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News with Debbie Rix
6.30, 7.0, 7.30, 8.0, 8.30 with headlines every quarter hour and at 8.59
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6.31, 6.57, 7.27, 7.57, 8.27
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Regional News traffic and weather: 6.45, 7.15, 7.45, 8.15 TV Choice with David Wheal : the pick of the day's BBC programmes at 6.55 The Morning Papers reviewed: 7.18 and 8.18 Plus today: Lynn Faulds
Wood has seasonal advice for consumers, and Glynn Christian starts preparing his Christmas menu
A sequence of yoga movements that builds up day by day into a routine that will stretch and exercise the entire body. Day 17: The Cobra
The cobra strengthens and increases suppleness in the back by arching it. It also strengthens the arms, shoulders, wrists and neck. Director PAULA GILDER
Producer PETER RAMSDEN
with Richard Whitmore and Frances Coverdale
Weather IAN MCCASKILL
12.57 Regional News
(London and SE: Financial
Report, and News Headlines with subtitles)
Tony Bilbow reports from Scarborough's Theatre in the Round and meets playwright Alan Ayckbourn , who is celebrating 25 years as the theatre's director.
Chris Baines builds a bird table in the Wildlife Garden, and Hilary James has more ideas for Sew Easy Gifts for Christmas.
Editor PETER HERCOMBE
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Narrator Derek Cooper Presented for the BBC by PETER RIDING. CATHERINE ROBINS
A SCREENSCOPE production
Weaver Archie Brennan has created large-scale tapestries for universities, churches and town halls.
Series producer JOHN READ
Producer NIGEL WILLIAMS
from Tower Hamlets
Going to build a mountain, Going to build it high
Presenter Carol Leader
Guest David Yip
Story: Ming Lo Moves the Mountain by ARNOLD LOBEL
Case of the Missing Mower
by Betsy Byars
Read by David Baxt for Jackanory
Simon Newton is worried when his best friend, Tony Angotti, starts spreading lies about him - and so their war for Cybil Ackerman begins!
The Prattling Princess by Francesca Zeissl
King Gregory's household is in some disarray: there is an artist in residence, the king's inventions have alarming side-effects, and, worst of all, a spell is cast on his only daughter.
Costume designer JOYCE HAWKINS Lighting RON IRVINE Designer ROB HINDS
Producer ANGELA BEECHING Director CHRISTINE SECOMBE
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Nicholas da Verona:
with Simon Groom, Janet Ellis and Michael Sundin
Michael joins a class of Army PT instructors and faces the Becher's Brook of the gymnastic world - a seven-foot-high horse! A refusal means you haven't made the grade.
A big exam at night school stirs up Gloria's phobia for taking tests, but her fears may be alleviated when her regular 'rough and tough' teacher is temporarily replaced by the easy-going Dr Adams.
Written by lissa LEVIN Directed by BOB claver
Gloria Bunker Stivic:
Dr Willard Adams:
Clark V Uhley Jr:
with Sue Lawley and Nicholas Witchell
Guy Michelmore and Bob Wellings bring you tonight's headlines and tomorrow's talking points. The London Plus reporters are with the people making the news. Plus sport with MICHAEL WALE and the stars and stories from the world of entertainment. Editor PHILIP HARDING
Join Russell in London's
Greenwood Theatre for his weekly live mixture of entertainment, chat and music.
Director IAN HAMILTON
Producer SALLYANN JACOBSON Executive producer TOM GUTTERIDGE
It sings, it jokes, it's curly-haired, it's bubbly, it's Max Boyce with RICHARD DAVIES
Special guest Maggie Moon
Sound PETER J. HUNT Lighting MIKE BAKER
Designer GERALD MURPHY Produced and directed by GARETH ROWLANDS
Panorama reports on the miners' strike from the Yorkshire coalfield - the heartland of NUM defiance. The drift back to work has increased the bitterness of those still on strike; while a changing pattern of violence has caused the police to respond with new tactics. With Christmas just two weeks away, Fred Emery and David Lomax measure the mood on both sides of the picket lines.
Producers MIKE DUTFIELD and LORRAINE HEGGESSEY Editor PETER BBOTSON
with John Humphrys and the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world Weatherman
Presented by the Society of West End Theatres
Introduced by Angela Rippon and Frank Bough from the stage of the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. London's West End theatres have seen over 100 productions this year, all of which qualify for consideration by the panel of judges.
Among the individual nominations are IAN
CHARLESON, GLENDA JACKSON MAUREEN LIPMAN ,
IAN MCKELLEN , VANESSA REDGRAVE LEONARD ROSSITER ,
JULIE WALTERS , MICHAEL WILLIAMS. Among excerpts from shows to be included are
42nd Street, The Hired Man, Pump Boys and Dinettes and Starlight Express.
Musical director RONNIE HAZLEHURST Lighting JOHN WIGGINS Sound BARRY HAWES
Designer KEN LEDSHAM
Producer BRIAN WHITEHOUSE
Executive producer ROBIN NASH (In association with the English Tourist Board and by special arrangement with The Observer)
with Barry Norman
Including regular reviews of current releases and news of the latest films in production and the personalities involved.
Gremlins: a cuddly pet mutates to marauding monster in this
Steven Spielberg production.
A Christmas Carol: George C. Scott stars as Scrooge in this new version of the Charles Dickens ghost story. Pink Pyjamas: Julie Walters talks on location in the Lake District about the physical challenge of her latest role as a member of an Outward
Director JONATHAN DENT Producer JUDY LINDSAY
Happy Loving Couples
The last of three programmes in which young people give their views on love, sex and marriage, with a discussion about the kind of relationships they want. A good mate? A boyfriend/girlfriend? Marriage? Or something else?
Produced by TONY MATTHEWS