Carol Chell and guests say Hallo Again.
Musician PAUL READE Director MARTIN FISHER
Series producer BARBARA RODDAM Editor CYNTHIA FELGATE
Prayer.... Using the Imagination (1)
Few of us expect to use our imagination as an aid to prayer.
Fr Gerard W. Hughes , SJ suggests that, if we picture ourselves taking part in a biblical scene, our imagination can produce a deeper consciousness in us through which God can speak.
Assistant producer STEVE BENSON Producer HELEN ALEXANDER
Fr Gerard W.
'Are you he?'
On this third Sunday in Advent, Linda Mary Evans joins Chris and Trish Curtiss in their home in Milton Keynes for a simple service of prayer and reflection.
Readings: Isaiah 35, W 1-2, Matthew 11, vv 1-6 Director HUGH FAUPEL
Series producer HELEN ALEXANDER
Join Judi Spiers and find out how you can save time, effort and, above all, money.
This week's edition takes the lid off the high-street banks, peers under the lids of some warming winter dishes and dresses you for a party for under a tenner.
Director DAVE THOMAS
Producer CLARE BRIGSTOCKE
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A series of four 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) (Postponed from 6 December)
Books: '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, E4.95, from booksellers.
with Chantal Cuer Catch up with the francophone week through the eyes of RTBF and the Belgian papers; encounter another Striptease; and hear the results of the Telejoumal anniversary Alexandrine competition.
Director AMANDA FIDLER
Producer BERNARD ADAMS (e)
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) (Postponed from 6 December)
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]
A special 50-minute children's edition of recent programmes with sign language and subtitles added. Featuring Cosmo and Dibs in You and Me and stories from the popular cartoon series The Adventures of Spot.
A weekly look at the news, views, people and politics of the countryside
Series producer MARTIN SMALL BBC Pebble Mill
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. Reporter JOHN PENYCATE
Producers JAMES HOGAN .
JESSICA CECIL. MARGARET BUDY
Studio director NIGEL FINNIS
Editor LYDIA HOWARD
by Liane Aukin and Michael Robartes.
"Listen, our daughter is at this very minute sitting in the public bar talking to that bible-thumper again."
Coventry v Arsenal
Introduced by Jimmy Hill with Trevor Brooking
George Graham 's forecast, when he took over at
Highbury last year, was that Arsenal could be genuine contenders for the league title within two seasons. The timing looks right.
Last month's 14th successive win set a new Arsenal record. Coventry City did not need a trophy cabinet until they won the FA Cup last May, but all that Sky Blue excitement at Wembley has been hard to follow this season.
Commentator BARRY DAVIES with BOBBY CHARLTON
Series producer JOHN SHREWSBURY Editor BOB ABRAHAMS
Another edition of the campaigning consumer programme with husband-and-wife team, Lynn Faulds Wood and John Stapleton.
From hazards in the home to horrors in the high street, they'll be pursuing the stories you send them. Plus an exclusive investigation from the Watchdog reporting team.
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
by WILLIAM MAKEPEACE
THACKERAY. Dramatised in 16 episodes by ALEXANDER BARON starring
15: Our Friend the Major
Fortunes are reversed and Becky flees to the Continent to avoid a scandal. But for Amelia it seems to be the dawn of happiness at last.
Music composed and conducted by NIGEL HESS
Choreographer GERALDINE STEPHENSON
Script editor PHILLIPPA GILES Designers
GAVIN DAVIES . SALLY ENGELBACH Producer TERRANCE DICKS
Director MICHAEL OWEN MORRIS
Mme de Saint Amour:
How to Get Things Changed The last of six programmes about the skills and tactics of citizen action at the grassroots.
The varied tactics used by campaigners to save
Waterloo from massive
Chunnel development, the flora and fauna of Oxfordshire from the M40 extension, and Scottish rugby clubs from swingeing rate increases.
With Andy de la Tour as the citizen
Production assistant COLLEEN LEWIS Film editor NINA TIMPERI
Series producer TONY ROBERTS Producer PAUL SIMONS (e)
de la Tour
with Moira Stuart
Weather JOHN KETTLEY
from Greater Pilton, Edinburgh
In the third programme for Advent, Pauline Webb goes to Scotland to meet a congregation struggling against deprivation and depression. She discovers that, despite their problems, the coming of Jesus provides hope of deliverance. Christians from congregations in Drylaw,
Muirhouse and West Pilton have come together in St Paul's Roman Catholic
Church to light the Advent candle and sing their favourite hymns.
Conductor PETER DOUGLAS
Organist THOMAS LAING-REILLY Producers
DAVID KREMER. MICHAEL A. SIMPSON Editor STEPHEN WHITTLE BBC Scotland
(For hymns see tomorrow. BBC2 at 2.00pm)
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Introduced by Desmond Lynam and Steve Rider
Live from the Television Centre, the very best of the year's sporting action, drama and entertainment. Once again, Britain's headline makers have gathered to help recall the memorable moments of 1987. and to pay tribute to the man or woman you have chosen as the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year. It was a year of achievement in particular for Britain's golfers. NICK FALDO won the Open, IAN WOOSNAM the World Matchplay and both.under captain
TONY JACKLIN , helped engineer the historic defeat of the USA's Ryder Cup team on their own soil.
In football, England, with BRYAN ROBSON and GARY LINEKER outstanding, reached the European Championship finals, and Coventry City surprised everyone in the FA Cup. GRAEME SOUNESS took Rangers back to the top in Scotland.
In Rugby Union's first World Cup, Wales took third place, while in cricket's equivalent, England finished runners-up to crown a splendid year for
STEVE DAVIS regained his world snooker title but NIGEL MANSELL just missed out again as drivers' champion. There was a shock for LLOYD HONEYGHAN who lost his world boxing titles in unfortunate fashion after three previous defences, and in Rome there were upsets for STEVE CRAM and DALEY THOMPSON. FATIMA WHITBREAD was Britain's only winner at the World Championships.
Also presentations for the Team of the Year and for the Overseas Personality - 1987 proved a good year for STEVE CAUTHEN , STEPHEN ROCHE and PAT CASH, while MARTINA NAVRATILOVA won her sixth Wimbledon singles title in a row.
Videotape editor NIGEL CATTLE Designer BERNARD LLOYD-JONES
Assistant producer WENDY SHEPPARD Producer MARTIN HOPKINS Editor JOHN ROWLINSON
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with Moira Stuart
Weather JOHN KETTLEY
by ANDREW NICKOLDS with When there is uproar in Yorkshire cricket circles, no one in the county is allowed to stay neutral. But Eric, who runs a local off-licence, finds himself in over his head.
Music composed by jim PARKER Designer GARY PRITCHARD Studio lighting director ROD LITHERLAND
Script editor VALERY RYAN Producer MARTYN AUTY Director BAZ TAYLOR
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Hope and Hallelujah!
At the New Testament
Church of God in Brixton
Pastor Vernon Nelson makes a passionate appeal for a return to the traditional values of the Protestant ethic
- hard work, high moral standards and the honest rewards of material success. His church is packed with obedient young people, joyfully proclaiming the truth of the Gospels and busily making progress with their careers. But are the increasingly popular black-led churches really answering the needs of Britain's black community? With songs and sermons the church members say yes; outsiders, many of them church drop-outs, are not so sure.
Film editor RICHARD BRUNSKILL Producer JOHN PERCIVAL
Everyman editor JANE DRABBLE
Revealed by Lady Wedgwood
A series of explorations into the hidden meaning of three paintings.
At the turn of the 16th century, when religion and politics were inseparable, the message of this deceptively simple picture was political dynamite. Bosch's language of symbols barely conceals a bitter criticism of the authorities of his day.
Beyond the political cartoon are deeper levels of meaning, illuminated by the new spirit of personal enlightenment and salvation that was emerging in late medieval thought. Lady Wedgwood reveals the way in which Bosch builds up a metaphorical picture of the human personality and how it was seen to reflect both the celestial world around us and the divine beyond.
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Where Are the Stars?
What are the exact positions of the stars in the sky? How do they move, and how far away are they? These are the problems which will be studied from Hipparcos, an artificial satellite due to be launched in 1988. Patrick Moore talks about Hipparcos with Andrew Murray , of the Royal
Greenwich Observatory, who has been deeply involved with the project ever since it was first planned.
Producer PIETER MORPURGO
Presented by Valerie Vaz and Samantha Meah
For the last programme in the current series, Network East celebrates in style.
Live music from top bands Holle Holle and Azaad; plus surprise studio guests.