A programme for children at home
Today's story: "Gumdrop on the Rally"
Written and told by Val Biro
(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
More and more sailors are being attracted today by the speed and spaciousness of catamarans and trimarans.
Introduced by Jack Knights
with Neil Coster
and Bob Andrews, Reg White, Roderick MacAlpine-Downie, Francis and Roland Prout
For Instruction Cards see page 16
Reporting: John Timpson, Peter Woods
with Martin Bell, Michael Blakey, Michael Clayton, Tom Mangold, Michael Sullivan, David Tindall, Richard Whitmore and the correspondents, at home and abroad, of BBC News.
and 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: Health in Black Hands
A row has broken out about Commonwealth and immigrant doctors in British hospitals: an argument with all the overtones of being not so much about medicine as about colour. Critics challenge their competence as doctors and nurses in British hospitals. But senior medical men point out that Britain's elaborate health service couldn't operate on the basis of white manpower. More than a third of the doctors and nurses in British hospitals come from abroad.
They come in search of training but have much to give as well as to receive. It would appear to be a fair exchange. But is it? Many training appointments in teaching hospitals seem closed to them and most must fill posts which white British doctors and nurses appear not to want. Is the row in our health service going to damage the relationship between immigrant doctors and British patients? Or is there a problem which should be brought out into the open and examined?
In tonight's programme the Consultant Physician and a team of medical specialists reply to letters and questions from viewers.
The subjects dealt with include cervical cancer, thumb-sucking in children, eye-troubles caused by diabetes, and the use of antidepressant drugs.
Tonight: the 1946 production Blue Skies
starring Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Joan Caulfield
With Billy De Wolfe, Olga San Juan
A musical comedy about a very pretty girl and the two men who love her, told against the background of many memorable Irving Berlin songs including 'A pretty girl is like a melody,' 'White Christmas,' 'How deep is the ocean,' and of course 'Blue Skies.'
The relations between the people putting on a Broadway show have been the starting point for many a successful Hollywood musical, and Blue Skies is one of these.
It all happens after the first world war, and starts with a vintage musical comedy situation when a dancer, Jed Potter, falls in love with Mary, one of the prettiest girls in the chorus. It's just too bad for Jed that when he takes Mary for a drink in a night-club she meets his friend Johnny Adams.
The singing and dancing talents of Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire and the music and lyrics of Irving Berlin are the major ingredients in Blue Skies, as they were in Holiday Inn, previously seen on BBC-1. Of the other players, Joan Caulfield was last seen on BBC-1 in Dear Ruth, and Billy De Wolfe appeared in London in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.
with Michael Dean, Joan Bakewell, Tony Bilbow, Sheridan Morley and tonight's guests