In 1983 the Royal Air Force aerobatic team, The Red
Arrows, were invited to take part in the American
Bicentennial celebrations with a 24-day tour of the United States and dazzling air displays throughout the country.
Written by CHRISTOPHER COOK
Executive producer LEE GULLICK Produced and directed by HOWARD HEYWOOD
(Produced for the Ministry of Defence)
Elizabeth Taylor Mickey Rooney
Velvet Brown wins a hunter in a raffle and decides to turn him into a champion racehorse with the help of her young friend Mi.
Screenplay by THEODORE REEVES and HELEN DEUTSCH
Based on the novel by ENID BAGNOLD Produced by PANDRO S. BERMAN Directed by CLARENCE BROWN
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Starting a short season of rare collectors' pieces starring one of the greats of silent screen comedy.
Lonesome Luke , Harold's first solo comic creation, causes havoc in a cinema when his eyes stray from the screen on to the girls among the audience.
Music composed by LEE ERWIN Directed by HAL ROACH (Blackandwhite)
with Vicky Ireland Charles O'Rourke
Jeni Barnett , Harry Towb
Frances Kay , Francis Wright Vicky tells the story of a Christmas-tree fairy; Cosmo and Dibs get into trouble with paint. Today's musical story: The Nutcracker and the Mouse King
(Part 2 tomorrow at 2.5 pm)
starring Clark Gable Ava Gardner Grace Kelly
Vie Marswell , celebrated hunter and safari-leader, is none too pleased when his headquarters in the uplands of Kenya are invaded by a vivacious
American showgirl. But that is only the beginning of Marswell's worries.
Screenplay by JOHN LEE MAHIN Produced by SAM ZIMBALIST Directed by JOHN FORD
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with Jerry Stevens who puts questions about television to three teams:
The Ebleys, Pack Pendle, and the TV Mimics. BBC Pebble Mill
(Final round tomorrow at 4.30 pm)
The Ebleys, Pack Pendle, TV
The Message of the Genes by Dr Walter Bodmer
Director of Research, Imperial Cancer Research Fund
A six-part series on human inheritance and how it affects our health.
1: We're All Different
There are roughly five billion people alive today and, apart from identical twins, we're all different. What explains our extraordinary variety and the fact that beneath all our differences we're all homo sapiens?
Director STUART MCDONALD Producer MAX WHITBY
Executive producer DAVID PATERSON
Charlie Chaplin as the tramp
In this brilliant comedy about Man versus the Machine, Charlie is shown at work on the production line in an automated factory. Apart from a comic song in gibberish, Charlie remains as silent as ever, though the film was made several years after the coming of the talkies.
Charlie's own boisterous music provides the accompaniment to this masterpiece among comedy films.
President of Steel
Corporation... ALLEN GARCIA
Written, produced and directed by CHARLES CHAPLIN
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The traditional New Year's Day concert from the Grosser Musikvereinssaal , which this year marks the start of European Music Year.
Lorin Maazel conducts the Vienna Philharmonic
Orchestra in the music of the Strauss family.
Also appearing are the Ballet of the Vienna State Opera
Introduced by Richard Baker Choreography GERALDINE DILL Directed for ORF/ZDF by HUGO KAECH
The director of Kramer vs Kramer described
Meryl Streep as 'one of a handful of really great actresses'. She discusses with lain Johnstone some of the roles which have led to her screen success.
Film extracts include Sophie's Choice, The Deer Hunter, The French Lieutenant's Woman and Kramer vs Kramer. Director TONY TYLEY
Producer ALLAN KASSELL
(The Deer Hunter follows at 9.10 pm)
A special presentation of the Oscar-winning epic starring
Robert De Niro
Christopher Walken Meryl Streep
Clairton, Pennsylvania, the 60s. Three close friends from the steelworks, Mike, Nick and Steve, prepare to leave for service in Vietnam, but not before Steve's wedding is celebrated in grand style. The festivities turn into a painful farewell as the three men are embroiled in a war in which there are no rules but survival, and the enemy have devised a deadly game of Russian roulette for their prisoners....
This moving and sometimes disturbing film received huge critical praise, breaking new ground in its realistic depiction of the effect of the Vietnam War on the American people. It won five Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director.
Screenplay by DERIC WASHBURN Produced by BARRY SPKINGS
MICHAEL DEELEY , MICHAEL CIMINO and JOHN PEVERALL
Directed by MICHAEL CIMINO
(First showing on British television)
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Nikanor 'Nick' Chevotarevich: