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: Man at Work: New Start, New Skill

if you're unhappy in your present job or are facing redundancy you may want to change your craft or industry. How easy is it to learn new skills?
Introduced by Bob Houlton


Presenter: Bob Houlton
Producer: John Twitchin
Series Editor: Tony Matthews

: News Summary


: All in a Day: 5: The Move

A series of five new films which concentrate on a few hours of intense activity.

On 22 June 1972 Mrs Elizabeth Hibbert was to move from her cottage in Oxfordshire to No 11 Allingham Street, Islington, London, Nl. On the same day, to make way for her, The Bassett Family were to move out of No 11 Allingham Street to their new home across the road, No 10.

The success of the twin move was to depend very much on the efficiency, the goodwill, and the punctual arrival of the men from the water board, the removal men, the electricity men, and the gas men. There was another snag. The builders were still in situ at No 10. They had fallen 15 weeks behind schedule, and No 10 was in a state of total chaos.


Subject: Elizabeth Hibbert
Subjects: The Bassett Family
Film Editor: Bill Wright
Producer: Roger Mills
Director: Alan Bell

: Music on 2: 'I think it should go like this'

Lorin Maazel discusses variations on the theme of interpretation with student conductor James Judd, concert pianist Alexis Weissenberg, lyric soprano Joan Carlyle, and composer John Tavener and conducts the New Philharmonia Orchestra, leader Desmond Bradley in excerpts from Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, Brahms's Second Piano Concerto, and Verdi's opera Otello, and in the first performance of John Tavener's 'Variations on Three Blind Mice' for chamber orchestra.



Presenter/Conductor: Lorin Maazel
Panellist/Conductor: James Judd
Panellist/Pianist: Alexis Weissenberg
Panellist/Soprano: Joan Carlyle
Panellist/Composer: John Tavener
Musicians: The New Philharmonia Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Desmond Bradley
Director: Rodney Greenberg
Producer: Kenneth Corben

: French Tapestry

The history of French tapestry from the 14th century Apocalypse of Angers - the most complete set of medieval tapestries in the world - to the 20th century Apocalypse-inspired Champs dit Monde which was also made at Angers.
(from Bristol)


Director: Robin Drake
Producer: John King

: Man Alive: Entente Tropicale

Reporters: Jeremy James, Jeanne La Chard, John Pitman, Desmond Wilcox, Harold Williamson

This week: Entente Tropicale
A report by Man Alive and French Television on the New Hebrides in the South Pacific.
In a tropical paradise miles from anywhere lies this tiny chain of volcanic islands. By a unique accident of historical convenience they are jointly governed by Great Britain and France. This condominium - a colony of beer and beaujolais, chips and camembert -has two of everything. There are bobbies and gendarmes, lycees and grammar schools, Douanes and Customs, pubs and bistros.
Yet this strange mixed-marriage of government still seems to work - at least for the Europeans.
Jim Douglas Henry and a Man Alive team make their own entente with Dominique Viard and French Television.


Reporter: Jim Douglas Henry
Reporter: Dominique Viard
Producer: Jean Pradinas
Producer: David Filkin
Editor: Pierre Miquel
Editor: Adam Clapham

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: A Chance Encounter

by Rhys Adrian

To intrude upon a traffic warden's privacy is dangerous especially in a seaside pub in winter.


Writer: Rhys Adrian
Sound: Derek Miller-Timmins
Lighting: Dave Sydenham
Designer: Antony Thorpe
Producer: Anne Head
Director: Timothy Aspinall
Arthur: Alfred Marks
Ronald: Hugh Burden
Landlord: Oliver MacGreevy
Frank: Esmond Webb
Pianist: Jimmy Hardwick

: Edition

Kenneth Allsop looks at the world of information, comment and persuasion: the press, magazines, publishing, advertising...



Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Ian Breach
Reporter: Chris Dunkley
Producer: Will Wyatt
Executive Producer: Mike Pentiman

: News Extra

with John Edmunds



Newsreader: John Edmunds

: Closedown

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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