12.40 Cropping the Countryside
1.05 The Changing Countryside: Spoiling the View
The magazine bringing both current affairs and entertainment from the Asian world. It's lively, fun and sometimes controversial, covering stories affecting
Asians both here and abroad. Entertainment ranges from music to dance, from film clips to star interviews, from the classic to the modern. Producer NARINDER MINHAS
Series producer NARENDHRA MORAR Executive producer JOHN WILCOX
Starring Will Hay, Moore Marriott, Graham Moffatt
In the remote and rather antiquated railway station of Buggleskelly in Northern Ireland, the stationmaster is the ironically named William Porter - a tyrant of the first order. His minions in incompetence are Jeremiah and Albert, who contribute to the chaos and near mayhem in this great classic of British comedy. For railway fans there is a marvellous chase featuring Gladstone - a steam locomotive cousin to the original Rocket.
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To conclude the Elvis season, this film offers a chance to take a behind-the-scenes look at 'the King' both in rehearsal and on stage in Las Vegas at the Elvis Summer Festival that preceded his 1970 comeback tour. This documentary, which includes interviews with fans and footage of the Fifth Annual Elvis Presley Appreciation Society
Convention in Luxembourg, is being shown in its complete version.
Elvis sings many songs ranging from his later ballads to some of his earliest hits, including Heartbreak Hotel, Blue Suede Shoes, All Shook Up, Love Me Tender, One Night With You and Suspicious Minds.
Produced by HERBERT F. SOLOW Written and directed by DENIS SANDERS
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Twenty years have passed since Gerald Durrell returned to the Greek island of Corfu in the company of his lifelong friend and mentor, the late Dr Theodore Stephanides. On the eve of the drama serialisation of Durrell's book My Family and Other Animals, this early film. one of the first ever made in colour for television, provides a unique opportunity to see these two together in real life, as they visit unspoilt childhood haunts, which are much changed today.
Film editor BETTY BLOCK
Produced by CHRISTOPHER PARSONS BBC Bristol (R)
with Nicholas Woolley
In October 1984 seven couples came to London's Hammersmith Hospital, where Robert Winston was the first consultant in Britain to offer IVF - fertilisation of the mother's egg by the father's sperm in a test tube - on the NHS.
This film follows the dramatic human story of what would-be parents have to go through to have a test-tube baby.
"Tense and moving" (London Evening Standard)
"Beautifully produced" (Time Out)
Producer JULIA MCLAREN
40 Minutes editor EDWARD MIRZOEFF
with Debbie Thrower
Moira Stuart reviews news with subtitles; Weather
Presented by Susan Hicks Flat fish may look dull, but they provide some of the most delectable dishes in fish cuisine. This week you can see how to make rolled sole stuffed with a mousseline of salmon, how to use flat fish in a curry and what the executive chef of the QE2 did to a halibut.
Produced by ANNE O'DWYER
Series producer RON BLOOMFIELD Book, £6.95, from booksellers
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A series of five programmes recorded specially for television, featuring America's leading choregraphers. The Martha Graham
Errand into the Maze
Music by GIAN-CARLO MENOTTI Cave of the Heart
Music by SAMUEL BARBER Acts of Light
Music by CARL NIELSEN
A confrontation with fear - Ariadne and the beast in the labyrinth; the spirit of revenge - Medea's jealous slaughter of her rival: two of Martha Graham 's classic dance dramas seen for the first time on television.
These are performed together with a recent abstract dance work choreographed to CARL NIELSEN'S Helios overture, and celebrating a progress through darkness into light. Each of the dances is presented by Martha Graham herself, now in her 90s, one of the greatest names in American theatre. Introduced by Robert Cohan , himself former lead dancer with the Martha Graham Dance
Company and founder and Artistic Director of London
Contemporary Dance Theatre. Presented by Colin Nears Dance directed by THOMAS GRIMM
Most people know Desmond Morris as the presenter of Animal Roadshow or Zoo Time, and the author of Manwatching and The Naked Ape. For the past 40 years, however, he has also been, in secret, a dedicated surrealist painter. Now he has decided to come out of the bush with an exhibition in London and a book of his paintings. The other surrealist is a former crane driver and lathe operator who lives in Leeds, Anthony Earnshaw. He has never sought publicity, but several distinguished admirers, such as George Melly , think his blackly comic works deserve to be more widely appreciated.
Introduced by Patrick Hughes , painter and chairman of the Chelsea Arts Club.
Assistant producer KEVIN JACKSON Producer ALEX MARENGO Editor JOHN ARCHER A Review special
Philip French, film critic of the Observer, introduces two films from cult American director Monte Hellman.
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Starring Warren Oates, Fabio Testi, Jenny Agutter
The dusty town of China, Texas in the 1880s. Clayton Drum, a mysterious gunfighter waiting to be hanged, is offered a reprieve if he disposes of Matthew Sebanek, whose farmhouse stands in the way of a projected railroad. Clayton accepts the mission, but finds himself admiring the older man, while being passionately attracted to his beautiful young wife. This lyrical and unusual
'spaghetti' Western features an international cast, including the late Sam Peckinpah, director of The Wild Bunch.
Screenplay by GERALD F. HARVEY and DOUGLAS A. VENTURELLI
Produced by GIANNI BOZZACCHI
VALERIO DE PAOLIS, MONTE HELLMAN Directed by MONTE HELLMAN
(First showing on British television)
and at 11.40
Starring Warren Oates, James Taylor
Four nameless people - the Driver, GTO, the Girl and the Mechanic in a race against time and each other. The ultimate bet is made - a cross-country duel from the far west to Washington DC. The prize, the loser's treasured car. Hellman's original road movie springs from the world of easy riders where racers travel the paved roads of the American countryside between midnight and dawn - with love and death as their companions.
Screenplay by RUDOLPH WURLITZER and WILL CORRY from a story by WILL CORRY
Produced by MICHAEL s . LAUGHLIN Directed by MONTE HELLMAN Television presentation by JUDY ALPE, GILLIAN GEERING NICK JONES. DAVID THOMPSON 0 FILMS: page 26