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Phoning Work When Sick
Does telephoning someone in a large organisation worry you? Presenters INDIRA JOSHI , BURT KWOUK , ISLA ST CLAIR, MARINA sirtis and TREVOR THOMAS give you information and advice on how best to reach the right person.
With DONALD GEE, TREVOR BUTLER , GODFREY JAMES , MICHAEL BURRELL
Producer BARBARA DERROW
For more information on todays topic, in 13 languages, phone [number removed]
Book (same title), 12.75, from retailers

Contributors

Presenters:
Indira Joshi
Presenters:
Burt Kwouk
Presenters:
Trevor Thomas
Unknown:
Trevor Butler
Unknown:
Godfrey James
Unknown:
Michael Burrell
Producer:
Barbara Derrow

A practical guide to everyday writing with seven new and handy ways of remembering spelling. Today a look back at the first four ways, Presented by BARRY TOOK
Director JULIAN STENHOUSE
ProducerCAROLINE PICK . Adults wanting help with reading writing or spelling: in England, ring [number removed]. or write to Write Away, PO Box 7, London W3 6XJ; in Wales, ring [number removed] or write to Write Away, PO Box 9. Caerphilly, Mid-Glamorgan, or in North Wales, ring [number removed]; in Scotland, ring [number removed], or write to Write Away Network, Dowanhill, 74 Victoria Crescent Road, Glasgow G12 9JN; in Northern Ireland, ring [number removed], or write to Write Away, Room 208, 28 Bedford Street, Belfast BT2 7FE.

Contributors

Presented By:
Barry Took
Director:
Julian Stenhouse
Producer:
Caroline Pick

Following four plays, the first of four films in the series. A Man's World
Women who have stepped outside accepted female roles question some cliches about women's capabilities.
Scries producer HOWARD SMITH
Production SUZANNE DAVIES

Contributors

Producer:
Howard Smith
Unknown:
Suzanne Davies

Ten programmes which aim to help mentally handicapped people to get more out of life.
Presented by BRIAN RIX 5: Let's Be Careful
Elementary Home Safety
Assistant producer ROSANNA HIBBERT Producer CHARLES PASCOE

Contributors

Presented By:
Brian Rix
Producer:
Rosanna Hibbert
Producer:
Charles Pascoe

Five programmes about investigative journalism on television. Introduced by CHRIS DUNKLEY 1: The Markov Investigation
Production assistant GILES OAKLEY. Producer BERNARD ADAMS
For notes send large sae to: Whistle Blowers, [address removed]

Contributors

Introduced By:
Chris Dunkley
Unknown:
Giles Oakley.
Producer:
Bernard Adams

starring Barbara Stanwyck Henry Fonda , Sam Levene
Melsa Manton has a habit of finding dead bodies. The first one she stumbles upon disappears, so when she finds another corpse in a friend's refrigerator, she sends it to the local newspaper! However, Melsa's sleuthing eventually lands her in deep water ...
Screenplay by PHILIP G. EPSTEIN
Based on a novel by WILSON COLLINSON Directed by LEIGH JASON
Produced by P. J. WOLFSON

Contributors

Unknown:
Barbara Stanwyck
Unknown:
Henry Fonda
Unknown:
Sam Levene
Unknown:
Melsa Manton
Unknown:
Philip G. Epstein
Novel By:
Wilson Collinson
Directed By:
Leigh Jason
Produced By:
P. J. Wolfson
Melsa Manton:
Barbara Stanwyck
Peter Ames:
Henry Fonda
Lieutenant Brent:
Sam Levene
Helen Frayne:
Frances Mercer
Edward Norris:
Stanley Ridges
Pat James:
Whitney Bourne
Kit Beverly:
Vicki Lester
Lee Wilson:
Ann Evers
Dora Fenton:
Catherine O'Quinn
Myra Frost:
Linda Terry

A film about one man looking at some others in a field. Peter Sellers ' first production has been described by one undistinguished critic as ' short '.
Devised by PETER SELLERS
Based on some strange thoughts by SPIKE MILLIGAN , PETER SELLERS MARIO FABRIZI and DICK LESTER
Directed by DICK LESTER (Sort of sepia)

Contributors

Unknown:
Peter Sellers
Unknown:
Spike Milligan
Unknown:
Peter Sellers
Unknown:
Mario Fabrizi
Unknown:
Dick Lester
Directed By:
Dick Lester

Six films about old sailing vessels that have survived: some as play-things of the rich, some in the care of enthusiastic volunteers, and a few in work.
1: Falmouth Working Boats
The oyster banks on the River Fal are the last in the world to be fished by hand and sail alone. The boats that do the job are craft that are both practical and beautiful.
Narrator TOM SALMON
Film editor PHIL MUTTON
Producers BRIAN HAWKINS , ROBIN DRAKE BBC Bristol

Contributors

Producers:
Brian Hawkins
Producers:
Robin Drake

Regional Variations (2)

Doctor Who

Season 6

The Krotons

Episode 1

Duration: 25 minutes

on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)

The TARDIS lands on the planet of the Gonds, where every year two students are sent to be companions of the mysterious Krotons. But the Doctor reveals that only death awaits them. Show more

Presented by Patrick Dowling
This week's explorers, trying to solve the problems set by the dragons and rescue Lesley Judd , are Madeline Smith , David Yip and Derek Gale. The Argonds:
Designer LYNDA KETTLE Director IAN OLIVER
Written and produced by PATRICK DOWLING BACK PAGE: 98

Contributors

Presented By:
Patrick Dowling
Unknown:
Lesley Judd
Unknown:
Madeline Smith
Unknown:
David Yip
Unknown:
Derek Gale.
Director:
Ian Oliver
Produced By:
Patrick Dowling
Gandor:
Christopher Leaver
Gnoard:
Charmian Gradwell

A group of young people live and work on a replica of a prehistoric Iron Age settlement at a secret location in the West of England. A revised series of eight programmes tells the story of their lives over 12 extraordinary months.
2: Learning to be Self-Sufficient.
Produced by JOHN PERCIVAL BBC Bristol (Repeats)
Book (same title), £7.50, from retailers

Contributors

Produced By:
John Percival

From Sheffield
6: The Craftsman's Tale
Sheffield steel worker Ernest Pickering 's story of how 35 years' devotion to one industrial skill suddenly ended; and how he's kept going with the comradeship of his mates and not a little help from his birds.
Film editor EDWARD CROOT Producer DOUGLAS B. SMITH
Executive producer JAMES DEWAR BBC North

Contributors

Unknown:
Ernest Pickering
Producer:
Douglas B. Smith
Producer:
James Dewar

starring Des O'Connor who plays host to some of the finest entertainment talent from Britain, France and America. Des sings, jokes and talks in the company of his guests from both sides of the Atlantic.
Tonight's special guests are: from Britain Max Bygraves from France Mireille Mathien from America Jeannine Burnier
Orchestra directed by COLIN KEYES Programme associate NEIL SHAND Sound ADRIAN BISHOP-LAGGETT
Lighting ERIC WALLIS. Designer BOB cove Executive producer JAMES MOIR Producer BRIAN PENDERS

Contributors

Unknown:
Des O'Connor
Directed By:
Colin Keyes
Unknown:
Eric Wallis.
Producer:
James Moir
Producer:
Brian Penders

The second of a six-part comedy series in which one of America's brightest young comedians presents his uniquely comic view of life. Written by KELLY MONTEITH and NEIL SHAND starring Kelly Monteith featuring JOHN ALKIN
TONY ANHOLT , JOHN ARNATT JOYCE GRANT , JACK HAIG
FREDERICK JAEGER , MARTIN SMITH SUE VANNER , HARRY WEBSTER
With ROGER ELLIOTT , RIKKI HOWARD
Music composed by RONNIE HAZLEHURST
Sound JOHN DELANY. Lighting FRED WRIGHT Designer ANDREW DAVIES Directed by JOHN BISHOP Produced by JAMES MOIR

Contributors

Written By:
Kelly Monteith
Unknown:
Neil Shand
Unknown:
Kelly Monteith
Unknown:
John Alkin
Unknown:
Tony Anholt
Unknown:
John Arnatt
Unknown:
Joyce Grant
Unknown:
Jack Haig
Unknown:
Frederick Jaeger
Unknown:
Martin Smith
Unknown:
Sue Vanner
Unknown:
Harry Webster
Unknown:
Roger Elliott
Unknown:
Rikki Howard
Composed By:
Ronnie Hazlehurst
Unknown:
John Delany.
Unknown:
Fred Wright
Designer:
Andrew Davies
Directed By:
John Bishop
Produced By:
James Moir

Regional Variations (2)

Horizon

1981-1982

The Race to Ruin

Duration: 49 minutes

on BBC Two England

Available for years

First transmitted in 1981, Horizon examines the US fear that the Russians are ahead of them in the space race. Show more

Neil Innes , singer and songwriter extraordinary, invites you to the last programme in his current eye-opening, ear-piercing, foot-tapping, heart-throbbing, knee-trembling series.
In tonight's programme
Gasp: at the disaffected youth on the estate. Thrill: to the student in the launderette. Marvel: at some people doing their Christmas shopping. Don't Miss: the Master Mind of Stanley Unwin.
Film cameraman JIM SAUNDERS Film sound LYNDON BIRD
Film editor IAN PITCH
Designer CHRIS ROBILLIARD
Producer IAN KEILL
Director ANDREW GOSLING

Contributors

Singer:
Neil Innes
Unknown:
Stanley Unwin.
Unknown:
Jim Saunders
Unknown:
Lyndon Bird
Editor:
Ian Pitch
Designer:
Chris Robilliard
Producer:
Ian Keill
Director:
Andrew Gosling

with Peter Snow , John Tusa , Peter Hobday and Donald MacCormick ; news and weather from Louise Bat chelor and Margaret Hounsell , plus sports results from David Icke.

Contributors

Unknown:
Peter Snow
Unknown:
John Tusa
Unknown:
Peter Hobday
Unknown:
Donald MacCormick
Unknown:
Louise Bat
Unknown:
Margaret Hounsell
Unknown:
David Icke.

Hot off the Eurovision link from Zurich comes tonight's news, giving you a chance to develop your understanding of the German language and a Swiss view of world events. Presenter CORINNA SCHNABEL
Programme consultant WERNER KASTOR Director JANE BARANGA
Producer BARBARA DERKOW

Contributors

Presenter:
Corinna Schnabel
Unknown:
Werner Kastor
Director:
Jane Baranga
Producer:
Barbara Derkow

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