General Issues (1)
The first of a two-part exploration of both the general rationale and the detailed issues involved in the new General Certificate of Secondary Education. Producer KEN PATTON BBC Milton Keynes
Further live coverage from Harrogate.
with subtitles, followed by Weather
A wildlife quiz. David Bellamy, Jenny Owen and Michael Stoddart meet the spider that 'listens' with its feet and the frog that floats upside-down.
Chairman Michael Jordan
BBC Bristol (R)
A selection from the classic murder mysteries, starring
Warner Oland with Raymond Milland Alan Mowbray
'Difficult to catch fly with only one finger', says Charlie Chan , enmeshed in baffling goings-on with the hunting set in exotic Albion.
Pamela Gray convinces Chan that her brother Paul is not guilty of the murder for which he is to be hanged in a mere 65 hours.
Screenplay by PHILLIP MACDONALD Produced by JOHN STONE
Directed by EUGENE FORDE
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Lady Mary Bristol:
Jim Watt v Charlie Nash 1980 Five times Watt fought for the World Lightweight
Championship in front of his own Scottish audience.
His second defence saw a rare contest between two British boxers fighting for a world title.
Series producer JEFF GODDARD (R)
Two German spies are picked up after coming ashore at Crovie on the Banffshire coast; a package containing Â£2,500 is dropped from a German bomber near Fraserburgh; an East Anglian power station is blown up by saboteurs. A train of mysterious events forms the basis of one of the Second World War's greatest untold spy sagas: the case of Norwegian double agents John Moe and Tor Glad, codenames 'Mutt' and 'Jeff. John Moe returns to the north-east coast of Scotland to recount his remarkable story.
(Postponed from 28 August)
The Story of Britain's Royal Builders and Collectors The last of ten parts 10: The Queen and Prince Philip Written by J. H. PLUMB and HUW WHELDON
Sir Huw Wheldon describes the way the coronation of Queen Elizabeth n in June 1953 brought back into the public eye a full historic ceremonial and many of the treasures of the royal heritage which had been hidden away during the Second World War. He sees how the Queen and Prince Philip achieve the preservation and improvement of rooms and gardens, paintings and jewellery. Sir Huw sees how the collections and ceremonies enhance and express the idea of the realm and the concept of the continuing kingdom.
Historical adviser J. H. PLUMB Producer MICHAEL GILL
Directed by ANN TURNER (R)
Paul Daniels travels to
Longleat to perform in the presence of the Marquess of Bath and, from the Antiques Roadshow, Hilary Kay. He introduces the remarkable skills of his studio guests: from the USA Jim Mather, who plucks arrows out of the air with his bare hands; from Cuba, Doris and Mario with their balancing skills.
Featuring Debbie McGee Musical director KEN JONES
Programme associate ali bongo
Technical consultant GIL LEANEY Director DAVID TAYLOR
Produced by JOHN FISHER
What do photobooths, Samantha Fox and the philosophies of a Glasgow nutter have in common?
What do blue movies, Roland Rat and Mr Kipling 's latest creations have in common? Tonight the answers are provided. Featuring
Ron Bain , Gregor Fisher
Andy Gray , Helen Lederer
Tony Roper , Elaine C. Smith John Sparkes and Jonathan Watson Music DAVID MCNIVEN Director BRIAN JOBSON Producer COLIN GILBERT BBC Scotland (R)
* CEEFAX SUBTITLES
Mark Twain , on hearing that his obituary had been printed in an American newspaper, telegraphed: 'The report of my death was an exaggeration.' History doesn't relate whether or not Mark Twain actually saw his own obituary or, if so, what he thought of it. The really intriguing question is, 'how would he have changed it?' In this new series Peter France faces contributors with their obituaries and gives them the unique opportunity to respond. In the first of four programmes
Dr Timothy Leary , former Harvard professor and psychedelic guru of the 1960s, views his filmed obituary at his home in Los Angeles.
How damaging has the drug culture he helped to found turned out to be? Does he regret his involvement in it? Who suffers if you spend a lifetime 'doing your own thing'?
Film editor CHRIS LYSAGHT
Series producer DANIEL WOLF Director PATTI STEEPLES An Everyman production
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Introduced from Harrogate by Donald MacCormick
The annual conference of the SDP began over the weekend at the Harrogate
International Conference Centre. Newsnight reflects the debates so far, including yesterday's crucial motions on defence. Among today's speakers was the leader of the Liberal Party, The Rt Hon David Steel, mp.
And from London Ian Smith and Chris Lowe present news and analysis from around the world.
Jay Griffiths previews some of the new series for schools coming up in the autumn term, including programmes on Primary Maths, Secondary Science, Media Studies and a new production of A View from the Bridge.
Specially recommended for parents and teachers.
Comparing Trade Unions (2)
Two senior elected trade union officials, one in France and one in England, continue the discussion on unions and multinationals. Producer KEN PATTON (R)