The musical version of Mark Twain 's novel starring Jeff East Paul Winfield
When 'Huck' runs away from his drunken father, he joins forces witn Jim, a kindly slave. They set off up the Mississippi on a raft, heading for Illinois where slaves are free. Danger and fun are in store for the duo as they make the trip.
Screenplay by ROBERT B. SHERMAN and FRED WERNER
Produced by ARTHUR P. JACOBS Directed by J. LEE THOMPSON
(First showing on British Television)
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Introduced by RICHARD PITMAN
12.45 The Steel Plate Trial
Hurdle Race (2m)
1.20 The Steel Plate and Sections Young 'Chasers Qualifier (Novices, 2m)
1.55 The Ernest Jones
Diamond Handicap Hurdle Race (2m)
2.30 The Ernest Jones Jewellers Handicap Steeplechase (21m)
PETER O'SULLEVAN , JOHN HANMER Interviewer
JONATHAN POWELL Producer FRED VINER
Chuck Jones introduces some of Nature's lesser-known species, 'Accelerati Incredibulis' and 'Carnivorous Vulgaris' and explores the symbiotic relationship that exists between the latter and the Acme Company of America.
Chuck also conducts a guided tour of an animation studio to show how a single pencil sketch is transformed into an animated sequence.
rhe first of three musicals starring the youthful pop star.
With Walter Slezak
Susan Hampshire rhe Shadows
When Johnnie and his friends lose their jobs entertaining passengers on a cruise, they find themselves in the middle of an exotic film set. Johnnie is hired as a stunt man, and his friendship with the leading lady results in a very different film than anticipated.
Screenplay by PETER MYERS and RONALD CASS
Produced by KENNETH HARPER Directed by SIDNEY J. FURIE
(The Young Ones, tomorrow at 3. 35pm)
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The Men Downhill from Schladming
A happy hunting ground for two Austrian downhillers.
ERWIN RESCH won the bronze medal here in 1982 when
HARTI WEIRATHER became
World Champion, while two years ago they finished first and second in the World Cup race. DAVID VINE has the latest news of their progress. Ski Jumping from Garmisch-Partenkirchen
This picturesque Bavarian town hosts the second round of the Four Hills Tournament on the 90m Olympic hill.
RON PICKERING describes this melodramatic cure for a New Year's Day hangover.
Television presentation by ORF, Austria and ARD, West Germany Producer JIM RESIDE
Life is first boredom, then fear,
Whether or not we use it, it goes,
And leaves what something hidden from us chose,
And age, and then the only end of age.
Philip Larkin , one of the most highly regarded British poets since the war, died in December. Although he only published four books of poetry his bleak, but often humorous, verse sounded truer and more telling than any other poets of his generation. As a tribute to him, Ian Hamilton introduces Larkin's only appearance before the television cameras, in a film first broadcast in 1964 on the arts programme Monitor.
Monitor producer PARTICK GARLAND
Introduced by Richard Baker The traditional New Year's Morning concert from the Musikvereinsaal, featuring music by the Strauss Family. This year's concert includes music by Josef, whose glittering career was cut short by a tragically early death. Tonight you can hear his witty Chatterbox polka and the evocative Austrian
Village Swallows waltz. Johann the younger is represented by music both familiar and unfamiliar, and as always the concert ends with the magic of his Blue
Danube waltz and his father's Radetsky march. With the Vienna Philharmonic
Orchestra and the ballet of the Vienna State Opera Choreography GERALDINE DILL Produced for ORF/ZDF by HORST BOSCH m Director HUGO KAECH
From the Public Records Office in London Peter France introduces three films which reflect the way official records are preserved for future generations.
In the first story Christopher Andrew examines the extraordinary story of how the MS Automedon, entrusted with top secret documents, fell into enemy hands a year before the fall of Singapore and delivered to the Japanese priceless information which changed the course of the Second World War.
In the second film Peter Ibbotson reveals how the authorities decide which documents are thrown away and which are to be kept for future generations.
And in a case which has parallels with modern phone-tapping scandals,
Jeremy Black uses documents from Chancery Lane to show how the Foreign Office and the Post Office intercepted political mail in the early 18th century as Britain edged towards stable parliamentary democracy.
Walter Matthau Chicago, 1929. The imminent hanging of Earl Williams, a confused anarchist, could prove to be a considerable election boost for the mayor and sheriff and the hottest story since the St Valentine's Day Massacre. When Hildy Johnson, the Examiner's star reporter, decides on the eve of the execution to quit his job for marriage and a safe position in an advertising agency, he finds making the break from his scheming editor, Walter Burns, even more difficult than he had imagined.
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A special holiday edition in which Derek Jameson looks
. at your favourite excerpts from this autumn's series - remember the Iranian view of punks ('tumours on the body of Western civilisation'), the Japanese fascination with kissogram girls ('boobies in the sacred workplace') and the American amusement at the Agatha Christie weekend in Scunthorpe? There's also new material - an Australian item on the British attempt to make 'pigs fly' and a Japanese look at the most bizarre masochist in Britain. Do they mean us? They surely do! Producer LAURENCE REES
The first of three of their classic comedies. At a country house-party the theft of an old master is the cause of an extravagant round of confusion and laughs when the brothers become involved. Groucho makes a dramatic entrance as the African explorer Captain Spaulding, Harpo is an enigmatic professor, and somebody is really Aby the fishmonger - but who?
Based on a musical comedy by GEORGE S KAUFMAN. MORRIE RYSKIND , BERT KALMAR and HARRY RUBY Directed by VICTOR HEERMAN
(The Marx Brothers in Horse Feathers tomorrow 11.10pm)
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