A series of four programmes featuring people who live and work in the New Forest. 1: Of Horses and Men
Many thousands of people visit the forest each year to walk the forest paths and to admire the trees, heathlands and wildlife. But it is also a place where people live, where artists seek their inspiration and many folk make their living. In this first programme Dennis Skillicorn travels to Sway to meet Ron Ings , who makes his living breaking in horses for the ever-increasing band of riders and carriage drivers. At Bramshaw he visits the local blacksmith Roger Skinner , and at Ringwood farmer Tom Samson shows him his old traditional farm machinery and his team of heavy horses. For Tom, 'life wouldn't be worth living without them'.
Film editor ALAN KNIGHT Producer JOHN COLEMAN
(Part 2 tomorrow at 1.45 pm)
The feature film starring Bing Crosby. Gloria Jean
When young Patricia Johnsons father is killed in an accident ' Buzz' Blackwell and two friends adopt her. They leave San Francisco for New York in the hope of depositing Patricia with some rich relatives. Unfortunately the uncle and aunt have no such plans ... Crosby is in fine form as the singing bridge-builder, in a film where the accent is as much on comedy as on music.
Screenplay by WILLIAM CONSELMAN and JAMES V. KERN
Music by JAMES v. MONACO: lyrics by JOHNNY BURKE
Produced and directed by DAVID BUTLER . Films: page 14
Oystermouth is the heart of Mumbles, just four miles along the promenade from Swansea, within easy reach of the industrial belt of South Wales. It's surrounded by peaceful, sandy coves tucked beneath spectacular cliffs; a haven for the men who work in the mines and steel works, and their families.
Tonight John Stuart Roberts takes a trip into history to look for the remains of the Mumbles Railway, the oldest passenger-carrying railway in the world, and talks to local people, including Mrs Elsie Noel who lost three of her family in the lifeboat disaster of 1947. A new window has been dedicated to the men of the lifeboat in All Saints Church, Oystermouth, where local Christians join to sing their songs of praise.
Come, rejoice before your Maker (Abbot's Leigh); Sent forth by God's blessfng (The Ash Grove); Eternal Father. strong to save (Melita); The Gospel train; Take my life. and let it be (Stuttgart); Glory be to Jesus (Caswall); All my hope on God Is founded (Michael); Praise the Lord, his glories show (Llanfair)
Conductor LESLIE RYAN Organist DR IAN GRAHAM
Film director SIMON HAMMOND Producer DAVID KREMER
Series producer jim MURRAY
* Subtitles on Ceefax page 170
with Terry Nutkins
Puffins, seals, eagles, deer, lobsters and pine martens - just some of the animals Terry sees on a boat trip round the islands of the Inner Hebrides, off the west coast of Scotland.
Terry goes swimming with common seals, dives for sponges and clams, climbs some remote cliffs to stand within a few feet of a colony of puffins, and watches the magnificent red deer on Rhum. The climax to the trip comes when
Terry sees a pine marten - the first time this beautiful carnivore has ever been filmed in .the wild in this country.
Film editor PETER SIMKINS
Producer MIKE BEYNON. BBC Bristol
A two-part story
1: When Tim Donovan returns to turn-of-the-century San Francisco after a long absence, he is surprised to learn he is the father of a 13-year-old daughter named Jamie. Framed by his wife's uncle many years previously, Tim has spent the intervening years as a wandering con-man. Now he is back to claim his wife and child, but there are surprises in store for him ...
Directed by BERNARD MCEVEETY A WALT DISNEY production
(For cast see Thursday at 6.50 pm)
A two-part feature film starring
1: An annual reunion turns into a harrowing ordeal for a seemingly close-knit group of friends when lightning strikes the cablecar carrying them to a mountain-top picnic. Stranded in the car 7,000 feet above the ground, past jealousies, simmering conflicts and forgotten secrets erupt when the partygoers are forced to deal with the ever-increasing possibility of death.
The tangled backgrounds of the passengers and the emotional forces that shaped their lives are revealed as they desperately wait for help ...
Screenplay by ADRIAN SPIES Produced by IRWIN ALLEN Directed by GEORG FENADY Films: page 14
(Port 2 is at 7.30 tomorrow)
or The Lass That Loved A Sailor by GILBERT and SULLIVAN
With the AMBROSIAN OPERA CHORUS and the LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by ALEXANDER FARIS
Because of his lowly rank, humble sailor Ralph Rackstraw considers himself an unsuitable match for his Captain's daughter, Josephine. But unknown to Ralph, Josephine secretly loves him and not her other suitor, Sir Joseph Porter , the unlikely First Lord of the Admiralty.
Television director RODNEY GREENBERG Producer JUDITH DE Paul
A BRENT WALKER production Woddis On ... page 77
as Sir Joseph Porter starring:
as Ralph Rackstraw:
Fielding responds to a dramatic death call from Sande Swanson which could destroy his career, and Eudora has to face up to an elopement.
Written by STEPHEN BLACK , HENRY STERN Directed by MICHAEL PREECE
as Constance Weldon Carlyle:
as Claude Weldon:
as Lute-Mae Sanders:
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