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: Closedown

: International Pro-Celebrity Golf

Six of the Best
Sir Garfield Sobers , Ben Crenshaw v Glen Campbell , Lee Trevino
PETER ALLISS introduces the last in a series showing some outstanding matches.


Unknown: Sir Garfield Sobers
Unknown: Ben Crenshaw
Unknown: Glen Campbell
Unknown: Lee Trevino
Introduces: Peter Alliss

: War at Sea

Battleship Bismarck. Written and presented by Ludovic Kennedy
The story of how the ship Hitler called ' the pride of the German Navy' was shadowed and sent to the bottom by the guns and torpedoes of the British Fleet. It was one of the most fantastic chases in the history of Naval warfare. It lasted seven days, spread over some two million square miles of ocean, and during it 3,500 men died.
For Ludovic Kennedy it was a very personal story. As a Sub-Lieutenant in the destroyer HMS Tartar he took part in the pursuit, and witnessed the final destruction of Bismarck.
Director Robin Bootle
Producer Gordon Watkins


Presenter: Ludovic Kennedy
Director: Robin Bootle
Producer: Gordon Watkins

: Tarzan's Desert Mystery

concludes a season of films featuring EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS ' legendary ape-man and starring
En route across the desert to collect supplies of a life-saving herb, Tarzan is captured by enemy agents. Can he escape in time to save Connie, the one-woman vaudeville show from a horrible end?
Screenplay by EDWARD T. LOWE Produced by SOL LESSER
Directed by WILLIAM THtELE
. Films: page 17


Unknown: Edgar Rice Burroughs
Unknown: Edward T. Lowe
Produced By: Sol Lesser
Directed By: William Thtele
Tarzan: Johnny Weissmuller
Boy: Johnny Sheffield
Connie Bryce: Nancy Kelly
Hendrix: Otto Kruger
Carl: Joseph Sawyer
Prince Selim: Robert Lowery

: Hold Down a Chord

A ten-part beginners' course in folk guitar with JOHN PEARSE
6: An old song in a new style - ' Home on the range ' accompanied by the waltz-time pluck.


Unknown: John Pearse

: News Summary

with subtitles for the hard-of-hearing, followed by Weather

: Oxford Road Show

Christmas starts here with 40 minutes of music, opinion and entertainment live from Studio A in Manchester, presented by Robert Elms and Jackie Spreckley. Get involved -give us your views. Ring in on [number removed](lines open during the programme and until 9 0 pm) or write to ORS, PO Box 27, Manchester.


Presented By: Robert Elms
Producer: Peter Hamilton
Editor: Colin Adams

: In the Country

Small Beer
Phil Drabble is not very partial to keg beer; real ale brewed in traditional style is more to his liking.
Donnington Brewery in the Cotswolds started life 116 years ago, in a converted 16th-century cloth mill. Today Claude Arkell , the third generation of country brewers, has as much concern for the future of the landscape around him as he has for the present balance sheet of his small business.
PHIL DRABBLE looks behind the scenes of the brewery and relishes its beer in the local pubs which are at the heart of Cotswold rural life.
Film cameraman TIM JOHNSON Film editor MARTIN ELSBURY Producer GEORGE INGER
Series producer PETER CRAWFORD BBC Bristol


Unknown: Phil Drabble
Unknown: Claude Arkell
Unknown: Phil Drabble
Unknown: Tim Johnson
Editor: Martin Elsbury
Producer: Peter Crawford

: Playhouse: Dancing Country

by PETER BUCKMAN starring
Elsie Randolph
Nat Jackley , John Junkin
The local country dancing team of old-age pensioners is forced to change its style when Jack, its leader, arrives with a new partner, one who is younger and prettier.
Musical director FRANCIS SHAW Lighting SAM BARCLAY Designer DEREK DODD Producer BRENDA REID


Unknown: Peter Buckman
Unknown: Elsie Randolph
Unknown: Nat Jackley
Unknown: John Junkin
Director: Francis Shaw
Unknown: Sam Barclay
Designer: Derek Dodd
Producer: Brenda Reid
Director: Michael Darlow
Emmy: Elsie Randolph
Jack: John Junkin
Micky: Nat Jackley
Win: Pearl Hackney
Meg: Rosamund Greenwood
Iris: Jessica Spencer
Becky: Gwen Nelson
Rose: Aimee Delamain
Andrew: John Telfer
Sophie: Marilyn Gordon

: The Mike Harding Show

Strange happenings in the Cafe Gungadin and a meeting with Brother Sylvest feature in this week's visit to the zany world of Mike Harding.
The ' Cuddly Owl' takes his one-man show of comedy and song to the Grand Theatre, Blackpool, for the last time in the present series.
Additional music RICHIE CLOSE Produced by BARRY BEVINS BBC Manchester


Unknown: Brother Sylvest
Unknown: Mike Harding.
Produced By: Barry Bevins

: In Transit

In the summer, a dedicated group of West Indians put on a musical play, In Transit, at the Commonwealth Institute in London. It was part of a black theatre workshop project-the first of its kind in Britain.
In Transit sets out to show some of the history, everyday life and attitudes of West Indians living in this country.
This film follows the company through the workshop period to the opening of the play. In the words of Don Kinch , the author of In Transit, the group explores ' not just the situation we as black people are all involved in now, but how we feel about it.'
Film cameraman LAURIE RUSH Film editor ANDREW PAGE


Unknown: Don Kinch
Produced By: Christopher Burstall

: World's End

The last in a series of 13 programmes by TED WHITEHEAD
Proposals, acceptances, rejections - the sexual and political round of The Mulberry regulars continues. Tony has an offer for Camille; Robin and Edwin are unexpectedly united, and Danny finds that he can't compete.
Senior cameraman GEOFF FELD
Script editor SALLY HEAD


Unknown: Ted Whitehead
Unknown: Geoff Feld
Editor: Sally Head
Designer: Barbara Gosnold
Producer: Colin Tucker
Directed By: Barbara Derkow
Tim: Daniel Holender
Nicqla: Primi Townsend
Robin: Neville Smith
Tony: Paul Copley
Camille: Pam Scotcher
Brahms: Brian Vaughan
Jack: Tom Marshall
Lady Vanessa: Suzi Arden
Space: Bradley Lavelle
Lord Arvin: Paul Brooke
Jonathan: Peter Harlowe
Else: Christina Paul
Danny: Michael Angelis
Brad: Ian Tyler
Pierre: Yves Aubert
Angela: Helen Bush
Edwin: Sam Dastor
Lynn: Catherine Neilson
Andy: Harry Fowler

: Newsnight

PETER HOBDAY , DONALD MACCORMICK present an informed account of what's happening in the world; including weather forecast and this evening's sports results.


Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Donald MacCormick

: Friday Night.... Saturday Morning

A way of ending the week.
Jane Walmsley with late-night conversation and guests from the Greenwood Theatre, London.


Unknown: Jane Walmsley
Director: Philip Chilvers
Producer: Frances Whitaker

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