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: The Four Great Seasons

The Great Winter. In the first of four programmes,
David Bellamy shows how the ice age created new landscapes in the dales of northern England.


Unknown: David Bellamy

: Getting Through

Fourteen years ago, Christine Piff was operated on twice for cancer. In spite of the difficulty in coming to terms with her ordeal, she explains why she is now busier and happier than at any time in her life.


Unknown: Christine Piff

: This Is the Day

A day before Epiphany, Linda Mary Evans joins
Deaconess Gwenllian Roberts , who works in the docklands area of Cardiff, for a time of worship.


Unknown: Linda Mary Evans
Unknown: Deaconess Gwenllian Roberts

: 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.

: Deutsch Direkt!

Ninth of a 20-part series for beginners in German.
0 BBCSUPPORT MATERIAL: book f 7.99. tutor's notes L 3.95. three audio cassettes £6.99 each, workbook 14.99, available from booksellers and retailers.

: Fast Feasts

A cheese and apple fondue recipe from Bazaar.

: The Training Hour

An extended edition of the series designed to encourage further education and training.
Into Print
Whose Page Is It Anyway?
Desktop publishing can produce a professional look and save money, but what are its drawbacks? With Michael Bywater
0 BBC BOOK: £8.99, from booksellers.
And at 11.30am Lingo!
How to Learn a Language. A one-hour special on the ins and outs of learning foreign languages. What's the best way to learn? With Chris Serle. 0 BBC BOOK: £4.99, from booksellers.


Unknown: Michael Bywater
Unknown: Chris Serle.

: Country File

John Craven presents the latest countryside stories.
Plus at 12.55 the weather for the week ahead.


Unknown: John Craven

: pmNews

Followed by Paradise
Return of the American drama series set in a small Western town.
Hour of the Wolf After a diseased wolf attacks Ethan and Claire, their only hope rests with John Taylor , who leaves in search of a rabies vaccine.


Unknown: John Taylor

: Cartoon

: EastEnders

Omnibus edition.
The Fowlers decide that positive action is needed as far as Pete is concerned - but who's going to be the one to tell him to go?
(Teletext subtitles: page 888)

: Match of the Day Live: the Road to Wembley

FA Cup Third Round Leeds United v Manchester United
Live from Elland Road, Leeds. Plus at half-time highlights of Aston Villa v Tottenham
Hotspur and after the match the draw for the FA Cup fourth round live from Lancaster
Gate, London. Introduced by Desmond Lynam , with commentary by Barry Davies and Trevor Brooking.


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam
Commentary By: Barry Davies
Commentary By: Trevor Brooking.

: Play It Safe!: Accidents Just Happen - Don't They?

Every day, accidents kill three children and put thousands more into hospital. Anneka Rice shows how we can all do something to keep our children safe.
(Teletext subtitles: page 888)


Presenter: Anneka Rice

: Antiques Roadshow

Hugh Scully and the experts meet the people of Queensferry in North Wales who bring with them an intriguing medley of pastel burners and porcelain cats, a cast-iron hall stand, a toad on a roof tile and a valuable oriental elephant.
Producer Chnstopher Lewis
● TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 ● MAGAZINE: the 1992 Antiques
Roadshow Collection, a new 26-part series compiled by the team of experts. is now available from newsagents, £ 1.60. The first part. with a free binder, is still on sale; the second part, covering today's programme, is on sale from tomorrow. * ANTIQUES: page 13


Unknown: Hugh Scully
Producer: Chnstopher Lewis

: News

With Moira Stuart.
Weather Ian McCaskill


Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Songs of Praise

Church bells ring to mark the New Year, to celebrate a wedding, to wake the congregation and call them to worship, or just to please the bellringers.
Tonight, they summon hundreds of campanologists to St Martin-in-the-Fields in London's Trafalgar Square to sing their favourite hymns and tell their tales. Pam Rhodes learns the craft, visits a bell foundry and climbs the dusty stairs of church towers from
Derbyshire to Somerset.
Hymns: Angel-Voices Ever Singing; 0 Praise Ye the Lord! (Laudate
Dominum); The Day Thou Gavest Lord Is Ended (St Clement); Dear Lord and Father of Mankind
(Repton); We Have a Gospel to
Proclaim (Fulda); To Thee 0 Lord, Our Hearts We Raise (Golden
Sheaves); He Who Would Valiant
Be (Monks Gate); Unchanging God Who Livest (Belfry Praise). Director Ron Isted
Editor Roger Hutchings


Unknown: Pam Rhodes
Director: Ron Isted
Editor: Roger Hutchings

: Young Sherlock Holmes

Mystery thriller starring Nicholas Rowe and Alan Cox
1870: the bumbling John Watson arrives at his new school and is immediately drawn to the imposing intellect of one of his fellow boys, whose name is Sherlock Holmes. The mysterious death of an eccentric schoolmaster leads the pair to their first criminal investigation and so begins a rousing adventure that takes them from the pit of nightmare to the heights of the Pyramid of Fear. Spectacular special effects and cliff-hanging action are features of this film from Steven Spielberg and Barry Levinson , the director of Rain Man, recently shown on BBC 1.
0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 • FILMS: pages 25-29


Unknown: Nicholas Rowe
Unknown: Alan Cox
Unknown: John Watson
Unknown: Sherlock Holmes.
Unknown: Steven Spielberg
Unknown: Barry Levinson
Sherlock Holmes: Nicholas Rowe
John Watson: Alan Cox
Rathe: Anthony Higgins
Chester Cragwitch: Freddie Jones
Elizabeth: Sophie Ward
Mrs Dribb: Susan Fleetwood
Waxflatter: Nigel Stock
Lestrade: Roger Ashton-Griffiths
Dudley Badcock: Earl Rhodes
Master Snelgrove: Brian Oulton
Bentley Bobster: Patrick Newell
Rev Duncan Nesbitt: Donal Deccles
Voiceof older Watson: Michael Hordern

: News

Michael Buerk with news stories from Britain and abroad.
Weather Ian McCaskill
0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: See for Yourself: A Biteback Special

"It's all repeats." "Why have you moved Woman's Hour?" "What do I pay my licence fee for?" A hundred viewers and listeners confront BBC Director-General Michael Checkland with complaints and worries about the television and radio service they pay for. Reporters Richard Jobson and Carole Stone go behind the scenes of You Rang, M'Lord? and on air with Derek Jameson and Pebble Mill. And there's a rare, fly-on-the-wall invitation to a meeting between the BBC Governors and the Board of Management. Presented by Julian Pettifer.
A Barraclough Carey production for BBCtv
Documentary: page 8


Presenter: Julian Pettifer
Reporter: Richard Jobson
Reporter: Carole Stone
Producer: Nigel Maslin
Editor: Lorraine Heggessey

: Everyman

To Give or Not to Give
Would you rescue a stranger at the risk of your own life? What makes you either an altruist or a bystander?
Professor Sam Oliner was rescued and hidden from the Nazis in Poland during the Second World War and has devoted his life to studying why ordinary people risk their lives to save others. He has collected
700 accounts of people who rescued Jews in the war and, by comparing these rescuers with their neighbours who stood by and did nothing, has begun to trace an outline of the altruistic personality. Producer Angela Kaye Editor John Blake


Unknown: Professor Sam Oliner
Producer: Angela Kaye
Editor: John Blake

: The Nobel Century

The Nobel Prize has long been synonymous with the greatest achievements and ideals of this century.
This series of four programmes chronicles the achievements of the most famous of prize winners, but begins with the man who founded the awards.
1: The Dynamite Bequest
Alfred Nobel was the classic dedicated scientist. Ostracised by his family and friends, he gained enormous wealth from his great invention - dynamite. He bequeathed his fortune to the development of peace and intellectual fulfilment. Archive film illustrates the early, uncertain beginnings of the Nobel Prize - years when major literary figures such as Tolstoy and Ibsen were turned down in favour of minor writers who were sure to accept. Producer Juliet Miller
Executive producer David Wickham
An Independent Image production for BBCtv


Unknown: Alfred Nobel
Producer: David Wickham

: Mahabharat

: Weather

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