(The Emperor's New Clothes Presenters
JULIE STEVENS , FRED HARRIS
The Royal Institution
Annual Christmas Lectures to Young People
3: A Leaf from Nature
This third lecture of the series starts off as a piece of cake and ends with super-technology, as a laser pulse times a chemical reaction to the nearest millionth of a milldonth of a second. The connection is the intricate chemistry of plants: the starting point for nature's way of turning solar energy into useful work - the food chain.
Sir George Porter looks below the surface of the leaf to shew his young audience the molecular dance that turns sunlight into food.
Presented for television by STUA-BT HARRIS and KARL SABBAGH
Spanish for beginners Programme 12
Michael Charlton and Charles Wheeler present news and opinion
Including every Tuesday Foreign Report from the BBC's correspondents round the world; with Richard Kershaw , David Sells Newsreader Peter Woods
Editor JOHN TISDALL
Television in Black Africa
Every Monday night the Jericho Community Centre in Nairobi is packed out. There's wrestling on television. The fights are imported from the West, and very old, but no one minds. This is the viewers' top entertainment of the week. Every morning in Niger, one of the poorest countries in the world, children file into a straw hut in the bush to learn how to read and write via television.
In the second of Worldwide's three-part look at television in Black Africa, Richard Kershaw reports on how the medium is being used to entertain and educate its vast public.
Producer MARYSE ADDISON
Great music of the past, present and possibly the future, computed by the musical time machine. A series of seven programmes starring Vince Hill and The Young Generation with The Nolan Sisters
Guest star Frankie Vaughan with Juniper Green
ALYN AINSWORTH AND HIS ORCHESTRA Choreographer NIGEL LYTHGOE Costume NICHOLAS ROCKER Sound HUGH BARKER
Lighting DICKIE HIGHAM
Designer BRIAN TREGIDDEN Producer STEWART MORRIS
Investigates, Discovers, Questions with Anna Ford , Jeremy James Jeanne La Chard , Jack Pizzey Nick Ross , Harold Williamson
A unique opportunity to meet yourself. Learn what the boss thinks of your work - as he finds out what you really think of his... And if the country is going to the dogs, discover who your neighbours blame. It could be you. :
Producers TOM CONWAY , JULIAN COOPER
DAVID FILKIN , TIM SLESSOR , HARRY WEISBLOOM Editor MICHAEL LATHAM
First of a series of six programmes based on the work of writers and cartoonists who contribute regularly to Punch magazine.
Punch looks forward to 1984, rewriting George Orwell. starring
Robin Bailey , Julian Holloway With NIGEL PEGRAM
CARMEN SAUTOY , KEN MORLEY
Adapted by BARRY TOOK
Material by E. s. TURNER
BASIL BOOTHROYD , ALAN COREN Music by WALLY FAWKES AND THE TROGLODYTES Sound MIKE JONES
Designer MIKE PORTER Producer ROGER RACE
takes a look at today's rock music, with films, album tracks, reviews and guests. In the studio: Lone Star
Loudon Wainwright III
Introduced by Bob Harris
Director TOM CORCORAN
Producer MICHAEL APPLETON