with music by Stravinsky.
At the Shrovetide Fair in St Petersburg a showman presents his puppet theatre. After their performance the puppets seem to come to life and one of them, Petrushka, is in danger.
The QE2 is the last of the great British liners in service from Southampton. Today her survival depends on the efficiency of the operation and her world-wide appeal. This film tells the story of the critical and hectic 36 hours to see her into port and prepare for another trans-atlantic crossing.
Film editor NEVIL GRIST Producer JOHN COLEMAN
from the National Sports Centre, Crystal Palace. The Philips World Invitational Club Championships Semi-finals in this prestigious tournament with the home team Crystal Palace, bidding for a place in the final.
The feature film starring Debbie Reynolds, Ricardo Montalban, Greer Garson
Sister Ann is a nun who has come to Samaritan House to help the poor; she brings her guitar on which she composes light-hearted songs. Eventually her singing is to bring her fame, and with it soul-searching personal problems.
(First showing on British television)
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An MCM Cartoon
A Circus of Experiments
The Royal Institution's Annual Christmas Lectures for Young People. The 150th series is given by Professor Eric M. Rogers of Princeton and the Nuffield Foundation. A series of six programmes 1: Getting to Know Atoms
Atoms are impossible to see - yet we have evidence of them from crystals; and you will see visible specks staggering under their bombardment. (And we even promise to break the impossibility, and let you ' see' atoms in the final lecture.) See liquids showing strong ' skin' forces; and, as a finale, the largest drop of water in the world.
Presented for television by BRIAN JOHNSON
(Part 2 tomorrow)
The Second Test from
Melbourne RICHIE BENAUD introduces highlights of the third day's play.
Television presentation by 9 NETWORK. Australia Producer NICK HUNTER
A story in five parts
My Brother Jonathan
After his life in this world, Karl Lion goes to Cherry Valley to join his elder brother Jonathan who has gone there before him.
including sub-titles for the hard-of-hearing, followed by Weather
from the Royal Albert Hall , London
Introduced by Antony Hopkins
In 1975 the first-ever Schools Prom was held, when over 400 school-children aged between 5 and 18 played before a capacity audience in the Royal Albert Hall. This year, with nearly 1,800 talented youngsters taking part, the Schools Prom celebrates its fifth birthday.
For Schools Prom: Director DEREK JEWEL Deputy director HUMPHREY METZGEN Producer LARRY WESTLAND
For BBCtv: Lighting GEORGE JAKINS Sound KEITH HARLOW
Producer KEN GRIFFIN
The Schools Prom is organised by The Times and sponsored by Commercial Union Assurance)
The Royal Forest
1979 is the 900th Anniversary of the founding of the New Forest
Throughout the generations, since
William the Conqueror first claimed the Forest as his own, the woodland, heath and marsh-land have sheltered a wide variety of wild animals. Today the descendants of those animals are still there, living among and protected by the descendants of the original trees,
Now modern man is making increasing demands on the Forest.
This celebration of its survival is also a plea for its future.
Narrated by TONY BRITTON
Written and produced by JOHN KING
Film editor NIGEL ASHCROFT
Film cameramen HUGH MILES MARTIN SAUNDERS , JERRY GOULD
Series editors PETER JONES , ANTHONY 15AACS BBC Bristol
How to change some of the problems of the 70s into the successes of the 80s? Four people from different areas of public life bring us to the end of a decade with hopes as well as warnings and with questions about the spiritual stance which will be asked of us as a country and as individuals in the coming decade.
Jeremy Carrad talks to
Christopher Booker , Don Cupitt Raymond Johnston and Gerald Priestland with music from
JUDY MACKENZIE and DAVE COOKE
Directed by CHRISTOPHER MANN
Producer PETER FIRTH. BBC Bristol
live from the Apollo, Glasgow, features Blondie in a special concert to mark the end of the 70s and the return to the British Isles of this highly-successful American rock singer.
Director TOM CORCORAN
Producer MICHAEL APPLETON
For the best effect viewers with stereo Radio 1 should turn off TV sound and position their speakers on either side of the screen, but a few feet away. Stereo headphones provide a suitable alternative
The feature film starring
William Holden , Gloria Swanson and Erich von Stroheim as Max Von Mayerling Hollywood 's most famous picture of itself is Billy Wilder 's story of a faded movie queen dreaming of a comeback and a young disillusioned writer who strays into her strange fantasy world. and as themselves CECIL B. DE MILLE
HEDDA HOPPER , BUSTER KEATON ANNA Q. NILSSON , H. B. WARNER RAY EVANS , JAY LIVINGSTON
Screenplay by CHARLES BRACKETT
BILLY WILDER and D. M. MARSHAM JR Produced by CHARLES BRACKETT Directed by BILLY WILDER
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The Christmas Tree Suite by FRANZ LISZT. On the sixth day of Christmas RHONDDA GILLESPIE plays the sixth movement. Carillon