Grumble's Glasses by CHERRY PEARCE Presenters
DIANE DORGAN , DEREK GRIFFITHS
The series that examines our working lives
Thank God It's Thursday
Who's for the 4-day working week?
Producer BRYN BROOKS
Series editor TONY MATTHEWS
Six films of a jaunt in the sun 5: Mexico City, Popocatepetl
' When Hernando Cortez , the Spanish conquistador, first saw this country he said it was the most beautiful in the world ... That was 400 years ago and you can muck things about no end in 400 years.' Mexico City, population six million, is like a cross-section of Mexico crammed into 20 square miles. It is a confusion of ancient and modern, fantastic beauty and grotesque ugliness, incredible wealth and desperate poverty. The people, renowned as the gayest in the world, are also amongst the saddest.
Producer BRIAN PATTEN (from Bristol)
Reporters JEREMY JAMES
JEANNE LA CHARD , JOHN PITMAN JACK PIZZEY , DESMOND WILCOX HAROLD WILLIAMSON
Pop Into Your Local -Before It Disappears
You used to be lucky to get bread and cheese or a pie with your pint in the pub. Today, along with booze, they serve up go-go girls, topless dancers, strippers, female impersonators and music, music, music. Right now the local is in danger. Big cities are being swamped with disco bars, ideal for those who don'want to talk to each other; popular ' mine hosts' are being replaced by managers; old pubs frequented by old men in old villages are being closed down.
Some people are making a lot of money out of the changes. But a lot more are sad - and angry. Dr Johnson once said: ' There is nothing which has yet been contrived by man, by which so much happiness is produced as by a good tavern or inn.' Man contrived it. Is man now destroying it?
Producer TOM CONWAY Editor ADAM CLAPHAM
Warren Beatty, Jean Seberg with Peter Fonda, Kim Hunter A young man recently released from the army applies for a job as a trainee therapist at Poplar Lodge, a mental home for the wealthy. Here he comes under the spell of a beautiful patient, Lilith. Robert Rossen's last film, made in 1964, is a strange and hauntingly beautiful study of madness.
Producer and director ROBERT ROSSEN (This Week's Films: page 9)
(Looking for a direction: page 5)
Mrs Yvonne Meaghan:
Kenneth Allsop looks at the world of information, comment and persuasion. Reporters
IAN BREACH, CHRIS DUNKLEY
Producer WILL WYATT
Denis Healey , mp for the Opposition
(Denis Healey 's Choice: page 5)
with David Tindall ; Weather