Story: John's Picture by ELIZABETH MACDONALD Presenters
SARAH LONG , MICHAEL SCHOLES
with Robin Day
A longer Thursday edition of Newsday includes the day's News Summary and a longer look at one of the vital issues of the week with the people concerned. Preceded by Weather
Associate producer JOHN SHEARER Producer CHRISTOPHER CAPRON
by STORM JAMESON
Dramatised in three parts by ALEXANDER BARON
Stephen has married Olivia and been given a job in Hyde's publishing house where he discovered Sir Henry's secret. Lady Chattenay has threatened Marjorie with legal proceedings. Part 3
Make-up MAGDALEN GAFFNEY
Script editor LENNOX PHILIPS Designer ALLAN ANSON
Kingsley Amis at Batemans
Rudyard Kipling has given more memorable phrases to the English language than almost any 20th-century writer. But because they're so often quoted out of context he's been more often misunderstood than almost any English writer. Kingsley Amis visits Batemans, the Jacobean house in Sussex where Kipling spent the last 30 years of his life, and tries to clear up some of the misunderstandings.
Film cameraman KENNETH MACMILLAN Film editor JOHN NEEDHAM DirectorJULIA CAVE
starring Richard Briers based on Gamesmanship, Lifemanship and Oneupmanship by STEPHEN POTTER
Adapted by BARRY TOOK with Peter Jones and FREDERICK JAEGER
JOHN QUAYLE , DONALD GEE JEAN HARVEY , ANITA CAREY
VERA JAKOB , ANTHONY MCCAFFERY
We invite you to take Stephen Potter's advice on how to survive the rigours of the festive season. Who knows, you may even enjoy it!
Lighting MIKE JEFFERIES
Sound JOHN DELANY , Design KEITH CHEETRAM Producer BERNARD THOMPSON
also featuring The Athenians
Part 2 of a concert recorded earlier this year from the Royal Albert Hall, in London
(Nana Mouskouri and The Athenians appear by arrangement with Robert Paterson)
Reporters: Jeremy James, Jeanne la Chard, John Pitman, Jack Pizzey, Desmond Wilcox, Harold Williamson
"You can't put talented children in the same category as others. They have to give up so much to achieve their ambitions. It's a terrible dedication."
So says the music professor teaching 11-year-old Alison Baker, a would-be concert pianist who has sacrificed the life of a normal child in order to become a star. John Pitman talks to three talented children - Alison and two 12-year-olds: Craig Maitland who wants to be a champion skater and Fiona Coull who wants to be an Olympic swimmer.
All three are completely dedicated and have great potential. But, as the experts point out, talent in children so young can burn itself out. And not for some years will they know whether the price they are paying is going to be worth it in the end.
And Now for Something Completely Different ...
On location in Doune, Scotland, for the feature film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Tony Bilbow and Philip Jenkinson attempt the impossible - a ' serious ' chat with JOHN CLEESE , GRAHAM CHAPMAN , ERIC IDLE , TERRY GILLIAM , TERRY JONES and MICHAEL PALIN.
Producer MARGARET SHARP Philip Jenkinson : page 19
Presented by David Holmes Weather
FRANK WINDSOR reads from Winter Sunrise by LAURENCE BINYON