When the circus showman Jimmy Chipperfield and Lord Bath released 50 wild lions into Longleat Park in 1965 the press branded them as ' madmen'.
But the success of the safari park idea was born of generations of circus life. Jimmy was once a clown, juggler, wirewalker and circus manager. Today his daughter Mary is renowned as a tiger trainer-and his son John helped set up 27 safari parks and zoos across the world.
They filmed their own exciting record of circus life - and catching elephants and giraffes in the African bush.
Reporter Sarah Kennedy
Producer JOHN FROST
Computers are becoming more important in everyday life and today's programme starts a series on home computers - their history, uses and future development.
Also including details of how you can win a home computer in an exciting competition.
Reports from the community; and music is provided by the popular Indian singer ANUP JALOTA.
Producer KRISHAN GOULD
Executive producer ASHOK RAMPAL BBC Pebble Mill
His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, on behalf Of HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN, lays his wreath of poppies at the Cenotaph in Whitehall, in memory of all those who died in two World Wars.
Commentator TOM FLEMING
Television presentation MICHAEL BEGG
The last of six programmes with RICHARD BLIZZARD. Models
Director PAULA GILDER
Producer PETER RAMSDEN
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For people who are deaf or hard of hearing.
A programme presenting news,- views and entertainment, with sign language interpretation and subtitles. Presented by MAGGIE WOOLLEY MIKA BROJER and JOHN LEE
Produced by CHARLES PASCOE
A series of ten programmes. CHRIS SERLE, IAN MCNAUGHT-DAVIS and GILL NEVILL continue their exploration of the world of information and science.
6: Moving Pictures
Directors FRANK ASH. MATT BONEY
Producer PAUL KRIWACZEK
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features the news and views, politics and practice of those involved with the land. with PHILIP WRIXON and DAN CHERRINGTON
Producers PHILIP mots. KEN POLLOCK Executive producer JOHN KENYON BBC Pebble Mill
Weather for farmers MICHAEL FISH
Few of the plants we grow in our gardens are native to this country. So where do they come from? Who brought them? How have we changed them? Old Roses
Director ERICA GRIFFITHS Producer BRIAN DAVIES
Maestro Mickey leads his band in a wild concert, despite interruptions from a frustrated piccolo player. Pluto battles with a persistent stork for the warmth of his dog-house, and Donald's peaceful vacation is interrupted by pesky chipmunks and a ferocious bear.
Richard Burton , Fredric March
A prophecy of eternal fame is made to Alexander, son of Philip of Macedonia, but he is assured of only a short life in which to achieve some glory.
Rossen's epic film covers the years of Alexander's greatest victories until at the age of 33 he was conqueror of all the known world.
Written, produced and directed by ROBERT ROSSEN Films: page 18
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Three times Richard Noble and his volunteer team set out for the Nevada wilderness to recapture the World Land Speed record for Britain - only to return home frustrated. This year's attempt was to be their last.
This film is the story of Noble's nine-year quest to become the fastest man on earth-a man whose only previous driving experience has been Land-Rovers.
Written by JOHN GRIFFITHS
Produced by PETER WATSON-WOOD Directed by NEIL PARKER
A FILMSCREEN and NEIL PARKER ASSOCIATES production
The game where everyone is let into the secret. Barry Took and his team of special agents Floella Benjamin Lynsey de Paul Chris Kelly
Alfred Marks meet the people with the secrets and persuade them to tell their stories.
Presented by arrangement with TAI.UOT TELEVISION LTD and GOODRON-TODMAN PRODUCTIONS Designer BARRIE TOBBiNS Director TIM MARSHALL Producer ROGER MACKAY
with Jan Leeming ; Weatherman
bv CHARLOTTE BRONTE dramatised in 11 episodes by Alexander Baron
Mr Rochester is entertaining guests, and Jane is perturbed by his evident fondness for Blanche Ingram. The arrival of Mason, a visitor from the West Indies gives Rochester a considerable shock. That night there is an alarm, Mason is attacked and Rochester turns to Jane for help ...
Music composed, conducted by pail reade Lighting by BOB chaplin
Script editor TERRANCE DICKS Designer MICHAEL EDWARDS Producer BARRY LETTS Director JULIAN AMYES
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Alexander Baron Music composed and conducted by: Paul
Sir George Lynn:
Presented by Jimmy Savile , OBE
A series of ten programmes about preventing road accidents. 5: Two Wheel Power
Mile for mile, motorcyclists are 20 times more vulnerable than car drivers and one in five teenage motorcyclists have an accident in their first year of riding. What can both motorcyclists and drivers do to reduce these appalling statistics?
Series consultant JOHN DARLINGTON Director JULIA DRUM
Producer PETER RIDING
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for Remembrance from Coventry Cathedral. On the night of 14 November 1940 the people of Coventry had to endure 11 hours of concentrated bombing by the German Luftwaffe. When they emerged from their shelters the next morning they found a city in chaos, thousands of homes destroyed, familiar landmarks gone and their Cathedral a smouldering ruin.
That same night British aircraft bombed the German city of Cologne. One of the men who flew that mission was Coventry-born Fred Devey. He tells Geoffrey Wheeler how the irony of that tragic coincidence completely changed his attitude to war. In the ruins of the old Cathedral the COVENTRY CITADEL SALVATION ARMY BAND accompany the people of their city in their Remembrance Day hymns.
0 God, our help in ages past (St Anne); 0 God of love. 0 King of peace; Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord; Dear Lord and Father of mankind (Repton); Eternal Father strong to save (Melita); Where have all the flowers gone?; On the Resurrection morning; Abide with me (Eventide) Conductor IAN LITTLE
Band conductor CHARLES KING Researcher ANN BARNETT
Producer MICHAEL SHOESMITH Series producer JIM MURRAY
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Songs of Praise 1984 Calendar of Britain from leading stores
* Subtitles on Ceefax page 170
by DOUGLAS WATKINSON. Starring
Helen is pregnant. She got married on Friday, moves house on Saturday and fully intends to go back to work on Monday ... and she wonders why she feels so tired.
Music arranged by RONNIE RAZLEHURST Designer JO DAY
Produced and directed by GARETH GWENLAN
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A serial in ten episodes created by JOHN HAWKESWORTH
5: The Edge of the Sword by ALEXANDER BARON June 1644
A Roundhead troop arrives at Arnescote looking for silver. The Lacey family consequently find themselves in the middle of a brutal and violent conflict.
Cast in order of appearance:
Music composed by KEN HOWARD and ALAN BLAlKLtY Designer amis feusel
Executive producer JOHN hawkesworth Producer BRIAN sfibt
Director HENRY HERBERT
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Sir Martin Lacey:
Captain Hannibal Marsh:
The Rev Butterworth:
The feature film starring Richard Harris
Charlotte Rampling , Bo Derek
When Captain Nolan sees a killer Whale devour a great white shark he vows to capture one of the great beasts alive. But the whale he nets is a pregnant female and hunter Nolan soon finds himself locked in a deadly struggle with a huge whale bent on vengeance for the destruction of its mate ...
Screenplay by LUCIANO VINCENZON 1, SERGIO CONIAT1 Produced by LUCIANO VINCENZONI Directed by Michael Anderson
(First showing on British television) Films; page 18
Gas station attendant:
with Jan Leeming Weatherman
with Richard Baker
At the age of 17 Jean Seberg won a talent contest to become St Joan in Otto Preminger 's film. At 40, after tangling with the FBI, she committed suicide. Now three Americans and one English-man have come together to turn the story of this actress's life into a National Theatre musical. Tonight Omnibus talks to composer Marvin Hamlisch , writer Julian Barry , lyricist Christopher Adler and the director, Sir Peter Hall , about their fascination with Jean.
Also tonight, the cowboy sculptor Harry Jackson. One of the world's true eccentrics, Jackson spends most of his time in Italy, his subjects being the cowboys and Indians of the American West. Now he is working on his most ambitious project yet, a 30-foot high statue of the all-American hero John Wayne.
Studio director BOB lockycr
Producers JILL MARSHALL. DAVID SWEETMAN Editor ian- squires
With one in seven of the adult workforce in Britain without work, life for more than three million people is a constant fight against boredom, depression and bankruptcy. What in a caring society should we be doing to help?
Janet Cohen talks to Professor Brian Griffiths , Dean of the City University Business School, London; The Rev Bill Morgan , who as Mayor of Merthyr Tydfil is continuing the fight against unem
. ployment in the Welsh valleys; and Barrie Sherman , former trade union official and author of The
CoUapse of Work. Plus a film report from Irvine New Town on the Ayrshire coast, glossily promoted as the key to the revival of Scotland's economy but now with an unemployment rate of 30 per cent.
Studio director simon HAMMOND Film director elain-e rose Producer PATTI steeples
The Benson and Hedges Championships
Highlights of today's two finals from Wembley Arena
Introduced by BARRY DAVIES Commentator DAN MASKELL
JOHN BARRETT , MARK COX