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BBC Two England

Chronicle: The Fate of the Armada

Introduced by Magnus Magnusson

At midnight on 26 October 1588 the galleass Girona, a warship of the Spanish Armada, foundered on the cruel rocks of the Irish coast with the loss of 1,300 lives. Aboard were the combined commanders and crews of five ships, their gold, jewels, ornaments, and treasured possessions salvaged from the defeated Armada.
Four hundred years later Robert Stenuit, a Belgian diver, author, and archaeologist, located the wreck of the Girona. With Magnus Magnusson, he tells the story of two years' dangerous and painstaking work to reveal this first discovery of the legendary treasure of the Armada, and presents the latest finds to appear from this year's dive.

(Colour)
BBC One London

Made in Britain: New Ships for Old

What do you do with obsolete warships - scrap them, keep them in mothballs, or simply sell them? It's a problem that's being solved for some at least, those that end up at a ship repair yard on Merseyside. There, they are completely rebuilt before being sold for service with foreign navies. It all adds up to more work for British industry and another line in export sales.
Written and presented by John Humphrys
BBC One London

The Fifties

Robert Robinson recalls the events of July 1950. British warships entered the Korean War and at home the Civil Defence campaign tried to capitalise on the bomb scare. The Queen caught an intruder in her bathroom; William Hickey considered Princess Margaret's speeches stodgy, and a survey revealed that next to sex, the subject that really made the English laugh was ill-health.
On film, King Leopold returned home to Belgium; Bernard Shaw celebrated his 94th birthday; Robert Newton uttered the first soon-to-be-immortalised 'Jim Lad' in Treasure Island; and Annette Mills serenaded Muffin the Mule.
BBC One London

At Sea with the Navy

A live spectacular from the English Channel where tonight Britain's most powerful warship the 43,000-ton aircraft carrier Ark Royal leads a flotilla of the Western Fleet.
Raymond Baxter reports.
The ships: aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal; frigates HMS Galatea, Euryalus; submarine HMS Sealion; Royal Fleet auxiliaries Olmeda, Regent. The aircraft: fixed wing Phantoms, Buccaneers, Gannets; helicopters Sea King, Wessex, Wasp; and one of the first Harriers to use an aircraft carrier.
('The greatest flying club': pages 46-48)
BBC One London

The Life and Death of the Scharnhorst

Written and presented by Ludovic Kennedy
Twenty-eight years ago, on St Stephen's Day - Sunday 26 December 1943 - the most successful warship in the German Navy was sunk, off the North Cape of Norway, by the guns and torpedoes of the British Fleet. So ended a career during which the German battlecruiser had sunk an aircraft carrier, an armed merchant cruiser, two destroyers and well over 100,000 tons of merchant shipping.
Tonight Ludovic Kennedy (whose father commanded HMS Rawalpindi, the first ship sunk by the Scharnhorst) tells the story of the battlecruiser's four years of war. The programme includes participants in both navies and unique action film shot at the time.
BBC One London

The Life and Death of the Scharnhorst

Written and presented by Ludovic Kennedy.

In December 1943 the most successful warship in the German Navy was sunk, off the North Cape of Norway, by the guns and torpedoes of the British Fleet. So ended a career during which the German battlecruiser had sunk an aircraft carrier, an armed merchant cruiser, two destroyers and well over 100,000 tons of merchant shipping.

Tonight Ludovic Kennedy (whose father commanded HMS Rawalpindi, the first ship sunk by the Scharnhorst) tells the story of the battlecruiser's four years of war. The programme includes participants in both navies and action film shot at the time.

"The film is super." Sunday Times
"A dramatic, moving tale." Observer
BBC One London

Skipper Pitts Goes to War: Tuesday's Documentary

The story of what actually happened during the opening days of the Cod War, filmed at sea aboard trawlers and warships.
On 1 September Iceland laid claim to the seas within 50 miles of her coast. Charlie Pitts from Hull - aged 42, at sea since he was 16, a skipper for 14 years - was one of seventy and more British trawler skippers who defied the Icelanders and kept on fishing despite being buzzed by aircraft and harassed by gunboats. At one stage his crew fought off a gunboat with fire-hoses. British tempers boiled over when the Icelanders cut away their nets. The skippers charged a gunboat and set off to attack the Icelandic trawler.
All to the strains of Rule, Britannia! blaring from loud-hailers. Narrator Anthony Hopkins
(Radio Times People: page 4)
BBC One London

All Time Greats: The Caine Mutiny

Tonight's film from the cinema's hall of fame stars Humphrey Bogart
Jose Ferrer , Van Johnson Fred MacMurray
When the officers of an American warship become disturbed by the eccentric behaviour of their captain, the executive officer takes over command in action. But in the Court Martial which follows there are surprising revelations.
Director EDWARD DUYTRYK
(Christmas Films: pages 17-19)
BBC Two England

Man Alive

Reporters
JEREMY JAMES , JEANNE LA CHARD JOHN PITMAN , DESMOND WILCOX HAROLD WILLIAMSON
This week: Last Trip to Paradise? When Captain Cook landed in Hawaii the natives clubbed him to death, but the blood spilt on that beach didn'deter other white men. Every year millions go to the Pacific islands, to Hawaii, Tahiti and Fiji in search of the sun, surf, grass skirts and free love: the world the ad-men tell us is paradise on earth.
But it is a changing world. Land developers and international hotel chains fight to keep pace with the tourist boom. Military bases and warships mean a juke-box in every port. Atomic testing, islanders claim, is a health hazard.
JIM douglas HENRY and a Man Alive film team joined the rush to the South Pacific in the hope that theirs was not the last trip to paradise.
Producer DAVID FILKIN Editor ADAM CLAPHAM
BBC One London

Warship: Hot Pursuit

by Martin Worth
Starring Donald Burton, David Savile with Bruce Boa
A frigate command for Mark Nialls. Can he pull together the disgruntled crew of HMS Hero and give hot pursuit to a gun-running coaster?
The real Navy is no lark: page 11
BBC One London

Warship: Nobody Said Frigate

by Donald Bull
Starring Donald Burton, David Savile with Richard Marner A KGB official in North Africa offers to defect to British Intelligence and HMS Hero undertakes a dangerous operation.
BBC One London

Warship: Off Caps

by Manus Hardy
starring Donald Burton, David Savile
HMS Hero sets out on an important exercise but, unbeknown to Nialls, tempers and temperatures are rising in the engine room. Engineering Mechanic Cutler has a score to settle with the chief of his watch - and the clash reverberates throughout the ship.
Series devised by IAN MACKINTOSH and ANTHONY COBURN Producer ANTHONY COBURN Director Lennie MAYNE
BBC One London

Warship

Starring Donald Burton, David Savile with Frederick Jaegar, Tony Selby
Funny, They All Say That by IAN MACKINTOSH
PO Willows has a bright future, but his past holds a dark secret.
Series devised by IAN MACKINTOSH and ANTHONY COBURN Producer ANTHONY COBURN Director DAVID CUNLIFFE
BBC One London

Warship: The Drop

by Robert Holmes
Starring Donald Burton, David Savile with Tony Steedman, Rio Fanning
Malta - and CPO Donovan has some private business to settle... The drop is an old Navy custom: the officer who has responsibility for victualling a ship has a lot of friends - friends who are willing to pay.
BBC One London

Warship

starring
Donald Burton , David Savile
The Prize by MERVYN HAISMAN
HMS Hero finds an abandoned freighter, and a life-or-death situation ...
Series devised by IAN MACKINTOSH and ANTHONY COBURN Producer ANTHONY COBURN Director DAVID CUNLIFFE
BBC Radio 4 FM

Woman's Hour

Introduced from Bristol by Daphne Hubbard
Be Honest! From the works canteen of an aeronautical company, men air their views on working with women.
2.0-2.2 News
Action Stations! On location aboard HMS Hero for the filming of the current BBC1 series Warship.
Bristol 600: the city celebrates its ancient charter. JULIA KILLINGBACK designs the package.
MONICA GREY reads
In a Summer Season by ELIZABETH TAYLOR (3)
BBC One London

Warship

starring
Donald Burton , David Savile with Denis Lill
Sub Smash by STUART DOUGLASS
Submarine Commander Aubrey believes that Nialls is responsible for a family tragedy, and Nialls is worried that Aubrey will use the detection exercise to further his vendetta. But then the submarine bottoms and a greater tragedy seems all too possible.
Series devised by IAN MACKINTOSH and ANTHONY COBURN Producer ANTHONY COBURN Director FRANK COX
BBC Two England

Saturday Request: Last Trip to Paradise?

A series featuring a selection of BBCtv programmes viewers have particularly asked to see again. When Captain Cook landed in Hawaii the natives clubbed him to death, but the blood spilt on that beach didn'deter other white men. Every year millions go to the Pacific islands, to Hawaii, Tahiti and Fiji, in search of the sun, surf, grass skirts and free love: the world the ad-men tell us is paradise on earth.
But it is a changing world. Land developers and international hotel chains fight to keep pace with the tourist boom. Military bases and warships mean a juke-box in every port. Atomic testing, islanders claim, is a health hazard.
JIM DOUGLAS HENRY and a Man Alive film team joined the rush to the South Pacific in the hope that theirs was not the last trip to paradise.
Producer DAVID FILKIN
Editor ADAM CLAPHAM
BBC One London

Warship

starring
Donald Burton , David Savile with Richard Warwick
A Standing and Jumping War by JOHN WILES .
HMS Hero enters a North African port on a courtesy visit, and becomes the centre of a political intrigue that shakes the very structure of the balance of Middle East power.
Series devised by IAN MACKINTOSH and ANTHONY COBUBN Producer ANTHONY COBURN Director LENNIE MAYNE
BBC One London

Warship

starring
Donald Burton , David Savile with Don Henderson , Malcolm Terris
Shoresides and Home by ALUN RICHARDS
MAA Heron comes face to face with the march of time, and with Commander ' Murky' Murton, and it seems that Hero's home-coming will be less than happy ...
Series devised by IAN MACKINTOSH and ANTHONY COBURN Producer ANTHONY COBURN Director FRANK cox






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