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The Hon. HAROLD NICOLSON : To a low-brow'
IT was only fair, after Mr. Priestley's talk to the high-brow last Monday, that somebody should be asked to address a. few equally plain words to his opposite member. Low-brow is, of course, a purely negative term, applied to everybody who is not a high-brow. Low-browism is by far the more popular pose-the safety-first attitude of the man who doesn't know or care anything about art, but who calls a spade a spade and thinks that not only every picture but every book should tell a story ; who is, in short, either too busy or too lazy or too sensible or too stupid to bother about becoming a high-brow. We understand that there is now a definite cult of the low-brow among tho most up-to-date high-brows; Bloomsbury condescends to join hands with Balham, Biggleswade, and Blackpool in the enjoyment of detective stories or a Laurel and Hardy film. Thus, one way or another, most of us will find it easy to identify ourselves with tunight's Unnamed Listener.'
BBC Television

Savage Paradise

A film about New Guinea showing tropical rain-forests with birds and animals, mountains and high grasslands with stone-age humans and a death cult.
Presented for television by the BBC Natural History Unit
See page 27
BBC Television

Meeting Point: Dread

What ties behind the present cult in books and films which exploit man's fear of the unknown? What is its relationship to religion and superstition?
Roger Manvell and A Psychiatrist discuss these questions with Kenneth Kendall
The programme includes excerpts from feature films.
BBC Television

Cubism and After: 3: In the Arena

Written by David Sylvester and Michael Gill.
Some modern artists, such as the Surrealists, have given free rein to fantasy and improvisation in their work. The American action painters have extended the cult of improvisation. They tend to regard the canvas as an arena within which the painter acts in accordance with his particular feelings and needs.
BBC film

10.15-10.45 In View: a story of international co-operation at Winfrith, Dorset.
(Rowridge, Brighton)

10.15-10.45 Scan: life in the Midlands.
Network Three


A forum on whether artists are too preoccupied with things rather than people Introduced by LAURENCE KITCHIN with T. G. ROSENTHAL In the chair with an audience including art. literary, film, and theatre critics among whom are
From ' Better Books' Shop in Charing Cross Road. London
BBC One London

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: The Yellow Scarf Affair

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is there - where he is needed - when he is needed - from the organisation dedicated to the world-wide fight against crime and subversion.
A film series.
Starring Robert Vaughn as Napoleon Solo, David McCallum as Illya Kuryakin
and Leo G. Carroll as Mr. Waverly

In which U.N.C.L.E's search for an eradicated kilt leads to a resurrected cult.
BBC Two England

The Dreaming Eye: 1: What's in a Dream?

Four programmes exploring the mysterious second life each of us lives in sleep.

Is there any point in taking notice of dreams? Have they any meaning at all? It seems that most people would like them to have, and that the age-old search for their meaning and value goes on, only intensified by new approaches to understanding.
Introduced and devised by Norman MacKenzie from his book Dreams and Dreaming.
BBC Two England

Whicker's World: A Handful of Horrors

Alan Whicker braves A Handful of Horrors
"I don't like my monsters to have Oedipus complexes..."

Many people enjoy being scared - will pay for the pleasure of being frightened out of their lives. Tellers of ghost stories have profited from this shadowed side of our natures for centuries; today a considerable industry satisfies the needs of the cult followers of Horror magazines and Horror films - even Horror ballet.
Alan Whicker braves that Unspeakable Something in cellar and grave-yard in an attempt to find out why we like to be frightened, and talks to those who do the frightening.
See page 4
BBC One London

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: The Love Affair

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is there - where he is needed - when he is needed - from the organisation dedicated to the world-wide fight against crime and subversion.
A film series starring Robert Vaughn as Napoleon Solo, David McCallum as Illya Kuryakin, Leo G. Carroll as Mr. Waverly

The Love Affair ...in which U.N.C.L.E. clash with the leader of a strange religious cult.
BBC One London

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: The Yellow Scarf Affair

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is there - where he is needed - when he is needed - from the organisation dedicated to the world-wide fight against crime and subversion.
A film series.
Starring Robert Vaughn as Napoleon Solo, David McCallum as Illya Kuryakin, Leo G. Carroll as Mr. Waverly

The Yellow Scarf Affair
An U.N.C.L.E. agent is mysteriously strangled aboard an airliner... and Solo finds himself involved with a homicidal Maharajah and an ancient Oriental murder cult
BBC Two England

The World About Us: Savage Paradise

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

Commentary by Derek Jones.
A film about the Spirit Land of the South Seas, New Guinea.
An island of dense tropical jungle which provides a home for exotic tropical flowers and the brilliantly coloured birds of paradise, the most beautiful birds in the world; and high up in the mountain regions, cut off from the rest of the world, live some of the most primitive tribes still in existence -Stone Age men in the twentieth century. Some are still cannibals; all of them are immersed in their strange customs and rituals - none more bizarre than their extraordinary death cult.
From the South and West
BBC Two England

One Pair of Eyes

Happiness is Wheel-Shaped says Tom Wolfe in tonight's programme in this series of highly personal films.
Cars have always been dream symbols for the working American. But today it is not the mass-produced model from Detroit which dominates the lives of thousands of Californians but their own customised, sculpted machine-be it car, motorcycle, or even tricycle. In his One Pair of Eyes, the American writer TOM WOLFE explores some of the cults of the internal combustion engine which are currently obsessing Californians of all classes.
Executive producer
(A new kind of Utopia: pages 48-49)
BBC Radio 4 FM

Film Time

A review of current trends and past influences in the cinema. TONY bilbow discusses the cult of the Western with CHARLES CHILTON and director MICHAEL WINNER, and features GEORGE ROY HILL'S Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid starring PAUL NEWMAN and ROBERT REDFORD.
Produced by BOBBY JAYE (Repeated: Wed. 7 30 pm)
BBC Radio 4 FM

Film Time

TONY BILBOW examines the cult of the Protest Film and together with some students looks at the latest one - The Strawberry Statement
Produced by BOBBY JAYE (Repeated: Wed, 7.30 pm)
BBC One London

The Saturday Thriller In a Lonely Place

Humphrey Bogart Gloria Grahame Frank Love joy
A Hollywood scriptwriter suspected of murder falls in love with the girl who can provide his alibi.
Bogart is the writer who is proud, selfish -and prone to sudden fits of violence.
Gloria Grahame , an Oscar-winner in 1952, is an ideal foil for Bogart, who always responded to competition from his co-stars.
Nicholas Ray directed Bogart in his first film They Drive by Night and became a cult-figure among American film-fans after Rebel without a Cause and Party Girl.
Directed by NICHOLAS RAY
(This Week's Films: page 9)
BBC Two England

The Power of the Witch

How dangerous is the cult of witchcraft?
Is there really a supernatural power - a power in conflict with the Church? Or is it self-delusion, and a kind of madness - due to man's confused understanding of himself?
Michael Bakewell examines the surprising evidence of what goes on today - from coven meetings in basement flats to the desecration of churchyards and even suspected murder.
Film editor ROY JORDAN
BBC Two England


Topical arts magazine

Space Enough to Sculpt For
Imagine the staid and solemn galleries of the Royal Academy, marked up and let out to the sort of sculpture that creeps, crawls, stretches out into the air - iron bars, steel rods, bits of machinery, sculpture far too big for any ordinary room or gallery!
Burlington House, tomorrow - and the opening of an exhibition based on the idea of 24 contemporary British sculptors.
Edwin Mullins looks at British Sculptors 72.

Tolkien in Oxford
J. R. R. Tolkien, 80 years old this week, retired Oxford don, author of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit - set books in Europe and Asia, cult books in The States, a craze amongst the young in Britain - so much so that one of the 'underground' pop music centres in London was even called 'The Middle Earth' after the country Tolkien invented.
A repeat showing of a film made in Oxford with Tolkien himself and the students who read him.
(David Jones is a member of the RSC)
BBC Two England


Documentary films produced by the top reporters of European television networks illustrate and investigate the Cults, Customs, Traditions and Politics of the world of 1972. Introduced by DEREK HART
Programme editor RONNIE NOBLE

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