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Twelve explorations with Professor W. G. Hoskins
3: Norfolk - Marsh and Sea professor HOSKINS looks at the way generations of people, peasant and lord, have adapted to this soft coastline of marsh and inlet.
There can be few more convivial and enlightening companions to fall in alongside on a journey through the English countryside. (THE DAILY TELEGRAPH) Film editor CLARE DOUGLAS


Professor W. G. Hoskins
Clare Douglas
Peter Jones

The Cameramen 1939-45
A series of six programmes 5:Mike Lewis
The attempt to capture the bridge at Arnhem was both heroic and disastrous. Mike Lewis , a sergeant cameraman with the Parachute Regiment, was lucky to escape with his life and his film recalls vividly the desperate fighting.
(Repeat. Final part on Friday at 4.25)


Mike Lewis

The Sumerian Voyage of Thor Heyerdahl
A series of four programmes 3:Navigators
Tigris, damaged and needing repair, continues her voyage through the Arab Gulf linking ancient sites influenced by the Sumerians of ancient Mesopotamia.
I take my hat off to the Tigris.
Rivetitig and fascinating. (time OUT) Written, produced by BRUCE NORMAN


Thor Heyerdahl
Produced By:
Bruce Norman

This second of four programmes explores the most potent association of music and memory-the romantic. Marilyn Hill-Smith, a leading soprano with the English National Opera, and Kathleen Davey, a Slough housewife, describe how Carl Zeller's' Nightingale song' conjures up the happiest moment in their lives.
Producer TONY staveacre BBC Bristol


Tony Staveacre

A thousand years ago, in China, the souls of 108 knights were reborn to fight the tyranny and corruption of the Government.
Their leader was Lin Chung and their exploits became legendary. A Treasure of Gold and Jade
Directed by toskio MASUDA
English adaptation by david WEIR
English version directed by » 1!£
MKEWELL for WORLD WIDE SOUND, London Produced by ntv Tokyo


Directed By:
Toskio Masuda
David Weir
Produced By:
Ntv Tokyo
Lin Chung:
Atsuo Nakamlka
Hu San-Niang:
Sanae Tsichida
Kao Chiu:
Kei Sato
Chao Kai:
Tsutomu Yamagata
Lu Ta:
Isamu Nagato

A cartoon featuring the voices of Oscar Wilde's classic bitter-sweet story of a swallow winging its way south which stays to rest upon the sorrowing statue of a once-happy Prince and stays behind to help.
Produced by MURRAY shostab : and MICHAEL mills


Produced By:
Murray Shostab
Produced By:
Michael Mills
the Swallow:
Glynis Johns
the Prince:
Christopher Plummer

The Man Behind the Mask
The first of a series of 13 Chronicle films.
The rags-to-riches life story of German archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann was as glamorous as the magnificent treasures he discovered at Troy and Mycenae. The wonders of his exploits in Turkey and Greece are so strong a part of archaeological folklore that they are still repeated by scholars exactly as Schliemann wrote them down 100 years ago. But those stories are about to change for ever. For when two American professors took a new look at the life of Schliemann they were staggered by their discoveries, particularly since their investigation even calls into question the discovery of ' The Treasure of King Priam ' at Troy - scene of Schliemann's greatest triumph.
Film cameraman COLIN WALDECK
Film editors COLIN JONES , ROBIN IMRAY Written and produced by ROY davies Series editor bruce NORMAN


Heinrich Schliemann
Andrew Faulds
Colin Waldeck
Colin Jones
Robin Imray
Produced By:
Roy Davies
Bruce Norman

Captains Outrageous
When Rosie is injured in a bar fight, the officers of the 4077th become saloon keepers. Unfortunately, Winchester omits to bribe the local Military Policeman and Rosie returns to trouble. But the Padre, who is bucking for Captain, comes to the rescue.

by IRIS MURDOCH dramatised in four parts by REG GADNEY
2: Legend has it that one of the nuns of Imber Abbey took a lover. As retribution the great bell Gabriel flew mysteriously into the lake. It has never been found. Centuries later, the Imber community prepare for the installation of a new bell.
Music composed and conducted by MARC Wilkinson. Costum'e designer JOAN ELLACOTT Script editor BETTY WILLINGALE Designer chris PEMSEL
Director BARRY davis


Conducted By:
Marc Wilkinson.
Joan Ellacott
Betty Willingale
Chris Pemsel
Jonathan Powell
Barry Davis
Michael Meade:
Ian Holm
Catherine FawIey:
Trfdie Styler
Toby Gashe:
Michael Maloney
Bryan Pringle
Mrs Mark:
Rowena Cooper
Mark Straff ord:
William Simons
Paul Greenfield:
James Warwick
Dora Greenfield:
Tessa Peake-Jones
Fr Bob Joyce:
Tim Wylton
Sister Ursula:
Patricia Heneghan
Peter Topglass:
Edward Hardwicke
James Tayper Pace:
Gareth Thomas
Nick Fawley:
Kenneth Cranham
First nun:
Finnuala O'Shannon
Noel Spens:
Derrick O'Connor

Jent Barnett presents the self-help show. She shows one-parent families on Tyneside making efforts to solve their housing problems; and she asks if doing your thing on radio is enough. Why not run the radio with your neighbours in the local community? And there's more self-help with mothers in Northern Ireland.

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