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: Play School

11.25 Chosedown

: Rock Athlete

The first of three films by SID PEROU that trace the story of rock climbing, from simple, accessible beginnings to the exclusive world of today's dedicated rock athlete. In Search of New Summits
Leading northern climbers m action show how the increasing use of technical aids eventually led back to the primitive contest between man and rock. This film won the Pye Colour Television Regional Award for 1981.


Unknown: Sid Perou
Unknown: Brian Thompson
Producer: Douglas B. Smith

: The Gamekeeper

One year's work, 2,000 pheasants safely reared and 1,000 shot. A documentary about the annual cycle of a keeper's life on a Wessex farm joining his life while he rears the chicks, turns them into free-flying wild birds, but persuades them not to stray, protects them from their natural enemies like foxes and poachers, and finally drives them towards the guns.
The keepers: Don Ibberson began keeping in 1965, Jack Lewis began keeping in 1921; Viv Townsend began keeping in 1907. Narrator PETER FRANCE


Unknown: Don Ibberson
Unknown: Jack Lewis
Unknown: Viv Townsend
Director: Michael Croucher

: Tales from a Long Room

The first of two illustrated extravaganzas by PETER TINNISWOOD Incident at Frome
Told by ROBIN BAILEY. The silicon chip revolution reaches its peak-TV's first magic lantern slide lecture. Tonight: the only German to play first-class county cricket


Told By: Robin Bailey.
Director: Bob Blagden
Producer: Tony Laryea

: Undersea Kingdom

starring Ray 'Crash' Corrigan Chapter 2: The Undersea City
Crash and his friends are captured by Unga Khan , who plans control of Norton's mind, and Crash is hurtled down an open lift shaft.


Unknown: Unga Khan
Diana: Lois Wilde
Unga Khan: Monte Blue
Sharad: William Farnum
Ditmar: Boothe Howard
Professor Norton: C. Montague Shaw
Billy Norton: Lee van Atta

: The Waltons

starring The Violated
Based on EARL HAMNER jr's autobiographical novel Spencer's Mountain Written by ROBERT PIROSH


Written By: Robert Pirosh
Directed By: Walter Alzmanm
Olivia Walton: Michael Learned
John Walton: Ralph Waite
Mary Ellen: Judy Norton-Taylor
Jason: Jon Walmsley
Erin: Mary Elizabeth McDonough
Ben: Eric Scott
Jim-Bob: David W Harper
Elizabeth: Kami Cotler

: Lifeboat

Starting this Thursday there is a new drama series on BBC2. Ennal's Point features the lives and adventures of a fictitious South Wales lifeboat crew. To set the scene this programme looks at the reality of being in the lifeboat crew at The Mumbles, where the series was filmed.

: News Summary

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

: Australian Film Season: Picnic at Hanging Rock

opens a major season of films from the new Australian cinema starring Rachel Roberts
Dominic Guard , Helen Morse
A party of schoolgirls from an exclusive boarding school go on a St Valentine's picnic to the awesome Hanging Rock. While there, three of the girls and one of the teachers mysteriously disappear ... This internationally acclaimed film combines psychological drama with the elements of a thriller. The film, which established Australian cinema in Europe, is notable for its superb locations and photography and its evocative musical score.
' Pan Pipe ' music by GHEORGHE ZAMPHIR from the second movement of BEETHOVEN'S Fifth Piano Concerto. Screenplay by CLIFF GREEN
Based on the novel by JOAN LINDSAY , Produced by HAL MCELROY , JIM MCELROY
Directed by PETER WEIR
First shotting on British television


Unknown: Rachel Roberts
Unknown: Dominic Guard
Unknown: Helen Morse
Music By: Gheorghe Zamphir
Play By: Cliff Green
Novel By: Joan Lindsay
Produced By: Hal McElroy
Produced By: Jim McElroy
Directed By: Peter Weir
Mrs Appleyard: Rachel Roberts
Michael Fitzhubert: Dominic Guard
Dianne de Poitiers: Helen Morse
Minnie: Jackie Weaver
Miss McCraw: Vivean Gray
Dora Lumley: Kirsty Child
Miranda: Anne Lambert
Irma: Karen Robson
Marion: Jane Vallis
Edith: Christine Schuler
Sara: Margaret Nelson
Albert Crundall: John Jarrat
Rosamund: Ingrid Mason
Ben Hussey: Martin Vaughan
Doc McKenzie: Jack Fegan
Sgt Bumpher: Wyn Roberts
Jim Jones: Carry McDonald

: One Hundred Great Paintings

This week's theme: Processions Watteau (1684-1721)
The Island of Cythera The Louvre, Paris
(Tomorrow: Canaletto - The Basin oj st Mark's on Ascension Day)


Unknown: Edwin Mullins

: Pot Black 82

BBC2's International Snooker
Championship begins its 14th series. Eight of the world's snooker stars compete for the 1982 Pot Black Trophy. Group1
(N. Ireland), DAVID TAYLOR (Manchester) Group2
Tonight's Group 1 game features
Cliff Thorburn , reigning Pot Black
Champion against Doug Mountjoy ,
1981 World Championship finalist. Introduced by Alan Weeks
Referee JOHN WILLIAMS Commentator TED LOWE
Producer REG PERRIN. BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Doug Mountjoy
Unknown: Alex Higgins
Unknown: David Taylor
Unknown: Eddie Charlton
Unknown: Ray Reardon
Unknown: Dennis Taylor
Unknown: Steve Davis
Unknown: Cliff Thorburn
Unknown: Doug Mountjoy
Introduced By: Alan Weeks
Introduced By: Referee John Williams
Commentator: Ted Lowe
Director: Roy Norton
Producer: Reg Perrin.

: Dancing Girls

A series of four films looking at the world of dance through the eyes of dancers. 2:Joanna Though in her 70s. Miss Bluebell is still very much the driving force behind the legendary Bluebell Girls. Last year she returned to the city of her birth-Dublin, with her came a troupe of touring Bluebells and a show called Hello Paris.
Miss Bluebell is constantly recruiting and Joanna Garbutt , 18, from Newcastle, dreams of becoming a Bluebell. The film follows Joanna through interviews and auditions as she tries to go from A-levels to the stage of the Lido in Paris in less than a fortnight.
Film editor ANDREW WILLSMORE (Part 3 tomorrow at 9.25 pm)


Unknown: Joanna Garbutt
Editor: Andrew Willsmore

: The Crafty Cockney

A Profile of the World Darts Champion - Eric Bristow
' I wish his old man had taken him to Sunday School instead of the pub.'
That is darts star Tony Brown talking about a man on the brink of a hat-trick.
The man is Eric Bristow , whose arrogant public image is as distinctive as his praying mantis style on the oche.
Bristow tells his story from being a pub-hustler at 16 to the 24-year-old cockney who's well on the way to his first million.
He never did go to Sunday School....
Narrated by SID WADDELL
Produced by MIKE ADLEY , BBC Manchester


Unknown: Eric Bristow
Unknown: Tony Brown
Unknown: Eric Bristow
Unknown: Sid Waddell
Produced By: Mike Adley

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Broadcasting darts: How TV and radio hit the bullseye 12 January 2018

: Newsnight

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