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Four babies in 100 are born severely abnormal. Why? Who is at risk? What is being done to reduce that risk? As medical research uncovers the secrets of nature's mistakes, more mothers are having to decide whether an abortion, sometimes as late as five months, is an acceptable price to pay for the chance of a normal baby. Narrator Michael Rodd
"It was positively awesome to see living close-up pictures of an unborn human."
(Daily Mail)
"Some of the most amazing and beautiful film seen on television." (Daily Express)


Michael Rodd
Andrew Neal

Fifteen documentary films about life in Britain made week-by-week from September to Christmas last year.
Cullercoats and North Shields are two communities which live cheek by jowl on the North East coast of England. They're communities dominated by the changing moods of the North Sea.
In the week which followed the postponement of the General Election; the screening of Holocaust; and Muhammad Ali regaining the Heavyweight Championship of the World, we see the way in which these national and international issues interact with the struggle to win a decent livelihood from the sea.
BBC North East


David Cox
Film Editor:
James MacAlpine
John Mapplebeck
Executive Producer:
James Dewar

Regional Variations (2)

The Two Ronnies

Series 7

Episode 1

Duration: 45 minutes

on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)

A man gets more than he bargained for when he goes in search of McCleary's Gold, and a shopkeeper boasts that his store stocks every kind of bean imaginable. Show more

Regional Variations (2)

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: Part 1

BBC Two England

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Series 1

Return to the Circus

Duration: 50 minutes

on BBC Two England

Acclaimed adaptation of John le Carre's novel. When summoned by the cabinet watchdog for intelligence affairs, Smiley agrees to head the hunt for a secret service mole. Show more

The second of three programmes recorded in Nashville, Tennessee introduced by Dolly Parton featuring
Loretta Lynn , Larry Gatlin Merle Haggard , Bob Wills Texas Playboys
Musical director BILL WALKER
Executive producer JOSEPH CATES
(Part 3 next week will be introduced by Roy Clark )


Introduced By:
Dolly Parton
Loretta Lynn
Larry Gatlin
Merle Haggard
Joseph Cates
Introduced By:
Roy Clark

The Kodak Masters Bowls Tournament from Beach House Park, Worthing
The third programme in the series featuring flat green bowling of the highest calibre from eight of the leading players in the world.
There are two matches tonight, both involving the Irishman with the Scottish accent, little WILLIE MURRAY. In his first round group match he played the former UK Champion DAVID MCGILL , and then he had to contend with a man nearly twice his size, PHIL SKOGLUND of New Zealand.


Willie Murray.
David McGill
Phil Skoglund
David Vine
David Rhys Jones
Johnnie Watherston

BBC Two England

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