Story: "The Magic Tree" by James and Ruth McRea
(Repeated on BBC1 at 4.10 pm)
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In-service education project for teachers
How influential are pop heroes, and can teachers come to terms with them? Noddy Holder, lead singer with Slade, Nick Tucker from Sussex University, and teachers Tony Jasper and Mel Hill - who uses pop music as classroom material - look at teenage culture.
(Shown last Tuesday on BBC1. Linked with Radio 4 VHF Sundays 3.30; Radio 3 medium wave Wednesdays, 6.50 pm)
The third of six films
Narrated by Kenneth Allsop
From the shores of the Caribbean in Venezuela up through the dripping cloud forest to the bleak moorlands and peaks of the Andes, across the world to Mount Kenya with its weird giant plants and tiny sunbirds... This vertical journey takes us from the equivalent of the tropics to the poles; to regions where plants and animals somehow survive in the most extreme conditions. There is even a plant that makes its own anti-freeze and there are lobelias and groundsels as tall as trees.
The third episode of this four-part series focuses on Brazil and the strange ceremonies the people use to call on the spirits, both good and bad, to help them with their daily problems. In the old days, these cults brought over to South America by the African slaves, were used to frighten the white masters. Today they fulfil a need for the very poor living in the shadow of the very rich.
Italian television reports on the Spiritualists.
Introduced by Derek Hart
by Leo Tolstoy
dramatised in 20 parts by Jack Pulman
Nikolai met Maria again and realised that they loved each other. However, he was under an obligation to Sonya who, after Countess Rostova tried to make her release Nikolai, told Natasha that Andrei was with the wounded soldiers travelling with them.
(Anthony Hopkins is a National Theatre Player)
(Repeated next Saturday evening. The title music is available on record. RESL 9, price 49p, from most record shops.)
People with unusual enthusiasms.
At Marple in Cheshire a group of helmeted and overalled individuals spend their weekends restoring the Peak Forest and Ashton Canal.
But why bother restoring canals anyway? What do the volunteers get out of their dirty weekend?
In central Europe two million combat troops have faced each other for 23 years, mutually suspicious, ready for war. They are the forces of the rival military alliances of NATO and the Warsaw Pact, and they represent the highest concentration of armed force anywhere in the world.
Scared at the prospect of nuclear war, the two sides are attempting to reduce their forces. But reduction must be mutual and balanced. As a background to the current political talks. Horizon examines the doctrines and military strategies of the two alliances and shows how difficult it will be for the two sides to reach agreement. But if they don't, what then?
Match your musical wits tonight against Joyce Grenfell, Richard Baker, Robin Ray
Chairman Joseph Cooper
with Richard Kniss (bass), Mike Taylor (guitar)
John Denver, who got his big break when he replaced the leader of the Chad Mitchell Trio in 1965, sings the songs he's written and made famous as a solo artist - including 'Leaving on a jet plane' and last year's American No 1, 'Country Roads.'
with David Tindall
A weekly round-up of issues concerning the world of television. Michael Dean surveys the week's output and invites others to assess its achievements and effect.