Starring Michael Redgrave, Robert Morley
with Ronald Squire, George Coulouris, Lionel Jeffries, Joan Hickson, Elizabeth Sellars
Percy Brand, an amiable confidence trickster, decides to retire when his son - educated in ignorance of his father's career - decides to enter the legal profession. When Percy again yields to temptation a hilarious underworld conspiracy begins to prevent his appearance in court
T. E. B.
Based on the novel Smugglers Circuit by:
This estate of 800 acres, 1,800 feet above sea level, contains one of the great gardens of the world. From there, Percy Thrower shows particularly these plants and flowers: Liriodendron tulipifera (Tulip Tree); Protea (national flower of South Africa); Gazania; Mesembryanthemum; Dierama (Wand-flower); Aeonium; Arctotis; Euphorbia splendens (Crown of Thorns); Jasminum polyanthum; Gerbera; Anigozanthus (Kangaroo Paw); Cuphea (Cigar Plant); Lobelia tupa.
(from BBC Midlands)
Introduced by Cliff Morgan
Ireland v South Africa; Scotland v France (Colour)
The current Rugby Union season reaches a significant mid-point today, with the touring Springboks due to play Ireland in Dublin, and Scotland-fresh from their famous victory over those same Springboks in November-meeting France at Murrayfield in the opening match of this season's Five Nations Championship.
Four hundred and fifty years ago the Old World and the New stood face to face-the Aztec emperor Montezuma with his vast military civilisation versus the Spaniard Hernan Cortes and a mere 400 men. Cortes won, but this astonishing victory would have been impossible but for the unbelievable fact that Montezuma saw Cortes as his god, the Feathered Serpent Quetzalcoatl.
John Julius Norwich , in a film made on the sites where it took place, recounts the interplay of mythology and mounted warfare, of human sacrifice and brilliant strategy which led ultimately to the creation of Mexico.
Written and introduced by John Julius Norwich
The first of two programmes in which this remarkable international artist performs his own compositions
Charles Aznavour is a determined individualist who for the last 20 years has sung only songs that he had either written or composed himself. They're personal songs, songs about love, sometimes nostalgic, sometimes funny, sometimes sexy. 'For every love there is a song' he jokes with his audience. 'I must have written... more than 1,000 songs.'
With Alyn Ainsworth and his Orchestra
Alyn Ainsworth and his
The weekly arts magazine presented by James Mossman
William Hobbs is Fight Director of the National Theatre. He has won acclaim for his thrilling skirmishes in Zeffirelli's stage production of Romeo and Juliet, for fights in the National's Othello; in the stage musical The Four Musketeers and the film HMS Defiant.
Review finds out how Hobbs makes his clashes look authentic without cutting the cast to ribbons. To show how his technique differs from the famous duels of Errol Flynn and Douglas Fairbanks Sr, he has produced for Review a new version of the Romeo fight.
by Tony Perrin
'Yer sit here all day, I bet, listen-in' wi' bated breath fer the sound of the head lad's oxblood shoe on them stone steps. Yer jealous of me because yer know my job's secure...'
Pop about music past, present, and future
Introduced by Tommy Vance with this week's guest Joe Cocker featuring David Ackles, Chicago, Lou Christie, Emile Ford
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Starring Rita Hayworth, Robert Mitchum, Jack Lemmon
with Herbert Lom, Anthony Newley
Two fishermen fall out over the beautiful woman they have agreed to smuggle on to a neighbouring island.
Rita Hayworth, Robert Mitchum, and Jack Lemmon make up the trio, and romantic locations in the Caribbean, fine colour photography, and calypso music provide the background atmosphere.
Based on a novel by: