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: Racing from Newbury

1.0 The Hungerford
Handicap Steeplechase (2½m)
1.30 The Tote Mandarin Handicap Steeplechase (3m, 2f, 82yds)
After the Christmas holiday 'the best of the rest' do battle in this valuable event, run in memory of one of steeplechasing's 'greats'.
2.0 The Ramsbury Hurdle Race (2im, 120yds)
2.30 The Wantage Novices' Steeplechase (2m, 160yds)
Introduced by JULIAN WILSON Commentators


Introduced By: Julian Wilson
Unknown: Peter O'Sullevan
Unknown: Bill Taylor

: International Basketball

The Philips
World Invitational
Club Championships from Crystal Palace
The top basketball event of the year in this country, attracting teams from all over the world.
Today's semi-finals look like featuring SAO PAULO, the South American champions, last year's runners-up
Introduced by BOB WILSON Commentators


Introduced By: Bob Wilson
Unknown: Stuart Storey
Unknown: Paul Stimpson
Producer: Johnnie Watherston

: The Real Good Life

Dennis Skillicorn meets Les and Sue Edwards on their smallholding in Dorset. Les packed up his job as foreman painter and decorator eight years ago to try to be self-sufficient. Now they share their life with two cows, a horse, a pig, chickens, and a flock of sheep. The Edwards have found contentment, but is it the life that would suit everyone who seeks an alternative lifestyle? Film editor BEV AMBROSE Producer JOHN COLEMAN


Unknown: Dennis Skillicorn
Unknown: Sue Edwards
Editor: Bev Ambrose
Producer: John Coleman

: Telly Quiz

with Jerry Stevens
Five teams - Kala Mazoo, Telly Goons, Team Borgia, Barr None, The Ebleys - test their knowledge and memories about television programmes and personalities.
(Round 7 tomorrow at 4.40)


Host: Jerry Stevens
Announcer: David Stevens

: Chaplin: The Circus

Charlie Chaplin as the Tramp
Charlie gets a job with a circus and - inevitably -creates chaos under the big top. This is the film that brought Chaplin an Oscar in 1928 for 'versatility and genius in writing, acting, directing and producing'.
This version is shown with music composed by Chaplin.
Written, produced and directed by CHARLES CHAPLIN (Blackandwhite) (Modem Times tomorrow at 6.10 pm)
0 FILMS: page 29


Unknown: Charlie Chaplin
Directed By: Charles Chaplin
Circus proprietor: Allan Garcia
His step-daughter: Merna Kennedy
Rex, king of the high wire: Harry Crocker
Magician: George Davis

: Bilko on Parade

Narrator Kenneth Williams A special tribute to one of television's best-loved characters, Master Sergeant Ernest G. Bilko , featuring some classic moments from the series.
Phil Silvers , star of the show, remembers the making of Bilko and the personalities involved.
'Regulars' and 'recruits' to appear include
Col John 'Melonhead' Hall PFC Duane Doberman
Alan Alda and Bing Crosby Film editor BARRY HAIGH Producer NICK JONES


Narrator: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Ernest G. Bilko
Unknown: Phil Silvers
Unknown: Duane Doberman
Unknown: Alan Alda
Unknown: Bing Crosby
Editor: Barry Haigh
Producer: Nick Jones

: My Music

A Holiday Special from
The Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall in which Steve Race delves into the store of musical knowledge held by Frank Muir , John Amis Denis Norden and Ian Wallace
Television presentation DOUGLAS HESPE


Music: Kneller Hall
Unknown: Steve Race
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Denis Norden

: Global Report

An alternative account of 1984, written and presented by Peter Adamson
This year's Global Report brings out some surprising facts about the state of the planet and follows some little-known success stories of the year.
Breakthrough in Brazil - the lives of tens of thousands of children could be saved if the world's biggest one-day immunisation campaign is a success....
Conflict in Kerala - to protect their jobs a handful of fishermen take on a trawler in the South India seas....
First-hand stories from four continents chart the progress that has been made in 1984 towards meeting the basic needs of the whole human family - for food and health, education and jobs. Plus verdicts on the year from four international authorities.


Presented By: Peter Adamson
Unknown: Ray Ogden
Editor: Chris Lysaght
Unknown: Peter Armstrong
Unknown: Peter Firstbrook

: Day for Night

Film. Starring Jacqueline Bisset, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Valentina Cortese, Francois Truffaut, who died in October, had a lifelong love affair with cinema.
Day for Night, his affectionate celebration of film-making, shows him at his best - both as director and actor. The film is set in the Victorine Studios in Nice, where "Meet Pamela" is being shot. Truffaut plays a harassed film director struggling with intransigent financial backers and a maelstrom of emotional crises among his cast and crew.
(A French film with English subtitles)
Films: page 29


Screenplay/Director: Francois Truffaut
Screenplay: Jean-Louis Richard
Screenplay: Susan Schiffman
Julie: Jacqueline Bisset
Alexandre: Jean-Pierre Aumont
Severine: Valentina Cortese
Bertrand: Jean Champion
Lilianne: Dani
Alphonse: Jean-Pierre Leaud
Stacey: Alexandra Stewart
Ferrand: Francois Truffaut
Odile: Nike Arrighi
Joelle: Nathalie Baye
Dr Nelson: David Markham
Bernard: Bernard Menez
Gaston: Gaston Joly
Gaston's wife: Zanaide Rossi

: 84 Whistle Test 85

Whistle Test takes you out of 1984 and into 1985 with two live concerts and recorded highlights from last year's Whistle Test and Sight and Sound series.
Nik Kershaw - Live!
Nik Kershaw sees 1984 out in style with a live concert from London's
Hammersmith Odeon.
At 11.30:
Big Country - Live!
The most successful band to come out of Scotland in recent years returns there for a live concert from The Playhouse, Edinburgh. and at 12.10 am
Pick of the Year
A look back at some of the best moments from last year's Whistle Test and Sight and Sound programmes, including Thomas Dolby, The Cocteau Twins, Billy Bragg, The Pretenders, Howard Jones, Style Council, Marillion, The Smiths, Bruce Springsteen, Eurythmics, Van Morrison, Prince...


Singer: Nik Kershaw
Musicians: Big Country
Director: Tom Corcoran.
Director: David G. Croft
Producer: John Burrowes
Producer: Trevor Dann
Editor: Michael Appleton

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