Story: Twelve Days of Christmas A version by JACK KENT Presenters
Elizabeth Millbank , Fred Harris
12.0 The First Years of Life: Clash!
12.25 Childhood 5-10: Self-Help Projects.
12.50 Seeing Through Drawings.
1.15 S101 Preparatory Maths: Angles
with Joyce Grenfell, Lord Shinwell William Douglas-Home, David Astor, Claud Cockburn and Sir Oswald Mosley
In December 1919 Nancy Astor became the first woman MP to take her seat at Westminster. 'Nobody wanted me there,' she said. 'It was like going into a man's club.'
In this film biography, John Grigg tells the story of Nancy's American upbringing, her marriage to a millionaire, her politics and of her reputation as one of the great characters of her time. JOYCE GRENFELL returns to Cliveden, the Astors' country house, and, with the help of the Astors' own home movies, recalls her 'Aunt Nancy' in her heyday as political hostess there.
Immensely enjoyable (EVENING STANDARD) Full of knockabout comedy
(DAILY EXPRESS) A charming, wicked and larky documentary (DAILY MAIL) Producer JEREMY BENNETT
The camera of Philip Bonham Carter and the songs of Jake Thackray
The Yorkshire Dales
The rain is on the mountainside,
The beast is in the silent meadow, The North countryside is patiently waiting again
Who better than JAKE THACKRAY to celebrate the qualities of this unique countryside? This he does in song and picture with wry comment upon the character of his fellow Yorkshiremen.
Music by the WILLIAM SOUTHGATE QUINTET Film editor COLIN HILL
Producer JOHN BIRD
The last in the series of six programmes in which Sir Hugh Casson , architect and President of the Royal Academy, visited places that gave him particular pleasure. Exploring the past at
The Royal Academy, Burlington House, London
' One of the tremendous pleasures of working in this place is being free to explore those parts of the building that most people never see.' Sir Hugh takes viewers round some of the private rooms, and explores attics and cellars of this historic house.
Produced by ANNE JAMES
A series in 12 parts starring
CHARLES QUIGLEY as Gene Townley HERMAN BRix as Tiny
Dawson DAVID SHARPE as Burt Knowles 8: SOS
The Daredevils prevent the destruction of an oil pipeline but find themselves prisoners in the raging inferno of a blazing derrick.
A true story
The Abominable Snowman, the Yeti, the Loch Ness Monster -do they exist? In ' Boggy Creek', in the heart of Arkansas, there is another legendary creature - ' the Fouke Monster'. Tonight's feature film, shot on location, captures the mystery of the southern American swampland, and its famous, elusive monster.
Screenplay and story by EARL E. SMITH
Produced and directed by CHARLES B. PIERCE (First showina on British television) Films: page 17
Now Hear This
A WARNER BROS cartoon
with subtitles for the hard-of-hearing, followed by Weather
Donny MacLeod arrives on the Soviet Union's last frontier, where the pioneers are carving out a new life for themselves in one of the most unforgiving environments on earth, the primeval forests of Siberia. They call it the Taiga and the tough new Siberians face privations, savage cold and loneliness, to create communities in the wildnerness. He gains an insight into the everyday lives of a Russian family and discovers the fairy-tale beauty of the Taiga in autumn.
Produced and directed by PETER HERCOMBE BBC Birmingham
The last of seven programmes John James , the Sheepdog Man
In John James 's Merk, a one-time national champion, you can readily see what makes an outstanding sheepdog. But what makes an outstanding sheepdog trainer? In a week on the farm with JOHN JAMES some of the qualities become clear, not least the enthusiasm and shining patience which he brings alike to his dogs, his choral singing and the scholars of the local Sunday School.
Narrator DERYCK GUYLER
Film editor PETER GIBBS
Written and produced by DON HAWORTH BBC Manchester
Back in Manchester tonight for his regular half-hour of live, unpredictable entertainment. Director ALAN WALSH produced by KEN STEPHINSON
The award-winning film series starring
Following the death of his Uncle
Ed, Radar has to leave his beloved 4077th and return home. But before he leaves, the unit's electricity must be restored and then the company can say 'goodbye' to Radar O'Reilly.
Written by KEN LEVINE. DAVID ISAACS
Directed by CHARLES S. DUBIN
B J Hunnicutt:
of documentary. A season of films portraying issues, stories and characters.
The best of times, the worst of times .. magic or misery, funny or frightful, happy or horrendous a child's party can be timeless and the memories of it remain with boys and girls for ever. It can also reduce parents and entertainers to nerve-jangled wrecks.
These memories may also remain for ever.
This documentary film looks in on just a few of the thousands of children's birthdays that were celebrated in the summer of 1981. a simple country party, a circus party, a prep-school party, a multi-disco' partython', a party for rising child prodigies who played for their supper, and the longest street party in the worm.
Photography ANTHONY BRAGG Film editor GRAHAM SHIPHAM Executive producer ROGER MILLS Director
PHILIP BONHAM CARTER
A history of Prince Edward Island as told and painted over the last 20 years by Canadian folk artist
A. L. Morrison , a retired 72-year-old island farmer.
Directed by RAMUNA MACDONALD
A DOOMSDAY STUDIOS production, Nova Scotia
by TED WHITEHEAD
Brahms makes a speedy-but embarrassing - recovery Danny meets a rival and Robin finds that, despite his job, he's further away from Nicola than ever.
Studio lighting DAVE SYDENHAM Studio sound ALAN STOKES Designer BARBARA GOSNOLD Producer COLIN TUCKER
Directed by BARBARA DERKOW
(Final episode tomorrow at 10.20)
Book (same title), paperback £1.50, hardback t6.75; theme music Down at the World's End on a single (RESL 100), from retailers
With PETER SNOW, JOHN TUSA , PETER HOBDAY and DONALD MACCORMICK
Riverside Studios, Hammersmith, takes its own look at the rock scene with news, views, clues and reviews.
In the studio:
Burnin' Red Ivanhoe
Plus films and interviews
Introduced by Anne Nightingale David Hepworth and Paul Gambaccini
Director TOM CORCORAN
Producer MICHAEL APPLETON
(Paul Gambaccini is on Radio 1 on Saturday at 2.5 pm)
The Old Grey Whistle Test - Test Pressing (record BELP 017, cassette zcf 017), from retailers