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: Play School

Jane Hardy and friends say Hallo Again.


Unknown: Jane Hardy
Musician: Chris Walker
Director: Brian Jameson
Series Producer: Christine Hewitt

: Articles of Faith

Prayer.... as Adoration In a culture where the uninhibited expression of feeling is regarded as suspect, should adoration play any part in our approach to God? The Rev
Linda Mary Evans suggests some of the barriers which must come down before true adoration can begin.
Assistant producer STEVE BENSON Producer HELEN ALEXANDER


Producer: Steve Benson
Producer: Helen Alexander

: This Is the Day

On the second Sunday in Advent,
Margaret Collingwood visits the home of Trish Stroud , a community worker at
Stirchley in Birmingham, for a simple service of worship and reflection.
Readings: Isaiah 61: vv 1-3 Luke 4: vv 14-21
Series producer HELEN ALEXANDER BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Margaret Collingwood
Unknown: Trish Stroud
Producer: Roger Hutchings
Producer: Helen Alexander

: Bazaar

Join Judi Spiers and find out how you can save time, effort and above all, money.
Lyn Brown comes up with two days' worth of tasty meals for £5.40;
Eamonn Holmes wields a paintbrush; and home-made beer - a taste test by some big bruisers. Director DAVE THOMAS
(e) For free leaflet send sae to:
[address removed]


Unknown: Judi Spiers
Unknown: Lyn Brown
Unknown: Eamonn Holmes
Director: Dave Thomas
Producer: Clare Brigstocke

: Talking Business

A series of five programmes about how to make your business more successful, especially if English is your second language. 1: Raising Money
Golam Chowdhury , Darko Mensah , Shirley Nip and Amrik Singh each run very different businesses. The problem they all face is raising money. How do they go about it? How far do they succeed? What's their advice for others?
Film editor PETER ESSEX
Producer MARY SPRENT (R) (e)
Book: 'You and Your Business - in English, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Greek, Spanish, Turkish, Urdu or Chinese. Please state which language you want. £4.95 from [address removed] also 'English for Business': a self-study course. £4.95, from booksellers.
* INFO: page 93


Unknown: Golam Chowdhury
Unknown: Darko Mensah
Unknown: Shirley Nip
Unknown: Amrik Singh
Editor: Peter Essex

: Tele journal

with Chantal Cuer
In a transatlantic edition you can catch up with the week in French Canada as covered by CBC/Societe
Radio Canada and the French Canadian press.
Producer BERNARD ADAMS (e)


Director: David Coleman
Producer: Bernard Adams

: A vous la France!

French for beginners in the eighth of 15 programmes. Likes and dislikes: Carolle Rousseau and Patrick Simpson-Jones show how to make your choice in shops and they ask about the favourite leisure activities of the French.
Studio director MARY SPRENT Producer DAVID WILSON (R) (e) (Complementary programme on Radio 4 VHFIFM at 5.00pm)
Book, teachers' notes, computer software and cassettes available from booksellers and BBC Publications. For French transcripts of the series send cheque or POfor £1.50 (payable to BSS) to: [address removed]


Unknown: Carolle Rousseau
Unknown: Patrick Simpson-Jones
Producer: David Wilson

: Sign Extra

Deaf But Not Silent
From the current affairs series Spotlight, Deaf But Not Silent is a critical examination of the education of deaf children in Northern Ireland.


Director: Carolyn Bleahen

: See Hear

News and entertainment with sign language and subtitles.
With Clive Mason , Maureen Denmark and John Lee
Produced by EDDIE MONTAGUE (e)


Unknown: Clive Mason
Unknown: Maureen Denmark
Unknown: John Lee
Produced By: Eddie Montague

: Farming

Pollution of Britain's water supplies by nitrates is causing growing public concern and putting pressure on the Government to act.
But whatever is done to clean up the country's drinking water is certain to carry a heavy cost for farmers. Producer ANNE BROWN BBC Pebble Mill


Producer: Anne Brown

: Weather for farmers


: This Week Next Week

with Vivian White
Starting with News Summary The weekly programme of lively discussion.
Senior producer JAMES HOGAN


Unknown: Vivian White
Producers: Margaret Budy
Unknown: Christine Chapman
Producer: James Hogan
Editor: Lydia Howard

: EastEnders

by Bill Lyons and Tony McHale.
"You can tell Charlie I'm not speaking to him."
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Bill Lyons
Writer: Tony McHale
Series Producer: Julia Smith

: Meet Me at the Fair

starring Dan Dailey
Diana Lynn
Thirteen-year-old Tad
Bayliss runs away from the ill-run Springville orphanage and hitches a lift with the travelling 'Doc' Tilbee and his companion Enoch. The duo run a show from their horse-drawn wagon - visiting small towns and county fairs. One day they discover that Tad has a beautiful voice. This nostalgic portrait of turn-of-the-century America is one of Douglas Sirk 's most heart-warming films, combining comedy, music, romance and a happy ending in the best Hollywood style.
Screenplay by IRVING WALLACE Produced by ALBERT J COHEN Directed by DOUGLAS SIRK
0 FILMS: page 26


Unknown: Dan Dailey
Unknown: Diana Lynn
Unknown: Douglas Sirk
Play By: Irving Wallace
Produced By: Albert J Cohen
Directed By: Douglas Sirk
'Doc': Dan Dailey
Zerelda Wing: Diana Lynn
Chilton Corr: Hugh O'Brian
Clara Brink: Carole Mathews
Enoch Jones: 'Scatman' Crothers
Pete McCoy: Rhys Williams
Tad Bayliss: Chet Allen

: A Royal Family Album

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert fell in love with the camera the moment it was invented and filled their private albums with an astonishing array of photographs.
This programme opens up the pages of Victoria's albums for the first time and tells the story behind the pictures. It uses the Queen's own words from her diaries and personal letters, with sequences filmed inside Windsor Castle and Osborne House.
HRH The Duke of York, an enthusiastic photographer himself, talks about the royal photographic collection with Sir Michael Hordern , the programme's presenter.
Annette Crosbie is the voice of Queen Victoria.
Written by MICHAEL DEAN Film editor ROY SHARMAN Producer ANN PAUL (R)


Unknown: Sir Michael Hordern
Unknown: Annette Crosbie
Written By: Michael Dean
Editor: Roy Sharman

: Watchdog

Every dream kitchen has one, and some people think they won't get through
Christmas without one, but are microwave ovens always a safe and simple solution for the family menu? Today's Watchdog has the answer.
Plus more investigations and stories from your letters, all presented by Lynn Faulds Wood and John Stapleton.
If there's anything you want action on, write to Watchdog, BBCtv, London W12 8QT or ring the hotline on [number removed]. Deputy editor STEVE PHELPS Editor NICK HAYES


Presented By: Lynn Faulds
Unknown: John Stapleton.
Editor: Nick Hayes

: Vanity Fair

Dramatised in 16 episodes by ALEXANDER BARON starring
14: After the Battle
Becky has survived many battles in her stormy life - but now she meets her very own Waterloo ...
Music composed and conducted by NIGEL HESS
Graphic designer TONY FISHER Script editor PHILLIPPA GILES Designers


Unknown: William Makepeace
Unknown: Alexander Baron
Designer: Tony Fisher
Editor: Phillippa Giles
Unknown: Gavin Davies
Unknown: Sally Engelbach
Producer: Terrance Dicks
Director: Michael Owen Morris
Amelia: Rebecca Saire
Dobbin: Simon Dormandy
Rawdon Crawley: Jack Klaff
Sir Pitt Crawley: Shaughan Seymour
Mr Sedley: David Swift
Becky: And Eve Matheson
Gatekeeper: Geoffrey Hodson
Club porter: Robert Kingswell
Capt MacMurdo: Desmond MacNamara
Mrs Bowls: Kristine Howarth
Trotter: Seymour Matthews
Raggles: Ray Mort
Simpson: Al Lampert
William: Niall Sutherland
Wenham: John Bowler
Jos Sedley: James Saxon

: Working the System: 5: Westminster at Work

How to Get Things Changed
Six programmes about the skills and tactics of citizen action at the grassroots.
Getting value out of your Member of Parliament.
Success stories: deportation, the DHSS, pensioners' rights.
With MPs Ann Clwyd, Jeremy Corbyn, Steven Norris, Chris Smith, and Andy de la Tour as the citizen.
For free booklet send 32p sae to: [address removed]
(Ceefax subtitles)


Speaker: Ann Clwyd
Speaker: Jeremy Corbyn
Speaker: Steven Norris
Speaker: Chris Smith
Citizen: Andy de la Tour
Production Assistant: Colleen Lewis
Film Editor: Nina Timperi
Series Producer: Tony Roberts
Producer: Paul Simons

: News

with Moira Stuart ; Weather


Unknown: Moira Stuart

: Songs of Praise

from Zimbabwe
For this, the second Sunday in Advent, Pauline Webb takes the Songs of Praise
Advent wreath to the eastern highlands of Zimbabwe.
The flame of hope burns in a country slowly uniting after the divisions of the war of independence.
The Rev Dr Canaan Banana, the President of Zimbabwe, talks about the dilemmas of guerilla fighting. Sir Garfield Todd , Prime Minister of Southern Rhodesia in the 1950s, looks back over his long life in the country he loves.
In Harare, the capital,
Christians, both black and white, come together to sing their favourite Advent hymns in Shona and English. Come, Thou long-expected Jesus
(Stuttgart); Tichazvarirwa (We will be blessed, Shona); Tiri Vawadzani (We are united in God, Shona): This is the day; Hills of the north, rejoice (Little Cornard); Ini
Ndinokurumbidzai Mambo (The
Magnificat-Shona): Amazing grace (Shona and English); Producers
Records and cassettes: 'Songs of Praise Vol 2' REC 338, ZCM 338; 'Your Songs of Praise Choice' REC 469, ZCM 469, Top Ten Hymns: the most popular hymns from BBCtv's Songs of Praise REC 556, ZCM 556, from retailers
Book: 'Your Favourite Songs of Praise, '£3.95 from booksellers


Unknown: Pauline Webb
Unknown: Sir Garfield Todd
Unknown: Tiri Vawadzani
Unknown: Christopher Mann.
Unknown: Roger Hutchings
Editor: Stephen Whittle

: Ever Decreasing Circles

written by JOHN ESMONDE and BOB LARBEY starring Richard Briers
Penelope Wilton , Peter Egan with Stanley Lebor Geraldine Newman
Lighting director MIKE JEFFERIES Designer ERIC WALMSLEY Produced and directed by HAROLD SNOAD


Written By: John Esmonde
Unknown: Richard Briers
Unknown: Penelope Wilton
Unknown: Peter Egan
Unknown: Stanley Lebor
Unknown: Geraldine Newman
Director: Mike Jefferies
Designer: Eric Walmsley
Directed By: Harold Snoad
Martin: Richard Briers
Mrs Ripper: Ann Davies
Maintenance man: John Challis
Paul: Peter Egan
Ann: Penelope Wilton
Howard: Stanley Lebor
Hilda: Geraldine Newman

: Only Fools and Horses

written by JOHN SULLIVAN starring David Jason Nicholas Lyndhurst and Buster Merryfield
In this special edition for
Christmas, Del's plan is upset by the upper set.
Produced and directed by RAY BUTT (R)


Written By: John Sullivan
Unknown: David Jason
Unknown: Nicholas Lyndhurst
Unknown: Buster Merryfield
Designer: Mark Sevant
Directed By: Ray Butt
Man in the market: Paul McDowell
Vicky: Sarah Duncan
Trigger: Roger Lloyd Pack
PC: Andy Readman
Sid: Roy Heather
Dosser: Robert Vahey
Eric: Geoffrey Wilkinson
Ticket collector: Alan Cody
Programme seller: Christina Michaels
June: Diane Langton
Man at opera: Robin Herford
Lady a toper: Richenda Carey
St John's Ambulance man: Gordon Salkilld
Henry: Jack Hedley
Charles: Peter Tuddenham
Patterson: Arnold Peters
Carter: Ifor Gwynne-Davies
Mrs Miles: Kate Williams
Lady at dinner: Daphne Goddard
Giles: Stephen Riddle

: News

with Moira Stuart ; Weather


Unknown: Moira Stuart

: Body Contact

A musical film by Lee Drysdale
Starring Joely Richardson and Ricco Ross with Jack Shepherd, Harry Fowler, Timothy Spall, Christopher Fulford
Smiley, a streetwise taxi driver, cannot believe his luck when a beautiful and mysterious woman steps into his cab.
Dominique Renoir, on the run from her violent Mafia boyfriend, is desperate for his help. With two vicious hit men, the Apostles of Grief, hot on their trail, Smiley has to make a quick decision.
FEATURE: page 9


Writer: Lee Drysdale
Script Editor: Sarah Curtis
Film Editor: Dan Rae
Photography: Kevin Rowley
Designer: David Hitchcock
Producer: Richard Broke
Director: Bernard Rose
Smiley's dad: Tommy Eytle
Smiley: Ricco Ross
Dominique: Joely Richardson
Asylum guard: Ewen Cummins
Translator: George Rossi
Tony's Mama: Miriam Margolyes
Tony Zulu: Vincenzo Ricotta
Paul: Timothy Spall
Peter: Christopher Fulford
George: Paddy Ryan
Policeman: Paul Kiernan
Policeman: Clive Russell
Hector: Glenn Dallas
Main man: Tony Hippolyte
Herbert: Harry Fowler
Black Father: Eddie Tagoe
Dickie Finn: Jack Shepherd
Hood: John Dair

: Everyman

A Saint for Our Time?
On his visit to West Germany earlier this year, the Pope pronounced the beatification of Sister Teresia Benedicta , a Carmelite nun murdered by the Nazis at Auschwitz.
Sister Benedicta had been born a Jewess, Edith Stein. Thousands of Catholics rejoiced at the ceremony, and welcomed the pronouncement as a sign of reconciliation between Catholics and Jews. But many Jews were indignant. In their eyes not only had Edith Stein betrayed her faith by converting to
Christianity, but she died because she was Jewish, not as a Christian martyr. For them, the attempt at reconciliation failed.
Why are relations between Catholics and Jews so difficult and sensitive, and what hopes are there that a better understanding can be achieved?
Everyman editor JANE DRABBLE


Unknown: Teresia Benedicta
Unknown: Edith Stein.
Unknown: Edith Stein
Editor: Ron Taylor
Producer: John Percival
Editor: Jane Drabble

: The Secret Life of Paintings

revealed by Lady Wedgwood Explorations into the hidden meanings of three paintings The Ambassadors by Hans Holbein
In this painting brilliant realism and a rich texture of symbols compete for admiration. The ambassadors are flanked by a still-life whose iconography reveals their hopes and fears. The symbolism points to doubts behind their self-confident stance and leads to the central political crisis of their day - the divorce of Henry VIII from Catherine of Aragon. Music RICHARD ATTREE
Film editor MARTIN CRUMP Producer DICK FOSTER (R)


Unknown: Hans Holbein
Unknown: Henry Viii
Editor: Martin Crump

: Network East

: Weather

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