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This week two specially-selected programmes from the coming year's post- and undergraduate calendar will be shown each weekday.
12.30 Manufacturing Systems The Task Force Approach Faced with declining profitability, a UK company modernises its plant. But where to start?
Producer PHILIP ASHBY
12.55 An Introduction to Information Technology Teletel
Massive investment by the French Government in Teletel - the new Videotex system - means there will soon be one in every home and office. Already the network offers thousands of services. So what's it all about? Producer KEN PATTON

Contributors

Producer:
Philip Ashby
Producer:
Ken Patton

Thomas Hardy Lived Here John Arlott explores the landscape of Dorset which provided the settings for the works of Thomas Hardy. Directed by DAVID HEYCOCK (R)

Contributors

Unknown:
John Arlott
Unknown:
Thomas Hardy.
Directed By:
David Heycock
on BBC Two England

Weather followed by Great Collectors
Forbes and Sons
The first of four films.
Written and narrated by Harriet Crawley
American publisher Malcolm Forbes and sons Kip, Bobby and Steve, are known as 'America's first family of collecting'.
Producer KEITH SHEATHER BBC Bristol (R)

Contributors

Unknown:
Harriet Crawley
Unknown:
Malcolm Forbes
Producer:
Keith Sheather

Dealing with Debt
'We didn't see it as debt to start with. We just used to say "Oh we're short, we're finding it difficult to manage"... we never used to say "Oh we're in debt".'
EX-DEBTOR
With the help of families who have survived debt problems, Margo MacDonald presents a three-step guide to fighting back against debt.
Producer JEREMY ORLEBAR
Series producer TONY MATTHEWS (e)

Contributors

Unknown:
Margo MacDonald
Producer:
Jeremy Orlebar
Producer:
Tony Matthews

Crystals and Lasers by Professor J. M. Thomas ,
FRS and Professor D. Phillips , PHD, FRSC, the Director and Assistant Director of the Royal Institution.
A series of six lectures 1: The Micro-world
A visit to the extraordinary micro-world of crystals and lasers where atoms are only l/10,000th of a millionth of a metre apart, and laser light pulses only l/100th of one millionth of one millionth of a second.

Contributors

Unknown:
Professor J. M. Thomas
Unknown:
Professor D. Phillips

Over the Lakes to the Dales The first of two films in which award-winning cameraman Sid Perou follows a rally of microlight aircraft from coast to coast across northern England. Narrated by Ken Cooper Film editor BRYAN JONES
Producer DOUGLAS B. SMITH BBC Leeds (R)

Contributors

Unknown:
Sid Perou
Unknown:
Ken Cooper
Producer:
Douglas B. Smith

The first in a season of films featuring the famous stars of the RKO studios.
Tonight also starring David Niven
In this delightful comedy, Ginger Rogers stars as shopgirl Polly Parish who discovers an abandoned baby outside a foundlings home and is mistaken for the mother. Reluctantly responsible for the baby, Polly finds that life is further complicated when her handsome boss takes a 'fatherly' interest in her predicament.
Films: page 13

Contributors

Screenplay:
Norman Krasna
Producer:
B. G. Desylva
Director:
Garson Kanin
Polly Parrish:
Ginger Rogers
David Merlin:
David Niven
J.B. Merlin:
Charles Coburn
Butler:
Frank Albertson
Johnnie:
E.E. Clive
Mrs Weiss:
Ferike Boros
Investigator:
Ernest Truex
Jerome Weiss:
Leonard Penn

Piano Quintet in A major, D667 (Trout)
The third of six programmes Jane Glover discusses
Schubert's most popular piece of chamber music with John Reed and introduces a performance by the Nash Ensemble.
Recorded in Margam
Orangery, near Port Talbot Lighting GEOFF ALFORD Director hefin OWEN BBC Wales

Contributors

Unknown:
Jane Glover
Unknown:
John Reed
on BBC Two England

The Transplanted Brain With this technique you 71 have people who are really vigorous at the age of 100. (DR A. LIEBERMAN , Neurologist)
Rita Hayworth , Mao Tse
Tung, Mohammed Ali - a few of the increasing numbers who each year fall victim to degenerative diseases which cripple movement and destroy thinking and memory. For one of these, Parkinson's Disease, hope lies in a new experimental operation - a brain transplant - and the first on a human being is just about to take place. This remarkable technique may one day also treat patients with Alzheimer's Disease, strokes and paralysing spinal cord injuries, yet promises to be surrounded by controversy because of the source of the transplanted tissue ... Narrator Paul Vaughan Film editor ROBERT BROWN Written and produced by JOHN GROOM
Horizon editor ROBIN BRIGHTWELL
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Contributors

Unknown:
Dr A. Lieberman
Unknown:
Rita Hayworth
Unknown:
Mao Tse
Unknown:
Mohammed Ali
Narrator:
Paul Vaughan
Editor:
Robert Brown
Produced By:
John Groom
Editor:
Robin Brightwell

Regional Variations (2)

Clarence

Episode 1

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)

Cockney removals man, Clarence Sale meets Jane Travers, parlour maid, and because of their mutual understanding decide to set up house in the quiet Oxfordshire countryside.

The return of the two detectives with a habit of getting on each other's case. Starring with and Ray Charles
A Trip to the Moon
They've done it and they've kept on doing it for some months, but Maddie and David's 'relationship' continues to be the best-kept of secrets. Will she lighten up? Can legendary soul singers save his reputation? Are laundromats the ideal place for a date?
Written by GLENN GORDON CARON Directed by ALLAN ARKUSH

Contributors

Written By:
Glenn Gordon Caron
Directed By:
Allan Arkush
Maddie Hayes:
Cybill Shepherd
David Addison:
Bruce Willis
Ms Dipesto:
Allyce Beasley
Bert Viola:
Curtis Armstrong
Richard Addison:
Charles Rocket
Dr Joyce Brothers:
Dr Joyce Brothers

with John Pitman Heathrow Heathrow is the world's busiest airport - 45,000 people work here and cater for
75,000 passengers a day. Up on the roof the plane-spotters are bugging the control tower for up-to-date information; and in Terminal 3, the photographers are snapping the stars. Today it's Shirley Bassey.
Series producer ANN PAUL
Director DESMOND LAPSLEY (R) (Postponed from 18 December)

Contributors

Unknown:
Shirley Bassey.
Producer:
Ann Paul
Director:
Desmond Lapsley

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