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: For Schools, Colleges

9.30 Canoe. ALAN BYDE builds a canoe in glass fibre. BBC Bristol
10.0 Look and Read: Cloudburst
Fire the Rockets
10.23-10.43 Ffenestri Coeden Nadolig Cyflwynydd MAIR ROBINS (Ail-ddarllediad) BBC Cumru/Wates. (Windows) 11.5 Europe from the Air New Lights 11.30 A Job Worth Doing? Business Studies
12.0 Peter Donaldson 's Illustrated Economies
10: How Beautiful is Big?


Unknown: Ffenestri Coeden Nadolig
Unknown: Cyflwynydd Mair Robins
Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: Closedown

: Midday News


: Pebble Mill

JAN LEEMING and DAVID SEYMOUR with the personalities and talking points of the day including
Dig This with Peter Seabrook


Unknown: Donny MacLeod
Unknown: Marian Foster
Unknown: Jan Leeming
Unknown: David Seymour
Unknown: Peter Seabrook

: Barnaby

Barnaby, Rat and Crow have a snowball fight and return home with the help of a friendly whale.

: For Schools, Colleges

2.0 Weather for Schools
KEITH BEST and JACK SCOTT with the current forecast and a look at how weather works.
2.5 Scene
It's Only Rock 'h' Roll
2.35 General Studies
Geronimo's Children: 2


Unknown: Jack Scott

: Closedown

: Dechrau Canu

Dechrau Canmol
Welsh hymn-singing
(English transmitters only. First shown on BBC Cymru/Wales)

: Play School

A programme for children under 5 Story: Sad and Happy
Written by MICHAEL COLE Presenters
Delia Morgan , Stuart McGugan
Written and directed by MARGIE BARBOUR Producer ANNE GOBEY
Executive producer CYNTNIA FELGATE


Written By: Michael Cole
Unknown: Delia Morgan
Pianist: Stuart McGugan
Pianist: Peter Gosling
Designer: John Holland
Directed By: Margie Barbour
Producer: Anne Gobey
Producer: Cyntnia Felgate

: Jackanory

Charmed Life by DIANA WYNNE JONES Today: The Enchanter
Pictures by LORRAINE CALAORA Adapted and directed by ROGER SINGLETON-TURNER


Unknown: Diana Wynne
Directed By: Roger Singleton-Turner
Producer: Angela Beeching

: Countdown to the Festival

Introduced by Tristan Fry
Several hundred musical festivals are held annually in Great Britain. For the people who take part in them (and for many of their families) it is the highlight of the year. This series examines the hopes, the fears, the enthusiasms, and the grinding hard work of five groups of children throughout Britain as they start the ' countdown to their festival '.
2: The Concert with ANDREW COLE , euphonium player for a Salvation Army band in Southampton
An important concert has been scheduled, and Andrew's band has been invited to take part.
Film cameraman ROGER TWYMAN Film editor ROY DEVERELL Producer CLIVE doig


Introduced By: Tristan Fry
Unknown: Andrew Cole
Unknown: Roger Twyman
Editor: Roy Deverell
Producer: Clive Doig

: Ivor the Engine



Unknown: Oliver Postgate

: Evening News

with Angela Rippon ; Weatherman


Unknown: Angela Rippon

: Nationwide

Look North, South Today
Look East, Midlands Today
Points West, Spotlight South West present news and views in your region tonight. Then at 6.20
Events and stories Nationwide
Presented by FRANK BOUGH
JOHN STAPLETON and BOB WELLINGS Including at 6.45* Sportswide with Desmond Lynam
Nationwide editor JOHN GAU


Presented By: Frank Bough
Presented By: Sue Lawley
Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: John Stapleton
Unknown: Bob Wellings
Unknown: Desmond Lynam
Editor: John Gau

: Sherlock Holmes Investigates: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

A season of the classic films starring Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes and Nigel Bruce as Dr. Watson.
Tonight also starring Ida Lupino and George Zucco.
The famous detective meets the arch-criminal who is to become his most formidable adversary. Professor Moriarty warns Holmes that he intends to accomplish the super-crime of the century.
Based on the play Sherlock Holmes by WILLIAM GILLETTE
Directed by ALFRED WERKER Films: page 10


Unknown: Ida Lupino
Unknown: George Zucco
Unknown: Sherlock Holmes
Unknown: William Gillette
Directed By: Alfred Werker
Sherlock Holmes: Basil Rathbone
Dr Watson: Nigel Bruce
Ann Brandon: Ida Lupino
Jerrold Hunter: Alan Marshal
Billy: Terry Kilburn
Professor Moriarty: George Zucco
Sir Ronald Ramsgate: Henry Stephenson
Inspector Bristol: E E Clive
Bassick: Arthur Hohl
Mrs Jameson: May Beatty
Lloyd Brandon: Peter Willes
Mrs Hudson: Mary Gordon

: The Other One

by JOHN ESMONDE andBOB LARBEY starring Richard Briers and Michael Gambon
Ralph and Brian fall out but Ralph finds a new friend.
Cast in order of appearance


Unknown: John Esmonde
Unknown: Bob Larbey
Unknown: Richard Briers
Unknown: Michael Gambon
Music By: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Designer: Cynthia Kljuco
Producer: John Howard Davies
Ralph: Richard Briers
Brian: Michael Gambon
Bar owner: Carl Duker
Manolo: Michael Chesden
Fred: Martin Read
Hotel manager: John Bryans
Tufnell: Tom Chadbon

: Nine O'Clock News

with Angela Rippon
Weekend Weather KEITH BEST


Unknown: Angela Rippon

: Cannon

starring William Conrad as private investigator Frank Cannon To Still the Voice
When campaigning political leader Willa Raymond is assassinated, her son, Garve, is convinced that his mother was about to expose a conspiracy. Cannon is called in to investigate and brings to the surface a number of unpleasant facts.


Unknown: William Conrad
Unknown: Frank Cannon
Leader: Willa Raymond

: Regional programmes

LONDON Tonight: current affairs

SOUTH WEST Peninsula: Zodiac and Co. JAN LEEMING introduces two guests, known to the viewer, but not the panel, and COLIN WILSON talks about the mystery of the multiple personality.

WEST Jazz on the Quay: THE AVON CITIES jazz BAND. The second of two open-air concerts recorded in King Street, Bristol. Special guest: SAMMI BROWN

SOUTH It's Your Bid: the antique game With BERNARD PRICE, SHEILA TRACY and a panel of buyers and experts.

MIDLANDS Top Gear: a monthly series for the road-user with ANGELA RIPPON and TOM COYNE

EAST On Camera: In the Country. DAVID RICHARDSON visits a turkey farm; TED ELLIS'S Nature Postbag; students at the Suffolk Horticultural Institute prepare for Christmas; and children at Scole village school entertain with carols.

NORTH Politics North; including My Week by STANLEY CROWTHER, MP. Parliamentary Review - ANDREW ALEXANDER of the Daily Mail, and this week's film special - Home for the Weekend: JOHN PRESCOTT, MP, member of the European Parliament. Introduced by BRIAN MORRIS.

NORTH EAST Friday North: MIKE NEVILLE meets singing brothers BOB AND ALF PEARSON.

NORTH WEST Home Ground: Each week. BRIAN REDHEAD and FRANK MELLOR meet inhabitants of the North West.


Introduces: Jan Leeming
Introduces: Colin Wilson
Unknown: Sammi Brown
Unknown: Sheila Tracy
Unknown: Angela Rippon
Unknown: Tom Coyne
Unknown: David Richardson
Unknown: Andrew Alexander
Unknown: John Prescott
Introduced By: Brian Morris.
Unknown: Mike Nev
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Frank Mellor

Blog post that mentions this programme:

That Was the Year That Was - The Answers 7 January 2017

: The Ice Figure Skating Championships of Great Britain

from the Sports Drome, Richmond All eyes will be on Robin Cousins, Britain's hope for a men's gold medal at the 1980 Olympics.
The Ladies' competition is wide open with Karena Richardson , the defending champion, challenged by 15-year-old Debbie Cottrill , the girl who beat her in last year's European Championships.
Arranged by the National Skating Association in conjunction with Faberge.
Commentator ALAN WEEKS


Unknown: Karena Richardson
Unknown: Debbie Cottrill
Producer: David Kenning

: The Late Film: Vendetta

Jeffrey Hunter , Arthur Kennedy
Murrieta's destiny is momentous, tragic; all of California and Mexico will soon know his name.
Directed by GEORGE SHERMAN. Films: p 10


Unknown: Jeffrey Hunter
Unknown: Arthur Kennedy
Directed By: George Sherman.
Joaquin Murrieta: Jeffrey Hunter
Capt Love: Arthur Kennedy
Kate: Diana Lorys
Three Fingers: Roberto Camardiel
Claudio: Pedro Osinago
Rosita: Sara Lezana

: Weather

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