Maths: Classifying Cubics
An opera in two acts by w. s. GILBERT and ARTHUR SULLIVAN starring Clive Revill
Alexander Oliver , Nan Christie Donald Adams , Nuala Willis with the AMBROSIAN OPERA
CHORUS and the LONDON
SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by Alexander Faris Socialist ideals and a forthcoming marriage prompt Alexis to hire a terribly respectable sorcerer - John Wellington Wells - to concoct a love potion that will pair off his entire village, irrespective of rank or wealth. But the results of this egalitarian experiment are not quite what Alexis expected....
Produced by JUDITH DE PAUL Directed by DAVE HEATHER
A BRENT WALKER production
John Wellington Wells:
Sir Marduke Pointdextre:
A classic cliffhanger serial in 12 episodes starring
1: Dr Vulcan - Traitor
Wherein mysterious deaths and the theft of a top secret nuclear rocket by the sinister and shadowy Dr Vulcan force Jeff King into testing his untried, secret rocket-propelled flying suit to prevent disaster.
Directed by FRED BRANNON
A REPUBLIC serial
Professor Jeff King:
Gunther Von Strum:
continues a season of the FLEISCHER BROTHERS' vintage cartoons.
Pleased to Meet Cha!
Weather followed by Songs of Praise
The Birdman of St James 's Arthur May was parent to thousands of ducklings. In 21 years as birdkeeper on Duck Island, opposite Buckingham Palace, he cared for the residents of St James's Park and any birds of passage in temporary difficulties. The highlight of his year was watching spring ducklings hatch; the saddest moment in autumn when they left him to go out on the lake. The continuing company of Daphne, the one-winged pelican, provided consolation. Never in his life had Arthur May had duck for dinner.
Director SANDRA WAINWRIGHT Executive producer JENNIFER JEREMY (R)
Weather followed by World Skating
Championships from Budapest featuring The Exhibition Gala
ALAN WEEKS introduces the memorable moments from the traditional end-of-season celebration at the Budapest Sports Hall.
After the recent weeks of intense competition during the European, Olympic and World Championships, the medallists can at last relax and entertain with their
'party-pieces' and unusual routines.
Television presentation MTV, Hungary
Rob Curling looks at what's going on in radio and TV; and Marian Foster has news from the Daytime Club.
Regional News and Weather
The Benefits Shake-Up
How much do you know about the social security changes that come in on 11 April? If you are a pensioner or a young adult, a disabled person or a single parent, here's your chance to get up to date with the reforms that will affect you. Margo MacDonald presents the second part of the Advice Shop guide to the DHSS benefit changes.
This programme carries sign language and subtitles for the deaf or hard-of-hearing. Directed by HENDRIK BALL
Series producer TONY MATTHEWS (e)
King David High in the Italian mountains 1,000 movie extras are arriving for what
Hollywood hopes will be the most spectacular biblical battle ever filmed - the massacre of the ancient
Israelites by the Philistines. Action director David Tomblin , leader of the toughest technicians in town, has been planning the big battle scene for months. He has two days to take on rain, snow and the wrath of the gods, and help King David bring in millions of dollars at the box office.
Written and presented by Tony Wilkinson
Producer CYRIL GATES
The popular game of musical knowledge between
Frank Muir with John Amis and Denis Norden with Ian Wallace
Questions set by Steve Race (R)
with George Murphy
Dot Duncan should be happy - she has a good job and is engaged to a handsome and easy-going sailor. The trouble is she's really in love with her boss! This lively comedy was the first production by silent slapstick star Harold Lloyd.
Written by FRAN RYAN and BERT GRANTET
Produced by RICHARD WALLACE Directed by HAROLD LLOYD
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Pet shop owner:
Eddie (growing sailor):
The Awful Fate of Melpomenus Jones (R)
To Give Up a Child
Nobody gives up a child lightly, but in this country there are hundreds of thousands of mothers who have had their children adopted. People who haven't had to make this choice rarely understand the anguish that can result.
'I had a son adopted 23 years ago, I cried for weeks and weeks and not a day goes by without me thinking of him - even now.'
'At one stage I had to make myself believe he had died, there was no other way I could cope.'
Mary Wooliscroft , founder of the Natural Parents'
Support Group attempts to reach out the hand of friendship and understanding to mothers who chose to give up a child.
Film editor KEVIN HINCHEY
Producer MIKE MACCORMACK
Series producer PETER LEE-WRIGHT
Winner of the Royal Society Award for best science, medical or technology programme of 1987.
Pierre Garand and Gilles Thibault lie critically ill in Montreal's Royal Victoria Hospital. Their only hope of survival is a heart transplant. "Horizon" follows every stage of the fight to save each life: the doctors' discussions to decide whether the patient is too ill to have a transplant; the anxiety of the family as they wait; the frantic search for a donor and the surgeons' race across the border to the USA to get a heart. Finally, hours later, will the transplanted heart beat in its new body?
This programme shows in raw, emotional detail what it means to be in desperate need of another's heart, and what it's like to receive one.
Produced for Societe Radio-Canada by:
Adapted for BBCtv by:
Cyclops - the world's first nuclear-powered bus - is about to set off on its maiden voyage from New York City to Denver, Colorado.
Unfortunately for the crazy co-drivers and the luckless passengers, a gang is out to destroy the bus in the 'interests' of international oil companies....
This hilarious spoof on disaster films takes its audience on a journey they will never forget - however hard they try!
Written and produced by FRED FREEMAN and LAWRENCE J. COHEN Directed by JAMES FRAWLEY
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Parking lot doctor:
A series of murder investigations featuring the forensic scientists and police who solved the original cases. Introduced by Ludovic Kennedy
Gaslight Douglas Scott 's life is falling apart. He faces the sack and has problems at home. A week after his 50th birthday his wife is found dead in a caravan, apparently the victim of toxic fumes from a gas lamp....
Names of people and places have been changed.
... a real life case that seemed like the perfect crime.... DAILY EXPRESS Dramatisation CHRIS FALLON Directed and produced by OLIVER MORSE and IAN DUNCAN (R)
with Peter Snow and Donald MacCormick
Arts Foundation Course What is Music?
We are surrounded by sounds, but what is the difference between noise and music? Is there one?
TREVOR HERBERT , with PROFESSOR CHARLES TAYLOR , investigates. Producer TONY COE (R)