Programme Index

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Starring
Joan Davis , Jack Haley
Joan Mason and Jack Williams , stars of the Broadway show The Scandals, announce their engagement. But first they have to marry off Jack's unappealing sister.
Director Felix E Feist
0 FILMS: pages 39-47

Contributors

Unknown:
Joan Davis
Unknown:
Jack Haley
Unknown:
Joan Mason
Unknown:
Jack Williams
Joan Mason:
Joan Davis
Jack Williams:
Jack Haley
Gene Krupa:
Himself
Tom McGrath:
Phillip Terry
George White:
Glenn Tryon
JillAsbury:
Martha Holliday
Clarabelle:
Margaret Hamilton
Ethel:
Smith Herself
Billie:
Bette Jane Greer
Hilda:
Rose Murphy

New Plymouth. When the Pilgrim Fathers arrived in the New World, many of their settlements were named after places they'd left behind. Plymouth Plantation re-creates their first village. Producer Bryan NcNerney (R)

Contributors

Producer:
Bryan Ncnerney
on BBC Two England

Weather followed by The Making of a Continent
Last in a series on the landscape of North America.
The Great River. The violent history of the Mississippi. Written and narrated by Barry Paine. Producer Ned Kelly (R)

Contributors

Unknown:
Barry Paine.
Producer:
Ned Kelly
on BBC Two England

Weather followed by Christmas in the City
City of Belfast Youth Orchestra, Donaghadee Male Voice Choir,
Harpur's Hill Primary School Choir and Steel Band, Maureen Hegarty , Mary McKee and Sam Moreland , Pueri et Puellae Cantores and St
Anne's Cathedral Choir come together at the City Hall in Belfast to bring the familiar carols and songs of Christmas. Director Ian Hamilton
Producer James Skelly (R)

Contributors

Unknown:
Maureen Hegarty
Unknown:
Mary McKee
Unknown:
Sam Moreland
Director:
Ian Hamilton
Producer:
James Skelly

The Modern Game. In this final programme, Dennis Taylor examines the changing face of snooker with the help of top coach Jack Karnehm.
Director/Producer Gordon Menzies A GM production for BBCtv (R) (Postponed from 13 December)
0 BOOK: C6.99, video £9.99, from retailers.

Contributors

Unknown:
Dennis Taylor
Unknown:
Jack Karnehm.
Producer:
Gordon Menzies

The colourful end of the season of classic comedies starring Bing Crosby
Bob Hope , Dorothy Lamour
Song and dance men Cochran and Gridley wind up in Bali fleeing from a shotgun wedding.
Director Hal Walker
0 FILMS: pages 39-47
0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES

Contributors

Unknown:
Bing Crosby
Unknown:
Bob Hope
Unknown:
Dorothy Lamour
Director:
Hal Walker
George Cochran:
Bing Crosby
Harold Gridley:
Bob Hope
Lalah:
Dorothy Lamour
Ken Arok:
Murvyn Vye
Gung:
Peter Coe
Bhoma Da:
Ralph Moody
Ramayana:
Leon Askin
Jane Russell:
Herself
Dean Martin:
Himself
Jerry Lewis:
Himself
Bob Crosby:
Himself

Regional Variations (3)

Birds of a Feather

BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)
BBC Two Northern Ireland

Brag

BBC Two Scotland

Carols in the Kremlin. 'What we are going to try and do is knock down a few walls of ignorance, and in their place build a few bridges of understanding.' Last Christmas, a boys' choir from Seaford College, in West Sussex, went carol singing in Moscow. They wanted to sing in Red Square, to bring the sounds of Christmas to the centre of the Soviet Empire. The choir's director, Philip Hill , narrates the story of their expedition to the Kremlin. Producer Tony Williams
0 REGIONAL PROGRAMME: for details of variations see panel below.

Contributors

Director:
Philip Hill
Producer:
Tony Williams

A chronology of the final hours leading up to serving Christmas lunch, with a detailed plan of action to avoid last minute panics. Director Howard Perks Producer Jayne Owens
Details on Ceefax page 617
0 BOOK: same title, £12. 95. from booksellers.
0 FOOD: page 8
0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES

Contributors

Director:
Howard Perks
Producer:
Jayne Owens

The last of three programmes by wildlife film-makers from around the world. Since being abandoned by their human inhabitants 50 years ago, the storm-swept and inhospitable Inishkeas off Ireland's north-west coast have since been repossessed by nature. Seals have returned to bays that once sheltered fishing boats and geese graze the fields.
A Wildgoose Films production
Picture Story: page 73
(Ceefax subtitles)

Wildlife Showcase 8.30 pm BBC2
'When we watch natural history films it's sometimes difficult to imagine the hardships involved,' says David Cabot, whose chronicle of the Inishkea Islands off the north-west coast of Ireland completes the Wildlife Showcase trilogy. 'I hope that the drama comes over in Wild Islands, particularly of the storms. When we were filming the baby seals on the island of Duvillaun Mor we were marooned for a fortnight. I recalled while we were huddled in the tent that David Lean went to Portugal to film the storms for Ryan's Daughter. I didn't have to bother - it's quite dangerous enough on the doorstep!'

Chocolate! What makes us all surrender to the sensual substance? Gerard Ronay is the first Englishman to make French-style hand-made chocolates. Meanwhile
'Chocoholics Unanimous' take a special celebratory tour of the Cadbury's factory. Producer Jonathan Gili Editor Caroline Pick
0 GLORIA! page 4
0 PICTURE STORY: page 73
0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES

Contributors

Unknown:
Gerard Ronay
Producer:
Jonathan Gili
Editor:
Caroline Pick

The last in the series starring Nigel Planer
Nicholas Craig explains the way to give and receive awards. Written by Christopher Douglas Director Charles Miller
Producer Caroline Wright

Contributors

Unknown:
Nigel Planer
Unknown:
Nicholas Craig
Written By:
Christopher Douglas
Director:
Charles Miller
Producer:
Caroline Wright

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