Page 6, 31st July 1981

31st July 1981
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Page 6, 31st July 1981 — TV and Radio by Tom Castro

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SUNDAY The Light of Experience (BBC-1, 6.15 pm). Fr. Adrian Hastings explains why he has chosen to take a wife. Once he would have been nailed into a barrel and dropped in the Firth of' Forth. Out of mercy. the Church now allows him to live in domestic bliss, probably in a flat.

MONDAY Panorama (BBC-1, 8.10 pm). This too is a repeat, about the Chinese news and propaganda machine. Next week the Nine O'Clock News will be carried identically each day.

TUESDAY Tuesdays Documentary (BBC-1, 9.25 pm). The Berlin Wall celebrates its 20th birthday next week with 260 watch towers, 267 dog-runs and a total of 71 deaths of would-be escapers.

Medical Express (BBC-I, 6.45 pm). A snappy magazine set to worry viewers to death. Did you know the average banana contains more poison than 200,000 bee-stings.


Cosmos (BBC-I, 10,15 pm). Carl Sagan does not seem to be or say anything beautiful. Why was this programme bought?


Q9 (BBC-I. 11.25 pm). Spike Milligan comes over to BBC-I and does an impression of Dr Jonathan talking about bodies.


The World About Us (BBC-I, 6.50 pm). Good pictures of how giraffes spend their time. Since original sin, films of animals have been much preferable to looking at people.

On The Beach (BBC-2, 8.05). A film of Nevil Shute's book about Australians awaiting the consequence of nuclear war in the Northern Hemisphere.

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Three Tagore Songs (Friday, 10.25 pm). Rabindranath Tagore died on August 7, 1941. Some of his music sung by his pupil, Rajeshwari Datta.

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