Today's story: The Ha Ha Bird ' by PENELOPE JANICE Presenters
SHEILA RUSKIN , RICK JONES
Pianist JONATHAN COHEN
Scriptwriter JUDY WHITFIELD
Director MICHAEL CRAFTON-ROBINSON Series producer CYNTHIA FELGATE
Metals like plastic
Is super-plasticity the dawn of a new age for car-body manufacturers and sheet-metal workers? Its technology and science: DR JOHN DUNCAN and PROFESSOR ROBIN NICHOLSON of Manchester University Its industrial possibilities:
DR BRIAN HUNDY of Pressed Steel Fisher Director
Producer MICHAEL GARROD
Reporting the world tonight
MICHAEL CLAYTON , PETER WOODS and Weather
Gordon Wilkins covers the world of motoring with Judith Jackson.
The rise and fall of the Bavarian motor works occupies over half a century in the history of the motor car.
Before the Second World War a BMW was the first foreign motorbike to win the Isle of Man Tourist Trophy and a BMW 328 sports car won the world's greatest road race, the Mille Miglia. But by 1960 the factory in Munich was reduced to making bubble cars. Its finances were poor and Mercedes made a takeover bid.
Then Paul Hahnemann moved in and stamped his personality on a complete range of high performance family saloons which for the first time offered the middle-class German motorist sports car handling and styling. In 10 years Hahnemann's original ideas and management have boosted BMW output to 660 cars a day and increased sales seven-fold. What kind of a man is this 58-year-old salesman from Strasbourg who has turned BMW into Europe's fastest-growing car firm?
by THOMAS HARDY
A second chance to see this dramatisation in four parts by HARRY GREEN
Grace has overcome her doubts about marriage, and about Suke's visit to Fitzpiers' cottage. Grace and Fitzpiers are due to return from their honeymoon on the Continent.
Part 3: Felice
(Prima della Rivoluzione)
A series of feature films reflecting some of the finest work of many of Italy's most famous and talented directors and artists This week's programme stars
Adriana Asti (above, right) Francesco Barilli
A young communist abandons his wealthy fiancee and falls under the influence of a Marxist school-teacher and a neurotic but attractive aunt.
Bertolucci's second feature is full of sympathetic overstatement, yet somehow contrives to remain serious while poking fun at those who are prepared to place their faith in a revolution which will never take place.
Written and directed by BERNARDO BERTOLUCCI
MICHAEL DEAN looks back over the week with WILLIAM RUSHTON and other people, other views
Editor ROWAN AYERS