In France 12,000 years ago primitive men painted and engraved caves, which are amazingly preserved to this day. They are man's first great artistic achievement, not to be equalled for thousands of years.
A digest of the news of the week plus a visual commentary for those who cannot hear
with John Edmunds
This award-winning film claims El Greco as one of the greatest religious painters of the world.
(A Times Four production)
Cerro Torre in Patagonia has defied the world's top climbers, but Italian Cesare Maestri has twice claimed to have reached the summit. A British team on the mountain in 1971 question his use of mechanical aids when climbing. To them, he is more engineer than mountaineer.
The schooling of an Arab stallion
by Hugh Leonard
Starring Ronnie Barker
and featuring Roy Castle
When Harry and Sydney plan to impersonate Laurel and Hardy it all gets a bit close to the real thing.
This supremely beautiful award-winning film, produced by the Department of Lands of Ireland for European Conservation Year, recaptures the spirit of Oisin - hero of ancient Irish mythology - in a celebration of the sights and sound of the Irish landscape.
Starring The Young Generation and Vince Hill
with guests Vera Lynn and Russ Conway
Introduced by Terry Wogan
With Alyn Ainsworth and his Orchestra
by Ben Bassett
[Starring] Derek Godfrey as Dundas, Heather Sears as Rachel
'Do you know what a Safe House is?' For most, a stopping place. For Harry Dundas, something less welcoming...
who sing divinely
The King's Singers
Nigel Perrin (counter-tenor), Alastair Hume (counter-tenor), Alastair Thompson (tenor), Anthony Holt (baritone), Simon Carrington (baritone), Brian Kay (bass)
in a programme by Vittoria, Carver, Gershwin, Labi Siffre, anon and others, and guest Richard Rodney Bennett
with Gordon Langford (piano), Daryl Runswick (bass), Bryan Daly (guitar), Tristan Fry (drums)
with William Rushton, John Wells, Keith Dewhurst, Clive James and Vivian Stanshall