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Story: The Caterpillar's Story by ACHIM BROGER
Illustrated by KATRIN BRANDT Presenters
Carol Leader, Chris Tranchell i Repeated on BBC1 at 3.55 pm)

Contributors

Story By:
Achim Broger
Illustrated By:
Katrin Brandt
Leader:
Chris Tranchell

The New Year Meeting
1 35 The Colt Car Corinium Hur dle Race (21m)
2 10 The Colt Car Diamond Handi cap Steeplechase (2 1/2 m)
2.45 The Colt Car Platinum Novices' Steeplechase (3m If)
3.15 The Evesham Four year-old Novices' Hurdle Race (2m)
Introduced by RICHARD PITMAN
Commentaters PETER O'SULLEVAN and JOHN HANMER
Television presentation
RICHARD TILLING and JOHN MCNICHOLAS
A feature film starring

Contributors

Unknown:
Corinium Hur
Unknown:
Diamond Handi
Introduced By:
Richard Pitman
Introduced By:
Commentaters Peter O'Sullevan
Unknown:
Richard Tilling
Unknown:
John McNicholas

Guest stars Gene Kelly , Vera-Ellen Perry Como , Lena Horne
Judy Garland , June Allyson
This musical biography of song-writing partners Rodgers and Hart tells of their early struggles on the road to success. A host of Hollywood stars feature in some of their best-loved numbers, including ' The lady is a tramp ', Blue moon ' and ' Where or when '.
Screenplay by FRED FINKLEHOFFE Produced by ARTHUR FREED
Director NORMAN TAUROG. Films: pp 16-17

Contributors

Unknown:
Gene Kelly
Unknown:
Vera-Ellen Perry Como
Unknown:
Lena Home
Unknown:
Judy Garland
Play By:
Fred Finklehoffe
Produced By:
Arthur Freed
Director:
Norman Taurog.
Lorenz Hart:
Mickey Rooney
Richard Rodgers:
Tom Drake
Eddie Anders:
Perry Como
Peggy:
Betty Garrett
Dorothy:
Janet Leigh
Herbert Fields:
Marshall Thompson

A Circus of The Royal Institution's Annual Christmas Lectures for Young People. This 150th series is given by Professor Eric M. Rogers of Princeton and the Nuffield Foundation. A series of six programmes 3: Electrified Atoms
In a television tube there is vacuum through which a stream of electrons is fired to paint the pictures on the screen. See streams of electrons and streams of charged atoms (which have lost or gained electrons) controlled by electric or magnetic fields. See how such atoms emit light in a brilliant spectrum as they recover from being electrified. We are starting to imagine thinking-models of atoms.
Presented for television by BRIAN JOHNSON
(Part 4 tomorrow)

Contributors

Unknown:
Professor Eric M. Rogers
Television By:
Brian Johnson

7 In Wild Rose Valley
Taking refuge in the house of old Mattias, Crispy remembers the password of Tengil's army.
Directed by OLLE HELLBOM
Film cameraman RUNE ERICSON
English adaptation by GONILLA AND HERMAN English version directed by LOUIS ELMAN Produced by svensk FILMINDUSTRI (Continued tomorrow)

Contributors

Directed By:
Olle Hellbom
Unknown:
Rune Ericson
Unknown:
Herman English
Directed By:
Louis Elman
Produced By:
Svensk Filmindustri

An occasional series in which ROBIN RAY looks at the cinema's treatment of great personalities and events.
Tonight: Wyatt Farp and the Gunfight at OK Corral
One of the West's most famous and infamous law officers has been the subject of many Hollywood movies over the past 40 years, but just how near to the real man were they, and where did the gunfight really take place?
Burt Lancaster , Henry Fonda James Garner , Harris Yulin in films by JOHN FORD
JOHN STURGES and FRANK PERRY help to provide some of the answers.
Written by ROBIN RAY
Directed by PAUL LOOSLEY Produced by JOHN BUTTERY BBC Manchester

Contributors

Unknown:
Robin Ray
Unknown:
Wyatt Farp
Unknown:
Burt Lancaster
Unknown:
Henry Fonda
Unknown:
James Garner
Unknown:
Harris Yulin
Unknown:
John Ford
Unknown:
John Sturges
Unknown:
Frank Perry
Written By:
Robin Ray
Directed By:
Paul Loosley
Produced By:
John Buttery

One man has already died, many suffer greatly, in this, the severest of all bicycle races.
The struggle to win the Tour de France is like an ancient Greek myth. A Hercules on wheels, each contestant must endure rigours and survive perils. And, unlike Hercules, he must be a human billboard. With his shorts proclaiming a breakfast food and his jersey a cigarette, he must pedal for 24 days and 2,300 miles over cobbles, tracks and motorways, labouring up mountains and hurtling down, always threatened by exhaustion, by collision, and by punctures that can send him slithering into ravines or under following cars. Jack Pizzey followed this year's Tour and its one British rider, as 150 grim contestants and the gaudy publicity cavalcade exploded into sleepy villages, through ripening vineyards, past crowded beaches and over snow-capped Alps to the Champs Elysees, victory and glory. It's a beautiful trip - as long as you're not on a bike.
Film cameraman ALAN STEVENS Sound recordist RON CRABB Editor PETER COWER
Producer ROBERT TONER

Contributors

Unknown:
Jack Pizzey
Unknown:
Alan Stevens
Unknown:
Ron Crabb
Editor:
Peter Cower
Producer:
Robert Toner

Regional Variations (2)

The Black Stuff

BBC Two England

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Series 10

Episode 11: The Black Stuff

Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes

on BBC Two England

80s drama about a Merseyside tarmac gang away on a contract on Teesside. There's a chance for some local diversion with the natives while keeping up the spirit of free enterprise. Show more

Contributors

Chrissie Todd:
Michael Angelis
Dixie Dean:
Tom Georgeson
Loggo Logmond:
Alan Igbon
Kevin 'Kev' Dean:
Gary Bleasdale
George Malone:
Peter Kerrigan
Yosser Hughes:
Bernard Hill
Maureen Hughes:
Jean Warren
Director:
Jim Goddard
Producer:
David Rose

Genres

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