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: Play School

Sheelagh Gilbey and friends say Hallo Again.
Musical director CHRIS WALKER Director ADRIAN MILLS
Series producer CHRISTINE HEWITT


Unknown: Sheelagh Gilbey
Director: Chris Walker
Director: Adrian Mills
Producer: Christine Hewitt

: Umbrella

with Bryan Murray and Sharon D. Clarke
Where would you find Sikhs playing in a West Indian steel band? (Luton.) And what did six blind men learn from an elephant? (A lot.)


Unknown: Bryan Murray
Unknown: Sharon D. Clarke
Director: Celia Thomson
Producer: Judy Merry

: This Is the Day

'Come, Let Us Go....'
Gary Davies joins Linda Le Vasseur in her home in Guernsey for a simple service of prayer and reflection. The Dean of Guernsey,
The Very Rev John Foster , reflects on the wise men. Readings: Micah 4, w 1-2 Matthew 2, vv 1-12 Producer ERNEST REA
Series producer HELEN ALEXANDER BBC Bristol


Unknown: Gary Davies
Unknown: Linda Le Vasseur
Unknown: John Foster
Producer: Helen Alexander

: The Winning Years

Murray Walker talks to world champion motorbike riders Geoff Duke and Cecil Sandford and to trials riders Bill Nicholson and Olga Kevelos and there's rare archive film of the stars. Research DEREK MILLWARD Producer JOHN CLARKE (R)


Talks: Murray Walker
Unknown: Geoff Duke
Unknown: Cecil Sandford
Unknown: Bill Nicholson
Unknown: Olga Kevelos
Unknown: Derek Millward
Producer: John Clarke

: Talking Business

Four programmes about how to make your business more successful, especially if English is your second language.
3: Can You Sell?
Film editor PETER ESSEX
Producer MARY SPRENT (R) (e)


Editor: Peter Essex

: Tele-France

A series of programmes based on excerpts from French television and designed to help develop the skills of understanding spoken and written French. Ailleurs ...
Narrated by Gilles Dattas Programme adviser MICHEL KUHN Production TERRY DOYLE (R) (e)


Unknown: Gilles Dattas
Unknown: Michel Kuhn

: A vous la France!

French for beginners in the tenth of 15 programmes. Carolle Rousseau and Patrick Simpson-Jones look back over the French covered so far. And a last look at the mountains around Grenoble. Studio director MARY SPRENT Producer DAVID WILSON (R) (e) (Complementary programme on Radio 4 VHFjFMat 5.00pm)


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

: Espana Viva

Spanish for beginners in the fifth of 15 programmes
Yolanda Vazquez shows how to say what languages you speak, and looks at how well the Spanish speak foreign languages. And she follows two popular summer sports in the north - rowing races and mountain hiking. Director STEPHEN MOSS
Producer DAVID WILSON (R) (e)
Book £6. 95; two cassettes £4.95 each; computer software £22.95 from retailers
(Complementary programme on Radio 4 VHFjFM at 5.30pm)


Unknown: Yolanda Vazquez
Director: Stephen Moss
Producer: David Wilson

: See Hear!

News, views and entertainment, with sign language and subtitles
Presented by Clive Mason and Maureen Denmark Interpreted by John Lee Produced by EDDIE MONTAGUE


Presented By: Clive Mason
Unknown: John Lee
Produced By: Eddie Montague

: Farming

Fifty thousand farmers will go bust in the United States this year. Whole agricultural communities are simply loading up their possessions and heading for the cities. Memphis, Missouri, is a mid-western farm town on the brink of collapse. Producer MARTIN SMALL BBC Pebble Mill (R)

: Weather for farmers



Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: News

: Children's BBC

Andy Crane looks at the new programmes for 1988.


Unknown: Andy Crane

: EastEnders

by Bill Lyons and Jane Hollowood.
"Look, Den, I've got to talk to you... privately. Something's happened and I need to tell you about it."
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Bill Lyons
Writer: Jane Hollowood
Series Producer: Julia Smith

: Match

of the Day Live
Everton v Nottingham Forest from Goodison Park, Liverpool
Introduced by Jimmy Hill The first live football coverage of the New Year features two of the clubs who have spent the first half of the season in pursuit of the Barclays League leaders.
League champions Everton remain one of the most difficult sides to beat on their own pitch.
But Forest's away record, through the first five months of the season, has been among the best.


Introduced By: Jimmy Hill
Commentator: John Motson
Producer: John Shrewsbury
Editor: Bob Abrahams

: Cartoon

: Fax

Fax is back again ... Have you a question you want answered to settle a family dispute, silence the pub bore. end a shop-floor squabble, or just satisfy your curiosity? c Bill Oddie , Debbie Rix and Billy Butler find the off-beat, amazing and unusual nuggets of information, that you want to know. Call Faxline on [number removed]or write to: Bill Oddie , Fax, BBCtv, PO Box 173, Manchester M60 1FA Designer JOHN HOLLAND Producer ALAN WALSH BBC North West


Unknown: Bill Oddie
Unknown: Debbie Rix
Unknown: Billy Butler
Unknown: Bill Oddie
Designer: John Holland
Producer: Alan Walsh

: Antiques Roadshow

Introduced by Hugh Scully
In the first of the tenth series, the experts visit Worcester to find rare ivory, jade and Sheffield plate; there's a 17th-century lantern clock, a huge stoneware garden pot and a valuable sporting painting peppered by a shotgun blast. Directors ROY CHAPMAN
0 FEATURE: page 8


Introduced By: Hugh Scully
Directors: Roy Chapman
Directors: Louise Capell.
Directors: Diane Reid
Producer: Christopher Lewis

: In the Know

Eight keys to successful learning.
Presented by Sue Edelson with The Go Go Boys
Whatever you're learning, whether's it's chemistry, cookery, computers or car maintenance, the keys to learning are much the same. The first key is to be clear about why you are doing a course because the clearer your reasons the easier it will be to keep going.
Film editor PHILIP O'SHEA
Assistant producer BARRY TOMALIN Produced by JULIAN STENHOUSE (e)


Presented By: Sue Edelson
Editor: Philip O'Shea
Producer: Barry Tomalin
Produced By: Julian Stenhouse

: News

with Philip Hayton Weather BILL GiLES


Unknown: Philip Hayton

: Songs of Praise

from Iona
At the start of the new year, a look back to last summer when Ian Gall joined some of the many thousands of pilgrims who regularly visit the beautiful Hebridean island of Iona to search for new beginnings.
It was here, in the middle of the sixth century, that Columba came with his band of monks to found a monastery. And it is exactly 50 years since
GEORGE MACLEOD came with his band of labourers to rebuild the abbey and found his community.
Ian talked to community members, visitors and islanders who gathered in the abbey to sing Songs of Praise. Tell out, my soul (Woodlands); I am for you; Summer suns are glowing (Ruth); Heaven on earth: I feel the winds of God today (Petersham); A touching place; Inspired by love and anger; We are marching Pianist HELEN TAYLOR Conductor JOHN BELL


Unknown: Ian Gall
Unknown: George MacLeod
Pianist: Helen Taylor
Conductor: John Bell
Producer: Chris Loughlln
Producer: Michael A. Simpson
Editor: Stephen Whittle

: First of the Summer Wine

'I'm interested in life with a capital L. Well, I'm even prepared to start with a small L, but nobody wants to talk to me about it.'
NORMAN CLEGG (aged 18)
Yorkshire May 1939 withand
Film cameraman KEITH BURTON Film recordist BRYAN SHOWELL Film editor JOHN WILKINSON Produced and directed by GARETH GWENLAN
0 FEATURE: page 6


Unknown: Roy Clarke
Designer: David Hitchcock
Unknown: Keith Burton
Editor: John Wilkinson
Directed By: Gareth Gwenlan
Mr Clegg: Peter Sallis
Norman Clegg: David Fenwick
Mrs Clegg: Maggie Ouerenshaw
Sherbet: Paul Oldham
Ivy: Sarah Dangerfield
Dilys: Joanne Heywood
Mr Scrimshaw: Derek Benfield
Seymour: Paul McLain
Compo: Paul Wyett
Brad: Adrian Lochhead
Foggy: Richard Lumsden
Nora: Helen Patrick
Wally: Gary Whitaker
Maid JULIE: Ann Taylor
Deborah's mother: Patricia England
Deborah: Barbara Durkin
Rags: Annie Raitt
Pub landlady: Gillian Goodman
Usherette: Joanne Rudling
Vicar: Geoffrey Hodson
Mexican admiral: Joe Belcher
Policeman: Alan Starkey

: See for Yourself

Last year the BBC received around a thousand million pounds from the licence fee. It was your money. How was it used? Tonight's special programme, introduced by the Chairman of the BBC,
Marmaduke Hussey , is your chance to find out.
Extraordinary Facts!
Did you know that it took 30 miles of cable to cover the Open Golf Championship? That a television studio burns as much electricity in five days as the average house does in 15 months?
That the BBC has the largest commercial record library in the world? That 50,000 videos of Watch with Mother were sold last year?
Amazing Scenes!
How does Martyn Lewis know what's going on all over the world? What does
Bergerac do when it rains in the middle of a sunlit crime? What do Mel Smith and Griff Rhys Jones think of Terry Wogan ? Go behind the scenes with stars of radio and television like Sue Lawley, Esther Rantzen , Desmond Lynam , Brian Redhead ,
Derek Jameson and many others. Find out what the problems were in 1987, who took the decisions and where the money went. Producers
Executive producer GEORGE CAREY
0 FEATURE: page 82


Unknown: Marmaduke Hussey
Unknown: Martyn Lewis
Unknown: Mel Smith
Unknown: Griff Rhys Jones
Unknown: Terry Wogan
Unknown: Esther Rantzen
Unknown: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Derek Jameson
Producer: George Carey

: News

with Philip Hayton Weather


Unknown: Philip Hayton

: Open Air Special

Pattie Coldwell invites you to put your questions live to Michael Checkland , the BBC's Director-General, and to Marmaduke Hussey ,
Chairman of the Board of Governors. Ring her on [number removed]if you want to talk to them about the past year in the BBC. Producer PETER WEIL BBC North West


Unknown: Pattie Coldwell
Unknown: Michael Checkland
Unknown: Marmaduke Hussey

: Everyman

The Beliefs, the Passions, the Values That Shape Our World ...
The documentary series which reports from around the world on religious and moral issues and deals with the basic questions which have always haunted mankind.


Editor: Jane Drabble

: Weather

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