Five programmes which look at ways m which the ideas of the Cockcroft Report can be brought into the classroom. 1: Subtraction Directors
NICK BRENTON , JOHN JAWORSKI
Producer ROBERT CLAMP
1: The Versatile Machine
Ian McNaught-Davis begins a systematic look at how micros are used and at how to use them. Assisted by John Coll, he looks at how a simple system can be expanded to do many different things, and takes a trip inside the BBC's own microcomputer.
Farooq Alam Shah is a 44-year-old blind solicitor who works for the London Borough of Hounslow. A Cambridge graduate, he lost his sight 24 years ago in a hunting accident in Pakistan.
Today's programme features him at work and at home. Sudha Malhotra sings a modem song.
Producer BISH MEHAY
Executive producer ASHOK RAMPAL BBC Pebble Mill
English for Driving
Six programmes for learner drivers who speak English as a second language.
Peter Davison explains the English needed to understand the driving instructor and the test examiner, as we follow GEETA, JENNY and FRANCISCO through their driving lessons to taking the test.
1: Geeta Learns the Controls of the Car
Series devised by VIVIEN BARR and CLARE FLETCHER
Director CLARE BRIGSTOCKE Producer JEREMY ORLEBAR
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French for beginners in the second of 15 programmes
Asking the way in French is easy: making sense of the replies can be more difficult! Carolle Rousseau and Patrick Simpson-Jones make sure you don't get lost.
Studio director MARY SPRENT Producer DAVID WILSON
Book, £5.25, and readers' and teachers ' notes. E2.50 from booksellers; cassettes or records from retailers
Tony Osoba , Tracie Bennett and Heather Keens with stories and songs of false idols and the true God ...
Script editor NOEL VINCENT Director CELIA THOMSON Producer MARTIN HUGHES
Executive producer DAVID BROWN BBC Manchester
Linked by live television, viewers are invited to share half-an-hour of prayers and meditation.
Today's speaker is Sister Lilias, a chaplain to the deaf. Among her guests are residents of The Crellin Home for the Deaf in Great Malvern. The programme is subtitled and signed for deaf viewers. Old Testament Reading: Exodus 4, w 10-12
Gospel: St Mark 7. w 31-37 Hymn for meditation:
Fill thou my life (Beatitudo)
Production assistant JAN PRYNNE Director SIMON HAMMOND
Series producer ELIZABETH GORT
A weekly magazine for the deaf and hard of hearing. News, views and entertainment, with subtitles and sign language.
Introduced by Maggie Woolley and Clive Mason
Produced by CHARLES PASCOE
Six comics explore the roots of their humour.
2: Irene Handl 's London
Irene Handl is one of Britain's funniest actresses, appearing in countless plays and films in a succession of working-class cockney parts. Yet her own
London background is vastly different. Bom of foreign parents over 80 years ago, she grew up in a household staffed with servants, and in this film she talks about the childhood experiences that later became the basis of so many comic roles in films such as A
French Mistress, Morgan and I'm All Right Jack. Film editor RAY HOUGH
Producer GILES OAKLEY
with Philip Wrixon
Dan Cherrington , Barry Wilson
PHILIP HICKS , KEN POLLOCK
Executive producer JOHN KENYON BBC Pebble Mill
A series of five programmes presented by Geoffrey Smith 5: Figs, Grapes and Melons Series producer PETER RIDING
Producer BRIAN DAVIES
Today: The Pink Sphinx Cock-a-Doodle Deux Deux The Pink Phink
Pink Panther theme by HENRY MANCINI
Dick Van Dyke
Sally Ann Howes
This enchanting musical fantasy about a car with magical powers features Dick Van Dyke as Caractacus Potts , a none-too-successful inventor living in an old mill with his eccentric father and two children, Jeremy and Jemima. Caractacus Potts. DICK VAN DYKE
Screenplay by ROALD DAHL and KEN HUGHES
Based on the collection of stories by IAN FLEMING
Produced by ALBERT R. BROCCOU Directed by KEN HUGHES t FILMS: page 31
with Robert Lacey. Six films on the noble families of Europe
Germany: Prince Johannes von Thurn und Taxis
Prince Johannes, business tycoon, reformed playboy and zealous protector of the family line, is also the largest landowner in West Germany. He gave up a rakish private life three years ago to marry the vivacious Princess Gloria, 34 years his junior.
As the head of a powerful business empire, he has made enemies: that's why he rides between his 11 palaces at 100 miles an hour in a bullet-proof car.
Robert Lacey asks how Prince Johannes will keep up the traditions of a family which made its fortune as postmen to the Holy Roman Empire.
The new Princess von Thum und Taxis speaks frankly about life.
Series producer JOHN BIRD Producer ANN PAUL
Moira Stuart ; Weatherman
Dramatised in seven parts by ALAN PLATER , from The Warden and Barchester Towers by ANTHONY TROLLOPE
3: Several years have passed since Mr Harding resigned as Warden of Hiram's Hospital. Now his friend the Bishop is dying....
Music composed and conducted by DEREK BOURGEOIS
Producer JONATHAN POWELL Directed by DAVID GILES
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The county town of Kent is the setting for tonight's Songs of Praise. Christians from all over Maidstone have gathered in the ancient and beautiful. Parish Church of All Saints, which has one of the widest naves in England. Paul
McDowell talks to Michael Pointer about faith tested by tragedy and sees something of the work of the Council of Churches for the elderly.
Rebecca Eames , an 11-year-old, tells him how she has only just been able to dance after a recent healing experience. The prayers are led by Canon Peter Naylor , Vicar of Maidstone.
Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour (St Helen); 0 for a closer walk with God (Caithness); The Lord's my Shepherd (Crimond); Abide with me (Eventide); In heavenly love abiding (Penlan); Let there be love; Thine be the glory (Maccabaeus); For all the saints (Sine Nomine)
Organists LIONEL MARCHANT and BRIAN MOORE
Conductor PETER RICHARDS Assistant producer
Series producer STEPHEN WHITTLE
starring Ronnie Barker in The Desperate Hours by DICK CLEMENT and IAN LA FRENAlS featuring
Fulton Mackay with Richard Beckinsale and Dudley Sutton
A series in ten episodes
Written by GEOFF MCQUEEN
Robby Box makes his living playing poker. Some people say he's got it made, but his girlfriend Jan isn't one of them.
Photography MIKE SOUTHON Film editor SUE WYATT
Producer TERENCE WILLIAMS Director BRIAN LIGHTHILL
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Peter 'The Ponce':
by JOHN SULLIVAN starling
Paul Nicholas and Jan Francis
Penny decides Vince is taking her for granted. He needs to be taught a lesson!
Designer DAVID HITCHCOCK Produced and directed by RAY BUTT
A ten-part serial created by LAVINIA WARNER
Part 2 by jill HYEM
After a seemingly unending wait, the women are finally liberated. However, not everyone is looking forward to the prospect of freedom.
Music composed by JAMES HARPHAM Film cameraman PAUL WHEELER Film recordist BILL WILD Designer KEN LEDSHAM
Producer KEN RIDDINGTON Director JEREMY SUMMERS
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with Moira Stuart Weatherman
Byron, Shelley, D. H. Lawrence and Virginia Woolf were all at some point lured to Tuscany in northern Italy. Writers, artists and performers from all over the world still make the pilgrimage for peace and inspiration. This evening Omnibus discovers contemporary artists at work in the area. Musica Nel Chiostro is an opera festival in Batignano. Made up entirely of British singers, the festival celebrated its tenth anniversary in a tumbledown 17th-century convent with a new opera by Stephen Oliver based on the story of Beauty and the Beast. Meanwhile, elsewhere in Tuscany, the Australian painter Jeffrey Smart reflects on his own obsession with the environment. In contrast to the opera singers his own view is sharply realistic - but equally as beautiful. Sound BRUCE GALLAWAY Film cameramen
COLIN WALDECK , JOHN SENNETT Film editor CHRIS SWAYNE
Producer CHRISTOPHER SWANN Editor IAN SQUIRES
Once Upon a Time
What is only 100 years old?
What were the French finally forced to accept?
And why do King Charles n, Sir Isaac Newton , Captain
Cook, Admiral Sir Clowdisley Shovel , the Great Western Railway and an American called Charles Dowd share a vital part in an institution of which we in Britain can be justly proud?
Patrick Moore takes an affectionate look at the stories behind the centenary of Greenwich Mean Time; asks why it incurred the wrath of the law and discovers why astronauts and space men - like mere earthlings - would be lost without Greenwich Mean Time.
Film editor RICHARD SIDWELL Director WENDY STURGESS
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The Miracle Worker of Ladeira Maria da Conceicao is a 48-year-old peasant woman whose community in Ladeira, northern Portugal, has become the centre of an ecstatic cult. Her followers claim she is a saint, and she herself says she has visited heaven 15 times. Contrary to scientific evidence, she declares, the moon and various planets she passes on her way are inhabited. The Roman Catholic Church has excommunicated her. This film shows two events which her followers acclaimed as miracles, witnesses the scenes of hysteria which accompanied them, and examines the reasons for her celebrity - and notoriety.
Film editor RICHARD BRUNSKILL Producer DANIEL WOLF