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9.20am Let's See Christmas Magic
Producer ISHBEL MACLEAN (e)
9.40am
Getting to Grips with Racism Teacher's Programme (R) (e)
10.00am Science Workshop Hearing (B)
(e)
10.25am Thinkabout In the Mirror
(e)
10.40am Investigating Science And the Forecast Is.... followed by Red Sky at Night?
(e)
11.00am Making History
Local Studies. The Countryside (e)
11.20am Landmarks
A History of Christmas
(e)
11.40am Scene Love Is...?
(e)
12.10pm Maths Topics Statistics (5) (R) (e)
12.30pm General Studies Biography - Fragments of the Truth
Producer BRUCE JAMSON (R) (e)
12.55pm Inset
Modern Languages
(e)

Contributors

Producer:
Ishbel MacLean
Producer:
Bruce Jamson
on BBC Two England

Weather followed by Watch
Clothes. Dressing Up
Presented by Jaye Griffiths and Tony Neilson Guest appearance Bryan Burdon
Scries producer JULIA DRUM
(e)

Contributors

Presented By:
Jaye Griffiths
Unknown:
Bryan Burdon

Introduced by Phil Drabble with Eric Halsall
First semi-final - Singles for Scotland:
JIM GRIERSON with Mark for England:
CHARLES CUTLER with Sheena The Brace Championship begins today, when each handler runs two dogs at the same time.
GWILYM JONES with Roy and Floss (Wales) v
JOHN CASEY with Jaff and Ben (Ireland)
Producer IAN SMITH (R)

Contributors

Introduced By:
Phil Drabble
Unknown:
Eric Halsall
Unknown:
Jim Grierson
Unknown:
Charles Cutler
Unknown:
Gwilym Jones
Unknown:
John Casey
Producer:
Ian Smith
on BBC Two England

Weather followed by The Eton of Africa
Written and narrated by Dr John Rae
Dr Kamuzu Banda , Life-
President of Malawi, spent an estimated E15 million to build Kamuzu Academy in the heart of the African bush, to ensure that the brightest children in his country get an academic education equal to any in the world.
So Greek, calculus and straw boaters are to be found in the bush.
Dr John Rae , former headmaster of Westminster School, assesses the impact this grafted-on Eton will have on its pupils.
Producer DESMOND LAPSLEY
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Contributors

Unknown:
Dr John Rae
Unknown:
Dr Kamuzu Banda
Unknown:
Dr John Rae
Producer:
Desmond Lapsley

BBC2's popular 'brain-teaser' Anagram: no sad airs Clue: Female singer (Answer in today's programme!)
Wordsmiths from all over
Britain challenge each other and face Paul Coia and Bryan the computer with his sets of letters.

Contributors

Unknown:
Paul Coia

Fifth of six films of early exploration, introduced by Duncan Carse
Storm Cape Horn (1929) Original narrator
Captain Irving Johnson
In 1929 American yachtsman and sailor Irving Johnson set sail on an epic voyage of 11,000 miles from Hamburg to Chile via Cape Horn aboard an enormous four-masted barque.
First, in the North Sea he encountered a savage winter gale that wrecked 68 ships. Then, in the doldrums jellyfish drifted by 'and the turkey got sick so we ate him quick before he died'.
Off the Horn came the storm: waves 80-feet high, the decks almost completely underwater and endlessly swept by great seas. Johnson wrote: 'No other pictures have ever been taken under these circumstances, or ever will be now; and I was there with my camera: how lucky can you be?'
Producer RICHARD ROBINSON (R)

Contributors

Narrator:
Captain Irving Johnson
Unknown:
Irving Johnson
Producer:
Richard Robinson

Introduced by Alan Titchmarsh
Is there really a tool called a blackbird? And if there is, what's it used for?
Find out as Trevor Harrison in the role of Eddie Grundy sorts out old tools from the potting shed and leads four more contestants up the garden path.
Alan Titchmarsh asks the questions as Bill, Roy, Diana and David fight for a place in the Grow Biz Quiz final and, of course, the coveted Grow Biz trowel. Production assistants
CHRISTINE PALMER , JAYNE SAVAGE Researcher JULIA DURBIN Produced and directed by NICK PATTEN
Series producer DENIS w. GARTSIDE BBC Pebble Mill

Contributors

Introduced By:
Alan Titchmarsh
Unknown:
Trevor Harrison
Unknown:
Eddie Grundy
Unknown:
Alan Titchmarsh
Unknown:
Christine Palmer
Unknown:
Julia Durbin
Directed By:
Nick Patten

starring Vincent Price David Tomlinson
Tab Hunter
Susan Hart
Mysterious happenings greet an American girl who comes to Cornwall to claim an inheritance and finds herself held prisoner in Lyonesse - the city under the sea.
Screenplay by CHARLES BENNETT and LOUIS M. HEYWOOD from EDGAR ALLAN POE 'S City in the Sea
Produced by GEORGE WILLOUGHBY Directed by JACQUES TOURNEUR
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Contributors

Unknown:
David Tomlinson
Unknown:
Tab Hunter
Unknown:
Susan Hart
Unknown:
Charles Bennett
Unknown:
Louis M. Heywood
Unknown:
Edgar Allan Poe
Produced By:
George Willoughby
Directed By:
Jacques Tourneur
Captain:
Vincent Price
Harold:
David Tomlinson
Ben:
Tab Hunter
Jill:
Susan Hart
Ives:
John Le Mesurier

The first semi-final of the Sainsbury's Choir of the Year Competition returns to the Opera House at Buxton, and Brian Kay introduces the six choirs hoping for a place in the final.
A visit to Westminster Abbey Choir School highlights the opportunities open to young people in the choral world. Lighting ROM MEAGER Sound ROY BRADSHAW
Producer HILARY BOULDING Director DAVID M. JACKSON BBC Scotland

Contributors

Introduces:
Brian Kay
Unknown:
Roy Bradshaw
Producer:
Hilary Boulding
Director:
David M. Jackson

Travelling Fair!
Most people enjoy the travelling fair when it comes to town, but little is known of the showmen who run the rides. They are thought of as itinerants, not the businessmen they are with a long and interesting history. They are part of Britain's national heritage, but what happens to them when the fair is over and the travelling stops? Excluded by law from planning consideration, many families are prevented from living on land that they own and are forced back onto the roadside.
Cameraman KEN MACKAY
Film editor GERRY BARWICK
Production assistant JANE BROOKS Executive producer TONY LARYEA Producer PAUL PIERROT
Open Space is the series where the public can make programmes under their own editorial control helped by the Community Programme Unit.
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Contributors

Unknown:
Ken MacKay
Editor:
Gerry Barwick
Unknown:
Jane Brooks

Essential information for holiday planning presented by Penny Junor
Ibiza The glossy brochures for next summer's holidays are now out. How can you be sure of picking the right resort? The Travel Show Guides have the facts.
John Kettley on the climate and natural hazards.
Matthew Collins on getting away from it all.
Film editor ANDY CURRIE Producer JULIE BRADSHAW
Executive producer ALAN DOBSON
Copy of the script available, £1.50 each (crossed cheques made payable to
BBC) from [address removed]

Contributors

Presented By:
Penny Junor
Unknown:
John Kettley
Unknown:
Matthew Collins
Editor:
Andy Currie
Producer:
Julie Bradshaw
Producer:
Alan Dobson

Full of dangerousness, spectacularness, and good old-fashioned family fun.
Starring Jennifer Saunders Dawn French featuring Raw Sex with Terrance Conder Terry Molloy
Steven O'Donnell
Louisa Rix and Toyah Written by JENNIFER SAUNDERS and DAWN FRENCH
Musical director SIMON BRINT Directed by KEVIN BISHOP
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Contributors

Unknown:
Jennifer Saunders
Unknown:
Terrance Conder
Unknown:
Terry Molloy
Unknown:
Steven O'Donnell
Unknown:
Louisa Rix
Unknown:
Toyah Written
Unknown:
Jennifer Saunders
Director:
Simon Brint
Directed By:
Kevin Bishop
Produced By:
Geoff Posner

A series of films about real lives - now
Greenfinches
'We're in a war 24 hours a day,' says the Lance Corporal. She's a Greenfinch - one of the 700 women of the Ulster
Defence Regiment. These frontline women in uniform are a little-known part of Northern Ireland's security forces. Tonight, for the first time, three of them tell their stories.
In combat clothing, on patrol day and night, they're hard to tell apart from male soldiers. Off-duty, at home, these women are at their most vulnerable to attack; one Greenfinch is married to an English Catholic, another relies on her doberman pinscher for protection.
Now they tell their personal reasons for joining the Regiment, and reveal the active part they play in troubled Ulster.
Photography MICHAEL DAUNCEY Associate producer SARA KOZAK Film editor DENISE PERRINS Producer STEPHEN LAMBERT
40 Minutes editor EDWARD MIRZOEFF
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Contributors

Producer:
Sara Kozak
Producer:
Stephen Lambert
Editor:
Edward Mirzoeff

A series of comic playlets Also starring Julie Kavner
Dan Castellaneta
Joe Malone and Sam McMurray
Tonight: Kay's Last Stand
The cancellation of Mummy's medical insurance makes
Kay see red. Auto Erotica
Meet Brenda, who uses the LA police department as a novel way of meeting people. Waiting
Andy has the ultimate wash-day blues.
Produced by RICHARD SAKAI

Contributors

Unknown:
Julie Kavner
Unknown:
Dan Castellaneta
Unknown:
Joe Malone
Unknown:
Sam McMurray
Produced By:
Richard Sakai

The brilliant young saxophone player from
Edinburgh recently returned to the city to celebrate his 21st birthday. In a concert given at the Queen's Hall, Tommy Smith and his quartet are joined by vibraphone star Gary Burton. Jason Rebello (piano) Terje Gewelt (bass) Ian Froman (drums)
Producer KEITH ALEXANDER Director HAMISH BARBOUR BBC Scot/and (R)

Contributors

Unknown:
Tommy Smith
Unknown:
Gary Burton.
Piano:
Jason Rebello
Bass:
Terje Gewelt
Bass:
Ian Froman
Producer:
Keith Alexander
Director:
Hamish Barbour

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