Jesus - His Life and Teaching 11: Jesus and Forgiveness
Is there anything to forgive, or be forgiven? Sin is an unpopular word today - but goodness and badness are real. Why do we so often fail to discover truly satisfying life?
From St Aldate's Church, Oxford Speaker CANON MICHAEL GREEN
Director of Music PAUL HERRINGTON Organist DR DAVID STONE
Introduced by RAYMOND SHORT
Bible readings: Matthew 9, vv 1-9; 18, vv 23-25; Luke 23. vv 39-43
Hymns: Amazing grace; And can it be?; Praise, my soul; God forgave my sin. Sound BARRIE HAWES
Lighting BERT ROBINSON
Series producer RAYMOND SHORT
The last in the computer series visits a robotics exhibition to see the effect they are likely to have on our lives. Plus the results of the computer competition.
A new series on Asian youth in Britain begins today, and visits NARENDA JADAV, whose passion is pottery.
Music with ALAMGIR who sings a song from the film Bobby and Julie.
Executive producer ASHOK RAMPAL BBC Pebble Mill
Presented by DR EDWARD DE BONO
Six programmes which show ways in which thinking skills can be applied in business and organisational situations.
1: Creativity, Design, Innovation
Director CAROLINE PICK Producer PETER RIDING
Book, de Bono's Thinking Course, £3.75, from booksellers
A series of 24 programmes for those having difficulty with 0-level maths. 11:Factors
Presented by NORMAN GOWAR (OU)
Director PATRICK TITLEY Producer ROBERT CLAMP
Book (same title) £3.95 from booksellers
A ten-part series in Modem Greek for beginners. Learn a little Greek and discover something about the Greek way of life. With CHRIS SERLE and KATIA DANDOULAKI 1: Ordering Drinks
Greetings. Introduction to the Greek alphabet. The kafeneio: a way of life.
Assistant producer MARY SPRENT Producer TERRY DOYLE
For information about opportunities to learn Greek in your area contact: England and Wales: Broadcast Support Services [number removed]: Northern Ireland: Media Follow-up 0[number removed]: Scotland: Network [number removed].
Book (same title) £7.95; records and cassettes from booksellers
Five programmes about responses to youth unemployment.
1: Less Stick - Not Much Carrot!
'Even 11-year-olds anticipate joining the dole queue when they leave school'. (SCHOOL TEACHER) If many pupils no longer see the point of education how does a school like Dean's Community High School in Livingston respond to this challenge?
Film editor PATTIE WINTER
Producer IAN WOOLF
Background notes, 22, from [address removed]
Ten programmes on survival and success in small business. 6: Thinking Ahead
Presenter IAN MCNAUGHT-DAVIS
The Small Business Guide 94.50 from booksellers. For local Link details send 12 x 9sae plus 17p postage to Business Club, [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 WENDY DAUNT and JOHN LEE
Produced by CHARLES PASCOE
Magazine for the deaf on Ceefax page 291
The second series of The Computer Programme
1:The Versatile Machine
Ian McNaught-Davis begins a systematic look at how micros are used and at how to use them.
with PHILIP WRIXON and DAN CHERRINGTON
Producers PHILIP hicks , KEN POLLOCK Executive producer JOHN KENYON BBC Pebble Mill
Weather for farmers BILL GILES
Eight films about birdwatching Presented by Tony Soper 5: Moving Out
Director DAN FREEMAN
Producer RON BLOOMFIELD
Book (same title) £3.50from booksellers
The Barratt World Doubles Championship - Final from the Royal Albert Hall, London. The Swiss/Hungarian combination of HEINZ GUNTHARDT and BALAZS TAROCZY are this year going for their third consecutive title.
Introduced by BARRY DAVIES Commentators DAN MASKELL
JOHN BARRETT , MARK COX
JOHNNIE WATHERSTON. ALASTAIR SCOTT
A Bit Like a Fireman on Shift
The Humber lifeboat is the only permanently manned, full-time lifeboat in the country. Its coxswain, BRIAN BEVAN is one of the most decorated men in the RNLI's service. He, his six crew and their families live at the end of Spurn Point, a strip of land curving into the Humber.
This series of six programmes looks at the life of the men who man Britain's busiest lifeboat. On average it is called out once a week. It will launch in any wind, at night, whatever the sea. But the weather the crew dread most is fog. In tonight's programme we see how they cope with it. Written and narrated by Brian Thompson
Produced by JOHN GAU
Directed by PAUL BERRIFF
John Gau Productions for BBC Television
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Written by GRAEME GARDEN and BILL ODDIE starring Tim Brooke-Taylor Graeme Garden , Bill Oddie
The Goodies are into the disco scene. It's Saturday Night Grease with Tim Travolta, and Olivia Newton Gray-boots, live from the Disco Bilius.
Choreography FLICK COLBY
Music by BILL oddie , DAVE MACRAE Director BOB SPIERS
Producer JIM FRANKLIN
with Jan Leeming ; Weatherman
with Cliff Michelmore, John Carter and Anne Gregg
A journey to the Far East is the main ingredient in this week's programme, a trip which takes in Hong Kong, Penang and Bangkok. Anne Gregg sampled the result - a two week holiday full of Eastern promise.
Also, a high speed holiday in France. A 'go as you please' arrangement linked to the use of a special pass which covers local services and the ultra high-speed TGV express. John Carter is the traveller.
The third film report takes Cliff Michelmore to his home ground - the Isle of Wight. The first of a series of film reports on the islands of Britain.
News and comment from the studio.
(Competition: page 84)
A series of five programmes with Derek Griffiths and friends, on how to enjoy a drink and stay healthy. 1:Think About Drink
British alcohol consumption has doubled in the last decade. How's yours doing? Measure your drinking against British holdaymakers in Benidorm and meet our That's the Limit drink-watchers.
Film editor AL GELL
Director FIONA PITCHER
Producer DAVID CORDINGLEY
For a free programme book write to: H.E.C. [address removed]; or phone [number removed](this evening or during office hours)
from Guildford Cathedral
Although it seems as though the festivities are over, the Christmas story is not yet complete. For it was at this time that the birth of Jesus was revealed to the 'non-Jewish' world and the three kings travelled to Bethlehem to see the baby. Tonight we recall that journey.
Among those Geoffrey Wheeler meets is Tony Bridge, once an atheist, now Dean of the Cathedral, and Dora Fedoruk who has inspired people from her own village and from miles around to collect food and clothes and send to villages in Poland.
O worship the Lord (Was lebet); The three kings; In the bleak mid-winter (Cranham); Thy hand, O God, has guided (Thornbury); O thou who earnest from above (Hereford); Brightest and best of the sons of the morning (Epiphany); Hail to the Lord's anointed! (Cruger); Songs of thankfulness and praise (St Edmund)
Subtitles on Ceefax page 170
by JIMMY PERRY and DAVID CROFT featuring
Maplin's Holiday Camp, 1959 The Graven Image
Joe Maplin has commissioned his own statue and has specific instructions issued as to the form the unveiling should take. But, in the best Maplin's tradition, all does not go according to plan!
Designer BERNARD LLOYD. JONES
Executive producer DAVID croft
Produced and directed by JOHN KILBY
* Subtitles on Ceefax page 170
Colleen McCullough's best-selling novel adapted for television in five parts. A turbulent saga of love, ambition and desire that spans half a century and two continents.
Australia 1920, Fr Ralph de Bricassart is summoned to the home of Mary Carson, the richest and most powerful woman in the country. She seeks his advice on the future of her wealth and property-should she leave everything to the Catholic church, ensuring a glittering future for Ralph or should she consider her impoverished brother Paddy Cleary and his family? When Mary sends for them Ralph sees Meggie Cleary for the first time - a meeting that shapes both their destinies ...
Feature page 82
Ralph de Bricassart:
Stuart as boy:
with Jan Leeming ; Weatherman
with Esther Rantzen
Consumer advice, investigations, misprints, mishaps and real-life humour drawn from the letters you send. The reporters are Bill Buckley
Gavin Campbell , Michael Groth And at the That's Life newsdesk Doc Cox and Joanna Monro
Director BOB MARSLAND
Producer ESTHER RANTZEN Editor GORDON WATTS
Do You Sincerely Want to Live Forever?
'I would think that by the end of the century we would be living to 150-200 years. I think that is a conservative estimate.' (ROY WALFORD , MD, Professor of Pathology, University of California). The quest for immortality is mankind's oldest dream. Now some scientists believe they are close to understanding why we grow old, and how to slow, or even stop the ageing process. In America this research has spawned the Life Extension movement, whose members follow special diets and consume large quantities of anti-ageing drugs in the hope of living for a very, very long time.
Everyman has been to America to film the leaders of the Life Extension movement and to examine the scientific evidence behind their claims. What would be the effect on our lives if we could greatly extend the human lifespan? Is Life Extension an admirable dream coming true -or is it a nightmarish attempt to escape the reality that has always called forth the best in mankind? Narrator Peter France
Assistant producer minette MARRIN Series producer DANIEL WOLF Producer MAX WHITBY
The Winter Sky
Winter is perhaps the best time for star-gazing; the nights are long and dark. Also the winter constellations, led by Orion the Hunter, are brilliant. Patrick Moore talks about the winter Sky at Night and points out some objects which can be seen with binoculars or a small telescope.
Producer PIETER MORPURGO
Send sae for Newsletter No 12 to: The Sky at Night, [address removed].
World Doubles Championship
Highlights of today's final played at the Royal Albert Hall , London. Introduced by BARRY DAVIES Commentator DAN MASKELL
JOHN BARRETT , MARK COX