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THE WORLD ABOUT US

A series of films from all over the world about our astonishing planet and the creatures that live on it
FABULOUS STORKS
Man has always been intrigued by storks, an extraordinary group of birds including the hammerhead, openbill, marabou, and the grotesque shoebill or whale-headed stork-. The most famous is the cherished white stork, the subject of many legends and fables. Heinz Sielmann 's film shows ' A Summer with the Storks' in Germany before they migrate south to pass over Istanbul in one of the most spectacular sights of the bird world.
Narrated by Dick Graham
Produced by RICHARD BROCK from the South and West
BBC Two England

The World About Us

... or, for this week only, The World Beneath Us
Narrated by David Attenborough
A worm's eye view of life underground. Using special camera techniques, we travel down a mole tunnel to see how a mole excavates and how it catches worms; we see the tiny animal forms that live in the watery film around soil particles; we see species so numerous that there can be up to 20 million of them under each square metre.
It was in 1777 that Gilbert White drew attention to the actions of earthworms in improving soil fertility. Two centuries later, scientists are still unravelling the mysteries - and discovering the importance - of earthworms and the animal community that makes up The Underground Movement
Film editor BETTY BLOCK Producer SUZANNE GIBBS
Made in association with WGBH Boston and Polytel International, Hamburg Series editors ANTHONY ISAACS and CHRISTOPHER PARSONS (Bristol)
BBC One London

The World About Us

The Underground Movement
Narrated by David Attcnborough
A worm's-eye-view of life underground. Using special camera techniques, we travel down a mole tunnel to see how a mole excavates and how it catches worms; we see the tiny animal forms that live in the watery film around soil particles; we see some of the numerous species that make up the world beneath us.
Film editor BETTY BLOCK Producer SUZANNE GIBBS BBC Bristol
BBC Two England

THE WORLD ABOUT US

A series of films from all over the world about our astonishing planet and the creatures that live on it
ALASKA
Narrated by Alexander Scourby
This year marks the centenary of this 49th State of America which was bought for$7,200,000 from Russia in 1867: a land of contrasts, its capital warmed by Pacific currents and Inland temperatures plunging to 70* below zero.
Written, produced, and directed by WILLIAM Kronick
A National Geographic Special
BBC Two England

THE WORLD ABOUT US

A series of films from all over the world about our astonishing planet and the creatures that live on it
FOREST AND FIREBIRD
Narrated by Cy Grant
The rainforests and the mangrove swamps of Trinidad are home to a great variety of wildlife from the giant anaconda to the charming tree porcupine. The island teems with exotically plumed birds and is one of the last refuges for the dazzling scarlet ibis
Filmed and directed by JAN LINDBLAD
Presented for television by Suzanne Gibbs from the south and West
See page 12
BBC Two England

THE WORLD ABOUT US

A series of films from all over the world about our astonishing planet and the creatures that live on it
90' SOUTH
Julian Pettifer reports on Antarctic exploration today. Fifty-six years after the discovery of the South Pole, the Antarctic is being opened up by a new kind of exploration, made possible by modern technology. By far the biggest and most expensive research programme is the Americans '. They call it ' Operation Deep Freeze'
Produced and directed by FRANK DALE
BBC Two England

THE WORLD ABOUT US

A series of films from all over the world about our astonishing planet and the creatures that live on it
SEABIRD SUMMER
Just off the Pembrokeshire coast lie two small islands-Skomer and Skokholm. The inhabitants number many thousands, of which a few are human. The rest include seals, the unique Skomer voles, and above all great colonies of seabirds like guillemots, kittiwakes, and comical-looking puffins. These bird cities are formed when the ocean wanderers of the winter fly in to become the cliff nesters of the summer.
Written and narrated by Tony Soper
Adapted from the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds film
Presented for television by Brian Phillips and Richard Brock from the South and West
BBC Two England

The World About Us: Beauty and the Beasts

A series of films, from all over the world about our astonishing planet and the creatures that live on it.
A flower unfurls, a beautiful butterfly emerges from a chrysalis, and the whiplash tongue of a chameleon is slowed down. By using stop and slow motion camera techniques, Italian film-maker Fernando Armati reveals many secrets of nature that would normally be invisible to the naked eye.
A Montello Film produced by Alberto Ancilotto
From the South and West
BBC Two England

THE WORLD ABOUT US

A series of films from all over the world about our astonishing planet and the creatures that live on it
WILD JAMAICA
Narrated by Alan Gibson
The story of a group of Oxford zoologists who recently spent a working vacation filming the Caribbean wildlife which is so often overlooked by tourists.
Part 1:
Trapdoors, Tyrants, and Tadpoles
Produced bv CHRISTOPHER PARSONS from the South and West
The delights of Jamaica as a holiday playground are familiar enough, but what does the island offer to the naturalist? Last year a party of Oxford zoologists and film-makers spent a long vacation there, and the results can be seen today and next Sunday.
The leader of the expedition was Gerald Thompson , well known for his films of insect behaviour, and the programme will include outstanding film both by him and by Peter Parks , who, using a special photographic method, has produced some of the most remarkable close-ups of minute animal life yet seen on television.
BBC Two England

THE WORLD ABOUT US

A series of films from all over the world about our astonishing planet and the creatures that live on it
A NORWEGIAN YEAR
Commentary by Alan Gibson Norway has a small human population, living mainly along the coast, so the vast mountain plateaux and the dense forests of the interior are left to the wildlife: the reindeer, the beaver, the fox, and the beautiful snowy owl. After the darkness of winter, every moment of the summer light must be used by the animals to rear their young to a state of independence before the first snow falls and it is winter once again.
Produced, directed, and written in Norway by ALBERT W. OWESEN
Presented for television by Suzanne Gibbs from the South and West
BBC Two England

The World About Us: The Distant Warriors of New Guinea

A series of films from all over the world about our astonishing planet and the people who live on it.
War is a ritual thread woven into the pattern of life of the mountain people, the Dani. Although few lives are lost, great displays of measured violence dominate their existence and shape a culture that in many ways resembles that of our own distant Stone Age ancestors
Edited version of the film "Dead Birds" made by Robert Gardner of the Harvard Peabody Expedition to New Guinea.
BBC Two England

THE WORLD ABOUT US

A series of films from all over the world about our astonishing planet and the creatures that live on it
YANKEE SAILS ACROSS EUROPE
Narrated by Alexander Scourby
A fifty-foot ketch travels 2,000 miles across France, Germany, Holland, Denmark, and Belgium-a voyage made possible by the vast network of canals linking the great rivers of the Continent.
Directed by GEORGE SLUIZER
Written and produced by NICOLAS NOXON
A National Geographic Special
BBC Two England

The World About Us: The Naked Sea

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

A film adventure.
A voyage with the vessel Star Kist on her expedition to Peru in search of the giant and valuable tuna fish.
BBC Two England

THE WORLD ABOUT US

A series of films from all over the world about our astonishing planet and the people who live on it
DOWN TO THE SEA IN SHIPS
Since time immemorial man has gone down to the sea in ships and created a legend of daring and mystery. This is the saga of his adventure on ocean waters.
An N.B.C. Project 20 film
The storyteller,
Burgess Meredith
Produced and directed by DONALD B. HYATT
Written by RICHARD HANSER
Music by ROBERT RUSSELL Bennett
BBC Two England

THE WORLD ABOUT US

A series of films from all over the world about our astonishing planet and the creatures that live on it
PEOPLE OUT OF TIME
The story of the Bindibu Narrated by Leo McKern
Filmed by DAVID CORK and LEN McLARTY
Executive producer, BRIAN BRANSTON Written and produced by Eric DAVIDSON
BBC Two England

THE WORLD ABOUT US

A series of films from all over the world about our astonishing planet and the people who live on it
DREAM OF TWO CITIES
The romantic story of two Brazilian cities. Manaus lies isolated in the middle of the Amazon rain forest; Brasilia rises from the desolate sertão —a new capital in the wilderness. Both cities grew as a result of men's dreams: one dream turned into a nightmare, the other appears to be coming true. Manaus is one of the most fascinating, most haunted places man has made for himself to live in; no road leads to this city-only one or two yellow tracks lead away from it and then peter out. Brasilia, in the space of three years, sprang up from an uninhabited desert to become a capital city—the' city of the future.'
Music, JOHNNY SCOTT
Production assistant, Bob Saunders
Written and directed by BRIAN BRANSTON
BBC Two England

THE WORLD ABOUT US

A series of films from all over the world about our astonishing planet and the people who live on it
LETTER FROM THIMPHU
The first full documentary from Bhutan, a Himalayan kingdom wedged in between Chinese Tibet and India. After centuries of isolation this autocratic Buddhist society is at last beginning to look beyond its frontiers. This is the story of Bhutan through the eyes of a young Bhutanese schoolboy, Tobgay
Narrated by Clifford Evans and Geraint Davies
Written and produced by ERIC DAVIDSON
BBC Two England

THE WORLD ABOUT US

A series of films from all over the world about our astonishing planet and the creatures that live on it.
FOREST SYMPHONY
A film by ALEXANDER ZGURIDI
In the depths of a Russian forest a Red Deer calf is born. Throughout the contrasting seasons of his first year he encounters all kinds of fellow creatures, including a bathing bear, beavers, a menacing lynx, and a pack of hungry wolves.
Produced at the studios of Central Scientific Films, Moscow and Mafilm, Budapest English commentary written by DESMOND HAWKINS and spoken by NORMAN SHELLEY
Music composed and conducted by SIDNEY SAGER from the South and West
BBC Two England

The World About Us: Beyond the Last Oasis

A series of films from all over the world about our astonishing planet and the creatures that live on it
Narrator, Andrew Faulds
The west to east crossing of the Sahara is not only unusual but dangerous. After Djanet, for a thousand miles you must trust to your own resources-until you reach the Soborom, a little-visited volcanic area in the Tibesti mountains.
BBC Two England

THE WORLD ABOUT US

A series of films from all over the world about our astonishing planet and the creatures that live on it
VOLCANO by Haroun Tazieff
Narrated by Paul Rogers
Haroun Tazieff , a leading vulcanologist, risked injury and death to make this spectacular and justly celebrated film. Every notable recent volcanic eruption has been covered-frequently from the brink of the crater.
For nine years Tazieff reconnoitered and studied the Italian volcano Stromboli, and the film he brought back was his unique reward. He says: ' We saw worlds being created and destroyed at the same time ... one could stand at a distance of six yards from the lava flow. At four yards one's eyebrows begin to scorch which does not smell very nice. Another step and radiant heat would produce serious burns.'
When Volcano was first shown
Maurice Wiggin of the Sunday Times said: 'This was an experience of " the rages of the earth " which subsumed all categories-art, education, documentary, travelogue.'
BBC presentation by Ivan Lockett
Executive producer, BRIAN BRANSTON






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