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: King Rollo

A See-Saw programme (R)

: Animal Fair

with Don Spencer.


Presenter: Don Spencer
Music Director: Jonathan Cohen
Assistant Producer: Anne Denehy
Producer: Barbara Roddam

: Northern Lights

David Blackburn's Landscape Vision
An artist rediscovers his native Yorkshire. BBC Leeds (R)


Presenter: David Blackburn
Producer: Mike Murray
Director: Roger Keech

: The First Noels: 2: Early Nativity Carols

Presented by Sir Geraint Evans with the William Byrd Choir and the Belgrade Theatre Company, Coventry.
Today's carols: Ding Dong Merrily on High; The Coventry Carol; The Cherry Tree Carol; Shepherds Have Left Their Sheep; Personent Hodie. (R)


Presenter: Sir Geraint Evans
Singers: William Byrd Choir

: News

Weather followed by See Hear!
(Shown on Sunday 12.05 pm BBC1)

: It's a Small World: A Small Ship Owner

Introduced by Andy Price with Laurence Langford
BBC Bristol


Presenter: Andy Price
Guest: Laurence Langford
Producer: Paul Smith

: The Historyman: West Stow

Presented by Bryan McNemey.
(First shown in the South East)


Presenter: Bryan McNemey

: Under Sail: Just What the Doctor Ordered!

It's over 40 years since Dr T. Harrison Butler died - but he is still remembered for the yachts he designed. Narrator Tom Salmon
BBC Bristol (R)


Narrator: Tom Salmon
Producer: Brian Hawkins

: News, Weather followed by: One in Four

Isobel Ward, Simon Barnes and Chris Davies present this magazine programme about disability, with news, features and information. With subtitles for the hard-of-hearing.
(Repeated tomorrow at 11.25pm)
Some details on Ceefax page 145.


Presenter: Isobel Ward
Presenter: Simon Barnes
Presenter: Chris Davies
Producer: Christopher Hutchins

: Look, Stranger: Cottage on a Cliff

Derek and Jeannie Tangye describe how they made their home on a Cornish cliff. (R) (See 'Goodbye Wallington' at 4.30pm)


Subject: Derek Tangye
Subject: Jeannie Tangye
Director: Sandra Wainwright
Executive Producer: Bridget Winter

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: Catchword

with Paul Coia


Unknown: Paul Coia

: Goodbye Wallington

Carol and Andrew Phillips are starting a new life in Cornwall to escape the crime, the traffic, the overcrowding and the pressures of the prosperous south-east. Producer MIKE DAVIDSON
(First shown in 'Friday Report')


Unknown: Andrew Phillips
Producer: Mike Davidson

: Advice Shop

Presented by Hugh Scully and Helen Madden. This week:
Health and Safety at Work. On the eve of the Government's COSHH publicity campaign, which aims to draw attention to forthcoming changes in the rules governing hazardous substances in the workplace, Advice Shop looks at the rights of employees who fall ill as a result of their work. Series editor CHRIS LENT (e)


Presented By: Hugh Scully
Presented By: Helen Madden.

: First Time Garden

Introduced by Geoff Hamilton, Gay Search and Roy Lancaster
BBC Pebble Mill (shown last Friday)


Presenter: Geoff Hamilton
Presenter: Gay Search
Presenter: Roy Lancaster
Production Assistant: Jayne Savage
Producer: Denis W. Gartside

: The Tuesday Western: Guns in the Afternoon

starring Randolph Scott, Joel McCrea.
Gil Westrum and Steve Judd are ex-lawmen, ageing and down on their luck. When the duo are asked to team up as guards, to accompany a gold shipment from a remote mining town to a small-town bank, they eagerly accept the job. Unfortunately the journey is to prove more dangerous than they anticipate.


Screenplay: N. B. Stone Jr.
Produced by: Richard E. Lyons
Directed by: Sam Peckinpah
Gil: Randolph Scott
Steve: Joel McCrea
EIsa: Mamette Hartley
Heck: Ronald Starr
Judge ToIIiver: Edgar Buchanan
Joshua Knudsen: R. G. Armstrong
Elder Hammond: John Anderson
Sylvus: L Q Jones
Henry: Warren Oates
Billy: James Drury

: The Rock 'n' Roll Years: 1976

The news: British mercenaries in Angola and riots in Soweto.
The music: Billy Ocean, Bryan Ferry, David Bowie, Rolling Stones, Thin Lizzy, Abba, Sex Pistols.
(First shown on BBC1)


Videotape Editor: Mark Lawrence
Producer: Ursula McCulloch

: The Train Now Departing

Fifth of six programmes. Lines of Industry
It's been the glamour of the passenger lines that has attracted most rail buffs. But in the past few years interest has been growing in an older form of rail transport - industrial railways.
At their peak, there were thousands of miles of private industrial railways in Britain.
Many of them have now gone. forgotten and unrecorded. But enthusiasts have started collecting industrial locomotives and rolling stock. And, due to the far-sightedness of the photographer, Ivo Peters , there is archive film of many industrial lines, long since closed.
Written and narrated by Anthony Smith
Photography PAUL MORRIS


Unknown: Ivo Peters

: Food and Drink

Presented by Chris Kelly Michael Barry and Jill Goolden.
The American Thanksgiving dinner is very like our Christmas dinner. But there are some fascinating differences that could give your festive meal a new lease of life this year. Wine mixed with water, water mixed with fruit juice.... No! It's not an expose, just a few of the new drinks they're selling nowadays.
Bon Appetit! And if you've had enough of boring old turkey here's a great pie recipe which will feed all the family. Film director
Studio director pmL CHILVERS Producer PETER BAZALGETTE A BAZAL production for BBCtv (Repeal on Fndau at 5.30pm) For a /acMnM< xendo a cheque or postal order for 60p (made payable to BSS) to; [address removed]


Presented By: Chris Kelly
Presented By: Michael Barry
Presented By: Jill Goolden.
Unknown: Wilfred Emmanuel Jones
Producer: Peter Bazalgette

: M-A'S'H

'You look tough, you feel great and women won't leave you alone' - this could be the new Radar and all he has to do is get a tattoo ...
Directed by BURT METCALFE (R)


Written By: Burt Prelutsky
Directed By: Burt Metcalfe
Hawkeye: Alan Aida
BJ: Mike Parrel!
as Col Potter: Harry Morgan
Hot Lips: Loretta Swit
as Charles David: Ogden Stiers
Radar: Gary Burghoff
Klinger: Jamie Farr
as Fr Mulcahy: William Christopher

: Films for Christmas

A preview of seasonal films on BBC television.

: The Mind Machine: 12: Models in the Mind

A series of 13 programmes presented by Colin Blakemore
The famous Professor Aitken could do long division in his head to 40 decimal places as fast as he could speak. As she plays the Brahms Concerto, violinist Nadja Salemo-Sonnenberg feels strong emotions, but her exquisite performance is based on months of intense mental work and precise analysis. Professor BIakemore asks, why does the brain have mechanisms that can perform such biologically useless activities?
The frontal lobes may have evolved to help us plan ahead, navigate and communicate - but now they give us the powers of higher thought: to build imaginary models in the mind, to move others with music, and even to conceive of the beginning of the universe.
A co-production with WNET New York
(Repeated next Sunday)


Presenter: Colin Blakemore
Violinist: Nadja Salemo-Sonnenberg
Producer (WNET): Richard Hutton
Film Editor: Chris Bezant
Series Producer: Martin Freeth

: Building Sights

Last of eight programmes.
Editor of Blueprint magazine Deyan Sudjic examines Creek Vean in Cornwall. It is a house built in 1966 by Team 4, a group of young unknowns. Two of them are now Britain's best known architects, Richard Rogers and Norman Foster.
'Compared with what they went on to build afterwards, Creek Vean was tiny.
But size has little to do with the richness of architectural ideas.'


Presenter: Deyan Sudjic
Researcher: Ruth Rosenthal
Producer: Clare Paterson
Director: Andy Mayer

: Newsnight

: Weatherview

: The Val Lewton Season: Isle of the Dead

Starring Boris Karloff, Ellen Drew.
A Greek general, an American reporter, a British consul and his wife are among a group of people trapped on a Greek island during the war of 1912. Plague breaks out, but a peasant woman warns of the presence of a vorvolaka - a vampirish being that drains all joy from the living, and possesses the newly dead. Boris Karloff stars as the dour general in another vintage excursion into terror by master producer Val Lewton.
FILMS: page 29


Screenplay: Ardel Wray
Screenplay: Josef Michel
Producer: Val Lewton
Director: Mark Robson
General: Boris Karloff
Thea: Ellen Drew
Oliver: Marc Cramer
Mrs St Aubyn: Katherine Emery
Kyra: Helene Thimig
St Aubyn: Alan Napier
Albrecht: Jason Robards Sr
Dr Drossos: Ernst Dorian

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