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: Chock-a-Block

A See-Saw programme

: Gymnast

David Vine and Nik Stuart discuss Parallel Bars


Presenter: David Vine
Coach: Nik Stuart

: The Perishers

Written by MAURICE DODD featuring LEONARD ROSSITER as ' Boot'


Written By: Maurice Dodd
Unknown: Leonard Rossiter

: Jackanory

with Kenneth Williams
Count Backwerdz on the Carpet by NORMAN HUNTER


Unknown: Norman Hunter

: The Perils of Penelope Pitstop

in Tall Timber Treachery

: Why Don't You....?

Presented by the children of the Scottish Why Don't You gang.
Producer CATHERINE MCFARLANE Executive producer MOLLY cox


Producer: Catherine McFarlane

: Play Chess!

A series of ten programmes
6: Perpetual Check and Stalemate

: GowithNoakes

Join John Noakes and Shep on their voyage of discovery round the coastline of Britain.
Lamlash to Inverness


Unknown: John Noakes

: King of the Rocket Men

A serial in 12 parts
Chapter 5: Fata! Dive

: The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew Mysteries

Shaun Cassidy as Joe Hardy and Parker Stevenson as Frank Hardy and Janet Louise Johnson as Nancy Drew in Voodoo Doll: part 1
(Part 2 tomorrow at 11.40)


Unknown: Shaun Cassidy
Unknown: Joe Hardy
Unknown: Parker Stevenson
Unknown: Frank Hardy
Unknown: Janet Louise Johnson
Unknown: Nancy Drew

: Grandstand

Introduced by David Coleman
Football Focus with BOB WILSON
1.5; 1.40; 2.15
Racing from Chepstow
1.15 The Panama Cigar Hurdle Race (Qualifier. 2m)
1.50 The Coral Welsh National (Handicap steeplechase. 3m 6f)
2.25 The Finale Junior Hurdle Race (2m)
'1.25; 2.0
Badminton from Warrington
The Ladbroke Trophy
RAY STEVENS and STEVE BADDELEY head the British challenge for this important men's doubles event. Commentators
Today's timetable:
12.35 Football Focus: 1.1 News
1.5 Racing: 1.25 Badminton
1.40 Racing: 2.0 Badminton
2.15 Racing: 2.35 Sports round-up
* Timings subject to alteration Television presentation:
Football Focus BOB ABRAHAMS Racing BILL
Producer Grandstand MARTIN HOPKINS Editor Grandstand MIKE MURPHY Sports results on Ceefax


Introduced By: David Coleman
Unknown: Bob Wilson
Commentators: Peter O'Sullevan
Unknown: Julian Wilson
Unknown: Richard Pitman
Unknown: Ray Stevens
Unknown: Steve Baddeley
Unknown: Barry Davies
Unknown: Derek Talbot
Unknown: Taylor Badminton Nick

: The Slipper and the Rose

The story of Cinderella
The British film musical starring
In the tiny kingdom of Euphrania live a sad young girl and an unhappy Prince. Trapped in their different worlds they need only to meet to fall in love ... Bryan Forbes' musical version of Cinderella has all the enchantment of the original fairy tale plus a wit and sophistication to keep even the most sceptical happy.
Music and lyrics by RICHARD M. SHERMAN and ROBERT B. SHERMAN
Directed by BRYAN FORBES. Films: page 105 (First showing on British television)


Unknown: Richard M. Sherman
Unknown: Robert B. Sherman
Unknown: Bryan Forbes
Unknown: Robert B. Sherman
Unknown: Richard M. Sherman
Unknown: Stuart Lyons
Directed By: Bryan Forbes.
the Prince: Richard Chamberlain
Cinderella: Gemma Craven
the Fairy Godmother: Annette Crosbie
the Dowager Queen: Edith Evans
John: Christopher Gable
the King: Michael Hordern
the Stepmother: Margaret Lockwood
the Lord Chamberlain: Kenneth More
Montague: Julian Orchard
Queen: Lally Bowers
Palatine: Sherrie Hewson
Isobella: Rosalind Ayres
Major-domo ,: John Turner
Willoughby: Keith Skinner
Lady Caroline: Polly Williams
Dress shop proprietor: Norman Bird
Tailor: Roy Barraclough
Second Major-domo: Valentine Dyall

: Final Score

Introduced by David Coleman


Introduced By: David Coleman

: Evening News

with Richard Baker ; Weatherman


Unknown: Richard Baker

: Grange Hill

Christmas Special
It's Christmas at Grange Hill and the end of term disco promises to be a huge success, thanks to Tucker's brother, who ' lends ' the school a disco unit. But will Tucker be able to enjoy himself and keep an eye on the equipment? This special edition of Grange Hill is a result of the successful Blue Peter competition earlier this year. The winning storyline by 16-year-old Paul Manning was adapted for television by Phil Redmond, creator of Grange Hill.
Series devised by Phil Redmond
Producer Susi Bush
Director Hugh David


Unknown: Paul Manning
Television By: Phil Redmond
Director: Hugh David
Grange Hill pupils: Pamela: Renéal Perstein
Alan: George Armstrong
Cathy Hargreaves: Lyndy Brill
Tucker Jenkins: Todd Carty
First Brookdale boy: Graham Fletcher Cook
Andrew Stanton: Mark Eadie
Michael Doyle: Vincent Hall
Trisha Yates: Michelle Herbert
First boy: Tony London
Tommy Watson: Paul McCarthy
Justin Bennett: Robert Craig Morgan
Second Brookdale boy: David Nunn
Benny Green: Terry Sue Patt
Robo: Neil Rogers
Roger: Miles Ross
Susi McMahon: Linda Slater
Girl: Helen Titmus
Mr Baxter: Michael Cronin
Miss Mooney: Lucinda Gane
Mr Keating: Robert Hartley
Mrs McClusky: Gwyneth Powell
Bus driver: Tommy Winward
Mr Sutcliffe: James Wynn

: K9 and Company

by Terence Dudley
starring Elisabeth Sladen and John Leeson as the Voice of K9
Christmas at Moreton Harwood. All is peaceful. Or is it?


Writer: Terence Dudley
Title Music: Fiachra Trench
Title Music: Ian Levine
Arrangement/Incidental Music: Peter Howell
Script editor: Eric Saward
Script editor: Antony Root
Designer: Nigel Jones
Producer: John Nathan-Turner
Director: John Black
Voice of K9: John Leeson
George Tracey: Colin Jeavons
Henry Tobias: John Quarmby
Sgt Wilson: Nigel Gregory
Peter Tracey: Sean Chapman
Aunt Lavinia: Mary Wimbush
Juno Baker: Linda Polan
Sarah Jane Smith: Elisabeth Sladen
Brendan Richards: Ian Sears
Commander Pollock: Bill Fraser
Howard Baker: Neville Barber
Lilly Gregson: Gillian Martell
PC Carter: Stephen Oxley

: Christmas Terry and June

by JOHN KANE starring
Terry Scott and June Whitfield
Costume designer ANDREW rose Make-up artist CAROLINE NOBLE Designer TOM YARDLEY-JONES Producer PETER WHITMORE
* Ceefax subtitles on page 170


Unknown: John Kane
Unknown: Terry Scott
Artist: Caroline Noble
Producer: Peter Whitmore
Malcolm: Tim Barrett
Beattie: Rosemary Frankau
Wendy: ; Jessica Turner
Roger: Kit Thatcher

: Battle of Midway

The feature film starring Raymond A Spruance Joseph J Rochefort Jr Ernest L Blake
' This is the way it was ... ' The authentic reconstruction of one of the most famous of all naval battles, re-creates the personal and military background to the struggle between the US and the Japanese forces, an encounter crucial to the outcome of World War II.
Rear Admiral Frank J. 'Jack'
Screenplay by DONALD s. SANFORD Produced by WALTER MIRISCH Directed by JACK SMIGHT
(First showing on British television) Films: page 105


Produced By: Walter Mirisch
Directed By: Jack Smight
Capt Matt Garth: Charlton Heston
Admiral Chester W Nimitz: Henry Fonda
Captain Vinton Maddox: James Coburn
Rear Admiral: Glenn Ford
Commander: Hal Holbrook
Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto: Toshiro Mifune
Admiral William F Halsey: Robert Mitchum
Cmdr Carl Jessop: Cliff Robertson
Lt Cmdr: Robert Wagner
Fletcher: Robert Webber
Admiral Harry Pearson: Ed Nelson
Vice Admiral Chuichi Nagumo: James Shigeta
Haruko Sakura: Christina Kokubo
Cmdr Max Leslie: Monte Markham
Capt Miles Browning: Biff McGuire
Ensign George Gay: Kevin Dobson
Lt Cmdr C Wade McCluskey: Christopher George
Lt Cmdr Waldron: Glenn Corbett
Capt Buckmaster: Gregory Walcott
Ensign Tom Garth: Edward Albert
Yasuji Watanabe: Clyde Kusatsu
Jack Reid: David MacKlin
Admiral Kondo: Conrad Yama

: Val Sings Bing

starring Val Doonican who invites you to join him as he recalls a lifetime of Crosby songs and reminiscences. With special guests
Vic Damone , Marti Webb and Dickie Henderson also featuring
Tracey Miller , Victy Silva Val Stokes , Penny Lister Danny Street , Nick Curtis Ken Barrie , John Evans With JANE DANIELLE
Musical director RONNIE HAZLEHURST Musical associate ROGER RICHARDS


Unknown: Val Doonican
Unknown: Vic Damone
Unknown: Marti Webb
Unknown: Dickie Henderson
Unknown: Tracey Miller
Unknown: Victy Silva
Unknown: Val Stokes
Unknown: Lister Danny Street
Unknown: Nick Curtis
Unknown: Ken Barrie
Unknown: John Evans
Unknown: With Jane Danielle
Unknown: Camilla Blair
Unknown: Victoria Shellard
Unknown: Rosemarie Ford
Director: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Unknown: Roger Richards
Written By: Benny Green
Designer: Laura Ergis
Designer: Sound Keith Gunn
Unknown: Ken MacGregor
Designer: Jan Spoczynski
Unknown: Yvonne Littlewood

: Only Fools and Horses

By John Sullivan.
The Trotters contemplate yet another Christmas of TV circuses, closed pubs and Grandad's cooking!


Writer: John Sullivan
Music: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Lighting: Don Babbage
Sound: Mike Feltow
Designer: Cynthia Kljuco
Producer: Bernard Thompson
Del: David Jason
Rodney: Nicholas Lyndhurst
Grandad: Lennard Pearce
Earl: Desmond McNamara
Anita: Nora Connolly

: Main News

with Richard Baker Weatherman


Unknown: Richard Baker

: Films of the Year

Barry Norman looks back at the films of 1981 and selects his 12 best. Will Robert Redford 's directorial debut, Ordinary People, make the final list? How does Raiders of the Lost Ark compare with Superman II? How does Burt Lancaster 's performance in Atlantic City rate with Robert de Niro's in Raging Bull? How will British films Chariots of Fire and The Long Good Friday fare?


Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Robert Redford
Unknown: Burt Lancaster
Director: Mitchell Symons
Producer: Judy Lindsay

: News Headlines

: Men v Women

An International Golf Challenge
A greensome match is the final and deciding game of this$60,000 challenge series especially made for BBC1 between two of the world's great women golfers Nancy Lopez-Melton and Sally Little and two of the world's most exciting men golfers Severiano Ballesteros and Greg Norman. The matches are played at the Woburn Golf and Country Club for the Phoenix Assurance Trophy.
Commentator PETER ALLiss
Assistant producer DENIS KELLY Director RICHARD TILLING Producer DAVID KENNING


Unknown: Nancy Lopez-Melton
Unknown: Sally Little
Unknown: Severiano Ballesteros
Unknown: Greg Norman.
Commentator: Peter Alliss
Producer: Denis Kelly
Director: Richard Tilling
Producer: David Kenning

: Weatherman

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