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BBC Documentaries

Season 1975 1975

  • 1975-05-16T16:00:00-04:00 on BBC
  • 60 mins
  • 5 hours, 0 mins (5 episodes)
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Documentary, Special Interest

Documentaries produced by or for the BBC.

5 episodes

1975x01 Talk-In with Margaret Thatcher

  • Season Premiere

    1975-05-16T16:00:00-04:00 — 60 mins

Robin Day meets the new leader of Conservative Party, Margaret Thatcher, after 100 days in the job.

The story of the artist siblings Augustus and Gwen John, following their childhood in Wales, their days at art school in London, their love affairs and their painting careers.

"As an artist, you've got to get excited before you can do anything, and beauty is a great excitant. Certainly, I have an interest in women. If it's beauty, it's love, in my case.' (1975)

1975x03 This Is 'Ceefax'

  • 1975-07-15T16:00:00-04:00 — 60 mins

Reporter Angela Rippon tells the story of CEEFAX - the BBC's latest form of broadcasting. She visits Kingswood Warren where BBC Research Department 'boffins' developed it; and looks at some of its uses: News, weather, travel, sports results, farm prices and business information.

A look-behind-the-scenes at a television development that could be in everyone's home in just a few years' time.

1975x04 Going Places: 12

  • 1975-08-05T16:00:00-04:00 — 60 mins

This film includes a personal view of London's Bloomsbury area from actor Kenneth Williams, a visit to Brentford's Piano Museum, now known as the Musical Museum, before moving on for a spot of village cricket. Barry Norman covers the story as teams from Langleybury and Isleham battle it out in the Haig Village Cricket Championships to get to the final which will be played at Lords, "the Mecca of all cricketers everywhere."

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The World About Us

First transmitted in 1975, the 150th anniversary of global rail transportation is marked by a visit to India to survey one of the world’s most impressive railway networks. For rail enthusiasts India’s railway system, which has continued to utilize steam locomotives, represents one of the most spectacular systems the world has to offer.The World About Us team join forces with Michael Satow, who in 1970 took up the post of honorary adviser to the Rail Transport Museum in New Delhi, Asia’s first railway museum.As they set out to explore the Indian subcontinent in search of railway memorabilia, ranging from minute objects to full scale steam locomotives, the spectacular beauty of India’s railway system is revealed in all its glory.