A See-Saw programme
Many animals learn their skills through play. Others like Ken and Patch, who are working sheep dogs, have to be trained.
Voice and music DEREK GRIFFITHS
Film editor David PYGRAM
Written and produced by MICHAEL COLE
What is prayer? Is there any reality in it today? We take a look at what Jesus discovered for himself and taught his followers.
From Westcott House Chapel, Cambridge
Speaker The Rev David G. Deeks
Director of music Paul Ferguson
Introduced by Raymond Short
Bible reading Matthew 6, w 6-16
Hymns: "Come, thou long-expected Jesus" (Stuttgart); "Seek ye first the kingdom of God"; "Let him to whom we now belong" (Byzantium); "Long ago, prophets knew" (Theodoric)
The Rev. David G.
Director of Music:
Asian Magazine celebrates Christmas with a seasonal song performed by the BEDFORD ASIAN CHRISTIAN CHOIR, and talks to THE REV RAJINDER DANIEL about the message of Christmas.
The festivities continue with some more musical items.
Producer BISH MEHAY
Executive producer ASHOK RAMPAL BBC Pebble Mill
Presented by BRIAN RIX
Last of ten programmes which aim to help mentally handicapped people to get more out of life.
Let's Find Out About Things
...from the local library and other places.
Assistant producer ANNE ODWYER Producer CHARLES PASCOE
Notes for parents and teachers, £1.50 inctuding postage, from [address removed]. 35mm slide packs (£3.25 each, £30fortenpacks,includingpostage)from [address removed]. In Scotland only:from [address removed]
A series of 24 programmes aimed at giving direct help to all those having difficulty with O-level maths. 10: Graphs, 2
Presented by LAURIE BUXTON
(Inner London Education Authority) Diirector
Producer ROBERT clamp
Book (same title) £3.95 from booksellers
Last of a ten-part combined television and radio course for beginners in Spanish, with on-the-spot documentary film and recording. Revision with ISABEL SOTO
MIGUEL PENARANDA, CARLOS RIERA
Film director DAVID WILSON
Producer MADDALENA FAGANDINI
Book, records (or cassettes) and notes for teachers from booksellers or from BBC Publications
Last of five films aimed at the parents of children with a mental handicap. A Home of One's Own Commentary BRIAN RIX
Producer ROBERT CLAMP
A series of ten programmes 6: A Visit to Hartlepool
Editor PAUL SINCLAIR
Producer JOHN TWITCHIN
Boot Small Business Guide, £4.50 from booksellers. For 'Local Link' details send a [address removed]
For people who are deaf or hard of hearing.
A programme presenting news, views and entertainment, with sign language interpretation and subtitles.
Presented by MAGGIE WOOLLEY and JOHN LEE
Produced by CHARLES PASCOE
(Repealed tomorrow at 2.0 pm)
Magazine for the deaf on Ceefax page 291
features the news and views, politics and practice of those involved with the land. with PHILIP WRIXON and DAN CHERRINGTON
Producers PHILIP HICKS. KEN POLLOCK Executive producer JOHN HENYON
Weather for farmers JIM BACON
Eight films about the pleasures of birdwatching presented by Tony Soper 4: Strategies for Survival
Film editor AL CELL
Producer RON BLOOMFIELD
Boo* (same title) £3.50 from booksellers
starring Fred Astaire with Gary Burghoff
John Byner , Bert Convy
Nanette Fabray , Harold Gould
The lives of three men who each rent a Santa Claus suit at Christmas are drastically altered by a mysterious figure who appears in many surprising roles. Astaire takes the title role and seven other parts in this charming fantasy about the spirit of Christmas.
Screenplay by GEORGE KIRGO
Based on a story by LEONARD GERSHE Produced by LEE MILLER Directedbycoreyau.en Christmas Films: page 16
Mickey, Donald and Goofy tangle with a giant clock. A pesky rabbit disrupts Postman Pluto's mail run and Donald wages war on an army of ants.
A WALT DISNEY production
from the Grand Hall, Olympia featuring
The Cognac Courvoisier Knock-Out Stakes
The popularity of this show comes from a varied programme with Christmas entertainment as part of the fun. The main ingredient, though, is show jumping. In this afternoon's class competitors race against each other over identical courses.
Producers JOHNNIE WATHERSTON. ALASTAIR SCOTT
Videobook (some title) BBCV 5014 from retailers
The last of three award-winning films about the wildlife of the Andes, narrated by Andrew Sachs. Down the Amazon
Chimborazo Cotopaxi, Antisana-an avenue of the greatest volcanoes in the world strides across the equator pointing vast ice-caps into the tropical sky. Every day, as the sun climbs, ice thaws and the waters of the Amazon begin to roll.
This programme follows the course of the greatest river in the world three miles vertically down through cloud forest and gorge to the steaming jungle. It portrays in dramatic detail the complex life of the trees and rivers of the Amazon rainforest-home of gorgeous birds and innumerable monkeys, the piranha and even a bat that catches frogs.
Film cameramen HUGH MILES
NEIL RETTIG. RODGER JACKMAN
Producer MICHAEL ANDREWS. BBC Bristol
Record and cassette (same title, REB/ZCF 440) from retailers
with Jan Leeming ; Weatherman
by CHARLOTTE BRONTE
Last of 11 episodes dramatised by ALEXANDER BARON
Jane is on the point of accepting St John Rivers's proposal when she hears Rochester ’s voice calling to her....
Music composed and conducted by PAUL READS Lighting by BOB CHAPLIN
Script editor TERRANCE DICKS Designer MICHAEL EDWARDS Producer BARRY LETTS Director JULIAN AMYES
*Subtitles on Ceefax page 170
Presented by Jimmy Savile, OBE
Last of ten programmes about preventing road accidents.
People injured in road accidents may only have three minutes to be saved from death by simple first aid. Would you know what to do if you were first on the scene?
If you want to take an emergency first-aid course contact: [address removed], or [address removed]. For your local branch see telephone directory for details.
In Scotland only: For information about local contacts in Scotland, write to: [address removed], or phone [number removed] (office hours)
Book (same title), Â£2.50 from booksellers feature page 4
appeals on behalf of The Crossroads Scheme (reg no 282102)
When a member of your family is disabled it is not easy to look after them at home. The Crossroads scheme can relieve the strain. Its helpers visit regularly and take some of the workload off the relatives. Without Crossroads many families would find it impossible to cope with the continual pressure. But funds are desperately needed if the scheme is to survive and expand. Please send donations, preferably by crossed cheque or po, to: [address removed]
with The Boys' Brigade from Romsey Abbey
Tonight's Songs of Praise, like many of those which have gone before, is a celebration of an anniversary but tonight it's not the more obvious celebration of eight centuries of a cathedral's life or of a parish church's existence; it is the anniversary of a small but very special organisation which began in a Sunday School in the centre of Glasgow 100 years ago: The Boys' Brigade
Tonight's programme comes from south of the border where Geoffrey Wheeler meets some of The Boys' Brigade's newest recruits and some of its older ones, notably Charles Quick , who joined over 59 years ago. They have come from companies all over Hampshire to the rugged beauty of Romsey Abbey to celebrate their centenary year.
Come and see the shining hope (Marching through Georgia): The Angel greeted Mary (Es ist ein' Ros' entsprungen); Now thank we all our God (Nun Danket); Make me a channel of your peace: Seek ye first the kingdom of God: Guide me, 0 thou great Jehovah (Cwm Rhondda): Amazing grace; Come, thou Redeemer of the earth Conductor DON WEST
Organist ANTHONY BURNS-COX Film director ANN RICHARDSON Producer DAVID KREMER
Series producer Jim Murray
Record. Your Songs of Praise Choice, REC 469, from retailers
by JIMMY PERRY and DAVID CROFT Maplin's Holiday Camp, 1959 featuring
The Marriage Settlement
A special competition is in full swing as Jeffrey Fairbrother arranges the settlement of his marital problems. These arrangements confuse some and amuse others.
Designer BERNARD LLOYD-JONES
Executive producer DAVID CROFT
Produced and directed by JOHN KILBY
Book (same litle) £1.50 from booksellers *Subtitles on Ceefax page 170
The Webb Twins,
The last of ten episodes created by JOHN HAWKESWORTH , with Not Peace But a Sword by ALEXANDER BARON. Summer 1647
As Arnescote welcomes its new owners, attempts are made to heal the breaches caused by the Civil War. But a mutiny in the army threatens the peace between King and Parliament.
Music composed by KEN HOWARD and ALAN BLAIKLEY Designer KEN SHARP
Executive producer JOHN HAWKESWORTH Producer BRIAN SPIBY
Director BRIAN FARNHAM
An exhibition of costumes is currently on display at Longleat House. Warminster, Wiltshire *Subtitles on Ceefai page 170
Sir Thomas Lacey:
Colonel Hannibal Marsh:
Lord Edward Ferrar:
Starring Robert Vaughn, Suzanne Pleshette, Barry Newman, Patrick O'Neal
Middleton USA is the sexiest late-night soap opera on American television, the creation of Carla, a beautiful divorcee. But the success of the show is threatened when its hottest star is mysteriously killed.
(First showing on British television)
Christmas Films: page 16
with Jan Leeming ; Weatherman
with Richard Baker
For 600 years there has been a choir at St George's Chapel, Windsor, and the English choral tradition is the envy of the world. Tonight Omnibus. follows some young hopefuls into the choir and discusses how the tradition may be under threat. In contrast to the privilege of Windsor, Omnibus also visits the soup kitchens and prisons of London to listen to Yehudi Menuhin bring live classical music to remote areas of the community.
Designer ANDREE WEISTEAD HORNBY Studio director BOB LOCKYER
Producers JONATHAN FULFORD JILL MARSHALL Editor IAN SQUIRES
•FEATURE: page 3
Every May since 1945, literally thousands of young people have converged on central London for a weekend together. Singing, dancing, arguing, praying; all coming together in what is now the largest Christian rally for young people in Europe. It's the London Weekend of the Methodist Association of Youth Clubs.
This filmed impression of the 1983 event records two hectic days in London, the months of rehearsal for more than 1,000 performers and the climax of their work in front of a capacity audience in the Royal Albert Hall.
Producer PAM CHANCE. CTVC production
[Starring] Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko
Bilko finds he has some stiff competition in the rackets game-and playing Covington is no tennis match.