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with John Craven and Lucy Mathen
A week of special pro-i grammes about Africa.
Today: Africa's Tribes
There are over 1,000 tribes in Africa. Some, like the Masai in East Africa, are nomads who still keep to their traditional ways. Others, though, have moved into the towns and cities to settle, and claimed their right to say how Africa's young nations should be ruled. In some countries this has led to bitter conflicts between the tribes. John and Lucy see what part these tribes play in modern Africa.
Film editors HEFNY ZAKI, RUSS CROMBIE Director NICK WELLS Producer ERIC ROWAN

Contributors

Unknown:
John Craven
Unknown:
Lucy Mathen
Unknown:
Russ Crombie
Director:
Nick Wells
Producer:
Eric Rowan

A series of nine programmes on how to grow and care for indoor plants. 1: Popular Plants
African violets, poinsettias and pot-grown chrysanthemums are among the most popular house plants. Tonight, GEOFFREY SMITH shows how to look after and propagate these plants as well as offering tips on buying them.
Producer BRIAN DAVIES

Contributors

Unknown:
Geoffrey Smith
Producer:
Brian Davies

Red Letter Puzzle. In the year of the Moscow Olympics, the BBC is offering the first television course in Russian for beginners.
Magnus Magnusson looks at the decline in the learning of Russian and the pleasures and pains of acquiring it. Why is the Russian alphabet so different? Is it as difficult as it looks? 250 million Russians don't think so, and Magnus Magnusson grills a few sporting masterminds in an attempt to solve the Red Letter Puzzle, with The Rt Hon Sir Harold Wilson, Sir Charles Johnston, Michael Frayn, Dr Terence Armstrong, Jim Fox, Stan Greenberg, Maria Hartman, Stuart Storey
Series producer TERRY DOYLE Producer PETER DUNKLEY
(The Russian language course begins next Monday on BBC2 at 10.20 pm)

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Magnus Magnusson
Unknown:
Magnus Magnusson
Unknown:
Sir Harold Wilson
Unknown:
Sir Charles Johnston
Unknown:
Michael Frayn
Unknown:
Dr Tercnce Armstrong
Unknown:
Jim Fox
Unknown:
Stan Greenberg
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Maria Hartman
Unknown:
Stuart Storey
Producer:
Terry Doyle
Producer:
Peter Dunkley

starring Natalie Wood
Richard Beymer , Russ Tamblyn Rita Moreno , George Chakiris
The tragic love story of Romeo and Juliet is this week's well-known literary work set to music. On New York's West Side, two gangs, the Jets and the Sharks, live in perpetual hostility. As battle-lines are drawn up, a modern Romeo and Juliet get caught in the crossfire.
Screenplay by ERNEST LEHMAN based upon the stage play by ROBERT E. GRIFFITH and HAROLD PRINCE s. Produced by ROBERT WISE
Directed by ROBERT WISE and JEROME ROBBINS. Films: page 23

Contributors

Unknown:
Natalie Wood
Unknown:
Richard Beymer
Unknown:
Russ Tamblyn
Unknown:
Rita Moreno
Unknown:
George Chakiris
Play By:
Ernest Lehman
Play By:
Robert E. Griffith
Play By:
Harold Prince
Produced By:
Robert Wise
Directed By:
Robert Wise
Directed By:
Jerome Robbins.
Maria:
Natalie Wood
Tony:
Richard Beymer
Riff:
Russ Tamblyn
Anita:
Rita Moreno
Bernardo:
George Chakiris
Ice:
Tucker Smith
Action:
Tony Mordente
A-Rab:
David Winters
Baby John:
Eliot Feld
Chino Jose:
De Vega
Lieut Schrank:
Simon Oakland
Officer Krupke:
William Bramley
Doc:
Ned Glass
Glad hand:
John Astin
Anybodys:
Sue Oakes
Pepe:
Jay Norman
Indio:
Gus Trikonis

(The Big Ones)
Dora is 17. She's been a prostitute since she was 12. Carmelo is 19. He's been a thief since he was 10. Both are typical gamin, the name given to the several thousand children who live on the streets of Bogota in Colombia, South America.
Extreme poverty drove them from their families in the first place. Some, like Dora and Carmelo, left home when they were 7. As 'los chinches', the little ones, they survived from begging and stealing. As ' los largos', the big ones, the pattern of their lives remains, but the hazards are greater.
Ciro Duran , the Colombian director, filmed the gamin for two years. In this report, he looks at what adolescence holds for them. Narrated by VALERIE SINGLETON
Adapted for the BBCtv by UARYSI ADDISON

Contributors

Unknown:
Ciro Duran
Unknown:
Valerie Singleton
Unknown:
Uarysi Addison

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