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The World About Us: The Men Who Hunted Heads

Thirty years ago Christoph von Furer Haimendorf visited the Nagas - a wild tribe of head-hunters who live in the hills between India and Burma.
He returned last year and filmed the Nagas at the turning point between their violent past and the developments yet to happen.
A co-production with Bayerischer Rundfunk
BBC Two England

The World About Us: Journey to the High Arctic

Albert Oeming runs the largest zoo in Canada. In his vast game farm in Alberta even rhinoceros, giraffe and lion appear to have adapted well to the snows of the Canadian winter.
The film follows Oeming on one of his journeys to the Arctic as he collects animals in danger of extinction in order to breed them in his unusual zoo.
A National Geographic Society film by Metromedia Producers Corporation (from Bristol)
BBC Two England

The World About Us

sails 'The Jolly-Rodgered Sea'
"Once, through these waters, schooners no larger than ours carried a couple of hundred poor slaves down below in the hold. Today, our rich cargo pays for the privilege of working with us."
Val Howells skippers the Yankee Clipper, largest of the Caribbean's remaining staysail schooners, through the volcanic multiracial islands of the Windward chain.
She sails now where dug-out canoes go faster than yachts and where the skills which built the wooden navies are practised by their last generation of shipwrights; and, even in the hurricane season, she carries through this lustiest of men's worlds a majority of women passengers.
(BBC Wales)
BBC Two England

The World About Us: Flamenco Triangle

Deep in the south-west corner of Spain lies one of the most fascinating regions in Europe, the Flamenco - or flamingo - Triangle. It is a land shared by colourful People and colourful wildlife, their lives strongly intertwined. But now life is beginning to change.
What will happen to this land of bulls and horses, flamingos and eagles, flamenco and fiesta? What will become of the great sand dunes like the Sahara, the vast marshes full of wildfowl, the famous Coto Dofiana, and the remarkable pilgrimage to the Lady of the Dew?
BBC Two England

The World About Us: Penguin City

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 from storms, blizzards, skuas, predatory leopard seats, and even hooligan penguins.
Filmed and produced by Dr William Sladen in association with CBS News
(from Bristol)
BBC Two England

The World About Us: The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau: Secrets of the Sunken Caves

Jacques Cousteau attempts to unravel the mystery of the 'blue holes' of the Caribbean, strange cavities in the sea floor believed to be bottomless and the home of deep sea monsters.
A Production of Les Requins Associes and Metromedia Producers Corporation
(from Bristol)
BBC Two England

The World About Us: People of the Seal: Eskimo Winter

Pelly Bay, in the Canadian Arctic: the temperature -20°C. But this doesn'worry the fur-clad hunter crouching beside the seal's breathing hole who has waited there for 15 hours, right through the polar night, and will remain there till either a seal surfaces - or he freezes slowly to death.
This was the old way with the Netsilik Eskimos-the People of the Seal. Now, they, and their harsh, simple life have been swept away into settlements. But not before a Canadian camera team had shot nearly 100 hours of film, the best of which makes up these programmes reflecting the actions and the outlook of a vanished race.

A BBC/NFBC co-production
Eskimo Summer
(Where progress has replaced spears with tin-openers: page 12)
BBC Two England

The World About Us: People of the Seal: Eskimo Summer

The last bone peg is hammered home with a stone; the last sinew stitch drawn tight in the caribou skin. The kayak is complete, and a stone-age craft is launched. The Place is Pelly Bay in the Canadian Arctic: the year, 1960. Even as late as this, the People of the Seal were still following their ancient way of life.
Now they, together with their harsh, simple life and their incredible resourcefulness, have been swept away into civilised settlements. But not before a Canadian camera team had shot nearly 100 hours of film.
The result is a film which reflects not just the actions but also the outlook of a vanished race. So a programme that starts out as a succession of fascinating pictures slowly turns into something more -the understanding of another way of life.
A BBC/National Film Board of Canada co-production
BBC Two England

The World About Us: Twilight of the Tiger

The drastic decline in the number of wild tigers at large in the Indian sub-continent reflects the general disappearance of a great deal of wildlife there.
Philip Wayre has travelled widely in India and Bhutan to film some of the remaining creatures of the vanishing forests and to observe some of the valiant efforts being made to conserve them in the face of a desperate struggle for living space.
(from Bristol) (Radio Times People: page 5)
BBC Two England

The World About Us: The Treasures of Chuquisaca

27,000 pearls, 19,000 diamonds, 8,000 rubies and 12,000 assorted precious gems. A BBC expedition found them unguarded in Bolivia - encrusted upon a gold and silver statue of the Virgin.

The team set out from the highest capital in the world - La Paz. They followed the path of the Spanish Conquistadors. In Potosi they found a silver hill which had supplied a third of the silver of the New World. Here the expedition members heard rumours of treasure even further to the south. As they drove they climbed higher, to 16,000 feet and the ruined city of Lipez. A solitary isolated peasant family lived among the ruins. It seemed they had made a wasted journey. But here was the biggest surprise of all.

A BBC/Bayerischer Rundfunk/Time-Life co-production
BBC Two England

The World About Us: La Camargue

Graceful white horses, dangerous black bulls, the vivid colours of Provencal costumes and exotic birds: all are part of the romance of this wild region.
But the pressures of the 20th century are on, and this year a major decision is being made as to whether the Camargue can still remain a Mecca for the bird-watcher and an invaluable place for research.
(from Bristol)
BBC Two England

The World About Us: Some Very Gallant Gentlemen: The Irony of Fate

Exactly 60 years ago tonight Captain Scott took his last painful steps across Antarctica. It was the end of an epic journey which has stirred hearts ever since.
Scott and four others had planted the Union Jack on the South Pole. But they were to pay for it with their lives.
What did go wrong? Some new questions are asked and some fresh answers uncovered in this filmed investigation into the fate of Scott's last expedition.

(Cover story: pages 60-62)
BBC Two England

The World About Us: The Old Lady and the Sea

This film tells the true story of Mrs Helen Robinson's fight with the King of the Marlins.
Mrs Robinson is 71; her ambition was to catch a giant black marlin weighing over 1,000 pounds.
She travelled from her home in Miami, Florida, to Cairns in North Queensland to begin the struggle off Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Apart from Mrs Robinson and her fishing friends Ted Smits and Vie Dunaway, the cast includes the giant marlin, the exotic and deadly butterfly cod, and Hugo the killer whale.
BBC Two England

The World About Us: They Don't Make Them Like They Used To

The career of Col. Sir Hugh Boustead reads like an adventure from the Boys' Own Paper
He joined the Navy at 13, deserted to fight on the Western Front, went on to fight with the White Russians, became an Army boxing champion, had a go at Everest - and commanded the Camel Corps.
He left the Army to become eventually a Political Agent in the richest sheikdom in the world.
BBC Two England

The World About Us: Sounds of Silence

In the heart of Dartmoor there are places where the silence seems to have been accumulating and deepening for centuries; yet in reality, the peacefulness is made up of many small sounds that blend together.
Lawrence Shove is a professional recordist who is making a sound-picture of the Moor.
Commentary written by Desmond Hawkins; spoken by Alan Gibson and Lawrence Shove
(from Bristol)
(Radio Times People: page 4)
BBC Two England

The World About Us

The Lure of Tahiti
A tropical Eden through three pairs of eyes at different times.
HANS HASS - a modern view of a holiday dream isle.
JAMES MORRISON - one of the mutineers on the Bounty.
PAUL GAUGUIN - from the diary and paintings of the artist. Narrated by Hans Hass
Presented by COLIN LUKE
BBC Two England

The World About Us

The Wildlife Safari to Ethiopia Introduced by JEFFERY BOSWALL
The story of a naturalist-explorer making a six months' journey from the lowest point in Ethiopia, the bottom of the Danakil Depression 300 ft below sea level, to the top of the highest mountain 15,000 ft above sea level. Ethiopia offers a variety of scenery, plants and birds and other animals without parallel in Africa.
This film contains the best from a series of six films first transmitted on BBC1.
It is an undiluted pleasure to commend the stunning camera work of Douglas Fisher ... one o/ the trulu great photographers of the natural creation ... and to be conducted among Ethiopia's magnificent and awful sights by Jefferu Boswall with his square fighter's face and insatiable curiosity SUNDAY TIMES Filmed by Douglas FISHER Producer JEFFERY BOSWALL (from Bristol)
BBC Two England

The World About Us

Ethiopia - The Hidden Empire
This, the second of two contrasting programmes about Ethiopia, looks at the history, customs and religions of a people with 70 different languages, ruled by a monarch who traces his ancestry back to Solomon and Sheba.
Produced by the National
Geographic Society (from Bristol)
BBC Two England

The World About 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. Those who live and work in this grey green landscape know ' the rhythm of the seasons, wind and rain;' they know too the elusive wild life and rare beautiful flowers which often escape the eyes of the casual tourist.
Film cameraman RON EASTMAN Film editor JIM CRYAN
Executive producer CHRISTOPHER PARSONS Written and produced by KEITH HOPKINS
BBC Two England

The World About Us

The Forgotten Mermaids
Christopher Columbus spotted three mermaids off the coast of Haiti in 1493. ' They were not as beautiful as they had been painted ' he wrote. They were, in fact, manatees - perhaps the least well-known of the world's mammals.
COUSTEAU and his team of divers follow these distant relatives of the elephant on their migration through the swamps and glades of Florida. Then they undertake the dramatic and difficult task of returning a captive manatee to the wild.
Narrated by Jacques Cousteau and Hugh Falkus
A production of Les Requins Associ6s and Metromedia Producers Corporation (from Bristol)

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