Presented by Dr Edward de Bono
A series of ten programmes about improving your thinking skills.
4: Lateral Thinking and Creativity
Dr de Bono is best known for inventing lateral thinking, and in this
Programme he explains what it is and demonstrates three ways of practising it. One of these methods involves using a random word out of a dictionary. Director CAROLINE PICK Producer PETER RIDING
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An introduction to the world of robotics.
4: Getting it Together
Ian McNaught-Davis looks at some of the thinking behind more complex computer-controlled devices ranging from an electronic breathalyser to the design of a monitoring and control system for the home. Production
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Black people in Britain form a small and relatively powerless minority of the electorate, and the few who have joined the main political parties do not have equal opportunities with whites. Yet crude racism is only one of the obstacles they face; as important is the unconscious attitude of those who profess to be their friends. These are the findings of Political Parties and Black People - a Runnymede Trust report. It concludes that the parties cannot look for racial equality in society at large without first putting their own houses in order.
Anita Bhalla talks to the report's author Marian Fitzgerald , J. Gohel ,
Chairman, Anglo Asian
Conservative Society, and former Parliamentary candidates Paul Boateng (Labour) and Zerbanoo Gifford (SDP-Liberal Alliance).
Producer BISH MEHAY
Executive producer ASHOK RAMPAL BBC Pebble Mill
Learn English while watching television
Floella Benjamin hosts a new game show using clips from popular television programmes to help speakers of English as a second language improve their understanding and use of spoken English. with guests Carlos Douglas and Sneh Gupta
3: Asking Questions
Research CAROLE MONTAGUE Director ANN O'DWYER
Producer JEREMY ORLEBAR
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French for beginners in the 14th of 15 programmes.
The way things used to be: Carolle Rousseau and Patrick Simpson-Jones look at life in P6zenas before the war and at efforts to preserve some fine old local buildings.
Studio director MARY SPRENT Producer DAVID WILSON
Hope Against Hope
Continuing the series of services from St James's
Church, Piccadilly, London in which the preacher,
The Rev Dr Colin Morris , seeks to identify and reflect sources of Christian hope in the modem world.
This week's theme:
The Small-scale Individual Celebrant:
The Rector of St James 's
The Rev Donald Reeves Director of Music
IVOR BOLTON with the ST JAMES'S SINGERS Sound JOHN CAULFIELD Lighting PETER WEBB
Television presentation RAYMOND SHORT
The Rev Donald
A weekly magazine programme 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
with Philip Wrixon and Dan Cherrington Producers
KEN POLLOCK. MARTIN SMALL
Executive producer JOHN KENYON BBC Pebble Mill
12.53 Weather for farmers
English version written and told by Eric Thompson.
with David Dimbleby including at
1.2 pm News Summary
A major political interview, a look at the week of a leading personality as seen through their eyes, and an airing for a contentious view Studio director VICTOR MELLENEY Editor PAUL NORRIS
in Snake Preview
A DEPATIE-FRELENG cartoon
The Benson and Hedges Masters
Cliff Thorburn v Dennis Taylor
DAVID ICKE introduces live coverage of the start of this prestigious eight-day event from the Wembley Conference Centre -worth E35,000 to next Sunday's champion. This best-of-nine-frames match is a repeat of last year's Grand Prix Final when Dennis Taylor so memorably won his first major title.
Well-known personalities take up the sport of their choice.
This week Joe Brown joins Anneka Rice in the studio. Joe's local pub, The Rising Sun, takes on a rival team from The Chequers, Great
Tey, at the French game of boules. Billy Connolly continues to improve his equestrian skills as he rides out in Richmond Park, and Suzi Quatro tries clay pigeon shooting.
Research VICKI MOORE
Producer PETER RAMSDEN
The Benson and Hedges Masters
Cliff Thorburn v Dennis Taylor
DAVID ICKE introduces further coverage.
by CHARLES DICKENS dramatised in 12 parts by JACK DAVIES starring with
4: Mr Pickwick and Mr Wardle , accompanied by Mr Perker , Mr Pickwick 's lawyer, have succeeded in catching up with Mr Jingle and Rachael at the White
Hart Inn. Now, with the aid of the 'boots', a certain Sam Weller , they are about to confront the unsuspecting runaways.
Music composed and conducted by CARL DAVIS
Sound supervisor RAMON BAILEY Script editor TERRANCE DICKS Designer MYLES LANG Producer BARRY LETTS
Director BRIAN LIGHTHILL
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Mrs Leo Hunter:
Mr Leo Hunter:
Leo Hunter's servant:
with Cliff Michelmore
Anne Gregg ,
John Carter Canada no longer relies on Britons visiting their friends and relatives as the main source of tourism from this country. Cliff Michelmore and Anne Gregg report from the Province of Quebec. A fear of flying prevents many people from taking a package holiday abroad. John Carter flies on a practical attempt to counter the problem.
Frank and Nesta Bough continue their tour through France, visiting the Roman city of Orange and a beautiful medieval village - now a remarkable hotel. In the studio, the latest news and comment to help you with your holiday problems.
Producer TOM SAVAGE
with Jan Leeming Weatherman
from Chippenham set in the midst of the Wiltshire countryside.
Ian GaU samples its beauty and learns something of its history: and he meets some of the people who have made it their home, including Richard Smith , a lorry driver who converted a bedroom into a sound studio to make tapes for the housebound. And he also encounters the memory of MAUD HEATH.
Christians from the town meet in St Andrew's Church to sing their favourite hymns. Praise to the holiest in the height (Gerontius); God moves in a mysterious way (London New); 0 Jesus, I have promised
(Wolvercote); Tell out. my soul (Woodlands); Because he lives; 0 love that will not let me go
(St Margaret); God is our strength and refuge (Dam Busters' March); Praise to the Lord, the Almighty (Lobe den Herren)
Conductor JOHN NOURSE Organist PETER JEZARD
Researchers VALETTA STALLABRASS MIKE JACKSON
Producer ERNEST REA
Series producer STEPHEN WHITTLE BBC Bristol
A serial in ten episodes created by JOHN HAWKESWORTH
4: Witch Hunt by ALEXANDER BARON
1650. Henry Snelling , the witch finder, descends on Arnescote Castle to sow suspicion and distrust-with. tragic results.
Music composed by KEN HOWARD and ALAN BLAIKLEY
Story supervisor JEREMY PAUL
Designers ROGER CANN. DONAL WOODS Producer JONATHAN ALWYN Director BRIAN FARNHAM *CEEFAX SUBTITLES
Sir Austin Fletcher:
Mayor of Swinford:
written by ROY CLARKE starring Bill Owen
Peter Sallis , Brian Wilde
In the Service of Humanity Getting rather wet in a life-saving attempt, Clegg and Compo are dismayed to hear that the incident has inspired Foggy to devote his life - and theirs - to first aid and rescue....
Designer VALERIE WARRENDER Produced and directed by ALAN J. W. BELL • CEEFAX SUBTITLES
with Magnus Magnusson
Four more contenders from
Scotland compete for a place in the semi-finals when
Mastermind comes tonight once again from the Burrell Collection in Glasgow.
John Simpson (lexicographer) Count Basie and the Count Basie Orchestra Jennifer Glover
Irish myths and legends Herbert Stubbs (teacher) Life of Field-Marshal Sir Douglas Haig Derek Oliver
(theatre technical manager) The Western films of John Ford
Director LAURENCE VULLIAMY Producer PETER MASSEY
with Jan Leeming Weatherman
with Esther Rantzen Consumer advice, investigations, misprints, mishaps and real-life humour drawn from the letters you send each week. Reporters Bill Buckley Gavin Campbell Michael Groth
And at the That's Life newsdesk Maev Alexander and John Gould
Director BOB MARSLAND
Producer ESTHER RANTZEN Editor JOHN MORRELL
They Shall Take up Serpents Portrait of a sect
'And these signs shall follow them that believe: In my name they shall cast out devils.... they shall take up serpents....'
With these words as their guide, members of some churches in West Virginia, USA, handle poisonous snakes in their church services.
This extreme Biblical literalism has been banned in the surrounding states, but in West Virginia it remains legal, despite the occasional deaths of participants.
This film examines the routes of Christian snake handling in the harsh coal-mining environment of the state, and in the traditional Protestant fundamentalism of its people.
The Everyman team gained access to one of the snake-handling services, and filmed scenes of extraordinary religious fervour, never before shown in such detail on television. Narrator Peter France Film editor CHRIS LAWRENCE Series producerDANIEL WOLF Producer BRYNMOR WIUAMS
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Introduced by Beverly Anderson
(First shown on BBC2)
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The Benson and Hedges. Masters
Tony Knowles v Doug Mountjoy
DAVID ICKE introduces highlights from this evening's best-of-nine-frames match.
Commentators TED LOWE
JACK KARNEHM , CLIVE EVERTON
Summariser JIM MEADOWCROFT
Producers RICHARD TILLING
BILL TAYLOR , KEITH MACKENZIE
Executive producer NICK HUNTER