A programme for children at home
Today's story: 'The New Dragon' by Cherry Pearce
Repeated on BBC-1 and BBC Wales at 4.20 p.m.
Author (The New Dragon):
Reporting: John Timpson, Peter Woods and the reporters and correspondents, at home and abroad, of BBC News.
Followed by The Weather
A second chance to see the award-winning film
This startling study of a lonely 'saint' (Sun)
The most remarkable documentary programme for a long time (Irish Times)
An absorbing documentary (The Times)
Last September a priest called Padre Pio died in a remote convent near Foggia in the South of Italy. For fifty years he had borne on his body five bleeding wounds corresponding to the five wounds of Christ. Countless people believed he worked miracles-that he cured the sick, was capable of being in two places at once, and that he had a terrifying insight into men's minds. A hundred thousand people attended his funeral; they included scientists and doctors, bishops and cardinals, as well as the local people who loved him and who had built up a thriving tourist industry during his lifetime.
Filmed in the last months of his life, this is the story of the life and death of the priest they called a saint.
This film received the first prize in the documentary category at the First International Christian Television Week at Monte Carlo
Written and narrated by Patrick O'Donovan
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A film series introduced by Bernard Venables
Legering on the waters of the River Kennet in Berkshire on a day in March.
Produced and directed by:
by Peter Phillips
dramatised by David Climie
with Donal Donnelly, Peter Jeffrey, Peter Barkworth and Vicki Woolf
A brilliant writer of science fiction fantasies has had a mental breakdown. Although lying inert on a hospital bed, in his mind he is living in the midst of one of his own fantasies. In an attempt to bring him back to reality, a doctor uses a new device to link the writer's mind to that of the most level-headed man he knows, an Irish sports reporter. When the sports reporter finds himself in the weird world created by the deranged writer, he wonders if he was wise to take on the job.
Title music composed and conducted by:
Weltspiegel, Continents sans Visa A Toda Plana, Estafeta, Realta
These are just some of the television programmes in both West and East Europe which regularly contribute to Europa. The programme has been called a European window on the world. Each week it looks at the stories and issues that have informed, entertained, and sometimes angered viewers across a continent.
It examines their attitudes and prejudices and, in so doing, perhaps recognises some of our own.
Introduced this week by Jack Pizzey
The internationally famous duo sing songs of many lands
with star guest, Richard Rodney Bennett
with Jeff Clyne and Chris Karan
Esther and Abi's guest is the versatile young composer and pianist whose opera The Mines of Sulphur received critical acclaim and who wrote the film score for Far From the Madding Crowd. He plays two excerpts from his Jazz Calendar ballet, and accompanies Esther when she sings Wolf's Wiegenlied.
The end of today in front of tomorrow with Michael Dean, Joan Bakewell, Tony Bilbow, Sheridan Morley and tonight's guests