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Story: The Big River written and illustrated by ELIZABETH ROSE and GERALD ROSE Presenters:
CHLOE ASHCROFT , LIONEL MORTON

Contributors

Illustrated By:
Elizabeth Rose
Illustrated By:
Gerald Rose
Unknown:
Chloe Ashcroft
Unknown:
Lionel Morton

at Animal Logic
What happens when animaJs and insects are faced with artificially-created situations designed to test their learning and reasoning abilities?
Narrator ERIC THOMPSON
Producer PETER RIDING

Contributors

Narrator:
Eric Thompson
Producer:
Peter Riding

A series of six programmes which traces the pattern of speech in Britain today.
Introduced by Melvyn Bragg with comments by Alan Binns one of Britain's leading dialect experts.
5: The Way You Work is The Way You Talk
The language of work provides a vocabulary which often spills outside the narrow confines of an industry. Nowhere is this more true than in fishing. The coble fishermen of Flamborough on the Yorkshire coast and the deep-sea trawlermen of Hull have provided names for sea and land alike. Their language steers between words which reflect their Scandinavian past and those drawn from the new technological hardware of their industry.
Producers JOHN MAPPLEBECK , JOY HATWOOD Editor BILL MORTON

Contributors

Introduced By:
Melvyn Bragg
Unknown:
Alan Binns
Producers:
John Mapplebeck
Editor:
Bill Morton
on BBC Two England

Startling close-ups of some of the incredible, sinister, colourful, grotesque, fantastic, breathtaking, comical, out-of-this-world creatures which live among the coral reefs in the depths of the Red Sea.
A film directed by ROBIN LEHMAN

Contributors

Directed By:
Robin Lehman

Digging with a Camera
On 23 October 1952, a television quiz called Animal, VegetabLe, Mineral? made its first modest appearance. It was an instant success. Archaeology suddenly became emtertainment. The long line of television programmes dealing with archaeology, of which this was the first, were all the creation of one man - Paul Johnstone. Until his death earlier this year he was Executive Producer of Chronicle and head of BBC Television's Archaeology and History Unit.
Tonight Chronicle looks back at nearly 25 years of archaeology on television, culminating in an account of the excavation of the Graveney Boat , Paul Johnstone 's last venture in an area in which he was recognised throughout the academic world as an expert - the archaeology of ships.
Introduced by Magnus Magnusson

Contributors

Unknown:
Paul Johnstone.
Unknown:
Graveney Boat
Unknown:
Paul Johnstone
Introduced By:
Magnus Magnusson

In Concert
Orchestra leader JOHN ARTHY
Dance music of the 20s and 30s recreated by a band of expert enthusiasts.
Lighting CLIVE THOMAS
Sound RICHARD CHAMBERLAIN Designer TONY LAWRENCE
Producer JOHNNIE STEWART

Contributors

Leader:
John Arthy
Unknown:
Clive Thomas
Unknown:
Sound Richard Chamberlain
Designer:
Tony Lawrence
Producer:
Johnnie Stewart

The fifth of seven programmes A Queen's Pardon
Two young men have received a Queen's Pardon, after spending years in prison for a crime they did not commit.
Roger Cook discusses with a solicitor, a barrister and the accused the issues raised in last week's Inside Story. What are a citizen's rights in police custody? How do police conduct their interviews at police stations? Why do barristers sometimes advise a man who says he's innocent to plead guilty? What exactly is a Queen's Pardon, when one of the accused is still on the Criminal Register?
Studio director COLIN STRONG Producer TIM KING

Contributors

Unknown:
Roger Cook
Producer:
Tim King
on BBC Two England

Tonight from BBC Wales Birthplace
An actor with a flair for illuminating other people's history casts an eye over a little of his own. Kenneth Griffith returns to Tenby and looks back to his early childhood in this West Wales resort.
Producer WYNFORD JONES
Series co-ordinator FRANK GILLARD

Contributors

Unknown:
Kenneth Griffith
Unknown:
Frank Gillard

BBC Two England

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