Live coverage of the opening session from Harrogate, with speeches by the President-elect, Adrian Slade , Lord
Tordoff, and the President of the SDP, The Rt Hon Shirley Williams.
Commentators Sir Robin Day David Dimbleby with Vivian White
3.00 News and Weather followed by The World About Us
Yellow Trail from Texas
The assault begins in Texas in May. By the time it is finished, five months later, the combine harvesters - hundreds of them - will have chewed their way north for nearly 2,000 miles to the Canadian prairies. The North American wheat harvest must be the biggest farming job in the world. In an hour, each combine can cut enough wheat to keep the average British family in bread for 40 years.
A BBC film team joined one of the harvest crews on their summer journey.
Narrator Tim Slessor Directed by TIM SLESSOR
Editor ANTHONY ISAACS (R)
in The Adventurer
Charlie cuts quite a dash as a man about town on the make.
Written and directed by CHARLIE CHAPLIN
Music composed and directed by DENNIS WILSON
September: The Queen of Beaujolais Marguerite Chabert is the only woman president of a wine cooperative in France. She is 83 years old, and is loved and feared throughout the French wine trade. In her own vineyard the grape harvest is in full swing. In the narrow streets of Fleurie truckloads of grapes cause traffic jams. Mile Chabert keeps a sharp eye on everything.
Narrator Michael Dean
Lovely lady, lovely country. Here's looking at them! DAILY MAIL A delicious series GUARDIAN Series editor EDWARD MIRZOEFF Producer JONATHAN GILl (R)
Eric Robson introduces a selection of the best of BBC Newcastle's documentary film series.
Today there is a waiting list to move into the revitalised houses of Northbourne
Street, part of Newcastle's inner city. It was not always like that; once more people wanted to leave than to stay. Producer JAMES MACALPINE Editor JOHN MAPPLEBECK
in conversation with Richard Baker
The internationally famed conductor talks to Richard about his favourite places, books and pastimes, tells him his favourite Hollywood stories, and shows him the garden and woods that provide him with relaxation. He reveals what he most enjoys about music and music-making and names the one composer he cannot do without.
Producer MICHAEL KERR (R)
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continues a season featuring the famous sleuth starring
Louis Hayward Kay Sutton
This lively saga of the underworld continues the films based on Charteris's stories about the debonair detective.
Here the Robin Hood of modern crime is away from home as he joins in the battle with New York gangsters in a bid to halt the criminal career of the Machiavellian 'Big Fellow' ...
Screenplay by CHARLES KAUFMAN and MORTIMER OFFNER from the novel by LESLIE CHARTERIS
Produced by WILLIAM SISTROM Directed by DAN HOLMES (Blackandwhite)
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A series for those who love the sea and sailing ships. Tall Sails on the Nile
For over 5,000 years, Egypt's culture and economy has depended on sailing vessels on the River Nile. Today vital cargoes are still carried by feluccas, the traditional lateen-rigged craft of this part of the world.
While on the Nile in Upper Egypt, the tourists find the feluccas the coolest way to travel, offering the ideal way to see the ancient tombs and temples along this historic waterway.
Photography TTM JOHNSON Sound MURRAY CLARKE
Film editor SUSANNE OUTLAW
Producer YVONNE DEUTSCHMAN BBC Bristol
The Body Snatchers Narrated by David Attenborough
In the Panamanian jungle and the deserts of Arizona the armies of the ants are on the march - raiding and pillaging the insect communities which live in their domain.
The army ants of the rainforests are nomadic killers sweeping in gigantic numbers over the jungle floor, running down and tearing to pieces their unfortunate victims. But the amazon ants of North
America are slave raiders, plundering the nests of other ants. Eggs and larvae are carried off to the amazon colonies where they are raised as slaves, feeding and caring for their masters. Photography STEPHEN BOLWELL Written and produced by KEENAN SMART
BBC Bristol (First shown on BBC
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Shakespeare's famous line-up newly explored, expanded and amended for the 1980s. A series of seven documentary films written and presented by Ron Eyre. 1: Prams and Tigers 'At first the infant,
Mewling and puking....' Infants in Bristol explain, so that even an adult can understand, what it's like to be small, new, puzzled and under 5.
Research DEBORAH HILL FOX PhotographyMIKE FOX
Sound recordist FRASER BARBER Film editor ANDREW JOHNSTON Directed by JONATHAN STEDALL BBC Bristol
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opens a season of films new to television starring
Richard Dreyfuss John Cassavetes Christine Lahti
Following a car crash, successful young sculptor
Ken Harrison finds himself in hospital, totally paralysed from the neck down.
Realising there is no hope of complete recovery, the normally irrepressible and wise-cracking Ken becomes a difficult patient with one obsession - that he be allowed to terminate his life. This dramatic film is based on the award-winning play by BRIAN CLARK dealing with the controversial subject of euthanasia.
Screenplay by BRIAN CLARK and REGINALD ROSE Produced by LAWRENCE P BACHMANN Directed by JOHN BADHAM
(First showing on British television)
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Dr Michael Emerson:
Dr Clare Scott:
Mary Jo Sadler:
Presented by Peter Snow Donald MacCormick and Adam Raphael
BBC School Television is 30 years old this autumn. What began as one live programme a day, is now a service of four hours a day. Terry Marsh introduces excerpts from programmes old and new and Dennis Waterman, who as a teenager appeared in an award-winning school play, contributes a birthday message.
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Victorian landowners created ideal villages on their estates. Why did they do this? How did they compare with non-estate villages?
Producer NICK LEVINSON (R)