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: Royal Institution Christmas Lectures

Frankenstein's Quest:
The Development of Life The last of six lectures by Professor Lewis Wolpert , FRS Growing Up and Growing Old How is it that people's arms, which grow independently of each other, stop growing at the same length? And why do people grow old? Could a modern Dr Frankenstein, having made his angel, offer it immortality? (R)


Unknown: Professor Lewis Wolpert

: The Passion of Pernambuco

Written and narrated by Patrick O'Donovan
The remarkable story of how 500 peasant farmers in the harsh north east of Brazil gave up their life on the land to build a living replica of Jerusalem as it was 2,000 years ago. Now they dedicate their lives almost entirely to a spectacular yearly six-day recreation of Christ's Passion. Forty thousand people from all over Brazil come to take part rather than watch; but it is more than a theatrical experience which moves some of its participants to grief.
Film editor PADDY WILSON Producer BOB SAUNDERS (R)


Unknown: Patrick O'Donovan
Editor: Paddy Wilson
Producer: Bob Saunders
Jesus: Carlos Reis
Mary: Diva Mendonca
Herod/Judas: Ednaldo Lucena
Pilate: José Pimental

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: There is a Green Hill

There is a green hill far away Without the city wall....
Cecil Alexander , the wife of the Bishop of Derry, composed many of her famous hymns not far from Grianin Ailigh - the old fort that was the royal seat and stronghold of the ancient kings of Ulster. The fort stands on a hill outside the historic city of Derry. Choirs and artists from the district come together in the environs of the ancient fort, to sing the music and words of Easter. Music associate JOHN ANDERSON Producer JAMES SKELLY Director IAN HAMILTON


Unknown: Cecil Alexander
Unknown: Grianin Ailigh
Unknown: John Anderson
Producer: James Skelly
Director: Ian Hamilton

: Pamela Armstrong

Last in the present series. Music and conversation in the afternoon with Pamela.

: My Music

Frank Muir and John Amis challenge Denis Norden and Ian Wallace over questions set by Steve Race
Television presentation DOUGLAS HESPE (R)


Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Ian Wallace

: Film 87

: Mission Impossible

Selections from the exploits of a team of daring undercover agents whose job is to prove that their missions are anything but.... starring
Lover's Knot
The death of a communications officer at the US Embassy in London alerts the IMF to a major spy ring, but some delicate counterespionage is threatened when Paris falls for an English rose.
Written by LAWRENCE HEATH Directed by REZA BADIY 1 (R)


Written By: Lawrence Heath
Directed By: Reza Badiy
Jim Phelps: Peter Graves
Paris: Leonard Nimoy
Barney: Greg Morris
Lady Weston: Jane Merrow
Lord Weston: John Williams

: International Pro-Celebrity Golf

The final match for the Whyte and Mackay Scotch Trophy.
Tony Jacklin teams up with one of Pro-Celebrity' keenest supporters, golfing nut
Jimmy Tarbuck , while Gary Player is joined by Britain's most successful player-manager, Kenny Dalglish. He led Liverpool to the Football League and FA Cup Double last year and Liverpool are again looking strong in the race for this year's championship. Kenny plays some inspired golf and of all the celebrities, he is surely the 'dark horse' of the series. Peter Alliss describes the action over nine selected holes of the Ailsa Course at the Turnberry Hotel.
Assistant producer BARBARA SLATER Television presentation


Unknown: Tony Jacklin
Unknown: Jimmy Tarbuck
Unknown: Gary Player
Unknown: Kenny Dalglish.
Unknown: Peter Alliss
Unknown: Fred Viner.
Unknown: Alastair Scott
Producer: Harold Anderson

: Call My Bluff

A duel of words and wit between
Arthur Marshall Sheila Steafel
McDonald Hobley and Frank Muir Patricia Hodge Tim Rice
Referee Robert Robinson Devised by MARK GOODSON Directed by BRUCE MILLAR Producer PAUL CIANI


Unknown: Arthur Marshall
Unknown: Sheila Steafel
Unknown: McDonald Hobley
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Patricia Hodge
Unknown: Tim Rice
Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Mark Goodson
Directed By: Bruce Millar
Producer: Paul Ciani

: Sutton Hoo

New Beginnings
When the burial of one of the early High Kings of England was discovered in 1939, contemporary events obscured its initial sensation.
But the site of Sutton Hoo , now a national monument, has continued to fascinate both the public and scholars. Who was this king and when did he die? Where did this dynasty originate and where did the power, wealth and influence come from, to accumulate riches drawn from all over continental
Europe and as far as Byzantium? How long had this prestigious burial site, with its many still unexcavated mounds, already been in use when the king was buried there?
In 1984, a new series of excavations, led by archaeologist Martin Carver began to help unravel these mysteries. Tonight's film chronicles the first year of new investigations using the latest techniques in archaeology. The search for a king has now become the search for the kingdom. Narrator Ian Holm
Executive producer BRUCE NORMAN Producer RAY SUTCLIFFE (R)


Unknown: Sutton Hoo
Unknown: Martin Carver
Narrator: Ian Holm
Music: Mike Oldfield
Producer: Bruce Norman
Producer: Ray Sutcliffe

: Naked Video

The return of the popular comedy series which this week includes a cool man's guide to running for a bus, more sad facts on premature hair loss and Nesbitt paying a visit to the bank that likes to say 'get stuffed'.
Featuring Ron Bain
Gregor Fisher , Andy Gray Helen Lederer , Tony Roper Elaine C. Smith
Jonathan Watson and John Sparkes Music DAVID MCNIVEN
Producer COUN GILBERT BBC Scotland
0 FEATURE: page 9


Unknown: Ron Bain
Unknown: Gregor Fisher
Unknown: Andy Gray
Unknown: Helen Lederer
Unknown: Tony Roper
Unknown: Elaine C. Smith
Unknown: Jonathan Watson
Unknown: John Sparkes
Music: David McNiven
Editor: Philip Differ
Designer: Jim Longmuir
Director: Alex Young
Producer: Coun Gilbert

: 40 Minutes

A series of films about the way we live now
Troublesome People Reporter
Caroline Moorehead
There are men and women who are willing to die for their beliefs, but not to kill for them. Many people find them infuriating. They are thorns in the flesh of authority. They face ridicule, torture, imprisonment, even the threat of death - because they are pacifists.
Lord Brockway, now aged 98, was imprisoned in a dungeon in the Tower of London during the First World War. Frances Partridge recalls how she learned of the Nazi atrocities which caused many pacifists a crisis of conscience.
Jennifer and Ian Hartley, middle-class Quakers, felt compelled to live for ten months in a 'peace camp' outside the wire at
Molesworth Air Base.
Bernard Shaw once described them as 'troublesome people'. They all form part of a British tradition of non-conformity. But what have they achieved, if anything, over the years?
Photography JOHN MCGLASHAN Film editor DAN RAE
0 FEATURE: page 16


Unknown: Caroline Moorehead
Unknown: Frances Partridge
Unknown: John McGlashan
Editor: Dan Rae
Editor: Edward Mirzoeff

: Sergeant Bilko: Sgt Bilko Presents Ed Sullivan

[Starring] Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers
Himself: Ed Sullivan

: Newsnight

The last word on world events analysed by Peter Snow
Donald MacCormick and Adam Raphael
With reports from around Britain by Ian Smith
Chris Lowe and Nick Worrall and political and economic reports from
Vincent Hanna Will Hutton and Nick Clarke Assignment editors


Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Adam Raphael
Unknown: Ian Smith
Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Nick Worrall
Unknown: Vincent Hanna
Unknown: Will Hutton
Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: Nick Guthrie
Unknown: Adrian Milne
Producers: Diana Morton
Unknown: Eamonn Matthews.
Unknown: Nigel Chapman
Unknown: Philip Campbell

: Weatherview

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