continues a celebration for his forthcoming 80th birthday. with Frank Sinatra , Sophia Loren Grant plays an uncharacteristic role as a British naval officer in this spectacular version of C. S. Forrester's The Gun. A handful of Spanish guerrillas retreat before Napoleon's invading forces. Taking with them the biggest canon ever made, they trek across Spain. The gun seems to take on a life of its own, endangering its captors as well as its enemies.
Screenplay by EDNA ANHALT AND EDWARD ANHALT
Produced and directed by STANLEY KRAMER Films: page 17
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by Professor Leonard Maunder
The Royal Institution's 154th Annual Christmas Lectures for Young People A six-part series on why and how things move, especially machines. 5: Fluids and Flight
In recent times there has been swift progress in fluid mechanics, and its application to machines. We see how air keeps an aeroplane up, how steam or gas drives turbines to power electric generators or to produce thrust in jet engines, and how golfers and cricketers take advantage of aerodynamics.
Presented for television by BRIAN JOHNSON
World Professional Championship
On stage at Jollees Showclub for the next eight days, the best 32 players in the world will contest for a first prize of £9,000 and the most coveted title of World Professional Darts Champion.
Today, reigning World Champion, KEITH DELLER , starts the defence of his title against No 1 in the USA, NICKY VIRACHKUL , the man he beat last year in the first round. On paper, World No 1 ERIC BRISTOW has what seems to be a relatively easy first round tie against Danish No 1 FINN JENSEN , but he has experienced upsets before in these first round matches.
Also starting today are PETER LOCKE , fast becoming No 1 in Wales, and No 8 seed,BOBBY GEORGE.
Each match in the first round is the best of 3 sets, 5 legs per set. Introduced by TONY GUBBA Commentator SID WADDELL and TONY GREEN
Directors NICK HUNTER and KEITH MACKENZIE Producer KEITH PHILIPS
Live from the Royal Opera House
Kiri Te Kanawa and Hermann Prey take the leading roles in JOHANN STRAUSS 'S operetta.
This year's revival of Covent Garden's s sparkling production marks the d6-buts of the tenor Dennis O'Neill and mezzo-soprano Doris Soffel m this production.
In the orchestra pit Placido Dom ingo makes his British debut as a conductor, having conducted Die Fledermaus in Munich and Vienna. Introduced by RICHARD BAKER Cast in order of appearance
Merle Park and Wayne Eaghng
Choreography SIR FREDERICK ASHTON Additional choreography and movement DAVID DREW
CHORUS OF THE ROYAL OPERA acting chorus-master NINA WALKER
ORCHESTRA OF THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE leader JOHN BROWN conducted by Placido Domingo
Act I: At the House of Gabriel von Eisenstein
Produced by LEOPOLD LINDTBERG and RICHARD GREOSON
Designed by JUI.IA TREVELYAN OMAN Stage lighting robkrt bryan
A BBCtv production in association with arts INTER. national The performance is sponsored by the Royal Opera House trust and Girozentrale, Vienna. The story is based on MEILHAC and HALEVYS LE RÉVEILLON Text by HAEFNER and GENEE Revised by GERHARD BRONNER English subtitles roy TIPPING Sound GRAHAM HAINES
Stage lighting BOB BRYAN
Television lighting JOHN ELFES
Executive producer JOHN VERNON
Directed and produced by HUMPHREY BURTON
Gabriel von Eisenstein:
Richard Baker joins the audience in the Crush Bar at the Royal Opera House
Act II: The Ballroom of Prince Orlofsky
A chance to meet some of the principal performers in tonight's Covent Garden relay.
Act III: The Governor's Office
'People want to look young, they want to look attractive. This is all the future will know of them-truth doesn't really come into it ...'
For nearly 50 years everybody who was anybody in the British theatre passed before the lens of Angus McBean-Gielgud , Olivier, Thorn-dike, Coward.... He was known as the photographer who resolutely flattered his sitters.
After a ten-year absence from photography, McBean demonstrates his skills in a session specially arranged for Arena with his friend, the late Sir Ralph Richardson , and discusses the astonishing surreal pictures of the 30s and 40s.
Director NIGEL FINCH
Producer AI.AN YENTOB
An Arena production
The Embassy World
Two newcomers to televised darts start this evening's session in the first round: JOHN O'SHEA (Republic of Ireland) against ALEXANDER MACKINNON (Canada), followed by an intriguing clash between ex-World Champion, JOHN LOWE (now No 5 seed) and his old rival, TONY BROWN. Another newcomer, KEXI HEINAHARJO (Finland) plays DANNY INGLIS (Scotland), who did so well in the British Professional Championship, and finally there is a potential 'humdinger' between No 4 seed, CLIFF LAZARENKO, and CERI MORGAN from Wales.
TONY GUBBA introduces highlights from Jollees Showclub , Stoke-on-Trent.
A feature film starring
To see you through New Year's Eve, a stylish British chiller in which one by one London's leading theatre critics are hideously murdered. Each death bizarrely parodies a similar event in a Shakespeare play. Who is responsible? Surely only one person could bear such an ancient grudge - ham actor Edward Lionheart , who mysteriously committed suicide years ago ...
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