Story: "The Surprise Party" written and illustrated by Pat Hutchins.
Author/Illustrator (The Surprise Party):
A Devon village where everyone 'knew his place'. But did they and were they satisfied?
with Richard Whitmore; Weather
Esther Rantzen talks to Professor Hyman Levy.
Hyman Levy escaped from an Edinburgh slum with the determination that brought his father from a Russian ghetto. At Edinburgh University he was taught physics and maths - and taught himself the work of Karl Marx. But he decided, at the beginning of World War I, to join the RFC.
Reporters Jeremy James, Jeanne La Chard, Denis Tuohy, Desmond Wilcox, Harold Williamson
This week: The Foreign Legion: Beau Geste - and since.
The legendary Legion where men, escaping something - or seeking something - can enlist under a new name and bury the past.
For once, the reality is more vivid and colourful than its celluloid imitation. Few have told it. The Legion protects its secrets, encourages anonymity and positively discourages journalists and film teams. But it still serves - and fights - today: 9,000 men drawn from 52 countries, wearing the kepi blanc of this elite fighting force in some of the fiercest corners of this troubled world, prepared, always, to die loyally for their officers and each other. More often than not, they do.
For the first time the Legion cooperated with television.
Desmond Wilcox and a Man Alive film team have been 'in' the Legion watching them train and fight; examining its mystique, its traditions and its role in the 70s.
Bill Houston is the kind of cyclist who would abhor the Tour de France race almost as much as he abhors the motor car - he prefers exploring back roads and goat tracks.
When he came out of the army in 1946 he vowed that no one was going to order him about for 20 years. Twenty-five years later he is still living for the bicycle. That is, 25 years, 34 countries and 400,000 miles later.
And he can say, with modesty, that he envies no man - and few would disbelieve him.
Starring Claudette Colbert, Warren William, Henry Wilcoxon
with Joseph Schildkraut
Cecil B. DeMille, Hollywood's legendary master of spectacle, cast Claudette Colbert as Queen of the Nile in this 1934 production. It is one of the liveliest versions of the story of Cleopatra's conquests of Julius Caesar and Marc Antony, complete with a cast of thousands, lavish settings and a spectacular reconstruction of the naval battle of Actium.
(Feature and This Week's Films: p 9)
on behalf of the Labour Party
(Also on BBC1)
with Joan Bakewell, Tony Bilbow, Sheridan Morley, Ray Taylor.