Virginia McKenna Bill Travers
Ginny and Bill are invited to exchange the cold of the English winter for the Kenya sun. Whilst there they enjoy a series of unexpected encounters with a trio of amiable elephants and a rhino with a liking for lollipops. This charming film shot largely on location in Kenya comes from the maker of Born Free and Ring of Bright Water.
The lions: Boy, Girl and Ugas The elephants: Eleanor, Kadengi and Pole Pole Written and produced by BILL TRAVERS and JAMES HILL Directed by JAMES HILL
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Sue Robbie presents more of the semi-finalists and film director Michael Apted comments on some of the entries (e)
- The spectacular biblical epic starring Charlton Heston Stephen Boyd Jack Hawkins
A strange destiny rules the life of Ben Hur , a prince of Judah who sets himself against the tyranny of his Roman masters at the time of Christ.
Screenplay by KARL TUNBERG from A Tale of the Christ by MAJOR GENERAL LEW WALLACE Produced by SAM ZIMBALIST Directed by WILLIAM WYLER
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Judah Ben Hur:
The Gateway Masters Bowls Tournament from Beach House Park, Worthing
In the nine-year history of Jack High only three names appear in the record books as champion, DAVID BRYANT , BILL MOSELEY and GEORGE SOUZA. Will there be a fourth after tonight's final?
Commentators DAVID VINE DAVID RHYS JONES
Producer JOHNNIE WATHERSTON
The animated screen version of RICHARD adams 's bestselling novel with the voices of When a young buck named
Fiver has a frightening vision of their warren's destruction, a group of rabbits led by the resourceful Hazel steal away to find a safer home. Their epic journey is filled with adventure but fraught with danger.
Surviving encounters with hawks, foxes, rats and man, the intrepid band face a greater peril - the wicked tyrant General Woundwart....
Written, produced and directed by MARTIN ROSEN
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David Bintley is one of the most energetic and talented young dancers and choreographers working in Britain today. This programme follows the often exhilarating, and sometimes painful, process of creating one of his latest works, Galanteries. It was commissioned for Expo 86 World Fair in Canada and performed by the Royal
Ballet where he is resident choreographer. It documents Bintley's instinctive way of working with his dancers on a ballet described as one of his most joyous creations. In the second half of the programme there is a complete performance of Galanteries, set to Mozart's. Divertimento K205 and Serenade K101.
Featuring Lesley Collier
Bryony Brind , Fiona Chadwick Deirdre Eyden , Karen Paisey
Jonathan Cope , Antony Dowson Bruce Sansom , Mark Silver and Fiona Brockway
Deborah Bull , Angela DeMello and Sara Gallie
Sadler's Wells Royal Ballet Orchestra conducted by Isaiah Jackson Film editors TIM CAWSTON and PAUL DOSAJ
Performance cameraman CHRIS O'DELL
Ballet performance directed by COUN NEARS
Producer KATYA KRAUSOVA Executive producer ERIC ABRAHAM
A Portobello production for BBCtv
A comedy drama by JOHN GODBER. with Out of the ashes of The Ritz rises ... The Continental. It's the height of summer, and opening night at
Frank Bruno 's new disco in Spain. Romance is in the air ...
Woody the rep has promised to pack the place with her clients. Frank wants a classy establishment. Can Eric and the team deliver?
Lighting JIM CLELAND Designer IAN ASHURST Producer CHRIS PARR
Directors MARTIN SHARDLOW
JOHN GODBER. BBC Pebble Mill
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International Emmy Award Winner
The producers proudly present Mel and Griffs big apple of a show. Emmy (isn't he a character out of Taxi?) has given them all a lovely award or reward - they're not quite sure. Anyway, for all of you out there that believe nostalgia's not what it used to be.... Starring Mel Smith and Griff Rhys Jones with guest appearances of Daniel Peacock and George Written by BARRY BOWES. PAUL SMITH
TERRY KYAN. ROBIN DRISCOLL
MORAY HUNTER. JOHN DOCHERTY PAUL MARTIN. JOHN IRWIN ROGER PLANER and others Music PETER BREWIS
Choreography DEBBIE ASTELL Associate producer JAMIE RIX Producer JOHN KILBY (R)
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For the next five hours
Whistle Test eases you out of 1987 and into 1988.
Bruce Springsteen Glory Days
On four nights in the summer of 1985 Bruce Springsteen and the E. Street Band filled to capacity the Los Angeles Coliseum. It was the finale to a 16-month world tour during which
Born in the USA became the CBS label's biggest selling album of all time.
In the second showing of this exclusive interview David Hepworth talks to
Bruce Springsteen and the E. Street Band, with extracts from 14 previously unseen performances, including Sandy from his English debut performance at the Hammersmith Odeon in 1975. Film editor KEN BERRY
Producer MICHAEL APPLETON
11.05 The Bhundu Boys The Bhundu Boys from
Zimbabwe look set to be the musical success of 1988. Recent performances in Dublin and London confirm them as one of the best live bands around producing music which appeals to a pop audience while remaining authentically African.
In this Review Special John Peel introduces their music, and interviews Peter Gabriel , record producer
Robin Millar , and music publisher Charlie Gillett.
Researcher JAMES MARSH
Executive producer JOHN ARCHER Director ANDREW EATON
11.40 Gary GUtter takes you into 1988 with a live performance from the stage of the Bournemouth International Centre. Sound JOHN CAULFIELD
Producer JOHN BURROWES
12.05am U2 -
Outside It's America
During April and May of this year, U2, arguably the most successful and charismatic band of 1987, toured the USA. They took along a documentary film unit to record some of the most intimate, as well as public, moments of that tour.
Producer ANNE LOUISE KELLY Director BARRY DEVUN
1.00 The Grateful Dead -
Touch of Grey
One of the least expected happenings of 1987 was the re-emergence of The Grateful Dead. Their song Touch of Grey catapulted them to the greatest chart success in their 20-year history. Part of the success was due to the video, one of America's best. This short film shows you the special techniques used.
1.15 That Was Whistle Test That Was
On 21 September 1971 the Old Grey Whistle Test made its TV debut and now after 16 years of rockin' and rollin' it is finally coming off BBC2's turntable. 'Whispering'
Bob Harris , as he came to be known, fronted the show for many of those years and tonight, before they disappear into the archives, he looks at some of the highlights.
09 producer JOHN BURROWES Studio presentation:
Director TOM CORCORAN Producer TREVOR DANN
Editor MICHAEL APPLETON
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