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: Summer Holiday

Starring Mickey Rooney Gloria De Haven
A delightful musical version of Eugene O'Neill 's celebrated play Ah, Wilderness!
Director Rouben Mamoulian 0 FILMS: pages 51-64


Unknown: Mickey Rooney
Unknown: Gloria de Haven
Unknown: Eugene O'Neill
Director: Rouben Mamoulian
Richard Miller: Mickey Rooney
Muriel: Gloria de Haven
Nat Miller: Walter Huston
Uncle Sid: Frank Morgan
Tommy: Butch Jenkins
Belle: Marilyn Maxwell
Cousin Lily: Agnes Moorehead

: Watership Down

The animated screen version of Richard Adams 's bestselling novel. When Fiver, a young buck, has a frightening vision of destruction, a group of rabbits set off to find a safer home. With the voices of John Hurt , Richard Briers , Hannah Gordon and Roy Kinnear. Written, produced and directed by Martin Rosen


Unknown: Richard Adams
Unknown: John Hurt
Unknown: Richard Briers
Unknown: Hannah Gordon
Unknown: Roy Kinnear.
Directed By: Martin Rosen

: Gotta Dance, Gotta Sing

Great scenes from the history of the movie musical. A parade of stars ranging from Al Jolson in The Jazz Singer in 1927 to Barbra Streisand.
Narrated by John Harlan. (R)


Unknown: Al Jolson
Unknown: Barbra Streisand.
Unknown: John Harlan.

: The Famous Teddy Z

Season's Greetings from Al
Floss. Teddy (Jon Cryer ) and Laurie (Jane Sibbett ) are ordered to stay in the office on Christmas Day.


Unknown: Jon Cryer
Unknown: Jane Sibbett

: Beethoven Symphonies

Symphony No 3 in E Flat, Op 55, the 'Eroica'
Roger Norrington conducts the London Classical Players. (Symphonies No 4 and 5 tomorrow)


Unknown: Roger Norrington

: Drift, the Mute Swan

Is life on the Somerset wetlands the tranquil existence that it appears to be? Narrated by John King. Director Simon King
Producer John King (R)


Unknown: John King.
Producer: John King

: Christmas Day Concert

Chris de Souza introduces the traditional concert live from the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam. Principal conductor Riccardo Chailly conducts Liszt's Faust Symphony. With tenor soloist Hans-Peter Blochwitz and the Netherlands Radio Choir.
Director Joop Stockermans for NOS/AVRO


Introduces: Chris de Souza
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Soloist: Hans-Peter Blochwitz
Director: Joop Stockermans

: Animation Now

Try Again and Succeed. Orson Welles narrates the story of a baby eagle leaving the nest.


Unknown: Orson Welles

: Henry Moore and Landscape

A study of the relationship between sculpture and nature.

: Powaqqatsi

First showing on network television. Philip Glass's score accompanies this stunning film without plot or dialogue. Director Godfrey Reggio 0 FILMS: pages 51-64


Director: Godfrey Reggio

: Joyce Grenfell

Celia Johnson narrates a celebration of the talented comedienne's happy life. Producer Geoffrey Baines
Executive producer Bill Morton (R)


Unknown: Celia Johnson
Producer: Geoffrey Baines
Producer: Bill Morton

: The Cunning Little Vixen

Simon Rattle conducts
Leos Janacek 's enchanting opera in praise of nature, in the recent production from the Royal
Opera House, Covent Garden.
Translation prepared by Yveta Synek Graff and Robert T Jones adapted for the ROH by Simon Rattle. Children from Braeside, Walker, Fitzjohn's Primary, St Thomas of Canterbury Schools and Sylvia Young Theatre Schools
Introduced by Julian Pettifer.
Royal Opera House production sponsored by the Royal Opera House Trust Television director Barry Gavin
0 SIMULTANEOUS BROADCAST: with Radio 3 0 MUSIC: page 22
0 PICTURE STORY: page 83


Unknown: Simon Rattle
Unknown: Leos Janacek
Unknown: Yveta Synek Graff
Unknown: Robert T Jones
Unknown: Simon Rattle.
Unknown: St Thomas
Introduced By: Julian Pettifer.
Director: Barry Gavin
Badger/Priest: Gwynne Howell
Forester: Thomas Allen
Cricket: Stephen Walder
Caterpillar: Shelley Nash,
Caterpillar: Frankie Feery
Mosquito/Schoolmaster: Robert Tear
Frog: Piers Lawrence
Vixen cub: Rebecca Bainbridge
Blue dragonfly: Stephen Speed
Forester's wife/Owl: Gillian Knight
Vixen Sharp-Ears: Lillian Watson
Dog: Karen Shelby
Pepik: Fiona Dobie
Frantik: Anna Lorimar
Spirit of the Vixen/Butterfly: Deborah Pope
Rooster/Jay: Mary King
Chief hen: Glenys Groves
Innkeeper: John Dobson
Fox: Diana Montague
Woodpecker: Pat Purcell
Harašta: Nicholas Folwell
Innkeeper's wife: Eizabeth Bainbridge

: The Queen

Her Majesty speaks to the Commonwealth. With subtitles and sign language interpretation by Maureen Denmark. 0 PICTURE STORY: page 83


Unknown: Maureen Denmark.

: Jean de Florette

Actor Yves Montand , who also stars, introduces this first showing on network television. Also starring
Gerard Depardieu Daniel Auteuil
A newcomer to Provence finds his book-learning is no match for the wily peasants.
Director Claude Bern
(In French with English subtitles. Sequel tomorrow at 8.00pm) 0 FILMS: pages 51-64


Unknown: Yves Montand
Unknown: Gerard Depardieu
Unknown: Daniel Auteuil
Director: Claude Bern
Le Papet: Yves Montand
Jean de Florette: Gerard Depardieu
Ugolin: Daniel Auteuil
Aimée: Elisabeth Depardieu

: Amnesty International Benefit Concert

An Embrace of Hope. Sting,
Sinead O'Connor , Peter Gabriel and New Kids on the Block join in an international celebration of human rights. Chile's National Stadium,
Santiago, once a scene of mass torture and killings, is the poignant setting for this historic concert.


Unknown: Sinead O'Connor
Unknown: Peter Gabriel

: Classic Hitchcock: Notorious

Starring Cary Grant Ingrid Bergman Claude Rains
Willing to go to any lengths to prove her loyalty, beautiful Alicia Huberman agrees to become involved with a ruthless Nazi spy.


Unknown: Cary Grant
Unknown: Ingrid Bergman
Unknown: Alicia Huberman
Devlin: Cary Grant
Alicia Huberman: Ingrid Bergman
Alexander Sebastian: Claude Rains
Paul Prexott: Louis Calhern
Mme Sebastian: Mme Konstantin
Dr Anderson: Reinhold Schunzel

: Weatherview

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