with Moore Marriott Graham Moffatt
An inspired African adventure in which local commissioner
Tibbetts is called on to quell a native rising.
Aided by Jerry and Albert, captain and mate of an antiquated steamer, Tibbetts comes to the rescue of the Europeans.
This 'lost' British comedy classic, unshown because of copyright restrictions, proves to be one of the most inspired films starring the incomparable trio.
Benjamin Tibbetts. .. WILL HAY
Screenplay by EDGAR WALLACE Produced by EDWARD BLACK
Directed by MARCEL VARNEL.
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Last of six programmes
Small Craft Wind Warning
Summer is a busy time for the Humber lifeboat. For a wind off the land can endanger holiday-makers mucking about in boats. Written and narrated by Brian Thompson Produced by JOHN GAU. Directed by PAUL BERRIFF
Omar Sharif as Sohamus Marcus Aurelius , Emperor of Rome, summonds his governors to announce the succession to the throne. But pestilence is ravaging the city, the Barbarians are at the gate and the vicious rivalries of the prospective heirs threaten to destroy the empire.
Screenplay by BEN BARZMAN
BASOO FRANCHINA, PHILIP YORDAN Produced by SAMUEL BRONSTON Directed by ANTHONY MANN
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Following the attack on Pearl Harbor, a few American ships escape to sea including a cruiser commanded by Capt Rockwell (The Rock)
Torrey. An ensuing battle is a catastrophe, but Torrey is given another chance when he is placed in charge of Operation Skyhook, a spearhead mission against the Japanese fleet.
Screenplay by WENDELL MAYES
Based on the novel by JAMES BASSETT Produced and directed by OTTO PREMINGER
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Narrated by Desmond Morris Passionate in their greed for power, intriguing in their sexual behaviour, chimpanzees are often surprisingly ingenious in their use of tools. The film is a remarkable record of a colony of chimps established under scientific scrutiny in Burger's Zoo, Arnhem, Holland.
With their private lives in full view, this film captures better than ever before the language and politics of ape society - the scheming, and teasing, and the challenges to the power of the elders. Produced and directed by BERT HAANSTRA. Presented for the BBC by JOHN SPARKS. BBC Bristol
A Musical for the 80s starring Tim Curry, Sting, Alexei Sayle, Gary Glitter and introducing Jason Carter
To lig. verb. To gain something for nothing by wit and ingenuity.
Young Gordon Shilling arrives in London in search of fame and fortune, only to find himself alone, penniless and hungry. Plucked off the streets by the mysterious
Eden Rothwell and initiated in the art of ligging, he begins a picaresque journey through the highlife and lowlife of the nation.
Along the way such experts as the Lig of Gentlemen, Peter York, April Ashley, John Bull, Samuel Smiles and Machiavelli show the hero how to help himself in self-help Britain.
Music by WORKING WEEK Script by DAVID LELAND
Photography MIKE SOUTHON Film editor GERRY POMEROY Associate producer HELEN GALLACHER
Producer ALAN YENTOB Director NIGEL FINCH
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Gena Rowlands John Adames Buck Henry
Following a 'mob execution' of an accountant and his family, Gloria -a neighbour - finds herself forced to protect 7-year-old Phil who has escaped the killings. On the run from the gang, she decides to meet them on their own terms - shot for shot!
Gena Rowlands gives a memorable performance as the inimitably tough Gloria who begins by 'hating children' and learns to love
Phil as the son she never had.
Screenplay by JOHN CASSAVETES Produced by SAM SHAW
Directed by JOHN CASSAVETES
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