiece. Margaret Price (soprano)
Alfreda Hodgson (contralto) Keith Lewis (tenor) Stafford Dean (bass) Ardwyn Singers
BBC Welsh Chorus
Cardiff Polyphonic Choir BBC Welsh Symphony
Orchestra led by JAMES CLARK Lighting LEN STEPHENS Sound GEOFF ATKINS Producer HEFIN OWEN BBC Wales
Film critic Alexander Walker introduces a special programme celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Cannes Film Festival and presents one of its major prize-winners
"Le cinema dans les yeux"
Gilles Jacob, the current director of one of the most famous film festivals in the world, has put together a montage of the best clips from 70 films, ranging in style from "Apocalypse Now" to "Ziegfeld Follies".
Produced by Gilles Jacob and Laurent Jacob
and at 10.50
"When Father Was Away on Business" ("Otac na sluzbenom putu")
starring Moreno de Bartolli, Predrag Manojlovic-Miki
In the early 1950s in Yugoslavia, the euphemism for being sent to jail was to be 'away on business'. Six-years-old, Mesa accepts his father's absence philosophically: he's much more concerned with the football matches on the radio, making his first observations about the opposite sex and his forthcoming circumcision.
Emir Kusturica's charming, perceptive view of everyday life at a time of political repression won the Golden Palm at the 1985 Cannes Film Festival.
(A Yugoslav film with English subtitles. First showing on British television)
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