9.15 Childcare and Parenthood The Child and the Family
The emergence of a toddler into a child can be a tricky time.
Five-year-old twins help their young sister, but it's not so easy if your elder brother is mentally handicapped. (R)
9.38 Past Thirteen
Choices in the Third Year
Can Girls Cheose Like Boys? 'Boys are brighter than girls.' 'Men's jobs pay more than women's.' These and other concepts are explored in today's programme by means of drama and documentary. The importance of science subjects for boys and girls is stressed, and an example is given of the most exciting option of all - to challenge stereotyping.
Narrated by WENDY JONES
Series producer ROSANNA HIBBERT
10.0 You and Me
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds JENI BARNETT finds it hard to comfort Cosmo when Dibs goes missing. They are introduced to the number 10 and read the book Winklet Goes to School. (R)
10.15 Music Time
The Sleeping Beauty (2)
More orchestral music with part of the story illustrated by puppets. Presented by JONATHAN COHEN , HELEN SPEIRS Producer ELIZABETH BENNETT (R)
10.38 History File
British Social History: Railways A device for making the world smaller. KEITH CHEGWIN visits the Liverpool to Manchester line. (R)
11.0 Zig Zag. The Detectives MAX MASON and SHAW TAYLOR find out how the modern detective is trained. (R)
11.22 Thinkabout. Moving Along
Sally finds there's more than one way of moving a heavy load, and Frank turns detective when a mystery visitor leaves footprints in the yard. (R)
11.40 General Studies The Investigators
The drugs traffic between Pakistan and London was revealed in Panorama's 'The Scout Who Smuggled Heroin' . This programme looks behind the scenes at some of the techniques and hazards of the investigations.
Panorama team PETER TAYLOR and DAVID WICKHAM
Producer BRUCE JAMSON
12.5 pm Pages from Ceefax
12.35 The Rise and Fall of King Cotton
Some of the technical, scientific, economic and political threads in the story. 5: War and Famine (R)
1.5 Play Tennis
4: At Your Service (R)
1.38 Casebook Scotland
9: Who Do You Think You Are? A play by ALAN SPENCE about the teenage search for identity and self-expression.
Director ISHBEL MACLEAN (R)
2.0 Words and Pictures Trog Makes a Trap The Trog family are spectacularly unsuccessful in their efforts to hunt for food. The Quickerwits teach Trog how to make a trap, but what he traps proves to be a surprise. Producer MOYRA GAMBLETON (R)
2.18 Tutorial Topics Owning Up
(Parts 1 and 2) Tina loses a valuable camera she has borrowed from her sister. It's her classmate,
Debbie, who finds it - and steals it. Neither of them owns up and from then on things get very complicated for both. Producer LEN BROWN (R)
2.40 Religious Studies: Why Because?
4: What's for Dinner?
Food is a key to the way beliefs affect everyday life. This programme looks at food in different faiths and the importance of the harvest, the use of bread and wine, and the concept of sharing.
Narrator JENI BARNET Producer JULIA DRUM
Series producer SUE WEEKS
with subtitles, followed by Weather
Computers have undoubtedly changed the way many of us work since they were first introduced into business in the 1950s. Speculating with Ian McNaught-Davis and Fred Harris about the future effects of computers and work are the The Rt Hon Shirley Williams , who is also a director of the Turing Institute for Artificial
Intelligence, and Bob Latin , a strategist working with Standard Telephones and Cables.
Studio director TERRY MARSH Series editor DAVID ALLEN
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continues the season of musicals tonight starring Esther Williams
Femando Lamas Sponsored by 'Liquepep', the Higgins family leave Arkansas and head for England and a group attempt at swimming the English Channel. But complications arise and only their eldest daughter is left in the race. It's up to Katy to save the family honour.
This high-spirited musical features a superb underwater ballet sequence where the inimitable 'Tom and Jerry' meet Esther Williams.
Screenplay by DOROTHY KINGSLEY Produced by GEORGE WELLS
Directed by CHARLES WALTERS
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Barred from the Bench
Kathleen Cripps is the JP dismissed for taking part in a CND demonstration outside the Derbyshire court where she sat as a magistrate. She committed no crime, and is convinced that she was unjustly treated. In telling her story, she raises questions about the nature of a magistracy which is supposed to reflect all sections of society.
Film editor PETER PARNHAM
Executive producer TONY LARYEA Producer PETER LEE-WRIGHT
A glimpse of how next week's science spectacular was made in a BBC studio for eight different countries, all in their own languages, including Japanese and Finnish - plus American with Superman Christopher Reeve.
The world's fastest train; a rocket - the Ariane - to rival the US Space Shuttle; a highly efficient nuclear power industry that sells electricity to Britain; and the world's most advanced digital telephone system. What connects them? They're all French.
In the last 25 years France has changed dramatically from a rural, almost peasant, land into a wealthy modern economy and a world leader in high technology. With the French elections looming, "Horizon" tells the story of how this remarkable transformation has taken place, and asks if there's anything that the British can learn from the French.
Written and Produced by:
Sloane Square Bashing Art Attacks
Cling Film 86
All-star Secret Societies
Andrew Lloyd's Bank and (probably) something else featuring Rory Bremner with ANN BRYSON , SARA CROWE
JOHN DOWIE. JEREMY HARDY
STEVE STEEN , JIM SWEENEY Written by RORY BREMNER , IAN BROWN , PAUL B. DAVIES. JEREMY HARDY. JAMES HENDRIE .
JOHN LANGDON . JEREMY PASCALL .TERRY RAVENSCROFT . NICK REVELL .
PETE SINCLAIR. ANDREA SOLOMONS . CHRIS STAGG. CLARE TAYLOR. DICK VOSBURGH Music by SIMON BRINT , RICHARD GEERE Choreographer JEFF THACKER Script editor BOB SINFIELD
Lighting WARWICK FIELDING Designer JIM GRANT
Director MARCUS MORTIMER Producer BILL WILSON
America's leading comedy star, Joan Rivers , in the company of her co-host Peter Cook , presents a new series featuring conversation, gossip, humour and music.
How does Dame Edna view the menopause?
Is Kermit the Frog a sexual animal?
What does Barry Manilow think of his nose?
Join Joan's guests tonight, Dame Edna Everage ,
Jim Henson , Barry Manilow and Twiggy, to find out. Music HARRY STONEHAM
Programme associate NEIL SHAND Script associates BARRY CRYER TOM PEREW. DICK VOSBURGH Sound HUGH BARKER Lighting BILL MILLAR
Designer GRENVILLE HORNER Director GEOFF MILES
Produced by JOHN FISHER
(Dame Edna Everage is a component of the Barry Humphries Life Enhancement Facility.)
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So who was the best 'lefty' of them all? For tennis fans whose memories go back a couple of decades, there is little doubt - 'Rocket' Rod Laver. Certainly his achievement in completing two grand slams is without parallel: he is the only man to have won the Australian,
French, British and US titles all in the same year - on two occasions. In the seven years between his slams, Laver followed the path trodden by his fellow Australians
Lew Hoad , Ken Rosewall and Fred Stolle before turning professional. These were the 'wilderness years', a limbo between the virgin 'amateur' of 1962 and the winner-take-all 'player' of 1969. Barry Davies talks to Laver about those traumatic years and the important influences in his life.
Film editor DAVE GOOD Producer JEFF GODDARD
Producers JANA BENNETT
TIM GARDAM. MARK THOMPSON and DIANA MORTON
Directors JOHN WILKINSON and CHRIS FOX
Assignment editors NICK GUTHRIE and COLIN STANBRLDGE
Deputy editor TIM ORCHARD Editor RICHARD TAIT
A series of 26 programmes
22: See the news seen tonight in Spain with some help from Carlos Riera. Chantal Cuer brings you the best stories from TF1 in France. Director NIGEL KELEHER Producer DAVID WILSON
Series producer TERRY DOYLE
Another chance to see this Horizon programme on the problems faced by inventors.
Producer ROBIN BOOTLE