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: See Hear!

(Shown yesterday on BBC1 at 12.10pm)

: Laramie

with War Hero
A Yankee general nominated for the presidency is put up at the Sherman ranch - but following him is some deadly political intrigue ...


Directed By: Lesley Selander
Gen George Barton: Lloyd Nolan
Lucy Barton: Joanna Barnes

: Color Rhapsody

Two Lazy Crows

: The Ascent of Man

Lower than the Angels Jacob Bronowski traces the evolution of man's unique gifts; foresight and imagination. The programme follows the changes in anatomy and physiology that give man upright walking, stereoscopic vision and the precision hand-grasp of the toolmaker. It retraces his steps as he marches out of Africa, through desert and ice-age, to leave the print of his hand in the dark of a Spanish cave. Senior producer DICK GILLING Editor ADRIAN MALONE (R)


Unknown: Angels Jacob Bronowski
Producer: Dick Gilling
Editor: Adrian Malone

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: Pamela Armstrong

Back after the Christmas break with guests and music to chase away the blues.

: Royal Institution Christmas Lectures

A series of six programmes Frankenstein's Quest:
The Development of Life by Professor Lewis Wolpert FRS, of the Middlesex
Hospital Medical School
Lecture1: First Take an Egg ... What is known about the processes that develop a fertilised egg into a mature animal? What knowledge would be needed to create, not Frankenstein's monster, but an angel?
0 INFO: page 77


Unknown: Professor Lewis Wolpert

: Troll Wall - The Vertical Mile

The first of two parts.
Six days suspended above a Norwegian valley; cameraman Sid Perou 's film of the first free-climbing ascent of Europe's highest and most extreme rock face. Writer BRIAN THOMPSON Film editor BRYAN JONES Executive producer DOUGLAS B. SMITH (R)


Unknown: Sid Perou
Unknown: Brian Thompson
Editor: Bryan Jones
Producer: Douglas B. Smith

: Charlie Chan in Murder Over New York

I A season of mystery films starring
Sidney Toler as the philosophical detective Tonight also starring Marjorie Weaver Ricardo Cortez
En route to a police convention in New York,
Chan meets up with his old friend Inspector Drake of Scotland Yard. When Drake is found murdered by a new poison gas there is no shortage of suspects and the search begins for the saboteur....
Screenplay by LESTER ZIFFREN based on the character created by EARL DERR BIGGERS
Produced by SOL M. WURIZEL Directed by HARRY LACHMAN
0 FILMS: page 15


Unknown: Sidney Toler
Unknown: Marjorie Weaver
Unknown: Ricardo Cortez
Play By: Lester Ziffren
Unknown: Derr Biggers
Produced By: Sol M. Wurizel
Directed By: Harry Lachman
Charlie Chan: Sidney Toler
Patricia Shaw: Marjorie Weaver
David Elliott: Robert Lowery
George Kirby: Ricardo Cortez
Inspector Vance: Donald MacBride
Herbert: Melville Cooper
June Preston: Joan Valerie
Ralph Percy: Kane Richmond
Jimmy Chan: Sen Yung

: Aucassin and Nicolette

Originally a 13th-century ballad, this tender tale of love lost and won comes alive with fairytale enchantment in the hands of celebrated German animator lotte REINIGER.

: Cricket: The Perth Challenge

England v Pakistan
England's opponents in their final preliminary match won their first one-day international competition in April last year in the four-nation Australasia Cup. Imran Khan 's men provide tough opposition in this day/night fixture, as each side strives to qualify for Wednesday's final.
Highlights are introduced by RICHIE BENAUD
Television presentation CHANNEL 9 Australia


Unknown: Imran Khan

: Horizon

The Twenty-Five Hour Clock Remember biorhythms - whether you would be prone to accidents on Saturday, or have a marvellous love-life next Tuesday? The theory is rubbish, say the scientists. But another replaces it.
There are clocks in your body which, left to themselves, would have you live a 25-hour day. Tampering with them, just by working the wrong shift pattern, may lead to illness, or may affect your ability to have a child.
Understanding body-clocks helps to cure winter depression, warns of death rhythms in unborn babies, leads to pills for reducing jet-lag, gives longer lives to some cancer patients - and may even provide cheaper meat! Narrator Paul Vaughan Film editor ROBERT BROWN
Written, produced by JOHN GROOM Horizon editor ROBIN BRIGHTWELL


Narrator: Paul Vaughan
Editor: Robert Brown
Produced By: John Groom
Editor: Robin Brightwell

: As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning

Written and read in two parts by Laurie Lee
A Celebration of his Journey In 1934, Laurie Lee left home in the village of Slad in Gloucestershire and set out to see the world. After wandering through the south of England, he decided to visit Spain and walk from north to south. This film in two parts is an 'impression' of that incredible journey. From Home to Madrid
Laurie Lee as a young man
BBC Pebble Mill
(Part 2 tomorrow at 9.0pm)
0 FEATURE: page 8


Unknown: Laurie Lee
Unknown: Laurie Lee

: Jazz Week: Buddy Bolden's Children

A recording session in search of the Bolden sound.
Humphrey Lyttelton and a hand-picked group of musicians made a record last summer in which they tried to reproduce the sound of the Buddy Bolden band. Bolden has been called the first jazz man but his band, which was active at the turn of the century in New Orleans, was never recorded.
Film cameras followed the rehearsal and the recording session in a small studio in south-east London as Humphrey Lyttleton coaxed his men to forget their own ways of playing and adopt the Bolden style. Taking part are
Russell Davies and Pete Strange (trombones) Alan Elsdon (comet) John Barnes and Randy ColvUle (clarinets) Jim Bray (bass)
Colin Bowden (drums) Keith Graville (guitar)
Henry Lowther (violin) and Ron Weatherburn (piano) Sound SIMON WILSON Cameras
IAN PUNTER. PETER MORGAN Film editor LES NEWMAN Producer PHILIP SPEIGHT (The Coltrane Legacy tomorrow at 7.30pm) Records:
Jazz Classics in Digital Stereo Vol 1: New Orleans REB/ZCR 588 Vol 2: Chicago REB/ZCF 589 from retailers


Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown: Buddy Bolden
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttleton
Unknown: Russell Davies
Unknown: Alan Elsdon
Unknown: John Barnes
Clarinets: Randy Colvule
Bass: Jim Bray
Bass: Colin Bowden
Guitar: Keith Graville
Violin: Henry Lowther
Piano: Ron Weatherburn
Unknown: Simon Wilson
Producer: Philip Speight

: Newsnight

: Weatherview

: Telejournal

with Carlos Riera
24 Horas from Mexico
Tonight, for the first time, Telejournal crosses the Atlantic and shows the very informal lunchtime bulletin from Televisa SA in Mexico City.
Carlos Riera helps with the Latin-American Spanish and Peter Fiddick looks at the Mexican soap operas, 'telenovelas'. He talks to
Maria Almendra , Televisa's London correspondent, who was once a telenovelas child-star.
Series producer BERNARD ADAMS (e)
0 INFO: page 77


Unknown: Carlos Riera
Unknown: Carlos Riera
Unknown: Peter Fiddick
Unknown: Maria Almendra
Editor: Peter Dunkley
Editor: Research Daniella Dangoor
Director: Nick Davies
Producer: Bernard Adams

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