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starring Keith Michell, Donald Pleasence, Charlotte Rampling, Jane Asher
As King Henry VIII lies dying, he looks back over his life, the pivot of a rich, rumbustious and romantic period of English history. In spite of his many marriages and crowded court, Henry remained essentially lonely: Keith Michell's critically-acclaimed performance shows that underneath the gluttonous and gloating monarch lived a sensitive and sensual man.
Written by IAN THORNE
Directed by WARIS HUSSEIN. Films: pp 16 - 17

Contributors

Written By:
Ian Thorne
Directed by:
Waris Hussein
King Henry VIII:
Keith Michell
Cromwell:
Donald Pleasence
Anne Boleyn:
Charlotte Rampling
Jane Seymour:
Jane Asher
Katharine of Aragon:
Frances Cuka
Catherine Howard:
Lynne Frederick
Anne of Cleves:
Jenny Bos
Catherine Parr:
Barbara Leigh-Hunt
Norfolk:
Michael Gough
Suffolk:
Brian Blessed
Thomas More:
Michael Goodliffe
Cranmer:
Bernard Hepton
Gardiner:
Garfield Morgan

Introduced by David Vine
The most remarkable sports story of the year. Terry Griffiths relives his 13 days at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, that took him from the obscurity of the Llanelli League to Professional Snooker Champion of the World.
Producers NICK HUNTER , BRIAN ROGERS

Contributors

Introduced By:
David Vine
Unknown:
Terry Griffiths
Producers:
Nick Hunter
Producers:
Brian Rogers

On Top of the World
From the recent World Championships in Fort Worth, Texas, a selection of the grace, beauty, strength and skill of the world's finest gymnasts. Top stars from the USSR, Romania, Japan, USA, Hungary and China are among those taking part.
Commentators RON PICKERING and ALAN WEEKS
Producer JOHN SHREWSBURY
Television presentation by ABC or AMERICA

Contributors

Commentators:
Ron Pickering

One of America's top TV personalities, Dick Cavett is also an enthusiastic amateur magician. Tonight he introduces some of the world's greatest illusionists - the light-fingered dexterity of Harry Blackstone Jr , the unique card-throwing skills of Ricky Jay , the zany comedy of Ballantine and the sleight of hand of the great Slydini.
Produced by MICHAEL BRANDMAN

Contributors

Unknown:
Dick Cavett
Unknown:
Harry Blackstone Jr
Unknown:
Ricky Jay
Produced By:
Michael Brandman

Concluding our festive season of films starring The Beatles.
"Let It Be" is a filmed record, impromptu and unrehearsed, of The Beatles at work and at play. In what was to be their last appearance together on film, the group are featured in over 20 of their own numbers and several rock standards.
Films: pages 16-17

Contributors

Musicians:
The Beatles
Producer:
Neil Aspinall
Director:
Michael Lindsay-Hogg

featuring two of the company's most popular ballets:
Les Patineurs: an evocation of the Victorian skating party.
Choreography FREDERICK ASHTON Music GIACOMO MEYERBEER
Arranged by CONSTANT LAMBERT Design WILLIAM CHAPPELL and Pineapple Poll: based on W S Gilbert s Bumboat Woman's Story and ARTISTS OF
SADLER'S WELLS ROYAL BALLET ORCHESTRA OF THE
SADLER'S WELLS ROYAL BALLET conducted by BARRY WORDSWORTH SADLER'S WELLS ROYAL BALLET director PETER WRIGHT
Videotape editor DAVID HILLIER
Sound VIC GOODRICH. Lighting JOHN MASON Directors JOHN SELWYN GILBERT , BOB LOCKYER The Big Top season was made possible by support from Midland Bank

Contributors

Unknown:
Frederick Ashton
Music:
Giacomo Meyerbeer
Arranged By:
Constant Lambert
Design:
William Chappell
Conducted By:
Barry Wordsworth
Director:
Peter Wright
Editor:
David Hillier
Editor:
Sound Vic Goodrich.
Unknown:
John Mason
Directors:
John Selwyn Gilbert
Directors:
Bob Lockyer
Blue boy:
Kim Reeder
Blue girls:
Lois Strike, Marion Tait
White couple:
Carl Myers
White couple:
Vyvyan Lorrayne
Red girls:
June Highwood,
Red girls:
Sherilyn Kennedy
Red girls:
Artists Of Sadler'S Wells Royal Ballet
Choreography:
John Cranko
Music:
Arthur Sullivan
Arranged by:
Charles MacKerras
Design:
Osbert Lancaster
Captain Belaye, of HMS:
Hot Cross
Bun .....:
Desmond Kelly
Pineapple Poll, a bumboat woman:
Marion Tait
Jasper, pot boy at The Steam Packet:
David Morse
Blanche, Belaye's fiancee:
Christine Aitken
Mrs Dimple, her aunt:
Lois Strike

by WILLY RUSSELL .
One coach, 30 kids - and their teachers-set out from Liverpool to North Wales. As the volatile mixture erupts, mirth and anarchy prevail while tempers flare. The zoo, a castle, the beach and a fairground are only a few of the memories that some will cherish - and others prefer to forget.
The Adults:
The Kids: and It was a stunner an experience that bound you heart and soul - a trip that shouldn't be missed. (DAILY EXPRESS) Producer DAVID POSE Director PEDR JAMES
BBC Manchester

Contributors

Unknown:
Willy Russell
Mrs Kay:
Jean Heywood
Mr Briggs:
Alun Armstrong
Susan:
Elizabeth Estensen
Colin:
Lennox Greaves
Headmaster:
Robert Gillespie
Les, the lollipop man:
George Malpas
Mrs Roberts:
Iona Banks
Zookeeper:
Peter Tilbury
Carol:
Julie Jones
Reilly:
Stephen Caffrey
Digga:
Joe Jennings
Andrews:
Phil Johnson
Linda Croxley:
Jacqueline Lucas
Karen:
Stella Ashes
Ronson:
Robert Guy
Ronson:
Ian Allward
Ronson:
Debbie Bush
Ronson:
Janet Cave
Ronson:
Maria Chapman
Ronson:
Michael Clifton
Ronson:
Simon Driver
Ronson:
Lorraine Ellis
Ronson:
John Evans
Ronson:
David Ford
Ronson:
Barry Gillibrand
Ronson:
Sharon Grant
Ronson:
Miguel Lates
Ronson:
Graham Lucas
Ronson:
Maurice McNally
Ronson:
David Martin
Ronson:
Craig Matthews
Ronson:
Malcolm Meades
Ronson:
Jayne Nilson
Ronson:
John Phillips
Ronson:
Michael Spencer
Ronson:
Colin Ungi
Ronson:
Judith Williams
Ronson:
Keith Williams

with The King's Singers
From Bisham Abbey and Leeds Castle, these six brilliant young gentlemen sing a selection of seasonal melodies arranged for them in a most individual manner.
Also the first television performance of The Reluctant Dragon in which the singers are accompanied by the Richard Hickox Orchestra.

Contributors

Singers:
The King's Singers
Musicians:
The Richard Hickox Orchestra
Lighting:
John Wilson
Sound:
Jeff Baker
Producer:
Ken Griffin

The feature film starring Gordon Macrae, Gloria Grahame, Shirley Jones, Rod Steiger
BBC2's musical Christmas continues with a Rodgers and Hammerstein classic.

Oklahoma cowboy Curly waits until the last minute to invite Laurey to the Box Social. Out of pique, Laurey tells him that she is going with Jud, the hired-hand, but she soon has reason to regret her impulsive action.

(Films: pages 16-17)

Contributors

Composer:
Richard Rodgers
Author/Lyricist:
Oscar Hammerstein
Director:
Fred Zinnemann
Curly:
Gordon Macrae
Ado Annie:
Gloria Grahame
Laurey:
Shirley Jones
Jud Fry:
Rod Steiger
Will Parker:
Gene Nelson
Aunt Eller:
Charlotte Greenwood
Ali Hakim:
Eddie Albert
Paw Carnes:
James Whitmore
Gertie:
Barbara Lawrence
Skidmore:
Jay C. Flippen
The Marshall:
Roy Barcroft
Dream Curly:
James Mitchell
Dream Laurey:
Bambi Linn

The Christmas Tree Suite by Franz Liszt
On each of the 12 days of Christmas Rhondda Gillespie plays a movement from this little-known suite for piano.
Old Christmas Song

Contributors

Composer:
Franz Liszt
Pianist:
Rhondda Gillespie
Producer:
Kenneth Corden
Director:
Helen Morton

BBC Two England

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