6.40 Instrumentation. 7.5 The Planet Earth. 7.30 Talking to Children.
in The Old Boy Network
Born in 1895, would you believe, 'Ches", as he is affectionately known, recounts just some of the best parts of a lifetime devoted to the theatre as a light comedian, famous partner, member of that irrepressible bunch, the Crazy Gang, entrepreneur and agent. Recorded at the Westminster Theatre.
Programme associate jimmy PERRY Producer DONALD SAYER
(Ches and friends join Parkinson on BBC1 next Saturday)
A series of seven programmes presented by Admiral of the Fleet The Lord Hill-Norton, GCB 1: Battleship
How the Dreadnought, built in a year and a day, made every other battleship obsolete. How more than 50 battleships fought at Jut-land, but only one was sunk. How the battleship fought in World War II and how the stricken battle fleet at Pearl Harbor finally revenged itself.
Director BILL JONES. Producer JOHN DEKKER
plays Chopin's Nocturne No 1, Op 62
R. F. Mackenzie , the internationally famous Scottish educationist, has twice been dismissed in storms of controversy. His ' liberal ', even ' revolutionary ', views on the curriculum and corporal punishment attracted criticism from the staff of his schools and from local politicians. His dismissals featured in the front pages of Scotland's national press.
A BBC Open University production
Stan Sr./Stanley Jr.:
Ollie Sr./Oliver Jr.:
Based on EARL HAMNER JR 'S autobiographical novel Spencer's Mountain Written by JULIET PACKER Directed by GWEN ARNER
With- SutbtitleS for the harck of-hearing/tollowed by WeaTher
starring Susannah Fowle, John Waters
Sent by her hard-working mother to attend Australia's most exclusive girls' school in turn-of-the-century Melbourne, Laura finds that it is not just her home-made clothes and country manners which set her apart from her snobbish, well-off schoolmates. For she is gifted with a strength and a brilliant musical talent which gradually allows her to transcend her unhappy situation, helped by the love of the school's beauty, Evelyn. This moving portrait of a girlhood emerges as an optimistic and triumphant affirmation of the human spirit in one of the most original and visually beautiful of all Australian films.
From the novel by:
The Rev Strachey:
The Rev Shepherd:
Live from London's Greenwood Theatre , television's most; unpredictable half-hour:
There'll be music, conversation and, as always, star-studded entertainment.
Director RON I$TED
Produced by TOM GUTTERIDGE
(Russell Harty from Manchester on Thursday at 8.30 pm)
BBC2 Snooker Championship
The seventh frame in the- series' of 16 programmes for the 1982 Pot Black Trophy.
Featuring in Group One 1 Doug Mountjoy (Wales)
1981 World Championship finalist v Alex Higgins (N Ireland) former World Champion
Mountjoy won Pot Black in 1978 and has twice been runner-up. He and Alex Higgins are both seeking their first victory in the current series.
Introduced by ALAN WEEKS Referee JOHN WILLIAMS Commentator TED LOWE
Director ROY NORTON ' Producer REG PERRIN BBC Birmingham
Book (same title), f2.00, from booksellers from 22 February
The BBC Television International Sheepdog Championship
Introduced by Phil Drabble with Eric Halsall
The trials course above Bala Lake in North Wales presents a tough challenge to the talents of the shepherds and their collies.
Before the runs, we visit the farms of the three Irish competitors, meet their families and hear about their dogs, which are so much a part of their lives.
Heat 3: Ireland. The competitors WILLIAM MURPHY with Albert ARTHUR MAWHINNEY with Cindy DAVID BRADY with Meg
Technical co-ordinator JOHN EYNON Director MICHAEL KERR Producer IAN SMITH
The Chelsea Hotel
It was in the Chelsea Hotel, New York, that Bob Dylan wrote ' Sad-eyed lady of the lowlands', Andy Warhol filmed Chelsea Girls and Dylan Thomas drank himself to death. One hundred years old this month, the Chelsea has been a legendary haven for artists and performers, from Mark Twain to
Sid Vicious. Tonight Arena explores the brilliant and eccentric worlds created behind the drab brown doors of its apartments.
Tonight Andy Warhol and William Burroughs have dinner in the room where Arthur C. Clarke wrote 2001; Virgil Thomson , doyen of American composers, reveals the truth about Alice B. Toklas and those famous cookie cakes; Quentin Crisp recalls moving in to 'the place where the great stylists lived'; '; Nico, star of the Velvet Underground, sings 'Chelsea girls'; George Klein singer, composer of Tubby the Tuba, plays a waltz for his turtle ... and painter Alphaeus Cole reflects on being 104 years old.
Marvellous (THE TIMES) Producer ALAN YENTOB
Director NIGEL FINCH
PETER SNOW, JOHN TISA, PETER HOBDAY and DONALD MACCORMICK present an informed account of what's happening in the world; special reports from the BBC's correspondents; the latest news and weather forecast from LINDA Alexander , plus the evening's sport from DAVID ICKE.