6.48 Identical Particles. 7.5 Biological Bases of Behaviour. 7.30 Oceanography - A Look Ahead,
The Giant and the Cobbler (trad) Presenters Floella Benjamin David Hargreaves
Introduced by BRIAN RIX
'Twelve months ago Let's Go -the BBC's first television series for mentally-handicapped people-began transmission. Since then it has been viewed by thousands of mentally-handicapped people all over Britain. With the series now being repeated BRIAN RIX introduces a film report about some of the ways in which Let's Go has been used by parents and teachers.
Production GORDON CROTON CHARLES PASCOE
4.50 House of Refuge. 5.15 The Curious History of Norelhindronc. 5.40 Zinc. 6.5 MIOI/25 Modelling, Pollution. 6.30 Asbestos -A Problem Product
A new series of five programmes in which writers of Science Fiction talk about their work-the imaginative futures that are becoming the characteristic literature of our technological age. 2:John Brunncrmaster of chilling visions of the near future, where over-population, industrial pollution and intrusive computers threaten civilisation itself.
Director FRANK ASH
Producer BRENDA HORSFIELD
Seven classic films by one of America's most brilliant animators. Tonight: King-size Canary
An MGM cartoon
including a news summary with sub-titles for the hard-of-hearing, followed by Weather
Fifteen documentary films about life in Britain made week-by-week from September to Christmas last year. 3: The Operation
In the last week of September, 1978, CHARLES MUTCH underwent a major operation. So did the whole of Liverpool's hospital service. As Mr Mutch was being admitted for an aorta replacement, five of the city's oldest hospitals were closing, to be replaced by a single building. The new Royal Liverpool Hospital was to have 820 beds, 3,000 staff and the biggest outpatients' department in the country. But, at four times the estimated cost and five years behind schedule, the critics were calling it ' a £43-million disaster story'.
If all went well, Mr Mutch would be among the last patients on the old operating tables - and the first to recover in the brand new beds. It was to be one of the most important weeks in his life - and in the history of medicine on Mersey-side.
Photography NEIL HIGGINSON Film editor PAUL JACKSON Producer GERALD HARRISON
Executive producer JAMES DEWAR BBC North West
Ronnie Corbett and Ronnie Barker and their guests
The Manhattan Transfer
Written by DAVID NEWMAN and PETER OSBORNt DAVID NOBBS and PETER VINCENT DAVID RENWICK
JOHN SULLIVAN and FREDDIE USHER GERALD WILEY
Musical direction RONNIE HAZLEHURST Designer JAN SPOCZYNSKI Producer BRIAN PENDERS (First shown on BBCU
by John Le Carre dramatised by Arthur Hopcraft in seven parts
Also starring (in order of appearance) Michael Jayston, Anthony Bate, Ian Richardson, Terence Rigby, Bernard Hepton, Beryl Reid, Alexander Knox, Michael Aldridge
'It's the oldest question of all, George: who can spy on the spies? You'll take the job? - do whatever is necessary?'
And so, George Smiley sets out for Oxford to visit an old and invaluable friend and Peter Guillam is despatched to play Burglar Bill.
Music composed and conducted by:
Mexico, the lazy land of the sombrero and siesta, is fast becoming a country of hard-hats and hard work. The recent discovery of huge oil fields in the southern states of Mexico has stirred the government and people to unprecedented efforts.
Could Mexico turn out to be another Kuwait? As exploration for new oil expands, could the country eventually match the giant reserves of the world's top producer, Saudi Arabia?
Horizon investigates what impact Mexico might have on an oil hungry world-and the impact of oil on Mexico and the Mexicans themselves. Mexico is already exporting oil - some of it by accident. The world's worst-ever oil spill, from a rig in the Gulf of Campeche, is a major threat to the Texas coast-line and to the already delicate nature of US/Mexican relations.
Narrated and Produced by:
A second chance to see the effer vescent Madeline Bell with her choice of music.
Orchestra directed by CHRIS HUGHES Designer MARTIN COLLINS
Produced by BRIAN WHITEHOUSE
Hugh Dickson reads
Discovering Flowers by J. c. HALL