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: News

: Westminster

Presented by Brian Curtois.


Presented By: Brian Curtois.

: Heirs and Graces

Last programme in the series. Chatsworth House
Lady Victoria Leatham presents the second programme on this great
English country house. (R)


Unknown: Lady Victoria Leatham

: A Moment in Time

Last programme in the series. Scots Abroad
The invention of photography opened a window on the world. Soldiers, scientists, engineers and businessmen took cameras with them to the furthest corners of the Empire and beyond. (R)

: Inside Japan

10: Don't Wake Them Up
Most young people in Japan are conformists. There are, however, a minority who are not prepared to accept the status quo. What do they think about the society in which they live? (R)

: Charley Chase

The Tabasco Kid
Directed by JAMES w. HORNE


Directed By: James W. Horne

: Seven Seas to Calais

Starring and The exciting adventures of Sir Francis Drake as he sails the seven seas in pursuit of the Spanish and their treasure, culminating in a spectacular climax with the defeat of the Spanish Armada. Screenplay by FILIPPO SANJUST Produced by PAOLO MOFFA Directed by RUDOLPH MATE
0 FILMS: page 22


Unknown: Sir Francis Drake
Play By: Filippo Sanjust
Produced By: Paolo Moffa
Directed By: Rudolph Mate
Sir Francis Drake: Rod Taylor
Malcolm Marsh: Keith Michell
Queen Elizabeth I: Irene Worth

: Arctic Paradise

Roger Mendelsohn and his wife have chosen to make their home in the Yukon on the edge of the Arctic Circle. They have had to learn the skills they need to survive in one of the harshest but most beautiful lands in the world. Now their peaceful pioneer life style is under threat.... Producer ANDREE MOLYNEUX
(First shoum in 'World About Us')


Unknown: Roger Mendelsohn
Producer: Andree Molyneux

: Green Claws

It's Green Claws's birthday. With Nick Mercer and Stella Goodier.
Claws family stories SONYA DANN Script by URSULA JONES Illustrations JANE GEDYE


Unknown: Nick Mercer
Unknown: Stella Goodier.
Script By: Ursula Jones
Script By: Illustrations Jane Gedye
Producer: Christine Hewitt

: History on Your Doorstep

5: Reading the Landscape
Within a few yards of the M1 service station at Watford Gap there is a Roman road and an 18th-century canal.
Guided by Christopher Taylor, Fred Housego finds that the landscape holds many clues to a rich and varied past. (R)


Presenter: Fred Housego
Guide: Christopher Taylor

: News Weather followed by Sport on Friday

Introduced by David Icke.
Carlsberg Commonwealth Cup From Bath Sports and Leisure Centre.
Key members of England's team for Auckland are expected to contest the men's and ladies' singles finals. Reigning Commonwealth champions Steve Baddeley and Helen Troke are keen to gain a psychological advantage before the games. Commentator: Barry Davies.
Show Jumping
From Olympia, featuring Cognac Courvoisier Two Horse Stakes
Each rider has two horses in this event. Not unusual except that both are brought into the arena together and then ridden one after the other.
Raymond Brooks-Ward and Stephen Hadley.
Studio director SHARON LENCE Producer PHILIP BERNIE
Including at
3.00pm News and Weather


Introduced By: David Icke.
Unknown: Steve Baddeley
Unknown: Helen Troke
Commentator: Barry Davies.
Unknown: Raymond Brooks-Ward
Unknown: Stephen Hadley.
Director: Sharon Lence
Producer: Philip Bernie

: Catchword

With Paul Coia and Bryan the computer.


Unknown: Paul Coia

: Talk of the 80s

Actor Ian McKellen has raised more than half a million pounds to help
AIDS sufferers in Britain.
Joan Bakewell talks to him about the decision to make his personal life public by saying he was gay and his campaigning work on behalf of homosexuals and the British theatre.


Unknown: Ian McKellen
Talks: Joan Bakewell

: Clean Slate

The education magazine.
It's the end of term at King
Street Junior and Miss Lewis
(Marlene Siddaway ) is deep in Nativity play rehearsals.
Christmas is a time for giving — but when children raise money in school do they really know what it's for?
End of term reports on: Mr McGregor , teacher shortage and student loans.
With Jackie Spreckley and Jill Cochrane.
King Street Junior written by JIM ELDRIDGE
Series producer BERNARD ADAMS
(e) 0 FACTSHEET: send an A4 sae to: [address removed].


Unknown: Marlene Siddaway
Unknown: Mr McGregor
Unknown: Jackie Spreckley
Unknown: Jill Cochrane.
Written By: Jim Eldridge
Producer: Bernard Adams

: Food and Drink

: Humanoid Defender

Starring and Meet JOE - the J-type Omega Elemental. Genetically created and possessing superior strength and abilities, the army expects him to be the ultimate soldier.
However, they have a problem - JOE refuses to kill ...
Screenplay by NICHOLAS COREA
Produced by STEPHEN P. CALDWELL Directed by RON SATLOF
(First showing on British television)
0 FILMS: page 22


Play By: Nicholas Corea
Produced By: Stephen P. Caldwell
Directed By: Ron Satlof
Michael Rourke: Terence Knox
JOE: Gary Kaspar
Colonel Fleming: William Lucking
Dr Lena Grant: Gail Edwards

: Friday Report

The Evangelical Tendency
Church-going in Britain is on the decline, but one group is showing remarkable growth: the evangelicals. They form a mass movement spanning a dozen denominations and in the south east now number hundreds of thousands. Their brand of Christianity - based on the fundamental truths of the Bible - is a reaction to what they see as the liberalism of the established church.
Michael Delahaye meets the leaders of a movement which may alter the course of Christianity in Britain. Producer TONY CHAPMAN
Series producer PETER LOWE BBCE Elstree
* REGIONAL PROGRAMME: for details of variations in other regions see panel below.


Unknown: Michael Delahaye
Producer: Tony Chapman
Producer: Peter Lowe

: Public Eye

The Education Revolution: Can the Schools Take the Strain?
Britain's schools are undergoing their biggest shake-up since the Butler Act of 1944. As schools begin implementing the National Curriculum, teachers claim the reforms are so ill-conceived and badly organised that many of them have decided to leave education altogether. What's more, from next April schools will begin to run their own budgets and compete for pupils. The Government says that will make them more efficient; headteachers are worried they will be forced to put business before education. Is the speed and scope of change jeopardising the chances of success?
Presented by Peter Taylor with Mike Baker.


Presented By: Peter Taylor
Unknown: Mike Baker.
Producer: Dai Richards
Editor: Nigel Chapman

: The Travel Show Guides

The Beach Resorts of Central Florida
What are resorts like Daytona Beach and Clearwater Beach really like? Which has the better coast - the Atlantic or the Gulf of Mexico? Which is the best month to go? And how much do things cost? Presented by Penny Junor with John Kettley.
Executive producer ALAN DOBSON (Details on Ceefax page 619)
0 SCRIPT: available £1.80, double script £3.00, including updated Guide to Theme Parks around Orlando.
Send crossed cheques (payable to BBC) to [address removed]


Unknown: John Kettley.
Producer: Alan Dobson

: Mornin' Sarge

Family Planning By Tony Haase. Pete McCarthy and Rebecca Stevens. Middleford police officers become enmeshed in an ugly web of domestic disputes as their personal lives are dragged kicking and screaming into the station. Starring Robin Driscoll ,
Tony Haase. Pete McCarthy , Rebecca Stevens , and Paul Brooke as Sarge.


Unknown: Tony Haase.
Unknown: Pete McCarthy
Unknown: Rebecca Stevens.
Unknown: Robin Driscoll
Unknown: Tony Haase.
Unknown: Pete McCarthy
Unknown: Rebecca Stevens
Unknown: Paul Brooke
Unknown: Jamik Rix
Unknown: John Kilby

: Great Journeys

Silver Tracks
With songwriter Billy Bragg and broadcaster/ Andy Kershaw.
Even today the 17th-century silver routes of Bolivia are perilous. From the cyanide-weeping rocks of the Potosi mines, along a trail strewn with strange myths, customs and cultures, Andy and Billy trace a route to Chile and the seaport of Arica. Crossing this spectacular Andean landscape they meet the remote high-altitude Indians. As they witness the passion of ritual and the panoply of fiesta Billy responds in song, offering his own kind of music to a deeply moved but uncomprehending community.
Photography JOHN ELSE
0 CALENDAR: the Great Journeys Calendar is available by sending a cheque for £5.95 (payable to BBC Enterprises Ltd), to [address removed]
0 BOOK: with over 100 colour photographs, available from bookshops, price £16.00.


Songwriter: Billy Bragg
Unknown: Andy Kershaw.
Director: Michael Houldey

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman.
International reports by: Julian O'Halloran ,
David Sells and Charles Wheeler. Deputy editors KEITH BOWERS and EAMONN MATTHEWS Editor JOHN MORRISON


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.
Unknown: Julian O'Halloran
Unknown: David Sells
Unknown: Charles Wheeler.
Editors: Keith Bowers
Editors: Eamonn Matthews
Editor: John Morrison

: Weatherview

: Talk of the 80s

Ian McKellen talks to
Joan Bakewell.


Talks: Ian McKellen
Unknown: Joan Bakewell.

: The Family Game

Starring and Shigeyuki's laziness keeps him towards the bottom of his class. Anxious for his son to make good progress, Numata hires a tutor. Shigeyuki's grades improve and he learns to cope with school bullies but the tutor has a very strange effect on the rest of the family. Yoshimitsu Morita made his name in comedy films. The Family Game, with its mixing of social comment and black humour, is his first international success.
Written and directed by YOSHIMITSU MORITA
(A Japanese film with English subtitles) 0 FILMS: page 22


Unknown: Yoshimitsu Morita
Directed By: Yoshimitsu Morita
Tutor: Yusaku Matsuda
Kosuke Numata: Juzo Kami
Chikako: Saoei Yuki
Shinichi: Junichi Tsujita
Shigeyuki: Ichtrota Mtyagawa

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