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Simon Potter with Sunday morning's entertainment starting with:

Janoschs Story Time: Tiger Piglet
The piglets want a brother, but they want a special brother - a Tiger Piglet

9.40 Whirlybirds: Journey into the Past (R)

10.05 Odysseus The Greatest Hero of Them All: The Faces of the Dead
Told by Tony Robinson. (R)

10.20 The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show: Shaking

10.40 Now It's You
Simon Potter with guests, competition news and features.

10.45 Blue Peter Omnibus
with Mark Curry, Caron Keating and Yvette Fielding.
If you always miss a Monday or Thursday Blue Peter, now's your chance to catch up with the adventures of the past week!

11.35 Aliens in the Family: 5
by Margaret Mahy dramatised in six parts by Allan Baker
Bond is desperately trying to reach the stone circle - but he is being followed...
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12.00 Windmill
Chris Serle picks choice moments of television's past. This week Chris takes a look at Journeys - and travels through man-eating rapids in River Journeys, on the QE2 with Alan Whicker, out in space with The Clangers, back in time with Morecambe and Wise, and into the future with Tripods.
Special guest is writer, Monty Python star and train spotter Michael Palin.

1.00pm No Limits: Powerplay Awards
Presented by Jonathan King, Jenny Powell and Tony Baker.

Contributors

Presenter (Now on Two and "Now It's You):
Simon Potter
Storyteller (Odysseus The Greatest Hero of Them All):
Tony Robinson
Presenter (Blue Peter Omnibus):
Mark Curry
Presenter (Blue Peter Omnibus):
Caron Keating
Presenter (Blue Peter Omnibus):
Yvette Fielding
Assistant Editor (Blue Peter Omnibus):
Lewis Bronze
Editor (Blue Peter Omnibus):
Biddy Baxter
Author (Aliens in the Family):
Margaret Mahy
Dramatised by (Aliens in the Family):
Allan Baker
Executive Producer (Aliens in the Family):
Paul Stone
Director (Aliens in the Family):
Christine Secombe
Presenter (Windmill):
Chris Serle
Guest (Windmill):
Michael Palin
Assistant Producer (Windmill):
Mandy Thomas
Director (Windmill):
Alison Hagger
Executive Producer (Windmill):
Eric Rowan
Presenter:
(No Limits): Jonathan King
Presenter:
(No Limits): Jenny Powell
Presenter:
(No Limits): Tony Baker

Introduced by Nigel Starmer-Smith
The Toshiba Divisional Championship
The final matches of the championship should present the English selectors with a final look at England's top 60 players before they select the trial teams for January.
The Schweppes Welsh Cup, Round 4
Another chance for DUNVANT to show their giant-killing talents against a top Welsh side.
Analysis and comment on the action and the week's news.
Series producer HUW JONES

Contributors

Introduced By:
Nigel Starmer-Smith
Producer:
Huw Jones

starring
Robert Newton Bobby Driscoll Basil Sydney
When the sinister
Blind Pew visits the Admiral Benbow Inn to serve the 'black spot' on ex-Captain Billy Bones , Jim Hawkins finds he has possession of the secret map of Captain Flint's buried treasure. His friends, Squire Trelawney and Dr Livesey, charter a ship, but, unknown to them, Flint's old crew, led by peg-legged Long John, have signed up for the voyage....
Screenplay by LAWRENCE EDWARD WATKIN Based on the novel by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON Produced by PERCE PEARCE Directed by BYRON HASKIN
9 FILMS: page 25
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Contributors

Unknown:
Robert Newton
Unknown:
Bobby Driscoll
Unknown:
Basil Sydney
Unknown:
Captain Billy Bones
Unknown:
Jim Hawkins
Unknown:
Squire Trelawney
Unknown:
Lawrence Edward Watkin
Novel By:
Robert Louis Stevenson
Produced By:
Perce Pearce
Directed By:
Byron Haskin
Jim Hawkins:
Bobby Driscoll
Long John Silver:
Robert Newton
Capt Smollett:
Basil Sydney
Squire Trelawney:
Walter Fitzgerald
Dr Livesey:
Denis O'Dea
Capt Billy Bones:
Finlay Currie
George Merry:
Ralph Truman
Israel Hands:
Geoffrey Keen
Ben Gunn:
Geoffrey Wilkinson
Blind Pew:
John Laurie
Bl£Ck Dog:
Francis Dewolff
Mr Arrow:
David Davies
Redruth:
John Gregson
Gray:
Andrew Blackett
Morgan:
William Devlin
Williams:
Howard Douglas
HaggOt:
Harry Locke

Robbing the rich for the benefit of the poor, Afanti and his donkeys are heroes of popular Oriental folklore. This Chinese cartoon tells the tale of Afanti and the evil moneylender who plans to be the richest man in the world. Produced by the SHANGHAI ARTS FILM FACTORY (R)

Double Reed Duo
Heinz Holliger and Maurice Bourgue are individually two of the most sought after oboists performing today. In a rare dual appearance at a concert given in the Queen's Hall in Edinburgh, they perform works for two oboes by W.F. Bach and Zelenka. Sound RON ALLAN
Lighting JAMES MAIDEN
Series editor KEITH ALEXANDER Producer HILARY BOULDING BBC Scotland

Contributors

Unknown:
Heinz Holliger
Unknown:
Maurice Bourgue
Unknown:
W.F. Bach
Editor:
Keith Alexander
Producer:
Hilary Boulding

A history of western philosophy in 15 parts
14: Frege, Russell and Modern Logic with A. J. Ayer , one of the most famous philosophers of our time who has written a great deal about Russell, including the best short introductory book on Russell's work.
Bertrand Russell , who died in 1970, is still the best-known English philosopher of the 20th Century. He was even more famous as an activist in political and social causes, but his reputation as a philosopher rests on different foundations. Today's programme explains how his pioneering work in mathematical logic influenced the whole of philosophy. Devised and presented by Bryan Magee
Producer JILL DAWSON
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Contributors

Unknown:
A. J. Ayer
Unknown:
Bertrand Russell
Presented By:
Bryan Magee
Producer:
Jill Dawson

With the downhillers taking an early Christmas break, the snow spotlight has fallen this week on the slalom and giant slalom specialists. The men have travelled to
Kranjska Gora in Northern Yugoslavia where
BOJAN KRIZAJ hopes for a World Cup victory in front of his home crowd. The women have journeyed south to
Piancavallo in the Italian Dolomites for the latest rounds of their series. Commentators
DAVID VINE, DAVID GOLDSTROM Television presentation
URT. Yugoslavia. RAI, Italy Producer GRAHAM FRY
Executive producer JIM RESIDE

Contributors

Unknown:
Bojan Krizaj

Christmas Special
Paul Heiney presents the magazine for everybody on the move during the Christmas break.
In search of the winter sun,
Jackie Spreckley visits Eilat, Israel, a resort on the Red Sea. Matthew Collins finds out what it's like to spend the winter in Benidorm.
Weatherman John Kettley give his tips on the best places for sun and snow.
All the latest news on delays and likely black spots over the holiday period.
Plus the mid-winter breaks - what bargains are still available. (Details also on the Travel Show Information Line - [number removed] - after the programme.)
Studio director SUE LOCHEAD
Executive producer ALAN DOBSON BBC North West
0 COMPETITIONS: pages 16 and 154

Contributors

Unknown:
Paul Heiney
Unknown:
Jackie Spreckley
Unknown:
Matthew Collins
Unknown:
John Kettley
Producer:
Alan Dobson

Okavango - Jewel of the Kalahari
Last of three programmes Written and narrated by Barry Paine
A New Challenge
The mighty Okavango River pours its waters into the Kalahari sands creating Africa's largest oasis.
People have shared this remote delta with its spectacular wildlife for
100,000 years, yet it remains one of the world's least disturbed wilderness areas. Now more and more people need that water - for cattle, for diamond extraction, for tourism. Botswana now has the fastest growing economy in Africa. For how long can it maintain such growth, and still preserve its unique wildlife heritage? Photography
RICHARD FOSTER, JIM CLARE
Film editor CHRIS LAKEMAN FRASER Music composed by JENNIE MUSKETT Producer MICHAEL ROSENBERG
A PARTRIDGE FILMS Production for RRCtV
Series editor ANDREW NEAL BBC Bristol
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Contributors

Editor:
Chris Lakeman Fraser
Composed By:
Jennie Muskett
Producer:
Michael Rosenberg

The 15th Annual AFI Life Achievement Award, presented in a tribute from Hollywood to the great actress who was 80 this year, and opening a short
Christmas season of her films.
Introduced by Jane Fonda with contributions from Billy Wilder, Walter Matthau, Linda Evans, Fred MacMurray, Charlton Heston, Shirley MacLaine, John Huston, and others.
Plus extracts from many of her classic films, including Double Indemnity, Stella Dallas, Sorry Wrong Number and Ball of Fire.
Written by GEORGE STEVENS JR and JEFFREY LANE
Produced by GEORGE STEVENS JR
Directed by DWIGHT HEMION
(An AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE production)
('The Bitter Tea of General Yen tomorrow at 12.20am)

Contributors

Introduced By:
Jane Fonda
Unknown:
Billy Wilder
Unknown:
Walter Matthau
Unknown:
Linda Evans
Unknown:
Fred MacMurray
Unknown:
Charlton Heston
Unknown:
Shirley MacLaine
Unknown:
John Huston
Written By:
George Stevens Jr
Written By:
Jeffrey Lane
Produced By:
George Stevens
Directed By:
Dwight Hemion

As a tribute to actress Irene Handl , another opportunity to see the programme recorded in November of this year and first shown on BBC Daytime when
Desmond Lynam invited her to unlock the film and video vaults with personal memories of past television moments, together with extracts from her own work.
Producer PHIL CHILVERS (R)

Contributors

Unknown:
Irene Handl
Unknown:
Desmond Lynam
Producer:
Phil Chilvers

starring
Brad Dourif
Elizabeth McGovern and James Cagney as the Police Commissioner
America - the early
1900s. A time of change, the rise of the motorcar the nickelodeon and of 'ragtime' music.
This film recreates an era weaving a complex series of stories of the rich and poor into a vivid portrait of the period. Directed by Milos Forman , famous for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Amadeus, the film is also notable for returning James Cagney to the screen.
Screenplay by MICHAEL WELLER based on the novel by E. L. DOCTOROW Produced by MICHAEL HAUSMAN and BERNARD WILLIAMS
Directed by MILOS FORMAN
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Contributors

Unknown:
Brad Dourif
Unknown:
Elizabeth McGovern
Unknown:
James Cagney
Directed By:
Milos Forman
Unknown:
James Cagney
Unknown:
Michael Weller
Novel By:
E. L. Doctorow
Produced By:
Michael Hausman
Produced By:
Bernard Williams
Directed By:
Milos Forman
Younger brother:
Brad Dourif
Booker T Washington:
Moses Gunn
Evelyn Nesbit:
Elizabeth McGovern
Willie Conklin:
Kenneth McMillan
Delmas:
Pat O'Brien
Evelyn's dance instructor:
Donald O'Connor
Father:
James Olson
Tateh:
Mandy Patinkin
Coalhouse Walker Jr:
Howard E. Rollins

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