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: Mr Benn

A See-Saw programme

: Sunday Worship

Jesus - His Life and Teaching 10: The Authority of Jesus
What is it about Jesus that causes people to believe in him? What makes him credible?
From Westcott House Chapel, Cambridge
Speaker THE REV DAVID G. DEEKS Director of music PAUL FERGUSON Introduced by RAYMOND SHORT
Bible readings: Mark 10, w 35-45; John 13, w 2, 4-5, 12-17
Hymns: Sing to the great Jehovah's praise (Nativity); Lord. whose love in humble service (Ivinghoe); Songs of praise (Northampton) Sound VIC GODRICH. Lighting SAM BRANTER DirectorMICHAEL wood
Series producer RAYMOND SHORT


Unknown: David G. Deeks
Music: Paul Ferguson
Introduced By: Raymond Short
Unknown: Vic Godrich.
Unknown: Sam Branter
Director: Michael Wood
Producer: Raymond Short

: Asian Magazine

Some of the highlights of important events covered during 1983 including music from FIROZA BEGUM from Bangladesh, LATA MANGESHKAR from India and MEHDl HASSAN from Pakistan. The programme ends with a Gujarati folk dance performed by the WEST LONDON
Producer KRISHAN GOULD. Executive producer ASHOK RAMPAL. BBC Pebble Mill


Producer: Krishan Gould.
Producer: Ashok Rampal.

: 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, WENDY DAUNT and JOHN LEE


Presenter: Maggie Woolley
Presenter: Wendy Daunt
Presenter: John Lee
Produced By: Charles Pascoe

: The Edinburgh Military Tattoo of 1983

Highlights, from the Esplanade of Edinburgh Castle
Commentary for television
Produced for television by IAN CHRISTIE BBC Scotland


Television By: Ian Christie

: From Brooklyn to Blenheim

Barry Manilow reflects with Donny MacLeod on a career that has taken him from the tenement blocks of New York to the Duke of Marlborough's estate in Oxfordshire.
Film editor JOHN rosser Producer TONY RAYNER


Unknown: Barry Manilow
Unknown: Donny MacLeod
Editor: John Rosser
Producer: Tony Rayner

: Cartoon

: Under the Blackpool Tower with Ken Dodd

An entertainment documentary.
At the base of Blackpool Tower, magnificently housed between its four massive supports sits the most unique and beautiful circus building in existence. Opened in 1894 and described as 'a majestic showplace of gilded arches and glittering fountains, the like of which will never again be built-a Palace of Happiness.'
Ken Dodd takes a peep behind the scenes of this magical world of thrills, glamour and laughter to meet some of the artists including:
Ringmaster Norman Barrett Animal trainer James Clubb
High wire walkers The Simets
With the Italian family of musical clowns The
Rastellis KEN DODD appears for the first time as a clown in the Blackpool Tower Circus.
Producer IAN CHRISTIE BBC Scotland


Unknown: Ken Dodd
Unknown: Norman Barrett
Unknown: James Clubb
Unknown: Rastellis Ken Dodd
Producer: Ian Christie

: News Headlines

Weather for farmers: Bill Giles

: The Yellow Rolls Royce

The remarkable adventures of one very opulent motor car, and its three very different owners: the Marquess of Frinton who first buys it as an anniversary present for his wife; big time racketeer Paolo Maltese; and Gerda Millett , widowed American millionairess, who takes the car through war-torn Europe.
Produced by ANATOLE DE GRUNWALD Directed by ANTHONY ASQUITH Films: page 17


Unknown: Gerda Millett
Unknown: Terence Rattigan
Produced By: Anatole de Grunwald
Directed By: Anthony Asquith
the Marquess of Frinton: Rex Harrison
the Marchioness of Frinton: Jeanne Moreau
John Fane: Edmund Purdom
Mae Jenkins: Shirley MacLaine
Paolo Maltese: George C Scott
Stephano: Alain Delon
Gerda Millett: Ingrid Bergman
Davich: Omar Sharif
Lady St Simeon: Moira Lister
Norwood: Roland Culver
Harmsworth: Michael Hordern
His assistant: Lance Percival
Taylor: Harold Scott
Joey: Art Carney
Bomba: Riccardo Garrone
Miss Hortense Astor: Joyce Grenfell
Ferguson: Wally Cox

: Hot Shoe Show

Highlights from the recent popular series starring Wayne Sleep and many of Britain's most talented dancers, including Bonnie Langford, Finola Hughes, Cherry Gillespie, Stewart Avon, Arnold Linda Mae Brewer, Claud-Paul Henry, Carole Hill, Helen Mason, Andy Norman, Robert (BJ) Ryan, Paul Tomkinson and stars from the Royal Ballet - Lesley Collier and Wayne Eagling
A television miracle (SUNDAY PEOPLE) A brilliant entertainment... a stunning show
Produced and directed by TOM GUTTERIDGE


Unknown: Wayne Sleep
Unknown: Bonnie Langford
Unknown: Finola Hughes
Unknown: Cherry Gillespie
Unknown: Stewart Avon Arnold
Unknown: Linda Mae Brewer
Unknown: Claud-Paul Henry
Unknown: Carole Hill
Unknown: Helen Mason
Unknown: Andy Norman
Unknown: Ryan Paul Tomkinson
Unknown: Lesley Collier
Unknown: Wayne Eagling
Unknown: Anthony van Laast
Unknown: Arlene Philips
Unknown: Edmond Kresley.
Songs By: Howard Goodall
Songs By: Laurie Holloway.
Songs By: David Mindel.
Songs By: Gerard Kenny
Songs By: Drey Shepperd
Producer: Jill Marshall
Directed By: Ron Isted.
Directed By: Colin Nears
Directed By: Brian Whitehouse
Directed By: Tom Gutteridge

: Aladdin and the Forty Thieves

A pantomime featuring the stars of BBC children's programmes in 1983. In faraway Peking, a magic lamp is concealed in a robber's cave. Only a pure and untainted youth can retrieve the magic lamp - his name is Aladdin.
Script by John MORLEY Musical director BOB civil Choreography CHRIS POWER Costumes JOHN HEARNE Lighting BRIAN CLEMETT Designer MARJORIE PRATT Produced and directed by JEREMY SWAN


Script By: John Morley
Unknown: John Hearne
Designer: Marjorie Pratt
Directed By: Jeremy Swan
Abanazar: Edward Brayshaw
Genie of the Ring: Floella Benjamin
Aladdin: Sarah Greene
Wishee Washee: Terry Nutkins
Widow Twankey: Johnny Morris
Princess Balroubador: Jan Francis
Her nurse: Sue Nicholls
Emperor of China: Brian Cant
Empress: Ann Emery
Mr Wu: Johnny Ball
Ali Baba: Todd Carty
His horse: William Perrie
, His horse: John Asquith
Mrs Chow Mein: Carol Chell
Mrs Sing Hi: Hal Dyer
Mrs Ping Pong: Molly Weir
Abdul, the Chief Thief: Kenneth Connor
Cassim: Jeffrey Segal
Achmoud: James Marcus
Handmaiden: Janet Ellis
Genie of the Lamp: Christopher Biggins
Palace newsreader: John Craven
Chamberlain: Clive Dunn
Mustapha Drink: Kenneth Williams
Suitors: Keith Chegwin,
Suitors: Mark Curry
Suitors: Peter Duncan
Suitors: Mike Read
Suitors: Geoffrey Russell
Suitors: Ben Ellison
Pekinese chorus .........: Tracey Childs
Pekinese chorus ..: Matthew Devitt
Pekinese chorus ..: Brian Jameson
Pekinese chorus ..: Elizabeth Watts
Pekinese chorus ..: Heather Williams
Pekinese chorus ..: Keith Woodhams
Pekinese chorus ..: Paddie O'Neil
Thieves: George Armstrong
Thieves: Jonathan Cohen
Thieves: Bill Homewood
Thieves: Mat Irvine
Thieves: Delia Morgan
Thieves: Paul McCarthy
Thieves: Jolyon McDowell
: Adrian, Hedley
Thieves: Stuart McGugan
Thieves: Andrew Secombe
Thieves: Howard Stableford
Thieves: Barry Took
Thieves: Brian Trueman
Thieves: Gary Wilmot

: Richard Chamberlain on The Thorn Birds

Next Sunday, BBCl begins showing The Thorn Birds, one of the most successful television series ever made. Based on COLLEEN MCCULLOUGH 'S international best-selling novel about the life of an Australian frontier family, it stars Richard Chamberlain as the ambitious, handsome priest torn between his love for a woman and his career in the Catholi Church.
In this programme, Richard Cham berlain talks to lain Johnstone about his challenging role and the filming of this epic story.
Executive producer janet hoenig
(Richard Chamberlain stars in The Slipper and the Rose, Wednesday 6.40 pm BBC2)


Unknown: Colleen McCullough
Unknown: Richard Chamberlain
Unknown: Richard Cham
Producer: Janet Hoenig
Unknown: Richard Chamberlain

: News

with Jan Leeming ; Weatherman


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: The Holiday Programme

with Cliff Michelmore, John Carter and Anne Gregg

The best travel show on television is back with a new series, and off to a supersonic start, flying Concorde to New York. John Carter reports on a very special round-the-world tour - and there's an opportunity to win that self-same holiday, for two people in a Radio Times/Holiday competition. (Details on page 92)
The Mediterranean island of Ibiza is Anne Gregg's assignment. She looks at the various attractions of the island, and at the 'nuts and bolts' of a package holiday there - the kind of holiday taken by millions.
Within this new series there are two 'mini series', one of which takes a look at various parts of Britain as seen through the eyes of locally-based reporters. For the first of those films Jane Franchi travels around Tayside in Scotland.
In the studio, news and comment on the holiday scene.

(Feature: page 92)


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Presenter: John Carter
Presenter: Anne Gregg
Reporter: Jane Franchi
Producer: Colin Strong
Executive Producer: Tom Savage

: Songs of Praise

from Edinburgh
Tonight the capital of a country which traditionally celebrates the coming of the New Year with an enthusiasm all its own, sings it's song of praise.
Nineteen eighty-four has an ominous ring-it is the year of George Orwell s book. Geoffrey Wheeler meets Christians of the area to discover if indeed individuals have lost all power to affect the world in which they live.
Hymns- God your Glory we have seen; Christ is the world's light (Christe Sanctorum); Where riches is everlastingly; Lord speak to me (Cameronian); Soul of my Saviour (Anima Christ); At the name of Jesus
(Evelyns)- Praise to God in the highest (
Slava Bogu ): Of the Father's heart begotten (Corde Natua)
Conductor colin TlPPLE
Organist PETER BACKHOUSE Director Christopher MANN Producer DAVID KREMER
Series producer .iim MURRAY


Unknown: George Orwell
Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler
Unknown: Slava Bogu
Organist: Peter Backhouse
Director: Christopher Mann
Producer: David Kremer

: The Two Ronnies

starring Ronnie Corbett and Ronnie Barker with their guest Elaine Paige
Featuring tonight's film Mileaway with Patrick Troughton and April
Walker Muriel and Brian away for the weekend come across the village of Mileaway where things are not quite what they seem.
Also appearing Patricia Brake
Script associate IAN DAVIDSON
Produced and directed by MARCUS PLANTIN


Unknown: Ronnie Corbett
Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Unknown: Elaine Paige
Unknown: Patrick Troughton
Unknown: Walker Muriel
Unknown: Ian Davidson
Written By: Mike Radford.
Written By: David Renwick
Written By: Peter Robinson
Written By: Peter Vincent.
Unknown: Gerald Wiley
Unknown: Michael McCarthy
Unknown: Eric Wallis
Designer: Andrew Howe-Davies
Directed By: Marcus Plantin

: Fame

The feature film starring Irene Cara, Lee Curreri, Gene Anthony Ray, Barry Miller, Albert Hague, Debbie Allen
This extraordinary, exuberant movie about New York's seedy High School for the Performing Arts spawned a successful television series and brought fame to its largely unknown young cast. Opening with auditions for the school, the film takes a hard look at the hopes and dreams, the heartbreaks, tragedies and triumphs of the eight starry-eyed student performers struggling to achieve success during their four years at the school.
Screenplay by Christopher GORE
Directed by ALAN PARKER
(First showing on British television) Films: page 17


Unknown: Irene Cara
Unknown: Lee Curreri
Unknown: Gene Anthony Ray
Unknown: Barry Miller
Unknown: Albert Hague
Unknown: Debbie Allen
Unknown: Christopher Gore
Produced By: David de Silva
Produced By: Alan Marshall
Directed By: Alan Parker
Coco Hemandez: Irene Cara
Bruno Martelli: Lee Curreri
Lisa Monroe: Laura Dean
Hilary: Antonia Franceschi
Montgomery MacNeil: Paul McCrane
Raul Garcia: Barry Miller
Leroy Johnson: Gene Anthony Ray
Doris Finsecker: Maureen Teefy
Angelo: Eddie Barth
Michael: Boyd Gaines
Shorofsky: Albert Hague
Naomi Finsecker: Tresa Hughes
Ms Sherwood: Anne Meara
Lydia: Debbie Allen

: News

with Jan Leeming ; Weatherman


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Everyman: Hell to Pay

The first of ten programmes
Q: Are you really saying that someone who is in all respects a good person, but has not found the Christian faith, is going to Hell?
A: Yes. It's not me saying it, it's God's revelation.
Luis Palau is an Argentinian evangelist. He's been called 'the new Billy Graham'. Over the past 17 years he has preached to five million people in 37 countries. Now he's arrived in Britain, and this coming June he'll be trying to save souls at the Queen's Park Rangers Stadium, west London, every night for a month. His message is uncompromising: he believes the many compromises the churches have made in recent times to arrest their decline have only accelerated it. His evidence? The thousands who have flocked to the more basic 'evangelical' Christianity that he-and other similar preachers-have offered over the past few years. But does this kind of fundamentalist Christianity really make sense in the 20th century? Can we still believe in the narrow path to Heaven, the broad highway to Hell? In this film Peter France follows Luis Palau through one of his big warm-up meetings at Wembley, examining his message and talking to those who claim it has changed their lives.


Reporter: Peter France
Film cameraman: Keith Hopper
Film cameraman: John Goodyer
Film editor: Stephen Saunders
Series producer: Daniel Wolf
Producer: Norman Stone

: Men v Women

An International Golf Challenge
The fourth match of a series between leading American women golfers JoAnne Carner and Sandra Haynie and two of the world's leading men, Germany's Bernhard Langer and Australia's Greg Norman.
The matches are played over the Duke's Course at the Woburn Golf and Country Club.
Today's match is between Bernhard Langer and JoAnne Carner.


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

: Sergeant Bilko: Bilko's Vampire

[Starring] Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: Weather

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