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: Heads and Tails: Legs Legs Legs

A See-Saw programme

The gurnard fish has legs of a sort, the little mudskipper has fins it uses like legs, but when it comes to legs, the racehorse wins.

Songs from the series (record REC 379, cassette ZCM 379) from record shops

Contributors

Voice and music: Derek Griffiths
Research: Anne Denehy
Writer/Producer: Michael Cole

: Nai Zindagi Naya Jeevan

A magazine programme for Asian viewers, with news from the community and music.
Producer MAHENDRA KAUL Director krishan GOULD BBC Birmingham

Contributors

Producer: Mahendra Kaul

: Good for Business...

A series of five programmes 1: A Very Commercial Story Commentary MICHAEL DEAN
Film editor sue WYATT Producer ROBERT CLAMP

: Managing the Micro

A series of five programmes
BRIAN REDHEAD examines some of the implications of the new technological revolution for people in industry today.
1: Thinking Small
Film editor M.A.C ADAMS
Producer DAVID ALLEN (RepeoO
For programme notes, send a large sae to: [address removed]

Contributors

Editor: M.A.C Adams
Producer: David Allen

: Up the Organisation

With ROBERT TOWNSEND
Fire the whole Personnel Department ! This is just one of the many original and controversial views on how to run an organisation, put forward by the former Chairman of Avis Rent-a-Car.
Producer PETER RIDING

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Townsend

: See Hear!

A weekly programme for people with hearing problems. News, views, and entertainment made more accessible for deaf and hard-of-hearing viewers by subtitles and sign language. Introduced by MAGGIE WOOLLEY and MARTIN COLVILLE
Produced by EDDIE MONTAGUE

Contributors

Introduced By: Maggie Woolley
Introduced By: Martin Colville
Produced By: Eddie Montague

: Ensemble

A 24-part television and radio course for beginners in French: 11 Presented by GILLES DATTAS
With CHRISTIAN brlmell as Michel Scripts by JEAN-CLAUDE ARRAGON
MIREILLE FLEMING , ANTOINE TUDAL Directed by TERRY DOYLE
Produced by TONY ROBERTS (Repent)
(Ensemble radio programme on Sundays at S.30 pm and Thursdays at 11.0 pm on Radio 4 VHF)
Details of a special Ensemble correspondence course are available from the National Extension College, Cambridge. Books 1 and 2. 12.25 each; records 1 and 2, £2 19 each. cassettes 1 and 2, £2.99 each. from retailers.

Contributors

Presented By: Gilles Dattas
Unknown: Jean-Claude Arragon
Unknown: Mireille Fleming
Unknown: Antoine Tudal
Directed By: Terry Doyle
Produced By: Tony Roberts

: Maths Help

A series of 12 programmes aimed at giving direct help to all those having difficulty with 0-level Maths.
1: Decimals
Do you expect 0.3 x 0.03 to be larger or smaller than 0.03? Does the position of the decimal point worry you? Do you half-remember ' the rule' about counting the digits to the right of the decimal point and wonder who ordained it so? Presented by LAURIE BUXTON (Inner London Education Authority)
Director PATRICK TITLEY Producer ROBERT CLAMP
Repeated tomorrow on BBC2 at 2.25)
Maths Help Part 1. 13.95 from buoksellers
DISCOVERY: pages 43-46

Contributors

Presented By: Laurie Buxton
Director: Patrick Titley

: Accident of Birth

Aspects of Mental Handicap
A series of six short films for parents and those professionally concerned with mental handicap. 1: What is Mental Handicap?
Written and produced by GORDON CROTON ( Repeat)
Book (same title), £2.75 from booksellers

Contributors

Produced By: Gordon Croton

: Day One

A fortnightly look at the people, issues and places that are making the religious news with Barry Lynch and Sally Magnusson
Film reports from home and abroad. In the studio, interviews, discussions and reviews of the latest in books, music and the visual arts, and Newsdesk with Rosemary Hartill.
Director PAUL LOOSLEY
Producers LIZ NEESON , JOHN WILCOX Editor STEPHEN WHITTLE BBC Manchester

Contributors

Unknown: Barry Lynch
Unknown: Sally Magnusson
Unknown: Rosemary Hartill.
Director: Paul Loosley
Producers: Liz Neeson
Producers: John Wilcox
Editor: Stephen Whittle

: Farming

with PHILIP WRIXON and DAN CHERRINGTON
Producer JOHN KENYON. BBC Birmingham
Weather for farmers JIM BACON

Contributors

Unknown: Philip Wrixon
Unknown: Dan Cherrington
Producer: John Kenyon.
Unknown: Jim Bacon

: The Craft of the Weaver

Five programmes in which leading handweavers demonstrate their techniques and discuss their ideas; with a look at weaving past and present.
Presented by ANN SUTTON 1: Fibre and Frame
Producer ANNA JACKSON
Book (same title), £9.75 hardback, £7.50 paperback, from booksellers

Contributors

Presented By: Ann Sutton
Producer: Anna Jackson

: News Headlines

: International Tennis

The Barratt World
Doubles Championship from the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham
Live coverage of this afternoon's best-of-five-sets final. In the last two years the finals have gone all the way with thrilling matches and, with such a high quality entry, this year should be no exception.
Introduced by DESMOND LYNAM Commentators DAN MASKELL , JOHN BARRETT
MARK COX, GERALD WILLIAMS
Producers
JOHNNIE WATHERSTON , JOHN PHILIPS

Contributors

Introduced By: Desmond Lynam
Commentators: Dan Maskell
Commentators: John Barrett
Unknown: Gerald Williams
Unknown: Johnnie Watherston

: * Cartoons

: Mickey and Donald

Pluto proves he is not to be outclassed when Mickey enters him in a high-society dog show, and then is embarrassed to wear a ridiculous sweater that Minnie Mouse has knitted for him. Donald Duck 's apple trees are raided by the resourceful Chip and Dale.
A WALT Disney production

Contributors

Unknown: Minnie Mouse
Unknown: Donald Duck

: Gulliver in Lilliput

from the book by JONATHAN SWIFT dramatised in four parts by BARRY LETTS , starring with and 2: A prisoner in Lilliput, Gulliver has been taken to the capital, where his fate will be decided by his six-inch captors ... Cast in order of appearance:
Music by STEPHEN DEUTSCH
Make-up artist PAMELA LEAGER Script editor TERRANCE DICKS Designer DICK COLES
Producer RON CRADDOCK Director BARRY LETTS ir Subtitles on Ceefax page 170

Contributors

Book By: Jonathan Swift
Unknown: Barry Letts
Music By: Stephen Deutsch
Artist: Pamela Leager
Editor: Terrance Dicks
Designer: Dick Coles
Producer: Ron Craddock
Director: Barry Letts
Gulliver: Andrew Burt
the Queen: Linda Polan
King Golbasto: Jonathan Cecil
Lady Flimnap: Elisabeth Sladen
Limtoc: James Berwick
Captain: Richard Clifford
Sergeant: Andrew McCulloch
Flimnap: George Little
Cloren: Tilly Vosburgh
Reldresal: Barry Andrews
Soldier: Brian Coburn
Balmuff: Leon Eagles
Archelder: John Crocker
Bolgolam: Godfrey James
Lalcon: Neil Fitzwilliam
Ribble ,: Danny Schiller
Princess Glintchac: Annabel Lanyon
Prince Lerbar: Neil Nisbet
Royal tutor: Murray Ewan

: So You Want to Stop Smoking

Six programmes of practical help and advice on how to stop smoking.
2: Preparing to Stop
On average, people killed by smoking lose 10 to 15 years of their lives, but stopping smoking isn't always easy. This week four smokers plan how to avoid or fight their own smoking situations, and pick the best day to stop. Why not join them? DR MIRIAM STOPPARD gives advice and discusses some of the dangers of smoking, and SIMON BATES talks about why he stopped.
Film editor JOHN KEENAN
Researcher RUTH LLEWELLYN
Producer ANNA JACKSON
,Repeated on Tuesday at 3.40 pm)
For a free Stop Pack send your name and address on a postcard to Stop Smoking. Health Education Council, [address removed]. Or in Scotland to: Stop Smoking, [address removed]9.1
DISCOVERY: pages 43-46

Contributors

Unknown: Dr Miriam Stoppard
Talks: Simon Bates
Editor: John Keenan
Unknown: Ruth Llewellyn
Producer: Anna Jackson

: News

with Jan Leeming ; Weatherman

Contributors

Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Holiday

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore Spain is much more than a crowded summertime coastline of bustling modern resorts. It is a land of history, of walled towns, castles, windmills and Don Quixote. John Carter takes a self-drive holiday beyond the Costas to sample a system of government-run hotels - the paradors - many of them converted monasteries, hunting lodges and castles of old Spain. in the week of the London International Boat Show. Anne Gregg reports on a perennial English Package: cruising the Norfolk Broads - an area which has been providing popular sailing holidays for generations.
Continuing his journey through Travellers' Britain Derek Cooper moves on through the West Country, heading from Penzance to St Mawes.
In the studio, the latest news about developments that affect travel and your holiday.
Executive producer TOM SAVAGE. s Producer CI.EM VALLANCE
Book. Travellers' Britain. £5.95 hardback, E2.95 paperback from booksellers

Contributors

Introduced By: Cliff Michelmore
Introduced By: Don Quixote.
Unknown: John Carter
Unknown: Anne Gregg
Unknown: Derek Cooper
Producer: Tom Savage.

: Songs of Praise

from Kensal Rise
A programme for the season of Epiphany
People from many lands have come to live in Kensal Rise, one of London's inner city multi-racial areas. Michael Barratt hears how Rufus Thomas and Joyce Morris overcame difficulties in settling down in this country.
And tonight in The Church of the Transfiguration, local children bring Epiphany gifts which will be passed on to other children in greater need.

(For hymns see Wednesday 3.5 pm)

Contributors

Presenter: Michael Barratt
Interviewee: Rufus Thomas
Interviewee: Joyce Morris
Conductor: Harry Howse
Organist: David Chellew
Producer: Ralph Rolls
Series Producer: Jim Murray

: King's Royal

A ten-part serial from the novel by JOHN QUIGLEY Episode 1 adapted by EWART ALEXANDER starring with Louie Ramsay , Eric Deacon Anne Kristen , Sally Osborn John Vine , Heather Moray
Fergus King's is a rags-to-nches success story: orphaned as a young boy, he has risen to an exalted position in Glasgow society. But now suddenly, his respectability is being threatened from within his own family.
Music by PAUL LEWIS
Studio sound NORMAN CANLIN Studio lighting DAVID ogle Script editor maggie ALLEN Designer ALEX GOURLAY
Producer GERAINT morris Director DAVID REYNOLDS
BBC Scotland 0

Contributors

Novel By: John Quigley
Adapted By: Ewart Alexander
Unknown: Louie Ramsay
Unknown: Eric Deacon
Unknown: Anne Kristen
Unknown: Sally Osborn
Unknown: John Vine
Unknown: Heather Moray
Music By: Paul Lewis
Designer: Alex Gourlay
Producer: Geraint Morris
Director: David Reynolds
Fergus King: Tom Bell
Rita King: Louie Ramsay
Robert King: Eric Deacon
Mrs Veitch: Anne Kristen
Tom Hoey: John Vine
Gwen Hoey: Sally Osborn
Roderick Fraser: James Copeland
Fiona Fraser: Heather Moray
Mary Devine: Alyson Spiro
Waitress: Gwyneth Guthrie
McEwan: Phil McCall
Train guard: David Anderson

: The Sunday Film: The Shootist

starring
John Wayne , Lauren Bacall and James Stewart and Ron Howard
During the 30 years from 1871 to 1901, J. B. Books has become a legend. He is feared and admired as one of the West's greatest gun-fighters. He is also the target for everyone out to make a ' reputation '. When Books arrives in a small town he seeks the advice of Dr Hostetler, who diagnoses cancer. The ageing gunfighter decides that his remaining days will not be wasted.
Screenplay by MILES HOOD SWARTHOUT and SCOTT HALE
Based on the novel by GLENDON SWARTHOUT Produced by M. J. FRANKOVICH and WILLIAM SELF Directed by DON SIEGEL
(First showing on British television) Films: page 13

Contributors

Unknown: John Wayne
Unknown: Lauren Bacall
Unknown: James Stewart
Unknown: Ron Howard
Unknown: J. B. Books
Play By: Miles Hood
Unknown: Scott Hale
Novel By: Glendon Swarthout
Produced By: M. J. Frankovich
Directed By: Don Siegel
J B Books: John Wayne
Bond Rogers: Laurfn Bacall
Gillom Rogers: Ron Howard
Dr Hostetler: James Stewart
Sweeney: Richard Boone
Pulford: Hugh O'Brian
Cobb: Bill McKinney
Marshal Thibido: Harry Morgan
Beckum: John Carradine
Serepta: Sheree North
Dobkins: Richard Lenz
Moses: Scatman Crothers
Barber: Alfred Dennis

: Omnibus

with Barry Norman
The weekly magazine programme of the arts and entertainment
La Ronde: When first performed in Vienna in 1921, it started a riot. Playwright Arthur Schnitzler himself banned all further performances. Now it's out of copyright and everybody, even the BBC, seems to be doing it. John Barton. Caspar Wrede and Susan Fleetwood talk about the problems of putting on a classic that nobody has seen.
Frankie Howerd in 'Die Fledermaus' at the English National Opera: Mr Howerd tells all.
The Great Japan Exhibition: Edward Heath is an enthusiast of Japanese art. He shows what he likes best at part 2 of what's been called the greatest art show of them all.
Designer MALCOLM THORNTON Producers ROBIN LOUGH DAVID SWEETMAN and STEPHEN DAVIES
Director JONATHAN FULPORD Deputy editor IAN SQUIRES Editor CHRISTOPHER MARTIN line how About La Ronde; Radio 3, Tuesday 19 January)

Contributors

Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Arthur Schnitzler
Unknown: John Barton.
Unknown: Caspar Wrede
Unknown: Susan Fleetwood
Unknown: Frankie Howerd
Unknown: Mr Howerd
Unknown: Edward Heath
Designer: Malcolm Thornton
Producers: Robin Lough
Producers: David Sweetman
Producers: Stephen Davies
Director: Jonathan Fulpord
Editor: Ian Squires
Editor: Christopher Martin

: News

with Jan Leeming Weather

Contributors

Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Choices

Faced with a tough personal dilemma, why do we choose one course of action rather than another?
Libby Purves , together with tonight panel of Anna Rae burn, Gerald Priestland and John Selwyn Gum mer, mp discuss Choices made by members of the public.
Researcher CLAIRE GOODMAN Producers DAVID WINTER CHRISTIAN FORSSANDER

Contributors

Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Anna Rae
Unknown: Gerald Priestland
Unknown: John Selwyn Gum
Unknown: Claire Goodman

: Couples

A series of seven films 2: First Baby
' Getting married is nothing besides the trauma, and the joys, of having the first baby.'
So says Angela Willans from her experience as advice columnist on Woman's Own.
Gay Search follows the progress of Wendy and Graham Ives.
Film editor mike PAVETT
Producer maggie winkwortb
DISCOVERY: pages 43-46

Contributors

Unknown: Angela Willans
Unknown: Graham Ives.

: The Sky at Night

The Winter Sky
Yesterday evening there was a lunar eclipse. The moon passed fully into the earth's shadow from
7.15 until 8.35 pm and the eclipse should have been seen well from all over Britain and, weather permitting, from the special camera on top of Television Centre. Patrick Moore talks about eclipses, and describes some of the other features of the January night sky.
Producer PIETER MORPURGO
For Newsletter No 4, send an sae to [address removed]. The Sky at Night 7, 12.25 from booksellers

Contributors

Talks: Patrick Moore
Producer: Pieter Morpurgo

: Weatherman









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