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: Heads and Tails

A See-Saw programme

: The All-New Pink Panther Show

Yankee Doodle Pink, Beach Bummer, The Pinkologist

: The Wombles

Told by BERNARD CRIBBINS

Contributors

Told By: Bernard Cribbins

: Jackanory

with Kenneth Williams
Agaton Sax and Lispington's Grandfather Clock by NILS OLOF-FRANZEN: 2

Contributors

Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Agaton Sax

: Why Don't You..?

Why don't you just switch off your television set and go out and do something less boring instead?

: Battle of the Planets

Save the Space Colony

: Tarzan and the Mermaids

While fishing, Tarzan lands a beautiful mermaid-like girl, who has fled from marriage to a villain.
Films: page 15

Contributors

Tarzan: Johnny Weissmuller
Jane: Brenda Joyce
Screenplay by: Carroll Young
Producer: Sol Lesser
Director: Robert Florey

: Lucky Ducky

A TEX AVERY cartoon for MGM

: Grandstand

Introduced by David Coleman including 12.55* News Summary
Today's timetable
12.20 Football Focus. 12.45 Cricket
1.0 Racing. 1.25 Speedstar
1.35 Racing. 1.55 Speedstar
2.15 Racing. 2.35 Rugby League Timings subject to alteration
12.20
Football Focus
BOB WILSON looks forward to today's traditional programme, and back on a busy year in soccer.
12.45
Cricket: Fourth Test
Australia v England from Melbourne
Highlights of today's play on the third day.
1.0; 1.35; 2.15
Racing from Chepstow
1.10 The Haig Whisky Novices' Hurdle Race (Qualifier. 2m)
1.45 The Coral Welsh National (Handicap Steeplechase. 3m 6f)
Captain John has been the subject of a major ante-post gamble for this valuable marathon.
2.20 The Finale Junior Hurdle Race (2m)
Commentators PETER O'SULLEVAN
JULIAN WILSON , RICHARD PITMAN
1.25; 1.55
Speedstar 82 for the Austin Rover Trophy
Top-line stars from motor sport compete to find out the best all-rounder. At the Donington circuit, they line up for rallying, circuit racing, driving tests, cycling and moto cross. Favourite is rally sprint champion TONY POND. Commentator MURRAY WALKER
2.35
Rugby League
The John Player Trophy
Action highlights of today's first semi-final. Commentators
RAY FRENCH and ALEX MURPHY
Television presentation:
Football FOCUS BRIAN BARWICK Cricket CHANNEL 9 AUSTRALIA
Racing and Speedstar RICHARD TILLING Rugby League KEITH PHILLIPS Assistant editor Grandstand JOHN ROWLINSON
Producer Grandstand MARTtN HOPKINS Editor Grandstand MIKE MURPHY

Contributors

Introduced By: David Coleman
Unknown: Bob Wilson
Commentators: Peter O'Sullevan
Unknown: Julian Wilson
Unknown: Richard Pitman
Unknown: Tony Pond.
Commentator: Murray Walker
Commentator: Speedstar Richard
Unknown: Keith Phillips
Editor: Grandstand John Rowlinson
Unknown: Mike Murphy

: The Wizard of Oz

The Christmas favourite starring Judy Garland with Frank Morgan Ray Bolger , Bert Lahr , Jack Haley Follow the yellow brick road to the wonderful world of Oz. There you'll join the Tin Woodman, the vulnerable Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion. Plus, of course, Dorothy, as they battle with the Wicked Witch of the West.
Screenplay by NOEL LANGLEY , FLORENCE RYERSON and EDGAR ALLEN WOOLF
Based on the book by FRANK L. BAUM
Songs by E. Y. HARBURG and HAROLD ARLEN Produced by MERVYN LE ROY Directed by VICTOR FLEMING.
(Colour and black and white) Films: p 15

Contributors

Unknown: Judy Garland
Unknown: Frank Morgan
Unknown: Ray Bolger
Unknown: Bert Lahr
Unknown: Jack Haley
Play By: Noel Langley
Unknown: Florence Ryerson
Unknown: Edgar Allen
Book By: Frank L. Baum
Songs By: E. Y. Harburg
Songs By: Harold Arlen
Directed By: Victor Fleming.
Dorothy: Judy Garland
Prof Marvel/Wizard: Frank Morgan
Hunk/Scarecrow: Ray Bolger
Zeke/Cowardly Lion: Bert Lahr
Hickory/Tin Woodman: Jack Haley
Glinda: Billie Burke
Miss Gulch/Wicked Witch of the West: Margaret Hamilton

: News

Richard Whitmore ; Weatherman

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: Final Score

DAVID ICKE introduces a round-up and the classified football results.

Contributors

Introduces: David Icke

: Pop Quiz

Introduced by Mike Read
What was this year's first No I? Which of tonight's guests are in the charts now? What is Captain Sensible's real name? The teams:
David Essex, star and star-maker Mari Wilson , without the Wilsations but with her beehive
Leo Sayer , the only person ever to get the answer to a lyrics ques. tion before Mike had finished reading it v
Hank Marvin , who this year celebrates 25 years with The Shadows Captain Sensible, ' Happy talk-er John Taylor of Duran Duran
Assistant producer JILL SINCLAIR Director PHILIP CHILVERS
Producer FRANCES WHITAKER

Contributors

Introduced By: Mike Read
Unknown: Mari Wilson
Unknown: Leo Sayer
Unknown: Hank Marvin
Unknown: John Taylor
Producer: Jill Sinclair
Director: Philip Chilvers
Producer: Frances Whitaker

: The Superteams

The Ferguson Superteams Championship
David Vine and Ron Pickering return to our most popular venue, the ancient city of Bath, for the first of four Superteams programmes which will decide not only the British title but the Superteams Championship of the World.
First Semi-final:
Fighters v Bat'n'Ball Fighters:
Brian Jacks , Alan Minter
John Conteh , Maurice Hope
Dave ' Boy' Green, Pierre Harper Charles Longdon Hughes Vic Charles
Coach Jackie Pallo Bat'n'Ball:
Jehangir Khan , Phil Kenyon Mike Corby , John Feaver
Kevin Jolly , Tony Knowles
Collis King , Desmond Haines Coach Tony Lewis
Produced in association with Trans World International and Candid Productions Inc Engineering managers
GEOFF HIGGS , GEOFF STAFFORD Assistant producers
DAVID PICKTUALL , DAVID ROSS Television production PETER HYLTON CLEAVER
(The second semi-final. Soccer v Rugby, is on Friday 7 January at 7.0 pm)

Contributors

Unknown: Ron Pickering
Unknown: Brian Jacks
Unknown: Alan Minter
Unknown: John Conteh
Unknown: Maurice Hope
Unknown: Pierre Harper
Unknown: Charles Longdon Hughes
Unknown: Vic Charles
Unknown: Jackie Pallo
Unknown: Jehangir Khan
Unknown: Phil Kenyon
Unknown: Mike Corby
Unknown: John Feaver
Unknown: Kevin Jolly
Unknown: Tony Knowles
Unknown: Collis King
Unknown: Desmond Haines
Unknown: Tony Lewis
Unknown: Geoff Higgs
Unknown: Geoff Stafford
Unknown: David Picktuall
Unknown: David Ross
Unknown: Peter Hylton Cleaver

: Grease

The feature film starring
John Travolta , Olivia Newton-John with Stockard Channing , Eve Arden Frankie Avalon , Joan Blondell
On a summer visit to California with her parents, Sandy Olsson meets Danny Zucco at the beach and they fall in love. Instead of returning to Australia, Sandy enrols at Rydell High where Danny is also beginning his senior year. While he is overjoyed at their reunion, his super-hip image as the leader of the T-Birds forces him to play it cool....
This highly enjoyable musical which takes an affectionate look at the 50s rock-and-roll era features such smash hits as ' Summer nights ', You're the one that I want', ' Grease ', ' Hopelessly devoted to you ' and ' Sandy'. Johnny Casino and The Gamblers
Screenplay by BRONTEWOODARD
Based on the original musical by JIM JACOBS and WARREN CASEY
Producers ROBERT STIGWOOD , ALLAN CARR Directed by RANDAL KLEISER. Films: p 15 (First showing on British television)

Contributors

Unknown: John Travolta
Unknown: Olivia Newton-John
Unknown: Stockard Channing
Unknown: Arden Frankie Avalon
Unknown: Joan Blondell
Unknown: Sandy Olsson
Unknown: Danny Zucco
Unknown: Jim Jacobs
Unknown: Warren Casey
Producers: Robert Stigwood
Producers: Allan Carr
Directed By: Randal Kleiser.
Danny Zucco: John Travolta
Sandy Olsson: Olivia Newton-John
Betty RIZZO: Stockard Channing
Kenickie: Jeff Conaway
Doody: Barry Pearl
Sonny: Michael Tucci
Frenchie: Didi Conn
Principal McGee: Eve Arden
Teen Angel: Frankie Avalon
Vi: Joan Blondell
Vince Fontaine: Edd Byrnes
Coach Calhoun: Sid Caesar
Mrs Murdoch: Alice Ghostley
Blanche: Dody Goodman

: The Kenny Everett Television Show

written by RAY CAMERON
BARRY CRYER , KENNY EVERETT
The Kenny Everett magic returns to your screens with another bagful of colourful characters, hilarious sketches, superstar guests and camera tricks, all designed to get you laughing and to make a few quid for Kenny's mortgage. Will Sid Snot nut Gizzard Puke? Will Cupid cross her legs? Will Marcel remove that false chin? Will the Building Society foreclose? All this and less in a special holiday edition.
Sound GRAHAM WILKINSON
Lighting BERT POSTLETHWAITE Designer DAVID HITCHCOCK Producer BILL WILSON

Contributors

Written By: Ray Cameron
Written By: Barry Cryer
Written By: Kenny Everett
Unknown: Kenny Everett
Unknown: Bert Postlethwaite
Designer: David Hitchcock
Producer: Bill Wilson

: Main News

with Richard Whitmore Weatherman

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: The Deadly Game

by JAMES YAFFE
Adapted from the novel by FRIEDRICH DURRENMATT starring George Segal with Trevor Howard , Robert Morley Emlyn Williams , Alan Webb
Set in Switzerland, two retired lawyers and a retired judge meet once a week to enjoy an exquisite dinner and play their own, very particular parlour game. Howard Trapp , an American travelling salesman, caught in a blizzard, stumbles on the house and is encouraged to join in the game.
Costume designer SHEILA BEERS Designer BRYAN ELLIS Lighting JOHN GREEN Producer NEIL ZEIGER
Director GEORGE SCHAEFER

Contributors

Unknown: James Yaffe
Novel By: Friedrich Durrenmatt
Unknown: George Segal
Unknown: Trevor Howard
Unknown: Robert Morley
Unknown: Emlyn Williams
Unknown: Alan Webb
Unknown: Howard Trapp
Designer: Bryan Ellis
Producer: Neil Zeiger
Director: George Schaefer
Howard Trapp: George Segal
Gustave Kummer: Trevor Howard
Emile Carpeau: Robert Morley
Bernard Laroque: Emlyn Williams
Joseph Pillet: Alan Webb
Nicole: Lesley Dunlop
Pierre: Brian Croucher
Helen Trapp: Connie Booth

: Men v Women

An International Golf Challenge
The second of six matches in a series especially made for BBC1 between Beth Daniel and Jan Stephenson , and Bernhard Langer and Greg Norman played at the Woburn Golf and Country Club for the Cathay Pacific Airways Trophy.
Today's match:
Beth Daniel v Bernhard Langer Commentator PETER ALLISS
(Third match tomorrow 11.10 pm)

Contributors

Unknown: Beth Daniel
Unknown: Jan Stephenson
Unknown: Bernhard Langer
Unknown: Greg Norman
Unknown: Beth Daniel
Unknown: Bernhard Langer
Commentator: Peter Alliss

: Weather









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