Featuring archive footage and stills exploring the history of the Soviet state.
The New Generation. In the newly-formed poverty-ridden Soviet state, the zealous young went round the country in cultural trains to agitate and educate, b/w
The small Norfolk village of Little Walsingham is invaded every year, from Easter onwards, by as many as half a million pilgrims.
The first in a short season of British comedies revives memories of the golden days of radio with the film version of ITMA.
Starring Tommy Handley The wise-cracking Mayor of Foaming-at-the-Mouth is in deep trouble for sinking the entire council budget in a bombed-out London theatre.
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Ronald Colman in an Oscar-winning performance as the Broadway actor Anthony John , who is increasingly dominated by the characters he portrays on stage. When he agrees to play Othello, madness and murder threaten to destroy him.
Director George Cukor
For decades women have been discriminated against in bowling and golf clubs. They now want the law changed.
First of three daily programmes about the prestigious burial site of Sutton Hoo. Rpt
A look at the world of mountain flowers. Rpt
An RSPB film about the short-eared owl, which hunts in daylight or at dusk, and is always vulnerable with its nest on the ground. Rpt
With signing and subtitles.
A look at the once-wealthy empire which now struggles on the edge of subsistence.
Regional News; Weather
From the NEC, Birmingham. For the first time the World
Gymnastics Championships take place in this country, with 12 titles being decided over six days of competition. Today sees the start of the qualifying rounds. Commentary by Barry Davies , Mitch Fenner and Christine Still. Introduced by Helen Rollason.
Executive producer Keith Mackenzie Editor Philip Bern
Vintage western starring
Loner Charlie Anderson keeps his family out of the Civil War, even though there is fighting a few miles from their Virginia farm. But when his new son-in-law joins the Confederate army and his youngest son is captured by Federal troops, Anderson finds he can no longer remain aloof.
Director Andrew V McLaglen
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Italy on Trial. When Judge Antonio de Prieto began his investigation into corruption, Operation Clean Hands, most Italians were sceptical about the outcome. Today they are surprised at his success but shocked at what he discovered.
The jails are now overflowing not with mafiosi but with top businessmen, "respectable" civil servants and powerful politicians. One fifth of all MPs, including a former prime minister, are under investigation. Martin Jacques reports from Milan, where it seems that nothing is possible without a bribe.
Editor John Morrison A Barraclough Carey production for BBCtv
Series exploring the wildlife of the English Channel.
Channel Islands. Renowned as a popular holiday destination, the Channel Islands enjoy a remarkably mild climate, which is reflected in their wildlife. A gannet's-eye view of the islands reveals plants and animals normally found much further south flourishing in the sunshine off the gulf of St Malo. Series producer Andrew Cooper
An AC Wildlife production for BBCtv
Offbeat science-fiction series. The Wrong Stuff. Sam finds himself in a space capsule as a chimpanzee destined to die in a research project.
The Agony of the Ecstasy -100 Years of Sex Advice. An early sex manual claimed: "no man of average health can exceed the bounds of once a week...."
Today, when explicit sex videos become bestsellers, it's a question of "Am I getting enough? Am I doing it right?" There is no shortage of advice about sex but, for some people, it can induce feelings of inadequacy and panic. With the help of agony aunts and uncles, this programme romps its way through a history of sex advice. Director Marilyn Wheatcroft Series editor Paul Watson
The arts and media magazine.
As 1946 draws to a close, young Fritz van Egters, numbed by a tedious office job, agonises about spending New Year's Eve with his parents. He seeks refuge in fantasies and his first fumbling experiences of sex. In Dutch with English subtitles.
Director Rudolf van den Berg
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