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: Mr Benn

A See-Saw programme The Caveman

: Sunday Worship

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

Contributors

Unknown: Canon Michael Green
Organist: Paul Herrington
Organist: Dr David Stone
Introduced By: Raymond Short
Unknown: Barrie Hawes
Unknown: Bert Robinson
Producer: Raymond Short

: Asian Magazine

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

Contributors

Producer: Ashok Rampal

: Thinking in Action

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

Contributors

Presented By: Dr Edward de Bono
Director: Caroline Pick
Producer: Peter Riding

: Maths Help

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

Contributors

Presented By: Norman Gowar
Director: Patrick Titley
Producer: Robert Clamp

: Greek-Language and People

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

Contributors

Producer: Mary Sprent
Producer: Terry Doyle

: The Unemployment Industry

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]

: Business Club

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].

: 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
Produced by CHARLES PASCOE
Magazine for the deaf on Ceefax page 291

Contributors

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

: Making the Most of the Micro

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.

Contributors

Presenter: Ian McNaught-Davis
Software Consultant: John Coll
Director: Patrick Titley
Producer: David Allen

: Farming

with PHILIP WRIXON and DAN CHERRINGTON
Producers PHILIP hicks , KEN POLLOCK Executive producer JOHN KENYON BBC Pebble Mill
Weather for farmers BILL GILES

Contributors

Unknown: Philip Wrixon
Unknown: Dan Cherrington
Producers: Philip Hicks
Producers: Ken Pollock
Producer: John Kenyon
Unknown: Bill Giles

: Discovering Birds

Eight films about birdwatching Presented by Tony Soper 5: Moving Out
Director DAN FREEMAN
Producer RON BLOOMFIELD
Book (same title) £3.50from booksellers

Contributors

Presented By: Tony Soper
Director: Dan Freeman
Producer: Ron Bloomfield

: News Headlines

: International Tennis

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
Producers
JOHNNIE WATHERSTON. ALASTAIR SCOTT

Contributors

Introduced By: Barry Davies
Commentators: Dan Maskell
Unknown: John Barrett
Unknown: Mark Cox
Unknown: Johnnie Watherston.
Unknown: Alastair Scott

: Lifeboat

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
0 BACK PAGE: 86

Contributors

Unknown: Brian Thompson
Produced By: John Gau
Directed By: Paul Berriff

: The Goodies

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

Contributors

Written By: Graeme Garden
Written By: Bill Oddie
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Bill Oddie
Unknown: Flick Colby
Music By: Bill Oddie
Music By: Dave MacRae
Director: Bob Spiers
Producer: Jim Franklin

: News

with Jan Leeming ; Weatherman

Contributors

Unknown: Jan Leeming

: The Holiday Programme

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.
Producer COUN STRONG
Executive producer TOM SAVAGE 0 COMPETITION: page 84

Contributors

Unknown: Cliff Michelmore
Unknown: John Carter
Unknown: Anne Gregg
Producer: Coun Strong
Producer: Tom Savage

: That's the Limit

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)

Contributors

Editor: Al Gell
Director: Fiona Pitcher
Producer: David Cordingley

: Songs of Praise: Epiphany

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

Contributors

Presenter: Geoffrey Wheeler
Guest: Tony Bridge
Guest: Dora Fedoruk
Conductor: Andrew Millington
Organist: Peter Wright
Film Director: Ann Richardson
Producer: David Kremer
Series Producer: Jim Murray

: Hi-de-Hi!

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

Contributors

Unknown: Jimmy Perry
Unknown: David Croft
Designer: Bernard Lloyd.
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 Quilly: Felix Bowness
Yvonne Stuart-Hargreaves: Diane Holland
Barry Stuart-Hargreaves: Barry Howard
Peggy: Su Pollard
Harold Fox: Gavin Richards
Sylvia: Nikki Kelly
Betty: Rikki Howard
Tracey: Susan Beagley
Yellowcoat boys: The Webb Twins
Yellowcoat boys: Chris Andrews
Gatekeeper: Rex Lear
Photographer: Stuart Rayner

: The Thorn Birds: Part 1

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

Contributors

Screenplay by: Carmen Culver
Produced by: David L. Wolper
Produced by: Stan Margulies.
Director: Daryl Duke
Ralph de Bricassart: Richard Chamberlain
Meggie Cleary: Rachel Ward
Mary Carson: Barbara Stanwyck
Fiona Cleary: Jean Simmons
Contini-Verchese: Christopher Plummer
Luke O'Neill: Bryan Brown
Paddy Cleary: Richard Kiley
Justine: Mare Winningham
Rainer: Ken Howard
Luddie Mueller: Earl Holliman
Anne Mueller: Piper Laurie
Dane: Philip Anglim
Frank Cleary: John Friedrich
Little Meggie: Sydney Penny
Jack Cleary: Stephan Burns
Bob Cleary: Brett Cullen
Stuart Cleary: Dwier Brown
Stuart as boy: Vidal Peterson
Mrs Smith: Allyn Ann McLerie
Harry Gough: Richard Venture
Judy: Stephanie Faracy
Beerbarrel Pete: Barry Corbin

: News

with Jan Leeming ; Weatherman

Contributors

Unknown: Jan Leeming

: That's Life

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

Contributors

Unknown: Esther Rantzen
Unknown: Bill Buckley
Unknown: Gavin Campbell
Unknown: Michael Groth
Unknown: Joanna Monro
Director: Bob Marsland
Producer: Esther Rantzen
Editor: Gordon Watts

: Everyman

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

Contributors

Unknown: Roy Walford

: The Sky at Night

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].

Contributors

Talks: Patrick Moore
Producer: Pieter Morpurgo

: International Tennis

The Barratt
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

Contributors

Unknown: Albert Hall
Introduced By: Barry Davies
Commentator: Dan Maskell
Unknown: John Barrett

: Weatherman









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