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The last of six films that show the beautiful intertwinings of the living things on our varied earth.

The Great Rift Valley in Kenya contains a string of remarkable lakes each with its own specialised wealth of wildlife. There are huge contrasts-from sizzling soda flats with flamingos to cool lily ponds with malachite kingfishers.
Pelican, fish eagle, cormorant, and both the black heron and the fishermen of Lake Baringo with their extraordinary fishing techniques, all are beautifully adapted to the local conditions - that is, until Man begins to change things...
(from Bristol)
A BBC/BP Film Unit production series


Derek Jones
Richard Brock

In this country we haven't always been enthusiastic about our new towns, but architects and planners from all over the world have admired and copied them.
This week, West German Television looks at the British new towns, and compares them, favourably, with their own, which, they feel, lack 'body and soul.'
Introduced by Derek Hart


Derek Hart
Maryse Addison

Regional Variations (2)

War and Peace

Episode 20: An Epilogue

Duration: 20 minutes

on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)

Moscow gradually comes back to life and Maria and Natasha return to the city. Twenty part drama of Leo Tolstoy's classic novel.

In spite of our technological advances we are still utterly dependent on the animal world. Whether we eat animals, keep them as pets, are plagued by them or just admire them, it is increasingly important that we understand them. A full understanding can only come through studies of animal behaviour.

This film introduces a new 13-part series which will show behaviour in the light of current research on animals ranging from ants to elephants.
(from Bristol)


Hugh Falkus
Scientific Editor:
Professor Niko Tinbergen
Presented by:
Christopher Parsons

How easy is it to get sterilised? Should there be abortion on demand? Do we need a free contraceptive service? Our average family size is 2.5. To avoid a social and population crisis it needs to be 2.1. Aberdeen, one of the few cities to have a fully comprehensive family planning service, has already successfully cut its birth rate. The Government plan to withdraw this kind of free service. But, in the light of Aberdeen's success, should the Government be made to reconsider?


Paul Vaughan
Film Editor:
Ted Walter
Bruce Norman
Michael Andrews

by Tara Prem
A film in the third season of short plays from Birmingham

A young Indian boy dreams of film stars. When his favourite actress arrives in Birmingham, his dream may come true.
(Radio Times People: page 4)


Tara Prem
Script Editor:
Barry Hanson
Film Cameraman:
Michael Williams
Film Editor:
Oliver White
David Rose
Michael Lindsay-Hogg
Dev Sagoo
Jamilla Massey
Zareen Kamal
Balraj Kumar:
K.S. Matharu
Mrs Kumar:
Charan Kaur Matharu
A. Jetley
Jurmitkaur Jutle
Rajesh Lal:
Sam Chowdhary
Surinder Singh Malhi
Shalini's Manager:
Jagdish Kumar
Assistant Manager:
Albert Moses
Allam Jahangir

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