Story: The Dragon Who Couldn't Make Fire by GEOFF LAMMAS illustrated by RICHARD DALKIN Presenters
Floella Benjamin Fred Harris
The Benson and Hedges Masters
'Introduced by DAVID DA VIES
Over five days, top snooker players in the world rankings are competing for prize money totalling £14,000.
This afternoon, EDDIE CHARLTON of Australia plays England's JOHN SPENCER in one of the quarter-final matches over nine frames. Commentators
TED LOWE , JACK KARNEHM and JOHN PULMAN
Produced by RICHARD TILLING
The master comedian from the golden age of silent comedy in excerpts from the films that thrilled and entertained a generation.
Harold falls apart at the seams m The Freshman and as a lovelorn suitor in Haunted Spooks he manages to bungle his own suicide,
Written by PETER DURSTON Produced by BOB HOAG
with Claude Hulbert Mervyn Johns
In this film, the last in which the great comedian starred, Will Hay plays a shady, disbarred barrister on the list of potential victims for a revenge-crazy convict.
Grimshaw has vowed to kill everyone who helped send him to jail - and his first victim is the Judge. Hay and Claude Hulbert turn every situation into a mixture of comedy and black farce as they get involved in a bar fight, an inquest and a pantomime, before the climax in the House of Lords.
Screenplay by JOHN DIGHTON and ANGUS MACPHAIL
Produced by MICHAEL BALCON
Directed by BASIL DEARDEN and WILL HAY . Films: page 23
including a news summary with sub-titles, followed by Weather
More Power for the Police?
Legislation now before Parliament will give wide-ranging new powers to the police in Scotland.
In the rest of Britain police forces are also demanding extra powers to fight crime.
David Jessel reports.
Producer PETA DESCHAMPSNEUFS Deputy editor PEUR CERESOU Editor PETER 1BBOTSON
' Is it a choir-boy tuner? '
The irrepressible inventor Wilf Lunn fails yet again to identify a variety of patent curiosities.
Failing, too, is anthropologist Debby Swallow , with this week's special guests Brian Cant, Elizabeth Estensen and The Port of Bristol Authority. But.... ring-master Julian Pettifer knows all the answers.
Producer COLIN ROSE
Assistant producer IAN FELL
Editor JOHN SHEARER. BBC Bristol
A series of ten documentary films set in one of Britain's top boarding schools for boys.
4: The Times Have Changed
There are no girls at Radley College - and 600 boys maturing fast. But these days girlfriends have come in from the cold, and schoolgirls are bussed in regularly to the College's dances-Scottish and disco.
If all else fails, there are pin-ups and exhausting afternoons on the river and rugger field.
In this film essay, three senior boys discuss openly the problems of living for most of the year in a male-dominated institution, and of the sexual tensions that arise.
Film cameraman David Feig Sound recordist Chris King
Film editor Andrew Willsmore Executive producer Roger Mills Producer Richard Denton
Woddis on... page 19
The pain is awful, casualties are heavy and the morphine is low.
Well, nobody ever said that in war it would be fair weather an the way.
B J Hunnicutt:
Investigates, Discovers, Questions This week: The Jobs Riddle
Trains are cancelled because of staff shortages; manufacturers lose orders because of a lack of skilled workers.
Why is it, that with over one-and-a-quarter million people unemployed, there are still thousands of unfilled jobs up-and-down the country?
Is it that people won't or cant move from one region to another? Is it that there's a shortage of particular skills? Is it that employers and unions sometimes demand unnecessary skills? Is it that, for some, there is just not enough incentive to find a job? Can they get almost as much on the dole?
Jeremy James goes to one town, Mansfield, to seek answers to ' The Jobs Riddle '.
Producer JOHN PERCIVAL Editor TIM SLESSOR
World Professional Darts Championship
PETER PURVES introduces the highlights of this evening's quarter-final matches from Jollees Club, Stoke-on-Trent Commentators
SID WADDELL and TONY GREEN
PETER SNOW, PETER HOBDAY, JOHN TUSA and CHARLES WHEELER report and analyse the significant events of the day, with Newsnight's own team of reporters and BBC correspondents at home and abroad.
At 11.15* news summary and weather from FRAN MORRISON , and sports news from DAVID DAVIES.
Director ALEX SAWARD Editor GEORGE CAREY
The Benson and Hedges Masters
'from the Wembley Conference Centre
The last of the quarter-final matches to decide who goes on to play in tomorrow's semis.
This evening's match features last year's ' Masters Champion PERRIE MANS of South Africa.
Introduced by DAVID DAVIES Commentator TED LOWE
JACK KARNEHM and JOHN PULMAN