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: Rock Athlete

Last of three films by siD PEROU that trace the story of rock climbing. First Ascent
Filmed as it happened: Yorkshire-man RON fawcett 's first ascent of the top-rated climb in Wales.


Unknown: Sid Perou
Unknown: Ron Fawcett
Written By: Brian Thompson
Editor: Bryan Jones
Producer: Douglas B. Smith

: Images of War

The Cameramen 1939-45
A series of six programmes
World War II recalled by the cameramen and illustrated by their film.
4:Gerry Massy-Collier
When in 1939, the British Army went to war in France, Gerry Massy-Collier went with them.
Armed, not with a rifle but with a cinecamera, he was part of a two-man War Office Film Unit. After the fall of France he was posted to film the early victories of General Wavell in North Africa. Altogether he spent four years filming in the Middle East.


Unknown: James Barker
Producer: Tom Conway

: Shepherd

The chronicle of a complete year's work on the slopes of Plynlimon, where John Owen and Erwyd Howells look after a flock of 5,000 Welsh mountain sheep.
Narrator Donald Houston
Film editor DAVID aliband Produced by COLIN ROSE BBC Bristol


Narrator: Donald Houston
Editor: David Aliband
Produced By: Colin Rose

: Undersea Kingdom

starring Ray ' Crash ' Corrigan
Chapter 8: Into the Metal Tower
After destroying the rocket primers Crash is captured by the cruel and crafty Unga Khan and sent strapped to the Juggernaut's nose as a battering ram against the gates of Sharad's sacred city ...
(Part 9 tomorrow at 5.40)

: The Waltons

The Silver Wings: Jim-Bob falls in love with a married woman.
Based on EARL HAMNER jR's autobiographical novel Spencer's Mountain Written by MICHAEL MCCREEVEY Directed by STAN LATHAN


Written By: Michael McCreevey
Directed By: Stan Lathan
John Walton: Ralph Waite
Mary Ellen: Judy Norton-Taylor
Jason: Jon Walmslcy
Erin: Mary Elizabeth McDonough
Ben: Eric Scott
Jim-Bob: David W Harper
Elizabeth: Kami Cotler

: Spine Chillers

Freddie Jones tells
The Flowering of the Strange Orchid by H. G. WELLS


Unknown: H. G. Wells

: News Summary

with subtitles for the hard-of-hearing, followed by Weather

: Australian Film Season: Storm Boy

A feature film starring Greg Rowe
Peter Cummins , David Gulpilil
Storm Boy lives with his father in a beautiful but isolated part of the South Australian coast. One day he discovers another human being living among the sand dunes-Fingerbone Bill, a young Aborigine who becomes his friend.
Screenplay by SONIA BORG
Based on the novel by COLIN thieli
Directed by henri SAFRAN. Films: page 14


Unknown: Greg Rowe
Unknown: Peter Cummins
Unknown: David Gulpilil
Unknown: Storm Boy
Play By: Sonia Borg
Novel By: Colin Thieli
Directed By: Henri Safran.
Storm Boy: Greg Rowe
Hideaway Tom: Peter Cummins
Fingerbone Bill: David Gulpilil
Miss Walker: Judy Dick
Ranger: Tony Allison
Boat Master: Michael Moody
Edwards: Graham Dow
Lynch: Frank Foster-Brown
Jones: Eric MacK

: Toni Basil

A rare opportunity for British viewers to see the talents of American singer, dancer, choreographer and video director
Toni Basil recorded in England during a recent visit.
Executive producer KEN stephinsoh
Produced and directed by ALAN WALSH


Unknown: Toni Basil
Directed By: Alan Walsh

: Pot Black 82

BBC2 Snooker Championship The third frame: Group One
Alex Higgins (Northern Ireland) former World Champion against
David Taylor (Manchester) former World Amateur Champion
Both players were semi-finalists in the 1980 World Championship and Taylor was a quarter-finalist in 1981. Introduced by ALAN WEEKS Referee JOHN WILLIAMS Commentator TED LOWE
Producer REG perrin. BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Alex Higgins
Unknown: David Taylor
Introduced By: Alan Weeks
Unknown: John Williams
Commentator: Ted Lowe
Director: Roy Norton
Producer: Reg Perrin.

: Arena

Private Life of the Ford Cortina
A ski run in Italy, a supermarket manager in Luton, a sandwich bar in London EC2, Arena opens the bonnet of the Ford Cortina, Britain's most popular, most stolen, and most misunderstood car.
' Dagenham dustbin '? ' Poor man's Rolls-Royce '? In the year that may well see the end of a legend, some of the motoring public, including Sir John Betjeman , Tom Robinson , Alexei Sayle , Sir Terence Beckett and Magnus Magnusson take apart the Ford Cortina: Life and Works 1962-1982
Lighting cameraman JOHN HOOPER Director nit.el FINCH
Executive producer ALAN YENTOB


Unknown: Sir John Betjeman
Unknown: Tom Robinson
Unknown: Alexei Sayle
Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: John Hooper
Producer: Alan Yentob

: Beardsley and his Work

Aubrey Beardsley was a freak, as his contemporaries recognised - a phenomenon. Between 1893 and 1898 (when he died from tuberculosis before his 26th birthday) he developed into one of the world's most exciting graphic artists, and turned out hundreds of black and white drawings, which retain their power to fascinate, to amuse and to shock.
In this film Brian Reade , Brigid Brophy , Ralph Steadman , and a psychiatrist, discuss Beardsley's work and recall the story of his short life. The film has been made almost throughout from Beardsley's original drawings.
Principal photography KENNETH MACMILLAN Film editor ROY DEVERELL
Executive producer BILL MORTON Written and produced by JOHN SELWYN GILBERT


Unknown: Aubrey Beardsley
Unknown: Brian Reade
Unknown: Brigid Brophy
Unknown: Ralph Steadman
Producer: Bill Morton
Produced By: John Selwyn Gilbert

: Newsnight

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