PARVEEN MIRZA, LALITA AHMED , LULU BILQUIS BANU talk to ' Job Centre' manager BALWANT MUNGLANI about employment and training opportunities. KAILISH PURI talks about family duties of children. TAHIRA ISMAT tells a new version of the story of The Hare and the Tortoise, and ALIM-UR-REHMAN KHAN plays Raag Bhairavi on the sitar.
Producer ASHOK RAMPAL BBC Birmingham
A series of 26 programmes in Hindustani and English. The story of two Asian families living in Britain
- the neighbours of Windsor Road. Episode 2 written by NASEEM KHAN with DILIP HIRO
Producer ROBERT CLAMP
Director PAUL KRIWACZEK
Tutors' booklet £1.10, student booklet £1.50, from bookshops. If you would like to give or receive help in learning English please ring - [number removed].
A programme for children under 5
11.0 Near and Far
The Changing Street
11.23 Words and Pictures
Wizards and Witches
Food and Population
2.0 Bagshot Handicap 'Chase (3m)
2.35 Valley Gardens Opportunity Handicap Hurdle Race (2 1/2 m)
3.5 Embassy Premier 'Chase (Qualifier) (2 1/2 m)
Third Qualifier in this successful series for novice 'chasers, now in the tenth year. L'Escargot, Border Incident and The Dealer are past winners of the Final.
3.40 The ' Dunkirk' Handicap 'Chase (2m)
Introduced by JULIAN WILSON Commentators
PETER O'SULLEVAN , RICHARD PITMAN
TV presentation DENNIS MONGER
with sub-titles for the hard-of-hearing, followed by Weather
From the snows of the Canadian tundra and the sands of the Namib, from the exotic coasts of tropical America and the familiar countryside of Britain ... a series of seven outstanding wildlife films from the BBC Natural History Unit.
In this much-acclaimed view of the intimate and seldom seen nightlife of the fox, specially developed infra-red cameras follow zoologist David Macdonald as he unravels the wild fox's social behaviour. His research dispels the legendary image of a solitary and cunning predator, fit only to be hunted to extinction as the threat of rabies approaches our shores.
.. nature films are natural winners, but this was exceptional. (Sunday Telegraph)
Based on the novel by juLEs VERNE The Courier of the Tsar is the secondary title of this seven-episode serial based on the famous adventure story.
Michael Strogoff is a young and gallant captain in the Imperial Guard who is chosen by Tsar Alexander II to carry out a long and arduous mission travelling 5,000 km through hostile territory during the Tartar rebellion of 1875. Strogoff has to make contact with the Archduke Dimitri , the brother of the Tsar, who is travelling in Siberia, and to give him information aimed at saving Siberia from the rebels.
In the first episode, as Michael Strogoff sets out on his journey, a former Colonel in the Imperial Guard, Ivan Ogareff , who is half-Tartar by birth, escapes from prison to join the Tartars and lead them in a war of independence.
Music by VLADIMIR COSMA
A film by JEAN-PIERRE DECOURT
English version directed by LOUIS ELMAN for DE LANE LEA, London
A TF1/TECHNISONOR co-production
A series of ten programmes, spanning six centuries, which features Arthur Negus enjoying his favourite subject - furniture. The story, set against the background of historical events, illustrates the many influences that create the style of a period.
1: Medieval and Elizabethan
The emergence of a distinctive English style in keeping with the bold buccaneering spirit of the age. Presented by Hugh Scully
Production PAUL SMITH , ROBIN DRAKE BBC Bristol
Book (same title) £6.00, from bootshops
Peter Hobday reports on the people and the events that affect your money.
And A Star is Born'. At a time when Fleet Street is racked with industrial unrest, Express Newspapers are launching a new daily paper-the Daily Star. What are the business calculations that Express chief Victor Matthews made when he decided to launch the new newspaper, and how will it affect the existing dailies?
Editor PAUL ELLIS
Hot Lips has a hassle with her over-heated insubordinates.
Major Frank Burns:
by DAVID POWNALL
' If he's been locked up all these years why is it all right to let him out now? ' ' New thinking.' But what happens when new thinking comes up against the same old behaviour?
Script editor AI.AN SEYMOUR Designer DEREK DODD Producer ANNE HEAD
Directed by KEN GRIEVE. Preview: page 25
Introduced by Sue MacGregor in which well-known personalities choose one of their favourite films This week: writer and film critic Dilys Powell on On The Town, tomorrow night's Midweek Cinema.
Director SUE MALLINSON Producer BARRY BROWN
Leo McKern walks the fields of Picardy and retells the story of one of the greatest battles of the First World War.
July 1st 1916 - the first day of the Battle of the Somme - was the worst day in British military his- tory. In less than 24 hours 60.000 British soldiers became casualties; and nearly 20,000 of them died. The battle dragged on for another four and a half months. It turned a gracious part of northern France into a landscape like the moon's. It produced anger and cynicism, but also incredible gallantry and courage. During it 1,200,000 British, French and Germans were killed or wounded.
A worthyand moving memorial to the bloodiest battle in our history
A devastating documentary
A superb condemnation of the futility Of war (EVENING NEWS) Historical consultant MARTIN MIDDLEBROOK Written and produced by MALCOLM BROWN
(On BBCl on Thursday I November: Armistice)
ROSALIND SHANKS reads Kirkwall Auction Mart by DAVID SCOTT