Grotty and the Housework by CATHERINE FORREST Presenters
DIANE DORGAN , DEREK GRIFFITHS
The harj-pressed teacher can'do it all himself. How can co-operative organisation help?
Director BARBARA DERKOW Producer DAVID ALLEN
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Animal behaviour and survival 4: Hunters in the Reef
The fish of a Red Sea coral reef provide a colourful spectacle for tourists. For biologists, each fish specialisation raises fascinating questions. How is it that one fish can find safety in an anemone's tentacles and yet not be eaten by it? How is one kind of trigger fish able to feed on spiky sea urchins? Answers to these and other questions are sought in a remarkable series of underwater experiments. Narrator rr CH FALKUS
Scientific editor PROF NIKO TINBERGEN Presented by CHRISTOPHER PARSONS (from Bristol)
On 237 of the year's 365 somebody, somewhere, has an official day off. Britain is bottom of the public holiday table with six days off, and England is only one of seven countries in the world which works on 1 January. This week DEREK HART joins the West Germans in celebrating ' Fasching' and European television reports on some of the year's more exotic public holidays.
Introduced by DEREK HART
Producer MARYSE ADDISON
A serial in four parts based on the unfinished novel by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON dramatised by TOM WRIGHT starring with Edith Macarthur , Leonard Maguire Calluin Mill and David Rintoul
Archie Weir has killed Frank Innes on the moors. Dand Elliott, who feels the duty of exacting revenge belongs with him, has stunned Archie, accidentally fracturing his skull, and left evidence that he, Dand, murdered Innes.
Designer ARCHIE CLARK
Producer PHARIC MACLAREN Directed by TINA WAKERELL BBC Scotland
5 : Julie Andrews' mother, Barbara Tonight BARBARA ANDREWS talks to JOHN PITMAN about Julie's transformation from gawky girl to what the Americans call ' a Superstar.' She's naturally proud of Julie but is still her fiercest critic.
Director jim MURRAY
A Chinese Puzzle
Acupuncture works in the Orient but can it work here? For years the fringe medics have said 'yes': the establishment no.' But attitudes are changing.
Extraordinary film from China shows how acupuncture is used there as an anaesthetic for major surgery and as a cure for illness. Equally extraordinary is the film of some of the very first attempts in Britain to evaluate acupuncture scientifically.
If acupuncture is all that it seems to be, is it time we took it seriously?
Narrator PAUL VAUGHAN
Film editor CHUCK DESPINS Editor BRUCE NORMAN
Producer MARTIN FREETH
by DAVID CREGAN with Richard Johnson and Estelle Kohler
The fifth in this season of short plays from Birmingham.
A company chairman's secretary decides to take charge of the chairman's moral and political beliefs.
Script editor BARRY HANSON Designer IAN ASHURST Producer DAVID ROSE
Director KENNETH ives
The Chief Accountant:
DON MCLEAN served his song-writing apprenticeship during the time he spent on veteran folk-singer Pete Seeger 's wind-powered anti-pollution cruise round the Eastern waterways of the USA. His first LP was ignored until the mysterious hit ' American Pie ' forced his work onto a wider public. Tonight's programme includes Don's ' Pie' and his homage to Van Gogh , ' Vincent.'
Design LESLEY JOAN BREMNESS Producer STANLEY DORFMAN
with David Tindall Weather
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.
Producer PHILIP SPEIGHT
Executive producer MIKE FENTIMAN