TV Heaven: Mountaineering Special
Introduced by John Muir-Trust
- 7.00 p.m. - WALK THIS WAY:
- Run DMC/Aerosmith in concert at the Plockton Hippodrome, 1988
- 8.00 p.m. - EVEREST THE FAT WAY:
- 1974 documentary detailing 172-day siege-tactics attempt on the little-known NSE face of the world's highest mountain. All team members wore state-of-the-art gear and used oxygen apart from one, who insisted on an Elizabethan ruff, cross-garters and shoes with shiny buckles. Has latterly been made into a successful West End musical.
- 9.30 p.m. - WINCH ME UP SCOTTIE:
- Join Jimmy Macgregor on his favourite walk - a stroll around the perimeter of Bristow's heliport at Dyce.
- 10.00 p.m. - MURDO HE WROTE:
- "Scotland's cult cartoon hero", Murdo Munro talks about his upcoming biography in which he reveals how an affair with his secretary drove him to the solitude of the hills. (Ceefax page 888 for subtitles)
- 10.30 p.m. - BIRDWATCH:
- Tom Weir and Tony Soper teaming up in 1971 to spend eight nights crouched in a Caithness flow-country bog in hope of spotting that rarest of winter migrants, the green-throated diver. Sadly they failed in their quest, but the whispered wit and repartee that whiled away the long dark hours is what made this series such a success first time round. A kind of early Saint & Greavsie.
- 10.50 p.m. - THE ENGLISH MUNRO SHOW:
- First reshowing for prog. 47 of the 62-part series based on Wainwright's guides. This one features Great Cockup via Curmudgeon Ghyll. Introduced by Anneka Rice, with pronunciation guru Albert Tatlock.
- 11.20 p.m. - THE MAHABHARAT:
- the one where the wicked Meherhomji decapitates his entire harem, only to be pushed to his death from Kangchenjunga by the god Siva.
- 11.50 p.m. - AFTER DARK:
- Various boringly bearded MBA members, TAC executives, Highland landowners and a topless model sit around a bothy fire debating whether or not to reveal the location of the Glen Slugain howff on national TV.
(Sounds more like Hell than Heaven to me - Ed.)
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