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: News

: Westminster

Yesterday's proceedings in Parliament.
Presenter: Brian Curtois. Producers ANDREW MAYWOOD and JANINE THOMASON


Presenter: Brian Curtois.
Presenter: Janine Thomason

: Return of the Aces

A group of villagers from Steeple Morden in Cambridgeshire never forgot the American airmen they met during the War and found a special way to celebrate the Return of the Aces. (R)


Unknown: Steeple Morden

: Heirs and Graces

First often programmes. Burghley House
Lady Victoria Leatham stays at home to reveal some of the secrets of the 240-roomed stately home she and her family live in. (R)


Unknown: Lady Victoria Leatham

: Painters

First of six programmes.
Camber Dock, Portsmouth
Three prominent artists from the south travel to the historic heart of old Portsmouth's dockland and paint the picture of their choice in this marine, industrial landscape. (R)

: Inside Japan

The first of 15 programmes.
The Chrysanthemum People Most people think of Japan as an urban, industrial country, but in many ways life in Japan is still an extension of life in a Japanese village. (R)

: Countdown to Christmas

First of five programmes.
Just 18 shopping days to go - but take heart from
Marian Foster 's Survival Guide to the Family Festivities. Katharine Whitehorn plans short cuts to sanity in the kitchen,
Hugh Johnson dispenses the drinks and Peter Dixon keeps the kids happy and off your back! Plus gifts for children, Star Christmas and Camilla's Countdown Calendar. Director ROBERT CHIPPRIOTT
0 CHRISTMAS FACTFILE: send a cheque/postal order for £1 .50
(payable to BSS) to [address removed]


Unknown: Marian Foster
Unknown: Katharine Whitehorn
Unknown: Hugh Johnson
Unknown: Peter Dixon
Director: Robert Chippriott

: Women of Our Century

First of six programmes. Dame Sylvia Crowe
Interviewed by Anna Ford. (R)


Unknown: Dame Sylvia Crowe
Interviewed By: Anna Ford.

: Life File

First of four programmes. Coping with MS Kay Alexander reports on multiple sclerosis, a disease of the central nervous system which affects more than
80,000 people in Britain. (R)


Unknown: Ms Kay Alexander

: Mosaic

First of five programmes.
The Black and White Media Show (1)
Is racism reinforced or countered by images presented on the box?
Comedian Lenny Henry is among those offering some provocative opinions. (R) to 0 BOOK: for details send an sae to [address removed]and at 12.40pm
Heart of the Matter
What's in a Name?
A discussion of the word 'black' - its meanings and acceptability.
Assistant producer JANE SPENCE
Series producer OLGA EDRIDGE (R) (e)


Unknown: Lenny Henry
Producer: Jane Spence

: The Adventures of Spot

Spot Goes Splash By Eric Hill.
Told by Paul Nicholas. Animation by LEO BELTOFT Production CUVE JUSTER (R)


Unknown: Eric Hill.
Told By: Paul Nicholas.

: Fireman Sam: Chemistry Set



Narrator: John Aldertom
Director: Ian Frampton
Director: John Walker

: Geoffrey Smith's World of Flowers

Peonies (R)

: News

Weather followed by Songs of Praise

: Under Sail

Falmouth Working Boats The oyster banks of the River Fal are the last in the world to be fished by hand and sail alone.
Narrator: Tom Salmon. Producers BRIAN HAWKINS and ROBIN DRAKE BBC Bristol (R)


Narrator: Tom Salmon.
Producers: Brian Hawkins
Producers: Robin Drake

: Behind the Screen

Neil Mullarkey talks to
Dennis Potter , who for the first time is directing his own work - a new serial, Blackeyes (Wednesday 9.25pm).


Talks: Neil Mullarkey
Unknown: Dennis Potter

: News

Weather followed by In the Garden
Nearly six million pot plants will be given as presents this Christmas. Sadly, in a short time many will die. Dennis Cornish offers advice. Director ANNETTE WILLIAMS Producer DAVID SPIRES BBC South West


Unknown: Dennis Cornish
Director: Annette Williams

: Forever England

Fourth of six programmes with Beryl Bainbridge.
The Roses of Birmingham
Five sisters are united in their determination to enjoy life. Producer JAMES DEWAR BBC West (R)


Unknown: Beryl Bainbridge.

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: Catchword

Anagram: read to men Clue: Paris landmark Answer: see today's programme!
Hosted by Paul Coia. Director JUSTIN c. ADAMS


Unknown: Paul Coia.

: Talk of the 80s

After the Brixton riots in 1981 it was clear that something had to be done. The Scarman report made many practical suggestions, but how much has really changed?
John Humphrys talks to Lord Scarman.
Producer JOHN WILCOX BBC Pebble Mill


Talks: John Humphrys
Producer: John Wilcox

: Inside Peterhead

After the 1987 riots in Peterhead Prison, 50 prisoners were locked up 23 hours a day in solitary confinement. But now the regime is changing. Inmates, prison officers and the Governor talk candidly about the jail and its future.
Reporter: Forbes McFall Producer VAL ATKINSON BBC Scotland


Reporter: Forbes McFall
Producer: Val Atkinson

: Hambone and Hillie

Starring and himself Hambone
Separated from his elderly mistress Hillie at New York airport, Hambone the dog sets out on an exciting search for his owner across America.
Produced by CARRY GILLINGHAM Directed by ROY WATTS
0 FILMS: page 22


Produced By: Carry Gillingham
Directed By: Roy Watts
Hillie Radcliffe: Lillian Gish
Michael Radcliffe: Timothy Bottoms
Nancy Rollins: Candy Clark
Tucker: O J Simpson

: DEFII A-Z of Belief

Animal Rights Chrissie Hynde , Kevin Godley and Linda Davison explain why they have taken up the campaign for animal rights.
Producer BILL HILARY Executive producer
BBC Northern Ireland (R)


Unknown: Chrissie Hynde
Unknown: Kevin Godley
Unknown: Linda Davison
Producer: Bill Hilary

: Behind the Beat

Tears for Fears plus singing sensation
Oleta Adams talking frankly about marketing soul music, while the Swedish dance scene keeps stomping. Plus the hottest videos and coolest styles. Executive producer JENNY COWAN Series producer TERRY JERVIS BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Oleta Adams
Producer: Jenny Cowan
Producer: Terry Jervis

: Prisoners of Conscience

In this series of portraits of people jailed for their beliefs, the story of tonight's prisoner is told by Lenny Henry.


Told By: Lenny Henry.

: In the Highest Tradition

In Windsor, the 18-year-old
Princess Elizabeth receives a birthday present from 'my Grenadiers'.
In Berlin, the Black Watch reminds us that history repeats itself. And in the Burnley Miners' Social Club there's evidence that the British army likes the occasional drink.
Written and narrated by IAN WOOLDRIDGE


Unknown: Ian Wooldridge
Producer: Michael Begg

: Through the Looking Glass

Last of six programmes. Style for All
Up-to-the-minute design-aware fashion in a variety of styles is now available in the High Street. The role of the designer is more important, often interpreting ideas which come from the street.
Series producer SUZANNE DAVIES Producer ROBERT ALBURY (e)
* FEATURE: page 5


Producer: Suzanne Davies
Producer: Robert Albury

: First Run: Outrage

Starring and
Dennis Riordan 's daughter is brutally raped, robbed and murdered, but even though the killer is caught and confesses, he is released because of a legal loophole. His life in ruins, Dennis becomes determined to see justice done - his justice!
Screenplay by HENRY DENKER based on his own novel.
Produced by IRWIN ALLEN
(First showing on British television) 0 PROFILE ON IRWIN ALLEN : page 22


Unknown: Dennis Riordan
Unknown: Henry Denker
Produced By: Irwin Allen
Directed By: Walter Grauman
Unknown: Irwin Allen
Dennis Riordan: Robert Preston
Brad Grodan: Beau Bridges
Judge Klein: Burgess Meredith
Arlene: Linda Purl
Judge Lengel: Mel Ferrer
Victor: Anthony Newley

: Newsnight

With Donald MacCormick.


Unknown: Donald MacCormick.

: The Late Show

This week's presenters are Sarah Dunant , Tracey MacLeod , Paul Morley and Michael Ignatieff. Producer JAMIE MUIR
Executive producer KEVIN LOADER Editor MICHAEL JACKSON


Unknown: Sarah Dunant
Unknown: Tracey MacLeod
Unknown: Paul Morley
Unknown: Michael Ignatieff.
Producer: Jamie Muir
Editor: Michael Jackson

: Prisoners of Conscience

Lenny Henry tells the story of tonight's prisoner.


Unknown: Lenny Henry

: Weatherview

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