A magazine for Asian viewers including discussions, review of recent news, music and stories. Produced and presented by MAHENDRA KAUL
Director ASHOK RAMPAL. BBC Birmingham (Repeated: Wednesday. BBC2, 10.35 am)
with the PLAYBOARD PUPPET THEATRE and CHRISTOPHER LILLICRAP
At the fair everyone oversleeps, Mo and Hedg help to mend Bill's alarm clock and hear the story of A Squash and a Squeeze
Written and directed by JUDY WHITFIELD Producer MICHAEL cols
and his friends Touche Turtle and Wally Gator
Narrated by Bernard Cribbins
Little Grey Rabbit, Fuzzypeg, Hare and Sam Pig are some of the best-loved characters in children's stories. They were created by Alison Uttley who died last May at the age of 91. A few months earlier she was filmed for this programme. She talked of her country childhood in Derbyshire - she remembered seeing hares dance, watching her mother make cowslip wine and taking her frightening walk through the woods to school. She was visited by some children who had drawn their own pictures of her characters and she looked back on a country Christmas before the turn of the century.
A series of 25 programmes Spanish for beginners: 11
Presented by ALISON SKILBECK and CARLOS RIERA
Producer DAVID HARGREAVES (Repeated: Tuesday, BBC2. 7.5 pm)
Book £1.00, record 11.62 or cassette £2.81
In the second of three visits to Notting Hill Methodist Church MALCOLM STEWART joins in community worship and asks about the present-day significance of people in the Advent and Christmas story. 2: Mary
With REV DONALD EADIE
REV DON PICKARD
THE CUMBERLAND CONSORT OF VOICES
Producer R. T. BROOKS
The first of a season of films featuring EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS 'S legendary ape man and starring Johnny Weissmuller as Tarzan Maureen O'Sullivan as Jane Johnny Sheffield as ' Boy '
When ' Boy' goes in search of adventure he soon finds his life threatened by the savage Ubardi tribe, but is saved by a scientific expedition led by Professor Elliott.
Professor Elliott..... REGINALD OWEN O'Doul BARRY FITZGERALD Medford TOM CONWAY
Director RICHARD THORPE
. Films: pages 15-16
Introduced by DAVID RICHARDSON Figured Monstrously Fat
The fascinating story of the pictures of prize stock painted a century ago.
Producer JOHN KENYON. BBC Birmingham
Weather for farmers BILL GILES
Eleven programmes in which ERICA WILSON introduces a variety of design ideas in simple stitches. 11: Christmas Tree
Producer MAR(;ARET MACLEOD (WGBH Boston)
A 26-part series about musical terms, topics and instruments. K for Keyboard
CHRISTOPHER HOGWOOD works back over four centuries, via pianoforte, fortepiano, square piano, harpsichord and clavichord.
Director IAN HAMILTON
Producer JOHN DOBSON. BBC Bristol
The last in a season of films to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Elstree Studios
Today starring Dinah Sheridan
Jenny Agutter , Bernard Cribbins with William Mervyn
Sally Thomsett , Gary Warren
!They were not railway children to begin with ... they were just ordinary suburban children, and they lived with their Father and Mother in an ordinary redbrickfronted villa .. ,
Based on the novel by E. NESBIT
Director LIONEL JEFFRIES. Films: pp 15-16 (E. Nesbit 's The Phoenix and the Carpet; Wednesday 29 December, 5.10 pm)
in The Laurel and Hardy Murder Case
Director JAMES PARROTT
Producer HAL ROACH.
Richard Thomas as John-Boy Michael Learned as Olivia Walton Ralph Waite as John Walton Will Geer as Grandpa and Ellen Corby as Grandma in The Secret
by FRANCES HODGSON BURNETT Dramatised in six parts by JACK GERSON
Part 5: The Earl's affection for Cedric has deepened. Consequently, it has come as a shock to him to learn that the boy may not be his heir, Lord Fauntleroy.
Music composed by KENNY CLAYTON Script editor ALISTAIR BELL Designer PETER KINDRED
Producer BARRY LETTS. Director PAUL ANNETT
Earl of Dorincourt:
The last of ten programmes. BBCl's public opinion column of the air
Presented by members of the public with the help of the BBC Community Programme Unit.
A lively look at words and letters With DONALD GEE
BOB HOSKINS and NIGEL STOCK
Script BARRY TOOK
Adults wanting help with reading can ring [number removed]or send their name. address and telephone number to: On the Move, po Box 7, London W3 6XJ
This special television presentation from Ripon Cathedral of the first part of Messiah-the Christmas story-together with the Hallelujah Chorus, is in the seldom-heard arrangement by Mozart. with Felicity Palmer (soprano) Patricia Payne (contralto)
Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor) John Shirley-Quirk (bass)
Huddersfield Choral Society trained by KEITH RHODES
BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra led by ANDREW ORTON conducted by Charles Mackerras
Sound PIP SHEPHERD
Lighting JOHN CROWTHER
Producer RODNEY GREENBERG
A series in 16 parts starring Jean Anderson
Patrick O'Connell , Jennifer Wilson with Richard Easton
Robin Chadwick , Derek Benfield
At the firm's Christmas party Mary recognises fewer people. She is witness to the fact that the firm is changing. The business is slipping from family control as, apparently, is the family from hers ... 16: The Christmas Party by N. J. CRISP
Created by GERARD GLAISTER , n. J. CRISP Script editor CiCELY CAWTHORNE Designer SALLY WILLIAMS
Producer BILL SELLARS. Director MARY RIDGE
The feature film starring Barbra Streisand Walter Matthau
Michael Crawford Louis Armstrong
Matchmaker Dolly Levi Is dismayed to learn that the hay merchant she has picked as her own prospective husband is planning to marry a milliner. Horace is not exactly love's young dream, being tight-fisted and overbearing, but Dolly decides to win him back. Horace's niece also finds her marriage plans thwarted when her uncle refuses to let her marry a struggling young artist. The young couple agree to elope-almost wrecking Dolly's carefully laid schemes.
Director GENE KELLY films: pages 15.16
with Angela Rippon Weather
A personal selection by Barry Norman
Is All the President's Men the best film of 1976? How does the new version of King Kong rate? Is Farewell my Lovely the best thriller-or is it Hitchcock's Family Plot? Is The Sunshine Boys the year's best comedy-or is it The Pink Panther Strikes Again?
Director PHILIP CHILVERS Producer BARRY BROWN
Reporter Magnus Magnusson
A film investigation of the remarkable tape recordings of Arnall Bloxham, eminent hypnotherapist, who, over a 20-year period, hypnotised 400 people and recorded what appear to be descriptions of previous lives. Do The Bloxham Tapes prove reincarnation or can they be explained in some other way?