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The first of 14 programmes for the holiday period.

Ron Greenwood insists that coaching should be simple:
"In a lifetime of coaching football my experience is that it is easier to teach good habits than to correct bad ones. Football is a simple game, the coaching of it should not be over complicated. Good coaches develop and improve their knowledge to share it with others. When you can bring together, as we have done for these films, the best coaches, the best players, high-quality technicians, a vast library of match action, plus the avowed intention of all concerned to make it a success then you must get a good result."
Kevin Keegan argues that even experienced internationals should still be learning.
Bobby Robson enthuses on shooting correctly and Sir Harold Thompson, Chairman of the Football Association, hopes that fun will come back to the game by players using and spectators observing great skills.

Contributors

Expert:
Ron Greenwood
Expert:
Kevin Keegan
Expert:
Bobby Robson
Expert:
Sir Harold Thompson
Producer:
Bob Abrahams

Presented by Noel Edmonds with John Craven, Keith Chegwin and Maggie Philbin
Fly to the other side of the world for a look round exotic Hong Kong. Try out Delia Smith's special recipe. Go transatlantic for a New York Christmas and don't miss the story of the Haunted Bike with a star-studded cast - and there's a Sting in the tail!

Contributors

Presenter:
Noel Edmonds
Presenter:
John Craven
Presenter:
Keith Chegwin
Presenter:
Maggie Philbin
Guest:
Delia Smith
Producer:
Crispin Evans
Editor:
Rosemary Gill

Introduced by Frank Bough

12.20* Football Focus
with Bob Wilson

12.50; 1.25; 2.0; 2.30* Racing from Chepstow
1.0 World Wide Assurance Novices' 'Chase (2m)
1.35 Coral Welsh National Handicap 'Chase (3m 6f).
Mud-loving Peter Scot seeks to become the first horse ever to win this 'marathon event' in successive years.
2.10 Panama Cigar Hurdle Race (Qualifier, 2m)
2.40 Finale Junior Hurdle Race (2m)

1.10* World Cup Ski-ing from Cortina D'Ampezzo: Men's Downhill
Italian Herbert Plank thrilled his home crowd by winning the last World Cup downhill raced on this course and he'll again be a strong contender for the major honours.

1.45; 2.20* Swimming from Coventry - The Arena Sprint
The competition to find the fastest man and the fastest woman swimmer in Britain over 50 metres takes on a further dimension with the appearance of world record holders Joe Bottom and Jill Sterkel from the United States.

2.50* International Boxing from Merthyr Tydfil
British Welterweight Champion Colin Jones met the Nigerian-born Clements Tshinza on a promotion specially arranged to help the memorial fund of the late Johnny Owen

3.15* Rugby League: John Player Trophy: Semi-final
Live second-half coverage of today's outstanding match.

4.5* International Show Jumping from Olympia
This afternoon's class, the Radio Rentals Twist or Stick Stakes, offers the riders an opportunity to gamble. After jumping the course, for which there are points for each fence, they can choose whether to stick with the score they have or gamble on jumping the Joker fence, which will be considerably bigger than the others.

4.40* Final Score

Today's timetable:
12.20 Football Focus
12.50 Racing; 1.10 Ski-ing: 1.25 Racing
1.45 Swimming; 2.0 Racing
2.20 Swimming: 2.30 Racing
2.50 Boxing; 3.15 Rugby League
4.5 Show Jumping; 4.40 Final Score
*Timings subject to alteration

Contributors

Presenter:
Frank Bough
Presenter (Football Focus):
Bob Wilson
Commentator (Racing):
Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator (Racing):
Julian Wilson
Commentator (Racing):
Richard Pitman
Commentator (Ski-ing):
David Vine
Commentator (Swimming):
Alan Weeks
Commentator (Swimming):
Hamilton Bland
Commentator (Boxing):
Harry Carpenter
Commentator (Rugby League):
Eddie Waring
Commentator (Show Jumping):
Raymond Brooks-Ward
Television Presentation (Football Focus):
Bob Abrahams
Television Presentation (Racing):
Richard Tilling
Television Presentation (Ski-ing):
RAI Italy
Television Presentation (Swimming):
John Philips
Television Presentation (Boxing):
John Norman
Television Presentation (Rugby League):
Nick Hunter
Television Presentation (Show Jumping):
Johnnie Watherston
Producer Grandstand:
Martin Hopkins
Editor Grandstand:
Harold Anderson

starring Rolf Harris , with special guests Keith Harris , Darts, and featuring the children of Overleigh Middle School, Chester.
Rolf and 200 young guests bring you a selection of Christmas songs from the historic city of Chester.

Contributors

Presenter:
Rolf Harris
Guest/ventriloquist:
Keith Harris
Guests/musicians:
null Darts
Musical Director:
Harry Booth
Script:
Tony Hawes
Designer:
Marjorie Pratt
Director:
Brian Penders
Producer:
James Moir

Alexander Korda's famous film of Rudyard Kipling's classic story, starring Sabu, Joseph Calleia

In his battle against the tiger Shere Khan, Mowgli, the Indian boy brought up by wolves, is helped by a herd of elephants as well as Kaa the snake, his wolf brothers and Bagheera the black panther.
Films: p 116
(First showing on British television)

Contributors

Based on "The Jungle Book" by:
Rudyard Kipling
Screenplay:
Laurence Stallings
Producer:
Alexander Korda
Director:
Zoltan Korda
Mowgli:
null Sabu
Buldeo:
Joseph Calleia
Barber:
John Qualen
Pundit:
Frank Puglia
Messua:
Rosemary de Camp
Mahala:
Patricia O'Rourke
Durga:
Ralph Byrd
Rao:
John Mather
English girl:
Faith Brook

A Christmas edition starring Syd Little and Eddie Large
Written by Eric Davidson
with star guests Lena Zavaroni, Sheena Easton
featuring Foxy Feeling

Contributors

Comedian:
Syd Little
Comedian:
Eddie Large
Writer:
Eric Davidson
Singer:
Lena Zavaroni
Singer:
Sheena Easton
Dancers:
Foxy Feeling
Foxy Feeling staged by:
Chris Power
Musicians:
Ronnie Hazlehurst and his Orchestra
Vocal Direction:
Maggie Stredder
Additional material written by:
David Newman
Additional material written by:
Peter Osborne
Additional material written by:
Bob Williams
Costume Design:
Linda Martin
Sound:
Keith Gunn
Lighting:
Warwick Fielding
Designer:
Martin Collins
Producer:
Michael Hurll

starring
Fourth Son
(Another episode: Christmas Day at 7.15)

Contributors

Miss Ellie:
Barbara Bel Geddes
Jock:
Jim Davis
J R:
Larry Hagman
Sue Ellen:
Linda Gray
Bobby:
Patrick Duffy
Pamela:
Victoria Principal
Lucy:
Charlene Tilton
Cliff Barnes:
Ken Kercheval
Ray Krebbs:
Steve Kanaly
Mitch Cooper:
Leigh McCloskey
Amos Krebbs:
William Windom

The feature film starring James Caan, Alan Arkin

Freebie and his constant companion the Bean are two tough, big-city cops, whose methods are decidedly unconventional. Working on a case against a syndicate boss, they discover that there is a 'contract' on him. In order to bring him to trial they must first keep him alive! Fights, chases, collisions and mayhem follow as the two zany policemen try to 'protect' the guilty man.
(First showing on British television)
Films: page 116

Contributors

Screenplay:
Robert Kaufman
Producer/Director:
Richard Rush
Bean:
Alax Arkin
Freebie:
James Caan
Meyers' wife:
Loretta Swit
Red Meyers:
Jack Kruschen
Lt Rosen:
Mike Kellin
Freebie's girl:
Linda Marsh
Whitey:
Paul Koslo
Chauffeur:
John Garwood
DA:
Alex Rocco
Bean's wife:
Valerie Harper

Jean Rook discovers that Christmas still means a lot to burglars, vicars, former Prime Ministers, Australian Dames, and the man whose father was eaten by a circus lion.

Contributors

Presenter:
Jean Rook
Film Cameraman:
John Baker
Sound Recordist:
Geoff Tookey
Producer:
Michael Begg

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