6.40 Revolutions of 1848
7.5 The Venetian Twins
' He can change his shape like magic'
Created by ANNETTE TISON and TALUS TAYLOR
Told by MICHAEL FLANDERS
As a Watchmaker
A cartoon from Czechoslovakia
Why Don't You just switch off your television set and go and do something less boring instead?
The WDY gang present your ideas.
Director HILARY MURPHY
Producer PATRICK DOWLING
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3: When the Germans arrive, Franta decides to join the partisans and sets out at midnight with Dasa and her white mice for the hills.
A cartoon film from Canada
A Red Indian story telling how the South Wind brought the autumn leaves to life again.
A lively look at words and letters With DONALD GEE
BOB HOSKINS and GAY HAMILTON
Script BARRY TOOK
including Grace and Flavour.
With MAGGIE HENDERSON and FRED HARRIS
Play words with Bubble, Humbug and the Spoons
Music by PETER GOSLING and DAVE MOSES Written/produced by MICHAEL COLE
Presented by ROY HUDD and IRENE THOMAS
Producer PETER NEWINGTON
A film from Yugoslavia.
Julia is riding Soria, her favourite horse, near some caves in the neighbourhood and makes an interesting discovery.
(Black and white) (Repeat)
with John Noakes
Peter Purves , Lesley Judd
Assistant editors JOHN ADCOCK and ALAN RUSSELL.
Editor BIDDY BAXTER
Where are You... Over Here!
The ever-hungry hound joins Mystery Incorporated on the trail of ghosts and ghoulies in a brand-new series of cartoon adventures.
Kenneth Kendall ; Weatherman
Look North, South Today
Look East, Midlands Today
Points West, Spotlight South West present news and views in your region tonight. Then at 6.20
Reports and features reflecting the life of Britain today.
Presented this week by MICHAEL BARRATT , FRANK BOUGH
DILYS MORGAN , VALERIE SINGLETON and BOB WELLINGS
Raymond Baxter , William Woollard Michael Rodd and Judith Hann report on the success, and occasional failure, of scientists and engineers to enliven the years ahead. including Futures
An occasional series in which distinguished guests are invited to speculate on the world in the year 2,000. This week, Joe Henson on farming in the future.
Producers ALAN DOBSON
ROBIN BOOTLE, PATRICK UDElt Editor MICHAEL BLAKSTAD
Introduced by Jimmy Savile , OBE LEGS & CO
TOP OF THE POPS ORCHESTRA
Musical director JOHNNY PEARSON Choreography FLICK colby Sound ALAN MACHIN
Director STANLEY appel Producer ROBIN NASH
James Garner in Sleight of Hand Jim sees a ladyfriend home but moments after entering her house She disappears without a trace as if by black magic leaving him completely mystified!
Mohammed El Helw
Narrated by Barry Norman
'Every lion tamer is sentenced to death one day; but if I leave the lions I will die anyway, for these lions are my life.' This paradox sums up MOHAMMED EL HELw's attitude to one of the world's most dangerous jobs.
Mohammed Is the star of the Egyptian State Circus in Cairo, where the Helw family have been training lions for generations. Five years ago he watched helplessly as his father was mauled to death by a rogue animal. The next day, at the age of 24, Mohammed took over the family act.
Big cats can never be tamed, only trained. It's impossible to drug the animals or beat them into performing - everything rests on the trainer's courage, patience and lightning reactions. It's a life-long confidence trick, by which Mohammed persuades nine lethal lions that he is the natural leader of the pack and stronger than they are. He will stay alive just so long as that bluff remains uncalled.
Film cameraman VANOUSH VARTANIAN Film editor SIMON HAMMOND
Executive producer ANTHONY ISAACS Producer CLEM VALLANCE
with Kenneth Kendall ; Weather
A Royal Tour Report by Jim Biddulph and Bob Friend
Demonstrations against the Queen. Record crowds to greet her. In Jubilee Year how enduring is the Commonwealth connection? For the first time, on her tour across the Pacific to New Zealand and Australia, the Queen permitted BBC News cameras to eavesdrop. The result is a rare glimpse of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh on and off duty, and a light on a Commonwealth where she's their Queen too.
Producer GEORGE WALKER
A BBCtv News Special Report
The arts in action introduced by Humphrey Burton Seeds of a New Life
Some years ago Omnibus featured the remarkable drama teacher Dorothy Heathcote , and her work with children. It was called Three
Looms Waiting. Tonight, in this new, independently-made documentary, we follow her work with the mentally-handicapped.
As part of a one-year Drama in Education course which she teaches at Newcastle University, she takes her students to Earls House Hospital for the mentally-handicapped for two weeks. And she and they give patients the stimulation which they often lack for the other 50 weeks in the year.
'People think drama takes them away from reality, but it doesn't. It puts them right back in the middle of the real problem that has to be solved.'
Directors Richard MORDAUNT , NIGEL EVANS Executive producer for Omnibus BARRIE GAVIN
JOHN TIMPSON and DENIS TUOHY With DONAU) MACCORMICK
Every Thursday Robin Day examines an important topical issue. Including News Headlines.