Starring Johnny Weissmuller
Travelling across the desert to find a life-saving herb, Tarzan is captured by enemy agents. Can he escape in time to save Connie, the vaudeville artist?
Director William Thiele
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Gene Kelly , Mitzi Gaynor Ex-showgirl Lady Sybil Wren publishes her memoirs of performing with 'Barry Nichols and Les Girls' and is immediately sued for libel by her former colleague Angele.
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A fable without words, set to music by Georges Delerue. Boy. In a school with only black teachers, Boy is the only white among a class of black pupils. He suffers all kinds of victimisation but he still has the support of his family. Written and directed by Jerry Lewis
Animation. The farm is frozen over and Pat has to get his skates on to do his round. (R)
Leonard Bernstein at Harvard
The great American conductor and composer
Leonard Bernstein , died on 14 October 1990. As a tribute, BBC2 is repeating six historic lectures given by Bernstein at Harvard University in 1973. 3: Musical Semantics
Bernstein illustrates musical metaphors, puns, anagrams and other figures of speech and the programme ends with Beethoven's Symphony No 6 in F Major, the 'Pastoral', played by the Boston
Symphony Orchestra. (R)
The last of three films about the art of teaching. Socrates for 6-Year-Olds
Matthew Lipman is an American philosopher who believes that conventional education is failing our children because it doesn't teach them how to think. His answer is a 'philosophy for children' programme in which students of all ages are given the powerful tools of logic, reason and ethics with which to stretch their minds. The programme shows the controversial philosophy at work in dramatically contrasting districts of New Jersey, USA - with 6-year-olds in a privileged garden suburb, and in a school where 98 per cent of the students are black and the surrounding streets echo day and night with police sirens. (R) 0 BOOKLET: accompanying the series from The Transformers. [address removed]
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Beyond the Call of Duty
The George Cross, probably the world's rarest medal for gallantry, is 50 years old this year. Some of its holders, including Second World War heroine Odette Hallowes , tell their stories, and Sir John Mills introduces highlights of a service of re-dedication held earlier this year at St Martin-in-the-Fields, London. Producer Michael Kerr
The story of the 1990 Lombard RAC Rally - four days of action, with top class drivers battling it out through tough forest stages in the north of England and the Scottish Borders. Presented by William Woollard ,
Alan Douglas , Tony Mason , and the Top Gear team.
Producer Tony Rayner
Editor Tom Ross
Australia v England.
Highlights of the third day's play in Melbourne.
Introduced by Richie Benaud. 0 VIDEOS: a selection of BBC cricket video tapes is available from retailers at £9.99 per tape, including:
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(1986/87); On Top Down Under. 1987; The Ashes Regained 1985; Botham's Ashes, 1981; The Ashes 75, Lillees Clash with Steele.
The theme of this year's lectures is the origin and evolution of the universe.
2: The Birth of the Stars
Most of the visible light in the universe is starlight. What are stars? How are they born?
How do they generate their immense energy? How do they fade and die? Professor
Malcolm Longair probes deep into the regions where stars are forming, and examines their birth and violent death.
(Third lecture tomorrow at 5.25pm)
First showing on network television, starring Pee-Wee Herman
The best bike in the world has been stolen, and owner
Pee-Wee is hopping mad, and prepared to endure any amount of wacky adventures, to get it back. These include a spooky encounter with a lady rejoicing in the name of 'Large Marge'. Pee- Wee Herman HIMSELF
Director Tim Burton
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One-woman performances by the comedienne and actress, first seen in 1972. With
William Blezard at the piano.
A spectacular musical celebration of life, capturing evolution in all its glorious diversity, and the rhythms of nature in all its beauty, delight, and horror.
From the raging furnace of volcanoes to frozen glaciers, deserts and humid rainforests, Lifepulse is a dramatic visual journey, starting in primeval chaos and ending with the rise of the primates and of man, who now threatens the environment that nurtured him.
A specially composed soundtrack by the Startled Insects is enhanced by the use of natural sounds.
Sir Arthur Streeb-Greebling (Peter Cook ) chooses his 12 Christmas gifts in company with Ludovic Kennedy. 3: French Hens
First showing on network television, starring Max Von Sydow
Pelle and his father Lasse arrive in Denmark, expecting a land of plenty. But Lasse's pipe-dreams prove hollow and he and Pelle are reduced to slaving as farmhands, so the brave 9-year-old Pelle sets out to conquer the world.
The film features bravura performances from veteran actor Max Von Sydow and Pelle Hvenegaard as the father and son.
Bille August's direction won the film the Palme d'Or at
Cannes in 1988 and an Oscar for Best Foreign Film.
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Gregory Peck Alida Valli
The beautiful Mrs Paradine has been accused of murdering her husband. Convinced of her innocence, barrister Anthony Keane finds himself completely infatuated with his mysterious client and is determined to save her from the gallows.
(Back and white)
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