Social Science: Computers and Coal
Robert Armstrong and Joseph Young As a child in Africa,
Jill Young is allowed to adopt a baby gorilla.
Years later, only Jill can control the giant-sized creature, now known as 'Mighty Joe Young '. A group of New York showmen take
Joe to America, but things go wrong when he runs amuck in a nightclub.
Screenplay by RUTH ROSE from an original story by MERIAN C. COOPER Produced by JOHN FORD and MERIAN C. COOPER
Directed by ERNEST B. SCHOEDSACK
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Jilla as a child:
Crystals and Lasers by Prof D. Phillips , PHD, FRSC A series of six lectures
5: The Light Fantastic
From supermarket tills to compact discs and'Star
Wars' weapons, lasers are becoming increasingly important. (R)
A See-Saw programme with Carol Chell and Don Spencer
Musical director RICHARD BROWN Directed by CHRISTINE HEWITT Executive producer
CYNTHIA FELGATE (R)
A serial in 12 episodes starring
Tristram Coffin as Prof King 6: Mystery of the Rocket Man Wherein the diabolic Dr Vulcan identifies Rocket
Man, kidnaps him and is astonished at the appearance of a second Rocket Man.
Olive's Sweepstake Ticket Strong to the Finich
Weather followed by 100 Great Sporting Moments
In August 1981, Coe and Ovett made three attempts at the world mile record.
19 August: Coe attacks
Ovett's time of 3mins 48.8 sees
26 August: Ovett attempts to better Coe's time in Koblenz
from Aintree 1988 Seagram
Grand National Meeting
Liverpool takes centre stage again today as the build-up to the National begins with a splendid race card for those many national-hunt enthusiasts.
2.35 Chivas Regal Cup Chase (3m If)
3.10 Seagram 100 Pipers Top Novices' Hurdle (2m)
3.45 Glenlivet Trophy
Handicap Chase (2m 6f)
4.20 Champagne Mumm Club Novices' Chase (3m if)
The 3.45 sees a full dress rehearsal over all 16 of the Grand National fences; while it was in the Chivas Regal
12 months ago that Wayward Lad bade an emotional farewell to the racecourse. Commentators
JULIAN WILSON. RICHARD
PITMAN JOHN HANMER. BILL SMITH and JONATHAN POWELL Video, '150 Years of the Grand National - a Personal View ' on BBCV 4128 including at
3.00 News and Weather
A personal enquiry in six parts by Ean Begg , a Jungian analyst and psychotherapist 3: Towards the Light
Countless believers, saints and sinners, have died firm in the hope of rising again. Their expectations of what awaited them are not far removed from the accounts given by those who have come close to death.
Where do ideas of what might - or might not - happen after death come from?
Director SIMON HAMMOND Producer ANGELA TILBY
If you have any comments or experiences that you would like considered in this series, write to:
Ean Begg , BBCtv Centre. Wood Lane , London W128QT
'Gentlemen, can you suggest an appropriate well-known song to dedicate to a new baby?' asks questionmaster Steve Race of Frank Muir , Denis Norden , John Amis and Ian Wallace during an early round of this musical quiz. (R)
First of a two-part story
Because of the threat of an imminent Cylon attack, it is decided that the Galactican children must be evacuated to Earth.
Red Hot Riding Hood
North West Hounded Police MGM cartoons
Jill Neville and her guests discuss PRIMO LEVI 'S The
Drowned and the Saved and the journal and spiritual meditations of the distinguished writer
PHILIP TOYNBEE. They talk to a new Scottish literary talent, Una Flett about her first novel,
Revisiting Empty Houses, and discuss a homage to poet FRANCES HOROVITZ.
Researcher CHRIS WILSON
Executive producer NIGEL WILLIAMS Producer ROSEMARY BOWEN-JONES
The last programme in the current series with Linda Alexander and Martin Young
In 1985 Sheffield Education Authority decided to tear up their secondary school curriculum and start again. But instead of telling the teachers what to teach, the Authority decided to make them the agents of change. All the teachers in the city have been involved in making education more relevant and more exciting. But can Sheffield's local
Initiative survive a centrally imposed National Curriculum?
Producer FRANK ASH
Editor PETER RIDING (e)
Brooklands was the first motor racing circuit in the world, the scene of many record-breaking attempts in the 20s and 30s.
Now after years of decay, there are plans to build a new museum and reopen the track. William Woollard and Tiff Needell look at the nostalgia they're trying to re-create. The British company, Cosworth, is one of the success stories of motor racing today. Their engines are found in many of the world's victorious Formula One and Indy 500 cars.
Chris Goffey examines the reasons for their success and road tests the new
Sierra Cosworth. Consumer reports reveal that cars are hardly ever serviced properly.
Sue Baker investigates what can be done to improve the situation. Frank Page tests the new Peugeot 405. Producer JON BENTLEY
Executive producer TOM ROSS BBC Pebble Mill
From Aerosols to Zoos
A hard look at the environment with Michael Buerk and reporters John Howard and Linda Mitchell
This week, ten of Britain's best beaches. Nature continues its check up on the environment with a trip to the seaside. A look at beach management, wildlife in the sand dunes and the tide's hidden menace - sewage. John Howard 's report begins in Dorset ana ends among the amusement arcades of North Wales.
Studio director ANDY BATTEN FOSTER Producer AMANDA THEUNISSEN Editor PETER SALMON BBC Bristol
by RICHARD CURTIS and BENELTON 4: Money
England, 1564. Trouble in store for Edmund when the vicar drops by unexpectedly, armed with a red-hot poker.
Director MANDIE FLETCHER Producer JOHN LLOYD
Queen Elizabeth I:
Bishop of Bath and Wells:
Arthur the sailor:
A series of films about our lives - now
Who Will Love Billy ?
Billy has been stopping people in the street, asking them to adopt him. He has been in care since he was 5. He's categorised as 'hardest to place', not because he has mental or physical problems, but because he is 13 - a teenager.
Dave [text removed] is 43, single and unemployed, and desperately wants a child of his own. There's been a revolution in the practice of adoption recently and Dave has been approved as a prospective dad for active young Billy ...
Billy is happy about the idea because 'mums are a bit moany', and he says, 'I'm going to call Dave Daddy because he's applied for me to be his son.'
Tonight's film follows Dave and Billy as they meet and get to know each other in Lambeth and Newcastle. It charts the behind-the-scenes debate about whether a single man should be allowed to adopt a teenage boy. Has Billy at last found the dad for whom he longs? Photography
PAT O'SHEA. REX MAIDMENT Film editor ALAN LYGO
Producer HARRY WEISBLOOM Editor EDWARD MIRZOEFF
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The last in the present series of shows from the Jongleurs Club. 'Bring it back!' they cry! John Sparkes dons his cap as Frank Hovis to introduce: Dexter Felix
Andy Greenhalgh Arloe Barlow
Denise Black and the Kray Sisters
Mark Steel, Jeremy Hardy Executive producer (BBC)
RICHARD BODEN Producer BRIAN MARSHALL Director CHRISTIAN CLEGG
A REAL TO REEL production for BBCtv
The last word on world events analysed by Peter Snow and Donald MacCormick
Plus political and economic reports from
Nick Clark , Will Hutton
previewing daytime programmes
A BBC/Open University production
Fundamentals of Computing Felixstowe Docks
Keeping Tabs on the Containers. The port of Felixstowe uses computers to handle container traffic - but what data structures do they use?
Producer DAVID SAUNDERS