An animated feature film.
In a barn deep in the countryside five kittens are born. Four of them find homes immediately, but who would want a cat with no tail? A watery death threatens, but instead plucky Peter No-Tail finds himself a stowaway in a car bound for the big city.
Adapted from the novels by GOSTA KNUTSSON and LEIF KRANTZ Directed by STIG LASSEBY and JAN GISSBERG English version directed by MICHAEL BAKEWELL
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Cameron Mitchell Rex Thompson
This is the story of a family of Scottish immigrants and their courageous struggle for a new way of life in the lonely backwoods of America during the tough, pioneering days of the 19th century.
Screenplay by DALE AND KATHERINE EUNSON Directed by ALLEN REISNER
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A cartoon feature based on an old Chinese legend tells how the mischievous young Nezha, born of a lotus flower, gives his life to save his people from the predatory Dragon King. The gods intervene and Nezha is reborn to fight again.
Produced by SHANGHAI ANIMATION FILM STUDIOS
English version directed by LOUIS ELMAN for LEAH INTERNATIONAL
Live from Berlin.
The Philharmonie is the magnificent setting for tonight's concert. Built as the centrepiece of Berlin's cultural district, it is the permanent home of one of the world's great orchestras, the Berlin Philharmonic.
Their music director for life,
Herbert von Karajan , has made a regular feature of popular concerts for New Year's Eve. Karajan has encouraged young prodigies at the start of their careers and tonight the 16-year-old Russian Yevgeny Kissin is playing what is probably the most popular concerto ever written, TCHAIKOVSKY'S First Piano Concerto. The concert also includes a work written by PROKOFIEV when he, too, was at the beginning of his career - the Classical Symphony.
Presentation by ZDF GERMAN TELEVISION
Virginia Mayo Ruth Roman
Pentecost is a man with a harsh reputation - interested only in gambling and his own welfare. When he arrives in Denver, the Civil War is imminent. But Pentecost - a Southerner - refuses to take sides ...
However his relationship with the young son of a man he has killed changes his views.
Screenplay by LESSER SAMUELS Produced by EDMUND GRAINGER Directed by JACQUES TOURNEUR
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with Laurie Mayer.
Lisa Davidson reviews the week, with subtitles. Followed by Weather
Narrated by Tony Soper.
On Alafia Banks in Tampa
Bay, Florida, live 20,000 birds of 18 different kinds. Most are busy nesting - brown pelicans and double-crested cormorants on the tree tops, snowy egrets, reddish egrets and tricoloured herons just below the canopy with white ibis and roseate spoonbills well under cover.
This programme concentrates on the activities over just a few days in mid-April. It's a scene of bustle and colour as the birds court, build nests and tend their chicks. Photography IAN STACEY Sound BOB LASSETER
Videotape editor BRIAN CUTTS Producer ROBIN PRYTHERCH BBC Bristol
On the eve of the 30th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution, Arena traces the roots of Cuba's extraordinarily rich musical heritage.
Featuring Enrique Jorrin , creator of the cha-cha-cha; the origins of 'salsa' in the traditional 'son' of Santiago; the jazz of Irakere; the passionate songs of Pablo Milanes , and the urban pop of Los Van Van. In the courtyard used by the Folkloric Dance Company, rumbas are performed by a family group from Matanzas, based on the sacred rituals and dances of Cuba's unique Afro-Catholic religions.
Joyous romp DAILY MAIL Dynamic and fascinating film
Film editor CHRISTOPHER SWAYNE Producer MIKE DIBB (R)
New directions from the latest generation of movie-makers. Starring
Albert Brooks Julie Hagerty
David and Linda Howard are a perfect couple - good jobs, two cars and a great house. But when David is passed over for promotion he sees the chance to break away from the yuppie treadmill and return to the land.
It sounds like an American dream, but in Albert Brooks 's witty satire, it is a comic nightmare.
Screenplay by ALBERT BROOKS and MONICA JOHNSON
Produced by MARTY KATZ
Directed by ALBERT BROOKS
(First showing on British television) A specially produced booklet 'The American Wave ' is now available.
Send a cheque/postal order for £1. 75 to [address removed]
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in Sydney, Australia.
Starring Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart.
Filmed in February of last year on the final leg of their Revenge tour, and receiving its television premiere, this concert captures the exciting stage presence of Annie and Dave as they perform such popular songs as Sex Crime, There Must Be an Angel,
Sweet Dreams, Would I Lie to You? and Sisters Are Doing It for Themselves.
Produced by BILLY POVEDA Directed by GEOFF WONFOR An OIL FACTORY production
The time is November 1987. The place is Sydney
Entertainment Centre. The performer is
David Bowie on the Australian leg of his Glass Spider tour. Combining stunning choreography with a band including Peter Frampton on guitar, one of rock music's most innovative figures invites you to an electrifying stage show. With David Bowie , the only thing to expect is the unexpected.
Songs include Fame, Rebel Rebel, Jean Genie , Modern
Love, Let's Dance and Heroes. Produced by ANTHONY R. EATON Directed by DAVID MALLET
A TALL PONY INC production