A series of five wildlife films by the award-winning cameraman Simon King , who spent a year observing landscape, habitat and animals in the south of England. Simon presents an intimate view of the countryside as it changes through the seasons: a film chronicle of English wildlife, secret and yet accessible, familiar and yet deeply mysterious.
Coast and Estuary
Along the shoreline Simon films the courtship of little terns and watches a ringed plover
sheltering chicks during a rainstorm.
Filmed and narrated by Simon King
Film editor TONY WILLIAMS
Producer JOHN KING
The fifth in a selection from the classic murder mysteries. Starring
Warner Oland as the philosophical ietective
With Keye Luke
'Fortunately, assassination of French language not serious crime,' Chan comments. But murder certainly is, and both Chan and his number one son are soon buckling down to business as two corpses hit the ground in the glittering town of Monte Carlo.
Screenplay by CHARLES BELDEN and JERRY CADY Produced by JOHN STONE
Directed by EUGENE FORDE
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A Festival of Sail
Every year the historic Baltic port of Flensburg commemorates its long-founded connections with the West Indian rum trade by holding a 'Rum Regatta', a pageant of sail which attracts traditional sailing vessels from all over northern Europe.
Narrator Tom Salmon Photography TIM JOHNSON Producer BRIAN HAWKINS BBC Bristol (R)
The third of four films with people who live in Britain but have roots abroad.
Beyond the Synagogue There are thought to be
330,000 Jews in Britain today. Many are the descendants of immigrants fleeing anti-
Semitism in Russia, Poland and Eastern Europe before the First World War, and theirs is a complex heritage. No single factor holds the community together, but overshadowing it is the memory of the Nazi holocaust with its continuing impact on succeeding generations. This film explores the identity of Britain's oldest immigrant group through the views of a contrasting group of women, from the religiously very orthodox to the secular, at a time when fears are growing that the community is shrinking.
Film cameraman BILL BROOMFIELD Film editor CHRISTOPHER WOOLLEY Executive producer TONY LARYEA Director SHEILA SCOTT Producer GILES OAKLEY
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The Story of Britain's Royal Builders and Collectors Told in ten parts by Huw Wheldon 6: George TV
He was gifted, wayward and original. He spent a fortune on paintings and palaces. In his youth he loved driving fast carriages, gambling and horse-racing. His affairs scandalised polite society. Yet no monarch has had a sharper eye for works of art. The Brighton Pavilion is a brilliant tour deforce, exotic and yet built with the most modern materials.
Huw Wheldon views the private apartments at Windsor Castle and admires the treasures of Sevres china, French furniture and sculpture they contain. In rebuilding the castle, George IV left a Permanent memorial to the splendid self-confidence that followed the defeat of Napoleon.
Enthralling (WESTERN DAILY PRESS) Royal Heritage in one of its most engaging chapters ... constantly interesting (DAILY MAIL) Historical adviser J. H. PLUMB
Photography KENNETH MACMILLAN Producer MICHAEL gill (R)
The following publications are available from booksellers:
RoYal Heritage, £8.50
History on Your Doorstep, £4.50 to Search of the Dark Ages, £8.95 The Past Afloat, £12.95
In Search of the Trojan War, £10.95 The Past at Work, £8.95
written by PETER ROBINSON and PETER VINCENT starring
Marti Caine with Jack Smethurst Philip Madoc
Carolyn Moody Please Yourself
There are times when only a best friend can tell you.
Designer MARK SEVANT
Produced and directed by RAY BUTT
Another animal drama from the team who made Three in the Wild.
Rush is conceived in the early autumn as morning mists begin to cloak the New Forest.
The film follows him from his magical first few hours on earth, until his challenging and bitter fight for leadership of the herd as a grand buck of the forest.
A film by JOHN AND SIMON KING BBC Pebble Mill (R)
He's been to Hollywood - now it's Holyrood and surrounding area, as the Festival moves into top gear. Russell Harty will be reporting every night this week on what is going on in, around and behind the scenes.
Researcher JENNY RIVAROLA Director JOHN ROONEY
Executive producer KEN STEPHINSON Assistant producer CHRIS SALT Producer ALAN WALSH
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Donald MacCormick and Olivia O'Leary present the reports and interviews behind the main stories of the day. Ian Smith and Jenni Murray with a round-up of the news from home and abroad.
Gender and Race -
The Urban Comprehensive
Duddeston Manor School is in the area of central Birmingham known as the 'inner ring'. Pupils discuss their attitudes to the staff, the school and to each other.
Producer JAMES BURGE (R)