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: The Flashing Blade

Ninth of 11 episodes. (R)


Francois: Robert Etcheverry
Sospel: Jean Martinelli
Isabelle: Genevieve Casile
Mazarin: Gianni Esposito
Don Alonso: Mario Pilar
Mireille: Claude Gensac
Guillot: Jacques Balutin
Ricardo: Franck Estange
Geronimo: Rene-Louis Lafforgu

: Playbus

Stops today at: The Playground Stop
A Felgate production for BBCtv


Executive Producer: Cynthia Felgate
Producer: Barbara Roddam

: Umbrella

With Mark Chatterton and Juliet Alexander.
Why do shelters full of fruit and palm branches remind Jews of their time in the desert?
BBC North West


Presenter: Mark Chatterton
Presenter: Juliet Alexander
Director: Celia Thomson
Producer: Judy Merry

: Sunday Worship

for Advent
Thy Kingdom Come
Advent is a season for looking forward, not only to the celebration of Christ s birth, but to a time when God's kingdom will be established on earth.
2: The Salt of the Earth.
Join Gary Davies and the congregation of John Bunyan Baptist Church, Kingston-upon-Thames, for a service celebrating the people who work for the health of the kingdom.


Presenter: Gary Davies
Director: Valetta Stallabrass
Producer: Helen Alexander

: In the Know

Last in the series presented by Sue Edelson with the Go-Go Boys. The Next Course
(R) (e)


Presenter: Sue Edelson
Assistant Producer: Barry Tomaun
Producer: Julian Stenhouse

: Spelling It Out: Families of Meanings

Sixth of eight programmes for anyone whose spelling could be improved.
With Don Henderson. (e)


Presenter: Don Henderson
Director: Paul Simons
Producer: Charles Pascoe

: Help Your Child with Maths

Eight programmes presented by Johnny Ball. 7: Looking for Patterns. Cameraman KEN MACKAY
Produced and directed by ROBERT CLAMP
A PALACE GATE production for BBCtv (e)


Presented By: Johnny Ball.
Unknown: Ken MacKay
Directed By: Robert Clamp

: Russian Language and People

A series of 20 programmes. 7: Russian Names.
Presented by Tanya Feifer George Feifer
Edward Ochagavia Volodya Ukhin and Tatyana Vedeneeva


Presenter: Tanya Feifer
Presenter: George Feifer
Presenter: Edward Ochagavia
Presenter: Volodya Ukhin
Presenter: Tatyana Vedeneeva
Production assistant: Mary Sprent
Producer: Terry Doyle

: Deutsch direkt!

A series of 20 programmes. Programm acht
With Hanni Vanhaiden.
(R) (e)


Presenter: Hanni Vanhaiden
Director: Gill Barnes
Producer: Maddalena Fagandini

: Bazaar

With Fred Harris


Presenter: Fred Harris
Producer: Stacey Adams
Series Producer: Erica Griffiths

: British Sign Language

A Beginner's Guide.
Presented by Loma Allsop with Clive Mason.
Language adviser Clark Denmark (R)(e)


Presenter: Loma Allsop
Presenter: Clive Mason
Language adviser: Clark Denmark

: See Hear!

Introduced by Clive Mason and Maureen Denmark.


Introduced By: Clive Mason
Introduced By: Maureen Denmark.

: Country File

How much should we tip? Earlier this year a plan to dump American garbage in Britain was vetoed. We in the UK have problem enough with our own rubbish.
What are we to do with it? Reporter Ian Breach
Plus at 12.55pm the weather with John Kettley
Editor Michael Fitzgerald BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: John Kettley
Editor: Michael Fitzgerald

: News

with Moira Stuart followed by On the Record
Presented by Jonathan Dimbleby with John Cole. The Church and the State. Reporter John Rentoul Deputy editor LYDIA HOWARD Editor DAVID AARONOVITCH


Unknown: Moira Stuart
Presented By: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: John Cole.
Reporter: John Rentoul
Editor: Lydia Howard
Editor: David Aaronovitch

: EastEnders

by Gilly Fraser and Rob Gittins.
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Gilly Fraser
Writer: Rob Gittins

: Film Matinee: Ice Station Zebra

Rock Hudson
Ernest Borgnine
Patrick McGoohan

Alistair MacLean's exciting Arctic adventure starts when a secret film capsule from a Russian spacecraft lands near Station Zebra.
Lost in the vast polar icecap, the tiny British base becomes the unlikely setting for a sub-zero superpower confrontation.

In The Picture: page 39


Screenplay: Douglas Hayes
Novel By: Alistair MacLean
Produced By: Martin Ransohoff
Directed By: John Sturges
Ferraday: Rock Hudson
Vaslov: Ernest Borgnine
Jones: Patrick McGoohan
Anders: Jim Brown
Walker: Tony Bill
Admiral Garvey: Lloyd Nolan
Col Ostrovsky: Alf Kjellin
Lt Cdr Bob Raebum: Gerald S. O'Loughlin
Lt Hansen: Ted Hartley
Lt George Mills: Murray Rose
Zabrinkczski: Ron Masak
Lt Hackett: Sherwood Price
Lt Mitgang: Lee Stanley
Dr Jack Benning: Joseph Bernard

: The Clothes Show

Selina Scott, Jeff Banks, Caryn Franklin and Lucy Pilkington open the latest edition of television's fashion magazine and discover dresses made from Phonecards, party frocks for less than E50 and the sole designer behind 'Red or Dead'. The Embroiders Guild have the team in stitches and there are gadgets, gizoms and thingumajigs.
BBC Pebble Mill


Presenter: Selina Scott
Presenter: Jeff Banks
Presenter: Caryn Franklin
Presenter: Lucy Pilkington
Producer: Claire Stride
Series producer: Roger Castles

: The Chronicles of Narnia

by C. S. Lewis.
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
Fourth of a six-part series dramatised by Alan Seymour. Edmund has betrayed his brother and sisters to the White Witch. But they are about to set out on their journey to meet Aslan.
Aslan performed by Ailsa Berk and William Todd-Jones Music composed and conducted by Geoffrey Burgon
Aslan designed and made by Vin Burnham
Videotape editor Stephen Newnham Video effects designer Robin Lobb Designer Alan Spalding Producer Paul Stone Director Marilyn Fox


Author: C. S. Lewis.
Dramatised By: Alan Seymour.
Unknown: Ailsa Berk
Unknown: William Todd-Jones
Conducted By: Geoffrey Burgon
Unknown: Vin Burnham
Editor: Stephen Newnham
Designer: Robin Lobb
Designer: Alan Spalding
Producer: Paul Stone
Director: Marilyn Fox
Peter: Richard Dempsey
Susan: Sophie Cook
Edmund: Jonathan R Scott
Lucy: Sophie Wilcox
Mrs Beaver: Lesley Nicol
Mr Beaver: Kerry Shale
White Witch: Barbara Kellermann
Maugrim: Martin Stone
Little man: 'Big Mick'
Father Christmas: Bert Parnaby
FOX: Hamish Kerr
Young squirrel: Jill Goldston
Aslan's satyrs: Keith Hodiak
Aslan's satyrs: Garfield Brown

: Spelling It Out

Seventh of eight programmes for anyone whose spelling could be improved.
With Don Henderson.
There is no single authority in Britain to say that a particular spelling is right or wrong. Today's programme looks at spelling 'rules' and whether they can be helpful. (e)
For a free leaflet and details of local help and advice, telephone freefone
[number removed] this evening between 6.25 and 8.25pm or next Monday-Friday during working hours.
BBC Book: £2.95 from bookshops BBC Software: £14.95 plus £1.30 p and p from: [address removed] or telephone [number removed] quoting Access or Visa number.


Presenter: Don Henderson
Graphics Designer: John Salisbury
Director: Paul Simons
Producer: Charles Pascoe

: News


News presenter: Moira Stuart
Weather presenter: Michael Fish

: Songs of Praise

from Nottingham.
'Light in the city' is the theme of this Advent programme, in which Pam Rhodes meets
Christians whose this lives bring hope and faith to this Midlands city.
The Macedon Trust provides shelter for the homeless; an access centre helps separated parents and their children. Joyce Huggett, an author, describes her preparations for Christmas. Reading: Isaiah 51, vv 1-4 Come. thou long-expected Jesus
(Cross of Jesus); He's coming back; The King of love my shepherd is (Dominus regit me); Long ago, prophets knew (Theodoric); All praise to thee (Engelberg); From heaven you came (The Servant King); 0 boundless salvation!; All my hope on God is founded (Michael)
BBC Pebble Mill
Ceefax subtitles


Presenter: Pam Rhodes
Author: Joyce Huggett
Conductor: John Keys
Organist: Andrew Abbott
Researcher: Judith Peers
Producer: Roger Hutchings
Editor: Stephen Whittle

: Sports Review of the Year

Live from Westminster.

The cream of British sport gathers at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre to celebrate the sporting year of 1988. The climax will be the presentation to the man or woman you have chosen as the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year. At the Olympic Games, there were gold medals for Adrian Moorhouse and Malcolm Cooper, as well as the men's hockey team and the rowing and sailing pairings of Holmes and Redgrave, and McIntyre and Vaile. Linford Christie won a silver medal.

Also in Seoul, there was a hatful of British medals for disabled competitors in the Paralympics. Earlier in the year, Eddie Edwards soared to fame in Calgary.
For Sandy Lyle it was another year of triumph. Britain's women golfers retained the Curtis Cup. Lloyd Honeyghan and Duke McKenzie won world boxing titles, while Steve Davis won his fifth world championship. Celtic achieved the 'double' but Liverpool were upset by Wimbledon in the FA Cup. There'll be action too from the other great sporting occasions on BBC Television.

The main presentation will be made by Sir Arthur Gold, chairman of the British Olympic Association, and there will be awards to the Team of the Year, and to the Overseas Personality.

Feature: page 19 and Peter Brookes: page 37


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam
Introduced By: Steve Rider
Videotape editor: Nigel Cattle
Designer: Martin Collins
Assistant producer: Dave Gordon
Producer: Martin Hopkins
Editor: John Rowlinson

: Bread

Ceefax subtitles.


Writer: Carla Lane
Title music: David MacKay
Sound supervisor: Graham Wilkinson
Lighting director: David Lock
Director: Robin Nash
Producer: Robin Nash
Designer: Paul Trerise
Roxy: Joanna Phillips Lane
Joey Boswell: Peter Howitt
Billy Boswell: Nick Conway
Julie: Hilary Crowson
Grandad: Kenneth Waller
Derek: Peter Byrne
Mrs Boswell: Jean Boht
Aveline Boswell: Gilly Coman
Mr Boswell: Ronald Forfar
Shifty: Bryan Murray
Adrian: Jonathon Morris
Lilo Lill: Eileen Pollock
Mrs Chartier: Georgina Smith
Lady in street: Elsie Kelly

: The Rainbow

A three-part film serial from the novel by D. H. Lawrence. Screenplay by Anne Devlin with 1: Ghosts
1899: Ursula Brangwen, a schoolgirl of 16, lives with her family in the village of Cossethay in the Erewash Valley. Nearby lies Marsh Farm, the Brangwens's ancestral home and source of so many family memories. Haunted by these and the ghosts of her grandparents, Ursula's adolescent awareness grows as she is strongly drawn to the son of a family friend, Anton Skrebensky, an army cadet.
Music composed by Simon Rogers Sound recordist Steve Gatland Film editor John Rosser Designer Myles Lang
Lighting cameraman John Kenway Producer Chris Parr
Director Stuart Burge
0 FEATURE: page 4


Novel By: D. H. Lawrence.
Play By: Anne Devlin
Composed By: Simon Rogers
Unknown: Steve Gatland
Editor: John Rosser
Unknown: John Kenway
Producer: Chris Parr
Director: Stuart Burge
Ursula Brangwen: Imogen Stubbs
old Tom Brangwen: Tom Bell
Winifred Inger: Kate Buffery
Uncle Tom: Jon Finch
Anton Skrebensky: Martin Wenner
Lydia Brangwen: Eileen Way
Anna: Jane Gurnett
Will: Colin Tarrant
Gudrun: Clare Holman
Uncle Fred: David Beames
Theresa: Suzy Roper
Catherine: Lola Almudevar
Billy: Martin Bettridge
Cassie: Kathryn Brown
Margaret: Laurie Eastwood
Young Anna: Amy Bell
Young Ursula: Robyn Cooper
Clem: Aran Bell
Walter: Tom Silburn
Billy: Nicholas Wilkinson
Eddie: Matthew Blakey
Ethel: Emma Kedge

: News

Michael Buerk ; Weather


Unknown: Michael Buerk

: Heart of the Matter

Heart of the Matter seeks out moral issues.


Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Film editor: Mike Aloof
Series producer: Olga Edridge

: Out of the Twilight

A drama documentary looking at how TV serves and reflects the elderly.

(First shown on BBC2) (e)


Director: Tim Lambert
Produced By: Chris Lent
Producer: Kay Adshead
Editor: Michael Walker
Neughbour: Dorothea Alexander
Rival: Christopher Clarke

: Network East

: Weather

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