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with subtitles, followed by Weather

: Distracted Tymes

Roundheads and Cavaliers lay siege to Lincoln Castle during a spectacular battle re-created by the English Civil War Society, with authentic costumes and real gunpowder.
They spend their weekends living the life of the 17th century, but for some it's more than just a hobby.
Film cameraman GRAHAM SMITH Film editor STEPHEN TURNER Producer ROGER KEECH


Editor: Stephen Turner
Producer: Roger Keech

: Tucker's Luck

A series in nine parts Final episode by DAVID ANGUS
Dole office and grants people deal blows, but Tucker finally gets to grips with the car thieves....
Produced and directed by DARROL BLAKE


Unknown: David Angus
Directed By: Darrol Blake
Tucker Jenkins: Todd Carty
Mrs Jenkins: Hilary Crane
Alan Humphries: George Armstrong
Barry Jenkins: Neil Carrick
Natalia Gordon: Amanda Waring
Matthew Clarke: Stephen Persaud
Billy Lawson: Philip Goldacre
Jim Holt: Edward Clayton
Supervisor: Carol Gillies
Grants clerk: Jo Anderson
Trisha Yates: Michelle Herbert
Typist: Fiona Freer
Dino: Craig Fairbrass
Mr Moriarty: Alec Linstead
Harris: Terry Walsh
Mechanics: Alan Talbot
Mechanics: Dennis McGarry
Henchman: Tip Tipping
Dole clerk: Sue Somerset

: Living by Design

Leaving college and starting a business these days is hard, especially in the competitive expensive world of modem furniture design.
Paul Matthews and Tom Beesley graduated from Leeds Polytechnic two years ago to face an uphill struggle to make a living in a country with a lack of awareness of the value of good design. Film editor BOB GEOGHEGAN


Unknown: Paul Matthews
Unknown: Tom Beesley
Editor: Bob Geoghegan
Producer: Patrick Hargreaves

: Whistle Test

Live in the studio Mark Ellen and David Hepworth introduce Dead or Alive and The Alarm.
Ro Newton joins
Cabaret Voltaire at a secret location in their home town of Sheffield for live Christmas celebrations.
On film - Andy Kershaw visits Boston, USA for a chat and performance from Barrence Whitfield.
Catch Genesis working on their album in the recording studio.
The video competition winner - a full showing - plus
Godley and Creme to explain their choice.
Hindsight features
John Cougar-Mellencamp from 1981.
Richard Skinner with today's chart rundown.
The Video Vote - call
[number removed]. Producers


Unknown: John Burrowes.
Unknown: Trevor Dann
Director: May Miller
Editor: Michael Appleton

: Call My Bluff

A duel of words and wit between Arthur Marshall Maureen Lipman
The Rev Roger Royle and Frank Muir
Virginia McKenna Miles Kington
Referee Robert Robinson Devised by MARK GOODSON Directed by MICHAEL LEGGO Producer PAUL CIANI


Unknown: Arthur Marshall
Unknown: Maureen Lipman
Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Mark Goodson
Directed By: Michael Leggo
Producer: Paul Ciani

: Food and Drink Christmas Special

Presented by Chris Kelly
Michael Barry , Jill Goolden With six shopping days before Christmas, this week's programme is packed with practical recipes and drink ideas - they can all be prepared in time for the holiday.
Madhur Jaffrey , celebrated Indian food writer, reveals her own spicy, exotic stuffing for a turkey.
Rabbi Lionel Blue , broadcaster and cook, shows how to make potato pancakes and baked bananas - both Jewish specialities for this time of year.
Auberon Waugh , wine writer, chooses the best affordable red wines for Christmas dinner.
And there are other novelties and surprises along the way in this special edition. Director JILL DAWSON
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Presented By: Chris Kelly
Presented By: Michael Barry
Presented By: Jill Goolden
Unknown: Madhur Jaffrey
Unknown: Lionel Blue
Unknown: Auberon Waugh
Director: Jill Dawson
Producer: Peter Bazalgette

: Ties of Blood

The last in a series by GRAHAM REID
The Military Wing
In the wards of the military wing of a hospital in Northern Ireland, the daily routine is coloured by the personal and sometimes petty problems of both staff and patients. But a major crisis tests the real strengths and weaknesses of all concerned.
Costume designer MAGGIE DONNELLY Make-up designer KATHY CARRUTH Executive producer KEITH WILLIAMS Producer TIM IRONSIDE WOOD Director JAMES ORMEROD


Unknown: Pte Thompson
Unknown: Peter Quigley
Designer: John Armstrong
John Anderson: Mark Drewry
Joyce Marpeth: Gwen Taylor
Stephen Patterson: James McKenna
Evans: Richard Huw
Sergeant: John Forgeham
Yvonne Duncan: Gaylie Runciman
Claire Williamson: Veronica Roberts
Mrs Small: Rynagh O'Grady
Dot: Sally Watts
Winters: Gary Bleasdale
Lugs Lockhart: Adam Blackwood
Jill Burns: Frances Low
Bob Wynne: Karl Howman
Lt Archer: John Skitt
Nurse Jones: Anne McCartney
Doctor: Osmund Bullock
Cecil: Tim Potter

: Arena

The Apollo Story: part 2
Harlem's Apollo Theater has been the ultimate testing ground for every black
American performer from Duke Ellington to Michael Jackson.
Tonight Arena continues its celebration of the Apollo's 50th anniversary.
With uncharacteristic modesty, Little Richard describes his fear of the notoriously tough Apollo audience, while Mary Wilson of the Supremes and Gladys Knight recall life backstage.
Amid the upheavals of Harlem in the 60s,
Solomon Burke and 'Mr Apollo ' himself,
James Brown , explain how they took themselves out of the church and on to the stage and renamed it soul.
And finally Nile Rodgers. producer of David Bowie and Madonna, and veteran of the Apollo house band, presents the aspirations of the Apollo today.
Film editor COLIN KNIJFF Producers


Unknown: Michael Jackson.
Unknown: Little Richard
Unknown: Mary Wilson
Unknown: Gladys Knight
Unknown: Solomon Burke
Unknown: Mr Apollo
Unknown: James Brown
Unknown: David Bowie
Unknown: Nigel Finch

: Newsnight

John Tusa
Peter Snow
Donald MacCormick and Olivia O'Leary with Jenni Murray and Ian Smith present the reports and interviews that matter with the analysis that counts.


Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Olivia O'Leary
Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Ian Smith

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