Floella Benjamin and her guests say Hallo Again with songs, games and play ideas. What about a collection of stamps,
Or buttons, or postcards, or string?
It doesn 't matter what you choose -
Just start to collect.... anything!
CHRIS WALKER. PETER BEAMENT Director SHEILA FRASER
Series producer BARBARA RODDAM Editor CYNTHIA FELGATE
The last of four masses from Blackfriars, Oxford, celebrated by Fr Roger Rushton , OP Fr Herbert McCabe , OP concludes his meditations on the Lord's Prayer:
Deliver us from Evil
Readings: Isaiah 7: w 10-14;
Romans 1: w 1-7; Matthew 1: w 18-24 Hymns: 0 come, 0 come, Emmanuel; Mary's child; The sans day carol Musical director JILL ELLIOTT Director ANN RICHARDSON Producer DAVID CRAIG
with Rashid Ashraf Today's programme celebrates Christmas with musical contributions from Masihi Naujawan C. Ramchandra
Nazia and Zoheb Hassan Lata Mangeshkar
Musarrat Nazir and Nusrat Fateh Ali and Party An Asian Unit presentation BBC Pebble Mill
Presented by William Woollard
A competition was launched last May to find the best company suggestion schemes. There will be five winners and a top prize of a holiday for two in America. Companies as small as 115 workers, up to the giants who employ a quarter of a million have entered.
Director JUUAN STENHOUSE Producer BRYN BROOKS (e)
Twenty programmes presented by Lilly Lembo Lambert and Enrico Verdecchia
10: Rivediamo un po'... Festivals and festivities.
Film editor RODERICK LONGHURST Producer MADDALENA FAGANDINI (R) (e)
(Complimentary programme on Radio 4 VHF/FM at 5.30pm)
Two Ways to Toughen Your Toddler
Do you take enough exercise? Probably not, but what about your children? This week the Parent Programme investigates two novel approaches to fitness for the under 5s.
Director DAVID WILLIAMS Producer IAN WOOLF
(e) The Parent Book from: [address removed]. price £3. 95 inc postage
with Maggie Woolley
Clive Mason and John Lee This 50-minute edition features Aladdin and his Signing Lamp with Maureen Denmark, Dorothy Miles, Issy Schlisselman, Terry Ruane and Doug Alker.
Children from Beverley School for the Deaf sing carols in a forest of Christmas trees.
Producer Eddie Montague
Series producer Charles Pascoe (e)
with Philip Wrixon Dan Cherrington Leslie Cottington and Claire Powell Producers
KEN POLLOCK. MARTIN SMALL
Executive producer JOHN KENYON BBC Pebble Mill
Strange Visitor to Hazzard
When a flying saucer lands in Hazzard, Bo and Luke have to fight to save the little alien visitor from the evil clutches of Boss Hogg.
Written by si ROSE
Directed by SORRELL BOOKE
by Tony McHale and Billy Hamon.
'We three kings of Orient are... one in a taxi, one in a car'.
Nick Berry - 'Every loser wins' RESL 204
The Banned - 'Something outa nothing' RESL/12RSL 205
Anita Dobson and the Simon May Orchestra - 'Anyone can fall in love' RESL/12RSL 191
The Duke returns to his Oscar-winning role of Rooster Cogbum ; here meeting his match in Katharine Hepburn as the preacher-lady who joins his
'posse' to avenge her father's death.
After being relieved of his badge for becoming too trigger-happy in his pursuit of law and order, the dissolute, one-eyed Deputy
Marshall Rooster Cogburn is offered reinstatement, if he can bring back alive a band of outlaws who have hijacked a wagon-load of nitro-glycerine and guns.
Screenplay by MARTIN JULIEN suggested by the character Rooster Cogtum from the novel True Grit Produced by HAL B. WALLIS Directed by STUART MILLAR
The last of five programmes written and presented by Michael Wood The People
Midsummer's Night - Cornish people gather on Land's End to light a beacon and celebrate ancient Celtic tradition. They live in England but are they
English? Michael Wood explores the English nation from its invention to the present and asks, 'Who are the English?' There are clues in London's East End streets and at Henley's Regatta, in our names and even in our bones. He stumbles into the mosque which has been a church and a synagogue. We meet families from the West Indies, whose home was in Africa but whose pedigree is as English as anyone's. Now Michael resolves issues he has raised in the series and asks a final question: 'Who will the English be when
Domesday is 1000 years old'? Assistant producers
JANE TREAYS and JOHN TRIFFTTT Film editor JAMIE HAY
Executive producer BRUCE NORMAN Producer PETER DALE
Books, Domesday: A Search For the Roots of England, £12.95 and Domesday: Then and Now, £2.95 available from booksellers
by CHARLES DICKENS
The last of ten episodes dramatised by JAMES ANDREW HALL starring and After Dora's death, David's life seems empty and meaningless. After a period of unhappy wanderings he returns home - to the end of an old friendship and the beginning of a new life ...
Jip trained by BELINDA MATTHEWS and GILL RADDINGS
Music composed and conducted by STEPHEN DEUTSCH
Make-up designer MAGGIE THOMAS Script editor BRIAN WRIGHT Designer GAVIN DA VIES
Producer TERRANCE DICKS Director BARRY LETTS
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Cliff Michelmore and Maggie Philbin report on the latest charity news and progress on recent television appeals.
On film Roy Castle appeals on behalf of the Society of St Dismas in Southampton.
Funds are desperately needed to improve and expand this day centre for homeless, lonely people, young and old. All those who use St Dismas need help and have nowhere else to turn. Please spare a thought for those who are without family or friends at Christmas.
Send your donations to: [address removed]Producer JILL DAWSON
with Jan Leeming Weather
Carols by Candlelight from Ripon Cathedral
Eleven hundred years ago,
King Alfred issued a charter to establish the city of Ripon. To mark this event, he presented a horn which is still sounded each night. It is sounded for the start of this special Christmas programme which is introduced by Cliff Michelmore. He hears about Christmas past in Ripon workhouse and finds the army playing host to today's pensioners. Roger Royle meets young people from the city to discover their
Christmas message for the future. Ian Gall visits a Dr Barnardo's home in the former palace of the Bishop of Ripon. The people of Ripon gather in their historic cathedral to tell the Christmas story and sing their carols by candlelight. Carols: 0 little town of Bethlehem; Adam lay y bounden; It came upon the midnight clear; The donkey carol; Angels from the realms of glory; Silent night; While shepherds watched; For unto us a Son is born; The zither carol; Torches; Hark the herald angels sing; Myn Lyking; We wish you a merry Christmas; 0 come all ye faithful.
Organist ROBERT MARSH
Conductor RONALD PERRIN Assistant producer
VALETTA STALLABRASS Producer NOEL VINCENT Editor STEPHEN WHITTLE BBC Manchester
Based on The Lord God Made Them All by JAMES HERRIOT Written by JOHNNY BYRNE starring
It is a time of transition in the Dales. James, Helen and their children share Skeldale House with the practice.
Tristan, now working for the Ministry, has picked up the threads of an old romance and Siegfried looks forward to the accelerating pace of progress. But modern miracles are not generally available so, until they are, James will stick to the tried and tested remedies.
Music composed by JOHNNY PEARSON Produced by BILL SELLARS
Directed by PETER MOFFATT (R)
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with Jan Leaning; Weather
The last of a six-part film with music by Dennis Potter
starring Michael Gambon as Philip Marlow
with Janet Suzman and Patrick Malahide
'He's one step in front of us all the time. We've got to accept that.'
'I don't accept nothing. We'll root him out.'
'But where to look? Up a gum tree?'
'I tell you this - there's no such thing as a perfect hiding place. Sooner or later - somewhere or other - he's bound to give himself away.'
Record (REN/ZCN 608) from retailers
First mysterious man:
Second mysterious man:
Staff Nurse White:
Philip (aged 10):
Mark Binney (aged 10):
A musical celebration of Christmas
Introduced by Gary Byrd
From gospel to pop, from the cotton fields to the recording studios - a unique collection of songs for and about the real Christmas.
With COGIC Choir Chris Corcoran
The Housemartins St Philip's Choir Lon Satton Sal Solo
Alvin Stardust Rebecca Storm Marti Webb
Lighting ERIC W ALUS Sound LEN SHOREY
Designer JAMES GRANT Producer JIM MURRAY
Dr Michael O'Donnell concludes his inquiry into
Britain biggest drug problem. The Fall and Rise of Drink Film editor PETER RINGSTED
Producer DAVlD CORDINGLEY (R) (e)
The Galilean Moons
Jupiter is now prominently visible in the evening sky. Any telescope will show it together with its four large satellites, known as the Galileans because they were studied in 1610 by Galileo with his first telescope. They are not alike; two are icy and cratered, one smooth as a billiard ball, and one brilliant red, with violently active volcanoes. Patrick Moore talks about the Galileans, and what we have learned about them from space missions. Producer PIETER MORPURGO