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S101 Preparatory Maths: Algebra
The first of two films in which "Chronicle" pays tribute to the late Sir Mortimer Wheeler - archaeologist, soldier and television personality. In 1973 he took Magnus Magnusson back to the landmarks in the first half of his life, from the battle of Passchendaele in 1917, to the battle of Maiden Castle, fought and lost by British tribes almost 2,000 years ago.
"Where is there a television man to equal the old wizard?" (New Statesman)
("The viceroy for me", tomorrow 4.25)
In the first programme of this series, Bernard Levin talks to
ARTHUR RUBINSTEIN , the world. famous pianist whose first public performance was in 1897 when, as a 10-year-old, he played to a Secret
Police chief in an attempt to find out where his elder brother had been imprisoned. At the age of 95 he still plays-but to a wider audience.
Producer colin ROSE Editor John SHEARER BBC Bristol
So what's this animal called ...? Where on earth does it live ...? And what on earth is it doing ... ? The first of eight natural-history quiz programmes based on film, sounds and objects from around the world, in which Michael Jordan invites you to measure your own knowledge against that of the experts.
Team: Jenny Owen
Malcolm Coe , Jeremy Cherfas
Producer JOHN DOBSON BBC Bristol
Written by JEREMY BEADLE and CLIVE DOIG
Eight programmes about the inventions of everyday objects. Presented by Jeremy Beadle with MADELINE SMITH , BERNARD HOLLEY, MIKE SAVAGE, PASCAL KING
1: The Little Things in Life
Who invented the safety pin, the ballpoint pen, the zip and the can opener, and when? Can you assign the correct years to them? [number removed]
Theme music MARTIN COOK Designer STEVE scorr
Director and producer CLIVE DOIG 0 BACK PAGES: 90-91
with subtitles, followed by Weather
The most famous screen version of Victor Hugo 's classic begins a season of feature films starring one of the cinema's greatest actors. Also starring Maureen O'Hara Cedric Hardwicke
Thomas Mitchell , Edmond O'Brien Charles Laughton gives one of the greatest performances of his acting career as the grotesquely deformed bellringer of Notre Dame who falls in love with the beautiful gypsy dancer, Esmeralda. Laughton movingly conveys Quasimodo's kindness and beauty of character and his superiority as a human being to the handsome worldlings of the court of Louis XL
Screenplay by SONYA LEVIEN , BRUNO FRANK Producer PANDRO S. BERMAN Director WILLIAM dieterle
King Louis XI V:
Back in his usual Thursday spot for the winter, with guests, not Eric and Ernie, but Eric and Gary - Morecambe and son (right) and chart-climbing, all-girl group Toto Coelo
Director john RDÕÑJ!1'.
Producer KEN STEPHINSON
Written by RAY CAMERON
BARRY CRYER , KENNY EVERETT
The last in this series of repeats, which has been so well received that the BBC has decided to show the repeats of Kenny's new series first, then premiere the show itself later in the year. See you then.
Executive producer james MOIR Producer BILL WILSON
Documentary. A series of films portraying issues, institutions and characters.
Loneliness - the yawning black hole that afflicts all but the most mentally tough. No age, class, or sex is immune from this most corrosive of modern diseases, and interestingly it is where the greatest crowds are that the greatest loneliness exists-in the cities, where the world passes by on the other side indifferent, self-obsessed.
In this essay on loneliness, five characters in search of someone are sitting on a train. The retired man tries to find his happiness in singles' clubs; the young man through computer dating The unattached mother uses a box number to find the new man in her life The man sitting opposite her has all but given up hope of finding a partner. The mature lady in the corner is adjusting to her loneliness. She has just become a widow. All five share a common problem.
Yet as the train goes down the line not a word is spoken. No one communicates.
The gifted but eccentric Canadian pianist who achieved international fame especially for his recordings of Bach, died last month.
Humphrey Burton introduces a repeat showing of a black and white programme made in Toronto in 1966 called simply Conversations. In it GLENN GOULD talks and plays the piano, expanding vigorously on his theme that 'the concert hall is dead-long live recordings! '
Producer KENNETH CORDEN
rhe Carnation Wightman Cup
Great Britain v USA from the Royal Albert Hall
The odds are stacked against Britain as they take on the strongest tennis nation in the world, led by CHRIS LLOYD.
But the unique atmosphere of the Albert Hall always inspires the British team and two years ago SUE BARKER, VIRGINIA WADE and ANNE HOBBS almost caused a major upset.
Introduced by BARRY DAVIES Commentator
DAN MASKELL , ANN JONES
Producer JOHNNIE WATHERSTON