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Last year 248 people were killed on motorways - a mere 5 per cent of all road deaths, but they could have been prevented if drivers took more care.
Roisin McAuley has spent a week with the West
Midlands Motorway Police. Producer STEVE HEWLETT Editor COLIN CAMERON BBC North West
(Postponed from 20 July)

Contributors

Unknown:
Roisin McAuley

A portrait of Italy seen through the lives of ten different Italians.
5: The Mayor of Montemilone Dino Labriola runs the small town of Montemilone in the deep south. He was elected the first Communist mayor.
Now he faces the problems of a town dying on its feet. Producer ADAM CURTIS (R) (Postponed from 20 July)

Contributors

Unknown:
Montemilone Dino Labriola
Producer:
Adam Curtis

Second of six films Incomers
Huguenots, Jews, Irish, Maltese, Bengalis - for 250 years the streets of Spitalfields, have provided a haven for a succession of refugee and immigrant communities.
The latest wave of incomers are artists, historians, architects - enthusiasts bent on transforming the derelict houses into desirable residences.
'The houses of Spitalfields are a collection of atmospheres like shipwrecks: it is very eerie sometimes but that is what makes them so special.'
Producer MARGARET BENTON BBC Bristol (R)

Contributors

Producer:
Margaret Benton

2: Toast the Golden Couple
The very different claims of each of the candidates are highlighted in the two cases of Judd Morhson and Anna Perrona.

Contributors

Unknown:
Judd Morhson
Unknown:
Anna Perrona.
Dr James Kildare:
Richard Chamberlain
Dr Leonard Gillespie:
Raymond Massey
Nurse Zoe:
Lee Kurty
Harry:
Leslie Nielsen
Judd:
Robert Reed
Rhoda:
Cloris Leachman

First of a six-part series in which that irrepressible Brummie Tony Butler takes a highly individual look at life on and alongside the rivers and canals of the Midlands. Tony travels by narrowboat with his own skipper and a mongrel dog called Rags.
Tonight he meets a bricklayer claiming to be Edward of Monmouth, finds out why some anglers have telephones and is surprised by 40 Spidermen.

Contributors

Producer:
Peter Hiscocks

Hiawatha Scene from the ballet performed by Miehelle Koesis and Clifton Bryan of HarehiIIs Middle School, Leeds.
Producer MIKE MURRAY
BBC North East (R)

Contributors

Unknown:
Miehelle Koesis
Unknown:
Clifton Bryan

First of five programmes The floating euphonium heralds another series of the popular programme.
Lorna Dallas is the star singer, Bob Childs the star instrumentalist. TEMPLEMORE BAND conductor Jack Burch. Producer ALAN TONGUE

Contributors

Unknown:
Lorna Dallas
Singer:
Bob Childs
Conductor:
Jack Burch.

with John Tovey and Marjorie Lofthouse
The first of a new series that combines the cuisine of master chef and restaurateur John Tovey, with the breathtaking beauty of the English Lakes and some of the people who live and work there. Breakfast with Douglas Freeman shepherd at Troutbeck Farm ...
Marjorie helps to round up the sheep, while John cooks a Lakeland breakfast.
A FALKMAN TELEVISION production for BBC North West
* RECIPE TIMES: pace 78

Contributors

Unknown:
John Tovey
Unknown:
Marjorie Lofthouse
Unknown:
John Tovey
Unknown:
Douglas Freeman

Continues a season of films starring the two funnymen
with Tom Brown, Joan Fulton

"Say, what comes after this medical examination?"
"You're a civilian. Bud."
"What's a civilian?"
"That's a guy that tells you about the great times he had when he was in the army." After discharge from the army, Bud and Lou go back into the tie business - and are just as unsuccessful as they were before.
Films: page 18

Contributors

Screenplay:
John Grant
Screenplay:
Frederic I. Rinaldo
Screenplay:
Robert Lees
Based on a story by:
Richard MacAulay
Based on a story by:
Bradford Ropes
Producer:
Robert Arthur
Director:
Charles T Barton
Cpl Slicker Smith:
Bud Abbott
Herbie Brown:
Lou Costello
Bill Gregory:
Tom Brown
Sylvia Hunter:
Joan Fulton
Sgt Collins:
Nat Pendleton
Evey:
Beverly Simmons
Mr Roberts:
Don Beddoe

Sea Snake: Friend or Foe? Narrated by David Attenborough
These sea serpents are the deadliest snakes known.
Over 50 species occur in the tropical seas, particularly around Australia and across the Pacific. This is the story of how the first land-living snakes may have taken to the sea and eventually become, in the case of one species, the most abundant reptile on earth. They may help with medical research into diving as they can stay under for three-and-a-half hours and go down to 50 metres. And no-one knows why they do it! Film cameraman HUGH MAYNARD Directed by KEITH SCHOLEY
* CEEFAX SUBTITLES

Contributors

Unknown:
David Attenborough
Unknown:
Hugh Maynard
Directed By:
Keith Scholey

The fifth of nine films about life in the Soviet Union.
Oc<o6er HaruM<
Mahya Kulinieh is 78. She has lived in the same peasant village through revolution. civil war, famine and Stalin's collectivisation programme. Through it aH she has kept her Christian faith and her loyalty to the old customs of the Russian countryside. Her three sons also live on the October collective farm. At harvest time they are at their busiest, for the state - and for themselves. Some private enterprise is now allowed, and this 'Leninism with loopholes' helps pay for their long-awaited new car.
Series producer RICHARD DENTON Producer ALAN BOOKBINDER (R)

Contributors

Unknown:
Mahya Kulinieh
Producer:
Richard Denton
Producer:
Alan Bookbinder

A View of Mankind
Masaccio (1401-29) was bom 30 miles from Florence in the little town of San Giovanni Valdarno and died at the age of 27. 'His view of man had a natural rightness that was visual, social, moral all at once. There is no separating the three dimensions of meaning. Their achievement in one short life of genius, is one of the greatest things in art.'
In this series of six films Sir Lawrence Gowing, who has spent his life painting, teaching and writing about art, develops his view that 'the life of painting is the painting of life'. He explores the working methods and common ground in paintings by Masaccio. Bruegel the Elder, Vermeer, Goya, Cezanne and Matisse.
‘MASACCIO’ was 40 minutes of sheer pleasure and beauty. GUARDIAN
Stills photography MICHAEL SANDERS
Directed by CHRISTOPHER BURSTALL
(R)

Contributors

Unknown:
Lawrence Cowing
Unknown:
Michael Sanders
Directed By:
Christopher Burstall

Presented by Penny Junor
The weekly holiday magazine ful! of news and information. TVie Resort Report - Dinard in Brittany. Basic facts together with the best and worst points.
Plus John Thirlwell 's view of what it's actually like there this summer.
Matthew Collins on SpecM/ Assignment.
John Kettley comments on the summer weather so far and forecasts what's in store for the weekend.
Plus the late availability bargains and your holiday horrors.
Producer KAREN BLUMENFELD
Executive producer ALAN DOBSON BBC North West
(Ca// the 7Yaue/ SAoM; Information Line on [number removed])

Contributors

Unknown:
John Thirlwell
Unknown:
Matthew Collins
Unknown:
John Kettley
Producer:
Karen Blumenfeld
Producer:
Alan Dobson

In this week's show Paul Daniels uncovers his new patent spelling machine and helps magical colleague Alan Shaxon divide a girl into three pieces. He also introduces his other guests: from Great Britain, the legendary ventriloquist
Saveen with Daisy May, and from Switzerland Tempest Cottet with their original manipulative skills.
Featuring Debbie McGee and Julia Howson
(First shown on BBC1)
CEEFAX SUBTITLES

Contributors

Magician:
Paul Daniels
Magician:
Alan Shaxon
Assistant:
Debbie McGee
Unknown:
Julia Howson
Director:
Kevin Bishop
Producer:
John Fisher

Fifth of six films on the police and the public.
Blue and Black
The police are supposed to treat everyone as equal before the taw, 'irrespective of sex, race or social position'. Yet reports made for the police themselves have shown that some officers have used their powers in ways that weigh more heavily against black people than any other group. How successful are police efforts to win the confidence of black communities? This film goes behind the scenes in London and Manchester to see how recruits are being trained to face up to their own prejudices, and to ask how effective such training has proved.
Film editor PAUL SINCLAIR
Produced by JOHN TWITCHIN (e)
For the print pack containing information on the main police powers which affect young people send a 55p sae 12" x 9" to: [address removed]

Contributors

Editor:
Paul Sinclair
Produced By:
John Twitchin

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