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The musical version of Mark Twain 's novel starring Jeff East Paul Winfield
When 'Huck' runs away from his drunken father, he joins forces witn Jim, a kindly slave. They set off up the Mississippi on a raft, heading for Illinois where slaves are free. Danger and fun are in store for the duo as they make the trip.
Screenplay by ROBERT B. SHERMAN and FRED WERNER
Produced by ARTHUR P. JACOBS Directed by J. LEE THOMPSON
(First showing on British Television)
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Contributors

Unknown:
Mark Twain
Unknown:
Jeff East
Unknown:
Paul Winfield
Unknown:
Robert B. Sherman
Unknown:
Fred Werner
Produced By:
Arthur P. Jacobs
Directed By:
J. Lee Thompson
Huckleberry Finn:
Jeff East
Jim:
Paul Winfield
King:
Harvey Korman
Duke:
David Wayne
Col Grangerford:
Arthur O'Connell
Pap:
Gary Merrill
Mrs Loftus:
Natalie Trundy
Widder Douglas:
Lucille Benson

Introduced by RICHARD PITMAN
12.45 The Steel Plate Trial
Hurdle Race (2m)
1.20 The Steel Plate and Sections Young 'Chasers Qualifier (Novices, 2m)
1.55 The Ernest Jones
Diamond Handicap Hurdle Race (2m)
2.30 The Ernest Jones Jewellers Handicap Steeplechase (21m)
Commentators
PETER O'SULLEVAN , JOHN HANMER Interviewer
JONATHAN POWELL Producer FRED VINER

Contributors

Introduced By:
Richard Pitman
Unknown:
Peter O'Sullevan
Unknown:
John Hanmer
Interviewer:
Jonathan Powell
Producer:
Fred Viner

Chuck Jones introduces some of Nature's lesser-known species, 'Accelerati Incredibulis' and 'Carnivorous Vulgaris' and explores the symbiotic relationship that exists between the latter and the Acme Company of America.
Chuck also conducts a guided tour of an animation studio to show how a single pencil sketch is transformed into an animated sequence.

Contributors

Introduces:
Chuck Jones

rhe first of three musicals starring the youthful pop star.
With Walter Slezak
Susan Hampshire rhe Shadows
When Johnnie and his friends lose their jobs entertaining passengers on a cruise, they find themselves in the middle of an exotic film set. Johnnie is hired as a stunt man, and his friendship with the leading lady results in a very different film than anticipated.
Screenplay by PETER MYERS and RONALD CASS
Produced by KENNETH HARPER Directed by SIDNEY J. FURIE
(The Young Ones, tomorrow at 3. 35pm)
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Contributors

Unknown:
Peter Myers
Produced By:
Kenneth Harper
Directed By:
Sidney J. Furie
Johnnie:
Cliff Richard
Lloyd Davies:
Walter Slezak
Jenny:
Susan Hampshire
Mood musicians:
Hank Marvin
Mood musicians:
, Bruce Welch
Mood musicians:
Brian Bennett
Mood musicians:
John Rosttll
Jerry:
Melvyn Hayes
Edward:
Richard O'Sullivan
Barbara:
Una Stubbs

The Men Downhill from Schladming
A happy hunting ground for two Austrian downhillers.
ERWIN RESCH won the bronze medal here in 1982 when
HARTI WEIRATHER became
World Champion, while two years ago they finished first and second in the World Cup race. DAVID VINE has the latest news of their progress. Ski Jumping from Garmisch-Partenkirchen
This picturesque Bavarian town hosts the second round of the Four Hills Tournament on the 90m Olympic hill.
RON PICKERING describes this melodramatic cure for a New Year's Day hangover.
Television presentation by ORF, Austria and ARD, West Germany Producer JIM RESIDE

Contributors

Unknown:
Erwin Resch
Unknown:
Harti Weirather
Unknown:
Ron Pickering

Life is first boredom, then fear,
Whether or not we use it, it goes,
And leaves what something hidden from us chose,
And age, and then the only end of age.
Philip Larkin , one of the most highly regarded British poets since the war, died in December. Although he only published four books of poetry his bleak, but often humorous, verse sounded truer and more telling than any other poets of his generation. As a tribute to him, Ian Hamilton introduces Larkin's only appearance before the television cameras, in a film first broadcast in 1964 on the arts programme Monitor.
Monitor producer PARTICK GARLAND

Contributors

Unknown:
Philip Larkin
Introduces:
Ian Hamilton

from Vienna
Introduced by Richard Baker The traditional New Year's Morning concert from the Musikvereinsaal, featuring music by the Strauss Family. This year's concert includes music by Josef, whose glittering career was cut short by a tragically early death. Tonight you can hear his witty Chatterbox polka and the evocative Austrian
Village Swallows waltz. Johann the younger is represented by music both familiar and unfamiliar, and as always the concert ends with the magic of his Blue
Danube waltz and his father's Radetsky march. With the Vienna Philharmonic
Orchestra and the ballet of the Vienna State Opera Choreography GERALDINE DILL Produced for ORF/ZDF by HORST BOSCH m Director HUGO KAECH

Contributors

Introduced By:
Richard Baker
Unknown:
Horst Bosch
Director:
Hugo Kaech

From the Public Records Office in London Peter France introduces three films which reflect the way official records are preserved for future generations.

In the first story Christopher Andrew examines the extraordinary story of how the MS Automedon, entrusted with top secret documents, fell into enemy hands a year before the fall of Singapore and delivered to the Japanese priceless information which changed the course of the Second World War.

In the second film Peter Ibbotson reveals how the authorities decide which documents are thrown away and which are to be kept for future generations.

And in a case which has parallels with modern phone-tapping scandals,
Jeremy Black uses documents from Chancery Lane to show how the Foreign Office and the Post Office intercepted political mail in the early 18th century as Britain edged towards stable parliamentary democracy.

Contributors

Presenter:
Peter France
Reporter:
Christopher Andrew
Reporter:
Peter Ibbotson
Reporter:
Jeremy Black
Film Director:
Antonia Benedek
Film Director:
Jonathan Dent
Film Director:
Chris Graham
Series Producer:
Roy Davies
Editor:
Bruce Norman

starring
Jack Lemmon
Walter Matthau Chicago, 1929. The imminent hanging of Earl Williams, a confused anarchist, could prove to be a considerable election boost for the mayor and sheriff and the hottest story since the St Valentine's Day Massacre. When Hildy Johnson, the Examiner's star reporter, decides on the eve of the execution to quit his job for marriage and a safe position in an advertising agency, he finds making the break from his scheming editor, Walter Burns, even more difficult than he had imagined.
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Contributors

Writer:
Billy Wilder
Writer:
I.A.L. Diamond
Based on the play by:
Ben Hecht
Based on the play by:
Charles MacArthur
Producer:
Paul Monash
Director:
Billy Wilder
Hildy Johnson:
Jack Lemmon
Walter Burns:
Walter Matthau
Mollie Malloy:
Carol Burnett
Peggy Grant:
Susan Sarandon
Sheriff:
Vincent Gardenia
Bensinger:
David Wayne
Kruger:
Allen Garfield
Earl Williams:
Austin Pendleton
Murphy:
Charles Durning
Schwartz:
Herbert Edelman
Dr Eggelhofer:
Martin Gabel
Mayor:
Harold Gould
Jacobi:
Cliff Osmond

A special holiday edition in which Derek Jameson looks
. at your favourite excerpts from this autumn's series - remember the Iranian view of punks ('tumours on the body of Western civilisation'), the Japanese fascination with kissogram girls ('boobies in the sacred workplace') and the American amusement at the Agatha Christie weekend in Scunthorpe? There's also new material - an Australian item on the British attempt to make 'pigs fly' and a Japanese look at the most bizarre masochist in Britain. Do they mean us? They surely do! Producer LAURENCE REES

Contributors

Producer:
Laurence Rees

The first of three of their classic comedies. At a country house-party the theft of an old master is the cause of an extravagant round of confusion and laughs when the brothers become involved. Groucho makes a dramatic entrance as the African explorer Captain Spaulding, Harpo is an enigmatic professor, and somebody is really Aby the fishmonger - but who?
Based on a musical comedy by GEORGE S KAUFMAN. MORRIE RYSKIND , BERT KALMAR and HARRY RUBY Directed by VICTOR HEERMAN
(The Marx Brothers in Horse Feathers tomorrow 11.10pm)
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Contributors

Comedy By:
George S Kaufman.
Comedy By:
Morrie Ryskind
Comedy By:
Bert Kalmar
Comedy By:
Harry Ruby
Directed By:
Victor Heerman
Captain Spaulding:
Groucho Marx
Professor:
Harpo Marx
Ravelli:
CmcO Marx
Horatio Janison:
Zeppo Marx
Mrs Rittenhouse:
Margaret Dumont
Arabela:
Lillian Roth
John Parker:
Hal Thompson
Roscoe Chandler:
Louis Sorin
Mrs Whitehead:
Margaret Irving
Grace Carpenter:
Kathryn Reece

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