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: International Snooker

Snooker 87: Highlights of the BBC's Year of Snooker
David Vine recalls highlights from the Masters World
Championship, Grand Prix and United Kingdom Championship. EDWARDS
Executive producer IAN EDWARDS Producer RON GUBBA BBC North West


Unknown: David Vine
Producer: Ian Edwards

: Gymnastics Compilation

Two months ago one of the greatest exhibitions of modern gymnastics was witnessed in six days of competition in Rotterdam. In total 14 gold medals were decided. See how they were all won, how some were lost and how Britain's gymnasts fared on the world stage. Commentators


Unknown: Ron Pickering
Unknown: Johnnie Watherston

: Peter No-Tail

An animated feature film.
In a barn, deep in the countryside, five kittens are born. Four of them find homes immediately, but who would want a cat with no tail?
A watery death threatens, but instead Peter No-Tail finds himself a stowaway in a car bound for the big city and a new world.
Adapted by LEIF KRANTZ from the novels by GOSTA KNUTSSON Directed by STIG LASSEBY and JAN GISSBERG
English version directed by MICHAEL BAKEWELL
0 FILMS: page 25


Unknown: Peter No-Tail
Adapted By: Leif Krantz
Directed By: Stig Lasseby

: Jacqueline du Pre Masterclass

In the last of a series of masterclasses recorded in 1979 at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama,
Jacqueline du Pre works with students on the cello version of the Cesar Franck Sonata in A major originally written for violin and piano.
With Alexander BaiUie and David Perks
Accompanist Clifford Benson Directed by PETER BUTLER (R)


Unknown: Jacqueline du Pre
Unknown: Cesar Franck Sonata
Unknown: Alexander Baiuie
Accompanist: David Perks
Accompanist: Clifford Benson
Directed By: Peter Butler

: The Story of Royal Broadcasting

Yesterday's Christmas broadcast by the Queen carries on a tradition started by her grandfather, George V , in 1932 which was the first royal landmark for the fledgeling BBC. Then in 1937, George VTs coronation procession marched across several thousand small screens and 'the magic of television' had arrived.
The development of royal broadcasting is traced through a nostalgic look back over the first 50 years of the BBC's coverage, with pioneer commentators, Wynford Vaughan-Thomas ,
John Snagge , and Godfrey Talbot. And Sylvia Peters re-enacts the demonstration film she made for the Queen's first televised Christmas broadcast, 30 years ago. Written and narrated by David Jessel


Unknown: George V
Unknown: George Vts
Commentators: Wynford Vaughan-Thomas
Unknown: John Snagge
Unknown: Godfrey Talbot.
Unknown: Sylvia Peters
Unknown: David Jessel
Editor: Christine Pancott
Producer: Maryse Addison

: Oliver!

This adaptation of Dickens's famous story about little orphan Oliver and his adventures with the Artful
Dodger and master pickpocket Fagin won six Academy Awards.
The memorable numbers include Food, Glorious Food, Consider Yourself, You've Got to Pick a Pocket or Two and As Long as He Needs Me.
Screenplay by VERNON HARRIS
Music and lyrics by LIONEL BART Produced by JOHN WOOLF Directed by CAROL REED
0 FILMS: page 25


Unknown: Vernon Harris
Unknown: Lionel Bart
Produced By: John Woolf
Directed By: Carol Reed
Fagin: Ron Moody
Bill Sykes: Oliver Reed
Mr Bumble: Harry Secombe
Nancy: Shani Wallis
Oliver: Mark Lester
the Artful Dodger: Jack Wild
Magistrate: Hugh Griffith
Charlie Bates: Clive Moss
Widow Corney: Peggy Mount
Mr Sowerberry: Leonard Rossiter
MrBrownlow: Joseph O'Conor
Mrs Sowerberry: Hylda Baker
Bet: Sheila White
Noah Claypole: Kenneth Cranham
Mrs Bedwin: Megs Jenkins
Dr Grimwig: Wensley Pithey
JeSSOp: James Hayter
Chairman: Fred Emney

: Cinderella

The Paris Opera Ballet in Rudolf Nureyev 's new version of the fairytale Music by Serge Prokofiev starring
Orchestre National conductor Michel Queval Nureyev has set the Cinderella story in 1930s Hollywood. Cinderella dreams, not of going to the ball. but of movie stardom, and so her fairy godfather becomes a film producer and her prince, a handsome leading man. Nevertheless, the story retains the usual misunderstandings and the inevitable happy ending. Designer I'ETRIKA IONESCO Costumes HANAE MORI Television lighting JEAN MARIE BERGIS
Associate producer ROBIN SCOTT


Unknown: Rudolf Nureyev
Music By: Serge Prokofiev
Conductor: Michel Queval
Unknown: Jean Marie Bergis
Producer: Robin Scott
Cinderella: Sylvie Guillem
the Prince: Charles Jude
the Sisters: Isabelle Guerin
: Monique Loudieres
the Mother: Georges Piletta
the Film Producer: Rudolf Nureyev
Dance instructor: Jean-Pierre Franchetti
Father: Alain Bugreau
Four seasons ......: Fanny Gaida
Four seasons ......: Elizabeth Maurin
Four seasons ......: Fabienne Cerutti
Four seasons ......: Carole Arbo
Film director: Francois Malovik
Director's assistant: Eric Quillere

: When We Are Married

by J. B. Priestley
Three middle-aged couples are celebrating what should be the happiest day of their married lives, when they receive news that rocks them to their respectable foundations.
FEATURE: page 153


Author: J. B. Priestley
Music composed and conducted by: Jim Parker
Lighting: Alan Horne
Costumes: Anna Buruma
Make-up: Shirley Stallard
Designer: Tony Burrough
Producer: Shaun Sutton
Director: Barry Davis
Maria Helliwell: Patricia Routledge
Alderman Helliwell: Peter Vaughan
Annie Parker: Prunella Scales
Councillor Parker: Timothy West
Clara Soppitt: Rosemary Leach
Herbert Soppitt: Bernard Cribbins
Henry Ormonroyd: Joss Ackland
Nancy Holmes: Tessa Peake-Jones
Mrs Northrop: Liz Smith
Ruby Birtle: Sue Devaney
Lottie Grady: Patsy Rowlands
Gerald Forbes: Patrick Pearson
Fred Dyson: Gawn Grainger
Rev Clement Mercer: Roger Brierley
Mayor: Colin Douglas

: Garbo as Queen Christina

The first of five films starring the great actress.
Tonight with John Gilbert
Arguably Garbo's most celebrated role as the 17th-century Swedish monarch Queen Christina who - dressed in man's clothes - finds herself sharing a room in a remote village inn with a handsome Spanish nobleman.
This passionate drama teamed Garbo with her leading man of the silent era, in a role that gave him a chance to excel again as a romantic hero.
Screenplay by H. M. HARWOOD and SALKA VIERTEL based on a story by SALKA VIERTEL and MARGARET F. LEVIN
('Ninotchka' tomorrow at 1 55pm)
0 FILMS: page 25


Unknown: John Gilbert
Unknown: H. M. Harwood
Story By: Salka Viertel
Unknown: Margaret F. Levin
Produced By: Walter Wanger
Directed By: Rouben Mamoulian
Queen Christina: Greta Garbo
Antonio: John Gilbert
Magnus: Ian Keith
Oxenstierna: Lewis Stone
Ebba: Elizabeth Young
Aage: A Aubrey Smith
Charles: Reginald Cwen
French ambassador: Georges Renavent
Archbishop: David Torrence
General: Gustave Von Seyffertitz
Innkeeper: Ferdinand Munier

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