Written and illustrated by ARNOLD LOBEL Presenters
Sheelagh Gilbey , Ben Thomas
starring James Stewart
Judy Garland , Hedy Lamarr Lana Turner , Tony Martin
At the beginning of the century, the ambition of every American chorus girl was to appear in the lavish follies staged by America's greatest showman. MGM have produced an equally lavish film of three pretty girls on the threshold of Ziegfeld success and, in true Hollywood style, cast three of their most glittering stars as the chorus girls.
Screenplay by marguerite Roberts and SONYA LEVIEN
Produced by PANDRO s BERMAN Directed by ROBERT z. LEONARD
Films: page 16
Introduced by James Cameron
A series of films featuring the rediscovered work of amateur cameramen and ' home movie' makers of the 20s and 30s.
At the end of 1939 most amateur cameramen put their cameras away for the next six years. Today's programme, the last in the present series, looks at Germany and Britain on the eve of World War II.
Series producer DAVID COLLISON
Presented by KATHLEEN DERBY
in The Old Boy Network
Supremely confident. The slick patter: 'My name's Trinder. Gimme some music, I'm gonna dance for you. You lucky people.' With film clips and photographs he tells of his follies and fortunes in nearly 60 years in show business. Recorded at the Windmill Theatre, Great Yarmouth
Programme associate JIMMY PERRY Producer DONALD SAYER
The classic cliffhanger serial in 12 parts starring
5: Pendulum of Doom
The expedition builds fortifications against the savage forces surrounding them as the vicious Solerno and his gang discover Hawk's hideaway and lay a hideous trap...
A REPUBLIC serial
Kioga, the Hawk:
A series in 18 parts adapted from her books by JOAN LINGARD
15: Maggie is caught between James and Mike.
Studio sound RON ALLAN
Producer KENNY MCBAIN , BBC Scotland
When the circus showman Jimmy Chipperfield and Lord Bath released 50 wild lions into Longleat Park in 1965 the press branded them as ' madmen '.
But the success of the Safari Park idea was born of generations of Circus life. Jimmy was once a clown, juggler, wirewalker and circus manager. Today his daughter Mary is renowned as a tiger trainer-and his son John helped set up 27 safari parks and zoos across the world.
They filmed their own exciting record of circus life - and catching elephants and giraffes in the African bush.
Reporter Sarah Kennedy
Producer JOHN FROST
This week's theme: Story-telling
Masacclo (1401-1428) The Tribute Money at Santa Maria del Carmine, Florence
MASACCIO died young, only 26 or 27 years old, yet he is recognised as one of the masters of Renaissance art.
This fresco sets out a complete story. The theme, the superiority of the spirit, clearly excited Masaccio's sympathy and it inspired this, his masterpiece. Written and narrated by ALISTAIR SMITH
BILL MORTON and KENNETH CORDEN Series adviser EDWIN MULLINS Director CHRISTOPHER MARTIN
(Tomorrow: Carpaccio - ' Miracle of the True Cross '. See also A Mirror in Time tonight at 7.15 pm)
with Moira Stuart and subtitles for the hard-of-hearing, followed by Weather
A film about the artists
HUBERT AND JAN VAN EYCK written and narrated by David Thompson
Working in the early 15th century, the Van Eycks were two of the foremost innovators of western art, giving us a whole new grasp of the visible world. Their masterpiece, the altarpiece of The Adoration of the Lamb in the Cathedral of St Bavo, Ghent, with its many paintings covering the liturgy of the Christian year, is one of the great national treasures of Belgium. Begun by Hubert, it was finished after his death by his brother. Jan. It was dedicated 550 years ago, on 6 May 1432, and special permission was granted by the Cathedral authorities to include it in this programme.
This film relates the Van Eycks' paintings to the locations where they lived and worked: the valley of the Meuse and Maastricht in the Netherlands, the cities of Bruges and Ghent in Belgium, and at the Court of Burgundy.
Excerpts from the Maastricht Easter Monday Passion Play performed by students of THE CONSERVATOIRE OF MUSIC
Adviser DR ELISABETH DHANENS Sound recordist iAN SANSAM Rostrum cameraman IVOR RICHARDSON
Photography HENRY FARRAR Film editor ROY FRY
Producer ANN TURNER
Music and conversation presented by the internationally successful young composer who today has no less than three hit musicals - "Evita", "Cats" and "Song and Dance" - running in London's West End. His special guests Placido Domingo, John Lill, Suzi Quatro and Finola Hughes
Also featuring Paul Henry, Barbara Thompson and Nigel Warren-Greene
Funny-man Hard'ing and several guitars take centre stage at Buxton Opera House for 30 unpredictable minutes of zany comedy.
Designer PAUL MONTAGUE Sound ALAN FOX
Lighting JOHN CROWTHER Producer BARRY BEVINS BBC Manchester
concludes the season of feature films portraying the darker side of American power politics. starring
Broderick Crawford , Jose Ferrer
J. Edgar Hoover was America's ' top cop'. When only 29 he became acting Director of the FBI, and held the enormously powerful role as the head of America's internal security under eight Presidents. This extraordinary and gripping movie depicts Hoover's 40-year rule, from his early days as a ' crime buster' to his later involvement with politics and his position as the most feared man in America.
Written, produced and directed by LARRY cohen. Films: page t6
J Edgar Hoover:
Robert F Kennedy:
Martin Luther King Jr:
Lyndon B Johnson:
Franklin D Roosevelt:
with Moira Stuart ; Weather