A See-Saw programme written by Julie Holder
It's an 'Umpty' day for Perkin Flump. He's going round 'under a cloud'. Posey and Pootle wish they had a cloud of their own following them.
1: Thinking is a Skill
A series of ten programmes about improving your skills
Dr Edward de Bono shows that thinking can be improved by attention and practice.
One deliberate tool is PMT, which involves examining the plus, minus and interesting points of an idea.
with Ian McNaught-Davis
A visit to the Chicago Robotics Exhibition shows how the computer has revolutionised these mechanical servants and even made domestic versions possible.
Celebrating New Year with musical contributions from Lata Mangeshkar
Asad Amanat All Khan Salma Agha, Yesudas Sharon, Rais Khan
Producer BISH MEHAY
Executive producer ASHOK RAMPAL BBC Pebble Mill
...to Make a Start
Anne, Phil and Julie all left school some years ago with no qualifications. Now they've taken up a second chance to learn. Anne, a single parent, is on a New
Horizons course; her brother, Phil, is learning to read: and Julie, an air stewardess, is getting ready to become a full-time student.
The 11th of 15 programmes of French for beginners.
The series moves south to the old town of Pézenas, where snow threatens a colourful Mardi Gras festival.
And Carole Rousseau and Patrick Simpson-Jones show how to get things done - in a garage, a dry-cleaner's and on the phone.
for Epiphany Sunday from Knockbreda Methodist Church, Belfast The Covenant Conducted by The Rev David Ken -Organist NOEL GUEST Readings: Isaiah 60, vv 1-6 St Matthew 2, vv 1-12
Hymns: Sing to the great Jehovah's praise (St Botolph); Wise men, seeking Jesus (Glenfinlas); Anthem: We three kings of Orient are; The wind in the willows; Come, let us use the grace divine (Dundee);
What shall we offer our good Lord? (Duke Street)
Producer JAMES SKELLY Television presentation RAYMOND SHORT
BBC Northern Ireland
A weekly magazine programme for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. News, views and entertainment, with subtitles and sign language. With Maggie Woolley and Clive Mason.
Features news, views for those involved with the land. With Philip Wrixon and Dan Cherrington
BBC Pebble Mill
English version written and told by Eric Thompson.
With David Dimbleby
1.1 pm News Summary
A major political interview, a look at the week of a leading personality as seen through their eyes, and an airing for an unfashionable or contentious view.
The World Young Masters from The National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham
Bjorn Borg won his first Grand Slam title at the age of 18; fellow Swede Mats Wilander, seeded 1 in this event, did even better by winning the French Open at the age of 17. The leading players of today seem to be younger and younger, so expect today's two finalists to be contesting the top titles all year.
Introduced by Barry Davies Commentator Dan Maskell, John Barrett, Mark Cox, Gerald Williams
Producers Johnnie Watherston Alastair Scott
Today: Prefabricated Pink Le Bowser Bagger Sky Blue Pink
Pink Panther theme by Henry Mancini
High Flyin' Dukes
When appendicitis grounds Hazzard County's only crop-dusting pilot, Daisy Duke is pressed into service as his replacement. Everything is going well until Hazzard's resident pain-in-the-neck hits on a brilliant scheme to make a fortune - and incriminate the Dukes.
Sheriff Rosco Coltrane:
by Charles Dickens dramatised in 12 episodes by Jack Davies
starring Nigel Stock as Mr Pickwick with Clive Swift as Mr Tupman, Jeremy Nicholas as Mr Winkle, Alan Parnaby as Mr Snodgrass and Colin Douglas as Mr Wardle, Patrick Malahide as Mr Jingle
Charles Dickens was still only 24 when, in his own words, "I thought of Mr Pickwick..."
The Pickwick Papers soon became a national craze. Mr Pickwick, his friends Tupman, Winkle and Snodgrass, and his cockney servant the immortal Sam Weller, have been among the most popular characters in fiction ever since.
This week they begin their travels through the England of stage-coaches and coaching inns - in a new version of Dickens's first and most-loved bestseller.
(Nigel Stock visits "Pebble Mill at One" tomorrow)
A BBC Enterprises Illustrated Classic, Â£1.95 from newsagents
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Music composed and conducted by:
Waiter (Bull Inn):
with Cliff Michelmore
Anne Gregg and John Carter Over the past few years Bulgaria has become a popular sea, sun and sand destination. John Carter looks for the reasons behind this rise in popularity. Spain attracts far more self-catering holidaymakers than any other country in the world. It also boasts the largest numbers who return year after year to the same villa or apartment.
Tom Savage reports on the merits of turning a package holiday into part ownership.
Frank and Nesta Bough continue on their drive through France by way of Fontainebleau Castle and a converted 13th-century water mill.
In the studio the latest news and comment to help you with your holiday problems. Producer TOM SAVAGE
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Moira Stuart ; Weatherman
for Epiphany, from St Giles Cathedral,
Edinburgh Geoffrey Wheeler meets one of Edinburgh's 'citizens of the year', Mary Whitfield , who organises a local community centre, and Dr Ian Laing , who cares for premature babies. The
Moderator of the General
Assembly of the Church of Scotland, The Right Rev John Paterson , and the Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh,
Cardinal Gordon Gray , join in giving a New Year's greeting.
Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness (Moredun); Brightest and best of the sons of the morning (Epiphany); Eternal ruler of the ceaseless round (Song 1); 0 God, our help in ages past (St Anne); Joys seven; 0 for a thousand tongues (Richmond); 0 love that wilt not let me go (St Margaret); Bethlehem, of noblest cities (Stuttgart)
Master of music HERRICK BUNNEY Lighting JOHN MCCAW Assistant producer
Producer MICHAEL A. SIMPSON
Series producer STEPHEN WHITTLE * CEEFAX SUBTITLES
with Magnus Magnusson This 13th season opens tonight at Bristol
Polytechnic when the first four of 48 hopeful contenders from Wales and south west England meet to compete for a place in the semi-finals.
The life of Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine
Sharon Colesell (invoice clerk)
The life and works of Oscar Wilde
Brian Rowlands (school teacher)
Greek mythology Jan Evans
(freelance translator) The life and works of Dylan Thomas
Lighting PETER GREENYER
Assistant producer MARY CRAIG Director LAURENCE VULLIAMY Producer PETER MASSEY
written by ROY CLARKE starring Bill Owen
Peter Sallis , Brian Wilde in From Wellies to Wet Suit When Compo expresses a desire to explore the wonders of the deep, Foggy and Clegg are so impressed that they sponsor his purchase of one slightly-used frogman suit.
Designer VALERIE WARRENDER Produced and directed by ALAN J. W. BELL
Alan J. W.
A serial in ten episodes created by JOHN HAWKESWORTH with and 1: Conflicts by JEREMY PAUL
1648: Arnescote Castle, once the proud home of the Royalist Lacey family, is now the property of the Parliamentarian John Fletcher and his wife
Anne - herself a Lacey.
Music composed by KEN HOWARD and ALAN BLAIKLEY. Designers ROGER CANN. DONAL WOODS Producer JONATHAN ALWYN Director BRIAN FARNHAM
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Sir Austin Fletcher:
Sir Thomas Lacey:
Lady Lucinda Ferrar:
Sir Ralph Winter:
Master Martin Fletcher:
Lord Edward Ferrar:
Lady Susan Winter:
Moira Stuart ; Weatherman
with Esther Rantzen Consumer advice, investigations, misprints, mishaps and real-life humour drawn from your weekly letters. Reporters
Bill Buckley , Gavin Campbell Michael Groth and at the That's Life newsdesk Maev Alexander and John Gould Director BOB MARSLAND
Producer ESTHER RANTZEN Editor JOHN MORRELL
Principles at War
Five years ago the Soviet army invaded Afghanistan, igniting a war of extraordinary ferocity.
Two years ago David Jessel reported from the Afghanistan border on the remarkable achievements of International Red Cross negotiators there: Afghan guerrilla leaders were being successfully persuaded to spare the lives of their
Soviet captives, and hand them over to the Red Cross for safe keeping.
Today, however, the guerrilla leaders have tired of a deal which moves
Soviet soldiers to safety in Switzerland but does nothing for their own fighters held in the dungeons of Soviet-occupied Kabul. In this updated report
Everyman follows the Red Cross's struggle to keep victims of this bloody conflict alive, examines the future for the prisoners of both sides, and talks to one man who has survived imprisonment and escape.
On its first showing the film was described by The
Observer as 'moving and perceptive', The Guardian as 'unique', the Daily Mirror 3 as 'astounding', the Daily
: Express as 'compelling' and The Times as 'gripping'. Film editor MICHAEL ALOOF
Series producer DANIEL WOLF Producer COLIN CAMERON (Revised repeat)
A series of four programmes 1: Spoonful of Sugar?
Sheila Hope has sampled the first year of the scheme. In this programme she meets trainees and others involved in YTS who reveal some of the realities behind the glossy packaging.
Produced by TONY MATTHEWS Directed by SUE DAVIDSON
The World Young Masters from the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham
BARRY DAVIES introduces the best of the action from today's final.
DAN MASKELL , JOHN BARRETT
MARK COX , GERALD WILLIAMS Producers
JOHNNIE WATHERSTON ALASTAIR SCOTT
(Sponsored by The Belgian American Investment and Trade Organisation)