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: The Pennine Challenge

Third of four programmes following four young people walking the Pennine Way.

: The Promise of His Glory

The first of four Advent services from East
Anglia. Today, Advent calendars are opened, and the first candle on the Advent wreath is lit as Christians begin the season of Ad vent - a time of prayer and preparation for the coming of Christ. Dr Donald English, General Secretary of the Methodist Church, Home Mission Division, joins the congregation in Ely Cathedral to reflect upon the significance today of this special time.


Unknown: Ely Cathedral

: See Hear!

The magazine programme for the deaf community. With signing and subtitles.

: Deutsch Direkt

German for beginners.
0BBC SUPPORT MATERIAL: book £7.99, tutor's notes £3.95, three audio cassettes£6.99each,workbook£4.99 available from booksellers and retailers.

: Fast Feasts

Today's quick-to-make dish is tandoori chicken salad.

: The Training Hour

A series designed to encourage further education and training.
Second in a three-part series on equal opportunities.
Make It Work. Many equal opportunity policies exist in name only. A look at three different organisations taking positive action to make their policies work in practice.
0 SUPPORT MATERIAL: handbook and trainers' notes£5. 00 each available from [address removed]. Details of video obtainable from BBC Education. phone [number removed]
And at 11.30am Skillshop
Advice on jobs and training. ●STEREO
●ADVICE LINE: ring 0800.[number removed]. (calls are free)
* BOOKLET: send a sae to [address removed]

: Through the Looking Glass

Fourth of a six-part series about the social history of dress.
Rationed Fashion. After years of rationing, Dior's "new look" of 1947 restarted the fashion cycle.

: Country File

John Craven with the latest countryside stories. Plus at
12.55 weather for next week.


Unknown: John Craven

: News

Followed by On the Record
The live political programme presented by Jonathan Dimbleby , with John Cole.


Presented By: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: John Cole.

: EastEnders

Omnibus edition. Grant has his own ideas about how to secure the Queen Vic for Sharon.
(Teletext Subtitles: page 888)

: Snooker

The final of the UK
Championship from the Guild Hall, Preston. Presented by David Vine. Commentary by Ted Lowe , Jack Karnehm , Clive Everton , John Virgo ,
Ray Edmonds , Eddie Charlton and John Spencer.
(The final continues at 8.05pm on BBC1)


Presented By: David Vine.
Commentary By: Ted Lowe
Commentary By: Jack Karnehm
Commentary By: Clive Everton
Commentary By: John Virgo
Unknown: Ray Edmonds
Unknown: Eddie Charlton
Unknown: John Spencer.

: Tom and Jerry

: Dad's Army: Never Too Old

An extended episode of this nostalgic comedy written by David Croft and Jimmy Perry.
Love comes to Corporal Jones.
With Arthur Lowe , John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn , John Laurie , Arnold Ridley ,
Ian Lavender , Bill Pertwee.


Written By: David Croft
Written By: Jimmy Perry.
Unknown: Arthur Lowe
Unknown: Clive Dunn
Unknown: John Laurie
Unknown: Arnold Ridley
Unknown: Ian Lavender
Unknown: Bill Pertwee.

: The Clothes Show

Today, the Bride of the Year is selected from ten couples who were shortlisted from hundreds. Plus, frou-frou party frocks, gems and jewels. With Jeff Banks , Selina Scott and Caryn Franklin. Producer Clare Stride
Executive producer Roger Casstles ●STEREO


Unknown: Jeff Banks
Unknown: Selina Scott
Unknown: Caryn Franklin.
Producer: Roger Casstles

: Merlin of the Crystal Cave

Third of a six-part drama series. Ambrosius. The young Merlin is increasingly threatened by his Uncle Camlach, now King of South Wales. His mother has retreated to a convent, and now friendless Merlin realises that he must run away from the dangers that surround him.
Written by Steve Bescoby
Producers Hilary Bevan Jones. Shaun Sutton Director Michael Darlow
A Noel Gay production for BBCtv ●STEREO


Written By: Steve Bescoby
Producers: Hilary Bevan Jones.
Producers: Shaun Sutton
Director: Michael Darlow
Unknown: Noel Gay
Merlin: George Winter
Ambrosius: Robert Powell
Ralf: Trevor Peacock
Hanno: Gawn Grainger
Marric: Davyd Harries
Merlin as a boy: Jody David
Porter: Peter Layton
Uther: Roger Alborough

: Tomorrow - the World

Developing self-confidence.
Can You Take It?Responding constructively to criticism. Producers Anne O'Dwyer and Julian Stenhouse
●SUPPORT MATERIAL: send an sae for a free booklet to Tomorrow - the World, [address removed]
0 BBC BOOK: Assertiveness: the Right to Be You, £3.99, from booksellers.


Producers: Anne O'Dwyer

: News

With Chris Lowe.
Weather Ian McCaskill


Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Songs of Praise

Debbie Thrower joins an Advent Sunday candlelit celebration at Bath Abbey. Hymns: 0 Come, 0 Come,
Emmanuel (Veni Emmanuel); Dear
Lord and Father of Mankind
(Repton); At the Name of Jesus (Camberwell); How Great Thou
Art; Lo, He Comes With Clouds
Descending (Helmsley); There Is a Flower.
Producer Diane Reid
Editor Roger Hutchings


Unknown: Debbie Thrower
Producer: Diane Reid
Editor: Roger Hutchings

: You Rang, M'Lord?

Comedy series by Jimmy Perry and David Croft.
Meet the Workers. Lord
Meldrum invites some of his factory staff to dinner.
Director Roy Gould
Producer David Croft ●STEREO


Unknown: Jimmy Perry
Unknown: David Croft.
Director: Roy Gould
Producer: David Croft
Alf Stokes: Paul Shane
James Twelvetrees: Jeffrey Holland
Ivy Teasdale: Su Pollard
Lord Meldrum: Donald Hewlett
Honourable 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
Bishop: Frank Williams

: Snooker

Final of the UK Championship from the Guild Hall, Preston. Presented by David Vine. Editor Rick Waumsley
A Grand Slam Sports production for 8BCtv (Further coverage at 10.05pm)


Presented By: David Vine.
Editor: Rick Waumsley

: News

With Michael Buerk.
Weather Ian McCaskill
0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888


Unknown: Michael Buerk.
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Ashenden

Third in the four-part serial starring Alex Jennings Joss Ackland
Ian Bannen
MrHarrington's Washing The latest assignment for Somerset Maugham's semi-autobiographical First World War playwright-spy mirrors the author's own espionage activities in Russia in 1917. On the eve of the Revolution, Ashenden - like Maugham himself - is sent to
Petrograd with funds to prop up the shaky Kerensky government and keep Russia on the side of the Allies. On the Trans-Siberian Express he meets an obsessive American businessman who may provide a useful cover, though they will both need the help of their
Russian guide to steer them through the chaos and violence of the Bolshevik uprising.
Screenplay David Pirie Producer Joe Knatchbull
Director Christopher Morahan A Kelso production for BBCtv ●STEREO


Unknown: Alex Jennings
Unknown: Joss Ackland
Unknown: Ian Bannen
Unknown: David Pirie
Producer: Joe Knatchbull
Director: Christopher Morahan
John Ashenden: Alex Jennings
Cumming: Joss Ackland
R: Ian Bannen
John Quincy Harrington: Rene Auberjonois
Alexandra Leonidova: Susanna Hamnett
British MP: Roger Hammond
Czech agent: Boris Isarov
British Consul: Graham Seed

: Snooker

Further coverage of the final.

: Everyman

Series exploring issues of conflict, ethics and belief. The Peoples' Opium? After 70 years of the suppression of Christian faith in Russia, people are turning to a bizarre blend of the traditional and the trendy. The Russian Orthodox Church vies with astrology and New Age teaching for the attention of the devout, the disillusioned and the desperate. In Shelkovo, a small community outside
Moscow, Everyman asks why faith is in fashion.
Producer Catharine Seddon
Editor John Blake


Producer: Catharine Seddon
Editor: John Blake

: Birthrights

Four films on culture and identity viewed from a variety of black perspectives. Who Stole the Soul?
Director Ngozi Onwurah Producer Sarah Carr
A Non-Aligned production for BBCtv


Director: Ngozi Onwurah
Producer: Sarah Carr

: Mahabharat

: Weather

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