Story: The Fat King and the Thin Cook by DONALD BISSET Presenters
Chloe Ashcroft , Johnny Ball
Book, Play School: Ready to Play. £1.50, from bookshops; Play On record (REC 3321 cassette (ZCM 332), Bang on a Drum, songs from Play School and Play Away record (REC 242) or cassette (MRMC 004), from record shops
12: What Else is There? with LINDA LEWIS and JON EDEN
in Their First Mistake
Ollie is left holding the baby after Stan decides that an addition to the Hardy home will make for perfect harmony.
Directed by GEORGE MARSHALL (Blacl: and white)
A serial in 16 parts
Part 15 by MARGARET SIMPSON
Susi's parents threaten to take her away from Grange Hill if she doesn't do well in the exams.
Series devised by PHIL REDMOND Executive producer ANNA HOME Director COLIN CANT For cast see page 57
(First shown on BBC1 Part 16 tomorrow
The last of 15 documentary films about life in Britain made week-by-week from September to Christmas last year.
Christmas at St David 's
In winter, comparative peace returns to St David's, on the most westerly point of Wales, for during the rest of the year it's a honey-pot - a centre of tourism. This birthplace of Wales's patron saint is at once a city and a village. Tonight's programme captures the events leading up to Christmas Day 1978.
TOM FRISWELL , ALAN JONAS Film editor BILL MAINMAN Producer DEREK TRIMBY Executive producer JAMES DEWAR
(Repeated next Saturday
including a news summary with sub-titles for the hard-of-hearing, followed by Weather
Leon Trotsky was born 100 years ago. Along with Lenin he became a hero of the 1917 Russian Revolution, and the creator of the Red Army. Deported by Stalin in 1928, he was finally murdered with an ice-pick by a hired assassin in Mexico. Nicknamed 'The Pen' for his brilliant writings, Trotsky was also a forceful orator, a talented historian and a literary critic. But how effective was he as a politician? Why was he so easily outmanoeuvred by Stalin?
Professor Alee Nove makes his own assessment of the man who was once described as 'a son of a bitch, but the greatest Jew since Jesus Christ' - with contributions from E.H. Carr, Trotsky's grandson, and some of the secretaries and bodyguards who shared his last unhappy years in exile.
A special recording featuring this international star in her sensational Las Vegas cabaret performance.
JOHN ADDIS, STEPHEN LA CHANCE
BLAIR FARRINGTON , LORENZO LUCKIE PHILIP RICCOBUONO ,
ANDRE DE LA ROCHE , RAYNER SALATA , RON WATSON and NATURAL JOY
Musical director EDWARD MORRIS Designer DICK COLES
TV presentation BRIAN WHITEHOUSE
Recorded at the Gaumont State, London
Andre de La
As we move into the 80s, Horizon takes a final look over its shoulder at the last ten years.
Our guide is Gordon Rattray Taylor, the original editor of Horizon. It's been a decade of contrasts; Concorde and man-powered flight, test-tube babies and abortion, nuclear reactors and solar roofs, micro-processors and meditation. The 70s opened with men walking on the moon. It ends with an energy crisis, inflation and unemployment.
Gordon Rattray Taylor's assessment of the 70s pulls no punches; he says we've had some painful shocks, but he detects signs that we are already learning from them as we enter the 80s.
A series of nine programmes 5:An Amoral Tale
Every time Ean Begg was tempted to put down roots, some mysterious force inside him took over and changed the direction of his colourful and improbable life. ' It's as though there's a second system operating quite independently of what I want that has no intention of letting me go.'
Researcher FAY DICKEY
Director MICHAEL SHOESMITH
Producer JOHN WILCOX. BBC Birmingham
Jon Hiseman (drums) Colin Dudman (keyboards) Dill Katz (bass)
Highlights from the concert given by one of Britain's best jazz groups, filmed during the summer at the Bracknell Jazz Festival.
David Markham reads One Art by ELIZABETH BISHOP