Story: The Birthday Ring by MICHAEL WYATT. Presenters
Julie Stevens , David Hargreaves
with sub-titles for the hard-of-hearing, followed by Weather on 2
A series of five programmes presented by ROSAMOND RICHARDSON 4: Take Nine Squares
You can use a sewing machine to make large patchwork items like bed covers quickly and easily-as well as cushions and fashionable skirts, waistcoats and blouses.
Director MARY EVANS
Series producer PETER RIDING Producer ERICA GRIFFITHS
Presented by Michael Charlton and Richard Kershaw including Westminster Report Newsreader Kenneth Kendall
Dramatised by JAMES ANDREW HALL
Father Ignatius Kilvert visits the eccentric Father Ignatius who is building a monastery in the mountains.
Film cameraman DAVID JACKSON
Sound recordist DENNIS CARTWRIGHT Film editor IAN MCKENDRICK Producer ROSEMARY HILL
Directed by PETER HAMMOND
The End of the Beginning
MICHAEL EDWARDES joined British Leyland as chairman just three months ago. In that time he has decided to reverse the most controversial part of the Ryder Plan implemented in 1975. Then Lord Ryder concluded that there should be a ' single integrated car business '. Now Michael Edwardes is recommending a return to the separate car division that failed in 1974. In The Money Programme James Bellini and Moyra Bremner ask whether Edwardes can succeed where others have failed.
Editor PAUL ELLIS
BBC2 Snooker Championship
The fifth frame of the qualifying round for the 1978 Pot Black Trophy.
Tonight's game comes from Group 1 and features: Ray Reardon five times World Champion against
1977 Pot Black beaten finalist. Introduced by ALAN WEEKS Referee SYDNEY LEE
Commentator TED LOWE
Director JIM DUMIGRAN Producer REG PERRIN BBC Birmingham
Skylab, the American space station, was a curious world in which what goes up, does not necessarily come down. It was a unique experiment in conditions never found on Earth.
When everything is weightless, lifting heavy objects is easy - but so is losing tiny ones. You have to devise new ways of sleeping, drinking, shaking salt on your food and going to the lavatory, because nothing falls. How does a spider spin its web? Which way up will a goldfish swim?
For the human body, life without gravity involves loss of body fluid, dissolving bones, crazily deformed blood cells and inexplicable bouts of space nausea. But, as astronauts never tire of demonstrating, it can be enormous fun - like playing with spheres of water, frictionless gyroscopes, and floating objects in general; not to mention oneself - weightlessness turns everybody into a champion gymnast.
Horizon explores all these aspects, with footage from Skylab and reminiscences from ex-inhabitants - the astronauts who call this world zero gravity - zero G for short.
Written and produced by:
by THOMAS HARDY The Classic Serial
Dramatised by DENNIS POTTER in seven episodes Episode 2
Eminent, rich, respected, feared - Michael Henchard is the Mayor of Casterbridge. Eighteen years ago he sold his wife, Susan. Now she has returned. For honour's sake, Henchard decides they must remarry.
BERNARD HEPTON reads By Southampton Water by JEREMY HOOKER