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: Fingermouse

A See-Saw programme with lain Lauchlan and Jane Hardy. Guitar
Music from sunny Spain and snowy Russia sets Fingermouse dancing. He meets Drat the Rat outside in the snow and they have a race to the top of the slippery snowman. Music by RICHARD BROWN Puppets by JOANNE COLE Graphics CLARE BEATON


Guitar: Jane Hardy.
Music By: Richard Brown
Unknown: Joanne Cole
Unknown: Graphics Clare Beaton
Producer: Michael Cole

: Disappearing Enemies

starring Dot Farley Directed by WALLACE FOX
An RKO film


Unknown: Dot Farley
Directed By: Wallace Fox

: News

Weather followed by See Hear!

: The Historyman

Market Riots
The start of a series featuring Bryan McNerney , the Historyman. Today he visits Norwich, and discovers that disputes between market traders and the authorities stretch back over centuries. Producer JIMMY MCKINNEY
BBC Norwich


Unknown: Bryan McNerney
Producer: Jimmy McKinney

: Sung from the Heart

Gospel singer Lavine Hudson is on the verge of commercial success. But can gospel and big business mix? And is it possible for Lavine to live by her Christian beliefs in the world of show business? Producer PATTI STEEPLES
(First shown in 'Friday Report


Singer: Lavine Hudson

: News

Weather followed by Wild World
Steens Mountain - A Wildlife Western
The valley of the Donner und Blitzen river in Oregon, has been part of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge since 1935. But without
Steens Mountain this green desert valley could not exist. Narrated by Barry Paine Filmed by RON EASTMAN Produced by BARRY PAINE


Unknown: Barry Paine
Unknown: Ron Eastman
Produced By: Barry Paine

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: Catchword

Anagram: swig at neat.
Clue: Soap opera character. (Answer in the programme!) Wordsmiths from all over
Britain challenge each other and face Paul Coia and Bryan the computer. Designer PETE RINALDI Researchers


Unknown: Paul Coia
Designer: Pete Rinaldi
Unknown: Anne Muir.
Unknown: Alison Christison
Director: Justin C. Adams
Producer: Leslie Mitchell

: The Victorian Kitchen Garden

Last in a series of 13 films, in which a walled garden is restored and worked as it was 100 years ago.
Presented by Peter Thoday with Head Gardener
Harry Dodson. December
Christmas occupies much of the Head Gardener's time. Harry ensures he has a plentiful supply of produce for the festive meals by stockpiling well in advance. In the forcing house, chicory and rhubarb are ready and in the glasshouse there are prized pineapples. Harry gathers, too, quantities of holly and ivy to make elaborate garlands and wreaths for the big house.
But it is also the final month of the project, and Peter and Harry look back over the achievements of the year and reflect on what the garden has meant to them.


Presented By: Peter Thoday
Unknown: Harry Dodson.
Producer: Keith Sheather

: The Perfect Pickle Programme

with Davilia David and David Mabey. 5: West Meets East
The Far East has a pickling tradition just as powerful as our own, though the pickling process is often unfamiliar and the baby crabs and grasshoppers encountered in this programme are not everyone's idea of a perfect pickle! But there is much to learn from the kitchens of Singapore, Thailand and Japan. Henry Tan, Philip Harris and Lesley Downer introduce you to a whole new world of pickles, and food-writer Colin Spencer , 'a passionate pickler', shows how to combine the flavours of the East with the produce of a traditional English garden.
Programme consultant COLIN SPENCER
Produced and directed by DAVID COLLISON
A THIRD EYE production for BBC North West


Unknown: Davilia David
Unknown: David Mabey.
Unknown: Philip Harris
Unknown: Lesley Downer
Unknown: Colin Spencer
Unknown: Colin Spencer
Directed By: David Collison

: Film 88

: DEFII: Mission Impossible

When danger threatens,a team of daring undercover agents prove that their missions are anything but.... Peter Graves as Jim Phelps, Greg Morris as Barney,
Lynda Day George as Casey, Peter Lupus as Willy with Ed Nelson as Van Cleve.
The Western
The IMF simulate an earthquake as part of a plan to capture brilliant thief Van Cleve.
Directed by LES MARTINSON (R)


Unknown: Peter Graves
Unknown: Jim Phelps
Unknown: Greg Morris
Unknown: Casey Peter Lupus
Unknown: Ed Nelson
Unknown: Van Cleve.
Unknown: Van Cleve.
Written By: Arnold Peyser
Unknown: Lois Peyser
Directed By: Les Martinson

: Reportage

DEF H's current affairs magazine programme.
There's a phone poll for you to decide on issues that matter and a reaction line,
[number removed], for you to ring with your opinions. Series producers
SHARON ALl. RACHEL PURNELL Executive producer
(Revised repeat next Sunday)


Unknown: Rachel Purnell
Unknown: Janet Street-Porter

: Call My Bluff

A duel of words and wit between Arthur Marshall ,
Sheila Steafel , Stephen Fry , and Frank Muir.
Elaine Paige , Lord Havers. Referee Robert Robinson. Devised by MARK GOODSON Director MAY MILLER Producer PAUL CIANI


Unknown: Arthur Marshall
Unknown: Sheila Steafel
Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Frank Muir.
Unknown: Elaine Paige
Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Unknown: Mark Goodson
Director: May Miller
Producer: Paul Ciani

: Prisoners of Conscience

Brief portraits of brave men and women jailed for their beliefs. The story of tonight's prisoner of conscience is presented by Clive Lloyd.


Presented By: Clive Lloyd.

: Timewatch

Bukharin and the Terror.
It was a time of total terror. Everyone was afraid of everyone else. Fear and suspicion hung over the country like a poisonous mist
Fifty years ago,
Nikolai Bukharin , Lenin's right-hand man and favourite of the Bolsheviks, was shot by Stalin's henchmen after the last of the infamous show trials in Moscow. Mikhail Gorbachev proclaimed his death a travesty of justice and his trial a farce. Recently, in a move that has vast implications for the Soviet Union, he announced that the Russian people cannot accomplish reform until they understand their past. Granted special permission to cover the story and the first interview with Bukharin's widow Anna, Timewatch accompanies
Sir Fitzroy Maclean back to the city where he attended Bukharin's trial in 1938 to find Russians eager to talk for the first time about the terror of the 30s.
Photography JOHN ADDERLEY Film editor ROY FRY
Series editor ROY DAVIES Producer JANE TREAYS


Unknown: Sir Fitzroy MacLean
Unknown: Nikolai Bukharin
Unknown: Sir Fitzroy MacLean
Unknown: John Adderley
Editor: Roy Fry
Editor: Roy Davies
Producer: Jane Treays

: M*A*S*H

Last Laugh
BJ an imposter? The accusation doesn't surprise Hawkeye. Written by EVERETT GREENBAUM and JIM FRITZELL
Directed by DON WEIS (R)


Written By: Everett Greenbaum
Unknown: Jim Fritzell
Directed By: Don Weis
Hawkeye: Alan Alda
BJ: Mike Farrell
Col Potter: Harry Morgan
Hot Lips: Loretta Swit
Charles: David Ogden Stiers
Radar: Gary Burghoff
Klinger: Jamie Farr
Fr Mulcahy: William Christopher

: Christabel

A film in four parts by DENNIS POTTER , based on The Past Is Myself by CHRISTABEL BIELENBERG.
4: Germany faces a humiliating defeat, but Peter's life still hangs in the balance as Christabel arrives at
Ravensbriick Concentration Camp to plead for him.
Christabel ..ELIZABETH HURLEY Young officer at Ravensbriick
Original music STANLEY MYERS Film editor CLARE DOUGLAS
Production designer JIM CLAY Lighting cameraman REMI ADEFARASIN
Executive producer DENNIS POTTER Produced by KENITH TRODD


Unknown: Dennis Potter
Unknown: Christabel Bielenberg.
Unknown: Elizabeth Hurley
Unknown: Wayne Foskett
Editor: Clare Douglas
Designer: Jim Clay
Unknown: Remi Adefarasin
Producer: Dennis Potter
Produced By: Kenith Trodd
Directed By: Adrian Shergold
Clerk in reception: Eric Allan
Blonde woman: Eileen MacIejewska
Prisoner: Will Tacey
Guard: Ian Lowe
Lange: Ralph Brown
Security policeman: Philip Bretherton
Peter: Stephen Dillon
Old lady: Edna Doré
First Dutch youth: Nicholas Teare
Second Dutch youth: Mark Draper
Third Dutch youth: Tom Lambert
Fourth Dutch youth: Simon Adams
Bausch: Jim Carter
Sergeant on truck: Danny McCarthy
Frau Muckle: Pat Heywood
Nicky: Alastair Haley
John: James Exell
Boy soldier: Lawrence Cooper
Alois: John Boswall
Soldier in Black Forest: Neale McGrath

: Newsnight

Peter Snow and Donald MacCormick with the day's top stories and the background on events making the news at home and abroad.


Unknown: Donald MacCormick

: Weatherview

: Behind the Beat

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