with Frank Bough and Selina Scott
Including this morning:
Denise Robertson opens the Junior Advice Line at 7.32, joined an hour or so later by Sally Hawkins for their regular Advice Line phone-in; Titch's Pitch - join
Alan Titchmarsh in his garden; Glynn Christian cooks up some more recipe ideas.
The monthly motoring slot - Sue Barker tackles tricky
Christmas present comers.
Presenter Kate Copstick Guest Ben Bazell
Story: The Steeplejack byMOLLY COX R)
with Richard Whitmore and Frances Coverdale
News Headlines with subtitles
Weather News MICHAEL FISH
Koo Stark reviews her choice of Christmas movies; Howard Franklin presents a new concept in flower arranging - mosaics; Dr David Delvin explains current treatments for heart disease.
A view of maternity services by Peter Huntingford The Dignity of Labour
Ten years ago labour was induced in 40 per cent of women. Instead of using technology to identify women in need. it was applied to all. Objections were loud. Today some obstetricians take into account the wishes and expectations of women having babies. Assistant producer CATHERINE ROBINS
Producer BRYN BROOKS (R)
Homosexuals still face prejudice. Bernard and Dudley tell Claire about the pressures which force many gay people to live, love, and finally to mourn, in secret. They started The Gay
Bereavement Project, which helps bereaved homosexuals. And Brenda talks about her determination to be open about the loss of her partner. Film editor ROBERT MERCHANT Director JOHN BROOKE (R)
Postman Pat and Jess, his black and white cat, call in as they do every day at Mrs Goggins's post office.
Written by John Cunliffe. (R)
Narration and voices:
Designed and directed by:
A new series of adventures in which the magical bear and his friend Spottyman challenge the evil Texas Pete.
SuperTed and his friend enter an underground cavern together, but 'Where is Spotty?'
A serial in 13 episodes from a story by JOAN EADINGTON
Part 8 by VALERIE GEORGESON The moment has come; who will be chosen to look after Benny Buck in the school holidays?
(For cast see Monday page 48. Part 9 next Monday)
with Bill Homewood and Bill Pertwee
This week's trainee agents are from Whitehaven in Cumbria and Alresford in Essex. Not so much 'from
Russia with love', more 'from Shepherd's Bush, with chips'! Logic, ingenuity, agility and a little luck will make one of the contestants Spycatcher of the Week. Can you spot the likeliest candidate? Designer SUZY LAWRANCE Produced by DAVID CRICHTON. IAN OLIVER
Presented by Gary Wilmot with Leni Harper
Teachers Caroline Bernstein David Coker
Creeps Michelle Freeman Vincent Hall
Crawlers Robert Kenley Natalie Abbott
Have you got pongy feet?
Watch today's programme for a Topkid comedy!
Designer GEORGE WISNER Producer JUDY WHITFIELD
A series of 18 programmes Episode 13 by FRANCES GALLEYMORE
Fay and Annette plan a fun foursome baby-sitting. They reckon without the boys! This week's cast:
Devised by PHIL REDMOND Producer BEN REA
Director JOHN SMITH (R)
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Janet St Clair:
Presented by Angela Rippon
People who work together or socialise together are setting up quiz teams all over the country. Tonight a team who work together for the DHSS join the competition under the name of the Civil Servants.
with Sue Lawley and Nicholas Witchell followed by Weather News
London Plus, Spotlight Points West, Look East Look North, South Today
North West Tonight Midlands Today
It's up to the Welsh this week to see whether the Pain family can be beaten.
Noel Edmonds invites the Evanses of Brynmawr, Gwent, to test their knowledge in a bid to become the Telly Addict family of 1985. Production JUUET MAY , JOHN KING
by Hugh Miller.
'Lou's days in the driving seat are over'.
(For cast see Thursday page 72)
A ten-part series by ANDREW NICKOLDS and STAN HEY
4: Old Partners
The way Ken sees it, cricket just isn't what it used to be.
Not only was the standard of play higher in the old days, but they were gentlemen as well. Or were they?
Music by GORDON GILTRAP
Studio soundscott TALBOTT Script editor JOANNA WILLETT DesignerDACRE PUNT
Producer EVGENY GRIDNEFF Director ADRIAN SHERGOLD
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Barry Took with your comments in the programme you help to write.
Please send letters to Barry Took , Points of View, BBC Television Centre, London W12 8QT
with Julia Somerville and John Humphrys Weather News
The first ladies of the New
York Police Department
While a counterfeit jeans racket makes Cagney blue, the case of Eddie Carrena disturbs Mary Beth. Awarded a medal for courage in helping to catch a mugger, the publicity reveals Eddie as an illegal immigrant who is threatened with deportation back to Chile. Can the land of the free also be the home of the brave?
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Mary Beth Lacey:
with Barry Norman
The programme that keeps you in touch with the world of cinema.
Back to the Future -
Steven Spielberg is the producer of the year's biggest hit in America. Barry Norman interviews him tonight as the film has its Royal Premiere at the Empire Leicester Square in the presence of The Prince and Princess of Wales.
Legend - a fantasy adventure set in a timeless world; real-life action is combined with fairy-tale creatures. Its director is Ridley Scott , who also made Alien.
Director BRUCE THOMPSON ProducerJANE LUSH
The treatment of mental illness in the National Health Service investigated by Dr Alan Maryon-Davis . Electrical Treatment
'In the appropriate patient, to my mind, it is virtually always effective' - consultant psychiatrist talking about electro-convulsive therapy. A film team saw the interviews between two severely depressed patients and their psychiatrists before and after a course of ECT.
Film editor PETER PIERCE
Producer DAVID CORDINGLEY (R)
with Sheila Walsh
Top of the bill tonight is Lon Satton, once a minister and now one of the stars of ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER 'S
Starlight Express in London's West End. From Leeds
Adrian Snell welcomes you to the circus. Sheila Walsh is joined by Mark Williamson in a duet and, from a night club in London, Maria Muldaur sings some of her gospel favourites.
Designer PAUL MUNTING
Series producer JIM MURRAY (R)