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: The Front Garden

A film which celebrates the English at their favourite Pastime - gardening. With Candida Lycett Green


Producer: Edward Mirzoeff

: Articles of Faith

Rediscovering religious belief. Creeds and Consequences John Bowker , Dean of Trinity, looks at the uses and abuses of creeds in the great religious traditions and asks whether the churches should abolish them.
Producer DAVID CRAIG (R)


Unknown: John Bowker
Director: Steve Benson
Producer: David Craig

: This Is the Day

Wendy Craig welcomes
Norma Cradock to her home in Berkshire for a special service of prayer and reflection. Together with the writer and broadcaster Adrian Plass , Wendy shares her thoughts about the opportunities for new beginnings on the last day of the decade.


Unknown: Wendy Craig
Unknown: Norma Cradock
Unknown: Adrian Plass
Editor: Helen Alexander

: See Hear!

The Monkey's Paw
W.W. Jacob 's Ghost Story performed in a British sign-language translation.
Directed by CAROL WINTON
Produced by IAN WOOLF (R) (e)


Unknown: W.W. Jacob
Directed By: Carol Winton
Produced By: Ian Woolf
Mr White: John Lee
Mrs White: Maureen Denmark
Herbert: Clive Mason
Sgt Maj Morris: Doug Alker
Mr Sampson: Craig Flynn

: Holiday Outings

Wales Safari
Bill Buckley has four wheels to help him through the Clwydian trail - a sort of motor safari in Wales. A three-day crash course at a specialist driving school. Director BRUCE THOMPSON
Series producer PATRICIA HOUUHAN


Unknown: Wales Safari
Unknown: Bill Buckley
Director: Bruce Thompson
Producer: Patricia Houuhan

: It's That Meal Again

Michael Barry recalls the delights of wartime cookery. Fifty years after Britain first registered for rationing, two Southampton families collect their coupons for a six-week experiment. Even without the blackout and bombs, it's war for the Harbers and the Lawrensons as they battle with the temptations of the supermarket and restrict themselves to 1942 rations.
Will they hold out? And were we really all much healthier during the War?
(First shown on BBC South)


Presenter: Michael Barry
Producer: Chris Jones

: Doctor in the House

A further British comedy for a holiday morning. Starring
Facing five years of high-spirited hard training as a medical student at
St Swithin's Hospital, Simon Sparrow must cope with irascible Sir Lancelot Spratt at work, and more attractive distractions at play....
Screenplay by NICHOLAS phipps from the book by RICHARD GORDON Directed by RALPH THOMAS 0 FILMS: page 25


Unknown: Simon Sparrow
Unknown: Sir Lancelot Spratt
Play By: Nicholas Phipps
Book By: Richard Gordon
Directed By: Ralph Thomas
Simon Sparrow: Dirk Bogarde
Joy: Muriel Pa Vlow
Grimsdyke: Kenneth More
Benskin: Donald Sinden
Isobel: Kay Kendall
Sir Lancelot: James Robertson Justice
Taffy': Donald Houston
Stella: Suzanne Cloutier
Dean: Geoffrey Keen
Briggs: George Coulouris

: Country File

In the 40 years since the War, Britain has lost 97 per cent of its wildflower meadows, half its peat bogs and 19,000 miles of hedgerow - enough to encircle the planet seven times. Since records began, 22 flowering species have disappeared in the UK, ten of them during the 60s and 70s. But, as Chris Baines reports, its not all doom and gloom.
There are growing signs that wildflowers are creeping back into arable fields and that the loss of native plants can be halted. Plus at 12.55pm the weather for the countryside with Ian McCaskill.


Unknown: Chris Baines
Unknown: Ian McCaskill.
Producer: Dick Colthurst
Editor: Michael Fitzgerald

: News

With Laurie Mayer.


Unknown: Laurie Mayer.

: Bros in 2 Summer

The bestselling duo, live in concert at Wembley Stadium this August, deliver their hits, from When Will I Be Famous? to Chocolate in the Box. Producer KEN SCORFIELD Director GAVIN TAYLOR
A Hadrian production (R)


Unknown: Wembley Stadium
Producer: Ken Scorfield
Director: Gavin Taylor

: EastEnders

By Tony McHale and Sarah Daniels.
'Everyone deserves a bit of happiness at Christmas.' (For cast see page 57)


Unknown: Tony McHale
Unknown: Sarah Daniels.

: Krull

Starring and Krull is a land peopled by creatures of myth and magic. When Princess Lyssa is abducted by the fearsome
Beast, Prince Colwyn sets out on a quest to find her, a quest in which he and his men will face hazards beyond their wildest imaginations.... This enchanting film is a combination of fantasy adventure, romance and magical special effects.
Produced by RON SILVERMAN Directed by PETER YATES
(First showing on British television) 0 FILMS: page 25


Produced By: Ron Silverman
Directed By: Peter Yates
Prince Colwyn: Ken Marshall
Princess Lyssa: Lysette Anthony
Ynyr: Freddie Jones
Widow of the Web: Francesca Annis
Torquil: Alun Armstrong
Ergo: David Battley
Cyclops: Bernard Bresslaw
Kegan: Liam Neeson
Seer: John Welsh
Titch: Graham McGrath
Turold: Tony Church
Eirig: Bernard Archard
Vella: Belinda Mayne
Bardolph: Dicken Ashworth
Oswyn: Todd Carty
Rhun: Robbie Coltrane

: Bugs Bunny Double Bill

The world's most famous cartoon rabbit in The Apes of Wrath and Bonanza Bunny.


Unknown: Bonanza Bunny.

: The Clothes Show

The Designer Decade
Dressing to impress, boxer shorts, the puffball skirt, cycling gear, 501s, Raybans, Swatch, Doc Martens ,
Filofaxes, trainers, Next and the Sloane Ranger. Along with the names of Ozbek, Galliano and Lacroix, the essential ingredients of the 80s. Selina Scott , Jeff Banks , Caryn Franklin and Raj Dhanda look back in style. Producer CLARE STRIDE
Executive producer ROGER CASSTLES BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Doc Martens
Unknown: Sloane Ranger.
Unknown: Selina Scott
Unknown: Jeff Banks
Unknown: Caryn Franklin
Unknown: Raj Dhanda

: Antiques Roadshow

The nave of Lincoln
Cathedral is the setting for the first of the new series when the familiar team of experts uncover rare silver, furniture and ceramics, leavened with a rich variety of toys, dolls and objets d'art brought by local people.
Introduced by Hugh Scully. Director DIANE REID


Introduced By: Hugh Scully.
Director: Diane Reid
Producer: Christopher Lewis

: News

With Laurie Mayer. Weather


Unknown: Laurie Mayer.

: Songs of Praise

A special live New Year celebration programme from All Saints' Church, Marlow, Buckinghamshire.
Alan Titchmarsh looks forward to the next decade by greeting congregations on both sides of the world who have a care for creation. The musicians, choirs and congregation, led by Paul Leddington Wright , are joined by the St Philip's Boys' Choir, the Marble
Collegiate Church of New
York and Christians in New
Zealand where the first dawn of the 90s is now rising.
0 Little Town of Bethlehem; Angels from the Realms of Glory; We Three Kings; Reach Out and Touch; All over the World the Spirit Is Moving; Joy to the World; One Day; For the Beauty of the Earth; Deep Peace; 0 Worship the Lord in the Beauty of Holiness. Producer SIMON HAMMOND Editor ROGER HUTCHINGS


Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Unknown: Paul Leddington Wright
Producer: Simon Hammond
Editor: Roger Hutchings

: A Question of Sport

To celebrate A Question of Sport's first 20 years,
David Coleman looks back at some of the highlights from the last decade.
Since the first programme was transmitted on 5 January 1970 more than 1,000 sports stars have appeared on the quiz, providing many memorable and humorous moments. Tonight's show is a compilation of these moments and the 'out-takes' collected over the last ten years.


Unknown: David Coleman
Producer: Mike Adley

: Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em

Written by Raymond Allen. Starring with (R)


Written By: Raymond Allen.
Frank Spencer: Michael Crawford
Betty Spencer: Michele Dotrice
Watson: James Cossins
Foreman: Ralph Watson
Workman: Kevin Moran
Miss Gibbons: Zulema Dene
Roberts: Robin Halstead
Lang: Mark Griffith
Students: Jill Damas
Students: Christopher Biggins

: A Hazard of Hearts

Starring Helena Bonham Carter as Serena Staverley, Diana Rigg as Harriet and Edward Fox as Wrotham.
Orphaned by her father's death, the future of Serena Staverley lies in the hands of Lord Vulcan whose reputation has made it unwise for any decent woman to be seen in his company. Soon she is to learn the secrets of Vulcan's clifftop mansion, wherein lurk terror and despair.
(First showing on British television)
FILMS: page 25


Screenplay: Terence Feely
Based on the novel by: Barbara Cartland
Director: John Hough
Serena Staverley: Helena Bonham Carter
Harriet: Diana Rigg
Wrotham: Edward Fox
Lady Isabel: Fiona Fullerton
Nicholas: Neil Dickson
Lord Vulcan: Marcus Gilbert
Sir Giles: Christopher Plummer
Old Vulcan: Stewart Granger
Eudora: Anna Massey

: News

With Martyn Lewis. Weather


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.

: Clive James on the 80s

From Brezhnev to the Berlin Wall, from Cecil Parkinson to the Big Bang, Clive James squeezes ten years into two hours, reviewing the events of the decade: Irangate,
Westland, Dynasty and Dallas; Michael Jackson 's first face-lift; John McEnroe 's first tantrum; the marriages of Charles and Di, Andy and Sarah, Kylie and Jason; the birth of the Filofax.... Also featuring: George Bush , Boy George , Gorbachev, Gadhafi, Geldof, Neil Kinnock ,
Madonna, Maradonna, Dan Quayle , Ronald Reagan ,
Sylvester Stallone ,
Arthur Scargill , Margaret Thatcher , Torvill and Dean and Walesa and Waldheim. Clive's special guest Jerry Hall presents the awards of the decade. Plus a surprise guest at midnight. Script consultant
0 DOCUMENTARY: page 18


Unknown: Cecil Parkinson
Unknown: Clive James
Unknown: Michael Jackson
Unknown: John McEnroe
Unknown: George Bush
Unknown: Boy George
Unknown: Neil Kinnock
Unknown: Dan Quayle
Unknown: Ronald Reagan
Unknown: Sylvester Stallone
Unknown: Arthur Scargill
Unknown: Margaret Thatcher
Unknown: Jerry Hall
Unknown: Colin Bostock-Smith
Director: Dominic Brigstocke
Producer: Elaine Bedell
Editor: Richard Drewett

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Ring in the New 31 December 2015

: Happy New Year

Following the chimes of the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev and Rt Hon Dr Robert Runcie , brings a message for the new decade.


Unknown: Dr Robert Runcie

: The Ipcress File

Starring and When ex-army officer Palmer is transferred to a civilian outfit for an investigation of a brain drain among scientists, he finds himself the centre of a bizarre intrigue in which nobody is to be trusted.
Screenplay by BILL CANAWAY and JAMES DORAN based on the novel by LEN DEIGHTON Directed by SIDNEY J. FURIE 0 FILMS: page 25


Play By: Bill Canaway
Unknown: James Doran
Novel By: Len Deighton
Directed By: Sidney J. Furie
Harry Palmer: Michael Caine
Dalby: Nigel Green
Riss: Guy Doleman
Jean: Sue Lloyd
Carnswell: Gordon Jackson

: Weather

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