A series of ten programmes with DAVID BLAKE and LINDA REILLY 9: Staying in Business
Foreign competition, fashion and old machinery have combined to threaten one of Britain's oldest industries - woollen textiles.
Director PETER LEE-WRIGHT Producer CHRIS JELLEY
The Princess and the Pea (traditional) Presenters
Carol Chell , Ben Bazell
A practical guide to everyday writing.
Today a look back at five useful and popular methods for remembering spelling.
Presented by BARRY TOOK With LINDY BENSON and ANDREW SACHS
Consultants RUTH LESIRGE and CATHERINE MOORHOUSE Director JULIAN STENHOUSE ProducerCAROLINE PICK
Last in a series of five programmes about children's rights for International Year of the Child. Kids and the Welfare State
'They called us fleabag at school because of our clothes, so we stopped going.' (14-YEAROLD) How can the Welfare State prevent handicap, social and physical, in children?
Research VICKI MOORE
Producer SUZANNE DAVIES
The last of ten films about the fascinations and the working environment of professional engineers. ROGER MUNK trained as a marine engineer: he is now joint-managing director of Aerospace Developments Ltd.
Researcher MARY SPRENT
Producer MICHAEL GARROD
The last of five programmes about investigative journalism on television, introduced by CHRIS DUNKLEY Secret - Official
The Official Secrets Act is ambiguous and restrictive. In America journalists have much greater access to information.
Producer BERNARD ADAMS
Director GILES OAKLEY
A 15-part sociology series 10: Rich Man, Poor Man
The distribution of wealth. Who were/are the poor? Unemployment. The Welfare State.
Narrated by MICHAEL MOLYNEUX
Producer TONY ROBERTS
Director LIBBY KALLIDAY
Background notes to the series are available. Write to: [address removed], enclosing a large sae, with 131p postage.
Five programmes on schemes for the young unemployed. 4: Project Fullemploy
' There are hundreds of office jobs going in the City and there are hundreds of young black people out of work in London suburbs. Project Fullemploy brings the people and the jobs together.'
Producer IAN WOOLF
Director PAULINE TALBOT
Stan and Ollie are engaged to burgle the house of the chief of police.
A Hal Roach film
A serial in 16 parts
Part 14 by PHIL REDMOND
After the school play, all is returning to normal at Grange Hill, but Tucker is late. This might mean trouble....
The story of a warm-hearted family of pioneer stock - surviving the Depression years of the 30s and facing the war years of the 40s. starring
The Return: part 2
John-Boy's triumph turns to disaster as the men of Walton s Mountain are entombed.
Based on EARL HAMNER JR 'S autobiographical novel Spencer's Mountain Written by KATHLEEN HITE Directed by BARRY HARRIS
including a news summary with sub-titles for the hard-of-heanng, followed by Weather
The Costalns of Arbory
Throughout this year the Manx people have been celebrating 1,000 years of Tynwald, the worlds oldest continuous parliament, set up by the Vikings. One of Mann s distinctive families, descended from the Vikings, was inspired by these events to delve into its own roots. The Costains, centred in the parish of Arbory, in the south of the island, drew up a massive 30-foot-long family tree and by contacting relatives at home and abroad, soon raised the £1,000 needed to sponsor a family shield aboard Odin's Raven, the Viking ship specially built for a commemorative voyage from Norway to the Isle of Man.
Brian Trueman looks at the strength of family feeling that binds together farmers butchers, a psychiatrist, a computer analyst and a ship's engineer - all proud of the name Costain.
Film cameraman DAVID JACKSON
Film recordist DENNIS CARTWRIGHT Film editor PETER MARSH
Assistant producer SID WADDELL ProducerJOHN c. MILLER BBC Manchester
The First Americans
Where did the first Americans, the ancestors of today's Indians, come from? From Asia - according to most archaeologists today - across the landbridge of ice that then linked Siberia to Alaska. But when? And how long did it take these people, hunting on foot with Stone Age weapons, to people the new continent?
Dennis Stanford , of the Smithsonian institution, and Vance Haynes , of the University of Arizona, have been in the forefront of the debate on these questions which have been rumbling on in American archaeology. Though great personal friends, they disagree violently in their interpretation of the evidence of early man's presence in America. In the 1979 season they hoped to bring together clues from sites all over America and finally settle the debate.
Film cameraman PETER HOVING
Written and directed by GRAHAM CHEDD
Presented for television by BEN SHEPHARD Editor BRUCE NORMAN
From Newport to Montreux
Jazz writer Mike Hennessey talks to the creator of the Newport Jazz
Festival, George Wein , about jazz in general and festivals in particular.
Extracts include performances by Grover Washington Concorde Octet B. B. King
Jay McShann Chick Corea
Herbie Hancock L.A.4
Producer DON SAYER
Investigates, Discovers, Questions
This week: Storm Over Fastnet
On the night of the 13 and 14 of August this year, the great flotilla of yachts taking part in the Fastnet Race were overwhelmed by a storm in the Western Approaches.
By morning five yachts had sunk to the bottom, another 20 had been abandoned and 15 competitors had lost their lives.
Was there adequate warning of an approaching storm? Was it simply the storm's ferocity that caused so many failures-in boats, gear, safety equipment? Or were there faults in organisation, yacht design, seamanship? Why, above all, were so many lives lost and others placed in peril?
Jeremy James questions the issues arising from the official inquiry, scheduled to be published today, and gives some of the survivors a chance to tell their own stories of disaster and rescue.
Producer JOHN PERCIVAL Editor TIM SLESSOR
for the BBC2 Trophy
The end of the 1979 Floodlit competition draws close with tonight's second semi-final. This year's competition is very open after the favourites and holders of the trophy, Widnes, were knocked out by Leigh in the quarter-finals
Highlights of the match played earlier this evening. Introduced by RICHARD DUCKENFIELD
Commentator EDDIE WARING
Producer KEITH PHILLIPS BBC Manchester
Introduced by Anne Nightingale In the studio this week: Madness and Jane Ayre
Director TOM CORCORAN
Producer MICHAEL APPLETON