This week two sample programmes from next year's undergraduate calendar are shown each weekday.
12.30 Arts Foundation Course King Cotton's Palace
- This was Manchester's Victorian Town Hall, commissioned to portray the pride and ambition of this
Victorian boom city, and paid for by wealth generated by the mills, canals and railways. Producer TONY COE
12.55 Democratic Government and Politics
The Sale of A WACS to Saudi Arabia
Just after President Reagan was elected in 1980, he agreed the sale of AWACS radar aircraft to Saudi Arabia. This triggered off a chain of events, which highlighted the checks and balances that are built into the American political system. Producer HUGH PHILLIPS
A See-Saw programme (R)
Voice and music:
In the 1860s, SAMUEL BOURNE trekked through the Himalayas to make a record which has never been surpassed.
Narrated by Brian Coe Quotations spoken by Hugh Burden (R)
Weather followed by Pompeii
Introduced by Professor Barry Cunliffe
Feasts and orgies were in full swing in Pompeii and nearby Herculaneum when they were ended abruptly by the volcanic eruption of Vesuvius in AD79. The houses, temples and theatres were buried by a mass of molten lava and remained hidden for nearly 2,000 years until excavations revealed the wonderfully preserved buildings of Roman times. Professor Barry Cunliffe takes you through these uniquely complete streets and tells how the people lived then - and how little life has changed in the Bay of Naples today.
Produced by JULIA CAVE
Executive producer PAUL JOHNSTONE (R)
Weather followed by To Hungary with Love The story of 150 parents in Britain who have given up their jobs to take their handicapped children to a remarkable institute in Hungary to see if they can find a better life through what is called 'conductive education'.
Film editor TONY HEAVEN Producer ANN PAUL
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Regional News and Weather
Desmond Lynam and today's guest Lorraine Chase.
December: the Iron Baron The most glittering party in Baron Gilbert de Dietrich's social year is held just before Christmas. Aristocrats, captains of European industry and an international set of friends join the baron and baroness at their chateau in Alsace to shoot wild boar in the surrounding forests.
But the baron is more than a land-owning member of the nobility. He controls an industrial empire which has grown from a rural iron foundry started in 1684. Narrator Michael Dean Producer JOHN BIRD
Series producer EDWARD MIRZOEFF (R)
Frank Muir and John Amis challenge Denis Norden and Ian Wallace over questions set by Steve Race (R)
Are your neighbours noisy, nosey, or nice?
In any street where there are frail elderly people living alone, the friendly neighbour who pops in from time to time can be a great asset. But, at the other extreme, tensions between neighbours over things like noise, fences or pets can lead to lengthy and bitter wrangles.
With the season of goodwill - and noisy parties - at hand, Margo MacDonald looks at ways of bringing out the best in the neighbourhood.
Directed by MARION ALLINSON
Series producer TONY MATTHEWS (e)
Kenneth Williams Barbara Windsor
Charles Hawtrey Eric Barker
It's panic stations at BOSH when secret formula 'X' is stolen by agents of the subversive organisation known as STENCH.
The Carry On team appear, disappear and reappear in the ultimate of spy spoofs.
Screenplay by TALBOT ROTHWELL and SID COLIN
Produced by PETER ROGERS Directed by GERALD THOMAS
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Brian Kay looks back to some of the scenes from 1986 when 320 choirs set out to become the Choir of the Year. Producer HILARY BOULDING BBC Scotland
(In association with Sainsburys)
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Secrets of Strangers with Alice Thomas Ellis
Alice Thomas Ellis believes in ghosts and miracles and God but she doesn't believe in Christmas. In 'Home Life', her weekly column for the Spectator, she transforms
NW1 into a Gothic drama and the making of mayonnaise into a miracle from Genesis.
But in her novels, she is the author of the highly-acclaimed The Twenty-
Seventh Kingdom and her sixth book The Clothes in the Wardrobe has just been published, the characters she creates acquire an independent existence of their own. She is somebody for whom the only reality is her fiction. Tonight's
Bookmark looks at the conflict between her two worlds and at her own attempts to examine the difference between them - her factual account of a family faced by an inexplicably delinquent child, written with her analyst Tom Pitt-Aikens .
Film cameraman REMI ADEFARASIN Film editor MALCOLM DANIEL Producer NADIA HAGGAR
Executive producer NIGEL WILLIAMS
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Radar has some mixed news for his mother. First the bad - he's found a sniper in the mess tent, Colonel Potter's been hit and he's on foot inspection duty. The good? - his mail-order guinea pig has arrived.
Written by EVERETT GREENBAUM and JIM FRITZELL
Directed by ALAN ALDA (R)
Maj Frank Burns:
by JOHN LE CARRE Dramatised by ARTHUR HOPCRAFT starring Peter Egan Alan Howard
Riidiger Weigang Jane Booker and Peggy Ashcroft
The last of seven episodes 'Mary, quite frankly, we cannot afford to lose him.
The last thing we want is to have him sitting in an English prison for the rest of his useful life, telling the authorities what he's been doing these 30 years and more. Nor do we particularly want him to write a book.'
Music composed by MICHAEL STOREY Film editor CLARE DOUGLAS Photography ELMER COSSEY Designer CHRIS EDWARDS Executive producer JONATHAN POWELL
Producer COUN ROGERS Director PETER SMITH
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The Making of Dissident Third of five programmes
After university Natan took a menial job to leave him free to work in the Refusenik movement.
'Being a dissident in Russia is not like joining a sports club. Even if you leave you are already in the files of the KGB. It's already part of your life. It will influence your life, your children's lives, the lives of all your family and of the future generations'.
(Part 4 shown tomorrow at 10. 10pm)