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by Rex Tucker
[Starring] Timothy Dalton as Ahmed, Isla Blair as Princess Yasmin
with Gordon Gostelow as The Carpet Dealer, Peter Jeffrey as The Sun Prince, Roy Kinnear as The Moon Prince, Kenneth Mackintosh as The Caliph
and Cleo Laine as The Voice of Scheherazade
(Kenneth Mackintosh, William Hobbs, and Frederick Pyne are National Theatre players)
(Colour)

Contributors

Writer:
Rex Tucker
Make-up:
Elizabeth Rowell
Costumes:
Charles Knode
Lighting:
Jim Richards
Music:
James Conistein
Designer:
Jeremy Davies
Producer:
Ronald Travers
Director:
Mark Cullingham
Ahmed:
Timothy Dalton
Princess Yasmin:
Isla Blair
The Carpet Dealer:
Gordon Gostelow
The Sun Prince:
Peter Jeffrey
The Moon Prince:
Roy Kinnear
The Caliph:
Kenneth Mackintosh
The Voice of Scheherazade:
Cleo Laine
Janissary:
Nell Fitzpatrick
Egyptian:
Frank Wylie
Persian:
Roderick Horn
Indian:
Frederick Pyne
Chinese:
William Hobbs
Tibetan:
Oliver Cotton
Shalima:
Louise Breslin
Vizier:
William Hoyland
Soldier:
Roy Pearce
Kafur:
Gavin Richards
Doctor:
Roger Kemp
Ali:
Marc Gebhard

An invitation to step into the humorous and imaginative world of James Thurber.
A series starring William Windom as John Monroe, Joan Hotchkis as his wife Ellen,
Lisa Gerritsen as his daughter Lydia

Certainly there is much to be said for giving your small daughter a conventional Christmas present. Like a new doll. But at the time a United States flag seemed the ideal gift.
It's just that nobody appreciates patriotic fathers any more.
(Colour)

Contributors

Author:
James Thurber
John Monroe:
William Windom
Ellen:
Joan Hotchkis
Lydia:
Lisa Gerritsen

For three seasons, the archaeologists, watched by BBC cameras, camped at the foot of Silbury Hill in Wiltshire. Now, as traces of their presence fast disappear, Ludovic Kennedy looks back on the third and most publicised attempt to answer the multitude of questions posed by the biggest prehistoric man-made mound in Europe.
(from BBC South and West)
(Colour)

Contributors

Presenter:
Ludovic Kennedy
Producer:
Roger Laughton
Director:
Bevan Ambrose

leader David McCallum
and featuring Lena Martell, Mike Redway, The Mike Sammes Singers and Derek Hardwick

(Colour)

Contributors

Musicians:
Mantovani and his Concert Orchestra
Orchestra leader:
David McCallum
Singer:
Lena Martell
Singer:
Mike Redway
Singers:
The Mike Sammes Singers
Performer:
Derek Hardwick
Dancer:
Nina Chalmers
Dancer:
Celia Hetherington
Dancer:
Lesley North
Dancer:
Rosemary Page
Staged by:
Ralph Tobert
Lighting:
Geoff Shaw
Sound:
Hugh Barker
Designer:
David Chandler
Production:
John Street

Big, battered and rough-looking Johnny Cash sings of trains, prisons, and hard times. For years he scraped a living with his guitar and his songs. Now he's at the top, not only of the Country and Western scene, but just at the top. In demand for the best television programmes, the most prestigious concerts, on the cover of Life magazine-a household name. Coolly and shrewdly he husbands his success. Calmly. almost cynically, he's determined never to forget the grit and poverty of his background and the years of tough waiting.
On Christmas Eve, Man Alive hands over to a remarkable film made by a husband and wife team in America about Johnny Cash. The film followed him not only on a singing tour, but on a return to his early beginnings and his first background : the main inspiration of his haunting songs.

(Colour)

Contributors

Subject/singer:
Johnny Cash
Film by:
Arthur Barron
Film by:
Evelyn Barron

starring John Gregson, Dinah Sheridan, Kenneth More, Kay Kendall
A sparkling British comedy about the rivalry between two competitors in the annual London to Brighton veteran car run.

(Colour)

Contributors

Screenplay:
William Rose
Music composed and played by:
Larry Adler
Produced and directed by:
Henry Cornelius
Alan:
John Gregson
Wendy:
Dinah Sheridan
Ambrose:
Kenneth More
Rosalind:
Kay Kendall
First speed cop:
Geoffrey Keen
Second speed cop:
Harold Siddons
Hotel proprietress:
Joyce Grenfell

introduced by Michael Flanders
Wandsworth School Choir
Conductor Russell Burgess
(Colour)

Contributors

Presenter:
Michael Flanders
Singers:
Wandsworth School Choir
Conductor:
Russell Burgess
Organist:
Ian Cobb
Sound:
Derek Miller-Timmins
Lighting:
Ken MacGregor
Designer:
Roger Liminton
Producer:
Patricia Foy
on BBC Two England

The famous film thriller starring Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb, Vincent Price, Judith Anderson

Rightly regarded as a Hollywood classic, Laura is a startlingly original mystery: the story of a murdered girl and the people she knew - but with a surprising twist.

Contributors

Adapted from the novel by:
Vera Caspary
Produced and directed by:
Otto Preminger
Laura:
Gene Tierney
Mark McPherson:
Dana Andrews
Waldo Lydecker:
Clifton Webb
Shelby Carpenter:
Vincent Price
Ann Treadwell:
Judith Anderson
Bessie Clary:
Dorothy Adams

BBC Two England

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