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: The Natural World

The World in a Wood. Oxford
University biologists demonstrate links between various wildlife forms that inhabit woodland in Wytham, north west of Oxford.
(R) (S) 3313820.

: The Flight of the White Heron

Documentary following the 1954 Commonwealth tour by the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, during which they visited Fiji, New Zealand, Australia, Ceylon and Uganda. (1954, U) (S) ***
Films: pp 56-66

: Song of the South

Disney fantasy. When ten-year-old Johnny arrives with his mother for a supposed holiday at his grandmother's ] plantation, he learns that his parents plan to separate. He decides to run away to be with his father, but is tricked into returning by Uncle Remus, whose storytelling prowess has an amazing effect on the boy. Directors Harve Foster , Wilfred Jackson
(1946, U) (S) Films: pp 56-66 ***


Directors: Harve Foster
Directors: Wilfred Jackson

: Rachel and the Stranger

Romantic western, the first in a triple bill starring William Holden. Also starring
Loretta Young, Robert Mitchum.
Early 1800s: Big Davey Harvey begins to pay more attention to Rachel, the servant he bought and married to help raise his son, when his friend begins to woo her.
(1948) (BW) (S)
Films: pp 56-66 ***


Director: Norman Foster
Big Davey Harvey: William Holden
Rachel: Loretta Young
Jim Fairways: Robert Mitchum
Little Davey: Gary Gray
Parson Jackson: Tom Tully

: Escape from FortBravo

Western, continuing the triple bill starring William Holden.
Also starring Eleanor Parker.
Surrounded by hostile desert ' and belligerent Indians, the Confederate prisoners of Fort Bravo live in fear of their cruel jailer, Captain Roper. Only the beautiful Carla glimpses a chink of tenderness in his armour.
Director John Sturges (1953. PG)
(S) The Bridges at Toko-Ri is at 6pm Films: pp 56-66


Unknown: William Holden.
Unknown: Eleanor Parker.
Director: John Sturges
Captain Roper: William Holden
Carla Forester: Eleanor Parker
Captain John Marsh: John Forsythe
Campbell: William Demarest
Cabot Young: William Campbell

: Wildlife on Two

Meerkats Divided. The follow-up to the award-winning Meerkats United shows that these social animals from southern Africa do not always get on. (R) (S) 78

: World Snooker

Continued live coverage of the final from the Crucible, Sheffield, featuring frames 17-24 in the best-of-35-frames match. ,
Introduced by David Vine , with commentary from the team of Ray Edmonds , Clive Everton , John Parrott , Dennis Taylor ,
Willie Thorne and John Virgo. (S)


Introduced By: David Vine
Unknown: Ray Edmonds
Unknown: Clive Everton
Unknown: John Parrott
Unknown: Dennis Taylor
Unknown: Willie Thorne
Unknown: John Virgo.

: The Bridges at Toko-Ri

War drama, concluding the triple bill of William Holden films. Also starring Fredric March and Grace Kelly.
Lieutenant Harry Brubaker is called up to fly jets during America's conflict in Korea, although he feels he contributed enough active service during the Second
World War. Soon, he is assigned to a dangerous mission to bomb the five strategically important bridges at Toko-Ri.
Director Mark Robson (1954. U) (S) Films: pp 56-66 ****
Teach Yourself Grace Kelly: page 53


Unknown: William Holden
Unknown: Fredric March
Unknown: Grace Kelly.
Unknown: Lieutenant Harry Brubaker
Director: Mark Robson
Lt Harry Brubaker: William Holden
Rear Admiral Tarrant: Fredric March
NancyBrubaker: Grace Kelly
Mike Forney: Mickey Rooney
Beer Barrel: Robert Strauss
Commander Lee: Charles McGraw
Kimiko: Keiko Awaji
Nestor Gamidge: Earl Holliman
Lieutenant Olds: Richard Shannon
Captain Evans: Willis Bouchey

: Several Careful Owners

Tracing the history of a 1972 Rover 3.5 Coupe, which has over the years passed through the hands of a managing director, a butcher and a self-employed courier.
Director Russell Hayes ; Series producer Richard Pearson (R) (S) (W) Another edition of the series is tomorrow at 10.20pm


Director: Russell Hayes
Producer: Richard Pearson

: World Snooker

Live coverage from the Crucible as this year's final reaches its climax, with a maximum of 11 frames to be played to decide the first champion of the new millennium. The winner will collect not only the famous trophy but also a record prize of £240,000 - a far cry from the original
World Professional Snooker championship in 1927, when Joe Davis 's reward for winning was a princely £6. 50.
In the closing stages last year, Scot Stephen Hendry forged ahead of Welshman Mark Williams to triumph 18-11. That gave Hendry seven titles, a modern-day record that surpassed the six claimed by Ray Reardon and Steve Davis. But this year Hendry went out in the first round, beaten 10-7 in a phenomenal act of giant-killing by world number 92 Stuart Bingham.
Introduced by David Vine , with match commentary from the team of Ray Edmonds , Clive Everton , John Parrott ,
Dennis Taylor , Willie Thorne and John Virgo. (S)


Unknown: Joe Davis
Unknown: Stephen Hendry
Unknown: Mark Williams
Unknown: Ray Reardon
Unknown: Steve Davis.
Unknown: Stuart Bingham.
Introduced By: David Vine
Unknown: Ray Edmonds
Unknown: Clive Everton
Unknown: John Parrott
Unknown: Dennis Taylor
Unknown: Willie Thorne
Unknown: John Virgo.

: Death of a Gunfighter

Western starring Richard Widmark and Lena Home. For 20 years, Marshal Frank Patch has maintained law and order in Cottonwood Springs the only way he knows how - with his fists and a gun. But now he faces mounting pressure from leaders of the community to resign.
Director Allen Smithee [Robert Totten , Don Siegel ] (1969) (S) Films: pp 56-66 ***


Unknown: Richard Widmark
Unknown: Marshal Frank Patch
Director: Allen Smithee
Director: Robert Totten
Director: Don Siegel
Frank Patch: Richard Widmark
Claire Quintana: Lena Horne
Lester Locke: Carroll O'Connor
Andrew Oxley: Kent Smith
Edward Rosenbloom: David Opatoshu
Laurie Mills: Jacqueline Scott
Ivan Stanek: Morgan Woodward
Mayor Chester Sayre: Larry Gates
DocAdams: Dub Taylor
Lou Trinidad: John Saxon
Dan Joslin: Michael McGreevey
Hilda Jorgenson: Darleen Carr

: The Phil Silvers Show: Bilko and the Medium

Classic American army-camp comedy starring Phil Silvers.
Bilko stages a seance for the gullible Sergeant Ritzik.
(BW) (R)

Followed by When I Grow Up
Young people from around the world discuss their views of the future. (S)


Bilko: Phil Silvers

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated.
Open University 12.30 This True Book of Ours: the Human Body - how Leonardo da Vinci and Andreas Vesalius influenced modem anatomy. (S) 728401.00 The Island: a Historic Piece? a look at a powerful South African play about prison and resistance.
13260 1.30 Women and Allegory Gender and Sculpture - images of women in western and eastern cultures. (S)
Secondary Schools 2.00 Languages Voces Espanolas/Talk Spanish
Languages 4.00 France Inside Out (parts 3-4)
Count Me In 5.00 Revisewise Maths for Parents - a parents' introduction to the basics of primary-school maths.
Open University 6.00 Kedleston Hall -exploring Robert Adam 's architectural masterpiece. (S) 79604 6.30 Picasso's Collages 1912-13 - two contrasting views of Picasso's controversial works. Ends 7.00am. (S)


Unknown: Leonardo Da Vinci
Unknown: Andreas Vesalius
Unknown: Robert Adam

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