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: News Review

for the deaf and hard of hearing
A look at the news of the week with film from all over the world and a commentary that can be seen as well as heard.


Presenter: Robert Dougall
Translator: Joan Turner
Producer: Bill Northwood

: The Great War: Part 24: Allah made Mesopotamia-and added flies (Arabian Proverb)

Written by Ed Rollins and Correlli Barnett.
A twenty-six-part history of the 1914-18 War.
With the voices of Sir Michael Redgrave as Narrator, Sir Ralph Richardson as Douglas Haig, Emlyn Williams as Lloyd George and Marius Goring, Cyril Luckham, Sebastian Shaw.
Music by Wilfred Josephs

played by the BBC Northern Orchestra
Conducted by George Hurst
Series produced in collaboration with the Imperial War Museum, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Australian Broadcasting Commission
A BBC Tonight production


Writer/Associate Producer (Canada): Ed Rollins
Writer: Correlli Barnett
Narrator: Sir Michael Redgrave
Douglas Haig (voice): Sir Ralph Richardson
Lloyd George (voice): Emlyn Williams
Voices: Marius Goring
Voices: Cyril Luckham
Voices: Sebastian Shaw
Music: Wilfred Josephs
[Music] played by: The BBC Northern Orchestra
[Orchestra] conducted by: George Hurst
Supervising Film Editor: Barry Toovey
Film Editor: Christopher La Fontaine
Sound Editor: Brian Keene
Associate Producer (Great Britain): John Terraine
Associate Producer (Australia): Tom Manefield
Producer: Tony Essex
Producer: Gordon Watkins

: Face to Face

Otto Klemperer and John Freeman
I was pretty serious as a~boy, I think. At first I exercised at the piano, maybe eight hours every day. I intended to become a pianist, and I became it. I learned also a little violin, but only a little bit.
I always wanted to be a conductor.
A man can conduct with the hand, but mostly one conducts with the eyes.
First transmission on January 8. 1961


Interviewee: Otto Klemperer
Interviewer: John Freeman
Drawings: Feliks Topolski
Producer: Hugh Burnett

: Music 625 presenting: Beethoven's Choral Symphony

conducted by Otto Klemperer
from the Royal Albert Hall, London
with Agnes Giebel (soprano), Marga Hoffgen (contralto), Ernst Haefliger (tenor),
Gustav Neidlinger (bass).
The New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus-Master, Wilhelm Pitz
The New Philharmonia Orchestra
Leader, Hugh Bean
Introduced by Robert Hudson.
Second in BBC-2's occasional series of 'Great Interpretations of our Time' (the first being the Verdi Requiem conducted by Giulini last April)


Conductor: Otto Klemperer
Soprano: Agnes Giebel
Contralto: Marga Hoffgen
Tenor: Ernst Haefliger
Bass: Gustav Neidlinger
Singers: The New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus-Master: Wilhelm Pitz
Musicians: The New Philharmonia Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Hugh Bean
Presenter: Robert Hudson
Directed for TV by: Antony Craxton

: Take It or Leave It

Who wrote it? Do you like it?
Preference and prejudice towards books and writers.
Introduced by Robert Robinson.
with Bernadine Bishop, Anthony Blond, Anthony Burgess, Bernard Levin.


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Panellist: Bernadine Bishop
Panellist: Anthony Blond
Panellist: Anthony Burgess
Panellist: Bernard Levin
Extracts read by: Richard Hurndall
Extracts read by: John Moffatt
Designer: Norman Vertigan
Production team: Leo Ayten
Production team: Tristram Powell
Producer: Melvyn Bragg

: Best of Both Worlds

Leading conductors from Britain and America present the music they compose and arrange.
This week: Henry Mancini and his Orchestra
with The Michael Sammes Singers


Musicians: Henry Mancini and his Orchestra
Singers: The Michael Sammes Singers
Sound: Hugh Barker
Lighting: John Treays
Design: Michael Young
Producer: Bryan Sears

: News; followed by Late Night Line-Up

Round off the day with Denis Tuohy, Michael Dean, Nicholas Tresilian and tonight's guests.


Presenter: Denis Tuohy
Presenter: Michael Dean
Presenter: Nicholas Tresilian

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