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Story: The Little Drummer Boy by EZRA JACK KEATS. Words and music by KATHERINE DAVIS
HENRY ONORATI and HARRY SIMEONE Guest Nola Rae Presenters
Sarah Long , Stuart McGugan

Contributors

Unknown:
Jack Keats.
Music By:
Katherine Davis
Music By:
Henry Onorati
Music By:
Harry Simeone
Unknown:
Guest Nola Rae
Presenters:
Sarah Long
Presenters:
Stuart McGugan

Every year on Dutch television the world-famous Concertgebouw Orchestra gives a live Christmas Day concert. This year, under their conductor Bernard Haitink they perform Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique.
This programme, made available through Eurovision by NOS (Dutch television), was recorded earlier today.

Contributors

Musicians:
Concertgebouw Orchestra
Conductor:
Bernard Haitink

A Musical Fable for Christmas by Donald Swann (music) and Arthur Scholey (libretto)
The legend of Baboushka is found in many places and in varying forms. It tells of a lady who gives hospitality to the Three Kings as they pass through her village on the way to Bethlehem. Being an energetic housewife, she is too busy at the time to join them on their journey but says she will follow on later. When she finally does arrive in Bethlehem it is too late: the Baby has gone. The legend says she is still searching...
Starring Eira Heath as Baboushka
The Three Kings and members of the FINCHLEY CHILDREN'S MUSIC GROUP chorus-master JOHN ANDREWES Grown-ups
THE AMBROSIAN SINGERS
With PETER BAMBER, ALAN BYERS, HILLIE HUTCHINS, JEAN TEMPERLEY, NIGEL WAUGH and PAT WHITMORE
Associate conductor JOHN MCARTHY and with Orchestrator and musical directeur ALEXANDER FARIS
Sound ALAN EDMUNDS
Lighting PETER CATLETT
Make-up MAUREEN WINSLADE Costume JOAN ELLACOTT Designer KEN SHARP
Producer KENNETH CORDEN

Contributors

Unknown:
Donald Swann
Unknown:
Arthur Scholey
Baboushka:
Eira Heath
Chorus-Master:
John Andrewes
Unknown:
Peter Bamber
Unknown:
Alan Byers
Unknown:
Hillie Hutchins
Unknown:
Jean Temperley
Unknown:
Nigel Waugh
Unknown:
Pat Whitmore
Conductor:
John McArthy
Orchestrator and musical director:
Alexander Faris
Sound:
Alan Edmunds
Lighting:
Peter Catlett
Make-up:
Maureen Winslade
Costume:
Joan Ellacott
Designer:
Ken Sharp
Producer:
Kenneth Corden
Melchior:
David King-Lassman
Caspar:
Colin Huehns
Balthazar:
Simon Buchan
Angel:
Julie Cronshaw
Himself:
Donald Swann

A celebration of the English at their favourite pastime. Written and narrated by CANDIDA LYCETT GREEN
It's the grand English gardens, like those of Capability Brown, that always get noticed. But, on a different scale, our front gardens can be just as varied and just as remarkable. And so are the people who make these small showpieces, in front of council houses and thatched cottages, bungalows and follies; people who put so much love and enthusiasm, and inventiveness into them.
Perhaps it's a way of showing everyone what we can do, even of revealing what sort of people we are. The results are some astonishing gardens-a front garden with 13 cathedrals; a hedge like a life-sized steam-engine; old-fashioned rambling cottage gardens; formal brilliant flower-patterned gardens; gardens inhabited by gnomes; gardens made with shells; even a garden without a single plant.
Film cameraman PHILIP BONHAM-CARTEn Film editor EDWARD ROBERTS Producer EDWARD MIRZOEFF

Contributors

Unknown:
Candida Lycett
Unknown:
Philip Bonham-Carten
Editor:
Edward Roberts
Producer:
Edward Mirzoeff

Earlier this year the great Australian soprano Joan Sutherland and the Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti gave their first-ever joint recital in Avery Fisher Hall , Lincoln Center, New York.
It was a triumph for both ... there is not a pair of singers alive who could have matched this combination of style and prodigal out-pouring of voice. (NEW YORK TIMES) In tonight's recording of that event these two great stars sing two duets from Verdi's La Traviata and ' Sulla tomba' from Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor. LUCIANO PAVAROTTI sings the arias ' Amor ti vieta' from Giordano's Fedora; ' 0 Paradiso' from Meyerbeer's L'Africaine; Cielo e mar' from Ponchielli's La Gioconda and ' Pourquoi me reveiller?' from Werther by Massenet.
JOAN SUTHERLAND sings from Verdi's Ernani Ernani . , , involami'; 'I dreamt I dwelt in marble halls' by Balfe, and two arias from the final act of Bellini's La Sonnambula.
Orchestra conducted by Richard Bonynge
Introduced by HUMPHREY BURTON
Directed by KIRK BROWNING Produced by JOHN GOBERMAN
A production of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts Inc

Contributors

Soprano:
Joan Sutherland
Tenor:
Luciano Pavarotti
Unknown:
Fisher Hall
Unknown:
Luciano Pavarotti
Unknown:
La Sonnambula.
Conducted By:
Richard Bonynge
Introduced By:
Humphrey Burton
Directed By:
Kirk Browning
Produced By:
John Goberman

The musical quiz in which Joseph Cooper as questionmaster invites you to match your musical wits against
Joyce Grenfell, David Attenborough, Robin Ray
Special guest Sir Robert Mayer

Contributors

Questionmaster:
Joseph Cooper
Panellist:
Joyce Grenfell
Panellist:
David Attenborough
Panellist:
Robin Ray
Guest:
Sir Robert Mayer
Sound:
Lance Andrews
Lighting:
Peter Winn
Designer:
Pamela Lambooy
Director:
Helen Morton
Producer:
Walter Todds

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