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: Annie Oakley

Starring Barbara Stanwyck Visiting Cincinnati, the world's champion shot is challenged to a shooting contest by a girl. This comedy adventure tells the story of America's celebrated shooting star.
Director George Stevens
● FILMS: pages 51-64


Unknown: Barbara Stanwyck
Director: George Stevens
Annie Oakley: Barbara Stanwyck
Toby Walker: Preston Foster
Jeff Hogarth: Melvyn Douglas

: Celtic Quest

Last in the series.
Discovering Holiness. The
Quest reaches Whitby, where St Hilda founded an Abbey. Rosemary Hartill meets
Gordon Bates , the Bishop of Whitby. The service at the parish church of St Mary is led by the vicar, Ben Hopkinson. Reading: Matthew 1, w 18-23. Producer Noel Vincent Editor Helen Alexander


Unknown: St Hilda
Unknown: Rosemary Hartill
Unknown: Gordon Bates
Unknown: Ben Hopkinson.
Producer: Noel Vincent
Editor: Helen Alexander

: Driving Force - Down Under!

The annual pro-celebrity driving competition for the Dunlop Trophy from Perth. From The Flying Doctors,
Rebecca Gibney teams up with World Motorcycling Champion Barry Sheene ; Peter O'Brien is with Formula 1 racing driver Martin Donnelly ;
Lenore Smith is paired with Australian rally driver Ross Dunkerton ; and cricketer Dennis Lillee joins Aussie
Touring Car Champion Peter Brock. Presented by Murray Walker and Sybil Ruscoe. TV production Peter Hylton Cleaver An MG production for BBCtv (R)


Unknown: Rebecca Gibney
Unknown: Barry Sheene
Unknown: Peter O'Brien
Unknown: Martin Donnelly
Unknown: Lenore Smith
Unknown: Ross Dunkerton
Unknown: Dennis Lillee
Unknown: Peter Brock.
Presented By: Murray Walker
Presented By: Sybil Ruscoe.
Unknown: Peter Hylton Cleaver

: White Christmas

Bing Crosby , Danny Kaye Old army buddies Phil and Bob are rehearsing their new musical comedy when they meet the glamorous Haynes sisters and follow them to
Vermont to stage a show.
Director Michael Curtiz 0 FILMS: pages 51-64 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Bing Crosby
Unknown: Danny Kaye
Director: Michael Curtiz
Bob Wallace: Bing Crosby
Phil Davis: Danny Kaye
Betty: Rosemary Clooney
Judy: Vera Ellen
General Waverly: Dean Jagger

: Christmas Crackers

A look at Christmas from children's point of view. John Mundy finds out why
Christmas is so special. Producers John Mundy and Geoffrey Smith (R)


Unknown: John Mundy
Producers: John Mundy
Producers: Geoffrey Smith

: News

With Lynette Lithgow. Followed by Joy to the World
Sarah Greene introduces a celebration of Christmas in the Victorian style, held at the Royal Albert Hall , London, in the presence of HRH the Princess Margaret. Artists appearing include Jane Asher , Peter Bowles , Chris De Burgh, David Copperfield ,
Paul Daniels , Evelyn Glennie , Bonnie Langford ,
Diane Langton , Benjamin Luxon ,
Suzi Quatro , Bertice Reading, Leo Sayer , Wayne Sleep , Robert Tear , singers and dancers from Poland and Lithuania, the London Oriana Choir, English Baroque Choir, Waverley Singers,
Haberdashers' Aske's Boys Choir, English Baroque
Orchestra and London Brass, conducted by Leon Lovett. Pipes and Drums of the Second Battalion Scots Guards and Massed Fanfare
Trumpeters of the Household Division (Director of Music: Lt Col P Hannam).
Event devised and produced by Major Michael Parker
Television presentation Simon Betts Concert organised in aid of Save the Children and the NSPCC by the Westminster Christmas Appeal Trust in association with Vauxhall.
0 PICTURE STORY: page 75


Unknown: Lynette Lithgow.
Introduces: Sarah Greene
Unknown: Albert Hall
Unknown: Jane Asher
Unknown: Peter Bowles
Unknown: David Copperfield
Unknown: Paul Daniels
Unknown: Evelyn Glennie
Unknown: Bonnie Langford
Unknown: Diane Langton
Unknown: Benjamin Luxon
Unknown: Suzi Quatro
Unknown: Leo Sayer
Unknown: Wayne Sleep
Singers: Robert Tear
Conducted By: Leon Lovett.
Produced By: Major Michael
Unknown: Simon Betts

: EastEnders

Another chance to see last week's episodes.
Mark and Diane go in search of Disa.
Drama: page 16
(Ceefax subtitles)

: Porridge

Starring Ronnie Barker, Richard Beckinsale

Cell-mates Fletcher and Godber become unwilling accomplices to an escape attempt in this cinema version of the popular BBCtv comedy.

Films: pages 51-64
(Ceefax subtitles)


Screenplay: Dick Clement
Screenplay: Ian La Frenais
Director: Dick Clement
Fletcher: Ronnie Barker
Godber: Richard Beckinsale
Mackay: Fulton MacKay
Barrowclough: Brian Wilde

: Hearts of Gold Christmas Special

Devised and presented by Esther Rantzen with Michael Groth. With special guests, actress Jean Boht, pantomime star John Inman and dancer Bonnie Langford.

Picture story: page 75
(Ceefax subtitles)


Presenter: Esther Rantzen
Presenter: Michael Groth
Guest: Jean Boht
Guest: John Inman
Guest: Bonnie Langford
Director: Phil Chilvers
Producer: Jane Elsdon-Dew

: Schofield's Europe: Berlin

Last programme in the series of lively looks at Europe with Phillip Schofield. Featuring actress and former cabaret artist Lotti Huber; 'Werner', a former East German secret agent; rising pop star Inga; and Claus Jurichs, the German voice of Dallas's Cliff Barnes. At a watchtower along the Berlin Wall, Schofield visits the bizarrely named '5 Year Plan Cafe', and takes a drive in a two-stroke Trabant.

(Ceefax subtitles)


Presenter: Phillip Schofield
Director: Christopher Morris
Executive Producer: Eric Rowan

: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair: 6

Last part of the adaptation of the classic children's stories by C.S. Lewis.
Dramatised by Alan Seymour.
Jill, Eustace, Prince Rilian and their brave friend Puddleglum face a fight to the death with the Green Lady.
(Ceefax Subtitles)


Author: C.S. Lewis
Dramatised by: Alan Seymour
Producer: Paul Stone
Director: Alex Kirby
Eustace: David Thwaites
Jill: Camilla Power
Puddleglum: Tom Baker
Prince Rilian: Richard Henders
Green Lady: Barbara Kellermann
Centaur: William Todd-Jones
Glimfeather: Warwick Davis
King Caspian: Geoffrey Russell
Trumpkin: Big Mick
Aslan: Ailsa Berk
Aslan: William Todd-Jones
Aslan's voice: Ronald Pickup
Young Caspian: Jean-Marc Perret
Chief bully: Tat Whalley
Reepicheep: Warwick Davis
Mr Tumnus: Jeffrey Perry

: News

With Lynette Lithgow. Weather John Kettley


Unknown: Lynette Lithgow.
Unknown: John Kettley

: Songs of Praise Christmas Special

Carols from Prague,
Czechoslovakia, with Placido Domingo , Ileana Cotrubas with the Virtuosi di Praga and the Choir of Christ Church
Cathedral, Oxford (musical director: Stephen Darlington ). With Jeremy Irons , the Bambini di Praga , President Vaclav Havel and the choirs and people of Prague in the Old Town Square and the Church of St Jakub.
Presented by Sally Magnusson. Producer Harry Marshall Editor Roger Hutchings
An Antelope/Icon production for BBCtv • RELIGION: pagel8 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Placido Domingo
Unknown: Ileana Cotrubas
Unknown: Virtuosi Di Praga
Director: Stephen Darlington
Unknown: Jeremy Irons
Unknown: Bambini Di Praga
Unknown: Vaclav Havel
Presented By: Sally Magnusson.
Producer: Harry Marshall
Editor: Roger Hutchings

: You Rang, M'Lord?: Royal Flush

The last in the present comedy series by Jimmy Perry and David Croft.
Starring Paul Shane, Jeffrey Holland, Su Pollard

Lord Meldrum holds a musical evening.

With Frank Williams, Angela Scoular, John Horsley, Yvonne Marsh, John D Collins, Sorel Johnson, Guy Siner, Geoffrey Hughes, Barry Howard, Davy Kaye and Robbie Barnett

(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Jimmy Perry
Writer/Director/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 Lipton: Brenda Cowling
Lady Lavender: Mavis Pugh
Poppy: Susie Brann
Cissy: Catherine Rabett
Henry: Perry Benson
Mabel: Barbara New
Frank: Williams
Angela: Scoular
[Actor]: John Horsley
[Actress]: Yvonne Marsh
[Actor]: John D Collins
[Actress]: Sorel Johnson
[Actor]: Guy Siner
[Actor]: Geoffrey Hughes
[Actor]: Barry Howard
[Actor]: Davy Kaye
[Actor]: Robbie Barnett

: Artists In Crime

An Alleyn Mystery
Adapted by T R Bowen from the book by Ngaio Marsh. Starring Simon Williams
When an exercise for artists ends with the death of the model, it's a case for Chief Inspector Alleyn.
Producer George Gallaccio Director Silvio Narizzano FEATURE: page 43 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Book By: Ngaio Marsh.
Unknown: Simon Williams
Producer: George Gallaccio
Director: Silvio Narizzano
Chief Inspector Alleyn: Simon Williams
Agatha Troy: Belinda Lang
Inspector Fox: William Simons
Lady Alleyn: Ursula Howells
Sir Norman Chappie: Edward Judd
Colonel Pascoe: Reginald Marsh
Mrs Hipkins: Janet Henfrey
Katti Bostock: Leslee Udwin
Julian Malmesley: Piers Gibbon
Valmai Seacliff: Georgia Allen
Basil Pilgrim: Nick Reding
Sergeant Bailey: Tim Dutton
Wolf Garcia: Andrew Baker
Phyllida Lee: Pippa Hinchley
Sonia Gluck: Siri Neal

: News

With Michael Buerk.
Weather John Kettley
• CEEFAX SUBTITLES (news only)


Unknown: Michael Buerk.

: Dunrulin': An Active Citizen is a Healthy Citizen

A new comedy by Alistair Beaton and John Wells.
Starring Angela Thorne, John Wells
Dulwich: the distant future. Some people never really retire.
A Jon Blair production for BBCtv CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Writer: Alistair Beaton
Writer: John Wells.
Director: Richard Boden
Producer: Jon Blair
Margaret Thatcher: Angela Thorne
Denis Thatcher: John Wells
Mark Thatcher: Owen Brenman
Carol Thatcher: Hilary Gish
Kneecap: Kenneth Cranham
Mrs Trodd: Liz Smith
Vicar: John Cater
Mrs Kishimoto: Eiji Kusuhara
Mandy: Jilly Johnson
Sister: Richenda Carey
Senior doctor: Colin Starkey
Junior doctor: John Dougall

Blog posts that mention this programme:

Tanner, Tewson and Thorne - Three Ts of Character Acting 25 January 2019
Tanner, Tewson and Thorne - Three Ts of Character Acting 25 January 2019

: Everyman

To Give or Not to Give
Sam Oliner has devoted his life to the study of why some people give while others walk on by. His research shows some surprising results.
James Thompson looks at
Oliner's work and meets two people who have made a choice: one to donate bone marrow to a stranger and the other to risk her life in order to save a family of social outcasts.
Producer Angela Kaye Editor Jane Drabble
* PICTURE STORY: page 75


Unknown: Sam Oliner
Unknown: James Thompson
Producer: Angela Kaye
Editor: Jane Drabble

: Spielberg: Sugarland Express

Starring Goldie Hawn William Atherton
Four months before he is to be released from prison,
Clovis Poplin is persuaded by his wife Lou to escape. She is determined to stop their baby son being taken for adoption. But when they steal a young policeman's car and take him hostage, the full force of the law pursues them.
Based on the story by Steven Spielberg. Hal Barwood and Matthew Robbins Director Steven Spielberg 0FILMS: pages 51-64 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: William Atherton
Unknown: Clovis Poplin
Story By: Steven Spielberg.
Story By: Hal Barwood
Story By: Matthew Robbins
Director: Steven Spielberg
Lou Jean Poplin: Goldie Hawn
Clovis Poplin: Wiwam Atherton
Captain Tanner: Ben Johnson
Maxwell Slide: Michael Sacks
Mashburn: Gregory Walcott
Jessup: Steve Kanalv
Mrs Lobby: Louise Latham

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