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: Mr Benn

A See-Saw programme Cowboy
Story and illustrations by DAVID MCKEE
Told by RAY BROOKS

Contributors

Illustrations By: David McKee
Told By: Ray Brooks

: Wake Up Sunday

The first of four programmes with songs and stories from DANA and THE BROWN BROTHERS
Wizzy begins a new adventure, and Dana tells how St Benedict learned to be a good leader.
Script editor R. T. BROOKS Director TONY I'ARRISON Producer DAVID BROWN
Executive producer STEPHEN WHITTLE

Contributors

Editor: R. T. Brooks
Director: Tony I'Arrison
Producer: David Brown
Producer: Stephen Whittle

: Nai Zindagi Naya Jeevan

A magazine for Asian viewers including discussions, review of recent news, music and stories from the communities.
Presented and produced by MAHENDRA KAUL
Director KRISHAN GOULD BBC Birmingham

Contributors

Produced By: Mahendra Kaul
Director: Krishan Gould

: Great Expectations

The ninth of ten case studies in multi-cultural education for discussion by teachers.
Black parents have high expectations of their children - expectations which aren't always met when the children go to school. What can be done by the schools to help black teenagers reach high levels of achievement? And how far does this demand changes in the curriculum or in the relationships between teachers and students, and schools and parents.
This repeat of a film first shown in 1979 in the series Multi-Racial Britain looks at two London schools which are coming up with effective answers to those questions.
Produced by YVONNE DEUTSCHMAN Series producer JOHN TWITCHIN
For discussion leader's notes, send large sae (20p) to [address removed] Book Multi-cultural Education; f3.75, from bookxellers
See also A Question of Equality: Tuesday 7.15 pm BBC2

Contributors

Produced By: Yvonne Deutschman
Producer: John Twitchin

: Lost for Words

Five programmes which aim to help speech-impaired people and their families.
With BRIAN TRUEMAN 3: Facing the World
Executive producer TONY MATTHEWS Produce, CHARLES PASCOE (Repeal)
For free leaflet send large sae to: [address removed]

Contributors

Unknown: Brian Trueman
Producer: Tony Matthews
Unknown: Charles Pascoe

: See Hear!

A weekly programme for people with hearing problems. News, views, and entertainment made more accessible for deaf and hard-of-hearing viewers by subtitles and sign language. This week
Telephone aids; Eric Sykes Introduced by MAGGIE WOOLLEY , MARTIN COLVILLE
Produced by PETER DUNKLEY
(Repealed tomorrow at 3.0 pm)
Magazine for the deaf on Ceefax p 169
(Eric Sykes in Troupers Thurs, 9.0, BBC2)
HELP! page 91

Contributors

Unknown: Eric Sykes
Introduced By: Maggie Woolley
Introduced By: Martin Colville
Produced By: Peter Dunkley
Unknown: Eric Sykes

: Ensemble

A 24-part television and radio course for beginners in French: 9 Presented by GILLES DATTAS with CHRISTIAN BRUMELL as Michel
Scripts by JEAN-CLAUDE ARRAGON , MIREILLE FLEMING , ANTOINE TUDAL Directed by TERRY DOYLE
Produced by TONY ROBERTS
(Ensemble radio programme on Sundays at 5.30 pm and Thursdays at 11.0 pm on Radio 4 VHF)
Details of a special Ensemble correspondence course are available from the National Extension College, Cambridge. Books 1 and 2. £2.25 each, records 1 and 2. £2.19 each, cassettes 1 and 2, £2.99 each, from retailers.

Contributors

Presented By: Gilles Dattas
Unknown: Christian Brumell
Unknown: Jean-Claude Arragon
Unknown: Mireille Fleming
Unknown: Antoine Tudal
Directed By: Terry Doyle
Produced By: Tony Roberts

: Discovering Patchwork

A series of five programmes presented by ROSAMOND RICHARDSON. 3: Shapes, Tones and Colours
Series producer PETER RIDING Producer ERICA GRIFFITHS
Book (same tille), £2.00, from booksellers

Contributors

Unknown: Rosamond Richardson.
Producer: Peter Riding
Producer: Erica Griffiths

: Sunday Worship

An ecumenical service from Ebenezer Methodist Church, Guernsey led by THE REV KENNETH STREET assisted by THE REV GIBSON NELSON
THE RT REV
MGR CANON RAYMOND LAWRENCE and THE REV CANON JOHN FOSTER
Guernsey was occupied by the German Army during the war. The experience of liberation afterwards was deep and lasting, and provides a basis for the theme of this morning's service: Freedom
Organist PERCY NOYON
Television presentation by PETER FIRTH and CHRISTOPHER MANN BBC Bristol

Contributors

Unknown: Gibson Nelson
Unknown: Mgr Canon Raymond Lawrence
Unknown: Canon John Foster
Presentation By: Peter Firth
Presentation By: Christopher Mann

: Farming

features the news and views, politics and practice of those involved with the land. with PHILIP WRIXON and DAN CHERRINGTON
Producer JOHN KENYON. BBC Birmingham
Weather for farmers JIM BACON

Contributors

Unknown: Philip Wrixon
Unknown: Dan Cherrington
Producer: John Kenyon.
Unknown: Jim Bacon

: Embroidery

Ten programmes about modern embroidery presented by JAN BEANEY 8: Braids and Ribbons
Director ERICA GRIFFITHS Producer JENNY ROGERS
Book (same title), 12.50, from booksellers

Contributors

Presented By: Jan Beaney
Director: Erica Griffiths
Producer: Jenny Rogers

: News Headlines

: Film Matinee: Mandy

continues the short season of Ealing films celebrating the studio's 50th anniversary. Today starring
Jack Hawkins , Phyllis Calvert and Mandy Miller
In contrast to the famous Ealing comedies, one of the most moving dramas of the post-war years.
When Christine and Harry Gar land discover that their daughter Mandy has been born deaf, conflict develops between them. Against Harry's wishes. Christine finally takes the child to a special school for the deaf and here at last under the brilliant tuition of the school's headmaster Searle, Mandy learns to communicate.
Screenplay by NIGEL BALCIIIN and JACK WHITTINGIIAM
Produced by LESLIE NORMAN
Directed by ALEXANDER MACKENDRICK Films: page 15

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Hawkins
Unknown: Phyllis Calvert
Unknown: Mandy Miller
Unknown: Harry Gar
Unknown: Nigel Balciiin
Unknown: Jack Whittingiiam
Produced By: Leslie Norman
Directed By: Alexander MacKendrick
Christine: Phyllis Calvert
Searle: Jack Hawkins
Harry: Terence Morgan
Mr Garland: Godfrey Tearle
Mandy: Mandy Miller
Mrs Garland: Marjorie Fielding
Jane Ellis: Nancy Price
Ackland: Edward Chapman
Miss Crocker: Patricia Plunkett
Lily Tabor: Eleanor Summerfield
Woollard (Junior): Colin Gordon
Miss Stockton: Dorothy Alison
Jimmy Tabor: Julian Amyes

: Ice Skating

The Multi Broadcast Ice Skating Championships of Great Britain from Richmond
Britain's leading figure skaters compete for their national titles, with most interest in the Ladies' event. DEBBIE COTTRILL , now training in the United States and placed fourth in the world last year, attempts to beat the defending champion, KAREN WOOD , who caused a major upset when she beat her last year.
In addition to coverage of the men's and pairs' competitions, Britain's World and European Ice Dance Champions JAYNE TORVILL and CHRISTOPHER DEAN will be skating an interesting exhibition. Commentator ALAN WEEKS
Producer DAVID KENNING

Contributors

Unknown: Debbie Cottrill
Unknown: Karen Wood
Unknown: Jayne Torvill
Unknown: Christopher Dean
Producer: David Kenning

: Great Railway Journeys of the World

The last of seven travel films Zambezi Express with Michael Wood
Cape Town to the Victoria Falls - still the most romantic railway journey in Africa. It follows Cecil Rhodes ' route north to the Zambezi. And, in December 1979, that meant a journey into war.
A rare feast of contrasting railway practice and performance.
(THE DAILY TELEGRAPH'
Series producer ROGER LAUGHTON
Producer BRUN JAMES. BBC Manchester
* Subtitles on Ceefax page 170

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Wood
Unknown: Cecil Rhodes
Producer: Roger Laughton

: Ticket to Ride: 5: An Omnibus to Aber

A series of six programmes
Chris Serle takes a break from That's Life for a week or two in the wild west of Wales. Armed with a rover ticket and a Rubik cube, he hooks a fish or two, drives a jalopy, and learns a thing or two about the French from Wynford Vaughan-Thomas.

Contributors

Presenter: Chris Serle
Film Editor: David Shore
Producer: Cyril Gates
Executive Producer: David Brown
Director: David Jackson

: News

with Jan Leeming ; Weatherman

Contributors

Newsreader: Jan Leeming

: Great Expectations

by CHARLES DICKENS dramatised in 12 parts bV JAMES ANDREW HALL
10 Pip has discovered that Estella is the child of Magwitch and Molly, Jaggers' housekeeper. A mysterious letter lures him into a deadly ambush.
Music composed by PAUL READE Film cameraman JOHN KENWAY Script editor TERRANCE DICKS Designer MICHAEL EDWARDS Producer BARRY LETTS Director JULIAN AMYES
★Subtitles on Ceejax page 170

Contributors

Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: James Andrew Hall
Composed By: Paul Reade
Unknown: John Kenway
Editor: Terrance Dicks
Designer: Michael Edwards
Producer: Barry Letts
Director: Julian Amyes
Pip: Starring Gerry Sundquist
Magwitch: Stratford Johns
Herbert Pocket: Tim Munro
Orlick: Linal Haft
Potkins, the waiter: John Rutland
Trabb's boy: Colin Mayes
Clara Barley: Melanie Hughes
Compeyson: Peter Whitbread
Landlord: Edward Phillips
Jack: Arthur Nightingale
Officer: Colin Fisher

: Play It Safe!

Presented by Jimmy Savile , OBE
A series of ten programmes which show how many serious child accidents are preventable. 9: Think Bike
Each year over 2,000 child cyclists are either killed or seriously injured. JIMMY SAVILE points out some of the ways in which both parents and drivers can help to reduce these accidents.
Film editor AL GELL Director JULIA DRUM
Producer PETER RIDING

Contributors

Presented By: Jimmy Savile

: Songs of Praise

from Lisburn, Northern Ireland
Tonight's programme comes from the bomb-damaged First Presbyterian Church in Lisburn.
After the bomb which devastated the church and wrecked 17 priceless stained-glass windows, volunteers worked day and night to get ready for the programme.
Tonight Seamus McKee meets some of the people of Lisburn who talk about their lives and faith and their favourite hymns.
Conductor HAVELOCK NELSON Director IAN HAMILTON Producer JAMES SKELLY
Series producer JIM MURRAY BBC Northern Ireland
(For hymns sec Wednesday at 3.15 pm)

Contributors

Unknown: Seamus McKee
Conductor: Havelock Nelson
Director: Ian Hamilton
Producer: James Skelly
Producer: Jim Murray

: Hi-De-Hi!

by JIMMY PERRY and DAVID CROFT Maplin's Holiday Camp, 1959 Peggy's Big Chance
Peggy, the chalet maid, has a burning ambition to become a Yellowcoat. Jeffrey arranges an interview.
Designer CARRY FREEMAN Directed by JOHN KILBY
Produced by DAVID CROFT

Contributors

Unknown: Jimmy Perry
Unknown: David Croft
Designer: Carry Freeman
Directed By: John Kilby
Produced By: David Croft
Jeffrey Fairbrother: Simon Cadell
Ted Bovis: Paul Shane
Gladys Pugh: Ruth Madoc
Spike Dixon: Jeffrey Holland
Mr Partridge: Leslie Dwyer
Fred Quilly: Felix Bowness
Yvonne: Diane Holland
Barry: Barry Howard
Peggy: Su Pollard
Sylvia: Nikki Kelly
Betty: Rikki Howard
Val: Gail Harrison
Yellowcoat boys: The Webb Twins , Chris Andrews

: Mastermind

with Magnus Magnusson
Another finalist in Mastermind 1981 is chosen tonight as four more winners from the first round pit their wits against each other in the Debating Chamber of the Oxford Union Society.
Godfrey Abbott (ordnance surveyor) Railways of Wales
Leslie Grout (schoolmaster) Burial grounds of London
Iris Henson (research student) Life and works of Gilbert and Sullivan John Watt (lecturer in computing) ' Flashman ' novels of G. Mac Donald Fraser
Director ANTONIA CHARLTON Producer ROGER MACKAY

Contributors

Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: Godfrey Abbott
Unknown: Sullivan John Watt
Unknown: G. Mac
Unknown: Donald Fraser
Director: Antonia Charlton
Producer: Roger MacKay

: Bergerac

The eighth of ten programmes starring John Nettles Late for a Funeral by DENNIS SPOONER with Cecile Paoli and Terence Alexander and featuring James Cossins Gary Watson , Sean Arnold
Two bodies from the sea provide a puzzle for Bergerac and the bureau. One's been dead a few hours. But the other drowned over 40 years ago.
Theme composed by GEORGE FENTON Associate producer JULIET GRIMM
Film editor JOHN LEE. Designer JOHN HURST Photography KEN WESTBURY Created and produced by ROBERT BANKS STEWART
Directed by HENRY HERBERT
(John Nettles is in Findings on a Late Afternoon, Friday BBC2 at 9.30 pm)

Contributors

Unknown: John Nettles
Unknown: Dennis Spooner
Unknown: Cecile Paoli
Unknown: Terence Alexander
Unknown: James Cossins
Unknown: Gary Watson
Unknown: Sean Arnold
Composed By: George Fenton
Producer: Juliet Grimm
Editor: John Lee.
Designer: John Hurst
Unknown: Ken Westbury
Produced By: Robert Banks Stewart
Directed By: Henry Herbert
Directed By: John Nettles
Jim Bergerac: John Nettles
Francine: Cecile Paoli
Hungerford: Terence Alexander
Crozier: Sean Arnold
Diamante Lil: Mela White
Charlotte: Annette Badland
Tuchel: James Cossins
Bishop: Gary Watson
Falkenhorst: George Mikell
Sammler: Jonathan Elsom
Moellendorf: Leon Eagles
Dr Lejeune: Jonathan Adams
Mrs Picot: Eve Bland
Hans: John Gabriel
Use: Ann Tirard
Dean: Geoffrey Lumsden
Corby: Christopher Ellison
Eddie: Michael Watkins
Helmsman: Eric Mason
Daniel: Warren Saire

: Dallas

The Split
Jock Ewing institutes a plan which dramatically affects the family relationships - and the future of the company. Importantly, it weakens J.R.'s position. Which is a pity, since he's just put the Ewing fortune in hock to the tune of 200 million dollars.
Written and directed by LEONARD KATZMAN

Contributors

Unknown: Jock Ewing
Directed By: Leonard Katzman

: News

with Jan Leeming ; Weather

Contributors

Unknown: Jan Leeming

: What's Wrong with Nuclear Bombs?

Today more than ever, questions are being asked about the morality of nuclear weapons. A week ago in Amsterdam, the World Council of Churches summoned some of the world's leading theologians, together with experts in the field, to five days of public hearings on the issues raised by the deployment of nuclear weapons. Military experts outlined what we can do with nuclear weapons; theologians debated what we should do. What moral and religious grounds are there for deciding that the deployment of nuclear weapons is right, or wrong?
Peter France reports for Everyman from Amsterdam.
Producer COLIN CAMERON
Everyman editor WILLIAM NICHOLSON

Contributors

Unknown: Peter France
Producer: Colin Cameron
Editor: William Nicholson

: Women in the Eighties

The third of five programmes New Technology in Sweden
What do women in Sweden feel. about new technology as it moves into their office jobs?
Editor HOWARD SHARP
Producer SUZANNE DAVIES

Contributors

Producer: Suzanne Davies

: Barbara Mandrell

and The Mandrel! Sisters
BARBARA welcomes Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers and Robert Guillaume of Benson
Also appearing are her resident puppet band, Truk Shakly and the Texas Critturs.
Directed by BOB HENRY
Produced by ERNEST CHAMBERS
A KROFFT ENTERTAINMENT production

Contributors

Unknown: Larry Gatlin
Unknown: Robert Guillaume
Directed By: Bob Henry
Produced By: Ernest Chambers

: Weatherman









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