Written and produced by Robert Youngson.
A pageant of the screen's most famous laughter-makers.
Including: Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Laurel and Hardy, Harry Langdon, Ben Turpin, Fatty Arbuckle, Charlie Chase, Chester Conklin, Andy Clyde, Billy Bevan, Gloria Swanson, Mabel Normand, Wallace Beery, Snub Pollard
Music composed by:
Sung in Ely Cathedral in a new English translation by Anthony Burgess.
English Chamber Orchestra
Leader, Emanuel Hurwitz
Heinrich Schutz Chorale
Director, Roger Norrington
Conducted by Colin Davis
A prizewinning film from Sweden directed and photographed by Bertil Danielsson.
A Swedish family live in a lonely cabin on a tiny island in the Baltic, their only companions a dog and the wild creatures of the forest. But each year eider ducks come to nest, sea eagles to court, and foxes to hunt as the pageant of the seasons unfolds. (Repeat)
by Honore de Balzac.
Dramatised in three parts by John Elliot and Elizabeth Holford.
Eugenie has fallen in love with her cousin Charles, but her father refuses to give him help or a home and he leaves for the Indies to mend his fortunes.
Recorded in the BBC's Glasgow studios
(Repeated on Thursday at 10.10)
Grandet of Saumur:
M. de Bonfons:
M. des Grassins:
Mme des Grassins:
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