The first of nine programmes
Dramatic winter sports action featuring the world's top ski racers in high-speed competition in the World Cup.
The Men's Downhill from Val Gardena
Today's course in the spectacular Italian Dolomites drops nearly 3,000 feet in just over 21 miles. Last year's winner, the overall downhill champion, PETER MUEL-LER (Switzerland), renews his rivalry with Canada's KEN READ, the runner-up, and Austria's Olympic champion LEONHARD STOCK. Commentator DAVID VINE
Television presentation bv the ITALIAN TELEVISION SERVICE Producer JIM RESIDE
Editor JONATHAN MARTIN See Back Page: 98
The last of eight programmes Old Age
The raw material for this series was 38 miles of film shot by home movie-makers in the 1920s and 30s. None of it was more evocative than that which concerned old age.
There's something elusive about old age. It defies definition. Somebody once asked a lady how old she was. ' Oh,' she said, ' it depends on the day.' Written and narrated by JOHN JULIUS NORWICH
Film editor DAVID WYATT
Producer MARGARET MCCALL
with sub-titles for those who cannot hear. With Kenneth Kendall
Editor RICHARD GAMBLE
Presented by Brian Widlake and Valerie Singleton
Including: How Many Fish?
Britain is in the final stages of negotiating a common EEC fishing policy. PAUL BARRY sails with the British and French fishing fleets to find out what this policy could mean for the British industry.
Editor DAVID LLOYD
Whalers of the Azores
Narrated by PATRICK ALLEN
Baleia - Portuguese for whale - is a cry that signals the start of the hunt for the most awesome creature of the ocean. In the classic tradition of Moby Dick the Azorean whalers still challenge the giant sperm whale using hand-thrown harpoons - but their days are numbered.
Massive factory ships have taken over and the communities whose livelihood depends on whaling are now - like the whales themselves - threatened with extinction.
Photography JOHN WALKER
Film editor HOWARD BILLINGHAM Assistant producer JOHN PAUL DAVIDSON
Producer TONY SALMON Series editors
ANTHONY ISAACS and PETER JONES
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A serial in six parts by JACK RONDER
5:The Judgement of Solomon
Edinburgh 1933: Ian Solomon is now the mainstay of the family, but other emotional demands require him to make an agonising choice.
Designer CAMPBELL GORDON Producer PHARIC MACLAREN Directed by TOM COTTER BBC Scotland
Man in bowler hat:
In the second of two programmes recorded before an audience of music students and horn enthusiasts, Barry Tuckwell, one of the world's leading French horn virtuosi, works on the Horn Concerto No 2, in E flat, by Mozart. The two young players are Mary Aves and Christopher Street, accompanied by the pianist Allan Schiller
A Yesterday's Witness series of six programmes in which British men and women recall their unusual or little-known lives in uniform. 5:Two Legionnaires
Few of the world's fighting forces have captured the imagination of would-be soldiers more completely than the notorious French Foreign Legion. Back in the 1930s, two young Britons decided to enlist: John Yeowell , who hoped for a military career, and Bill Crooks , who joined up as the result of a schoolboy bet that once in the Legion he could escape within six months.
Editor ROLAND ARMSTRONG Written and produced by CHRISTOPHER COOK
starring Timothy Bottoms Jeff Bridges , Ellen Burstyn
Adolescents Sonny Crawford and his friend Duane Jackson are growing up in a small town, dividing their time between the local pool hall and cinema and affairs with the local girls. The cinema is about to close; the last picture show will signal the end of an era. This brilliantly accurate re-creation of life in a Texas town during the early 1950s was hailed as one of the most significant American pictures of the last decade.
Screenplay by LARRY MCMURTRY and PETER BOGDANOVICH. based on the novel by LARRY MCMURTRY
Produced by STEPHEN J. FRIEDMAN Directed by PETER BOGDANOVICH
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