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: Children's BBC

Introduced by Lisa Jones and Andi Peters, starting with:

Henry's Cat

7.05am Hallo Spencer: See, I Told You So

7.35am Playdays: The Why Bird Stop

7.55am Smoggies: Zombies of Coral Island

8.20am Around the World with Dot
Starring Drew Forsythe
A yuletide adventure in colourful animation.

9.25am Defenders of the Earth: Book of Mysteries

9.50am Haunters of the Deep
An old mine in Cornwall is being reopened. Becky and Josh hear of ghosts who warn of impending disasters...
Films: page 25
(Ceefax subtitles)


Presenter (Children's BBC): Lisa Jones
Presenter (Children's BBC): Andi Peters
[Actor] (Around the World with Dot): Drew Forsythe
Producer/Director (Around the World with Dot): Yoram Gross
Producer (Haunters of the Deep): Gordon L.T Scott
Director (Haunters of the Deep): Andrew Bogle
Josh: Gary Simmons
Becky: Amy Taylor

: Five to Eleven

With lain Cuthbertson.

: Africawatch

Presented by Julian Pettifer , Jonathan Scott , Fergus Keeling. Last September, Africawatch filmed the action in Kenya's Masai Mara. This programme highlights the wonder of life in one of the most stunning regions of East Africa. OB director ROY CHAPMAN Producer ROBIN HELLIER BBC Bristol


Presented By: Julian Pettifer
Presented By: Jonathan Scott
Presented By: Fergus Keeling.
Unknown: Masai Mara.
Director: Roy Chapman
Producer: Robin Hellier

: Paddles Up

The River Dee at Llangollen, North Wales, provides a stem test for Europe's outstanding canoeists, all bidding for places in the 1992 Olympics.

: That's Life

Presents Britain's most talented pets. Esther Rantzen introduces some favourite pets from the last series. Producer ESTHER RANTZEN Editor SHAUN WOODWARD


Introduces: Esther Rantzen
Producer: Esther Rantzen
Editor: Shaun Woodward

: News

With Chris Lowe. Weather Bill Giles


Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: Curry on Ice

The International Ice Bowl in Belfast plays host to the 1976 World and Olympic free-skating champion
John Curry. Over the next five days John shows six people of different ages and standards how to improve their skating. Today: how to get on and off the ice, how to stop, and the beginnings of choreography.


Unknown: John Curry.

: Neighbours

Harold becomes a hero, but is it too late? The search begins for the cause of the fire. Written by RAY HARDING , LOIS


Written By: Ray Harding
Unknown: Ian Smith.
Unknown: C.V. Schofield
Unknown: Malcolm Frawley
Directed By: Tony Osicka
Directed By: Steve Mann

: My Fair Lady

Starring and with and Outside Covent Garden Opera House, Henry Higgins , professor of phonetics, boasts to his friend Pickering that he could teach a cockney flower girl to speak like a duchess. The next morning Eliza arrives on his doorstep demanding to be taught ...
This classic Lerner and Loewe musical won eight Academy Awards.
Eliza is sung by Mami Nixon. Screenplay by ALAN J. LERNER Directed by GEORGE CUKOR 0 FILMS: page 25


Unknown: Henry Higgins
Sung By: Mami Nixon.
Unknown: Alan J. Lerner
Directed By: George Cukor
Eliza Doolittle: Audrey Hepburn
Professor Higgins: Rex Harrison
Alfred Doolittle: Stanley Holloway
Colonel Pickering: Wilfrid Hyde White
Mrs Higgins: Gladys Cooper
Freddie: Jeremy Brett
Zoltan: Theodore Bikel
Mrs Pearce: Mona Washbourne

: Final Score

Results and football pools service.
Introduced by Ralph Dellor.


Introduced By: Ralph Dellor.

: News

With Chris Lowe. Weather


Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: Neighbours


: Grease 2

Starring and September 1961: and it's back to school for the students of Rydell High. As the T-Birds and Pink Ladies reassemble, Michael, a handsome young Englishman, joins the senior class. The accepted status quo is soon under threat when he falls in love with Stephanie, the most beautiful of the Pink
Ladies. This lively musical features Maxwell Caulfield , star of The Colbys, and gave Michelle Pfeiffer her first starring role.
(First showing on British television)
0 FILMS: page 25


Unknown: Maxwell Caulfield
Unknown: Michelle Pfeiffer
Unknown: Johnny Nogerelli.
Unknown: Christopher McDonald
Produced By: Bill Oakes
Produced By: Robert Stigwood
Stephanie: Michelle Pfeiffer
Michael: Maxwell Caulfield
Lou DiMucci: Peter Frechette
Davey: Leif Green
Paulette Rebchuck: Lorna Luft
Sharon Cooper: Maureen Teefy
Rhonda Ritter: Alison Price
Dolores: Pamela Segall
Frenchy: Didi Conn
Miss McGee: Eve Arden
Coach Calhoun: Sid Caesar

: Blankety Blank

Starring Les Dawson with another edition of this popular quiz. His special guests this week are Lynda Baron, William Gaunt, Bonnie Langford, Adrian Mills, Mike Reid and Carmen Silvera.

Comedy: page 9
(Ceefax subtitles)


Presenter: Les Dawson
Panellist: Lynda Baron
Panellist: William Gaunt
Panellist: Bonnie Langford
Panellist: Adrian Mills
Panellist: Mike Reid
Panellist: Carmen Silvera
Director: Sylvia Boden
Producer: Stanley Appel

: Meryl Streep in Out of Africa

Beginning a major season featuring the leading lady of contemporary cinema, Meryl Streep , here as Karen Blixen. and The remarkable story of Karen Dinesen who left her native
Denmark in 1913 to marry a Swedish Baron and run a coffee farm in Kenya.
Travelling to Nairobi she briefly encounters adventurer Denys Finch Hatton and a love story begins that is inextricably bound up with the beauty of Africa.
Stunning photography and an immaculate performance by Meryl Streep distinguish this highly acclaimed film.
Screenplay by KURT LUEDTKE Produced and directed by SYDNEY POLLACK
(First showing on British television. Meryl Streep in 'Falling in Love' on Friday at 9.30pm)
0 FILMS: page 25


Unknown: Meryl Streep
Unknown: Karen Blixen.
Unknown: Karen Dinesen
Unknown: Denys Finch Hatton
Unknown: Meryl Streep
Play By: Kurt Luedtke
Directed By: Sydney Pollack
Unknown: Meryl Streep
Denys Finch Hatton: Robert Redford
Baron Bror Blixen: Klaus Maria Brandauer
Berkeley: Michael Kitchen
Farah: Mauck Bowens
Kamante: Joseph Thiaka
Kinyanjui: Stephen Kinyanjui
Delamere: Michael Gough
Felicity: Suzanna Hamilton
Lady Belfield: Rachel Kempson
Lord Belfield: Graham Crowden
Sir Joseph: Leslie Phillips
Belknap: Shane Rimmer
Juma: Mike Bugara
Kanuthia: Job Seda
Ismail: Mohammed Umar
Doctor: Donal McCann
Banker: Kenneth Mason

: News

With Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: The Look of Love

Devised by Gillian Lynne and Marvin Laird.
A music and dance spectacular based on the songs of Burt Bacharach and Hal David.
Their words and music have entranced generations and now some of their greatest hits. Anyone Who Had a Heart,
What's New Pussycat?, Trains and Boats and Planes, Alfie and many more, have been brought together to tell the age-old story of love. with COURTNEY PINE and members of the BBC PHILHARMONIC.
Directed and choreographed by GILLIAN LYNNE BBC North West


Unknown: Gillian Lynne
Unknown: Marvin Laird.
Unknown: Burt Bacharach
Unknown: Hal David.
Producers: Paul Colbert
Producers: Tony Harrison
Ralph: Daniel Massey
Blythe: Juliet Prowse
Eve: Ute Lemper
Alec: Philip Casnoff
Jeff: Michael Howe
Alfie: Michael Winsor
Hesta: Sarah-Jane Hassell
Eros: Martin James

: In the Heat of the Night

Starring and Sparta, Mississippi, is a small, quiet southern town broiling on a steamy September night. At the train station Virgil Tibbs , a solitary negro from out of town, is arrested for the murder of a rich northern industrialist.
Screenplay by STERLING SHXIPHANT Directed by NORMAN JEWISON * FILMS page 25


Unknown: Virgil Tibbs
Play By: Sterling Shxiphant
Directed By: Norman Jewison
Virgil Tibbs: Sidney Poitier
Bill Gillespie: Rod Steiger
Sam Wood: Warren Oates
Delores Purdy: Quentin Dean
Purdy: James Patterson
Webb: William Schallert
Leslie Colbert: Lee Grant
Harvey: Scott Wilson

: Weather

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