6.40 Maths Analysis: Differentiation
7.5 Pneumatic Circuits
7.30 Public Expenditure
Story: Chairs. Presenters Carol Chell , John Golder
A special presentation of the film biographies of two great jazzmen - Glenn Miller and ' Red ' Nichols The Glenn Miller Story starring
James Stewart , June Allyson Guest stars Louis Armstrong
Frances Langford , Gene Krupa Ben Pollack , The Modernaircs
In December 1944, a singleengined plane disappeared over the English Channel ending the career of one of the world's great band leaders: Glenn Miller.
Director ANTHONY MANN
starring Danny Kaye with Barbara Bel Geddes
Louis Armstrong, Harry Guardino Loring' Red' Nichols, a brash young cornet player from the West, arrives in New York, full of ambition, to take up his first important job with Wil' Paradise's band. Within a few years, he has formed his own band' The Five Pennies.'
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Loring' Red ' Nichols:
The Flushing Fleet
Well before dawn, weather permitting, 30 fishing boats slip their moorings in the creek off Flushing's granite quay and head for Falmouth Bay and beyond to The Lizard, just off the westerly tip of Cornwall.
Colin Parker who helped to create this fishermen's co-operative sails with the Fleet to harvest, with hand-lines, the winter bonanza of mackerel.
Executive producer JENIFER JEMMY Producer PETER BALE (Bristol)
A springtime celebration starring Perry Como, Debbie Reynolds Marie and Donny Osmond.
Perry Como and Debbie Reynolds team up with the Osmonds, brother Donny and sister Marie, recalling in song and dance hit tunes that will bring back happy memories for every year from 1925 to 1975.
The Thanksgiving Story (Part 1) Young love blossoms as the leaves fall on Waltons Mountain, but an accident threatens to put an end to John-Boy's university ambitions.
BBC2 opts out for half-an-hour and RWT - Britain's smallest television network - opts in. Your host tonight: Henry Woolf who will be introducing odd bits - songs, jokes and things - from ERIC IDLE, NEIL INNES
DAVID BATTLEY and GWEN TAYLOR
Written by ERIC IDLE Music by NEIL INNES
Designer GEOFF POWELL Producer IAN KEILL
The first in an occasional series of programmes from America featuring some of Hollywood's most celebrated film directors. Tonight, to mark the opening on Friday of BBC1's season of Hitchcock's films, Hollywood's master of suspense talks about the making of some of his most famous films, from his early career in Britain in the era of the silent cinema to his classic Hollywood successes - with clips from "The Lodger", "Saboteur", "Shadow of a Doubt", "Notorious", "North by Northwest", "Psycho", "The Birds", "Torn Curtain" and "Frenzy".
Bridges: When it Comes to the Crunch
How safe are bridges? Public confidence in bridge engineers sagged with the failure of four of the latest steel box girder constructions in 1970. No fewer than 60 British bridges had to be strengthened.
The history of bridge design is littered with wrecks caused by the failure of designs which went beyond the knowledge of their time.
Bridges are designed to engineering formulae which have been derived from previous work. The problem is that the biggest bridges have no comparable predecessors and the old rules don'always work. The only way out is to do research on models. But, as in the case of box girders, the research too often gets done after the collapses.
Narrator WILLIAM FRANKLYN
Editor BRUCE NORMAN
Producer MICHAEL ANDREWS ‡
A film starring Suzanna Leigh Frank Finlay , Guy Doleman
On the verge of a nervous break down pop singer Vicky Robbins goes on holiday to a remote island farm run by the surly Ralph Har grove, who keeps bees. Then the Hargroves' dog is found - stung to death ... Director
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RICHARD BEBB reads So, We'll Go No More A-Roving by LORD BYRON