In Brother Knows Best
An RKO film
with Kirsty Wark and John Stapleton Sports news from
8-55am Regional News and Weather
Weather followed by Open Air
The Open Air team invite you to ring them on [number removed]with your views on the Christmas programmes.
Sam [text removed] was 11 and was not quite sure where he lived. The only thing he knew for certain was that he went to Woolverstone Hall - a stately mansion in Suffolk which is now a boarding school. It's not a traditional public school, but a comprehensive - and it's run, improbably, by the Inner London Education Authority.
For boys like Sam, Woolverstone is security.
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Weather followed by Going for Gold
Hosted by Henry Kelly.
Question writer DR NIGEL LEIGH
Executive in charge of production BILL MASON Designer
Executive producer KERENSA BUNCE
Executive producer MICHAEL WHYTE Director STEVE CHILVER A REG GRUNDY production in association with BBCtv
Andy Crane - starting with
Playbus: The Playground Stop
where the children search for buried treasure. Presenter Dave Benson Phillips Puppeteer JANE EVE
Storyteller Anthony Lapsley Story: Sticky Beak and Mysterious Footprints by MARCIA VAUGHAN
Illustrations by ESTER KASEPUU. Music JONATHAN COHEN
Producer BARBARA RODDAM
Paddington and the Cold Snap by MICHAEL BOND (R)
with Annette Crosbie
Weather followed by Open Air
Weather followed by Daytime Live with Sue Cook and Alan Titchmarsh.
Join the lunchtime team back for the New Year.
Simon Potter has the latest chart rundown and pop gossip. Plus Tina Baker looks back on her early assignments. A tranquilliser advice line on 0[number removed]is open from 1.00pm to 6.00pm. Editor STEVE WEDDLE
12.55pm Regional News and Weather
with Philip Hayton
Weather MICHAEL FISH
Daphne learns something about motherhood as Jane and her mother establish a new relationship.
Written by BETTY QUINN
Directed by PAUL MOLONEY
(Cast page 85. Repeated at 5.35pm)
In today's Going for Gold, the six remaining contestants compete for a place in this week's heat final.
Barbara Stephens Henri Szeps
When a group of macho footballers who haven't won a match in two years take on a private coach and start winning, the team have only one problem. They don't want anybody to know that their coach is the town's newly arrived ballet teacher. Juliet has come in search of a new life with her small son and finds the place less sympathetic than she had bargained for ... This lively comedy takes the lid off
Australia's macho image and discovers that it's not quite as tough as it likes to imagine.
Written and produced by JAMES DAVERN
Directed by BRUCE BEST
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Andy Crane - starting with Green Claws with Nick Mercer and Stella Goodier.
Claws Family stories by SONYA DANN.
Illustrations JANE GEDYE Script by URSULA JONES
Produced by CHRISTINE HEWITT
Dilly of a Lilly
With a cry of 'Touche, away!' the unlikely musketeer Touche Turtle is off!
by DICK KING-SMITH .
Told for Jackanory in four daily parts by David Jason. 1: The Witch and the Lion. Sir Tumbleweed, the most nervous knight in Merrie England, encounters a mysterious grey-eyed witch.
A Star Is Bored
He's been called the fastest-talking con artist ever, but Hokey Wolf is full of fun.
WTN Sound Studios: 4.35pm. What's that noise!? - it's 'singing'. In charge of all voices - Craig Charles.
1. Get Nigel Kennedy joining in with Tona De Brett.
2. Julia Fordham is also in New York.
3. Who has sung with David Bowie and Eric Clapton ? It's Tessa Niles.
4. Mint Juleps sing 'A capella' with 'six' voices.
5. Willard White is one 'big' voice to sing opera.
6. London Community
Gospel Choir, and Wells
Cathedral School Choristers tune up.
Format devised by TIM GRAHAM and RICHARD ADDISON Executive producer
CHRISTOPHER PILKINGTON Directed by STEVE SMITH Produced by PIPPA DYSON
First of 20 episodes. by BARRY PURCHASE
'Here we go girls. Eyes down for GCSE: General Collapse of Secondary Education.'
This week's cast:
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with Nicholas Witchell and Philip Hayton Weather BILL GILES
Richard Bath, Penny Bustin and Deborah Hall bring you tonight's news and views from London and the south east.
Plus sport from Michael Wale Editor FIONA CHESTERTON
The Body Snatchers Narrated by David Attenborough.
In the Panamanian jungle and deserts of Arizona armies of ants are raiding and pillaging insect communities. The army ants of the rainforests are nomadic killers. But the Amazon ants of North
America are slave raiders, plundering the nests of other ants. Eggs and larvae are carried off to the Amazon colonies and raised as slaves. Photography STEPHEN BOLWELL Written and produced by KEENAN SMART . BBC Bristol (R)
by John Maynard.
"You want to speak to Willmott-Brown you call him yourself."
(For cast see page 78)
Regional Variations (2)
Comedy Classic: The Good Life: Just My Bill
Seventies sitcom about a self-sufficient couple in suburbia. Tom finds marketing his garden produce more difficult than he thought, especially when the rates are due.
Questionmaster David Coleman.
Bill Beaumont lines up tonight with Bryan Robson , captain of Manchester United and England, and Bob Anderson , who starts the defence of his world title on Fnday. Ian Botham 's guests are Laura Davies , Britain's first winner of the US Open, and Gavin Hastings ,
Scotland's prolific point-scoring fullback.
Director MICK DEMPSEY Producer MIKE ADLEY
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with Michael Buerk
Regional News; Weather
starring Steve McQueen Paul Newman
William Holden Faye Dunaway
Fred Astaire and Richard Chamberlain. San Francisco's 'Glass
Tower' is the pride of the city At 138 stories high it is the world's tallest skyscraper. Guests, celebrities and dignitaries flock to the inauguration party, unaware that a night of unbelievable terror awaits them. An all-star cast, headed by Steve McQueen as the Fire Chief, was assembled for this most successful and exciting of all disaster movies.
Screenplay by STIRLING SILLIPHANT
Based on two novels: The Tower by RICHARD MARTIN STERN and The
Glass Inferno by THOMAS M. SCORTIA and FRANK M. ROBINSON
Produced by IRWIN ALLEN
Directed by JOHN GUILLERMIN
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