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Starring Tommy Kelly, May Robson, Walter Brennan

A warm-hearted film version of Mark Twain's well-loved classic of boyhood in bygone days. In his picture of Tom - the boy who is always in trouble -Mark Twain looks back nostalgically on his own childhood, a period when the days seemed endless, sunny and full of interest.
(Colour)

Contributors

Author:
Mark Twain
Producer:
David O. Selznick
Director:
Norman Taurog
Tom Sawyer:
Tommy Kelly
Aunt Polly:
May Robson
Muff Potter:
Walter Brennan
Injun Joe:
Victor Jory
Huckleberry Finn:
Jackie Moran
Becky Thatcher:
Ann Gillis

Regional Variations (2)

Bird's-Eye View: The Highlands and Islands of Scotland

BBC One Scotland

A film about railways and railwaymen
There are 280,000 railwaymen in Great Britain. This film looks at a handful of these men - men who work or used to work on two lines in the north of England: the former Great Central route from Sheffield to Manchester, via the notorious Woodhead Tunnel, and the former Midland route from Birmingham to Sheffield via Derby and Ambergate. They are men who have railways in the blood and bone and who look at their changing industry with affection, humour and, occasionally, dismay.
Commentary written by Terry Coleman

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Contributors

Narrator:
Roger Snowdon
Writer:
Terry Coleman
Producer:
Malcolm Brown

An all-action review by Maxwell Boyd, Barrie Gill and Murray Walker of the drivers and cars which took the top prizes in motor sport in 1970 including Jackie Stewart winning the Spanish Grand Prix, Hannu Mikkola and Gunnar Palm taking first prize in the London to Mexico World Cup Rally and Hans Herrmann and Richard Attwood's triumph in the 24-Hour race at Le Mans.
(Colour)

Contributors

Presenter:
Maxwell Boyd
Presenter:
Barrie Gill
Presenter:
Murray Walker
Racing driver:
Jackie Stewart
Rally driver:
Hannu Mikkola
Rally co-driver:
Gunnar Palm
Racing driver:
Hans Herrmann
Racing driver:
Richard Attwood
Script:
Eric Dymock
Producer:
John Mills
Editor:
Brian Robin

A special New Year's Day showing of the celebrated film by Richard Cawston
When this film was first shown on BBC1 in June 1969 it made television history by presenting a unique picture of a year in the life of The Queen and her family. Since then it has been seen by record audiences throughout the world. To people everywhere it came as a revelation of what the Royal Family are really like and of the unseen part of their job. We are showing today the original full-length version of the film for the benefit of viewers who would like to see it again, or for those who would now like to see it in colour, or for children who may have been unable to see it.

Commentary spoken by Michael Flanders

(A joint BBC/ITV production)
(Colour)

Contributors

Director:
Richard Cawston
Narrator:
Michael Flanders
Writer:
Antony Jay
Photographed by:
Peter Bartlett
Sound Recordist:
Peter Edwards
Film Editor:
Michael Bradsell

A new adventure series
Seven London children make their headquarters in an old bus. This week they turn to movie-making with riotous results.
(Colour)

Contributors

Director:
Harry Booth
Producer:
Roy Simpson
Tiger:
Debbie Russ
Brains:
Michael Audreson
Scooper:
Peter Firth
Sticks:
Bruce Clark
Doughnut:
Douglas Simmonds
Billie:
Gillian Bailey
Spring:
Brinsley Forde
Albert:
Melvyn Hayes

Regional Variations (2)

The Golden Silents

BBC One Wales

A film series starring James Drury as The Virginian

Clay Grainger looks after Shiloh in the absence of his brother John and has much more to contend with than he could ever imagine.
(Colour)

Contributors

The Virginian:
James Drury
Trampas:
Doug McClure
Ryker:
Clu Gulager
Elizabeth:
Sara Lane
Clay Grainger:
John McIntire
Molly Grainger:
Jeanette Nolan
Kyle Jackson:
Richard X. Slattery
Willy Jackson:
Steve Carlson
Hattie McLain:
Virginia Gregg
Sam McLain:
John Anderson

Starring Alec Guinness, Yvonne de Carlo, Celia Johnson

Henry St James has discovered the perfect way of life. As Captain of a steamer plying regularly between Gibraltar and North Africa he has a wife in each port!
(Holiday films: pages 13 and 15)

Contributors

Screenplay:
Alec Coppel
Screenplay:
Nicholas Phipps
Produced and directed by:
Anthony Kimmins
Captain Henry St James:
Alec Guinness
Nita:
Yvonne de Carlo
Maud:
Celia Johnson
Chief Officer Ricco:
Charles Goldner
Lawrence St James:
Miles Malleson
Absalom:
Bill Fraser

from Sadler's Wells Opera at the London Coliseum

Michael Flanders introduces Rudolf Nureyev, Natalia Makarova, Sherrill Milnes, Itzhak Perlman, Margaret Gale, Catherine Wilson, Dorothy Nash, Shirley Chapman, Emile Belcourt, Eric Shilling, Geoffrey Chard
Members of Sadler's Wells Opera
Sadler's Wells Orchestra
Leader Barry Collins
Conductor Charles Mackerras
(Makarova and Nureyev: page 106)
(Colour)

Contributors

Presenter:
Michael Flanders
Dancer:
Rudolf Nureyev
Dancer:
Natalia Makarova
Singer:
Sherrill Milnes
Violinist:
Itzhak Perlman
Singer:
Margaret Gale
Singer:
Catherine Wilson
Singer:
Dorothy Nash
Singer:
Shirley Chapman
Singer:
Emile Belcourt
Singer:
Eric Shilling
Singer:
Geoffrey Chard
Singers:
Members of Sadler's Wells Opera
Musicians:
Sadler's Wells Orchestra
Orchestra leader:
Barry Collins
Conductor:
Charles Mackerras
Ballet conducted by:
John Lanchbery
Script Adviser:
Arthur Jacobs
Lighting:
A.E. Oaten
Sound:
Vic Godrich
Designer:
Don Taylor
Producer:
Patricia Foy

Regional Variations (2)

Sportsreel

BBC One Scotland

with Cliff Michelmore
A series of programmes to help you choose your next holiday.

Algarve Villas
Villa holidays in Europe, once viewed with grave suspicion, have now become one of the fastest growing sections of the holiday market. A report on a purpose-built holiday village with its own unspoilt beach on the southern coast of Portugal.

Three-in-one Adventure
A unique holiday aimed at the younger set. Apart from living under canvas, you can learn to handle a kayak, sail a boat, and ride a trekking pony. The holiday is split between two centres, Ross-on-Wye and Llangorse at the foot of the Black Mountains.

(Holiday 71 competition details and entry form: page 107)
(Colour)

Contributors

Presenter:
Cliff Michelmore
Producer:
Tom Savage

Anne Bancroft, film star and distinguished actress, displays a wealth of new talent in this television special. She sings and dances and joins some well-known personalities in comedy situations.
Among her guests are Lee J. Cobb, Robert Merrill, Dick Smothers and John McGiver
A programme recorded in America
(first shown on BBC2)
[Repeat]
(Colour)

Contributors

Entertainer:
Anne Bancroft
Guest:
Lee J. Cobb
Singer:
Robert Merrill
Guest:
Dick Smothers
Guest:
John McGiver

In a rare television appearance John Wayne, on location in Durango, Mexico, talks to Iain Johnstone about his life, his work and his views.

'I was Singing Sandy, the first singing cowboy.'
'I think I've established a character on the screen that may be rough, may be cruel, may have a different code from the average person, but has never been mean or petty or small.'
Film extracts include scenes from: "Stagecoach", "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance", "The Green Berets" and "True Grit" - for which Wayne won the 1970 Oscar.
[Repeat]
(Colour)

Contributors

Interviewee:
John Wayne
Interviewer/Producer:
Iain Johnstone

BBC One London

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