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: Now It's Christmas

starting with Boss Cat.

: Blue Peter Review of the Year

with Mark Curry, Caron Keating and Yvette Fielding.
1988 has been a year packed with Blue Peter highlights including the programme's 30th birthday. Today's your chance to catch up with the moments you missed and to look ahead to 1989.
(Ceefax Subtitles)


Presenter: Mark Curry
Presenter: Caron Keating
Presenter: Yvette Fielding
Editor: Lewis Bronze

: Popeye and Son

There Goes the Neighbourhood and Prince of a Fellow.

: Boxpops

This week: Love and Kisses. What were the Fawltys fighting about in 75? and guess who was Lucky in Love in 88? All this and more on Boxpops.
Executive producer ERIC ROWAN


Director: Amanda Thomas
Producer: Roy Milan
Producer: Eric Rowan

: New Year's Day Concert

Richard Baker introduces the annual concert live from Vienna's Musikverein.
This year, the traditional programme of music by the Strauss family is conducted by one of the world's greatest interpreters of the Viennese repertoire, Carlos Kleiber. His television appearances are very rare and the second half of this traditional Viennese event promises to be one of the musical highlights of 1989. In two of the dances the Ballet of the Vienna State Opera performs specially created choreography by GERUNDE DILL in one of Vienna's beautiful castles. Directed by BRIAN LARGE
An AUSTRIAN TELEVISION production in association with ZDF. Germany (For full details see page 32) m A simultaneous broadcast with R3.


Introduces: Richard Baker
Unknown: Carlos Kleiber.
Choreography By: Gerunde Dill
Directed By: Brian Large

: Krakatoa - East of Java

Starring Maximilian Schell, Diane Baker, Barbara Werle, Brian Keith.
Treasure-seekers, 30 dangerous convicts and a beautiful widow in search of her long-lost son are among those aboard the SS Batavia Queen - bound for Krakatoa, an island off Java. As tension mounts, the ship sails into a series of adventures and the biggest natural disaster ever recorded - the eruption of Krakatoa when 40,000 people lost their lives.
0 FILMS: page 17


Unknown: Maximilian Schell
Unknown: Diane Baker
Unknown: Barbara Werle
Unknown: Brian Keith.
Unknown: Clifford Newton Gould
Unknown: Bernard Gordon
Directed By: Bernard L. Kowalski
Hanson: Maximilian Schell
Laura: Diane Baker
Charley: Barbara Werle
Connerly: Brian Keith
Giovanni: Rossano Brazzi
Leoncavallo: Sal Mineo
Rigby: John Leyton
Danzig: J D Cannon

: Cartoon

Bookworm Turns

: Glory Renewed

The recent rededication of the South Transept of York Minster marks the end of a grand four-year renewal. A monumental project for Bob Littlewood , and the restoration team.
Written and presented by James Hogg.
Film editor EDWARD CROOT


Unknown: Bob Littlewood
Presented By: James Hogg.
Producer: Patrick Hargreaves

: Tosca's Kiss

This film by Swiss director, Daniel Schmid , is set in Milan in a rambling mansion which has become a home for retired musicians.
Once-famous divas, composers and singers from the opera chorus are banded together by old memories and rivalries, their spirit and joy in their music quite undiminished by age.


Director: Daniel Schmid
Unknown: Renato Berta
Director: Daniel Schmid

: Rugby Special

featuring Ireland v Italy and Saracens v Wasps.
An international match to start the year off with Ireland playing their second game of the season. Plus an interesting club fixture in England with the Saracens playing host the Wasps. Introduced by Chris Rea. Commentators NIGEL
STARMER- SMITH, JIM NEILLY Executive producer


Introduced By: Chris Rea.
Unknown: Johnnie Watherston

: Ski Sunday

featuring today:
Ski Jumping from
Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Introduced by David Vine. Once again this homely Bavarian town hosts the traditional New Year's Day jumping festival, the second round of the annual four-hills tournament. The triple Olympic Gold medallist,
Finland's Matti Nykaenen , winner here last year and the reigning four-hills champion is competing. But watch out too for Eddie Edwards.
Commentator RON PICKERING Television presentation ZDF, West Germany


Introduced By: David Vine.
Unknown: Matti Nykaenen
Unknown: Eddie Edwards.

: Music in Camera

A series of three studio concerts given by the Tokyo String Quartet featuring masterpieces by Franz Schubert.
The A minor quartet, the first of the final group of three, was written when Schubert was only 28, but its brooding mood seems to foreshadow his death three years later. PETER OUNDJIAN (violin) KIKUEI IKEDA (violin) SADAO HARADA (cello)
Series editor KEITH ALEXANDER BBC Scotland


Unknown: Franz Schubert.
Violin: Kikuei Ikeda
Cello: Sadao Harada
Viola: Kazuhide Isomura
Unknown: Ron Allan
Unknown: Ron Irvine
Producer: Mike Newman
Editor: Keith Alexander

: The Travel Show Guides

Last in a seven-part series presented by Penny Junor . Central Florida Orlando is now a major holiday destination for the British, The Travel Show
Guide has the facts - when to go, where to stay and how to get about. With weather information from
John Kettley , and independent traveller Matthew Collins. Film editor MARTIN SANDYS Producer JULIE BRADSHAW
Executive producer ALAN DOBSON For a copy of the script price £1.50.
Send a crossed cheque (made payable to BBC) to: [address removed]


Presented By: Penny Junor
Unknown: John Kettley
Unknown: Matthew Collins.
Editor: Martin Sandys
Producer: Julie Bradshaw
Producer: Alan Dobson

: The Natural World: Wild Waterfalls - the Natural History of Cascades

Narrated by Jenni Murray.
Waterfalls: how are they born, how long do they live? How do true waterfall plants fight the flow? How do the flowers around benefit from the continuous 'rain'? How do animals, from fish and frogs through reptiles to birds and mammals, adapt to cascades and take advantage of them? How do migrant fish surmount them? How do we use waterfalls? This programme answers these questions, and in so doing, inspires fascination for one of the great natural wonders of the world.
Film editor ANDREW NAYLOR Written and produced by JEFFERY BOSWALL
Series editor ANDREW NEAL BBC Bristol


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Producers: Peter Bassett
Producers: Caroline Underwood
Editor: Andrew Naylor
Produced By: Jeffery Boswall

: Face to Face

Lord Reith
At a time when the Government's White Paper on broadcasting is predicting a very different future for television, here is a chance to see again a remarkably frank Lord Reith, the first Director-General of the BBC, in conversation with John Freeman in October 1960.
Introduced by Joan Bakewell. Produced by HUGH BURNETT (R) revised


Unknown: John Freeman
Introduced By: Joan Bakewell.
Produced By: Hugh Burnett

: Nativity Blues

by Wendy MacLeod
There are two shopping days left till Chistmas and with the birth of his first baby, Hank Tater is not adapting too well to the joys of fatherhood and marriage.
The play is set in Fryeburg, Maine, USA.
BBC Pebble Mill


Writer: Wendy MacLeod
Music: Jeremy Sams
Lighting Director: Dave Bushell
Designer: Sally Engelbach
Executive Producer: Brenda Reid
Producer: Fiona Finlay
Director: Sue Dunderdale
Director: Jeremy Ancock
Hank: Alfred Molina
Muriel: Julia Swift
Francine: Anna Cropper
Dick: John Normington
Trudi: Trudie Styler

: Screen Two - What's New

For New Year's Day a dramatic look into the future.

: The Shooting Party

starring and October 1913: a group of elegant men and women gather for a wild-game shoot at an opulent stately home.
Carrying on the traditions of the past they dine, gossip, shoot, and are discreetly adulterous; all unaware that the values of their sheltered world are soon to be shattered forever....
An outstanding cast of British actors star in this beautiful and intelligent adaptation of ISABEL COLEGATE's novel.
Screenplay by JULIAN BOND Produced by GEOFF REEVE Directed by ALAN BRIDGES
(First showing on British television)


Produced By: Geoff Reeve
Directed By: Alan Bridges
Unknown: Barry Norman
Sir Randolph Nettleby: James Mason
Lord Gilbert Hartlip: Edward Fox
Lady Minnie Nettleby: Dorothy Tutin
Cornelius Cardew: John Gielgud
Tom Harker: Gordon Jackson
Lady Aline Hartlip: Cheryl Campbell
Lord Lilburn: Robert Hardy
Lionel: Rupert Frazer
Lady Olivia: Judi Bowker
Sir Reuben: Aharon Ipale
Count Rakassyi: Joris Stuyck
Cicely Nettleby: Rebecca Saire
Ida Nettleby: Sarah Badel
Rogers: Lockwood West
Glass: Frank Windsor

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