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Starring Spencer Tracy, Freddie Bartholomew
with Lionel Barrymore, Melvyn Douglas, Mickey Rooney
In the first of this afternoon's adventure films, Harvey Cheyne, spoiled young son of a millionaire, is dismayed to find himself stranded on a small fishing boat.
But during three months at sea he discovers joy in his work as a cabin boy and, for the first time in his life, real friendship.
Spencer Tracy received an Academy Award for his fine performance as the Portuguese fisherman Manuel, in this vivid adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's novel.
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Based on the novel by:
Starring Brian Cant in an entertainment of jokes, comedy and music with Alex Norton, Delia Morgan, Janine Sharp, Jonathan Cohen and the Play Away Band
The Play Away
Starring Tommy Trinder, Chips Rafferty with Gordon Jackson.
After a hazardous 600-mile trek across desert and mountains, a pioneering sheep farmer and his family settle in a territory which has been the preserve of an Aborigine tribe for generations. Bitterness and feuding result over the possession of the one water-hole in the area.
Tommy Trinder provides effervescent humour in this dramatic adventure story of the Australian bush in the 19th century.
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From an original story by:
The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures for Young People.
The last of six lectures on the theme of measurement given by Professor R. V. Jones.
In this lecture we shall look at two triumphs of modern technology which enable us to measure and to control mechanisms with a precision of better than one ten thousandth of a centimetre. The first is familiar enough - the video disc - which gives us an instant replay of a football goal, or records a whole television programme. And the second is the microchip which involves the manufacture and positioning of minute stencils to etch electronic circuits - parts of which may be less than one thousandth of a centimetre across - and to reproduce them precisely by the million. Without such accuracy the microchip revolution could never have occurred.
Produced for television by:
with Jan Leeming and David Cass Weather
An affectionate look at some of the television watched at school by children, presented by Peter Fiddick, The Guardian's television critic:
"For heaven's sake, don't we send them to school to get away from the telly? What are their teachers for? What can television do except numb their brains still further?"
Peter picks from 1,000 programmes a year that over 90 per cent of schools in the UK use, and comes up with a runaway teenager, a decorator in a stately home, a music lesson with a difference, Scottish mountains, geometry that moves, how not to get lost in Spain, and many other good things including excerpts from:
by Frank O'Connor
with Colm Ryan and Des Nealon
"A Place Like Home"
by David Cook
with Eric Deacon, Tommy Fender, John Fowler and Herbert Norville
And a new production of J.B. Priestley's "An Inspector Calls"
with Margaret Tyzack, Nigel Davenport and Bernard Hepton as Inspector Goole
Writer (Masculine Protest):
Writer (A Place Like Home):
Author (An Inspector Calls):
An opera by Giuseppe Verdi
Starring Margaret Price and Luciano Pavarotti
Sam Wanamaker's new production of Verdi's operatic masterpiece was one of the outstanding events of the autumn season at the San Francisco Opera, with Pavarotti singing Radames for the first time and Margaret Price scoring a big personal triumph in the title role.
Chorus and Orchestra of The San Francisco Opera.
Act 1: Memphis
Scene 1: The King's Palace
Scene 2: Temple of Vulcan
Scene 1: A hall in the apartments of Amneris
Scene 2: Before a gate of the city of Thebes
On the bank of the Nile, by the Temple of Isis Act 4
Scene 1: Hall in the King's Palace Scene 2: Temple of Vulcan
Stage director SAM WANAMAKER Set designer DOUGLAS SCHMIDT
Costume designer LAWRENCE CASEY Choreographer MARGO SAPPINGTON Italian text by ANTONIO GHISLANZONI
English subtitles by GILLIAN WIDDICOMBE Television director BRIAN LARGE A POLYPHON production
For the best effect, viewers with stereo Radio 3 should turn off TV sound and position their speakers on either side of the screen, but a few feet away. Stereo headphones are an alternative.
with Jan Leeming Weather
Eight personal accounts of experiences which have changed people's lives.
Two years as political hostages tested the resources of all 52 captives in the American Embassy in Tehran.
In the long months of boredom, confinement and sickness Barry Rosen drew strength from his close relationship with his wife and children and vivid memories of his Jewish childhood.
starring Richard Todd, Anne Baxter, Herbert Lom
with Alexander Knox, Faith Brook
In this tense mystery-thriller, heiress Kim Prescott, recuperating in her villa on the Costa Brava after the death of her father, is visited by a young man who claims to be her brother Ward. Only Kim is sure he's lying - Ward died in a car accident a year ago.