at Meals with a Difference
In its continual struggle for survival, nature has devised ingenious and amazing ways of acquiring food. Narrator ERIC THOMPSON
Producer PETER RIDING
at Meals with a Difference
with Noel Edmonds
If you've never tried before, why not get swapping today?
Telephone [number removed] any time this morning after 9.30.
9.45* Who's a silly goat? Billy Boy! See his cartoon adventures.
Swaporama with Keith Chegwin He hasn't been out for a bit, has he? No wonder Cheggers is a bit restless! How far will he get this week?
Christmas is Coming 1: It can be an ever-present problem - but not for Margaret Parnell. She's got a thousand ideas for making something out of nothing. She's been swapping them for years with Blue Peter viewers - and today she's On Call for you.
Join John Craven 's News Swap: What's it going to be this week? Funny or sad? That's up to the Swap Shop stringers of the week.
10.45* Hawaii, Here We Come! Join Boss Cat and Sergeant Dibble
Maggie Philbin 's been travelling. Find out what she's been up to and what she's found out.
Swap of the Swamps: Make a primeval swap this morning with collector Ian Jones of Knutsford. It's dinosaurs he's after, so if you've got a surplus stegosaurus, or a disposable diplodocus about the house, now's your chance to make a monster swap.
Star Swap: Leo Sayer sings his latest single "It's Raining in My Heart". He'll be around for a swap and a chat about mid-day so don't miss him.
Join in Noel's Top Ten Swap
Thanks for all your cards and letters. We read them all, even though we can't answer every one, so do keep writing. Here's the address: Multi-Coloured Swap Shop, [address removed]
Producer CRISPIN EVANS Editor ROSEMARY GILL
12.13 pm Weather IAN MCCASKILL
Introduced by Frank Bough
With BOB WILSON
12.50; 1.20; 1.50; 2.20*
Racing from Chepstow
1.0 Philip Comes Novice Hurdle (Qualifier) (21m)
1.30 Embassy Premier 'Chase (Qualifier) (21m)
2.0 The Ladbroke Betcha Hurdle Race (Qualifier) (2m)
2.30 The Phoenicia 'Chase (2m) Commentators PETER O'SULLEVAN
JULIAN WILSON and RICHARD PITMAN
Ice Skating from the Sports-Drome, Richmond Ice Figure Chavipionships of Great Britain
Organised by the National Skating Association in conjunction with Elida-Gibbs
The memorable moments of these championships in which ROBIN COUSINS made his first appearance in this country after injury. Commentator ALAN WEEKS
International Squash from the Wembley Squash Centre The PIA World Series
The sixth and final tournament in a series which has been played throughout the world for prize money of £60,000.
Boxing from De Montfort Hall, Leicester The British Light-Heavyweight Championship
Bunny Johnson v Rab Affleck
(Birmingham) (Irvine, Scotland) Commentator HARRY CARPENTER
Cricket: First Test from Brisbane
Australia v England
Highlights of the second day's play which ended just a few hours ago.
Commentator JIM LAKER
Rugby League from Widnes
The John Player Trophy Widnes v St Helens
The second round of the competition in which Widnes have a fine record, having won it once and been in the final three times. Commentator EDDIE WARING
Snooker from the Guild Hall, Preston The Coral United Kingdom Professional Championship
RAY REARDON is the favourite to take the title and the winner's share of the £12,500 prize money from defending champion PATSY FAGAN of Ireland. Both men will be strongly challenged by two ex-World Champions AI.EX HIGGINS and JOHN SPENCER. Commentators DAVID vine and TED LOWE
4.40* Final Score
Today's timetable :
12.21 Football Focus; 12.51 Racing
1.11 Ice Skating: 1.2* Racing
1.40 Squash: 1.50Racing
4.10 Squash: 2.10 Racing J.40 Boxing: 3.0 Cricket
3.20 Rugby League; 4.5 Snooker
4.40 Final Score
Football Focus MIKE MURPHY Racing DENNIS MONGER
Ice Skating JOHN SHREWSBURY
International Squash JOHNNIE WATHERSTON Rugby League KEITH PHILLIPS Snooker NICK hunter. Cricket
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Grandstand producer MARTIN BOPKINS Editor HAROLD ANDERSON
with Richard Baker ; Weatherman
5.45 Sport/Regional News
Introduced by Howard Williams Special guest John Inman with THE WURZELS and LEN LOWE
Script editor PETER ROBINSON
Music THE BERT HAYES ORCHESTRA Designer NIGEl. JONES Directed by PAUL CIANI
Produced by jim FRANKLIN
Regional Variations (2)
Dr Who: The Androids of Tara: Part 2
Grendel kidnaps Prince Reynart and seems set to be chosen as Tara's monarch when Reynart fails to arrive at his coronation. But the Doctor has a plan to scupper the Count's scheme. Show more
starring Larry Grayson with Isla St Clair
Orchestra conducted by RONNIE HAZLEHURST Programme associate TONY HAWES Designer TONY BURROUGH Director MARCUS PLANTIN Producer ALAN BOYD
from the books by JAMES HERRIOT A serial in 14 episodes starringand with Peter Davison and Carol Drinkwater 11:Ways and Meansadapted by BRIAN FINCH
The Misses Dunn's pig delays James from his appointment at Darrowby Youth Club where he is to make a speech - but he would rather face a savage pig than take on the job of public speaking.
Music composed by JOHNNY PEARSON Film cameramen MIKE WILLIAMS and ALAN JONAS. Designer DAVID CROZIER Producer BILL SELLARS
Directed by CHRISTOPHER BARRT BBC Birmingham
Regional Variations (2)
Classic sitcom featuring Frank Spencer - a well-meaning, enthusiastic, one-man disaster area. Frank's grandad arrives from Australia to find his grandson in drag.
Tough and rough- but likeable and friendly. Two young cops walk a tightrope in the world of crime.
Dandruff: Starsky and Hutch turn hairdressers in an undercover operation to clip short the activities of a daring international diamond thief.
Written by RON FRIEDMAN Directed by SUTTON ROLEY
with Richard Baker ; Weather
Outstanding First and Second Division matches introduced by Jimmy Hill. The commentators are DAVID COLEMAN and BARRY DAVIES.
Plus the result of the November Goal of the Month Competition, and TONY GUBBA brings you up-to-date with the day's headlines and the late-night pools check.
Producers JOHN SHREWSBURY
HUW JONES. JOHN ROWLlNSON Series producer ALEC WEEKS Editor MIKE MURPHY
Michael Parkinson celebrates the 200th edition of Britain's longest-running chat show in the company of: first lady of the silver screen Gloria Swanson first lady of pop Olivia Newton-John and first lady of Australia Dame Edna Everage
Music Harry Stoneham Director Ian Hamilton Producer John Fisher
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