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A series of ten films about the way people live in cultures with values and customs that are very different from our own.
8: Chole Island - A Woman's PlaceIn a Muslim society like the village of Kanga in Tanzania women are excluded from official religious and political activities. Behind the scenes and in domestic affairs, however, they have a great deal of independence.
Film editor ROBERT BROWN Producer PETER RAMSDEN

Contributors

Editor:
Robert Brown
Producer:
Peter Ramsden

A series of ten programmes with CHRIS SERLE, IAN MCNAUGHT-DAVIS and GILL NEVILL
8: The Thinking Machine
In spite of years of investment in the development of intelligent machines, computer scientists are still a long way from equalling human thought, let alone surpassing it. The future, however, may yet present us with great surprises.
Directors MATT BONEY , FRANK ASH Producer PAUL KRIWACZEK
(Course details on p33, not Wales)

Contributors

Unknown:
Chris Serle
Directors:
Matt Boney
Producer:
Paul Kriwaczek

Starring Ava Gardner, Robert Walker with Eve Arden, Dick Haymes

Eddie Hatch, a department-store window dresser, is rendered immortal by a kiss when a statue of Venus comes to life and falls in love with him! A beautiful, persistent goddess draped in white is not easy for Eddie to hide, especially when pursued by a possessive fiancee and an irate employer.
Based on the stage musical by S.J. Perelman and Ogden Nash, this lively comedy contains three of the original Kurt Weill songs.
(Black and white)
Films; page 12

Contributors

Based on the stage musical by:
S.J. Perelman
Based on the stage musical by:
Ogden Nash
Screenplay:
Harry Kurnitz
Screenplay:
Frank Tashlin
Producer:
Lester Cowan
Director:
William A. Seiter
Eddie Hatch:
Robert Walker
Venus:
Ava Gardner
Joe Grant:
Dick Haymes
Molly Stewart:
Eve Arden
Gloria:
Olga San Juan
Whitfield Savory:
Tom Conway

In this second educational autobiography Professor Sir Alfred Ayer returns to his old school, Eton. He joins the Headmaster and four sixth formers to discuss how that very special institution has influenced his life and how it may affect theirs.
A BBC/Open University production (Rpt)

Contributors

Presenter:
Sir Alfred Ayer
Producer:
Richard Argent

A series in 18 parts adapted from her books by Joan Lingard

The future begins to look bright for the McKinleys and Campbells.

BBC Scotland

(Kirsty Miller is on the cover of next week's Radio Times as a new series of Maggie begins)

Contributors

Author/Adapted by:
Joan Lingard
Executive Producer:
Anna Home
Director:
Michael Kerrigan.
Maggie:
Kirsty Miller
Mr McKinley:
Michael Sheard
Mrs McKinley:
Mary Riggans
Jean:
Anne Berry
Sandy:
Paul Ferry
Jessie:
Ann Scott-Jones
Tam:
Ron Paterson
James:
Ian Michie
Catriona:
Jane Garven
Mike:
Joe Mullaney
Jackie:
Kenny McPhee
Mr Scott:
Benny Young
Mrs Scott:
Alison Groves
Customers:
Katy Gardiner
Customers:
Betty Bright
Policeman:
Denis Agnew

A series of ten programmes on practical garden design 8: The Herb Garden
GEOFFREY SMITH shows how he designed and built a herb garden at the back of his own house.
Film editor PETER RINGSTED Producer BRIAN DAVIES
Book (same title), £1.50 from booksellers Gardening hints on Ceefax page 269

Contributors

Unknown:
Geoffrey Smith
Producer:
Brian Davies

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Riverside Studios, Hammersmith
This week, music from Epsilon, American rapstar J.Walter Negro meets Jive Junior, his British counterpart, and the new video from Steve Strange and Visage. Executive producer MICHAEL APPLETON Producer JOHN burrowes

Contributors

Unknown:
J.Walter Negro

Spies, crashed airmen and fugitives from the Gestapo often relied on forged papers during the war on the French Riviera. If you were British, like the people in this documentary film, papers were essential to avoid arrest. You were not supposed to be there after 1940.
From Nice and Monaco to Clermont Ferrand, this film traces the stories of five Britons who by fate, choice or duty, spent the war years in southern France evading the authorities. Despite the Riviera's deceptive luxuriousness, Gerald Hakim ended up in solitary confinement; Dorothy Chamaide's husband was arrested by the anti-Semitic authorities; Taffy Higginson was imprisoned above
Monte Carlo and Lady Henderson was sent to the horrors of Ravensbruck. Narrator Michael Bryant
Sound recordist GRAHAM RODGER PhotographyMIKE southon Film editor PETER SYMES
Written and produced by DAVID PEARSON

Contributors

Narrator:
Michael Bryant
Unknown:
Graham Rodger
Unknown:
Mike Southon
Editor:
Peter Symes
Produced By:
David Pearson

Appearing with Marti tonight with some more comedy, song and dance, The Nolans and Bagatelle with a special guest appearance by Diana Dors and GEOFF RICHER'S FIRST EDITION
Written by BORIS DAY
Choreography GEOFFREY RICIIER
Musical director RONNIE hazlehurst Vocal backing JEAN GILBERT LINDA JARDIN , VICTY SILVA
Costume designer VERITY LEWIS Sound LEN SHOREY
Lighting BILL MILLAR Designer
ANDREW HOWE DAVIES
Producer STANLEY APPEL

Contributors

Unknown:
Diana Dors
Written By:
Boris Day
Unknown:
Geoffrey Riciier
Director:
Ronnie Hazlehurst
Unknown:
Jean Gilbert
Unknown:
Linda Jardin
Designer:
Verity Lewis
Unknown:
Millar Designer
Unknown:
Andrew Howe Davies
Producer:
Stanley Appel

Regional Variations (2)

Not the Nine O'Clock News

Series 4

Episode 5

Duration: 25 minutes

on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)

A vicar berates members of the congregation who have only turned up because Songs of Praise are filming the service. Show more

on BBC Two England

Shots in the Dark
Millions of women throughout the Third World are being injected with a drug that has been banned in the USA because of fears that it could cause cancer. The drug is Depo Provera, an injectable contraceptive which prevents pregnancy for up to six months. Depo Provera is supported by major family planning organisations but vehemently opposed by ' ban the jab' activists who say that until it's proved safe its use in the developing world is totally immaral. This film sets out to investigate this alleged scandal among the crowds of women who come for the injection in North East Thailand and up in the remote hill tribes of the Golden Triangle, where the men of the village are being taught how to inject their womenfolk. How do the doctors and families there balance the risks and benefits of a drug whose safety has been questioned-and is there indeed one set of rules for the West and another for the Third World? Narrator PAUL VAUGHAN
Film editor RICHARD TREVOR
Horizon editor GRAHAM MASSEY
Written and produced by EDWARD GOLDWYN

Contributors

Narrator:
Paul Vaughan
Editor:
Richard Trevor
Editor:
Graham Massey
Produced By:
Edward Goldwyn

The Beast
Dramatised by KEVIN CROOKS
'I raised the gun to my shoulder It felt uncomfortably heavy. My breath was coming in long open gasps, like escaping gas. Then a dark chill spread across my body as I realised the sound was not synchronous with my heaving chest - it was not my breath at all!'
Film editor ROD THOMAS Director KEVIN CROOKS Producer JOHN KING

Contributors

Dramatised By:
Kevin Crooks
Editor:
Rod Thomas
Director:
Kevin Crooks
Producer:
John King
Man:
David Gilpin
Boy ;:
Jamie Barron
Jenny:
Maggie Green
Bill:
Steve Tomlin

A series of eight programmes based on excerpts from French-speaking television networks. 7: Women Entertainers
MARIANNE LAWRENCE presents entertainers from a well-established tradition: EDITH PIAF , ZOUC, CLAIRE BRETECHER and ANNE SYLVESTRE.
Research JANE COTTAVE Production SUSAN PATON

Contributors

Unknown:
Marianne Lawrence
Unknown:
Edith Piaf
Unknown:
Claire Bretecher
Unknown:
Anne Sylvestre.
Unknown:
Susan Paton

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