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starring
Dennis O'Keefe
Marie McDonald. When Ken finally marries, he has every reason to expect his bachelor skeletons to remain in their closets. But when an old girlfriend returns, flaunting an intimate gift, the scene is set for broad farce at breakneck speed.
Screenplay by ALLAN DWAN and KAREN DE WOLFE based on a play by WILSON COLUSON and AVERY HOPWOOD
Produced by EDWARD SMALL Directed by ALLAN DWAN
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Contributors

Unknown:
Dennis O'Keefe
Unknown:
Marie McDonald.
Play By:
Allan Dwan
Play By:
Wilson Coluson
Play By:
Avery Hopwood
Produced By:
Edward Small
Directed By:
Allan Dwan
Ken:
Dennis O'Keefe
Gertie:
Marie McDonald
Ted:
Barry Sullivan
Barbara:
Binnie Barnes
Patty:
Sheila Ryan
Charles the butler:
J. Carroll Naish
Billy:
Jerome Cowan
Anna the maid:
Vera Marshe
Clancy:
Donald T Beddoe
Winters:
Frank Fenton
Dr Clark:
Richard Le Grand
on BBC Two England

Weather followed by One Man and His Dog Introduced by Phil Drabble with Eric Halsall. The Finals
Derwentwater provides the backdrop for the last day of the television trials.
Brace:
Gwilym Jones with Roy and Floss (Wales) v
Jim Cropper with Cap 1 and Cap 2 (England). Singles:
Jim Grierson with Mark (Scotland) v
John Casey with Ben (Ireland).
Producer IAN SMITH (R)

Contributors

Introduced By:
Phil Drabble
Unknown:
Eric Halsall.
Unknown:
Gwilym Jones
Unknown:
Jim Cropper
Unknown:
Jim Grierson
Unknown:
John Casey
Producer:
Ian Smith

Palace on Wheels
Anne Gregg steps aboard the Palace on Wheels - India's answer to the Orient Express - and takes a magical steam train journey through
Rajasthan, living the life of a maharani.
In the heat and dust of the Thar desert, is it sheer luxury or a bumpy adventure?
Director RICHARD LIGHTBODY
Producer PATRICIA HOULIHAN (R)

Contributors

Unknown:
Anne Gregg
Director:
Richard Lightbody
on BBC Two England

Weather followed by Chronicle
Yankees at the Court of King Wiglaf
In August 1980, a party of 15 American volunteers arrived at Repton, Derbyshire, to join an archaeological excavation. It included businessmen, housewives, students and retired professors, most of whom knew nothing about archaeology. All had paid for the privilege of working hard in a muddy trench during a wet English summer.
Chronicle follows their three-week progress. Do the rain, the Repton mud and the school dormitories get them down?
Is the mound in the vicar's garden just a Victorian garden feature or a Viking burial?
Producer ANNA BENSON GYLES
Series editor BRUCE NORMAN (R)

Contributors

Producer:
Anna Benson
Editor:
Bruce Norman

A celebration by children ... their own stories, songs, pictures and thoughts about the Nativity.
'Mary was doing the washing-up when the angel came and told her she was going to have a a baby.'
'The three kings brought presents of gold, frankenstein and myrrh.'
'The animals breathed over him to keep him warm.'
'Today he would be born in a garage and they'd put him in some newspaper.'
'God wanted someone on earth to show us how to live.' This film was made with the children of five primary schools around the country. Producer ROBYN WALLIS (R)

Contributors

Producer:
Robyn Wallis

Featuring:
Men's Downhill and Men's Slalom from St Anton
David Vine reports from this picturesque Alberg resort on the final men's races before the Christmas break.
Will the Austrians be able to prove, on their home soil, that the improvement shown in Calgary last February signalled a revival in their fortunes?
TV presentation ORF. AUSTRIA Producer GRAHAM FRY

Contributors

Unknown:
St Anton
Unknown:
David Vine

Introduced by Alan Titchmarsh.
A star-spangled Grow Biz Quiz Christmas special comes to the conservatory tonight.
As Alan Titchmarsh asks the questions, Beryl Reid ,
Bill Oddie , Rosalind Runcie and Michael Fish show how they handle a spade, a fork and a 'hoe, hoe, hoe', while Trevor Harrison as Eddie Grundy tempts these celebrity contestants with his own particular brand of festive fare. Production assistants CHRISTINE PALMER and JAYNE SAVAGE
Researcher JULIA DURBIN Produced and directed by NICK PATTEN
Series producer DENIS w. GARTSIDE BBC Pebble Mill

Contributors

Introduced By:
Alan Titchmarsh.
Unknown:
Alan Titchmarsh
Unknown:
Beryl Reid
Unknown:
Bill Oddie
Unknown:
Rosalind Runcie
Unknown:
Michael Fish
Unknown:
Trevor Harrison
Unknown:
Eddie Grundy
Unknown:
Christine Palmer
Unknown:
Julia Durbin
Directed By:
Nick Patten

starring
Peter Ustinov
Pamela Tiffin
Jonathan Winters.
Remember the Alamo? General Maximilian Rodrigues de Santos of the Mexican army certainly does, and on 22 February 1969, he decides to make a gesture. At the head of his grumbling 87-man army, he crosses the border and re-occupies the historic Texas fort!
Screenplay by ELLIOTT BAKER based on the novel by JAMES LEHRER Produced by MARK CARLINER Directed by JERRY PARIS
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Contributors

Unknown:
Peter Ustinov
Unknown:
Pamela Tiffin
Unknown:
Jonathan Winters.
Play By:
Elliott Baker
Novel By:
James Lehrer
Produced By:
Mark Carliner
Directed By:
Jerry Paris
Gen Maximilian Rodrigues de Santos:
Peter Ustinov
Paula Whitland:
Pamela Tiffin
Gen Billy Joe Hallson:
Jonathan Winters
Sgt Valdez:
John Astin
Gen Barney LaComber:
Keenan Wynn
Chief of Police George Sylvester .....:
Harry Morgan
Hattie Longstreet Daniel:
Alice Ghostley
Dr Sam Gillison:
Kenneth Mars
Edna Miller:
Ann Morgan Guilbert
Desmond Miller:
Bill McCutcheon
Contreras:
Gino Conforti
Gomez:
Chris Ross

Last in the present series.
A duel of words and wit between Arthur Marshall, Gilly Coman, Jack Klaff and Frank Muir, Alison Mitchell, Cliff Michelmore.
Referee Robert Robinson

Contributors

Team captain:
Arthur Marshall
Panellist:
Gilly Coman
Panellist:
Jack Klaff
Team captain:
Frank Muir
Panellist:
Alison Mitchell
Panellist:
Cliff Michelmore
Referee:
Robert Robinson
Devised by:
Mark Goodson
Director:
May Miller
Producer:
Paul Ciani

Licence to Kill.
A film from the Campaign against Drinking and Driving.
'Drinking and driving wrecks lives,' the Government tells us. This film goes beyond the slogans and reveals the grief and outrage which torments families who have lost a loved one to drunken driving. Sympathy may be abundant but the Campaign against Drinking and Driving is having to fight for justice and changes in the law.
Film cameraman JOHN BAKER Film editor JACKIE POWELL
Assistant producer CAROL DAUGHTREY Executive producer TONY LARYEA Producer SUE DAVIDSON
An information sheet about the work of CADD is available. Send an A4 sae to- [address removed]

Contributors

Unknown:
John Baker
Editor:
Jackie Powell
Producer:
Carol Daughtrey

Essential information for holiday planning presented by Penny Junor. Brittany.
The Travel Show Guides have the facts about this popular holiday destination.
With Matthew Collins the independent traveller, and John Kettley with advice on the weather.
Film editor MARTIN SANDYS Producer JULIE BRADSHAW
Executive producer ALAN DOBSON
Copy of the script available, price £1.50 (crossed cheques made payable to
BBC) from [address removed]

Contributors

Unknown:
Junor. Brittany.
Unknown:
Matthew Collins
Unknown:
John Kettley
Editor:
Martin Sandys
Producer:
Julie Bradshaw
Producer:
Alan Dobson

The return of this popular quiz, hosted by Chris Kelly , with a cornucopia of practical ideas for Christmas eating and drinking ...
Recipes, including delicious ideas for left-over turkey, icing to decorate a yule log cake in under two minutes, drinks in a blind tasting of port and sweet wines, gadgets galore for last-minute presents.
Jill Goolden 's team includes the champion of British food Michael Smith , and Barbara Lott of BBCl's comedy, Sorry! Michael Barry is joined by taster extraordinaire
Oz Clarke , and gourmet actor Derek Nimmo.
Producer JEREMY MILLS
Series producer PETER BAZALGETTE A BAZAL production for BBCtv For a factsheet send a cheque or postal order for 60p (made payable to BSS) to: [address removed]. Details on Ceefaxpage 288.

Contributors

Unknown:
Chris Kelly
Unknown:
Jill Goolden
Unknown:
Michael Smith
Unknown:
Barbara Lott
Unknown:
Michael Barry
Unknown:
Oz Clarke
Unknown:
Derek Nimmo.
Producer:
Peter Bazalgette

by ALAN AYCKBOURN.
The family have gathered for their traditional merry
Christmas. But like many family Christmasses, it doesn't go quite as they would have wished ...
Nicky Henson as Neville Barbara Flynn as Belinda Anna Massey as Rachel Geoffrey Palmer as Bernard Shaun Scott as Clive Bridget Turner as Phyllis Peter Vaughan as Harvey Michael Cashman as Eddie Leslie Dunlop as Pattie Music composed and conducted by JIM PARKER
Producer SHAUN SUTTON
Director MICHAEL SIMPSON (R)

Contributors

Unknown:
Alan Ayckbourn.
Unknown:
Nicky Henson
Unknown:
Neville Barbara Flynn
Unknown:
Belinda Anna Massey
Unknown:
Rachel Geoffrey Palmer
Unknown:
Bernard Shaun Scott
Unknown:
Clive Bridget Turner
Unknown:
Phyllis Peter Vaughan
Unknown:
Harvey Michael Cashman
Unknown:
Eddie Leslie Dunlop
Unknown:
Pattie Music
Conducted By:
Jim Parker
Producer:
Shaun Sutton
Director:
Michael Simpson

starring Kirk Douglas Lana Turner.
A Hollywood writer, director and star find that Jonathan Shields , a ruthless movie mogul from their past, needs their help ...
Screenplay by CHARLES SCHNEE Produced by JOHN HOUSEMAN
Directed by VINCENTE MWNELU
('An American in Paris' tomorrow
11.25pm)
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Contributors

Unknown:
Kirk Douglas
Unknown:
Lana Turner.
Unknown:
Jonathan Shields
Play By:
Charles Schnee
Produced By:
John Houseman
Directed By:
Vincente Mwnelu
Jonathan:
Kirk Douglas
Georgia:
Lana Turner
Harry:
Walter Pidgeon
James:
Dick Powell
Fred Amiel:
Barry Sullivan
Rosemary:
Gloria Grahame
Victor:
Gilbert Roland

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