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: Gharbar

The aim of this magazine programme for Asian women is to provide advice and information on matters of interest to them.
It also includes demonstrations on how to make items of everyday use at home, sewing and cooking, a story for children and an item of popular music.
Producer ASHOK RAMPAL Director KRISHAN GOULD BBC Birmingham
Write to: Gharbar, Asian Unit. BBC, Pebble Mill Road, Birmingham B5 7QQ, with your comments and suggestions.


Producer: Ashok Rampal
Director: Krishan Gould

: Closedown

: Play School

Story: Goldilocks and the Three Bears (traditional)
Today's guest Derek Griffiths Presenters
Sarah Long , Johnny Ball


Unknown: Derek Griffiths
Unknown: Sarah Long
Unknown: Johnny Ball

: Closedown

: Laurel and Hardy

in Chickens Come Home
Stan tries to pour oil on troubled waters but only succeeds in adding fuel to one of Ollie's old flames.
Directed by JAMES HORNE


Directed By: James Horne

: Grange Hill

A series of 16 episodes Part 15 by ALAN JANES
A dare craze is sweeping Grange Hill, but for Antoni it is carried one step too far.
Series devised by PHIL REDMOND Producer COLIN CANT
Book, Grange Hill Rules OK?, £4.25, from bookshops


Unknown: Alan Janes

: Long, Short and Tall Stories

The fifth of six programmes
Dreams come true, time stands still and animals show a human face in today's books.
AIDAN CHAMBERS and GRACE HALL-WORTH offer a range of recent children's fiction from picture-books to early teenage novels.
For free booklist, send large sae to: [address removed]


Director: John Brooke
Producer: Caroline Pick

: Mid-Evening News

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

: One Hundred Great Paintings

A series in which writers from the world of art talk about their favourite paintings.
This week's theme: War Velasquez (1599-1660)
The Surrender of Breda Written and narrated by EDWIN MULLINS
In which the famous Spanish painter records one of Spain's last victories over the Dutch in the Thirty Years War. After almost a year's siege, the Dutch garrison had surrendered. Velasquez shows the Spaniards behaving with compassion and the defeated Dutch with dignity.
Directed by ANITA CRUM


Unknown: Edwin Mullins
Directed By: Anita Crum

: Dolly Parton - On Tour

The legendary blonde Country and Western queen writes most of her own songs, drawing on her childhood experiences. She also spends some 200 hectic days each year on the road singing them. This is a record of one such gruelling fortnight, taking in 5,000 miles and 11 cities.


Produced By: John King

: The BBC Television Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice

by William Shakespeare

The BBC Television Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice, £2.00, from bookshops
(All's Well that Ends Well, Sun 4 Jan)
Including at 9.50* Interval


Author: William Shakespeare
Incidental music composed by: Carl Davis
Lighting: Dennis Channon
Make-up artist: Marion Richards
Costume designer: Raymond Hughes
Designer: Oliver Bayldon
Script Editor: David Snodin
Producer: Jonathan Miller
Director: Jack Gold
Antonio: John Franklyn-Robbins
Salerio: John Rhys-Davies
Solanio: Alan David
Bassanio: John Nettles
Lorenzo: Richard Morant
Gratiano: Kenneth Cranham
Portia: Gemma Jones
Nerissa: Susan Jameson
Balthasar: Daniel Mitchell
Shylock: Warren Mitchell
Prince of Morocco: Marc Zuber
Launcelot Gobbo: Enn Reitel
Old Gobbo: Joe Gladwin
Leonardo: Roger Martin
Jessica: Leslee Udwin
Prince of Arragon: Peter Gale
Antonio's servant: Richard Austin
Tubal: Arnold Diamond
Duke of Venice: Douglas Wilmer
Stephano: Shaun Scott
Musician: Adrian Harman

: Newsnight

PETER SNOW, CHARLES WHEELER , JOHN TUSA and PETER HOBDAY present an informed account of what's happening in the world: special reports from the BBC's correspondents at home and abroad, investigations by Newsnight's own team of reporters into what's going on behind the headlines; the latest news and weather forecast from LINDA ALEXANDER. plus the evening's sports results from DAVID ICKE.


Unknown: Charles Wheeler
Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Linda Alexander.
Unknown: David Icke.

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