40 Minutes Season 1981
S1981 E00Oct 7, 1981
Sister Genevieve Oct 7, 1981 Documentary on Sister Genevieve, head teacher of the largest girls' comprehensive school in Europe, St. Louise's, in the notorious Falls Road district of Belfast. Made at the time of Bobby Sands' hunger strike: the effect on the school of Sands' action is evident from the film, which looks at how Sister Genevieve, her staff and pupils cope with the pressure of working and going to school in such circumstances.
S1981 E00Oct 14, 1981
The Hijack Oct 14, 1981 Documentary abour the "Kennedy Hijack", which happened in July 1977, when the Ne w York-Maine coach was hijacked by a gun-man at Kennedy Airport, and about the s ubsequent siege and arrest of the man, Louis Robinson, who also appears in the film.
S1981 E00Oct 21, 1981
Give Us the Vote Oct 21, 1981 Documentary on the attempts by the residents of Calderstones, a home for the men tally sub-normal in Lancashire to register on the electoral register, following the process of the public hearing at which they give evidence to the local Registration Officer.
S1981 E00Sep 30, 1981
Rough Justice Sep 30, 1981 Documentary about life in the town of Deri, near Mertyr Tydfil in South Wales, d ealing with Dilys Hardacre's struggle to be admitted to the Working Man's Club t o play snooker, Howie's unemployment problems and with Deri's everyday life.
S1981 E10Dec 17, 1981
Children's Parties Dec 17, 1981 Documentary in which various forms of children's parties are investigated from the point of view of those participating in them, from a small domestic birthday party to the longest street party in the world.
S1981 E10Nov 19, 1981
Gorilla G. Gorilla Nov 19, 1981 Documentary on the pregnancy of the gorilla at Jersey Zoo, N'Pongo, and the delicate operations which have to be performed on the Jersey Zoo gorillas to ensure the survival of the species which is dying out in the wild.
S1981 E10Nov 26, 1981
The Harrison's Don't Go to School Nov 26, 1981 Documentary which looks at the education of Newall Harrison and his two sisters, who are educated at home by their parents. Assessed as dyslexic, Newall is now subject to a crown court hearing on a school attendance order.
S1981 E10Dec 3, 1981
Alison Dec 3, 1981 Documentary about an important time in the life of 18 year old spaspic girl, Alison, about to leave college and make various steps towards an independent life.
S1981 E10Dec 10, 1981
Sex, Drugs and the Vicar Dec 10, 1981 Documentary which looks at the methods used by reporter and cameraman David Potts and Ian Cutler to present an expose to their editor Barry Askew at the News of the World.
S1981 E10Oct 29, 1981
Lol: A Bona Queen of Fabularity Oct 29, 1981 Documentary about Lol(Lorri Lee) who earns his living as a drag artist and stand -up comedian in London pubs, looking at Lol's life, past and present, his friend s and at Lol himself.
S1981 E10Nov 5, 1981
The Multi-Marathon Man Nov 5, 1981 Documentary on the attempt by Ken Heathcote from Bolton, to beat the running rec ord for the journey between John O'Groats to Landsend.
S1981 E10Nov 12, 1981
Rocky Circus Nov 12, 1981 Documentary abour the project concieved by Gerry Cottle to feature rock-star Gar y Glitter in his own show under the big top, following the development of the pl an over a 14 day period up to the first performance.