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BBC Two England

The Tobermory Race

"There's a constant challenge in it. There's more thrill in doing six knots to windward in a yacht than there is in doing 80 m.p.h. in a car"

A film story of the annual yacht race from Port Bannatyne on the Firth of Clyde to Tobermory on the island of Mull-a race that takes three days, through some of the finest sailing waters and loveliest scenery in the world.
Magnus Magnusson introduces the film, which follows in particular the fortunes of Christina, Lola, and St. Mary, three of the 100-odd yachts which took part in this year's race.
From Scotland
(Colour)
BBC Two England

Horizon: Experiments in War

Horizon - man and science today.
Introduced by Christopher Chataway.

Rocketry, electronics, and nuclear bombs have radically changed the outward face of war. Robot missiles automatically seek and destroy their targets while 1,000 m.p.h. strike planes hedge-hop on radar guidance. But behind the battlefield is a huge sub-structure of research, where a computer can solve tactical problems in seconds, or a new weapon destroy military principles overnight.
How far are Britain's defence policies governed by the work of her secret army of scientists on the weapons and techniques of tomorrow?
(Colour)
BBC Two England

Cameron Country: The Last of the Gunboats

James Cameron's own series of documentary films

This really is H.M.S. Claustrophobia. The sky and the sea are up there somewhere, I suppose, but you hardly ever see them. It's like going off for a cruise in the Underground. I hardly know if it's day or night. It hardly seems to matter anyway...
James Cameron lands on the aircraft carrier H.M.S. Eagle somewhere out in the South China Sea. Down in her depths he meets the men who serve her, struggling to come to terms with the knowledge that she is needed no more.
See page 31

(Colour)
BBC Two England

Midnight Movie: Cecil B. DeMille's Unconquered

[Starring] Gary Cooper, Paulette Goddard
with Howard Da Silva, Boris Karloff, Cecil Kellaway, Ward Bond

In 1763 an unscrupulous trader in league with the Indians plots a rebellion against the Colonists of Ford Pitt-one day to be called Pittsburgh-and wages a bitter feud with a militiaman over a white slave girl.
Among the stars in Unconquered, Cecil B. DeMille's particular hero was the British actor the late Sir C. Aubrey Smith. DeMille has described how although this actor was well past eighty when the film was made he would come on the set each morning with his lines absolutely word-perfect.
(Colour)
BBC Two England

The Gilstone Treasure

Easy goes, easy goes!...
Divers are like children...
Gold! Finding it is like saving a man's life...
A story of the courage, the excitement, and the passions of a successful underwater adventure -the boyhood dream of Roland Morris , whose team of divers work a hundred feet down in the Atlantic, barely twenty-five miles from Land's End, on the wreck site of the treasure ship H.M.S. Association, lost at the Gilstone Ledges, Isles of Scilly, on the night of October 22, 1707.
from the South and West
(Colour)
BBC Two England

Saturday Cinema: Run of the Arrow

Starring Rod Steiger
with Brian Keith, Ralph Meeker

As the American Civil War ends, the last bullet is fired by Private O'Meara of the Southern Forces. It wounds U.S. Cavalry Lieutenant Driscoll. Later O'Meara is captured by a band of Indians under Crazy Wolf and is accepted by the Sioux nation. When the government signs a treaty with the Indians, O'Meara is appointed by the Indians as their agent, but the man in charge of the government army is Lt. Driscoll. And when Crazy Wolf breaks the treaty O'Meara and Driscoll are on opposite sides again...
(Colour)
(to 16.20)
BBC Two England

NATO Naval Review

Warships from twelve nations are at anchor tonight off Portsmouth in preparation for tomorrow's review of the NATO Naval forces
As the fleet lights up, reports by Richard Baker from H.M.S. Wakeful which will be escorting the Royal Yacht Britannia in tomorrow's ceremony, and Ludovic Kennedy from a viewpoint ashore.
See page 33
(Colour)
BBC Two England

Wheelbase: Casino Corner

Gordon Wilkins covers the world of motor sport
with Michael Frostick and Maxwell Boyd

The twisting two-mile circuit 'round the houses' at Monte Carlo makes the Monaco Grand Prix the hardest event of its kind in the world. By Formula One standards, the lap record is slow at 79.8 m.p.h. But an error of judgment can send a driver through a shop window or drop him in the harbour.
Before the 1969 race last Sunday, world champion Graham Hill had won at Monaco four times - beating the record of Moss, Fangio, and Trintignant. Why have so few drivers been able to approach Hill's success at Monaco? Why is it the most spectacular event of the Grand Prix season?

(Colour)
BBC Two England

The Gilstone Treasure

Easy goes, easy goes!...
Divers are like children...
Gold! Finding it is like saving a man's life...

A story of the courage, the excitement, and the passions of a successful underwater adventure -the boyhood dream of Roland Morris, whose team of divers work 100 feet down in the Atlantic, barely twenty-five miles from Land's End, on the wreck site of the treasure ship H.M.S. Association, lost at the Gilstone Ledges, Isles of Scilly, on the night of October 22, 1707.
From the South and West
(Colour)
BBC Two England

Her Majesty The Queen

with The Royal Navy in Torbay
New Colour Presentation and Steam Past

Highlights of this morning's presentation ceremony to the Western Fleet on the flight deck of the flagship H.M.S. Eagle anchored off Torquay, with a massed fly-past by aircraft of the Fleet Air Arm, and this afternoon's Royal Salute to Her Majesty aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia as thirty-nine ships pass at speed ten miles out in the English Channel.
From the South and West
(Colour)
BBC Two England

What are the Facts - about Antibiotics?

Scientists produce antibiotics - microbes develop resistance. How long can we keep one step ahead?
An enquiry by Derek Cooper
with Dr E.S. Anderson, FRS; G.C. Brander, MRCVS; Dr M.J. Lewis; Dr H. Williams Smith; A Consultant Physician
BBC Two England

The Battle of the Bands

A film of the 1969 Military Musical Pageant at the Empire Stadium, Wembley
1,200 musicians, pipers, buglers and drummers representing virtually every regiment and corps of the British Army with The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery

Pageant staged by Captain M. J. Parker, MBE (The Queen's Own Hussars)
Produced by Roger Watkins for Midem Productions
BBC Two England

Film Night

Tony Bilbow talks to Elliott Gould, star of Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice, M*A*S*H, and Getting Straight.
Philip Jenkinson shows vintage film clips of off-beat male vocalists.
BBC Two England

Sunday Cricket: Cambridge U Past and Present XI v Oxford U Past and Present XI

Direct from Fenners
Introduced by Frank Bough

The Cambridge club are celebrating their 150th anniversary this year and this occasion will be honoured by Peter May making one of his rare appearances since his retirement.
Oxford too have their personalities and hope to field two current county Captains in Alan Smith (Warwicks) and Richard Gilliat (Hants) as well as England's ex-rugby and cricket international M.J.K. Smith.

At the tea interval at 4.0* pm: Profile of a Cricketer: P.B.H. May (Cambridge Univ, Surrey and England) by Jim Laker

Commentators at Fenners: John Arlott and Jim Laker
BBC Two England

Film Night

Sheridan Morley talks to Robert Altman, the American director of M*A*S*H*, Brewster McCloud, McCabe and Mrs Miller and now Images made in Ireland last year.
Philip Jenkinson looks at vintage 'private eye' films.
BBC Two England

Full House

A live entertainment for Saturday Introduced by Joe Melia Among the main events:
Magdalena Buznea sings
Piaf MAGDALENA BUZNEA , busker extraordinary, was first discovered singing the songs of Edith Piaf in the London Underground station tunnel at Tottenham Court Road. But for Magdalena singing is a second career. Before setting up home in Britain in 1969 she was one of Romania's leading actresses.
Months of frustration seeking work in the theatre led Magdalena to music. Tonight you can hear her interpret some of the songs Edith Piaf made famous.
W. H. Auden
He is one of our greatest living poets. After a long voluntary exile in America, Auden is now once more living in England and tonight will be reading some of his work.
Burnt Out, Blown Out and Broke Pictures and ballads of the American Dust Bowl catastrophe in the 1930s which made farmers of the Great Plains face drought, duststorms and starvation. Presented by BOB REINDERS and FRED BAZIER.
10.5 Blue Bitch
A play by SAM SHEPHERD
With BETH PORTER , REX STALLINGS RICHARDSON MORGAN, BEN BENISON 'Sell the bitch. Already she's been born to some little man in County Cork, raised on a farm, running wild, schooled to the hare, trialed in at Limerick, sold to Florida, shipped back to Ireland, shipped down to Hackney, sold to me, gone in season, trialed, raced, and now I'm selling her again. What a life. How can I ever repay her.'
Matrix
Equally at home in plainsong or pop, Matrix is a group dedicated to breaking down barriers in music. They were founded three years ago by clarinettist ALAN HACKER and their musical journey tonight takes in 12th-century Spain, Renaissance Italy and a modern love-song; as well as an unexpected arrangement of the popular hymn, Amazing Grace.
Robots
Most respectable robots hold down steady jobs in factories or laboratories. Those in the studio tonight, however, are more eccentric and less of a technological threat to mankind: presented by ROGER RUSKIN SPEAR , member of the late Bonzo Dog Band, the mechanical and electrical humanoids will include a policeman who blows his mind as well as an erratic stripper.
Director VERNON LAWRENCE Producers NAOMI CAPON
TONY CASH, MICHAEL MACINTYRE
Assistant editor TONY STAVEACRE Editor BILL MORTON
(Robotic delights: page 4)
BBC Two England

M*A*S*H

A new comedy film series recreating the successful feature film, starring two young surgeons who work in a Mobile Army Surgical Hospital and are intensely dedicated-to off-duty relaxation.
The Korean war rages. But at a field hospital in the combat zone Hawkeye and Trapper are doing their best to ignore it. Case in point: their scheme to raise money to send a young Korean houseboy to medical school certainly causes a major diversion...
A second helping: pages 8-9
BBC Two England

M*A*S*H: The Army Navy Game

A new comedy film series starring Alan Aida as Hawkeye and Wayne Rogers as Trapper John, two young surgeons who work in a Mobile Army Surgical Hospital and are intensely dedicated-to off-duty relaxation.

War is declared. Not between the people of Korea. That happened a long time ago. This war is between the US Army and the US Navy and its name is football. Case in point: some like it rough.
BBC Two England

M*A*S*H: Chief Surgeon Who?

A new comedy film series starring Alan Alda as Hawkeye and Wayne Rogers as Trapper John

Hawkeye's appointment as Chief Surgeon infuriates Major Burns. And Hotlips makes an official complaint to HQ. Result: General Barker himself makes a surprise visit to the Unit to see just exactly what is going on. Which is a nerve-shattering experience for any poor unsuspecting general.
BBC Two England

M*A*S*H: Requiem for a Lightweight

A new comedy film series starring Alan Alda as Hawkeye and Wayne Rogers as Trapper John

Trapper and Hawkeye both fall for the same nurse, a gorgeous new arrival. They decide to fight for her. Or rather, Hawkeye decides that Trapper must fight for her-against a US Army heavyweight boxing champion.






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