Starring Anthony Steel, Ludmilla Tcherina, Antonio
with Leonide Massine
A prima ballerina, on honeymoon in Spain, meets the famous Spanish dancer Antonio and finds herself dancing opposite him in The Lovers of Terwel - much to the disgust of her husband.
Michael Powell's film combines the remarkable talents of Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis (who composed two of the ballets), international dancer Ludmilla Tcherina, Spain's Antonio and Britain's Leonide Massine.
(Philip Jenkinson: page 12)
Sets, costumes, and paintings designed by:
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from The Oval.
Introduced by Peter West
(Also in Grandstand)
A grand tour of some of the world's outstanding zoos with Anthony Smith
There are more animals on show in San Diego than anywhere else-in the world. It is a rich zoo, yet half of its visitors do not pay a fee. It is in an area that used to be semi-desert, yet it is famous for its tropical vegetation.
There are only two zoos in the world outside Australia where you can see Koala Bears, and San Diego is one of them. They have to have special food: this is grown in the zoo. They are difficult to keep in captivity: the San Diego Koalas not only thrive but also breed there.
And the zoo has had equal success with many other rarities like the Pygmy Chimpanzees; the Proboscis Monkey from Borneo whose remarkable nose becomes longer with age until it reaches well below its chin; the Ruffed Lemur from Madagascar; and a pair of rare marsupials, Tasmanian Devils.
Celebrations in Iran next year will mark 2,500 years of virtually unbroken monarchy, making the imperial state crown of Iran the oldest symbol of monarchy in the world.
John Julius Norwich takes this as his theme to tell the story of Persia through the monuments that it has left like milestones along its path, culminating in that sunburst of splendour, the 17th-century city of Isfahan.
The most holy shrine of Meshed, filmed for the first time, is crowded at all times by thousands of worshippers, evidence of another strength, for no city outside Mecca itself throbs so insistently with the pulse of Islam.
Written by John Julius Norwich
A repeat of the best work done in Review during the past season.
A Pagan Place
Edna O'Brien's first novel, "The Country Girls," described the experience of an imaginative young girl as she grew up in a small village in the west of Ireland.
In the past ten years, since leaving Ireland in her 20s, Edna O'Brien has written six novels, several film scripts, and many short stories. And her latest novel "A Pagan Place" was published earlier this year. In it she returns to the themes of "The Country Girls" - the fears and guilt associated with the Roman Catholic Church, the frustration felt by the inhabitants of a small and isolated community and the continually changing landscape.
In tonight's film Edna O'Brien reflects on the experiences of her childhood, upon which she has drawn.
Extracts from "A Pagan Place" read by Glenda Jackson
Kurt Vonnegut whose brilliant novel "Slaughterhouse 5" is a best-seller in the United States talks to James Mossman
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with Percy Thrower
In the second of three programmes from his home in Shropshire Percy Thrower shows how plum and morello cherry trees can be grown on east- and north-facing walls.
by Allan Prior
With Norman Eshley as Rab, Zienia Merton as Rachel, Susan Brodrick as Joan and Jeremy Child as Robert
The plight of the gypsies is dramatised in this delicate love story between a 'gorgio' (house-dweller) and a Romany.
Allan Prior has written many Softly, Softly and Z Cars episodes.
Starring Val Doonican
with special guests Bruce Forsyth, Nana Mouskouri and The Athenians, Andre Tahon and Company, Marian Davies
The Gillian Lynne Dancers
The Adam Singers
Directed by Cliff Adams
Nana Mouskouri and The
Andre Tahon and
The Gillian Lynne
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Starring Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, Orson Welles with Joseph Calleia, Akim Tamiroff
Guest appearances by Marlene Dietrich and Zsa Zsa Gabor
An unscrupulous American policeman and an investigator working for the Mexican Government clash over a border bombing incident involving both American and Mexican citizens.
(Philip Jenkinson on This Week's Films: page 12)
Based on "Badge of Evil" by:
Ramon Miguel (Mike) Vargas:
'Uncle Joe' Grandi: