Story: "The Christmas Story"
Story: "The Christmas Story"
Dustin Hoffman narrates this cartoon with music about a land where everything and everyone is pointed - except little Oblio, a boy who is always pointed at.
Songs written and sung by Harry Nilsson
Another chance to see this highly-praised documentary, entered for the 1973 Monte Carlo International TV Festival.
From 1936 to 1946 the well-known author Henry Williamson farmed in Norfolk by using traditional and old-established methods. In this film he revisits his old farm and gives his personal account about the effects of modern farming methods on the countryside.
Dragons, princes, giants and wizards, elephants, piglets, butterflies and giraffes - they all live together in a converted warehouse in Cardiff and belong to someone who, because of her dedication to an ideal, has created a professional puppet theatre in her native Wales. The world of Jane Phillips is the world of the 'Caricature Theatre' and her story is the story of an obsession.
There was... an Englishman - Tony Jacklin, a Mexican - Lee Trevino and a South African - Gary Player three of 1972's top professional golf personalities.
With Henry Longhurst, Peter Alliss and Mark McCormack, they discuss the highlights of an incredible season, current trends, humour and future of their own fascinating game.
The Queen speaks to the Commonwealth
by William Shakespeare
Laurence Olivier's famous film starring Laurence Olivier as King Henry V, Robert Newton as Ancient Pistol, Leslie Banks as Chorus, Renee Asherson as Princess Katharine, Esmond Knight as Fluellen
(Christmas films: pages 17-19)
A duel of words and wit between Frank Muir, Jean Marsh, Miles Kington and Patrick Campbell, Anne Stallybrass, Douglas Fairbanks Jr
Referee Robert Robinson
A musical evocation of the familiar story of the Holy Family's flight into Egypt.
'I hear on all sides that your oratorio is a perfect bouquet of sweet flowers of melody and a masterpiece of simplicity.' (Heine to Berlioz)
Part 1 The Dream of Herod
Part 2 The Flight into Egypt
Part 3 The Arrival at Sais
Sung in Lincoln Cathedral in a dramatised English version by Paul England to mark the 900th Anniversary of Lincoln's founding.
Choir of King's College, Cambridge
London Philharmonic Orchestra
leader Rodney Friend
conducted by David Willcocks
by David Rook and John King
with Peter Arne
A black arab stallion escapes on Dartmoor and 'runs wild.' It steals mares from a pony trader who lives there. The story tells, without words, of the man's efforts to capture it.
A film from French Television of a romantic ballet first performed at the Paris Opera 140 years ago. The story is set in the Scottish Highlands: La Sylphide, a spirit of the air, falls in love with a human boy.
(An ORTF production)
by Nigel Kneale
Starring Michael Bryant and Jane Asher
with Iain Cuthbertson, Michael Bates and Reginald Marsh
Eddie: "Analyse a spook?"
Brock: "They once had a go at it with bell, book and candle. Well we are better equipped. Everything we get, Jill's going to programme on the computer."
A Personal History of the United States in 13 parts written and narrated by Alistair Cooke
(Shown on Sunday. This series is currently being printed in The Listener)
in a special edition of The Dick Cavett Show
Fred Astaire recalls a long and uniquely successful career in conversation with Dick Cavett. With all the old ease and charm he sings again some of his greatest hits including 'Lady Be Good,' 'Cheek to Cheek' and 'Top Hat, White Tie and Tails' - and shows he can still make dancing look the easiest thing in the world.
An ABC production
BBC Two is a lively channel of depth and substance, carrying a range of knowledge-building programming complemented by great drama, comedy and arts.
This data is drawn from the Radio Times magazine between 1923 and 2009. It shows what was scheduled to be broadcast, meaning it was subject to change and may not be accurate. More