The Owl and the Pussycat Written by EDWARD LEAR
Bang on a Drum, songs from Play Away and Play School, record (rec 242), or cassette (MRMC 004), 11.95 each from record shops. More Stories from Play School, 35p, from bookshops.
The Royal Institution
Annual Christmas Lectures to Young People
5: Making Light Work
Sir George Porter looks at the conversion of heat energy to useful work, and at the absolute limits to that process set by the laws of nature. Our hunger for energy has led us to look for ways » of sidestepping the limitations of f the fuel combustion process. Man may be about to come full circle by returning to a direct way of using the energy of the sunbeam to do his work for him.
Presented for television by - STUART HARRIS and KARL SABBAGH
Michael Charlton and Charles Wheeler present news and opinion Including every Thursday
UK Report from BBC news correspondents in Britain with Richard Kershaw
Newsreader Richard Whitmore
Editor JOHN TISDALL
Dennis Wheatley at 80
Dennis Wheatley is best known for his occult and black magic mysteries, his series of historical novels featuring William Pitt 's secret agent Roger Brook , and the war-time stories with Gregory Sallust.
The Time Has Come, the first of five volumes of autobiography, appears this week to coincide with his 80th birthday, bringing his total number of books to 60. Every year his sales increase by 80,000 copies and most of his titles are still in print.
Robert Robinson talks to
DENNIS WHEATLEY in an interview at his house in London.
Producer PHILIP M. SPEIGHT
Executive producer WILL WYATT
A comedy film series starring
When the mail comes, there is a scramble by the personnel of the 4077th. The contents of the mail-bag, however, sparks off a confrontation between our heroes.
The Men Who Made the Movies
For the next two weeks BBC2 highlights the work of King Vidor, the film director whose gift for striking imagery made its first great impact with the silent classics The Big Parade and The Crowd.
KING VIDOR maintains that he has never made a film that contained a conventional villain - evil in his films is much more elemental, due to natural, economic, or social upheavals. In this programme, made for American television, he talks about his films, with extracts from The Big Parade, The Crowd, Show People, Hallelujah, The Champ, Our Daily Bread, Northwest Passage, Duel in the Sun, War and Peace.
Narrated by CLIFF ROBERTSON
Written, produced and directed by RICHARD SCHICKEL. A WNET production
King Vidor Season A film starring
Eleanor Boardman James Murray
'The Crowd laughs with you always but it will cry with you only for a day.'
One of the greatest of Hollywood silent films. The Crowd chronicles the happy and the many not-so-happy days in the marriage of an American couple in New York during the depression years. Made nearly 50 years ago, its realism remains powerful and relevant.
The music to accompany tonight's presentation has been specially selected by CAREY BLYTON.
Screenplay by KING VIDOR and JOHN V. A. WEAVER
Produced and directed by KING VIDOR . Films: page 11
John V. A.
JULIAN GLOVER reads
Master and Man by SIR HENRY NEWBOLT