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The skills, thrills, and comedy of the colourful world of circus presented under the Big Top of this great travelling show.

Free-Fall Aflame
Stan Lindbergh, the human torch, free-falls from a great height into a blazing tank.

High Wire Spectacular
The seven fabulous Rudolfo Steys.

Monkey Magic
Silvano's Chimps

Girl in the Moon
Ria and the Caribbean Chorus

Elephant Boty
Gary Jahn and his gentle giants

Musical Muscles
The amazing, amusing Terry Elflett.

High Dry Dive
from the roof of the Big Top on to a cushion by The Great Primletty.

The Clowns are Loose
Maxo, Toto, and Co. paint everything in sight.

The Great White Arctic Bears
Presented by Sandra Shrimpton and Walter Milde.

Skating High
The Four Willers on twin aerial rinks.

Circus of Doves
The wire-walking, acrobatic, fluttering friends of La Paloma.

Springboard Sensation
The Great Pusztai Troupe

Riding for a Laugh
Volunteers try the 'riding machine' in a Force 8 gale of laughter.

Firework Finale



Stan Lindbergh
Rudolfo Steys
Animal act:
Silvano's Chimps
Ria and the Caribbean Chorus
Elephant trainer:
Gary Jahn
Terry Elflett
The Great Primletty
Maxo, Toto, and Co.
Presented by (The Great White Arctic Bears):
Sandra Shrimpton
Presented by (The Great White Arctic Bears):
Walter Milde
The Four Willers
The Great Pusztai Troupe
Circus direction:
Ronnie Smart
Circus direction:
David Smart
Circus direction:
Billy Smart
Guest Ringmaster:
Pierre Picton
Musical director:
Ken Griffin
Derek Burrell-Davis

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Alan Whicker visits Ceylon

"He actually made a coffin and got into it - but he didn't die..."

How long will you live... Whom will you marry... Will you be rich or poor - or Prime Minister...?

Do you believe that everything in life is determined, at birth, by the position of the planets?
Most Ceylonese have no doubts. For them astrology is not just a vague three-line prediction in a newspaper, nor palmistry an amusing diversion; it's a way of life, a creed.
Ridiculous? You could change your mind if you watch "Whicker's World"
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Alan Whicker
David C. Rea

Highlights of this afternoon's match in which the all-conquering Sixth All Blacks played their fourth full international match in five weeks.
Bill McLaren reports from Murrayfield.
Introduced by Keith Macklin.
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Keith Macklin
Bill McLaren
Series Producer:
Alan Mouncer
on BBC Two England

Release... into the world of films, plays, books, art, and music.

This week including:
The Other Four Musketeers
Peter Coe, Laurie Johnson, Sean Kenny, and Herbert Kretzmer preparing for curtain-up on the first British musical at Drury Lane for twenty-one years.



Subject (The Other Four Musketeers):
Peter Coe
Subject (The Other Four Musketeers):
Laurie Johnson
Subject (The Other Four Musketeers):
Sean Kenny
Subject (The Other Four Musketeers):
Herbert Kretzmer
Colin Nears
Lorna Pegram

direct by satellite from Louisville, Kentucky.

The heavyweight competition to find a successor to Muhammad Ali moves on to the first semi-final. Bonavena qualifies by his win over the European champion Karl Mildenberger (seen live on BBC-2 in September), and Ellis defeated Leotis Martin in the quarter-finals.
Presented in association with the American Broadcasting Company


Jimmy Ellis
Oscar Bonavena
Commentator in Louisville:
Harry Carpenter

Introduced by Tony Bilbow looks at the Film World Past and Present
Tonight's guests: Peter Cook and Dudley Moore
also Philip Jenkinson shows more of your film requests.


Tony Bilbow
Peter Cook
Dudley Moore
Item presenter (Film Requests):
Philip Jenkinson

Starring James Stewart, Dan Duryea, Joanne Dru, Gilbert Roland, Antonio Moreno

Open war is declared when oilmen invade Louisiana shrimping grounds.



Gil Doud
John Michael Hayes
Anthony Mann
Aaron Rosenberg
Steve Martin:
James Stewart
Johnny Gambi:
Dan Duryea
Stella Rigaud:
Joanne Dru
Teche Bossier:
Gilbert Roland
Dominique Rigaud:
Antonio Moreno
Kermit MacDonald:
Jay C. Flippen
Francesca Rigaud:
Marcia Henderson

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