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: The High Chaparral

Classic western series. Rpt

: Breakfast with Frost

Two days before Kenneth Clarke 's first Budget, Norman Lamont , MP, author of the last Budget, gives David Frost his views on what the Chancellor should do. Series editor Barney Jones
Executive editor Bob Wheaton
Including at 8.15 and 9.00 News; plus weather forecasts


Unknown: Kenneth Clarke
Unknown: Norman Lamont
Unknown: David Frost
Editor: Bob Wheaton

: Christmas Is Coming

In the first of four programmes, Rachel Hawthorn begins an exploration of the events leading up to the first Christmas and joins people at Normanton near Leeds as they begin preparations for the festive season.


Unknown: Rachel Hawthorn

: See Hear!

Do deaf people see themselves as disabled or as members of a linguistic group. With signing and subtitles. Stereo

: Winning

The last in the series for people who run their own businesses. Today: managing growth.
A Diverse/Lauderdale production for BBCtv
VIDEOPACK: including two 90-minute videos and a workbook. Forfurther information tel 0[number removed].

: Careering Ahead

: The Human Element

A look at the problems involved with drugs and drugs testing in horses.
BOOKLET: send cheque/PO for £2.95, payable to BBC Education, to [address removed]

: Bellamy Rides Again

Today, David Bellamy looks at the nitrogen cycle. Rpt Subtitled


Unknown: David Bellamy

: CountryFile

With John Craven. Plus the week's weather at 12.55


Unknown: John Craven.

: News; On the Record

Analysis of the week's political events withJohnHumphrys.

: EastEnders

Omnibus edition. There's a painful reunion between Shelley and Mark.

: Ivanhoe

Historical adventure starring Robert Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor
Ivanhoe fights to secure the release of the imprisoned King Richard, but meets resistance from the evil Prince John.
Director Richard Thorpe (1952)


Unknown: Robert Taylor
Unknown: Elizabeth Taylor
Director: Richard Thorpe
Ivanhoe: Robert Taylor
Rebecca: Elizabeth Taylor
Rowena: Joan Fontaine
Isaac: Felix Aylmer
De Bois-Guilbert: Georges Anders
King Richard: Norman Wooland
Pnncejohn: Guy Rolfe

: Stay Tooned!

How animators are becoming aware of the environment. With Tony Robinson.


Unknown: Tony Robinson.

: The Clothes Show

A look at this year's Graduate Fashion Week. Presented by Jeff Banks , Caryn Franklin and Brenda Emmanus.
Executive producer Roger Casstles


Presented By: Jeff Banks
Presented By: Caryn Franklin
Presented By: Brenda Emmanus.
Producer: Roger Casstles

: The Borrowers

Third in a six-part adaptation of Mary Norton 's books.
The Borrowers make camp in Spiller's kettle.
Adapted by Richard Carpenter Producer GrainneMarmion Director John Henderson
A Working Title production for BBCtv


Unknown: Mary Norton
Adapted By: Richard Carpenter
Director: John Henderson
Pod: Ian Holm
Homily: Penelope Wilton
Arrietty: Rebecca Callard
Mrs Driver: Sian Phillips
Spiller: Daniel Newman
George: Paul Cross
Ditckly: Ben Chaplin
Ilrick: Ross McCall

: News

With Chris Lowe. Subtitled
Weather Ian McCaskill


Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Songs of Praise

For Advent Sunday from 900-year-old Durham
Cathedral. Alan Titchmarsh meets Christians for whom
Christmas has a special significance. Hymns include: Creator of the Starry Height; Hills of the North, Rejoice; 0
Come, 0 Come, Emmanueland Lo! He Comes, with Clouds
Producer Jonathan Fulford ;EditorHelen Alexander


Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Producer: Jonathan Fulford

: Last of the Summer Wine

Compo, Clegg and Foggy find that, for once, Howard has a cast iron excuse for being out without permission.
With Bill Owen , Peter Sallis , Brian Wilde , Jane Freeman , Kathy Staff. Thora Hird and Jean Alexander. Written by Roy Clarke
Director/Producer Alan J W Bell


Unknown: Bill Owen
Unknown: Peter Sallis
Unknown: Brian Wilde
Unknown: Jane Freeman
Unknown: Kathy Staff.
Unknown: Thora Hird
Unknown: Jean Alexander.
Written By: Roy Clarke

: Lovejoy

Last in the series. While
Lovejoy goes away with Charlotte to value an antique clock, Charlie Gimbert tries to evict him. And an antique fish reveals a romantic secret.
Samantha Drake-Pemberton ... FELICITY DEAN
Episode written by Andy De La Tour Producer Jo Wright ; Director Jim Hill


Unknown: Charlie Gimbert
Unknown: Samantha Drake-Pemberton
Producer: Jo Wright
Director: Jim Hill
Lovejoy: Ian McShane
Tinier: Dudley Sutton
Charlotte Cavendish: Caroline Langrishe
Charlie Gimbert: Malcolm Tierney
Beth: Diane Parish
Hattie: Sarah Berger
Sheila: Barbara Ewing
Mabel Horsham: Margaretta Scott

: Birds of a Feather

Last in the current series.
Tracey manages a boys' football team, while Dorien finds a psychic who will change her life.
With Pauline Quirke, Linda Robson, Lesley Joseph, Alun Lewis and Peter Polycarpou.
An Alomo production for BBCtv
Sharon and Tracey's wild west holiday - See Feature page 32


Writer: Geoffrey Deane
Director/Producer: Charlie Hanson
Sharon: Pauline Quirke
Tracey: Linda Robson
Dorien: Lesley Joseph
Darryl: Alun Lewis
Chris: Peter Polycarpou

: News

With Martyn Lewis , Subtitled
Weather Ian McCaskill


Unknown: Martyn Lewis
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: To Play the King

The second part of this new four-part political thriller, adapted from Michael Dobbs 's best-selling sequel to House of Cards, and starring Ian Richardson
Urquhart is troubled with memories of past deeds and the King is insisting that politicians should have the interests of the populace more at heart.
Dramatised by Andrew Davies
Producer Ken Riddington ; Director Paul Seed
Why Ian Richardson 's good at baddies


Unknown: Michael Dobbs
Unknown: Ian Richardson
Dramatised By: Andrew Davies
Producer: Ken Riddington
Unknown: Ian Richardson
Francis Urquhart: Ian Richardson
King: Michael Kitchen
Sarah Harding: Kitty Aldridge
Elizabeth Urquhart: Diane Fletcher
TimStamper: Colin Jeavons
David Mycroft: Nicholas Farrell
ChloeCarmichael: Rowena King
Ken Charterhouse: Jack Fortune
Bryan Brynford-Jones: Ohn Bird
Princess Charlotte: Bernice Stegers
The Lady: Erika Hoffman
Sir Bruce Bullerby: David Ryall
Corder: Nick Brimble
John Stroud: Leonard Preston
Lord Quillington: Frederick Treves
Baroness Craske: Elizabeth Chambers
McKenzie: Christopher Owen
MattieStorin: Susannah Harker

: Legendary Trails

In the Footsteps of Buddha
In the first of an Everyman series of four modern pilgrimages, Alexander Frater journeys through Nepal to Bodh Gaya in northern India, where
Buddha gained enlightenment.
On the way he watches
Keanu Reeves on location in Bertolucci's latest epic Little Buddha, meets a 2-year-old reincarnated monk, gets caught up in the curfew following the destruction of the Ayodhya temple and enters a world tourists rarely glimpse.
Archaeological digs in 19th-century India uncovered evidence of the life of Prince
Siddhartha who, as Buddha, became the inspiration for a worldwide spiritual awareness. The discoveries revealed episodes in his life and became shrines: Frater retraces the trail from high up in the Himalayas to the plains of the Ganges. Producer Sally Doganis
Senes editor John Blake


Unknown: Alexander Frater
Unknown: Keanu Reeves
Producer: Sally Doganis
Editor: John Blake

: Apology for Murder

Thriller starring
Lesley Ann Warren Peter Weller
Concept artist Lily McGuire places an anonymous advertisement requesting confessions of criminals and wrong-doers. She intends to use the material in her latest work but instead finds herself in mortal danger.
Director Robert Bierman (1986)
FILM REVIEWS pages 53-62


Unknown: Lesley Ann Warren
Unknown: Peter Weller
Artist: Lily McGuire
Director: Robert Bierman
Lily LESLEY: Ann Warren
RadHungate: Peter Weller
Philip: John Glover
Derelict: Harvey Fierstein
ClaudeKenley: Jimmy Ray Weeks
Patty Garretson: Ellen Barber

: Weather

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