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: Why Don't You....?

'Why Don't You just switch off your television set and go out and do something less boring instead?'
Your ideas, games and activities presented by the children of the Belfast Why Don't You....? Gang
Send your ideas to: Why Don't You....? [address removed]. But if you want a reply. please enclose a large sae.


Director: Tony McAuley
Producer: Peter Charlton

: Paddington Special

Paddington goes to the Movies

: Jackanory

with Andrew Burt
The Dangerous Journey by ELIZABETH RENIER


Unknown: Andrew Burt
Unknown: Elizabeth Renier

: Ivor the Engine


: Play School

Presenters Elizabeth Millbank Fred Harris
Wayne Jackman
Story: Old Toby Keeps Warm by MARGARET JOY
Director ROY MlLANI


Presenters: Elizabeth Millbank
Presenters: Fred Harris
Unknown: Wayne Jackman
Director: Roy Mllani

: Gran: Gran's Goat

A See-Saw programme by JOANNE COLE AND MICHAEL COLE Narrated by Patricia Hayes
Gran gets some goats to keep her grass down-but they get her down too.
Music and lyrics by BRYAN DALY Animation by DEREK MOGFORD
Designed and directed by IVOR wood


Programme By: Joanne Cole
Programme By: Michael Cole
Unknown: Patricia Hayes
Directed By: Ivor Wood

: Stop-Go!: Go Train Go

A See-Saw programme
Locomotives may have to be repaired and carriages cleaned before they join up to make a train waiting to leave the station.


Narrator: Ben Thomas
Film Editor: Roland Armstrong
Music: Michael Omer
Producer: Michael Cole

: Strange Companions

Part 2
A WALT DISNEY production

: Look back with Noakes

John Noakes and Shep review the adventures and travels of the Go with Noakes series.
The Oxford Bumps
John coxes the Balliol eight to inglorious defeat.
Producer DAVID BROWN BBC Manchester


Unknown: John Noakes
Producer: David Brown

: News Headlines

Weather I

: Color Rhapsodies

A double-bill of seasonal cartoons Gifts from the Air % and The Little Matchgirl
COLUMBIA cartoons

: Take Two

In a special end of year edition Lucie Skeaping presents clips from your favourite television programmes and recalls what the critics had to say about them. New requests are also included with fresh voices from up and down the country giving their opinions on Seaview, The Late Late Breakfast Show, Harty and Blankety Blank. An opportunity also to enter the last competition of the year, so have your pencil and paper ready.


Unknown: Lucie Skeaping
Producer: Philip Chilvers

: El Cid

The first of two feature films starring Charlton Heston with Sophia Loren
Gary Raymond , Raf Vallone Genevieve Page , John Fraser
Charlton Heston plays the title role in this spectacular epic of 11th-century Spain when the country was divided between small Christian kingdoms and Moorish strongholds. From the confusion of warring factions there emerged an intrepid knight whose exploits earn him the name El Cid - 'the lord'.
Screenplay by PHILIP YORDAN and FREDRIC M. FRANK Produced by SAMUEL BRONSTON Directed by ANTHONY MANN Christmas Films: page 15


Unknown: Charlton Heston
Unknown: Sophia Loren
Unknown: Gary Raymond
Unknown: Raf Vallone
Unknown: Genevieve Page
Unknown: John Fraser
Unknown: Charlton Heston
Unknown: El Cid
Unknown: Philip Yordan
Unknown: Fredric M. Frank
Produced By: Samuel Bronston
Directed By: Anthony Mann
Rodrigo Diazzle Bivar: Charlton Heston
Chimene: Sophia Loren
King Alfonso: John Fraser
Count Ordonez: Raf Vallone
Queen Urraca: Genevieve Page
King Sancho: Gary Raymond
Ben Yussuf: Herbert Lom
Fanea: Massimo Serato
Moutamin: Douglas Wilmer
Al Kadir: Frank Thring
Count Arias: Hurd Hatfield
King Ferdinand: Ralph Truman
Count Gormaz: Andrew Cruickshank
Don Diego: Michael Hordern
Bermudez: Carlo Justlni
Don Martin: Christopher Rhodes
King Raminez: Gerald Tichy
Dolfos: Fausto Tozzi
Priest: Tollio Carminati
Mother Superior: Barbara Everest

: Disney Time

The traditional Christmas visit to the world of Walt Disney films introduced by Mike Read and Sarah Greene.
Films include: Jungle Book, Mickey's Christmas Carol, Lady and the Tramp, Never Cry Wolf , Sleeping Beauty, The Sword and the Stone
Producer Richard EVANS


Introduced By: Mike Read
Introduced By: Sarah Greene.
Unknown: Cry Wolf
Producer: Richard Evans

: Evening News

with Frances Coverdale


Newsreader: Frances Coverdale

: Final Score

Introduced by DAVID ICKE


Introduced By: David Icke

: It's a Christmas Knockout

A festive Anglo-Swedish competition on ice from the Aviemore Centre, Scotland.
Featuring a team from Karlskrona. representing Sweden, and a British squad made up of ice skaters recruited from Bournemouth, Altrincham, Aviemore and Queens Ice Rinks. Introduced for Great Britain by Stuart Hall and for Sweden by Henrik Engberg Referees:
GB-Lorna Brown (former World Professional Skating Champion)
Sweden - Willie Lofqvist (former Olympic Ice Hockey player)
Producer GEOFFREY WILSON BBC Manchester


Unknown: Stuart Hall
Unknown: Henrik Engberg
Unknown: Gb-Lorna Brown
Unknown: Willie Lofqvist
Designer: Stuart Furber
Director: John Rooney
Producer: Geoffrey Wilson

: Hooper

The feature film starring Burt Reynolds Sally Field
Jan-Michael Vincent Brian Keith
One of Hollywood's most likeable leading men is the producer and star of this comedy tribute to the world of Hollywood stuntmen-a tougn, easy-going breed who take unbelievable risks only to see the credit go to well-protected stars and directors.
Sonny Hooper is at the peak of his career as a stuntman, but is already looking over his shoulder at a dazzling young rival called Ski. Compelled to outdo
Ski's daring exploits, Hooper foolishly agrees to perform the most dangerous stunt of all time ...
First showing on British television Christmas Films: page 15


Unknown: Burt Reynolds
Unknown: Sally Field
Unknown: Jan-Michael Vincent
Unknown: Brian Keith
Unknown: Sonny Hooper
Unknown: Thomas Rickman
Unknown: Bill Kerby
Produced By: Rank Moonjean
Directed By: Hal Needram
Sonny Hooper: Burt Reynolds
Ski: Jan-Michael Vincent
Gwen: Sally Field
Max Berns: John Marley
Roger Deal Z: Robert Klein
Cully: James Best
Adam: Adam West
Tony: Alfie Wise
Sherman: Terry Bradshaw
Hammerhead: Norm Grabowski

: Dallas

The Buck Stops Here
Pam has a rough ride when she sees Bobby and Jenna at the Charity Rodeo, but she's soon back in the saddle to make up with Mark. Meanwhile back at the office J.R. plans to rope in the traitor in his camp....
Written by ARTHUR BERNARD LEWIS Directed by LEONARD KATZMAM *Subtitles on Ceefax page 170


Written By: Arthur Bernard Lewis
Directed By: Leonard Katzmam
Bobby Ewing: Patrick Duffy
Sue Ellen: Linda Gray
J R: Larry Hagman
Pam: Victoria Principal
Donna Krebbs: Susan Howard
Ray: Steve Kanaly
Jenna Wade: Priscilla Beaulieu Presley
Mark Graison: John Beck
Peter Richards: Christopher Atkins
Cliff Barnes: Ken Kercheval

: Last of the Summer Wine

A comedy film adapted from his novel by Roy Clarke
starring Bill Owen, Peter Sallis, Brian Wilde with Lynda Baron, John Comer, Jane Freeman, Joe Gladwin, Olive Pendleton, Peter Russell and Kathy Staff
In answer to his one last request, Compo, Clegg and Foggy reluctantly sneak Sam out of his invalid bed for a final frolic with the not so young as she used to be Lily-Bless-Her. Then - with an unthinking lack of gratitude and a smile on his face - Sam drops them right in it by becoming far more trouble dead than alive...


Author/adapted by: Roy Clarke
Music: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Choir: The Mike Sammes Singers
Make-up: Eileen Mair
Film Editor: Tariq Anwar
Lighting Cameraman: Fred Hamilton
Designer: Tim Gleeson
Producer/Director: Alan J.W. Bell
Wally Batty: Joe Gladwin
Nora Batty: Kathy Staff
Compo: Bill Owen
Clegg: Peter Sallis
Foggy: Brian Wilde
Fairburn: David Williams
Lily-Bless-Her: Lynda Baron
Sybil: Olive Pendleton
Sam: Peter Russell
Sid: John Comer
Dadsy: Jim Marsh
Ivy: Jane Freeman
'Our kid' Colin: Johnny Leeze
Colin's mate: Maxton Beesley
Mamsy: Muriel Rogers
Police sergeant: Bill Croasdale
Police constable: Ken Kitson
Cousin Olive: Christine Cox
Mr Zapojinski: Igor Gridneff
Undertaker: Anthony Benson

: Main News

with Frances Coverdale Weatherman


Unknown: Frances Coverdale

: Wedding In Las Vegas

The true story of how a fake wedding party and a computer improved the odds for a rock group manager who set out to make a big win at blackjack in the world's most famous casinos.
Every blackjack player dreams of the perfect system. Is this it?
Photography PETER MCKAY Film editor MIKE CRAOO Producer STUART ORMS A ROOSTERproduction

: Men v Women

An International Golf Challenge
The opening match of a series especially made for BBC1 between top American women golfers Joanne Carner and Sandra Haynie and two of the world's leading golfing men, Germany's Bernhard Langer and the 'Great White Shark' from Australia Greg Norman.
The only concession the ladies receive in the opening four-ball match over nine holes of the Duke's Course at Woburn, is to play off the forward tees.


Golfer: Joanne Carner
Golfer: Sandra Haynie
Golfer: Bernhard Langer
Golfer: Greg Norman
Commentator: Peter Alliss
Assistant Producer: Denis Kelly
Director: Richard Tilling
Executive Producer: Harold Anderson

: Weatherman

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