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Despite the collapse of many big tops under the pressure of rising costs and falling receipts, the Circus is far from dead. Its traditions are carried on by family companies which travel every year across Europe. It's not an easy life. Apart from financial worries, there's the problem of educating children, the lack of security in old age. Yet the lure of the Big Top is stronger than all. Film reports from East and West Europe.
Introduced by Derek Hart
(Colour)

Contributors

Presenter:
Derek Hart
Producer:
Maryse Addison

by Leo Tolstoy
dramatised in 20 parts by Jack Pulman

The French continued their advanced into Russia and Prince Bolkonsky died while preparing to defend his home. The peasants defied Maria's orders to leave before the French arrived and she was rescued by Nikolai.

(Anthony Hopkins is a National Theatre player)
(Repeated next Saturday evening)
(Colour)

Contributors

Author:
Leo Tolstoy
Dramatiset:
Jack Pulman
Producer:
David Conroy
Director:
John Davies
Countess Rostova:
Faith Brook
Julie:
Karin MacCarthy
Natasha:
Morag Hood
Count Rostov:
Rupert Davies
Pierre:
Anthony Hopkins
Katishe:
Josie Kidd
Galitsyn:
Gordon Faith
Kutuzov:
Frank Middlemass
Andrei:
Alan Dobie
Boris Drubetskoy:
Neil Stacy
Timohin:
Roy Spencer
Napoleon:
David Swift
Marshal Davout:
Tony Steedman
de Beausset:
Alan Collins
Russian sergeant:
James Appleby
Russian officers:
Damon Sanders
Russian officers:
Joseph Wise
Russian soldier:
Pat Gorman
Andrei's adjutant:
Peter Cartwright
General Rapp:
Hubert Cross

This year 7,000 people will die of chronic kidney failure. Many could be saved. It's a national tragedy - and largely avoidable. Two medical advances of the 1960s - the kidney machine and kidney transplant - brought new hope. But treatment has become a cruel lottery in which only 600 patients will get the kidney machine they need to live. Even fewer will get a transplant.
Horizon shows for the first time an actual transplant operation, showing the skill of the surgeons who can give life to the lucky few. But why so few?
(Colour)

Contributors

Narrator:
Paul Vaughan
Film Editor:
Stan Hawkes
Editor:
Bruce Norman
Producer:
Dominic Flessati

Match your musical wits tonight against Valerie Pitts, Richard Baker, Robin Ray
Guest musician George Malcolm
Chairman Joseph Cooper

[Repeat]
(Colour)

Contributors

Panellist:
Valerie Pitts
Panellist:
Richard Baker
Panellist:
Robin Ray
Guest musician:
George Malcolm
Chairman:
Joseph Cooper
Producer:
Walter Todds
Director:
Denis Moriarty

The Welsh look wryly at themselves and others in the first of two programmes of verse recorded in the company of the 'regulars' at the Rose and Crown Inn, Eglwys Ilan, Glamorgan.
Spoken by Ryan Davies, Geraint Wyn Davies, David Lyn

(Second programme: Friday, 11.25 pm)
(Colour)

Contributors

Reader:
Ryan Davies
Reader:
Geraint Wyn Davies
Reader:
David Lyn
Singer:
Max Boyce
Producer:
Geraint Stanley

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