starring John Mills, Richard Attenborough.
Puncher and Knocker, two British sailors ashore in Naples, are literally left "holding the baby" - the baby brother of Knocker's girl friend. In desperation they smuggle the infant aboard their ship...
with Percy Thrower
Percy Thrower talks about the propagation and training of fuchsias for use as bushes, standards, or trailing plants.
(from BBC Midlands)
Introduced by Cliff Morgan
The first international against the Springboks is only a month away. It will present all the normal challenges to the selectors, but this year the England committee must be hoping that Don White, the newly appointed coach, will have gone a long way towards achieving the right blend of strength, skill, speed, and guile.
Written and introduced by John Julius Norwich
'The eagle, bearing the nation's colours, shall fly from spire to spire, to the very towers of Notre Dame..."
These were the Emperor Napoleon's words to the army when in 1815 he landed on the coast of France. He had escaped from Elba and now set out on the most extraordinary period of his career. He was borne back to Paris on an unprecedented surge of popular enthusiasm, and in a blaze of glory once again assumed his crown. But within days events began to move inexorably towards the disaster at Waterloo.
No period in the life of this extraordinary man, born 200 years ago, is more dramatic and moving than these three months when we watch him go from Elba, across the Alps, to Fontainebleau and to the field of his destruction.
Introduced by Ray Alan
featuring Jacqueline Harbord, Reg Park
Special guest artists Anita Harris, Danielle Rigoulet, Mark and Paula
The Ice Show Dancers, The Fred Tomlinson Singers
Programme presented in association with Gerald Palmer and the Tom Arnold Organisation
Skater/Production routines staged by:
The Ice Show
The Fred Tomlinson
by Donald Wilson
Starring John Neville, Susan Hampshire, Margaret Tyzack and John Standing
William III, with Churchill's help, has defeated James's attempted invasion of Ireland. John has been suspected of treason and dismissed from Court. Princess Anne has refused to obey her sister Mary and part with Sarah.
(Repeated: Friday, 8.25 pm)
Earl of Marlborough:
George of Denmark:
The weekly arts magazine presented by James Mossman
Graham Greene: On the occasion of the publication of his new novel, Review has compiled a montage of scenes from the films made in Greeneland, including: Brighton Rock, The Third Man, The Heart of the Matter, The End of the Affair, and The Power and the Glory.
In the studio Emlyn Williams reads from the new novel Travels with my Aunt.
Marianne Moore: Eighty-two today, Marianne Moore is one of the best known poets in the USA, and one of the best loved. Baseball fan and animal lover, well known to politicians, she has received all the main literary prizes at one time or another in her life. She talks to Leo Aylen.
In the studio W. H. Auden reads A Mosaic for Marianne Moore.
Reader (Graham Greene):
Reader (Marianne Moore):
John Peel, disc jockey, takes a personal look back at TV programmes and issues of the past seven days
Starring Richard Burton, Joan Collins
with Basil Sydney, Cy Grant
The unnecessary death of one of the survivors of a British ship torpedoed near Singapore in 1942 has a lasting effect on the other three who are eventually rescued. Richard Burton gives a fine, brooding performance; and Cy Grant, the West Indian folk singer, is given his first major screen role as the ship's purser.
Based on the novel "Sea-Wyf and Biscuit" by: