A See-Saw programme by ERIC HILL.
Spot Follows His Nose (R)
Fairs and Farms
With Floella Benjamin Story: Village Fair by PETER BONNICI
Illustrations by LISA KOPPER Storvtellers Perminderpal Gill, Brian Jameson Producer SHEILA FRASER Executive producer
CYNTHIA FELGATE (R)
Children are encouraged to express themselves through drama, mime, movement and dance. Producers
ROGER KEECH. MIKE MURRAY BBC Leeds (R)
First of seven weekday programmes presented by Sir Geraint Evans.
With the William Byrd Choir and the Choir of the Queen's College, Oxford Is The Holly and the Ivy a Christian hymn or a pagan fertility song?
Sir Geraint Evans looks back to medieval times and beyond, to the pagan festivals at the heart of the old Christmas.
The carols sung are: The
Holly and the Ivy; Deck the Halls; The Boar's Head Carol; and The Old Grey Goose. (R)
Weather followed by Songs of Praise
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Introduced by Andy Price With a reputation for
'breathing life' into his figures, Cesar Milani is acknowledged to be one of the best military modellers in the country.
Producer PAUL SMITH BBC Bristol (R)
Presented by Bryan McNerney The Highwaymen
Bryan McNerney retraces the path of the Culworth
Highwaymen to the gallows. Producer GEORGE MILNER SMITH
Last of eight programmes. Blyth, Northumberland
How many towns can boast a lighthouse in someone's back yard, or a staithe that looks like a launch pad?
John Grundy discovers that Blyth has both these things and more besides. Producer PAUL PAXTON
Weather followed by International
The veteran Eric Sykes , who deals in razor-sharp wit, meets Russ Abbot whose comic characters have become his hallmark.
Lee Trevino and Sandy Lyle are the resident professionals and Peter Alliss joins in the fun over nine selected holes of the Ailsa course at the Turnberry Hotel. Executive producer
Regional News and Weather
BBC2's popular 'brain-teaser'. Anagram: rest wallet. Clue: film title.
(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.
Designer PETE RINALDI Research
ANNE MUIR. AUSON CHRISTISON Director JUSTIN C. ADAMS Producer LESLIE MITCHELL BBC Scotland
Last in the series.
Richard Blizzard builds a practical model fire engine.
This two-seater toy, though a challenge to build, will provide you with hours of pleasure while making it, and years of use for your children and their friends. Construction assistant MERVYN HURFORD
Designer roy BARRETT
Series producer PHILIP THICKETT
Rob Curling with the latest on all things BBC.
starring Warner Oland with Keye Luke 'Fortunately, assassination of French language not serious crime', Chan comments. But murder certainly is, and both Chan and his number one son are soon buckling down to business as two corpses hit the ground in the glittering town of Monte Carlo.
Screenplay by CHARLES BELDEN and JERRY CADY
Produced by JOHN STONE
Directed by EUGENE FORDE
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Erasure: the Innocents - Live
Erasure fans on the band's
Christmas tour trom Birmingham's NEC. Glimpses of backstage madness, and the live performance includes A Little Respect, Ship of Fools,
Sometimes and their current hit Stop.
Director DAVID CROFT Producer NEIL FERRIS
DEFII editor JANET STREET PORTER
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Winner of this year's Golden Rose of Montreux. The Nobel Prize, that most glittering of awards, coveted by many, won by so few. But what is it really all about? Why should the inventor of dynamite wish to be remembered this way? Why has Graham Greene never won the literature prize?
In this more or less factual account, as we are taken behind the scenes to see what awaits the potential winners, these questions are answered... almost.
Directed by STELLAN SUNDAHL . ANDERS ALBIEN
A Sveriges television production (R)
Since I Lost My Baby
Having Twinkacetti as your boss is bad enough, but no words can describe the prospect of having him as a roommate! Balki takes pity on Twinky when his wife throws him out and, for more reasons than one, Larry knows that this is a marriage that must be saved. Written by CHIP AND DOUG KEYES Directed by JOEL ZWICK
(Postponed from 17 October)
A Big Apple for the Teacher There's more to teaching in the toughest city in America than posting guards at the school gates. Schools in New York City have been tackling other aspects of urban education, like improving motivation and links with local industry. What lessons could they offer to teachers and advisers from Britain? Two inner-city secondary head teachers from the Midlands experience education in the Big Apple. Series producer SALLY KIRKWOOD Producer MARY FOURT (e)
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Second of two programmes written and presented by Anthony Grey.
In 1967, at the height of the Cultural Revolution,
Anthony Grey , Reuters correspondent in Peking, was placed under house arrest and held in solitary confinement for more than two years. Twenty-one years later, Anthony Grey , now a successful author and journalist, returns for the first time to Peking. He visits the places from which he was formerly banned - the Forbidden City and the Great Wall. He meets his former captors. He visits
English Corner (where, every Sunday, Chinese congregate to practise English). In conversations with former neighbours, with men and women in the street, with Long March veteran, Vice Defence Minister General
Hsiao Ke and with Ying Ruocheng, Vice Minister of Culture and star of The Last Emperor - he discovers a newly open and changing face of China.
Photography BRIAN MCDAIRMANT Film editors
ANDREW NELSON. BRIAN TRENERRY Producer MALCOLM R. BURGESS Director ROGER MILLS
Executive producer AUBREY E. SINGER A white CITY FILMS production for BBCtv
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John Hargreaves Malcolm gives the impression of being dim-witted, but he is a genius when it comes to constructing anything mechanical - anything from a personal tramcar to a robot that can rob a bank.
Malcolm's technical expertise goes unnoticed until a new lodger with a more down-to-earth outlook on life moves in. Colin Friels 's delight in Malcolm's outrageous inventions is deftly matched by John Hargreaves 's performance as the incredulous lodger.
Ninety minutes of sheer joy VARIETY Screenplay by DAVID PARKER Directed by NADIA TASS
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George Melly talks about prohibition, Harlem and the hottest club of the Jazz Age, when he previews one of BBC2's big Christmas films - Francis Coppola 's The Cotton Club.
Producer MARK DEITCH
The last word on world events analysed by Peter Snow and Donald MacCormick with international reports by DAVID SELLS
GAVIN ESLER and JULIAN O'HALLORAN
A series of outstanding film essays by the late James Cameron. Venice - the Vanishing Lady
James Cameron visits Venice in the autumn of her years. The fabulous city is sinking, threatened both by the lagoon, and by the stinking modern towns that sprawl on her horizons.
Producer RICHARD MARQUAND (R)