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: Play School

Wayne Jackman and friends say Hello Again
We wish you a Merry Christmas And a Happy New Year
Musician JONATHAN COHEN
Story: The Nutcracker adapted by WAYNE JACKMAN from the ballet
Director GREG CHILDS
Series producer BARBARA RODDAM
Editor CYNTHIA FELGATE

Contributors

Unknown: Wayne Jackman
Musician: Jonathan Cohen
Adapted By: Wayne Jackman
Director: Greg Childs
Editor: Cynthia Felgate

: Articles of Faith

Rediscovering Religious Belief
The Church and the Kingdom The Church's interpretations of the kingdom of God and its demands have varied: social action, political involvement and spiritual activism.
Charles Elliott argues that any true discernment of the kingdom of God involves each person as both an individual and as a member of the community: a private as well as a public commitment, for only with such involvement can 'thy kingdom come'. Director LELIA GUINERY-GREEN Producer DAVID CRAIG

Contributors

Director: Lelia Guinery-Green
Producer: David Craig

: This is the Day

For the Sunday after
Christmas, the theme is Recognising Christ. The speaker is The Rev Richard Holloway , Vicar of St Mary
Magdalene's, Oxford, and the programme is introduced by Michelle Guinness , from a viewer's home in Oxford. Director DAVID CRAIG
Producer ELIZABETH GORT

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Holloway
Introduced By: Michelle Guinness
Director: David Craig
Producer: Elizabeth Gort

: Asian Magazine

Today's programme celebrates New Year with a musical extravaganza. Artists taking part are: Lata Mangeshkar Mehdi Hassan
Runa Laila , Yesudas Musarrat Nazir
Suresh Wadkar
Producer BISH MEHAY
Executive producer ASHOK RAMPAL BBC Pebble Mill

Contributors

Unknown: Lata Mangeshkar
Unknown: Mehdi Hassan
Unknown: Runa Laila
Unknown: Yesudas Musarrat Nazir
Unknown: Suresh Wadkar
Producer: Bish Mehay
Producer: Ashok Rampal

: 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

: The Pink Panther Show

Pink Panther theme by HENRY MANCINI (R)

Contributors

Unknown: Henry Mancini

: The Alamo

starring
John Wayne
Richard Widmark
Laurence Harvey Richard Boone rhe siege of the Alamo in 1836 has become a legendary chapter in American history. Directed by John Wayne , this lavish and spectacular Western pays homage to the 187 heroic
Texans and their supporters who battled for 13 days against overwhelming odds. To wrest their state from the Mexicans, they paid the ultimate sacrifice ...
Screenplay by JAMES EDWARD GRANT Produced and directed by JOHN WAYNE
0 FILMS: page 27

Contributors

Unknown: John Wayne
Unknown: Richard Widmark
Unknown: Laurence Harvey
Unknown: Richard Boone
Directed By: John Wayne
Unknown: James Edward
Directed By: John Wayne
Col David Crockett: John Wayne
Col James Bowie: Richard Widmark
Col William Barret Travis: Laurence Harvey
General Sam Houston: Richard Boone
Smitty: Frankie Avalon
Capt James Butler Bonham: Patrick Wayne
Flaca: Linda Cristal
Mrs Dickinson: Joan O'Brien
Beekeeper: Chill Wills
Juan Sequin: Joseph Calleia

: News Headlines

with Jan Leeming
Weather news for farmers
MICHAEL FISH

Contributors

Unknown: Jan Leeming
Unknown: Michael Fish

: EastEnders

Omnibus edition by Jim Hawkins and Tony McHale.
(Ceefax Subtitles)

Contributors

Writer: Jim Hawkins
Writer: Tony McHale
Producer: Julia Smith

: The Adventures of Robin Hood

starring
Errol Flynn
Olivia de Havilland Basil Rathbone
Claude Rains
Alan Hale
Warner Brothers's colourful excursion into
Sherwood Forest gave Errol Flynn one of the most spectacular roles of his career. For his Maid Marian he has the lovely Olivia de Havilland and for his villainous rival Sir Guy - Basil Rathbone , who makes a worthy duelling partner for the exciting climax.
Screenplay by NORMAN RAINE and SETON r MILLER
Produced by HAL WALLIS
Directed by MICHAEL CURTIZ
0 FILMS: page 27

Contributors

Unknown: Errol Flynn
Unknown: Errol Flynn
Unknown: Maid Marian
Unknown: Basil Rathbone
Unknown: Norman Raine
Produced By: Hal Wallis
Directed By: Michael Curtiz
Robin Hood: Errol Flynn
Maid Marian: Olivia de Havilland
Sir Guy of Gisbourne: Basil Rathbone
Prince John: Claude Rains
Will Scarlet: Patric Knowles
Friar Tuck: Eugene Pallette
Little John: Alan Hale
High Sheriff of Nottingham: Melville Cooper
King Richard: Lan Hunter
Bess: Una O'Connor
Much: Herbert Mundin
Bishop of Black Canon: Montagu Love

: The Christmas Rock Gospel Show

Presented by Sheila Walsh and Alvin Stardust
Six of the best from the world of rock gospel in this action-packed programme with Alvin and Sheila co-presenting the show for the first time. Also appearing are Paul Jones (once of Manfred Mann fame) and his wife Fiona Hendley with a gospel duet; Lon Satton , currently one of the stars in Starlight Express; Russ Taff , one of America's best-known and loved gospel stars and, making their own unique contribution, the London Community Gospel Choir.
Designer PAUL MUNTING
Research CAROLINE STEVENSON Series producer jim MURRAY

Contributors

Presented By: Sheila Walsh
Presented By: Alvin Stardust
Unknown: Paul Jones
Unknown: Manfred Mann
Unknown: Fiona Hendley
Unknown: Lon Satton
Unknown: Russ Taff
Unknown: Caroline Stevenson

: Earthstars

A nature fantasy from a story by PAUL THOMAS
Into a young girl's dreams at Christmas time come tales of faraway lands and strange creatures, of three weary travellers and the bright light which they follow.
The stories carry her away into the sparkling night on a magical journey that not only reveals the hidden star shapes of nature but also leads her to the mysterious Star of Bethlehem.
Music by ELIZABETH PARKER Designer SALLY HULKE Film editor LIZ THOYTS
Photography MAURICE FISHER Producer MICHAEL BRIGHT Director DAVID GLADWELL BBC Bristol
0 FEATURE: page 153

Contributors

Story By: Paul Thomas
Music By: Elizabeth Parker
Designer: Sally Hulke
Unknown: Maurice Fisher
Director: David Gladwell
Horace Stackpole: Max Wall
Stella: Lynne Radford
Diane: Maddie Knight
Mum: Jill James
Dad: James Woodward

: Oliver Twist

by CHARLES DICKENS
The last of 12 episodes Dramatised by ALEXANDER BARON starring
Sikes has killed Nancy for trying to save Oliver. Fagin has disbanded his gang as the police close in on the murderer.
Bullseye trained by GILL RADDINGS Music composed and conducted by DUDLEY SIMPSON
Lighting director BOB CHAPLIN Script editor BRIAN WRIGHT Designer MICHAEL EDWARDS Producer TERRANCE DICKS Director GARETH DAVIES
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Contributors

Unknown: Charles Dickens
Dramatised By: Alexander Baron
Conducted By: Dudley Simpson
Director: Bob Chaplin
Editor: Brian Wright
Designer: Michael Edwards
Producer: Terrance Dicks
Director: Gareth Davies
Fagin: Eric Porter
Mr Brownlow: Frank Middlemass
Monks: Pip Donaghy
Harry Maylie: Dominic Jephcott
Rose: Lysette Anthony
Mr Bumble: Godfrey James
Mrs Bumble: Miriam Margolyes
Oliver Twist: Ben Rodska
Inspector: Colin Rix
Police sergeants: Dicken Ashworth
Police sergeants: Kim Ryan
Charley Bates: Nicholas Bond-Owen
Toby Crackit: Christopher Driscoll
Barney: Christian Rodska
Noah Claypole: Julian Firth
Superintendent: James Taylor
Mrs Maylie: Gillian Martell
Mr Grimwig: Edward Burnham
Bill Sikes: Michael Attwell
Warder: Charles Pemberton
Anny: Beryl Cooke
Martha: Janet Henfrey
Old Sally: Betty Turner

: News

with Jan Leeming Weather News

Contributors

Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Songs of Praise

Carol Aid, linking Trafalgar Square with East Africa.
This year people in Britain have responded with great generosity to the victims of famine and poverty in Africa. For tonight's programme, supporters of Christian Aid and the Catholic Fund for Overseas Development
(CAFOD) have gathered in Trafalgar Square to celebrate that giving, and to sing carols with, and raise funds for, their partners in East Africa. In Trafalgar Square Roger Royle meets some of the agencies' well known supporters and, from Kenya, news of how the money is being spent and a visit to a village to share in the Christmas songs of Africa. Angels from the realms of glory: Gloria, gloria: A star in the sky: Silent night: 0 little town of Bethlehem; As with gladness men of old.
Conductor NOËL TREDINNICK THE CHALK FARM BAND OF THE SALVATION ARMY
Bandmaster MICHAEL CLACK
Assistant producer STEVE BENSON OB director SIMON HAMMOND Producer CHRISTOPHER MANN
Series producer STEPHEN WHITTLE
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Contributors

Unknown: Roger Royle
Unknown: Michael Clack
Producer: Steve Benson
Director: Simon Hammond
Producer: Christopher Mann
Producer: Stephen Whittle

: Gandhi

Richard Attenborough 's epic biography of the great Indian leader starring
Southern Africa 1893 - a young advocate is thrown off a train for refusing to travel second class as a coloured immigrant. Spurred on to liberate his oppressed countrymen, Gandhi engages in a long struggle to change the system by peaceful revolution. His subsequent return to India in 1915 begins a course of events that will shape world history and affect the lives of millions. Winner of eight Academy Awards, including Best
Picture, Gandhi combines spectacular action sequences with Ben Kingsley 's highly acclaimed and charismatic performance in the title role.
Screenplay by JOHN BRILEY Produced and directed by RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH
(First showing on British television) 0 FILMS: page 27
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Contributors

Unknown: Richard Attenborough
Unknown: Ben Kingsley
Unknown: John Briley
Directed By: Richard Attenborough
Mahatma Gandhi: Ben Kingsley
Margaret Bourke-White: Candice Bergen
General Dyer: Edward Fox
Lord Irwin: John Gielgud
Judge Broomfield: Trevor Howard
the Viceroy: John Mills
Walker: Martin Sheen
Charlie Andrews: Ian Charleson
General Smuts: Athol Fugard
Mirabehn: Geraldine James
Sandar Patel: Saeed Jaffrey
Khan: Amrish Puri
Mohamed Ali Jinnah: Alyque Padamsee
Pandit Nehru: Roshan Seth
Kasturba Gandhi: Rohini Hattangady
Senior police officer: Ian Bannen
Principal Secretary: Michael Bryan
Collins: Richard Griffiths
GOC: Bernard Hepton
Professor Gokhale: Shreeram Lagoo
Maulana Azad: Virendra Razdan
Advocate General: John Clements
Kinnoch: Nigel Hawthorne
Sir George Hodge: Michael Hordern
Nahari: Om Puri
Sir Edward Gait: Richard Vernon
Nathuram Godse: Harsh Nayyar
Prakash: Prabhakar Patankar

: News

with Jan Leeming Weather News

: Review of the Year 1985

Presented by John Tusa
The year of the Riots. The year of the Terrorists. The year Reagan got cancer and met Gorbachev. The year of the Famine. The year of Bob Geldof. Was Britain booming or in decay?
Volcanoes, Earthquakes, Hijacks, South Africa, the Titanic, AIDS, Joan Collins , Princess of Wales,
Raisa Gorbachev. New species, new diseases, new technologies. Football Violence, Moaning Minnies, Battered Babies. As we wish 1985 goodbye, are we glad to see it go? What will we remember it for? Producers
TIM GARDAM. PETER HORROCKS

Contributors

Presented By: John Tusa
Unknown: Bob Geldof.
Unknown: Joan Collins
Unknown: Raisa Gorbachev.
Unknown: Tim Gardam.
Unknown: Peter Horrocks

: Weather









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