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Today's story is "Once Upon A Christmas Tree..." The last of three stories by Larry Parker
(Repeated on BBC1 and BBC Wales at 4.20 pm)


Carol Chell
Rick Jones
Author (Once Upon a Christmas Tree):
Larry Parker

A Money Programme special
Fares, food, wages, strikes, unemployment-1970, the year when virtually everything except the stock market, the value of the £ and the hemline went up.
Tonight, in this extended edition, The Money Programme looks at the experiences of 1970 with those who helped to shape them, and those who were affected by them. And what will happen to our money in 1971?


Brian Widlake
Alan Watson
Paul Griffiths
Robert Rowland

Mozart's comic opera in two acts

A second chance to see this complete opera which was televised live from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in July 1968

Covent Garden Opera Chorus chorus-master Douglas Robinson
The children are from Elliott's School trained by Jean Povey
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden leader Charles Taylor
sung in Italian with English subtitles by Gillian Widdicombe
Antony Hopkins introduces the opera

In the sunny south of Italy two young officers wager with a friend on the constancy of their ladies. They appear in disguise and the cynic's point is proved when each lady is seduced by the other's man.
The action takes place in Naples in the late 1780s.

Act 1:
Scene 1: A room in the officers' quarters
Scene 2: A terrace overlooking the bay of Naples
Scene 3: A room in the villa
Scene 4: The garden

Act 2:
Scene 1: A room in the villa
Scene 2: The garden by the shore
Scene 3: A room in the villa
Scene 4: The salon


Antony Hopkins
Georg Solti
John Copley
Henry Bardon
David Walker
Covent Garden Opera Chorus
Douglas Robinson
Children trained by:
Jean Povey
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Orchestra Leader:
Charles Taylor
Lorenzo da Ponte
Gillian Widdicombe
Presented for television by:
John Vernon
Fiordiligi, a lady of Ferrara:
Pilar Lorengar
Dorabella, Fiordiligi's sister:
Josephine Veasey
Despina, lady's maid to the two sisters:
Lucia Popp
Ferrando, an officer engaged to Dorabella:
Donald Grobe
Guglielmo, an officer engaged to Fiordiligi:
Wladimiro Ganzarolli
Don Alfonso, a cynical old bachelor:
Keith Engen

The second of two films featuring one of the cinema's great actresses
Starring Ingrid Bergman, Yul Brynner
with Helen Hayes, Akim Tamiroff, Martita Hunt, Felix Aylmer

Everyone assumed that Anastasia, daughter of the last Tsar of Russia, was murdered during the Revolution, but a group of White Russians exiled in Paris claim to have found the true heir to the Russian throne.
Ingrid Bergman received an Academy Award for this, probably the best performance of her career, in her first American film after a long, self-imposed exile in Europe.



Anatole Litvak
Buddy Adler
Ingrid Bergman
Yul Brynner
Helen Hayes
Akim Tamiroff
Baroness von Livenbaum:
Martita Hunt
Russian Chamberlain:
Felix Aylmer

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