A See-Saw programme
Jesus - His Life and Teaching 10: The Authority of Jesus
What is it about Jesus that causes people to believe in him? What makes him credible?
From Westcott House Chapel, Cambridge
Speaker THE REV DAVID G. DEEKS Director of music PAUL FERGUSON Introduced by RAYMOND SHORT
Bible readings: Mark 10, w 35-45; John 13, w 2, 4-5, 12-17
Hymns: Sing to the great Jehovah's praise (Nativity); Lord. whose love in humble service (Ivinghoe); Songs of praise (Northampton) Sound VIC GODRICH. Lighting SAM BRANTER DirectorMICHAEL wood
Series producer RAYMOND SHORT
Some of the highlights of important events covered during 1983 including music from FIROZA BEGUM from Bangladesh, LATA MANGESHKAR from India and MEHDl HASSAN from Pakistan. The programme ends with a Gujarati folk dance performed by the WEST LONDON
LOHANA COMMUNITY DANCERS.
Producer KRISHAN GOULD. Executive producer ASHOK RAMPAL. BBC Pebble Mill
For people who are deaf or hard of hearing.
A programme presenting news, views and entertainment, with sign language interpretation and subtitles. Presented by MAGGIE WOOLLEY, WENDY DAUNT and JOHN LEE
Produced by CHARLES PASCOE
Highlights, from the Esplanade of Edinburgh Castle
Commentary for television
Produced for television by IAN CHRISTIE BBC Scotland
Barry Manilow reflects with Donny MacLeod on a career that has taken him from the tenement blocks of New York to the Duke of Marlborough's estate in Oxfordshire.
Film editor JOHN rosser Producer TONY RAYNER
An entertainment documentary.
At the base of Blackpool Tower, magnificently housed between its four massive supports sits the most unique and beautiful circus building in existence. Opened in 1894 and described as 'a majestic showplace of gilded arches and glittering fountains, the like of which will never again be built-a Palace of Happiness.'
Ken Dodd takes a peep behind the scenes of this magical world of thrills, glamour and laughter to meet some of the artists including:
Ringmaster Norman Barrett Animal trainer James Clubb
High wire walkers The Simets
With the Italian family of musical clowns The
Rastellis KEN DODD appears for the first time as a clown in the Blackpool Tower Circus.
Producer IAN CHRISTIE BBC Scotland
Weather for farmers: Bill Giles
The remarkable adventures of one very opulent motor car, and its three very different owners: the Marquess of Frinton who first buys it as an anniversary present for his wife; big time racketeer Paolo Maltese; and Gerda Millett , widowed American millionairess, who takes the car through war-torn Europe.
Screenplay by TERENCE RATTIGAN
Produced by ANATOLE DE GRUNWALD Directed by ANTHONY ASQUITH Films: page 17
Highlights from the recent popular series starring Wayne Sleep and many of Britain's most talented dancers, including Bonnie Langford, Finola Hughes, Cherry Gillespie, Stewart Avon, Arnold Linda Mae Brewer, Claud-Paul Henry, Carole Hill, Helen Mason, Andy Norman, Robert (BJ) Ryan, Paul Tomkinson and stars from the Royal Ballet - Lesley Collier and Wayne Eagling
A television miracle (SUNDAY PEOPLE) A brilliant entertainment... a stunning show
Choreography ANTHONY VAN LAAST, ARLENE PHILIPS, EDMOND KRESLEY, WAYNE SLEEP
Original music and songs by HOWARD GOODALL, LAURIE HOLLOWAY, DAVID MINDEL, GERARD KENNY and DREY SHEPPERD. Associate producer JILL MARSHALL
Directed by RON ISTED, COLIN NEARS, BRIAN WHITEHOUSE
Produced and directed by TOM GUTTERIDGE
A pantomime featuring the stars of BBC children's programmes in 1983. In faraway Peking, a magic lamp is concealed in a robber's cave. Only a pure and untainted youth can retrieve the magic lamp - his name is Aladdin.
Script by John MORLEY Musical director BOB civil Choreography CHRIS POWER Costumes JOHN HEARNE Lighting BRIAN CLEMETT Designer MARJORIE PRATT Produced and directed by JEREMY SWAN
Next Sunday, BBC1 begins showing The Thorn Birds, one of the most successful television series ever made. Based on Colleen McCullough's international best-selling novel about the life of an Australian frontier family, it stars Richard Chamberlain as the ambitious, handsome priest torn between his love for a woman and his career in the Catholic Church.
In this programme, Richard Chamberlain talks to Iain Johnstone about his challenging role and the filming of this epic story.
(Richard Chamberlain stars in The Slipper and the Rose, Wednesday 6.40 pm BBC2)
with Jan Leeming ; Weatherman
with Cliff Michelmore, John Carter and Anne Gregg
The best travel show on television is back with a new series, and off to a supersonic start, flying Concorde to New York. John Carter reports on a very special round-the-world tour - and there's an opportunity to win that self-same holiday, for two people in a Radio Times/Holiday competition. (Details on page 92)
The Mediterranean island of Ibiza is Anne Gregg's assignment. She looks at the various attractions of the island, and at the 'nuts and bolts' of a package holiday there - the kind of holiday taken by millions.
Within this new series there are two 'mini series', one of which takes a look at various parts of Britain as seen through the eyes of locally-based reporters. For the first of those films Jane Franchi travels around Tayside in Scotland.
In the studio, news and comment on the holiday scene.
(Feature: page 92)
Tonight the capital of a country which traditionally celebrates the coming of the New Year with an enthusiasm all its own, sings it's song of praise.
Nineteen eighty-four has an ominous ring-it is the year of George Orwell s book. Geoffrey Wheeler meets Christians of the area to discover if indeed individuals have lost all power to affect the world in which they live.
Hymns- God your Glory we have seen; Christ is the world's light (Christe Sanctorum); Where riches is everlastingly; Lord speak to me (Cameronian); Soul of my Saviour (Anima Christ); At the name of Jesus
(Evelyns)- Praise to God in the highest (
Slava Bogu ): Of the Father's heart begotten (Corde Natua)
Conductor colin TlPPLE
Organist PETER BACKHOUSE Director Christopher MANN Producer DAVID KREMER
Series producer .iim MURRAY
starring Ronnie Corbett and Ronnie Barker with their guest Elaine Paige
Featuring tonight's film Mileaway with Patrick Troughton and April
Walker Muriel and Brian away for the weekend come across the village of Mileaway where things are not quite what they seem.
Also appearing Patricia Brake
Script associate IAN DAVIDSON
Written by MIKE RADFORD. DAVID RENWICK
PETER ROBINSON , PETER VINCENT. GERALD WILEY
Sound MICHAEL MCCARTHY Lighting ERIC WALLIS Designer ANDREW HOWE-DAVIES . GARY PRITCHARD Executive producer MICHAEL HURL!.
Produced and directed by MARCUS PLANTIN
Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett present another comedy programme with guest Elaine Paige who sings "Running Back For More".
The feature film starring Irene Cara, Lee Curreri, Gene Anthony Ray, Barry Miller, Albert Hague, Debbie Allen
This extraordinary, exuberant movie about New York's seedy High School for the Performing Arts spawned a successful television series and brought fame to its largely unknown young cast. Opening with auditions for the school, the film takes a hard look at the hopes and dreams, the heartbreaks, tragedies and triumphs of the eight starry-eyed student performers struggling to achieve success during their four years at the school.
(First showing on British television)
Films: page 17
(Subtitles on Ceefax page 170)
with Jan Leeming; Weatherman
The first of ten programmes
Q: Are you really saying that someone who is in all respects a good person, but has not found the Christian faith, is going to Hell?
A: Yes. It's not me saying it, it's God's revelation.
Luis Palau is an Argentinian evangelist. He's been called 'the new Billy Graham'. Over the past 17 years he has preached to five million people in 37 countries. Now he's arrived in Britain, and this coming June he'll be trying to save souls at the Queen's Park Rangers Stadium, west London, every night for a month. His message is uncompromising: he believes the many compromises the churches have made in recent times to arrest their decline have only accelerated it. His evidence? The thousands who have flocked to the more basic 'evangelical' Christianity that he - and other similar preachers - have offered over the past few years. But does this kind of fundamentalist Christianity really make sense in the 20th century? Can we still believe in the narrow path to Heaven, the broad highway to Hell? In this film Peter France follows Luis Palau through one of his big warm-up meetings at Wembley, examining his message and talking to those who claim it has changed their lives.
An International Golf Challenge
The fourth match of a series between leading American women golfers JoAnne Carner and Sandra Haynie and two of the world's leading men, Germany's Bernhard Langer and Australia's Greg Norman.
The matches are played over the Duke's Course at the Woburn Golf and Country Club.
Today's match is between Bernhard Langer and JoAnne Carner.
[Starring] Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko