Frank Bough and Selina Scott welcome former Blue Peter presenter Peter Duncan and actor/producer David Wood on to the famous Breakfast Time red sofa. Including this morning: the Green Goddess continues her series on keeping fit through the Christmas break. And Looking Back - another selection from the past year.
A cartoon series based on Peanuts by CHARLES M. SCHULTZ
You're Not Elected Charlie Brown
On its way to the zoo a Bengal tiger escapes from its crate. Everyone in the forest is in danger until Lassie manages to track the tiger down.
Read by Cherie Lunghi for
Jackanory Jack is a dreamer and instead of selling his mother's cow at market for a good price, he accepts a handful of coloured beans from a man he meets on the road. What a fool! Or is he...?
Pictures by JOHN GOSLER
Producer ANGELA BEECHING Adapted and directed by DAVID BELL
Presenter Carol Chell Guest Fred Harris
Story: The Oddest Relations by DIANA STOW
Musical director RICHARD BROWN Woodwind MARTIN FRITH
Percussion PETER HOWLAND
Graphics TOM BROOKS. JOANNA ISLES Designer JOHN ASBRIDGE Director SHARON MILLER
Series producer ANNE GOBEY Editor CYNTHIA FELGATE
A HANNA-BARBERA production
with Frances Coverdale Weather BILL GILES
The Grand Final of BBCtv's junior motorcycling competition for the Lombard Tricity Trophy comes from a specially designed new course on Lord Hesketh's estate in Northamptonshire. Some of the best young riders in the UK compete for two trophies - one for competitors between 8-12, and another for those in the 12-15 age group.
Commentators PETER PURVES and JACK STITES
Producer JOHN G. SMITH BBC Pebble Mill
Starring David Carradine as Kwai Chang Caine
Caine barely escapes a massive manhunt when he goes on the run with his brother's wife and son...
Kwai Chang Caine:
The Best of the 1984 Los Angeles Games
After all the arguments about security and finance, the Los Angeles Olympic
Games proved one of the most successful ever. The eastern bloc boycott was largely forgotten in the celebrations which followed another feast of athletic achievement, recalled in this special programme of highlights.
Among them, Carl Lewis 's four gold medals in track and field, and the successful defence of their Olympic titles by Sebastian Coe and Daley Thompson. Gold was won for Britain, too, by Tessa Sanderson in the javelin, by shooting's
Malcolm Cooper and by our coxed four on Lake Casitas.
by BOB GODFREY
New Year Resolution
Narration Bob Godfrey Music JOHN HYDE
Production BOB GODFREY
by RICHMAL CROMPTON adapted and told by Martin Jarvis for Jackanory
Today: The Outlaws and Cousin Percy
(Another William story next Wednesday at 4.30)
with Today's episode is the last in this first set of stories about Yubi, the Prince from outer space, his guardian robot Zax, and his stray dog friend from earth, Benji. Director JOE CAMP
JOSEPH BARBERA. MARGARET LOESCH
Mike Read hosts a special edition in which two of Britain's best-known bands fight it out to the death.
Duran Duran : Simon Le Bon John Taylor , Roger Taylor Andy Taylor , Nick Rhodes v
Spandau Ballet: Tony Hadley Martin Kemp , Gary Kemp
John Keeble , Steve Norman From the archives - T. Rex Dire Straits and Queen Director PHlLlP CHILVERS Producer JOHN PLOWMAN
Queen Director Phlllp
Mark Dightman Robert Eddison Travelling home by underground from school
John suddenly turns yellow. Nothing organically wrong says the doctor! But in the middle of the night John is dropped in on by a yellow fellow from outer space -called 'Nick'.
Together the pair share a series of complicated and comic adventures ... This highly enjoyable film for the family was made by Powell and Pressburger - two legendary figures in British cinema history.
Screenplay by EMERIC PRESSBURGER Produced by ROGER CHERRILL Directed by MICHAEL POWELL Production
CHILDREN'S FILM FOUNDATION
(First showing on British television) • FILMS: page 29
with Frances Coverdale Weatherman
6.15 Regional News
A festive international competition of Yo! Ho! Ho! on ice from the Ice Drome, Blackpool Pleasure Beach. Featuring teams of young people from:
Bottrop representing Germany
Tourcoing representing France
Blackpool representing Great Britain
Your host Stuart Hall Designer STUART FURBER Director PAUL WALKER
Producer GEOFFREY WILSON BBC Manchester
Starring Roger Moore, James Mason, Anthony Perkins
A gang of ruthless hijackers pull off the first stage of a daring plot to besiege a mammoth North Sea oil rig. Within hours of being on the rig and the production platform, they plant explosives and make their ransom demand of £25million. The British government has to act fast and one man - the most eccentric expert in the underwater sabotage game - is called upon for the most dangerous caper of his life.... a deadly 11th hour chess-game involving hundreds of lives and trillions of oil dollars.
Screenplay by Jack Davies, based on his own novel
Films: page 29
Rufus Excalibur Ffolkes:
Admiral Sir Francis Brinsden:
with Frances Coverdale Weekend Weather
by Agatha Christie
the last of three daily parts dramatised by T. R. Bowen
While the official net tightens inexorably, Miss Marple pursues her own dogged enquiries. She returns from a quick trip to London with the fresh evidence necessary to allow a thrilling trap to be set for the killer.
(For full cast see page 64)
(Three further stories will be shown next year)
Sir Henry Clithering:
Det Insp Slack:
Barry Manilow in his first Christmas 'special' for
British television invites his millions of fans to join him in a Yuletide celebration. The programme, specially recorded at the International Arena at Birmingham's
National Exhibition Centre, features a blend of traditional and new
Christmas songs, as well as some new compositions. Production JOHN G. SMITH BBC Pebble Mill
starring Celia Johnson Trevor Howard
Laura Jesson and Alec Harvey are happily married until a chance meeting in a suburban railway station brings them together. They fall in love, but their secret happiness is marred by the furtive way they must carry on the affair and the realisation that eventually a choice must be made...
Noel Coward's classic love story features beautifully understated performances from Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard, counterpointed by the music of Rachmaninov.
Produced and adapted by NOEL COWARD from his play Still Life
Directed by DAVID LEAN
â€¢ FILMS: page 29
During the summer of 84 Russell Harty was reporting daily from Los Angeles during the Olympic Games. Tonight, a chance to see again, and remember, some of the highlights of that visit.
Production assistant REBECCA HAVERS
Director JOHN ROONEY Executive producer KEN STEPHINSON BBC Manchester