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Story: Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothes written by judi BARRETT illustrated by RON BARRETT Presenters
Sheelagh Gilbey , Chris Tranchell

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Written By:
Judi Barrett
Illustrated By:
Ron Barrett
Unknown:
Sheelagh Gilbey
Unknown:
Chris Tranchell

A cartoon film from China
The calm of a summer pond is disrupted by some young tadpoles frantically searching for their mother.
Produced by SHANGHAI ANIMATION FILM STUDIO
Directed by SHANG SUNG -LIN, PU CHIA-HSIANG, BAN PIN

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Produced By:
Shanghai Animation
Directed By:
Shang Sung

A series of six films
4: Hoghton, Lancashire
In 1978, Sir Bernard de Hoghton succeeded to the oldest baronetcy in England. But when he hGlds a banquet to commemorate the knighting by James I of a loin of beef (hence ' sirloin'!) at Hoghton Tower, the 14th baronet is not remembering how his ancestor landed in the 'Fleet Prison for debt as. a result of the feasting, but calculating how much this ' do ' will raise towards repairing the £100,000-worth of dry rot above his head.
Brian Trueman talks to SIR BERNARD about his problems and his determination.
Assistant producer SID WADDELL Producer JOHN c. MILLER

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Unknown:
Sir Bernard de Hoghton
Talks:
Brian Trueman
Producer:
Sid Waddell
Producer:
John C. Miller

A railway dies when its heart is rotten and its owners no longer believe in it. In 1954, the narrow-gauge Festiniog line in North Wales was dead. It had turned away passengers, trees grew through its track, and its upper section was soon to be drowned by a hydro-electric scheme.
From the earliest days, when hordes of workmen struggled to build its mile-long embankment across the tide-ripped Glaslyn estuary, the line had a threatened existence. But the latest disaster seemed final.
Railway expert Robert Symes uncovers the background story of the Festiniog's many brushes with death, and how a new generation of determined men brought it triumphantly to life once more.
Producer ROBIN BOOTLE

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Unknown:
Robert Symes

Introduced by Noel Edmonds
Ian Breach meets the contenders for a world title when he goes stock-car racing at Bradford.
Top Gear cameras visit the Lucas Electrathon at Donington - a competition to find the battery-powered vehicle which can travel the furthest.
Sue Baker gives a progress report on a Trail Park - an area of derelict land where young motor-cyclists can learn to ride and fall safely.
Directed by BRIAN STRACHAN Producer DEREK SMITH BBC Birmingham

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Introduced By:
Noel Edmonds
Introduced By:
Ian Breach
Unknown:
Lucas Electrathon
Directed By:
Brian Strachan
Producer:
Derek Smith

Regional Variations (2)

Butterflies

Series 3

Episode 4: Problems, Problems

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)

Ria knows there is something worrying Adam, and she knows that Russell is in trouble. Her own particular problem is Leonard, but why is Ben so quiet?

Investigates, discovers, questions This week:
Airfare - Unfair?
If distances by air from London were measured in money rather than miles, then the Shetland Isles would be further than Boston and Geneva would be only a little short of New York.
Why is it that air travel in the United Kingdom and in Europe costs two, three and even four times as much per mile as it does over the Atlantic or in North America? Is it lack of true competition? Is it lack of sufficient passenger volume? Is it perhaps just inefficency?
Jenny Conway and Nick Ross investigate. Will an alleged system of ' price-fixing ' among European ' state ' airlines be declared illegal - under the Treaty of Rome? Will the day come when one will be able to fly to Stockholm or Naples (1,000 miles) for appreciably less than one can fly all the way (5,500 miles) to Los Angeles today?
Producer ALAN PATIENT Editor TIM SLESSOR

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Unknown:
Jenny Conway
Unknown:
Nick Ross
Editor:
Tim Slessor

The Kodak Masters Bowls Tournament from Beach House Park,
Worthing
The third programme in this series featuring eight of the world's leading flat green bowlers. Now that the tournament is approaching the semi-final stages, each match takes on added significance. Tonight's match is no exception because both DAVID MCGILL from Scotland, last year's losing finalist, and his opponent, RUSSELL EVANS of Wales, have lost their opening matches.
Introduced by DAVID VINE
Commentator DAVID RHYS JONES
Producer JOHNNIE WATHERSTON

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Unknown:
David McGill
Unknown:
Russell Evans
Introduced By:
David Vine
Producer:
Johnnie Watherston

JOHN TUSA and ROBIN DAY report on the day's developments at the Labour Party Conference in Blackpool; With PETER SNOW, CHARLES WHEELER and PETER HOBDAY in London to assess the news at home and abroad.

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Unknown:
John Tusa
Unknown:
Charles Wheeler
Unknown:
Peter Hobday

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