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: Play School

Carol Chell, Stuart Bradley and Simon Davies say Hallo Again with songs, games and play ideas.
Story: "Mrs Lather's Laundry" by Allan Ahlberg and Andre Amstutz


Presenter: Carol Chell
Presenter: Stuart Bradley
Presenter: Simon Davies
Musician: Paul Reade
Musician: Martin Frith
Musician: David Hissey
Director: Penny Lloyd
Series producer: Barbara Roddam
Editor: Cynthia Felgate

: Morning Worship

This morning's service comes from Bamford Chapel near Rochdale.
The worship is led by the minister, the Rev Ivor Rees.
The preacher is the Rev Tony Burnham , Moderator of the North Western Province of the United Reformed Church. Readings: Isaiah 55, vv 1-9 Matthew 18. w 23-35
Hymns: Praise to the Lord the Almighty (Lobe Den Herren ); Father of mercies (Lyndhurst Road) Psalm 17: Jesus is Lord
Anthem: Prayer of St Francis (West) Organist GEOFFREY OGDEN Choirmaster WALTER BRISK Television presentation NOEL VINCENT


Unknown: Ivor Rees.
Unknown: Tony Burnham
Unknown: Den Herren
Organist: Geoffrey Ogden
Unknown: Noel Vincent

: Bazaar

A marketplace of ideas
Join Judi Spiers and find out how you can save time, effort and, above all, money.
Make a cosy wrap to ward off winter chills, and filling meals for inner warmth. Find out how to build up your savings and how to cut the cost of being ill. Director DAVE THOMAS


Unknown: Judi Spiers
Director: Dave Thomas
Producer: Clare Brigstocke

: Discovering Portuguese

A six-part introduction to the language and people
4: Alfama, the Alentejo, and the April Revolution
On 25 April 1974, Europe's most recent revolution ended 48 years of dictatorship in Portugal. It brought, among other things, a hard-fought legacy of land reform to the stunning sun-drenched region of the Alentejo, in southern Portugal, where the cork oak and the co-operative dominate the landscape.
Presented by Roberta Fox Production assistant ELIZABETH MCDOWELL
Producer TERRY DOYLE (R)
Book, £7.95, and twin-cassette pack, £7.95, from retailers


Presented By: Roberta Fox
Unknown: Elizabeth McDowell
Producer: Terry Doyle

: Tele journal

withChantal Cuer Director MARK LUCAS
Series producer BERNARD ADAMS


Unknown: Chantal Cuer
Director: Mark Lucas
Producer: Bernard Adams

: A vous la France!

French for beginners in the fourth of 15 programmes.
With CaroUe Rousseau and Patrick Simpson-Jones Studio director MARY SPRENT Producer david WILSON (R) (e)


Unknown: Caroue Rousseau
Unknown: Patrick Simpson-Jones
Director: Mary Sprent
Producer: David Wilson

: Espana Viva

A series of 15 programmes of Spanish for beginners.
Spain is the most visited country in Europe - and also one of the least known.
Espana Viva shows Spain as the Spanish know it: the country, the people and their language.
In the first programme, Yolanda Vazquez visits the beautiful Atlantic coast of Santander and shows how to start a conversation in Spanish.


Presenter: Yolanda Vazquez
Researcher: Cristina Lago
Director: Stephen Moss
Producer: David Wilson

: Sign Extra

Two programmes from the Feeling Great series with sign language and subtitles added for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.
In the first programme
Roy Castle finds out how exercise can help you feel better and get more out of life. In the second, he finds out how you can measure your stamina or fitness and why it is important to get a little out of breath every day. Director BRIAN DAVIES Producer PETER RIDING


Unknown: Roy Castle
Director: Brian Davies
Producer: Peter Riding

: Farming

Record numbers of calves are being exported to France. It's good for the balance of payments, but at heavy cost to the animals and British beef producers threatened with ruin.
Series producer MARTIN SMALL BBC Pebble Mill


Producer: Anne Brown

: Weather for farmers



Unknown: Bernard Davey

: This Week Next Week

with Vivian White
Starting with News Summary The weekly programme of lively discussion - making the news with those in power and hearing the views of those who challenge them. Producers


Unknown: Vivian White
Unknown: Vanessa Dowell
Unknown: Leoni Jameson
Editor: Lydia Howard

: EastEnders

by Michael Robartes and Tony McHale.
"But I've changed, Dot... I've changed. I'm getting too old for a wayward life. It's time I settled down."
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Michael Robartes
Writer: Tony McHale
Series Producer: Julia Smith

: Match of the Day Live

Liverpool v Everton
Introduced by Jimmy Hill with Trevor Brooking

Of the 136 League derbies played between the giants of Merseyside, all of them in the First Division, Liverpool have won 48 to Everton's 47, with 41 games drawn. These clubs head the parade of champions, Liverpool having won the title 16 times and Everton taking their total to nine last season.

Since then, Liverpool have sold Ian Rush to Italy, the exciting talents of John Barnes and Peter Beardsley have arrived, and John Aldridge has scored in match after match in the Barclays League this season.

Everton's main change has been in command, with Colin Harvey promoted to succeed Howard Kendall. The man to watch: Everton's number 9 Graeme Sharp, shooter of six goals in two matches in October.


Commentator: Barry Davies
Commentator: Bobby Charlton
Series producer: John Shrewsbury
Editor: Bob Abrahams

: * Cartoon

: Zoowatch

Where do you shop for fresh bamboo, reindeer moss and fruit flies? Why do the elephants learn Singhalese? Will the latest attractions keep the turnstiles turning?
Just a few of the questions raised by Michael Jordan, Jeremy Cherfas, and Nick Davies in a series of live programmes from London Zoo. Today, in the highlights of their week at the zoo, they reveal the delights, the dramas and the problems of managing the largest collection of wild animals in Britain.

BBC Bristol


Presenter: Michael Jordan
Presenter: Jeremy Cherfas
Presenter: Nick Davies
Director: Steve Poole
Assistant Producer: Bernard Walton
Producer: Robin Hellier

: Vanity Fair: 9: Widow and Mother

by William Makepeace Thackeray
Dramatised in 16 episodes by Alexander Baron

Sian Phillips as Miss Matilda Crawley
Freddie Jones as Sir Pitt Crawley
Amelia: Rebecca Saire
Benedict Taylor as George Osborne
Dobbin: Simon Dormandy
Jack Klaff as Rawdon Crawley
Becky: Eve Matheson

Amelia 's life is in tatters after the Battle of Waterloo, but Becky Sharp is already planning a new campaign.

(Ceefax subtitles)


Author: William Makepeace Thackeray
Dramatised by: Alexander Baron
Music composed and conducted by: Nigel Hess
Make-up Designer: Lesley Perry
Script Editor: Phillippa Giles
Designer: Gavin Davies
Designer: Sally Engelbach
Producer: Terrance Dicks
Director: Michael Owen Morris
Miss Matilda Crawley: Sian Phillips
Sir Pitt Crawley: Freddie Jones
Amelia: Rebecca Saire
George Osborne: Benedict Taylor
Dobbin: Simon Dormandy
Rawdon Crawley: Jack Klaff
Becky: Eve Matheson
Tom Stubble: Adrian Ross-Magenty
Lady O'Dowd: Eileen Colgan
Raggles: Ray Mort
Miss Briggs: Philippa Urquhart
Col Sir Michael O'Dowd: Tony Doyle
Gen Tufto: Malcolm Terris
Hussar: Michael Bott
Lt Green: Alastair Hallett
Sgt Seymour: James Coyle
Mr Osborne: Robert Lang
Mrs Firkin: Hilda Fenemore
Betsy Horrocks: Paula Ann Bland
Horrocks: Allan Surtees
Pitt Crawley: Shaughan Seymour
Lady Southdown: Patricia Lawrence
Lady Jane: Irene MacDougall
Mr Sedley: David Swift
Mrs Sedley: Gillian Raine

: Working the System

How to Get Things Changed Six programmes about the skills and tactics of citizen action at the grassroots. 1: Help!
Define your problem. Target who will help. Contact them. Keep up the pressure.
Success stories: Edinburgh cyclists, Fen Ditton villagers, Epping Townswomen's Guild. With Andy de la Tour as the citizen
Series producer TONY ROBERTS Producer PAUL SIMONS (e)
For free booklet send 32p sae to: [address removed]


Unknown: Fen Ditton
Unknown: Andy de la Tour
Producer: Paul Simons

: News

with Moira Stuart; Weather


Newsreader: Moira Stuart

: Songs of Praise

All Saints Day from Salisbury Cathedral
Salisbury is one of England's most beautiful and historic cities, and its pride is its magnificent cathedral, completed in 1258. On the day when we celebrate all the Christian saints, the young people of Salisbury have come together to sing their Songs of Praise, including one especially written to raise money to save the cathedral's spire.
Pam Rhodes talks to JOLIE
COMPTON and discovers why the spire is in danger. She also meets JULIAN PAISEY , who has been awarded the cathedral's first organ studentship.
For all the saints (Sine nomine): I will sing. I will sing: Songs of praise the angels sang (Northampton); Save our spire: Come, my way, my truth, my life: Spirit of God (Skye boat song); Glory be to God on high
(EastEnders): Non nobis, Domine! Conductor BARRY ROSE Organist DAVID HALLS


Talks: Pam Rhodes
Unknown: Julian Paisey

: Ever Decreasing Circles

Written by John Esmonde and Bob Larbey
Starring Richard Briers, Penelope Wilton, Peter Egan
with Stanley Lebor, Geraldine Newman

(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: John Esmonde
Writer: Bob Larbey
Film Cameraman: Eugene Carr
Studio Sound: Len Shorey
Lighting Director: Mike Jefferies
Designer: Eric Walmsley
Producer/Director: Harold Snoad
Ann: Penelope Wilton
Martin: Richard Briers
Howard: Stanley Lebor
Hilda: Geraldine Newman
Paul: Peter Egan
Mr Lazenby: Arthur Howard
Donald: Karl James

: Howards' Way

A series in 13 parts devised by GERARD GLAISTER and ALLAN PRIOR starring
'Not only did she accuse my mother of being an antique, she started telling me how to run my business!'
Title music
SIMON MAY and LESUE OSBORNE Designer JIM HATCHARD Script consultant
Script editor MARK LYONS
Record: 'Simons' Way ' REB 594; cassette: ZCF 594, from retailers


Unknown: Gerard Glaister
Unknown: Douglas Watkinson
Unknown: Lesue Osborne
Designer: Jim Hatchard
Unknown: Raymond Thompson
Editor: Mark Lyons
Producer: Gerard Glaister
Director: Frank W Smith
Tom Howard: Maurice Colbourne
Jan Howard: Jan Harvey
Kate Harvey: Dulcie Gray
Jack Rolfe: Glyn Owen
Charles Frere: Tony Anholt
Avril Rolfe: Susan Gilmore
Ken Masters: Stephen Yardley
Vanessa Anderberg: Lana Morris
Sir Edward Frere: Nigel Davenport
Polly Urquhart: Patricia Shakesby
Gerald Urquhart: Ivor Danvers
Leo Howard: Edward Highmore
Amanda Howard: Francesca Gonshaw
Sir John Stevens: Willoughby Gray
Bill Sayers: Robert Vahey
Sarah Foster: Sarah-Jane Varley
Anna Lee: Sarah Lam
Klaus Anderberg: Ian Gardiner
Richard Spencer: John Moulder-Brown
David Lloyd: Bruce Bould
Michael Hanley: Michael Loney
DJ Richard Mallett: Jeffrey Gear
Eleanor Craig: Christine McEachern
Fisherman: John Quarmby

: Bread

written by CARLA LANE
The story of the Boswells, a family of lovable rogues, their unity, loyalty and ability to survive in today's world.
Title music by DAVID MACKAY
Sound supervisor JOHN HOWELL Lighting director DAVE LOCK Designer ROGER HARRIS
Produced and directed by ROBIN NASH


Written By: Carla Lane
Music By: David MacKay
Unknown: John Howell
Director: Dave Lock
Designer: Roger Harris
Directed By: Robin Nash
Mrs Boswell: Jean Boht
Joey Boswell: Peter Howitt
Jack Boswell: Victor McGuire
Adrian Boswell: Jonathon Morris
Billy Boswell: Nick Conway
Aveline Boswell: Gilly Coman
Mr Boswell: Ronald Forfar
Julie: Hilary Crowson
Grandad: Kenneth Waller
Magistrate: David Beale
Solicitor: Michael Stroud
Prosecuting counsel: Robert East
Clerk of the court: Patrick Nyland
Registrar: Alan Bird
Lilo Lill: Eileen Pollock
Eddie: Ken Sharrock
Taxi driver: James Culshaw

: Fortunes of War

Screenplay in seven parts by ALAN PLATER
4: October 1940. Unwittingly betrayed by Prince Yakimov, Guy's name has appeared on a Gestapo 'death list'. The Pringle flat has been ransacked and the Jewish refugee, Sasha Drucker , has disappeared. Bucharest is overrun by Germans and it is time for the English to move on. Harriet, alone, waits anxiously for Guy to join her in Athens.
Music composed and conducted by RICHARD HOLMES
Film editor TARIQ ANWAR Photography DAVID FEIG Designer TIM HARVEY


Unknown: Alan Plater
Unknown: Sasha Drucker
Conducted By: Richard Holmes
Editor: Tariq Anwar
Unknown: David Feig
Designer: Tim Harvey
Producer: Betty Willingale
Guy Pringle: Kenneth Branagh
Harriet Pringle: Emma Thompson
Prince Yakimov: Ronald Pickup
Dobson: Charles Kay
Lord Pinkrose: Alan Bennett
Professor Gracey: Clifford Rose
Toby: Christopher Strauli
Dubedat: Mark Drewry
Charles Warden: Jeremy Brudenell
Alan Frewen: Peter Tilbury
Sasha Drucker: Harry Burton
Gladys Twocurry: Beryl Cooke
Mabel Twocurry: Lollie May

: News

with Moira Stuart ; Weather


Unknown: Moira Stuart

: Everyman

Is God an American?
Over the past ten years, Guatemala has been the focus for the most aggressive evangelisation process since the Spanish conquistadores came to Latin America.
Today, nearly one third of the population are 'born again' Christians - mostly Pentecostals like the American TV evangelist Jimmy Swaggart , whose crusades have become one of the country's most popular television programmes.
For Swaggart, Guatemala is in the front line of a battle between good and evil, with the Roman Catholic Church and the Communists cast together in the role of Satan. This religious conflict now threatens further divisions among the Indian communities, already the worst sufferers from a decade of bitter civil war.
Film cameraman DAVID SOUTH Film editor RON TAYLOR


Unknown: Jimmy Swaggart
Editor: Ron Taylor
Producer: John Paul Davidson
Editor: Jane Drabble

: Welcome to My World

Six speculations on life in the computer age with Robert Powell
4: The Pact
Imagine that power has shifted from the Atlantic to the Pacific Basin; that
America, Japan, Australia and China form a military and commercial alliance. Suppose that warfare has become so automated that human reflexes are too slow to compete; that tanks and planes under the control of computers fight without people on board, and even declaring war is automated. Could an insurgent group in the Philippines accidentally start the countdown to the Third World War? Sound DOUG MAWSON
Graphic designer CLIVE HARRIS Producer PAUL KRIWACZEK


Unknown: Robert Powell
Unknown: Doug Mawson
Designer: Clive Harris
Producer: Paul Kriwaczek

: Championship Bowls

The CIS Insurance
United Kingdom Indoor
Singles Bowls Championship Two matches took place this evening in the UK Indoor Singles Championship.
Leading the way was crown green favourite,
NOEL BURROWS , who wished to progress into the second round with a victory over Scotsman, NEIL MCGHEE.
The other game was between 1985 champion JIM BAKER and ALLAN MCCARLEY.
Introduced by DAVID ICKE from the Guild Hall, Preston Commentators
Summarisers MAL HUGHES
DAVID MCGILL , JOHN BELL Television presentation
Executive producer IAN EDWARDS BBC North West


Unknown: Noel Burrows
Unknown: Neil McGhee.
Unknown: Jim Baker
Unknown: Allan McCarley.
Introduced By: David Icke
Unknown: Preston Commentators
Unknown: David Rhys Jones
Unknown: Jimmy Davidson
Unknown: Summarisers Mal Hughes
Unknown: David McGill
Unknown: Mike Adley.
Producer: Keith Phillips

: Network East

: Weather

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