The King of Singdom of Song by PETER CHARLTON
Guest storyteller David Wood Presenters
Sheelagh Gilbey , Andrew Secombc
The first of four films which were featured in the Wildscreen 82 Festival.
Today: Winner Best Script Narrated by Robert Powell
How does a 31b hawk with a five-foot wing-span survive a 50 mph splashdown? How does it actually catch and carry a flashing, slithering trout half its own weight?
Each year 30,000 people make a pilgrimage to Loch Garten , Speyside, to glimpse ospreys, yet only with patience and high-speed filming can you truly see the action in the world of the osprey. A revealing portrait of one of the world's most spectacular fishing birds.
Written by BRIAN JACKMAN
Filmed and directed by HUGH MILES An RSPBfilm
(Sexual Encounters of the Floral Kind tomorrow at 2.5 pm)
The Long Exile
Last year a £13-million painting travelled in top secret from America to Spain. Next day it was headline news that Picasso's masterpiece ' Guernica ' had come home at last, after 40 years in exile. This Arena special tells the story of an extraordinary work of art, and talks to survivors of the terrible event that inspired it.
Film editor ARDAN FISHER
Producer LESLIE MEGAHEY
The Year of the Hurricane
Alex Higgins , urged on by his fans and baby daughter Lauren, finally fulfilled his promise and became ' the people's champion ', producing on the way some of the most dramatic moments in snooker history. DAVID VINE recalls those 17 days at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield when the 1982 Embassy World Professional Snooker Championship became ' the year of the Hurricane
Assistant producer RON GUBBA Producer MIKE ADLEY
by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Cast in order of appearance:
Choreographer GERALDINE STEPHENSON Music composed and conducted by DOMINIC MULDOWNEY
Lighting JOHN TREAYS
Make-up artist MARIANNE FORD
Costume designer CHRISTINE RAWLINS Designer DON HOMFRAY
Script editor DAVID SNODIN Producer SHAUN SUTTON Director DAVID JONES
(Verdi's version of this story in Falstaff on New Year's Day at 8.0 pm)
Sir Hugh Evans:
Sir John Falstaff:
Host of the Garter Inn:
with subtitles, followed by Weather
Australia v England from Melbourne
RICHIE BENAUD introduces highlights of the third day's play.
Television presentation by CHANNEL 9 AUSTRALIA
BBC videobook, Botham's Ashes (BBCV 5015), from retailers
A celebration of the heyday of the movies.
In this memorable compilation film, narrated by Mickey Rooney , the title says it all. Dozens of the screen's greatest stars appear in musicals, comedies, Westerns and dramatic sequences. From Stan and Ollie to Bogart, from Astaire and Rogers to John Wayne , they fill the screen with their most unforgettable moments. There are also classic ' off-screen' happenings, never before shown on screen, and the infamous' Dentist's Chair' routine by W. C. Fields, considered too daring to be screened when first filmed. A spectacular, nostalgic treat for everyone who loves movies and the stars who made them.
(Colour and black and white)
with Richard Whitmore Weather
The feature film starring Alan Bates , Oliver Reed
Jennie Linden , Glenda Jackson with Eleanor Bron
Returning home from London to the small colliery town of Beldover, Gudrun Brangwen is attracted to Gerald Crich-son of a wealthy mine owner. Her sister, Ursula, is equally attracted to Rupert Birkin , the inspector at the school where she is a teacher. The passions and tragic outcome of the quartet's complex relationships form the mainspring of the action to this ambitious film, derived from D. H. Lawrence 's celebrated and controversial novel.
Screenplay by LARRY KRAMER , based on the novel by D. H. LAWRENCE Produced by LARRY KRAMER
Directed by KEN RUSSELL. Films: page 15