The last of eight programmes, Discussing the High Bar,
with Kenneth Williams
Count Bakwerdz on the Carpet
Today: An Unlikely Picnic
Bad Fortune in a Chinese Fortune Cookie
Presented by the children of the Scottish Why Don't You? gang.
Producer CATHERINE MCFARLANE
A series of ten programmes 9: The Opening
The second of two programmes. MARY CHIPPERFIELD shows that only with patience, reward and mutual respect can a wild animal be taught to perform in the ring.
starring TRISTRAM COFFIN as Professor Jeff King
Chapter 8: Suicide Flight
based on the books by FRANKLIN W. DIXON and CAROLYN KEENE
Hardy and in Sole Survivor
Joe wakes up in a Hong Kong hospital and is told that he's been unconscious for a year.
Written by CHRISTOPHER CROWN Directed by CHRIS NYBY JR
with Moira Stuart
Weather Jim Bacon
(London and SE only: News Headlines with subtitles)
A new See-Saw programme
Go motorbikes! Go police cars! Go Range Rover! The motorway police are going on patrol.
The feature film starring Robert Taylor, Julie London, John Cassavetes
In the first of two MGM westerns Steve Sinclair , a retired gunman now working in a quiet ranching community, is none too pleased when his hot-headed younger brother Tony returns from town with a new girl and a new gun he is itching to use. The trigger-happy Tony soon embarks on a trail of murder and destruction as he victimises a party of squatters. The scene is set for a showdown between the brothers.
Screenplay by ROD SERLING
Produced by ARMAND DEUTSCH
Directed by ROBERT PARRISH. (First showing on British television). Films: p 105
Starring Joel McCrea, Arlene Dahl Barry Sullivan with Ramon Novarro
Confederate soldiers, Will, Jesse and Clint escape from a Yankee prison camp and are hired by guerrilla leader Quantrill to lead a gold-laden wagon train into an ambush. Will and Clint think the gold will help the Confederate cause but Jesse knows that Quantrill has other ideas.
Screenplav by IRVING RAVETCH Produced by RICHARD GOLDSTONE
Directed by ROY ROWLAND. Films: p 105
Don Antonio Chaves:
Story: What a Party
Devised and told by Bill Tidy
Presenters Carol Chell , Ben Bazell
A cartoon series
Mighty Mouse Rides Again
with Instant Sunshine
DAVID BARLOW , PETER CHRISTIE
MILES KINGTON , ALAN MARYON-DAVIS in The Duel by MILES KINGTON
It is dawn in a lonely woodland clearing. Four people arrive with a secret purpose; a fight to the death - or, at least, until the cucumbers run out....
Film cameraman MAURICSFISHER Sound KEITH RODGERSON
Producer ANGELA BEECHING Director CHRISTINE SECOMBE
with Simon Groom, Sarah Greene and Peter Duncan
Remember Simon as an Elvis look-alike, Sarah wearing corsets and Peter slogging it out in the first ever London Marathon? They are just a few of Blue Peter's 1981 highlights and others include Kevin Keegan in action in the studio, a meeting with Morph, the birth of Goldie's puppies and leaping through fire with the legendary White Helmets.
If you missed any of these mile-stones today's your chance to catch up and to look forward to 1982.
with Richard Baker ; Weatherman
(London and South East only)
All other English regions: Regional News
Introduced by Mike Read.
For Whom the Jingle Bells Toll A seasonal escapade starring Dick Emery with special guests
Roy Kinnear , Harry H. Corbett
Iain Cuthbertson , Lee Montague and June Whitfield and featuring
Annie Ross , Glynn Edwards Script by JOHN AND STEVEN SINGER
Producer HAROLD SNOAD (RepeaO
' The truth will rock you' ran the publicity. John Carpenter 's affectionate tribute to ' the King of Rock ' tells the true and moving story of the man behind the myth - from his birth into a poor Mississippi family in 1935 up to his comeback concert in Las Vegas in 1969. Kurt Russell gives a remarkably convincing performance as Elvis, and Shelley Winters and Season Hubley co-star as the two important women in his life.
Elvis vocals sung by RONNIE MCDOWELL
Written and produced by ANTHONY LAWRENCE
Directed by JOHN CARPENTER
(First showing on British television) Films: page 105
Colonel Tom Parker:
Lisa Marie Presley:
with Richard Baker Weatherman
What do you remember of the last 12 months? The Royal Wedding, the cricket, the comedy, the tragedy, the Space Shuttle, The Borgias?
Barry Took looks back at the year's television with highlights from some of the programmes which have achieved popularity, esteem, and even notoriety, Among those taking part:
Dave Allen , David Bellamy Ian Botham , Mel Brooks
Judi Dcnch , Lesley-Anne Down John Duttine , Lenny Henry Neil Innes , Clive James
Penelope Keith , Felicity Kendal Grace Kennedy , Philip Madoc
Bette Midler , Malcolm Muggeridge John Nettles , Barry Norman Rudolf Nureyev
Lynn Seymour , Victor Spinetti
Pamela Stephenson , Michael Wood Mike Yarwood
Videotape editor PETE BIRD Producer SUE MALLINSON
Due to annual stocktaking literally dozens of mint and previously unseen 1981 jokes must go before midnight. Massive clearance of sketches, one-liners, songs, monologues. Also assorted performers including John Bett, Ron Bain, Robbie Coltrane, Celia Imrie and the talents of Rik Mayall, Chic Murray, The Hee Bee Gee Bees and the genuine reproductions of Noele Gordon, The Princess of Wales, Ian Paisley, The Police, Adolfo Celi and many, many more.
The Hee Bee Gee
In the midst of the traditional celebrations in Trafalgar Square, some well-known faces reflect on the positive side of the passing year and join Big Ben in the welcoming of 1982.
A special New Year's programme from Pebble Mill presented by Mike Murphy with a little help from the Hi-De-Hi! team.
Their party guests include Danny La Rue, Andy Williams, Norman Collier, Wall Street Crash, Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen
Director TONY WOLFE
Producer ROY NORTON.