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: Heads and Tails

A See -Saw programme Home is a Hole
'Home is a hole to a badger or vole'-and when birds build or weave their nest they always leave a hole to come in and go out of. Voice and music
FUm editor DAVID PYGRAM Written and produced by MICHAEL COLE


Unknown: Derek Griffiths
Produced By: Michael Cole

: People First

Five films aimed at the parents of children with a mental handicap.
3: What Every Child Needs All parents now have the right to be consulted about their child's education. Making the right choice means testing the qualities of individual schools against parents' aims and expectations.
Commentary Brian Rix ,
Secretary-General, MENCAP Film editor ROGER GUERTIN


Unknown: Brian Rix
Editor: Roger Guertin

: Making the Most of the Micro

Developing the principles explained in Series 1 and showing in more detail what micros can do and how to use them.
8: Everything Under Control
How can the computer make sense of what is going on around it and control motors and switches so that it seems to be doing something intelligent? With Ian McNaught-Davis

Materials and equipment are available in association with the series. For details write to
[address removed] The Computer Book, £6.75 from booksellers
Book and software for the Model B computer, £12.95 from booksellers and software dealers


Presenter: Ian McNaught-Davis
Director: Mike Cocker
Producer: David Allen

: Asian Magazine

The Race Relations Committee of the Senate of the Inns of Court and the Bar has acknowledged that black barristers suffer racial discrimination. Binda Rai discusses the findings of the Committee with one of its members and a barrister.
Rubeena Mustafa entertains with a multani kafi.
BBC Pebble Mill


Presenter: Binda Rai
Musician: Rubeena Mustafa
Producer: Yousuf Aziz
Executive PRoducer: Ashok Rampal

: Languages for Life

Jeebaner Jonye Bhasha
A version in Bengali of the film Languages for Life, taken from the earlier
Multi-Cultural Education series. Britain has many groups of people whose first language is not English, and this film sets out the case for more 'mother-tongue' and 'community languages' teaching within the curriculum of British schools. It is shown with English subtitles.
Producer JOHN twitchin

: A vous la France!

French for beginners in the ninth of 15 programmes.
Whether it's le jogging or le rugby, Carolle Rousseau and Patrick Simpson-Jones show how to talk about the sports you enjoy. And they follow the progress of the French team at the World Boules Championships.
Studio director MARY SPRENT Producer DAVID WILSON
Book £5.25, two cassettes or three records, and teachers' notes E2.50 from booksellers
Application forms for the achievement test should reach local Adult Education test centres by 31 December


Unknown: Carolle Rousseau
Unknown: Patrick Simpson-Jones
Producer: David Wilson

: Morning Worship

for the first Sunday of Advent from the Old Parish Church, Peebles conducted by The Rev Andrew P. Lees Preacher
THE REV DAVID C. MACFARLANE Lessons: Romans 13, w 7-12 St Luke 21, vv 25-33
Praise: Hark the glad sound (Crediton)
Christ is coming (Neander) Love divine (Hyfrydol)
Organist and choirmaster IAIN CRUIKSHANKS
Television presentation MICHAEL A. SIMPSON BBC Scotland


Unknown: Andrew P. Lees
Unknown: David C. MacFarlane
Unknown: Michael A. Simpson

: See Hear!

A weekly magazine programme for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. News, views and entertainment, with subtitles and sign language. Introduced by Maggie Woolley and Clive Mason
Sign language interpretation by John Lee


Introduced By: Maggie Woolley
Introduced By: Clive Mason
Unknown: John Lee
Produced By: Charles Pascoe

: Farming

with Philip Wrixon Dan Cherrington
Executive producer JOHN KENYON BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Philip Wrixon
Unknown: Dan Cherrington
Producer: Ken Pollock
Producer: John Kenyon

: Weather for farmers


: Magic Roundabout

English version written and told by Eric Thompson.
BBC video (BBCV/B 9009) from retailers


Created by: Serge Danot
Writer/Narrator: Eric Thompson

: This Week Next Week

including at
1.2 pm News Summary David Dimbleby looks behind the headlines in conversation with distinguished guests.
Including a major political interview, a chance to catch up on the Sunday papers and an airing for a view which is contentious or unfashionable.
Plus a look at the week of a leading personality as seen through their eyes.


Unknown: David Dimbleby
Director: Victor Melleney
Editor: Paul Norms

: Face the Music

Joseph Cooper invites you to match your musical wits against Dorothy Tutin Richard Baker
The Rt Hon Denis Healey MP Guest musician Jorge Bolet with Brian Rayner Cook (baritone)


Unknown: Joseph Cooper
Unknown: Dorothy Tutin
Unknown: Richard Baker
Unknown: Denis Healey
Musician: Jorge Bolet
Baritone: Brian Rayner Cook
Designer: Stephen Sharratt
Unknown: Derek Hobday
Producer: Peter Butler
Director: Helen Morton

: Championship Snooker

The Coral United Kingdom Championship from the Guild Hall, Preston The Final
Frames 15-21
ALEX HIGGINS beat STEVE DAVIS last year by one frame in one of the most exciting finals ever seen. This year they have been seeded to meet in the final once again. Over the last few years the up-and-coming players have produced many upsets and if the seedings are proved correct, this will be the first tournament in which the top two have reached the final. What is certain is that the Preston Guild Hall will be packed and the tension will be mounting as DAVID VINE introduces coverage of the penultimate session.
Commentators TED LOWE
Summariser JIM MEADOWCROFT Television presentation
Executive producer NICK HUNTER


Unknown: Alex Higgins
Unknown: Steve Davis
Commentators: Ted Lowe
Unknown: Jack Karnehm
Unknown: Keith MacKenzie.
Unknown: Mike Adley
Unknown: Peter Hayward
Producer: Nick Hunter

: The Prisoner of Zenda

by ANTHONY HOPE dramatised in six episodes by JAMES ANDREW HALL
3: Rudolf Rassendyll has succeeded in 'standing-in' for King Rudolf at his coronation. Now a terrible discovery awaits him at the hunting lodge....
Music composed and conducted by PAUL LEWIS
Make-up designer ELIZABETH ROWELL
Script editor TERRANCE DICKS Designer PAUL JOEL


Unknown: James Andrew Hall
Unknown: Rudolf Rassendyll
Conducted By: Paul Lewis
Designer: Elizabeth Rowell
Editor: Terrance Dicks
Designer: Paul Joel
Producer: Barry Letts
Director: Leonard Lewis
Rudolf Rassendyll/King Rudolf: Malcolm Sinclair
Col Sapt: John Woodvine
Black' Michael: George Irving
Rupert of Hentzau: Jonathon Morris
Fritz von Tarlenheim: Nicholas Geeks
Antoinette de Mauban: Pauline Moran
Princess Flavia: Victoria Wicks
Josef: John Moore
Freyler: Jonathan Oliver
Prefect: George Waring
Detchard: Robin Langford

: Kenneth Kendall

appeals on behalf of Guideposts Trust (reg no 272619)
Guideposts Trust provides accommodation and support to enable mentally-handicapped and ex-psychiatric patients to live a more independent life. For many this is their only hope of being cared for outside an institution.
Guideposts needs help to meet the huge demand for hostels and homes.
Donations, preferably by crossed cheque or PO, to: [address removed]


Unknown: Kenneth Kendall

: News

Moira Stuart ; Weatherman


Unknown: Moira Stuart

: Songs of Praise

from Peebles, a historical county town straddling the Tweed in the beautiful
Scottish Borders. Ian Gall calls in at the oldest inhabited house in Scotland, talks to Jimmy Harris , manager of the Animal Breeding and Research
Organisation, and meets Ian and Mary Poppit , who started a greetings card business two years ago.
Congregations from the local churches gather in the Old Parish Church to sing their Advent hymns of praise.
0 come. o come Emmanuel (Veni Emmanuel); The Lord will come (Montrose); Jesus calls us (
St Andrew); I to the hills will lift mine eyes (French); Behold the mountain of the Lord (Glasgow); Far round the world (Dunblane Cathedral); Mine eyes have seen the glory (Battle Hymn); Before the day draws near its ending (Sunset) Conductor ROBERT LENNOX Organist IAIN CRUIKSHANKS Film director MIKE JACKSON Producer MICHAEL A. SIMPSON
Series producer STEPHEN WHITTLE BBC Scotland


Unknown: Jimmy Harris
Unknown: Mary Poppit
Conductor: Robert Lennox
Organist: Iain Cruikshanks
Director: Mike Jackson
Producer: Michael A. Simpson
Producer: Stephen Whittle

: Ever Decreasing Circles

by John Esmonde and Bob Larbey
Starring Richard Briers, Penelope Wilton, Peter Egan
with Stanley Lebor, Geraldine Newman


Writer: John Esmonde
Writer: Bob Larbey
Studio Sound: Peter Barville
Studio Lighting: Brian Clemett
Designer: Tom Yardley-Jones
Producer/Director: Sydney Lotterby
Martin: Richard Briers
Ann: Penelope Wilton
Paul: Peter Egan
Howard: Stanley Lebor
Hilda: Geraldine Newman

: Big Deal

A series in ten episodes 7: Video Man written by GAWN GRAINGER
Henry Diamond take the day off. But is Robby's new business all it appears to be?
Photography PAUL WHEELER Film editor SUE wyatt


Written By: Gawn Grainger
Unknown: Henry Diamond
Unknown: Paul Wheeler
Editor: Sue Wyatt
Producer: Terence Williams
Director: Christopher Menaul
Robby Box: Ray Brooks
Jan Oliver: Sharon Duce
Robby Box gets into: A New
Jan and: Line Of Business,
JP: Michael Logan
Architect: Ian Wallace
Henry Diamond: Tony Caunter
Drunk: John Burgess
Stephen Chambers: Warren Clarke
Alison Diamond: Marion Bailey
Debby: Lisa Geoghan
Geordie: Andy Mulligan
Black George: Alex Tetteh-Lartey
Dick Mayer: Stephen Tate
Ferret: Kenneth Waller
Joan: Deirdre Costello
Gil: Frank Mills
Tommy: James Ottaway
Vi Box: Pamela Cundell
Maureen: Elaine Lordan
First boy at funfair: Clark Flanagan
Second boy at funfair: Ian Michie
Albert: Dean Harris
Neighbour: Christine Russell
Camilla: Thirzie Robinson

: Championship Snooker

The Coral
United Kingdom Championship The Final
Frames 22-31
Ten frames to be played, E20,000 to be won, an equation that should produce plenty of tension. Although seeded No 2,
STEVE DAVIS was everyone's favourite to win the title for a third time. ALEX HIGGINS , the holder, TERRY GRIFFITHS , who won in 1982, and TONY KNOWLES were dangers, and DENNIS TAYLOR , who began this tournament as the only unbeaten player on the Championship circuit this season, was the man in form. DAVID VINE sets the scene at the Guild Hall, Preston.


Unknown: Steve Davis
Unknown: Alex Higgins
Unknown: Terry Griffiths
Unknown: Tony Knowles
Unknown: Dennis Taylor

: Tenko

A ten-part serial created by LAVINIA WARNER
Part 8 by JILL HYEM
A sudden death, a visit to Changi and a tea-dance at Raffles create problems.
Music composed by JAMES HARPHAM Film cameraman KEN WESTBURY Film sound BARRIE THARBY Designer KEN LEDSHAM


Unknown: Jill Hyem
Composed By: James Harpham
Unknown: Ken Westbury
Unknown: Barrie Tharby
Designer: Ken Ledsham
Producer: Ken Riddington
Director: Michael Owen Morris
Dr Beatrice Mason: Stephanie Cole
Alice Courtenay: Cindy Shelley
Joss Holbrook: Jean Anderson
Kate Norris: Claire OBErman
Phyllis Bristow: Elspet Gray
Jim: Peter Benson
Jake Haulter: Damien Thomas
Maggie Thorpe: Elizabeth Mickery
Marion Jefferson: Ann Bell
Sister Ulrica: Patricia Lawrence
Major Yamauchi: Burt Kwouk
Mrs Van Meyer: Elizabeth Chambers
Stephen Wentworth: Preston Lockwood
Christina Campbell: Emily Bolton
Harry Alderston-Bennett: Nigel Greaves
Clifford: Jonathan Newth
Vicar: James Walker
May: Barbara Yu-Ling

: News

Moira Stuart ; Weatherman


Unknown: Moira Stuart

: Everyman

Fathers to Be
'The hardest part was to tell them that I wanted to be a priest. So I mentioned it over tea. There was a lot of spluttering, but there's a lot of pride there as well.'
God's call to the priesthood can come at any time, insists Andrew, whose own call came when he was six. He went to Upholland
College last year at the age of 11. Upholland is the Roman Catholic Church's last remaining junior seminary in England and Wales. Its aim is to train schoolboys for the priesthood.
But many Catholics feel that a vocation should be tested in the family and in the parish, and that Upholland is a relic of the past. So is it an institution for brainwashing idealistic teenagers, or is it a place where a responsible decision for or against the priesthood can be made?
Series producer DANIEL WOLF Producer BARRY LYNCH BBC Wales

: Championship Snooker

The Coral United Kingdom Championship The Final
DAVID VINE introduces the best of the frames and the result from the Guild Hall, Preston.

: * am Weather

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