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From Shepherd's Bush to Simla 1: Calcutta to Mirzapur
Robert Robinson abandons tne comfort of the studio to make a journey across India, from the maelstrom of Calcutta to the cool of the Himalayan hill-station, Simla.
Tt was the journey the ruling British instituted 150 years ago to escape the steam heat of Calcutta. Today, in an eventful and often amusing expedition, Robinson examines the extent to which the legacy of the British remains.
Assistant producer ADAM LOW producer iain johnstone

A series of eight autobiographical films with Malcolm Muggeridge 1: 1903-1927
Childhood in Croydon, Cambridge
University, Teaching in South India ' If Waterloo was won on the playing fields of Eton, the class war was assuredly lost on the asphalt playgrounds of secondary schools like mine....'
' When I was 20 the world seemed a place to explore. Even so, that first occasion, waving goodbye to everyone and everything I knew and making off, remains unforgettable.'
Film editor david lct
Producer JONATHAN STEDALL

Contributors

Unknown:
Malcolm Muggeridge
Producer:
Jonathan Stedall

A series of 14 programmes from the books by JAMES HERRIOT starring Christopher Timothy as James Herriot
Robert Hardy as Siegfried Farnon Peter Davison as Tristan Farnon with Carol Drinkwater 4: Hair of the Dog
Adapted by WILLIAM HUMBLE
Roddy Travers , an itinerant workman, deeply impresses James by his way of life and when he comes to Skeldale with his dog an emergency operation has to be made.
Music by JOHNNY PEARSON Producer BILL sellars
Directed by CHRISTOPHER BARRY
BBC Birmingham.

Contributors

Unknown:
James Herriot
Unknown:
Christopher Timothy
Unknown:
James Herriot
Unknown:
Robert Hardy
Unknown:
Siegfried Farnon
Unknown:
Peter Davison
Unknown:
Tristan Farnon
Unknown:
Carol Drinkwater
Adapted By:
William Humble
Adapted By:
Roddy Travers
Music By:
Johnny Pearson
Directed By:
Christopher Barry
Helen:
Carol Drinkwater
Mrs Hall:
Mary Hignett
Roddy Travers:
Patrick Troughton
Granville Bennett:
James Grout
Zoe Bennett:
Pamela Salem
Willis:
Alan Hulse

A series in six parts written by ALUN RICHARDS with Philip Madoc 2: Public Relations
Mutinous rumblings among the crew because of a courtesy outing on the lifeboat. Luke's feelings are similar for different reasons.
Designer MICHAEL WRIGHT Producer JOHN HEFIN
DirectorGARETHDAVIES. BBC Cymru/Wale,

Contributors

Written By:
Alun Richards
Designer:
Michael Wright
Producer:
John Hefin
Lifeboat crew: Jack Tustin:
Philip Madoc
Lifeboat crew: Animal Morgan:
Glyn Owen
Lifeboat crew: Stick Watts:
Gerald James
Lifeboat crew: Harry Quentin:
Jaiies Warrior
Lifeboat crew: Geoffrey Hannah:
David Lyn
Lifeboat crew: Snowy White:
John Cording
Lifeboat crew: George Peace:
Philip Rowlands
Lifeboat crew: Len Dance:
Huw Ceredm
Lifeboat crew: Ben Dance:
Mici Plwm
Lifeboat crew: Ned Spelling:
Cadfan Roberts
The Grail: Nance:
Rachel Thomas
The Grail: Jenny:
Beth Morris
The Grail: Billy John:
Alun Lewis
The Grail: Luke:
Hugh Thomas
The Grail: Amy Tustin:
Denise Buckley
The Grail: Dr Stafford:
Gareth Armstrong
The Grail: Lady Hannan:
Susan Dowdall
The Grail: Miss Hazell:
Hazel Wyn Williams

Eight films presented by Fred Housego
The rise and fall of a medieval village. To any visitor driving through Swavesey today it is as ordinary a village as any. it nas a manor house, parish church and market square. But, as Fred Housego found from Jack Ravensdale and members of the Swavesey Local History Society, if you know what to look for there are plenty of clues to a rich and varied past which reveal that Swavesey may not be just an ordinary Fenland village after all.

Book (same title) paperback £4.50, hard-back £8.95 from booksellers
Discovery: pages 43-46

Contributors

Presenter:
Fred Housego
Speaker:
Jack Ravensdale
Film Editor:
Hugh Tasman
Producer:
Bryn Brooks

' Think of what is happening in Glasgow as what will happen to all the cities of Britain in 15 years' time.'
Once there was a small fishing village two miles outside Glasgow called Govan. In the last 40 years of the 19th century it grew to a dense and thriving town of 90,000, the heart of shipbuilding Clydeside. Two wars came and went and then, as swiftly and as strangely, the community of Govan dwindled and began to die.
This film tells the story of Govan through the voices of the people who live and have worked there. It is a story of the intimate threads that bind work, housing and people together, and how a community, shattered by industrial decline and bureaucratic indifference, fights for survival.
Research JANE HENRIQUES
Photography JOHN HOOPER , DAVID FEIG Sound DAVE JEWITT
Film editor ANDREW JOHNSTON Director DENNIS MARKS BBC Bristol

Contributors

Unknown:
Jane Henriques
Unknown:
Photography John Hooper
Unknown:
Dave Jewitt
Editor:
Andrew Johnston
Director:
Dennis Marks

Bernadette, Coleen, Linda and Maureen in the first of two programmes singing some of their favourite melodies from their recent successful concert tour.
Included in tonight's show are 'Fame', 'Attention to me', and a new ballad, 'God knows'.
Musical direction ROBIN SMITH and DEREK WARNE
Staging SALLY GILPIN
Sound ADRIAN BISHOP-LAGGETT
Lighting BILL MILLAR
Designer KEN LEDSHAM
Production Brian Whitehouse
(Second programme next week)

Contributors

Unknown:
Robin Smith
Unknown:
Derek Warne
Unknown:
Sally Gilpin

The Great Cover-up
There are no limits to the agony and expense endured by some men to conceal from the world that they are losing their hair.
They will irrigate the dying crop with globules of miracle ' gloup
They will sink to the deception of toupee and hair-weave. They will bow the neck to follicle-plucker and bare the pate to the follicle transplant. And when the game is finally up and the onset of baldness signifies to all youth flight, some will even pay to be scalped, excising by surgery the domes barren patch, and sewing together the hair-raising skin in one trans-cranial seam.
This story of four men's motives in combating their hair-loss is told with sympathy and insight by documentary producer John Percival. For he is a closet-baldy, and this is his ' coming out'.
Film editor CHRISTINE GARNER
Executive producer ROGER MILLS Produced by JOHN PERCIVAL

Contributors

Producer:
John Percival.
Editor:
Christine Garner
Produced By:
John Percival

The Embassy
World Professional Championship Quarter-finals
PETER PURVES introduces the remaining matches which will decide the final two places in tomorrow's semi-finals. Commentators
SID WADDELL , TONY GREEN

Contributors

Introduces:
Peter Purves
Unknown:
Sid Waddell

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