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Season 1981, Episode 00 Sister Genevieve

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Oct 7, 1981
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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.

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Season 1981, Episode 00 The Hijack

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Oct 14, 1981
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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.

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Season 1981, Episode 00 Give Us the Vote

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Oct 21, 1981
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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.

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Season 1981, Episode 00 Rough Justice

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Sep 30, 1981
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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.

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Season 1981, Episode 10 Children's Parties

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Dec 17, 1981
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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.

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Season 1981, Episode 10 Gorilla G. Gorilla

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Nov 19, 1981
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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.

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Season 1981, Episode 10 The Harrison's Don't Go to School

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Nov 26, 1981
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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.

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Season 1981, Episode 10 Alison

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Dec 3, 1981
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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.

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Season 1981, Episode 10 Sex, Drugs and the Vicar

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Dec 10, 1981
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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.

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Season 1981, Episode 10 Lol: A Bona Queen of Fabularity

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Oct 29, 1981
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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.

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Season 1981, Episode 10 The Multi-Marathon Man

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Nov 5, 1981
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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.

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Season 1981, Episode 10 Rocky Circus

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Nov 12, 1981
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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.

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