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Sir Francis Chichester sailing around the world Presenters this week
Julie Stevens , Gordon Clyde
Ten programmes about Europe's discovery of the outside world. 8: Those Barbarian People
Drawings were the only record that 16th-century Europeans had of what the North American Indian looked like. How reliable was the evidence of other men's eyes? And how much did the picture change as the Indians became more familiar?
Directed by BRYN BROOKS
Produced by HOWARD SMITH
Reporting the world tonight Peter Woods with MARTIN BELL
MICHAEL BLAKEY , MICHAEL CLAYTON MICHAEL SULLIVAN
DAVID TINDALL , RICHARD WHITMORE and the correspondents, at home and abroad, of BBC News including the BBC Campaign Report
Michael Barratt and Ludovic Kennedy present the news and opinions of the General Election Campaign and Weather
is the home of a pioneer family in the newly won West; is the prize the settlers must hold against outlaws and Indians; and spells adventure in the wild Arizona territory of 1870. Alliance
It's excitement and action in real cowboy and Indian style when notorious gunfighter Johnny Ringo is hired by the Army to track down an Apache who killed a scout and threatens to start a full-scale war.
Pigs in New Guinea, cows in Botswana, pots and pans in the hills of India - all different forms of the same thing, what we would call wedding presents.
The Family of Man takes five different weddings and compares the way that people go about celebrating them in five very different places: Colne, Lancashire; Esher, Surrey; Andheri in the hills of north India; Khegudi in northern Botswana, and Buk in the Western Highlands of New Guinea.
All the weddings have a ritual element, all have some kind of a party attached to them and all - even the white weddings of Esher and Colne - tend to be charged with fertility symbols which nobody really understands. All the weddings also have one other vital thing in common - they all cost big money.
Written and produced by JOHN PERCIVAL
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From the League of Champions tonight's programme features Rex Williams v John Spencer
Both players won their first two games and only 11 points separate their totals to date. This must be a close match!
Introduced by ALAN WEEKS Commentator TED LOWE
Director REG PERRIN
Production PHILIP LEWIS (from Birmingham)
on behalf of the Conservative and Unionist Party ' A Better Tomorrow '
(also on BBCl and BBC Wales)
Two Victorian Girls
Two women in their 90s describe their life as Victorian teenagers
' We never called ourselves teenagers - but we were certainly Victorians and quite proud to be it,' says Miss Frances E. Jones who in 1892, at the age of 17, trained as one of the first lady shorthand typists, and was hired out by her office at half a crown an hour.
Miss Berta Ruck , the romantic novelist, also trained in London in the 1890s. ' I was very glad I was an art student,' she says, ' for we did do things and see things and go about as well-bred, sheltered girls never did. In those days, the thing to be was decadent.... '
Produced by STEPHEN PEET
Miss Frances E.
plus the BBC Campaign Report and Weather
Talk, argument, people, diversion with JOAN BAKEWELL , MICHAEL DEAN TONY BILBOW , SHERIDAN MORLEY and tonight's guest Joan Plowright
Editor ROWAN AVERS