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: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: The Journey

A series of ten programmes featuring playwright
Peter Terson and reporter Dennis Skillicorn as they travel by gypsy wagon along the old pilgrims' route from Winchester to Canterbury.
In the seventh programme of the series they visit a village fete and Toby the donkey takes part in a 'derby'. Peter and Dennis are given a ride in a more sophisticated horse-drawn carriage and they eventually cross the county border into Kent and finish the day at the village of Chevening.


Unknown: Peter Terson
Reporter: Dennis Skillicorn
Editor: Bev Ambrose
Producer: John Coleman

: Star Trek: A Piece of the Action

The classic space adventure series starring William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk, Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Spock, DeForest Kelley as Dr. McCoy

Stay healthy - don't go to lotia. Having adopted the model of Chicago in the 1920s, the planet is rife with rival mobs and shoot-outs in the streets. Can 'Big Jim' Kirk and the boys from the Fed save the chaotic situation or will they be pushing up Iotian daisies? (R)


Writer: David P. Harmon
Writer: Gene L. Coon
Director: James Komack
Captain James T Kirk: William Shatner
Mr Spock: Leonard Nimoy
Dr McCoy: DeForest Kelley
Scott: James Doohan
Uhura: Nichelle Nichols
Chekov: Walter Koenig
Bela Oxnyx: Anthony Caruso
Jojo Krako: Victor Tayback
Kalo: Lee Delano

: Floyd on Fish

Posing to perfection, the incorrigible Keith Floyd takes to the Somerset levels in search of lunch.
Happily, expert help is at hand and he discovers the freshwater delights of pike and salmon.
Photography CUVE NORTH Film editor PETER SNOW


Unknown: Keith Floyd
Producer: David Pritchard

: Brazil, Brazil

Four films reporting on the people, problems and potential of the world's fifth-largest country.
3: Water, Land and Survival The north east of Brazil has suffered 12 droughts in this century alone. With a population of 35 million, it has the highest levels of unemployment and infant mortality in Brazil.
The programme examines the causes and effects of this underdevelopment and looks at a number of possible solutions. One that the Catholic Church is actively campaigning for, is a comprehensive land reform. Narrator Jim Norton Film editor CHRIS WOOLLEY Producer PETER RIDING


Narrator: Jim Norton
Editor: Chris Woolley

: The Honky Tonk Professor

As a young jazz pianist
Dick Hyman kept the best of musical company -
Charlie Parker , Benny Goodman and Lester Young. After years as a studio pianist in New York, which he combined with arranging and composing, he is now an established solo artist. He demonstrates to
Russell Davies and a studio audience the ways in which the great jazz pianists contributed - Scott Joplin , Jelly Roll Morton, James P. Johnson , Earl Hines , Fats Waller , Teddy Wilson , Art Tatum , Erroll Garner , Bud Powell , Bill Evans , McCoy Tyner and Cecil Taylor. Lighting BRIAN CLEMETT


Pianist: Dick Hyman
Unknown: Charlie Parker
Unknown: Benny Goodman
Unknown: Lester Young.
Unknown: Russell Davies
Unknown: Scott Joplin
Unknown: James P. Johnson
Unknown: Earl Hines
Unknown: Fats Waller
Unknown: Teddy Wilson
Unknown: Art Tatum
Unknown: Erroll Garner
Unknown: Bud Powell
Unknown: Bill Evans
Unknown: McCoy Tyner
Unknown: Cecil Taylor.
Producer: Philip Speight

: The Gender Gap

written by RICHARD WARING and GERALDINE MURPHY starring Francis Matthews and Judy Parfitt featuring Helen Cherry
Howard Hamilton may be an eminent barrister but he is an appalling husband. His first wife divorced him, his second walked out. Blithely unaware that he is the biggest male chauvinist of all time, he considers the fair sex is anything but fair.
Emma Maitland feels much the same way about men, but she needs a barrister - and a job.
Designer STEPHAN PACZA1 Produced and directed by HAROLD SNOAD


Written By: Richard Waring
Written By: Geraldine Murphy
Unknown: Francis Matthews
Unknown: Judy Parfitt
Unknown: Helen Cherry
Unknown: Howard Hamilton
Unknown: Emma Maitland
Designer: Stephan Pacza1
Directed By: Harold Snoad
Howard Hamilton: Francis Matthews
Mrs Bascombe: Gabrielle Daye
Olive: Heather Tobias
Louise: Helen Cherry
First taxi driver: Victor Maddern
Second taxi driver: Stuart Sherwin
Emma: Maitland "judyparfitt
Alison Maitland: Usa Maxwell
Charles: Norman Bird
Sydney: Ray Gatenby
Sarah Hollingsworth: Cyd Hayman

: 40 Minutes

A series of films about the way we live now.
Our Man in Shanghai Trevor Mound, 54, ex-paratrooper, 17 years a diplomat and an old China hand, has just been appointed Her Majesty's 13th Consul-
General in Shanghai. He's to re-open a post in China's largest city, closed since Mao's victory in 1949. This film, a unique insight behind the scenes of diplomatic life, follows Our Man in Shanghai's first days in his new job.
Within 24 hours of Trevor
Mound's arrival a trade delegation, led by Cabinet
Minister Lord Young, is due. Promoting British interests, especially trade, is Trevor's main task. He has to find his way round the complexities of Chinese protocol - and round Shanghai itself, in a deerstalker and on a bicycle. His discoveries include the only performing panda in the world. Narrator Sarah Neville Photography NIGEL MEAKIN Film editor DAVID THOMAS


Narrator: Sarah Neville
Narrator: Photography Nigel Meakin
Editor: David Thomas
Editor: Edward Mirzoeff

: Black Silk

A series in eight parts devised by MUSTAPHA MATURA and RUDY NARAYAN starring Rudolph Walker and Kika Markham
6: Conspiracy of Silence by EDGAR WHITE
A young black man is killed by a hit-and-run driver.
Nobody cares. It is up to his young brother to try and focus attention on the case.


Unknown: Rudolph Walker
Unknown: Kika Markham
Unknown: Edgar White
Editor: Estelle Daniel
Designer: Gerry Scott
Producer: Ruth Boswell
Director: Tim King
Larry Scott: Rudolph Walker
Julie Smythe: Kika Markham
Mr Jacobs: Corinne Skinner-Carter
Delroy: Sylvester Williams
Marjorie Scott: Mona Hammond
Jasmine: Suzette Llewellyn
Josie: Annie Bruce
Ian: Gordon Case
Publican: Jonathan Hackett
Barmaid: Maggie Wells
Henshaw: David Pinner
Magistrate: Lionel Taylor
Harry: Nick Stringer
Tony: Derek Fuke
Det Sgt Winn: Joe Dunlop
Woman in law centre: Dona Croll
Butcher: Phillip Manikum
Driver: Terry Cowling

: Newsnight

: Weatherview

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