6.40 Television and Politics - Britain: 3
7.5 Sikhs in Britain
Story: "Grotty and the Housework" by Catherine Gavin
Author (Grotty and the Housework):
5.20 Handicapped in the Community
5.45 A View of Middlemarch
6.10 Central Place Theory
with sub-titles for the hard-of-hearing, followed by Weather on 2
Ten films about the fascinations, the frustrations and the working environment of professional engineers.
Once a shop steward in a manufacturing plant, he is now Director of Manufacturing at Perkins Engines, Peterborough, where his problems are more concerned with people than with technology. We followed him for a day from breakfast to the sports club dinner and dance where he presented the cups.
The news, the people, the issues in Britain and around the world presented by Michael Charlton and Richard Kershaw with David Sells
with Peter Seabrook visits The Royal Parks Nurseries. Flanking the Queen Victoria Memorial outside Buckingham Palace are two huge beds containing tulips and heathers. At the end of May, in three days, they will be lifted and replaced with 14,000 pelargoniums in flower. Ashley Stephenson tells Peter Seabrook how this miracle is achieved and some of the secrets behind the containers of plants which decorate No 10 Downing Street.
The second of a series of walks in which naturalists share with us their enjoyment of the countryside
with naturalists Patrick Harding, Roger Lovegrove and archaeologist Peter Fowler
From the rugged cliff top of Cheddar Gorge, through sheltered woodland, across open moors to find the wildlife that thrives among the remains of man's ancient settlements on these windswept hills of Somerset.
Starring Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy
MGM's Christmas treat for New Yorkers in 1938 was this, their latest musical. Never had Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy been more flatteringly recorded than in singing such lovely Victor Herbert melodies as 'Sweethearts' and 'Mademoiselle'; and fans, seeing her for the first time in Technicolor, discovered that Miss Mac Donald had 'all that lovely red hair.'
Tired after six hectic years of starring in their hit musical Sweethearts, the husband and wife team of Gwen Marlowe and Ernest Lane decide to escape from the routine of broadcasts, recordings and press agent stunts, and accept an offer to go to Hollywood.
Films: page 10
(First showing on British television)
W.S. Van Dyke
Henry King was one of the great Hollywood directors for nearly 40 years. He was five times nominated for Oscars and his films include such successes as The Song of Bernadette, Alexander's Ragtime Band, The Black Swan, The Snows of Kilimanjaro, The Gun-fighter and Carousel, all of which are to be shown in a special season of his films on BBC2.
In this programme Henry King talks about his movies from Tol'able David in 1921 to This Earth is Mine in 1959 and, introduces clips from some of his outstanding films.
Mervyn Levy talks about the Portrait of Henri Matisse by Andre Derain (1880-1954) reproduced by permission of the Tate Gallery, London.