Story: The Seed Song by CHRISTOPHER ROWE. Presenters Carol Leader, Chris Tranchell
with music by Tchaikovsky.
Clara is given a nutcracker in the form of a toy soldier for Christmas. That night she sees the nutcracker in battle with the terrible Seven-headed Mouse King. The nutcracker turns into a young Prince and takes Clara to the Kingdom of Sweets.
(1978 winner of the BAFTA award for Schools Television)
The Wonders of Aladdin
A pantomime double-bill for the holiday, starring Donald O'Connor, Noelle Adam, Vittorio De Sica
Aladdin discovers by chance that his lamp has magic powers - and a genie to guard them!
Screenplay by LUTHER DAVIS
Directed by HENRY LEVIN. Films: pp 16-17Ã
and at 3.25
The Glass Slipper
Starring Leslie Caron , Michael Wilding
An adaptation of the romance of Cinderella and her Prince Charming set against a fairytale background of music and dance.Ã
and BALLET DE PARIS Choreography by ROLAND pet"
Music by BRON ISLAU KAPER
Screenplay and lyrics by Hr " Produced by EDWIN H. KNOPF Directed by CHARLES WALTERS
A Circus of Experiments
A series of six programmes 2: Molecules in Motion
See air molecules exerting pressure by bombardment; they can even make specks of smoke dance. See rough estimates of their spacing-apart and of their great speeds. See liquid air and argue evidence from it. See jet propulsion in a final experiment and hear it explained by molecules in motion. (Part 3 tomorrow)
including a news summary with sub-titles for the hard-of-hearing, followed by Weather
The Second Test from Melbourne
RICHIE BENALD introduces highlights of the fourth day's play.
Judi Dench introduces a very special cartoon, made by top animators from ten different countries, to celebrate the International Year of the Child. The result is a fascinating, absorbing and unusual illustration of the ten Principles of the United Nations Charter for Children.
Production supervised by MAX MASSIMINO in Rome and JOHN HALAS in London
Introduced by Richard Baker
The traditional New Year's morning concert from the Musikvereinssaal, featuring the music of the Strauss family, with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Lorin Maazel and the Vienna State Opera Ballet
Produced for ORF/ZDF by Hermann Lanske
The distinctive sound of the Dave Brubeek Quartet featuring DAVE BRUBECK and his special guest
Annie Ross AND HER TRIO With CHRIS BRUBECK
(electric bass and trombone) BUTCH MILES (drums)
JERRY BERGONZI (tenor sax)
Lighting ALEC ROBSON
Sound DAVID WEIR. Designer TIM DANN Director ROY NORTON Producer ROY BONNIE
The feature film starring Erich von Stroheim Jean Gabin , Pierre Fresnay
Erich von Stroheim played a number of roles in French films but his best is indubitably the gallant pilot, reduced by his wounds to running a prison camp, in this moving appeal to Frenchmen and Germans to stop a second world war at any cost.
Screenplay by CHARLES SPAAK , JEAN RENOIR Directed by JEAN RENOIR
(A French film with English sub-titles) . Films: pp 16-17
The Christmas Tree Suite by FRANZ LISZT. On the seventh day of Christmas RHONDDA GILLESPIE plays the seventh movement from this little-known suite for piano. Slumber Song