6.40 Chemicals in the Home 4076485 7.05 Maths:
7.30 Technology: The Best Laid
Plan and Bridging the Gap
8.20 Biology: Molluscs,
Mechanisms and Minds
8.45 An Historian at Work
9.10 Lake Ecology: The Blelham Tubes 9008992 9.35 Scientific
Experiments: Practically Speaking 3450973 10.00 Pilgrimage: The Shrine at Loreto 6312485 10.25 Death and Dying: One Fact, Many Facets 3597447 10.50 Art:
11.15 Information Technology - A Revolution? 3468737 11.40
Education for All 4351263 12.05pm The Enlightenment: Reason and Progress 6768466 12.30
Manufacturing Materials: Engine Design 3050718 12.55 Modem Art: Paris and the Impressionists
5274553 1.20 Runningthe Country: Television and Technology
1.45 History of Technology: It's a Lovely Day Tomorrow
2.10 Introduction to Psychology: Two Research Styles
2.35 Questions about Animal Behaviour
Billy Wilder 's screen adaptation of Agatha Christie 's celebrated courtroom drama starring Charles Laughton
The murder trial of Leonard
Vole brings to light some unexpected revelations. B/W
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Sir Wilfrid Robarts:
Midland Bank World Bowls championships from the Guild Hall, Preston. In today's pairs final, winners of the best of five sets take away £12,000.
Presented by Dougie Donnelly.
Television presentation Mike Adley
Highlights from last week's editions of The Late Show.
A report on the work of the Common's select committees.
Editor Geoffrey Sumner
With Moira Stuart.
Weather Rob McElwee
Vintage rock, pop and soul.
The Days I Knew Then. Glam, disco and plain old schmaltz were equally at home in the 70s mainstream, as were a startling array of costumes from satin trousers and bobble hats, to aluminium foil body-suits and boas. With performances from 10cc,the Carpenters, Abba, Sparks, Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel, David Essex , Wings, Kate Bush and Boney M. Producer Harriet Bakewell
Series producer David Jeffcock
An evening of documentaries, poignant recollections, light-hearted features and comic sketches in celebration of birth.
Executive producers Jane Lush and Clare Paterson
From hereto maternity, mother of six Sue Arnold writes
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In the intervals between this evening's programmes, women share the funny or moving stories of their labour. Among the well-known mothers featured are Birds of a Feather's, Linda Robson , The Clothes Show's Caryn Franklin and Food and Drink 's Jill Goolden.
Director Penny Woolcock
Do pregnant women really crave coal and does eating raw eggs provoke contractions? Thora Hird recalls some of these traditional ideas about pregnancy and asks "who's to say whether they're old wives tales or wise lore?"
Director Sandra Goldbacher
A series of six documentaries exploring different aspects of birth and childcare during the first 50 years of this century. Making Babies. Stories of home births from the slum to the country house and the rigours of the strict Truby King method of infant care are illustrated by vivid first-person accounts of labour, including
91-year-old Ivy Summers , who had 12 babies. She says: "You didn't make a row because the kids was in the next room. I just used to grin and bear it."
Producer Steve Humphries
Executive producer Sam Organ
A Testimony production for BBCtv
Ruby Wax returns to St Mary's Hospital in London to relive her birth experiences. The programme also shows extracts from a home video of her second pregnancy, revealing how hormone changes resulted in dangerous mood surges and a sex drive out of control.
Director Katie Pearson
First of three visits to the delivery suite at Homerton Hospital, one of the busiest maternity units in London. Despite handling up to ten births a shift, for the midwives Lilly, Gwen, Julie and their colleagues every birth is different and every baby is a special delivery. Director Marilyn Gaunt
(Continued at 10.30pm)
Jessica Mitford , author of The American Way of Birth, looks at bizarre and disturbing aspects of birth in the USA - "where the bottom line is the dollar sign and birth is no exception" - from "empathy bellies" to tax-saving caesareans.
Director Steve Ruggi
David Attenborough plays midwife to the animal kingdom as an assortment of creatures demonstrate the extraordinary business of birth.
Director Sandra Goldbacher
The second visit to Homerton
Hospital where an epidural eases the pain for one woman.
(Continued at 11.15pm)
A painfully funny sketch about a know-all father attempting to reassure some friends who are just about to have their first baby.
This examination of birth from a male perspective includes recent, real-life experiences of fatherhood and some archive film clips of worried fathers - from a terrified Michael Crawford to a petrified James Stewart.
Director Pat Holland
The last of this evening's visits to Homerton's maternity unit focuses on a woman who is determined not to have her baby at hospital.
Roman Polanski's version of Ira Levin's macabre tale of devils and witchcraft in 1960s New York.
Starring Mia Farrow John Cassavetes
When Rosemary Woodhouse becomes pregnant, the flamboyant couple next door take a sinister interest in her.