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with subtitles; Weather

: Mustang Country

Joel McCrea NikaMina
In Canadian mountain country, retired rancher Dan Treego and his faithful dog
Luke pursue a wild mustang for a reward of$500. Just when he is about to give up the chase, Dan meets an 11-year-old Indian orphan boy, and together they embark on a dangerous and exciting adventure.
Written, produced and directed by JOHN CHAMPION
0 FILMS: page 26


Unknown: Joel McCrea
Unknown: Dan Treego
Directed By: John Champion
Dan Treego: Joel McCrea
: Nika Nikamina
Griff: Robert Fuller
Tee Jay: Patrick Wayne

: Micro Live

The last of the present series of reports on the new developments in information technology. Ian McNaught-Davis
Lesley Judd and Fred Harris with the Christmas micro show.
Freff visits the New York Institute of Technology Computer Animation department and checks out the break-dancing fractal trees; a chorus-line of robots exhibit their domestic prowess; and Ann Leslie of the Daily Mail looks at some word-processing packages. John Coll takes a look at Christmas presents for computer addicts, and Dick Gilbert announces the results Of THE LISTENER
Crack the Code competition. Studio director PATRICK TITLEY Series editor DAVID ALLEN
0 INFO: page 93


Unknown: Ian McNaught-Davis
Unknown: Lesley Judd
Unknown: Fred Harris
Unknown: Ann Leslie
Unknown: John Coll
Unknown: Dick Gilbert
Director: Patrick Titley
Editor: David Allen

: Ebony

A special edition of Ebony for BBC2's Jazz Week includes: A rare visit to Britain for the exciting Joel Hall Dancers from Chicago.
A profile of 21-year-old saxophonist Courtney Pine , one of the new generation of British performers, playing in the tradition of Miles Davis and Charlie Parker. He talks to Juliet Alexander.
And from last summer's
WOMAD Festival comes the music of Shankar with the highly individual fusion of the music of East and West. Director ANNIE MORRIS
Executive producer JOHN wiLCOX BBC Pebble Mill


Dancers: Joel Hall
Unknown: Courtney Pine
Unknown: Miles Davis
Unknown: Charlie Parker.
Unknown: Juliet Alexander.
Director: Annie Morris

: Zoo 2000

Eight programmes with Jeremy Cherfas on the changing face of zoos and wildlife parks.
7: The African Experience
Safari parks the world over create and illusion of Africa. In Japan, people as well as animals are put on display. Jeremy Cherfas goes on a safari to Kenya, by foot and balloon. He discovers some strange practices out in 'the wild'- waterholes that are topped up, eledtric fences and salt licks - which raise the question as to whether the national parks are no more than big zoos!
ProducerGEORGE INGER BBC Bristol


Unknown: Jeremy Cherfas
Unknown: Jeremy Cherfas

: Jazz 625: Ben Webster

Introduced by Steve Race Along with Lester Young and Coleman Hawkins ,
Ben Webster was one of the great stylists on tenor saxophone - sometimes aggressive, often tender. Born in Kansas City, he was a featured soloist with Bennie Moten 's band, and, in the early 1940s, adorned the Duke Ellington Orchestra in its heyday.
This programme was originally shown in the Jazz 625 series in 1965 and features the great tenor saxophonist who died in 1973. Accompanying him are Ronnie Scott (tenor sax) Stan Tracey (piano) Rick Laird (bass) and Jackie Dougan (drums) Produced and directed by TERRY HENEBERY


Introduced By: Steve Race
Unknown: Lester Young
Unknown: Coleman Hawkins
Unknown: Ben Webster
Unknown: Bennie Moten
Tenor: Ronnie Scott
Piano: Stan Tracey
Bass: Rick Laird
Bass: Jackie Dougan
Directed By: Terry Henebery

: Entertainment USA

Introduced by Jonathan King The US Virgin Islands, named after St Ursula , the patron saint of virgins, have spawned lots of tacky T-shirts with rather obvious slogans. However, they are a tropical outpost of mainland America further south than Cuba or Puerto Rico.
JK meets Sting and talks about his new movie Plenty. Programme associate COLIN MARCHANT
Film cameraman MIKE RADFORD Film sound SIMON WILSON
Executive producer MICHAEL HURLL Produced and directed by GORDON ELSBURY


Introduced By: Jonathan King
Unknown: St Ursula
Unknown: Colin Marchant
Unknown: Mike Radford
Unknown: Simon Wilson
Producer: Michael Hurll
Directed By: Gordon Elsbury

: Hyman & Braff Inc: Euphonic Organisation

The partnership of veteran cornettist Ruby Braff and pianist and composer
Dick Hyman is founded on mutual respect for each other's talent. They were bom a week apart in 1927; according to Hyman, 'two Pisces with but a single groove'.
In this concert performance, recorded at the Thursford Fairground Museum in Norfolk, they join forces in one of the more unusual combinations in jazz: cornet and Wurlitzer organ.
The result is a magical combination of sounds in a highly colourful setting. Introduced by Russell Davies


Unknown: Dick Hyman
Introduced By: Russell Davies
Unknown: Peter Greenyer
Unknown: Graham Haines
Director: Tom Corcoran
Producer: Philip Speight

: Did You See...?

Ludovic Kennedy makes his choice of the week's television, and with his studio guests discusses in detail:
John Lennon : A Journey in the Life (BBC1)
Ties of Blood (BBC2)
Tongues of Fire (Channel 4) Studio director NICHOLAS BARKER Producer CHARLES MILLER


Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy
Unknown: John Lennon
Director: Nicholas Barker
Producer: Charles Miller

: Newsnight

John Tusa , Peter Snow Donald MacCormick and Olivia O'Leary with Jenni Murray and Ian Smith present the reports and interviews that matter with the analysis that counts.


Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Olivia O'Leary
Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Ian Smith

: Weatherview

: Laughin' Louis

A film portrait of Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong 1900-71
Louis Armstrong was the best-known and the most influential of all jazz men as well as, in his later years, a much-loved popular entertainer. His recordings in the 1960s of 'Hello Dolly' and 'What a wonderful world' sold millions of records. But he had already established himself as the first jazz soloist of any real importance 40 years earlier. In the 1920s his Chicago recordings on cornet with King Oliver's
Creole Jazz Band, and later, on trumpet with his own Hot Five and Hot Seven, revolutionised jazz and awakened people to the possibilities of the new music. Russell Davies presents this portrait of Louis Armstrong which includes many of his rare film and television appearances.
Among the contributors filmed in New Orleans and New York are:
Lionel Hampton , George James 'Jabbo' Smith, Danny Barker Leslie Thompson 'Doc' Cheatham
Arvell Shaw, Joe Muranyi and Louis's personal physician 'Doc' Schiff Film editor KEITH WILTON


Unknown: Louis Armstrong
Music: Russell Davies
Unknown: Louis Armstrong
Unknown: Lionel Hampton
Unknown: George James

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