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The World About Us: Volcano

by Haroun Tazieff.
A series of films from all over the world about our astonishing planet and the creatures that live on it.
See page 15
(Colour)
BBC Two England

The World About Us: 90' South

A series of films from all over the world about our astonishing planet and the creatures that live on it.

Julian Pettifer reports on Antarctic exploration today. Fifty-six years after the discovery of the South Pole, the Antarctic is being opened up by a new kind of exploration, made possible by modern technology. By far the biggest and most expensive research programme is the Americans. They call it "Operation Deep Freeze".

(See page 13)
(Colour)
BBC Two England

The World About Us: Forest and Firebird

A series of films from all over the world about our astonishing planet and the creatures that live on it.

The rainforests and the mangrove swamps of Trinidad are home to a great variety of wildlife from the giant anaconda to the charming tree porcupine. The island teems with exotically plumed birds and is one of the last refuges for the dazzling scarlet ibis.
from the south and West
See page 12
(Colour)
BBC Two England

The World About Us: Alaska

A series of films from all over the world about our astonishing planet and the creatures that live on it.

This year marks the centenary of this 49th State of America which was bought for $7,200,000 from Russia in 1867: a land of contrasts, its capital warmed by Pacific currents and Inland temperatures plunging to 70* below zero.
Written, produced, and directed by William Kronick.
A National Geographic Special
(Colour)
BBC Two England

The World About Us: Jivaro: A Sinister Society

A series of films from all over the world about our astonishing planet and the creatures that live on it.

So near to civilisation and yet isolated for centuries, the Jivaro Indians still shrink human heads for vengeance in the rain forests of Ecuador.
See page 12

(Colour)
BBC Two England

The World About Us: The Wild Places

A series of films from all over the world about our astonishing planet and the creatures that live on it.

Commentary by Anthony Smith.
America realised in time that her wild places were disappearing under the pressure of civilisation. Parks and wildlife sanctuaries were established ensuring that spectacles such as magnificent herds of buffalo, the rare, beautiful Pronghorn Antelopes, and the awe-inspiring Grand Canyon should remain for all to see.

from the South and West
(Colour)
BBC Two England

The World About Us: People Out of Time

A series of films from all over the world about our astonishing planet and the creatures that live on it.

The story of the Bindibu.
Written and produced by Eric Davidson.
(Colour)
BBC Two England

The World About Us: Isles of Wonder

adapted from the Russian film "The Enchanted Islands" produced by Alexander Zguridi.
Commentary by Desmond Morris.

A series of films from all over the world about our astonishing planet and the creatures that live on it.

A Russian expedition travels to various islands in search of animals developed in isolation, such as the flightless birds of New Zealand and the marsupials of Australia. The expedition also finds other animals that have managed to survive the enveloping wave of civilisation: the Komodo Dragon and the prehistoric Tuatara.

(from the South and West)
(See page 13)
(Colour)
BBC Two England

The World About Us: Beyond the Last Oasis

A series of films from all over the world about our astonishing planet and the creatures that live on it.

The west to east crossing of the Sahara is not only unusual but dangerous. After Djanet, for a thousand miles you must trust to your own resources-until you reach the Soborom, a little-visited volcanic area in the Tibesti mountains.
Commentary written by Frederick Bradnum.

See page 13
(Colour)
BBC Two England

The World About Us: Americans on Everest

A series of films from all over the world about our astonishing planet and the creatures that live on it.

The first successful American ascent of Everest took place in 1963. Ten years previously Everest had been conquered for the first time by the British Expedition led by Col. John Hunt. The Americans, however, achieved the distinction of being the first to film from the summit itself.
A National Geographic Special
See page 12
(Colour)
BBC Two England

The World About Us: A Norwegian Year

A series of films from all over the world about our astonishing planet and the creatures that live on it.

Commentary by Alan Gibson.
Norway has a small human population, living mainly along the coast, so the vast mountain plateaux and the dense forests of the interior are left to the wildlife: the reindeer, the beaver, the fox, and the beautiful snowy owl. After the darkness of winter, every moment of the summer light must be used by the animals to rear their young to a state of independence before the first snow falls and it is winter once again.

Produced, directed, and written in Norway by Albert W. Owesen.
from the South and West
(Colour)
BBC Two England

The World About Us: Yankee Sails Across Europe

A series of films from all over the world about our astonishing planet and the creatures that live on it.

A fifty-foot ketch travels 2,000 miles across France, Germany, Holland, Denmark, and Belgium-a voyage made possible by the vast network of canals linking the great rivers of the Continent.
Written and produced by Nicolas Noxon.
A National Geographic Special
(Colour)
BBC Two England

The World About Us: Discovering Galapagos

A series of films from all over the world about our astonishing planet and the creatures that live on it.

Filmed by Heinz Sielmann.
Heinz Sielmann is one of the world's leading wildlife film-makers. In the colourful Galapagos Islands he obtained outstanding material on the unique penguins, albatrosses, sea-lions, and giant tortoises. His expedition landed on 'an island of dragons' among thousands of marine iguanas and also managed to film the amazing behaviour of the wood-pecker finch, one of the few animals in the world to use a tool.
Commentary by Derek Jones.
From the South and West
(Colour)
BBC Two England

The World About Us: One More Shift to Push

A series of films from all over the world about our astonishing planet and the creatures that live on it.

The Island of Das, somewhere in the Arabian Gulf, is the home for oil-rig men and a vast industry which is bringing wealth and the hope of modernity to Abu Dhabi. This is the story of two viewpoints - of the Europeans who work there temporarily, and of the local people for whom it is a new way of life. (Colour)
BBC Two England

The World About Us: The Hidden World

A series of films from all over the world about our astonishing planet and the creatures that live on it.

The Hidden World of the insects is fascinating to explore
Praying mantis, goliath beetle, dragonfly, locust, ant, butterfly, honeybee-an amazing variety. Some species are helpful to man but others, in their millions, threaten his very existence.
A National Geographic Society film
Produced in association with Wolper Productions Inc.
From the South and West
(Colour)
BBC Two England

The World About Us: The Other Russias

with Sir Fitzroy Maclean
A series of films from all over the world about our astonishing planet and the creatures that live on it.

"For lust of knowing what should not be known
We take the golden road to Samarkand"
A film about a 10,000-mile journey through the Soviet Union beginning and ending in Moscow, and showing some of the remoter and more exotic republics of this great country which has just celebrated its jubilee.
(First shown on BBC-1)

In 1937 Fitzroy Maclean went to Moscow to join the British Embassy as third secretary. His friends thought him mad to leave the glamorous world of Paris for Moscow which at that time was suffering the height of the Stalinist terror. They told him that he would be lucky to get beyond the Embassy railings and certainly lucky to get beyond Moscow. But due to his initiative and lust for adventure his Moscow posting became a passport to some of the most exciting places in the world with remote and romantic names like Samarkand, Bokhara and Alma-Ata.
The young Maclean discovered all these places and last year with a BBC-tv team he returned to the remoter Soviet republics in which these faraway places lie and looks at them again thirty years after his first visit, and fifty years after the Russian revolution.
Maclean has always possessed a sense of adventure, and during the war as a thirty-two-year-old Brigadier he headed a British Military Mission to Tito's partisans in Yugoslavia He lived and fought with them from the caves in Bosnia for two years.
After the war he went into Parliament and was knighted in 1957.
(Colour)
BBC Two England

The World About Us: Grizzly!

A series of films from all over the world about our astonishing planet and the creatures that live on it.

Commentary by Anthony Smith.
The Grizzly Bear has roamed North America for a million years.
The invention of the repeating rifle brought the feared and hated bear to the point of extinction, but today's inventions are to the Grizzly's advantage.
Scientific devices are enabling John and Frank Craighead to discover the secrets of the great bear so that it may be preserved.
A National Geographic film produced in association with Wolper Productions Inc.
from the South and West
See colour feature on centre pages
(Colour)
BBC Two England

The World About Us: The Distant Warriors of New Guinea

A series of films from all over the world about our astonishing planet and the people who live on it.

War is a ritual thread woven into the pattern of life of the mountain people, the Dani. Although few lives are lost, great displays of measured violence dominate their existence and shape a culture that in many ways resembles that of our own distant Stone Age ancestors.
Edited version of the film "Dead Birds" made by Robert Gardner of the Harvard Peabody Expedition to New Guinea.
(Colour)
BBC Two England

The World About Us: Easter on Athos

A series of films from all over the world about our astonishing planet and the people who live on it.

There are few places, if anywhere. in the civilised world where life has changed less in the last millennium than Athos in northern Greece.
Since the middle of the tenth century Athos has been inhabited by Greek Orthodox monks. Women, children, and female animals are forbidden. Since the fall of Constantinople in 1453 Athos has represented a unique survival from the great Empire of Byzantium. However, the monastic community is in danger of dying out. The reasons for this, and what would be lost if this were to happen, are the subject of tonight's film.
(Colour)
BBC Two England

The World About Us: The World of Jacques-Yves Cousteau

A series of films from all over the world about our astonishing planet and the people who live on it.

The incredible world of the famous French underwater explorer and inventor-55 fathoms beneath the Mediterranean.
Produced by the National Geographic Society and David L. Wolper
(Colour)






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