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: Champion, the Wonder Horse

The Stone Heart
An escaped convict is hurt and needs help. Ricky and Champion must decide whether to tell the Sheriff. (R)

: Windmill

Chris Serle, in this week's exploration into the biggest film and videotape library in the world, discovers what transport means to Robbie and a flying boat, Basil Fawlty in Fawlty Towers and a Weed in The Flowerpot Men. There's classic comedy from Sykes and a Bus and a Bus Strike in 1946 that seems like a holiday. From Nationwide there's a vicar with a wheelbarrow, and even a Churchmobile. There's trouble on a train in Telegoons: The Hastings Flier with the voices of Peter Sellers , Harry Secombe and Spike Milligan. Guest traveller Alan Whicker tells tales of Tonight, when he was Whicker Down Under, and of the time he stopped a train in Whicker on Top of the World. You can even prove that dogs on skateboards go in anything but straight lines. Producer MIKE SEDDON
Series producer ALBERT BARBER


Unknown: Chris Serle
Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: Harry Secombe
Unknown: Spike Milligan.
Unknown: Alan Whicker
Producer: Mike Seddon
Producer: Albert Barber

: States of Mind

Jonathan Miller talks to eminent psychologists -
12 people who contribute in very different ways to our understanding of the human mind.
The act of painting a scene is normally imagined to be an exercise in manual dexterity. There is, however, a great deal more to drawing or painting than the simple
'copying' of a visual image on to paper or canvas. Sir Ernst Gombrich , author of Art and Illusion, has spent his life exploring the psychological processes which underlie the making of pictures.


Talks: Jonathan Miller
Unknown: Sir Ernst Gombrich
Unknown: Philip Speight
Unknown: David F. Turnbull

: Rugby Special

Introduced by Nigel Starmer-Smith Bath v Waterloo
Bath have won the English Cup for the last two years; Waterloo, as a top northern club, would dearly like to take a major victory back to Lancashire. Highlights and news of the weekend's rugby. Series producer HUW JONES


Introduced By: Nigel Starmer-Smith

: World Darts

The Embassy
World Professional Darts Championship from the Lakeside Country Club, Camberley
The new venue for the World Championship should be near capacity as local hero RITCHIE GARDNER takes on Australian No 1 TERRY O'DEA , as the first round continues. The other two matches in this session are FRED MCMULLAN
(N Ireland) against
WILLIE MANDS (Scotland) and, what could be one of the tightest matches in this round, No 4 seed CLIFF LAZARENKO playing England's DAVE LEE.
TONY GUBBA introduces today's action. Commentators SID WADDELL , TONY GREEN Television presentation


Unknown: Ritchie Gardner
Unknown: Terry O'Dea
Unknown: Fred McMullan
Unknown: Willie Mands
Unknown: Dave Lee.
Introduces: Tony Gubba
Commentators: Sid Waddell
Unknown: Keith MacKenzie
Producer: Keith Phillips

: Korda Classics: The Four Feathers

begins a season of acclaimed films produced by ALEXANDER KORDA.
Today starring John Clements
Ralph Richardson
'There's no place in England for a coward', young Harry Faversham is told by a nostalgic General Burroughs. Ten years later Harry and his three boyhood friends ready themselves to fight under Kitchener in Egypt. But
Harry believes he should stay and care for his wife and receives a white feather from each of his comrades. To prove them wrong he departs for the desert, in disguise.... This magnificent epic recreates great battle scenes in turn-of-the-century Egypt.
Screenplay by R.c. SHERIFF from the novel by A.E.W. MASON Produced by ALEXANDER KORDA Directed by ZOLTAN KORDA
0 IN THE PICTURE: page 15


Produced By: Alexander Korda.
Unknown: John Clements
Unknown: Ralph Richardson
Unknown: Harry Faversham
Unknown: R.C. Sheriff
Novel By: A.E.W. Mason
Produced By: Alexander Korda
Directed By: Zoltan Korda
Harry Faversham: John Clements
Captain John Durrance: Ralph Richardson
General Burroughs: C. Aubrey Smith
Gen Faversham: Allan Jeayes
Lt Willoughby: Jack Allen
Dr Sutton: Frederick Culley
Ethne Burroughs: June Duprez
KaragaPasha: Amid Taftazani
Dr Harraz: Henry Oscar
Khalifa: John Laurie

: Music by Haydn

The young Takacs Quartet Gabor Takacs-Nagy (violin) Karoly Schranz (violin) Gabor Ormai (viola) Andras Fejer (cello) from Hungary play the first of Haydn's great set of six
Quartets, Op 76. Today No 1 inc
Producer MIKE NEWMAN BBC Scotland


Violin: Karoly Schranz
Viola: Gabor Ormai
Cello: Andras Fejer
Producer: Mike Newman

: Ski Sunday

featuring Four Hills ski jumping and World Cup ski racing
Ski Jumping from Innsbruck
- Hill three in the New Year series at the 1976 Olympic venue. It looks like another head to head between
WEISSFLOG - they've been first and second on the Bergisel hill for the last three years. RON PICKERING checks for distance and describes the style.
Men's Slalom from Borovets.
Meanwhile, the racers have gone east to the forests of the Rila mountains above the oldest ski resort in Bulgaria. DAVID vine is on hand to check for gatecrashing. TV presentation by ORF, Austria and BT. Bulgaria Producer JIM RESIDE


Unknown: Matti Nykaenen
Unknown: Ron Pickering

: World Darts

The Embassy
World Professional Darts Championship from the Lakeside Country Club, Camberley
Further coverage of this afternoon's sessions in the first round of the premier competition in the darts world.
Introduced by TONY GUBBA


Introduced By: Tony Gubba

: The Natural World

Shortgrass Country
Southern Saskatchewan is Canada's 'shortgrass country', a northerly extension of the great prairie that spans the length of the United States.
To the casual eye the thin veneer of windswept grass may seem deserted, but even in the biting depths of winter there is life here ... the porcupine, the prairie hare, the pronghorn antelope. In the warmth of spring the prairie comes alive.
Snow-melt waters a bloom of flowers, ground squirrels and prairie dogs emerge from their burrows, horned larks proclaim their territories ... and over them all hawks and falcons ride the one element that dominates shortgrass country, the wind.
Narrator Barry Paine
Photographed ana produced by ROBERT J. LONG
Series editor PETER JONES BBC Bristol


Narrator: Barry Paine
Produced By: Robert J. Long
Editor: Peter Jones

: Comrades

The eighth of 12 films about life in the Soviet Union. Office on the Pacific
Nakhodka lies at the end of the Trans-Siberian Railway, 6,000 miles and seven time zones from Moscow.
At 33, Tatyana Naumova is
Town Council Secretary and a leading Communist Party activist. Her task is to chase inefficient managers and bungling bureaucrats, and to deal with the public's complaints about housing and social services in this
Pacific port. She also runs the Palace of Weddings, where Soviet couples are ceremonially joined together, with all the trimmings, once every ten minutes. Tatyana's own marriage and her two young daughters are not allowed to interrupt her workaholic routine or to diminish her ambition. As she says: 'Every soldier dreams of becoming a general'.
Photography david SWAN Sound ROBIN SWAIN
Film editor JANE VAL BAKER


Unknown: David Swan
Unknown: Robin Swain
Editor: Jane Val Baker
Producer: Richard Denton
Producer: Alan Bookbinder

: International Tennis

The World Young Masters
Final from The International Congress Centre, West Berlin In last year's tournament BORIS BECKER first came to our attention, beating STEFAN EDBERG in the final. Since then both men have won
Grand Slam events. So has
MATSWILANDER, the No 1 seed. Presenter GERALD WILLIAMS Commentator DAN MASKELL TV presentation by ARD
(In association with The Belgian American Investment and Trade Organisation)


Unknown: Boris Becker
Unknown: Stefan Edberg
Presenter: Gerald Williams
Commentator: Dan Maskell

: The Boat

The first of three parts
Autumn 1941. The officers and crew of submarine U-96 spend a last rip-roaring night ashore before reporting for duty. Their mission is to cripple British supply convoys but their chance of survival is only one in four.
Wolfgang Petersen's dramatic chronicle of a journey through Hell won him BAFTA and Emmy awards for best foreign drama.
Based on the novel by LOTHAR-GUNTHER BUCHHEM Written and directed by WOLFGANG PETERSEN


Novel By: Lothar-Gunther Buchhem
Directed By: Wolfgang Petersen
the Captain: Jiirgen Prochnow
Lt Wemer: Herbert Grunemeyer
The Captain: Jurgen Prochnow
Lt Wemer: Herbert Gronemeyer
Chief Engineer: Klaus Wennemann
First Lieutenant: Hubertus Bengsch
Second Lieutenant: Martin Semmelrogge
Bridge Officer: Bernd Tauber
Ullmann: Martin May
Johann: Erwin Leder

: World Darts

The Embassy
World Professional Darts Championship from the Lakeside Country Club, Camberley
JOHN LOWE, the No 2 seed, takes the stage in the first match of this evening session of first round ties. His opponent is ROBERT MCKENZIE, a talented player from
Scotland who is always likely to upset the seedings. Also playing in this evening's first round matches are WILLIE LOGIE (Belgium) against kari SAUKKONEN (Finland), and No
7 seed BOB ANDERSON against
Introduced by TONY GUBBA


Introduced By: Tony Gubba

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