9.38 Going to Work: CPVE
The Certificate for Pre-Vocational Education is a new course for 16-year-olds. A look at some young people following it.
10.0 You and Me
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds
Cosmo and Dibs with Mike Grady translate 'nose' and find new names for it.
10.15 Music Time: Dick Whittington
A new musical version of the legend based on events in the life of Richard Whittington, Lord Mayor of London with children from Fitzjohn's Primary School.
10.38 Let's See: Scottish Farming: 3: Living on a Croft
Presented by Rhoda MacLeod
with Mary Jane MacKay, Donald Smith, Angela MacLean, Stuart Murray, Laura McRitchie, Anna Morrison, Donald MacLeod
11.0 Zig Zag: Winter Festival: Finland
Finland is the home of reindeer, and, according to the children of Punkisalmu School, it is also the home of Father Christmas. Colleton School in Twyford links up with Finland and learns about the customs of a different country.
11.22 Walrus: Writing for an Audience
How some first-years at a London school made a Passport to Pimlico.
11.45 Religious Studies: Why? Because...: 'What Do They Believe?'
A look at the Aborigines of Australia, their religious beliefs and their relationship to their environment, in an attempt to get children to view a belief system from the outside.
12.8 pm Equal People: What's Got Into You?
by Chris Ellis
Do boys or girls get the best roles in life? Jackie has been wondering before she is invited to appear on Norman's chat show with TV co-star Dave.
12.28 Pages from Ceefax
12.40 General Studies: What's Your Poison and What's its Price?
A shortened version of the Brass Tacks programme transmitted in October, providing reactions to the previous week's documentary on society's attitude to alcohol.
1.5 Micro File
with Lesley Judd and Fred Harris
1.38 Job Bank: Family Business
Three young people who have gone into the family business.
2.0 Words and Pictures: Slippery Snow
Slippery snow is a real hazard for Jacko as he sets out to do his Christmas shopping.
2.15-2.35 Now and Then: All Change at the Docks
A child's-eye view of the history of London's Surrey docks and the future of the area, with children from Rotherhithe Junior School.
A journey by dog sledge with Dr Alex Williams and his Eskimo friend Enaviapi Narrator Duncan Carse
Dr Williams's practice covers a quarter of a million square miles of the Canadian Arctic. When he goes on his rounds to the more northerly Eskimo settlements, he likes best to travel the traditional way - by dog-team, although he seldom has time.
This is the story of such a journey, covering the 200 miles from Pond Inlet to Arctic Bay.
It's a chance to travel in a harsh but very beautiful land and meet a warm and gentle people - the Eskimos of the Canadian Arctic
Written and produced by RICHARD ROBINSON
Series editors ANTHONY ISAACS and CHRISTOPHER PARSONS (R)
Settle back and enjoy the next half-hour of the afternoon in the company of Pamela and her guests. Producer DAVID LANCASTER BBC Pebble Mill
A series of six programmes in which Richard Blizzard makes a whole range of toys and models.
3: The Go-cart (R) (e)
Book, £8.95 from booksellers
Alfred Brendel plays
Beethoven's last sonata, the profound C minor, Opus HI. Completed in 1822, the work comprises two strongly contrasted movements in perhaps the most powerful of all the sonatas. Of the final chord, Brendel wrote 'This chord ... opens up the silence that follows, a silence we now perceive to be more important than the sound that preceded it.'
Director HILARY BOULDING BBC Scotland (R)
A series of mystery films starring
Sidney Toler as the philosophical detective. Tonight also starring Jean Rogers Lionel Atwill
In the Panama Canal Zone, an American secret service agent is killed by a poisoned cigarette as he is about to reveal to Chan the identity of a dangerous saboteur. With the US fleet scheduled to be blown up as it moves through the canal, Chan takes on a heavier than usual responsibility.
Screenplay by JOHN LARKIN , LESTER ZIFFREN
Based on the character created by EARL DERR BIGGERS
Produced by SOL M. WUTTZEL Directed byNORMAN FOSTER
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Men's Championship for the Budweiser Trophy
Presented by DAVID VINE Two pro-celebrity teams comprising racing drivers and world-champion marksmen compete in the first clay-pigeon shooting men's final.
Executive producer LAURIE WARD Event producer DAVID MAXWELL
The guests who have already passed through the doors of the Open to Question studio range across the spectrum of human interest.
Now the young people from all over Britain are framing their questions for their guests in the next part of the series, and invitations have gone out to
King Hussein of Jordan, Denis Healey , and the Deputy Foreign Minister of South Africa, Ron Miller. Presenter John Nicolson Researcher MARK HAGEN Director LIZ SCOTT Producers
DAVID MARTIN. CHARLES NAIRN BBC Scotland
Introduced by Dr Susan Blackmore
Thought-provoking issues in science today.
Dr Andrew Whitelaw faces life-and-death decisions with critically ill babies.
Roger Milne investigates the problems of dismantling
Britain's old nuclear reactors. Film directors
EDWARD BRIFFA, TESSA LIVINGSTONE Studio director MARTIN MORTIMORE Executive producer DAVID PATERSON Producer DAVID DUGAN
Phil Cool invites the Gremlins round to his house for a midnight snack but there's a nasty shock in store when they discover
John Wayne searching for toilet paper in Phil's bathroom. Griff Rhys Jones comes face to face with his maker. Written by PHIL COOL , JASPER CARROTT Director DAVID WEIR
Producer STEVE WEDDLE BBC Pebble Mill
Only 130 years ago, Charles Dickens was a prolific novelist, a devoted father and an energetic long-distance walker. Now he's dead.
Angela Barlow pops on an anorak and finds out
What Went Wrong.
Starring Victoria Wood with Julie Walters Patricia Routledge and Celia Imrie
Duncan Preston , Susie Blake also ROSIE COLLINS
KENNY IRELAND, BELINDA LANG
MARY JO RANDLE , SARAH SCOTT
SUE WALLACE , JOHN WOODVINE Written by VICTORIA WOOD
Musical director DAVID FIRMAN
Videotape editor MYKOLA PAWLUK Sound LAURIE TAYLOR Lighting DEREK SLEE
Designer ANDREW HOWE-DAVIES Produced and directed by GEOFF POSNER
Picking up the Pieces
'We're the only 24-hours-a-day walk-in helping service that's available in the middle of the city, so people walk in with all their problems, all sorts, and we just try and help.'
Mike Walsh is charge nurse in the busy accident and emergency department of the Bristol Royal Infirmary. He works a long night shift, coping with everything from a cornflake caught in someone's throat to overdoses and serious accidents - that's when he's not being used as counsellor and confidante.
Film camera GRAHAM VEEVERS Film editor LAN PITCH Producer PETER SYMES BBC Bristol
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with Carlos Riera
Tonight the news from Madrid, broadcast on RTVE's first channel. Carlos helps with the language and the background: Peter Fiddick looks at the Spanish end of the European media scene.