A special variety programme of Asian music and dance.
Story: The Winter Bear by RUTH CRAFT and ERIC BLEGVAD Presenters
Sarah Long , Stuart McGugan
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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.
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)
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