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: Popeye the Sailor

Aladdin and his Wonderful Lamp


Produced By: Max Fleischer
Directed By: Dave Fleischer

: Gulliver's Travels

The animated adventure film adapted from JONATHAN SWIFT'S classic story.
Lemuel Gulliver , English sailor-adventurer, is shipwrecked on the shore of an uncharted island.
The island on which he has been cast is the Kingdom of Lilliput, inhabited by a race of tiny people, the tallest of whom is only six inches high. Produced by MAX FLEISCHER Directed by DAVE FLEISCHER
9 FILMS: page 27


Unknown: Jonathan Swift'S
Unknown: Lemuel Gulliver
Produced By: Max Fleischer
Directed By: Dave Fleischer

: TchaikovskyCompetition 1986

Every four years more than 250 young musicians gather in Moscow to compete for the world's toughest and most valued music prize. Eighteen jurors largely drawn from the top ranks of the Russian musical establishment select a violinist and a pianist for the first prize of the International Tchaikovsky Competition.
This year the brilliant young Ulster pianist Barry Douglas was the focus of British hopes. This film follows his fortunes, and those of his fellow competitors.
Presented for BBC television by DONALD STURROCK


Pianist: Barry Douglas
Producer: Robert Dalrymple
Director: Bill Fertik
Television By: Donald Sturrock

: Surfers Do ItStanding Up

Hawaii - California - Newquay?
Last summer the top 50 surfers in the world came to
Cornwall as part of the World Professional Championships. Meanwhile ... street surfers Billy Joe and Joe Billy (alias The Desperate Men) had other ideas of how to tread the boards without getting wet. 'I like the clothes, the sunglasses, I like the girls, I like the sand, I like the beach, I like the sun, I like the sex
... but you wouldn't catch me out in those waves.'
Research BRYAN ANDERSON Photography JOHN WARWICK Film editor ROD THOMAS Producer GARY JOHNSTON BBC Plymouth


Unknown: Billy Joe
Unknown: Joe Billy
Unknown: Bryan Anderson
Unknown: John Warwick
Editor: Rod Thomas
Producer: Gary Johnston

: The Minnelli Musical:The Band Wagon

Fred Astaire
Cyd Charisse
Jack Buchanan Hollywood star
Tony Hunter has not made a movie for three years.
But with a little persuasion from his friends he takes on the lead in a new Broadway show with both comic and tuneful results. This classic musical features over a dozen memorable numbers including 'By myself, 'That's entertainment' and 'Dancing in the dark'. It is especially memorable for one of the rare post-war appearances of the incomparable Jack Buchanan.
Produced by ARTHUR FREED
(Ziegfeld Follies Monday 11.55 am)
0 FILMS: page 27


Unknown: Fred Astaire
Unknown: Cyd Charisse
Unknown: Jack Buchanan
Unknown: Tony Hunter
Unknown: Jack Buchanan.
Unknown: Betty Comden
Unknown: Adolph Green
Songs By: Howard Dietz
Songs By: Arthur Schwartz
Produced By: Arthur Freed
Directed By: Vincente Minnelli
Tony Hunter: Fred Astaire
Gaby: Cyd Charisse
Jeffrey Cordova: Jack Buchanan
Lester Marton: Oscar Levant
Lily Marton: Nanette Fabray
Paul Byrd: James Mitchell
Hal Benton: Robert Gist

: The MostSwirling, Swinging,Sliding, Spinning,Up-and-down Rideof Your Life

with Anthony Clare
Q.E.D. looks at the science behind the thrill machines. Discover the best seat on a roller-coaster, the fun of becoming five times heavier in as many seconds. Hold tight and prepare yourself: you'll be spinning upside-down, looping the loop while standing up and dropping so fast that you've no idea where your stomach is. Series editor DAVID FILKIN Producer ALAN DOBSON BBC Manchester


Unknown: Anthony Clare
Producer: Alan Dobson

: Choir of the Year 1986

Second Semi-final
Brian Kay introduces tonight's six choirs.
Only three places remain in the final of the competition to find Britain's Choir of the Year 1986.
(In association with J. Sainsbury)


Introduces: Brian Kay
Unknown: John Black
Producer: Hilary Boulding
Director: Alan Tongue

: Cricket: Fourth Test

Australia v England from Melbourne
England return to the venue which four years ago produced one of the most thrilling Test finals of all time, with England winning by three runs.
Highlights of the first day's play are introduced by RICHIE BENAUD
Television presentation CHANNEL 9 Australia


Introduced By: Richie Benaud

: Laurens vander Post at Eighty

'No human being can take in a story that is truly and imaginatively told without being changed.'
The South African-born writer Sir Laurens van der Post was brought up on a farm in the Orange Free
State. When he first came to London at the age of 22 he had already, in 1926, visited Japan and learned Japanese. He has lived in Britain for over 50 years. His books about the Bushmen of the Kalahari Desert, about his three and a half years as a prisoner of the Japanese during the last war, and about his journey through
Russia in 1963 have made him a highly successful author, particularly appealing to those in search of more spiritual values in an increasingly materialistic age. In this film portrait he talks about his childhood and about South Africa where he returns regularly, remaining an outspoken critic of apartheid yet an opponent of sanctions. He tells of his early struggles as a writer, of his experiences in Japan, and above all of the importance to him of the bush and deserts of southern Africa and of its original people, the Bushmen. Research JUNE LEECH-GUINESS Film editor JO PAYNE
Written and produced by JONATHAN STEDALL BBC Bristol


Unknown: Sir Laurens van Der
Unknown: June Leech-Guiness
Editor: Jo Payne
Produced By: Jonathan Stedall

: Onegin

Arranged and orchestrated by KURTHEINZ STOLZE Danced by the National Ballet of Canada with and 'Dazzling decor', and Sabina Alleman 'a blazing new young talent' wrote the NEW YORK TIMES about this
Canadian production of the ballet originally created by the late John Cranko for the Stuttgart Ballet and also seen in Britain in a London
Festival Ballet production.
Based on the famous PUSHKIN verse novel Eugene Onegin , it's the story of young Tatiana's hopeless infatuation with aloof and enigmatic Eugene Onegin and its tragic consequences: a duel, a death, and events years later when the couple meet again.
Orchestra of the National Ballet of Canada
Conductor Ermanno Florio Scenery and costumes JURGEN ROSE Staged by REID ANDERSEN Lighting SHOLEM DOLGOY Co-produced by PRMEDIA PRODUCTIONS LIMITED and the CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION in association with RM ARTS Directed for television by NORMAN CAMPBELL


Unknown: John Cranko
Unknown: Kurtheinz Stolze
Unknown: Sabina Alleman
Unknown: John Cranko
Unknown: Eugene Onegin
Unknown: Eugene Onegin
Unknown: Jurgen Rose
Unknown: Reid Andersen
Unknown: Sholem Dolgoy
Television By: Norman Campbell
Tatiana: Sabina Allemann
Onegin: Frank Augustyn
Olga: Cynthia Lucas
Lensky: Jeremy Ransom
Prince Gremin: Serge Lavoie
Madame Larina: Victoria Bertram
Nurse: Lorna Geddes

: Billy Wilder Directs Some Like it Hot

Marilyn Monroe Tony Curtis Jack Lemmon
Chicago 1920 - the pre-Depression, flapper era dominated by Prohibition, hot music and tough racketeers. When Joe and Jerry, two underemployed musicians, witness the St Valentine's Day
Massacre they nearly become victims themselves. The only escape is to join an all-girl jazz band heading for Florida. With Curtis and Lemmon in drag and Monroe as the tipsy, ukulele-playing Sugar this frenetic, spoof gangster movie is one of Hollywood's most inventive comedies.
Screenplay by Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond from a story by R. Thoeren and M. Logan Produced by Billy Wilder
(Buddy Buddy Monday at 9 pm) Films: page 27
* Ceefax Subtitles


Writer: R. Thoeren
Writer: M. Logan
Screenwriter/director/producer: Billy Wilder
Sugar: Marilyn Monroe
Joe: Tony Curtis
Jerry: Jack Lemmon
Spats: George Raft
Mulligan: Pat O'Brien
Osgood: Joe E Brown
Bonaparte: Nehemiah Persoff
Sue: Joan Shawlee
Poliakoff: Billy Gray
Toothpick: George E Stone
Beinstock: Dave Barry

: Classic Ghost Stories

by M. R. JAMES
Told by Robert Powell Tonight: The Ash Tree


Unknown: M. R. James
Told By: Robert Powell
The Rev Crome: Cameron Miller
The Late Sir Mathew Fell: Barry Summerford
Sir Richard Fell: Arthur Nightingale

: Weatherview

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