Director ASIIOK RAMPAL. BBC Birmingham
Pilgrim of the Absolute told by Malcolm Muggeridge
She carried the Red Flag at miners' parades while a teacher at a girls' school; associated with Trotskyites; fought in the Spanish Civil War. Yet T.S. Eliot, Gide, Camus and Iris Murdoch agree that her book Waiting on God is a spiritual classic.
Among those taking part:
Andre Weil, her brother, a leading mathematician
Jacques Soustelle, politician and one-time associate of De Gaulle
Voice of Simone Weil:
Music composed by:
Christmas All the Year Round
BASIL MOSS traces a seasonal theme through this year's programmes. With LIVERPOOL SCHOOLS, STONY-HURST COLLEGE, THEATRE ROUNDABOUT, NIGEL STOCK, BARBARA LEIGH-HUNT , ST BERNARD'S CONVENT SCHOOL CHOIR, ELIZABETH TWISTINGTON HIGGINS, THE ANGLIAN SINGERS, THE CHELMSFORD DANCERS, ALEC GILMORE , MARTIN MUNCASTER , THE COMMUNITY OF CELEBRATION, JOHN MOFFAT and MARY BREATNACH.
Producer R. T. BROOKS
People in elevated positions tend to look down on others less favourably placed but the situation confronting Capt Kirk in Strato City is more serious than snobbery.
Introduced by DAVID RICHARDSON Tuppence from the Pound
At Hope in Derbyshire TOM WOOD-HOUSE is Keeper of the Pinfold, the lock-up for stray animals, and BOB TUSTAIN looks back on 55 years as a blacksmith.
Producer JOHN KENYON. BBC Birmingham
Weather for farmers
The top motor racing commentary team of Jackie Stewart , Barrie Gill and Murray Walker introduce highlights and personalities from the world of Motor Sport in 1975 -the year that saw Nikki Lauda win the Drivers' Championship and the demise of Lord Hesketh's successful private team.
With drivers changing teams and constructors promising new cars for 1976, next year should be an exciting one for motor racing enthusiasts. Also featured, motor cycling and thrills from other aspects of motor sport.
Producer RICHARD TILLING
Starring Kirk Douglas, Richard Harris
with Ulla Jacobsson, Michael Redgrave
The year was 1942, the place was occupied Norway - the stakes were the highest the world has ever known. It was a race against time which, if lost, would have given the Germans the atomic bomb.
Films: pp 16-17
Dr Rolf Pedersen:
Doctor at hospital:
Starring Fyfe Robertson
An 80-minute film featuring the Anglo-French Concorde.
Celebrating the supersonic age of civil flying by Coneording with reality the prophecy made so long ago by Phileas Fogg in Around the World in 80 Days. Rising to his feet in the celebrated Reform Club he announced: ' One day, when man has conquered the air, it will be possible to complete the journey in 80 hours.'
Supersonic flying makes the now not so far-away places in our shrinking world the traveller's delight and the stay-at-home's envy. FYFE ROBERTSON takes you to places he wanted to see again or places he long wanted to see - a mixture that makes 80 minutes of light-hearted entertainment that Robbie obviously found it fun to make. ' If only,' he says, I could have enjoyed it all in relaxed and unhurried comfort' - well, you can.
Producer TOM SAVAGE
A serial in six episodes Part 6 by ALISTAIR BELL and ROBERT BANKS
STKWART Richard (Michael-John Jackson , left) is being held prisoner in Austria.
Word has reached Robin that Gisborne has killed Neston in a fight and abducted Marion.
Make-up JEAN STEWARD Costumes ROGER REECE Designer DAVID SPODE
Producer GEORGE GALLACCIO Director ERIC DAVIDSON
Sir Guy of Gisborne:
Sheriff of Nottingham:
Bishop of Durham:
Sir Brian of Champfleur:
Introduced by Colin Morris
The Bishop and the Liverpudlians The new Anglican Bishop of Liverpool, David Shcppard , has set himself the task of making his church matter to the working-class of the city. Liverpool has a higher rate of unemployment than any other city in Britain. Can this one-time cricketer, a man who has known success all his life, make the dockers and industrial workers of Merseyside take his faith seriously?
PETER FRANCE reports on the first encounters of the Bishop and Liverpool.
Producer BILL NICHOLSON Editor PETER ARMSTRONG i Repeated tomorrow : 12.46 pm)
The story of the Wise Men told in the words of the Bible with music by ROGER JONES sung by choirs of ASTON MANOR SCHOOL
BARTLEY GREEN SCHOOL and EDGBASTON CHURCH OF ENGLAND
COLLEGE FOR GIRLS in Selly Oak Methodist Church, Birmingham
Conductor DAVID HENSON
Director MICHAEL SHOESMITH
Series producer RAYMOND SHORT
A romantic serial in 16 parts set in Cornwall of the 1780s based on the novels by WINSTON GRAHAM
Part 13 by JACK RUSSELL
The birth of a son brings joy to Ross. But it is overshadowed by the threat of ruin; and the tragedy of a death in the Poldark family raises ghosts from the past to haunt Demelza.
Script editor SIMON MASTERS Studio lighting JOHN TREAYS Designer OLIVER BAYLDON Producer MORRIS BARRY Director PAUL ANNETT
Dr Dwight Enys:
Lady Constance Bodrugan:
Sir Hugh Bodrugan:
starring Julie Andrews
Mary Tyler Moore , Carol Channing In 1922, gold-digger Millie Dill mount starts work as personal secretary to handsome - and eligible-tycoon Trevor Graydon.
Director GEORGE ROY HILL Films: pages 16.17
Muzzy Van Hossmere:
with Richard Whitmore ; Weather
Barry Norman's personal selection 'I suppose everyone has his own idea of what he wants in films. I want to find entertainment. In my list of 1975 favourites I hope there are one or two that qualify as works of art; and that they all qualify as entertainment in the best sense of that word.'
Is The Godfather Part II the best film of 1975? How does Jaws rate? Is Young Frankenstein the year's best comedy - or is it Monty Python and the Holy Grail?
Director Philip Chilvers Producer Barry Brown