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: Ragtime

: The Sunday Gang

take a look at God's world
J.D. tells the tale of Alfred Plun kett, the boy who couldn't care less, and the Gang sing ' Daniel in the Lion's Den'. With
ALISON CHRISTIE-MURRAY , JOHN DRYDEN JILL SHAKESPEARE , GLEN STUART
Director CYRIL GATES
Associate producer NORMAN STONE Producer DAVID BROWN
Executive producer STEPHEN WHITTLE BBC Manchester

Contributors

Unknown: Alfred Plun
Unknown: Alison Christie-Murray
Unknown: John Dryden
Unknown: Jill Shakespeare
Unknown: Glen Stuart
Director: Cyril Gates
Producer: Norman Stone
Producer: David Brown

: Dinky Dog

Abominable Dinky

: Playhouse

Princess Griselda's Birthday Gift by FRANCESCA ZEISSL
It's Princess Griselda's 18th birthday. The servants are running to and fro with presents, her parents have on their best crowns-all seems set-fair for a wonderful day. But everyone has reckoned without Zoroaster the Court Magician.

Contributors

Unknown: Francesca Zeissl

: What a Mess

A Hound

: Nai Zindagi Naya Jeevan

presents a studio concert by India's popular singing couple JAGJIT SINGH and CHITRA SINGH recorded during their recent tour of this country.
Producer SALEEM SHAHED
Director ASHOK RAMPAL. BBC Birmingham

Contributors

Unknown: Jagjit Singh
Unknown: Chitra Singh
Director: Ashok Rampal.

: The Edinburgh Military Tattoo of 1979

Highlights from the Esplanade of Edinburgh Castle.
Fanfare: For a Dignified Occasion The Massed Pipes and Drums of 1ST BATTALION SCOTS GUARDS
1ST BATTALION THE ROYAL SCOTS (THE ROYAL REGIMENT)
THE ROYAL IRISH RANGERS
THE SCOTTISH DIVISION SCHOOL
OF MUSIC
THE ROYAL REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY present
THE KING'S TROOP
THE BAND AND GYMNASTIC DISPLAY
TEAM OF THE JUNIOR LEADERS REGIMENT and THE MOTORCYCLE DISPLAY TEAM from Bavaria
THE FELDMOCHING BAND with the costume group RiADASTOANA present
Bavarian Dancers and Music
THE DISPLAY TEAM OF
THE ROYAL NAVY accompanied by the bands of THE GORDON HIGHLANDERS and THE SCOTTISH DIVISION SCHOOL
OF MUSIC
Country Dancing with pipes and drums and dancers from Ireland and Scotland The Massed Bands of THE ROYAL REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY The Finale: with The Evening Hymn
The Lowering of the Colours The Lone Piper
Director of Music MAJOR I, W. PATCH, Royal Artillery, LRAM, ARCM
The Edinburgh Military Tattoo is presented by HQ Scotland (Army) Producer LT-COL LESLIE DOW , OBE
Deputy producer LT-COL DAVID MURRAY
Commentary for television TOM FLEMING Produced for television by CHARLES CLIFFORD. BBC Scotland

Contributors

Presented By: Hq Scotland
Producer: Lt-Col Leslie Dow
Producer: Lt-Col David Murray
Television By: Charles Clifford.

: A Church to Yourself

A church is a place of worship, even when there is no congregation present. Each building has something to say, some story to tell.
In the first programme of this new series, R. T. BROOKS is at St Peter's Parish Church, Brighton. Music by CINDY KENT and PETER BYE
Presented for television by RAYMOND SHORT

Contributors

Unknown: R. T. Brooks
Music By: Cindy Kent
Unknown: Peter Bye
Television By: Raymond Short

: Christianity Explored

Bishop Michael Ramsey former Archbishop of Canterbury talks with Raymond Short about the conviction that God is Our Father
The first of a new series which explores the Christian faith - what can Christians today mean by some of their key words and phrases?
Director JOHN WILCOX
Producer MICHAEL SHORSMITH BBC Birmingham

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Ramsey
Unknown: Raymond Short
Director: John Wilcox
Producer: Michael Shorsmith

: Farming

With PHILIP WRIXON
DAN CnERRINGTON
Producer JOHN KENYON. BBC Birmingham
Weather for farmers JIM BACON

Contributors

Unknown: Philip Wrixon
Unknown: Dan Cnerrington
Producer: John Kenyon.

: There's No BusinessLike Snow Business

Presented by Jack Scott
This has been a memorable year for weather and Jim Bacon , Michael Fish and Bill Giles have been out and about looking at its effects, and show how 1979 has also been the year of the weather satellite.
Film editor MALCOLM JAMES Research SHIRLEY EDWARDS Producer JOHN TEATHER

Contributors

Presented By: Jack Scott
Presented By: Jim Bacon
Unknown: Michael Fish
Unknown: Bill Giles
Editor: Malcolm James
Editor: Research Shirley Edwards
Producer: John Teather

: News Headlines

: The World About Us

The Underground Movement
Narrated by David Attcnborough
A worm's-eye-view of life underground. Using special camera techniques, we travel down a mole tunnel to see how a mole excavates and how it catches worms; we see the tiny animal forms that live in the watery film around soil particles; we see some of the numerous species that make up the world beneath us.
Film editor BETTY BLOCK Producer SUZANNE GIBBS BBC Bristol

Contributors

Unknown: David Attcnborough
Producer: Suzanne Gibbs

: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy: 1

by John Le Carre
Dramatised by Arthur Hopcraft
[Starring] Alec Guinness
Also starring (in order of appearance) Bernard Hepton, Terence Rigby, Michael Aldridge, Ian Richardson, Alexander Knox, George Sewell, Ian Bannen, Michael Jayston, Nigel Stock, Anthony Bate, Hywel Bennett, Thorley Walters, Beryl Reid
A two-part version
'It's the oldest question of all, George: who can spy on the spies? You'll take the job? - Do whatever is necessary?'
And so, George answers the invitation to go forward and to go backwards over some very old ground.
(Part 2, Tuesday)

Contributors

Author: John Le Carre
Dramatised By: Arthur Hopcraft
George Smiley: Alec Guinness
Toby Esterhase: Bernard Hepton
Roy Bland: Terence Rigby
Percy Alleline: Michael Aldridge
Bill Haydon: Ian Richardson
Control: Alexander Knox
Mendel: George Sewell
Prideaux: Ian Bannen
Peter Guillam: Michael Jayston
Roddy Martindale: Nigel Stock
Lacon: Anthony Bate
Ricki Tarr: Hywel Bennett
Barak: Milos Kirek
Czech guard: Eugene Lipinski
Fawn: Alec Sabin
Bookseller: Brian Hawksley
Tufty Thessinger: Thorley Walters
Boris: Hilary Minster
Irina: Susan Kodicek
Lauder Strickland: Frank Moorey
Bryant: Frank Compton
Norman: Stephen Earle
Mrs Pope Graham: Pauline Letts
Connie Sachs: Beryl Reid
Alwyn: Warren Clarke
Senior secretary: Jean Rimmer
Paul Skordeno: Joe Praml

: Emu's Broadcasting Company (EBC1)

starring Rod Hull and Emu Billy Dainty , Barbara New
Written by ROD HULL
Designer RAY LANGHORN Director MIKE STEPHENS
Producer PETER RIDSDALE SCOTT BBC Manchester

Contributors

Unknown: Rod Hull
Unknown: Billy Dainty
Written By: Rod Hull
Designer: Ray Langhorn
Director: Mike Stephens
Producer: Peter Ridsdale

: The Old Curiosity Shop

by CHARLES DICKENS dramatised in nine parts by WILLIAM TREVOR , starring
Sebastian Shaw as Grandfather Trevor Peacock as Daniel Quilp Colin Jeavons as Sampson Brass
Margaret Courtenay as Mrs Jarley with Natalie Ogle as Little Nell
4: Quilp has left London to search for Nell and her Grandfather, leaving Swiveller to keep an eye on the Single Gentleman and report on his movements.
Music composed by CARL DAVIS Make-up artist JAN NETHERGOT
Costume designer JOYCE HAWKINS Designer MICHAEL EDWARDS Producer BARRY LETTS Director JULIAN AMYES

Contributors

Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: William Trevor
Unknown: Sebastian Shaw
Unknown: Grandfather Trevor Peacock
Unknown: Daniel Quilp
Unknown: Colin Jeavons
Unknown: Sampson Brass
Unknown: Margaret Courtenay
Unknown: Mrs Jarley
Unknown: Natalie Ogle
Composed By: Carl Davis
Artist: Jan Nethergot
Designer: Joyce Hawkins
Designer: Michael Edwards
Producer: Barry Letts
Director: Julian Amyes
Dick Swiveller: Granville Saxton
Sally Brass: Freda Dowie
George: James Marcus
Mr Slum: Peter Bland
Miss Monflathers: Pauline Letts
Cardplayers,: John Kearney
Cardplayers: Hal Jeayes
Gardplayer: Stuart Latham
Gardplayer: , Jimmy Gardner

: News

with Richard Whitmore Weatherman

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: Holiday

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore
A new series of the Holiday programme returns this week to its by now familiar Sunday spot. And in this first programme film reports from home and abroad establish a theme of contrasts.
From Scotland CLIFF MICHELMORE reports on a coach tour which takes us north along the west of Scotland to Mallaig and to Skye.
A style of holiday which has changed little over the years and retains its popularity.
NORMA SHEPHERD takes the ferry trip to the Continent-but not on the familiar cross-Channel short trip to France. Hers is more of a mini-cruise from Plymouth all the way to Santander in northern Spain. Is it worth the extra hours at sea - and the extra cost - to get yourself and your car all that distance?
For many years a winter sunshine holiday long-distance meant the Caribbean. Although East Africa's beaches were tempting they couldn't compete in terms of package holiday prices. Now a price breakthrough has been achieved and JOHN CARTER reports from Kenya on the exciting combination of seashore and safari.
In the studio John Carter and Norma Shepherd have the latest news and views of the travel and holiday scene.
Producer TOM SAVAGE

Contributors

Introduced By: Cliff Michelmore
Unknown: John Carter
Unknown: John Carter
Unknown: Norma Shepherd

: Songs of Praise

from Rutherglen, Scotland
Michael Barratt asks some ' Ruglonians' how they will be spending Hogmanay, what their hopes are for 1980 and invites them to choose a New Year hymn to be sung by local choirs and congregations in Stonelaw Church. Praise God for he Is kind (St John); His large and great dominion (Montrose);
Make me a captive. Lord (Ich Halte
Treulich Still); I need thee every hour; in heavenly love abiding (Penlan);
Jesus my lord, my God (St
Chrysostom); Come down, 0 love divine
(Down Ampney); March on my soul with strength (Christchurch).
Conductor THE REV THOMAS MORTOM Organist WILLIAM HUTCHESON Film director RALPH ROLLS Producer RALPH SMITH
Scries producer ANDREW BARR

Contributors

Unknown: Stonelaw Church.
Organist: William Hutcheson
Producer: Ralph Smith
Producer: Andrew Barr

: The Lennie and Jerry Show

starring Lennie Bennett and Jerry Stevens
Special guest Arthur Lowe
With Iris Williams, Albert Pontefract, Hush
Alyn Ainsworth and his Orchestra

Contributors

Comedian: Lennie Bennett
Comedian: Jerry Stevens
Guest: Arthur Lowe
Singer: Iris Williams
Comedian: Albert Pontefract
Musicians: Hush
Musicians: Alyn Ainsworth and his Orchestra
Script: Dennis Berson
Script: Barry Cryer
Script: Neil Shand
Script: Howard Imber
Script: Peter Vincent
Costume Designer: Jan Wright
Make-up Artist: Jill Haggar
Lighting: Bill Millar
Designer: Michael Young
Producer: Ernest Maxim

: Saint Joan

by BERNARD SHAW starring
Gabrielle Lloyd as Joan Cast in order of appearance
Assessors at trial
MICHAEL ANTHONY , DENNIS BARRY
WILLIAM BOND , CYRIL BUTCHER
SIMON COADY , ALAN HALLEY
PHILIP LENNARD , KENNETH MCCLELLAN , NORMAN MANN
EDMOND THOMAS , DAVID WEBB
Lighting PETER CATLETT Sound CHICK ANTHONY
Script editor STUART GRIFFITHS Designer STUART WALKER Producer LOUIS MARKS Director JANE HOWELL at 9.25 News; Weather

Contributors

Unknown: Bernard Shaw
Unknown: Gabrielle Lloyd
Unknown: Joan Cast
Unknown: Michael Anthony
Unknown: Dennis Barry
Unknown: William Bond
Unknown: Cyril Butcher
Unknown: Simon Coady
Unknown: Alan Halley
Unknown: Philip Lennard
Unknown: Kenneth McClellan
Unknown: Norman Mann
Unknown: Edmond Thomas
Editor: Stuart Griffiths
Designer: Stuart Walker
Director: Jane Howell
De Baudricourt: Michael Graham Cox
Steward: Hugh Walters
Joan: Gabrielle Lloyd
Poulengey: David Daker
Archbishop of Rheims: Richard Pearson
La Trémouille: Bernard Lee
Court page: Adam Stafford
Gilles de Rais (Bluebeard): James Aubrey
Capt la Hire: Bruce Purchase
The Dauphin: Peter Benson
Duchesse de la Tremouille: Susan Engel
Dunois: Michael Byrne
Dunois's page: Matthew Ryan
Earl of Warwick: Jeremy Kemp
Chaplain de Stogumber: Norman Rodway
Warwick's page: Vincent Hall
Cauchon: Stephen Murray
Inquisitor: Roland Culver
Canon d'Estivet: Jonathan Elsom
Canon Courcelles: Constantin de Goguel
Brother Martin Ladvenu: Simon Rouse
Executioner: Peter Davidson
English soldier: Desmond Monamara
Gentleman: John Welsh

: The Last Right

Do we have the right to choose to die? In the successful West End play Whose Life is it Anyway?, Ken Harrison , a sculptor who has had a road accident and is paralysed from the neck down, decides his life is so reduced that he doesn't want to live. The play is about his struggle to convince the hospital staff that his decision is balanced, that he is not disturbed and that they should morally accept his right to choose. A fictional situation, but what of real life? Most people believe that if they were that disabled they, too, would want to die. But do they? Do people as active, capable and self-aware as KEN HARRISON ever reconcile a bright mind to a life of helplessness and dependancy?
Tonight's Everyman compares scenes from the play with stories from real life and examines the last right-the right to choose between life or death.
Producer CHRISTINE FOX
Everyman editor WILLIAM NICHOLSON

Contributors

Unknown: Ken Harrison
Unknown: Ken Harrison
Editor: William Nicholson

: The Man with No Name

A profile of Clint Eastwood , the biggest box-office star in the world, in which he talks to IAIN JOHNSTONE with Richard Burton ; Sergio Leone , director of A Fistful of Dollars; Don Siegel , director of Dirty Harry; Pauline Kael , film critic of The New Yorker; Dilys Powell , of the Sunday Times; and extracts from some of his films including Rawhide, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Where Eagles Dare, The Outlaw Josey Wales and The Enforcer.
Quite apart from his popularity as an actor, EASTWOOD has emerged as an all-round force in the cinema. His production company has made more than a dozen features and he has directed five of them, the last of which, The Outlaw Josey Wales, was voted by American critics into the top ten list in 1976. Film editor RAOUL SOBEL
Producer IAIN JOHNSTONE

Contributors

Unknown: Clint Eastwood
Unknown: Iain Johnstone
Unknown: Richard Burton
Unknown: Sergio Leone
Unknown: Don Siegel
Unknown: Pauline Kael
Unknown: Dilys Powell
Editor: Raoul Sobel
Producer: Iain Johnstone

: Weatherman









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