The last of four films which were featured at Wildscreen 82 Today: Winner Best Film Narrated by Ian Holm
Once it was a lake. Now it is just a hot, dry pan of clay, ' the Place of Dry Water'. Yet this treeless ground is teeming with some of the most beautiful and bestial wildlife in Africa.
Photographed and produced by DAVID HUGHES AND CAROL HUGHES
A series of six lectures by Professor Colin Blakemore
We have five senses to rule our lives and inform us of everything we need to know about the world around us. But our sensory systems tell us about only a tiny fraction of all the forms of energy and chemical events. Other animals have sensory experiences of ultraviolet, infra-red, polarised radiation, ultrasound and even electricity and magnetism.
(Show Me the Way to Go Home, tomorrow at 2.05 pm)
Kirk Douglas , in one of the most powerful performances of his career, plays Van Gogh , the tormented artist who expressed the turbulence of his life in his vivid masterpieces.
Screenplay by NORMAN CORWIN. based on the novel by IRVING STONE
Produced by JOHN HOUSEMAN
Director VINCENTE MINNELLI. Films: p 15 (The Arrangement: tomorrow 11.20 pm)
Vincent Van Gogh:
Theo Van Gogh:
In February this year the BBC attempted to provide the first live pictures of a winter ice climb. For seven days a film crew recorded the efforts of technicians, climbers and Royal Marines, as they struggled in lOOmph winds and sub-zero temperatures. Arctic tents were smashed, helicopters iced up in mid-air; five visiting climbers were killed. The project was called off hours from success, but one man went on, French Alpinist Jean Franck Charlet.
Film recordist FRED CLARK
Film cameraman IAN KENNEDY Film editor GEOFFREY BOTTERILL
Associate producer HAMISH MACINNES Producer MICHAEL BEGG
by W. GORDON SMITH
' Walter Scott, you are hereby charged that you did prostitute the history and heritage of Scotland for commercial profit.'
Singer PATRICIA HAY
Accompanist BERNARD SUMNER
Sound RON ALLAN. Lighting DAVID OGLE Designer GUTHRIE HUTTON
Produced and directed by NORMAN MCCANDLISH. BBC Scotland
Sir Walter Scott:
Clerk of court:
Diarmid Colquhoun/Sir Thomas Dalrymple:
Ms Veronica TyIer/Mrs Mavis Bush:
Alexander Smeaton/Kevin Gourlay:
with subtitles, followed by Weather
The feature film starring
Ryan O'Neal , Tatum O'Neal
Father and daughter O'Neal make an engaging comedy duo and nine-year-old Tatum won an Oscar for her portrayal of the Awful Child in this re-creation of the American Mid-West of the 1930s. Con man Moses Pray takes on more than he bargained for when he offers to deliver an orphan to her aunt in Missouri, as the child soon shows that she can beat him at his own game. Their drive through Kansas is punctuated by a series of hilarious near-disasters.
Screenplay by ALVIN SARGENT from the novel by JOE DAVID BROWN. Produced and directed by PETER BOGDANOVICH
Films: page 15
Deputy Hardin/Jess Hardin:
Gas station attendant:
Her Last Year in Opera
Twelve months in the life of Dame Janet Baker - her private doubts and public triumphs in her farewell performances at Covent Garden, the London Coliseum and Glyndebourne.
Film editor STEPHEN EVANS. Executive producers KENNETH CORDEN , MICHAEL GILL Producer CATHY PALMER Director BOB BENTLEY
A MALONE GILL production in association with BBC tv and NVC Productions Ltd
with Richard Baker ; Weather
The feature film starring
Eric Porter , Angharad Rees
Hammer add a new twist to a famous story with Jack the Ripper's daughter having inherited her father's homicidal impulse. Eric Porter plays a psychiatrist who is convinced he can cure her.
Screenplay by L. W. DAVIDSON
Directed by PETER SASDY. Films: page 15
Dr John Pritchard:
Highlights of The Old Grey Whistle Test, introduced by Anne Nightingale , David Hepworth including Altered Images
Japan, The Thompson Twins
King Crimson, Spandau Ballet The Damned, The Doors Gang of Four, Ry Cooder
Director TOM CORCORAN
Producer MICHAEL APPLETON