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Ten programmes in which some of Britain's finest helmsmen show how dinghy sailors and yachtsmen can get more pleasure from their sport.

Spinnaker setting, trapezing, and light airs techniques are demonstrated by World 505 champion Larry Marks and crewman Richard Hughes
Introduced by Jack Knights



Larry Marks
Richard Hughes
Jack Knights
Brenda Horsfield

The World Tonight
Reporting: John Timpson, Peter Woods and the reporters and correspondents, at home and abroad, of BBC News
followed by The Weather


John Timpson
Peter Woods

A weekly programme which focuses on people and the situations which shape their lives
Reporters: Jim Douglas Henry, Jeremy James, Jeanne La Chard, Gillian Strickland, Desmond Wilcox, Harold Williamson

This week: What's It All About?
Last of three programmes about trouble in our universities
Violence and shouting; waving placards and charging police-horses; headlines and loud hailers: the academic life sometimes seems more like a running riot. Puzzled parents, resentful taxpayers, worried university staff, and sixth-formers uncertainly facing an undergraduate future which may contain as many sit-downs as seminars. We hear the roar of student unrest, but does the noise make sense? Are there any words to listen to? What should a university education mean in 1969? With just a handful of parents, sixth-formers, students, and vice-chancellors (the men in the hot seats at universities) Man Alive tries to find out.



Tom Conway
Desmond Wilcox
Bill Morton

Asthma is a Greek word meaning breathlessness. Bronchial asthma, the subject of tonight's programme, is caused by the bronchial tubes (that is, the tubes in the lung) contracting so that it is difficult to breathe through them. Attacks usually last for an hour or two, but occasionally go on for much longer.
Several factors cause asthma.
Many people react to allergens such as dust, pollen, cats, and horses, or the tiny house mites which live in old mattresses and carpets. Cold air and warm air also affect some people.
Chest infections are another precipitating cause of asthma, and sometimes psychological factors make asthma worse.
It can be a serious disease, but nowadays a great deal can be done for it. There are de-sensitising injections for allergies and special drugs and sprays which are of great value to the asthmatic.
In tonight's programme the Consultant Physician and a colleague who also specialises in this disease discuss asthma, its causes, prevention, and treatment.


Alan Grimley
Ian Curtis

A selection of musical milestones from the golden days of the silver screen
Tonight: the 1948 production The Emperor Waltz
starring Bing Crosby, Joan Fontaine
with Roland Culver, Richard Haydn

An American travelling salesman goes to Vienna to sell his invention to Emperor Franz Josef and instead falls in love with a beautiful Countess.
In tonight's film Bing sings such favourite musical numbers as 'I kiss your hand, Madame,' 'Friendly mountains,' and 'Emperor Waltz.' Director Billy Wilder and producer and writer Charles Brackett have worked together on several other outstanding films, including Lost Weekend, Double Indemnity (both already seen on BBC-tv), Sunset Boulevard, and Ace in the Hole.


Billy Wilder
Charles Brackett
Virgil Smith:
Bing Crosby
Countess Johanna:
Joan Fontaine
Count Von Stolzenberg-Stolzenberg:
Roland Culver
Emperor Franz Josef:
Richard Haydn
Princess Bitotska:
Lucille Watson
Harold Vermilyea
Dr. Zweiback:
Sig Ruman
Marquis Alonson:
Gerald Mohr

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