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: Through the Garden Gate

West Country nurseryman Dennis Cornish visits Roy Keverne of Constantine, one of Cornwall's champion gardeners. Producer David Spires (R)
* GARDENING: page 28


Unknown: Dennis Cornish
Unknown: Roy Keverne
Producer: David Spires

: Celtic Quest

Discovering Wisdom. The Quest reaches Durham Cathedral where
Rosemary Hartill meets the Dean, the Very Rev John Arnold. The meditation, which includes readings from the works of Bede, is led by Canon Tony Hart. Reading: II Timothy 3, vv 14 - 4, v 5.
Producers John Kirby and Noet Vincent


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill
Unknown: John Arnold.
Unknown: Canon Tony Hart.
Producers: John Kirby
Producers: Noet Vincent

: Where on Earth Are We Going?

Industrial Futures. Jonathon Porritt looks at some of the steps being taken in America to get industry back in balance with the natural world. And he asks who is responsible: the government, individuals or industry itself? Producer Bryn Brooks
0 BOOKLET: for a free copy on issues in environmental education, please send a large 32p sae to, [address removed]


Unknown: Jonathon Porritt

: You Are What You Eat

A practical guide to healthy eating. Don't Eat Your Heart Out
Presented by Liza Goddard. With Jeffrey Holland.
Producers Anna Jackson and Sally Kirkwood (R)
0 BOOKLET: for a free copy send a large 27p sae to [address removed]


Presented By: Liza Goddard.
Unknown: Jeffrey Holland.
Producers: Anna Jackson
Producers: Sally Kirkwood

: A Way with Numbers

The Time of Day. Where can you crash a brand new car and get paid for it? Why is all the time in the world never enough? In the programme that provides practical help with day-to-day maths,
Carol Vorderman takes time out to look at the numbers caught in time. Time measures all our lives, from timing an athlete to timing the lunch, but why do digital watches change the way we tell the time? With Johnny Ball. Producer Dave Thomas Editor George Auckland
0 ADVICE LINE: for a free leaflet and information about local help with maths, there is a free 24-hour phone helpline on 0[number removed]. 0 BOOK: same title, £4.99. from booksellers.


Unknown: Carol Vorderman
Unknown: Johnny Ball.
Producer: Dave Thomas
Editor: George Auckland

: Help Your Child with Reading

In the last of the series Maggie Philbin looks at popular children's books. Senes producer Jenny Stevens (R)
0 ADVICE LINE: freefone 0[number removed]today from
• BOOK: same We, 15.99, from booksellers.
• BOOKLET: send large 27p sae to: [address removed].


Unknown: Maggie Philbin
Producer: Jenny Stevens

: See Hear!

This special extended programme to celebrate the tenth anniversary of See Hear! features a debate on the future of broadcasting for deaf people in Britain. Presented in sign language by Maureen Denmark and Clive Mason. Interpreters: Brenda Mackay and John Lee. Series producer Bryn Brooks


Unknown: Maureen Denmark
Unknown: Clive Mason.
Unknown: Brenda MacKay
Unknown: John Lee.

: Country File

John Craven reports on an ingenious initiative to restore life to Britain's polluted rivers. And Rupert Segar reports on a fledgling industry producing leather from salmon and even turkey skins in the Highlands of Scotland. Including at
12.55pm the weather for the week ahead with Bernard Davey. Producer Dick Colthurst Editor Michael Fitzgerald


Unknown: John Craven
Unknown: Rupert Segar
Unknown: Bernard Davey.
Producer: Dick Colthurst
Editor: Michael Fitzgerald

: News

With Moira Stuart.
Followed by The 100th Royal Tournament
This year marks not only the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, and but also celebrates a special
Royal Tournament full of pageantry from Earls Court, London.
Featuring: the Massed Bands of the Royal Marines; the White Helmets motorcycle display team; the Royal Marines, a sensational Arctic battle; the Royal Navy Field gun competition; Musical Drive of the King's Troop, RHA; and the Metropolitan Police dogs display. Commentary by Eric Robson. Producer Michael Parker (R)


Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Commentary By: Eric Robson.
Producer: Michael Parker

: EastEnders

Another chance to see last week's episodes.
The Beales return to the Vic, but Eddie's celebrations are very private indeed. Mark and Diane roam the streets of London - where will their search lead them?
Drama: page 11
(Ceefax subtitles)

: The Muppets Take Manhattan

First showing on network television of the third of Jim Henson 's manic
Muppet movies. Starring
Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy Broadway beckons when the madcap Muppets decide to take their college show Manhattan
Melodies to New York. However, in the best musical tradition, it takes a very long time to become an overnight success!
With Art Carney, James Coco Dabney Coleman , Elliott Gould Gregory Hines , Linda Lavin Liza Minnelli , Joan Rivers and Brooke Shields.
Main Muppet performers:
Jim Henson , Frank Oz , Dave Goelz Steve Whitmire , Richard Hunt and Jerry Nelson.
Screenplay by Frank Oz , Tom Patchett and Ray Tarses. Director Frank Oz
0 CHILDREN: page 15
0 FILMS: pages 39-47


Unknown: Jim Henson
Unknown: James Coco
Unknown: Dabney Coleman
Unknown: Elliott Gould
Unknown: Gregory Hines
Unknown: Linda Lavin
Unknown: Liza Minnelli
Unknown: Joan Rivers
Unknown: Brooke Shields.
Unknown: Jim Henson
Unknown: Frank Oz
Unknown: Dave Goelz
Unknown: Steve Whitmire
Unknown: Richard Hunt
Unknown: Jerry Nelson.
Unknown: Frank Oz
Unknown: Tom Patchett
Unknown: Ray Tarses.
Director: Frank Oz
Jenny: Juliana Donald
Ronnie: Lonny Price
Pete: Louis Zorich

: Show Jumping

The Crosse and Blackwell
Christmas Knock-Out from the Grand Hall, Olympia. The top 16 riders of the show race against each other in this knock-out competition. Plus - the Shetland
Grand National, mini-dog relay and the traditional finale, based this year on the story of Peter Pan. Introduced by Raymond Brooks-Ward .


Unknown: Peter Pan.
Introduced By: Raymond Brooks-Ward

: Schofield's Europe: Athens

A lively and entertaining look at Europe today with Phillip Schofield. Featuring the country's favourite comedian Harry Klynn; Nicos Gallis, known by this nation of basketball fanatics as the 'Greek god'; and singing star Dalaras, who has revived traditional rebetika music. And Phillip Schofield takes to the dance floor with his very personal rendition of Bouzoukia. Director Christopher Morris
Executive producer Eric Rowan
0 TRAVEL: page 28


Unknown: Phillip Schofield.
Unknown: Harry Klynn
Unknown: Nicos Gallis
Unknown: Phillip Schofield
Director: Christopher Morris
Producer: Eric Rowan

: The Chronicles of Narnia

An adaptation of the classic children's stories by C S Lewis. The Silver Chair dramatised by Alan Seymour. 5: Trapped underground, Jill,
Eustace and Puddleglum meet a masked man under a spell that has all the marks of a witch on it.
Producer Paul Stone Director Alex Kirby
0 VIDEO: 'The Chronicles of Narnia - Prince Caspian' and 'The Chronicles of Narnia - the Voyage of the Dawn Treader', both £9.99, from retailers.
0 PICTURE STORY: page 55


Dramatised By: Alan Seymour.
Producer: Paul Stone
Director: Alex Kirby
Eustace: David Thwaites
Jill: Camilla Power
Puddleglum: Tom Baker
Warden: Bill Wallis
Masked man: Richard Henders
Green Lady: Barbara Kellermann
Sentry: Joe Hall

: Lifeline

Richard Briers appeals on behalf of St Botolph's Rehabilitation Centre in London which cares for single homeless people and provides a day and evening centre. Plus Cliff Michelmore and Lynette Lithgow report on the latest charity news. Producer Jill Dawson
* DONATIONS: please send to, [address removed].


Unknown: Richard Briers
Unknown: Cliff Michelmore
Unknown: Lynette Lithgow
Producer: Jill Dawson
Unknown: Richard Briers

: News

With Michael Buerk.
Weather Bernard Davey


Unknown: Michael Buerk.
Unknown: Bernard Davey

: Songs of Praise

As Christmas approaches, Debbie Thrower celebrates the season at St Mary Redcliffe, Bristol, where favourite carols are sung, and talks to newsreader Andrew Harvey about his Christmas plans.
Carols: 0 Come, All Ye Faithful; The First Nowell; Star Carol; While
Shepherds Watched; Ding Dong !
Merrily on High; Away in a Manger; Candlelight Carol; Once in Royal
David's City; Joy to the World; Hark! The Herald Angels Sing. Producer Stephen Lynas Editor Roger Hutchings


Unknown: Debbie Thrower
Unknown: Andrew Harvey
Unknown: Ding Dong
Producer: Stephen Lynas
Editor: Roger Hutchings

: You Rang, M'Lord?

A comedy series by Jimmy Perry and David Croft.
Starring Paul Shane
Jeffrey Holland , Su Pollard
Stranger in the Night. The Hon Teddy has a bad dream and a stranger arrives at night, in need of help.
Director/Producer David Croft


Unknown: Jimmy Perry
Unknown: David Croft.
Unknown: Paul Shane
Unknown: Jeffrey Holland
Unknown: Su Pollard
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
Bishop: Frank Williams
Madge Cartwright: Yvonne Marsh
Dad: Michael Robbins
Captain: Harry Landis
Seaman: Buster Waeland

: Sports Review of the Year

Who will succeed Nick Faldo as Sports Personality of the Year, Great Britain's Men's Athletic Squad as team of the year, Mike Tyson as Overseas Personality? Or might some titles be retained? Radio Times readers have cast their votes.
Introduced from the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in London by Desmond Lynam and Steve Rider. Producer Martin Hopkins Editor John Philips
• FEATURE: page 35
* PICTURE STORY: page 55


Unknown: Nick Faldo
Unknown: Mike Tyson
Unknown: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: Steve Rider.
Unknown: Desmond Lynam

: News

With Michael Buerk.
Weather Bernard Davey
0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES (news only)


Unknown: Michael Buerk.
Unknown: Bernard Davey

: In Sickness and In Health

Johnny Speight 's comedy about an old man's struggle with the welfare state. Starring Warren Mitchell Carmel McSharry
Alf decides to follow the advice of 'the Lord helps those who help themselves'.
Director/Producer Richard Boden (R) 9 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Johnny Speight
Unknown: Warren Mitchell
Unknown: Carmel McSharry
Producer: Richard Boden
AlfGarnett: Warren Mitchell
Mrs Hollingbery: Carmel McSharry
Arthur: Arthur English
Fred Johnson: Ken Campbell

: Everyman

Scenes After a Revolution. A year after the revolution which overthrew the Romanian dictator, Nicolae Ceaus. escu, Everyman returns to the towns and villages of Transylvania. In some villages, peasants are recovering their sense of trust. In others, old conflicts are revived as the rich peasants reclaim their land from the collectives and the landless poor fear for the future. And in the beautiful village of Hadoc, villagers describe the murderous conflicts that have broken out between Romanians and Hungarian-speakers. Director Melissa Llewelyn-Davies Series producer Jane Drabble
A John Blake Associates production for BBCtv
0 PICTURE STORY: page 55


Unknown: Nicolae Ceaus.
Producer: Jane Drabble

: Clean Slate

The education magazine.
Introduced by Jackie Spreckley.


Introduced By: Jackie Spreckley.

: Show Jumping

Further coverage of the Everest Christmas Cake Stakes from the Grand Hall, Olympia. Commentary by Raymond Brooks-Ward and Stephen Hadley.
Introduced by David Vine.


Commentary By: Raymond Brooks-Ward
Commentary By: Stephen Hadley.
Introduced By: David Vine.

: Mahabharat

A 91-part epic drama in Hindi with English subtitles.
31: Suspecting a murder plot,
Vidhur (Virendra Razdan ) arranges for an escape tunnel to be dug.


Unknown: Virendra Razdan

: Weather

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