The Day the Town Hall Clock Caught Hiccups by MOLLY SOLE Presenters
Sarah Long , Johnny Ball
Pianist MICHAEL OMER
Percussionist DON LAWSON Designer STEPHEN MELLOR Written and directed by CHRISTINE HEWITT
Producer JUDY WHITFIELD Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE
Ollie decides to elope, but leaves Stanley to make the arrangements!
Old Chinese proverb says: he who mixes monkey business with pleasure liable end up making people laugh. As in the bizarre adventures of Tripitaka and his boon companions Monkey, Pigsy and Sandy. Two Little Blessings
Or how Monkey saved Pigsy and Sandy from a very strange fate indeed.
Music bv MICKY YOSHINO
English adaptation by DAVID WEIR
English version directed by MICHAEL BAKEWELl for WORLD WIDE SOUND LONDON Directed by JUN FUKUDA
Produced by NTV and KOKUSAI HOEI
Theme music, Monkey Magic (RESL 81), from record shops
Friends from a Different Culture
Have you ever wondered what to expect when invited to someone's home for the first time? Do you worry about what you'll eat or drink or talk about?
As Christmas-party time approaches, presenters INDIRA JOSHI , BURT KWOUK , ISLA ST CLAIR, MARINA SIRTIS and TREVOR THOMAS offer hints on how to socialise with friends from a different culture.
Scriptwriter NETTIE LOWENSTEIN Consultant DENISE GUBBAY
Directors SUSANNA CAPON. JEREMY ORLEBAR Producer BARBARA DERKOW
If you would like help with English as a second language, phone [number removed]
Book (same title), £2.75, from bookshops
including sub-titles for the hard-of-hearing, followed by Weather
The theme this week: War
Picasso (1881-1973) Guernica Written and narrated by Milton Brown
Guernica may be the greatest single painting of the 20th century. It is certainly the most famous. For Picasso it was a burning protest against the ruthless bombing of the defenceless Basque town during the Spanish Civil War.
Series adviser EDWIN MULLINS Executive producers
KENNETH CORDEN and BILL MORTON Director CHRISTOPHER JEANS
The last of six films about living music.
The sounds of the natural environment have always been a source of inspiration for composers. For Trevor Wishart these sounds are the music itself. In the tape studio he composes with birdsong or traffic noise; outdoors he creates ' environmental events ' using the sights and sounds of our everyday lives. For the final programme in this series, TREVOR WISHART and a group of students combined environment, music and visual performance in an event called 'Automusic set in a Bristol car scrapyard.
Film cameraman BERNARD HEDGES Film sound LYNDON BIRD Film editor pip HEYWOOD
Series producer DENNIS marks
Director DAVID HUTT. BBC Bristol
Presented by Angela Rippon The eighth of 16 programmes A Hive of Industry
Of the million named insects that share our world, the bee is one of the few to have been domesticated by man; the relationship between the beemaster and his bees is based on centuries of experience. In Britain there are 34,000 beekeepers, tending some 186,000 colonies.
Len Gulliford was given a hive of bees when he was 11; today, at the age of 70, he is still tending his beloved colony. ANGELA RIPPON visits him at his home in Somerset to discover some of the secrets of beekeeping and to glimpse the private world of the bee. As the year dwindles, the beekeeper must make provision for his bees, to see them through the lean days in the winter countryside. Next year they will amply repay him in honey.
Producer GEORGE INGER
Series producer PETER CRAWFORD BBC Bristol
Stopping the Slaughter
Last year over 6,000 people were killed on Britain's roads, and a third-of-a-million injured. In hard cash, the cost is measured in thousands of millions-that's quite apart from the human suffering. Over Christmas and New Year more than 200 people will die in road accidents.
Many road deaths are caused by drink. In 1967, the breathalyser brought an immediate drop in drinking and driving offences, but throughout the 70s the figures steadily increased.
Is slaughter on the roads part of the price we must pay for the convenience of the motor car? Or could tougher measures - like those proposed by the Government -have a real and lasting effect? Donald MacCormick reports.
Editor PETER IBBOTSON
A glass blower lies here at rest
Who one day burst his noble chest While trying in a fit of malice
To blow a second Crystal Palace.
Favourite comic poems chosen by Robert Robinson with music by Instant Sunshine
Research CHRISTOPHER WARREN Director SUSAN PATON
Editor ROBERT ROBINSON
by MALCOLM BRADBURY
Are you big enough to fill his shoes,
Can you stand upon your toes, Reach up and touch the peg
Where he used to hang his hat ? Do you know where it's at?
Once, in the 1960s, when everyone was into style, a young man called
Graham took a summer job in a commercial art studio, to see if this was the life for him.
Music for song composed by NICK BICAT Lyric by TONY BICAT
Song sung by MAGGIE BELL
Costume designer RICHARD CROFT Lighting DAVE SYDENHAM Designer BARRIE DOBBINS Producer ROSEMARY HILL
Director MICHAEL HEFFERNAN
with Jeremy Seabrook
The last of eight programmes Mother and Son
When he was a child, JEREMY SEABROOK believed that his mother loved him only because it was her duty and that no one else in the world could possibly ever love him. So he buried his feelings beneath a callous exterior and it was not until he was in his middle 30s that he discovered that he had been wrong and it was possible for him to be loved and to love.
Director DAVID M. THOMPSON Series producer JIM MURRAY
with PETER SNOW, CHARLES WHEELER JOHN TUSA and PETER HOBDAY
A way of ending the week with Ned Sherrin and late-night conversation and music from the Greenwood Theatre, London.
Director PHILIP CHILVERS
Producer FRANCES WHITAKER