Starring Pascal Lamorisse
Pascal stows away in his grandfather's magnificent balloon and is soon promoted to the rank of first mate.
This spectacular aerial adventure in the manner of Jules Verne was made by Albert Lamorisse, well-known producer of "The Red Balloon", who this time takes his cameras aloft for an extraordinary voyage across France.
David Holmes reviews week-by-week the moves made by the politicians and examines the part played by government in the lives of us all.
The International Championship: The 78th Calcutta Cup Match: England v Scotland
This unique Rugby fixture - the only match of the International Championship played for a specific trophy - always produces an atmosphere of its own irrespective of the countries' positions in the Championship table.
With Scotland already assured of being this season's 'woodenspoonists' and England relying heavily on the talents of captain Bob Hiller, both sides would doubtless like to gain some distinction in this their final match of this season's Championship.
Introduced by Cliff Morgan
(Has Rugby Union a future?: page 53)
Nefertiti was the most beautiful and famous of queens of ancient Egypt. Was she also one of the most powerful? A remarkable new research project strongly suggests this was so. At Karnak in Egypt, 3,300 years ago, the heretic pharaoh Akhenaten, husband of Nefertiti, built a vast and brightly painted temple for his new religion.
After his death the priests of the old religion hastened to destroy it, leaving only some 45,000 carved stone blocks scattered in the core of the later monuments as witness to its short-lived glory. During the last five years Ray Winfield Smith, former US diplomat and general, has been directing the project, which by use of a computer has been rediscovering for the first time the nature and shape of Akhenaten's temple complex. As well, it has produced a quite new assessment of Nefertiti's status and importance. Introduced by Magnus Magnusson.
(More than just a pretty face...: P.11)
Starring Terry Scott
with June Whitfield, Julian Orchard, Colin Jeavons, Brendan Barry, The Rita Williams Singers and Anita Harris
Orchestra directed by:
The Rita Williams
Dramatised by Alun Richards
[Starring] James Booth as Ginger Ted, Sian Phillips as Martha Jones, John Glyn-Jones as The Rev Owen Jones, Ronald Lacey as the Controleur
Ginger Ted is notorious for his drunkenness and 'way with women.' The Rev Jones and his sister abhor this fact. On the night of his release from the penal colony, Ginger and Miss Jones have to spend the night on an uninhabited island. Quaking with apprehension Miss Jones prepares to meet her doom.
"It contained all the usual elements which go towards these plays being so hooking." (Daily Mail)
"The play made excellent entertainment. And there is one thing about Somerset Maugham. If he deals in seamy subjects he does set them in exotic places." (The Times)
Title music composed by:
Incidental music composed by:
The Rev Owen Jones:
"Let me die a young man's death not a free from sin tiptoe in candle wax & waning death not a curtains drawn by angels borne 'what a nice way to go' death."
Roger McGough looks back over his week.
(Radio Times People: page 5)
Beryl Reid reads "The Landlady" by Roald Dahl
The landlady was slightly dotty. And she did seem awfully pleased with the young man who'd just arrived.
'It is such a pleasure,' she said, 'when I see someone at the door who is exactly right.' She paused and added: Like you.' And her blue eyes travelled slowly all the way down the length of Billy's body and up again...
(Radio Times People: page 5)
starring Anne Baxter, Rock Hudson
In the boisterous atmosphere of a boom-town casino at the turn of the century two girls fight for the hand of a handsome young gambler.
(This week's films: page 11)