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: Playbus The Tent Stop

With Simon Parkin , Andi Peters and Lisa Jones.
Humphrey and Wobble Clown join Trish Cooke ,
Ricky Diamond , Arjaerjit Deu and Tracey Wilkinson to tell Jack Frost and the Four
Seasons by Joanne Zorian. Music: Richard Brown. Director BRIAN JAMESON Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE
A Felgate production for BBCtv (First shewn on BBCI,)

Contributors

Unknown: Simon Parkin
Unknown: Andi Peters
Unknown: Lisa Jones.
Unknown: Trish Cooke
Unknown: Ricky Diamond
Unknown: Arjaerjit Deu
Unknown: Tracey Wilkinson
Unknown: Jack Frost
Unknown: Joanne Zorian.
Music: Richard Brown.
Director: Brian Jameson
Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Barney

Barney's Christmas Surprise Barney gives Mr Prophet a special Christmas present. (R)

Contributors

Unknown: Mr Prophet

: Is That a Fact?

12: The Venerable Bede with children from St Bede 's Junior School, Jarrow.
Theme music ALEC DANKWORTH Producers PETER CHARLTON and RICHARD SIMKIN

Contributors

Unknown: St Bede
Producers: Peter Charlton
Producers: Richard Simkin
Wanda Wonder: Alwyne Taylor
Sheerluck Holmes: Dave Benson Phillips

: Santa's Pocket Watch

On Christmas Eve, Santa and his helpers load the sleigh ready for the evening ahead.

: Umbrella Christmas Special

Mark Chatterton and Cyril Nri have a party full of surprises. Director CELIA BONNER Producer JUDY MERRY BBC North West

Contributors

Unknown: Mark Chatterton
Director: Celia Bonner

: Follow That Sleigh

It's Christmas Eve and Kevin and Jenny have disappeared with Santa's sleigh! Can he deliver his presents before Christmas morning?

: Corners

With Simon Davies
Diane-Louise Jordan
Stephen Johnson , Sophie Aldred and Jo Korna.
How do they make snow on television? Why do you put money in Christmas puddings? And who's playing Prince Charming? Director ADRIAN MILLS
Producer ALISON STEWART
49 QUESTIONS to: Corners, BBCtv, London W12 7RJ.

Contributors

Unknown: Simon Davies
Unknown: Diane-Louise Jordan
Unknown: Stephen Johnson
Unknown: Sophie Aldred
Unknown: Jo Korna.
Producer: Alison Stewart

: Visionaries

Sorcery Squared
Cryotek finds he has more magic than he can handle when a Darkling Lord's magic totem is accidentally placed inside him.

: Blue Peter Omnibus

With Caron Keating , Yvette Fielding and John Leslie. (First shown on BBC1)

Contributors

Unknown: Caron Keating
Unknown: John Leslie.

: Maid Marian and Her Merry Men

By Tony Robinson.
6: The Whitish Knight
Who is the Whitish Knight?
And where does the postcard from Jerusalem come from?
Music by DAVID CHILTON and NICK RUSSELL. PAVIER
Producer RICHARD CALLANAN Director DAVID BELL
(Shoum last Thursday on BBCI)

Contributors

Unknown: Tony Robinson.
Music By: David Chilton
Music By: Nick Russell.
Producer: Richard Callanan
Director: David Bell
Marian: Kate Lonergan
Robin: Wayne Morris
Barrington: Danny John-Jules
Rabies: Howard Lew Lewis
Little Ron: Mike Edmonds
King John: Forbes Collins
Sheriff: Tony Robinson
Gary: Mark Billingham
Graeme: David Lloyd
Gladys: Hilary Mason
Snooker: Robin Chandler
Little girl: Kellie Bright
Horseman: Reg Harding

: Boxpops

This week: Christmas.
A look back to Christmas past with Slade's Merry Christmas in 73 and Christmas round the world in the 80s.
Executive producer ERIC ROWAN Producer ROY MILANI

Contributors

Producer: Roy Milani

: The O Zone

Music news and features with Andy Crane.
Producer Paul Smith

Contributors

Presenter: Andy Crane
Producer: Paul Smith

: Animation Now

Augusta in Time.

: Films for the Family: Bush Christmas

Beginning a short season of holiday films. Starring and In pursuit of two would-be horse thieves, a band of teenagers become trapped in a flooding mine-shaft. Manalpuy HIMSELF
Producers GILDA BARRACHI and PAUL BARON
Director HENRI SAFRAN
('The Prince and the Pauper' tomorrow at 1 1.00am)
* FILMS: page 25

Contributors

Unknown: Paul Baron
Director: Henri Safran
Helen: Nicole Kidman
John: Mark Spain
Michael: James Wingrove

: One in Four

With sign language and subtitles. Presented by Isobel Ward , Simon Barnes and Chris Davies.
Producer CHRISTOPHER HUTCHINS

Contributors

Presented By: Isobel Ward
Presented By: Simon Barnes
Presented By: Chris Davies.
Producer: Christopher Hutchins

: Concert Trilogy

Three popular orchestral works in a decidedly off-beat style. With the Radio
Symphony Orchestra of Basle conducted by Matthias Bamert.
Director ADRIAN MARTHALER

Contributors

Conducted By: Matthias Bamert.
Director: Adrian Marthaler

: A Rose for Winter

Written and read by Laurie Lee.
2: Christmas Day 1951 finds Laurie Lee and his new wife
Cathy in Granada, as they continue their journey across his beloved Spain.
Produced and directed by JOHN KING BBC Pebble Mill

Contributors

Read By: Laurie Lee.
Unknown: Laurie Lee
Directed By: John King
Laurie: John Wild
Cathy: Cordelia Roche

: Tales from Hoffnung

Maestro and Palm Court Orchestra

: Fred Astaire

Puttin' on His Top Hat
Narrated by Joanne Woodward. The first of two documentaries celebrating the screen's great dancer looks at his early career, from the first stage successes through to such RKO classics as Top Hat and Swing Time.
Written by JOHN L. MILLER Produced and directed by DAVID HEELEY
(Part 2 can be seen tomorrow at
1.10pm. 'Swing Time' on Boxing Day at 9.30am)

Contributors

Unknown: Joanne Woodward.
Written By: John L. Miller
Directed By: David Heeley

: It's Garry Shandling's Christmas Show

With guest star Tom Petty. Garry's hosting a Christmas
Eve party when he receives a special gift from his Mom.
Written by MERILL MARKOE Directed by ALAN RAFKIN

Contributors

Unknown: Tom Petty.
Written By: Merill Markoe
Directed By: Alan Rafkin
Nancy: Molly Cheek
Ruth: Barbara Cason
Dominick: Dom Irrera
Leonard Smith: Paul Willson

: The Spirit of Christmas

Hosted by Hannah Gordon.
The major cities of Britain are linked for a people's celebration of song and verse. In London:
Frank Bruno and Mike Reid.
In Liverpool: Jean Boht.
In Belfast: Barry McGuigan.
In Cardiff: John Nettles , Ruth Madoc and Russell Grant.
In Birmingham:
Christopher Timothy.
In Glasgow: Rikki Fulton.
Stephen Fry recalls The Boy
Who Laughed at Santa Claus, and Jimmy Savile shares Christmas at Stoke
Mandeville.
Soloists: Jason Howard and Gillian Wright.
Music by the CWS Glasgow Band, conducted by John Hudson.
Accompanist: John Pitcathley. Glasgow Youth Choir, conducted by Agnes Hoey.
Massed choirs, conducted by James Hunter.
Producer DAVID MARTIN BBC Scotland

Contributors

Unknown: Hannah Gordon.
Unknown: Frank Bruno
Unknown: Mike Reid.
Unknown: Jean Boht.
Unknown: Barry McGuigan.
Unknown: John Nettles
Unknown: Ruth Madoc
Unknown: Russell Grant.
Unknown: Christopher Timothy.
Unknown: Rikki Fulton.
Unknown: Stephen Fry
Soloists: Jason Howard
Soloists: Gillian Wright.
Accompanist: John Hudson.
Accompanist: John Pitcathley.
Conducted By: Agnes Hoey.
Conducted By: James Hunter.

: Riding the Dog

Narrated by Studs Terkel. In 70 years, the Greyhound bus has become part of the American tradition. Every day at noon, a bus pulls out of the Seattle terminal and heads east to Chicago - 2,000 miles and 53 hours away.
Cameraman BRIAN TUFANO Director CARINA COOPER
A Westboume Films production for BBCtv

Contributors

Unknown: Brian Tufano
Director: Carina Cooper

: Vespers in Venice

St Mark 's, Venice, is the matchless setting for a complete performance of Monteverdi's Vespers of the Blessed Virgin (1610). Conductor John Eliot
Gardiner believes it to be the building which inspired the composition. Tonight's performers are:
Monteverdi Choir
London Oratory Junior Choir
English Baroque Soloists.
Gardiner himself introduces this extraordinary work.
Lighting cameraman JOHN HOOPER Film editor DAVE KING
Producer JONATHON FULFORD
0 SIMULTANEOUS BROADCAST: from 7.40pm with Radio 3.

Contributors

Unknown: St Mark
Conductor: John Eliot
Unknown: John Hooper
Editor: Dave King
Producer: Jonathon Fulford

: Relatively Speaking

By Alan Ayckboum.
A comic masterpiece of misunderstanding begins when a young man thinks his girlfriend's former lover is her father, and goes to ask his permission to marry her. But is he her father?
Music composed by JIM PARKER Costume designer JANET THARBY Designer JAN SPOCZYNSKI
Scrtpt editor STUART GRIFFITHS Producer SHAUN SUTTON
Director MICHAEL SIMPSON
0 DRAMA: page 15
0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES

Contributors

Unknown: Alan Ayckboum.
Composed By: Jim Parker
Designer: Janet Tharby
Designer: Jan Spoczynski
Editor: Stuart Griffiths
Producer: Shaun Sutton
Director: Michael Simpson
Philip: Nigel Hawthorne
Greg: Michael Maloney
Ginny: Imogen Stubbs
Sheila: Gwen Watford

: Viva Leone!

Sergio Leone , creator of the spaghetti western and one of Italy's most popular and controversial film directors died earlier this year. At the time of his death, Leone was planning his most ambitious project to date - a$100-million Russian-American co-production called The Siege of Leningrad.
Heralding a short season of his films, this profile features a rare interview with Leone and contributions from those who worked with him, including actor
Clint Eastwood and composer Ennio Morricone , and admirers
Christopher Frayling and Alex Cox. Producer NICK JONES

Contributors

Unknown: Sergio Leone
Unknown: Clint Eastwood
Unknown: Ennio Morricone
Unknown: Christopher Frayling
Producer: Nick Jones

: Viva Leone! Once upon a Time In the West

The complete version of Leone's epic western opens a season in tribute to the great director.
Nothing must stop the progress of the railroad, and cold-blooded killer Frank is hired for the job.
But who is the stranger who plays the harmonica?
And will Jill McBain be forced to sell her property which has the only local water supply?

("My Name Is Nobody" tomorrow 10.40pm)
Films: page 25
Ceefax Subtitles

Contributors

Frank: Henry Fonda
Jill McBain: Claudia Cardinale
Cheyenne: Jason Robards
Harmonica: Charles Bronson
McBain: Frank Wolff
Morton: Gabriele Ferzetti
Sheriff: Keenan Wynn
Sam: Paolo Stoppa
Wobbles: Marco Zuanelli
Barman: Lionel Stander
Knuckles: Jack Elam
Stony: Woody Strode
Timmy: Enzio Santianello
Screenplay: Sergio Donati
Writer: Bernado Bertolucci
Writer: Dario Argento
Producer: Fulvio Morsella
Director/screenplay/writer: Sergio Leone








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