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: Mr Benn

A See-Saw programme

: Sunday Worship

Jesus-His Life and Teaching 12: Wealth and Riches
We live in a rich and some would say materialistic society. Does wealth provide real satisfaction or security? What does Jesus have to say about what is truly of value?
From Sutton Baptist Church Speaker THE REV MYRA BLYTH
Bible reading: Mark 10, vv 17-31
Hymns: Now thank we all our God (Gracias); May the mind of Christ my Saviour (St Leonard's); God is love, let heaven adore him (Abbott's Leigh) Sound vie GODRICH
Series producer RAYMOND SHORT


Unknown: Myra Blyth
Organist: Dr Michael Ball
Organist: Ronald Mitchell
Unknown: Harry Thomas
Producer: Michael Shoesmith
Producer: Raymond Short

: Asian Magazine

Another opportunity to see one of the popular programmes originally shown in 1979, Bazm-e-Talat, which includes songs by famous playback singer TALAT MAHMOOD who is accompanied by SHOBA JOSHI , VAN SHIPLEY and comedian/actor AGHA.
Executive producer ASHOK RAMPAL BBC Pebble Mill


Singer: Talat Mahmood
Accompanied By: Shoba Joshi
Accompanied By: Van Shipley

: Thinking in Action

Presented by DR EDWARD DE BONO
Six programmes which show a variety of ways in which thinking skills can be applied in business and organisational situations.
2: Improvement, Review, Productivity
Book, de Bono's Thinking Course, £3.75 from booksellers
0 INSIGHT: page 17


Presented By: Dr Edward de Bono

: Maths Help

A series of 24 programmes aimed at giving direct help to all those having difficulty with O-level maths. 12:Vectors
Book (same title) 13.95 from booksellers


Presented By: Laurie Buxton

: Greek-Language and People

A ten-part series in Modern Greek for beginners.
Learn a little Greek and discover something about the Greek way of life. with CHRIS SERLE and KATIA DANDOULAKI 2:Ordering a Meal
The Greek tavema - where the food is almost incidental. The production of ouzo and retsina in Macedonia, olive harvesting and pitta making, from Corfu to the Peloponnese.
Assistant producer MARY SPRENT Producer TERRY DOYLE
Book (same title), cassettes and records from booksellers
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].


Unknown: Chris Serle
Producer: Terry Doyle

: The Unemployment Industry

Five programmes about responses to youth unemployment.
2: No Qualifications Needed
'Young people are usually given two options -find a job or go on the dole. We think we should offer them a third option-become self-employed.' (LORRAINE KEYTE, Project Fullemploy New Ventures, Clerkenwell)
Producer LAN WOOLF
Background notes, 12.00 from: The Unemployment Industry, PO Box 7, London [Postcode removed]


Editor: Shelagh Brady

: Business Club: 7:Training and Advice

A series of ten programmes
A business course - is what you learn practical enough to be worth the time? And how valuable is Freefone 2444, the DoI Small Firms Counselling Service? Four business people review their experiences with club chairman Ian McNaught-Davis
Book, Small Business Guide, £4.50 from bookshops. For 'Local Link' details, send a large sae to [address removed]

: See Hear!

For people who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Programme presenting news, views and entertainment, with sign language interpretation and subtitles.


Presenter: Maggie Woolley
Presenter: Glyn Rosser
Presenter: John Lee
Producer: Charles Pascoe

: Making the Most of the Micro: Getting down to BASIC

A second series of ten programmes.
Book and Software pack £12.95 from booksellers

: Farming

features the news and views, politics and practice of those involved with the land. with PHILIP WRIXON
Producers PHILIP HICKS , KEN POLLOCK Executive producer JOHN KENYON BBC Pebble Mill
Weather for farmers MICHAEL FISH


Unknown: Philip Wrixon
Unknown: Dan Cherrington
Unknown: James Gladstone
Producers: Philip Hicks
Producers: Ken Pollock
Producer: John Kenyon

: Discovering Birds

Eight films about the pleasure of bird-watching, presented by Tony Soper 6: A Life on the Ocean Wave
Many sea birds spend most of their lives out on the ocean, coming to land only to breed. On cliffs and islands they nest in vast colonies, an ideal location for the weekend birdwatcher.
Film editor AL GELL
Book (same title) £3.50, from booksellers


Presented By: Tony Soper

: News Headlines

: Film Matinee: Mr Roberts

Henry Fonda , James Cagney
William Powell , Jack Lemmon
As the war in the Pacific nears its end Roberts, the cargo officer on a US supply ship, longs to see some action. But all his applications for transfer to a fighting ship are turned down by his captain, a hard martinet hated by the entire crew.
Henry Fonda and Cagney at his eccentric best head an outstanding cast in this highly successful comedy drama.
Based on the play by THOMAS HEGGEN and JOSHUA LOGAN
From the novel by THOMAS HEGGEN Produced by LELAND HAYWARD
Directed by JOHN FORD and MERVYN LEROY Films: page 19


Unknown: Henry Fonda
Unknown: James Cagney
Unknown: William Powell
Unknown: Jack Lemmon
Unknown: Henry Fonda
Unknown: Frank Nugent
Play By: Thomas Heggen
Play By: Joshua Logan
Novel By: Thomas Heggen
Produced By: Leland Hayward
Directed By: John Ford
Directed By: Mervyn Leroy
Mister Roberts: Henry Fonda
Captain: James Cagney
Doc: William Powell
Ensign Pulver: Jack Lemmon
Lt Ann Girard: Betsy Palmer
C P P Dowdy: Ward Bond
Mannion: Phil Carey
Reber: Nick Adams
Dolan: Ken Curtis
Stefanowski: Harry Carey Jr

: European Figure Skating Championships

from Budapest
ALAN WEEKS reflects on a crucial week for the Olympic hopefuls among Europe's top skaters, including Britain's World Champions JAYNE TORVILL and CHRISTOPHER DEAN, seeking their third European Ice Dance title in four years.
Television presentation by the HUNGARIAN TELEVISION SERVICE Producer JIM RESIDE


Unknown: Jayne Torvill

: Lifeboat

The Arun's Turned Us Soft
The Humber Lifeboat is one of the latest in the RNLI's fleet. It's the fourth lifeboat that coxswain Brian Bevan has served on, and the one he respects the most. Capable of 21 knots, with a range of several hundred miles, the Arun can go out in all weathers. It's highly manoeuvrable and, according to its skipper, can take anything the sea can throw at it. It is even equipped for fire fighting, as one grateful fishing boat discovers in tonight's episode.
Written and narrated by BRIAN THOMPSON
Produced by JOHN GAU
Directed by PAUL BERRIFF
John Gau Productions for BBC Television


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

: The Goodies

starring Tim Brooke-Taylor Graeme Garden , Bill Oddie special guests
Geoffrey Palmer , Andrew Ray
1940 stop Britain besieged stop how did Churchill win the war query only now can it be told stop and only three small boys can tell it semi-colon
Produced by JIM FRANKLIN


Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Bill Oddie
Unknown: Geoffrey Palmer
Unknown: Andrew Ray
Written By: Graeme Garden
Written By: Bill Oddie
Music By: Bill Oddie
Music By: Dave MacRae
Directed By: Bob Spiers
Produced By: Jim Franklin

: News

with Jan Leeming Weatherman


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Holiday

with Cliff Michelmore
John Carter and Anne Gregg
Malta, the George Cross island, has a history too often overlooked by holidaymakers who are mainly attracted by the comforting familiarities-the language and customs and even driving on the left! CLIFF MICHELMORE takes a look at Malta as a winter sun destination.
The USA isn't all skyscrapers and freeways. It's a land of spectacular scenery and wide open spaces that make up the big country. JOHN CARTER samples a coach tour and the national parks and canyon country of America.
Sue Carpenter, from BBC West, is on familiar ground with this week's regional report, giving us an insight into the Georgian elegance of Bath. In the studio, the latest news and comment on the holiday scene. Film cameraman CHRIS SADLER
Executive producer TOM SAVAGE Producer COLIN STRONG
0 COMPETITION: page 84


Unknown: Cliff Michelmore
Unknown: John Carter
Unknown: Anne Gregg
Unknown: Cliff Michelmore
Unknown: John Carter
Unknown: Chris Sadler

: That's the Limit

A series of five programmes
Derek Griffiths and friends on how to enjoy a drink and stay healthy. 2:Have Another?
Being part of a drinking crowd puts you under pressure to go over the limit. Our drinkwatchers decide how to cut down and still have fun.
Film editor AL GELL
For a free programme book write to: [address removed], or phone [number removed](this evening or during office hours) 9 INSIGHT: page 15


Unknown: Derek Griffiths
Producer: David Cordingley

: Songs of Praise

'Safe in winter's womb sleeps the seed of summer yet to come.'
As the days begin to lengthen towards the distant summer Geoffrey Wheeler relaxes at home in Cheshire and puts January's chill to flight by remembering seaside visits made for Songs of Praise during the long sunny days of last August....
Series producer JIM MURRAY
Record Your Songs of Praise Choice (REC 469), from retailers)


Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler
Producer: Jim Murray

: Hi-de-Hi!: Peggy's Penfriend

by Jimmy Perry and David Croft
featuring Simon Cadell as Jeffrey Fairbrother, Paul Shane as Ted Bovis, Ruth Madoc as Gladys Pugh
Maplin's Holiday Camp, 1959
Peggy's pen-pal of long standing is due to visit. Some of the Maplin's staff are not convinced his intentions are entirely honourable - so plans are made to protect her interests ...
Subtitles on Ceefax page 170


Writer: Jimmy Perry
Writer: David Croft
Designer: Bernard Lloyd Jones
Executive Producer: David Croft
Produced and 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
Sylvia: Nikki Kelly
Betty: Rikki Howard
Tracey: Susan Beagley
Yellowcoat boys: The Webb Twins
Yellowcoat boy: Chris Andrews
Monty: Morris Barry

: The Thorn Birds

Meggie's actions and of the unhappiness she feels ...
Directed by DARYL DUKE
(For cast see tomorrow at 8.0 pm )


Unknown: Colleen McCullough
Play By: Carmen Culver
Produced By: David L. Wolper
Produced By: Stan Margulies
Directed By: Daryl Duke

: News

with Jan Leeming ; Weatherman


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: That's Life

with Esther Rantzen
Consumer advice, investigations, misprints, mishaps and real-life humour drawn from the letters you send each week. The reporters are
Bill Buckley , Gavin Campbell and Michael Groth
And at the That's Life Newsdesk Doc Cox and Joanna Monro


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

The Fourth Stage
'In India, old age has always been a time for spiritual journeys. Not a time for just ruminating on the past, but something more challenging - a new beginning.'
In the West, when someone reaches the age of retirement, the hope is for prosperity and comfort, perhaps a bungalow by the sea, carefully-tended roses and a grandchild or two dangling on the knee. A life in which the fruits of past labour can be savoured. But for a devout Hindu in India, the 'fourth stage' is very different. The highest ideal is not to savour the pleasures of life, but to renounce them: leaving behind family, friends and all worldly possessions to become a wandering monk.
Everyman follows the journeys of E. R. Sethuram , a successful newspaper editor in Southern India, as he wrestles with the decision whether or not to renounce his family and all his possessions. His quest takes him from a remote monastery in the hills, to the banks of the Ganges, in pursuit of spiritual liberation.
Film cameraman NARESH BEDI Film editor TERRY GABELL. Series producer DANIEL WOLF Producer DAVID M. THOMPSON


Unknown: E. R. Sethuram
Unknown: Naresh Bedi
Editor: Terry Gabell.
Producer: Daniel Wolf
Producer: David M. Thompson

: The World of Cooking

A series of films celebrating the traditional cuisine of 11 different countries: Hong Kong
Chinese cuisine is arguably the finest in the world, and Hong Kong is one of the best places to explore the infinite variety of Chinese dishes. In the kitchen of the Hotel Furama, Chef Leung Ting-Kee prepares a traditional Cantonese meal which includes crabmeat with vegetables, duck with waterchestnuts and fried sea bass. Narrator Derek Cooper
Television presentation by PETER RIDING
CATHERINE ROBINS. A SCREENSCOPE production Book (same title) E2.25 from booksellers


Unknown: Leung Ting-Kee
Presentation By: Peter Riding
Unknown: Catherine Robins.

: International Tennis

The Volvo Masters from Madison Square Garden, New York
The final of this event which features the top 12 players in the world.
IVAN LENDL is trying for his third consecutive title but is seeded to meet MATS WILANDER in today's final, having been beaten convincingly by him at last month's Australian Open. Introduced by BARRY DAVIES Commentators DAN MASKELL and JOHN BARRETT


Unknown: Ivan Lendl
Introduced By: Barry Davies
Commentators: Dan Maskell
Commentators: John Barrett

: Weather

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