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: Play School

Elizabeth Watts and her guests say Hallo Again.


Presenter: Elizabeth Watts
Musical Director: Jonathan Cohen
Producer: Sheila Fraser
Series Producer: Christine Hewitt

: Articles of Faith

Last programme in the series Prayer ...Asa Way of Life Is prayer remote from everyday life?
Angela Ashwin suggests that the ordinary events of the day's common round would also be an opportunity for prayer. Assistant producer STEVE BENSON Producer HELEN ALEXANDER


Unknown: Angela Ashwin
Producer: Steve Benson
Producer: Helen Alexander

: Morning Worship

This morning's service comes from the newly-established Roman Catholic Cathedral of St Joseph's, Swansea.
Bishop Mullins of Menevia leads the mass in honour of the Holy Family.
Readings: Ecclus 3, vv 2-6, 12-14 Colossians 3. w 12-21
Hymns: Joy to the world; Lord Jesus Christ; Lord of all hopefulness;
Adeste fideles
Choirmaster JACK HUMPHRIES Television presentation


Organist: David Alexander
Unknown: Dafydd Owen.

: Joseph and Child

ARTHUR DOOLEY 'S sculpture shows Joseph holding up the child he has helped to deliver.


Unknown: Arthur Dooley

: Sign Extra

A programme with sign language and subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. Today, an edited version of The Turkey
A fun film made by the Natural History Unit about the Christmas turkey
Introduced by Jeffery Boswall Filmed by MARTIN SAUNDERS Film editor ANDREW NAYLOR Poetry by PAMELA HALFORD Research by CATHERINE MANN , ROBIN PRYTHERCH Written and produced by JEFFERY BOSWALL (e)


Introduced By: Jeffery Boswall
Unknown: Martin Saunders
Editor: Andrew Naylor
Unknown: Catherine Mann
Produced By: Jeffery Boswall

: The Intelligence Men

Eric Morecambe Ernie Wise
Eric and Ernie accidentally get mixed up in the shady world of espionage.
Screenplay by s.c. GREEN and R.M. HILLS from a story by PETER BLACKMORE Produced by HUGH STEWART Directed by ROBERT ASHER
('Ernie Wise Introduces' on New Year's Eve BBC1 8.00pm)
0 FILMS: page 25


Unknown: Eric Morecambe
Unknown: Ernie Wise
Unknown: S.C. Green
Unknown: R.M. Hills
Story By: Peter Blackmore
Produced By: Hugh Stewart
Directed By: Robert Asher
Eric Morecambe: Eric Morecambe
Ernie Sage: Ernie Wise
Colonel Grant, MI5: William Franklyn
Mme Petrovna: April Olrich
Sir Edward: Richard Vernon
Gina Carlotti: Gloria Paul
Karin: Jacqueline Jones
Stage manager: David Lodge
Thomas: Francis Matthews
Reed: Terence Alexander
Prozoroff: Warren Mitchell

: The Grand Knockout Tournament

On 19 June, BBCtv presented a unique event with teams of international celebrities led by royal captains competing in sponsored games to raise money for charity.
This specially edited version recalls the flavour and excitement of the occasion. Team captains:
HRH The Duke of York on behalf of the World Wildlife Fund
HRH The Duchess of York on behalf of International Year of Shelter for the Homeless HRH The Prince Edward on behalf of the Duke of Edinburgh's
International Project 87 HRH The Princess Royal on behalf of the Save the Children Fund
Games designer STUART FURBER Television presentation MARTIN HUGHES
Director GEOFFREY C. D. WILSON Producer ALAN WALSH BBC North West (R)


Designer: Stuart Furber
Unknown: Martin Hughes
Director: Geoffrey C. D. Wilson
Producer: Alan Walsh

: News

Weather for farmers

: EastEnders

by Jane Hollowood and Charlie Humphreys.
"You'd all better make the most of me. I expect this'll be me last Christmas."
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Jane Hollowood
Writer: Charlie Humphreys
Series Producer: Julia Smith

: Escape to Victory

Michael Caine ,
Sylvester Stallone and 18 of the world's top soccer players feature in this exciting World War II drama.
Captain John Colby , ex-soccer star and prisoner of war, agrees to field a team of prisoners against the German national team. The
Germans intend to use the match as a propaganda exercise but Colby's team have other ideas ...
The Players
The French
0 FILMS: page 25


Unknown: Michael Caine
Unknown: Sylvester Stallone
Unknown: Captain John Colby
Unknown: Evan Jones
Produced By: Freddie Fields
Directed By: John Huston
Colby: Michael Caine
Hatch: Sylvester Stallone
Von Steiner: Max Von Sydow
Waldron: Daniel Massey
Rose: Tim Pigott-Smith
Shurlock: Julian Curry
the forger: Clive Merrison
Pyrie: Maurice Roeves
Fernandez: Pelé
Terry: Bobby Moore
Arthur: John Wark
Pieter: Co Prins
Sid: Mike Summerbee
Dieter: Laurie Sivell
Schmidt: Robin Turner
Rey: Osvaldo Ardiles
JanOS: Kazimierz Deyna
Michel: Paul van Himst
Erik: Soren Lindsted
Doug: Russell Osman
Baumann: Werner Roth
Tony: Kevin O'Callaghan
Renée: Carole Laure
Andre: Amidou
Jean-Paul: Benoit Ferreux
Claude: Jean Francois Stevenin
Georges: Jack Lenoir
The Germans Boehm: Anton Diffring
Kommandant: George Mikell
Lang: Michael Wolf
Strauss: David Shawyer

: Rolf Harris Cartoon Time

Rolf Harris presents classic cartoon comedy. Today featuring: The Million Hare Cat Feud
The Dog House

: That's Life! Presents

The Most Talented Pets in Britain
Remember the dog who said 'sausages'?
Or the mysterious Lirpa Loof who appeared at London Zoo on 1 April 1984?
Or Shimmy the ping pong pussy?
Or the budgie who fell in love with a goldfish?
Esther Rantzen , with a little help from the Panto stars of MONTPELIER SCHOOL, Ealing, introduces these and other memorable pets who have appeared in That's Life! over the past 15 years.


Unknown: Lirpa Loof
Unknown: Esther Rantzen
Producer: Bryher Scudamore
Editor: John Morrell

: News

with Philip Hayton Weather BILL GILES


Unknown: Philip Hayton
Unknown: Weather Bill Giles

: Songs of Praise

Songs of Praise joins London and Jamaica in a celebration of Christmas. Jamaica was the first Caribbean member of the Commonwealth to achieve its independence and as everybody of Jamaican origin in the UK will tell you, this year is the 25th anniversary of that event. The year's celebrations are to be rounded off with a special link-up edition of Songs of Praise in which Christians from many churches in Kingston join in singing their favourite carols with relatives, friends and well wishers in London.
Roger Royle introduces the London end and meets Christians of Jamaican origin who talk about their experiences of living in Britain.
In Jamaica Leonie Forbes tours round the island and tells something of its history including 'Jonkunnu', the carols and dance performed each year at Christmas by wandering bands of musicians.
Joy to the world (Antioch); No snow on our Carib island; Island in the sun; Sing de chorus, clap yu han; Silent night; And the glory of the Lord (Messiah); The Virgin Mary had a baby boy; Mary's boy child; Isaiah cried; Rejoice my soul Conductors
Assistant producer SIMON HAMMOND
Records and cassettes: 'Songs of Praise Vol 2' REC/ZCM 338; 'Your Songs of Praise Choice' REQZCM 469; Top Ten Hymns: the most popular hymns from BBCtv Songs of Praise REQZCM 556, from retailers


Unknown: Virgin Mary
Conductors: Richard Beckford.
Conductors: Noel Dexter
Producer: Simon Hammond
Producer: Christopher Mann
Editor: Stephen Whittle

: Last of the Summer Wine: Big Day at Dream Acres

A film written by Roy Clarke
Starring Michael Aldridge, Bill Owen, Peter Sallis and Thora Hird
featuring Jane Freeman, Kathy Staff, David Ellison and Ray McAnally

Other than the fact that Nora Batty is to be the VIP waitress and that Seymour is looking after the public address system, Gary and Vi's annual garden fete is of no great interest to Compo and Clegg. That is, until they happen upon a tramp with a special interest in donkeys, and one in particular....
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Roy Clarke
Photography: John Else
Film Editor: John Wilkinson
Film Sound: Richard Merrick
Designer: Stephen Paczai
Prooducer/Director: Alan J.W. Bell
Compo: Bill Owen
Nora Batty: Kathy Staff
Seymour: Michael Aldridge
Clegg: Peter Sallis
Howard: Robert Fyfe
Pearl: Juliette Kaplan
Milburn: Jonathan Linsley
Ivy: Jane Freeman
Edie: Thora Hird
Wesley: Gordon Wharmby
Tramp: Ray McAnally
Gary: David Ellison
Vi: Joanne Good
Mavis: Rachel Davies
Eli: Danny O'Dea
Policeman: Tony Capstick

: Perry Mason: The Case of the Shooting Star

Starring Raymond Burr
Forty million viewers and a live studio audience watch in horror as a famous film star shoots late-night chat-show host Steve Carr. Are they witnesses to a cold-blooded murder or a cool-headed frame up?
Despite his friendship with Carr's widow Perry takes on the case. Can he convince the jury that 40 million eyewitnesses are wrong?
(First showing on British television)


Screenplay: Anne Collins
Producer: Barry Steinberg
Director: Ron Satlof
Perry Mason: Raymond Burr
Delia Street: Barbara Hale
Paul Drake Jr: William Katt
Alison Carr: Jennifer O'Neill
Michael Reston: David Ogden Stiers
Robert McCay: Joe Penny
Eric Brenner: Ron Glass
Steve Carr: Alan Thicke
Judge: Ivan Dixon

: News

with Philip Hayton Weather


Unknown: Philip Hayton

: Everyman

In the past 150 years there have been thousands of reported appearances of the Virgin Mary , usually to children. The visions warn of disaster and call to prayer. The Pope, a keen visitor to the shrines where the visions are commemorated, has declared 1987-88 a Marian year.
Many women in the Church are troubled by the cult: they say it has gone hand in hand in the Christian tradition with the subjection of women and the fear of sexuality. Yet it remains magnetic. The Virgin Mother still draws thousands of sick and despairing to her shrines in search of wholeness and hope.
Film cameraman MARTIN PATMORE Film editor RICHARD SEEL Assistant producer CEUA LOWENSTEIN
Everyman editor JANE DRABBLE
● FEATURE: page 15


Unknown: Virgin Mary
Editor: Jane Drabble

: Movie Classic: The Maltese Falcon

Humphrey Bogart Mary Astor
Peter Lorre Sydney Greenstreet
In this classic version of the Dashiell Hammett story, Bogart plays Sam Spade , the wise-cracking, cynical private detective who becomes involved in the dangerous quest for a priceless black statuette.
The film marked the directorial debut of John Huston , and with its intricate plot and fast-paced dialogue remains one of the greatest of all thrillers.
Screenplay by JOHN HUSTON based on the novel by DASHIELL HAMMETT
49 FILMS: page 25


Unknown: Humphrey Bogart
Unknown: Mary Astor
Unknown: Peter Lorre Sydney
Unknown: Dashiell Hammett
Unknown: Sam Spade
Unknown: John Huston
Unknown: John Huston
Novel By: Dashiell Hammett
Producer: Hal B. Wallis
Director: John Huston
Samuel Spade: Humphrey Bogart
Brigid O'Shaughnessy: Mary Astor
Iva Archer: Gladys George
Joel Cairo: Peter Lorre
Lt of Detectives Dundy: Barton MacLane
Effie Perine: Lee Patrick
Kasper Gutman: Sydney Greenstreet
Detective Tom Polhaus: Ward Bond
Miles Archer: Jerome Cowan
Wilmer Cook: Elisha Cook Jr
Luke: James Burke
Frank Richman: Murray Alper
Bryan: John Hamilton

: Weather

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