The Royal Institution
Annual Christmas Lectures to Young People by David Attenborough author, explorer and film-maker 1: Beware
DAVID ATTENBOROUGH , in his first programme, brings to the Royal Institution fish, snakes, birds and bats to show that the form which their danger signals take is sometimes very surprising.
Director MARTIN L. BELL Producer ALAN SLEATH
The best of the newsfilm of the past week, together with another look at some special stories from 1973 with Richard Whitmore
Editor BILL NOHTHWOOD
What do you know about Religion? Not just the Bible and Christianity, but Buddhism, Islam, Shinto, the Jewish faith?
Teams from schools all over the country compete against each other helped by this week's guests: Liz Fraser , Jimmy Savile , OBE In the chair Joan Bakewell
Director ROBERT TONER
Associate producer CLEM VALLANCE Executive producer CECIL KORER
The Claiming of the Amazon Narrator Donald Houston
' For us Brazilians, this is our moon project.'
Speculators and shopkeepers, soldiers and cowboys - Brazil is moving into the heart of the mighty Amazon in the wake of a road that will eventually join the Atlantic to the Pacific - the Trans-Amazon Highway ... the Transamazonica.
Film cameraman FRED HAMILTON Film editor PAUL FOXALL Producer RICHARD TAYLOR
Series editors ANTHONY ISAACS and CHRISTOPHER PARSONS (from Bristol)
featuring the Georgian State Dance Company
From the mountains and forests of the southern tip of the Soviet Union come 70 dancers and musicians to present a dazzling programme of colour and artistry.
Artistic directors NINO HAMISHVILI and JLIKO SUKHISHVILI
Musical director VLADIMIR KUPARADZE An outside broadcast from the London Coliseum
Introduced by PHILIP OAKES
Televised by arrangement with RAYMOND GUBBAY
Television presentation by IAN SMITH
1875-1937 with Jill Gomez (soprano), Osian Ellis (harp), Vlado Perlemuter (piano), The Gabrieli String Quartet, Allan Schiller (piano). Richard Adeney, Edward Beckett (flutes), Gervase de Peyer , Keith Puddy (clarinets), Manuel Rosen thal, pupil and friend of Ravel Ravel's words spoken by GEOFFREY MATTHEWS
Narrator JOHN ABINERI
Film editor JONATHAN CRANE
Written and produced by DAVID BUCKTON ,
No Good Unless it Hurts by ANDREW DAVIES
' You see, Jan, it's not this little race on Saturday ... you could walk off with that one. We could really get somewhere, see. European Championships. Olympics.'
MUSiC BOBBY ORR
Designer NIGEL CURZON
Script editor LOUIS MARKS Producer INNES LLOYD
Director RICHARD MARTIN
Conceived, written, performed by John Cleese , Graham Chapman Eric Idle , Terry Jones
Michael Palin , Terry Gilliam Also appearing JULIA BRECK
Animations by TERRY GILLIAM Design ROBERT BERK
Producer IAN MACNAUGHTON
(First shown on BBC1)