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Impala
Champions of the high jump, impala are often seen leaping briefly into films about other East African animals. Tonight these graceful antelopes are the stars of a film that reveals the complex structure of their social lives. Narrator HUGH FALKUS
Scientific editor PROF NIKO tinbergen Presented by CHRtSTOPHER PARSONS (Bristol)

Contributors

Editor:
Prof Niko
Presented By:
Chrtstopher Parsons

The popular Western film series

Don Sebastian pays his first visit to the High Chaparral and proves to be a very disruptive and demanding guest. Finally, his outrageous behaviour is the direct cause of an Indian uprising.

Contributors

Big John:
Leif Erickson
Buck:
Cameron Mitchell
Blue:
Mark Slade
Manolito:
Henry Darrow
Victoria:
Linda Cristal
Don Sebastian:
Frank Silvera
Chiopana:
Michael Keep
Joe:
Robert Hoy

by Dennis Potter.
Starring Frank Finlay as Casanova.

The controversial six-part series has now been turned into two long episodes.

"A fascinating series" (The Times)
"A most distinguished piece of TV drama ... Potter's exploitation of TV's various narrative devices was the most inventive and skilful since John Hopkins's Talking to a Stranger" (Daily Mail)
"Frank Finlay gives a great performance" (Daily Mirror)

(Part 2: tomorrow at 9.0 pm)

Contributors

Writer:
Dennis Potter
Producer:
Mark Shivas
Costume Designer:
John Bloomfield
Lighting:
Dave Sydenham
Designer:
Peter Seddon
Director:
John Glenister
Director:
Mark Cullingham
Casanova:
Frank Finlay
Lorenzo:
Norman Rossington
Feldkirchner:
Graham Crowden
The Uncle:
George Benson
Valenglart:
David Swift
Cristina:
Zienia Merton
Manon:
Brigid Erin Bates
Rose:
Julia Cornelius
Anna:
Caroline Dowdeswell
Anne Roman-Coupier:
Ania Marson
Barberina:
Christine Noonan
Messer Grande:
Victor Baring
Helena:
Elaine Donnelly
Pauline:
Valerie Gearon
Genoveffa:
Lyn Yeldham
Caretaker:
Arthur Pentelow
Concert Master:
Oliver Butterworth
Damiens:
Simon Barclay
Madame Morin:
Jean Holness
Madame Lenoir:
Claire Davenport
La Lambertini:
Jo Anderson
Mlle de la Mare:
Sarah Benfield
Tiretta:
Richard Dennis
Violinist:
Norman McGlen
Whore:
Enid Burton
Whore:
Julie Desmond
Whore:
Sue Bond
on BBC Two England

What's So Big About Us? Narrator John Gregson
The Pygmies are one of the oldest and most intelligent people in the world. But they were only ' discovered ' by the West at the beginning of this century when it was found that they were not, after all, half man, half monkey, and to prove it, were brought to England to grace society weddings. Dressed in sailor suits, they nearly died of heat stroke.
In the 30s and 40s documentary film-makers pursued the Pygmies to Africa, only to reinforce already popular misconceptions about them (Some of the films are shown in this programme). Today, now that anthropologists know more about the Pygmies than ever before, they are on the verge of extinction - forced into ' civilisation' no longer by the white man, but the black.
A rare opportunity to see a full-length programme about the world's most extraordinary people.
Editor BRUCE NORMAN
Producer FRANCIS Gladstone

Contributors

Narrator:
John Gregson
Editor:
Bruce Norman
Producer:
Francis Gladstone

BBC Two England

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