Story "The Pomegranate Home" by Ursula Daniels
Illustrated by Laurence Henry.
(Repeated on BBC1 at 4.20 pm)
Author (The Pomegranate Home):
Illustrator (The Pomegranate Home):
with Peter Woods
Scarborough... the first British seabathing spa. Bridlington... Charlotte Bronte saw the sea here for the first time - and wept. Grimsby... a great fishing port -a busy, noisy, thriving town; yet from the sea on a misty day it looks like a romantic Italian city.
When Stuart Hood was 12 years old his father took him from Montrose, in Angus, by sea to London. The Bird's-Eye View helicopter follows the route of his journey of discovery south: over the salmon boats, the red cliffs and abbey of Arbroath, the lighthouses, the islands and castles of Berwick and Northumberland, the black beaches of Durham, the beautiful lonely flatlands of Lincolnshire and Norfolk, the Suffolk coast of Peter Grimes, the birds and fisherboys of the Essex mudflats - and then into London's river.
Written by Stuart Hood
"Caught the flavour of Britain's most unfashionable, yet most haunting, coastline" (Daily Mirror)
"Admirable, perceptive, with its proper poetry" (Sunday Times)
"If any documentary could win converts for the east coast, this one - so splendidly filmed and narrated - is it" (Scottish Daily Express)
Quotations read by:
Quotations read by:
Johnny Morris visits some of the islands in the Pacific Ocean
"Cattle and men move at about the same speed and are ideally suited to one another. They work together in the sugar plantations." In newly independent Fiji, Johnny tours the capital, Suva, cruises in a catamaran on the rivers of the main island, Viti Levu, and visits the picturesque sugar plantations on the eastern side of the island. He ends his Fijiian jaunt in a tiny village, where the local men put on a 'war dance' just for him.
by Geoffrey Chaucer
Adapted for television by Martin Starkie and Nevill Coghill
"The Pardoner's Tale... nobly spoken by Patrick Magee, this rose above the jolly level of the series and touched greatness" (Observer)
"...but by and large the result has brought a new appreciation to the illustrious works of Chaucer" (Yorkshire Post)
The Pilgrims - Chaucer:
The Pilgrims - Wife of Bath:
The Pilgrims - Prioress:
The Pilgrims - Franklin:
The Pilgrims - Merchant:
The Pilgrims - Squire:
The Pilgrims - Parson:
The Pilgrims - Haberdasher:
The Pilgrims - Dyer:
The Pilgrims - Weaver:
The Pilgrims - Knight:
The Pilgrims - Host:
The Pilgrims - Nun:
The Pilgrims - Nun's Priest:
The Pilgrims - Summoner:
The Pilgrims - Friar:
The Pilgrims - Pardoner:
The Pilgrims - Reeve:
The Pilgrims - Miller:
The Pilgrims - Cook:
The Friar's Tale - Summoner:
The Friar's Tale - Yeoman:
The Friar's Tale - Widow:
The Friar's Tale - Alderman:
The Friar's Tale - Madge:
The Friar's Tale - Bawd:
The Pardoner's Tale - Old man:
The Pardoner's Tale - First rioter:
The Pardoner's Tale - Second rioter:
The Pardoner's Tale - Third rioter:
The Pardoner's Tale - Publican:
The Pardoner's Tale - Boy:
The Pardoner's Tale - Apothecary:
On behalf of the Labour Party
(Also on BBC1)
A series of six films which concentrate on a few hours of intense activity.
As far as BBC Television News was concerned, the morning of 5 May this year was just an ordinary day: Mrs Muscutt was to appear before a Birmingham Education Committee, Tom Jackson was to hold a press conference about the findings of the Committee of Enquiry into the Postal Strike, and Willy Brandt was flying to London.
But on this day too, seven film cameras descended on different parts of the news operation. To see how the reporters gathered the news, to see how the Editor of the day handled the news, to see what it was like to be in the news, and how all combine to make 20 minutes of Television News.