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: Through the Garden Gate

West Country nurseryman Dennis Cornish visits Woolfardisworthy and Dartington Hall , to see how they reflect the renewed interest in the herbaceous border. Producer David Spires (R)


Unknown: Dennis Cornish
Unknown: Dartington Hall
Producer: David Spires

: A Vous la France!

French for beginners.
7: Carolle Rousseau and Patrick Simpson-Jones show how to order a meal.
Producer David Wilson (R)
* SUPPORT MATERIALS: ooo*. same title, £7.99, cassette £5.99, teachers' notes £3.99, from retailers. Computer software £31.63, telephone 0[number removed].


Unknown: Patrick Simpson-Jones
Producer: David Wilson

: Espana Viva

Spanish for beginners.
7: Yolanda Vazquez investigates the Spanish working day and shows how to talk about work. Producer David Wilson (R)
0 SUPPORT MATERIALS: book, same title, £7.99, two cassettes 45.99 each, student workbook, £4,99, from retailers. For teachers' notes please send a cheque/postal order for £2.50, payable to BSS to, [address removed].


Unknown: Yolanda Vazquez
Producer: David Wilson

: Business Matters

The second of two special reports on eastern Europe.
Take Your Partners. In the last nine months several hundred western companies have established joint ventures in eastern Europe.
John Humphrys reports on the new pioneers of east-west relations, and the hard lessons they are learning. Producer David Dawson (R)
0 VIDEO: a training video based on this programme, £286.35, is available in January. Please contact BBC Training Videos on [number removed].


Producer: David Dawson

: The Cenotaph

On Remembrance Sunday
HM the Queen lays a wreath of red Flanders poppies at the Cenotaph on behalf of the nation, in memory of those who lost their lives in two world wars. Today also marks the 70th anniversary of bringing home the Unknown Warrior from France to lie in Westminster Abbey. At the Cenotaph, the Bishop of London, the Rt Rev Graham Leonard , conducts a short act of worship. The morning ends with the march past by the Royal British Legion and 7,000 ex-servicemen and women. David Dimbleby reports. Television presentation Ian Smith (Highlights at 9.35pm on BBC2)
0 INFO LINE: for details about this year's Poppy Appeal and information about the Royal British Legion and its work telephone 0[number removed].


Unknown: Graham Leonard
Unknown: David Dimbleby
Unknown: Ian Smith

: * This Is the Day

Linda Mary Evans introduces your letters for Remembrance Sunday. Director Allan Lee
Producer John Kirby


Introduces: Linda Mary Evans
Director: Allan Lee
Producer: John Kirby

: See Hear!

In a special edition for
Remembrance Sunday, See Hear! goes to Manchester for the recording of a church service by the deaf for a hearing audience.
Presented in sign language by Maureen Denmark and Clive Mason. Interpreters: Brenda Mackay and John Lee. Producer Eddie Montague Editor Bryn Brooks


Unknown: Maureen Denmark
Unknown: Clive Mason.
Unknown: Brenda MacKay
Unknown: John Lee.
Producer: Eddie Montague
Editor: Bryn Brooks

: Country File

According to Irish folklore the only crock of gold to be found in the Emerald Isle was hidden by a leprechaun. But now hundreds of licences have been handed out across the country to companies prospecting for gold and other valuable minerals. John Craven reports on how farmers and the tourist industry fear a gold rush.
Including at 12.55pm the weather for the week ahead with Ian McCaskill.
Producer David Wallace Editor Michael Fitzgerald


Unknown: John Craven
Unknown: Ian McCaskill.
Producer: David Wallace
Editor: Michael Fitzgerald

: News With Moira Stuart. Followed by On the Record

An in-depth look at the pressing issues of the week.
Presented by Jonathan Dimbleby with John Cole.
Producer Peter Lovering Editor Glenwyn Benson


Presented By: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: John Cole.
Producer: Peter Lovering
Editor: Glenwyn Benson

: EastEnders

Another chance to see last week's episodes.
Phil chooses between friendship and freedom.
Drama: page 4
(Ceefax subtitles)

: The Flintstones

Cartoon adventures with the residents of Bedrock. (R)

: Smash Hits Poll Winners' Party

Presented by Phillip Schofield, live from the London Arena, Docklands. Featuring pop stars Jason Donovan, Craig McLachlan, Betty Boo, Partners in Kryme with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Monie Love, Snap, Roxette, the Boys, Vanilla Ice and Deelite. Director Terry Jervis Producer Sharon Ali


Presented By: Phillip Schofield
Unknown: Jason Donovan
Unknown: Craig McLachlan
Unknown: Betty Boo
Unknown: Monie Love
Director: Terry Jervis
Producer: Sharon Ali

: The Clothes Show

Sharon (Pauline Quirke ) and Tracey (Linda Robson ), stars of Birds of a Feather, have outfits chosen for them by neighbour
Dorien (Lesley Joseph ), but turn the tables on her. There's a report on Birmingham's thriving jewellery quarter and the Clothes Show
Export Awards for new enterprise are announced. Presented by Selina Scott , Jeff Banks , Caryn Franklin and Sheryl Simms. Producer Clare Stride
Executive producer Roger Casstles
0 MAGAZINE: December issue out this week, £1.00, from newsagents


Unknown: Pauline Quirke
Unknown: Linda Robson
Unknown: Lesley Joseph
Presented By: Selina Scott
Presented By: Jeff Banks
Presented By: Caryn Franklin
Presented By: Sheryl Simms.
Producer: Roger Casstles

: Hearts of Gold

Devised and presented by Esther Rantzen with Michael Groth.
The series starring unsung heroes and heroines with extraordinary tales of kindness and courage.
Today's guests are singer Dame Vera Lynn , impressionist
Janet Brown , footballer Paul Gascoigne and television producer Desmond Wilcox. Director Phil Chilvers
Series producer Jane Elsdon-Dew


Presented By: Esther Rantzen
Unknown: Michael Groth.
Unknown: Vera Lynn
Unknown: Janet Brown
Unknown: Paul Gascoigne
Producer: Desmond Wilcox.
Director: Phil Chilvers
Producer: Jane Elsdon-Dew

: Sum Chance

Do you enjoy a flutter?
Carol Vorderman investigates the world of risk and probability from the gaming table to the space shuttle. And champion jockey Declan Murphy explains how maths is helping to improve his chances for the future.
Director David McNab
Producer Jonathan Drori
0 ADVICE LINE: for adults wanting to find out about local help with maths, there is advice on a free 24-hour telephone helpline on [number removed]. 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Carol Vorderman
Unknown: Declan Murphy
Director: David McNab
Producer: Jonathan Drori

: News

With Moira Stuart.
Weather Ian McCaskill


Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Songs of Praise for Remembrance

From Malta, which was heavily bombed during the Second World War by German and Italian aircraft. British visitors join Maltese people on Crucifix Wharf overlooking the Grand Harbour to remember the courage and sacrifice of the past. With Martyn Lewis.
Hymns: All People That on Earth Do Dwell; 0 God, Our Help in Ages Past; L-Ghanja tat-Tislima (Thy Will Be
Done); Tigi Saltnatek (Our Father); Abide with Me; The Lord's My
Shepherd; Tini Jdejk (Take My Hand); Thine Be the Glory. Producer Diane Reid
Editor Roger Hutchings


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.
Unknown: Tigi Saltnatek
Unknown: Tini Jdejk
Producer: Diane Reid
Editor: Roger Hutchings

: You Rang M'Lord?

A comedy series by Jimmy Perry and David Croft.
Starring Paul Shane
Jeffrey Holland , Su Pollard Labour or Love. Lord Meldrum decrees that his brother will go to work in the family business to keep his mind off servant girls.
Director/Producer David Croft
0 COMEDY: page 10


Unknown: Jimmy Perry
Unknown: David Croft.
Unknown: Paul Shane
Unknown: Jeffrey Holland
Producer: David Croft
Alf Stokes: Paul Shane
James Twelvetrees: Jeffrey Holland
Ivy Teasdale: Su Pollard
Lord Meldrum: Donald Hewlett
The Hon Teddy: Michael Knowles
PC Wilson: Bill Pertwee
Mrs Upton: Brenda Cowling
Lady Lavender: Mavis Pugh
Poppy: Susie Brann
Cissy: Catherine Rabett
Henry: Perry Benson
Mabel: Barbara New
Prof Mannheim: Kenneth Connor
Mr Foster: Michael Lees
Jock: Stuart McGugan
Mr Barnes: Ivor Roberts
Rose: Amanda Bellamy

: Howards' Way

11: Gerald joins Abby to do battle in Bermuda.
Episode written by Mervyn Haisman Series producer Gerard Glaister Director Robert Reed
0 DRAMA: page 4


Written By: Mervyn Haisman
Producer: Gerard Glaister
Director: Robert Reed
Jan Howard: Jan Harvey
Jack Rolfe: Glyn Owen
Kate Harvey: Dulcie Gray
Charles Frere: Tony Anholt
Ken Masters: Stephen Yardley
Avril Rolfe: Susan Gilmore
Vanessa Rolfe: Lana Morris
Gerald Urquhart: Ivor Danvers
BillSayers: Robert Vahey
Robert Hastings: Paul Jerricho
Laura Wilde: Kate O'Mara
Admiral Redfern: Michael Denison
Leo Howard: Edward Highmore
Abby Hudson: Cindy Shelley
Lynne Dupont: Tracey Childs
Orrin Hudson: Jeff Harding
Jenny Richards: Charmian Gradwell
Tony Munro: John Rhean
Pierre Challon: James Coombes

: The Green Man

The last part of a ghost story in three episodes written by Malcolm Bradbury from the novel by Kingsley Amis. Starring
Albert Finney , Michael Hordern The ghost of Underhill has agreed to a second meeting, at which
Maurice presumes the evil doctor will reveal his full powers.
Producer David Snodin
Director Elijah Moshinsky


Written By: Malcolm Bradbury
Unknown: Albert Finney
Unknown: Michael Hordern
Producer: David Snodin
Director: Elijah Moshinsky
Maurice: Albert Finney
Joyce: Linda Marlowe
Diana: Sarah Berger
Jack: Nicky Henson
Lucy: Josie Lawrence
Gramps: Michael Hordern
Sonnenschein: Nickolas Grace
Nick: Michael Grandage
Amy: Natalie Morse
Underhill: Michael Culver
Visitor: Philip Franks
David: Robert Schofield
Gary: Glenn Lee
Punters: Liz Digby-Smith
Punters: Tom Kelly
Punters: Tony Mathews

: News

With Michael Buerk.
Weather Ian McCaskill


Unknown: Michael Buerk.
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Heart of the Matter

Unfinished Business.
British prisoners of war Alan Hicks and Albert Lougher worked as slave labourers for the German company I G Farben during the latter years of the Second World War. After the war Farben was liquidated so the question of compensation was thought to be impossible. But this October the situation took a dramatic turn with the unification of Germany. Farben is hoping to claim lost assets estimated at £2 billion. Does this mean that the British prisoners of war have a chance of getting compensation for their years as slave labourers?
Joan Bakewell investigates their claims and their hopes for compensation.
Director Candida Pryce-Jones
Series producer Olga Edridge


Unknown: Alan Hicks
Unknown: Albert Lougher
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Director: Candida Pryce-Jones
Producer: Olga Edridge

: The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd

A comedy-drama series from America starring Blair Brown
Here's a Bunch of Photos from an Old Album. Thanks to Molly's
(Blair Brown ) unusual relations, her father's funeral does not go quite as planned.


Unknown: Blair Brown
Unknown: Blair Brown

: Clean Slate

The education magazine. A look at children's handwriting and whether cursive loops are the answer; fitness among primary school children; composer Peter Maxwell Davies makes a plea for more free music education; and wartime evacuee Claire Rayner remembers her education.
With Jackie Spreckley.


Unknown: Peter Maxwell
Unknown: Claire Rayner
Unknown: Jackie Spreckley.

: Mahabharat

A 91-part epic drama in Hindi with English subtitles.

: Weather

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