with Melvyn Douglas , Ina Claire
Comrade Ninotchka comes to Paris to investigate the dubious activities of a Russian ttade delegation and soon finds herself enjoying the charms of Count Leon and the capitalistic way of life. Garbo laughs ' ran the publicity. After 13 years as the tragic heroine, moms legendary star persuaded the studio to let her play the lead in this hilariously satirical tale in which she displays a gift for pure comedy.
Screenplay by CHARLES BRACKETT BILLY WILDER and WALTER REISCH
Adapted from an original screen story by melchior LENGYEL
Produced and directed by ERNST LUBITSCH (Black and white) Films: page 11
(Anna Karenina tomorrow at 2.50 pm)
Count Leon d'Algout:
The rediscovered work of amateur cameramen and nome movie ' makers of the 20s and 30s. Introduced by James Cameron
Just before the outbreak of the Second World War, F. C. Hynard
(now 95) made a film of life in the village of Eynsford in Kent.
Here are to be seen the Women s
Institute costume play on the castle lawn, the church fete the cricket match, the much-loved village characters and the less-loved weekend motorists and ramblers.
This personal view is accompanied by a lively commentary delivered by Mr Hynard himself.
Series producer DAVID COLLISON
Presented by KATHLEEN DERBY
4: Queen's Ransom
The villainous Solemo proposes a ransom exchange while planning treachery. Hawk outwits his adversary only to find himself apparently abandoned by an ally.
A REPUBLIC serial (For cast see page 51)
Children, like adults, have days that go wrong. Few adults though have the resources to dive through a quilt and have tea with an octopus.
Directed by ELLEN BESEN for the NATIONAL FILM BOARD OF CANADA
The first of seven programmes An Endangered Species?
What the motorist means is sorry mate, I wasn't looking' which is why the young motorcyclist has got to look out for himself.
With the help of Mick Grant , Formula I racing champion; Graham Bailey, road-racer and traffic police; Ian Oliver , despatch-rider, and Tim Monaghan , author of the Sorry Mate book-this programme shows how the young motorcyclist can survive in the traffic jungle.
Featuring Jon Glover as Sir Robert Mark and as Barbara Woodhouse
Film editor shelacu BRADY Producer IAN WOOLF
Book (same title), £1.50 from bookseller)
Tony and his ' militant tendency' colleagues decide to step up their campaign against the proposed cuts. Eddie turns out to be an unwitting ally.
Serial written and devised by PHIL REDMOND. Title music MARTIN COOK Film editor DICK ALLEN. Designer
PAUL MUNTING. Producer BRIAN SPIBY Director JEREMY SUMMERS
Car park attendant:
Sir Michael Gunther:
This week's theme: Grief
Griinewald (1470/80-1528) The Isenheivi Altarpiece at the Unterlinden Museum, Colmar. This vision of the Crucifixion is among the most universal and powerful.
Written and narrated by DAVID PIPER
Director BOB LOCKYER
with subtitles for the hard-of-hearing, followed by Weather
The final programme Presented by H. C. Robbins Landon
Trumpet Concerto in E flat; Symphony No 104, in D (London)
Maurice Murphy (trumpet)
London Symphony Orchestra leader MICHAEL DAVIS conducted by Sir Colin Davis
(Performed in Llandaff Cathedral)
SOUndHARRY THOMAS. Lighting LEN STEPHENS Producer J. MERVYN WILLIAMS BBC Ci/mru/Wales
H. C. Robbins
Tomorrow sees the first performance on British television of Wagner's sacred opera Parsifal, for many his supreme achievement in music drama. This programme explores the Italian background to the opera, visiting Ravello, Siena and Palermo and other places which provided inspiration for the first production in Bayreuth 100 years ago.
Narrated by HUMPHREY BURTON
Film cameraman FRANZ KNOLL Direction PHILLIPE DERIAZ Presented for the BBC by CAROLYN JOHNSON
(Parsifal - a simultaneous broadcast with Radio 3 - is tomorrow at 4.20 pm)
The second of two programmes The Bamboo Curtain Falls
By 1950 the days of the old Tibet were numbered. The writing on the wall was in Chinese characters. That mysterious, forbidden Tibet, walled off from the rest of the world, behind the Himalayas and seen by only a handful of foreigners, was about to be swept away for ever.
The Chinese had long claimed Tibet to be part of China. This film, compiled from hitherto unseen film of both Chinese and Tibetan origin, shows what went on in Tibet after the Chinese take-over of the country: the journey the Dalai Lama made to Peking in 1954; the uprising of the Tibetans against the Chinese; the flight into India of the Dalai Lama and 100,000 Tibetans; the destruction of a culture-out of some 3,000 monasteries, parts of only 13 are believed to remain today.
Film editor NORMAN CARR
Producer SIMON NORMANTON Series editors
ANTHONY ISAACS , PETER JONES
A duel of words and wit between Frank Muir
Susan Hill , Nigel Havers and Arthur Marshall
Paul Eddington , Angela Thorne Referee Robert Robinson
Call My Bluff devised bv MARK GOODSON, BILL TODM.
Directed by ALAN J.W BELL Producer PAUL CIANI
A Forty Minutes documentary series in seven parts, filmed at Harefield Hospital.
At any time there are men and women in Harefield at different stages in the heart transplant operation cycle. This documentary film is about four patients and their stories.
David Nicholson - about to go home with a new heart after nine months.
Peter Lobo-back inside hospital with signs that could indicate rejection.
Lotta Wangstrom - a 17-year-old Swedish girl who has been brain-damaged.
Keith Brooks-visiting for tests and unaware how desperately ill he is.
As well as the professionals at Harefield, there is a dedicated woman behind each patient.
Margaret Nicholson , Tess Lobo , Ankie Wangstrom and Colette Brooks are all practical women who stay throughout by the side of those they love as companions, comforters and props.
Film cameraman PAT O'SHEA
Film recordists JULIAN BALDWIN , RON CRABB Film editor CHRISTINE GARNER
Executive producer ROGER MILLS Producer LOUISE PANTON
from Riverside Studios, Hammer-smith. In the studio: Gil Scott-Heron
Tygers of Pan Tang
Vintage OGWT: The Move (1971) plus films and interviews.
Introduced by Anne Nightingale and David Hepworth
Director TOM CORCORAN
Producer MICHAEL APPLETON
The fourth of six watches in preparation for Easter. Theme:
The Last Supper and Gethsemane
Reading: Mark 14, vv 26-27
Music, Hymn: All Holy Father (Christi fons Jugis);
Hear my prayer (Purcell); Psalm 22 (Walford Davies )