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: Heads and Tails

A See -Saw programme Life Gets Everywhere
On rocky cliffs, at the very bottom of the sea, even in the hottest desert, there is life - if you look closely.
Music and narration by DEREK GWFFTTHS
Written and produced by MICHAEL COLE


Unknown: Derek Gwfftths
Produced By: Michael Cole

: Knock Knock

Gary Bond , Tom Hewitt ,
SCHOOL CHOIR with stories and songs of harvest and harvesters....
Executive producer DAVID BROWN BBCManchester


Unknown: Gary Bond
Unknown: Tom Hewitt
Editor: Noel Vincent
Director: Celia Thomson
Producer: Martin Hughes
Producer: David Brown

: Asian Magazine

The International Garden
Festival at Liverpool has been a dazzling success - the biggest event staged in the UK since the 1951 Festival of Britain. In a film report from the Festival a look at India's contribution - a garden based on Mogul design.
The transplantation of organs is now almost an everyday affair. In another film report a consultant nephrologist in Manchester talks about kidney disease, and two sisters, one a donor, the other the recipient, relate their experiences.
Sarina Yasmin sings a Bengali song.
Executive producer ASHOK RAMPAL BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Sarina Yasmin
Producer: Krishan Gould

: Harvest Festival Service

A celebration of God's gifts at harvest time in an open-air service on a farm at the edge of the Derbyshire Dales.
Members of local churches are joined by the ASHBOURNE YOUNG FARMERS' CLUB in an act of thanksgiving for harvest, and prayer for the needs of others. Readings: Psalm 65, w 1-4, 9-13 John 12, w 23-25; Matthew 6, w 25-34; 1 John 3, w 13-23
Hymns: For the beauty of the earth; We plough the fields and scatter: God, whose farm is all creation; 0 Lord of heaven and earth and sea; To you 0 Lord our hearts we raise THE ASHBOURNE TOWN BAND Director ARTHUR CHADWICK
Choirmaster TONY WESTERMAN Prayers: THE REV PETER BOWLES Preacher: DR PAM GOODE of Salford University Institute of Environmental Studies and a former Agricultural Missionary. Introduced by THE REV PETER BROOKS
Assistant producer SIMON HAMMOND Producer NOEL VINCENT


Director: Arthur Chadwick
Choirmaster: Tony Westerman
Unknown: Peter Bowles
Unknown: Dr Pam Goode
Unknown: Peter Brooks
Producer: Simon Hammond
Producer: Noel Vincent

: Serior Droopy

An MGM cartoon directed by TEX AVERY


Directed By: Tex Avery

: Bonanza

A Visit to Upright
In Upright, Nevada, Little Joe and Hoss buy a saloon business. When word gets out that there is a hidden treasure on the property, offers begin to come in thick and fast.
Written by JOSEPH BONADUCE Directed by WILLIAM wiard


Unknown: Little Joe
Written By: Joseph Bonaduce
Directed By: William Wiard
Ben: Lome Greene
Hoss: Dan Blocker
Little Joe: Michael Landon
Jamie: Mitch Vogel
Ellen: And Loretta Swit

: International Golf

The Suntory World Matchplay Championship The Final
The past winners of this great event read like a Who's Who of golf: Arnold Palmer , Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus , Hale Irwin , Severiano Ballesteros and Greg Norman are some whose names appear on the famous trophy. Today another will be added, with a reward of £45,000.
HARRY CARPENTER introduces the closing stages of the morning round at the West Course at Wentworth.
Commentators PETER alliss


Unknown: Arnold Palmer
Unknown: Jack Nicklaus
Unknown: Hale Irwin
Unknown: Severiano Ballesteros
Unknown: Greg Norman
Introduces: Harry Carpenter
Commentators: Peter Alliss
Unknown: Clive Clark
Unknown: Bruce Critchley
Unknown: Alex Hay
Unknown: Mark McCormacK
Unknown: Richard Tilling
Unknown: Alastair Scott
Producer: Harold Anderson

: Farming

with Philip Wrixon
Dan Cherrington , Barry Wilson Producers
Executive producer JOHN KENYON BBC Pebble Mill
1.23 Weather for farmers


Unknown: Philip Wrixon
Unknown: Dan Cherrington
Unknown: Barry Wilson
Unknown: Philip Hicks
Unknown: Ken Pollock
Producer: John Kenyon
Unknown: Jim Bacon

: Mr Smith's Fruit Garden

A series of five programmes with Geoffrey Smith
3: Raspberries and Other Berries
Series producer PETER RIDING


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Producer: Brian Davies

: News Headlines

: International Golf

The Suntory World Matchplay Championship
Further coverage from Wentworth Golf Club

: Aristocrats

with Robert Lacey
Six films on the noble families of Europe.
France: The Marquis de Ganay Surrounded by cascades, fountains and lakes of natural spring water, the Chateau of Courances is one of the most beautiful in France. It's been the home of the de Ganay family for 100 years. But now President Mitterand's wealth tax has forced the Ganays to open their home to the public. Series producer JOHN BIRD Producer RUTH JACKSON


Unknown: Robert Lacey
Producer: Ruth Jackson

: The Queen in Canada

For Canadians 1984 has been a year of reminiscence, with memories galore as the population celebrated a whole series of anniversaries.
It's 450 years since the French explorer Jacques Cartier discovered the St Lawrence river, 200 years since the thousands of British 'loyalists' fled north to settle there after the American War of Independence, 150 years since the city of Toronto was founded. In the first part of their Canadian tour HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh have been attending some of the celebrations to mark these significant dates in Canada's past. Reporter Kate Adie
Chief picture editor GEOFF HALE Produced by GORDON CARR A BBCtv News special (Part 2: next Sunday)


Unknown: Jacques Cartier
Reporter: Kate Adie
Editor: Geoff Hale
Produced By: Gordon Carr

: News

with Jan Leeming Weatherman

: The Barchester Chronicles

Dramatised in seven parts by ALAN PLATER , from The Warden and Barchester Towers byANTHONY TROLLOPE
1: Mr Harding , the gentle and respected warden of Hiram's Hospital and close friend of the bishop, is destined to be at the centre of a scandal....
Music composed and conducted by DEREK BOURGEOIS , with the CHOIR OF PETERBOROUGH CATHEDRAL Producer JONATHAN POWELL Directed by DAVID GILES


Unknown: Alan Plater
Unknown: Anthony Trollope
Unknown: Mr Harding
Conducted By: Derek Bourgeois
Producer: Jonathan Powell
Directed By: David Giles
Septimus Harding: Donald Pleasence
Dr Grantly: Nigel Hawthorne
John Bold: David Gwillim
Finney: John Ringham
Bunce: Joseph O'Conor
Handy: Clifford Parrish
Moody: Wally Thomas
Gazy: Kenneth Keeling
Eleanor: Janet Maw
Bishop Grantly: Cyril Luckham
Mary Bold: Barbara Flynn
Mrs Grantly: Angela Pleasence
Sklllpit: Dennis Carey
Tom Towers: George Costigan

: Songs of Praise

from Stoneleigh
David Bellamy visits the tiny village of Stoneleigh at the heart of England, which has now given its name to the huge National Agricultural
Centre where visitors come to see the latest farming methods demonstrated. Among the people he talks to are farmer's wife Renee Adcock , who has already seen this year's harvest gathered in, and workers at the centre. People from the local villages come together in the ancient parish church of St Mary to sing their favourite harvest hymns. Come, ye thankful people, come
(St George); Reap me the earth as a harvest to God; Praise, 0 praise our God and King (Monkland); Good Christian men, rejoice and sing! (Gelobt sei Gott); We plough the fields (Wir pflugen); Morning has broken (Bunessan): All things praise thee (Te laudant omnia): Immortal, invisible (St Denio) Conductor SUSAN SPENCER Organist PETER ANTROBUS Directors


Unknown: Renee Adcock
Conductor: Susan Spencer
Organist: Peter Antrobus
Directors: Christopher Mann
Unknown: Diane Reid
Producer: Stephen Whittle

: China Rose

Starring George C. Scott Ali McGraw

Sixteen years after the disappearance of his only son during the Chinese cultural revolution, Burton Allen, a widowed American businessman, embarks on a solitary odyssey to locate his son's remains. Allen's search plunges him into a tangled web of intrigue and danger that stretches from Canton to Macao, to the sinister back alleys of Hong Kong, and into an unexpected romance with the remarkable woman who shares his adventure.
George C. Scott stars as the businessman in this finely-executed adventure-thriller shot largely on location in Hong Kong and Macao.

(First showing on British television) .FILMS: page 29


Writer: David Epstein
Producer: Robert Halml
Director: Robert Day
Burton Allen: George C. Scott
Rose Arrow: Ali McGraw
Daniel Allen: Michael Biehn
Supt George: Denis Lill
Kornfeld: David Snell
Professor Chen: James Hong
Maggie Clay: Carolyn Ellis Levine
Milton Clay: John Nisbet
Li Ling: Tong Lan Hwa

: Last of the Summer Wine

A comedy film adapted from his novel by ROY CLARKE starring Bill Owen
Peter Sallis. Brian Wilde with Lynda Baron , John Comer Jane Freeman , Joe Gladwin
Olive Pendleton , Peter Russell and Kathy Staff
In answer to his one last request, Compo, Clegg and Foggy reluctantly sneak Sam out of his invalid bed for a final frolic with Lily-Bless-Her. Then - with an unthinking lack of gratitude and a smile on his face - Sam becomes far more trouble dead than alive.... Music
Produced and directed by ALAN J. W. BELL (Repeal) *CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Novel By: Roy Clarke
Unknown: Bill Owen
Unknown: Peter Sallis.
Unknown: Brian Wilde
Unknown: Lynda Baron
Unknown: John Comer
Unknown: Jane Freeman
Unknown: Joe Gladwin
Unknown: Olive Pendleton
Unknown: Peter Russell
Unknown: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Designer: Tim Gleeson
Wally Batty: Joe Gladwin
Nora Batty: Kathy Staff
CompO: Bill Owen
Clegg: Peter Sallis
Foggy: Brian Wilde
Fairburn: David Williams
Lily-Bless-Her: Lynda Baron
Sybil: Olive Pendleton
Sam: Peter Russell
Sid: John Comer
Dadsy: Jim Marsh
Ivy: Jane Freeman
'Our kid' Colin: Johnny Leeze
Colin's mate: Maxton Beesley
Mamsy: Muriel Rogers
Police sergeant: Bill Croasdale
Police constable: Ken Kitson
Cousin Olive: Christine Cox
Mr Zapojinski: Igor Gridneff
Undertaker: Anthony Benson

: News

with Jan Leeming Weatherman


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Omnibus

with Humphrey Burton This week:
The Bristol Showboat Saga The story starts in the summer of 1982, when three houseboat-owning neighbours in Chertsey dreamed up a scheme to launch a floating theatre-restaurant and sail it into Bristol Docks.
Vivian Stanshall (founder- member of The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band), his wife Pamela (poet), and Peter Jackson (engineer) were the instigators, and with a bank m loan their dream became reality,
For two years Omnibus filmed the progress of the enterprise from Sunderland (where a German-built coaster was found and bought) to Bristol, where the Old Profanity
Showboat opened its doors to the public in May 1984.
En route they recruited further crew members. Some failed to stay the course. The vessel encountered many rocks and reefs - mechanical, financial, emotional. And the journey's not over yet ...
Music by MIKE RATLEDGE and KARL JENKINS (courtesy of Thorn EMI) Film editor RICHARD SEEL Producer TONY STAVEACRE Editor IAN SQUIRES


Unknown: Humphrey Burton
Unknown: Vivian Stanshall
Unknown: Peter Jackson
Music By: Mike Ratledge
Music By: Karl Jenkins
Producer: Tony Staveacre
Editor: Ian Squires

: Everyman Profiles

The Fourth Stage
E. R. Sethuram is a successful newspaper editor in southern
India. Approaching retirement, he is more and more attracted by the Hindu tradition of 'Sannyas' - renouncing the pleasures of life, leaving behind family, friends and all worldly possessions, to become a wandering monk. But how will his family react? And does he really want to embrace poverty and anonymity?
Everyman follows Sethuram as he wrestles with his decision, from his home in Bangalore, via a remote monastery in the hills, to the banks of the Ganges.
'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 - new beginning.' Film editor TERRY GABELL


Unknown: E. R. Sethuram
Editor: Terry Gabell
Producer: David M. Thompson

: Weather

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