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Six films of his jaunt in the sun.
"When Hernando Cortez, the Spanish conquistador, first saw this country he said it was the most beautiful in the world... That was 400 years ago, and you can muck things about no end in 400 years"
From the South and West
Mexico City, with a population of six million, is like a cross-section of Mexico crammed into twenty square miles. In tonight's film Johnny captures the contrasting moods of this remarkable city.
by Henry James
Dramatised in three parts by Denis Constanduros
Her parents having divorced, Maisie faces a future in which she will be shuttled to and fro.
(Repeated on Thursday at 9.55 p.m.)
"The wretched infant was thus to find itself practically disowned, rebounded from raquet to raquet like a tennis ball or a shuttlecock." So wrote Henry James about his thirteen-year-old heroine Maisie.
People who think that broken marriages and tug-of-war children are an innovation of recent years are in for a shock in this new serial. Maisie's parents don't get on, in fact they hate each other. "He said I was to tell you", Maisie faithfully reports to her mother, "you are a nasty horrid pig."
Throughout the story Maisie is used as a pawn, a weapon to be inflicted or withdrawn whichever will cause the most distress to the other; not only by her parents but by the partners of second marriages and other relationships.
We see this marital square dance through the eyes of Maisie, eyes that appear to remain totally innocent amid all the corruption.
by Stuart Hood.
The story of the assassination of the Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife-the act which led to the outbreak of the First World War.
The documentation of this fateful incident is extraordinarily detailed, and the programme has been filmed in the actual streets where it happened on that hot day in June 1914.
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The Biggest Roman Handshake
The Roman palace at Fishbourne opened its gates to the public this morning
This incredible gift to a local British king was worth ÃÂ£1 million when it was built in A.D. 75. It is also the subject of a breakthrough in museum design and site preservation.
Magnus Magnusson talks about this to Professor Barry Cunliffe, the archaeologist who has excavated the palace over the past seven years.
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The internationally famous duo sing songs of many lands.
This week's star guest, Julian Bream
Julian Bream, complete master of the guitar, joins the Ofarim in their third show tonight. He plays a Bach prelude and a traditional Spanish folk song-and just for good measure, finishes with a number on the lute. (Colour)
Release ...into the world of films, plays, books, art, and music: including
Work is a Four-Letter Word
A film about the making of Peter Hall's first feature film which stars Cilia Black and David Warner.
The Landscape of the Machine
The start of the T.U.C. centenary celebrations and the opening yesterday at Manchester City Art Gallery of the first-ever British exhibition of art related to the Industrial Revolution...
Sir Arthur Elton, the largest British collector in this field, talks to Release about a quarter of a century of industrial art.
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Introduced by Tony Bilbow looks at The Film World Past and Present and Philip Jenkinson shows more of your film requests.
Letters to Philip Jenkinson should be addressed c/o Late Night Line-Up, [address removed]
Starring Spencer Tracy
An old man fishes in the Caribbean Gulf Stream. He has gone eighty-four days without a catch. On the eighty-fifth day, alone in his boat, his bait is taken by a huge fish and for two whole days he struggles to gain mastery over it...
Ernest Hemingway won a Pulitzer Prize for the novel on which the film is based, and his dialogue is used almost word-for-word. The director, John Sturges, best known for Westerns like Gun-fight at the OK Corral and Bad Day at Black Rock (also starring Spencer Tracy) found dramatic composition at sea very difficult with only a man, small boat, and a fish; but he would appear to have overcome these difficulties and the photography, by James Wong Howe, assisted by another master, Floyd Crosby, is magnificent. Hemingway, who accompanied the film expedition part of the time, puts in a brief appearance in a cafe sequence. (Colour)
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