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Children's Special
Introduced by Ronald Harwood
What are you going to do with that Christmas Book Token?
Michele Dotrice - Betty Spencer from Some Mothers do 'Ave 'Em, Christopher Timothy - James Herriot from All Creatures Great and Small, and author Bernard Ashley join children in the studio to talk about books.
Shirley Hughes will be there to draw some pictures.
Kenny Everett will set a quiz - with book token prizes for six lucky winners.
With children from CORSHAM COUNTY PRIMARY SCHOOL, CORSHAM; ENGLISH MARTYRS' RC COMBINED SCHOOL, RUGBY; ETON COLLEGE, ETON; HOLLAND PARK SCHOOL, LONDON; PIMLICO SECONDARY SCHOOL, LONDON; SPURLEY HEY HIGH SCHOOL, MANCHESTER.
Studio director BOB LOCKYER Producer JULIA MATHESON

Contributors

Introduced By:
Ronald Harwood
Unknown:
Michele Dotrice
Unknown:
Betty Spencer
Unknown:
Christopher Timothy
Unknown:
James Her
Unknown:
Bernard Ashley
Unknown:
Shirley Hughes
Unknown:
Kenny Everett
Director:
Bob Lockyer
Producer:
Julia Matheson

Introduced by Tony Gubba
Four races from today's meetings Racing from
Kempton Park
1.15 Feltham Novice 'Chase (3m)
1.45 Ladbroke Finale Steeplechase (Handicap) (2m)
2.20 Ladbroke Betcha Hurdle Race (Qualifier) (2m)
Commentators PETER O'SULLEVAN
JULIAN WILSON , RICHARD PITMAN Racing from
Leopardstown
2.5 Irish Sweeps Hurdle (2m)
The tenth running of Ireland's richest hurdle race which British challengers have already won seven times.
Commentator MICHAEL O'HEHIR
1.25*
Trampolining from Huddersfield Sports Centre
The Butlins Multi-Sports Festival provided the setting for an international match between the top British trampolinists STEWART MATTHEWS and SUE LANE against the top French pair FRANK BARDI and MARIE-FRANCE RICARD.
Commentator PAT THORNTON
Television presentation:
Racing from Kempton Park DENNIS MON(;ER
Racing from Leopardstown RTE Trampolining JIM RESIDE
Grandstand producer MARTIN HOPKINS. Editor HAROLD ANDERSON

Contributors

Introduced By:
Tony Gubba
Commentators:
Peter O'Sullevan
Commentators:
Julian Wilson
Commentators:
Richard Pitman
Commentator:
Michael O'Hehir
Unknown:
Stewart Matthews
Unknown:
Frank Bardi
Unknown:
Marie-France Ricard.
Producer:
Martin Hopkins.
Editor:
Harold Anderson

with Timothy Davies
The Last of the Dragons by E. NESBIT
Every well-brought-up Prince was expected to kill a dragon and rescue a Princess. The trouble was, that when the King of Cornwall's daughter became 16, there was only one dragon left. pictures by JAN BRYCHTA

Contributors

Unknown:
Timothy Davies
Unknown:
E. Nesbit

goes to the Music-hall for a feast of song and dance, and a chance to see some of your favourite presenters in very unusual roles. Introduced by Roy Castle with Brian Cant , Keith Chegwin Bernie Clifton , Jonathan Cohen John Craven , Sam Dale
Simon Groom , Maggie Henderson Jan Hunt , Lesley Judd , Susan King Carol Leader, Lucy Mathen
Stuart McGugan , John Noakes Maggie Philbin , Peter Purves
Julie Stevens , Christopher Wenner David Wood and Norris McWhirter
Musical arrangements
FRANK BARBER , JOHNNY COLEMAN JOHNNY PEARSON , DEREK WARNE
Steel band adviser RUSSELL HENDERSON Musical director JOHNNY PEARSON Choreography SALLY GILPIN Lighting CLIVE THOMAS Sound ADRIAN STOCKS Designer KEN STARKEY Producer ALAN RUSSELL

Contributors

Introduced By:
Roy Castle
Unknown:
Brian Cant
Unknown:
Keith Chegwin
Unknown:
Bernie Clifton
Unknown:
Jonathan Cohen
Unknown:
John Craven
Unknown:
Sam Dale
Unknown:
Simon Groom
Unknown:
Maggie Henderson
Unknown:
Jan Hunt
Unknown:
Lesley Judd
Leader:
Lucy Mathen
Leader:
Stuart McGugan
Leader:
John Noakes
Leader:
Maggie Philbin
Leader:
Peter Purves
Leader:
Julie Stevens
Leader:
Christopher Wenner
Unknown:
David Wood
Unknown:
Norris McWhirter
Unknown:
Frank Barber
Unknown:
Johnny Coleman
Unknown:
Johnny Pearson
Unknown:
Derek Warne
Unknown:
Russell Henderson
Director:
Johnny Pearson
Director:
Choreography Sally Gilpin
Unknown:
Clive Thomas
Unknown:
Sound Adrian
Designer:
Ken Starkey
Producer:
Alan Russell

The Christmas favourite starring Judy Garland with Frank Morgan , Ray Bolger Bert Lahr , Jack Haley
Dorothy, a little girl living on a farm in Kansas, dreams of a fairytale world ' somewhere over the rainbow'. Then one day a cyclone hits the farm and soon Dorothy finds herself transported to the wonderful land of Oz.
Screenplay by NOEL LANGLEY . FLORENCE RYERSON and EDGAR ALLEN WOOLF
Based on the book by FRANK L. BAUM
Songs by E. Y. HARBURG. and HAROLD ARLEN Produced by MERVYN LE ROY Director VICTOR FLEMING Films: pages 16-17

Contributors

Unknown:
Judy Garland
Unknown:
Frank Morgan
Unknown:
Ray Bolger
Unknown:
Bert Lahr
Unknown:
Jack Haley
Play By:
Noel Langley
Unknown:
Florence Ryerson
Unknown:
Edgar Allen
Book By:
Frank L. Baum
Songs By:
E. Y. Harburg.
Produced By:
Mervyn Le Roy
Director:
Victor Fleming
Dorothy:
Judy Garland
Professor Marvel/ The Wizard:
Frank Morgan
Hunk/Scarecrow:
Ray Bolger
Zeke/Cowardly Lion:
Bert Lahr
Hickory/Tin Man:
Jack Haley
Glinda:
Billie Burke
Miss Gulch/The Wicked Witch of the West:
Margaret Hamilton
Uncle Henry:
Charley Grapewin
Nikko:
Pat Walshe
Auntie Em:
Clara Blandlck

It's a time for music - and comedy -when VAL invites some top international guests to join him for a special Christmas celebration with Kelly Monteith from Los Angeles Stephane Grappelli from Paris and introducing
Janie Fricke from Nashville also featuring
Laurie Holloway
The Diz Dizley Trio and the NIGEL LYTHGOE DANCERS THE TONY HAYES SINGERS
Musical director RONNIE HAZLEHURST Musical associate ROGER RICHARDS Special material
CIRIS ALLEN and VAL DOONICAN
Costume designer JOHN PEACOCK Sound LARRY GOODSON Lighting BILL MILLAR Designer
MARTIN COLLINS
Production YVONNE LITTLEWOOD

Contributors

Unknown:
Kelly Monteith
Unknown:
Janie Fricke
Unknown:
Laurie Holloway
Director:
Ronnie Hazlehurst
Unknown:
Roger Richards
Unknown:
Ciris Allen
Designer:
John Peacock
Designer:
Sound Larry Goodson
Designer:
Martin Collins
Unknown:
Yvonne Littlewood

The first of three British comedies for the Christmas Holiday starring
and members of the Carry On team. Sidney Fiddler bullies the town council of Fircombe, a seaside resort, into staging a beauty contest - persuading them that it will be a marvellous publicity stunt. Naturally, complications abound in this typical - the 25th - comedy in the Carry On series.
Screenplay by TALBOT ROTHWELL Produced by PETER ROGERS Directed by GERALD THOMAS (First showing on British television) Films: pages 16-17

Contributors

Unknown:
Sidney Fiddler
Play By:
Talbot Rothwell
Produced By:
Peter Rogers
Directed By:
Gerald Thomas
Sidney Fiddler:
Sidney James
Connie Philpotls:
Joan Sims
Frederick Bumble:
Kenneth Connor
Hope Springs:
Barbara Windsor
Peter Potter:
Bernard Bresslaw
Augusta Prodworthy:
June Whitfield
Admiral:
Peter Butterworth
William:
Jack Douglas
Mildred Bumble:
Patsy Rowlands
Cecil Gaybody:
Jimmy Logan

A personal selection by Barry Norman
Is Close Encounters of the Third Kind the best film of 1978? What about Midnight Express? Is Bunuel's That Obscure Object of Desire the best foreign film? Is John Travolta 's Saturday Night Fever a contender?
Assistant producer MARGARET SHARP Producer BARRY BROWN

Contributors

Unknown:
Barry Norman
Unknown:
John Travolta
Producer:
Barry Brown

starring
Here a Spy, There a Spy
British test pilot Colonel Barring-ton-Stone sells classified blueprints to a foreign power and commits murder to cover up.
Harry's intervention as a secret service agent brings the redoubtable Carter Shelby , Head of British Intelligence, on to his own track.

Contributors

Unknown:
Carter Shelby
Toni ' Feather ' Danton:
Stefanie Powers
Harry Danton:
Harold Gould
Enzo:
Frank Delfino
MargO:
Joan Shawlee
Colonel:
Clive Revill
Richard:
Michael Shannon
Jennifer:
Vickery Turner
Hadley:
Edward Winter
Shelby:
John Williams
Simpson:
Dennis Cole

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