'For each year of magic in the circus there has been a year of hard training.'
The Russian master clown
Oleg Popov helps to tell the story of the Moscow State Circus School.
GALYA, an attractive acrobatic dancer, and IGOR, a trainee clown, were among the 80 students who graduated in 1974 to join the Soviet Circus as professionals. Galya and Igor are followed during the final months of their training as they prepare for perhaps the most exacting and demanding career in show business.
Executive producer MIKE WOOLLER Producer GEOFFREY BAINES
Since his first endeavours as an entertainer at the age of 7 on his tenement staircase in Petticoat Lane, Alfred Marks has embraced the whole spectrum of show business - variety, panto, musicals, sea-side shows, radio, films and television - with enormous success. A little tongue-in-cheek, with anecdotes and an occasional song, he recalls some of the more interesting incidents in his long and successful career. Accompanist
JACK HONEYBOURNE Producer DON SAYER
Aid is now pouring into Ethiopia. But is it enough? And why did help not arrive earlier? Open to Question examines the issues behind Africa's worst famine in over a decade and asks who, if anyone, is to blame?
Three studio guests face the questions of 80 teenagers: Ato Wahib Muluneh, spokesman for Ethiopia's Marxist government; Dr John Seaman of the Save the Children Fund; and George Galloway, General Secretary of War on Want. Presented by Hilary O'Neill and Michael MacFarlane.
also starring Don Murray
Marilyn, fresh from her training at the Actors Studio in New York, successfully combines a brash exterior with a tender heart in this hilarious comedy about a hard-boiled
'chantoose' who is roped, tied and eventually won by a naive Montana cowboy, played by Broadway actor Don Murray in his first major screen role.
Screenplay by GEORGE AXELROD
Based on the play by WILLIAM INGE Produced by BUDDY ADLER Directed by JOSHUA LOGAN
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Manager of night club:
Chinese cuisine is famous for its wonderfully varied range of snacks. In this programme Ken Hom joins his family for a special snack lunch at a restaurant in Hong Kong. He also shows how to make three different delicious snacks - deep-fried sesame prawn toast, stuffed peppers with an unusual pork and fish filling, and a northern meat dish - cold Peking pork.
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Ken Hom recipe on Ceefax page 191
with special guest star Deniece Williams
Johnny Mathis celebrates 25 years as a performer with this concert in Indiana which features such classic songs as 'Misty', 'Wonderful wonderful', 'Twelfth of never', 'Begin the beguine', 'Chances are' and 'Somewhere'. He is joined on stage by Deniece Williams for a duet of their recent hit 'Too much, too little, too late'.
Directed by DICK CARTER
Produced by PAUL ROCKLIN (A WTTW/CHICAGO and KE ENTERPRISES production)
starring Marti Caine written by PETER ROBINSON and PETER VINCENT featuring Jack Smethurst Philip Madoc
There is no reason why Hilary's life should be particularly complicated. A divorcee with a 19-year-old son, she works as a researcher on a TV chat show. But somehow things just seem to happen to her.
Lighting director NIGEL WRIGHT Sound ALAN STOKES Designer PAUL ALLEN
Produced and directed by HAROLD SNOAD
A Mathematical Mystery Tour
Imagine a number bigger than infinity, or a bottle with no inside, or parallel lines that meet. Welcome to the world of pure mathematics, the most bizarre and also the most certain body of knowledge that mankind has created. Featuring the Japanese mathematicians who've just broken their own world record calculating pi to over 161/2 million decimal places. A$25,000 prize for the first person to prove there are an infinite number of 'twin primes'-and why it took
Bertrand Russell 362 pages to prove that one plus one equals two....
Narrator Peter France Film editor ROBERT BROWN
Horizon editor GRAHAM MASSEY Written and produced by JON PALFREMAN
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'It's not possible to overstate the price a Negro pays to climb out of obscurity. The higher he rises, the less is his journey worth.' James Baldwin , writer and black rights campaigner, is 60 this year. He talks to
Frank Delaney about his life and work and answers questions from an invited studio audience.
Assistant producer SAMIRA OSMAN
Director TONY TYLEY Producer CHRIS MOHR
(James Baldwin joins in a discussion on the roots of black music in Open Space, BBC2, 7.30 pm Thursday)
John Tusa , Peter Snow and Donald MacCormick with Jenni Murray and Ian Smith
Producers HOWARD ANDERSON
JANA BENNETT. DAVE STANFORD Directors
JOHN WILKINSON. CHRIS FOX Assignment editors
NICK GUTHRIE. MIKE ROBINSON Deputy editor JOHN MAHONEY Editor DAVID DICKINSON
with Lilly Lembo Lambert and Enrico Verdecchia 16: Rivediamo un po'...
Film editor RODERICK LONGHURST Producer MADDALENA FAGANDIN1