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: The Third Man

Starring with guest star
Listen for the Sound of a Witch
Screenplay by HAGAR WILDE
Directed by ARTHUR HILLER (R)


Play By: Hagar Wilde
Directed By: Arthur Hiller
Harry Lime: Michael Rennie
Caroline Humphrey: Suzanne Pleshette
Paolo: Joe Desantis
Mr Mouk: Theodore Marcuse

: Buck Rogers

The classic serial in 12 exciting episodes starring
9: Bodies Without Minds
Buck Rogers is trapped in one of Killer Kane 's amnesia helmets, and Buddy is captured when he tries to rescue Buck.


Unknown: Killer Kane
Buck Rogers: Buster Crabbe

: Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe

The classic serial in 12 exciting episodes starring
9: The Pool of Peril
Flash Gordon rescues the Rock Prince, and then sets out with his crew and Prince
Barin to try to rescue Barin's bride, Princess Aura, from the evil Emperor Ming. (R)


Flash Gordon: Buster Crabbe

: Fred and Ginger: Shall We Dance

Starring and Misunderstandings abound when world-renowned ballet star Petroff falls in love with musical comedy star
Linda Keene — but with Astaire and Rogers, love will always find away!
W FILMS: page 25


Unknown: Linda Keene
Music By: George Gershwin
Unknown: Ira Gershwin
Directed By: Mark Sandrlch
Petroff: Fred Astaire
Linda Keene: Ginger Rogers
Baird: Edward Everett Horton
Cecil Flintridge: Eric Blore
Arthur Miller: Jerome Cowan
Lady Tarrington: Ketti Gallian
Jim Montgomery: William Brisbane
Mrs Fitzgerald: Ann Shoemaker

: Rush, the Fallow Deer

Animal drama from the team who made Three in the Wild.
Rush is conceived in early autumn in the New Forest.
The film follows him from his magical first few hours on earth, until his bitter fight for leadership of the herd.
A film by JOHN AND SIMON KING BBC Pebble Mill (R)
('Herrag, the Gull' tomorrow at 11.10am)


Unknown: Simon King

: A Year in the Life

Twenty Years On
In 1969 this award-winning documentary series followed a number of people for a year in their lives.
Twenty years on, how have their lives changed since the swinging 60s?
The Curate was a young man determined to right all the wrongs of an impoverished Liverpool. Today, wiser, he tends the flock in genteel
Broadstairs, but is it an easier living?
Executive producer PAUL WATSON Producer RUSSELL ENGLAND


Producer: Paul Watson

: Pigeon Street

Pigeon at Sea
With the voices of George Layton and John Telfer. Music by BENNI LEES
Produced by DAVID YATES (R)


Unknown: George Layton
Unknown: John Telfer.
Music By: Benni Lees
Produced By: David Yates

: See Hear!

: Look, Stranger

'Ireland's leading children's entertainer - not just an act but a complete novelty programme....'
He lived on the north Antrim coast surrounded by the tools of his trade - motor bikes and make-believe.


Director: Robin Wylie

: News

Weather followed by A Desert Voyage through Syria with Dame Freya Stark
Narrated by Roland Culver. Producer COLIN LUKE
Series editor ANTHONY ISAACS


Unknown: Roland Culver.
Editor: Anthony Isaacs

: News

Weather followed by Queen Mary's Dolls' House
Introduced by HRH Prince Michael of Kent. The dolls' house given to Queen Mary in 1924 was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and is considered to be the world's finest.
Narrator John Julius Norwich Producer ROSALIND GOLD BBC Elstree (R)


Designed By: Sir Edwin Lutyens
Narrator: John Julius Norwich
Producer: Rosalind Gold

: Songs of Armenia

Solomon Solomonian was interned in a Turkish concentration camp in 1915 and died insane. His enduring legacy is a collection of over
3,000 folk songs from the area. The Chilingirian String
Quartet plays arrangements of some of them. Design PAT CAMPBELL Producer MIKE NEWMAN BBC Scotland
(Third part tomorrow at 3.35pm)


Unknown: Solomon Solomonian
Producer: Mike Newman

: Catchword

Hosted by Paul Coia.


Unknown: Paul Coia.

: The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures

4: Technology, Trumpets and Tunes
A lecture about wind instruments, from tin whistles to a huge 3,000-pipe church organ. Professor Charles Taylor examines the evolution of the valved trumpet and keyed woodwind. He demonstrates how the technology involved in making instruments has affected the whole course of musical development.


Unknown: Professor Charles Taylor

: Talk of the 80s

After the Brixton riots in 1981 the Scarman report made many suggestions — but how much has really changed? Lord Scarman talks to
John Humphrys.
Producer JOHN WILCOX BBC Pebble Mill (R)
(Postponed from 4 December)


Unknown: John Humphrys.
Producer: John Wilcox

: Films for the Family: The Silent One

Isolated from the local islanders by his silence and their prejudices, Jonasi finds solace in his underwater world where he develops a special relationship with a huge white turtle, but both he and the turtle are regarded as harmful spirits.
Directed by YVONNE MACKAY Produced by DAVE GIBSON
('Sylvester' on Thursday at 6.00pm) 0 FILMS: page 25


Directed By: Yvonne MacKay
Produced By: Dave Gibson
Jonasi: Telo Malase
Paui Te Po: George Henare
Luisa: Pat Evison
Tasiri: Anzac Wallace
Taruga: Rongo Tupatea Kahu

: Phil Silvers: Bilko the Genius

Starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko. (R)


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: Taking Liberties

David Jessel takes up the cases of people who find themselves the victims of those institutions they thought would protect them. 1: In for a Penny
Blanche Winning is 70 years old, but she still has to work. Several years ago she was declared bankrupt when her small clothing business folded. Since then the costs of bankruptcy have tripled her debt and left her poor, lonely and frightened. Like most of the 18,000 people who go bankrupt every year, she isn't a crook - the only crime she committed was that of failing in business; and under Britain's Dickensian bankruptcy laws that can carry a life sentence. Producer NICK CATLIFF
Series producer ELIZABETH CLOUGH


Unknown: David Jessel
Producer: Elizabeth Clough

: Food and Drink

Presented by Chris Kelly Michael Barry and Jill Goolden.
Television's most popular and comprehensive food programme, taking a look every week at the food we eat and those who supply it.
In this post-Christmas week there's a cleansing theme.
Important news about coffee: experts say six cups a day are quite enough.
New research shows that vegetables have a crucial role in curing and preventing diseases - a recipe for the ultimate coleslaw contains a host of beneficial elements.
How and where to recycle all your empty bottles from the festive season.
Food writer Antonio Carluccio goes on a mushroom hunt - his delicious recipes can be used with a wide variety of shop mushrooms.
Studio director LINDA NASH
Producer PETER BAZALGETTE A Bazal production for BBCtv
0 RECIPES: from the programme and information are available on Ceefax page 616 and in 'BBC Good Food' magazine, available from newsagents, price 90p.


Presented By: Chris Kelly
Presented By: Michael Barry
Presented By: Jill Goolden.
Unknown: Antonio Carluccio
Director: Linda Nash
Producer: Peter Bazalgette

: Hit and Run

Did you ever want to throw a dart at a map or point your finger at a name in the telephone book and go out to find your target? That's what Hit and Run is all about.
This week the outrageous Ruby Wax careers from a belligerent taxi driver in London to a peasant wedding in Cyprus, via Britain's answer to Gloria Swanson , and a nudist camp ... Conceived and presented by RUBY WAX
Director/cameraman PAUL SOMMERS An Aspect Film and Television and Raw Produce production for BBCtv


Unknown: Gloria Swanson
Presented By: Ruby Wax

: The Lane

1:The Family
The first in a new series of documentaries.
Four generations of the Burns family were bom and bred around Brick Lane in London's East End. Street-trading and boxing are in their blood. Tony runs the famous Repton Boxing Club, visits the Kray twins in prison and administers a trust at Repton Public School in Derbyshire. His son Tony practises his trading skills in the City's money markets. Uncle
Charlie trades from a stall in Brick Lane market - they say he is a millionaire. With
Harry, Tony's dad, he recalls the days when they fought the 'Battle of Brick Lane' and drove the Maltese out of town. Written and produced by RON JOHNSTON and JOHN PURDIE
A Westboume Films production for BBCtv


Produced By: Ron Johnston
Produced By: John Purdie

: BBC Design Awards

Over the next six weeks
British designers are invited to submit entries for the BBC's prestigious design competition. In June the short-listed designs will be featured in television programmes and in exhibitions around the country and the winners will be selected by the general public. To launch the awards, BBC2 controller Alan Yentob talks to the chairmen of the three judging panels: Norman Foster for environment and architecture, Sir Terence Conran for products and John Hegarty for graphics. Executive producer KEITH ALEXANDER
Exhibitions sponsored by National Power
0 INFORMATION: for entry forms and information write to [address removed], or phone 01 -[number removed].


Talks: Alan Yentob
Unknown: Norman Foster
Unknown: Sir Terence Conran
Unknown: John Hegarty
Producer: Keith Alexander

: Newsnight

Jeremy Paxman and a team of BBC reporters with the day's top stories.
Reporters: David Coss Olenka Frenkiel ,
Peter Kellner , Wesley Kerr , Peter Marshall , Julian O'Halloran Rupert Segar , David Sells
Sarah Spiller , Francine Stock Janet Trewin , Charles Wheeler. Producers STEVE ANDERSON and JON BARTON


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Reporters: David Coss
Reporters: Olenka Frenkiel
Unknown: Peter Kellner
Unknown: Wesley Kerr
Unknown: Peter Marshall
Unknown: Julian O'Halloran
Unknown: Rupert Segar
Unknown: David Sells
Unknown: Sarah Spiller
Unknown: Francine Stock
Unknown: Janet Trewin
Unknown: Charles Wheeler.
Producers: Steve Anderson
Producers: Jon Barton
Editor: John Morrjson

: Weatherview

: Heavy Metal Heaven

A second ear-blasting double bill of heavy metal music introduced by Elvira. Ozzy Osbourne: the Ultimate Ozzy
Heavy metal's master showman delivers his brew of mayhem and madness before a huge Canadian audience. Plus Thrashed to Death:
Slayer and Napalm Death Fusing punk with heavy metal, two of rock's fastest and loudest bands. Ozzy Osbourne:
Directed by ANDY MORAHAN
A Calhoun production for BBCtv Thrashed to Death:
('The Def Leppard Story' tomorrow at 11.20pm)


Directed By: Andy Morahan
Directed By: Helen Gallacher

: Track of the Cat

Starring and A marauding panther contributes to the tense atmosphere in a remote ranch where eight people are trapped by heavy snowfalls.
Screenplay by AT. BEZZERIDES based on a novel by WALTER VAN TILBURG CLARK
0 FILMS: page 25


Novel By: Walter van Tilburg Clark
Directed By: William A. Wellman
Curt: Robert Mitchum
Grace: Teresa Wright
Gwen: Diana Lynn
Harold: Tab Hunter
Ma Bridges: Beulah Bondi
Pa Bridges: Phiuptonce

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