just switch off your television set and go out and do something less boring instead? Your ideas and activities presented by the children of the Scottish Why Don't You...? gang.
Producer Catherine mcfarlane Series producer peter charlton
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with Bernard Cribbins
The Mystery of Mr Jones 's Disappearing Taxi by JOAN AIKEN
Who is borrowing Mr Jones 's taxi at night? Who is stealing books from Rumbury Public Library? Who has kidnapped the well-known pop star Naughty Madge Owens ? Can all these things be connected?
The feature film starring Gregory Sierra
Javier Marc , Diego Gonzalez
Mayor Acambarros likes to feel in charge of the remote village of Tehuazapatapan, in Mexico. But little
Antonio Camargo , a boy genius, is always upstaging him. When a new bicycle and a new teacher arrive on the same day by train, the stage is set for a conflict over the bicycle and the boy's infatuation with it....
Screenplay by HOWARD RODMAN
Produced by HOWARD RODMAN and JERRY THORPE Directed by JERRY THORPE. Films: page 17 (First showing on British television)
Introduced by David Coleman
12.20 Football Focus
12.35 News Summary
12.40 Racing. 12.55 Motor Racing
1.15 Racing. 1.30 Motor Racing
1.50 Racing. 2.10 Darts
2.30 Racing. 2.40 Basketball
3.10 Darts. 3.30 Basketball
BOB WILSON looks at the New Year
12.40, 1.15, 1.50, 2.30
Racing from Cheltenham
12.45 The Wallace Novices' Steeplechase (2½m)
1.20 The Steel Plate Trial Hurdle Race (2m)
1.55 The Courage Cup Steeplechase (Qualifier 3m If)
The third qualifier in this valuable series which culminates in a £20,000 final at Newbury in March.
2.30 The Innovative Handicap Steeplechase (2½ m) Commentators
PETER O'SULLEVAN , RICHARD PITMAN
Motor Racing from Brands Hatch
The main attraction is the race of the BBC Grandstand Trophy for Formula 2000. As well, the Formula 1600 John Player Champion of Champions. Organised by the Brands Hatch Racing Club.
Commentator MURRAY WALKER
World Darts from Jollees Showclub , Stoke-on-Trent The Embassy
World Professional Championship
The start of the second round. Commentators
SID WADDELL , TONY GREEN
International Basketball from The National Sports Centre, Crystal Palace
The Philips World Invitational Club Championships
All three teams who have won this championship are back again this year. MACCABI TEL aviv, who defend their title, should be in today's final, but with such strong competition, even that is unpredictable. Commentators
STUART STOREY , TOM WISMAN
Television presentation: Racing richard tilling
Motor Racing JOHN MCNICHOLAS Darts KEITH PHILLIPS
Basketball JOHNNIE WATHERSTON
Assistant editor Grandstand BRIAN BARWICK Producer Grandstand MARTIN HOPKINS Editor Grandstand JOHN PHILIPS
Weather Beater Stop Press!
The Blue Peter bring and buy sales are producing fantastic results and if the Â£750,000 mark lights up on the Totaliser today, the original appeal target will have been trebled.
An animated Dr Seuss Special
The jaunty Cat-in-the-Hat incurs the wrath of the grouchy Grinch, who beams mean machines that turn his victim into a fantastic light show, until the cat decides to psychologicalize' him to find his soft spot.
Produced by TED GEISEL and FRIZ FRELENG Directed by BILL PEREZ
A special holiday presentation of the all-star comedy with
Thrown together by chance and the lure of money, a rag-bag crew of fortune hunters begin a frantic chase after a bankrobber's haul. The plot thickens with multiple double-crosses and spectacular stunts in this hilarious tribute to the screen's great comedy classics.
Screenplay by William AND TANIA ROSE
Produced and directed by STANLEY KRAMER Films: page 17
Capt C G Culpeper:
J Russell Finch:
First cab driver:
Chief of police:
Second cab driver:
Third cab driver:
Jimmy, the crook:
Introduced by Frank Muir
The second of a two-part celebration of BBC comedy, with excerpts from the most popular series over the last 25 years. Including: Steptoe and Son, Fawlty Towers, To the Manor Born, Yes Minister, and Only Fools and Horses.
Music arranged by RONNIE HAZLEHURST Produced by Richard BODEN
by Roger Milner
Starring Harriet Walter as Amy Johnson and Clive Francis as Jim Mollison
Amy Johnson created history and became a famous public figure as the first woman to fly solo to Australia. She was to marry and divorce another record breaker, Jim Mollison, and disappeared ferrying an RAF plane in 1941.
Feature: Page 14
The De Havilland Moth
Aviation Historical Adviser:
Sir Sefton Brancker:
Colonel Francis Shelmerdine:
Reporter at reception:
Man in cinema:
Reporter at luncheon:
Barry Norman looks back at the past year in the cinema and selects his 12 favourite films.
Will Dustin Hoffman 's Tootsie make the final list? Did Meryl Streep give the performance of the year m
Sophie's Choice? Is Walter Hill 48
Hours the thriller of the year? Will
Ingmar Bergman 's last film Fanny and Alexander be included?
Director JONATHAN DENT Producer JUDY LINDSAY
An International Golf Challenge
The fifth match of a series between leading American golfers,
JOANNE CARNER and SANDRA HAYNIE and two of the world's leading men, Germany's BERNHARD LANGER and Australia
The matches are played over the Duke's Course of the Wobum Golf and Country Club.
Today's match is between Greg Norman and JoAnne Carner. Commentator PETER ALLISS
Assistant producer DENIS KELLY Director RICHARD TILLING
Executive producer HAROLD ANDERSON
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