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A series of programmes for childminders. 14:Spare the Rod
Jealousy, ' difficult children ' and the question of discipline are some of the problems investigated by MAVIS NICHOLSON
Series producer DAVID ALLEN
Book (same title), £1.00, from bookshops

Contributors

Unknown:
Mavis Nicholson
Producer:
David Allen

A Parents and Children series of 16 programmes.
8:The birth. This is JLDY FURNISS'S third baby. CLAIRE WOOLFORD follows the delivery from the onset of labour in the evening to birth the next day and finds out how doctors examine a newborn baby to check that he is normal.
Producer DICK FOSTER

Contributors

Unknown:
Claire Woolford
Producer:
Dick Foster

with Tony Hart
Tony Hart brings magic and originality to making pictures ' helped' by a self-propelled lump of clay called Morph. Your paintings are displayed in the Gallery.

(If you're aged 15 or under, 'Take Hart', [address removed] is the address to send paintings for the Gallery. There's a prize for any that are shown, as long as you put your name, age and address, but we're sorry we can't promise to return any.)

Contributors

Presenter/Artist:
Tony Hart
Director:
Christopher Pilkington
Producer:
Patrick Dowling

A Geology of Britain
A series of ten programmes on the ways in which the landscapes around us reveal the fascinating story of their own evolution. 8:Potential Energy
Peat, coal, gas, and oil-the foundations of our prosperity past, present and future - are the result of geological processes acting on biological material, the remains of long-dead plants and animals. Presented by IAN MERCER DR ALAN HIBBERT and DR RICHARD SELLEY
Directed by JUDY BROOKS
Produced by BRENDA HORSFIELD

Contributors

Presented By:
Ian Mercer
Presented By:
Dr Alan Hibbert
Presented By:
Dr Richard Selley
Directed By:
Judy Brooks
Produced By:
Brenda Horsfield

The news, the people, the issues in Britain and around the world presented by Michael Charlton and Richard Kershaw with David Sells Newsreader Richard Baker

Contributors

Presented By:
Michael Charlton
Presented By:
Richard Kershaw
Unknown:
Richard Baker

Sheila Willcox , who was one of Britain's leading equestrian riders, now trains horses for three-day events at her stables in the Cotswolds.
This fascinating documentary traces the history of one of these horses, Solo, through his initial training in dressage, jumping and cross-country fences, right up to his first three-day event nearly a year later - a competition in which Princess Anne also takes part.
Eased on the book The Event Horse by SHEILA WILLCOX
Produced and directed by ROSIN CRANE

Contributors

Unknown:
Sheila Willcox
Directed By:
Rosin Crane

This week: Body Beautiful

In Victorian England corpulence was the thing. The rounded belly and the swollen haunch implied prosperity and good health. Today fashion models starve themselves in order to maintain greyhound thin figures. For them, slim is beautiful. Other women submit their bodies to the cosmetic surgeon in order to have their buttocks rounded and their breasts enlarged. For them, buxom is beautiful.
There's nothing new in physical vanity; what is new is the power for change. Today, if you don' like your body you can change it: by scientifically controlled dieting, by violent body-building, by surgical sculpturing, and by subtle disguise - which is where fashion comes in. Body Beautiful considers the human figure, male and female, slender and muscular, skinny and obese, elegant and ridiculous, from classical times to the present day, from Venus de Milo to Fred Emney. Michael Dean and Harold Williamson ask what ever happened to the divinity that shaped our ends? And is physical vanity the new road to good health? Among those Bill Gibb , one of Britain's top fashion designers; Anthony Smith, author of The Body; and Miss Universe Bikini.

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael Dean
Unknown:
Harold Williamson
Unknown:
Bill Gibb
Designers:
Anthony Smith
Producer:
Terry O'Reilly
Editor:
Tim Slessor

A wry look at ourselves and others in a programme of words and music spoken and sung by Peter Blacklaws
Meredith Edwards , Mari Griffith Ray Handy , Talfryn Thomas from The Leigh Social Club, Senghennydd, Glamorgan
Producer JACK WILLIAMS BBC Cymru/Wales

Contributors

Sung By:
Peter Blacklaws
Sung By:
Meredith Edwards
Sung By:
Mari Griffith
Unknown:
Ray Handy
Unknown:
Talfryn Thomas
Producer:
Jack Williams

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