with subtitles, followed by Weather
A series of ten programmes featuring playwright
Peter Terson and reporter Dennis Skillicom as they travel by gypsy wagon along the old pilgrims' route from Winchester to Canterbury. In the eighth programme of the series, Peter and Dennis depart from Chevening on their way to Wrotham, during which time they get some tips from a master saddler, swap reminiscences with a retired traveller of the roads, are overtaken by a group of hikers, and discover why bell-ringers need a mathematical mind.
Film editor BEV AMBROSE Producer JOHN COLEMAN
The Immunity Syndrome Why did the entire solar system of Gamma VII A 'just die'? Kirk and his weary crew investigate, only to discover that there is indeed something rotten in the state of the universe.
Written by ROBERT SABAROFF Directed by JOSEPH PEVNEY (R)
Captain James T Kirk:
Tonight's programme examines some interesting fishy trends. Today it's practically impossible to buy a fresh Cornish pilchard and yet this fish used to be the mainstay of the fishing industry in the south west; now it comes to us in neat little tins all the way from
Japan. And continuing with an oriental theme the Japanese eat far more fish than we do, and the inscrutable Keith Floyd discovers the joys of sashimi, a delicate and healthy way of serving raw fish. Photography
CUVE NORTH. MALCOLM BALDWIN Film editor DAVID SHARP
Producer DAVID PRITCHARD
Last of four films reporting on the people, problems and potential of the world's fifth-largest country. After the Miracle
In the 1960s and early 70s the city of Sao Paulo was the focus of Brazil's 'economic miracle'. Yet for millions of the city's inhabitants this
'miracle' was little more than a mirage, with the recent recession making life even more intolerable. Yet there are seeds of hope. The newly elected city authorities have promised change, and the city's grassroots movements are fighting for a new social order. Narrator Jim Norton Film editor RICHARD SEEL
Series producer PETER RIDING Producer MARY SPRENT
The Christmas edition of the literary magazine is devoted to writing for children. Roald Dahl is one of the world's most popular and successful children's writers.
Six of his books are current bestsellers. Bookmark visited
Dahl to find out about his own childhood, his gruesome and violent obsessions, the fascination of caning and of eating worms. Also revealed are the curious and macabre working conditions in which he struggles to perfect his bizarre books.
Janni Howker is a new young writer, already the winner of a couple of prizes for her first novel, The Nature of the Beast. Ian Hamilton talks to her and her teenage readers in Lancaster and explores the bleak landscapes and hard times which her characters confront.
Shirley Hughes creates her books with brush and pen. She talks about one of her best-loved characters, Alfie and through him Bookmark joins the world of very young children where the discovery of books and reading is one of life's big adventures. Directors
KATE MEYNELL. DONALD STURROCK PATCHY WHEATLEY
Producer ROGER THOMPSON
Executive producer NIGEL WILLIAMS
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A Holiday Special
The four regular contestants Denis Norden
Frank Muir and John Amis meet at the Westminster Theatre under the supervision of questionmaster Steve Race for a seasonal edition of the popular music challenge. Television presentation DOUGLAS HESPE
A series of films about the way we live now. A House of Hope
Christmas is a time of home-coming, of family reunion.
But many have no family, no home. The wind-blasted doorway is their refuge, a bottle of cheap booze their only warmth. Where do they turn? Pilsdon, a small community in an Elizabethan manor in rural Dorset, is the refuge many head for, now and throughout the year. Bob had two heart attacks wandering on the streets; Peter, a criminal, suffered appalling violence; Seamus drank meths; Henry was given five years to live. They all made it as far as Pilsdon. Here they find sanctuary for a while. But what hope is there for them in the future? Stills by CHRIS SCHWARTZ Photography IAN KENNEDY Film editor JIM DUFFY
Producer PAUL WATSON
Editor EDWARD MIRZOEFF
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A series in eight parts devised by MUSTAPHA MATURA and RUDY NARAYAN starring Rudolph Walker and Kika Markham
7:Open and Shutby BRIAN THOMPSON
Events are pressing down on Larry as both his personal and professional life take a turn for the worse.
Script editor SUSAN HAGAN. Designer DON GILES. Producer RUTH BOSWELL Director NICHOLAS MALLETT
Det Insp Stanton:
Det Sgt Rale:
Girl at club:
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.