Chris Serle presents a festive feast of food with film and videotape from the largest television library in the world. This week's menu includes super-cooks Philip Harben , Zena Skinner and Fanny Cradock. Noodles from Twenty-four Hours, truffles from Adventure and even a spaghetti tree from Panorama. Billy Bunter of Greyfriars makes a pig of himself, while Sooty and Sweep just make a mess.
Guest nutritionist Dr Magnus Pyke reveals the secret of how to keep a wartime * country fit, and just why science would ban the humble potato.
Producer NIGEL HAUNCH
Series producer ALBERT BARBER
In Victorian times armchair anthropologists used to regard tribal man as a kind of fossilised remnant of our primitive ancestors.
More recently students working among so-called savages have been struck by the efficiency and subtlety with which these peoples manage their lives. Jonathan Miller talks to
Clifford Geertz , Professor of Social
Science at Princeton, who has done extensive field work in Indonesia and Morocco. He explains why he thinks that the magical rites of pre-literate people express a different, but by no means primitive, attitude to the world around them.
Production PHILIP SPEIGHT and DAVID F. TURNBULL (R)
continues the season of films by Orson Welles who died in October.
Today starring Rita Hayworth Orson Welles
Rita Hayworth herself proposed that husband Orson Welles direct her in this bravura thriller about cross and double-cross among a party of rich folk on a yacht. Rita sported an unexpected short haircut and played a femme rather more fatale than usual - all in keeping with Welles's dazzling direction which included the classic final shoot-out in a hall of mirrors.
Michael O'Hara ORSONWELLES
Screenplay by ORSON WELLES
Based on the novel If I Die Before I Wake by SHERWOOD KING Produced and directed by ORSON WELLES
(Welles Directs Chimes at Midnight tomorrow at 3.45 pm)
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District Attorney Galloway:
In faraway Peking, a magic lamp is concealed in a robbers' cave. Only a pure and untainted youth can retrieve the lamp - his name is Aladdin.
Script by JOHN MORLEY
Musical director BOB CIVIL
Choreographer CHRIS POWER Designer MARJORIE PRATT Produced and directed by JEREMY SWAN
Genie of the Ring:
Emperor of China:
Mrs Chow Mein:
Mrs Sing Hi:
Mrs Ping Pong:
Abdul, the chief thief:
Genie of the Lamp:
The last of six programmes about sailing ships and the people who go down to the sea in them.
Quiet Days on the Crouch
The River Crouch in Essex faces sailors with the challenge of ever changing conditions of wind and tide. It has been a popular yachting centre for generations, and over the years boats have been designed especially for these waters. Among the more famous are the Royal Corinthian One Designs, a fleet owned and sailed by members of the club of the same name for more than half a century.
Narrator Tom Salmon Photography TIM JOHNSON Film editor DAVID Barrett Producer BRIAN HAWKINS BBC Bristol
(Postponed from 17 November)
David Lean 's classic is not only one of the most spectacular films about World War n, it is also one of the most memorable portraits of men under stress. Alec Guinness plays Colonel Nicholson, a British officer who refuses to succumb to his Japanese captor, Colonel Saite. The film, depicting the Japanese 'death railway', was shot on locations in Sri Lanka and Thailand.
Screenplay by PIERRE BOULLE Based on his novel
Produced by SAM SPIEGEL Directed byDAVID LEAN
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Lesley Collier and Anthony Dowell star in PETER WRIGHT 'S production of TCHAIKOVSKY'S Christmas fairytale from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Artists of the ROYAL BALLET and students of the ROYAL BALLET SCHOOLS
ORCHESTRA OF THE
ROYAL OPERA HOUSE leader HUGH MAGUIRE conductor
Gennadi Rozhdestvensky Covent Garden:
ROLAND JOHN WILEY
Choreography LEV IVANOV and PETER WRIGHT Designer
JULIA TREVELYAN OMAN
Stage lighting JOHN B. READ
Television lighting ALAN WOOLFORD Directed for television in association with Peter Wright by JOHN VERNON (Royal Ballet production staged in association with British Printing and Communication Corporation and Heron International)
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Sugar Plum Fairy:
The Plant Hunters
Tea, coffee and quinine didn't just grow on trees. They had to be found and collected by observant and astute explorers, adventurers, missionaries, gardeners and scientists, who roamed a world rich in virgin forests. The plants they discovered had long provided foods and medicines for the native peoples.
The plant hunters of today are now racing against time as unknown plants that may feed or save us are disappearing. From Israel,
Nepal and the United States of America come three stories of a worldwide desperate botanical quest.
Narrator Barry Paine
Photography EDWIN MICKLEBURGH Film editors
RAOUL SOBEL. LAURIE JONES Produced for LODESTAR by PETER COULSON
BBCtv presentation by BARRY PAINE
Series editor PETER JONES BBC Bristol
The seventh of 12 films
Hunter and Son
Mikhail Kuzakov and his son
Yuri live and work in the Taiga forest hunting the Siberian sable at temperatures down to minus 40 degrees C. The sable pelt, worth E200 to them, will one day become part of a coat worth E80,000 in the West.
The film follows the lives of the hunters in the forest and of their families living in the tiny settlement of Preobrazhenka where they await the return of their menfolk. It's a way of life that has remained almost unchanged by revolution or time.
Photography REX MAIDMENT Sound MICHAEL TURNER
Film editor ANDREW willsmore Producer RICHARD DENTON
Next week on BBC2 The Boat chronicles life in a German U-Boat. Tonight British submariners describe their experiences. (R)
starring Al Pacino John Randolph
Based on the true story of Frank Serpico , this movie depicts the violent world of the undercover cop. joining the New York City police as a young rookie, he refuses the pay-offs which are commonplace. Transferred to plain clothes work, his idealism and his unconventional behaviour isolate him from his colleagues, making him an outcast - in danger from both sides of the law.
, Screenplay by i WALDO SALT and NORMAN WALKER I Based on the book by PETER MAAS , Produced by MARTIN BREGMAN
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