6.40 'The Exception and the Rule'.
7.3* Rhondda: 3 - A Question of Identity,
Story: Don't Forget the Bacon! by PAT HUTCHINS Presenters
Chloe Ashcroft , Fred Harris
4.55 Maths: Complex Analysis. 5.45 Electronic Music. 6.10 A Study in Control. C.35 San Francisco Railway (3),
with sub-titles for the hard-of-hearing, followed by Weather on 2
Twelve films from different parts of the UK which explore some of the complexities of people's sense of identity.
7: Holloway Road
A mile up the road from Euston Station, there's an Irish church where on St Patrick's night a packed congregation hear the mass in Irish, there are Irish pubs with Irish music, Irishmen who talk together in their own language and send their wages home to their families in Connemara. and many fanatical football followers who support the Irish stars of Arsenal. An island of Irishness in the heart of London.
Executive producer JOHN RADCLIFFE Producer NIALL MCCARTHY
An RTE/BBC co-production
with Peter Seabrook from Threave Gardens, Castle Douglas.
Threave Estate was presented to the National Trust for Scotland by Major A. L. Gordon in 1948, and became the home of the Threave School of Gardening in 1960. The garden has evolved from the practical instruction of the students. Tonight PETER SEABROOK looks at the plantings of conifers, heaths, herbaceous and annual borders, and at the rock garden.
Produced by BARRIE EDGAR BBC Birmingham
Major A. L.
Every year a quarter of a million people go to Le Mans to watch this premier sports car race in the international calendar. This year Top Gear cameras followed the fortunes - and misfortunes - of the Ian Bracey entry, the Ibec-Hesketh 308LM, from the moment when it made its debut at Donnington Park and then throughout the 24-hours-race, until the final climax.
Director phil FRANKLIN Producer DEREK SMITH BBC Birmingham
A series of 12 programmes Written and presented by Magnus Magnusson
10: The Wolf on the Fold
' The Assyrian came down like the wolf on the fold, and his cohorts were gleaming in purple and gold' - Byron's image of the dreaded Assyrian hordes.
Around 750 BC, this new superpower swooped on the lands to the west, smashing the kingdom of Israel and terrorising the southern kingdom of Judah. King Hezekiah of Judah built a tunnel under the walls of his capital, Jerusalem, to provide a secure water-supply for the beleaguered citizens. The thwarted Assyrian army destroyed a neighbouring city - Lachish, commemorating their triumph in a series of graphic stone reliefs in their palace at Ninevah.
Tonight MAGNUS MAGNUSSON goes to Ninevah (in present-day Iraq) to examine the rise of Assyrian power.
Bible reader Eric Porter
Producers PAUL JORDAN , ANTONIA BENEDEK (Repeal)
Book (same title), £6.50, from bookshops
Seven girls, all determined to do their bit for Britain, meet in a train on their way to an ATS training camp. Their peace-time ways of life were very different and so, predictably, are their reactions to their new, war-time routine. Director Leslie Howard filmed this multi-faceted story against a background of real ATS personnel getting on with the job, in a subtle combination of fiction and documentary realism.
Directed by LESLIE HOWARD
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(First showing on British television)
Col Lawrence, Anne's father:
Mrs Simpson, Joan's aunt:
Ted, Dot's boyfriend:
Mrs Fraser, Maggie's mother:
Captain of Vehicle Reserve depot:
Has television comedy lost its social purpose? Whatever happened to satire? Are immigrants and minority groups treated merely as stereotypes in comedy programmes?
These are some of the questions being raised at this year's Edinburgh Television Festival.
Tonight Donald MacCormick introduces extracts from the Festival debates, excerpts from some of the programmes under discussion, and explores the issues with those who commission, write, produce and watch television comedy,
KENNETH CARGILL, GRAEME MATTHEWS
Editor MATHEW SPIca
LYNDON BROOK reads Wind by TED HUGHES