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: Play School

Stuart Bradley and friends say Hallo Again with songs, games and play ideas.
Musical director MICHAEL OMER Director MARTIN FISHER
Series producer CHRISTINE HEWITT


Unknown: Stuart Bradley
Director: Michael Omer
Director: Martin Fisher
Producer: Christine Hewitt

: Umbrella

with Bryan Murray
Brenda Garratt-Glassman and Mark Chatterton
How can you make friends with someone a continent away, and why was a Jewish boy frightened to meet the king?


Unknown: Bryan Murray
Unknown: Brenda Garratt-Glassman
Unknown: Mark Chatterton

: This Is the Day

Thou Art My Beloved Son Linda Mary Evans introduces a service of prayer and reflection from a Dr Barnardo's house in Solihull, West Midlands. Her host is June Rogers.
Readings: Isaiah 53, w 10-12 Mark l,w 9-13
Series producer HELEN ALEXANDER BBC Pebble Mill


Introduces: Linda Mary Evans
Producer: Roger Hutchings
Producer: Helen Alexander

: What on Earth...?

A wildlife quiz
Johnny Morris faces the challenge of identifying beasts, their sounds and assorted pieces of natural history bric-a-brac - with the help of Sheila Anderson and Michael Stoddart.
Chairman Michael Jordan Producer JOHN DOBSON BBC Bristol (R)


Unknown: Johnny Morris
Unknown: Sheila Anderson
Unknown: Michael Stoddart.
Unknown: Michael Jordan
Producer: John Dobson

: Talking Business

A series of six programmes about how to make your business more successful, especially if English is your second language.
5: Staying in Control
Keeping on top of accounts and paperwork is the least enjoyable side of any business. But it's the only way to stay in control. Philip Contini ,
Panni Christodoulou and Major Singh have each found different ways of coping. What are their secrets?
Assistant producer FIONA PITCHER Producer MARY SPRENT (R) (e)


Unknown: Philip Contini
Unknown: Panni Christodoulou

: Tele journal

with Carlos Riera and Yolanda Vazquez
Telejoumal returns with the week's news from Spain - via RTVE's Telediaros and the Spanish press. Also there's a chance to see a vox pop item in which Madrid citizens were asked: 'Which part of your body would you like to change?'
Assistant producer DANIELLA DANGOOR
Producer BERNARD ADAMS (R) (e)


Unknown: Carlos Riera
Unknown: Yolanda Vazquez
Producer: Daniella Dangoor
Producer: Bernard Adams

: A vous la France!

French for beginners in the 12th of 15 programmes. Past and Present
Carolle Rousseau and Patrick Simpson-Jones show how to say what you've done. And they look at the oldest clubs in Pezenas - the rugby club and the brass band. Studio director MARY SPRENT Producer DAVID WILSON (R) (e)


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

: Espana Viva

Spanish for beginners in the seventh of 15 programmes Yolanda Vazquez investigates the Spanish working day and shows how to talk about work and working hours.
Producer DAVID WILSON (e)
Applications for the achievement test in May should be made to local test centres by 29 February. For addresses of centres, contact [address removed] Travel bursaries will be awarded to a few successful candidates.


Unknown: Yolanda Vazquez
Unknown: Cristina Lago
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

The tied cottage has been part of the rural scheme of things for centuries. In the 1980s, when country property prices are rocketing, the occupants of tied accommodation can be very vulnerable. The law protects the average farm worker - but not everyone can rely on current safeguards.


Producer: Michael Fitzgerald

: Weather for farmers



Unknown: Bernard Davey

: This Week Next Week

with Vivian White
Starting with News Summary The weekly programme of lively discussion.


Unknown: Vivian White
Producers: James Hogan
Unknown: Peter Hill
Director: Nigel Finnis
Editor: Lydia Howard

: EastEnders

by Gilly Fraser and Michael Robartes.
"You believe you're going to get better and you will. You're a fighter, Ange. You always were."
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Gilly Fraser
Writer: Michael Robartes
Series Producer: Julia Smith

: Across the Great Divide

starring Robert Logan Heather Rattray
Mark Edward Hall Set in 1876 in the splendour of British Columbia and the mountains of Utah, this is the story of Holly and Jason Smith , two orphaned children stranded in the wilderness after their grandfather's death. They decide to trek westward to claim the only thing left to their name - a plot of land in Oregon.
Written and directed by STEWART RAFFILL
Produced by ARTHUR R. DUBBS
* FILMS: page 15


Unknown: Robert Logan
Unknown: Heather Rattray
Unknown: Mark Edward Hall
Unknown: Jason Smith
Directed By: Stewart Raffill
Produced By: Arthur R. Dubbs
Zachariah: Robert Logan
Holly: Heather Rattray
Jason: Mark Edward Hall
Ben: George 'Buck' Flower
Sternface: Hal Bokar
Mosa: Frank F Salsedo
Half Breed/Hunter: Fernando Celis

: The Flintstones

Adobe Dick

: Fax

Bill Oddie , Debbie Rix
Billy Butler and this week's star guest reporter answer more of your questions. To take part call Faxline on [number removed], or write to: Bill Oddie , Fax, BBCtv, PO Box 173,
Manchester M60 1FA Designer JOHN HOLLAND
Studio director CHRIS SALT 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 A Ming candlestick, a Chinese moon flask and a fine Japanese cabinet give a strong oriental slant to the show when the experts visit Ventnor, Isle of Wight. Directors


Introduced By: Hugh Scully
Unknown: Diane Reid
Producer: Christopher Lewis

: Lifeline

Cliff Michelmore and Maggie Philbin report.
Leslie Crowther appeals on behalf of the Cystic Fibrosis Research Trust which cares for over five-and-a-half-thousand children, teenagers and young adults all over Britain. It also funds vital research into this life-threatening inherited disorder. Money is needed now to help find a cure and to improve current methods of treatment. Please send donations to: [address removed]
Producer JILL DAWSON <


Unknown: Cliff Michelmore
Unknown: Maggie Philbin
Unknown: Leslie Crowther
Unknown: Leslie Crowther
Producer: Jill Dawson

: News i

with Moira Stuart


Unknown: Moira Stuart
Unknown: Weather John Kettley

: Songs of Praise

from Wareham
Pam Rhodes visits the pretty Dorset town which sits on the top of Europe's biggest on-shore oil field. She meets CHRIS FRY , an atom scientist, and LAURA HARDMAN , a schoolgirl who campaigns for nuclear disarmament, and in the home of PAUL AND MARY HILDESLEY , she is introduced to the Wareham Bears. Conductor RICHARD HALL
Assistant producer STEPHEN LYNAS Producer ERNEST REA
Editor STEPHEN WHITTLE. BBC Bristol (Hymns: see tomorrow BBC2 2. 15pm)


Unknown: Chris Fry
Unknown: Laura Hardman
Unknown: Mary Hildesley

: All Creatures Great and Small

First of ten episodes based on the books by JAMES HERRIOT One of Nature's Little Miracles by JOHNNY BYRNE , starring and The Herriots lead a busy family life and Tristan is aware he may have entered the terminal stages of his bachelor status; Siegfried engages another assistant who brings his badger.
Music composed by JOHNNY PEARSON Designer RAY LONDON
Produced by BILL SELLARS Directed by PETER MOFFATT


Unknown: James Herriot
Unknown: Johnny Byrne
Composed By: Johnny Pearson
Designer: Ray London
Produced By: Bill Sellars
Directed By: Peter Moffatt
James: Christopher Timothy
Siegfried: Robert Hardy
Tristan: Peter Davison
Helen: Lynda Bellingham
Calum: With John McGlynn
Mrs Pumphrey: Margaretta Scott
Hilary Mottram: Jack Watson
Hodgekin: Teddy Turner
Mrs Greenlaw: Judy Wilson
Jimmy Herriot: Oliver Wilson
Rosie Herriot: Rebecca Smith
Deidre McEwan: Andrea Gibb
Bert Kealey: Terry Gilligan
Mrs Kealey: Brenda Halbrook
Mr Buckle: Tom Harrison
Billy Buckle: Paul McLain
Mr Ripley: Graham Rigby
Mr Fellowes: Jackie Shinn
Mr Lumsden: John Whittock
Mr Carter: John Rapley
Mr Gregson: Donald Morley
Jeweller: Alan Starkey
Sir William: Kevin Stoney

: Whickers World

Living with Waltzing Matilda The second of ten films in Australia's bicentennial year
Alan Whicker talks to a cross-section of enterprising Poms who have gone to live and work Down Under.
Jane Makim , born in London, lives a hard life in the remote and rugged outback of New South Wales with her rancher husband and two young children.
On 23 July 1986 she was in London on important family business - the wedding of her younger sister. But this was no ordinary wedding. Her sister, Sarah Ferguson , was marrying Prince Andrew. Back at the ranch in the drought plain on the Queensland border, Jane reflects on a life and lifestyle that could hardly be less like those of her more famous sister.
Captain John Alliston , RN, also decided to settle in a remote corner of Australia. At the end of the war he brought his new bride,
Eleanor, to a deserted island, a mere speck on the map off Tasmania, where they eked out a precarious living and raised a large and happy family. Today the Allistons enjoy a busy retirement.
John cultivates his garden; Eleanor writes romantic novels under the nom de plume of MINKA JONES.
Assistant producer MO BOWYER Film cameraman RAY HENMAN
Sound recordist KEITH RODGERSON Film editor LIZ THOYTS Producer ROGER MILLS BBC Bristol
● INFO: page 77


Talks: Alan Whicker
Unknown: Jane Makim
Unknown: Sarah Ferguson
Unknown: Captain John Alliston
Producer: Mo Bowyer
Unknown: Ray Henman
Unknown: Keith Rodgerson

: News

with Moira Stuart Regional News Weather


Unknown: Moira Stuart

: That's Life!

Presented by Esther Rantzen
Consumer advice, investigations, misprints, mishaps and real-life humour drawn from the letters you send each week.
With Gavin Campbell, Doc Cox, Adrian Mills, Grant Baynham
Send letters to: That's Life, BBC [address removed]
It is regretted that it is not possible to answer all your letters.


Presenter: Esther Rantzen
Director: Robin Bextor
Associate Producer: Bryher Scudamore
Producer: Esther Rantzen
Editor: John Morrell

: Life without George

written by PENNY CROFT and VAL HUDSON starring Simon Cadell and Carol Royle
First of six episodes
Jennifer Russell lived with George Stanton for five years. Then he traded her in for a newer model. Most people think that Jenny has come to terms with living alone. She is an independent woman with a successful career, several friends and a Ford Fiesta. But Jenny has a secret in her cupboard. and Title music written and sung by PENNY CROFT
Executive producer ROBIN NASH Produced and directed by SUSAN BELBIN (R)


Written By: Penny Croft
Unknown: Simon Cadell
Unknown: Carol Royle
Unknown: Jennifer Russell
Unknown: George Stanton
Producer: Robin Nash
Directed By: Susan Belbin
Larry: Simon Cadell
Jenny: Carol Royle
Amanda: Rosalind March
Ben: Michael Thomas
Sammy: Kenny Ireland
Postman: Jonty Stephens
Mr Chambers: Ronald Fraser

: Everyman

Remember the Sabbath Day A religious powerhouse, a social centre, a springboard for artistic and political activity: in its heyday, the Nonconformist chapel dominated Welsh life. In mining communities like
Nantymoel, at the head of the Ogmore Valley, it was chapel three times on a Sunday and a week filled with temperance meetings, choir practices and 'penny readings'. But now the glory has departed. Saron and Gilead chapels lie derelict. Hope is a furniture showroom. Bethany keeps only its vestry and, on Sunday mornings, just two or three of Dinam's 850 pews are occupied. And yet as those few ageing voices are raised in harmony in the old language, there's a poignant echo of Sundays when this place was full. So what sustains the failing remnant in their determination to remember the Sabbath Day? Everyman visits Nantymoel to find out.
Everyman editor JANE DRABBLE


Editor: John Gillanders
Producer: John Geraint
Editor: Jane Drabble

: Sporting Chance

Presented by Anneka Rice The second of eight programmes in which well-known personalities take up sports of their choice. This week:
Marti Caine takes to the ski slopes in Switzerland. 'This is something I've always wanted to do but when I had the time I didn't have the money and when I had the money I didn't have the time.'
Also continuing their sports: Paul Nicholas is at the snooker table again with coach Jim Meadowcroft.
Leslie Ash enters her first race at Silverstone and Anneka visits Leslie at home to get her reactions to her first race experience.
Assistant producer VICKI MOORE Producer PETER RAMSDEN (R) (e)


Presented By: Anneka Rice
Unknown: Paul Nicholas
Unknown: Jim Meadowcroft.
Unknown: Leslie Ash
Producer: Vicki Moore
Producer: Peter Ramsden

: The Sky at Night

The Winter Sky
At the start of 1987 The Sky at Night asked for amateur . astronomical photographers to send in their pictures - either of objects in the sky, or of observatories and telescopes.
In this programme
Patrick Moore and Douglas Arnold show the best pictures sent in, and also take a look round the night sky as it appears in January.
Newsletter No 28 is now available. Send sae to: [address removed]


Unknown: Patrick Moore
Unknown: Douglas Arnold
Producer: Pieter Morpurgo

: Weather

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