Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 12, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
READ THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD 'CHINOOK' SOUTH ALBERTA'S LARGEST RURAL CIRCULATION The Lcthbridgc Herald TELEVISION GUIDE KING KOIN LAUNDERETTE WotMng, Drying, Dry Cleaning MIMW 3 12 St. B S. FRIDAY, JULY 13, 1973 LISTINGS FOR SATURDAY, JULY 14 TO FRIDAY, JULY A special look at Australia and its contrasts The "CTV Sunday Night Spe- rial" presents the National Geo- graphical Society Special "Aus- tralia: The Timeless telecasting Sunday, July 15 at p.m. Anne guest on Helen Reddy show ANNE MURRAY Canada's Anne Murray Is among guest artists featured on Flip Wilson Presents the Helen Reddy Show on CBC-TV Sunday, July p.m. Anne sings two numbers on the American NBC-produced musical-variety hour What About Me? and, teaming up with Mis Reddy, Ease Your Pain. Others on the second color program of the eight-part sum- mer replacement for The Flip Wilson Show, telecast Sunday evenings at 8 on CBC-TV, in- clude Jime Croce, the Pointer Sisters and Joan Rivers. Helen Reddy, who last March won a Grammy Award for her hit record, I Am Woman, sings Loving You, What Would They Say? and Long Hard Climb. Jime Croce, a pop-rock sing- er, does I Got A Name and Bad, Bad, Leroy Brown. The Pointer Sisters, a new singing foursome from the U.S. West Coast whose clothes and repertoire reflect some 1940s nostalgia, shimmy and bounce through Jada and Wang, Dang, Doodle. Joan Rivers does a comedy monologue about housewife blues. Returns home Canadian opera soprano Gwenlymn Little has recently ;peturned to Toronto following-a highly successful debut whh the New York City opera company. This special is an adventur- ous look at the Down Under continent and her rugged fron- tiersmen who forge a life in B manner of pioneers of the Old West. Australia to a continent al- most the size of the United States in area but with a total population barely larger than that of New York City. This program focuses on the great untamed core, the land known as the Outback and the people who live there, carving a civili- zation from the sunbaked plains. Film maker-adventurers Mike and Mai Leyland and two companions make an ex- citing trek from the bottom of Australia, through Its primitive centre to the top of Down Under. During this cross country trek the adventurers visit the lush sheep lands, arid desert expanses, Dead Heart, which is known among Australians as the centre of nowhere, and the underground opal mining oper- ations. They talk with crocodile hunters and individualistic cat- tlemen who still live pioneer style in the vast wilderness. "Australia: The Timeless Land" also takes a look at Sydney, the bustling, sophisti- cated metropolis that sits not far from the challenges of the still hostile interior. Australia's early history is recalled, includ- ing the story of its own Jesse James type folk herb, Ned Kelly, a great favorite among Australians. The film also looks at the continent's future as it rests with these hardy people attacking this last great fron- tier1. Produced by the National Geographic Society in associa- tion with Metromedia Produc- ers Corp., "Australia: The Timeless Land" is narrated by Alexander Scourby. Booming pioneer country National Geographic Society The Tuneless land The oldest, smallest, flatfest, driest continent on earth-yet, the world's most booming pioneer country! Australia, a land of m the modern coast. Inland to the ding Outback, up through its parched Dead Heart on to the lush tropics of North. This look at the island continent will be telecast Sunday, JcJy 15, at p.m. on nel 13. Louis Applebaum versatile musician Scores music for National Dream Louis Applebaum, one of Can- ada's most versatile and talent- ed musicians, has been con- tracted to do the original score for The National Dream, CBC- TV's eight-part documentary- drama series baaed on Pierre Berton's best-sellers chronicling the CPR saga, scheduled for telecast next March. Although the series is still in production, Applebaum has viewed some of the rushes, which he terms "remarkably Impressive." He adds, "It's only in recent years that Canadian television has begun to offer major programs based on our historical heritage, and I'm ex- cited about being a part of Just such a series." Toronto-born Applebaum, 55, has accumulated an impres- sive list of credits in a music career that spans some 30 years. He studied music at the University of Toronto and later in New York and has composed and conducted scores of more than 400 films, radio and tele- vision programs. Early in his career he was musical director of the National Film Board. In the mid-19403 he accepted an invitation to Hollywood where he scored such features as The Story o( G.I. Joe, and Tomorrow the World. He then went to New York to work in film compos- ing for The March of Time, the United Nations, and the U.S. State Department. He returned to Toronto in 1948 to continue experimental work and become very involved in radio, then television. He was musk director of the Stratford Festival from 1965 to 1961 and has scored many Festival shows since then, in- cluding the King Lear produc- tion that won raves during a recent European tour. He was mtisic consultant for the Na- tional Arts Centre in Ottawa during its formative period, and in 1971 was named executive director of the Ontario Council for the Arts. Among his recent CBC-TV assignments were Images of Canada, Purple Playhouse, The Wit and World of G. Bernard Shaw, and Tennessee South. He also scored a major documentary series for CTV last season. The National Dream wil mark Aoplebaum's first associ- ation with award-winning exec- utive producer James Murray, whose past work the musician says he's "admired very much." Author Pierre Berton will be host-narrator of the eight fuD- hour programs in the series and the all-star Canadian east in- cludes William Hutt as Sir John A. MacdonaW, John Cott- cos as William Cornelius Van Home, Tony Van Bridge as Sandford Fleming, Gilhe Fen- wick as Alexander Mackenzie and Pat Galloway as Lady Sus- an Agnes Macdonald. Eric TiH is director at the drama se- quences.