7.5 Instrumentation. 7.30 Invention of Tradition.
Story: Meg at Sea by HELEN NICOLL and JAN PIENKOWSKI
Presenters this week:
Chloe Ashcroft , Brian Croucher
Story time from Play School, 25p, from bookshops
5.0 Brunelleschi's Architecture. 5.25 Statistics - Bionomial Distribution.
5.50 Energy Distribution in a Gas. 6.15 Optical Microscopy. 6.40 Foundation Maths - Integration.
12: Jason and Eloise-The First Five Years
with Michael Charlton. An interview with a man or woman behind the headlines follows the News Summary. Preceded by Weather
The Greatest Show in the West
It's like a fever ... it gets hold of you and you can't leave it alone.
Over 70 years ago Fred Betty , MBE, caught Carnival fever in Bridgwater and he still hasn't recovered. Symptoms are a joyous lunacy which makes people join Carnival clubs, each one conveniently based in a pub. They spend every waking hour - and sacrifice holidays - working on an act for the Carnival concert and on the float for the procession.
Carnival fever becomes an epidemic in November as the massive floats, covered in thousands of lights, awash with music and splendour, parade through the streets raising funds for local charities. Bridgwater justly boasts that there's nothing else like it in the country, or in the world.
Director SANDRA WAINWRIGHT
Executive producer JENNIFER JEREMY
starring Ben Murphy as Jones and Roger Davis as Smith with guest stars John Russell Brett Halsey , Lane Bardbury The Day the Amnesty came Through
Graeme Garden , Bill Oddic Guest star Roy Kinnear with Oliver Gilbert
AD 55, Ancient British Goodies help a Roman Emperor, create a holiday paradise, and do battle with Attila's hordes. See how Rome was burned and who was fiddling.
Written by GRAEME GARDEN and BILL ODDIE With TIM BROOKE-TAYLOR
Music by BILL ODDIEand MICHAEL GIBBS Designer TOM CARTER
Producer jim FRANKLIN
Bill Oddieand Michael
The Long Long Walkabout
The Australian Aborigines are different from the rest of humanity: their origin and past has long been one of the great mysteries. Now, the far ranging detective work of Australian scientists, led by PROFESSOR N. W. G. MACINTOSH , has revealed a story stretching back 50,000 years ago to southern China.
Step by step, the film follows Macintosh's investigation: to a sacred mountain whose hollow interior is the tomb of a whole tribe; to tropical jungles where a last few Aborigines still live in ancient style; to desert dunes in Australia's outback where lie the remains of what was once the most sophisticated society in the world; and to caves in the Philippines where bat excrement has preserved vital clues to the origin of all mankind.
Narrator IAN HOLM
Editor PETER GOODCHII. D Producer TOM HAYDON
BBC TV in association with Australian Broadcasting Commission
Professor N. W. G.
Presented by Angela Rippon Weather
MANNING WILSON reads Superman by JOHN UPDIKE