The British film industry has been in trouble for years with television, inflation, high taxation and falling ticket sales all blamed for its woes. But can anyone else make films and money at the same time?
Barry Norman reports.
A Radio News production by JOHN ALLEN long' wave only
Nineteen million households in Britain have a pet; six million dogs, almost as many cats, and then a veritable Noah's Ark of others: budgerigars, terrapins, gerbils. hamsters, slow, worms, goldfish, etc. Clive Jacobs asks how we should relate to our pets. Do they help us to be more human, or can they take a place in our lives that ought to be occupied by the love and companionship of other people? Written and researched by Peter Taylor Producer DAVID WlNT ¡.;R long wave only
Introduced from Birmingham by Maureen Staffer
Against All the Odds: three major strokes left DONALD WILLIS of Oxford, severely paralysed and without speech. But not only did he survive, he went on to write his autobiography which has just been published. DAVID lloyd reports.
The Norton Collection:
DENNIS NORTON began with a mild interest in collecting. Now, with his wife Margaret, he runs his own museum. EILEEN TOTTEN has been to look round.
Feminist in Exile-
TATIANA MAMONOVA was expelled from the Soviet Union last year for her feminist activities. On a visit to Britain, she talked about her beliefs and experiences to
MARGARET IIORSFIELD BDC Birmingham
A Glass of Blessings (12) by BARBARA PYM , abridged in 12 parts by JANET QUIGLEY. Read by HEATHER BELL (Music: Reinecke's Undine): long wave only
Men of Violence by JAN NEEDLE with Leslie Sands Eric Allan and Kenneth Cranham
Albert Winterbottom is a cantankerous, violent old fisherman, but when his boat runs aground, regional television journalists turn him into a local hero. The resultant publicity causes an outbreak of violence, but who is really responsible?
Directed by MICHAEL BARTLETT
Six programmes 4: Ghosts
Everybody loves the thrill of hearing a ghost story, whether set in a stately home or council flat. Why do we have this morbid fascination with the souls of the departed? And what do these manifestations reflect of the people who create them?
Presented by Toni Arthur
Boxing is a profession where you expect to get hurt and where you expect to hurt other people. Are boxers different from the rest of us, and do they regard their profession as a job like any other?
Billy Waith , a veteran of over 80 fights and one of Britain's leading professional boxers, talks about his career and his attitude towards the sport whose violence is attracting more and more criticism.
Researcher ANDREW CURRY A Financial World Tonight production
(Repeated: Sat 4.40 pm)
A look at the news with Bill Wallis , David Tate
Sheila Steafel , Jon Glover and music by DAVID FIRMAN Written by GUY JENKIN JOHN LANGDON , RICHARD
QUICK, ANDY WILSON , JEREMY BROWNE , BOB SINFIELD , BRIAN BETHELL ,
TONY SARCHET , PETER DICKEY Producer
(Repeated: Sat 5.25 pm)
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