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: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: The Discovery of Animal Behaviour

A natural history in six parts celebrating animals in action. 1: Natural Mysteries
A cony that builds haystacks, a sneaky spider that steals flies from the webs of others, stags that wear 'wigs' to impress their rivals and a bird that flashes glinting plumage into the eyes of its mate, a few of the marvels of animal behaviour revealed by curious naturalists with scientific leanings.
But once, quite different kinds of people fashioned attitudes about wild creatures.
Narrator Andrew Sachs
A handsome and significant series ...
Assistant producer ANDREW BUCHANAN Written and produced by JOHN SPARKS


Narrator: Andrew Sachs
Producer: Andrew Buchanan
Produced By: John Sparks

: Cartoon Two

/ Had a Hippopotamus

: Tucker's Luck

A series in nine parts by PHIL REDMOND
1: It's a year since they left Grange Hill and Tucker, Alan and Tommy still haven't got jobs. Signing on has become a way of life, but things start to get more exciting when Tommy makes a pass at a skinhead's girlfriend ...
Tucker Jenkins poster available from: [address removed] (inc postage and packing).


Producer: David Hargreaves
Director: Chris Menaul
Tucker Jenkins: Todd Carty
Tommy Watson: Paul McCarthy
Alan Humphries: George Armstrong
Allison: Gillian Freedman
Michelle: Elaine Lordan
Mr Humphries: Peter Childs
Mrs Jenkins: Hilary Crane
Passmore: Peter McNamara
Mr Powell: Milton Johns
Mandy sally: Jane Jackson
Medusa: Kim Clifford

: Rockschool

In this special programme, Deirdre Cartwright (guitar), Henry Thomas
(bass) and Geoff Nicholls (drums) answer the questions most often asked by the specially invited audiences of young musicians.
Produced by CHRIS LENT


Guitar: Deirdre Cartwright
Guitar: Henry Thomas
Guitar: Geoff Nicholls
Produced By: Chris Lent

: On Yer Bike!

Plays from the series Scene.
A group of four friends fancy a cycle trip to the country. It's unknown territory for them and Benny in particular looks forward to impressing the 'natives' with a brand-new racing bike. But the experience affects the group in ways they hadn't foreseen.


Producer: Roger Tonge
Gaz: Perry Benson
Sharon: Kim Clifford
Steve (Legsy): Mark Draper
Benny: Mark Farmer
Maurice: Ben Forster
George: Phillip Joseph
David (Omo): Alrick Riley

: Brass Tacks Reports

Creaming the Fat
Reporter David Henshaw
Slimming is Britain's number one participation sport - and by far the most futile: almost all the weight we lose we put back on again.
Brass Tacks reports on the £300-million industry that thrives on the fear of fat. In Reading, a cross-section of slimming addicts are filmed undergoing everything from a jaw wiring to stomach stapling. Meanwhile, across the Atlantic, the very latest techniques include electric shock therapy for cake addicts, and balloons that inflate in your stomach.
Director JUUET MAY
Producer DAVID HENSHAW Editor Colin ADAMS BBC Manchester
(Postponed from November last year)
Send an sae for the Brass Tacks Guide to Healthy Eating, drawn up by the Coronary Prevention Group, to: Brass Tacks, [address removed]
(Forty Minutes visits a health farm on Thursday, 9.30 pm)


Reporter: David Henshaw
Director: Juuet May
Producer: David Henshaw
Editor: Colin Adams

: A Kick Up the Eighties

with Ron Bain
Robbie Coltrane
Miriam Margolyes Roger Sloman Tracey Ullman
Also featuring Kevin Turvey
The only TV quiz game that's obviously fixed.
This week Mr and Mrs Dunce from Jarrow are going to nearly win a new car, but they are going to blow it on the last question.


Unknown: Ron Bain
Unknown: Robbie Coltrane
Unknown: Miriam Margolyes
Unknown: Roger Sloman
Unknown: Tracey Ullman
Unknown: Kevin Turvey
Unknown: Mrs Dunce
Editor: Laurie Rowley
Director: Brian Jobson

: God-in-a-Box

Presented by Colin Morris
If you want to be healed, have the nuclear arms race justified, belong to an extended family, or are in need of a quick psychotherapy fix, just tune in to the Electronic Preacher who performs on American television. He promises to fulfil all your personal needs, guarantees you instant salvation, and for a small contribution - millions of dollars pour in every week - you can help him save the world. That is, if you live in the United States. However, very soon, thanks to cable and satellite, these commercial religion pushers could be selling their God-in-a-Box in Britain.
COLIN MORRIS, the BBC's Head of Religious Broadcasting, went to the States and visited five of the top evangelists to give us a preview of what is to come.
Production assistant SUE PERCY Film editor PAT O'GRADY Producer OLGA EDRIDGE


Presented By: Colin Morris
Unknown: Sue Percy
Editor: Pat O'Grady
Producer: Olga Edridge

: Newsnight

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