The Benson and Hedges Championships from Wembley Arena Wimbledon champion and US Open champion,
JOHN MCENROE , defends his title against one of the strongest fields ever assembled for an indoor tournament in this country. JIMMY CONNORS , champion at Wembley in 1976, leads the challenge.
Introduced by BARRY DAVIES
Commentators DAN MASKELL , JOHN BARRETT , PETER WEST , MARK COX
JOHNNIE WATHERSTON , JOHN PHILIPS
Benson and Hedges scores on Ceejax
The second of seven programmes Nancy Mitford
A Portrait by Her Sisters
NANCY MITFORD 'S four surviving sisters appear in one programme to describe how close her brilliantly funny novels, The Pursuit of Love and Love in a Cold Climate, are to life as it was lived in Gloucestershire, London and Paris between the wars and after. There is Pamela who shows us Gloucestershire, where Lord Redesdale brought up his six daughters and one son; Diana, widow of Sir Oswald Mosley , in Paris; Jessica, herself a distinguished author, now in California, a seasoned rebel and left-wing sympathiser; and Deborah, the Duchess of Devonshire, Nancy's youngest sister.
Executive producer BILL MORTON Director JULIAN JEBB
The feature film starring
Errol Flynn, Dean Stockwell
Errol Flynn gives a typically swashbuckling performance as the horse-dealer in Rudyard Kipling 's famous story set in India in the days of the British Raj. Kim, a young orphan, becomes involved in intrigue and espionage when he is befriended by Red Beard, a colourful Afghan horse-dealer.
Mahbub Ali, the Red Beard:
The second of seven programmes
Die Jones, the Bard
' I treasure the solitude that farming gives me. It's a sort of tedium in which you needn't think where you're going to throw the next shovelful of muck and can think instead about how you're going to put the next words together.'
Die Jones's serious words have been gravely received and rewarded by many prizes, including the most coveted of all, the Chair at the National Eisteddfod. His lighter lines celebrate joyful events, lampoon the living and commemorate the dead, works often done to order and repaid usually with thanks but on one occasion with a gift of four trout -'which worked out at a trout a line.'
ARTHUR SMITH , MARTIN LIGHTENING Sound JACK WILSON , ROGER SEWARD Film editor PETER GIBBS
Written and produced by BON HAWORTH BBC Manchester
In Manchester tonight exploring the history and background of the parlour game.
Joining in the fun will be
John Inman , Gyles Brandreth and the studio audience.
Director ALAN WALSH
Produced by KEN STEPHINSON
(Russell Harty mill be back in London next Tuesday)
The second of five views of life, sometimes whimsical, sometimes wistful, written and composed in a unique blend of gentle comedy and music by PETER SKELLERN , B-Flight
If you were crazy about the music of the 40s, then wouldn't you want to be in a group like B-Flight?
Sound IAN LEIPER
Lighting TOMMY THOMAS Designer ANDY DIMOND Producer SIMON BETTS
Music from the series (record REF 430, cassette zch 430), from retailers
June 1981. Gerry Cottle 's circus is sinking into the mud of a wet summer. But even as Cottle is deciding to kill one show, he's dreaming of another. It's an audacious scheme, a revolution, a breakthrough ... It's called Hock Circus. Cottle has seen battered pop star, Gary Glitter , and pronounced him ' a real showman'. The plan is to build the circus around his outrageous mix of high camp and deafening rock. There are only 14 days to complete the marriage. After that, the circus goes on tour, and the audience will decide ...
This is what happened when Gerry Cottle caught his falling star and put him on a motorbike balancing on a tightrope.
Film cameraman PAT O'SHEA Film sound RON CRABB
Film editor SHELAGH BRADY
Executive producer ROGER MILLS Producer JACK PIZZEY
Eye on the Wind
Wind, elemental yet unseen, disturbs and haunts a (dreaming) sleeper, evoking images of wild beauty and alarm.
Photographed and directed by MICHAEL MCCLOY
Presented by KEITH HOPKINS BBC Bristol
by TED WHITEHEAD
Danny's pursuit of Angela continues, much to Jack's amusement. Robin is instructed in the relationship of feminism to chivalry.
Title song by ALAN PRICE
Graphic designer MICHAEL GRAHAM SMITH Script editor SALLY HEAD
Designer BARBARA GOSNOLD Producer COLIN TUCKER Directed by KEITH EVANS
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