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: Sports Review of 1985

The best of the year's sporting action, drama and entertainment.
Featuring the British sportsmen and women who have made the headlines in 1985. With the presentation of the awards for the Sports
Personality of the Year, the Outstanding
Overseas Personality; and the Team of the Year. Introduced by Desmond Lynam and Harry Carpenter with Jimmy Hill
Videos: The Final: The 1985 Embassy World Professional Snooker Championship. BBCV/B 5026;
McGuigan v Pedroza: The WBA
World Featherweight Championship June 1985, BBCV/B 5027;
The Best of Wimbledon 2, BBCV/B 5025 available from retailers


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam
Introduced By: Harry Carpenter
Unknown: Jimmy Hill

: Beautiful People

The famous wildlife adventure film.
From the majestic dignity of the elephant to the engaging antics of a honey badger cub,
Jamie Uys has captured the lives of the animals of south-west Africa in amazing and fascinating detail.
In order to film his 'beautiful people', the wildlife of this huge region, he travelled more than 100,000 miles from the red desert of the Namib - which supports an astonishing variety of animals - to the vast area of the Kalahari and the lush banks of the Kovango river. Narrator Paddy O'Byrne
Produced, filmed and directed by JAMIE UYS
0 FILMS: page 26


Unknown: Jamie Uys
Narrator: Paddy O'Byrne
Directed By: Jamie Uys

: Floyd on Fish

You have probably gathered by now that this modest little series has not been purely about cooking, it's more of an insight into the way the British neglect the fishy delights that surround their shores. In tonight's programme, the last in the current series, Keith Floyd discovers the joys of freshly gathered cockles and dedicates his own fish soup to the fishermen of the west country.
Photography CLIVE NORTH Film editors
Book: Floyd on Fish, hardback, £7.50, paperback, fa 95 available from booksellers


Unknown: Keith Floyd

: Ebony

Presented by Juliet Alexander
The magazine programme for Britain's black communities. This week:
Music in a festive mood from Britain's top gospel singers, The Inspirational Choir; and a report from Brixton as the Black Roof
Co-operative open their unique housing development inside a disused church.
Studio director ANNIE MORRIS
Executive producer JOHN WILCOX BBC Pebble Mill


Presented By: Juliet Alexander
Director: Annie Morris
Producer: John Wilcox

: Zoo 2000

The last of eight programmes with Jeremy Cherfas on the changing face of zoos and wildlife parks.
Closer and Closer
In Australia, you can watch turtles come ashore and lay their eggs; in Japan, you can stand knee-deep in wild monkeys; while in the Sea of Cortez people pat whales - a dream cherished by many but available to very few.
Jeremy Cherfas confronts wild elephant seals, swims with sea lions, and visits other places which specialise in close contact with uncaged animals - the zoo experience, but in the wild.
Producer GEORGE INGER BBC Bristol
Book: Zoo 2000, £12. 95 available from booksellers


Unknown: Jeremy Cherfas
Unknown: Jeremy Cherfas
Producer: George Inger

: Entertainment USA

Introduced by Jonathan King
JK and Albuquerque in New Mexico have something in common - both are famous for hot air. However, in Albuquerque it is harnessed to send 500 balloons into the sky.
This week: a look at the movie industry. JK talks to producer
Yoram Globus who is turning the industry around, and to actor Roddy McDowall who was last seen in Hollywood Wives on ITV. Programme associate Colin Marchant
Film editor Adrienne Walsh VT editor Roger Martin
Executive producer Michael Hurll Produced and directed by Gordon Elsbury


Presenter: Jonathan King
Film Editor: Adrienne Walsh
Video Editor: Roger Martin
Executive producer: Michael Hurll
Producer/Director: Gordon Elsbury

: Global Report

40 Years On
Written and narrated by Peter Adamson
In 1945 the world entered a new era - an era of unprecedented growth, of scientific and technological achievement, of old empires setting, and new nations arising. Global Report looks at where this era of change has left the human family as a whole. What progress has been made towards providing the most basic needs?
Five women - from Ethiopia, India, Spain, Ecuador and Indonesia - tell their stories: a unique picture of the human family in 1985. Graphic design
Film directors JONATHAN DARBY
0 FEATURE: page 4


Writer: Peter Adamson
Editor: Lois Drinkwater
Directors: Jonathan Darby, Peter Firstbrook, Barbara Pyle, David Wallace
Producer: Peter Firstbrook

: Newsnight

The reports and interviews that matter with the analysis that counts.

: Weatherview

: Sweet Smell of Success

starring Burt Lancaster
Tony Curtis
J. J. Hunsecker is a vicious, megalomaniac New York gossip columnist read by millions and sought after by both the famous and the infamous. When he decides to break up his sister's romance with a young jazz musician, his hatchet man is Sidney Falco, a scheming press agent hungry for success and willing to go to any extreme to get items into Hunsecker's column.
0 IN THE PICTURE: page 26


Unknown: Burt Lancaster
Unknown: Tony Curtis
Unknown: J. J. Hunsecker
Unknown: Clifford Odets
Unknown: Ernest Lehman
Produced By: James Hill
Directed By: Alexander MacKendrick
Hunsecker: Burt Lancaster
Sidney Falco: Tony Curtis
Susan Hunsecker: Susan Harrison
Steve Dallas: Marty Milner
Frank D'Angelo: Sam Levene
Rita: Barbara Nichols
Sally: Jeff Donnell
Robard: Joseph Leon
Mary: Edith Atwater
Harry Kello: Emile Meyer
Herbie Temple: Joe Frisco
Otis Elwell: David White
Leo Bartha: Lawrence Dobkin
Mrs Bartha: Lurene Tuttle
Linda: Autumn Russell
Manny Davis: Jay Adler
Al Evans: Lewis Charles

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