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: Heads and Tails

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

Contributors

Editor: David Pygram
Produced By: Michael Cole

: Sunday Worship: Jesus - His Life and Teaching: 9: Jesus and Prayer

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)

Contributors

Speaker: The Rev. David G. Deeks
Director of Music: Paul Ferguson
Introduced By: Raymond Short
Sound: Vic Godrich
Lighting: Sam Branter
Series Producer: Raymond Short

: Asian Magazine

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

Contributors

Unknown: Rajinder Daniel

: Let's Go

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]

Contributors

Presented By: Brian Rix
Producer: Anne Odwyer
Producer: Charles Pascoe

: Maths Help

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
PATRICK TITLEY
Producer ROBERT clamp
Book (same title) £3.95 from booksellers

Contributors

Presented By: Laurie Buxton
Unknown: Patrick Titley

: IDigamel

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

Contributors

Director: David Wilson
Producer: Maddalena Fagandini

: People First

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

: Business Club

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]

Contributors

Editor: Paul Sinclair

: See Hear!

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

Contributors

Presented By: Maggie Woolley
Presented By: John Lee
Produced By: Charles Pascoe

: Farming

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
BBCPebbleMill
Weather for farmers JIM BACON

Contributors

Unknown: Philip Wrixon
Unknown: Dan Cherrington
Producers: Philip Hicks.
Producers: Ken Pollock
Producer: John Henyon
Unknown: Jim Bacon

: Discovering Birds

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

Contributors

Presented By: Tony Soper

: News Headlines

: Film Matinée: The Man in the Santa Claus Suit

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

Contributors

Unknown: Fred Astaire
Unknown: Gary Burghoff
Unknown: John Byner
Unknown: Bert Convy
Unknown: Nanette Fabray
Unknown: Harold Gould
Unknown: George Kirgo
Story By: Leonard Gershe
Produced By: Lee Miller
Bob Willis: Gary Burghoff
Stan: John Byner
Gil Travis: Bert Convy
Dora Dayton: Nanette Fabray
Dickie Dayton: Harold Gould
Chandler: Danny Wells
Rod Sanborn: David Greenan
Terry: André Gower

: Mickey and Donald

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

: International Show Jumping

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.
Commentators
RAYMOND BROOKS-WARD
STEPHEN HADLEY
Producers JOHNNIE WATHERSTON. ALASTAIR SCOTT
Videobook (some title) BBCV 5014 from retailers

Contributors

Unknown: Raymond Brooks-Ward
Unknown: Stephen Hadley
Producers: Johnnie Watherston.
Producers: Alastair Scott

: The Flight of the Condor

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

Contributors

Unknown: Andrew Sachs.
Unknown: Rodger Jackman
Producer: Michael Andrews.

: News

with Jan Leeming ; Weatherman

Contributors

Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Jane Eyre

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

Contributors

Dramatised By: Alexander Baron
Conducted By: Paul Reads
Unknown: Bob Chaplin
Editor: Terrance Dicks
Designer: Michael Edwards
Producer: Barry Letts
Director: Julian Amyes
Jane: Zelah Clarke
Rochester: Timothy Dalton
Diana Rivers: Elaine Donnelly
Mary Rivers: Morag Hood
Ostler: Joby Blanshard
Grace Poole: Carol Gillies
Bertha: Joolia Cappleman
John: James Marcus
Maria: Sylvia Brayshay
Pilot: Shady

: Mind How You Go: You Can Save Lives

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), £2.50 from booksellers feature page 4

Contributors

Presenter: Jimmy Savile
Series consultant: John Darlington
Director: Julia Drum
Producer: Peter Riding

: Pauline Collins

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]

Contributors

Unknown: Pauline Collins

: Songs of Praise

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

Contributors

Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler
Unknown: Charles Quick
Director: Ann Richardson
Producer: David Kremer
Producer: Jim Murray

: Hi-de-Hi!

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

Contributors

Unknown: Jimmy Perry
Unknown: David Croft
Unknown: Jeffrey Fairbrother
Designer: Bernard Lloyd-Jones
Producer: David Croft
Directed By: John Kilby
Jeffrey Fairbrother: Simon Cadell
Ted Bovis: Paul Shane
Gladys Pugh: Ruth Madoc
Spike Dixon: Jeffrey Holland
Mr Partridge: Leslie Dwyer
Fred Quilley: Felix Bowness
Yvonne: Diane Holland
Barry: Barry Howard
Daphne Fairbrother: Claire OBErman
Jenny Maitland: Susan Jameson
Sylvia: Nikki Kelly
Betty: Rikki Howard
Tracey: Susan Beagley
Yellowcoat boys: The Webb Twins,
Yellowcoat boys: Chris Andrews

: By the Sword Divided

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

Contributors

Unknown: John Hawkesworth
Composed By: Ken Howard
Composed By: Alan Blaikley
Designer: Ken Sharp
Producer: John Hawkesworth
Producer: Brian Spiby
Director: Brian Farnham
Sir Thomas Lacey: Timothy Bentinck
Anne Fletcher: Sharon Mughan
Lucinda Ferrar: Lucy Aston
John Fletcher: Rob Edwards
Susan Protheroe: Judy Buxton
Colonel Hannibal Marsh: Malcolm Stoddard
Emma Bowan: Janet Lees Price
Walter Jackman: Edward Peel
Nathaniel Cropper: Andrew MacLachlan
Goodwife Margaret: Rosaue Crutchley
Hannah: Joanna Myers
Rachel: Debbie Goodman
Hugh Brandon: Simon Butteriss
Sam Saltmarsh: Michael Parkhouse
Matthew Saltmarsh: Frank Mills
Hind: Mark Fletcher
Will Saltmarsh: Simon Dutton
Mr Syms: John Benfield
Sgt Turner: Stuart Organ
Captain Leckie: Andrew McCulloch
Lt Truscott: Terry Gurry
Ensign Salisbury: Simon Binns
Mrs Dumfry: Claire Davenport
Minty: Eileen Way
Hodges: Gerard Bell
Lord Edward Ferrar: Tim Brierley

: The Sunday Thriller: Studio Murders

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

Contributors

Writer/Producer: David Levinson
Director: William Wiard
Carla: Suzanne Pleshette
Flynn: Barry Newman
Girard: Robert Vaughn
Arthur: Ben Marley
Sandy: Lenora May
John: Patrick O'Neal
Mallory: John Gabriel

: News

with Jan Leeming ; Weatherman

Contributors

Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Omnibus

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

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Baker
Unknown: Yehudi Menuhin
Hornby: Andree Weistead
Director: Bob Lockyer
Editor: Ian Squires

: The Weekenders

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

Contributors

Unknown: Albert Hall.

: Sergeant Bilko: Bilko v Covington

[Starring] Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko

Bilko finds he has some stiff competition in the rackets game-and playing Covington is no tennis match.

Contributors

Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: Weather









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