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: Children's BBC: Record Breakers

Shown last Friday on BBC1. (Stereo) (Subtitled)

: Breakfast News

With Signing. Subtitled ..................

: The Record

Developments in Parliament

: In the Garden

Christmas ideas for gardens.

: A Week to Remember

Pathe News of 1954. Repeatedtomorrowat8.50am B/W .......

: Lyn Marshall's Everyday Yoga

Standing stretches. Rpt ..............

: Crawshaw Paints Oils

Oil painting from Devon.

: The Way of the Lakes

The Lake District on foot.

: Children's BBC: Playdays



Presenter (Children's BBC): Josie D'Arby

: Hot Lead

Western about a cowboy and his sidekick who come to the aid of an ex-convict. With Tim Holt ,
Joan Dixon and Richard Martin.
DirectorStuartGilmore(1951) B/W ........
FILM REVIEWS pages 77-84


Unknown: Tim Holt
Unknown: Joan Dixon
Unknown: Richard Martin.

: Madame X

A woman's brief affairforces herto leave her son and begin a descent into drink and degradation.
With Gladys George and John Beal.
Director Sam wood (1937) B/W 65245W


Unknown: Gladys George
Unknown: John Beal.

: Working Lunch

Daily look at business news.

: Children's BBC: Fingermouse



Presenter (Children's BBC): Josie D'Arby

: The Rich Traditions

First of 13 programmes about traditional European food. Today a look at cooking on the Isle of Mull, Scotland

: Making Tracks

Railways of the world.

: incident at Dark River

A grief-stricken father links his daughter's premature death to toxic waste dumping. With
Mike Farrell , Tess Harper and Helen Hunt.
Director Michael Pressman (1989)
Including at


Unknown: Mike Farrell
Unknown: Tess Harper
Unknown: Helen Hunt.
Director: Michael Pressman

: News and Weather subtitled (news)

Regional News; Weather

: Today's the Day

Daily quiz with Martyn Lewis.


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.

: Ready, Steady, Cook

Cookery challenge. stereo ....................

: Esther

Esther Rantzen debates issues with a Studio audience. FACTSHEET: state topic and send sae to: [address removed]


Unknown: Esther Rantzen

: Catchword

Word game with Paul Coia.
Director Justin C Adams ; Producer Leslie Mitchell


Unknown: Paul Coia.
Director: Justin C Adams
Producer: Leslie Mitchell

: Buck Rogers in the 25th Century

Another astronaut adventure.
Planet of the Amazon Women. Buck uncovers a fraud which brings earth close to interplanetary war. Rpt.

: Lucinda Lambton's Alphabet of Britain

B Is for Belfast. Discovering a city with fierce pride in its grand buildings and living memories of the Titanic.
Producer Neil Crombie ; Executive producer Edward Mirzoeff


Producer: Neil Crombie
Producer: Edward Mirzoeff

: The World at War: 14: It's a Lovely Day Tomorrow

Another chance to see the acclaimed 26-part documentary series telling the history of the Second World War.
While Vera Lynn sang, the British army in Burma faced mud and monsoons.
Somehow, they managed to halt the Japanese. Narrated by Laurence Olivier.
First shown on ITV


Narrator: Laurence Olivier
Writer: John Williams
Director: John Pett
Producer: Jeremy Isaacs

: Horizon: Ulcer Wars

Until the mid-70s the only answer to serious peptic ulcers was surgery. The popular belief was that ulcers are due to stress which causes acid. After experimenting on his own stomach, Barry Marshall discovered that most people with ulcers were actually harbouring a previously unknown bacteria, helicobacter pylori.
He concluded that these bacteria create an infection which lasts for a lifetime if it is not treated, and developed a cheap and simple antibiotic cure. Marshall's discovery was explored in an edition of this programme broadcast earlier this year, since when there has been a dramatic change to the way in which ulcers are now treated.
(Repeated next Saturday)
Transcript: please send a cheque for £2.00, payable to BSS, to [address removed]


Subject: Barry Marshall
Writer/Producer: Michael Mosley
Editor: John Lynch

: 10x10

Showcase for short films by new directors. The Secret. A dramatised documentary about the secret life of a man called
Arthurwho has an obsessive compulsive disorder. Every action he makes has to be done three times - and that is not always easy.
Producer Natasha Dack ; Director Clare Kilner


Producer: Natasha Dack
Director: Clare Kilner

: Steptoe and Son: The Stepmother

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.
Starring Harry H. Corbett and Wilfrid Brambell, with Joan Newell.
Another chance to view a vintage episode of the classic comedy series.

Harold is horrified to discover his aging father has taken up with a woman, and is planning to marry her.
(B/W) (Rpt) (Subtitled)


Writer: Ray Galton
Writer: Alan Simpson
Harold: Harry H Corbett
Albert: Wilfrid Brambell
Emma Marshall: Joan Newell

: Martin Chuzzlewit

Six-part adaptation of the novel by Charles Dickens.
5: Arriving in London, Tom Pinch bumps into Charity and finds both herand Mercy much changed. After rescuing his sisterfrom her employers, he introduces herto John Westlock , who has news of a mysterious benefactor. Tigg Montague uses the results of his enquiries to blackmail
Jonas, and Pecksniff comes between Young Martin and his grandfather. See today's choices.
Screenplay David Lodge ; Director Pedr James Stereo
Repeated next Sunday afternoon on BBC 1 . BOOKLET: an illustrated booklet is available by sending a cheque for £3.95 payable to BSS. to [address removed]
Followed by Tales from the Quilt
Continuing a series of short stories to commemorate World Aids Day.
Tonight, Arthur Law pays tribute to Joseph Bean - a black, gay writer whose words literally saved his life. Stereo Subtitled


Novel By: Charles Dickens.
Unknown: Tom Pinch
Unknown: John Westlock
Unknown: Tigg Montague
Unknown: Young Martin
Unknown: David Lodge
Director: Pedr James
Old Martin Chuzzlewit: Paul Scofield
Tigg Montague: Pete Postlethwaite
Seth Pecksniff: Tom Wilkinson
Jonas Chuzzlewit: Keith Allen
Tom Pinch: Philip Franks
Charity Pecksniff: Emma Chambers
Mercy Pecksniff: Julia Sawalha
Mary Graham: Pauline Turner
Young Martin Chuzzlewit: Ben Walden
Mark Tapiey: Steve Nicolson
John Westlcock: Peter Wingfield
Ruth Pinch: Cornelia Hayes O'Herlihy
Mrs Lupin: Lynda Bellingham
Mrs Todgers: Maggie Steed
Nadgett: Graham Stark
Bailey: Paul Francis
Lewsome: Stephen Mapes
Augustus Moddle: John Padden

: Newsnight

With Peter Snow.


Presenter: Peter Snow

: The End of Childhood?

This Late Show special asks if modern fears about the corruption of youthful innocence are based on a fundamental adult misunderstanding of childhood.
Sarah Dunant investigates the current state of childhood, with writers, academics and psychotherapists. See today's choices.
Producer Simon Chu ; Series editor Michael Poole
.See Polly Toynbee : page 18


Unknown: Sarah Dunant
Producer: Simon Chu
Editor: Michael Poole
Unknown: Polly Toynbee

: Weatherview

: The Midnight News

Followed by The Midnight Hour
A forthright series reviewingthe parliamentary day

: BBC Select

Disability Agenda: Paulette Ng explores self-harm through poetry.
Plus statements of educational need.

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