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Starring Anton Walbrook, Deborah Kerr, Roger Livesey

The life and loves of Clive Candy, VC, from the Boer War to the Home Guard in World War II.

(Christmas Films: pages 17-19)
(Colour)

Contributors

Writer/Producer/Director:
Michael Powell
Writer/Producer/Director:
Emeric Pressburger
Theo Kretschmar-Schuldorff:
Anton Walbrook
Edith Hunter/Barbara Wynne/Johnny Cannon:
Deborah Kerr
Clive Candy:
Roger Livesey
Spud Wilson:
James McKechnie
Colonel Betteridge:
Roland Culver

James Mason, Honor Blackman, Una Stubbs, Derek Nimmo, Deryck Guyler, Dimitri Tiomkin, Donald Pleasence, Anita Harris, Leslie Crowther, Vince Hill, Julie Ege, Stanley Baker and Arthur Negus each talk about a favourite piece in their collections. Hugh Scully introduces Collector's World.
(from Bristol)
(Colour)

Contributors

Presenter:
Hugh Scully
Interviewee:
James Mason
Interviewee:
Honor Blackman
Interviewee:
Una Stubbs
Interviewee:
Derek Nimmo
Interviewee:
Deryck Guyler
Interviewee:
Dimitri Tiomkin
Interviewee:
Donald Pleasence
Interviewee:
Anita Harris
Interviewee:
Leslie Crowther
Interviewee:
Vince Hill
Interviewee:
Julie Ege
Interviewee:
Stanley Baker
Interviewee:
Arthur Negus
Director:
Paul Smith
Director:
Robin Drake
Producer:
John King

Starring Stacy Keach and James Keach

On 17 December 1903 the first powered flight took place.

A NET/BBC co-production
(Colour) [Repeat]

Contributors

Writer/Director:
Arthur Barron
Wilbur:
Stacy Keach
Orville:
James Keach
Bishop Wright:
George Mitchell
Katherine:
Jennie MacLean
Harriet:
Katherine Frye
Chanute:
David Hurst
Carrie:
Irene Schweyer
Tate:
John Lawrence

Verdi's great comic opera
Text by Arrigo Boito after Shakespeare sung in a new translation by Eric Crozier and Joan Cross
In his 80th year Verdi at last achieved his comic opera, a work brilliantly characterised in each of its six scenes.

Sir John Falstaff, fat, lovable knight of the Garter Inn, is in pursuit of romance (and money) yet again and sends love-letters to Alice Ford and Meg Page. These Merry Wives of Windsor, furious at his conceit in writing identical letters, decide to punish him by arranging a rendezvous. His rascally followers, Bardolph and Pistol, warn Ford (Alice's husband) of Falstaff's infatuation and intentions.
Mistress Quickly visits Falstaff at the inn and arranges the meeting for that afternoon. The old knight's mood of happy anticipation is interrupted by Ford in disguise as a Mr Fountain, pretending to seek advice on how to woo a certain Alice Ford. Unashamed, Falstaff boasts he is about to visit her. But the visit has disastrous results...
That evening outside the Garter Inn, Falstaff muses on his humiliation and consoles himself with the joys of wine. Suddenly Mistress Quickly appears with a letter from Alice; his conceit lets him fall into the trap again and optimistically he agrees to another meeting, in disguise, in Windsor Forest at midnight...

starring Geraint Evans as Sir John Falstaff, Regina Resnik as Mistress Quickly,
Norman Bailey as Ford, April Cantelo as Alice Ford

Ambrosian Opera Chorus
English Chamber Orchestra (augmented)
leader Kenneth Sillito
conductor James Lockhart

(James Lockhart, Richard Armstrong, Edward Byles and David Gwynne take part by arrangement with the Welsh National Opera Company)
(The Roast Beef of Old California: pages 13-14)
(Colour)

Contributors

Composer:
null Verdi
Librettist:
Arrigo Boito
Translator:
Eric Crozier
Translator:
Joan Cross
Singers:
Ambrosian Opera Chorus
Musicians:
English Chamber Orchestra (augmented)
Orchestra Leader:
Kenneth Sillito
Conductor:
James Lockhart
Associate Conductor:
Richard Armstrong
Repetiteur:
Richard Nunn
Costumes:
Juanita Waterson
Choreographer:
Geraldine Stephenson
Sound:
Ray Angel
Sound:
Alan Fogg
Lighting:
Robert Wright
Design:
Eileen Diss
Producer:
Cedric Messina
Director:
Basil Coleman
Sir John Falstaff:
Geraint Evans
Mistress Quickly:
Regina Resnik
Ford:
Norman Bailey
Alice Ford:
April Cantelo
Dr Caius:
Gregory Dempsey
Bardolph:
Edward Byles
Pistol:
David Gwynne
Meg Page:
Joan Davies
Nanetta, Ford's daughter:
Norma Burrowes
Fenton, her lover:
Neil Jenkins

Last winter a party of British ski-mountaineers set out to traverse the entire length of the Alps from east to west, climbing some of the highest mountains on the way.
For much of the time they were high above the bustling tourist centres, finding a route across glaciers and high mountain passes seldom seen by ordinary skiers. But their route also took them through many of the famous mountain villages where the English pioneers first started to ski for pleasure in the Alps.
This is the story of a remarkable journey. It is also the story of the fastest growing sport in the world.

(Colour)

Contributors

Writer/Producer:
Christopher Ralling

Regional Variations (2)

The Edwardians

Episode 6: The Reluctant Juggler

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)

A night at an Edwardian music-hall both on stage and backstage, where the performers are organising a strike.

In this special 'Sampler' edition Bob Harris introduces a selection of some of the highlights of the last series, including The Beach Boys, Jerry Lee Lewis, Kris Kristofferson, Roxy Music, Rolling Stones, The Beatles and many others.
(Colour)

Contributors

Presenter:
Bob Harris
Director:
Colin Strong
Producer:
Michael Appleton

BBC Two England

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