Mary lives with her parents at the top of a tall block of flats in a busy town. Her friends are Mungo. her wise old dog, and Midge, a very inquisitive mouse.
Come to the fair! And welcome to the start of a New Season. Presented by ROY HUDD and IRENE THOMAS
Directed by LIBBY HALLIDAY
Produced by BRIGIT BARRY
A magazine for Asian viewers, including discussions, review of recent news, music and stories from the communities.
Produced and presented by MAHENDRA KAUL
Director ASHOK RAMPAL. BBC Birmingham
A series of 26 programmes in Hindustani and English. The story of two Asian families living in Britain
- the neighbours of Windsor Road. Episode 13 written by DILIP HIRO
Producer ROBERT CLAMP Director PAUL KRIWACZEK
Tutor's booklet £1 10, student booklet £1.50, from bookshops. For information about English teaching help please send a stamped addressed envelope to: Parosi, BBCtv, London [Postcode removed]
Democracy at Work - Progress Report
The first of ten programmes for trade unionists
It's no longer just pay. Trade unionists now seek to bargain about health and safety, women's rights at work, pensions, investment decisions ...
This film on the history of collective bargaining shows how the trend towards wider industrial democracy has grown from the struggles of the past.
Producer JOHN TWITCHIN
Book (same title), £1.50, from bookshops, or direct from: [address removed]
A series of 25 programmes
A combined television and radio course for beginners in German, with on-the-spot documentary film and recordings.
11: Haben Sie ein Zimmer frei? with LIANE RUDOLPH , PETRA SCHROEDER
JURGEN ANDERSEN , LLTZ LIEBELT
Written by CORINNA SCHNABEL Teaching adviser ANTONY PECK
Producer MADDALENA FACANDINI
Complementary radio programme today at 2.30 pm Radio 4 VHF. Book, record, filmstrip and notes for teachers are available from bookshops or from BBC Publications
A series of 15 programmes
In England and Wales about 40 million people live in roughly 150 towns and cities. The Living City looks at the inhabitants of one typical city - Leicester - and examines their attitudes, aspirations, life-styles and life-chances. 1:The Setting
Where people live - neighbourhoods and communities. Narrated by MICHAEL MOLYNEUX
Producer TONY ROBERTS Director LIBBY HALLIDAY
A lively look at words and letters with Donald Gee, Bob Hoskins and Gay Hamilton,
Patricia Hayes, Polly James, Rosemary Leach, Norman Rossigton, Martin Shaw, Nigel Stock
Script Barry Took
Adults wanting help with reading can ring [number removed] or send their name, address and telephone number to: On the Move, [address removed]
Brush up your reading and writing with BRIAN REDHEAD and FREDERICK JAEGER
Script BARRY TOOK
Adults wanting help with reading and writing can ring [number removed]or send their name and address to: Your Move, ro Box 7, London W3 6XJ
Regional Variations (2)
Beliefs, experiences, prayer and reflection brought together in the foyer of the BBC centre in Birmingham. Family Life
This week THE REV EDGAR RUDDOCK and DR FRED MILSON share the experience of several families who have found that family life can be a religious experience.
Director PENNY SEARLEY Producer JOHN WILCOX BBC Birmingham
With DAVID RICHARDSON
JOHN CHERRINGTON , PHILIP WRIXON
Producer JOHN KENYON. BBC Birmingham
Weather for farmers JACK SCOTT
A series of ten programmes on dressmaking for beginners Presented by ANN LADBURY 5:Trousers (i)
Making trousers is easy-if you know how to fit. This programme also reveals the all-important secrets of putting in a crease.
Series producer SHEILA INNES
Producer JENNY ROGERS
Book (same title), 12.40, from bookshops
Regional Variations (2)
The first in a season of films starring the screen's most enduring hero, John Wayne with Jeffrey Hunter , Vera Miles Ward Bond , Natalie Wood
The story of Ethan Edwards 's five-year search for his young niece, kidnapped by Indians.
Director JOHN FORD. Films: page 10
Presented by Paddy Feeny Heat 1
LANARK: investigating why balloons deflate. WORCESTER: probing the life cycle of a tiny worm, the nematode. NEWCASTLE: developing the crop-sprayer of the future.-
Which team will go forward to the Final to challenge for the Royal Institution Trophy and the title Young Scientists of the Year 1978? That decision rests with the judges:
Sir George Porter , chemist Professor Aubrey Manning zoologist
Heinz Wolff , bio-engineer.
Studio director JOHN GORMAN Producer PETER BRUCE *
starring Donny and Marie with their guests for this week
Directed by ART FISHER
The first of three programmes Harvest at Great Gaddesden
' I love the sort of atmosphere the harvest creates -it draws the whole of our village together. Although we're only half-an-hour from the centre of London, at harvest time we could be a century away here in Great Gaddesden.'
Last September's harvest at Great Gaddesden was a good one. At the harvest supper, held in one of the barns, all the farm workers agreed that there was plenty to celebrate.
From the outside, life on this traditional country estate may look socially out of date and politically out of fashion-but maybe they prefer it that way.
For us all, harvest is the most reassuring landmark in the countryman's year.
Film cameraman BERNARD HEDGES Film editor JOHN MERRITT
Producer PETER CRAWFORD. BBC Bristol
Kenneth Kendall ; Weatherman
by KATE DOUGLAS WIGGIN
Dramatised in four parts by CONSTANCE COX Part 2: starring and Rebecca has tried to settle down at the Brick House but without success. Upset by Aunt Miranda 's stern rule she has run away.
Music composed by DUDLEY SIMPSON Script editor ALISTAIR BELL
DesignerROGER MURRAY-LEACH Producer BARRY LETTS
Director RODNEY BENNETT
Introduced by Cliff Michelmore
Castles and canals provide the twin themes of this week's Holiday. John Carter journeys around Kerry, Clare and Mayo basking in the baronial life-style of top quality hotels, while Kieran Prendiville goes Dutch with a group of youngsters taking go-it-alone holidays-going it alone, that is, without their parents. In the studio up-to-the-minute holiday advice, comments and information.
Producer TOM: SAVAGE
Regional Variations (3)
from Knighton, Leicester
In this Epiphany programme from the Church of St Mary Magdalene , GEOFFREY WHEELER talks to local people about their life and faith and the hymns they like to sing. o worship the Lord (Was lebet); Lord Of all power (Slane); Brightest and best (Epiphany hymn); King of glory, king of peace (Gwalchmai); For Mary, mother of our Lord (St Botolph); Lord, thy church on earth is seeking (Abbot's Leigh); Abide with me (Eventide); Jesus is the best friend; God is working his purpose out (Benson)
Organist COLIN HOLYOAKE Conductor GEORGE GRAY
Film director ELIZABETH GORT Producer MICHAEL SHOESMITH
Series producer RAYMOND SHORT BBC Birmingham
Regional Variations (2)
Drama series. Life for a newly qualified vet in the Yorkshire Dales isn't at all easy, as James Herriot discovers. To begin with, you have to find employment. Show more
starring Walter Matthau
Joseph Kotcher is not the baby-sitter that Wilma would choose. In fact her father-in-law, a 72-year-old widower with maddening and eccentric ways, is altogether a bad influence on her baby. Perhaps he would agree to settle in a retirement village ... just for three months.
In this touching comedy. Jack Lemmon makes his directing debut.
Based on the novel by KATHERINE TOPKINS Directed by JACK LEMMON
(First showing on British television) Films: page 10
with Kenneth Kendall ; Weather
Some people say they can't see the light! Does this matter to them? Does religion affect their lives at all? Do they have a substitute for religion?
To find out we visit the Dundee pop group Skeets Boliver to listen to their own thoughts on these questions and hear their music.
Film editor DAVID WHITE Director PAUL STREATHER Producer IAN MACKENZIE
Regional Variations (2)
The Paperback Programme introduced by Ronald Harwood
Books of the Week chosen by Patricia Finney, winner of the David Higham Prize for her first novel; Mary McCarthy, novelist and critic; Albert Finney, actor and song writer
Authors of the Week: Kingsley Amis, with his novel "The Alteration", set on an Earth where the Reformation never happened and where a 10-year-old chorister with the voice of an angel is to have a small 'alteration' to preserve his singing voice.
Tony Soper, with "Wildlife Begins at Home", a book which proves it is not necessary to go on safari to enjoy nature.
Answers to The Booker Quiz of 11 December 1977. Spectacular Endings 1. Professor Moriarty (Conan Doyle) 2. Captain Ahab (Herman Melville) 3. Count Dracula (Bram Stoker) 4. Carver Doone (R.D. Blackmore ) 5. Don Juan (Moliere)
6. Harry Lime (Graham Greene ) 7. Bill Sikes (Charles Dickens ) 8. Captain Nemo (Jules Verne )
Five stories of an ordinary everyday citizen, his battles with authority, his disasters and his triumphs.
1 : The Bike by ALAN PLATER
What is there in common between a man in chains trying to escape from a sack, and living on social security? Possibly more than meets the eye.... with Eugene Geasley
Christine Hargreaves , Dave Hill
Charlotte Howard , Philip Jackson Sylveste McCoy , Polly Warren and an audience from Manchester. Master of Ceremonies Brian Trueman
Producer JOHN RADCLIFFE Director MICHAEL SIMPSON