7.5 Technology: Goals and Conflicts
7.30 Educational Research Methods
Story: Mr - Backer's Amazing Marching Band
Written by PETER SEYMOUR
Illustrated by ROSALYN SCHANZER Presenters this week
Karen Platt , Lionel Morton
5.0 William Wordsworth
5.25 Computer Peripherals
5.50 Chemical Processes
6.15 Semiconductor Devices
6.40 Foundation Maths: Taylor's Theorem
with Michael Charlton. A topical. interview follows the News Summary. Preceded by Weather
Associate producer JOHN SHEARER Producer CHRiSTOPHER CAPRON
Man Among the Travelling Folk Donald Macpherson is a very un-retired social worker. After a life which embraced police work in the East End of London, athletics, and 22 years as a community centre warden in the industrial belt of Scotland, he retired to a pleasant little cottage in a picturesque part of Perthshire.
However, retirement was not for him. He felt on the scrap-heap. So, at the age of 68, he took a job with Shelter to devote his energies to the welfare of Perthshire's 600 homeless and travelling people.
Tonight we catch glimpses of their lives and rough times through Donald's eyes.
Executive producer JENNIFER JEREMY Producer FINLAY J. MACDONALD BBC Scotland
Richard Thomas as John-Boy Michael Learned as Olivia Walton Ralph Waite as John Walton Will Geer as Grandpa Ellen Corby as Grandma The Braggart
When Hobie comes to visit the Waltons they hardly recognise the little orphan boy they knew five years before.
Executive producer LEE RICH
BBC2 opts out for half-an-hour and RWT opts in. Open a bottle and join in the celebrations as Britain's smallest television network goes nationwide. Your host tonight: Eric Idle and taking part in the programme NEIL INNES , DAVID BATTLEY
HENRY WOOLF , TIMOTHY CARLTON and PETER GLIDEWELL
Written by ERIC IDLE Music by NEIL INNES
Designer GEOFF POWELL
Film director STEVE ROBERTS
Studio director ANDREW GOSLING Producer IAN KEILL
The Bulldog's Last Bark?
' Our backroom boys have put Britain right out in front.' Such was a newsreel comment shortly after the testing of the first British ' A ' bomb in 1952. At that time our aircraft industry was supporting three full-scale ' A 'bomber projects and we were spending ten per cent of our national wealth on defence.
Now our four-strong Polaris submarine fleet is based on American technology and there are many doubts about whether we can afford or justify the next stages in nuclear weapons. Has the British deterrent become simply a vestige of Britain's once important role in the world?
This programme looks at the story of Britain and its nuclear deterrent from the first decision to manufacture it to the present day.
Narrator PAUL VAUGHAN
Film editor ROY FRY
Editor PETER GOODCHiLD Producer BRIAN GIBSON
Angela Rippon ; Weather
People make Television
Tonight: The International Arts Centre (IAC) present themselves. Down the Elephant and Castle, London, a converted furniture shop has come to life. It's all happening there - painting, ceramics. dancing, theatre, kung fu, pop music, diplomatic gatherings, weddings even.
The aim is to involve the local community and distant nations. In this programme the Centre explains its philosophy and shows how people who normally shun the arts can interact with the IAC.
Open Dour is produced by the public. Skilled help and advice is available from the BBC's Community Programme Unit. Repeated next Sunday afternoon
ROBERT POWELL reads The Happy Life by HENRY HOWARD , EARL OF SURREY