Programme Index

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9.15 Higher Education What Sort of Course?
The degree you take at a polytechnic (or a college or institute of higher education) is likely to be in a more practical subject than at university; but its standard is the same. Narrator LIBBY PURVES
Producer ROSANNA HIBBERT (R) (e)
9.38 Lifeschool
Equal People: Sexism Education The first of a series of five programmes about women and society, this film looks at the way girls and boys are treated differently in school. In and out of the classroom are they learning what they should be? Series producer ROSANNA HIBBERT Producer CHRIS ELLIS (R) (e)
10.00 You and Me
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds. Harry persuades Cosmo and Dibs to co-operate in putting on a musical show. Maths at the seaside 'building sandcastles'. Book: Thomas Tidies His Room by GUNILLA WOLDE Presenters
HARRY TOWB and SHEILA CHITNIS
Radiophonic music ROGER LIMB Producer NICCI CROWTHER (R) (e)
10.15 Music Time
Question and Answer (R) (e)
10.40 Thinkabout Pigeon Racing
Sally and Brad visit a pigeon loft and discover how to look after and train racing pigeons. See the preparations for the big race - thousands of pigeons fill the sky. But there's only one winner!
Producer SUE ARON (R) (e)
11.00 Zig Zag. Getting About Trail Clues (1)
A clue in an old ledger leads TONY AITKEN off on a treasure trail.
With JUDY GRIDLEY and CHRISTOPHER MOLLOY Presenter PAUL COLA Producers
DIANE MORGAN. ROGER FRY (R) (e)
11.20 Walrus
What's It Gonna Be? by GERRY HUXMAN Dip, Dip, Dip Producer
MORTON SURGUY (R) (e)
11.45 Tutorial Topics Appearances
Four pupils from
NORTH WESTMINSTER COMMUNITY SCHOOL, London, discuss their feelings about each other when they first met and how they see each other now.
Followed by Fame
Thirteen-year-old
BRADLEY SHEPPARD , of BBCtv's Grange
Hill talks about what it's like to be 'famous'.
Producer DAVID TAFT (R) (e)
12.08pm History File British Social History
The Ladies of Langham Place The movement for women's rights took shape in the 1850s, when the Langham Place Circle began campaigning to improve the position of married women, to secure better educational and employment opportunities - and ultimately the vote. Narrator KEN BONES
Written by LESLIE GLAZER
Producer JILL SHEPPARD (R) (e)
12.30 Issues. Programme 6 A current affairs series that takes an in-depth look into a major issue of the week.
Presented by ROB CURLING (R) (e)
1.00 Science in Action
What a Gas. Find out what a liquid gas is, make 15-foot-long bubbles, weigh air with a lemonade bottle and take a look at dry ice.
Presenters TERRY MARSH and KJARTAN POSKITT Assistant producer LAMBROS ATTESHLIS
Series producer ROBIN MUDGE (R) (e)

Contributors

Narrator:
Libby Purves
Producer:
Rosanna Hibbert
Producer:
Rosanna Hibbert
Producer:
Chris Ellis
Unknown:
Gunilla Wolde
Unknown:
Harry Towb
Unknown:
Sheila Chitnis
Music:
Roger Limb
Producer:
Nicci Crowther
Unknown:
Tony Aitken
Unknown:
Judy Gridley
Unknown:
Christopher Molloy
Unknown:
Diane Morgan.
Unknown:
Gerry Huxman
Unknown:
Morton Surguy
Unknown:
Bradley Sheppard
Producer:
David Taft
Narrator:
Ken Bones
Written By:
Leslie Glazer
Producer:
Jill Sheppard
Presented By:
Rob Curling
Producer:
Robin Mudge
Cosmo:
Frances Kay
Dibs:
Francis Wright
Sally:
Vicky Licorish
Brad:
Bradley Hardiman
Lyn:
Karen Frawley
Mrs Deakin:
Coral Atkins
Mr Deakin:
Roger Walker
Debbie:
Melissa Wilson
Riding teacher:
Carole Snape
Art master:
Tm Charrington
Mr Paine:
Reg Pritchard
Elizabeth Garrett:
Annabelle Apsion
Emily Faithfull:
Shelagh Day
Bessie Rayner Parkes:
Mary Keegan
Maria Rye:
Maggie Mullarkey
Barbara Bodichon:
Kate Saunders
Jessie Boucherett:
Alwyne Taylor
Esther Smythe:
Amanda Walker
Emily Davies:
Rosalind Wilson
on BBC Two England

Weather followed by Words and Pictures
Oink and Pearl
Pearl is irritated by her little brother and yearns for an older sister.
Producer MOYRA GAMBLETON (R) (e)

Contributors

Producer:
Moyra Gambleton

Dr Alan Maryon Davis presents a guide to emergency first aid.
Heart disease is Britain's biggest killer. But someone's chances of surviving a heart attack are much greater if you can recognise the early signs and take prompt action. All over Britain many training sessions in emergency first aid are now open to everyone. These classes and this programme can show you how to save a life when someone has a heart attack.
With Brian Cox , Kevin Doyle and Gillian Martell
Drama written by LESLIE DUXBURY Film editor ALISTAIR MITCHELL Produced by JENNY ROGERS and JULIAN STENHOUSE (R) (e)

Contributors

Unknown:
Dr Alan Maryon Davis
Unknown:
Brian Cox
Unknown:
Kevin Doyle
Written By:
Leslie Duxbury
Editor:
Alistair Mitchell
Produced By:
Jenny Rogers
Produced By:
Julian Stenhouse

Fighting Back
Hitting your wife or partner is a criminal offence. In
London alone it's estimated that police receive up to
100,000 calls in connection with domestic violence every year. Other statistics paint an even blacker picture - in 1975 25 per cent of all recorded violent crime was domestic violence.
If these statistics are to be believed it could mean that a woman in your street is a victim of domestic violence. In today's Advice Shop
Margo MacDonald looks at what help is available for these women from the police, the courts and women's refuges.
Producer MARION ALLINSON
Series producer TONY MATTHEWS (e) For free leaflet, send 18p sae to:
[address removed]

Contributors

Unknown:
Margo MacDonald
Producer:
Marion Allinson
Producer:
Tony Matthews

A romantic serial in 16 parts based on the novels by WINSTON GRAHAM
Part 15 by JACK RUSSELL
Elizabeth accepts an offer of marriage, although she knows it will appal Ross.
Producer MORRIS BARRY Directed by PAUL ANNETT

Contributors

Unknown:
Jack Russell
Producer:
Morris Barry
Directed By:
Paul Annett
Ross Poldark:
Robin Elus
Demelza:
Angharad Rees
Zacky Martin:
Forbes Collins
Henshawe:
John Ringham
Elizabeth:
Jill Townsend
Warleggan:
Ralph Bates
Mrs Tabb:
Sheelah Wilcocks
Sir Hugh Bodrugan:
Christopher Benjamin
Lady Constance Bodrugan:
Cynthia Grenville
Capt McNeil:
Donald Douglas
Verity:
Norma Streader
Prudie:
Mary Wimbush
Jud:
Paul Curran
Squire Wentworth:
Mischa de la Motte
Mrs Wentworth:
Irene Sutcliffe
Osborne:
Keith Ashton
Mrs Halse:
Cherry Morris
Dr Halse:
Peter Baldwin
Dorothea Halse:
Victoria Shellard

The XV Olympic Winter Games Introduced by Desmond Lynam Alpine Ski-ing
Live coverage of the women's Super-G, from Nakiska. Will the world champion MARIA WALLISER of Switzerland win the first Olympic gold medal in this event? Commentator
DAVID GOLDSTROM Nordic Ski-ing
Sweden look likely to retain their Olympic 4 x lokm title, especially since their squad includes GUNDE SVAN, possibly the best cross-country skier of all time. Commentator
GERALD SINSTADT Ice Hockey
Today sees the final matches in the opening round, after which the best three teams in each group qualify for the medal round.
Commentator BARRY DAVIES

Contributors

Introduced By:
Desmond Lynam
Unknown:
Maria Walliser
Unknown:
David Goldstrom
Commentator:
Barry Davies

Regional Variations (2)

Face to Face

Martin Luther King

Duration: 32 minutes

on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)

Available for over a year

First transmitted in 1961, Martin Luther King talks about the events that led to him becoming a civil rights leader. Show more

Thinking
Good news: computers won't take over after all. Thinking can't be produced just by running a computer programme. So argues
John Searle , a philosopher at the University of California. His controversial views annoy those scientists who work to create 'artificial intelligence'. They believe thinking can be done by computer.
Using a play in Cantonese, a machine that looks like an old mangle and the ideas and images of recent news, Horizon explores the limitations of digital computers.
Narrator Juliet Stevenson Film editor TIM CAWSTON Written and produced by JAMES BURGE
Horizon editor ROBIN BRIGHTWELL
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Contributors

Unknown:
John Searle
Editor:
Tim Cawston
Editor:
Robin Brightwell

Regional Variations (2)

Red Dwarf: Future Echoes

BBC Two England

Red Dwarf

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Episode 2: Future Echoes

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Two England

Cult space comedy series. Having accelerated for three million years, Red Dwarf breaks the light barrier and Rimmer sees a death in the future. Show more

Contributors

Arnold Rimmer:
Chris Barrie
Dave Lister:
Craig Charles
Writer:
Rob Grant
Director:
Ed Bye

starring and guest star
Los Dos Dipestos
Like daughter, like mother: retired rhyming telephone operator, Clara Dipesto , returns from a Mexican holiday to see Agnes, only to discover that visits to exotic places have a habit of staying with you. With Miss Hayes and Mr Addison absenting themselves from this episode, it's up to Ms Dipesto and Bert to take on the case of the green-eyed monsters....
Written by DOUGLAS STEINBERG Directed by GERALD PERRY FINNERMAN

Contributors

Unknown:
Los Dos Dipestos
Unknown:
Clara Dipesto
Unknown:
Mr Addison
Unknown:
Ms Dipesto
Written By:
Douglas Steinberg
Directed By:
Gerald Perry Finnerman
Maddie Hayes:
Cybill Shepherd
David Addison:
Bruce Willis
Ms Dipesto:
Allyce Beasley
Bert Viola:
Curtis Armstrong
Clara Dipesto:
Imogene Coca

Two partisan films about a controversial issue. A Legal Game?
Should prostitution be decriminalised? The debate is as old as the profession itself, but now AIDS has given it a new urgency. The last edition in this series of Split Screen features two films made by people on different sides of the law.
Inspector Julian Smith , from the Nottingham Vice Squad, argues that, although prostitution itself is not illegal, the law does act as a deterrent to girls who might otherwise pursue a career which can end in personal tragedy. A visit to Hamburg, 'vice capital of Europe', convinces him that decriminalisation would be disastrous.
Louise, who works as a prostitute and is also involved in AIDS health education, argues that the law both discriminates against women working in a large 'service industry' and hinders the distribution of 'safe sex' information which might protect clients and women alike. So is the law an essential instrument of control or a dangerous pimp? Film editors
PETER CLARK. FRANCES PARKER Film directors
GAVIN DUTTON. ROBINA ROSE Series producer ROBIN GUTCH
Both Films have been made with the BBC Community Programme Unit

Contributors

Unknown:
Julian Smith
Unknown:
Peter Clark.
Unknown:
Gavin Dutton.

The last word on world events analysed by Peter Snow and Donald MacCormick
With political and economic reports from Adam Raphael Nick Clarke and Will Hutton
International reports by David Sells
Charles Wheeler , Gavin Esler and Julian O'Halloran Producers
MARK DAMAZER. LIZ RAMSAY
KEITH BOWEN. DOMINIC CAMERON EILEEN FITT
Editor JOHN MORRISON

Contributors

Unknown:
Peter Snow
Unknown:
Donald MacCormick
Unknown:
Adam Raphael
Unknown:
Nick Clarke
Unknown:
David Sells
Unknown:
Charles Wheeler
Unknown:
Gavin Esler
Unknown:
Julian O'Halloran
Producers:
Mark Damazer.
Unknown:
Liz Ramsay
Unknown:
Keith Bowen.
Unknown:
Dominic Cameron
Unknown:
Eileen Fitt
Editor:
John Morrison

Desmond Lynam introduces the day's highlights from Calgary, where medals were decided in the women s Super-G, and the men's 4 x 10km cross-country relay.
In front of a sell-out crowd, the hosts CANADA were playing their final ice-hockey match in group A against world champions SWEDEN.
Television presentation CTV

Contributors

Introduces:
Desmond Lynam

Arts Foundation Course
Witting and Unwitting Testimony
With the help of staff at the Museum of London. PROFESSOR ARTHUR MARWICK investigates the wide variety of historical sources. Producer TONY COE (R)

Contributors

Unknown:
Arthur Marwick
Producer:
Tony Coe

BBC Two England

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