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: Babar Comes to America

told by Peter Ustinov
Babar, king of the elephants, and his queen, Celeste, go sightseeing in New York while little Arthur makes his own plans. (R)


Told By: Peter Ustinov

: Sebastian, the incredible Drawing Dog

with Michael Barrymore Tall Hat Joe
Today's story is about civil servant Joe, who was asked to keep lots of secrets 'under his hat'. But when a gust of wind blows off his hat.... (R)


Unknown: Michael Barrymore
Unknown: Tall Hat Joe

: The Mole in a Dream

Mole gets himself mixed up with an electronic buff whose life revolves around electric gadgets. (R)

: Molly's Pilgrim

Molly and her parents have gone to the USA from Russia but the children in her new school make her feel uncomfortable because she is different. Molly teaches them a lesson ...(R)

: Charlie Brown

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Charlie Brown is having a personality crisis - but always on hand to help are his friends Lucy, Schroeder and Linus.


Unknown: Charlie Brown
Unknown: Charlie Brown

: Arabian Adventure

Christopher Lee Milo O'Shea
Oliver Tobias Peter Cushing
Capucine Mickey Rooney
At the foot of the magic mountain lies the troubled city of Jandur, ruled by the evil Caliph, Alquazar. In a cave deep in the mountain lies the secret of his power, the Mirror of the Moon with its slave spirit - his benevolent double. But the caliph's designs for total power face a challenge from the honest Prince Hasan and a penniless orphan boy.
Flying carpets, magic jewels and all-powerful genies feature in this fabulous fantasy of long ago and of what might have been ...
Daad El Shur .MICKEY ROONEY Screenplay by BRIAN HAYLES Produced by JOHN DARK
Directed by KEVIN CONNOR
0 FILMS: page 25


Unknown: Christopher Lee
Unknown: Milo O'Shea
Unknown: Oliver Tobias
Unknown: Peter Cushing
Unknown: Capucine Mickey Rooney
Unknown: Daad El Shur
Play By: Brian Hayles
Produced By: John Dark
Directed By: Kevin Connor
Alquazar: Christopher Lee
Khasin: Milo O'Shea
Prince Hasan: Oliver Tobias
Princess Zuleira: Emma Samms
Majeed: Puneet Sira
Bahloul: John Wyman
Achmed: John Ratzenberger
Abu: Shane Rimmer
Asaf: Hal Galili
Beggarwoman: Elizabeth Welch
Alquazar's dancer: Suzanne Danielle
Omar the goldsmith: Jacob Witkin
Genie: Milton Reid
Wazir Al Wuzara: Peter Cushing
: Vahishta Capucine

: No Limits

: The Bolshoi Ballet

This special Omnibus presents an exclusive insight into the most famous ballet company in the world. Omnibus cameras were allowed unprecedented access to company rehearsals in Moscow, and the stars of tomorrow appear in sequences shot at the famous Moscow Choreographic
Institute, the Bolshoi Ballet School. At the centre of this film are two legends of the ballet world. The Bolshoi's Artistic Director and Chief Choreographer
Yuri Grigorovich appears for the first time in an interview for British television; and Galina Ulanova talks about her distinguished career as the most feted dancer in Soviet ballet. Past and recent stars of the Bolshoi, including the great names of Messerer, Plisetskaya, Vassiliev,
Maximova and Lavrovsky add their own reminiscences. Also featured are members of the present company, including
Prima Ballerina Assoluta Natalya Bessmertnova ballerinas
Ludmilla Semenyaka and Nina Ananiashvili and male stars Irek Mukhamedov and Andris Liepa
With extracts from Giselle,
Don Quixote , The Golden Age, Spartacus, Ivan the Terrible, Raymonda, The Seagull and many other ballets. Programme consultant RICHARD COLLINS Producers


Unknown: Yuri Grigorovich
Talks: Galina Ulanova
Unknown: Ludmilla Semenyaka
Unknown: Nina Ananiashvili
Unknown: Andris Liepa
Unknown: Don Quixote
Unknown: Richard Collins
Unknown: Martin Proctor.
Unknown: Neil Zeiger
Director: Michael Houldey

: The Great Philosophers

The last in a 15-part history of western philosophy Wittgenstein with John Searle , Professor of Philosophy at the University of California in Berkeley
This final programme brings the story of western philosophy abreast of our own times. Its central figure is Wittgenstein, Austrian by birth but British by adoption. He transformed people's conception of the role of language in human thinking. His influence now spreads far and wide beyond philosophy, and continues to grow.
Devised and presented by Bryan Magee


Unknown: John Searle
Presented By: Bryan Magee
Producer: Jill Dawson

: Did You See...?

Ludovic Kennedy 's personal selection of the television highlights of 1987. Assistant producer SUE GAGAN Studio director ALISON HILLIARD Producer NICHOLAS BARKER


Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy
Director: Alison Hilliard
Producer: Nicholas Barker

: Bush Christmas

Nicole Kidman Mark Spain
When Bill and Sly, two down-at-heel musicians, go bust, they decide to steal a horse, hoping to enter it in local races and recoup their fortunes. Discovering that their horse, Prince, is missing, four youngsters - John, Helen, Michael and Manalpuy - decide to track the thieves in the Bush. Unfortunately, both the crooks and the children become hopelessly lost in the mountains....
This remake of the 1948 classic was shot on the same locations in the Kooralbya
Valley and Beaudesert Shire, Queensland.
(First showing on British television)
0 FILMS: page 25


Unknown: Nicole Kidman
Produced By: Gilda Baracchi
Unknown: Paul Barron
Directed By: Henri Powell
Helen: Nicole Kidman
John: Mark Spain
Michael: James Wingrove
Manalpuy: Manalpuy
Bill: John Ewart
Sly: John Howard
Kate Thompson: Vanetta O'Malley
Ben Thompson: Peter Sumner
Carroll: Maurice Hughes
Bookmaker: Brian Taylor
Band: The Bushwackers

: Mary Rose

A play by J. M. BARRIE adapted by TREVOR RAY
Harry, an Australian soldier, returns to the cold, disused house he ran away from when he was 12. He has heard the house is haunted, perhaps by his mother.
Music composed by TONY HYMAS Produced by ANDY PARK Directed by JANE HOWELL BBC Scotland
0 FEATURE: page 155


Play By: J. M. Barrie
Adapted By: Trevor Ray
Designer: Alan Wright
Composed By: Tony Hymas
Produced By: Andy Park
Directed By: Jane Howell
Mary Rose: Amanda Root
Mrs Otery: Avril Elgar
Harry: Neil McCaul
Mr Morland: John Normington
Mrs Morland: Diana Fairfax
Mr Amy: John Rowe
Simon: Anthony Calf
Cameron: Michael Carter

: Global Report

A Year of Transition
The headlines of 1987 have told of profound and unsettling change. But what sort of year has it been for everyday people caught in the midst of these changes? Global Report presents five personal accounts of the year from around the world: Judith Pena is a young Nicaraguan doctor whose efforts to keep children alive have been threatened by the Contra war.
Lu Mong Da is a music teacher in Shanghai who faces a growing problem for women worldwide: must she choose between a career and a child?
In Soviet Estonia, Avi Abel is a budding entrepreneur determined to take advantage of Gorbachev's perestroika.
Sunday [text removed] is a 14-year-old who's been trying to escape from a life of petrol sniffing on the streets of Khartoum. In the troubled Philippines. journalist Satch Conta has started carrying a gun with him while he's out covering a story - Cory Aquino 's democracy is still a fragile flower.
Narrated by lain Guest, Anna Massey Written by IAIN GUEST
Film editor RICHARD SPURWAY Producer BRIAN LEITH Executive producer PETER FIRSTBROOK


Unknown: Judith Pena
Unknown: Avi Abel
Unknown: Satch Conta
Unknown: Cory Aquino
Unknown: Anna Massey
Written By: Iain Guest
Editor: Richard Spurway
Producer: Peter Firstbrook

: Still of the Night

starring Meryl Streep Roy Scheider
The mystery begins when the dead body of George Bynum is found in a parked car in Manhattan's Upper
East Side. Then a young woman called Brooke
Reynolds turns up in the office of psychiatrist Sam Rice. Bynum had been a patient of Rice, and Reynolds was Bynum's mistress.
During therapy Bynum had revealed that she once killed aman....
Shades of Hitchcock abound in this nailbiting psychological thriller.
Produced by ARLENE DONOVAN Written and directed by ROBERT BENTON
(First showing on British television)
0 FILMS: page 25


Unknown: Meryl Streep
Unknown: Roy Scheider
Unknown: George Bynum
Unknown: Sam Rice.
Produced By: Arlene Donovan
Directed By: Robert Benton
Sam Rice: Roy Scheider
Brooke Reynolds: Meryl Streep
Grace Rice: Jessica Tandy
Joe Vitucci: Joe Grifasi
Gail Phillips: Sara Botsford
George Bynum: Josef Sommer
Murray: Irving Metzman
Heather Wilson: Rikke Borge

: Garbo as Ninotchka

continues a season of films starring the legendary actress with Melvyn Douglas 'Garbo laughs' said MGM's publicity handouts.
After 13 years as the tragic heroine the great star persuaded the studio to let her play the title role in this brilliant satirical comedy. Garbo plays Comrade
Ninotchka who is sent to Paris to investigate the dubious antics of a Soviet trade delegation.
Soon the stern comrade is enjoying the capitalistic way of life and learns from Count Leon that love is more than a biological reaction.
Screenplay by CHARLES BRACKETT BILLY WILDER and WALTER REISCH Adapted from an original screen story by MELCHIOR LENGYEL Produced and directed by ERNST LUBITSCH
('Camille' tomorrow at 12.00 midnight)
* FILMS: page 25


Unknown: Melvyn Douglas
Unknown: Charles Brackett
Unknown: Billy Wilder
Unknown: Walter Reisch
Story By: Melchior Lengyel
Directed By: Ernst Lubitsch
Ninotchka: Greta Garbo
Count Leon d'Algout: Melvyn Douglas
Duchess Swana: Ina Claire
Iranoff: Sig Rumann
Buljanoff: Felix Eressart
Kopalskki: Alexander Granach
Commissar Razinin: Bela Lugosi
Count Rakonin: Gregory Gaye

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