Starring Colin Petersen, Ralph Richardson, John McCallum, 'Chips' Rafferty
The wild open spaces of the Australian bush are the setting for this story of adventurous young Smiley Greevins who dreams of owning a bicycle.
(This Week's Films: page 9)
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The sights and sounds of a great seaport.
Ponies of the New Forest
Once there were wild horses in Britain. Now they are domesticated, but herd* of native ponies still spend most of the year behaving just like their ancestors.
Photographed by ERIC ASHBY
Producer CHRISTOPHER PARSONS
The departure of Covent Garden market will leave vacant many acres of London's most valuable commodity - space. What will be done with it? The planners have their answer: 'development.' But what about people who live there?
David Holmes on the political scene
Lord David Cecil , literary critic and biographer, discusses life, literature, some interesting friends and eccentric relations with an ex-pupil of his, from his years at Oxford, Patrick Garland.
Producer TRISTRAM POWELL
Introduced by David Vine
Last year's finalists, London Welsh and Harlequins, are among the 16 teams seeking the 47th championship title.
Bill McLaren describes the best of the action.
A series of three film reports by Trevor Philpott on The Mighty Mississippi
The Mississippi shapes America. It runs down the centre of the country from the Canadian border to the Gulf of Mexico and drains the body of the nation from the Rocky Mountains to the Eastern seaboard. It has its own great cities - Minneapolis, St Louis, Memphis, New Orleans - and its own varieties of wilderness from the pine forests of Minnesota to the mangrove swamps of Louisiana.
But for all its size, power and history, the Mississippi is still largely undiscovered and misunderstood, even by Americans. It is still thought of in terms of river boats and cotton bales and sweating, singing Negroes. This 2,500-mile journey shows the river and its people as they are in the 1970s, a true voyage of discovery through the heartland of the United States.
Film cameraman JOHN HOOPER Sound recordist ROGER TURNER Film editor DAVID MARTIN Assistant producer MICHAEL MABER
Written and produced by TREVOR PHILPOTT
A weekly series of concert performances This week:
The Harry James Orchestra Drums SONNY PAYNE
Saxophones CORKY CORCORAN
ROGER JANNOTTA , DONALD MOHR ERNEST SMALL, DICK SPENCER Trombones GAIL MARTIN
ROBERT PAYNE , DAVID ROBBINS Trumpets RAMON BELLOMO ROBERT HICKS , JOHN MADRID
Piano JACK PERCIFUL Bass JOHN SMITH
Vocalist RITA GRAHAM
Designer LESLEY JOAN BREMNESS Producer STANLEY DORFMAN
(Harry James appears by arrangement with Harold Davison )
How do you decide whether to take home an orphaned, abandoned or injured wild animal? How do you care for it? Will it make a good pet if you decide to keep it? David Blackmore and naturalist Grahame Dangerfield discuss the pleasures and problems of rescuing British wild animals.
Director JOHN BUSH
Producer PETER BRUCE
by HENRY JAMES
A second chance to see this dramatisation in six parts by JACK PULMAN
Maggie Verver , a rich American, is to marry an impoverished Italian Prince. The subsequent events are studied in fascinating depth by Henry James in this the last of his full-length novels. 1: The Prince
Producer MARTIN LISEMORE
Director JAMES CELLAN JONES
Sheridan Morley previews new films including The Ruling Class and The Hospital and talks to one of its stars, Diana Rigg.
Philip Jenkinson, in his vintage movie spot, looks at small-town America.
Starring Rex Harrison
and Linda Darnell, Rudy Vallee, Barbara Lawrence
Rex Harrison wields the conductor's baton in this famous black comedy about a musician who suspects his wife of being unfaithful. Inspiration for 'the perfect murder' comes to him during a concert, but when he puts theory into practice things go hilariously awry...
Written, produced and directed by Preston Sturges
(This Week's Films: page 9)
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