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: Focus

A series of ten programmes 4:A Fair Chance

: Working with Young People

A series of five programmes 4:A Second Start

: Interval

: Play School

: Write Away

: Closedown

: Let's Go

: Multi-Racial Britain

Ten films on race relations 4: Crosstalk

: Embroidery

Ten programmes on embroidery 4: Surface Textures

: Wainwrights' Law

A ten-part series 4:Dainty Modes of Living

: Closedown

: Modern Language Teaching

A series of five programmes 4:Huntington School, York

: Closedown

: Harold Lloyd

in The Kid Brother and Take a Chance

: Michael Strogoff

A serial in seven episodes based on the novel by JULES VERNE 5: Strogoff falls into an ambush set by the spy, Vassili, but escapes by diving into the nearby river.
Music by VLADIMIR COSMA
A film by JEAN PIERRE DECOURT
English version directed by LOUIS ELMAN for DE LANE LEA, London
A TFI TECHNISONOR co-production

Contributors

Novel By: Jules Verne
Music By: Vladimir Cosma
Unknown: Jean Pierre
Directed By: Louis Elman
Strogoff: Raimund Harmstorf
Nadia: Lorenza Guerriere
Ogareff: Valerie Popesco
Jolivet: Pierre Vernier
Blount: Vernon Dobtcheff
Sangarre: Rada Rassimov
Feofar: Jozsef Madras

: Rock Goes to College

Featuring the best of contemporary British and American rock bands. Each week's recording takes place on a college campus. This week: John Martyn from Chelsea College
Introduced by Pete Drummond
Director TOM CORCORAN
Producer MICHAEL APPLETON

Contributors

Unknown: John Martyn
Introduced By: Pete Drummond
Director: Tom Corcoran
Producer: Michael Appleton

: Mid-Evening News

including sub-titles for the hard-of-hearing followed by Weather

: Fawlty Towers

by John Cleese and Connie Booth
Starring John Cleese, Prunella Scales, Andrew Sachs and Connie Booth.

A very difficult guest arrives and causes many problems for the staff. To make matters worse, she loses a large sum of money...

Contributors

Writer: John Cleese
Writer: Connie Booth
Music: Dennis Wilson
Director: Bob Spiers
Producer: Douglas Argent
Basil Fawlty: John Cleese
Sybil Fawlty: Prunella Scales
Polly: Connie Booth
Manuel: Andrew Sachs
Mr Yardley: Mervyn Pascoe
Mr Thurston: Robert Lankesheer
Mrs Richards: Joan Sanderson
Mr Firkins: Johnny Shannon
Major Gowen: Ballard Berkeley
Miss Tibbs: Gilly Flower
Miss Gatsby: Renee Roberts
Terry: Brian Hall
Mr Mackintosh: Bill Bradley
Mr Kerr: George Lee

: Grace Kennedy

stars in her first television series and this week introduces her special guest star Bruce Forsyth
Musical director JOHN COLEMAN Choreographer NIGEL LYTHGOE Special material TONY HARE
Costume designer NICHOLAS ROCKER Sound HUGH BARKER
Lighting DICKIE HIGHAM Designer TONY BURROUGH
Production STEWART MORRIS

Contributors

Unknown: Bruce Forsyth
Director: John Coleman
Director: Choreographer Nigel
Unknown: Dickie Higham
Designer: Tony Burrough
Unknown: Stewart Morris

: The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy

by DOUGLAS ADAMS , adapted from the BBC Radio series in six parts, starring the voice Of PETER JONES
David Dixon , Simon Jones Sandra Diekinson Mark Wing-Davey featuring Peter Davison , Jack May Colin Jeavons , Dave Prowse
Having been blown to smithereens when a computer exploded on the planet of Magrathea, Arthur Dent , Ford Prefect, Trillian and Zaphod Beeblebrox are somewhat mystified when they find themselves in some sort of restaurant - apparently at the end of the Universe.
Radiophonic music PADDY KINGSLAND Animated sequences ROD LORD Sound MIKE MCCARTHY
Lighting BERT POSTLETHWAITE Designer ANDREW HOWE-DAVIES Producer ALAN J. W. BELL

Contributors

Unknown: Douglas Adams
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: David Dixon
Unknown: Simon Jones
Unknown: Sandra Diekinson
Unknown: Mark Wing-Davey
Unknown: Peter Davison
Unknown: Jack May
Unknown: Colin Jeavons
Unknown: Dave Prowse
Unknown: Arthur Dent
Unknown: Zaphod Beeblebrox
Music: Paddy Kingsland
Unknown: Rod Lord
Unknown: Mike McCarthy
Unknown: Bert Postlethwaite
Designer: Andrew Howe-Davies
Producer: Alan J. W. Bell
Arthur Dent: Simon Jones
Ford Prefect: David Dixon
Trillian: Sandra Dickinson
Zaphod Beeblebrox: Mark Wing-Davey
Garkbit (head waiter): Jack May
Bodyguard: Dave Prowse
Max Quordlepleen: Colin Jeavons
Marvin: David Learner
Voice of Marvin: Stephen Moore
Zarquon: Colin Bennett
Dish of the Day: Peter Davison

: Horizon

Living with Dying
Do you know someone dying of a terminal illness? What will you do when the doctor or the hospital can do no more?
Horizon visits a hospice near Southampton, where gin, whisky and cigarettes are served along with liberal amounts of doctors' and nurses' time. Separated from the hospital, it is nevertheless part of the Health Service. There is no need for a terminal patient to suffer severe pain, and Countess Mountbatten House is not afraid to use strong pain-killers like heroin. Though drugs cannot stop emotional pain, the care and understanding of the staff can help patients to discover a new way of living and in some cases to return home.
With the NHS so short of money, what can be done to ensure that the hospice philosophy continues? Narrator PENELOPE LEE
. Film editor STEFAN RONOWICZ. Produced for Swedish Educational Television by LENNART AND BRITT MARIE SUNDBERG
Series editor SIMON CAMPBELL-JONES Written and adapted by ANNIS BARZ

Contributors

Narrator: Penelope Lee
Editor: Stefan Ronowicz.
Editor: Simon Campbell-Jones
Adapted By: Annis Barz

: Evans on Newspapers

A series of four programmes with Harold Evans
Editor of the Sunday Times 3:Pictures Make News
' It's sometimes thought that the arrival of the moving picture made the still image obsolete. I believe quite the opposite.'
HAROLD EVANS argues for the vitality of the still image-using not only some of the most striking news photographs ever published, but also some of the remarkable on-the-spot drawings done by the ' special artists ' who covered the news in the 19th century.
Producer BERNARD ADAMS Director MARION ALLINSON Brookes On ... page 81

Contributors

Unknown: Harold Evans
Unknown: Harold Evans
Producer: Bernard Adams
Director: Marion Allinson

: Newsnight

with Peter Snow , Charles Wheeler , John Tusa and Peter Hobday : news and weather from LINDA ALEX ANDER, plus sport from DAVID ICKE.
Producer PAUL NORRIS
Directors ALEX SAWARD and JOHN WILKINSON Assignment editors
GEORGE WALKER and JOHN MAHONEY Editor GEORGE CAREY

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Charles Wheeler
Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Linda Alex
Unknown: David Icke.
Producer: Paul Norris
Directors: Alex Saward
Directors: John Wilkinson
Unknown: George Walker
Unknown: John Mahoney
Editor: George Carey

: Tele-Journal

Tonight's news as seen on the screens of one of Europe's French-speaking countries.
Introduced by MARIANNE LAWRENCE
Directed by PATRICK HARPUR Produced by TONY ROBERTS

Contributors

Introduced By: Marianne Lawrence
Directed By: Patrick Harpur
Produced By: Tony Roberts








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