with Nick Ross and Selina Scott
Festivities continue with your daily visit to the Breakfast Time gift shop. Timetable:
News on the hour and half hour read by Sue Carpenter
Weather with Francis Wilson at 6.55, 7.25, 7.55, 8.25, 8.55
Nationwide news, weather and travel from local BBC studios at 6.57, 7.27, 7.57,
Sports news at 7.20 and 8.20
Morning papers reviewed at 8.37
Including this morning: The Top 20 -
Steve Blacknell 's look at the new charts at 7.32; after nine Beverly Alt is on hand with more fashionable ideas.
Presenter Sarah Long Guest Stuart Bradley
Story: Miguel and Hote Go to the Fair by ROY MILANI Director BARBARA RODDAM
Arranged marriages can run into difficulties and, as the extended family support system is not readily available here, there is a need for counselling, which is beginning to be met.
Shaheen Nawab , who has children of her own, discusses the topic with Saleha Khan , who also has children approaching marriageable age, and marriage guidance counsellor Rani Atma.
Shahnaz Rahmatullah sings a Bangia folk song.
An Asian Unit presentation
BBC Pebble Mill
with Richard Whitmore and Frances Coverdale
News Headlines with subtitles
Weather News IAN MCCASKILL
with Paul Coia , Marian Foster and Bob Langley
On the eve of Frank Sinatra 's 70th birthday, there's a tribute to this perennially popular entertainer. As Christmas approaches, Michael Smith offers seasonal cookery ideas. And there are fashion ideas for festive party goers.
Written and presented by Mike Amatt The Leaves
Mop takes a walk in the woods and Smiff has a sticky problem.
Animation SIMON AND SARA BOR Director SID WADDELL Producer DAVID BROWN BBC Manchester
Fortune Telling by MICHAEL BOND
Narrated by Michael Hordern Music by HERBERT CHAPPELL Animated and directed by IVOR WOOD (R)
with lain Lauchlan and Jane Hardy Sitar
The day dawns to the music of the sitar. Drat decides to be nice for a change and tells
Fingermouse the story of the mouse and the lion. Guess who plays the lion? Music by RICHARD BROWN Puppets by JOANNE COLE Graphics CLARE BEATON
Producer MICHAEL COLE
Our Town of Puddleby
The doctor has arrived back in Puddleby but he gets a nasty shock when he discovers what's happened to his house ...
with Tony Hart, Gabrielle Bradshaw and Liza Brown
What makes a picture look balanced and active?
It's the shape of the things you use; there are sticky shapes, cut-outs and a giant cardboard room. Liza Brown tries to throw a pot and then meets designer Michael Cane. Morph cheats at hide and seek and there are computer graphic shapes.
Watch out for the shape of your work in the Gallery.
A drama series in ten parts
9: Alec's father was inside the gold mine when the dynamite exploded. What will happen to the family now, and who will work the mine?
Producer MICHAEL MIDLAN Director ROB STEWART
Presented by Angela Rippon A game finished half way through last night with one more game left to play in the rolling knock-out. The eight top-scoring teams start the quarter-finals run tomorrow. Will any of tonight's teams join them in the quest to become Masterteam.
with Nicholas Witchell and Andrew Harvey followed by Weather News
Life on the haunted fishtank continues as ever from the Terryvision Theatre. Director BRUCE MILLAR Producer JON PLOWMAN
Series producer FRANCES WHITAKER
starring Sidney James Kenneth Williams Kenneth Connor
Liz Frazer Dilys Laye
Esma Cannon Lance Percival
Captain Crowther of the SS
Happy Wanderer sets off on a Mediterranean cruise with a new crew - and grave misgivings. All the regular and key personnel have been replaced by a bunch of raw and incompetent mariners who create havoc and endless chaos on the high seas.
Even the female passengers begin to complicate the already explosive situation when they fall under the romantic spell of the idiotic crew. For Captain Crowther his home port seems far away.
Screenplay by NORMAN HUDIS Produced by PETER ROGERS Directed by GERALD THOMAS
(The Carry On team return next week in Carry On Up the Khyber) 0 FILMS: page 26
Julia Somerville and John Humphrys present the day's news with BBC teams at home and abroad Weather News
A History of Men in Battle Presented by Frederick Forsyth Irregular
Most recent wars have not been fought by conventional soldiers supported by tanks and aircraft. They've been fought by the irregular fighter armed only with what he can carry. Whether he operates as a guerrilla, fighting against an oppressive regime, or as part of the special forces of a regular army, his kind of warfare is always hard and frequently bitter. This programme gives a rare glimpse into the war of the irregular. It illustrates the experience of being a guerrilla in El Salvador and a partisan in occupied
Yugoslavia. It reveals what it takes to be selected by the SAS and shows the spectacular results when they raided Pebble Island during the Falklands campaign. Written by RICHARD HOLMES Film editor MIKE JACKSON
Producer CHRISTOPHER WARREN Series producer JOHN GAU * CEEFAX SUBTITLES
Introduced by Steve Rider
European Championship Boxing from the London West Hotel.
Opportunity knocks for
British light-heavyweight champion Dennis Andries , because tonight's fight for the European title, against
Dutchman Alex Blanchard , is an official eliminator for the vacant world title. Blanchard, who won the European crown last April, is rated five by the WBA and WBC, four places above the Hackney-based
Andries, who will of course ha ve local support on his side. Commentator HARRY CARPENTER Plus news of all tonight's
European soccer, and a final reminder on how to win a night out for two at BBCtv's
Sports Review of the Year 1985 Television presentation: Boxing BOB DUNCAN
Producer ROGER MOODY Editor JOHN ROWUNSON
Five programmes presented by Dr David Pendleton
Decisions about jobs, health and housing all depend on face-to-face interviews. The outcome of these decisions depend on how both sides play The Interview Game. 4: Doctors and Patients
Documentary film of real consultations between patients and their GPs, and an examination of what constitutes a fruitful interview for both.
Film editor ROLAND TONGUE Producer JENNY STEVENS
Book, £ 2.75 from booksellers