11.0 Near and Far. Deserts
11.23 Words and Pictures Trip Trap
11.40-11.55 Rendez-vous: France A language resource series 4: École, Travail, Famille
En apprentissage; Vers un emploi; A propos de l'internat ... Narrated by CAROLLE ROUSSEAU , YVES AUBERT Producer JOHN PRESCOTT THOMAS
12.5 pm Realidades de Espana Five films about Spain
4: Madrid - a Housing Revolution Since the early 1970s the people living on the fringes of Madrid have tried to improve their living conditions and have succeeded in some places remarkably well.
with Susan King
A series of programmes about horses and ponies, and the people who ride, drive, jump and breed them.
This week Susan takes a close look at the oldest of all horse breeds, the Arabian, spends a day with the Horse Rangers Association at the Royal Mews, Hampton Court , and tries her hand at driving a pair of ponies across country with expert' whip ' John Dick.
Research KATRINA MURRAY
Film editor GEORGE AUCKLAND Producer DAVID TURNBULL
by BOB BLOCK
When the Rentaghost trio are forced to move out of their premises, other occupants move in - they're ghosts, too!
Music JONATHAN COHFN DesignerANNA RIDLEY
Producer JEREMY SWAN
presenting the British scene to the British people.
FRANK BOUGH , SUE LAWLEY
HUGH SCULLY , JOHN STAPLETON and BOB WELLINGS present a mixture of topical reports, special investigations, films and features.
starring Lena Zavaroni
with special guests Elaine Stritch, Wayne Sleep George Chisholm, Violinski
With THE ACE EIGHT and ALYN AINSWORTH AND HIS ORCHESTRA
Alyn Ainsworth and his
A feature film starring
James Garner , Charles Frank with Susan Blanchard
Susan Sullivan , Jack Kelly
James Garner again stars in the role he made famous in the long-running television series. The years have passed but Bret Maver ick has not changed. Still with an eye for a pretty girl and a buck, he agrees to meet brother Bart in New Mexico on the promise of a money-making venture. But in place of Bart a new Maverick turns up ...
Written by JUANITA BARTLETT Produced by ROBERT foster Directed by HY AVERBACK Films: page 25
A Risk Business Special Report on the world's most extravagant fairgrounds.
In which Michael Rodd sets out in search of the ultimate fairground ride. In two of America's sunshine states, California and Florida, he finds himself taking part in a high-wire act, in a Wild West shoot-out, and in the breath-taking twists and turns of a 400-foot aquatic Cresta run. Participation, it seems, is the name of the Theme Park game.
Every year the impresarios introduce new ways of luring customers through the turnstiles of their particular brand of money-spinning fantasy. It's an ' arms race ' in which the principal weapons are million-dollar roller coasters, breath-taking machines designed to carry the customer cork-screwing and gyrating in apparent defiance of the laws of gravity.
But the bills can escalate as rapidly as the thrills, and Parks can plunge from giddying heights to sickening depths almost as rapidly as their pleasure-seeking passengers. It's an industry where holidays are the most frantic time of the year, and where pleasure turns out to carry a very slender profit margin.
Film cameraman JOHN WYATT Film editor JON LEE
Producer LYN GAMBLES
Editor MICHAEL BLAKSTAD
(Postponed from 20 December 1978)
Introduced by Marry Carpenter ■eaturing
England v Wales ronight's match in the Home International Championship from Wembley Stadium
Commentator JOHN MOTSON
Although England won comfortably by 3-1 last year in Cardiff on their way to the Championship, the Welsh will remember the Wembley upsets they have caused in recent years: a 1-1 draw in the World Cup in 1973, a 2-2 draw in 1975, and - most notably - victory two years ago, 1-0.
KEVIN KEEGAN assesses tonight's opposing managers:
' It's a joy to play for Ron Green wood. He allows a player to bring his own ideas into the game,'
'Mike Smith is an outstanding coach. He's shaped Wales, who haven't a lot of players to choose from, into a very effective force.'
Football television presentation ALEC WEEKS
Producer JOHN PHILIPS
Editor JONATHAN MARTIN
(Northern Ireland v Wales, Friday, 10.50)
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