followed by The Flintstones
The Rock Vegas Story (R)
with Frank Bough Sally Magnusson and Jeremy Paxman
National and international news and analysis on the hour and half hour
With Bob Friend delving behind the headlines to report on life in the USA.
Sports news and comment from Sally Jones
Weather from Francis Wilson at 7.25, 7.55 and 8.25
Regional news and travel information at
Today Hot Seat - your chance to interrogate the people whose decisions directly affect your life - anything from telephones to travel agents.
Got something to say?
Then say it on Day to Day. Join Robert Kilroy-Silk , his studio audience and guests as they discuss a topic that touches your life.
Margo MacDonald looks at community support for people who are out of work and trying to avoid isolation. Directed by PAUL SIMONS
Produced by TONY MATTHEWS For leaflet send large 24p sae to
Advice Shop.[address removed] For information on social security benefits see Ceefax page 188
Phillip Schofield with programme news and your birthday greetings.
Start a collection - what will it be?
Fir cones, stones or shells from the sea?
Presenter Floella Benjamin Guest Mike Amatt
Story: The Stone Jar by ROSALIE EISENSTEIN
With the voices of Kenneth Williams Written and directed by NICK SPARGO (R)
with Geoffrey Wheeler
A tour of the West Country with Angela Rippon South East Cotswolds
Angela discovers a unique set of medieval stained-glass windows, the country's best preserved Roman villa, a landmark in prison reform and a remarkable horde of Saxon jewellery.
She also visits 'the prettiest village in England', operates the water turret on an American truck, finds the inspiration for a poem by Shelley and tries out a power boat.
Film cameraman STEVE WAGSTAFF Producer PAUL SMITH
with Pattie Coldwell Bob Wellings and Eamonn Holmes Open Air help line: [number removed]including at
The first of two semi-finals as Paul Coia asks the remaining teams to play Domesday Detectives.
All you wanted to know about Britain in the 80s is contained on two laser discs and the teams compete to win this treasure trove of information.
Director MAY MILLER
Producer PHILIP CHILVERS
with Martyn Lewis
Weather MICHAEL FISH
An old school friend of Jim's turns up. Greg Arnold causes problems at the bank and Des is the scapegoat.
Written by ALAN COLEMAN Directed by COUN BUDDS
(For cast see page 47. Shown again tomorrow at 10.5 am)
A See-Saw programme by Roger Hargreaves
Narrated by Pauline Collins and John Alderton
Starring Wayne Rogers Diane Ladd with Dorothy Malone
Los Angeles, November 1934. At a lavish Beverly Hills party starlet Mary Kingston and her actor boyfriend, George Donaldson, inadvertently overhear an argument between columnist Alex Sebastian and newspaper owner Noel Crossman Jr. When
Donaldson is later found dead and Mary is framed for his murder, she employs private investigator Jake Axminster to clear her of the charge. His search for Sebastian - who has mysteriously vanished - uncovers evidence of a high-level plot that threatens the entire nation.
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Noel Crossman Jr:
General Smedley Butler:
Lt Murray Quint:
in Aloha, hah, hah! and Stand-in Room only
Phillip Schofield - starting with Henry's Cat
The Day of Terrible Jokes by BOB GODFREY and STAN HAYWARD
When is a sailor a piece of wood? Join Henry's Cat and his faithful servant
Chris Rabbit as they rescue damsels in distress, fight three-headed dragons and free the country of bad jokes! Narrated and directed by Bob Godfrey
Script STAN HAYWARD
Production MIKE HAYES (R)
A cartoon series starring that favourite alley-cat Heathcliff, the terror of the town, in Be Prepared and Cniisin 'for a Bruisin '
A different approach to the art of making pictures with Tony Hart Joanna Kirk and Margot Wilson Break Up!
There's stained-glass windows and paper mosaics, breaking down and breaking up, with some end-of-series surprises! Watch out for your work in today's gallery. Director MARTIN SUKER Assistant producer CLAIRE WINYARD
Producer CHRISTOPHER PILKINGTON
by LUCY M. BOSTON last of four parts dramatised by JOHN STADELMAN
Tolly is very nearly another victim of the Oldknow curse.
OB lighting JOHN MASON Designer ALAN SPALDING Producer PAUL STONE DirectorCOLIN CANT
Presented by Angela Rippon By the end of tonight's show the first team to take part in Friday's Masterteam 1986 final will be decided.
Tonight's teams are put
In a Spin and play rounds of It's all Yours.
Director PETER FITTON
Programme associate ROSALIND GOLD Producer DAVE ROSS
Nicholas Witchell and Philip Hayton present the latest pictures, stories and events from Britain and around the world
Weather JOHN KETTLEY
London Plus, Spotlight Points West, Look East Look North, South Today
North West Tonight Midlands Today
When even the red biddy drinkers at the stage door are practising 'wassail wassail', can Terry imbibe the Christmas spirit live tonight from the Television Theatre? Director TONY NEWMAN Producer PETER ESTALL
Series producer FRANCES WHITAKER
Selina Scott , Jeff Banks and Jane Lomas travel to
Ulverston in Cumbria for the Clothes Show Roadshow. There's advice on style, make-up, hair and hats. The local camera club photographs a top London model and the Women's
Institute make up a designer evening dress.
Producer ROGER CASSTLES BBC Pebble Mill
Who's Who at the Oil Baron's Ball
Despite the concern over oil prices, Dallas's finest prepare for their glittering annual event - but a gatecrasher is determined to spoil the party ...
Written by DAVID PAULSEN
Directed by LEONARD KATZMAN
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Points of View, BBCtv Centre, London W12 8QT
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Julia Somerville and Philip Hayton present the day's news Regional News Weather
Last in the series of dramatic journeys in five people's lives with Desmond Wilcox Yvonne and Jim Yvonne and Jim McNally , a married couple in Belfast, have overcome disabilities beyond most people's comprehension - in order to lead their lives together. They are both victims of Thalidomide.
Yvonne, without arms, does everything with her feet. Jim, with deformed arms, has managed to qualify as a taxi driver.
More than anything they wanted a baby. The child had to be a test-tube baby. He was born on Christmas Eve; they called him Noel, and for five months they proved to the world that not only could they love him, but that they could also bring him up as well as any normal parents. Tragically, he died of a heart condition unconnected with their disabilities. But Yvonne and Jim are fighters, determined not to feel sorry for themselves and to reject any pity that others might feel for them. They plan to have another test-tube baby j and are already preparing to prove how 'normal' they are. Research CARON KEATING
Film cameraman ALEX SCOTT
Film editor MARGARET RENWICK Director ALEX MCCALL
Producer DESMOND WILCOX BBC Scotland
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Starring Frankie Howerd
with Patrick Cargill, Barbara Murray, Bill Fraser, Julie Ege, Michael Hordern, Lance Percival, Adrienne Posta
The Prologue:Pompeii, AD 79. Lurcio, slave to Senator Ludicrus Sextus, finds himself in all sorts of trouble when he unwittingly intercepts a scroll on its way to Pompeii's Proconsul Prosperus.
Frankie Howerd as Lurcio heads a star-studded cast in this outrageous and hilarious film, based on the TV series.
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