Jane Hardy , Brian Jameson and Wayne Jackman say Hello Again with songs and play ideas Come on everybody, join in Christmas is about to begin!
Musicians RICHARD BROWN , TONY MCVEY Story: The Little Green Tree by SONYA DANN
Director SHEILA FRASER
Series producer BARBARA RODDAM Editor CYNTHIA FELGATE
Rediscovering Religious Belief
The Kingdom and Peace References in the Bible assume that the Kingdom of God is to be a rule of peace and equity.
Charles Elliott talks with Fr Gerard Hughes , sj, about the Christian's responsibility to be a peacemaker for the Kingdom. Director LEUA GUINERY-GREEN Producer DAVID CRAIG
The series for Sunday mornings which unites viewers in a service of reflection and prayer. On the Sunday before Christmas Day,
Dr Una Knoll talks about making ready for the Saviour, and the programme is introduced by Ann Easter from a viewer's home in south London.
Director ANN RICHARDSON Producer ELIZABETH GORT
A visit to an Asian Christian family in Manchester as they prepare for Christmas. Plus an award-winning ghazal sung by Zeeshan Ali. Producer YOUSUF AZIZ
Executive producer ASHOK RAMPAL BBC Pebble Mill
The Restoration of St Lawrence, Whitchurch
In 1715 the finest French and Italian painters working in England were brought together to create, for the flamboyant Duke of Chandos, a church in the fashionable baroque style. Until four years ago it looked certain that this last glimmer of the Duke's glory was doomed to fade and crumble. But the efforts of the parish raised the enormous sum of money needed to restore the interior by a team of specialist restorers from Germany.
Michael Bryant tells the story of this major restoration with contributions from Lady Wedgwood, Gillian Weir, Peter Burman, The Rev Christopher Spencer the Choir of Christ Church, Oxford and the London Early Music Group (R) Revised
Christmas Special with Maggie Woolley
Clive Mason and John Lee And Sarah Scott
Terry Ruane , Dorothy Miles Issy Schlisselman
Featuring a 'soap opera' for the deaf by DOROTHY miles. Plus a visit to Craigholme
Eventide Home for the Deaf in Glasgow.
With subtitles; sign language Producer EDDIE MONTAGUE
Series producer CHARLES PASCOE
Featuringthe 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
1.3 Weather News for farmers MICHAEL FISH
starring Cliff Richard
Special guest Larry Norman Since he became a Christian 19 years ago, rock legend
Cuff Richard has remained a favourite in the charts. He has at the same time become Britain's top Rockspell singer. In this special programme, Cliff explains why he calls his new music Rockspell and sings a dozen of his best-loved songs. Designer PAUL MUNTING Producer JIM MURRAY (R)
Omnibus edition by David Ashton and Rosemary Mason.
'I wouldn't flash a load of bent transistors around here, Dennis, you never know who might be watching....'
A Christmas treat of the best Tom and Jerry cartoons begins today with The Night Before Christmas
The story of Ian Botham 's epic walk from John O'Groats to Land's End in aid of the Leukaemia Research Fund. Breakfast Time reporter Bob Whittaker followed
Botham every step of the way - a 900-mile walk that took 35 days and brought out thousands of supporters to line the route and contribute hundreds of thousands of pounds to their hero's cause. Producer DIARMUID JEFFREYS
Breakfast Time editor DAVID LLOYD
This acclaimed Omnibus documentary won the International Emmy Award for the Performing Arts last month. It tells the story of a hectic and heady 12 months in the life of Aled Jones , the celebrated boy treble. Aled is said to have one of the finest voices ever recorded.
Omnibus traced his swift and sudden rise to international fame - from his tough training in the local choir, his 'discovery' by conductor Neville Marriner , and on to the torrent of television, records and contracts that followed.
Now Aled wonders what the future holds. For, ironically, the treble voice is at its finest just before it breaks.
Film editor DAVID GLADWELL
Film cameraman NIGEL WALTERS Director ANGELA POPE
Executive producer ALAN YENTOB (R)
A natural history adventure
Autana: a sandstone pinnacle projecting nearly a mile out of remote jungle in Venezuela. Its table-top summit has been isolated for thousands of years, with unique animals and plants 'suspended in time'.
The Challenge: to reach the summit by parachute, then abseil down the cliffs to huge caves - the ancient pathway of a long-forgotten underground river.
The Team: international, including two world champion sky-divers, a parachute designer, natural history film-makers, climbers, and a paramedic. For those with little parachuting experience, it meant being strapped to others as human cargo for the jump. Not everything went according to plan ... Narrator Ian Holm
Film cameraman HUGH MAYNARD Sound recordist GORDON FORSYTH Film editor MARTIN ELSBURY Producer ADRIAN WARREN
by CHARLES DICKENS
Dramatised in 12 episodes by ALEXANDER BARON
11: Mr Brownlow, now reunited with Oliver, has joined with the Maylies to defeat Monks's conspiracy.
Bullseye trained by GILL RADDINGS Music composed and conducted by DUDLEY SIMPSON
Costume designer AL BARNETT Script editor BRIAN WRIGHT Producer TERRANCE DICKS Director GARETH DA VIES
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President of the Muscular Dystrophy Group appeals on its behalf.
In its worst form, muscular dystrophy destroys the muscles of young children. Now, research is on the verge of a major discovery - scientists predict that, within at most a few months, they will know what causes the disease. Sir Richard's appeal is for funds to turn this new knowledge into the discovery of a treatment.
Or pledge money by telephone or credit card by ringing [number removed].
with Jan Leeming Weather News
Christmas at Canterbury Four days after Christmas 1170, Archbishop Thomas a Becket was murdered in his cathedral at Canterbury. His martyrdom made Canterbury the holiest place of pilgrimage in Britain.
Cliff Michelmore meets some modern-day pilgrims from east Kent to discover what Christmas was like in Canterbury in the past and to see how the festival is being celebrated in 1985. Cliff is joined by Sally Magnusson and Ian Gall , who tell the story of the Nativity; while Roger Royle discovers the spirit of Christmas present. 0 come. all ye faithful (Adeste fideles); The truth from above; God rest you merry, gentlemen; Nativity carol; Unto us is bom a son; Rocking; Away in a manger; Good King
Wenceslas; Tomorrow shall be my dancing day; The first nowell; The little road to Bethlehem; Torches; Of the Father's heart begotten; Hark! the herald angels sing Conductor DR ALLAN WICKS Organist DAVID FLOOD Lighting PETER WEBB Sound GRAHAM HAINES Assistant producer
LELIA GUlNERY. GREEN
Producer DAVID KREMER
Series producer STEPHEN WHITTLE
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starring Neil Diamond Laurence Olivier Paul Nicholas
Rabinovitch leads a double life - as an assistant to his conservative father, the cantor of a New York synagogue, and as an aspiring pop singer and composer. When a stunt to help a musician friend lands him in jail, Jess is forced to confront his father with the truth. In spite of a promise to forget his musical ambitions, Jess soon returns to writing and performing. When the cantor discovers this, a rift opens up between them that may never be closed ...
Neil Diamond sings the hit songs, 'Love on the rocks' and 'Hello again', in this glittering new version of the famous Al Jolson movie.
Screenplay by HERBERT BAKER Produced by JERRY LEIDER
Directed by RICHARD FLEISCHER
(First showing on British television)
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with Jan Leeming Weather News
by WILLIAM NICHOLSON A film starring
Joss Ackland , Claire Bloom I never knew that love could hurt so much, yet I love you, and all I want is to love you.
Beyond every door I hear your voice saying to me - 'This is the land of shadows ... Real life hasn't begun yet. '
In January 1950 the writer C. S. Lewis received a fan letter from an American woman called Joy Davidman. Lewis was then 51 years old, and a confirmed bachelor.
The letter interested him, and he answered it. Out of this slight first contact grew a passion that shattered and transformed his life.
Music composed by KEN HOWARD Photography RUSS WALKER Designer GERALD MURPHY
Film editor CHRIS LAWRENCE Producer DAVID THOMPSON Director NORMAN STONE
An Everyman presentation BBC Wales
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C S Lewis:
Bob Geldof in Africa
Pop's famine ambassador ended the most hectic year of his life with an extraordinary journey - a pilgrimage to the drought-stricken areas of Africa to decide how to spend EW million, the money raised by the Live Aid concerts. Geldof s trip took him through six countries: from Timbuktu to Korem, the refugee camp which moved him to start Band Aid.
Christopher Morris looks back on Geldof's transition from pop singer to inspiration for the international response to feed the world.
Chief picture editor RUSS CROMBIE Producer MARTYN GREGORY A BBCtv News special
(Highlights from Live Aid 85 on New Year's Eve. 8.5-10.30pm. BBC2)
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Barry Manilow invites his millions of fans to join him in a yuletide celebration. The programme, recorded at the International Arena in Birmingham's National
Exhibition Centre, features a blend of Christmas songs and new compositions. Producer JOHN G SMITH BBC Pebble Mill (R)