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: The Great Egg Race

Out of Your Depth Introduced by Heinz Wolff
The teams are presented with a selection of things that float, and things that don't, plus springs, wires and elastic bands.
Using all this, can a craft be made to submerge in a tank of water, travel under an island, then resurface? Guest judge
Stephen Salter


Introduced By: Heinz Wolff
Unknown: Stephen Salter
Producer: Charles Huff

: Top Sailing

Small Boat Sailors are Alive and Well!
Each Olympic year brings a resurgence of interest in small boat sailing, and this year was no different. Since the boom in dinghy sailing in the 1960s, the gathering pace of costly technological development and the British recession have brought about a slow general decline, but among aficionados of the sport there's no lack of keenness or talent.
Bob Fisher surveyed
Britain's Olympic prospects and visited the mecca of club dinghy sailing, the west Lancashire 24-hour race at Southport. Film editor


Unknown: Bob Fisher
Unknown: Nigel Pardoe-Matthews
Producer: Jeremy Pallant

: Just Another Day

A series of films going behind the scenes of places which have become part of the British way of life with John Pitman 3: Selfridges
The scene: Selfridges, the biggest shop in the West
End of London. The players: 3,000 employees who are briefed to 'entertain the public, not just take their money'.
Maurice, the postman, is doing his Norman Wisdom act; Colin, the designer, is trying to get a camel to chew sideways; and Karen is waylaying unsuspecting men to spray them.
Backstage is Stan, the goods liftman, who says of customers: 'They're all right. I mean, we have to have them. It's as simple as that.' / loved every minute of it


Unknown: John Pitman
Unknown: Norman Wisdom
Director: Adam Curtis

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: Sheridan Morley Meets.

Malcolm Arnold
He wrote the music for
Bridge on the River Kwai in ten days - and won an Oscar for it! Northampton-bom
Malcolm Arnold decided on a musical career after hearing Louis Armstrong , and became principal trumpet with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. But if cinema buffs think of him as the composer of music for a string of successful films, it's his other work, including eight symphonies, which has assured him his place among leading English composers. Film editor KAREN HEWARD Producer MIKE PURTON


Unknown: Malcolm Arnold
Unknown: Malcolm Arnold
Unknown: Louis Armstrong
Editor: Karen Heward
Producer: Mike Purton

: The Legend of Boggy Creek

A True Story
The Abominable
Snowman, the Yeti, the Loch Ness
Monster - do they exist? In 'Boggy Creek', in the heart of Arkansas, there is another legendary creature, 'the Fouke
Monster'. This feature film, shot on location, captures the mystery of the southern
American swampland and its famous-elusive-monster. Screenplay and story by EARL E. SMITH
Produced and directed by CHARLES B. PIERCE
0 FILMS: page 31


Story By: Earl E. Smith
Directed By: Charles B. Pierce

: Cartoon Two

Half-Masted Schooner

: Open Space: Handled with Care?

Denise [text removed] is 20. She has spent 18 years in care. Three years ago she broke into Hampshire Social Services and stole the file they had kept on her since early childhood. Tonight, using these records and with the help of people who knew her, Denise tells her story - from the National Children's Home where she was placed at three months old, isolation in a secure unit, an adolescence spent in a Youth Treatment Centre, to the birth of her son [text removed] seven months ago.
Community Programme Unit


Film Cameraman: Fintan Sheehan
Film Editor: Stephen Saunders
Producer: Tony Laryea
Director: Philippa Walker

: Commercial Breaks

Bill Brodnax believes that there is more than E100 million-worth of gas lying under some Louisiana rice fields. The poor farmers who lease him the land hope this could be 'money from heaven'. For the investors who have financed the drill rig it's just another high-risk investment - but to Brodnax and his small oil company it's everything. Commercial Breaks follows the tense weeks of progress as he and his 'wildcatters' drill two and a half miles down in search of their dream ...
Narrator Hugh Sykes Producer for WGBH Boston AUSTIN HOYT
Executive producer JONATHAN CRANE


Unknown: Bill Brodnax
Narrator: Hugh Sykes
Unknown: Austin Hoyt
Producer: Jonathan Crane

: Food and Drink

Presented by Chris Kelly with food specialist and cook Michael Barry and drinks expert Jill Goolden Are our children taught more about good scones than good nutrition - have the schools got it right?
Which are the best fats and oils to cook in - and the cheapest? What is claimed to be the most drinkable wine in the world - and where does it come from? Director JILL DAWSON


Presented By: Chris Kelly
Unknown: Michael Barry
Unknown: Jill Goolden
Director: Jill Dawson
Producer: Peter Bazalgetie

: Entertainment USA

Jonathan King is back in his second home - New York, where he talks to young, dynamic record company boss, film and theatre producer David Geffen ; Jeff Bridges , star of Tron, about his new movie Starman; and Dee Snider of Twisted
Sister. Jonathan also looks at America's addiction to television, and visits an exclusive private club, a new video disco and the poor old Statue of Liberty. Research COLIN MARCHANT
Executive producer MICHAEL HURLL Producer GORDON ELSBURY


Unknown: Jonathan King
Producer: David Geffen
Producer: Jeff Bridges
Producer: Dee Snider
Unknown: Colin Marchant
Producer: Michael Hurll
Producer: Gordon Elsbury

: Forty Minutes

... of documentary. A series of films portraying issues, institutions and individuals. Rent Boys
The young male prostitute is no longer confined to an area around Piccadilly Circus. He is to be found today throughout Britain in all the large centres of population. No one can estimate how many of them there are, for they run the gauntlet of the police and operate under a cloak of anonymity. But few doubt that unemployment and poor home conditions have prompted many boys to go on to the streets to sell themselves. In this documentary film, which includes sequences shot secretly in the known pickup haunts of Manchester and Birmingham, rent boys talk frankly about their lives, their motives, the effect on them of contact with the 'gay' urban underground, and the physical and moral dangers that accompany their quest for 'easy money'. Film cameraman ALEX HANSEN Film recordist JOHN PRITCHARD Film editor JANE VAL BAKER Research SU CARROLL
Executive producer ROGER MILLS Director RICHARD BELFIELD
• FEATURE: page 14


Unknown: Alex Hansen
Unknown: John Pritchard
Editor: Jane Val Baker
Director: Richard Belfield

: Karen Kay

with special guest Vic Damone
Tonight Karen is joined by her guests Dobbin (the pantomime horse) and Wurzel (the scarecrow) for 'Travellin' life'.
Backing singers KAY GARNER , SUE GLOVER and SUNNY LESLIE are featured with Karen in 'Sometimes when we touch', but special guest honours go to one of the great American singing stars of the last two decades, Vic Damone , who includes a beautiful ballad by Lionel Richie -'Hello'. Dancers POWERPACK
Musical director EDDIE GRAY Choreographer CHRIS POWER
Additional material VICKY PILE Costume designer LINDA MARTIN Sound TONY PHILPOT Lighting RON BRISTOW Designer DEREK EVANS
Produced and directed by DAVE PERROTTET


Unknown: Vic Damone
Unknown: Tonight Karen
Singers: Kay Garner
Unknown: Vic Damone
Unknown: Lionel Richie
Designer: Linda Martin
Designer: Sound Tony Philpot
Designer: Lighting Ron Bristow
Designer: Derek Evans
Directed By: Dave Perrottet

: Newsnight

: Buongiorno Italia!

Twenty programmes for beginners, presented by Lilly Lembo Lambert and Enrico Verdecchia
15: Sono stato a Film director SUSANNA CAPON


Presented By: Lilly Lembo
Director: Susanna Capon

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