continues a festive presentation of films featuring the legendary jungle couple, starring Johnny Weissmuller Maureen O'Sullivan When Boy goes in search of adventure, he finds his life threatened by the savage Ubardi tribe.
He is saved by a scientific expedition led by Professor Elliott, but it soon becomes clear that the expedition itself poses a threat to the peace of the jungle.
Screenplay by MYLES CONNOLLY and PAUL GABGEUN
Produced by B. P FINEMAN
Directed by RICHARD THORPE
('Tarzan's New York Adventure' tomorrow 1. 00pm)
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From the Solent to the Channel
In August, yachts from 15 countries gathered at Cowes on the Isle of Wight for the British Grand Prix of ocean racing. The first of five races brought the 45 boats into action at close quarters in the confined waters of the Solent. Bob Fisher reports on this race and, from his own yacht Barracuda, where he joined the fleet for the second race in the English Channel.
Weather followed by The Natural World
Aspen -A Dance of Leaves Narrator Sian Phillips Where the prairies of America meet the great northern forest lies a natural parkland in which one tree is dominant - the trembling aspen. Here, creatures of the forest live within a stone's throw of their grassland counterparts.
Through the heat of summer and the cold of the long
Canadian winter the aspen is food, home and refuge. Filmed and directed by ROBERT J. LONG
Produced by PELHAM ALDRICHBLAKE BBCBristol(R)
St Wolfgang in Austria is straight out of Hansel and Gretel, where, as Gillian Reynolds discovers, the hills are alive with the sound of music.
Producer PATRICIA HOUUHAN
Weather followed by Jacqueline du Pre Masterclass
Jacqueline du Pre died on 19 October after a long illness. In 1979, though already severely crippled, she made a series of cello masterclasses at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama before an audience of music students. For the next four afternoons, viewers have another chance to enjoy these programmes; today the work which, above all others, Jacqueline du Pre made particularly her own: the Elgar Cello Concerto. With Faye Clinton and Christine Jackson
Accompanist Clifford Benson Directed by KEITH CHEETHAM (R)
Regional News and Weather
Continuing a season of films featuring the dancing and acting of Fred Astaire who died earlier this year.
Today also starring Ginger Rogers.
In their last RKO musical teaming, the true life story of a husband and wife dance team provides an excellent platform for Astaire and Rogers to perform some fabulous dance numbers, to songs including "Only when You're in My Arms", "By the Light of the Silvery Moon", "The Yama Yama Man" and "Waiting for the Robert E. Lee".
("Flying down to Rio" next Tuesday at 3.50pm)
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The Gateway Masters Bowls Tournament from Beach House Park Worthing
Tonight's programme features a match between two of the best bowlers from the Commonwealth,
DENNIS KATUNARICH of Australia and ALF WALLACE of Canada.
They produce a match where the result is in doubt right to the end.
Commentators DAVID VINE
DAVID RHYS JONES
Producer JOHNNIE WATHERSTON
The family favourite starring
Judy Garland with Frank Morgan Ray Bolger Bert Lahr
Follow the yellow brick road to the wonderful world of Oz. There you'll join the Tin Man, the vulnerable
Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion. Plus, of course, the enchanting Dorothy, as the foursome battle with the Wicked Witch of the West. In Hollywood's ageless movie, the incomparable Judy plays Dorothy, who discovers the other side of the rainbow - while also realising that there's 'no place like home'.
Screenplay by NOEL LANGLEY . FLORENCE RYERSON EDGAR ALLEN WOOLF
Based on the book by FRANK L. BAUM Songs by E.Y. HARBURG and HAROLD ARLEN
Produced byMERVYN LE ROY Directed by VICTOR FLEMING (Colour and black and white)
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* CEEFAX SUBTITLES
Miss Gulch/Wicked Witch of the West:
Charles Strachey , fourth Baron O'Hagan, MEP for Devon, inherited Sutton Court in Avon in 1973. The house, owned by the family since the 17th century, had suffered from neglect. Dry rot and damp were a threat to oil paintings, glassware and books.
Nothing on the 850-acre estate had changed for years. This is the story of Lord
O'Hagan's fight against time to preserve his inheritance. Narrator Anthony Quayle Film editor ROB HARRINGTON Producer SARAH PITT
Poetry and Music from the Age of Elizabeth I
Compiled and presented by Peggy Ashcroft and Julian Bream
Today is the 80th birthday of one of Britain's most celebrated and best-loved actresses, Peggy Ashcroft.
This evening she joins Julian Bream in the elegant Long Gallery at Penshurst Place in Kent for a programme of Shakespeare's poetry and Dowland's music. Besides such famous poems as Orpheus with his Lute and Come away Death, Peggy Ashcroft includes extracts from Othello, Venus and Adonis, Phoenix and the Turtle and, of course, some of the sonnets.
Julian Bream 's lute solos include John Dowland's haunting Lachrymae, a galliard dedicated to 'the most Sacred Queene Elizabeth', settings of popular ballads and a fiendishly difficult Fancy.
Sound JOHN CAULFIELD
Lighting DENNIS BUTCHER
Producer RON ISTED
starring Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds.
Jim gets wind of a major financial scandal in the City which is bound to have damaging repercussions on the government. With the party conference coming up, it is time for firm action by a decisive prime minister ... but not in Sir Humphrey's opinion!
High Commissioner of Buranda:
It's full of lots of things about Christmas. What we did, where we went, what we ate, how much we all drunk and everything. You'll see Gran and Grandad, me and Mum, me as Santa, Len and Shirley and the nipper ... oh, and Peter me nipper and the turkey.
It's a great stuff!
(The turkey, I mean.) But no, seriously ...
I'd like to thank the following people for helping me with my Arc de Triumph:
Griff Rhys Jones
Diane Langton and Robin Driscoll for helping me to do the writing bits.
Plus, everyone else who got roped in.
Very special thanks to Len's probation officer for keeping out of shot and to John Kilby and Jamie Rix for arranging to have my work premiered by the BBC.
A 40 Minutes special
A portrait of Jessie Matthews
with Dirk Bogarde, Lord and Lady Elwyn Jones, Catherine Countess Grixoni, Chili Bouchier
Dirk Bogarde believes she was more talented than Ginger Rogers. The public adored her: she was a star. John Pitman tells the bitter-sweet story of Jessie Matthews who rose from the backstreets of Soho to become Britain's leading lady. Her films - Evergreen, First a Girl - and songs - Over my Shoulder, Look for the Silver Lining - weave through the memories of the people who shared the private life of a public figure. (R)
('The Good Companions' Holiday Monday 12.30pm)
40 Minutes Editor:
continues a Christmas film season featuring the great Hollywood actress. Tonight also starring
A faulty telephone connection plunges a bedridden woman into a nightmare of terror when she overhears a murder plot, and realises she is the intended victim....
Screenplay by LUCILLE FLETCHER Produced by HAL WALLIS
Directed by ANATOLE LITVAK
('There's Always Tomorrow' tomorrow at 12.20am)
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