A series of six programmes with Professor Colin Blakemore 4: Show Me the Way to Go Home
When we get lost, we are not very good at finding our way. Many other species, on the other hand, can perform extraordinary feats of navigation using batteries of sensory skills.
Perhaps the best known example is the homing pigeon, which can navigate by sun or stars and a magnetic sensor to act as an in-built compass.
Even humans know where they are in relation to gravity and where all the parts of their bodies are in relation to each other.
(Fifth lecture tomorrow at 2.20 pm)
James Stewart , Donna Reed with Thomas Mitchell , Lionel Barrymore Frank Capra 's superlative comedy stars James Stewart as an idealist with friends in very high places. Things never seem to go right for George Bailey. All his life his ambitions and plans have been frustrated, but he has worked hard for his family and the town. When he faces ruin, help comes from an unexpected quarter ...
Screenplay by FRANCES GOODRICH ALBERT HACKETT and FRANK CAPRA
Produced and directed by FRANK CAPRA Films: page 15
World Professional Championship
Over the next eight days, 32 of the world's greatest players battle for total prize money of £33,000 and the title World Champion. Number One seed ERIC BRISTOW today meets Scottish international PETER MASSON.
PETER PURVES introduces highlights
Introduced by Richard Baker
Traditional New Year's morning concert from the Musikvereinssaal featuring the music of the Strauss family with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra conductor Lorin Maazel and the Vienna State Opera Ballet
Choreography GERLINDE DILL
Produced lor ORF/ZDF by ITUGO KAECH
with Jan Lecming ; Weather
by MERVYN HAISMAN. Music by NEIL INNES. Artwork designed by GRAHAM MCCALLUM
starring Glynis Barber as the famous Daily Mirror strip-cartoon heroine
How far will Jane uncover herself in her efforts to keep England's defence plans under wraps? Find out in this wartime adventure story.
Masterly (MAIL ON SUNDAY) Gloriously escapist, creative, funny and nostalgic (STANDARD) A constant delight (THE TIMES) Jane - is wonderful (THE GUARDIAN) Produced by IAN KEILL
Directed by ANDREW GOSLING
VERDI'S last operatic masterpiece Words by Boito after SHAKESPEARE This new production, recorded last summer, marked the long-awaited return to Covent Garden of the conductor Carlo Maria Giullni
Royal Opera Chorus chorus-master JOHN MCCARTHY
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, leader JOHN BROWN
Introduced by MICHAEL BERKELEY
Producer RONALD EYRE.
Designer HAYDEN GRIFFIN.
Costumes MICHAEL STENNETT
Lighting JENNIFER TIPTON
Movement DAVID TOGURI
Production sponsored by the Royal Opera
House Trust and co-produced with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association and the Teatro Communale, Florence
Sung in Italian with English subtitles by GILLIAN WIDDICOMBE.
TV lighting JOHN WILSON
Sound GRAHAM haines.
Director BRIAN LARGE
Produced by BBCtv in association with COVENT GARDEN VIDEO PRODUCTIONS LTD
Sir John Falstaff:
World Professional Championship
PETER PURVES introduces highlights.
with Jan Leeming ; Weather
Faye Dunaway Deborah Kerr in Elia Kazan's starkly uncompromising story of a successful ad-man who, fed up with the Madison Avenue rat race, tries to re-evaluate his life. One morning, Eddie suddenly goes berserk and drives his car under a lorry ...
Written, produced, directed by ELIA KAZAN , based on his own novel. Films: page 15