Starring the optimistic, indestructible panther.
Written and presented by Mike Amatt
Mop meets the snow blower, Smiff gets taken to the dump.
just switch off your television and go out and do something less boring instead?
The Cardiff gang come up with an idea for drop-outs - ever tried parascending?
The Fox is having a ball till the Hunter chases him back to base.
with Bill Hartston
The values of the chessmen. How to stop losing your pieces and start winning instead.
by Oliver Postgate
Story told by Olwen Griffiths, Anthony Jackson and Oliver Postgate
January brings the snow Makes the feet and fingers glow
Presenters Carol Leader and Wayne Jackman Guest storyteller John Wells
Story: Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet Go Hunting and Nearly Catch a Woozle by A. A. MILNE
Illustrations by E. H. SHEPARD
THE MASSED PIPES AND DRUMS The Royal Navy Display Team
The Window Display
The final appearance of the Display Team consisting of 60 ratings performing over 200 co-ordinated movements without a word of command. A Drum Salute and the Dance The Argyll Broadswords The Royal Hong Kong Police Bands
A stirring and colourful display in the traditions of the East and West.
THE SILVER BAND and THE
PIPES AND DRUMS OF THE
ROYAL HONG KONG POLICE
Policewomen display a scarf dance and a fan dance. The Rutgers University Queens Guard
The precision drill team of Rutgers University, New Brunswick, USA
The Massed Military Bands The Finale
Evening Hymn and Last Post Lone Piper
Auld Lang Syne
Commentary Tom Fleming Director of music
WING COMMANDER ERIC BANKS Producer LT COL LESLIE DOW
Produced for TV by IAN CHRISTIE BBC Scotland (R)
Live from Martin Mere
The first of three live reports from one of Britain's finest natural refuges for Arctic wildfowl. Pink-footed geese, bewick's swans, whooper swans, hosts of ducks and waders are all within range of four live cameras (including a remotely-controlled one) far out in the bogs and marshes of Lancashire.
Tony Soper and Roger Lovegrove have come to see tens of thousands of migrants which have flown south to enjoy the warmth of a British winter.
An animated film.
Dot, the little daughter of a settler in the Australian outback, loses her way in the bush. As night begins to fall, she is terrified by the dark shadows and unfamiliar sounds, until she is befriended by a kangaroo who introduces her to the other bush creatures and promises to help her find her way home.
Written by John Palmer
Produced and directed by Yoram Gross
with Frances Coverdale
Weather News MICHAEL FISH
Live from Martin Mere
Seventeen thousand pink-footed geese spend the winter on this marshland reserve, and these are the birds Tony Soper looks for during his second live report of the day. This ancient mere had all but disappeared 11 years ago, but the wetlands were re-established by the Wildfowl Trust, and the birds returned. Janet Kear , the curator, tells the story.
The 1985 World Professional Figure Skating Championships from Washington, USA. More outstanding performances from the world's greatest skaters, all holders of Olympic, World or National titles.
The competitors include: TorviU and Dean
Protopopovs Blumberg and Seibert Scott Hamilton Toller Cranston
Babilonia and Gardner Dorothy Hamill Linda Fratianne Elaine Zayak
Commentator ALAN WEEKS
Live from Martin Mere
Dusk comes early and cold on the first afternoon of 1986. Vast numbers of geese, ducks and swans are flying back from the feeding grounds to roost around the mere.
To help them survive all the better, the warden
Chris Tomlinson gives the birds a bonus feed of grain.
Tony Soper , Roger Lovegrove and four live cameras are waiting for the action. Cameraman IAN STACEY Technical co-ordination GEOFF STAFFORD
Director PAUL APPLEBY
Assistant producer ROBIN PRYTHERCH Producer JOHN DOBSON BBC Bristol
(The Best of Birdwatch tomorrow
Presented by Lennie Bennett and Sally James
Ten teams of British eccentrics travel to Volendam in Holland to take on the Dutch at one of their own most exciting and popular television programmes. Each team has to build a weird and wonderful craft to negotiate a very steep, greasy ramp and cross 15 metres of water to ring a bell!
Sounds easy doesn't it, but just see what happens! Watch out for: Champagne Charlies from Liverpool; Brunel Old Boys (and a girl), Middlesex; Bristol Dental Teachers; Wirral Haematology; The Radcliffe Sword from Sussex; Geoff Shoesmith's Rotary Motion; Life Support from Yorkshire; The Bath Charioteers; The Kent Teachers; The Swansea Jacks
(In association with Rene Stokvis Entertainment Productions, Holland)
A further series of programmes will be recorded this year. Those interested in competing should write to: Back to the Drawing Board BBC, [address removed]
The exciting and dynamic British pop star, just back from a long, successful world tour, launches a new pop/rock year with his own television special, recorded at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham.
Outstanding chart successes such as 'Love of the common people', 'Wherever I lay my hat' and 'No parlez' are all included in a dazzling repertoire.
Producer JOHN G. SMITH BBC Pebble Mill
A simultaneous broadcast with Radio 1. Viewers with stereo
Radio I may wish to turn off TV sound and position their speakers on either side of the screen, butafew feet away. Stereo headphones provide a suitable alternative.
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All the headline makers and day's results
with Frances Coverdale Weather News
A spectacular competition for the coveted gold medals between supreme circus artists from around the world. The categories and contenders are: High Wire
(West Germany) v
Delilah Wallenda Duo (USA) Supertroupe and Speciality Act
The Seven Kornek (Poland) v The China Zhanshi Acrobatic Troupe (China) Juggling
Dick Franco (USA) v
Arturo Alegria (Mexico) Ringmaster
Norman Barrett Commentator Graham Dene
Staged in the Big Top at Torbay
Musical director NEIL RICHARDSON Sound MIKE JOHNSTONE Lighting JOHN MASON
Designer RICHARD MCMANAN-SMITH CWC producer CHARLES THOMPSON Television presentation BOB WILD
Harry Hamlin Judi Bowker
Burgess Meredith as The Mortals
Ursula Andress as The Immortals
Perseus, son of the god Zeus, sets out to win the love of the beautiful Andromeda. In order to do so he must first overcome the terrifying obstacles set in his path by the other gods on Mount
Olympus. He is set upon by witches, a monstrous two-headed dog, the Medusa of the Gorgon's head and finally the horrifying Kraken - a giant sea monster.
This action-packed fantasy adventure features an all-star cast and the ingenious special effects of Ray Harryhausen.
The Mythologicals Bubo, Charon, Dioskilos,
Kraken, Medusa, Pegasus, Scorpions and Vulture
Screenplay by BEVERLEY CROSS
Produced by CHARLES H. SCHNEER and RAY HARRYHAUSEN
Directed by DESMOND DAVIS
(First showing on British televison)
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written by ROY CLARKE starring
Bill Owen , Peter Sallis Michael Aldridge and Thora Hird with Jane Freeman
Joe Gladwin , Kathy Staff Jonathan Linsley , Gordon Wharmby and Mike Grady For Compo and Clegg, the wedding of Wesley and Edie's daughter would have been little more than a happy diversion, but when they meet Uncle Seymour - retired headmaster and would-be brilliant inventor - nothing seems to go quite as expected - especially when he takes charge of the groom on his stag night.
Music composed and conducted by RONNIE HAZLEHURST Designer ROGER CANN
Photography david FEIG
Film editor JOHN WILKINSON Visual effects CHRIS LAWSON Produced and directed by ALAN J.W. BELL
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with Frances Coverdale Weather News
The Rematch! starring
Having gone the distance in a dramatic title fight with the World Heavyweight
Champion, Apollo Creed,
Rocky Balboa finds getting back to normality pretty hard. Unable to cope with new-found fame, and out of a job, things look bad for him. Creed meanwhile taunts
Rocky at every turn - challenging him to re-enter the ring for a second battle. In spite of an eye injury that could render him blind, Rocky finally agrees to fight again.
Produced by ROBERT CHARTOFF and irwin winkler
Written and directed by SYLVESTER STALLONE
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Barry Manilow graduated from being a bar pianist in Manhattan to become one of show business's most charismatic figures. 'Mandy', his first recording hit in 1975, triggered off an astonishing musical career that has captivated live audiences and achieved record sales.
This programme, recorded specially for BBCtv at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, reflects the Manilow magic of the past decade and catalogues his biggest hits over that period. Producer JOHN G. SMITH BBC Pebble Mill (R)