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The fifth of ten programmes on Democracy at Work.
Why are unions now seeking to bargain about company pension schemes? Why are they claiming seats on pension fund boards of trustees? How much could this benefit companies and their employees?
Introduced by ALAN GRANT , NATSOPA
Director NICK GOSLING
Producer JOHN TWITCHIN

Contributors

Introduced By:
Alan Grant
Director:
Nick Gosling
Producer:
John Twitchin

Today another look at four useful and popular methods for remembering spelling.
Presented by BARRY TOOK
Consultants
RUTH LESIRGE and CATHERINE MOORHOUSI

Contributors

Presented By:
Barry Took
Unknown:
Ruth Lesirge
Unknown:
Catherine Moorhousi

Live and Learn
There is much debate these days about teaching methods in school and many questions asked about which of them is most likely to be successful. But as PETER NEWELL of the Advisory Centre for Education, and writer and teacher mog BALL ask: Is it perhaps the nature of school itself that may inhibit learning?
Production assistant JOHN BROOKE Producer PAUL KRIWACZEK
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Contributors

Unknown:
Peter Newell
Unknown:
John Brooke

A series of ten programmes in Which PROFESSOR BERNARD WILLIAMS asks: Can philosophy resolve some contemporary moral dilemmas? 5: Loyalty: A Dubious Virtue?
Feelings of loyalty - my country, my family right or wrong - are deep and genuine emotions which to some extent we all have. But being loyal to someone means putting them before someone else, preferring them. and as such offends against the principle that people should be treated as equals.
Director BRYN BROOKS
Producer CHRIS JELLEY

Contributors

Unknown:
Professor Bernard Williams
Producer:
Chris Jelley

Six films. 5: Wonderful Britain
The newsreels believed that good news was just as important as bad news and that, skilfully presented, good news was just as interesting.
Written by NICHOLAS PRONAY Produced by HOWARD SMITH

Contributors

Written By:
Nicholas Pronay
Produced By:
Howard Smith

The last of a 15-part sociology series. What is Sociology?
MALCOLM DAVIES talks to PROFESSOB JOE BANKS and Reith Lecturer PROFESSOR A. H. HALSEY about the fundamental principles and purpose of sociology.
Director LIBBY HALLIDAY
Producer TONY ROBERTS

Contributors

Talks:
Malcolm Davies
Unknown:
Fessor A. H. Halsey
Director:
Libby Halliday
Producer:
Tony Roberts

starring
The Empty Nest (Part 1)
The family mourn the death of Grandpa, but life has to go on and there are important decisions to be taken.
Based on EARL HAMNER jr's autobiographical novel Spencer's Mountain Written by ROD PETERSON and CLAIRE WHITAKKR
Directed by PHILIP LEACOCK

Contributors

Written By:
Rod Peterson
Directed By:
Philip Leacock
Olivia Walton:
Michael Learned
John Walton:
Ralph Waite
Grandma:
Ellen Corby
Mary Ellen:
Judy Norton-Taylor
Jason:
Jon Walmsley
Erin:
Mary Elizabeth McDonough
Ben:
Eric Scott
Jim-Bob:
David W Harper
Elizabeth:
Kami Cotler

Deer at Any Price
Narrated by ANTHONY VALENTINE
New Zealand's gold rush is on, the merchandise - deer; the product - antler velvet, sold as a medicine and aphrodisiac in the Far East.
Today, one red deer hind is worth a hundred sheep. But only five years ago deer were considered a major pest. Brought to the islands in 1851 from England, they flourished, decimating the forests, eating the food of rare, exotic birds, eroding the landscape. Now a national asset, deer are the centre of a lucrative farming industry. To supply the stock, wild deer are being taken from remote mountains by helicopter teams. Their capture demands superlative flying skills and daring manoeuvres. But velvet farming is controversial, its markets unpredictable. If the industry slumps, will the wild deer again become New Zealand's number one enemy?
Producers
BRUCE MORRISON , KEITH HUNTER
TV presentation RICHARD MATTHEWS Series editors PETER JONES and ANTHONY ISAACS BBC Bristol

Contributors

Unknown:
Anthony Valentine
Unknown:
Bruce Morrison
Unknown:
Keith Hunter
Unknown:
Richard Matthews
Editors:
Peter Jones

Miss Lorelei Brown by TERENCE FEELY starring
Gamblers invariably lose in the end, though Company and Co do their best to delay the end for Lorelei Brown.
Studio lighting GEOFF SHAW
Costume designer SHEILA BEERS Designer JAN SPOCZYNSKI Producer JOHN SICHEL
Director Douglas CAMFIELD
Book (same title). 90p, from bookshops

Contributors

Unknown:
Miss Lorelei Brown
Unknown:
Terence Feely
Unknown:
Lorelei Brown.
Designer:
Jan Spoczynski
Producer:
John Sichel
Director:
Douglas Camfield
Samantha Company:
Maria Aitken
Barbara Harris:
Isabel Dean
Simon Company:
Simon Williams
Billy Hawkes:
Philip Lowrie
Lorelei Brown:
Lally Bowers
Fingers:
Kenny Clayton
Johnny:
Charles Pemberton
Gopal:
Albert Moses
Grpg Cranmer:
Ed Devereaux
Michael Gorman:
Walter Randall
Lancome:
André Maranne
Croupier:
John Slavid

Continues the season of recent, highly-acclaimed films, starring Susannah Fowle, John Waters
Sent by her hard-working mother to attend Australia's most exclusive girls' school in turn-of-the-century Melbourne, Laura finds that it is not just her homemade clothes and country manners which set her apart from her snobbish, well-off schoolmates. For she is gifted with a strength and a brilliant musical talent which gradually allows her to transcend her unhappy situation, helped by the love of the school's beauty, Evelyn.
This moving portrait of girlhood emerges as an optimistic and triumphant affirmation of the human spirit in one of the most original and visually beautiful of all Australian films.
"Susannah Fowle's debut as Laura is spectacularly successful, by turns funny, sensitive, brattish, devious, utterly flawless." (EVENING STANDARD) (First showing on British television) Films: page 23

Contributors

Screenplay:
Eleanor Witcombe
From the novel by:
Henry Handel Richardson
Producer:
Philip Adams
Director:
Bruce Beresford
Laura:
Susannah Fowle
The Rev Strachey:
Barry Humphries
The Rev Shepherd:
John Waters
Mrs Gurley:
Sheila Helpman
Miss Chapman:
Patricia Kennedy
Isabella Shepherd:
Julia Blake
Miss Hicks:
Dorothy Bradley
Mrs Rambotham:
Kay Elklund
Mr O'Donnell:
Max Fairchild
Miss Snodgrass:
Jan Friedl

PETER SNOW, CHARLES WHEELER , JOHN TUSA , and PETER HOBDAY present an informed account of what's happening in the world: special reports from the BBC's correspondents at home and abroad, investigations by Newsnight's own team of reporters into what's going on behind the headlines, plus at 11.15* an update on the day's major stories from FRAN MORRISON , the evening's sports results from DAVID DAVIES and the weather
Assignment editors
GEORGE WALKER , JOHN MAHONEY Producer JOHN HOLME Editor GEORGE CAREY

Contributors

Unknown:
Charles Wheeler
Unknown:
John Tusa
Unknown:
Peter Hobday
Unknown:
Fran Morrison
Unknown:
David Davies
Unknown:
George Walker
Unknown:
John Mahoney
Producer:
John Holme
Editor:
George Carey

The Embassy
World Professional Darts Championship
The jovial and well-respected former champion, LEIGHTON REES of Wales, begins his challenge tonight as do the number three seed TONY BROWN of England and the stylish American NICK VIRACHKUL
Introduced from Jollees Club, Stoke-on-Trent, by PETER PURVES Commentator SID WADDELL and TONY GREEN
Producers BILL TAYLOR and KEITH PHILLIPS

Contributors

Unknown:
Leighton Rees
Unknown:
Tony Brown
Unknown:
Peter Purves
Commentator:
Sid Waddell
Producers:
Bill Taylor
Producers:
Keith Phillips

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