7.30 Attention and Perception
The aim of this magazine programme for Asian women is to provide advice and information on matters of interest to them. It also includes demonstrations of how to make useful items of everyday use at home, sewing and cooking, a story for children and an item of popular music.
Producer ASHOK RAMPAL Director KRISHAN GOULD BBC Birmingham
Story: The Happy Owls written and illustrated by CELESTINO PIATTI Presenters
Chloe Ashcroft , Ben Bazell
4.50 Enzymes in Industry
5.15 ESR Spectroscopy
5.40 Opportunities for All
Sophia Leren , Peter Sellers with Alastair Sim and Vittorio de Sica , Dennis Price
Tonight's love story is based on Bernard Shaw 's play about the richest woman in the world, who is amazed to discover that you cannot buy marital bliss. Peter Sellers ' portrayal of the bewildered Indian doctor with whom she falls in love, established him as an international star.
Screenplay by WOLF MANKOWITZ Directed by ANTHONY ASQUITH Films: page 13
The Elissa was a square-rigged sailing ship built in Aberdeen in 1877 at a time when sailing ships still commanded the seas. Her home port was Liverpool and she had 20 years as a successful trader before being badly damaged in a storm off the coast of Ireland. She was sold, and over the years her appearance was completely transformed. Her masts were cut down, an engine installed, and in the 1960s the shape of her sleek bow was altered to camouflage her activities as contraband smuggler in the Aegean.
The Elissa had twice put into the port of Galveston in Texas in the 1880s. This historical connection provided the necessary excuse for the Galveston Historical Foundation to spend nearly two million dollars on her rescue and her restoration. When the Elissa is finally restored she will be the oldest operational iron sailing ship in the world.
This film is the story of the Elissa, her history, her restoration in Greece and her journey to Galveston.
Written and directed by ROBERT COZENS Presented for tv by CATHERINE COLLIS
Executive producer BRUCE NORMAN
Book (same title), £5.75, from bookshops
' Do you really believe in reincarnation? '
Lene Lovich talks to Ian Crawford , farmer
Sue Grimes , policewoman
David Harwood , unemployed fitter Krysia Kobziak , journalist Dave Silver , disc jockey about her music and her spiritual beliefs.
Research CAROLE CALDWELL
Producer LYN WEBSTER. BBC Manchester (Postponed from 24 April)
What Price the BBC?
The price of a colour licence has risen to a record nine pence a day - almost as much as a newspaper. And yet, they say, it's not enough. The BBC faces the worst crisis in its history.
While ITV is making handsome profits, the Corporation is cutting back programmes, making do with old equipment, losing and laying-off staff. And next year it will get worse.
In a special report, Man Alive examines some facts about television advertising, commercial efficiency, BBC bureaucracy and public attitudes to the box. It asks whether other ways should be found of paying for the Corporation, or whether it is just up to Auntie to improve her housekeeping and content herself-and the viewer - with a much reduced service.
Is Britain about to lose what many foreigners have called ' the best single broadcasting service in the world'? Or is the BBC crying wolf?
Producer JOHN PERCIVAL Editor TIM SLESSOR
PETER SNOW , WHEELER, JOHN TUSA and PETER HOBDAY present an informed account of what's happening in the world: special reports from the BBC's correspondents at home and abroad, investigations by Newsnight's own team of reporters into what's going on behind the headlines, the latest news and weather forecast from FRAN MORRISON , plus the evening's sports results from DAVID DAVIES.
Community action and self-help - people getting together to change and improve their lives, with Ian Breach and Ann Hunter
' Nuclear power, no thanks ' - not in our back yard! We hear from a residents' action group fighting the construction of a nuclear power plant in Druridge Bay, Northumberland. With a nuclear cabaret from a Yorkshire-based group - MAJOR ROAD.
And we take a look at a growing trend which may become very important as unemployment rises-job sharing. How do you go about it? What are the pitfalls? The Job Sharing Project has some answers. ' Heard It ...': Grapevine's information exchange.
ROSALIND SHANKS reads Needles by CHRISTINE FURNIVAL