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The Last Great Race on Earth
The 1,200 mile Alaska Dog Sled Race from Anchorage to Nome. Narrator Ian Wooldridge
Producer TONY SALMON
Series editors ,
ANTHONY ISAACS , PETER JONBS

Contributors

Narrator:
Ian Wooldridge
Unknown:
Anthony Isaacs
Unknown:
Peter Jonbs

The daredevil comedian of Hollywood's Golden Age in a holiday season of his classic feature films.
The Kid Brother
As the timid son of a tough Sheriff, Harold badly wants a chance to be a hero. After a string of chaotic adventures in this highly comic western, he wins the day - and the girl.
Directed by TED wilde
TV version produced by BOB HOAG
. Films: page 105

Contributors

Directed By:
Ted Wilde
Produced By:
Bob Hoag

Bjorn Borg came to Wimbledon this year to try to win his sixth consecutive title. In the semi-final against Jimmy Connors he came close to defeat in a match full of excellence and excitement. The final was a different story. John McEnroe won his first Wimbledon singles title and ended a remarkable run of victories by a great sportsman.
Introduced by GERALD Williams
Television presentation by FRED VINER
Producer JOHNNIE WATHERSTON

Contributors

Unknown:
Bjorn Borg
Unknown:
Jimmy Connors
Unknown:
John McEnroe
Introduced By:
Gerald Williams
Presentation By:
Fred Viner
Producer:
Johnnie Watherston

Painting by Numbers
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to fly between the skyscrapers of a city centre? ... to take a trip through Saturn's rings? ... or walk around inside a molecule of DNA? Well, with ' computer graphics' you can ... For the artist it's a new way to paint; for the scientist to understand data; and for anyone to play more elaborate space-invaders style games, or to control dangerous or impossible events ... Narrator PAUL VAUGHAN
Editor GRAHAM MASSET
Written and produced by ALEC NISBETT

Contributors

Editor:
Graham Masset
Produced By:
Alec Nisbett

starring
Mario Lanza , Ann Blyth
The poor boy who becomes a star is one of Hollywood's favourite stories, so MGM went to town with this biopic of the Naples urchin transformed into the greatest singer in the world. Enrico Caruso was an opera singer, but this evergreen musical also includes popular favourites Ave Maria' and ' Because
Screenplay by SONYA LEVIEN and WILLIAM LUDWIG Produced by JOE PASTERNAK Directed by RICHARD THORPE Films: page 105

Contributors

Unknown:
Mario Lanza
Unknown:
Ann Blyth
Unknown:
Sonya Levien
Unknown:
William Ludwig
Produced By:
Joe Pasternak
Directed By:
Richard Thorpe
Enrico Caruso:
Mario Lanza
Dorothy Benjamin:
Ann Blyth
Louise Heggar:
Dorothy Kirsten
Maria Selka:
Jarmila Novotna
Carlo Santi:
Richard Hageman
Park Benjamin:
Carl Benton Reid
Giulio Gatti-Casazza:
Eduard Franz
Alfredo Brazzi:
Ludwig Donath
Jean de Reszke:
Alan Napier
Antonio Scotti:
Paul Javor
Gino:
Carl Milletaire
FucitO:
Shepard Menken
Caruso (as a boy):
Peter Edward Price
Papa Caruso:
Mario Siletti
Mamma Caruso:
Angela Clarke

This week's theme: Music
Annibale Carracci (1560-1609) Roman Landscape
Dahlem Museum, Berlin Written and narrated by DAVID PIPER
Director MICHAEL SANDERS
(Tomorrow: Rousseau - The Sleeping Gypsy)

Contributors

Unknown:
Annibale Carracci
Unknown:
David Piper
Director:
Michael Sanders

The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures for Young People
A series of six lectures on the theme of measurement given by Professor R.V. Jones, F.R.S.
Measurement enables us to express our observation of objects in precise terms by converting into numbers. Using these numbers, be they inches, feet or millimetres, it is possible to duplicate exactly something we have measured in another place at another time. Without this capability our modern, industrial society could not have evolved.
(Part 2 tomorrow at 7.0 pm)

Contributors

Speaker:
Professor R.V. Jones
Produced for television by:
Brian Johnson

Barry Norman presents a lighthearted look back at 1981 and tests the memories of Graeme Garden , Diane Harron Derek Jameson , Miles Kington
Richard Stilgoe and Jane Walmsley in the quiz-of-the-news-of-the-year,
Designer DEREK NICE
Research JENNIE DAVIES
GLEN DAVIS , NIGEL PARRY JONES Studio director ROY CHAPMAN
Producer COLIN GOODMANBBC Bristol

Contributors

Unknown:
Barry Norman
Unknown:
Graeme Garden
Unknown:
Diane Harron
Unknown:
Derek Jameson
Unknown:
Miles Kington
Unknown:
Richard Stilgoe
Unknown:
Jane Walmsley
Unknown:
Jennie Davies
Unknown:
Glen Davis
Unknown:
Nigel Parry
Director:
Roy Chapman

The Long Exile
Alter more than 40 years exile in America, Picasso's monumental painting Guernica finally arrived this September at the Prado Museum, Madrid. The great Spanish painter insisted it should return only when democracy was restored to his homeland. The picture was inspired by the devastation of a small Basque town called Guernica during the Spanish Civil War. We talk to survivors of that terrible day in 1937; we hear of the cliff-hanger negotiations to bring the painting back home and we look in detail at this puzzling and powerful masterpiece.
Rostrum camera KEN morse Film editor ARDAN FISHER
Producer LESLIE MEGAHEY

Contributors

Editor:
Ardan Fisher
Producer:
Leslie Megahey

also starring Shirley MacLaine with LOU JACOBI and BRUCE YARNELL When Gendarme Nestor Patou pulls a one-man raid on a Parisian home of ill-repute, he is unfortunate enough to include in his bag the Chief of Police. Also included in his catch is the beautiful and brash ' lady of the night' Irma La Douce.
Screenplay by BILLY WILDER , i. A. L. DIAMOND based on the play by ALEXANDRE BREFFORT Produced and directed by BILLY WILDER Films: page 105

Contributors

Unknown:
Shirley MacLaine
Unknown:
Lou Jacobi
Unknown:
Bruce Yarnell
Unknown:
Nestor Patou
Unknown:
Billy Wilder
Play By:
Alexandre Breffort
Directed By:
Billy Wilder
Nestor ,:
Jack Lemmon
Irma La Douce:
Shirley MacLaine
Moustache:
Lou Jacobi
Hippolyte:
Bruce Yarnell
Insp Lefevre:
Herschel Bernardi
Lolita:
Hope Holiday
Amazon Annie:
Joan Shawlee
Kiki the Cossack GRACE:
Lee Whitney
Concierge:
Howard McNear
Police Sergeant:
Cliff Osmond
JOJO:
Diki Lerner
Zebra Twins:
Ruth And Jane Earl
Mimi the Maumau:
Harriet Young
Officer Dupont:
Billy Beck

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