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Alan Garner says 'All Systems Go!'
Alan Garner, the brilliantly successful author of books that dazzle and haunt children-and haunt adults, too - is a man obsessed by violence; in the universe, in the ground, most of all, in himself.
This film was made in Cheshire, the countryside in which Alan Garner was born and where his family has lived for generations. He shows how he came to terms with his own personal violence; and in a series of unusual film sequences attempts to show how violence, once understood, can be put to creative use.
A duel of words and wit between Frank Muir
Angela Rippon Alan Garner and Patrick Campbell Serena Sinclair Peter Egan
Referee Robert Robinson
Call My Bluff devised by MARK GOODSON and BILL TODMAN Director ALAN BELL
Producer JOHNNY DOWNES
between Patrick Campbell Serena Sinclair , Peter Egan and Frank Muir
Angela Rippon , Alan Garner Referee Robert Robinson
Call My Bluff devised by mark GOODSON and BILL TODMAN. Director ALAN BELL Producer JOHNNY DOWNES
Introduced by Melvyn Bragg Potter Thompson
A children's opera: produced for the stage by MICHAEL ELLIOTT
Composer GORDON CROSSE and ALAN GARNER (author of such well-known children's stories as Elidor and The Owl Service) have taken the Cheshire legend of Potter Thompson as the starting point for their children's opera. with the FINCHLEY CHILDREN'S MUSIC GROUP conductor JOHN ANDREWES
Arthur Lasenby Liberty opened his famous store in Regent Street, London, 100 years ago today. It was only a tiny half-shop then, and sold nothing but Oriental goods. Within a few years, it had become a mecca for the artistic avant-garde -Ruskin, Carlyle, Rossetti, Whistler and Oscar Wilde.
EDWIN MULLINS takes a look at the store's early years.
One of the great jazz saxophonists of all- times. His latest disc is called ' The Cutting Edge.'
As an experiment 2nd House invited three dancers from the Ballet Rambert and three from the London Contemporary Dance Theatre to work together to see if they can create something different, working with people they don't know and have never danced with before.
Dancers: JOSEPH scoglio
JULIA BLAIKIE , MARILYN WILLIAMS (Ballet Rambert)
MICHA BERGESE, PATRICK HARDING -IRMER, KATE HARRISON (London Contemporary Dance Theatre)
Music: BOB DOWNES. WENDY BENKA
Producer DENNIS MARKS Director BOB LOCKYER
Assistant editor TONY CASH Editor BILL
MORTON Crosse references: page 4
The fifth of six programmes with Henry Livings and Alex Glasgow and guest Roy Kinnear
A comedy series of mild and bitter humour with sweet and sour songs.
Written by LEONARD barras , ALAN GARNER HENRY LIVINGS, NORMAN JACKSON Songs by ALEX GLASGOW Director MINE TOPPIN
Producer MIKE HEALEY. BBC Manchester
Gabriel Woolf reads
R.I.P. by ALAN GARNER
GABRIEL WOOLF reads RIP by ALAN GARNER
The second of six programmes
A haunted house, a freaky fantasy and ALAN GARNER 'S family saga feature in this adults' guide to children's books. AIDAN CHAMBERS and GRACE HALLWORTH offer a range of recent fiction, from picture-books to early teenage novels.
Director JOHN BROOKE
Producer CAROLINE PICK
The last of seven experiences of the supernatural
To Kill a King by ALAN GARNER starring Anthony Bate with Pauline Yates and Jonathan Elsom
' I see not, I am not seen. Where twilight and the black night move together ...'
Photography JIM SAUNDERS Film recordist ROGER LONG Film editor LIZ THOYTS
Designer WILLIAM : NOBLE
Directed by MICHAEL CROUCHER
A haunted house, a freaky fantasy and Alan Garner 's family saga feature in this adults' guide to children's books. AIDAN CHAMBERS and GRACE HALLWORTH offer a range of fiction, from picture-books to early teenage novels.
Director JOHN CROOKE
Producer CAROINE PICK
The third of six programmes with Henry Livings Alex Glasgow and guest
A comedy series of mild and bitter humour with sweet and sour songs to tickle the palate.