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If the State has passed a law accepting the literal truth of the Bible, how can you teach the idea that mankind is descended from monkeys? The trial in 1925 tried to resolve this dilemma.
Producer DAVID JACKSON
A BBC/Open University production

Contributors

Producer:
David Jackson

starring
Tom Courtenay Julie Christie
The brilliant, comic screen adaptation of the novel and play by Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall , which introduced
Julie Christie to the screen. Billy Fisher is a compulsive liar and - in his fantasy world - ruler of the Kingdom of Ambrosia. The problem is that his attempts at escaping the humdrum world of his job in an undertaker's office, lead him into conflicts with his parents, plus his girlfriends - both of whom he is engaged to!
Screenplay by KEITH WATERHOUSE and WILLIS HALL
Produced by JOSEPH JANNU
Directed by JOHN SCHLESINGER
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Contributors

Unknown:
Tom Courtenay
Unknown:
Julie Christie
Play By:
Keith Waterhouse
Play By:
Willis Hall
Unknown:
Julie Christie
Unknown:
Billy Fisher
Play By:
Keith Waterhouse
Unknown:
Willis Hall
Produced By:
Joseph Jannu
Directed By:
John Schlesinger
Billy Fisher:
Tom Courtenay
LiZ:
Juue Christie
Geoffrey Fisher:
Wilfred Pickles
Alice Fisher:
Mona Washbourne
Florence (Grandmother):
Ethel Griffies
Duxbury:
Finlay Currie
Arthur Crabtree:
Rodney Bewes
Barbara:
Helen Fraser
Eric Stamp:
George Innes
Shadrack:
Leonard Rossiter
Rita:
Gwendolyn Watts
DI MacDonald:
Patrick Barr
Disc Jockey:
Godfrey Winn
Prison governor:
Ernest Clark

A personal view of maternity services in the 80s by Peter Huntingford
5: The New Relationship
Doctors usually attach far too much importance to pregnancy and birth. Birth is merely the first step in a relationship which is going to develop over the coming years. But going home and starting to get to know your baby can be an overwhelming experience.
Assistant producer CATHERINE ROBINS
Producer BRYN BROOKS

Contributors

Unknown:
Peter Huntingford
Producer:
Catherine Robins

Regional Variations (2)

The Time Of Your Life

Series 1

Norman Wisdom

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Two England

Available for years

Noel Edmonds talks to Norman Wisdom about Christmas 1953 - the time of his life - when his first film "Trouble In Store" was premiered. (1983) Show more

Raymond Baxter reports from the renowned International
Air Show on the new aircraft and innovations to be seen at Farnborough this week, with a particular look at the famous flying display.
Television presentation
PETER MASSEY and TIM MARSHALL
Executive producer DOUGLAS HESPE (Organised by the Society of British Aerospace Companies)

Contributors

Unknown:
Raymond Baxter
Unknown:
Peter Massey
Unknown:
Tim Marshall
Producer:
Douglas Hespe

by MERVYN HAISMAN Music by NEIL INNES starring
Mirror strip cartoon heroine, and together with the voice of Bob Danvers Walker
In which Jane escapes a fate worse than death, only to find herself yet again in troubled waters.
(Final part tomorrow at 9.0 pm)

Contributors

Music By:
Neil Innes
the Daily:
Glynis Barber
Actor:
Frank Thornton
Tombs:
Max Wall
Casper:
John Bird
Boris:
John Savident
Pola:
Fiona Hendley
Georgie:
Dean Allen
the Professor:
Bob Todd
Sheik Bulbul Ben Qattara:
Henry Woolf
himself:
Fritz The Dog

starring Mel Smith and Griff Rhys Jones with BRENDA BLETHYN
ANDREW FRANCIS
ANNABEL LEVENTON
ANNETTE LYNTON
PETER MCCARTHY , RAYMOND MASON
PHIL NICE, SHANE RIMMER
TONY ROBINSON , HUGH THOMAS
The second and final episode in 'The Smith and Jones
Mini-Series'. If you miss this you will never know what happened in the end.
Script editor JIMMY MULVILLE Lighting director GEOFF SHAW
Designers RICHARD BRACKENBURY and LAN RAWNSLEY
Produced and directed by MARTIN SHARDLOW

Contributors

Unknown:
Mel Smith
Unknown:
Griff Rhys Jones
Unknown:
Brenda Blethyn
Unknown:
Andrew Francis
Unknown:
Annabel Leventon
Unknown:
Annette Lynton
Unknown:
Peter McCarthy
Unknown:
Raymond Mason
Unknown:
Shane Rimmer
Unknown:
Tony Robinson
Unknown:
Hugh Thomas
Editor:
Jimmy Mulville
Director:
Geoff Shaw
Unknown:
Designers Richard Brackenbury
Directed By:
Martin Shardlow

'I guess if I had to pick the one thing I really love the most, it would be live performance.' Pat Benatar , three-times Grammy winner for Best Rock Vocal
Performance, with two platinum albums in 1983 alone, is a 'rising star' in the rock music firmament.
Tonight she does what she loves the most in a concert recorded in America.
Included in her performance 'Shadows of the night', 'Love is a battlefield', 'Fire and ice' and 'Hell is for children'. Directed by MARTY CALLNER Produced by RICHARD FIELDS and RICK NEWMAN

Contributors

Unknown:
Pat Benatar
Directed By:
Marty Callner
Produced By:
Richard Fields
Unknown:
Rick Newman

including Trades Union Congress report.
John Tusa and Vincent Hanna with a full report on the day's proceedings at the TUC in Brighton, with Peter Snow and Donald MacCormick in London to assess the news at home and abroad.

Contributors

Unknown:
John Tusa
Unknown:
Vincent Hanna
Unknown:
Peter Snow
Unknown:
Donald MacCormick

from Flushing Meadow, New York.
The Stadium Court at
Flushing Meadow is a real cauldron of an arena and the New York crowd are not slow to show their emotions.
Tonight's programme features today's men's quarter-finals. Introduced by JOHN BARRETT Commentator DAN MASKELL
MARK COX, GERALD WILLIAMS Television presentation CBS
Producer JOHNNIE WATHERSTON

Contributors

Introduced By:
John Barrett
Commentator:
Dan Maskell
Producer:
Johnnie Watherston

12.5 Data Dictionaries
Holding administrative information about data storage and programs requires a particular kind of database, a data dictionary.
12.30 Members of the Jury
How does a jury reach its decision? Research by DR PHILIP SEALEY of the London School of Economics is the basis of this dramatisation.
12.55 Display and Recording
Displaying control data or making permanent records of time.varying signals are two devices to control industrial processes.

Contributors

Unknown:
Dr Philip Sealey

BBC Two England

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