by John Terraine
War, burning, looting, death - for 1,000 years the story of Britain was one of invasion and conquest. But since 1066 no enemy soldier has set foot on our land.
The narrow strip of water separating us from Europe - Shakespeare called it 'a moat defensive' - protected this island 'against infection and the hand of war.' Beside it grew great castles and forts - Portchester, Pevensey, Walmer and Fort Nelson. On it sailed the 'wooden walls' of Drake and Nelson. Above it flew the Spitfires and Hurricanes of 1940. John Terraine looks from a new angle at our island story
(Invaders: see page 6)
Quotations read by:
A man aged 47 lies in a hospital bed thinking of the day he may walk again. It is June 1968 and John Baker is paralysed with polyneuritis. A Year in the Life follows his thoughts and physical progress as he faces the problems of being an invalid and fights the difficulties of becoming independent.
Can he learn to walk again? Can he ever lead a normal life? John Baker is sure he can, because he is 'A Man Determined.'
leader David McCallum
and featuring Adele Leigh, Lon Satton
Mantovani and his Concert
by Allan Prior
The plight of the gypsies is dramatised in this delicate love story between a 'gorgio' (house-dweller) and a Romany. Author Allan Prior has written many Softly, Softly and Z Cars episodes.
With Norman Eshley as Rab, Zienia Merton as Rachel, Susan Brodrick as Joan and Jeremy Child as Robert
A weekly look at the cinema
French actor Yves Montand talks to Michael Dean
Film extracts from:
The Wages of Fear (1953); The Witches of Salem (1956); Let's Make Love (1960); Grand Prix (1967); and Z (1969)
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