A programme for children at home
Presenters, Julie Stevens, Rick Jones
with Ted Moult
(Repeated on BBC-1 and BBC Wales at 4.20 p.m.)
A programme for children at home
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
The World Tonight
Reporting: John Timpson, Peter Woods and the reporters and correspondents, at home and abroad, of BBC News
followed by The Weather
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.
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.
A Party Political Broadcast on behalf of the Conservative and Unionist Party
(Also on BBC-1 and BBC Wales)
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.
with Michael Dean, Joan Bakewell, Tony Bilbow, Sheridan Morley and tonight's guests