Kangaroocapers. Rpt Stereo .......
Actor Julian Glover plays magician Merlin when he readsA Boy Called Arthur by Liz Bennett. Stereo.........
A comic gothic horror story featuringthe puppet stars of Dizzy Heights and House of Gristle. Stereo 8H
Animation set in the year 2040 when the Earth is teetering on the brink of environmental disaster. With the voices of Scott Valentine , Margot Kidder ,
Ron Perlman , Mark Hamill and Deborah Harry.
First of a two-part look back at the year's highlights.
Shown last Wednesday on BBC 1.
Part 2, Blue Peter - High Adventure, is tomorrow at 9.55am on BBC 1
The overcrowding in school reaches crisis point.
Written by Frances Galleymore
Julie Etchingham and Chris Rogers look back at the year's news events.
Shown last Thursday on BBC
Planet Earth, an Explorer's Guide
5: Waterworld. In his final lecture, Dr James Jackson describes how water has affected the history of Earth and looks at the moon, Venus and Mars to imagine what life would be like without it.
A 30th anniversary edition, featuring highlights from the weekend'sfixtures, including Gloucester v Bath, plus a look back at some of the memorable moments and personalities from past programmes. Presented by John Inverdale , with Cliff Morgan and Nigel Starmer-Smith .
EditorGerardLane Stereo .........................82306
Animated feature. When country life proves to be too dull forthe beautiful feline Mewsette, she decides to move to the bright lights of Paris, but with disastrous results. With the voices of Judy Garland , Robert Goulet , Red Buttons and Hermione Gingoid.
Director Abe Levitow (1962) ....................8038851 ♦ See Films: pages 56-63 ***
Musical comedy starring
Singer Joey Evans arrives in San
Francisco to work in a seedy nightclub.
He is determined to make it big, but has to choose between success and love.
Featuringfamous numbers by Rodgers and Hart, including The Lady Is a Tramp. Joey Evans FRANK SINATRA, Vera Simpson RITA HAYWORTH, Linda English KIM NOVAK,
Gladys BARBARA NICHOLS , Ned Galvin BOBBY SHERWOOD
Director George Sidney (1957) ...............53284783 ♦ See Films: pages 56-63 ***
In herfirst televised masterclass, Dame
Joan Sutherland , along with fellow singers Ileana Cotrubas and Tom Krause , puts six singers from this year's Card iff Singer of the World competition through their paces. Introduced by Natalie Wheen.
Event sponsored by British Petroleum
March of the Flamebirds
Cameraman Tim Liversedge 's film follows a moving island of life on the edge of the most desolate desert on Earth, the Kalahari. It is a story of survival against the odds as 40,000 baby flamingoes walk - not fly - in search of the nearest water, 50 miles away. Narrated by David Attenborough. Series producer Mike Beynon Rpt
Mel Smith , Geraldine James
In the imaginary reign of King
James III , ravenous wolves overrun England and surround
Willoughby Chase , home of Bonnie Willougby and her parents. But when Lord and Lady
Willoughby are obliged to go overseas, Bonnie and hertimid cousin Sylvia face an even more dangerous predator lurking in the wintry darkness.
Director Stuart Orme (1988) ♦ See Films: pages 56-63 ***
Mrs Gertrude Brisket:
Highlights of the series in which 50 viewers from all over Britain filmed their everyday lives. Introduced from a boat off the west coast of Scotland by fisherman Ian Mckinnon , clips include 12-year-old Lauren spotting a flying saucer, Jatinder and Sarbjit's arranged marriage, Lindsay's fight to save a forest from the M77 extension and, from the Africa season, Esther of Liberia's advice on how to keep your man. Producers Chris Mohr , Mandy Rose
Executive producer Bob Lang Subtitled ..533832
John Landis , director of The Blues
Brothers and An American Werewolf in London, chooses his favourite comic movie moments, featuringthe Three Stooges, Buster Keaton and Laurel and Hardy and includingscenes from Annie Hall and Jaws.
Producer Nick Freand Jones
In 1969, film director Louis Malle made a documentary series in India for
French television. When it was shown in Britain, under the title Louis Malle's India, it received great critical acclaim, but the government of India was outraged by its portrayal of life in India and relations between the two countries became strained.
This new 90-minute version, compiled from archive material and remaining true to the original, is being shown as a tribute to the director, who died last month. Louis Malle once described the series as the work of which he was most proud. Twenty-five years later, he collaborated on this film with producer Colin Luke, who edited the original programmes for British transmission in 1970.
Louis Malle's Milou en Mai is on Tuesday, 12.20am
Drama, based on the novel by Thomas Hardy and starring
Catherine Zeta Jones
Clive Owen , Joan Plowright
Set in 1842, it tells the turbulent story of mysterious Eustacia Vye, who longs for the excitement of a world beyond the constraints of village life on Egdon Heath. See today's choices.
Screenplay by Robert W Lenski : Producer Nick Gillott Director Jack Gold Stereo Subtitled .....405783
♦See Polly Toynbee : page 14
Brltpop: Then and Now
Top of the Pops performances by today's Britpop bandsjuxta posed with theirsixties inspirations. Includingthe Rolling Stones, Oasis, the Kinks, Blur, the Hollies, Menswear, Cast, the Beatles and Supergrass.
Welcome in the New Year in the company of Jools Holland and his rhythm and blues orchestra, with guests Eric Clapton , DrJohn, Supergrass,
Alanis Morissette and surf guitar legend Dick Dale. Also featuring David McAlmont , Audioweb and the Mike Flower Pops.
Director Janet Fraser Crook ; Producer Mark Cooper
A revealing documentary using material released by Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono. The film traces his Liverpool childhood, through the Beatie years, culminating in his assassination in December
1980. With narration by John Lennon. Director Andrew Solt (1988)
CotourandS/W Stereo .....................929739 * See Films: pages 56-63 ***