Today's story: ' Gulliver's Travels' by JONATHAN SWIFT Presenters
CHLOE ASHCROFT , BRIAN CANT
Pianist PAUL READE
Designer LOUISE VANSON
Scriptwriter judy WHITFIELD Directed by ANNE GOBEY Producer ANN REAY
Series producer CYNTHIA FELGATE
Signs in the Sand
DR DAVID BELLAMY continues his exploration of the North Sea. Even the desert-like sand reveals a beautiful and bizarre life.
Producer DAVID CORDINGLEY Natural history film from
Norddeutscher Rundfunk (Hamburg)
March 24th - Began with a discussion with my mother. Subject Being Handicapped by my sex and youth. To escape held up relations between Jesus and Papa against those between Mary and her son. Said religion was a lying-in hospital. Mother indulgent ... Then she said I would come back to faith because I had a restless mind. This means to leave church by back door of sin and re-enter through the skylight of repentance.
Who wrote it? Do you like it? Alan Brien asks
Michael Frayn , Richard King
Mary McCarthy , Stephen Spender Reader PETER EYRE
Devised by BRIGID BROPHY Directed by PEGGY WALKER
Produced by JULIAN JEBB
A worldwide investigation into current research on the Brain and human nature
Introduced by Magnus Magnusson Narrated by Marius Goring
The human brain is the most subtle of all the works of nature, an end product of thousands of millions of years of evolution. But can it yet understand itself? Can human mental powers be explained in terms of the machinery inside our heads? This programme shows that in many laboratories an attempt has now begun.
In New Delhi a Yogi shows that his mind can control his body in impossible ways. In New York a healthy volunteer reduces his blood pressure just by wishing to do so. In Moscow one of the world's leading specialists shows the predictable mental effects in patients with damage to specific areas of their brain. From Lyons and Edinburgh the latest opinions on sleeping and dreaming.
In Munich we watch an experiment with a radio-controlled monkey, and in Santa Barbara, California, we meet 'Sara,' a seven-year-old chimpanzee who boasts a vocabulary of 150 word-symbols.
Also in California we meet a housewife whose brain has been surgically split down the middle. Although she leads a fairly normal life at home, laboratory tests show that she possesses two independent minds under the one skull - evidence that consciousness is tied to the living tissues of the brain.
Written by NIGEL CALDER
Executive producer PHILIP DALY
A BBC co-production with Swedish, Bavarian and American NET networks
sings the songs of ELTON JOHN and BERNIE TAUPIN
John performs some of his own material with lyrics by Bernie Taupin including Your Song, 60 Years On, The Greatest Discovery, Burn Down the Mission
Musical direction and arrangements PAUL BUCKMASTER Vocal backing MADELINE BELL LESLIE DUNCAN , KAY GARDEN SOUnd TONY MILLIER Lighting BILL MILLAR Design IAN RAWNSLEY
Produced by STANLEY DORFMAN † (Watch Elton John : p 14)
MICHAEL DEAN looks back over the week with WILLIAM RUSHTON , JAMES CAMERON and other people, other views