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: Play School

Kate Copstick and Fred Harris say Hello Again
Musicians JONATHAN COHEN, WILL HILL
Story: Ten Sleepy Sheep by HOLLY KELLER
Director ALISON STEWART
Producer PENNY LLOYD
Editor CYNTHIA FELGATE

Contributors

Unknown: Kate Copstick
Unknown: Fred Harris
Unknown: Jonathan Cohen.
Unknown: Will Hill
Unknown: Holly Keller
Director: Alison Stewart
Producer: Penny Lloyd
Editor: Cynthia Felgate

: Articles of Faith

Rediscovering Religious Belief
Longing for the Kingdom Since its inception, the Church has prayed 'Thy kingdom come'.
Charles Elliott considers the practical implications of that prayer, both for the Church and the individual believer Director LEUA GUINERY GREEN Producer DAVID CRAIG

Contributors

Unknown: Charles Elliott
Producer: David Craig

: This is the Day

For this second Sunday in Advent the theme is Longing for God's Kingdom. The preacher is the Methodist minister, Whitfield Foy , and the programme is introduced by Ann Easter from a viewer's home in Margate. Director ANN RICHARDSON Producer ELIZABETH GORT

Contributors

Unknown: Whitfield Foy
Introduced By: Ann Easter
Director: Ann Richardson
Producer: Elizabeth Gort

: Asian Magazine

Faizaan Peerzada , Pakistan's youngest award-winning painter, attracted a great deal of critical acclaim when he recently held exhibitions in England and America. In the programme he explains to
Anita Bhalla about the way he manages to blend Eastern and Western art.
Music comes from
Ustad Bismillah Khan who plays raag 'Bhairvi' on shehnai. Producer BISH MEHAY
Executive producer ASHOK RAMPAL BBC Pebble Mill

Contributors

Unknown: Faizaan Peerzada
Unknown: Anita Bhalla
Unknown: Ustad Bismillah Khan

: iDigame!

A combined television and radio course in ten parts for beginners in Spanish, with on-the-spot documentary film and recording.
9: Wanting to Do Things with Isabel Soto
Miguel Penaranda Carlos Riera
Film director DAVID WILSON
Producer MADDALENA FAGANDINI (R)

Contributors

Unknown: Isabel Soto
Unknown: Miguel Penaranda
Unknown: Carlos Riera
Director: David Wilson

: Deutsch direkt!

A series of 20 programmes for beginners in German
9: Taking the waters is part of the German way of life and many people go to health spas for their holidays. In Bad Mergentheim trinken die
Gdste 200 bis 300 cm 3 Wasser, zweimal am Tag. Presented by Hanni Vanhaiden Director GILL BARNES
Producer MADDALENA FAGANDINI (R)
Complementary radio programmes on Radio 4 VHF/FM today at 5.30 pm, re-broadcast next Saturday at 4.30 pm

Contributors

Presented By: Hanni Vanhaiden
Director: Gill Barnes
Producer: Maddalena Fagandini

: Télé-Journal

A series of 26 programmes
10: See the news as others see it and brush up your French at the same time.
Presented by Chantal Cuer Director PHILIP DOLLING Producer MARY SPRENT

Contributors

Presented By: Chantal Cuer
Director: Philip Dolling
Producer: Mary Sprent

: Blizzard's Wizard Woodwork

If you've ever wanted a computer desk, a hi-fi video centre, bunk beds or a rocking chair these are just a few of the items which Richard Blizzard will be making in this series of seven programmes.
4: The Computer Desk
Many homes today have the festoons of wire that announce the presence of a micro computer. Richard Blizzard has designed a complete carrying box for the smaller types and a desk for the larger desk-top models. In the garden he makes a garden dilly to carry all the tools and bags of compost to the job in hand.
Director PAULA GILDER
Producer PETER RAMSDEN (R)
DIY HANDY HINT
Tooth Care
Nothing is more frustrating than a blunt saw, and they are not as easy to re-sharpen as a chisel. The everlasting sharp saw is not here yet, however, 'Sandvik Hard Point' saws stay sharper much longer. All saws cut more sweetly if you remember to rub the blade with the stub of an old candle.
RICHARD BLIZZARD

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Blizzard
Unknown: Richard Blizzard
Director: Paula Gilder
Producer: Peter Ramsden

: See Hear!

A weekly magazine for the deaf and hard-of-hearing with sign language and subtitles. Introduced by Maggie Woolley
Clive Mason and John Lee Producer CHARLES PASCOE

Contributors

Introduced By: Maggie Woolley
Introduced By: Clive Mason
Introduced By: John Lee
Producer: Charles Pascoe

: Farming

Featuring the news and views, politics and practice of those involved with the land. With Philip Wrixon
Dan Cherrington
Leslie Cottington and Claire Powell Producers
KEN POLLOCK. MARTIN SMALL
Executive producer JOHN KENYON BBC Pebble Mill

Contributors

Unknown: Philip Wrixon
Unknown: Dan Cherrington
Unknown: Leslie Cottington
Unknown: Ken Pollock.
Producer: John Kenyon

: Weather News

for farmers BILL GILES

: This Week Next Week

with David Dimbleby Starting with the News Summary
The weekly look at what matters in politics. Home Secretary
The RtHon Douglas Hurd , mp, the minister responsible for law and order, talks to David Dimbleby in his first major interview since taking over one of Whitehall's most difficult and controversial departments in September. The programme includes a film report from
Michael Cockerell showing the vast range of problems facing all Home Secretaries: prisons, police, criminal justice, immigration, drugs, telephone tapping, experiments on animals, bingo and broadcasting.
Within days of taking office Mr Hurd soon found out for himself, with the riots of Handsworth, Brixton and Tottenham, the truth of one former Home Secretary's remark 'the corridors of the Home Office are paved with dynamite'.
Producers TOM BARNICOAT
PHILIP CAMPBELL. COLIN MARTIN ELLIE UPDALE
Editor PAUL NORMS

Contributors

Unknown: David Dimbleby
Unknown: Douglas Hurd
Unknown: David Dimbleby
Unknown: Michael Cockerell
Unknown: Mr Hurd
Producers: Tom Barnicoat
Unknown: Philip Campbell.
Unknown: Colin Martin

: Cartoon

: EastEnders

Omnibus edition by Hugh Miller and Michael Robartes.
'We're the best family in the world. If we can't cope who can?'
(Ceefax Subtitles)

Contributors

Writer: Hugh Miller
Writer: Michael Robartes
Producer: Julia Smith

: Adventure Matinee: 55 Days at Peking

starring
Charlton Heston Ava Gardner David Niven
June, 1900. As Major Matt Lewis rides into Peking with a detachment of Marines, he is appalled to see a missionary killed by men wearing the red patched robes of the Boxer rebels.
Within a few days isolated riots have escalated into open war against the city's foreign legations. The fate of China and the prestige of the colonial powers is at stake, as well as the lives of the ambassadors and their families as the siege of the legations intensifies....
Screenplay by philip YORDAN and BERNARD GORDON
Produced by SAMUEL BRONSTON Directed by NICHOLAS RAY
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Contributors

Unknown: Charlton Heston
Unknown: Ava Gardner
Unknown: David Niven
Unknown: Matt Lewis
Unknown: Philip Yordan
Unknown: Bernard Gordon
Produced By: Samuel Bronston
Directed By: Nicholas Ray
Matt Lewis: Charlton Heston
Natalie Ivanoff: Ava Gardner
Sir Arthur Robertson: David Niven
The Dowager Empress, Tzu Hsi: Flora Robson
Sgt Harry: John Ireland
Fr de Beam: Harry Andrews
General Jung-Lu: Leo Genn
Prince Tuan: Robert Helpmann
Colonel Shiba: Ichizo Itami
Baron Sergei Ivanoff: Kurt Kasznar
Julliard: Philippe Leroy
Dr Steinfeldt: Paul Lukas
Teresa: Lynne Sue Moon
Lady Sarah Robertson: Elizabeth Sellars
Garibaldi: Massimo Serato
Maj Bobrinski: Jacques Sernas
Lt Andy Marshall: Jerome Thor

: Oliver Twist

by CHARLES DICKENS
Dramatised in 12 episodes by ALEXANDER BARON starring with and
9: Harry Maylie 's arrival has helped Rose recover from her illness. (But Mrs Maylie still refuses to permit their marriage). The mysterious Monks is seeking secret information from the Bumbles.
Bullseye trained by GILL RADDINGS Music composed and conducted by DUDLEY SIMPSON
Videotape editor MIKE BLOORE Script editor BRIAN WRIGHT Designer MICHAEL EDWARDS Producer TERRANCE DICKS Director GARETH DA VIES
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Contributors

Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Alexander Baron
Unknown: Harry Maylie
Unknown: Mrs Maylie
Unknown: Gill Raddings
Conducted By: Dudley Simpson
Editor: Mike Bloore
Editor: Brian Wright
Designer: Michael Edwards
Producer: Terrance Dicks
Director: Gareth Da
Fagin: Eric Porter
Rose: Lysette Anthony
Monks: Pip Donaghy
Mr Bumble: Godfrey James
Mrs Bumble: Miriam Margolyes
Oliver Twist: Ben Rodska
Mrs Maylie: Gillian Martell
Giles: David King
Bill Sikes: Michael Attwell
Nancy: Amanda Harris
Artful Dodger: David Garlick
Charley Bates: Nicholas Bond-Owen
Cabby: Mark Bassenger
Brittles: Terry Molloy

: Porridge

starring
Ronnie Barker
A Test of Character by DICK CLEMENT and IAN LA FRENAIS featuring
Brian Wilde
Fulton Mackay with Richard Beckinsale and Alun Armstrong
Designer TIM GLEESON
Produced by SYDNEY LOTTERBY (R)
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Contributors

Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Unknown: Dick Clement
Unknown: Ian La Frenais
Unknown: Brian Wilde
Unknown: Fulton MacKay
Unknown: Richard Beckinsale
Unknown: Alun Armstrong
Designer: Tim Gleeson
Produced By: Sydney Lotterby
Fletcher: Ronnie Barker
Mr Barrowclough: Brian Wilde
Mr Mackay: Fulton MacKay
Godber: Richard Beckinsale
Spraggon: Alun Armstrong
Warren: Sam Kelly
McLarren: Tony Osoba

: News

with Jan Leeming Weather News

Contributors

Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Songs of Praise

from Limavady
The district of Limavady in Northern Ireland is no stranger to the headlines. Three years ago a terrorist bomb exploded in the Drop in Well disco, killing 17 people.
One year later, when the local Presbyterian minister, The Rev David Armstrong , crossed the road to exchange Christmas greetings with the local Roman Catholic priest, Fr Kevin Mullan , and his congregation, there was a local outcry. Paul Jones visits the town and the district to discover a side of the community that is rarely reported: people who reflect the reconciling love of neighbour for neighbour, and who come together across barriers of mistrust to sing their Advent Songs of Praise. Come, thou long-expected Jesus
(Stuttgart); Who would true valour see (Monk's Gate); Be not afraid;
Through all the changing scenes of life (Wiltshire); Dear Lord and Father of mankind (Repton); How great thou art; I'm not ashamed to own my Lord (Jackson); 0 come. 0 come,
Emmanuel (Veni Emmanuel) Conductor HAVELOCK NELSON Organist NORMAN SIMPSON Producer JAMES SKELLY
Series producer STEPHEN WHITTLE BBC Northern Ireland
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Contributors

Unknown: David Armstrong
Unknown: Fr Kevin Mullan
Unknown: Paul Jones
Conductor: Havelock Nelson
Producer: Stephen Whittle

: Night Crossing

starring John Hurt Jane Alexander Beau Bridges
Glynnis O'Connor After young Lucas Keller is shot dead trying to get from East to West Germany,
Peter Strelzyk becomes determined that he and his family will escape. With the help of his son's physics textbooks Peter devises a bold plan - to cross the border by hot-air balloon. Having persuaded his friend Gunter to join him Peter sets about constructing the craft. This exciting Walt Disney adventure tells the true story of two families who risked their lives in a desperate bid for freedom.
Screenplay by JOHN MCGREEVEY Produced by TOM LEETCH
Directed by DELBERT MANN
(First showing on British television)
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Contributors

Unknown: John Hurt
Unknown: Jane Alexander
Unknown: Beau Bridges
Unknown: Glynnis O'Connor
Unknown: Lucas Keller
Unknown: Peter Strelzyk
Unknown: John McGreevey
Produced By: Tom Leetch
Directed By: Delbert Mann
Peter Strelzyk: John Hurt
Doris Strelzyk: Jane Alexander
Frank Strelzyk: Doug McKeon
Fitscher Strelzyk: Keith McKeon
Gunter Wetzel: Beau Bridges
Petra Wetzel: Glynnis O'Connor
Little Peter Wetzel: Geoffrey Liesik
Andreas Wetzel: Michael Liesik
Josef Keller: Ian Bannen
Magda Keller: Anne Stallybrass
Lucas Keller: Matthew Taylor
Kurt Schmolk: Klaus Lowttsch
Major Koerner: Gunter Meisner
Ziegler: Sky Dumont
Lt Fehler: Jan Niklaus
Doris's mother: Kay Walsh

: News

with Jan Leeming Weather News

Contributors

Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Star Quality

A series of stories by Noel Coward
This week: Bon Voyage
Screenplay by STANLEY PRICE starring
Judy Parfitt , Nigel Havers with Helen Horton
Michael Aldridge
Ursula Howells and Doreen Mantle
Cruises bring the most unlikely people together. That is one of their chief attractions and this particular cruise, on board the SS Mara bound across the Pacific from San Francisco, proves to be no exception.
Music composed by FRANCIS SHAW Make-up designer ANNE RAYMENT
Costume designer NICHOLAS ROCKER Designer RICHARD MORRIS Script editor ALAN DRURY
Producer ALAN SHALLCROSS Director MIKE VARDY
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Contributors

Stories By: Noel Coward
Play By: Stanley Price
Unknown: Judy Parfitt
Unknown: Nigel Havers
Unknown: Helen Horton
Unknown: Michael Aldridge
Unknown: Ursula Howells
Unknown: Doreen Mantle
Composed By: Francis Shaw
Designer: Anne Rayment
Designer: Nicholas Rocker
Designer: Richard Morris
Editor: Alan Drury
Producer: Alan Shallcross
Director: Mike Vardy
Lola Widmeyer: Judy Parfitt
Roddy Buchanan: Nigel Havers
Irma Turnbull: Helen Horton
Sir Colin Bland: Michael Aldridge
Lady Mary Bland: Ursula Howells
Henry Teitelbaum: Ed Devereaux
Nancy Teitelbaum: Doreen Mantle
Orwin Wendel: Michael Fitzpatrick
Lisa Wendel: Tara Ward
Captain Berringer: Jerry Harte
KitO: Takashi Kawahara
Mavis: Janene Possell
Helen: Gay Baynes
Reiner: Ray Knight
Peppo: Santiago Varela
Steward: Zane Stanley

: The Laurence Olivier Awards 1985

Introduced by Angela Rippon and Frank Bough from the stage of the Dominion Theatre, London
A glittering night of stars who present and receive the highest accolades for their work in the theatre, and enjoy special entertainment representative of all aspects of show business.
London's West End Theatres have seen over a hundred productions this year, revivals, revues, new plays, opera, ballet, and musicals, all of which qualify for consideration by the panel of judges.
The awards include Play of the Year, Comedy of the Year, Musical of the Year; Actor and Actress of the Year;
Comedy Performance of the Year; the Most Promising Newcomer of the Year; Outstanding Individual
Performance of the Year in Opera and Ballet.
Choreographer ANTHONY VAN LAAST Musical director ALYN AINSWORTH Lighting STAN SNAPE and BILL MILLAR
Sound BARRIE HAWES Designer DACRE PUNT
Producer BRIAN WHITEHOUSE Executive producer ROBIN NASH
(Presented by The Society of West End Theatres in association with The
English Tourist Board and by special arrangement with the Observer)

Contributors

Introduced By: Angela Rippon
Introduced By: Frank Bough
Unknown: Anthony van Laast
Unknown: Bill Millar
Unknown: Barrie Hawes
Designer: Dacre Punt
Producer: Brian Whitehouse
Producer: Robin Nash

: Everyman

Do You Sincerely Want to Live Forever?
'I would think that by the end of the century we would be living to 150-200 years. I think that is a conservative estimate.' (ROY WALFORD , md,
Professor of Pathology,
University of California)
The quest for immortality is mankind's oldest dream. Now some scientists believe they are close to understanding why we grow old, and how to slow, or even stop the ageing process. In America this research has spawned the Life Extension movement, whose members follow special diets and consume large quantities of anti-ageing drugs in the hope of living for a very long time.
Everyman has been to
America to film the leaders of the Life Extension movement and to examine the scientific evidence behind their claims, and the moral implications of the attempt.
Narrator Peter France Series producer DANIEL WOLF Producer MAX whitby (R)

Contributors

Unknown: Roy Walford

: Weather









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