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: The Pennine Challenge

Last in the series in which four young people are challenged to walk the Pennine Way.

: The Promise of His Glory

The village of Ranworth, at the centre of the Norfolk Broads is the setting for this second Advent service from East
Anglia. Deacon Hilary Wiseman joins the congregation in the "Cathedral of the Broads" to reflect upon the importance of making time for prayer, rest and recreation during this season of anticipation for the coming of Christ. ● STEREO


Unknown: Deacon Hilary Wiseman

: See Hear!

The magazine programme for deaf people. Presented by Maureen Denmark and Clive Mason
. With signing and subtitles.


Presented By: Maureen Denmark
Presented By: Clive Mason

: DeutschDirekt!

Eighth of a 20-part series for beginners in German.
● BBC SUPPORT MATERIAL: book£7.99, tutor's notes £3.95, three audio cassettes L6.99 each. workbook L4.99, available from booksellers and retailers.

: Fast Feasts

This week's quick-to-make dish is super seedy pasta.

: The Training Hour

A series designed to encourage further education and training.
The last of three programmes on equal opportunities.
Make it Better. Could consumer boycotts forcing companies to extend equal opportunities happen in Britain as in the USA? 0 SUPPORT MATERIALS: an equal opportunities handbook, price£5.O0. and trainers notes price £5.00, available from [address removed]
● VIDEO: for details phone[number removed]
And at 11.30am Skillshop
The magazine with news and advice on jobs and training.
When heavy industry cuts back, can small business fill the gap? STEREO
ADVICE LINE: ring [number removed]. (calls are free)
0 BOOKLET: send a sae to [address removed]

: Through the Looking Glass: Fashion for All

Fifth of a six-part series about the social history of dress.
The development of ready-to-wear fashion in the 50s and 60s.
BBC SUPPORT MATERIAL: for education pack send cheque or PO for £1.75 (inc p and p) to [address removed].
BBC BOOK: £9.99 from booksellers

: Country File

John Craven opens the weekly file on the latest countryside stories. Plus at 12.55 the weather for the week ahead.


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. Michelle believes Joe Wallace may hold the key to Clyde's freedom.
(Teletext Subtitles: page 888)

: Rio Bravo

The classic western starring John Wayne
Dean Martin
In arresting a murderer, Sheriff John T Chance angers the man's brother and endangers the town of Rio Bravo. With just a handful of supporters, Chance attempts to hold out until the US marshal arrives.
Director Howard Hawks
● TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 ● FILMS: pages 49-56


Unknown: John Wayne
Unknown: Dean Martin
JohnTChance: John Wayne
Dude: Dean Martin
Colorado: Ricky Nelson
Feathers: Angie Dickinson
Stumpy: Walter Brennan
Pat Wheeler: Ward Bond
Nathan Burdetle: John Russel
Carlos: Pedro Gonzales-Gonzales

: The Clothes Show

From the NEC in Birmingham, Jeff Banks , Selina Scott and Caryn Franklin report on the second day of this year's Clothes Show Live.
Producer Colette Foster
Executive producer Roger Casstles Event sponsored by Lloyds Bank
● FEATURE: page 40


Unknown: Jeff Banks
Unknown: Selina Scott
Unknown: Caryn Franklin
Producer: Colette Foster
Producer: Roger Casstles

: Merlin of the Crystal Cave

Fourth in a six-part series.
The Return. Merlin's father
Ambrosius and his brother Uther plan to invade Britain.
Based on the book the Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart , written by Steve Bescoby Producar Shaun Sutton
DirectorMichael Darlow
A Noel Gay production for BBCtv * STEREO


Unknown: Mary Stewart
Written By: Steve Bescoby
Written By: Producar Shaun Sutton
Written By: Directormichael Darlow
Merlin: George Winter
Ambrosius: Robert Powell
Ralf: Trevor Peacock
Uther: Roger Alborough
a boy: Jody David Merlin
Marric: Davyd Harries
Galapas: Don Henderson
Oldman: Gordon Gostelow
Blackbeard: Mike Shannon
Vortigern: Jon Finch
Maugan: John Bennett
Gorlois: Robert Brown

: Tomorrow - the World

Developing self-confidence.
My Compliments. How to show appreciation to others. Producers Anne 0' Dwyer and Julian Stenhouse
● SUPPORT MATERIAL: send an sae for a free booklet to Tomorrow - the World[address removed]

: News

With Moira Stuart.
Weather Rob McElwee


Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Rob McElwee

: Songs of Praise

Ian Gall visits Gracehill in Ballykennedy where a Moravian community settled in 1765. Hymns: From Age to Age It Sounds (Darwall); Father, Who on Man Dost Shower (Quern Pastores Laudavere); Our Lamb Has
Conquered (Old 124th); Morning Star, 0 Cheering Sight!
(Morgenstern); Children of the Heavenly King (Innocents); Stand Up and Bless the Lord (Carlisle); Great Is the Lord; We Covenant with Hand and Heart (Der Sabbath); Jesus Shall Reign (Warrington) Producer Maureen Gallagher Editor Roger Hutchings


Producer: Maureen Gallagher
Editor: Roger Hutchings

: You Rang, M'Lord?

Comedy series by Jimmy Perry and David Croft.
Gretna Green or Bust. Poppy elopes with Dickie Metcalfe.
Director Roy Gould ; Producer David Croft * STEREO


Unknown: Jimmy Perry
Unknown: David Croft.
Unknown: Gretna Green
Unknown: Dickie Metcalfe.
Director: Roy Gould
Producer: David Croft
Alf Stokes: Paul Shane
James Twelvetrees: Jeffrey Holland
Ivy Teasdale: Su Pollard
LordMetdrum: 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
Sir Ralph Shawcross: John Horsley
Lady Agatha Shaweross: Angela Scoular
Madge Cartwright: Yvonne Marsh
Bishop: Frank Williams
Dickie Metcalfe: Robin Lermitte
Rose: Amanda Bellamy

: Only Fools and Horses: Rodney Come Home

Comedy series by John Sullivan.

Problems arise in Rodney's marriage.
(Teletext subtitles: page 888)


Writer: John Sullivan
Director: Tony Dow
Producer: Gareth Gwenlan
Del: David Jason
Rodney: Nicholas Lyndhurst
Uncle Albert: Buster Merryfield
Raquel: Tessa Peake-Jones
Cassandra: Gwyneth Strong

: News

With Martyn Lewis.
Weather Rob McElwee
* TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.
Unknown: Rob McElwee

: Ashenden

The last of four First World
War spy adventures adapted from the semi-autobiographical stories of Somerset Maugham . The Hairless Mexican
Ashenden is sent to Italy with a Mexican hitman accomplice - played by Alfred Molina , seen recently in the role of Tony Hancock in the Screen One film of the comedian's life. They are under instructions to assassinate a courier in possession of vital documents. But events take an unexpected turn when Ashenden meets a charming American woman.
Screenplay by David Pirie Producer Joe Knatchbull
Director Christopher Morahan A Kelso production for BBCtv ● STEREO
0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 0 DRAMA: page 4


Stories Of: Somerset Maugham
Played By: Alfred Molina
Unknown: Tony Hancock
Unknown: David Pirie
Producer: Joe Knatchbull
Director: Christopher Morahan
John Ashenden: Alex Jennings
R: Ian Bannen
Cumming: Joss Ackland
Carmona: Alfred Molina
Aileen Somerville: Elizabeth McGovern
Sir Timothy Semple: Robert Lang
Andrew Lehman: Jason Isaacs
R's secretary: Sarah Bullen

: Everyman

Confessions of a Reluctant
Jack Preger runs a surgery in Calcutta and to many he is a living example of sainthood. But he considers himself a failure; his own life has left a trail of disaster and pain. Everyman explores the consequences and casualties of caring too much. Producer Beth Holgate Editor John Blake


Unknown: Jack Preger
Producer: Beth Holgate
Editor: John Blake

: Dear John: USA

Starring Judd Hirsch
For a Friend. John finds himself in a moral dilemma.


Unknown: Judd Hirsch

: Birthrights

Culture and identity viewed from a black perspective. Hidden Strengths. Producer Bea Freeman Editor Peter West
A Third Eye production for BBCtv (Rpt;


Producer: Bea Freeman
Editor: Peter West

: The Sky at Night

Report on the remarkable discovery of a planet moving round a neutron star.

: Mahabharat

: Weather

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