A programme for children at home
(Repeated on BBC-1 and BBC Wales at 4.20 p.m.)
Ten programmes for home dress-makers who want to extend their skill and keep up to date.
Fashion comments: Shuna Harwood
Demonstration: Ann Ladbury
Fitting: Beryl Rouse
(Accompanying booklet: see page 59)
Programme arranged by:
The World Tonight
Reporting: John Timpson, Peter Woods
and The Weather
Achievement... Happiness... Tragedy... Stress...
A weekly programme which focuses on people and the situations which shape their live:
Reporters: Jim Douglas Henry, Jeremy James, Jeanne La Chard, Gillian Strickland, Desmond Wilcox, Harold Williamson
This week:The State of Education
In 1945 Britain was investing Â£150 million a year in education. By 1968 the sum was Â£2,000 million. Every tax-payer can feel proud of his share in this rise in the education budget. But not every voter is aware of the appallingly low standard of education that prevailed in 1945. Nor is it widely known that today six children in ten leave school without an O-level and that to reduce classes in Primary Schools to forty and in Secondary Schools to thirty we lack 42,000 trained teachers - now.
Every child in Primary and Secondary School has a chance - sometimes it's an outside chance - of getting an education. It is only one chance in a lifetime.
The present year, 1969, will be remembered as the year of the cuts; when for the first time in a quarter of a century, critics say, the government budgeted for a decline in educational standards - in a time of growing population in schools, colleges, and universities.
This week Man Alive examines the arguments for and against the educational cuts with the Secretary of State for Education and Science, Edward Short - and those who seek to question the wisdom of the government policies.
with Percy Thrower
From the Midlands
See page 37
Tonight: the 1954 production Susan Slept Here
Starring Debbie Reynolds, Dick Powell
with Anne Francis
When two policemen leave an attractive delinquent girl to spend Christmas with a successful Hollywood scriptwriter, the stage is set for a madcap romance. The popular song-hit 'Hold my hand' and a colourful musical dream-sequence are featured.
with Michael Dean, Joan Bakewell, Tony Bilbow, Sheridan Morley and tonight's guests