Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

TV Choice

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

TV Choice

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VIRGINIA MCKENNA'S BORN FREE Channel 4, 7pm In 1966, the film Born Free was released. It told the story of Elsa the lioness who, after being orphaned as a cub, was raised by conservationists Joy and George Adamson in Kenya. Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers played the couple, and in 1991 they established a foundation named after the film which fights for the rights of wild animals and conservation issues. Now McKenna, who is a sprightly 85, is returning to Africa, where she and Travers shot the film over a nine-month period.

GREAT CANAL JOURNEYS Channel 4, 8pm We usually expect people in their eighties to be slowing down, but Timothy West and Prunella Scales seem to be busier than ever. They're back for the sixth series of this gentle programme, and it comes only a short time after its predecessor, which saw them journey abroad. This time, they're back in Blighty and taking a trip to the West Country.

TUTANKHAMUN ITV, 9pm Carter returns to the Valley of the Kings as the First World War draws to a close, hoping to complete his search for the lost tomb. …

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