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: Better Badminton: 1: Beginnings

Five programmes with Jake Downey
Basics for beginners and film items about the game.
With Ray Stevens, Paul Whetnall
Nora Perry, Karen Bridge


Director: Huw Jones
Producer: Bernard Adams

: Multi-Coloured Swap Shop

Noel Edmonds, Keith Chegwin, John Craven and Maggie Philbin
Ring them and their guests on [number removed] anytime after 9.30.
Keep in 'touch' with rugby superstar Gareth Edwards and find out his news and views from the world of sport.
'Waiting' for your calls will be Manuel - better known as Andrew Sachs.
(He's taken the day off from Fawlty Towers - but does Basil know?)
Are you attracted to magnets? Find out with Professor Eric Laithwaite who's dropping in for a scientific swap this morning.
Maggie Philbin and Keith Chegwin are on the road again - where will they be today?
Hear the latest news from John Craven. Have you got a story for him? Drop him a line to the address at the end.
Pop Swap with Madness and hear the new heavy, heavy sound from 'One step beyond'.
Write to us at: Swap Shop, [address removed].


Presenter: Noel Edmonds
Presenter: Keith Chegwin
Presenter: John Craven
Presenter: Maggie Philbin
Guest: Gareth Edwards
Guest: Andrew Sachs
Guest: Professor Eric Laithwaite
Producer: Crispin Evans
Editor: Rosemary Gill

: Weather

Michael Fish


Presenter: Michael Fish

: Grandstand

Introduced by Frank Bough
Football Focus
BOB WILSON presents a special preview of the FA Cup Third Round.
12.45* Rugby League Challenge Cup Draw: live from the Grandstand studio, the draw for the first round of the competition which reaches its climax in May,
12.50; 1.20; 1.50; 2.20* Racing from Haydock Park
1.0 Philip Cornes Novices Hurdle Race (Qualifier. 2Jm)
1.30 Rochdale Novices' 'Chase (2m)
2.0 Tote Northern 'Chase (H'cap) (3m)
2.30 Tote Northern Hurdle (H'cap) (2¾m)
1.10; 1.40; 2.40*
International Darts from the New Horticultural Hall, Westminster. The Watneys MY British Open Championships
To retain his singles title, TONY BROWN has to resist the challenge of top British and overseas players, including the World Professional champion, JOHN LOWE. In the Ladies' event, MAUREEN FLOWERS, placed third last year, has her eyes set on taking the title from holder JUDY CAMPBELL. Commentators SID WADDELL and TONY GREEN
Australia v England
The Second Test from Sydney Highlights of the second day's play.
3.0; 4.5*
International Tennis from Olympia
The Braniff Airways World Doubles Championship
Semi-final day in this
£100,000 tournament, featuring the world's leading exponents of the doubles game. This afternoon, the winners of the orange group meet the runners-up in the blue group for tomorrow's final. Commentators DAN MASKELL and JOHN BARRETT
Rugby League from
Swinton John Player Trophy - Final
WIDNES, who have won this trophy twice and appear in their fifth final in six years, will attempt to extend that remarkable record when they take on BRADFORD NORTHERN in this match postponed from 1 December.
Commentator EDDIE WARING
4.40* Final Score
Today's timetable:
12.20 Football Focus
12.45 Rugby League Draw
12.58 Racing; 1.10 Darts
1.20 Racing: 1.40 Darts; 1.50 Racing
2.10 Cricket: 2.20 Racing: 2.40 Darts
3.0 Tennis: 3.20 Rugby League
4.5 Tennis: 4.40 Final Score
* Timings subject to alteration Television presentation:
Cricket 9 NETWORK, Rugby League FRED VINER
Producer Grandstand MARTIN HOPKINS Editor Grandstand HAROLD ANDERSON


Introduced By: Frank Bough
Unknown: Bob Wilson
Commentators: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentators: Richard Pitman
Unknown: Tony Brown
Unknown: John Lowe.
Unknown: Judy Campbell.
Commentators: Sid Waddell
Commentators: Dan Maskell
Commentators: John Barrett
Unknown: Swinton John
Commentator: Eddie Waring
Unknown: Mike Murphy
Unknown: John McNicholas
Unknown: Bill Taylor
Unknown: Fred Viner
Unknown: Keith Phillips
Unknown: Harold Anderson

: Holiday on Ice

Highlights from the greatest ice spectacular in Europe, featuring a glamorous chorus of international skaters and star soloists.

Televised by arrangement with Skee Goodhart for International Holiday on Ice Co
Recorded in Lausanne, Switzerland


Introduced by: Brian Matthew
Staged and directed by: Stephanie Andros
Lighting: Harry Thomas
Director: Roger Gilloz
Producer: Don Sayer

: News

with Peter Woods ; Weatherman


Unknown: Peter Woods

: Dr Who: The Horns of Nimon: Part 3

starring Tom Baker
A four-part story by Anthony Read
Can the Doctor and Romana escape the clutches of the evil Nimon? Soldeed's plans approach fruition - but what is the Nimon's final purpose?


Writer: Anthony Read
Incidental Music: Dudley Simpson
Script Editor: Douglas Adams
Designer: Graeme Story
Producer: Graham Williams
Director: Kenny McBain
Co-pilot: Malcolm Terris
Romana: Lalla Ward
Seth: Simon Gipps-Kent
Teka: Janet Ellis
Dr Who: Tom Baker
Voice of the Nimons: Clifford Norgate
Sorak: Michael Osborne
Soldeed: Graham Crowden
Voice of K9: David Brierley

: Jim'll Fix It

What is your wildest dream? If it is unusual and original, write to Jimmy Savile, OBE


Presenter: Jimmy Savile
Sound: Peter Barville.
Lighting: John Farr
Designer: John Holland
Director: Rick Gardner
Producer: Roger Ordish

: All Creatures Great and Small: 2: Charity Begins At Home

from the books by James Herriot
A series in 14 parts

The practice begins to use the new M and B tablets, but they do cost quite a lot of money so Siegfried decides to limit their use. James and Helen adopt a cat - but the cat has other things on its mind.

BBC Birmingham


Adapted by: Terence Dudley
Music by: Johnny Pearson
Film cameraman: Ken Morgan
Script editor: Ted Rhodes
Designer: Nigel Jones
Director: Richard Bramall
James Herriot: Christopher Timothy
Siegfried Farnon: Robert Hardy
Tristan Farnon: Peter Davison
Ronald Beresford: Kenneth Waller
Marjorie Simpson: Julie Shipley
Mr Bailey: Wally Thomas
Helen: Carol Drinkwater
Mrs Hall: Mary Hignett
Sarah Raworth: Jane Morant
Ted Dobson: Ken Kitson
Albert Close: Burt Brooks
Sep Gibbons: Duncan Preston

: The Dick Emery Show

starring Dick Emery with special guest John Le Mesurier and featuring
John Clive, Sam Kelly. With Anthony Dawes, Barrie Gosney, Stuart Sherwin, Susie Silvey, Tariq Yunus.
Film sequence written by John Singer. Sketches by Barry Cryer, Gavin Osborn, John and Eileen Donoghue. Film cameraman Keith Taylor. Film editor John Dunstan. Designer Bruce Macadie. Studio director Mike Crisp. Producer Harold Snoad.


Performer: Dick Emery
Performer: John Le Mesurier
Performer: John Clive
Performer: Sam Kelly
Performer: Anthony Dawes
Performer: Barrie Gosney
Performer: Stuart Sherwin
Performer: Susie Silvey
Performer: Tariq Yunus
Writer: John Singer
Writer: Barry Cryer
Writer: Gavin Osborn
Writer: John Donoghue
Writer: Eileen Donoghue
Cameraman: Keith Taylor
Film Editor: John Dunstan
Designer: Bruce Macadie
Studio Director: Mike Crisp
Producer: Harold Snoad

: Dallas

Rodeo: the annual rodeo sponsored by the Ewings should provide a welcome diversion from the family's problems. But Digger Barnes has discovered the secret about baby John and arrives on the scene with one purpose in mind - to see his grandson.


Ellie Ewing: Barbara Bel Geddes
Jock Ewing: Jim Davis
J R Ewing: Larry Hagman
Sue Ellen Ewing: Linda Gray
Bobby Ewing: Patrick Duffy
Pamela Ewing: Victoria Principal
Lucy Ewing: Charlene Tilton
Cliff Barnes: Ken Kercheval
Digger Barnes: Keenan Wynn

: News

with Peter Woods ; Weather


Unknown: Peter Woods

: Match of the Day

Presented by Jimmy Hill , featuring the Third Round of the FA Cup
The most romantic football Saturday of the season where the minnows from the Third and Fourth Divisions and outside the Football League meet the mighty teams from the First Division.
Tonight, action highlights from three games plus interviews, analysis and comment. Plus the result of the December Goal of the Month competition.


Presented By: Jimmy Hill
Commentators: David Coleman
Commentators: Barry Davies
Commentators: John Motson
Producers: John McGonagle
Editor: Mike Murphy

: Parkinson

Michael Parkinson and his weekend guests. Music HARRY STONEHAM
Programme associate CHRIS GREENWOOD Assistant producer sita Williams Director JOHN HUGHES
Produced by JOHN FISHER


Unknown: Michael Parkinson
Unknown: Chris Greenwood
Director: John Hughes
Produced By: John Fisher

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