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: Chock-a-Block

A See-Saw programme (R)

: Red Sails and Shoal Waters

Fond memories from the men who have sailed the 83-year-old Thames Spritsail barge
Vigilant - once the fastest of her breed, and still racing. Film editor MIKE STOKES Written and produced by BRIAN FAWCETT


Editor: Mike Stokes
Produced By: Brian Fawcett

: Rugby Union

The 106th Varsity Match Oxford University v
Cambridge University for the Bowring Bowl Introduced by NIGEL STARMER. SMITH with BOB HILLER and IAN ROBERTSON.
Oxford look for a hat-trick of victories this year. With many of last year's Blues in residence and strengthened by a number of first-class
Players arriving, they start as favourites.
Producer HUW JONES including at
2.45* News and Weather


Introduced By: Nigel Starmer.
Unknown: Bob Hiller
Unknown: Ian Robertson.
Producer: Huw Jones

: World Bowls

Midland Bank World Indoor Pairs Championship
DAVID ICKE brings news of the first of the last two matches of the first round being played today. This afternoon at the Bournemouth
Conference Centre, Australia meet England.
Australia are represented by IAN SCHUBACK and JIM YATES , with England selecting


Unknown: Ian Schuback
Unknown: Jim Yates
Unknown: Gerry Smyth
Unknown: Steve Halmaj.
Unknown: David Rhys Jones
Unknown: Jimmy Davidson
Unknown: Mal Hughes
Unknown: David McGill

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: It's My Pleasure

Desmond Lynam takes pleasure in inviting his guests to unlock the film and video vaults with their personal memories of past television moments. Today's guest is Sandie Shaw.


Unknown: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: Sandie Shaw.
Producer: Phil Chilvers

: World Bowls

Midland Bank World Indoor Pairs Championship
Further coverage from the Bournemouth Conference
Centre of the seventh match of the first round.
Introduced by DAVID ICKE Television presentation KEITH MACKENZIE and PETER HAYWARD
Executive producer LAN EDWARDS Producer KEITH PHILUPS


Introduced By: David Icke
Unknown: Keith MacKenzie
Unknown: Peter Hayward
Producer: Keith Philups

: Film 87

Barry Norman presents his personal review of the week's cinema releases. The films highlighted include The Dead and Little Dorrit.


Unknown: Barry Norman

: No Limits

HMS 'Ariadne'
Tonight Britannia waives the rules by piping the world's fastest rock show on board a Royal Navy frigate, HMS Ariadne. While presenters Jenny Powell and Tony Baker focus on the UK and US charts, Captain McAnally and his crew consult charts of a maritime nature. As well as highlights from the last six shows, guaranteed to raise the ratings among the ratings, there are enough powerplays to keep the ship rocking harder than force ten on the Beaufort scale.
Associate producer JONATHAN KING Production PETER HAMILTON BBC North West


Presenters: Jenny Powell
Presenters: Tony Baker

: Open to Question

/ think someone is as likely to want to bludgeon someone to death after reading one of my books as he is after reading 'Winnie the Pooh Clive Barker has been called the 'future of horror'. At 34, he is a millionaire writer and movie-maker through
Books of Blood and Hellraiser. Tonight, an audience of young people ask whether his macabre creations are legitimate entertainment or malign influences.
Presented by John Nicholson Researcher MARK HAGEN


Unknown: Pooh Clive Barker
Presented By: John Nicholson
Presented By: Researcher Mark Hagen
Director: Dennis Cosgrove
Producer: Stewart Lamont

: Rockschool

Last of eight programmes on making music in a rock band. Song Structure and Arrangement
Comments from
Omar Hakim , Selwyn Brown
Midge Ure
Tony Binks and the Communards.
Deirdre Cartwright (guitar) Alastair Gavin (keyboards) Geoff Nicholls (drums) and Henry Thomas (bass) are joined by guest vocalist
Juliet Roberts to look at the basic framework of pop and bass parts; call and response between different instruments; complementing and accompanying the vocals; using different keys for different moods; and how to develop a melody.
Videotape editor MALCOLM BANTHORPE Production assistant
Produced by CHRIS LENT (e)


Unknown: Omar Hakim
Unknown: Selwyn Brown
Unknown: Midge Ure
Unknown: Tony Binks
Guitar: Deirdre Cartwright
Guitar: Alastair Gavin
Unknown: Geoff Nicholls
Bass: Henry Thomas
Unknown: Juliet Roberts
Editor: Malcolm Banthorpe
Unknown: Adele Rawnsley
Produced By: Chris Lent

: Food and Drink

Presented by Chris Kelly Michael Barry and Jill Goolden
Food news, challenges, investigations, tests, tastings and, of course, the craftiest of cooking. Tonight's show offers a cunning menu of clever alternatives for
Christmas. For the main course, instead of turkey, why not roast a goose with delicious stuffing and apple sauce? And for a change from Christmas pudding, what about plum duff, the exclusive recipe of Sherlock Holmes ' housekeeper. To wash it all down, why not try a traditional British drink? The Food and Drink team organise a tasting of apple wines. 'Tis the season for giving, and many people are thinking of a microwave oven as a present. Discover why people who swear by them say, 'I love my microwave'.
For factsheet,send a 6Op cheque or PO (made payable to BSS) to: [address removed]
Book, 'The Third Food and Drink
Book', by Michael Barry , Chris Kelly and Jill Goolden , £4.95 from booksellers
0 RECIPE TIMES: page 94


Presented By: Chris Kelly
Presented By: Michael Barry
Presented By: Jill Goolden
Unknown: Sherlock Holmes
Producer: Peter Bazalgette
Book By: Michael Barry
Book By: Chris Kelly
Book By: Jill Goolden

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Advent Calendar Day 11: Tinsel-Free and not-so Joyous 11 December 2016

: Brass Tacks

Safe and Sorry?
Each year 30,000 children are taken from their parents into local authority care. Last week Brass Tacks looked at the cases of two families, accused of abusing their children, who fought to establish their innocence.
In this climate of increased concern about child abuse, are the right decisions being made, or are authorities, anxious to avoid public scandal, trampling on the rights of the innocent in order to be safe rather than sorry? Tonight
John Harrison asks Brass Tacks viewers and professionals involved with child care how best to deal with the problem of child abuse and what role social workers should play. Researcher SUSIE TAYLOR Producer STEVE HEWLETT
Brass Tacks editor COLIN CAMERON BBC North West


Unknown: John Harrison
Unknown: Susie Taylor
Producer: Steve Hewlett
Editor: Colin Cameron

: Entertainment USA

New York
Everyone always thinks of New York as Manhattan, but Manhattan is only the island in the middle. Jonathan King visits New Jersey, looks at Meadowlands Arena and Asbury Park, the home of Bruce Springsteen , then pops over to Long Island to visit the resort areas of New York. He also looks at MTV, meeting DJs with funny names: Dweezil Zappa
China Kantner and English ex-disco dancer Julie Brown. Film cameraman MIKE RADFORD Film sound SIMON WILSON Film editor LIZ TENNENT
Videotape editor ROGER MARTIN Produced and directed by GORDON ELSBURY


Unknown: Jonathan King
Unknown: Bruce Springsteen
Unknown: Dweezil Zappa
Unknown: China Kantner
Unknown: Julie Brown.
Unknown: Mike Radford
Unknown: Simon Wilson
Editor: Roger Martin
Directed By: Gordon Elsbury

: Footsteps

Valley of the Kilns
(Reginald Le May 1885-1972) Presented by David Drew
Reginald Le May had many memories to console him in his retirement in Tunbridge Wells in the 1960s. Foremost among them was a pioneering journey he had made in 1924 to one of the most magical ancient sites in the Far East - Si Satchanalai , buried in the forests of northern Thailand. Little known even today, it is a city of ruined temples and elegant spires, of giant figures of the Buddha, and the site of hundreds of ancient pottery kilns. It inspired Le May, who became the first man to open the eyes of the west to the wonders of ancient
From Bangkok, David Drew traces Le May's arduous and eccentric journey by train, bicycle and elephant. The trail leads on to the present day, to the work of modern archaeologists and to ancient shipwrecks off Thailand's coast.
Photography PETER DE VRIES Series editor BRUCE NORMAN Producer BRIAN ADAMS
Book, 'Footsteps by Bruce Norman , E14.95 from booksellers


Presented By: David Drew
Presented By: Reginald Le May
Unknown: Si Satchanalai
Unknown: David Drew
Editor: Bruce Norman
Producer: Brian Adams
Unknown: Bruce Norman

: World Bowls

Midland Bank World Indoor
Pairs Championship
In the final match of the first round, Scotland confronts Wales. The Welsh pair,
STEPHEN REES and JOHN PRICE, are favourites against the Scots' pair Of JOHN SUMMERS and WILLIE SULLIVAN.


Unknown: Stephen Rees
Unknown: John Summers
Unknown: Willie Sullivan.
Introduced By: David Icke.
Commentators: David Rhys
Commentators: Jimmy Davidson
Unknown: Summarisers Mal Hughes
Unknown: David McGill

: Newsnight

The last word on world events analysed by Peter Snow
Donald MacCormick and Adam Raphael


Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Adam Raphael

: Weatherview

: Telejournal

with Chantal Cuer Catch up with the francophone week through the eyes of RTBF and the Belgian papers; encounter another 'Striptease'; and hear the results of the Telejoumal anniversary Alexandrine competition.
Director AMANDA FIDLER Assistant producer DANIELLA DANGOOR
Series producer BERNARD ADAMS (e)


Director: Amanda Fidler
Producer: Daniella Dangoor
Producer: Bernard Adams

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