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: Play School

Carol Leader, Fred Harris and Ayu Manik Karang say, Hello Again with songs, games and play ideas.
'Somewhere in the world it's going to rain,
As the clouds roll over the sun again.'
Musician Peter Gosling
Story: Ayu and the Perfect Moon by David Cox Director Dianne Kenny
Series producer Anne Gobey Editor Cynthia Felgate


Presenter: Carol Leader
Presenter: Fred Harris
Presenter: Ayu Manik Karang
Musician: Peter Gosling
Director: Dianne Kenny
Editor: Cynthia Felgate

: Articles of Faith

Rediscovering Religious Belief The Kingdom of God.... a Political Agenda
Charles Elliott talks with The Rev Margaret Forrester , a Church of Scotland Minister, and The Rev
Professor Duncan Forrester of Edinburgh University about the practical and political implications of praying'... thy kingdom come ... on earth as it is in heaven'.


Talks: Charles Elliott
Unknown: Margaret Forrester
Unknown: Professor Duncan Forrester
Director: Lelia Guinery
Producer: David Craig

: This is the Day

Bishop Desmond Tutu is the preacher this morning, speaking about working for God's kingdom. In this regular
Sunday morning service you are invited, with your fellow viewers, for half an hour of reflection and prayer, introduced this morning by Linda Mary Evans from a viewer's home near Ravenscraig.
Series producer EUZABETH GORT


Unknown: Desmond Tutu
Unknown: Linda Mary Evans
Director: David Craig
Producer: Michael Simpson

: Asian Magazine

Today's programme includes an interview with the distinguished music director Jaidey, who talks to Krishan Gould about his life and music.
Chitra Singh sings a ghazal. Producer KRISHAN GOULD
Executive producer ASHOK RAMPAL BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Krishan Gould
Unknown: Chitra Singh
Producer: Krishan Gould

: iDigame!

The last of a combined television and radio course for beginners in Spanish, with on-the-spot documentary film and recording. Revision with Isabel Soto
Miguel Penaranda Carlos Riera
Film director DAVID WILSON
Producer MADDALENA FAGANDINI (R) Book. £4.95. records I and 2 £2.88 each, record 3 £3.39, or cassettes £3. 74 each and notes for teachers £2. 75 from booksellers or BBC Publications.


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

: Deutsch direkt!

A series of 20 programmes for beginners in German.
10: Wurzburg is the principal city of Franconia, a region of vineyards large and small where a delightful white wine is produced, Frankenwein.
The Weinfest in Volkach am Main is the climax of the harvest season. Presented by Hanni Vanhaiden Director GILL BARNES
Complementary radio programmes on Radio 4 VHF/FM today at 5.30 pm


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

: Tele- Journal

A series of 26 programmes
11: See the news as others see it with a little help from the new presenter, Klaus Roemer , and Chantal Cuer DirectorPHILIP DOLLING


Presenter: Klaus Roemer
Presenter: Chantal Cuer
Director: Philip Dolling
Producer: Monica Esslin

: Blizzard's Wizard Woodwork

A series of seven programmes 5: Fitted Cupboards
Modern materials have revolutionised furniture in the home and also make new techniques necessary to the home craftsman.
Richard Blizzard builds some fitted cupboards using many of these new techniques for melamine faced chipboard. In the garden he starts to build a large patio pergola. Director PAULA GILDER


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


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
Executive producer JOHN KENYON BBC Pebble Mill
12.58 Weather News for farmers MICHAEL FISH


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

: This Week Next Week

with David Dimbleby Starting with the News Summary
The weekly look at what matters in politics.
In conversation with people at the heart of events, David Dimbleby seeks the truth behind the significant issues of the moment, and those looming ahead.


Unknown: David Dimbleby
Unknown: David Dimbleby
Director: Victor Melleney
Editor: Paul Norris

: Cartoon

: EastEnders

Omnibus edition by Bill Lyons and Jane Hollowood.
'So, find out which one of 'em's got light fingers, get rid of 'em and solve our over-staffing problems'.
(Ceefax Subtitles)


Writer: Bill Lyons
Writer: Jane Hollowood
Producer: Julia Smith

: Adventure Matinee: City Under the Sea

Vincent Price
David Tomlinson
Tab Hunter Susan Hart
Mysterious happenings greet an American girl who comes to Cornwall to claim an inheritance and finds herself held prisoner in Lyonesse - the city under the sea. Vincent Price stars as the ruler of this strange submarine city and its even stranger inhabitants in this adaptation of one of Edgar Allan Poe's tales.
Screenplay by CHARLES BENNETT and louis M. HEYWOOD From Edgar Allan Poe's City Under the Sea.
* FILMS: page 26


Unknown: David Tomlinson
Unknown: Tab Hunter
Unknown: Susan Hart
Unknown: Charles Bennett
Unknown: M. Heywood
Produced By: George Willoughby
Directed By: Jacques Tourneur
Captain: Vincent Price
Harold: David Tomlinson
Ben: Tab Hunter
Jill: Susan Hart
Ives: John Le Mesurier
Mumford: Henry Oscar
Dan: Derek Newark
Simon: Roy Patrick
George: Anthony Selby
Bill: Michael Heyland
Ted: Stephen Brooke
Tom: William Hurndell
Jack: Jim Spearman
Harry: Dennis Blake

: International Show Jumping

from the Grand Hall, Olympia featuring
The Cognac Courvoisier Knock-out Stakes
This show has built its reputation on a combination of the best in show jumping, displays and exciting entertainment.
In this programme all those aspects will be reflected with special emphasis for those unable to see the evening transmissions.


Unknown: Raymond Brooks-Ward
Unknown: Stephen Hadley
Producers: Johnnie Watherston
Unknown: Alastair Scott

: Oliver Twist

Dramatised in 12 episodes by ALEXANDER BARON starring
10: Monks has destroyed the last clue to Oliver's identity, but Nancy has warned Rose of the danger.
Bullseye trained by GILL RADDINGS Music composed and conducted by DUDLEY SIMPSON Make-up designer SUSIE BANCROFT


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Alexander Baron
Unknown: Gill Raddings
Conducted By: Dudley Simpson
Designer: Susie Bancroft
Editor: Brian Wright
Designer: Michael Edwards
Producer: Terrance Dicks
Director: Gareth Davies
Fagin: Eric Porter
Mr Brownlow: Frank Middlemass
Harry Maylie: Dominic Jephcott
Rose: Lysette Anthony
Oliver Twist: Ben Rodska
Giles: David King
Mrs Maylie: Gillian Martell
Mr Grimwig: Edward Burnham
Mrs Bedwin: Hilda Braid
Noah Claypole: Julian Firth
Charlotte: Carys Llewelyn
Artful Dodger: David Garlick
Charley Bates: Nicholas Bond-Owen
Barney: Christian Rodska
Clerk of the Court: Keith Campbell
Magistrate: Alan Bennion
Bill Sikes: Michael Attwell
Nancy: Amanda Harris
Cabby: Mark Bassenger

: Porridge

The last of the series starring
Ronnie Barker Final Stretch by DICK CLEMENT and IAN LA FRENAIS featuring
Brian Wilde
Fulton Mackay with Richard Beckinsale and David Daker
Patricia Brake , Sam Kelly Designer


Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Unknown: Dick Clement
Unknown: Ian La Frenais
Unknown: Brian Wilde
Unknown: Fulton MacKay
Unknown: Richard Beckinsale
Unknown: David Daker
Unknown: Patricia Brake
Unknown: Sam Kelly
Unknown: Tim Gleeson
Produced By: Sydney Lotterby
Fletcher: Ronnie Barker
Mr Barrowclough: Brian Wilde
Mr Mackay: Fulton MacKay
Godber: Richard Beckinsale
Jarvis: David Daker
Warren: Sam Kelly
Ingrid: Patricia Brake

: News

with Jan Leeming Weather News


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Songs of Praise

from Frome
St Aldhelm established a monastery on the banks of the River Frome and a church dedicated to St John the Baptist 1,300 years ago. Ian Gall joins in the anniversary celebrations.
He visits Longleat, the final home of Thomas Ken who was deposed as Bishop of Bath and Wells when he refused to take an oath of allegiance to William m.
At Nunney Castle, Ian meets Edward Manley , who at 77 still travels by motorcycle to fulfil his preaching engagements on the local
Methodist circuit; and takes a ride with Chris Griffey to meet the famous lions of Longleat.
On Jordan's bank the baptist's cry
(Winchester New); Glory to thee, my God, this night (Tallis's Canon);
Christ, from whom all blessings flow (Vienna); I will sing unto the Lord; Spirit of God (Intercessor); Christ is our corner-stone (Harewood); 0
Jesus, I have promised (Wolvercote); Lo, he comes with clouds descending (Helmsley)
Assistant producer STEVE BENSON Producer ERNEST REA
Series producer STEPHEN WHITTLE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Ian Gall
Unknown: Thomas Ken
Unknown: Edward Manley
Unknown: Chris Griffey
Conductor: Martin Gould
Organist: Graham Davies
Producer: Steve Benson

: Sports Review of 1985

Live from Television Centre, the very best of the year's sporting action, drama and entertainment. In the studio, are the British sportsmen and women who have made the headlines in 1985, one of whom will receive the trophy as Sports Personality of the Year. The programme also includes, from Mexico City, details of the draw for the 1986 World Cup.
Among the contenders for tonight's award are:
STEVE CRAM, winner in 1983, who broke three world records in 20 days of middle-distance running this summer.
DENNIS TAYLOR , who won a marathon world snooker final well after midnight.
SANDY LYLE , the first British winner of the Open for 16 years, who then helped bring back the Ryder Cup.
PAT JENNINGS , who with his Irish teammates restored some of football's image, and booked a Mexico trip at the age of 40. LESTER PIGGOTT , who called it a day in 1985 after a lifetime of classic racing success.
David GOWER , who captained England to an Ashes victory in fine style, and teammate IAN BOTHAM , who helped demolish the Aussies, and walked the length of Britain for charity.
BARRY MCGUIGAN , who thrilled millions by winning the World Featherweight title on a memorable evening last June.
The programme also recalls how a 17-year-old, Boris Becker , conquered
Wimbledon, and how
Alain Prost won the World Drivers'
Championship at last.
Sports Review introduced by Desmond Lynam and Harry Carpenter with Jimmy Hill , also features awards for the Outstanding Overseas
Personality, and Team of the Year, as well as a surprise or two for the studio guests. Videotape editor CHRIS BOOTH Designer RICHARD MORRIS
Assistant producer GRAHAM FRY Producer MARTIN HOPKINS Editor JOHN ROWUNSON
0 FEATURE: page 98


Unknown: Dennis Taylor
Unknown: Sandy Lyle
Unknown: Pat Jennings
Unknown: Lester Piggott
Unknown: David Gower
Unknown: Ian Botham
Unknown: Barry McGuigan
Unknown: Boris Becker
Unknown: Alain Prost
Introduced By: Desmond Lynam
Introduced By: Harry Carpenter
Unknown: Jimmy Hill
Editor: Chris Booth
Designer: Richard Morris
Producer: Graham Fry
Producer: Martin Hopkins
Editor: John Rowunson

: * News

Jan Leeming ; Weather News


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Star Quality

A series of stories by Noel Coward This week:
Mr and Mrs Edgehill
Screenplay by T. R. BOWEN starring
Judi Dench and Ian Holm with Rachel Gurney and Alan MacNaughtan
Eustace and Dorrie Edgehill have decided to cut their losses and leave Samola, a British Protectorate in the Pacific, on the next P & 0 boat. After all it's 1939, war in Europe is looming and after the failure of his latest hare-brained scheme no one is likely to give Eustace a job now. Or are they?
Music by STANLEY MYERS Script editor ALAN DRURY Costume designer COUN LAVERS
Designer DON HOMFRAY Photography JOHN ELSE
0 FEATURE: page 13


Stories By: Noel Coward
Unknown: T. R. Bowen
Unknown: Judi Dench
Unknown: Ian Holm
Unknown: Rachel Gurney
Unknown: Alan MacNaughtan
Music By: Stanley Myers
Editor: Alan Drury
Designer: Coun Lavers
Designer: Don Homfray
Unknown: John Else
Producer: Alan Shallcross
Directed By: Gavin Millar
Dorrie Edgehill: Judi Dench
Eustace Edgehill: Ian Holm
Lady Cynthia Marchmont: Rachel Gurney
Sir Humphrey Logan: Alan MacNaughtan
Lady Eloise Logan: Daphne Goddard
Vivienne: Amanda Pays
Admiral Sir Arthur Gurney: Raymond Francis
Neville Sterne: John Harding
Bett Howell: Madge Hindle
Charlie Howell: Robert Blythe
Brod Samton: Shane Rimmer
Sir Mostyn Llewellyn: John Horsley
John Petrie: Henry Moxon
Henry Ceram: Martin Wimbush
Irma Handley: Pat Starr
Ippaga: Jay Ruparelia
Clipper Captain: Philip O'Brien
Stewardess: Andrea Browne
Geoff Handley: Richard Boyle
Ahmed: Hilary Paul
Samolan Boys: Nihal Dayananda
Samolan Boys: Jayantha Fernando
Samolan Boys: U D L Gunasinghe

: * Everyman

Fathers to Be
God's call to the priesthood can come at any time, insists Andrew, whose own call came when he was 6.
He went to Upholland College at the age of 11. Upholland is the Roman Catholic Church's last remaining junior seminary in England and Wales. Its aim is to train schoolboys for the priesthood. But many Catholics feel that a vocation should be tested in the family and in the parish, and that Upholland is a relic of the past. So is it an institution for brainwashing idealistic youngsters, or is it a place where a responsible decision for or against the priesthood can be made? Producer BARRY LYNCH
Series producer DANIEL WOLF BBC Wales (R)


Producer: Barry Lynch

: * What a Picture!

Morgan Cross shares the memories from the family albums of personalities. Tonight: Vinee Hill Director JOHN TAYLOR Producer MIKE DERBY


Director: John Taylor
Producer: Mike Derby

: * The Sky at Night

How Wrong We Were
The science of astronomy is thousands of years old. Yet only in the last few decades have astronomers made discoveries that have proved the old theories wrong. Venus has no water - Mars has no canals - Man did not sink without trace into the moon's dust. Patrick Moore tells the stories of these old theories, and explains how, because of one mistake, the size of the universe was doubled. Producer PIETER MORPURGO


Producer: Pieter Morpurgo

: * am Weather

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