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
PETER O'SULLEVAN , RICHARD PITMAN Television presentation BILL TAYLOR
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
MACCABI TEL AVIV, ATHLETES IN ACTION from the USA, and RED STAR BELGRADE.
Introduced by BOB WILSON Commentators
Producer JOHNNIE WATHERSTON
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
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)
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)
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Rex, king of the high wire:
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
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
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.
Music PADDY KINGSLAND Graphics RAY OGDEN Editor CHRIS LYSAGHT Producers
PETER ARMSTRONG and PETER FIRSTBROOK
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)
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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
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...