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: Play School

Chloe Ashcroft , Fred Harris
Scriptwriter/director MARGIE BARBOUR Producer ANNE GOBEY
Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE


Unknown: Chloe Ashcroft
Pianist: Fred Harris
Pianist: Paul Reade
Designer: George Kyriakides

: Closedown

: International Snooker

The Benson and Hedges Masters from Wembley Conference Centre The opening frames of today's final for a first prize of £3,000. Commentator TED LOWE


Commentator: Ted Lowe
Producer: David Kenning

: News on 2 Headlines

with sub-titles for the hard-of-hearing, followed by Weather

: Charlie Chaplin

in Police
Ex-convict Charlie decides to go straight - straight into someone else's house with a former cell-mate, but true love teaches him to draw the line.
Written and directed by CHARLES CHAPLIN Music composed by HERBERT CHAPPELL Music directed by DENNIS WILSON
Executive producer WILLIAM FITZWATER


Directed By: Charles Chaplin
Composed By: Herbert Chappell
Directed By: Dennis Wilson
Producer: William Fitzwater
The ex-convict: Charlie Chaplin
The crook: Wesley Ruggles
The drunk: James T Kelley
The girl: Edna Purviance
The policeman: John Rand
The doss-house owner: Leo White

: Horizon

Now the Chips are Down
A machine that can read aloud; a driverless tractor; a production line without humans; a warehouse that needs no staff. Science-fiction fantasies that have already arrived! The reason is a i-inch square chip of silicon called a microprocessor. For less than E5 it can do the same job as the giant computer of a few years ago. Programmed and linked together, they promise a future that is both sensational and frightening.
Offices, shops and factories are already being made more productive in a way that will cost millions of jobs. Now the chips are down, what are we going to do about it? Must we accept the widespread unemployment to come? Can we survive if we don't? Narrator PAUL VAUGHAN
Written and produced by EDWARD GOLDWYN
' Every now and then a programme is produced which ... sneaks out of the cathode ray tube into your sitting room and whacks you round the ear with a cricket bat.' (FINANCIAL TIMES)


Narrator: Paul Vaughan
Editor: Simon Campbell-Jones
Produced By: Edward Goldwyn

: Rebecca.

Dramatised in four parts
2: A whirlwind courtship, a brief honeymoon and Maxim is ready to take his shy, inexperienced bride home: the second Mrs de Winter ... the new mistress of Manderley.

: The Mid-Evening News

Weather on 2

: Delia Smith's Cookery Course: 10: Puddings

A series of ten programmes presented by Delia Smith.
Britain has a splendid tradition of beautiful puddings which are easy to make and delightful to eat. In this programme Delia explains the basic technique of steaming, and shows how to make several delicious and economical puddings.


Cook/presenter: Delia Smith
Executive producer: Tony Matthews
Producer: Jenny Rogers

: Country Game

The last programme of the present series presented by Angela Rippon Down on the Edwardian Farm
A special outside broadcast from the newly created open-air farm museum at the village of Cogges in Oxfordshire. With her guests Gordon Beningfield , Bernard Price and farmer Ted Moult , ANGELA RIPPON explores the many different working exhibits that are now housed in this genuine Edwardian setting - more picturesque and atmospheric than any film set.
The climax of their day is the moment when the threshing machine starts up. Country Game imported new belts, several pounds of grease and a ton of ripe corn. Hitched to an early engine, the giant thresher shuddered into life and performed its ancient task as if those Edwardian days down on the farm were only yesterday.
Series producer PETER CRAWFORD BBC Bristol
(Postponed from 22 December)


Presented By: Angela Rippon
Unknown: Gordon Beningfield
Unknown: Bernard Price
Unknown: Ted Moult
Unknown: Angela Rippon
Produced By: Robin Hellier
Producer: Peter Crawford

: Pot Black 79

BBC2 Snooker Championship
The fifth frame in the qualifying round for the 1979 Pot Black Trophy.
Tonight's game comes from Group One and features
Ray Reardon , the reigning World Snooker Champion, against
Eddie Charlton , the Australian Snooker Champion
This is the second game for each player in the current series and a chance for both of them to improve their prospects of reaching the semi-finals.
Introduced by ALAN WEEKS Referee SYDNEY LEE
Commentator TED LOWE
Producer REG PERRIN. BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Ray Reardon
Unknown: Eddie Charlton
Introduced By: Alan Weeks
Unknown: Sydney Lee
Commentator: Ted Lowe
Director: Philip Franklin
Producer: Reg Perrin.

: International Pro-Celebrity Golf

The Sportsmen v The Entertainers for The Marley Trophy
LEE TREVINO and SEVERIANO BALLESTEROS , two of the most colourful and exciting golfers in the world today, oppose each other in this new series especially recorded for BBC2.
LEE TREVINO , the irrepressible American who has won every major golf title except for the ' Masters partners The Sportsmen, and SEVERIANO BALLESTEROS , the young Spaniard who plays as if he hasn't a nerve in his body, leads The Entertainers.
This week's opening match features Henry Cooper and Lee Trevino v
Sean Connery and Severiano Ballesteros
Peter Alliss acts as interpreter whenever Trevino and Ballesteros let their native tongues get the better of them, and he introduces the four-ball matches which are played over nine selected holes of the Queen's Course at Gleneagles Hotel, Scotland.


Unknown: Lee Trevino
Unknown: Severiano Ballesteros
Unknown: Lee Trevino
Unknown: Severiano Ballesteros
Unknown: Henry Cooper
Unknown: Lee Trevino
Unknown: Sean Connery
Unknown: Severiano Ballesteros
Unknown: Peter Alliss
Presentation By: Richard Tilling
Presentation By: Fred Viner
Presentation By: Alastair Scott

: Westminster

David Holmes , the BBC's Political Editor, presents a weekly insight into the world of politics and outlines the conflicts and consequences.


Unknown: David Holmes
Editor: Paul Norris

: Late News


: Marriage Italian Style

Directed by VITTORIO DE SICA starring
Sophia Loren , Marcello Mastroianni The international season of films by six of Europe's most distinguished directors continues with Vittorio De Sica 's version of a hugely successful Italian comedy, played up-to-the-hilt by Italy's most popular acting duo.
Filomena has run Don Domenico 's home and business for 20 years and the fact that they first met in a brothel has never upset anyone. Now he plans to marry a young girl: clearly Filomena must take drastic action.
Based on the play Filomena Marturano by EDUARDO DE PILIPPO
Produced by CARLO PONTI . Films: page 17 (An Italian film with English sub-titles) (First showing on British television)
' Hilarious ' (TIME MAGAZINE) ' Loren and Mastroianni are superb '


Directed By: Vittorio de Sica
Unknown: Sophia Loren
Unknown: Marcello Mastroianni
Unknown: Vittorio de Sica
Unknown: Don Domenico
Unknown: Eduardo de Pilippo
Produced By: Carlo Ponti
Filomena Marturano: Sophia Loren
Domenico Soriano: Marcello Mastroianni
Alfredo: Aldo Puglisi
Rosalie: Tecla Scarano
Diane ,: Marilu Tolo
Cashier: Pia Lindstrom
Umberto: Giovanni Ridolfi
Riccardo: Vito Moriconi
Michele: Generoso Cortini

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