Starring Al Hedison, June Laverick, David Farrar, Marius Goring
Robin Hood's band decide to reform 20 years after his death and seek out his son to lead them. Complications arise when his 'son' turns out to be a daughter.
(This Week's Films: page 9)
An entertainment for children with Brian Cant, Lionel Morton, Carol Chell, Toni Arthur, Jonathan Cohen, Spike Heatley, Alan Rushton
Today Brian crosses the Channel for a day trip to France.
Pageantry and ceremonial provide a living link with our nation's past.
Robert Hardy visits and explains some of Britain's most colourful ceremonies.
Mounting The Queen's Guard at Buckingham Palace is one of the great ceremonies of the world. Normally performed daily before eager crowds, it is undoubtedly the number one tourist attraction for the London visitor. They come in thousands to admire the precision of the drill, and witness the pageantry of this ancient ceremony featuring The Coldstream Guards with the Regimental Band and Corps of Drums of the Coldstream Guards.
(Repeated: Friday, 9.0 pm)
Major Trevor L.
Magnetic bubbles, the finest computer in the world, a clown, a one-man band, a stripper, as well as 1,800 million bits of information balanced on the tip of James Burke's finger.
(First shown on BBC1)
The Sunshine Home at Northwood in Middlesex teaches blind children to prepare themselves for the outside world.
David Holmes on the political scene
The First London International
Firework Competition: live from the Thames at Tower Bridge Teams from
Belgium, France Spain and Britain compete to put on the most attractive firework display for television.
Each team has exactly six minutes to let off its prize pieces and win marks from the international jury. The fireworks are specifically designed for the television screen.
Director of the competition: The Rev Ron Lancaster
Chief Judge Giovanni Panzera, President of the International Association of Firework Manufacturers
(Radio Times People: page S)
Director of the competition:
The Rev Ron
Outside broadcast directed by:
The 1972/73 Tour of the 7th All Blacks: Cardiff v The All Blacks
On one of the few occasions in a season when Cardiff RFC are allowed to play 'next door' in the National Rugby Stadium, they take on the Seventh All Blacks in a match which will have an international-size crowd filling the stands.
Cliff Morgan describes the best of the action.
by Leo Tolstoy
A second chance to see this dramatisation in 20 parts by Jack Pulman
Andrei met Nikolai before the battle of Austerlitz and was surprised by his hostility. The battle was fought and the Russians were forced to withdraw, leaving Andrei on the battlefield.
(An 84-page illustrated guide is available from newsagents, price 25p)
Music by P.F. Cavalli
Libretto by Giovanni Faustini
Peter Hall's production of this 17th-century Italian opera, newly realised specially for Glyndebourne by Raymond Leppard, was seen at the 1970 Festival for the first time since its original production at Venice in 1651.
Jove, descending from Olympus, is attracted to the nymph Calisto. To pursue her he disguises himself as his daughter Diana; but the real Diana, herself pursued by Pan, loves a shepherd-boy, Endymion - whom Pan takes captive in revenge. Juno, suspicious of Jove's absence, comes down and transforms Calisto into a bear. Diana rescues Endymion and they vow eternal love. Jove takes Calisto to Olympus where she will shine for ever with the stars.
Chorus-master Kenneth Cleveland
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Leader Rodney Friend
Conductor Raymond Leppard
(Sung in Italian)
Starring Howard Keel
with Nicole Maurey, Janette Scott, Kieron Moore, Mervyn Johns
An American seaman in London, Bill Masen, escapes the scourge of blindness which overwhelms nearly everyone on earth to see only too clearly the peril from the loathsome walking plants, the Triffids, which are taking over the world.
(This Week's Films: page 9)
Based on the novel by:
Luis De La Vega:
Teresa De La Vega: