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: Flumps

Narrated by GAY SOPER

: What a Mess

A Fish?

: Jackanory

with Hannah Gordon Stories for Christmas by ALISON UTTLEY
Today: The Snow Maiden
Illustrations by ANN STRUGNELL

Contributors

Unknown: Hannah Gordon
Unknown: Alison Uttley
Illustrations By: Ann Strugnell

: Captain Caveman

Double Dribble Riddle

: Why Don't You....?

Your own ideas, games and activities presented for children by children.
Director HILARY MURPHY Producer MOLLY cox

Contributors

Director: Hilary Murphy
Producer: Molly Cox

: Magic Roundabout

Created by SERGE DANOT

Contributors

Unknown: Serge Danot

: Greatest Heroes of the Bible

Moses starring John Marley and Daniel in the Lion's Den starring Robert Vaughn and Nehemiah Persoff

Contributors

Unknown: John Marley
Unknown: Robert Vaughn
Unknown: Nehemiah Persoff

: Midday News

Weather JACK SCOTT

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Scott

: Grandstand

Introduced by Frank Bough Racing
From Kempton Park
1.15 The Feltham Novices' Steeple-chase (3m)
1.45 The Ladbroke Finale Steeple-chase (Handicap. 2m)
2.20 The Ladbroke Betcha Hurdle Race (Qualifier. 2m)
Commentators PETER O'SULLEVAN
JULIAN WILSON , RICHARD PITMAN From Leopardstown
2.5 The Sweeps Hurdle
Ireland's richest hurdle race, with E20,000 added. Can Chinrullah win for the second year running? Or will Pollardstown give Britain an eighth success in 11 years?
Commentator MICHAEL O'HEHIB
1.25* Sports Round-up TV presentation:
Racing: Kempton Park JOHN MCNICHOLAS Racing: Leopardstown RTE
Producer Grandstand MARTIN HOPKINS Editor Grandstand HAROLD ANDERSON

Contributors

Introduced By: Frank Bough
Commentators: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentators: Julian Wilson
Commentators: Richard Pitman
Commentator: Michael O'Hehib
Unknown: Kempton Park John McNicholas
Unknown: Martin Hopkins
Unknown: Harold Anderson

: Hugo the Hippo

The feature-length cartoon starring the singing voices of Marie Osmond , Jimmy Osmond Burl Ives
Hugo is a Hippo; which Is the short way to say Hippopotamus which is the long way to say River Horse. When Hugo's family is killed by the wicked Aban Khan , he has to swim back from Zanzibar to Africa all on his own. with the voices of ROBERT MORLEY (Sultan of Zanzibar) PAUL LYNDE (Aban Khan ) RONNIE cox (Jorma)
PERCY RODRIGUEZ (Jorma's father) JESSE EMMETTE (Royal magician)
LANCE TAYLOR SR (Mr M'BOW Wow) LEN MAXWELL (Judge)
Screenplay by THOMAS BAUM Produced by ROBERT HAIMI
Directed by BILL FEIGENBAUM
Animation directed by JOSEF GEMES Narration by BURL IVES
Words and music by ROBERT LARIMER ( First showing on British television) Films: pages 16-17

Contributors

Unknown: Marie Osmond
Unknown: Jimmy Osmond
Unknown: Burl Ives
Unknown: Aban Khan
Unknown: Robert Morley
Unknown: Paul Lynde
Unknown: Aban Khan
Unknown: Percy Rodriguez
Unknown: Lance Taylor
Unknown: Len Maxwell
Unknown: Thomas Baum
Produced By: Robert Haimi
Directed By: Bill Feigenbaum
Directed By: Josef Gemes
Unknown: Burl Ives
Music By: Robert Larimer

: Play School

: Deputy Dawg

Noise Annoys

: Jackanory

with Richard Briers
St George for Lucky England by ROSEMARY HARRIS
* Come to Merrie England! Smiling Land of Mead and Maypole!' So begins Brother Gregory 's first lesson on how to promote the tourist trade in England. But the real answer lies with Arnold, the only English unicorn, and Donald, the only English dragon!
Pictures by MAGGIE RAYNOR

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Briers
Unknown: St George
Unknown: Lucky England
Unknown: Rosemary Harris
Unknown: Brother Gregory
Unknown: Maggie Raynor

: The All Star Record Breakers

Introduced by Roy Castle with Toni Arthur , Floella Benjamin Brian Cant, Keith Chegwin
George Chisholm , Jonathan Cohen John Craven , Sam Dale
Noel Edmonds , Simon Groom
Tina Heath , Maggie Henderson Jan Hunt , Su Ingle
Lesley Judd , Susan King
Carol Leader, Lucy Mathen
Stuart McGugan , Maggie Philbin Peter Purves , Julie Stevens Christopher Wenner and Norris McWhirter
This year your favourite children's programmes presenters join Roy for the Fun of the Fair - where John Craven 's dream comes true! Valerie Singleton makes a special guest appearance to watch the Miss Children's Programmes 1979 contest.
Musical arrangements
FRANK BARBER , JOHNNY COLEMAM JOHNNY PEARSON , DEREK WARNE
Musical director JOHNNY PEARSON Choreographer SALLY GILPIN Lighting CLIVE THOMAS
Sound ADRIAN STOCKS. Designer ROGER CANN Producer ALAN RUSSELL

Contributors

Introduced By: Roy Castle
Unknown: Toni Arthur
Unknown: Floella Benjamin
Unknown: Keith Chegwin
Unknown: George Chisholm
Unknown: Jonathan Cohen
Unknown: John Craven
Unknown: Sam Dale
Unknown: Noel Edmonds
Unknown: Simon Groom
Unknown: Tina Heath
Unknown: Maggie Henderson
Unknown: Jan Hunt
Unknown: Su Ingle
Unknown: Lesley Judd
Leader: Lucy Mathen
Leader: Stuart McGugan
Leader: Maggie Philbin
Leader: Peter Purves
Leader: Julie Stevens
Leader: Christopher Wenner
Leader: Norris McWhirter
Unknown: John Craven
Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Frank Barber
Unknown: Johnny Colemam
Unknown: Johnny Pearson
Unknown: Derek Warne
Director: Johnny Pearson
Director: Choreographer Sally Gilpin
Unknown: Clive Thomas
Unknown: Sound Adrian
Designer: Roger Cann
Producer: Alan Russell

: Ivor the Engine

Snowdrifts (Hcpcat)

: Evening News

with Richard Baker ; Weatherman

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Baker

: Tom and Jerry

London and South East only: Tom and Jerry in Tall in the Trap
All other English regions: Regional News

: Rising Stars

Grand Final
One hundred judges in BBC centres throughout the country, and our viewers at home, are invited to choose The Rising Star of 1979. Lennie Bennett introduces the finalists from the ABC Theatre, Blackpool.
BBC NORTHERN RADIO ORCHESTRA conducted by BERNARD HERRMANN
Designer JOHN COLFAM Director TONY HARRISON
Producer BERNE COLEMAN. BBC Manchester (Postponed from 2 December)

Contributors

Introduces: Lennie Bennett
Conducted By: Bernard Herrmann
Designer: John Colfam
Director: Tony Harrison
Producer: Berne Coleman.

: Tomorrow's World

looks back at the 70s.
Ten years ago, it seemed there were few problems which couldn't be cracked by the ingenuity of Britain's scientists and technologists. Energy shortages would yield to the infinite power of the atom, long distances would be shortened by supersonic Concordes, and so on. Today Michael Rodd , Judith Hann and Kieran Prendiville look back on the reality - the successes, the failures, the tragic and the humorous, and the way the programme itself has changed. Do you remember the all-male cast of presenters in the 1970s?
Research DEBBIE CADBURY
Studio director JOHN GORMAN
Producers ALAN DOBSON , ANDREW WISEMAN Series editor MICHAEL BLAKSTAD

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Rodd
Unknown: Judith Hann
Unknown: Kieran Prendiville
Director: John Gorman
Producers: Alan Dobson
Editor: Michael Blakstad

: Top of the Pops 79

including The Boomtown Rats, Elvis Costello, Queen, Squeeze, Tubeway Army, Village People, Dave Lee Travis and Mike Read introduce further No 1 and 2 hits of the year.

Contributors

Performers: The Boomtown Rats
Performer: Elvis Costello
Performers: Queen
Performers: Squeeze
Performers: Tubeway Army
Performers: Village People
Presenter: Dave Lee Travis
Presenter: Mike Read
Dancers: Legs and Co
Choreography: Flick Colby
Sound: Anthony Philpott
Lighting: Eric Wallis
Designer: Humphrey Jaeger
Executive Producer: Robin Nash
Producer: Phil Bishop

: The Dawson Watch

starring Les Dawson With ROY BARRACLOUGH
DAPHNE OXENFORD , ROBIN PARKINSON MICHAEL RIPPER , VICKI MICHELLE
REX ROBINSON , JAY NEILL
STUART SHERWIN , STEVE VEIDOR GORDON PETERS , IVAN HUNTE
Written by ANDY HAMILTON
TERRY RAVENSCROFT and LES DAWSON Lighting PETER WESSON
Sound NEIL GLYN-WILKINSON
Designers DIANE MENAUL , TONY BURKOUGH Producer PETER WHITMORE

Contributors

Unknown: Les Dawson
Unknown: With Roy Barraclough
Unknown: Daphne Oxenford
Unknown: Robin Parkinson
Unknown: Michael Ripper
Unknown: Vicki Michelle
Unknown: Rex Robinson
Unknown: Jay Neill
Unknown: Stuart Sherwin
Unknown: Steve Veidor
Unknown: Gordon Peters
Unknown: Ivan Hunte
Written By: Andy Hamilton
Written By: Terry Ravenscroft
Designers: Diane Menaul
Designers: Tony Burkough
Producer: Peter Whitmore

: Last of the Summer Wine

by ROY CLARKE starring Bill Owen
Peter Sallis , Brian Wilde
And a Dewhurst Up a Fir Tree
Music RONNIE BAZLEHURST
Film cameraman KEN MACMILLAN Film editor DAVID YATES
Studio lighting PETER WESSON Designer SHELAGH LAWSON
Produced by SYDNEY LOTIERBY

Contributors

Unknown: Roy Clarke
Unknown: Bill Owen
Unknown: Peter Sallis
Unknown: Brian Wilde
Music: Ronnie Bazlehurst
Unknown: Ken MacMillan
Editor: David Yates
Unknown: Peter Wesson
Designer: Shelagh Lawson
Produced By: Sydney Lotierby
Compo: Bill Owen
Clegg: Peter Sallis
Foggy: Brian Wilde
Sid: John Comer
Ivy: Jane Freeman
Nora Batty: Kathy Staff
Cardshop lady: Juliet Cooke

: Nine O'Clock News

with Richard Baker ; Weatherman

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Baker

: Fawlty Towers

by JOHN CLEESE and CONNIE BOOTH starring John Cleese
Prunella Scales , Andrew Sachs and Connie Booth
MUSIC DENNIS WILSON
Directed by BOB spiers
Produced by DOUGLAS ARGENT

Contributors

Unknown: John Cleese
Unknown: John Cleese
Unknown: Prunella Scales
Unknown: Andrew Sachs
Unknown: Connie Booth
Music: Dennis Wilson
Directed By: Bob Spiers
Produced By: Douglas Argent
Basil Fawlty: John Cleese
Sybil Fawlty: Prunella Scales
Polly: Connie Booth
Mr Johnson: Nicky Henson
Dr Abbott: Basil Henson
Mrs Abbott: Elsfet Gray
Raylene Miles: Luan Peters
Manuel: Andrew Sachs
Terry: Brian Hall
Miss Tibbs: Gilly Flower
Miss Gatsby: Renée Roberts
Major Gowen: Ballard Berkeley
Mrs Johnson: Aimée Delamain
Girlfriend: Imogen Bickford-Smith

: A Man for All Seasons

The feature film starring
Paul Scofield , Wendy Hiller Leo McKern , Robert Shaw
Orson Welles , Susannah York
When Henry VIII declares himself head of the English church and rejects Papal authority, he meets with little opposition from his corrupt courtiers and churchmen. Henry seeks the approval and support of one man alone: Sir Thomas More , his Chancellor. More's refusal to endorse the king's action brings him into tragic conflict with the monarch.
Screenplay by ROBERT BOLT from his play Produced and directed by FRED ZINNEMANN. Films: pages 16-17

Contributors

Unknown: Paul Scofield
Unknown: Wendy Hiller
Unknown: Leo McKern
Unknown: Robert Shaw
Unknown: Orson Welles
Unknown: Susannah York
Unknown: When Henry Viii
Unknown: Sir Thomas More
Unknown: Robert Bolt
Directed By: Fred Zinnemann.
Thomas More: Paul Scofield
Alice: Wendy Hiller
Cromwell: Leo McKern
Henry VIII: Robert Shaw
Cardinal Wolsey: Orson Welles
Margaret: Susannah York
Duke of Norfolk: Nigel Davenport
Rich: John Hurt
Roper: Corin Redgrave
Matthew: Colin Blakely
Cranmer: Cyril Luckham

: Weatherman









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