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For the first programme of the New Year, the team visits Belfast, where members of the Northern Ireland Chrysanthemum and Horticultural Society put their queries to Dr Stefan Buczacki Fred Downham and Sid Robertson.
Chairman Clay Jones Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester
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One of the most successful impresarios of this century, Sir Rudolf Bing, ran the Glyndebourne Opera, founded the Edinburgh Festival and enjoyed an eventful and sometimes controversial stint of over 20 years as General Manager of the Metropolitan Opera in New York.
David Wheeler tells the story of Bing's career in the world of opera, with Luciano Pavarotti, Robert Merrill, Franco Corelli, Sir Ian Hunter, Sir George Christie, Henry Wrong, Herman Krawitz and Sir John Tooley.
Producer LOUISE PURSLOW. Stereo
In the first of six programmes, Alex Ferguson , battle-scarred but unwavering, resumes his struggle with the governors of the (almost) imaginary Bilton School.
1: Autumn Term
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester
In the summer of 1980, Tom Vernon pedalled his 19 stone from the Piedmontese Alps to the Calabrian coast. This selection of episodes from the award-winning series tells the story of his journey through four very different regions. 1: The Wheel of Fortune
Taking in Turin with a man who destroys cars for a living; and sniffing around Alba with a truculent truffle hound.
Producer JOY HATWOOD. Stereo (R)
When her sister Noreen arrives in London on holiday from
Ireland, Kay cannot conceal her agitation.
'Look, she lives in a lovely little suburban house with two bosom buddies. She teaches in a convent. She goes on holidays every summer on a package tour to Naxos. And in the winter she takes evening classes and makes raffia mats. Do you really think she is going to fit in with us?'
BBC Northern Ireland
What a farmer needs most in the Amazon rain forest is a box of matches. But while land reclamation through fire helps the Brazilian economy, the Amazon Indians become destitute and the burning forest contributes one tenth of the world's atmospheric pollution. Jonathan Charles presents a special report from Amazonia where western economic investment could become a threat to us all.
Producer DAVID POWELL
Peter Gill 's National Theatre Studio is one of the less visible resources of the National
Theatre. Christopher Cook visits it and discovers the ways it develops actors and playwrights. Producer FIONA MCLEAN
Iain Johnstone hosts the movie panel show with Dick Vosburgh , Susan George Simon MacCorkindale and Barry Cryer.
Written and researched by JEREMY PASCALL and PHIL SWERN Producer ANDY ALIFFE. Stereo (R)
Written by GILLIAN RICHMOND Cast for the week:
BBC Pebble Mill
Working alone and often at night, the Rev John Geyer , a Minister of the United
Reformed Church, won the trust and friendship of disaffected, criminalised young blacks in the Balsall Heath district of Birmingham.
Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones learns how they responded to John Geyer 's message of 'let's talk to one another' and why they dubbed him 'John the Godfather'. Producer GWYN RICHARDS BBC Pebble Mill
A Tale of Mystery and Imagination by CHRISTOPHER COOK with music by CLAUDE DEBUSSY . Detective Auguste Dupin , one ofPoe's own creations, investigates the bizarre life and strange death of the writer. With
Auguste Charles Dupin and Michael Graham Cox
Joe Dunlop , Melinda Walker.
Edgar Alan Poe:
Heralding a return of the cowboy film this week is Young Guns - six young outcasts taking the law into their own hands, and among them a certain Billy the Kid, played by Emilio Estevez. Presenter Paul Vaughan Producer CAROLINE YOUNG
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