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BBC One London

Reason to Believe

Does life point to the reality of God? Does Christ point to the meaning of life?

Robert Robinson introduces Marghanita Laski, Baroness Stocks, Shivaji Lal, Hugh Mellor, Lord Ritchie-Calder who are joined tonight by Dewi Z. Phillips to take part in a discussion on the world about us.
BBC One London

The Britain Around Us

The Wav of a River
Narrated by HUGH FALKUS
The Hampshire Test is one of the most famous, and most expensive, trout streams in the world.
Filmed by RONALD and ROSEMARY EASTMAN Producer CHRISTOPHER PARSONS (from Bristol: first shown in The World About Us)
BBC One London

The Britain Around Us

Green Wind, Grey Stone
Impressions of Snowdonia Narrated by RICHARD BEBB
Each year thousands of people visit Snowdonia - a National Park covering 845 square miles of magnificent, varied scenery.
Written and produced by KEITH HOPKINS (from Bristol: first shown on BBC2 in The World About Us)
BBC One London

The Britain Around Us

Some of the most popular wildlife films about our own country selected from The World About Us The Living Forest
Narrated by Paul Rogers
The New Forest today stands at a crossroads. For 900 years it has remained relatively unspoilt, providing a refuge for shyer animals such as badgers, deer and foxes. But the combined pressures of thousands of visitors, keen to ' get back to nature,' and the harvesting of the trees, are threatening the Forest's very existence.
Written by DESMOND HAWKINS Filmed by ERIC ASHBY Producers
SUZANNE GIBBS and CHRISTOPHER PARSONS (from Bristol; first shown on BBC2)
BBC One London

The Britain Around Us

Some of the most popular wildlife films about our own country selected from The World About Us Three Men on the Exe
Narrated by ALAN GIBSON
A year in the lives of DIDO BRADFORD, TOM STAMP and DICK ADAMS, whose work and leisure have been so closely tied to the Devon Estuary and its wildlife.
(from Bristol: first shown on BBC2)
BBC One London

The Britain Around Us

The Vanishing Hedgerows with Henry Williamson
In this award-winning film, the well-known author HENRY wilLIAMSON revisits his old Norfolk farm which he worked with traditional methods.
(from Bristol: first shown in The World About Us on BBC2)
BBC One London

The Britain Around Us

Signals for Survival: Life in a colony of Lesser Black-backed Gulls. Introduced and photographed by PROFESSOR NIKO TINBERGEN
Directed and narrated by HUGH FALKUS Presented by CHRISTOPHER PARSONS
(from Bristol: first shown in The World About Us on BBC2)
BBC One London

The Britain Around Us

Land of the Simmer Dim Narrator TOM FLEMING
Shetland is as far north as Britain goes, a group of islands nearer to Bergen than Aberdeen. In summer the sun disappears only briefly leaving a pink midnight twilight called the simmer dim.
Produced in association with the RSPB Film Unit, by SUZANNE GIBBS (from Bristol; first shown on BBC2 in The World About Us)
BBC One London

The Britain Around Us

Sounds of Silence
Lawrence Shove is a professional recordist who has been making a sound-picture of Dartmoor, its traditions, its seasonal moods, and especially its birds.
(from Bristol; first shown in The World About Us on BBC2)
BBC One London

The Britain Around Us

The Changing Seashore: Written and narrated by ALAN GIBSON
Last summer our beaches were trodden on by more feet than ever before - but how many of us looked beneath our toes?
(from Bristol; first shown in The World About Us on BBC2)
BBC One London

Penguin City

Narrated by Peter Scott
In the Antarctic spring 30,000 Adelie penguins return to Cape Crozier for the breeding season.
This is the dramatic story of these birds and the hazards they face.
Filmed and produced by DR WILLIAM SLADEN in association with CBS News (from Bristol: first shown on BBC2 in The World About Us series)
BBC One London

For Schools, Colleges

11.10-11.55 Special Programmes Woodpecker
A film by HEINZ SIELMANN from The World About Us series. A chance to look inside the tree-trunk homes of the various wood-peckers and see the secrets of their life.
Presented by mice RHODES
Produced in oo-operation with NDR Series editors
ANTHONY ISAACS , CHRISTOPHER PARSONS (from Bristol. First shown on BBC2)
12.5 pm Kontakte: 10
BBC One London

The World About Us: The Underground Movement

Narrated by David Attenborough
A worm's-eye-view of life underground. Using special camera techniques, we travel down a mole tunnel to see how a mole excavates and how it catches worms; we see the tiny animal forms that live in the watery film around soil particles; we see some of the numerous species that make up the world beneath us.
BBC Bristol
BBC One London

Salmo the Leaper

The second of five programmes from The World About Us
Prized by gourmet, netsman and angler alike, sea trout and Atlantic salmon return to spawn in the rivers of their birth. The magic of their migration has been revealed by the scientist, but it is through the angler's eyes that we become aware of their extraordinary behaviour.
For Hugh Falkus, writer, naturalist and angler, these fish are two of the most astonishing animals on earth. He tells the story of both fish and fisherman with the knowledge of a lifetime devoted to the sport.
Film cameraman HUGH MAYNARD
Written and produced by HUGH FALKUS BBC Bristol.
BBC One London

Doctor in the Zoo

The third of five programmes from The World About Us
For David Taylor a telephone call at any time of the day or night can mean a journey of just a few miles or thousands. However long the journey, the end is always the same - to help a sick animal, be it a dolphin, gorilla, tiger or marmoset. His calls so far have taken him to 34 different countries over an estimated distance of three-quarters of a million miles by air.
This film follows him for two weeks, looking over his shoulder at some of the fascinating ways a zoo vet has of treating not only routine cases, but the complex unknown diseases of the more exotic animals in our zoos and wildlife parks.
Film editor LIZ THOYTS
Producer GEORGE INGER BBC Bristol
BBC One London

Zulu Wilderness

Black Umfolozi Rediscovered Told by Laurens van der Post
The fourth of five programmes from The World About Us
For several days and nights, writer LAURENS VAN DER POST and his granddaughter, Emma walked through the bush and slept under the stars in the midst of an African wilderness. Accompanying them were Ian Player , an almost legendary ranger; and a guide and keeper of Zulu history,
Magqubu Ntombela. At night, they heard the haunting cry of baboon hunted by lions and leopards. By day, they explored the country around the crocodile-infested Black Umfolozi , sometimes crossing it to avoid a rhino or two. Above all, this is a record of an English girl experiencing at first hand the impact ot the African wilderness.
Film editor TOM POORE
Produced by PETER JONES BBC Bristol
BBC One London

The Educated Trout

The last of five programmes from The World About Us
The wild brown trout of the chalk streams of southern England is a wary, wily and powerful predator. To fish for it well is the summit of the angler's art. Success comes only from elaborate deceptions made from fur and feather that mimic the natural food of the fish. On the beautiful banks of a Berkshire river, top fishermen Brian Clarke and John Goddard test their new fly designs in their quest to catch the really difficult, educated trout.
A superb trout story (ANGLING TIMES)
BBC Bristol (First shown on BBC2)
BBC One London

Wildlife Jubilee

A wildlife spectacular celebrating the 25th anniversary of the BBC's Natural History Unit; presenting the personalities and the programmes that have added new dimensions to our understanding and enjoyment of nature. Among those appearing: Desmond Hawkins, David Attenborough, Gerald Durrell, Sir Peter Scott,
Armand and Michaela Denis, Hans and Lotte Hass, Johnny Morris, Tony Soper

It started in those romantic days when Hans and Lotte were Diving to Adventure, when viewers could join Armand and Michaela On Safari, and Peter Scott's Look was establishing itself as Britain's first regular wildlife television series.

Through a quarter-century of nature filming, from the black-and-white age of the gifted amateur to the advanced techniques used for Life on Earth, Wildlife on One and The World About Us, we recapture some of the memorable moments and-with critical affection - the excitement of discovery that's so much a part of these much acclaimed productions.
Introduced by Peter Fiddick
Research Robin Prytherch
Film editor Betty Block
Produced by George Inger
Executive producer Peter Bale
BBC Bristol
(Wildlife Talkabout BBC2 tomorrow 7.5)
BBC One London

Unnatural History

The Royal Television Society Huw Wheldon
Memorial Lecture
Sir David Attenborough explores the fact and fiction of wildlife film-making. All programmes, even documentaries, involve an element of contrivance, but to what extent is it acceptable to manipulate events?
Special techniques reveal intimate cameos of animal behaviour. Sophisticated items of equipment including remote-control submersibles, microlites and endoscopes have become everyday tools of the trade. Do the stunning pictures they produce present an unacceptable distortion or a revealing reflection of the world about us? David Attenborough considers how far the natural world can be rearranged for television.
From the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television
Producer ROBIN HELLlER BBC Bristol

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